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56 Irving Pl, New York City, NY 10003-2314 (Gramercy Park)
(212) 533-4466
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Ranked #4,482 of 11,751 Restaurants in New York City
Price range: $41 - $80
Hours:
Mon - Fri 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Cuisines: English
Neighborhood: Gramercy Park
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Dining
Cross street: Between 17th & 18th Streets, on the East side of Irving Place
Transit: 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.
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English first
Raleigh, North Carolina
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

We are avid "Afternoon Tea" junkies! We love trying them everyplace we can! If you are a tea lover, you will be treating yourself to a wonderful experience if you go to Lady Mendl's in NYC. It is in an historic brick brownstone, which is also an Inn. If you like antiques, low lighting, being spoiled by great service &... More 

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new york city
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23 reviews 23 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2014

If atmosphere is more important to you than value, then you will probably enjoy Lady Mendl's. The ambiance and service were both very lovely. The quality of the tea and food fell short, however. I could prepare tea just as well with a pot of boiling water and a Twinings teabag; the sandwiches and scones were lackluster and the famous... More 

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Stamford, Connecticut
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100 reviews 100 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014

This was my second time at Lady Mendl's. They are now under new management. They used to offer an extensive selection or tea. From the usual to the rare and unusual. They now only offer 3 types. English breakfast, Earl Grey, and a fruity green tea. The English breakfast tea was good but not what I would call special. The... More 

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New York
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

I agree with some of the other writers. Lady Mendel's used to be outstanding, but no longer. The price has gone up, and the quality of the food has declined. Servers are nice but need more training.

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New York City, New York
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5 reviews 5 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2014

Sadly, my favorite place for tea has made some changes. Some good, some not so good. Decor upgrade, even though minimal, is an improvement. The strong stench of roses seems to have left, thankfully. The chess board is gone: sad. The amuse bouche finally changed from the predictable butternut squash tart. When we asked for an additional sandwich (1/8 sandwich... More 

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New Jersey
Senior Contributor
35 reviews 35 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2014

We began our experience with a wonderful lady called Catherine who called to make our arrangements. She was very informed and helpful about the services that were offered. I had thought of arranging an additional amount of time but she assured me that we would not be hurried out of the room and would be able to say goodbye without... More 

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Douglaston, New York
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21 reviews 21 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2014

We were a group of 5 . Elegant setting .luscious scones , coddled cream and jam . Delicious sandwiches . Cheesecake out of this world . Petite cakes and large variety of teas . Beautiful fire place and a the Christmas tree had old English tea cups on it . Service was wonderful . The only set back that it... More 

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Basking Ridge, New Jersey
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38 reviews 38 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2014

Our party of 4 arrived, were greeted and our coats immediately taken. We spent a few minutes in the sitting room, which had a decorated gas fired antique fireplace, and a Christmas tree, which was lit up and decorated with pearls, teacups etc. We were then taken for our 5:00 reservation into the dining room. It had a beautiful fireplace,... More 

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Australia
Top Contributor
52 reviews 52 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2014

What an absolutely dreadful experience this was. We had been looking forward to it as, after all, it is always mentioned in the top 10 in New York. Now I have been to a lot of Afternoon Teas around the world and this would rank at the very bottom. So here is what happened. My sister booked online and the... More 

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Arlington, Washington
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52 reviews 52 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2013

The four of us (2 husbands) really enjoyed the tea at Lady Mendl's. Everything was delicious. The tea superb. We did have to wait awhile to be served. Loved the décor for Christmas.

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Additional Information about Lady Mendl's

Address: 56 Irving Pl, New York City, NY 10003-2314
Phone Number: (212) 533-4466
Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  New York City>  > Gramercy Park
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
Average Prices: USD 41 - 80
Cuisine: English

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