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Palm Court

768 5th Ave, The Plaza Central Park South, New York City, NY 10019-1685
+1 212-546-5300
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  • Excellent46%
  • Very good20%
  • Average15%
  • Poor10%
  • Terrible9%
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“brunch” (37 reviews)
“scones” (113 reviews)
“lemon curd” (15 reviews)
Open Now
06:30 - 23:00All hours
American, Delicatessen, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
768 5th Ave, The Plaza Central Park South, New York City, NY 10019-1685
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Ok... picture this Christmas in New York with various family members meeting up. Naturally we wanted to do something extra-ordinary. After MUCH research we decided on The Palm Court cafe in The Plaza Hotel for Christmas Eve dinner. After all it is the Plaza, so...More

Thank Kazzalee30
Reviewed 4 days ago

I think this was the worst Afternoon Tea I have ever had. Dry sandwiches and Wet pastries, it was like eating leftovers from a wedding. We had to go and look for the wait staff twice who were hiding out the back chit chatting. This...More

Thank HANSONtds
Reviewed 1 week ago

There simply could not be a lovelier spot for afternoon tea. My 3 children and I enjoyed it immensely. Portions were extremely generous: ~6 tea sandwiches, ~6 desserts, 2 scones, and a full pot of tea per person. We could have easily split 1 person's...More

Thank distortiongirl
Reviewed 1 week ago

A beautiful and stylish place. They have a breakfast, afternoon tea (very popular) and a dinner menu. It is pricey, but the experience is pretty great. Do it if it's in your budget.

Thank Flapi
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The location is amazing but the food was way overpriced and horrible. If you want proper high tea, go to England.

Thank Joy M
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I've wanted to come here for so long. Coming from Australia and dream come true for my birthday brunch. Husband booked the table and was asked if it was a a special occasion - types yes, my wife's birthday. Was greeted, waited around 5 minutes...More

1  Thank Belinda E
Reviewed 1 week ago

Excellent and well-deserved meal after a great day in the city of my dreams! Beautiful flowers, attention to details, good champagne selection. See you soon!

Thank EuropeAnonymous
Reviewed 1 week ago

We visited the Palm Court in The Plaza and enjoyed the food and tea. I had the Champagne tea. I'm not normally a tea kind of guy, but this was enjoyable. I noticed the champagne tea came with caviar and I was disappointed with the...More

Thank Lance H
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I've waited for years to go the Plaza for high tea. $200+ later for 2, and it was under-whelming. Sometimes you spend a lot and are pleasantly surprised. Unfortunately, not here. The staff was courteous, but obviously more interested in sweeping us out the door...More

1  Thank Dianne H
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Absolutely wonderful experience at the Plaza for tea. The dining room is elegant with beautiful flowers everywhere. The service is impeccable and the waitstaff was able to accommodate my group's food allergies. The food is delicious and there is an entire gluten free tea menu...More

Thank NewYorker1993
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9 July 2017|
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Response from KarreJ | Reviewed this property |
Sorry for the delay. I can't imagine that if you hated the tea, they wouldn't switch it for you. They bring a large pot in which the flakes are steeped. They are gracious and obliging.
16 March 2017|
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Response from Gil leo M | Reviewed this property |
Hi! Minimum price starts from 75 $ for adults, 50$ for kids and reservation is needed.
16 March 2017|
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Response from Jennifer P | Reviewed this property |
Unfortunatly, no. I believe the Eloise tea was for guests up to age 12. I feel your pain. I would have loved it too!:-)
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$31 - US$50
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Valet Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings
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 Ave, The Plaza Central Park South, New York City, NY 10019-1685
    (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
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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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