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Lady Mendl's

56 Irving Pl, New York City, NY 10003-2314
+1 212-533-4466
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  • Excellent38%
  • Very good26%
  • Average20%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible10%
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“soup” (5 reviews)
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56 Irving Pl, New York City, NY 10003-2314
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Reviewed 23 April 2017

Lady Mendl's does one thing, and one thing only: a pricey set teatime menu, in a brownstone parlour floor decorated with Victoriana, chinoiserie and flowers. The décor is calming and tasteful (not brothel-like, as one reviewer suggests), jazz plays softly in the background, and the...More

1  Thank MsQuince
Reviewed 1 February 2017

Lady Mendl's is located in a Georgian stye townhouse in the Gramercy Park neighborhood of Manhattan. The tea salon is found on the parlor floor. The decor is a wonderful mash of styles creating a very Victorian feel. The china is meticulously collected and mix...More

Thank kguialdo66
Reviewed 8 December 2016

Very pricey afternoon tea. Mediocre food, no choice, not fresh taste to slice of cake and scones. Inappropriate to start tea with butternut squash soup and no other option. Clotted cream stiff and not sweet. Service so slow that waiter cleared table not realizing we...More

Thank SheriSR
Reviewed 15 October 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.

Thank Charlotte S
Reviewed 2 October 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...More

Thank 961leader
Reviewed 4 September 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...More

3  Thank jaymzstewart
Reviewed 22 May 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...More

4  Thank FlightyFeline
Reviewed 21 April 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...More

Thank traveltique
Reviewed 14 April 2016

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...More

Thank Kenpodo
Reviewed 24 March 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....More

Thank Diane P
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13 April 2017|
Response from kguialdo66 | Reviewed this property |
Hi! Try the hotel phone number The Inn at Irving Place OR Open Table
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$41 - US$80
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Open Hours
15:00 - 17:00
15:00 - 17:00
15:00 - 17:00
15:00 - 17:00
15:00 - 17:00
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
  • Neighbourhood: Gramercy Park
  • Phone Number: +1 212-533-4466
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