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Lobby Lounge

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80 Columbus Cir, New York City, NY 10023-5800 (B'way & 9th Ave)
+1 212-805-8800
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10:00 - 23:00
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Sun - Sat 10:00 - 23:00
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Milford, CT
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9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Lobby Lounge boasts large windows overlooking the southeast corner of Central Park and Columbus Circle. It is on the 35th floor - high enough for quite a view. The food was good as well. The price may be a little higher than some places, but considering the view, I think it was worth it! Would definitely go here again!

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Thank Gabby H
London, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 16 February 2017 via mobile

As, the Mandarin begins its clumsy remodel, of one of the great bars in New York. It's clear that things are not what they should be. Forget the famous cocktails, don't even think about the food, which is clearly being prepared in toaster oven (maybe). And the very basic wines by the glass would lead us to say, stay away... More 

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Thank 838hanyf
Mandarin_NYC, Manager at Lobby Lounge, responded to this review

Dear 838hanyf, Thank you very much for taking the time to write about your experience with us at the Lobby Lounge. We are sorry to hear that your overall experience did not live up to your expectations or those that we strive to provide each of our guests. We invite you to email monyc-executiveoffice@mohg.com so we may further examine the... More 

Los Angeles, California
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22 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 December 2016 via mobile

Great space to have a cocktail before or after dinner. We especially enjoyed our space by the fire while having a drink.

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Thank pauldben
Mandarin_NYC, Manager at Lobby Lounge, responded to this review

Dear pauldben, Thank you very much for taking a moment to write about your experience with us at the Lobby Lounge. We are delighted to hear how much you enjoyed your time and we hope to have the pleasure of your company again soon. Warm Regards, Mandarin Oriental, New York Management Team More 

Dorking
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199 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 86 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 December 2016

It should be so much better. We went for a cocktail before dining at Asiate and wished we hadn't. We waited for an age to be shown a table, then our drinks arrived with a dirty glass for one of them. Replacing it seemed to be forgotten and it took us some time to catch a waiters eye and get... More 

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Thank PlummyDorking
Mandarin_NYC, Manager at Lobby Lounge, responded to this review

Dear PlummyDorking, Thank you very much for taking the time to write about your experience with us at the Lobby Lounge. We are sorry to hear that your overall experience did not live up to your expectations or those that we strive to provide each of our guests. We invite you to email monyc-executiveoffice@mohg.com so we may further examine the... More 

New York City, New York
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60 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 November 2016

I thought I had made a reservation for brunch time (12:45 Saturday) but it was a lunch menu. I had delicious waygu beef sliders & tasty though a bit too fatty lamb chops. My boyfriend had soup & salad with salmon. My mother had a generously sized turkey BLT with avocado, probably the best value on the menu. We also... More 

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Thank Ileen R
Mandarin_NYC, Manager at Lobby Lounge, responded to this review

Dear Ileen R, We appreciate the time you took to write about your experience with us at the Lobby Lounge. We are delighted to hear that you enjoyed your lunch overall and appreciate the commentary you have provided, as we are always seeking to improve upon the experience for our guests. We hope to have the pleasure of your company... More 

Los Angeles, California, United States
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60 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 June 2016

Great place for drinks and a terrific view of the park. At night the place can be loud and the weekend I was there it was booked up for private functions. That was not fun but I guess that's life.

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Thank James C
Mandarin_NYC, Manager at Lobby Lounge, responded to this review

Dear James C, Thank you very much for taking the time to share your experience with us at the Lobby Lounge. We are so glad to hear that you enjoyed our cocktails and view of Central Park. We hope to have the pleasure of your company on your next visit to the city. Warm Regards, Mandarin Oriental, New York Management... More 

Netherlands
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43 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 110 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 June 2016

I went for a post-theatre drink with a friend just to enjoy the view and I was shocked by our experience. My friend asked for a glass of wine and then she saw the waiter (his name was Tony) to simply pour in one glass the rest of the bottle and fill in the rest by the glass of somebody... More 

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Thank HotelfanNetherlands
Mandarin_NYC, Manager at Lobby Lounge, responded to this review

Dear HotelfanNetherlands, Thank you very much for taking the time to share your experience with us at the Lobby Lounge. We are sorry to hear that the service you received did not live up to your expectations or those that we strive to provide our guests. We would appreciate the opportunity to discuss your comments further so we can examine... More 

New York
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172 reviews
103 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 119 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 June 2016

We go there from time to time and every time when we almost go there, my husband just reminded me not to. The service is horrible. It was hard to get something reserved, and the day of they almost can't look up our reservations, which could be disastrous. Food is not even average - it was probably a 2 out... More 

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Mandarin_NYC, Manager at Lobby Lounge, responded to this review

Dear Luxship, We sincerely appreciate you taking the time to write about your experiences with us at the Lobby Lounge. We are sorry to hear that the service you received did not live up to your expectations or those that we strive to provide our guests. We would appreciate the opportunity to discuss your comments further so we can examine... More 

New York City, New York
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 May 2016

As a frequent Mandarin Oriental world customer, I must say that the lobby lounge in NYC is a disappointment and I realized that this would be the end of my relationship with Mandarin Oriental New York. As a world traveler and outside observer, I can conclude that Mandarin Oriental New York's lobby lounge is populated with employees who are just... More 

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2 Thank dk18032016
Mandarin_NYC, Manager at Lobby Lounge, responded to this review

Dear dk18032016, We sincerely appreciate you taking the time to write about your experiences with us at the Lobby Lounge. We are sorry to hear that the service you received did not live up to your expectations or those that we strive to provide our guests. We would appreciate the opportunity to discuss your comments further so we can examine... More 

New York City, New York
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157 reviews
131 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 May 2016

The cocktails are good at this smallish hotel lounge bar. But the draw is the view ... even on a cloudy day. The service attentive.

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Thank WhereNext2NYC
Mandarin_NYC, Manager at Lobby Lounge, responded to this review

Dear WhereNext2NYC, Thank you for taking the time to review your experience with us at the Lobby Lounge. We are thrilled that you enjoyed your cocktails and our view and hope to welcome you back again in the near future. Warm Regards, Mandarin Oriental, New York Management Team More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$31 - US$50
Cuisine
Chinese, American
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Full Bar, Valet Parking, Serves Alcohol
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Romantic, View, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings
Open Hours
Sunday
10:00 - 23:00
Monday
10:00 - 23:00
Tuesday
10:00 - 23:00
Wednesday
10:00 - 23:00
Thursday
10:00 - 23:00
Friday
10:00 - 23:00
Saturday
10:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 80 Columbus Cir, New York City, NY 10023-5800
    (B'way & 9th Ave)
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  New York City>  > Midtown
  • Neighbourhood: Midtown
  • Phone Number: +1 212-805-8800

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