The Palm Court at The Plaza Hotel

4.7
3453 Reviews
$50 and over
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Afternoon Tea
The iconic Palm Court at The Plaza reopens its doors on Thursday, May 20th, and will be open daily for Afternoon Tea service from 10:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m. Ensconced in opulence, the effortlessly timeless restaurant and bar is inspired by nearby Central Park and its lush greenery, creating an ambiance that feels warm, private and glamorous.

The Palm Court’s Afternoon Tea truly shines with custom tableware and china, a fragrant tea list steeped in history, and of course, a bit of precocious Eloise too. Guests are invited to nibble on our in-house Pastry Chef’s unique culinary offerings, all made from scratch with local, seasonal and sustainable ingredients. Our menu, ranging from delicate finger sandwiches, buttery scones and elegant desserts, effortlessly combines both classic and modern elements, while staying true to the Palm Court grandeur.

We’ve missed you all and look forward to welcoming our friends, community, and guests from around the world back to The Palm Court.
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Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
  • Staff temperature check required
  • Diner temperature check required
  • Contact tracing information collected
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97% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipOpenTable Diner
Miami
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had the most lovely experience at the tea as the last stop on a

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vipCicero
New York Area
30 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

We are happy that the Plaza is reopened. Ask for Fariz. He is so nice and helpful. A perfect gentleman and host.

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kathryn10
New York Area
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We celebrated my sister's engagement and kicked off wedding planning by having tea at the plaza and what a great experience! I had told them ahead that we were doing wedding planning and they came out with champagne for us! Truly one of the best experiences of my life and will certainly be back!

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NancyH
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great to be at the Palm Court as it had only been open for two weeks we had a graduation brunch there and it was beautiful and they accommodated our teenagers with the Eloise tea set

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Alia
New York Area
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Everyone was very accommodating and the tea was excellent.

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OpenTable Diner
Naples
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall3food5service2ambience3

Complete lack of steps of service: Server literally said as he was pouring the champagne: “expensive s champagne- $93 a glass”- so tacky! Plates weren’t cleared, napkins not folded- just not on point for what I expected and the service I have enjoyed at other 5 star restaurants. No live jazz- stuffy/ uncheerful ambiance Very disappointed for my first plaza experience.

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vipVisitingcoronado
Kansas City
15 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The server was so friendly and brought extra treats for my daughter and her friend for the Eloise tea.

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SusanB
Naples
5 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Special lunch with my granddaughter. Atmosphere very elegant and the service was excellent. Great place for once in a life time visit. Very pricey.

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xoxo
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

perfect for a special occasion, my best friend and I did this to celebrate our june birthdays

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AndreaZ
San Diego
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall3food1service4ambience4

The food was not good at all. The service was amazing.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 6, 2021
Overall5food3service3ambience5

They made a mistake on the bill which is annoying because we already were spending so much money. Other than that the service was great, and the food is okay. You’re paying for the experience, not the food, and the ambiance was lovely.

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Ryan
1 review
Dined on June 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Tea and drinks for fantastic. The level of service and attention to detail was outstanding. This place is pure magic. Loved it.

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vipRhondaB
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Afternoon tea was amazing. Service is second to NONE. The service team are wonderful. Scones, tea sandwiches and desserts were delicious.
I highly recommend and can't wait to return.

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MollyC
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fariz took such great care of us yesterday. He was incredibly generous and gracious, which only added to our enjoyment of the beautiful atmosphere and delicious food/tea. We hope Fariz can be thanked and recognized for his superb service! We can't wait to come back to the Palm Court and bring the rest of our family.

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GinaV
Miami
2 reviews
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I took my daughter for Eloise tea abs it was delightful

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Drew
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on June 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Terrific visit to the Palm Court at the Plaza for us first timers. Good menu and compared to your typical tea time cost locally in LA, the value was actually good. Great decor, service and ambiance. Thank you Palm Court! Visited June 4, 2021.

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DonnaG
New England
2 reviews
Dined on June 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What an amazing experience! I reserved tea time for my daughter’s 30th birthday to have a special celebration. The ambience, food, and service was impeccable. My daughter loved the experience and it will always be a special memory for both of us.

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LeslieO
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on June 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is the best afternoon tea I’ve ever had before. It’s a special place to experience this tradition.

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BillyG
1 review
Dined on June 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very delicious food and top tier service. Our server Fariz was exceptional!

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JoanH
San Diego
1 review
Dined on June 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My granddaughter and I anticipated a special, extraordinary tea and we were not disappointed. The ambience, service and food were outstanding. It exceeded our expectations which were very high.

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SandyC
1 review
Dined on June 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The waitstaff were superb!! Glad you’re open again!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Enjoyed high tea experience!

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JudithE
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was great & the service was excellent. Me and my friend really like the waiter he was great.

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OscarC
Mexico City
6 reviews
Dined on May 31, 2021
Overall5food3service5ambience4

bonita experiencia para mi y mi familia. El menú esta muy limitado

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vipLEColbert
Charlotte
10 reviews
Dined on May 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server, Fenix (I may have mispelled that!) was terrific. It was my daughter's birthday, and he made her feel very special.

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JimP
1 review
Dined on May 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We thoroughly enjoyed our high tea on a wonderful Sunday morning. Service was exceptional and the ambience was as we had hoped. We have taken tea around the world and this morning was second to none.

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JennG
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience2

We have been planning on having high tea at The Plaza for years and decided to do it to celebrate our birthdays. At $95 pp I thought it could have been a better experience. The food was good - nothing special. The service was not. No one checked in on us or asked if we needed anything. We did ask for more creme and it arrived quickly. You also don’t have a food choice and my friend cannot eat nuts or seeds so the food for her was difficult. The teas we chose were delicious though. I also was given a black linen napkin instead of white because I was wearing black. Nice touch. It was a fair- good experience though being with my friend made up the difference. I expected to be wowed and just wasn’t. Plastic bench seats could use an update too. Hostesses were very pleasant assess the waiter.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on May 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was great!

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JOYK
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding service. Delectable bites. Absolutely a wonderful experience! My daughter enjoyed her Eloise tea and I loved the Manhattan tea. The tropical tea was luxurious!

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JoanL
1 review
Dined on May 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My mother loved the Palm Court so always go when I'm in NYC

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vipPhil
Palm Springs
13 reviews
Dined on May 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We loved being in this beautiful space! Thank you.

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Pam7
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 27, 2021
Overall1food1service2ambience3

There was no lunch at 1 just tea and desert.

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vipGraycie74
New York Area
29 reviews
Dined on May 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful experience! Everyone was so kind and welcoming and the food quality and ambience were just perfect!!

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Zzzzzz
1 review
Dined on May 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Came for afternoon tea with a friend. The hotel is obviously beautiful and the ambience was nice. The food was delicious, and I got the lavender oolong tea which I recommend. I would def come back again but probably just for a special occasion or birthday since the price doesn’t justify a regular weekend visit

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Mich214
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on May 23, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

I enjoyed afternoon tea at the Palm Court. The service was perfect! The scones were wonderful! The sandwiches and desserts were good, but not as good as the scones. That's the only reason I gave 4 stars instead of 5. For the cost, I would hope each part of the tea would be 5 stars.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 22, 2021
Overall5food3service5ambience5

Our server Fariz was excellent ! All staff so helpful and warm. Glad to have the Plaza back!

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MollyC
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I had such a magical experience for my first time to The Plaza. Their afternoon tea is a dream and the service is so kind and thoughtful!

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EmilyN
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 22, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience5

I had a great time experiencing Afternoon Tea at the Plaza for the first time. The food was delicious and they allowed me to swap out tea for another drink (I choice lemonade). The only small negative was the service. One thing was that no one came around to refill our water glasses. Another was that someone in my party order a vegetarian option but they brought out a non-vegetarian so they had to take it back and bring another one. Other than those small hiccups everything was great.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on May 22, 2021
Overall5food3service5ambience5

We had a great time, everyone was very attentive and they catered to my daughter’s nut allergy!

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KatieL
1 review
Dined on May 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was great! Everyone is so kind and welcoming! The tea selection is great so many options! The food is delicious!

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The Palm Court at The Plaza Hotel is rated 4.7 stars by 3453 OpenTable diners.

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