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768 5th Avenue, The Plaza Central Park South, New York City, NY 10019 (Fifth Avenue at Central Park South)
+1 212-546-5300
06:30 - 23:00
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

It was the first time we had afternoon tea here. We were familiar with the afternoon tea in London and we wanted to try this in New Yor as well. Very nice location, it's located in The Plaza after all. You should definitly try this once if you are ever in New York. It is a little expencive, but worth... More 

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Austin, Texas
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28 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We ate here each morning of our 4 night stay because our travel agency got us the perk of breakfast included for free with our stay. The food we ordered from the menu was very good but very pricey. A buffet is offered on Saturdays and Sundays. The food was good, but for the price, I think they should have... More 

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Merrickville, Canada
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We love to visit the iconic restaurants on our travels around the world. But this was not one of them! The atmosphere was great, the food okay to good but the service was sorely lacking. Courses in restaurant etiquette are sorely wanting especially when you are paying 150 plus per person for lunch.

Thank RaymondCB
Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Visited here just before Christmas with a group of 5, we all wanted to check out The Plaza Hotel after seeing it in Home Alone of course. Very opulent and grand. Some people say they are disappointed with the look and feel of the Palm Court but we like it, its old world glamour and I suppose thats why its... More 

Thank Emma S
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

Such a lovely afternoon spent in this iconic hotel. We went for afternoon tea and had a wonderful experience. The food was delicious and surprisingly, very filling. We received a lovely chocolate plaza hotel gift also. The staff were lovely and the decor was amazing. Although not cheap, it was worth every cent, in my opinion. Surprised at some of... More 

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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

To travel into the city with kids you need to research how much walking, where to eat, and what to do. The kids were so excited to do the tea, the menu online sounded lovely. We get to our reservation to find out that they don't offer the eloise menu anymore. We explained to the girls working that it is... More 

Thank Lynn L
Falmouth, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This was booked well in advance from the UK for the Christmas (holiday) afternoon tea for a family of 4 costing $95 per person, to celebrate my birthday on Christmas Eve. This has been on my to do list for a very long time and I was very much looking forward to visiting the cities most iconic destination for afternoon... More 

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Greensboro, North Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

My husband and I came to the Palm Court for tea at the Plaza as we were celebrating our honeymoon. It was just splendid. We enjoyed ourselves, and my husband was pleasantly surprised with how much he liked it! We did the the Holiday Tea (I believe it's called). This came with caviar, lobster roll, roast, etc. The food was... More 

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Cambridge, Canada
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

When we decided to treat ourselves to lunch at the Plaza during our first visit to New York City in mid December, we were more intent on taking in the Christmas decorations and seeing some of the iconic venues that we had only seen on TV or in the movies. It was a bonus to arrive and see that there... More 

Thank MandB56
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We made a reservation through internet for a tea at 16.30. When we arrived the host said a tea time was over, but on the website reservation is open until 17.30. After argument with host, they let us have a tea. How disappointing!!! The sandwiches were "tired " and pastries tasteless, falling apart. It was definitely not at the level... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 31 - US$ 50
American, Delicatessen
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Valet Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Romantic
Open Hours
06:30 - 23:00
06:30 - 23:00
06:30 - 23:00
06:30 - 23:00
06:30 - 23:00
06:30 - 23:00
06:30 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 768 5th 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
  • Neighbourhood: Midtown
  • Phone Number: +1 212-546-5300
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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