The Round Table at the Algonquin Hotel
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.
It’s time for a celebration. The Round Table restaurant features a special “10-Year-Lunch” prix fixe menu all summer long, for $19.19 per person* as well as a full à la carte menu for lunch and dinner.
*prix fixe menu does not include tax & gratuity.
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I was thrilled to have dinner at this historic restaurant as part of the 100th anniversary celebration. Everything was even better than I expected. I plan to return. The Algonquin is one of New York’s most special and splendid venues for a fabulous dining experience.
An iconic New York place, scaled to humane proportions with good food and great service. No attitude and no posturing because the Algonquin doesn't need it.
Bad martini in a champagne-style glass. Staff argued when we sent back a well-done steak (we ordered rare). Got a lot of drivel from the host. Manager argued with us as well. Loved this place before Marriott took it over. Had two previous wonderful experiences. Bloody shame.
Lovely spot pre and post theater. Service is a little slow but very friendly. Front of house is terrific every time. Food is very decent and the ambiance is terrific.
Our waiter Chuck, was outstanding. We especially enjoyed our chat with him while he wasn't busy. The e prices for breakfast though are rather steep with coffee at 8.00 and orange juice at 6.00, it doesn't take long to jack up the bill. Would be nice to have an express breakfast that included coffee and juice.
Wow great will be back
We two ladies had two glasses of wine, one entree, one salad, and the bill was $120!!!!! Service was slow, we had to ask for everything and go hunt for our waiter, who was — well, not rude, but close to it. We went for the history of the place, but really, Algonquin, get over yourself. Waaaay too pricey and too precious, and we were prepared for a wonderful evening there. Not so much, it turned out. Many other choices in nyc for a greater value by far.
The food was delicious. But the service was terrible. Still, I might go back.
Great place to eat before a show, very intimate. Not tons to choose from on the menu but everything is delicious.
Lovely place-a truly beautiful historic restaurant reminiscent of yesterday-exc food and service was amazing. No rushing like in most places
My husband and I loved our dinner at the Round Table. The ambiance is old world and very romantic. The service was wonderful. Our waiter was very helpful and attentive. The food was outstanding. Your French onion soup was the best we have had anywhere. We have friends going to New York in May and I will be sure to tell them to go to the Round Table for dinner and drinks. Thank you for making such a great memory for my husband and I. We look forward to returning.
The Round Table at the Algonquin is one of our favorite spots in Midtown. We love the hotel, and this lobby side cafe offers wonderful breakfasts and lunch options. We particularly liked their omelets and Cobb Salad.
The Algonquin is a lovely old hotel with decent food (if you ever actually get what you ordered, that is). The wait staff is inept. Our waiter never placed the order for my dining companion's entree (only her appetizer arrived). He got my order partially wrong. He never asked if we wanted another drink, wanted dessert, wanted anything. This might be a nice place to eat should the hotel ever get it's act together (and hire decent wait staff).
We had a reservation yet they tried to seat us in the lobby.
Food was fine but slow in arriving and not equal to what this hotel claims to be. Very happy to have gone once but I will not return.
Best thing about it, aside from the history of the place which is major, was the quiet and comfortable seats. A bit of an oasis, however really nothing to write home about.
The pesto shrimp appetizer is to die for!! I’m going to be dreaming of it!!
The food was fantastic and I very much enjoyed the history of the hotel. The service is what killed it for me. We had a server that was not up to par. While the ambience is classic and nostalgic, they definitely need a renovation. The dining room chairs were too old and too low to the ground. I will not be going back. There are several other restaurants in the city that offer history, class, great service and updated, yet period-style decor.
The service was not good. The cesar salads were so disappointing we sent them back and ordered a different salad. The venue is nice but the prices are not in line with the quality of the food. I would not return for dinner.
Whether to give one star or two presents a difficult choice. I decided to give only one star because the bill was so high. A $250 lunch for three. Yes, there were cocktails involved.
The servers were courteous and friendly, but disappeared for long periods of time. This was inexplicable because there were only a couple of other tables with patrons. Getting more coffee, cocktails, or the check required an extra effort to flag someone down.
I started with French onion soup. It was excellent. However, the trio of sliders was extremely disappointing. The buns were stale, taking away any merit of the fillings. I otherwise enjoyed the BBQ pork, although one of my friends thought it was too sugary. The crab cake and burger were unremarkable. But, if the buns had been better they might have been more enjoyable. My other friend described his reuben sandwich as mediocre and something easy to find much better and at half the cost in several delis within a few blocks of walking.
Knowledge of its history makes for an interesting atmosphere, but one has to feel the level of service and quality of food is banking on the fame of Dorothy Parker but she would not have returned if presented with today's food and service.
A special evening at The Round Table with family and friends. Everything was perfect
Chuck was great...
We were able to talk about business in relative quite surroundings.
Good French onion soup on cold snowy day...
Chuck is the best waiter in nyc.
lovely place with rich history.
always a treat...
Service was excellent — the best feature of the experience. The food was OK, but not exceptional. The prices were ridiculously high, even by Manhattan standards. So, it averages out to three stars.
Due to the fact that the dining area is actually an extension of the lobby area, sometimes a quiet spot is hard to find. If you are doing dinner, request the area to the back of the dining area against the mirrors and murals to be farthest from the noise around the check-in desk.
Food and service was excellent. Didnt give a full star rating because of the ambient noise from the front desk and the Oak Room activity (some kind of seminar) that was permeating through the wall into the dining area.
They have revamped the space and hired new chefs while maintaining the character and charm. Live music, Hamlet the house cat and a delicious Dorothy Parker cocktail added to our enjoyment of the tasty food.
The restaurant is very nice and very pretty. The staff was pleasant, but rather slovenly in dress and manner. It felt like we were in a diner or Olive Garden. They were not rude, but just had no energy and were going through the motions. The prices are rather high, but not out of range for Midtown. However, the food quality was not great. Steak came smothered in a thick brown sauce that was basically tasteless. Same with other stuff. Nice place. But, I wouldn't go back.
I invited my nieces to the Algonquin for the classic experience. We reserved early enough to get the table in front of the painting, which was a great topic of conversation. The breakfast fare was very good to excellent: The eggs benedict were perfect (again), and the pancakes with berries and white chocolate, a special that day, got a rave review. Service was attentive yet leisurely. The nieces also enjoyed meeting Hamlet the cat, and we all appreciated the casual dress code and relaxed atmosphere. I can see us making this a yearly tradition. The Algonquin is what New York is all about.
Absolutely lovely atmosphere- you feel as if you walked into the best of the Gilded Age. Service and cuisine are excellent and the cocktails are divine. Highly recommend!
I've been there 5 or 6 times for business lunch. Elegant, comfortable space, attentive service, quiet, great for conversations, food fresh and well prepared. One sinks deeply into the banquettes. You may prefer the comfortable chairs. Your guests may be attracted by the aura of the storied hotel.
Perhaps it was because we were dining late, 9:15 pm but it almost felt like the Kitchen and Service was ready to shut down for the evening. The Waiter seemed very busy clearing but was attentive enough once we asked if someone could please take our order. I realise the place has history attached and that was one of the reasons we booked in the first place and so we were expecting something a bit grander, more like an exclusive club type atmosphere. I am sorry to say that instead, the restaurant felt more like an extension to the lobby and a bit dated.
Christmas dinner at The Algonquin was a uniquely New York experience. The staff and kitchen made it memorable.
A very nice Christmas dinner experience. Our food was very good, we had the best table in the restaurant and the service was outstanding! We were not rushed and throughly enjoyed our 2 hour dinner experience.
We had a really lovely family Christmas Lunch here. Staff were attentive and friendly and our request for a vegan adaptation was no problem at all. In fact the chef came out and personally asked our daughter what she enjoyed and would like him to cook for her. Food was great and made for a special Christmas.
The Round Table is riding on the iconic name of the Algonquin Hotel to stay relevant. We decided to celebrate Christmas there with brunch, and what a disappointment. My party of five showed up on time, and we were made to wait at least fifteen minutes for a table. Where is the planning? When my coffee arrived at the table, it was literally cold. That would ordinarily be unacceptable, but considering the fact that when our bill arrived at the table with a $40.00 charge for five cups of coffee, it became an outrage. When I questioned the exorbitant charge (rather, gouging) all the server told me was that the cappuccino was even more more money at $13.00 a cup. I don’t mind at all paying out a lot of money for a superb meal. But to pay an outrageous tab for totally sub-par food is so very disappointing. In addition, after brunch, we moved over to the lounge area in the lobby to continue our conversations. What we found there were tables that had it been cleaned, food scraps on the surfaces, and an environment that is simply not attended to. All in all, it is clear that the Marriott corporation wants the brand of the Algonquin but not the hard work that is required to maintain its long and distinguished legacy. I have had better food and service in a suburban diner.
Birthday dinner for 15 year old granddaughter staff pleasant & attentive
Christmas decorations lovely
A charming spot great location
Love Hamlet 7 & the literary history
Restaurant with lovely atmosphere, very welcoming. Lunch was good but wish they would offer brunch on weekends. Wait staff is excellent, efficient, friendly, attentive and more than courteous.
We anticipated a more intimate atmosphere but this is part of the lobby of the hotel. Everything was well presented and tasty but more a pleasant evening out than a special experience.
From 1919 to 1929 the Algonquin was the site of the Round Table, a group of writers, critics and wits who met there every day for lunch. The food prices are high as in most midtown hotels, but you get an extra course: all that fascinating history. The tables are round, and a painting of Round Table members presides quietly over the room. The service was excellent and our breakfast was very good.
Food was VERY good, decorations were nice,singers were good, service was iffy. Did not have to wait long for anything but waiter was inattentive, did not remember who ordered what and forgot my daughter's dessert. Nothing major but it seemed like he was in training. Did not expect The Algonquin to have someone who was "in training" to be performing dining service.
Waited for 30 minutes to get our sandwiches. Insane. We were a party of three and they no longer have square tables, so they pushed together round ones that clearly can't meet up. One side is sofas that you sink too low in, the other armchairs. Fun for guests who want to nibble. CLEARLY they do not want people coming for business lunches.