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Lady Mendl's

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Gramercy Park
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56 Irving Pl, New York City, NY 10003-2314 (Between 17th & 18th Streets, on the East side of Irving Place)
Union Square Station. Upon exiting the station, walk to 17th street and make a right. We are one block to the East of Park Avenue South at 17th and Irving Place. Only a small plaque stating "Lady Mendl's" marks the entrance to our brownstone.
(212) 533-4466
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Hours:
Mon - Fri 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Reservations, Seating

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  • 25
    Excellent
  • 19
    Very good
  • 13
    Average
  • 4
    Poor
  • 6
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Some pros come cons

First of all, the ambient is perfect! They only have the 5-course fix menu, which in fact big overpriced.. Esp. After tax and tipping, my bill of 2 people comes with 150. While the scone and mille fuilles is really nice, scone bit too big, but i made to finish it all! While the petite four is... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
Lynette0708
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Shanghai, China
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Shanghai, China
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166 reviews
88 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 88 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

First of all, the ambient is perfect! They only have the 5-course fix menu, which in fact big overpriced.. Esp. After tax and tipping, my bill of 2 people comes with 150. While the scone and mille fuilles is really nice, scone bit too big, but i made to finish it all! While the petite four is kinda of, nothing.... More 

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Thank Lynette0708
Norwood, NJ
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58 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The food is wonderful, the atmosphere stunning, and the waitstaff excellent. I recommend the tea and course pairing.

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Thank Karen M
New York City, New York
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22 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The brownstone is gorgeous. Great food and excellent variety of teas. Service is excellent as well. We had a great time and qould recommend this place to anyonw who loves having tea.

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Thank tizsajon
swnewyork
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13 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Ladies and gentlemen, it hurts to have to write this. Afternoon tea at Lady Mendl's was once my favorite in the city. It no longer is, and it isn't even 'good enough' that I would return. Read on. I have been to Lady Mendl's many times, but I hadn't been there in a couple of years before returning with an... More 

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Thank swnewyork
Austin, Texas
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13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2015

My mother and I visited Lady Mendl's for high tea. This was a truly darling experience from the minute we walked up the stairs to the minute we walked our the door. The food was delicious and well presented. The tea tasted flavorful. The decor was outstanding. The atmosphere is perfect for tea. The staff was accommodating and warm. We... More 

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Thank Travelbeach1
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2015 via mobile

Amazing sandwiches and baked goods with different teas caringly poured. Pace yourself and take care not to get too full because it gets better and better!!

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1 Thank Susan L
London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015 via mobile

My wife and I were celebrating our first wedding anniversary with a trip to New York, and as avid afternoon tea enthusiasts in Britain, we thought we just had to try it American style! We're so glad we did. The reviews beforehand were surprisingly mixed but we loved it - and we've had afternoon tea at the likes of Fortnum... More 

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Thank psmithyjourno
New Canaan, Connecticut
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23 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2015 via mobile

Our annual pilgrimage to Lady Mendl's was enjoyed by my 20 year old daughter and myself. If you have never been here before and want a formal tea, you're in for a treat! The meal was delicious and the teas fragrant and tasty. Our service was impeccable. But we've been coming for years, and we noticed changes to the tea... More 

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Thank Lisa V
London, United Kingdom
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103 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2015

My friend and I attended Lady Mendys for afternoon tea. The food was very good, albeit it is not the conventional afternoon tea! We were served five course consisting of cold soup (intentional!), sandwiches, a selection of tarts, pastries and some scones. All delicious but very filling. The service was good, although atmosphere was lacking a little but this may... More 

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Thank Londoner132
Iowa City, Iowa
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9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2015 via mobile

At first this might seem awfully expensive, but as an experience of leisure and elegance without stuffiness it is unmatched. For a bride to be, a special girlfriend reunion, a mother daughter outing this is a special pampering you won't forget. Casual, eclectic elegance abounds from the quirky unmatched bone China settings to the stunning floral arrangements and seating that... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 56 Irving Pl, New York City, NY 10003-2314
    (Between 17th & 18th Streets, on the East side of Irving Place)
  • Public Transportation: Union Square Station. Upon exiting the station, walk to 17th street and make a right. We are one block to the East of Park Avenue South at 17th and Irving Place. Only a small plaque stating "Lady Mendl's" marks the entrance to our brownstone.
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  New York City>  > Gramercy Park
  • Neighborhood: Gramercy Park
  • Phone Number: (212) 533-4466

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 41 - 80
  • Cuisine: British

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
Open Hours
Monday
3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Tuesday
3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Wednesday
3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Thursday
3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Friday
3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?