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Palm Court

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American, Sandwiches, Delicatessen, Wine Bar
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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: Breakfast, Brunch, Lunch, Reservations
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
An elegant setting for a drink or a meal, or both

In the Plaza Hotel, a very elegant room, with, yes, palm trees. Although we stopped just for a drink, we ended up eating dinner. We started with cheese gougeres, and moved onto sliders, and then Caesar salad with chicken. Delicious. With 2 drinks each, the total came to about $100, so it's not... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 26, 2015
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Delaware
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  • Romantic
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

In the Plaza Hotel, a very elegant room, with, yes, palm trees. Although we stopped just for a drink, we ended up eating dinner. We started with cheese gougeres, and moved onto sliders, and then Caesar salad with chicken. Delicious. With 2 drinks each, the total came to about $100, so it's not cheap. But go there and think of... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

I am very appalled that your establishment has no dress code. With high tea comes a certain standard of dress code especially with your beautiful Palm Court. Why would anyone be willing to spend money if they are surrounded by people in sweats and flip flops? I was trying to enjoy my pastries and tea but couldn't because I was... More 

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New York City, New York
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

We stopped for a late afternoon drink before dinner. It is lovely, but the service was quite average. The wait staff was very cold and stiff. We ordered a glass of wine and a glass of water, and had no idea that each small glass of room temperature water would cost $7.00. There was nothing about this charge on the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

We had breakfast here, a reminder of days gone bye, eggs benedict were superb, service was slow even though it was not busy

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

My daughter and I came for afternoon tea and it was very good. I had the champagne afternoon tea and my daughter had the Eloise Afternoon Tea. They were both good. The cakes were especially good. The Eloise Menu had candy floss and was very cute. Next time I am in NY I will come back for sure.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

We decided to visit the Palm Court for high tea for our daughter's 13th birthday. The setting was lovely, the food delicious and plentiful. Our server did his utmost to make our experience wonderful. The only complaint I have, but it's a big one, is the price! I knew it was costly, but things added up quickly, and I don't... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

A group of us booked here for high tea. Great selection of sandwiches, scones with jam & cream and dainty cakes (and a doggy bag for leftovers!) great atmosphere, interesting decor. Only offered Earl Grey tea but did offer English Breakfast when asked. Other high teas have offered a selection of teas....

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015

Walking into the Palm Court is an experience of elegance. The atmosphere and attention to detail is something you should not miss.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015

Elegant location, lovely service, class act. We made a reservation for dinner using open table. One of our party had allergies and the wait staff was aware upon our arrival. (Impressive). The hostess greeted us in perfect english but switched to french effortlessly. Our server was kind and attentive. Our tap water was served without ice. (I guess there was... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015

My husband and I visited here for the champagne afternoon tea for our first wedding anniversary. It was lovely and the staff were nicely attentive, refilling water and tea. The staff were nice enough to provide some extra macaroons on a decorated plate for our anniversary (not that we could eat them as we were stuffed!) which was a nice... More 

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Additional Information about Palm Court

Address: Fifth Avenue, The Plaza , Central Park South, New York City, NY 10019
Phone Number: 212-546-5300
Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  New York City>  > Midtown
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
Average Prices: USD 31 - 50
Cuisine: American, Sandwiches, Delicatessen, Wine Bar

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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: American, Sandwiches, Delicatessen, Wine Bar

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Good for: 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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