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Lady Mendl's

56 Irving Pl, New York City, NY 10003-2314
+1 212-533-4466
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  • Excellent40%
  • Very good26%
  • Average18%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible10%
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56 Irving Pl, New York City, NY 10003-2314
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Reviewed 3 January 2018

It's an unassuming facade, but inside Lady Mendl's is a delight. A fixed price, five course high tea service which completely hits the spot on a cold day in NYC. The staff was warm and engaging, and the interior design is funky and comfy. The...More

Thank Michele W
Reviewed 31 December 2017

If you look at the photos online, you'll be reasonably prepared for this very authentic afternoon tea spot. It is expensive, but afternoon tea in NYC invariably runs so. Of course, I've had a lot of afternoon tea in London that's expensive as well. Sure...More

Thank Russell R
Reviewed 21 December 2017 via mobile

Had a mother/daughter date there this past weekend and we had a lovely time. The tea was great, there were 5 courses (we could only finish 4!) and the ambiance was so wonderful! Definitely a must when NYC. Only gave it a 4 star because...More

Thank GDBTO
Reviewed 2 December 2017

Ignore the naysaters, we have been coming here since the tea room opened in 1994. you won't find better anywhere in the country, but if you can we would like to know about it. Yes, it's expensive, perhaps outrageous at $59.00 per person. But worth...More

Thank Jeff S
Reviewed 27 November 2017

I visited Lady Mendl's several years ago and would have given it a 5 star rating at that time. I decided to return with my daughter for a Sunday afternoon tea a few weeks ago and we were both extremely disappointed. The staff is very...More

Thank blahsaystoad
Reviewed 27 August 2017

I have been to Lady Mendl's many times over the years and have seen the prices go up steadily, but that being said, it still is a lovely place to have tea, finger sandwiches and desserts. You can have as many cups of tea as...More

Thank Joan C
Reviewed 31 July 2017

I was curious to see this place. Sounded exciting and looked amazing. Sorry to say was disappointed. We had a much better tea for half the price at Wave Hill a few months ago. The place is cute and service we received from our server...More

Thank LAFAMILLEG11231
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
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$41 - US$80
Cuisine
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
  • Neighbourhood: Gramercy Park
  • Phone Number: +1 212-533-4466
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