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Palm Court

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Fifth Avenue, The Plaza , Central Park South, New York City, NY 10019 (Fifth Avenue at Central Park South)
Subway: N, R, Q, F, E, 4, 5, 6 are all within walking distance.
212-546-5300
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6:30 am - 11:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 6:30 am - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for: Families with children, Romantic
Description: Geoffrey Zakarian has re-launched the iconic Palm Court at The PLAZA HOTEL...
Geoffrey Zakarian has re-launched the iconic Palm Court at The PLAZA HOTEL with a complete renovation helmed by Master Architect Thierry Despont. Zakarian showcases classic American menus from morning to evening, and while staying true to its original design intent, Despont has brought the grand feeling of Central Park indoors, with garden elements such as caning, large potted plants, four soaring palm trees and an oval trellised bar anchoring the room, creating an ambience that feels warm, private and glamorous. Bespoke furnishings provide a relaxed, yet elegant setting well-suited for either a professional breakfast meeting or an evening of cocktails crafted by mixologist Brian Van Flandern. Afternoon Tea truly shines as well with custom tableware and china, a tea list with worldly depth, and of course, a bit of Eloise too. This elegant room marked with its stained glass dome and impressive height adds a touch of old New York to a very polished and modern sense of hospitality
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Worth a visit

This place is lovely, you will enjoy the atmosphere, and surely the architect is lovely at the place in general. I went therefor breakfast, the food was excellent, and the service was good, however, it is not one of those places you would want to go to two days in a row.

4 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
Ahmed J
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56 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

This place is lovely, you will enjoy the atmosphere, and surely the architect is lovely at the place in general. I went therefor breakfast, the food was excellent, and the service was good, however, it is not one of those places you would want to go to two days in a row.

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Thank Ahmed J
Madrid, Spain
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75 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Came here for breakfast with my friends and had a very iconic New York luxury breakfast. The price is a bit high but eating at The Plaza is most woman's dreams so lets say all our significant others were very happy.

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Thank GianP1192
North Salem, New York
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20 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Had terrific drinks and appetizers for a bachelorette party. We had a blast! Cannot beat the service, the food not to mention the palm trees!

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Thank Diana M
Brentwood, United Kingdom
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158 reviews
101 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 119 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

My daughter,her colleague and I had cocktails and appetisers here.We wanted to visit such an iconic location and we were not disappointed by the décor and the marvellous floral arrangements but the cocktails and appetisers were nothing special.I felt the overall service was somewhat lacking.When we sat down I pointed out that there was a broken teacup under my chair... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Little girls will love the "Eloise Tea" experience. Cotton candy, tiny tea sandwiches and pink lemonade are just of few of our favourites! It is quite a bit of food for little tummies but the waiters are good about packing the leftovers for you to take away. Be sure to stop by the Eloise shop downstairs on the lower level... More 

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Thank Eehrmat
Southeast US
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37 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Breakfast was excellent! Service was superb! Pricey if purchased, but was included in our hotel rate. We saw several 'local' families dining there as we were having a very late Sunday breakfast.

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Thank zoobee14
Colorado
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602 reviews
346 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

What a wonderful location in which to enjoy and afternoon coffee or formal tea with a special other. It's in the Plaza Hotel and can be a wonderful oasis for rest, reflection, conversation, and refreshment. Highly recommended.

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Thank ColoradoDoc
England, United Kingdom
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26 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My husband and I visited The Plaza for afternoon tea whilst in New York to celebrate our wedding anniversary. Correspondence from the hotel in advance of out visit was good and we were offered some extra cakes with congratulations written on the place as a gift for our special occasion and this was lovely. The décor and atmosphere of the... More 

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Thank faye w
Baltimore, Maryland
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25 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is probably the busiest place for tea in NYC, but it is worth the experience. My daughter and I went because she wanted to eat at the Plaza. The tables are a little close to each other, but the tea choices offered a lot of variety and the food was very good. The service was fine and once you... More 

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Thank Patti H
Sydney, Australia
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37 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We have been to high tea on two visits to New York and would recommend for a special occasion. Selection of finger sandwiches, cakes and scones were truly delicious. Coupled with the champagne they were great experiences. Wish I could could buy their cranberry/pomegranate tea elsewhere. It is delicious.

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Thank Geoff P

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Fifth Avenue, The Plaza , Central Park South, New York City, NY 10019
    (Fifth Avenue at Central Park South)
  • Public Transportation: Subway: N, R, Q, F, E, 4, 5, 6 are all within walking distance.
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  New York City>  > Midtown
  • Neighborhood: Midtown
  • Phone Number: 212-546-5300

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 31 - 50
  • Cuisine: Wine Bar, American, British, Delicatessen

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Good for: Families with children, Romantic

Description

Geoffrey Zakarian has re-launched the iconic Palm Court at The PLAZA HOTEL with a complete renovation helmed by Master Architect Thierry Despont. Zakarian showcases classic American menus from morning to evening, and while staying true to its original design intent, Despont has brought the grand feeling of Central Park indoors, with garden elements such as caning, large potted plants, four soaring palm trees and an oval trellised bar anchoring the room, creating an ambience that feels warm, private and glamorous. Bespoke furnishings provide a relaxed, yet elegant setting well-suited for either a professional breakfast meeting or an evening of cocktails crafted by mixologist Brian Van Flandern. Afternoon Tea truly shines as well with custom tableware and china, a tea list with worldly depth, and of course, a bit of Eloise too. This elegant room marked with its stained glass dome and impressive height adds a touch of old New York to a very polished and modern sense of hospitality
Open Hours
Sunday
6:30 am - 11:00 pm
Monday
6:30 am - 11:00 pm
Tuesday
6:30 am - 11:00 pm
Wednesday
6:30 am - 11:00 pm
Thursday
6:30 am - 11:00 pm
Friday
6:30 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday
6:30 am - 11:00 pm

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