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Lady Mendls

Lady Mendl's is an unconventionally chic tea salon housed within a Georgian brownstone in the Gramercy Park neighborhood of Manhattan.
An opulent five-course tea is served in an eclectic and whimsical parlor by a doting staff.

Patrons sip tea from hand culled vintage Wedgwood teacups as they nibble dainty finger sandwiches and house baked scones.
With an insouciant nod to the past, Lady Mendl's epitomizes a modern take on traditional afternoon tea.

$59 pre fixe tea served Wednesday through Sunday, as well as holidays.

Children under 12 are not permitted.
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187 Current Reviews
Summary of Diner Ratings & Reviews
Overall 
4.2 / 5
(Outstanding) 4.2 / 5
(187 Reviews)
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Rating Breakdown 187 reviews
5 stars
(100)
4 stars
(45)
3 stars
(26)
2 stars
(11)
1 star
(5)
Food 
4 / 5
(Outstanding) 4 / 5
Service 
4.3 / 5
(Outstanding) 4.3 / 5
Ambiance 
4.6 / 5
(Outstanding) 4.6 / 5
Noise Level
1.6 / 3
Moderate
Value 
3.4 / 5
(Very Good) 3.4 / 5
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  • romantic(57)
  • great for brunch(37)
  • good for groups(33)
  • great for lunch(32)
Lady Mendls Reviews List
Review 1 for Lady Mendls
Overall rating 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5

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OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 2/06/2016
 2012
Dined on 2/06/2016
 2012
Food 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
"On Sat, Feb 6th I visited Lady Mendl's as a surprise birthday present for a dear friend. The staff was very nice and welcoming. Tanner, our server was the most kind and professional - we really liked him.
The ambiance was lovely-the fact that it's in a very obscure brownstone on a quiet street was quaint. There isn't much signage outside so you can miss it. It's like a hidden gem. The inside is pretty, Victorian, nice comfortable seating. Lit fireplace. However it could be a bit more refined - use white/clear plates instead of miss matched one. They should have live such as a violinist or harpist.
The tea service was good. Tea was hot and often replenished by our server.
The meal itself, however was not memorable. First course, butternut squash soup that was a bit bland. The 2nd course was (5)VERY small tea sandwiches there could have been more. It wasn't filling. Then we get our HUGE buttermilk scone with clotted cream and jam. It was delicious..but we weren't ready to move into the sweets. Then last course was multi layer crepe cake which our server surprised us by placing a candle on it for my friend. It was delicious..but in addition to that, we received the petit four, choc dipped strawberries. It was soooooo much sweet and not enough savory. We ended up taking the petit fours and strawberries home.
Overall I would come again, but only after improvements to the menu are made!"
Dined on 2/06/2016
 2012
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Review 2 for Lady Mendls
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

Food 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Value 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Dined on 1/31/2016
 2007
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Review 3 for Lady Mendls
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

Gluten Free

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Dined on 1/30/2016
 2011
Dined on 1/30/2016
 2011
Food 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Value 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
"My friends and I are tea room fanatics~the ambiance was perfection! We chose Lady Mendl's because I am gluten free and they offer SOME gluten free swaps. I was able to have every course with some adaptations. I was slightly disappointed with the sandwiches, as I was only offered 2 of the 4 versions served to my friends. Desserts were good, not great, as is often the case for GF treats. Overall, I think I could've fed myself better. However, my friends and I enjoyed ourselves and if you're not GF, you're in for a treat!"
Dined on 1/30/2016
 2011
Special Features: neighborhood gem, good for groups, great for lunch, special occasion
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Review 4 for Lady Mendls
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

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Dined on 1/30/2016
 2014
Dined on 1/30/2016
 2014
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
4 / 3
Energetic
Value 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Dined on 1/30/2016
 2014
Special Features: romantic, neighborhood gem, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, special occasion, fit for foodies
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Review 5 for Lady Mendls
Overall rating 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5

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Dined on 1/31/2016
 2015
Dined on 1/31/2016
 2015
Food 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Service 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Value 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Dined on 1/31/2016
 2015
Special Features: great for lunch
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Review 6 for Lady Mendls
Overall rating 
1 / 5
(Poor) 1 / 5

LAME. Stale pastries and tea for $59.

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Dined on 1/30/2016
 2016
Dined on 1/30/2016
 2016
Food 
1 / 5
(Poor) 1 / 5
Service 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Ambiance 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
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Value 
1 / 5
(Poor) 1 / 5
Dined on 1/30/2016
 2016
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Review 7 for Lady Mendls
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

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Dined on 1/30/2016
 2005
Dined on 1/30/2016
 2005
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Value 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Dined on 1/30/2016
 2005
Special Features: great for lunch
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Review 8 for Lady Mendls
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

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Dined on 1/28/2016
 2012
Dined on 1/28/2016
 2012
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Value 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Dined on 1/28/2016
 2012
Special Features: romantic
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Review 9 for Lady Mendls
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

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Dined on 1/28/2016
 2008
Dined on 1/28/2016
 2008
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Value 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Dined on 1/28/2016
 2008
Special Features: romantic, great for brunch, special occasion, fit for foodies
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Review 10 for Lady Mendls
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

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Dined on 1/22/2016
 2016
Dined on 1/22/2016
 2016
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
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Quiet
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Value 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Dined on 1/22/2016
 2016
Special Features: neighborhood gem, special occasion
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Review 11 for Lady Mendls
Overall rating 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5

Dined on 1/16/2016
 2008
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Review 12 for Lady Mendls
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

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Dined on 1/17/2016
 2004
Dined on 1/17/2016
 2004
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
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Quiet
Quiet
Dined on 1/17/2016
 2004
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Review 13 for Lady Mendls
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

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Dined on 1/08/2016
 2015
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 2015
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
4 / 3
Energetic
Dined on 1/08/2016
 2015
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Review 14 for Lady Mendls
Overall rating 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5

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Dined on 1/16/2016
 2011
Dined on 1/16/2016
 2011
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Value 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Dined on 1/16/2016
 2011
Special Features: neighborhood gem, great for brunch, special occasion
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Review 15 for Lady Mendls
Overall rating 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5

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Dined on 1/16/2016
 2011
Dined on 1/16/2016
 2011
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
1 / 5
(Poor) 1 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
4 / 3
Energetic
Value 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Dined on 1/16/2016
 2011
Special Features: great for brunch, great for lunch
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Review 16 for Lady Mendls
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Dined on 1/15/2016
 2008
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Review 17 for Lady Mendls
Overall rating 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5

Only Once

Food 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Value 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
"Lovely old NYC brownstone, sweet decor. Service was outstanding. That said, food was mediocre, portions small, tea pot never refilled. And, quite pricey. Nice to have done it once, won't repeat. Much better value else where."
Dined on 1/14/2016
 2009
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Review 18 for Lady Mendls
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
4 / 3
Energetic
"Beautiful location and the tea fare was delicious. The scone was divine with clotted cream and raspberry jam. Loved the variety of tea and the way it was presented!"
Dined on 1/16/2016
 2009
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Review 19 for Lady Mendls
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

Ladies Day Out!

Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Value 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
"Everything about tea at Lady Mendl's was enjoyable. The place is beautiful. The service was excellent and the tea, sandwiches, scones and pastry were just like high tea in England. It was a wonderful experience. I will definitely plan another special occasion there with friends."
Dined on 1/13/2016
 2010
Special Features: neighborhood gem, good for groups, great for lunch, special occasion
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Review 20 for Lady Mendls
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 1/13/2016
 2006
Dined on 1/13/2016
 2006
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Value 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Dined on 1/13/2016
 2006
Special Features: special occasion
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Review 21 for Lady Mendls
Overall rating 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5

Quaint place bad first impression

Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
1 / 5
(Poor) 1 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Value 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
"Very sweet oldy worldy place totally ruined by the unfriendly man on reception. He was so unfriendly and before even asking if we had reservations (we did) told us there was no tea on 11th January. When we told him we had reservations he was slightly warmer. We were the only people there and opted just for tea and a scone. A few other people arrived and asked to join in for tea but were told they could not be accommodated???? Would not go back and would not recommend...."
Dined on 1/11/2016
 2015
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Review 22 for Lady Mendls
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

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Dined on 1/10/2016
 2008
Dined on 1/10/2016
 2008
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
4 / 3
Energetic
Value 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Dined on 1/10/2016
 2008
Special Features: romantic, special occasion
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Review 23 for Lady Mendls
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

Perfect high tea

Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
4 / 3
Energetic
Value 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
"We really enjoyed the food, the service and ambiance were great and there were lovely teas to pick from. Would do it again if I were in NYC."
Dined on 12/27/2015
 2015
Special Features: romantic, special occasion
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Review 24 for Lady Mendls
Overall rating 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5

Not what it once was, and not worth it.

Food 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Service 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Value 
1 / 5
(Poor) 1 / 5
"I wrote a long review and posted it on TripAdvisor. Here's the Cliff Notes version: Not what it was; laughably skimpy portions; tea sandwiches were more like tiny hors d'oeuvres and there were only five of them - with no replenishment, as is traditional with afternoon tea. Across all of the 'courses' (bites) the balance was way too much sugar and not enough savory. Add to this that prices went way up, and quality/quantity/selection has gone way down (my Afternoon Tea with one glass of champagne was $95 including tax and tip). Unacceptable and I won't return.
I hadn't been to LM in a couple of years, and hadn't realized that it's changed for the worse. If I had, I wouldn't have chosen it.
On a plus side the venue is still beautiful and the service is friendly."
Dined on 1/08/2016
 2007
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Review 25 for Lady Mendls
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 1/09/2016
 2015
Dined on 1/09/2016
 2015
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Value 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Dined on 1/09/2016
 2015
Special Features: romantic, neighborhood gem, good for groups, fit for foodies
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Review 26 for Lady Mendls
Overall rating 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5

OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 1/02/2016
 2003
Dined on 1/02/2016
 2003
Food 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Service 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Value 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Dined on 1/02/2016
 2003
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Review 27 for Lady Mendls
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

Food 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Value 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Dined on 1/03/2016
 2014
Special Features: romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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Review 28 for Lady Mendls
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

Not What I Had Hoped

Food 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Value 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
"Expecting a strong devotion to tea, I was disappointed by the variety and inattention to details of servicing a tea drinker--the cup was not changed with each change in the type of tea ordered, and a different tea was poured into a cup still containing the previous tea, creating a mixed tea. I was also disappointed by the lack of tea selection. The food was decent, but not exquisite, as the price would have implied."
Dined on 1/02/2016
 2013
Special Features: special occasion
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Review 29 for Lady Mendls
Overall rating 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5

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OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 12/24/2015
 2015
Dined on 12/24/2015
 2015
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
"Quite nice. A little over priced but nice to try to pamper oneself. Should have some more tea selections. Green tea is robust and rich and wonderful."
Dined on 12/24/2015
 2015
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Review 30 for Lady Mendls
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

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Dined on 12/12/2015
 2015
Dined on 12/12/2015
 2015
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Value 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Dined on 12/12/2015
 2015
Special Features: romantic, neighborhood gem, great for brunch, special occasion
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Review 31 for Lady Mendls
Overall rating 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5

A Tepid Cup of Tea

Food 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Service 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
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Value 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
"Wish I could be more encouraging about taking tea at Lady Mendl's because the setting and intent are so charming and unique. Unfortunately the food, particularly the single scone served, do not live up to the expectations set by the decor. The five finger sandwiches offered were adequate. The 20 something layer cake was the definite highlight of tea. It was delicate, tasty, and exquisite. While the wait support staff is very good, the hostess had an off putting and condescending manner. Our waiter indicated that he loved working there, but his service made me question that indication. I did not check yes or no to indicate whether I'd recommend to a friend because it would depend upon the friend. Some would get the place; others would definitely be disappointed in the food. May give it another try sometime."
Dined on 12/26/2015
 2006
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Review 32 for Lady Mendls
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

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OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 12/28/2015
 2007
Dined on 12/28/2015
 2007
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Value 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Dined on 12/28/2015
 2007
Special Features: romantic, special occasion
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Review 33 for Lady Mendls
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

best tea in town!

Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Value 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
"This is a place that transports the guest to another world .. of charm, calm, delight.
This is a must for anyone who likes to have tea and ALL the delicious accompaniments. perhaps the best scone ever had.
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Dined on 1/01/2016
 2007
Special Features: romantic, neighborhood gem, good for groups, special occasion
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Review 34 for Lady Mendls
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

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Dined on 1/01/2016
 2009
Dined on 1/01/2016
 2009
Food 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Value 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Dined on 1/01/2016
 2009
Special Features: neighborhood gem, special occasion
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Review 35 for Lady Mendls
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

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Dined on 12/31/2015
 2012
Dined on 12/31/2015
 2012
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Value 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Dined on 12/31/2015
 2012
Special Features: romantic, good for groups, great for brunch, special occasion
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Review 36 for Lady Mendls
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Value 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Dined on 12/31/2015
 2003
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Review 37 for Lady Mendls
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

Afternoon Tea

Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Value 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
"I've been to Lady Mendl's several times for "afternoon tea" and have always loved it. Unfortanately, it was not the case this time.
They recently renovated it - it looks nice but I liked the previous decor better.
Re the "tea service" itself, the prices have gone up and the portions are much smaller although the food was very tasty. They used to tell you what the sandwiches were in advance and ask if there was something you didn't want and would substitute it; in addition, they would also serve "seconds" without asking. The "tier" serving was eliminated, which I particularly enjoy, and served everything "plated" which takes away from the experience. Also, they went from a very extensive tea menu to only 5 - 6. You used to be able to buy the tea there - this is no longer the case.
We had a 3pm reservation and several people were seated ahead of us.
Lastly, service was just ok. However, the head server did profusely apologize without prompting, which we appreciated.
I partake in "tea" 2 - 3 times per year at various places and always said that Lady Mendl's is in the top 3 - sadly, this is no longer the case."
Dined on 12/30/2015
 2002
Special Features: good for groups, special occasion, fit for foodies
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Review 38 for Lady Mendls
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

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Dined on 1/02/2016
 2012
Dined on 1/02/2016
 2012
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Dined on 1/02/2016
 2012
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Review 39 for Lady Mendls
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

Charming spot for tea with friends

Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Value 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
"A colleague from Europe was visiting New York for the holidays with her soon-to-be teenage daughter. The three of us met at 2:00pm for tea at Lady Mendl's and it was a perfect choice. As a native New Yorker, I felt transported for a couple of hours. So much more character than tea at one of the big hotels.
We all loved the ambiance, food and service. From the butternut squash soup to the French macarons, all five courses were delicious. More like a light lunch really. Service was spot-on too. Although it was a splurge, it hit all the right notes for my friends from Switzerland."
Dined on 12/28/2015
 2011
Special Features: good for groups, special occasion
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Review 40 for Lady Mendls
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

Tea time

Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Value 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
"The food was great as before but the service was very slow. We did not even get our tea before the food arrived. There were only two waiters working and there was too much for them to handle. Much better service on past visits!"
Dined on 12/17/2015
 2014
Special Features: romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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Review 41 for Lady Mendls
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

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Dined on 12/27/2015
 2014
Dined on 12/27/2015
 2014
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Value 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Dined on 12/27/2015
 2014
Special Features: romantic, special occasion
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Review 42 for Lady Mendls
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

A place must visit

Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Value 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
"Took my God daughter and niece there for a Christmas treat, they both love it: old house, lit fireplace, Christmas decoration tastefully done, wall paper, furniture, mix-match plates are all sweet and glamorous ; my 18- year old God daughter said that she felt like a princess!"
Dined on 12/24/2015
 2015
Special Features: romantic, neighborhood gem, great for brunch, special occasion
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Review 43 for Lady Mendls
Overall rating 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5

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Dined on 12/22/2015
 2008
Dined on 12/22/2015
 2008
Food 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Service 
1 / 5
(Poor) 1 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Value 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Dined on 12/22/2015
 2008
Special Features: romantic
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Review 44 for Lady Mendls
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 12/22/2015
 2005
Dined on 12/22/2015
 2005
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Dined on 12/22/2015
 2005
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Review 45 for Lady Mendls
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

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Dined on 11/29/2014
 2014
Dined on 11/29/2014
 2014
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Dined on 11/29/2014
 2014
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Review 46 for Lady Mendls
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

Loved it

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Dined on 12/18/2015
 2011
Dined on 12/18/2015
 2011
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Value 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
"We loved having Afternoon Tea at Lady Mendl's! The rooms and table settings were beautiful and the main server was wonderful, I wish I could remember his name. The sandwiches and scones were our favorite courses. We will definitely go back."
Dined on 12/18/2015
 2011
Special Features: neighborhood gem, special occasion
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Review 47 for Lady Mendls
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

I had been to Lady Mendl's about 5 years before. .

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Dined on 12/15/2015
 2015
Dined on 12/15/2015
 2015
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Value 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
"I would go back again for a special occasion. The inn is a lovely atmosphere."
Dined on 12/15/2015
 2015
Special Features: good for groups, special occasion
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Review 48 for Lady Mendls
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

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Dined on 12/11/2015
 2015
Dined on 12/11/2015
 2015
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Value 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Dined on 12/11/2015
 2015
Special Features: romantic
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Review 49 for Lady Mendls
Overall rating 
1 / 5
(Poor) 1 / 5

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Dined on 12/13/2015
 2012
Dined on 12/13/2015
 2012
Food 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Service 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
4 / 3
Energetic
Dined on 12/13/2015
 2012
Special Features: special occasion
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Review 50 for Lady Mendls
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

A special New York treat

Food 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
"A perfect spot for mothers and daughters, good female friends and or family.
The price is rather expensive but the atmosphere and decor are so nice, you quickly forget about the expense. Perfect for a special occasion. The staff is very attentive.
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Dined on 12/13/2015
 2012
Special Features: neighborhood gem, special occasion
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