The Palm Court

Serving Breakfast, Afternoon Tea, and Evening Snacks

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.

HOURS

Weekdays 6:30am-12:00am | Saturdays  7:00am-12:00am | Sundays  7:00am-10:00pm

CONTACT

212-546-5300
palmcourt@fairmont.com

ATTIRE

Our suggested dress code is smart casual.

CANCELLATIONS

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.

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.

GROUP DINING

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 palmcourt@fairmont.com

PRIVATE EVENTS

The entire Palm Court can be reserved for receptions for 100-300 guests for private events and information contact 212.546.5464 or plazaevents@fairmont.com

Sani Hebaj

Executive Chef

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.

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Matthew Lambie

EXECUTIVE PASTRY CHEF

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.

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Beginnings

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 Tradition of Afternoon Tea

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.

Today

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.

PROVENCE AT THE PLAZA

July 12 - September 3, 2018
Wine offerings extend until September 30, 2018

Menu: Vie Vite Provence

Bienvenue à Provence at the Plaza. Prenez du plaisir with floral accents designed and provided by Venus ET Fleur, live French jazz on select evenings and the presence of legendary rose vintners, beginning with Vie Vité.

LIVE MUSIC WILL BE PRESENTED ON

Thursday, August 16 | 6:00-9:00 PM
Thursday, August 23 | 6:00-9:00 PM
Thursday, August 30 | 6:00-9:00 PM

PRESENTED IN PARTNERSHIP WITH

Opulent, high-quality, real roses that last for at least one year without the need for watering or any maintenance.
Select Rosé from VieVité and Château d’Esclans

Reservations:

(212) 546-5300
bit.ly/ThePalmCourtOpenTable

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For press inquiries, please contact
Ariana Swerdlin

Ariana.Swerdlin@Fairmont.Com