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Lady Mendl's

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)
(212) 533-4466
Mon - Fri 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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London, United Kingdom
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53 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars 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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53 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars 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 

Thank traveltique
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19 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars 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 

Thank Kenpodo
Palm Beach Gardens, Florida
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34 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars 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 

Thank Diane P
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111 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars 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!

Thank robrobe
Carmarthenshire, United Kingdom
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17 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars 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 

Thank Julie H
Shanghai, China
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167 reviews
88 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 95 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars 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 

Thank Lynette0708
Norwood, NJ
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59 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2016

The food is wonderful, the atmosphere stunning, and the waitstaff excellent. I recommend the tea and course pairing.

Thank Karen M
Boston, Massachusetts
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31 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2016 via mobile

The brownstone is gorgeous. Great food and excellent variety of teas. Service is excellent as well. We had a great time and qould recommend this place to anyonw who loves having tea.

Thank tizsajon
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12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2016

Ladies and gentlemen, it hurts to have to write this. Afternoon tea at Lady Mendl's was once my favorite in the city. It no longer is, and it isn't even 'good enough' that I would return. Read on. I have been to Lady Mendl's many times, but I hadn't been there in a couple of years before returning with an... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
$41 - $80
American, British
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Open Hours
3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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: (212) 533-4466

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