For over 100 years, The Palm Court has been New York City’s iconic destination for Afternoon Tea. In 2013, The Palm Court was re-launched to include a grand bar, tea by Palais des Thés, and a new and revised menu featuring inspired American fare from morning through evening.
Renowned architect Thierry Despont has completely renovated The Palm Court while staying true to its original design intent. Inspired by nearby Central Park and its lush greenery, Despont incorporated potted plants, ceiling-high palm trees, trellis detailing, and custom furnishings with cane accents into his design. The room’s signature feature is a soaring stained-glass dome reminiscent of the original built in 1907. The Palm Court is a timelessly elegant setting for breakfast, afternoon tea, evening fare and crafted cocktails making it one of the most iconic New York restaurant and bars still taking reservations.
Weekdays 6:30am-12:00am | Saturdays 7:00am-12:00am | Sundays 7:00am-10:00pm
Our suggested dress code is smart casual.
You may cancel this reservation up to three days prior to your visit. Failure to cancel your reservation within this timeframe will result in a $50 per person (+local tax) charge to the credit card on file. You must cancel your reservation by telephone at (212) 546-5300.
Served Mon-Fri 6:30am - 11:00am; Sat-Sun 7:00am - 11:00am
The Palm Court Breakfast Menu
Served daily 12:00pm - 5:00pm | Last seating available at 4:30pm
Afternoon Tea Menu
Served Mon- Sat 5:00pm - 12:00am; Sun 5:00pm - 10:00pm
Served at the bar from 12:00pm-5:00pm
The Palm Court Bar Menu
For over 100 years, The Palm Court has been New York’s iconic destination in Midtown. Now, it showcases classic American menus from morning to evening. This elegant room marked with its stained glass laylight and impressive height adds a touch of old New York to a very polished and modern sense of hospitality.
Large Group Reservations for a maximum of 30 guests can be arranged 60 days prior to reservation date for group reservations and information contact 212.546.5311 or email@example.com
The entire Palm Court can be reserved for receptions for 100-300 guests for private events and information contact 212.546.5464 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Leading The Plaza culinary team at The Plaza is Executive Chef Sani Hebaj. A native of New York, born in Brooklyn of immigrant parents that also embraced the food of New York. His father was a chef, his sisters both graduated from the Culinary Institute of America, his stepfather is a chef and his brother in law is a pastry chef that also co-owns his own chocolate confectionery.Read More
Since it opened in 1907, The Palm Court has been a quintessential part of The Plaza. It has been the setting for scenes in many famous novels and films, most notably F. Scott Fitzgerald’s The Great Gatsby. Over the years The Palm Court has experienced a number of renovations, however the look and spirit of the room has remained unchanged.
The Palm Court is Manhattan’s iconic destination for afternoon tea. Visitors delight in the tradition of tea with our extensive, 25-variety collection of Palais des Thés tea, as well as sandwiches, snacks and fine pastries. The Palm Court offers visitors an elegant piece of old New York with unmatched sophistication and charm.
The Palm Court aims to maintain the tradition of The Plaza while providing modern comforts to its guests. For the first time in history, The Palm Court features a grand bar, as well as both savory and sweet fare served from morning through evening. The oval trellised bar has become a focal point of the room, centered between the iconic palm trees. Master Mixologist Brian Van Flandern’s expertly crafted cocktails represent a wide range of well-loved classics alongside inspired new creations.
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