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About The Round Table at the Algonquin Hotel

For 100 years, the Algonquin has been greeting and lodging the country's most prominent writers and literary personalities, as well as the leading figures of the American stage. The hotel is best known, perhaps, for the members of the Round Table, a group of luminaries who had in common both the ability to fire blazing witticisms and to withstand being on the receiving end of them. The tone they set during their daily meetings set the literary style of the 1920s.

After World War I, Vanity Fair writers and Algonquin regulars Dorothy Parker, Robert Benchley and Robert E. Sherwood began lunching at the Algonquin. Though society columns referred to them as the Algonquin Round Table, they called themselves the Vicious Circle. "By force of character," observed drama critic Brooks Atkinson, "they changed the nature of American comedy and established the tastes of a new period in the arts and theatre."

59 West 44th Street
New York, NY 10036
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Contemporary American

Hours of Operation:
Breakfast: Monday - Friday 7am -11am, Saturday and Sunday 7am -12:00 Lunch: Monday- Sunday: 11:00am - 5:00pm; Dinner: Monday - Sunday: 5:00pm - 11:45pm

Cross Street:
Between 5th ave and 6th ave on 44th street

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$50 and over

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(212) 840-6800

Website:
http://www.algonquinhotel.com/round-table-room

Entertainment:
Live music every Thursday from 5pm to 8pm.

Catering:
See Gabriela Jimenez (646) 232 7027

Public Transit:
NY MTA Subway Line, F, B, D, V

Executive Chef:
Henderson Catlyn

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

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

Special Events & Promotions:
See Gabriela Jimenez (646) 232 7027

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Sun 5:00PM - 9:00PM

Mon - Wed 5:00PM - 10:00PM

The Round Table at the Algonquin Hotel Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

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food

4.0

service

3.9

ambience

4.5

value

3.4

Noise

Quiet

80% would recommend it to a friend

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Good for Anniversaries (6)
Good for a Date (6)
Handcrafted Cocktails (4)
Late-night Find (4)
Great for Lunch (4)
Authentic (4)
Romantic (4)
Special Occasion (4)
Neighborhood Gem (4)
Business Meals (3)
Casual (3)
Afternoon Coffee (2)
Afternoon Tea (2)
Good for Birthdays (2)
Great for Brunch (2)
Comfort Food (2)
Good for Groups (2)
Happy Hour (2)
People Watching (2)
Sunday Lunch (2)
Worth the Drive (2)
Creative Cuisine (1)
Fit for Foodies (1)
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 (New Mexico)·Dined on February 6, 2018

a great time....an anniversary......love the Algonquin in general...though we don't get a chance to come often...this time, we stayed in a suite there which was superb and were dined, all 8 of us, at the Round Table itself, which was historically very nice (even if it's not the original one)...they made me a great Bellini.....and the food was really tasty...loved my salmon, my wife relished her rack of lamb....not the cheapest place, but, hey, it's New York....and I'd do that exact setup, room and board, again...easily

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on February 6, 2018

We had dinner there before a show. We were shown right to our table, but had to wait for service. We both ordered the onion soup and a main course.
The main courses, salmon and salads were great...but the onion soup was really awful...a dark tomato based glop with croutons swimming around..a real disappontment to a usual great dining experience.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 2, 2018

If I could choose my heaven, days would be spent in Block Island and every night would be in the Algonquin bar and restaurant.

Tags: Afternoon Coffee, Good for Anniversaries, Great for Brunch, Happy Hour, Authentic, Pre/post Theatre, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for a Date
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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 27, 2018

Old restaurant, great tradition, good food and service. Drinks were outrageously expensive.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Cozy, Quiet Conversation, Romantic, Pre/post Theatre, Late-night Find
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on January 19, 2018

The menu in the lobby/bar used to be larger and not as pricey. Still it is very convenient for something before the theater and what they do serve is good. Servers understand time restraints and attentive.

Tags: Quick Bite, Pre/post Theatre, Quiet Conversation
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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 13, 2018

I was very disappointed in my food. The vegetables were over cooked. There was nothing special about the sea bass or the Caesar salad. The ambiance is great, but with many open tables, we were still seated in a dark corner. There also was nothing special about our server. It was a special occasion for a visit with my cousin whom I hadn’t seen for four years. The best part was my Manhattan, kudos to the bartender, and seeing Hamlet the Cat. For the price, the service and quality was subpar. Very disappointing.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Late-night Find, Good for Anniversaries, Quiet Conversation, Casual
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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 12, 2018

It’s a bit pricy, but the food is good. Went for the Vicious Circle connection. It was a nice night.

Tags: Special Occasion
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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 5, 2018

Still has its old world charm! The food was delicious. Prices are steep.

Tags: Romantic
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on January 4, 2018

I recommend the Dorothy Parker cocktail

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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 31, 2017

The preFix menu of $130/pp was not a good value. They had live entertainment of 2 male singers and a female singer. The male performers were very talented, great voices but the female singer was awful. We thought it was the sound system since her singing was very screechy and scream like. However, when the male performers came on we realized it was the female singer's voice and not the sound system. Unfortunately, she performed most of the night so we left early to get away from the noise.

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 (Pittsburgh)·Dined on December 28, 2017

This was such a great pick! We had walked by the long-storied Algonquin earlier in the day while exploring the neighborhood near our hotel and decided to go for dinner that evening. The meals were exceptional, the atmosphere was gorgeous and inviting. All the "modern" restaurants with no carpet and bare surfaces where you can't carry on a conversation with the person next to you should look to old gems like the Algonquin to see how dining out should be!

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Neighborhood Gem, Handcrafted Cocktails, Worth the Drive, Quiet Conversation, Good for a Date, Comfort Food, Business Meals, Pre/post Theatre, Good for Birthdays, Cozy, Romantic, Fit for Foodies, Great for Lunch, Special Occasion, Sunday Lunch
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on December 18, 2017

There was a reason the Round Table restaurant was not crowded. Food was mediocre! Two of us arrived at 7 pm and perhaps the tables were 20% taken. My short ribs were tasty but luke warm--i should have sent them back. The root veggies were good. My friend's salmon was dry with no saving graces. this was an expensive meal--about $100 for two, then tipping! Will never again recommend this, never again go there.

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 (New Orleans)·Dined on December 12, 2017

Immediately seated. Waiter could have been more attentive.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 6, 2017

We waited 45 minutes for soup and a sandwich.

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 (New England)·Dined on December 2, 2017

We sat for 50 minutes before our drink order was taken.

Tags: Afternoon Tea
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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 2, 2017

The food was excellent and ambience could not be beat. The service, on the other hand, left a bit to be desired. We were essentially ignored for long periods of time and had to send two people to find our server so we could get our check in time to make our play. I would return for cocktails or if I had time to linger.

Tags: Good for a Date, People Watching, Creative Cuisine
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on November 20, 2017

Good food, good drink, attetive servie. Good place for conversation. Nice bar for a vasual, low key drink.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on November 15, 2017

food was delicious, chef came over to see how everything was, which was a nice touch and something you don't see often anymore in nyc. however waiter service was really slow and unfriendly when they did come around.

Tags: Romantic, Special Occasion, Handcrafted Cocktails, Great for Brunch, Cozy
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 11, 2017

Food was OK. A long time Marx Brothers fan, on my bucket list to eat at the Algonquin where Harpo hung out. Like I said, the food was OK but probably wouldn't go back or wouldn't recommend to anybody who doesnt care about the building's history.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 1, 2017

I adore the Algonquin. It is a classy lady with good bones. The service is cordial, the food is tasty, and the ambiance is appreciated.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Business Meals, Good for Birthdays, Afternoon Coffee, Authentic, Good for a Date, Afternoon Tea, Cozy, Good for Anniversaries, Quiet Conversation, Pre/post Theatre
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on October 28, 2017

The Round Table is a lovely space, the servers are very pleasant and attentive and the food is tasty. I wish there was a little more variety to the menu but I did enjoy everything I ordered. Beyond that, the space was great for enjoying conversation over dinner as they have relaxing quiet music playing in the background rather than the loud music played in most restaurants these days.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Pre/post Theatre, Good for a Date, Special Occasion
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on September 23, 2017

so lovely. Elegant and quiet yet friendly and inviting place, far from the madding crowds!

Tags: Business Meals, Authentic, Good for Birthdays, Quiet Conversation
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 (New York Area)·Dined on July 20, 2017

I can not understand how Open Table did not have reservations available at 12:15 or 12:30. As a result, I made a reservation for 12 (noon), when I arrived the restaurant was nearly empty and it continued to be well less than 50% full. PLEASE EXPLAIN HOW THIS MAY HAVE HAPPENED!

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 (Savannah)·Dined on July 14, 2017

Was disappointed in the overall experience. The server was not all friendly or helpful and the food was mediocre at best.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (New York Area)·Dined on July 10, 2017

The ambience in this historic venue is one of its star attractions. Food, bar, and service all good. Service was particularly attentive, but perhaps too much so, as the restaurant was noticeably UN-crowded throughout our meal, and yet not one but two waiters hovered annoyingly as if we were taking up space needed for other diners. Perhaps they were just bored and wanting to be busy. That said, I have no complaints and would (and will, no doubt) happily return on other occasions.

Note: I missed Matilda (?) the Cat, (in whatever incarnation we are up to now). S/he is part of that notable history and ambience, and no one better represents the snark of the Round Table than a cat.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Pre/post Theatre, Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (New York Area)·Dined on July 8, 2017

Nice place for quiet meeting. Food was good. Somehow didn't seem to have the full historical feel/ambiance that I was hoping for-- not sure why. Menu very traditional (not that I expected it to be otherwise). Would be ok to add one or two more creative options. You are paying for the location/name. I love traditional/historical locales (like the Campbell Apartment pre- the recent refresh). Also willing to pay for great food. Did not connect with the place as I had hoped I would.

Tags: Quiet Conversation
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 (New York Area)·Dined on June 28, 2017

Have been going here for 25 years because it's a classic, quiet, and elegant place to hide from the city. Please don't come and spoil it :)

Tags: Afternoon Coffee, Business Meals, Afternoon Tea
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 (London)·Dined on June 17, 2017

I hadn't been for many years as I don't live in USA. Brought back some great memories for me

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Handcrafted Cocktails, Authentic
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 (New York Area)·Dined on June 17, 2017

The food isn't the draw at the Round Table but my lobster club was wonderful. It's the ambience that is so special. Maybe the dining area isn't the original decor but the update works. We sat next to the Round Table. Heaven forbid we should sit there, but wouldn't it be fun to invite five others to join one and pretend?
At lunch time the lobby was busy with visitors having drinks and snacks while others chose the lunch menu, but it was the room and the mural above the table that captured one's awe. So many intellectuals together all at one time!

Tags: Fun, Sunday Lunch, People Watching, Late-night Find
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 (Poconos)·Dined on June 12, 2017

The round table was a perfect place to visit with my family from California while enjoying great food & ambiance.

Tags: Disabled Access, Seasonal, Great for Brunch, Great for Lunch, Creative Cuisine, Good for Birthdays, Quiet Conversation, Authentic
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 (New York Area)·Dined on June 9, 2017

Excellent atmosphere and very very charming service. The food was very very good too. Super quiet - excellent for conversation.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Great for Brunch, Pre/post Theatre, Business Meals, Afternoon Tea, Good for Groups
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 (New York Area)·Dined on May 14, 2017

Very quiet and nice. It was all OK except I wish I had ordered something else. The dish, rice and trout, was too salty in the rice. Service was attentive. Maybe we will go back and give it another try. Reasonably priced by New York standards.

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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on May 13, 2017

The ambience was so nice. The waiters were very brisk.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on May 13, 2017

Menu limited and uninspiring. Wait staff very disorganized.

Tags: Quiet Conversation
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on April 26, 2017

We came with a group of friends who had never been to this historic hotel to show the ambiance, the unique lobby and to dine at the famous Round Table. We had drinks in the lobby and then moved to the Round Table as many writers and notables have done for many years.
A memorable experience.

Tags: Bar Seating, Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion, Afternoon Coffee, People Watching, Pre/post Theatre
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on February 25, 2017

Great secret at Algonquin Hotel. A little pricey but this is NYC!!

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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 12, 2017

My husband and I take a trip into NYC every year to celebrate "The Trifecta": wedding anniversary, Valentine's, and my birthday. This year, our 13th on the 13th of February, was my favorite. Being an English major, I knew I would appreciate the literary history housed in the hotel, especially Dorothy Parker's desk, but I appreciated so much more.

We had the opportunity to experience the entire hotel, and our visit ended on a rainy Sunday morning, brunching at The Round Table. Hard-working, attentive waiters left us wanting for nothing the entire meal, yet were not so intrusive we couldn't enjoy ourselves. Food was comparable to our brunch in Napa Valley. My steak and eggs were farm-fresh, and my husband's Gonk Waffle was crispy and the butter was memorably creamy. Orange juice has pulp (yuk), but that was expected. The acoustics of the restaurant were ideal. We were able to enjoy an intimate discussion while still enjoying the company of other diners. My husband and I enjoyed ourselves thoroughly, and highly recommend The Round Table for a great weekend to splurge.

Tags: Authentic, Local Ingredients, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for a Date, Business Meals, Comfort Food, Fun, Afternoon Tea, Afternoon Coffee, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Great for Lunch, Casual, People Watching, Good for Anniversaries, Cozy, Sunday Lunch, Pre/post Theatre, Romantic, Great for Brunch, Quiet Conversation
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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 7, 2017

Twenty-eight years ago, my wife and I had our first dinner/theater date at The Round Table on January 8, 1989. So for our 25th anniversary celebration, we decided to return to The Round Table for a romantic and nostalgic dinner/theater date for our 25th wedding anniversary. We booked our 5pm dinner reservation through Open Table, and much to our surprise and disappointment, we showed up for our dinner only to find out that the restaurant is closed for dinner from January 7th (the very night of our reservation) thru April due to budget cuts in restaurant/hotel staff. Not sure whether the restaurant messed up in not notifying Open Table or whether Open Table messed up by allowing dinner reservation to go thru to a restaurant that's closed for dinner. Ironically, Open Table sent us a survey asking us..."Erika, how was your visit to The Round Table at the Algonquin Hotel?" Open Table needs to tighten up its quality control.

Tags: Romantic
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 30, 2016

The staff was very friendly and attentive. The food and ambiance were all we expected! It was a wonderful experience overall! Thank you.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 28, 2016

One of the better places for breakfast/brunch in the city. Omelettes are dependably excellent, as is the service.

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