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The Round Table at the Algonquin Hotel

4.0
4
546 Reviews
$50 and over
Contemporary American
For over 100 years, The Algonquin Hotel has served the world’s most prolific writers and celebrities of the stage and screen. This yearit celebrates the original gathering of New York’s famous wits, authors and critics who in June 1919 organized a first lunch together at the hotel, for what would become known as The Round Table. Their daily lunches lasted for 10 years. The tone they set during these daily meetings set the literary style of the 1920s.

While society columns of the time referred to them as The Algonquin Round Table, they called themselves The Vicious Circle. Most notable members were Dorothy Parker, Robert Benchley, Alexander Woollcott and Harold Ross, who founded The New Yorker here.

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Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    Contemporary American

  • Hours of operation

    Sat, Sun 7:00 am–12:00 pm Breakfast Mon–Fri 7:00 am–11:00 am Lunch Daily 11:00 am–5:00 pm Dinner Daily 5:00 pm–9:30 pm

  • Phone number

    (212) 840-6800

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Executive chef

    Henderson Catlyn

  • Catering

    See Gabriela Jimenez (646) 232 7027

  • Private party facilities

    4,000 square feet of prestigious meeting space, on the first and second floors. Two Flexible Gallery Rooms, which can combine to accommodate up to 110. Helen Hayes Room, perfect for small group sessions. Library, for a thoroughly professional executive retreat. A 2nd Floor Foyer, the ideal spot to meet and greet.

  • Private party contact

    Gabriela Jimenez: (646) 232-7027

  • Neighborhood

    Midtown West

  • Cross street

    Between 5th ave and 6th ave on 44th street

  • Parking details

    Street Parking

  • Public transit

    NY MTA Subway Line,4,5, F, B, D, V

  • Entertainment

    Live music every Thursday from 5pm to 8pm.

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 546 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

4.0
4 based on all time ratings
  • 3.8Food
  • 4Service
  • 4.3Ambience
  • 3.6Value

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  1. F

    Flash

    New York Area

    151 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    151 reviews

    Dined on March 10, 2020

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    Historic literary surroundings strive to compensate for this overpriced menu.
  2. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Orlando

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on March 6, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I stayed at this fabulous hotel and ate everyday at The Round Table. Loved it.
  3. LR

    LynnR

    Western NC

    13 reviews

    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on March 2, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Love the history, the ambiance and the delicious food!
  4. J

    Julia

    Philadelphia

    63 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    63 reviews

    Dined on February 23, 2020

    overall2food3service4ambience4
    The food isn’t bad and the service is fine but the price is ridiculous. It goes way beyond regularly high hotel prices for food. There is nothing particularly special about the cuisine and even the presentation is lacking. I paid $19 for hummus with pita. $8 for a cup of (stale) coffee. See my picture of the $25 continental breakfast that consisted of a mini muffin, croissant, pastry and little container of fruit. For the same price you can go to an upscale restaurant in NYC and get better food and nicer presentation.
  5. LA

    LawsonA

    Raleigh

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on February 21, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The wait staff was so nice and our dinners were all delicious.
  6. SH

    SharonH

    Philadelphia

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 20, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great ambiance and service
  7. MJ

    MikeJ

    Richmond

    31 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    31 reviews

    Dined on February 19, 2020

    overall4food5service4ambience5
    Always well prepared food with seasonal additions. Setting nostalgic. Jose, the host, always friendly and engaging.
  8. SC

    SusanC

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 17, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great experience with great food and great staff. Wonderful hotel and restaurant!
  9. j

    jwh647

    New York Area

    32 reviews

    4.0

    32 reviews

    Dined on February 15, 2020

    overall4food4service4ambience3
    Shabby chic describes the Algonquin's Round Table restaurant, which is really part of the hotel lobby. Table cloths and couches that weren't too low for the tables would have enhanced the ambiance. The staff was attentive and the food was good.
  10. w

    wineguy8

    San Francisco

    90 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    90 reviews

    Dined on February 13, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The best!!
  11. JS

    JSASUALUM

    Jacksonville

    338 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    338 reviews

    Dined on February 9, 2020

    overall4food3service5ambience4
    Beautiful old hotel with lots of charm. Breakfast was OK...eggs Benedict weren’t hot nor were the toasted bagels. Fruit was very fresh. Servers are very friendly
  12. MB

    MattB

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 18, 2020

    overall3food4service2ambience3
    The thrill is gone. It was a Saturday night, pre-Show dinner for 4 of us. 6pm reservation. Place is 90% empty. We are seated promptly at one of the only 2 4-person tables, which are.both near the kitchen. Glasses get filled quickly. Bar order taken quickly too. We order our meals by 6:15-6:20. Then the staff diaappears. No bread. No drink refills. No food. And nobody to complain to. At 7:20 our food arrives, which we all wolf down, skip dessert so we can make the 8pm curtain. Besides us, the place never got busier than 4 or 5 tables of 2, so this was not a case of an overloaded staff or kitchen. This was just simply poor, slow service. No one came to ask how our food was, or to say while we waited, "We're sorry for the delay but...." just ... neglect. I'd say the food was good. Not great, but by that point, being stressed to make a curtain, it could have been ambrosia from heaven and we wouldn't have enjoyed it to what it might have deserved.
  13. DF

    DryFlyIII

    New England

    14 reviews

    3.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on January 15, 2020

    overall3food3service4ambience1
    Main issue was a man who wandered in and sat at a table near us not to eat but rather to talk loudly on his cellphone. Then he wandered through the restaurant talking and ultimately came back to the table near us, yes , still talking loudly.
  14. B

    Brossbunch

    Philadelphia

    18 reviews

    1.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on December 30, 2019

    overall1food1service1ambience3
    Worst service imaginable! Hostess could not be bothered with seating guests. Once seated 30 minutes until order was taken. Another 45 for food! This was at 1130 am!! When asked what was going on she was nasty in responding back. Could not be bothered. In the wrong line it business. Asked to speak to manager. She walked away and did not get manager. Asked front desk for food manager. Once we discussed he didnt seem to care either! Food was mediocre at best. Do not recommend this place at all! Next door is a little diner!
  15. GR

    GabbieR

    New York Area

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on December 27, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Elegant old new York! Dine in an nicely decorated lobby with large mirrors, oak paneling, and pockets of privacy. Food is pretty good but you're going for old world glamour.
  16. C

    Cobra

    New York Area

    569 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    569 reviews

    Dined on December 25, 2019

    overall3food3service2ambience3
    Food was good. Service was slow. I am sure they are better Hotel than a restaurant.
  17. F

    Funandtasting

    Baltimore

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on December 23, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great straightforward food with excellent service. A gem in NYC where you can hear all of your table mates in a wonderful setting.
  18. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Miami

    2 reviews

    1.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 20, 2019

    overall1food2service1ambience3
    There was some issue where they had NO Entrees - and while it apparently was known all day, no one told us before we got there. The service staff was in a bad mood, which impacted what should have been a festive occasion . I had to ask for the check 3 times and it took almost 30 minutes to get it.
  19. MS

    MariaS

    Naples

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on December 19, 2019

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Excellent service, great ambiance food overall very good. Drinks expensive.
  20. L

    Luvballard2013

    Seattle

    12 reviews

    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on December 15, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The Algonquin is a lovely, quintessential NYC experience bathed in history, folklore and a lotta laughs.
  21. MB

    MBauerle

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on December 15, 2019

    overall3food3service4ambience4
    This is the second time that I have been to The Algonquin Hotel for brunch. It's definitely the last. While the ambience and service make it potentially worth the trip, there is no value at all as far as the cost. Breakfast entrees hover in the mid-twenties, and a cup of coffee is $8.00. So my wife and I had one cup of coffee each, and that added $16.00 to the tab. And I thought Starbucks was bad. The food itself was good but certainly nothing to gush over. I never mind paying for a nice dinner in a lovely setting. But there is a big difference between assuming that kind of cost and price gouging. Brunch at the Algonquin is gouging.
  22. L

    Lynn

    New York Area

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 14, 2019

    overall3food3service4ambience3
    The service was lovely. But, the food felt a little over-priced for what it was. The restaurant is described as being more upscale than I found it to be--perhaps in times past. I did appreciate the relaxed pace of our meal and that the space was very suitable for children.
  23. S

    Sunscreen101

    New York Area

    30 reviews

    3.0

    30 reviews

    Dined on December 12, 2019

    overall3food1service5ambience5
    Everything about the Algonquin is a wonderful experience - except the food.
  24. A

    Angel

    New York Area

    28 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    28 reviews

    Dined on December 11, 2019

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    Good ambiance and good food. Service slow. Lovely room. Very busy.
  25. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Toronto

    49 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    49 reviews

    Dined on December 10, 2019

    overall4food4service3ambience3
    Good menu and wine selections. Occasional confusion among waiters as to who was looking after my table but all very pleasant about addressing my requests. Excellent entree (short ribs and root vegetables in a rich sauce). Club-like dining room (the `salon' for some now-famous writers in the 1920's in NYC). Very pleasant pre-theater experience.
  26. SJ

    ScottandJessica

    Tampa

    119 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    119 reviews

    Dined on December 8, 2019

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    I have never given a 1 Star rating before but I guess there is a first for everything. From the moment we walked in to the moment we got from our table it was miserable. It was a Saturday evening and we came in to have some drinks, it was busy as expected and we were willing to wait. The extremely rude and pompous staff made you feel as if they were doing us a favor for being there. When we finally were called for the hostess stand next door to the main bar she was extremely rude and mouthy. We were sat at our table in the room next to the main bar and were not greeted or waited on for 15 minutes so we got up and left. We had been looking forward to drinking and dining at this iconic bar so what a let down this was. We went down to the bar at the Sofitel hotel and had great service without all the pomp and circumstance.
  27. F

    Fussydiner

    New England

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on December 2, 2019

    overall4food4service5ambience3
    Had to ask to have incongruent Christmas music turned off. Otherwise, good
  28. JC

    JamesC

    New York Area

    9 reviews

    3.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on November 30, 2019

    overall3food5service1ambience5
    We were excited to have a Saturday lunch here at the esteemed Algonquin Hotel despite the sad online reviews we read. There was indeed an "aloof country club atmosphere" when we arrived. The front desk staff checking people in and out of the hotel were very nice. We stood waiting to be seated for an inordinate amount of time even though the place wasn't busy. Once seated we were never given water and had to wave someone over to take our order. During that time a young couple were seated and were not taken care of and they left in a sort of huff, mumbling and grumbling as they went on their way. The food, once it arrived, was hot, fresh and delicious. Worth the wait? Perhaps... We arrived well before our reservation and barely got out in time so we could travel uptown. Two hours later. Also, the music playing was a bit too modern for the space. Some period-specific tunes would've added tot he ambience.
  29. PS

    PeggyS

    San Antonio

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 26, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great, experienced wait staff. Perfect ambiance for anyone wanting to have a beautiful, enjoyable dinner.
  30. VK

    VictoriaK

    Tampa

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 15, 2019

    overall3food3service5ambience3
    Very disappointed in this restaurant. We’d been before and it was great. They no longer have a pre-theater dinner menu and we found that the entrees were a bit on the heavy side.
  31. BP

    BPartridge

    Cincinnati

    26 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    26 reviews

    Dined on October 27, 2019

    overall3food3service2ambience2
    Sunday night reservation. Quite empty and quiet. I was expecting a lively place having eaten here many years ago. No longer. We should have eaten in the adjacent bar - it was much more intimate and inviting.
  32. J

    Jarens

    New York Area

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on October 25, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Chuck is an awesome waiter. He’s the reason we keep coming back.
  33. DR

    DaveR

    New York Area

    48 reviews

    5.0

    48 reviews

    Dined on October 19, 2019

    overall5food4service4ambience5
    Excellent service good and ambiance and easy to speak to one another. Was a perfect pre theatre lunch.
  34. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Nashville

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 16, 2019

    overall3food4service2ambience3
    Service was just transactional. Guy walks up to the table and says, “Are you ready to order?” No pleasantries, no discussion of the menu or history of the restaurant- which is a big part of its allure. Food was good.
  35. k

    keta

    New York Area

    174 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    174 reviews

    Dined on October 16, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We loved this place and the food was great but we also loved the ambiance. The service was also great. It's such a warm place and it's also great seeing the actual 'Round Table".
  36. TG

    TwoGuysDC

    Washington DC

    23 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    23 reviews

    Dined on September 22, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We love this place!!!
  37. MT

    MarkT

    Jacksonville

    17 reviews

    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on September 14, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Dinner and dessert were excellent. The staff is superb, making you feel welcome without being overly attentive. The ambiance of the dining room is wonderful.
  38. RL

    RegL

    Atlanta

    2 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 12, 2019

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    Worst experience I’ve had in a restaurant in years. Hotel called the day before (after taking my reservation a week prior) and said restaurant would be closed for a private event and I was instructed to eat in lounge. Ok, so I didn’t have time to choose another place, so I went to lounge. The waiter takes a drink order, brings our drinks, and we never saw him or anyone else again. After about an hour, we asked for help and was told our waiter just walked out of the building - no apology, nothing. I asked for bill - bill game and of course it was wrong amount - moved decimal point and it was way off. I was so frustrated I just paid the amount and left. Awful, awful, experience- complete waste of time. Will not ever set foot in this place again. Algonquin has lost its way.
  39. BD

    BarryD

    Toronto

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 6, 2019

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Lovely but music /noise was just a little loud. And the lounge was very loud.
  40. JA

    JohnA

    New York Area

    50 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    50 reviews

    Dined on August 22, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The Algonquin has been one of our favorite lunch spots for years because of its lovely, classic ambience and good food, but this time it was the great, personable service that made it even better than ever.

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Additional information

  • Cross street

    Between 5th ave and 6th ave on 44th street

  • Neighborhood

    Midtown West

  • Hours of operation

    Sat, Sun 7:00 am–12:00 pm Breakfast Mon–Fri 7:00 am–11:00 am Lunch Daily 11:00 am–5:00 pm Dinner Daily 5:00 pm–9:30 pm

  • Cuisines

    Contemporary American

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    Street Parking

  • Public transit

    NY MTA Subway Line,4,5, F, B, D, V

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Henderson Catlyn

  • Entertainment

    Live music every Thursday from 5pm to 8pm.

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (212) 840-6800

  • Catering

    See Gabriela Jimenez (646) 232 7027

  • Private party facilities

    4,000 square feet of prestigious meeting space, on the first and second floors. Two Flexible Gallery Rooms, which can combine to accommodate up to 110. Helen Hayes Room, perfect for small group sessions. Library, for a thoroughly professional executive retreat. A 2nd Floor Foyer, the ideal spot to meet and greet.

  • Private party contact

    Gabriela Jimenez: (646) 232-7027

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