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Our Monday lunch at The Roundtable Restaurant off the lobby of the historic Algonquin Hotel was quietly elegant. The classic Reuben was quite tasty, as were the sweet potato fries. The service was prompt and pleasant. We had a close-up view of the whimsical painting of members of the Algonquin Roundtable from the 1920s and felt as if we were part of that famed group of literary wits and critics. We always lunch at this spot on our last day in Manhattan, and it never disappoints.
Quintessential New York evening! So elegant !!!
The piano bar and awful singer screeching Andrew Lloyd Weber songs made it impossible to hear the waiter or my companion- it was so loud the waiter brought the wrong order. This was once an elegant room with extraordinary history. Won’t ever go again.
Overpriced and food is just ok. Asked for two cups of coffee and was charged 16.00$ US. It almost seems like a tourist trap because of round table and Dorothy Parker history.
Love The Algonquin for history and ambiance and very willing to spend money for the food though not terrific. I am paying for the experience, history and ambiance and Hamlet sitings!
I like this hotel its pure New York decadence and style. Food is suberp and service is top class.
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
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.
If I could choose my heaven, days would be spent in Block Island and every night would be in the Algonquin bar and restaurant.
Old restaurant, great tradition, good food and service. Drinks were outrageously expensive.
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.
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.
It’s a bit pricy, but the food is good. Went for the Vicious Circle connection. It was a nice night.
Still has its old world charm! The food was delicious. Prices are steep.
I recommend the Dorothy Parker cocktail
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.
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!
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.
Immediately seated. Waiter could have been more attentive.
We waited 45 minutes for soup and a sandwich.
We sat for 50 minutes before our drink order was taken.
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.
Good food, good drink, attetive servie. Good place for conversation. Nice bar for a vasual, low key drink.
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.
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.
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.
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.
so lovely. Elegant and quiet yet friendly and inviting place, far from the madding crowds!
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!
Was disappointed in the overall experience. The server was not all friendly or helpful and the food was mediocre at best.
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.
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.
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 :)
I hadn't been for many years as I don't live in USA. Brought back some great memories for me
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!
The round table was a perfect place to visit with my family from California while enjoying great food & ambiance.
Excellent atmosphere and very very charming service. The food was very very good too. Super quiet - excellent for conversation.
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.
The ambience was so nice. The waiters were very brisk.
Menu limited and uninspiring. Wait staff very disorganized.