The Palm Court

The Palm Court

Serving Breakfast, Afternoon Tea and Evening Cocktails and Lite Fare

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

Beginning June 9th, The Palm Court will be closed on Tuesday and Wednesday.

For over 115 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 | 6:30 a.m. – 10 a.m.
Confirmed breakfast reservations at The Palm Court
are reserved for hotel guests at this time.

Afternoon Tea | 10:30 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Evening Cocktails and Lite Fare*
| 5 p.m. – 11 p.m.
Reservations are not required
*Lite Fare menu ends at 10 p.m.


Afternoon Tea and Evening reservations are available on OpenTable
(212) 546-5300
| palmcourt@fairmont.com


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At The Palm Court, guests are encouraged to dress for the occasion. Afternoon Tea is a long-celebrated tradition at The Plaza, and we kindly ask that you refrain from wearing shorts, men’s sleeveless shirts, casual hats, ripped denim and athletic wear while dining. Any guest who does not appear sufficiently well-presented may be refused entry.

Please refer to our Style Guide for inspiration.


You may cancel your reservation up to three days prior to your visit. Cancellations within 72 hours of your reservation or no-shows will result in a $75 per person charge to the credit card on file. You must cancel your reservation on OpenTable.

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 20 guests can be arranged 60 days prior to reservation date. For group reservations and additional 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. For more information, please contact: plazaevents@fairmont.com

For all other inquiries, please contact us via phone or email: palmcourt@fairmont.com


Muhannad Al Ateem


Born and raised in Jordan and known as Chef Alateem or Chef Mo, his passion for cooking started at 13 while watching cooking shows with his mom. Living in the Middle East and in a country known for its generational cooking techniques, use of natural spices, and food authenticity played an important role in defining his career.

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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. Our talented Mixologists expertly craft a wide range of well-loved classics alongside inspired new creations.

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