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The Pembroke Room - The Lowell New York

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366 reviews
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$50 and over
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Contemporary American
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  • Afternoon Tea (16)
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Gracious warmth and style envelopes The Pembroke Room at The Lowell. Nestled in a serene setting on the second floor, The Pembroke Room is one of New York City's best kept secrets and is favored by those that meet for power breakfast, as well as weekend brunch, afternoon tea and cocktails. Afternoon tea in The Lowell has become a New York social ritual. Guests can indulge themselves with traditional scones and Devonshire cream, finger sandwiches, fresh berries and cream, pastries and petit fours, and more than 20 select teas from around the world. "The Best Afternoon Tea in NYC!" our guests said. Hors d'oeuvres and spirits are also available. Ideal destination for Birthday or Anniversary celebration. Bridal or Baby shower events are always a hit! The Pembroke room is beautiful and lovely with excellent service. All fresh flowers in the Lobby contribute to an amazing experience and make The Pembroke room a gem.
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Private dining
Dining Style
Fine Dining
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Cuisines
Contemporary American, Afternoon Tea, Bar / Lounge / Bottle Service
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Hours of operation
Breakfast: Monday - Friday: 7:00am - 10:00am, Saturday - Sunday: 7:00am - 11:30am; Classic English Afternoon Tea daily: 2:00pm - 6:00pm; Brunch: Saturday - Sunday: 11:30am - 2:30pm
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Phone number
(212) 605-6825
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Payment options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Smart Casual
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Executive chef
Michael Fred
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Catering
Please contact us to request our catering brochure. We can custom design any menus for you and your guests, including Vegetarian options.
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Between Madison and Park Avenue
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Parking details
We offer valet parking through the Parking Garage, Enterprise, located on the intersection of 62nd Street and 3rd Avenue. (160 East 62nd Street) Tel 212 564 3199. Valet rate is $45 for 4 hours maximum for Pembroke room guests.
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Public transit
F train to Lexington Avenue-63rd Street and N & R trains to 5th Avenue or Lexington Avenue and 61st street.
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Entertainment
Light Classical Music
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Special events & promotions
Private events available: Bridal Shower, Baby Shower, Anniversary, Celebration of Life, Corporate Small Meetings, Brunch, Pre-Theater, Cocktail and Dinner events.
For reservations please call 212.605.6825 or www.lowellhotel.com
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Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, High Tea, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wine

Private Dining

The Lowell is the ideal venue for private events in a beautiful and classic ambiance with personalized and contemporary cuisine. Whether you are planning for a private five course dinner, a cocktail soiree, a Bridal shower or an intimate wedding celebration, this is the perfect destination.

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What 366 People Are Saying
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88% of people would recommend it to a friend
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MaryH 
5.0  Dined 3 days ago

This was a lovely experience for high tea!!! We enjoyed ourselves very much.

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OpenTable Diner (Philadelphia)
5.0  Dined 6 days ago

It was delightful Really enjoyed it

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FoodLover (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on February 12, 2018

Beautiful place to celebrate a special occasion. We celebrated my daughter’s birthday with an Afternoon High Tea with Champagne. The food was pretty and delicious. The scones were hot, crispy on the outside deliciously moist on the inside. They came with Devonshire cream, lemon curd, strawberry jam and marmalade. The only disappointment was the lack of instagram worthy orange blossom decoration with the ordered tea as reported in an article. The teapot had a very generous amount of tea for 1 person! For her birthday, my daughter received a beautiful box of L.A.Burdick’s chocolates and we both were given another glass of champagne each. I highly recommend this restaurant.

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Lovely (New England)
5.0  Dined on February 12, 2018

Definitely my go t place in NY for afternoon tea.The room was very cozy and well appointed. It was not very crowded. The service was excellent and the sever did not hover because he had nothing else to do. We really got to enjoy then whole experience

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vipTodd (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on February 11, 2018

Wonderful afternoon tea. The room and atmosphere is quiet and elegant. The quality of the food is outstanding. Highly recommended for a relaxing afternoon.

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Hunnynut (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on February 10, 2018

It was fabulous beyond my expectations. The place is very cozy and great selection of food

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vipMogsob (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on February 4, 2018

The best afternoon tea in NYC! If you want the full English experience, come here.

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vipRalphF (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on January 27, 2018

We met two friends and had a lovely tea. Quiet. Professional service.

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MaryJ (Dallas)
5.0  Dined on January 27, 2018

I've tried almost all of the afternoon teas in New York. This is one of the best! Excellent service; they were able to accommodate one of party's dietary restrictions (no fish). Huge selection of teas and they were all delicious. Beautiful pastries. Tea is served in a lovely, quiet intimate room. One minor quibble - the scones were slightly more brown and dry than I like. Otherwise, perfect!

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OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on January 20, 2018

One of the best teas in New York City. The room is warm and inviting with surpurb service.

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AtelierStephanie (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on January 19, 2018

I thought I died and went to British heaven for afternoon tea. Exquisite surroundings, magnificent service and an amazing value. I never wanted to leave and will return as often as possible. After tea we had a cocktail in the intimate Lowell lobby before a roaring fire. It doesn't get better than this!

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vipOpenTable Diner (New York Area)
1.0  Dined on January 13, 2018

No service at all.

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OpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on January 4, 2018

Wonderful! The service was just top notch! Loved the whole experience!

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OpenTable Diner (Berkshire)
2.0  Dined on December 31, 2017

The staff were very attentive and pleasant. Having said that, the food was disappointing and wasn’t great if you are used to high end British Afternoon Tea. The bread used for the sandwiches was dry and the fillings were not tasty. You are given one scone (choice of plain, currant or blueberry) and I had the currant which wasn’t great. The cake selection sadly wasn’t much better. The hotel decor was tired and the restroom was in desperate need of renovation.

All in all, although the staff were lovely, I would not recommend.

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Grotshops (Chicago)
5.0  Dined on December 26, 2017

We wanted a memorable afternoon tea experience and the Pembroke room did not disappoint. Everything was perfect.

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OpenTable Diner (London)
5.0  Dined on December 26, 2017

Having just returned from London, where we had Afternoon Tea twice at the Savoy, once at the Goring, and, earlier in the week, at the NY Ritz-Carlton, I can happily report that the Lowell's Pembroke Room was by far the best. The room is not huge, like the Savoy or Ritz-Carlton, but intimate and beautifully done. It was quiet--a major issue with me(there was a dog in the Ritz-Carlton's lobby, about eight feet away from our table(we were near the door-- that was permitted to bark for a half an hour. None of that at the Pembroke). The sandwiches, scones and pastries all seemed just a little fresher and more delicious than at the other places. We'd decided before going to the Pembroke that it would be our last Tea, that it really wasn't special enough, nor was it worth it; we have since changed our minds and shall return to this charming spot on 63rd St.

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vipNewFoodie (New York Area)
4.0  Dined on December 26, 2017

Truly lovely afternoon tea! Perfect place to meet up and spend an afternoon with a friend. Food is very good. My only complaint is that the service is slow. If you are not in a rush and want to spend time with your guest then it is perfect.

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OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
3.0  Dined on December 24, 2017

We dined here on Christmas Eve for dinner. The goat cheese ravioli's were tasty but everything else was average. Some of the empty tables around us had not been cleaned off. It was a little disappointing . I preferred the restaurant where we had dined last Christmas Eve.

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vipMAbud (New England)
4.0  Dined on December 24, 2017

I went for high tea because it was rated as one of the top ten restaurant in nyc for high tea. But i was disappointed. The food portion is small, tea selection is limited and nothing special that worth the drive. Definite overpriced.

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vipLiquidLynne (New York Area)
4.0  Dined on December 23, 2017

This is the 4th year we have participated in the High Tea in the Pembrooke Room. It is always lovely however, the biggest difference from the 1st year and the years following is the minimal savory options. The emphasis is the petit fours, the mini eclairs and the warm scones. Would like to see more savory included on the menu.

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Katrina (New York Area)
4.0  Dined on December 20, 2017

My sisters and I have a traditional Christmas tea in the city each year. We try to select a different venue each year. The Pembroke room was a perfect choice this year - festive decorations, overall ambience, staff, food and location. Delicious scones fresh from the oven made it wonderful!

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vipTraci (Houston)
5.0  Dined on December 18, 2017

When we visit New York, we always look forward to an Afternoon Tea at the Pembroke room. This year we were able to combine our Tea date with our "Christmas Spectacular" date at Radio City Music Hall. Both made for a perfect and memorable day. I would HIGHLY recommend the Pembrook room to anyone vising NYC. It is a tranquil and beautiful setting to "unwind" and spend time with a loved one or friend.

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vipOpenTable Diner (San Diego)
5.0  Dined on December 17, 2017

I would highly recommend Pembroke Room. We went there for afternoon tea. It was lovely. It was delicious, setting was beautiful and quiet. Scones and desserts in particular were delicious! We would absolutely go back!

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OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
4.0  Dined on December 16, 2017

I take my now adult daughter for afternoon tea around the winter holidays and have done so since she was a teenager. We both like this tradition.

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vipRC01988 (New York Area)
1.0  Dined on December 3, 2017

Got seated at a very awkward table for three for afternoon tea. The chairs were the plastic fake silver chairs you rent for a wedding. The table was a folding table and we barely fit. Our knees were all touching. Service was inattentive. We had to flag our waiter down to get milk. The tea sandwiches were hard and stale. The waiter forgot to bring tongs for the pastries so we had to use our hands, though other tables were given tongs. Given the high prices, it did not meet expectations.

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OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on November 26, 2017

My experience was very pleasant. I'm so very glad I choose The Prembroke Room for our afternoon tea..

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ajr123 (New York Area)
3.0  Dined on November 26, 2017

We were seated promptly. Then, 17 minutes later we were finally waited on. Yes, I timed it... 17 minutes. We sat there wondering if anyone was going to come to our table. The food was ok. But they never asked us if we wanted anything else. The tea was great. But The service was blah. We didn’t even get a tea sommelier...the hostess waited on us and asked us what tea we wanted. I had a couple of questions but unfortunately, she didn’t know much if anything about the teas they were serving. Nice ambiance for a small room. But overall, we were disappointed. Most certainly not our top Afternoon tea experience. And i doubt we’ll be back.

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87plr (Cincinnati)
3.0  Dined on November 26, 2017

Lovely place in a lovely location but pricey for just average food. It was almost empty while we were there which may says something? We had omelets and I expected scones or crumpets or something but it was the plain old bread basket...,

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OpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
4.0  Dined on November 24, 2017

Beautiful room wit a classic style reminiscent of "Old New York"

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OpenTable Diner (Cincinnati)
4.0  Dined on November 7, 2017

The room and the service were outstanding but the tea and food were just ok. We were also the only party in the room for a good hour which is always a bit weird. This tea is significantly less expensive than other options near UES but it might be worth spending a little more for a better experience.

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