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The Palm Court at The Plaza Hotel

4.5
1884 reviews
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$31 to $50
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American
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  • Afternoon Tea
  • Special Occasion
  • Romantic
The iconic Palm Court at The Plaza hotel with a complete renovation helmed by Master Architect Thierry Despont. The Palm Court showcases classic American savory menus from morning to evening, while Despont has brought the grand feeling of Central Park indoors, creating an ambience that feels warm, private and glamorous. Bespoke furnishings provide a relaxed, yet elegant setting well-suited for either a professional breakfast meeting or an evening of cocktails crafted by mixologist Brian Van Flandern. Afternoon Tea truly shines with custom tableware and china, a tea list with worldly depth, and of course, a bit of Eloise too. Pastry Chef Matthew Lambie creates unique dessert experiences that effortlessly combine both classic and modern elements, while staying true to the Palm Court grandeur. This elegant room marked with its stained glass dome and impressive height adds a touch of old New York to a very polished and modern sense of hospitality.
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Private dining
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
American, Afternoon Tea
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Hours of operation
BREAKFAST:
Monday-Friday: 6:30am - 11:00am
Saturday & Sunday: 7:00am- 11:00am

AFTERNOON TEA:
Daily 12:00pm to 4:30pm

EVENING COCKTAILS and SNACKS:
Monday- Saturday 5:00pm - 12:00am (Kitchen closes at 11:00pm)
Sunday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm
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Phone number
(212) 546-5300
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Business Casual
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Executive chef
Sani Hebaj
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Fifth Avenue at Central Park South
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Public transit
Subway: N, R, Q, F, E, M, 4, 5, 6 are all within walking distance.
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Special events & promotions
Holidays are approaching and the Palm Court is excited to share these special holidays with you and your loved ones! Reservations are accepted 60 days in advance and made ONLY by phone or email at palmcourt@fairmont.com. Credit cards will be taken with each reservation as there is a 72hour cancellation policy. We look forward to welcoming you to the Palm Court and wish you the best of holidays!

A spectacular venue for special events including receptions, tea celebrations, dinners. For information on semi private or private events of 25 or more guests, email plazaevents@fairmont.com
Additional
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, High Tea, Non-Smoking, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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Plan your next Birthday, Bridal, or Corporate Event at the iconic Palm Court. The Palm Court accommodates parties of 30 - 300. The Palm Court also offers an exclusive venue for receptions and dinners.

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3.0Dined 3 days ago

Plaza hotel and this restaurant has a lot to work on. There was no table separately reserved for us when we arrived, we had to wait for them to figure out seating, yet there was 75% of tables available. The hostess has a lack of training to give us attitude about why we could not set another side of the restaurant with available tables and even told us that we would need to wait for a table because we could not sit at a table for 4 (in an empty restaurant), and was not accommodating to a business meal to be in a quiet location. The food was subpar, expectantly overpriced, and the orange juice was not even fresh squeezed for $12. Try somewhere else if you can because the Plaza hotel carries a name for 25 years ago, not the standards for New York of today.

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2.0Dined 3 days ago

Very disappointed. First issue was dealing with serious food allergy. The server did not seem to know what to do & when he did serve tea items were crammed together touching each other. Even small contamination can be a problem. Next I found a bone in chicken salad & waiter apologized but did not seem concerned. Finally tried using ladies room & man who was apparently cleaning yelled at me to find someplace else. I asked 3 different people for assistance & was met with indifference. I would never recommend this place as on top of all this food was just average.

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5.0Dined on May 12, 2018

We went for afternoon tea and we had a marvelous server. He really made the experience pleasurable as he accommodated every request we had. The restroom situation at The Plaza is ridiculous especially for the money people are dropping for tea but it is what it is.

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5.0Dined on May 11, 2018

Wonderful experience

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5.0Dined on May 11, 2018

We had a wonderful experience for tea on a Friday afternoon. Our server, Kazi, went above and beyond. Can’t say enough nice things about him. Thanks for a great afternoon! Great wine list too!

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5.0Dined on May 11, 2018

We had afternoon tea, and were very pleased. My husband was a little concerned about “going to tea” but the food was delicious and plentiful. The service is professional, and friendly. The setting is lovely. This was a lovely experience.

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5.0Dined on May 10, 2018

Todo perfecto

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3.0Dined on May 10, 2018

We were really pleased to see that you offered a vegan afternoon tea, however, the whole experience was not five star! The scones though tasty were tiny and we had to ask for some jam, there was no vegan butter or dairy free ‘cream’ like in London. There were no sandwich refills like in London so paid $21 for extra sandwiches and we weren’t even given the ones we’d asked for, which was really disappointing. New York has a vibrant vegan food scene with amazing food, but your offerings did not compare to what is available from places like Riverdel, Blossom, PS Kitchen - the list goes on. Limited tea selection as well.

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5.0Dined on May 9, 2018

Food an ambiance was excellent! Service.... not so good and I was surprised. Waiter basically did what we asked for.... he didn't go above and beyond like I expected in a place like The Plaza.

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5.0Dined on May 8, 2018

I felt spoiled. It was a gorgeous setting, delicious food, scrumptious scones, the server was attentive... all in all an absolute wonderful delight!

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1.0Dined on May 7, 2018

We didn’t particularly like the table we had and they were very close together. We waited along time for our food. The staff were not pleasant and certainly not smiley

I did not enjoy the experience nor did my husband we have done The Balmoral in Edinburgh Scotland and Gleneagles Hotel both of which was an outstanding experience

Also in your restrooms one of the soap dispensers was removed from the wall and the other had no soap in it. Staff in the other loung were not any warmer or friendlier either

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5.0Dined on May 7, 2018

Enjoyed the experience the staff were incredibly polite and accommodating it was so worth it!

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5.0Dined on May 6, 2018

Lovely service & fare in an opulent setting. The Plaza is a trademark in NYC for a reason.

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5.0Dined on May 5, 2018

A bit pricey but well worth it, just went for drinks and apps but they had good quality food and they are generous with the drinks!!

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5.0Dined on May 5, 2018

The Palm Court was excellent in every way! The food and drink were amazing as was the service!

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1.0Dined on April 22, 2018

Our table was close to the kitchen. Awful. It is not worth the time and money.

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5.0Dined on April 21, 2018

The afternoon tea was amazing. Beautiful, luxury setting. Excellent service. Would definitely recommend!

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5.0Dined on April 20, 2018

Afternoon tea at the Palm Court in The Plaza was everything I dreamed of and more!!

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5.0Dined on April 20, 2018

"Afternoon tea" was definitely a lifetime splurge for us and it was worth every dime. Our server - Kazi - was amazing. If you decide to splurge too - be sure to ask for him! He made the experience even better!

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5.0Dined on April 20, 2018

The Plaza is a beautiful place, very magical. I took my daughter there for lunch, which turned out being Tea. The Tea was a fun experience, but pricey. It was $75/person, but you got a bunch a sample size desserts, mini sandwiches and scones. In addition, you received a pot of tea per person. A Proper Tea is Definitely a fun experience, but it is not something I would do every weekend. It is nice for a special occasion. I recommend visiting the Plaza and having a Proper Tea if you have not been to tea before.

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5.0Dined on April 18, 2018

It's high tea. At The Plaza! How can you not recommend it? It's beautiful and it's everything you expect from The Plaza - impeccable service, delicious food. There was even an "Eloise Tea" for small friends. It was beautiful and I'd do it again in a heartbeat!

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5.0Dined on April 16, 2018

We reserved to go celebrate our engagement. We loved the ambiance, it is pricey but it was worth it. The food was exquisite and the tea excellent

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5.0Dined on April 16, 2018

It was my 8 year old nieces first time visiting The Plaza for Eloise afternoon tea. Our day started at the Eloise store where we purchased 2 adorable jackets and some other cute finds for my niece. It was a girls day out, and the five of us truly enjoyed our experience for afternoon tea. My niece was over the moon with her Eloise afternoon tea and all the sweet treats that are included. The food was good, our waiter was prompt, kind and unobtrusive. It was a fun girls day, and I would highly recommend The Palm Court at The Plaza for afternoon tea.

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4.0Dined on April 15, 2018

The food was good - the pumpernickel sandwich with salmon was especially tasty. Our server was over the top for us - checking in way too often and smiling in an overly friendly manner - he didn't seem genuine.

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5.0Dined on April 14, 2018

Fue mi cumpleaños y me regalaron un plato con macarrones y vela!! Divino!!!

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5.0Dined on April 14, 2018

Wonderful experience, on the expensive side- it is the plaza- needs more restrooms though. Waiting for 15 minutes is not pleasant. Had the New Yorker tea and everything was delicious.

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4.0Dined on April 14, 2018

Not cheap but a truly iconic NYC experience and something that everyone must do once!

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5.0Dined on April 14, 2018

Perfect setting for afternoon tea for my wife’s 40th Birthday
Food was fantastic and the setting was perfect

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5.0Dined on April 14, 2018

A relaxing afternoon experience. This is a must!

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5.0Dined on April 13, 2018

I took my 9-year-old daughter here for afternoon tea as part of our mommy daughter weekend. This turned out to be one of the best highlights of our trip.

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2.0Dined on April 12, 2018

We came for afternoon tea at the plaza on Thursday 12th April we had got a little lost on the way there so we arrived 5 mins late. We were shown to our table and told we only had 4 mins to pick what we wanted as we had arrived late. We picked the New Yorker afternoon tea which was quickly brought out the food was delicious but the staff kept hanging around and when my mum had barely finished her last mouthful of scone her plate was whipped away. Then they kept coming to ask if we had finished did we want the rest put into boxes to take away. When I booked the table it said the reservation was for 1.5 hours but after barely an hour we felt we were being rushed out the door. I do feel after paying including tax and a bottle of water $307 this wasn’t a very acceptable service. The concierge was extremely helpful in helping me with some tickets that we had left behind and if it wasn’t for this we would of complained. Overall the food was delicious but the staff and the way we felt we were treated was very disappointing.

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4.0Dined on April 12, 2018

Food and service was great. Would have like to have been seated before our last person arrived since it was not full. That was irritating. Very expensive but fun for a special occasion.

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5.0Dined on April 12, 2018

Afternoon tea is a splurge but a total pleasure

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3.0Dined on April 11, 2018

Arrogant service, very nice atmosphere, food ok but nothing special, too expensive

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3.0Dined on April 11, 2018

Went to the Plaza for afternoon tea to celebrate a birthday. Was very accommodating about a nut allergy. Wait staff not what I would have expected for the Plaza. They kind of rushed to take your order and were a bit impatient when deciding on what tea to have. Presentation of tea sandwiches/scones/pastry was nice. The Plaza is a beautiful setting but I think I’d go somewhere else for afternoon tea.

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3.0Dined on April 10, 2018

The service really is terrible for such an iconic place. The NY Plaza should be exceptional- it’s not.

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5.0Dined on April 9, 2018

Best afternoon tea in NYC

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5.0Dined on April 9, 2018

celebrating our honeymoon what an amazing hotel fantastic staff and fabulous food.

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5.0Dined on April 9, 2018

I enjoyed a beautiful tea time with my friend Maggie. The tea was exquisite. The service was spectacular! The ambiance of The Palm Court is so regal and absolutely lovely.

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2.0Dined on April 8, 2018

The staff member who seated us was not very welcoming. Our server, who was very attentive, efficient and friendly, was run off her feet. There didn't seem to be enough servers. We had to wait 20 mins until we got any attention. The staff member bringing food from the kitchen was also very attentive and thorough explaining our meals. The cocktails were fantastic. Leftover food on plates piled up behind us which was a bit unsavoury.

It's such a shame as this place could be great with a few service-related changes.

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