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Lady Mendl's

Gramercy Park
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56 Irving Pl, New York City, NY 10003-2314 (Between 17th & 18th Streets, on the East side of Irving Place)
+1 212-533-4466
Mon - Fri 15:00 - 17:00
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42 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

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 tables are generously spaced. All this makes it a restful and pleasant place to spend... More 

Thank MsQuince
New York City, New York
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13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
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 matched. The service is attentive and welcoming. We did not feel rushed or hurried...so unlike... More 

Thank kguialdo66
New York City
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71 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
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 hadn't been served dessert. When it arrived it came without the chocolate dipped strawberry I... More 

Thank SheriSR
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 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
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52 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
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 ($59/ea) plus drinks. Staff were pleasant. The menu is prix fixe but the server does... More 

Thank 961leader
Brighton and Hove, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
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 savoured the best all over England. We found online that Lady Mendl's on Irving provided... More 

3 Thank jaymzstewart
London, United Kingdom
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60 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
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 thought would be a fun and interesting afternoon tea in New York. Instead we had... More 

4 Thank FlightyFeline
Raleigh, North Carolina
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76 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
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 are in NYC! They have more limited tea times now than years ago, so be... More 

Thank traveltique
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19 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 April 2016 credit card Amex Card Member Review

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 like royalty. Reservations are required as the room is fairly small. Don't over think this... More 

Thank Kenpodo
Palm Beach Gardens, Florida
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63 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
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. The sandwiches are well thought out and quite delicious. Scones were large served hot but... More 

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Restaurant Details

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Average prices
USD 41 - USD 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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