The Round Table at the Algonquin Hotel
While society columns of the time referred to them as The Algonquin Round Table, they called themselves The Vicious Circle. Most notable members were Dorothy Parker, Robert Benchley, Alexander Woollcott and Harold Ross, who founded The New Yorker here.
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Very disappointed in this restaurant. We’d been before and it was great. They no longer have a pre-theater dinner menu and we found that the entrees were a bit on the heavy side.
Sunday night reservation. Quite empty and quiet. I was expecting a lively place having eaten here many years ago. No longer. We should have eaten in the adjacent bar - it was much more intimate and inviting.
Chuck is an awesome waiter. He’s the reason we keep coming back.
Excellent service good and ambiance and easy to speak to one another. Was a perfect pre theatre lunch.
Service was just transactional. Guy walks up to the table and says, “Are you ready to order?” No pleasantries, no discussion of the menu or history of the restaurant- which is a big part of its allure. Food was good.
We loved this place and the food was great but we also loved the ambiance. The service was also great. It's such a warm place and it's also great seeing the actual 'Round Table".
We love this place!!!
Dinner and dessert were excellent. The staff is superb, making you feel welcome without being overly attentive. The ambiance of the dining room is wonderful.
Worst experience I’ve had in a restaurant in years. Hotel called the day before (after taking my reservation a week prior) and said restaurant would be closed for a private event and I was instructed to eat in lounge. Ok, so I didn’t have time to choose another place, so I went to lounge. The waiter takes a drink order, brings our drinks, and we never saw him or anyone else again. After about an hour, we asked for help and was told our waiter just walked out of the building - no apology, nothing. I asked for bill - bill game and of course it was wrong amount - moved decimal point and it was way off. I was so frustrated I just paid the amount and left. Awful, awful, experience- complete waste of time. Will not ever set foot in this place again. Algonquin has lost its way.
Lovely but music /noise was just a little loud. And the lounge was very loud.
The Algonquin has been one of our favorite lunch spots for years because of its lovely, classic ambience and good food, but this time it was the great, personable service that made it even better than ever.
Skip the $30 breakfast on cold and burnt flavour coffee, luke warm eggs and soggy toast. Wasted time and effort. This is a pass among other better options in NYC.
Waitstaff was not attentive.
The food, while not especially innovative was very good. The wait staff was excellent and the room is very pleasant. An excellent trio (singer, bass, piano) performed during dinner and was a very nice surprise..
Great service, excellent prix fixe lunch deal. Our entrees were both delicious - chicken pot pie and filet mignon. The lemonade was fresh-squeezed and fantastic, but pricy. We got to meet Hamlet the cat, and receive free postcards of him! Beautiful place, very friendly staff.
To hear a talk about the Marx Brothers by Noah Diamond
Great time - iconic !!
A classic venue. One of my favorite places in New York.
Great. The service not top notch, but could have been an isolated event.
I was thrilled to have dinner at this historic restaurant as part of the 100th anniversary celebration. Everything was even better than I expected. I plan to return. The Algonquin is one of New York’s most special and splendid venues for a fabulous dining experience.
An iconic New York place, scaled to humane proportions with good food and great service. No attitude and no posturing because the Algonquin doesn't need it.
Bad martini in a champagne-style glass. Staff argued when we sent back a well-done steak (we ordered rare). Got a lot of drivel from the host. Manager argued with us as well. Loved this place before Marriott took it over. Had two previous wonderful experiences. Bloody shame.
Lovely spot pre and post theater. Service is a little slow but very friendly. Front of house is terrific every time. Food is very decent and the ambiance is terrific.
Our waiter Chuck, was outstanding. We especially enjoyed our chat with him while he wasn't busy. The e prices for breakfast though are rather steep with coffee at 8.00 and orange juice at 6.00, it doesn't take long to jack up the bill. Would be nice to have an express breakfast that included coffee and juice.
Wow great will be back
We two ladies had two glasses of wine, one entree, one salad, and the bill was $120!!!!! Service was slow, we had to ask for everything and go hunt for our waiter, who was — well, not rude, but close to it. We went for the history of the place, but really, Algonquin, get over yourself. Waaaay too pricey and too precious, and we were prepared for a wonderful evening there. Not so much, it turned out. Many other choices in nyc for a greater value by far.
The food was delicious. But the service was terrible. Still, I might go back.
Great place to eat before a show, very intimate. Not tons to choose from on the menu but everything is delicious.
Lovely place-a truly beautiful historic restaurant reminiscent of yesterday-exc food and service was amazing. No rushing like in most places
My husband and I loved our dinner at the Round Table. The ambiance is old world and very romantic. The service was wonderful. Our waiter was very helpful and attentive. The food was outstanding. Your French onion soup was the best we have had anywhere. We have friends going to New York in May and I will be sure to tell them to go to the Round Table for dinner and drinks. Thank you for making such a great memory for my husband and I. We look forward to returning.
The Round Table at the Algonquin is one of our favorite spots in Midtown. We love the hotel, and this lobby side cafe offers wonderful breakfasts and lunch options. We particularly liked their omelets and Cobb Salad.
The Algonquin is a lovely old hotel with decent food (if you ever actually get what you ordered, that is). The wait staff is inept. Our waiter never placed the order for my dining companion's entree (only her appetizer arrived). He got my order partially wrong. He never asked if we wanted another drink, wanted dessert, wanted anything. This might be a nice place to eat should the hotel ever get it's act together (and hire decent wait staff).
We had a reservation yet they tried to seat us in the lobby.
Food was fine but slow in arriving and not equal to what this hotel claims to be. Very happy to have gone once but I will not return.
Best thing about it, aside from the history of the place which is major, was the quiet and comfortable seats. A bit of an oasis, however really nothing to write home about.
The pesto shrimp appetizer is to die for!! I’m going to be dreaming of it!!
The food was fantastic and I very much enjoyed the history of the hotel. The service is what killed it for me. We had a server that was not up to par. While the ambience is classic and nostalgic, they definitely need a renovation. The dining room chairs were too old and too low to the ground. I will not be going back. There are several other restaurants in the city that offer history, class, great service and updated, yet period-style decor.
The service was not good. The cesar salads were so disappointing we sent them back and ordered a different salad. The venue is nice but the prices are not in line with the quality of the food. I would not return for dinner.
Whether to give one star or two presents a difficult choice. I decided to give only one star because the bill was so high. A $250 lunch for three. Yes, there were cocktails involved.
The servers were courteous and friendly, but disappeared for long periods of time. This was inexplicable because there were only a couple of other tables with patrons. Getting more coffee, cocktails, or the check required an extra effort to flag someone down.
I started with French onion soup. It was excellent. However, the trio of sliders was extremely disappointing. The buns were stale, taking away any merit of the fillings. I otherwise enjoyed the BBQ pork, although one of my friends thought it was too sugary. The crab cake and burger were unremarkable. But, if the buns had been better they might have been more enjoyable. My other friend described his reuben sandwich as mediocre and something easy to find much better and at half the cost in several delis within a few blocks of walking.
Knowledge of its history makes for an interesting atmosphere, but one has to feel the level of service and quality of food is banking on the fame of Dorothy Parker but she would not have returned if presented with today's food and service.
A special evening at The Round Table with family and friends. Everything was perfect
Chuck was great...
We were able to talk about business in relative quite surroundings.
Good French onion soup on cold snowy day...