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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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  • Excellent45%
  • Very good20%
  • Average16%
  • Poor10%
  • Terrible9%
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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

I had the classic afternoon tea here with my teenage daughter. We both love tea and enjoyed looking at the menu and choosing from the many selections with the help of our waiter. The tea treats and sandwiches were tasty but seemed fairly standard, there...More

Thank Garciajaa
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

To those of you that remember what the palm court used to be well you can avoid the disappointment! It is not like that anymore! To start with you are greeted by un welcoming and rude hostess. One that looks at you like you don't...More

1  Thank Daniela J
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Braised short ribs were tender and deliciously rich. The mashed potatoes were also quite possibly the best mashed potatoes I've ever had (probably because it was very buttery). Mint julep was refreshing and good, but there was a bit too much ice. The margarita was...More

Thank LeslieTeng
Reviewed 1 week ago

On out last day in NYC we wanted to experience the Plaza. We checked out the food hall and were not impressed due to the crowded and noisy environment. The Palm Court however is an oasis where you can relax in peace and enjoy the...More

1  Thank NoLeakHere
Reviewed 1 week ago

My wife and I had afternoon tea it was a great experience. The setting is great and doesn't feel too formal or stuffy. We had a ix up about table times but we were dealt within a respectful and courteous manner, with the Maître Dee...More

Thank Voay22
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My husband and I love to have afternoon tea and have been to many different ones in various cities. This one would count in the top 3. The room was beautiful and the food not only a treat for the eyes but tastebuds, as well....More

Thank vicki1986
Reviewed 1 week ago

We thoroughly enjoyed high tea at the Palm Court. We split the 'New Yorker' and found that it was just right in terms of quantity - We likely wouldn't have been able to each get through one. The tea that we tried was excellent, and...More

Thank gmckendr
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Our granddaughter is fascinated with the Eloise stories. We made reservations for Afternoon Tea in the Palm Court. We loved the experience. The staff provided outstanding service and made it a special occasion. The food was excellent.

Thank Ansel C
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I couldn't miss Tea at the Palm Court during my stay at The Plaza, and I was not disappointed! Excellent champagne, a wonderful variety of sandwiches and pastries, perfectly brewed tea and service that struck the perfect balance of attentiveness. I don't usually order pink...More

Thank Rebecca W
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I booked on opentable for a 2pm afternoon tea. It was very quiet with only around 15%of the tables taken. The hostess seated us close to the entrance adjacent to the bar. There are two choices for afternoon tea, the New Yorker Tea or the...More

1  Thank Dexter555
This is the iconic New York that so many visitors
imagine before they visit—spectacular skyscrapers like
the Chrysler Building and Empire State Building,
iconic public buildings like Grand Central Terminal
and the New York Public Library, and the non-stop
hustle and bustle of the city streets. Fifth Avenue is
a shopper's heaven where you can find every kind of
store imaginable, with fashion brands ranging from the
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9 July 2017|
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Response from Renee M | Reviewed this property |
May I suggest finding all the teas listed on the website. They offer excellent descriptions of each. Hope this helps.
17 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.
17 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
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Valet Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Business meetings, Child-friendly, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, 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 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
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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