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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, Continental

Hours of Operation:
Breakfast: Monday - Friday: 7:00am - 10:30am, Saturday - Sunday: 7:00am - 10:00am; Brunch: Sunday: 12:00pm - 3:00pm; Lunch: Daily: 12:00pm - 3:00pm; Dinner: Sunday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 10:30pm, Friday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 11:30pm

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$31 to $50

Payment Options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(212) 840-6800

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

Parking Details:
NY MTA Subway Line, F, B, D, V

Executive Chef:
Alex Aubry

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:
enna B. Arin: (212) 840-6800

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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Details
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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4.1

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3.9

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4.6

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3.7

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94% would recommend it to a friend

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Late-night Find (2)
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Romantic (2)
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 (New Orleans)·Dined 5 days ago

Immediately seated. Waiter could have been more attentive.

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·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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 (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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 (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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·Dined on November 12, 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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 (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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 (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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 (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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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 25, 2016

Had our Christmas dinner here this year. Also had breakfast and lunch too. Food was good on occasion. Had the duck for Christmas dinner and it was absolutely amazing! STAFF WAS VERY FRIENDLY and we even had complimentary champagne after our Christmas dinner. They make sure that all guest are well taken care of.

Tags: Afternoon Tea, Good for Groups, Great for Brunch, Great for Lunch, Casual, Good for a Date, Quick Bite, Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion, Romantic
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 22, 2016

The food was adequate but the menu choices were very limited.
I like to dine well before the theater but I prefer a light plate. Though salad was offered, it was a pretty uninspired choice for such a lovely and historic hotel.
Atmosphere was old NY. Very rare in a sea of new/splashy Times Square hotels.

I did enjoy my cocktail, however- Dorothy Parker.
yum

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on December 18, 2016

Ridiculously priced drinks. Service was just barely adequate at best. Open Table said " only one time slot left" and when we arrived the restaurant was empty. What a sham for a hotel with such a rich and storied past. Never again.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 18, 2016

Do not go here. We should have realized how the day woukd go when the busboy knocked over the glass of water and spilled some on my wife. My tomato soup tasted like celery soup and the grilled cheese 1/2 sandwich was ok. My wife's fish tacos were adequate. We saved the worst for last. Since it was Christmas time we figured we would have dessert: flourless chocolate cake. I have had better cake from Costco. It was tasteless! Service throughout was poor. The waiter passed by numerous times seemingly more attentive to a party of four who might have been regulars. Going here was on my bucket list. That item is now crossed off and we will never return.

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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on December 17, 2016

The Roundtable Room actually has a very inventive and delicious menu for being located in a hotel. Every time I'm in NYC, I stay at the Algonquin and make it a point to eat a meal at the Roundtable Room. The drinks and food are great and the staff is wonderful. I don't have enough nice things to say about the experience.

Tags: Happy Hour, Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine, Good for Anniversaries
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on December 15, 2016

A total disappointment! We had been several times and after this experience, we will never go back. They were clearly unable to handle the amount of people that they had. One would think that one of the most reputable hotels in mid town would be able to handle whatever comes their way. It was chaos and we walked out before we even ordered. Terrible.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 15, 2016

Open Table needs to update the menu ASAP. The Round Table now has an extremely limited menu. We chose it for our company holiday dinner because the menu could accommodate vegan & 'meat & potatoes' coworkers. We were shocked when we arrived and there were only 12 items to choose from. Needless to say, we made it work, but it wasn't the special occasion place we were seeking. The manager did surprise us with complimentary after dinner drinks and some desserts to share which was a lovely gesture

Tags: Tapas
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 14, 2016

My friend and I had a delightful, unrushed time at lunch in the spacious, atmospheric room. The crab cakes and spicy french fries were excellent, served hot, and the service was prompt, friendly and efficient. The "Odd Fellows" chocolate ice cream--a brand I had never heard of before--was to die for.

Tags: Great for Lunch
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 13, 2016

The Algonquin is the epitome of Olde New York, particularly during the Christmas season. The atmosphere is very cool. You can almost feel Dorothy Parker's presence. We had a wonderful time with friends - drinks and a light dinner in a corner of the Roundtable looking out on the hustle and bustle of the lobby, but removed enough in a quiet area where we could converse without shouting. The service was attentive, helpful, and friendly. The menu is diverse, from fish to meat to vegetarian options to light fare. You can have a full meal or soup and a sandwich. The food was surprisingly good. All and all, a wonderful 2 1/2 hours with friends as if we were in our own living room.

Tags: Good Vegetarian Options, Seasonal, Authentic, Quiet Conversation
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 (Des Moines)·Dined on December 12, 2016

Very poor experience. The service was slow, had to ask several times to be seated from the bar to our table. Empty seats both places. Menu extremely limited. Never again for dinner.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 10, 2016

Since the Algonquin is a historical hotel, I expected more of a fine dining experience. There is no separate dining room. Tables are in the main lobby area. We felt lucky to be waited on and had to ask for service. The dirty martinis were too salty and too expensive...we did not drink them.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 7, 2016

They now have a very limited menu that does not match at all the menu on Open Table. Now it's more of a simple "bar" menu.

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