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.
Weekdays 6:30am-12:00am | Saturdays 7:00am-12:00am | Sundays 7:00am-10:00pm
Weekdays 6:30am - 11:00am
Weekends 7:00am - 11:00am
The Palm Court Breakfast Menu
Served daily 12:00pm - 5:00pm
Last reservation available at 4:45pm
*Please note, on Holiday weekends special menus will be served, please refer to Holiday menus for more information.
The Palm Court Afternoon Tea Menu
Eloise's Afternoon Tea
Breakfast Served 6:30am - 11:00am
Saturday & Sunday Breakfast Served 7:30am - 11:00am
All Day Menu Served 12:00pm - 11:00pm
Eloise Tea Served 12:00pm - 5:00pm (Last Seating 4:45pm)
The Palm Court Children's Menu
The Palm Court Children's Weekend Breakfast Menu
Eloise's Afternoon Tea
Served 7:00am through 11:00pm
The Palm Court All Day Bar Menu
Served 5:00pm - 12:00am
The Palm Court Wine List
Served 5:00pm - 12:00am
Sunday 5:00pm - 10:00pm
The Palm Court Evening 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.
• Newly renovated by Master Architect Thierry Despont with a design intended to bring the grandness of Central Park indoors
• American menus that embrace New York classics while adding a modern spin
• Four soaring palm trees and, for the first time, a bar, made to be a focal point of the room
• Ideal venue for cocktail style rehearsal dinners, corporate receptions and milestone birthdays over cocktails, breakfast or tea
• Classic and craft cocktails created by Mixologist Brian Van Flandern
• Prime location in the center of The Plaza’s magnificent lobby
• Ability to accommodate large groups, any time of day
Semi Private areas can accommodate groups as intimate as 20 guests up to 70 seated and 100 standing
Full Buy-Out for up to 100 seated or 350 standing
For private event reservations, please contact email@example.com
Matthew Lambie, born and raised in Manchester, England, had an early interest in the culinary arts. As his mother came from a family of English bakers, Lambie had a natural affinity for artisanal European baking techniques. At the age of sixteen, he left high school to pursue his passion – a career in cooking and pastry.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.
Lena Dunham took tea at The Palm Court at The Plaza as her Eloise doc debuted
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Rachel Antonoff ook over The Plaza's storied Palm Court to stage her label's fantasticalSpring Presentation
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