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Lobby Lounge

#1,525 of 11,507 Restaurants in New York City
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80 Columbus Circle, New York City, NY 10023 (B'way & 9th Ave)
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9:00 am - 1:00 am
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Sun - Thu 9:00 am - 1:00 am
Fri - Sat 9:00 am - 2:00 am
Dining options: Lunch, Breakfast, Late Night, Dinner, Drinks, Reservations

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  • Value
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Delicious Bar Food With A View to Die For

The New York Mandarin Oriental is a class act and the Lobby Lounge is no exception. Great service, delicious food and a spectacular Central Park view completes this "must have" experience. Be sure to make a reservation and ask for a window view,

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 1, 2015
Leawood, KS
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2015

I've heard this hotel was the best in NYC, but I was very disappointed. We made reservations at the famous bar only to find that most of it was unavailable do to construction. We were not told that much of the attractive features of this hotel were under construction. The hotel is located right next to Central Park and many... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2015

Little pricier than I thought but hey the views are worth it. First class service and the food looked great and tasted even better.

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Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2015

This is a wonderful place to sit and enjoy central park while in the comfort of a lounge with great food, wine, cocktails and service.

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Rozelle, Australia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2015

Great place to sit and overlook the southern end of Central Park. Great wine and champagne list, if not a little pricey (4 drinks = $85 plus tip). Special occasion venue

Thank sydcarnie
Leawood, KS
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141 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 82 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015

The New York Mandarin Oriental is a class act and the Lobby Lounge is no exception. Great service, delicious food and a spectacular Central Park view completes this "must have" experience. Be sure to make a reservation and ask for a window view,

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New York City, New York
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22 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015

A friend invited me to the Lobby Lounge at the Mandarin Oriental in NYC for their afternoon tea. I was very excited, as the setting seemed perfect, and having stayed at other Mandarin Oriental properties, I was sure this would be a memorable experience. First--making a reservation is a very disorganized affair. My friend has to call no less than... More 

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Tampa, Florida
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015

dont order drinks in the lobby they will screw u over big time we had a cpl drinks and snacks for 3 people the bill was almost $500 they charged us $32 for a glass of wine the manager blew me off the manager blew us off when i complained

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Dallas, Texas
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

We were guests at the Mandarin Oriental Hotel so dropped by the lobby lounge for cocktails. Both nights we waited at least 10 minutes before we we were even acknowledged by a waiter. Then the service continue to be poor with no one ever checking on drinks . At this venue and these prices such poor and uninterested service is... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

No words to explain this experience. Go there and see by yourself. It will be the best $20 drink of your life.

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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

Okay, this is lounge is located in the Mandarin Oriental Hotel ($$$$), so don't expect cheap or even mid-range drinks. With that said, the seating area is sumptuous and intimate, mixed drinks/cocktails were very good (at $22 each), and the ambiance was simply heavenly. This is the place to have a drink and take advantage of the gorgeous views from... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 80 Columbus Circle, New York City, NY 10023
    (B'way & 9th Ave)
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  New York City>  > Midtown
  • Neighborhood: Midtown
  • Phone Number: 2128058800

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 31 - 50
  • Cuisine: Chinese, American

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant


Open Hours
9:00 am - 1:00 am
9:00 am - 1:00 am
9:00 am - 1:00 am
9:00 am - 1:00 am
9:00 am - 1:00 am
9:00 am - 2:00 am
9:00 am - 2:00 am

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