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Round Table Restaurant

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59 West 44th Street, New York City, NY 10036
(888) 304-2047
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Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Reservations

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  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Great music, bad dessert, strange pricing

If this is your first visit to the Algonquin, you'll be surprised to find that the restaurant IS the lobby. You come in off the street directly into the restaurant--which is really just the back half of the space. The front half is the "lounge" or bar. It's quite small, but then again, it is an... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 20, 2015
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Orlando, Florida
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Orlando, Florida
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37 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2015

If this is your first visit to the Algonquin, you'll be surprised to find that the restaurant IS the lobby. You come in off the street directly into the restaurant--which is really just the back half of the space. The front half is the "lounge" or bar. It's quite small, but then again, it is an old, historic building, so... More 

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New York City, New York
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237 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2015

The Algonquin is a big part of theatre and literary history in New York City and it's always a special place to visit. I love sitting in the lobby for drinks, but this time we ate in the restaurant. The food was wonderful. The service was good, although it could have been better (mixed up orders and a sense they... More 

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Pembroke, New Hampshire
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40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2015

Unfortunately we did not have a good experience here, My chicken dinner was tasty and tender. My husband's steak was not cooked correctly. When it was returned, the meat was still very chewy and not edible. We were not charged for the meal or my husband's drink.

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Simsbury, CT
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015

We almost always stop here for a drink after a show, and last weekend we started with drinks, then added a few appetizers. When we arrived, it was very busy, but we were able to get a great table with comfortable chairs. The Ruben trio and stuffed meatballs were great small plates, although on other occasions we have taken advantage... More 

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San Francisco, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015

The service was the only downside. It gave us all the feel of its history but without a caring staff.

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Alexandria, Virginia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2015

Expensive drinks; tired, over cooked food. you'd be better off getting a hot dog on the street. Obviously resting on laurels of its storied past as a hang out for New Yorker magazine writers & staff.

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Middletown Springs, Vermont
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18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2015

Very, very relaxing with incredible decor. These are the kinds of places that New York is famous for. The staff was amazing and incredibly helpful. I had the Fish and Chips and at first I was disappointed in the portion size but it was almost too much to finish. Cooked perfectly with no fishy smell and crisp fries as a... More 

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Midland, Texas
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127 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 142 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2015

The last evening of our trip to New York my wife and I decided to eat at the Round Table Room. We had high expectations for an elegant, delicious, and unrushed dinner. The Round Table was chosen for a number of reasons. It was located on our way to the theatre; the history of the hotel and the dining room;... More 

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Doylestown, Pennsylvania
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24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015

First time we ate in the Oak Room was @35 years ago. Very impressive. We have now gone twice in the last two years (be sure to ask for THE ROUND TABLE if you have 6+ diners) and this last time, 2/28/2015 was very disappointing. Except for my Prix Fixe pre-theatre dinner (stuffed chicken breast,,,great), 3 comrades had the "Hanger... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

Went with a couple of friends because of the history of the place, and while the ambiance was top-notch and the drinks themselves were well-crafted, the service was a little slow and our server seemed disinterested. But, if you're a literary buff, you have to go at least once.

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Address: 59 West 44th Street, New York City, NY 10036
Phone Number: (888) 304-2047
Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  New York City>  > Midtown
Average Prices: USD 31 - 50
Cuisine: American

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 59 West 44th Street, New York City, NY 10036
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  New York City>  > Midtown
  • Neighborhood: Midtown
  • Phone Number: (888) 304-2047

Price and Cuisine

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

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant

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