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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%
Travellers talk about
“scones” (117 reviews)
“lemon curd” (15 reviews)
“cotton candy” (12 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 yesterday

Went here for a treat afternoon tea. Had the regular one and a champagne one. Fine selection of savories and cakes. Service functional, but the room could do with a refresh and the lighting is very unflattering!

Thank Amanda G
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We were a little worried about choosing the Plaza for our afternoon tea given that it is a favorite of tourists but we LOVED it! My mother had the New Yorker and I had the Champagne tea with a glass of champagne and caviar. Lovely....More

Thank Melissa E
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Had wanted to experience afternoon tea here for a while and felt a joint celebration of birthday and an anniversary would be perfect. We had had afternoon tea at claridges in the U.K a few months before and wanted to compare. There is no comparison!...More

Thank ukdiva007
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My daughter and I had our farewell to NYC breakfast there this morning, thinking it would be a great way to finish off a fabulous week. Big mistake. The hotel is beautiful but just walk in and look at the flowers and the area that...More

1  Thank Khar3345
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

If you are visiting New York and want to see the Plaza, drop by for a drink. But DO NOT waste your money on their afternoon tea. The service was excellent but the food was terrible (soggy sandwiches, stale bread, runny jam and meager portions...More

Thank Kelly Anne T
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

First, let me say that it is very expensive. But, if you go to an afternoon tea, you have to know that what you get are little sandwiches, scones and little desserts and you are paying for relaxation, atmosphere and being waited on. It isn't...More

Thank Lisa7892015
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I took my family here as my kids where very keen to visit the plaza. I felt the staff were far too pretentious. Food was very poor, service poor and far too expensive.

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 17 August 2017

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

1  Thank Kazzalee30
Reviewed 16 August 2017

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

3  Thank HANSONtds
Reviewed 13 August 2017

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
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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
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22 September 2017|
Response from Rhian M | Reviewed this property |
Email them direct they are prompt in reply and you can book too
Narelle H
1 September 2017|
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Response from Dexter555 | Reviewed this property |
Hi, Yes you can .Bookings for tea from midday onwards. And when you do arrive , be sure not to take a table near the bar in the middle of the restaurant.
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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
Romantic, Business meetings, Kids, Child-friendly, Groups, Special Occasion Dining
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
  • E-mail
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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