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Lobby Lounge

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80 Columbus Circle, New York City, NY 10023 (B'way & 9th Ave)
2128058800
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9:00 am - 1:00 am
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Sun - Thu 9:00 am - 1:00 am
Fri - Sat 9:00 am - 2:00 am
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Los Angeles, California, United States
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54 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Great place for drinks and a terrific view of the park. At night the place can be loud and the weekend I was there it was booked up for private functions. That was not fun but I guess that's life.

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Thank James C
Mandarin_NYC, Manager at Lobby Lounge, responded to this review

Dear James C, Thank you very much for taking the time to share your experience with us at the Lobby Lounge. We are so glad to hear that you enjoyed our cocktails and view of Central Park. We hope to have the pleasure of your company on your next visit to the city. Warm Regards, Mandarin Oriental, New York Management... More 

Netherlands
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40 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 110 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2016

I went for a post-theatre drink with a friend just to enjoy the view and I was shocked by our experience. My friend asked for a glass of wine and then she saw the waiter (his name was Tony) to simply pour in one glass the rest of the bottle and fill in the rest by the glass of somebody... More 

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Thank HotelfanNetherlands
Mandarin_NYC, Manager at Lobby Lounge, responded to this review

Dear HotelfanNetherlands, Thank you very much for taking the time to share your experience with us at the Lobby Lounge. We are sorry to hear that the service you received did not live up to your expectations or those that we strive to provide our guests. We would appreciate the opportunity to discuss your comments further so we can examine... More 

New York
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165 reviews
101 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 109 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2016

We go there from time to time and every time when we almost go there, my husband just reminded me not to. The service is horrible. It was hard to get something reserved, and the day of they almost can't look up our reservations, which could be disastrous. Food is not even average - it was probably a 2 out... More 

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Thank Luxship
Mandarin_NYC, Manager at Lobby Lounge, responded to this review

Dear Luxship, We sincerely appreciate you taking the time to write about your experiences with us at the Lobby Lounge. We are sorry to hear that the service you received did not live up to your expectations or those that we strive to provide our guests. We would appreciate the opportunity to discuss your comments further so we can examine... More 

New York City, New York
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4 reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2016

As a frequent Mandarin Oriental world customer, I must say that the lobby lounge in NYC is a disappointment and I realized that this would be the end of my relationship with Mandarin Oriental New York. As a world traveler and outside observer, I can conclude that Mandarin Oriental New York's lobby lounge is populated with employees who are just... More 

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Thank dk18032016
Mandarin_NYC, Manager at Lobby Lounge, responded to this review

Dear dk18032016, We sincerely appreciate you taking the time to write about your experiences with us at the Lobby Lounge. We are sorry to hear that the service you received did not live up to your expectations or those that we strive to provide our guests. We would appreciate the opportunity to discuss your comments further so we can examine... More 

New York City, New York
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123 reviews
101 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2016

The cocktails are good at this smallish hotel lounge bar. But the draw is the view ... even on a cloudy day. The service attentive.

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Thank WhereNext2NYC
Mandarin_NYC, Manager at Lobby Lounge, responded to this review

Dear WhereNext2NYC, Thank you for taking the time to review your experience with us at the Lobby Lounge. We are thrilled that you enjoyed your cocktails and our view and hope to welcome you back again in the near future. Warm Regards, Mandarin Oriental, New York Management Team More 

2 reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2016 via mobile

The view was great, the service was dismal. Been looking forward to afternoon tea with my mum in New York for months. We were largely ignored,when asked for more sandwiches it was a big deal and asked for more jam and cream for the scones and it never came. No one asked how we were, was there anything they could... More 

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Thank Clair G
Mandarin_NYC, Manager at Lobby Lounge, responded to this review

Dear Clair G, We sincerely appreciate you taking the time to write about your experience with us at the Lobby Lounge. We are sorry to hear that the service you received did not live up to your expectations or those that we strive to provide our guests. We would appreciate the opportunity to discuss your comments further so we can... More 

Chicago, Illinois
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2016

No visit to NewYork would be complete without a visit here. Sit back relax and take in the breath taking views of the city (best at night).I met friends I hadn't seen in awhile and met some new ones to. The service is efficient but not intrusive . They have a good wine list and they had my favourite which... More 

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Thank seosgm
Mandarin_NYC, Manager at Lobby Lounge, responded to this review

Dear seosgm, Thank you very much for your kind words about the Lobby Lounge. We are delighted to read how much you enjoyed the view along with the service our colleagues were able to provide. We hope to have the pleasure of your company again soon. Warm Regards, Mandarin Oriental, New York Management Team More 

London, United Kingdom
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67 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2016

Came here with a friend for lunch and had one of the best chillaxing experience. We were seated on the far right table at the end of the lounge (which we believe is the best seat for the best view - for 2). Lunch was awesome. Couldn't fault it and the view from our table was spectacular. If I come... More 

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Thank funkykiddo
Mandarin_NYC, Manager at Lobby Lounge, responded to this review

Dear funkykiddo, We truly appreciate the time you took to write such a wonderful review of the Lobby Lounge. We are glad to learn how much you enjoyed your experience and we hope to welcome you back again soon. Warm Regards, Mandarin Oriental, New York Management Team More 

Mount Olive, New Jersey
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331 reviews
216 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2016 via mobile

We went to the Lobby Lounge at the Mandarin to cap off the evening with a cocktail, conversation, and a view. Yes the Resturant is being renovated, but the lounge offered great views along Central Park South, good service, and two amazing drinks. We highly recommend the Bella Pasca (champagne grapefruit, chambers and more) and the Mandarin Sunset (absolute, blood... More 

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Thank RDCononver
Mandarin_NYC, Manager at Lobby Lounge, responded to this review

Dear RDCononver, Thank you very much for taking a moment to write about your experience with us for cocktails at the Lobby Lounge. We are thrilled to hear how much you enjoyed the views along with the service our colleagues provided. We hope to welcome you back again soon. Warm Regards, Mandarin Oriental, New York Management Team More 

Princeton, New Jersey
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44 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2016

Enjoyable setting looking over the city. Excellent staff, and comfortable seating. Enjoy and quick appetizer or drink before heading out on adventures

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Thank sunlover033
Mandarin_NYC, Manager at Lobby Lounge, responded to this review

Dear sunlover033, Thank you very much for taking a moment to share your experience with us at the Lobby Lounge and we hope to welcome you back soon. Warm Regards, Mandarin Oriental, New York Management Team More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$31 - $50
Cuisine
Chinese, American
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Full Bar, Serves Alcohol
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Scenic view
Open Hours
Sunday
9:00 am - 1:00 am
Monday
9:00 am - 1:00 am
Tuesday
9:00 am - 1:00 am
Wednesday
9:00 am - 1:00 am
Thursday
9:00 am - 1:00 am
Friday
9:00 am - 2:00 am
Saturday
9:00 am - 2:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 80 Columbus Circle, New York City, NY 10023
    (B'way & 9th Ave)
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  New York City>  > Midtown
  • Neighborhood: Midtown
  • Phone Number: 2128058800

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