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Lady Mendl's

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Gramercy Park
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56 Irving Pl, New York City, NY 10003-2314 (Between 17th & 18th Streets, on the East side of Irving Place)
+1 212-533-4466
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3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 15, 2016

Great food. Excellent tea. Top marks for having fresh tea all through the experience. It is an experience more than a traditional afternoon tea. Each course was absolutely Delicious.

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Thank Charlotte S
Riverside
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 2, 2016 via mobile

My daughter and I love to go to tea and chose Lady Mendl's. The food is very carb heavy and I would have liked to have my teapot at my table. The food was good but in very tiny quantities for the amount we paid ($59/ea) plus drinks. Staff were pleasant. The menu is prix fixe but the server does... More 

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Thank 961leader
Brighton and Hove, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 3, 2016 via mobile

So, my wife and I were holidaying in New York and after an exhausting day walking around decided to get a nice taste of home, the UK, by partaking in afternoon tea. After all we Brits invented it in the first place and we have savoured the best all over England. We found online that Lady Mendl's on Irving provided... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 21, 2016

This place is a RIP OFF. Decor like a brothel, slow and insolent service, unappetising food, shocking tea, sloppy attention to detail - all for the ridiculous sum of almost $60 per person. Do NOT go there. I treated 2 dear friends to what I thought would be a fun and interesting afternoon tea in New York. Instead we had... More 

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 20, 2016

As mostly annual visitors to NYC, we started seeking Tea Rooms offering Afternoon Tea app. 20 years ago. When we found Lady Mendl's at the Inn at Irving Place, we have only tried a few others! We make a reservation to go there everytime we are in NYC! They have more limited tea times now than years ago, so be... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 13, 2016 credit card Amex Card Member Review

If you want to score major points with your lady this is the place. Located in a quaint turn of the century townhouse (Inn at Irving Place) Lady Medls offers up a superb high tea. The service is impeccable, the food delicious and you'll feel like royalty. Reservations are required as the room is fairly small. Don't over think this... More 

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Palm Beach Gardens, Florida
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 23, 2016

My daughter and son-in-law joined me for afternoon tea. Had to wait at least 15 minutes to be seated. The China used is miss-matched. My cup still had remnants of lipstick. They replaced it very quickly. The food is superb. Soup served hot and delicious. The sandwiches are well thought out and quite delicious. Scones were large served hot but... More 

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Thank Diane P
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 21, 2016

I did like this place. It's atmosphere is lovely, the plates and cups were very charming. One negative is that this lace does not offer seconds of the tea sandwiches and I found that disappointing especially at the price charged . The teas were delicious and we all loved the food!

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Thank robrobe
Carmarthenshire, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 14, 2016 via mobile

Went on Valentine's Day for tea which cost $85 each plus tax and tip. Over $200 for some very nice soup, a pleasant salad, four tiny sandwiches and various cakes. We have taken tea at Claridges and the Ritz in London for a similar cost. The service here lacks the little extras and attention to detail that make you forget... More 

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Shanghai, China
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 7, 2016 via mobile

First of all, the ambient is perfect! They only have the 5-course fix menu, which in fact big overpriced.. Esp. After tax and tipping, my bill of 2 people comes with 150. While the scone and mille fuilles is really nice, scone bit too big, but i made to finish it all! While the petite four is kinda of, nothing.... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$41 - $80
Cuisine
British
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Open Hours
Monday
3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Tuesday
3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Wednesday
3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Thursday
3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Friday
3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 56 Irving Pl, New York City, NY 10003-2314
    (Between 17th & 18th Streets, on the East side of Irving Place)
  • Public Transportation: Union Square Station. Upon exiting the station, walk to 17th street and make a right. We are one block to the East of Park Avenue South at 17th and Irving Place. Only a small plaque stating "Lady Mendl's" marks the entrance to our brownstone.
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  New York City>  > Gramercy Park
  • Neighborhood: Gramercy Park
  • Phone Number: +1 212-533-4466

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