The Palm Court

The Palm Court

Serving Breakfast, Afternoon Tea and Evening Cocktails and Lite Fare

The health, safety, and wellbeing of our guests and colleagues is our highest priority at The Plaza. In accordance with Key to NYC, all guests above the age of 12 are required to provide proof of one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine along with your photo ID prior to entering The Palm Court, Champagne Bar, and Fitness Center.

The Plaza remains committed to strictly follow all health, safety and cleanliness protocols.

The Palm Court is now open for Breakfast, Afternoon Tea and Evening Cocktail services. Please join us daily from 6:30 a.m. to 11:00 p.m.

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.


Breakfast | Daily 6:30 a.m. – 10 a.m.
Afternoon Tea |
Daily 10:30 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Evening Cocktails and Lite Fare* | Daily 5 p.m. – 11 p.m.
*Lite Fare menu ends at 10 p.m.
** Every Tuesday, The Palm Court will donate 10% of proceeds from Afternoon Tea in support of The Metropolitan Opera Guild.


212-546-5300 | palmcourt@fairmont.com

Palm Court Holiday Events

Holiday Afternoon Tea
November 25, 2021 – January 9, 2022
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Christmas Day
December 25, 2021
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Guests may make Christmas Day reservations at The Palm Court via OpenTable.
$225 per person
$135 per child 12 years and under

Special Christmas Day Hours
Breakfast | 6:30 a.m. – 11 a.m.
Prefix Dinner | 12 p.m. – 7 p.m.
Evening Cocktails and Lite Fare | 7 p.m. – close

New Year’s Eve Grand Fête Party
December 31, 2021
More details coming soon


Smart casual dress code is strongly encouraged.


You may cancel this reservation up to three days prior to your visit. Cancellations within 72 hours of your reservation or no-shows will result in a $100 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.


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


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

For all other inquiries, please contact us via phone or email: 212-546-5300 | palmcourt@fairmont.com


Matthew Lambie


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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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.


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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