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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: Breakfast, Lunch, Reservations

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Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Great service, tantalising treats

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 26, 2015
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London, United Kingdom
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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015

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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New Canaan, Connecticut
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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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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 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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Iowa City, Iowa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 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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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015

I took my wife here for Mother's Day. We were the only table that did not have a Mother and Daughter. It was a 2 hour meal experience including Champagne, salad, soup, multi small sandwiches, quiche, cake , and cookies, along with a bottomless cup of tea. The service was impeccable. The atmosphere was charming victorian, and the food was... More 

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New York City, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2015

Lady Mendl's Tea Salon is located inside a non-descript townhouse hotel known as The Inn at Irving Place. You can make your tea service reservations on their website http://www.innatirving.com/default.aspx?pg=home or on Open Table. Blink and you might miss the entrance, which is marked by a metal plate next to the door. Once inside this Victorian dwelling, decorated with lavish velvet... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015

We had 5:00 Pm reservations. When we were served our tea, it was cold and not stepped. Not a great start for a tea house. The sandwiches were almost literally thrown at us and we had to constantly ask for our cups to be refilled. By 6:10 we were given our check only to find out that the last reservation... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015

Greattt service!!! The food was great!!! Very expensive tho, but worth it, yoou can even take home the rest! Save room for the delicious scones!!!

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Northampton, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015 via mobile

I heard good things about lady mendl's so my mother and I decided to give it a try as we are very into getting afternoon tea. The inn were lady mendl's is located is so quaint and charming. The decor was historic and very charming- we loved it. The tea was also great- five courses and they were all great... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2014

My daughter raved about this so she and my granddaughter took me there. It may have been they were in holiday overload but it was a huge disappointment to me and to some extent to them. I've been to tea in London at both Brown's Hotel and The Ritz -- this does NOT compare. They had only a very limited... 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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