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Lobby Lounge

#1,613 of 11,526 Restaurants in New York City
Certificate of Excellence
$$$$
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Midtown
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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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Hours:
Sun - Thu 9:00 am - 1:00 am
Fri - Sat 9:00 am - 2:00 am
Dining options: Late Night, Lunch, Drinks, Dinner, Breakfast, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff

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  • 89
    Excellent
  • 46
    Very good
  • 13
    Average
  • 11
    Poor
  • 11
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Great place to relax and meet

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

4 of 5 starsReviewed 4 days ago
sunlover033
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Princeton, New Jersey
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Mount Olive, New Jersey
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231 reviews
170 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW 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
Princeton, New Jersey
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44 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

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
Manchester, United Kingdom
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53 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We had a perfect afternoon at the Lobby Lounge. The views were spectacular! Couldn't take our eyes away from the window! All the food - scones, sandwiches, cakes were thoroughly delicious. My husband booked this as a surprise whilst we were on our honeymoon and as a nice surprise the staff brought a special plate of strawberries. Very nice touch.... More 

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Thank anniemaggie
Midland, Texas
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26 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2015

Decided on afternoon tea after viewing menu online. There was NOTHING special about this anticipated afternoon. We were in a typical hotel restaurant. No view. We were seated at 2:30 and got our tea fairly quickly, once someone finally came to welcome us. Our first course arrived 35 minutes later. 40 minutes after that, my daughter asked the man at... More 

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

Dear TexasTechMom, We sincerely appreciate you taking the time to write about your experience with us at the Lobby Lounge. We are sorry to hear that your experience 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 the issues... More 

Boston, Massachusetts
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15 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2015

This really was a great place to grab a night cap or a fancy coffee in the morning. The view of central park is absolutely breathtaking. By night and by day.

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

Dear FoldingAMap, We appreciate you taking a moment to write about your experience with us at the Lobby Lounge. We are delighted to hear how much you enjoyed the views and we hope to welcome you back again soon. Warm Regards, Mandarin Oriental, New York Management Team More 

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27 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2015 via mobile

Came here for afternoon tea. Not only did they forget we had a booking, we were told to come back two hours later....We also were forced to have one afternoon tea when we came back...Why?! We were booked in for earlier and they wouldn't accept us...so we decided on dinner instead, only to be told the afternoon tea demanded a... More 

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1 Thank db90x
Mandarin_NYC, Manager at Lobby Lounge, responded to this review

Dear db90x, We sincerely appreciate you taking the time to write about your experience with us at the Lobby Lounge. We are sorry to hear that your experience 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 the issues... More 

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148 reviews
86 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2015

I've heard this hotel was the best in NYC, but I was very disappointed. We made reservations at the famous bar only to find that most of it was unavailable do to construction. We were not told that much of the attractive features of this hotel were under construction. The hotel is located right next to Central Park and many... More 

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Thank HollyTravels365
Washington
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2015

Little pricier than I thought but hey the views are worth it. First class service and the food looked great and tasted even better.

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Thank Jean S
Los Angeles, California
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11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2015

This is a wonderful place to sit and enjoy central park while in the comfort of a lounge with great food, wine, cocktails and service.

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Thank pauldben
Rozelle, Australia
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191 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 84 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2015

Great place to sit and overlook the southern end of Central Park. Great wine and champagne list, if not a little pricey (4 drinks = $85 plus tip). Special occasion venue

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Restaurant Details

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

Price and Cuisine

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

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Good for: Bar scene, 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

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