The Round Table at the Algonquin Hotel

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547 reviews
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For over 100 years, The Algonquin Hotel has served the world’s most prolific writers and celebrities of the stage and screen. This yearit celebrates the original gathering of New York’s famous wits, authors and critics who in June 1919 organized a first lunch together at the hotel, for what would become known as The Round Table. Their daily lunches lasted for 10 years. The tone they set during these daily meetings set the literary style of the 1920s.

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.

It’s time for a celebration. The Round Table restaurant features a special “10-Year-Lunch” prix fixe menu all summer long, for $19.19 per person* as well as a full à la carte menu for lunch and dinner.



*prix fixe menu does not include tax & gratuity.

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TH
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

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.

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n
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 26 June 2019
Overall 3Food 3Service 3Ambience 4

To hear a talk about the Marx Brothers by Noah Diamond

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KG
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on 20 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great time - iconic !!

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DH
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on 19 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

A classic venue. One of my favorite places in New York.

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SJ
New York Area
50 reviews
Dined on 17 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 2Ambience 5

Great. The service not top notch, but could have been an isolated event.

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SW
1 review
Dined on 12 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

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.

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IN
1 review
Dined on 12 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

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.

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GB
Tampa
1 review
Dined on 2 June 2019
Overall 2Food 3Service 1Ambience 5

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.

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J
New York Area
78 reviews
Dined on 31 May 2019
Overall 4Food 3Service 4Ambience 5

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.

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J
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on 31 May 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

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.

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OT
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on 22 May 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Wow great will be back

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C
Jacksonville
4 reviews
Dined on 3 May 2019
Overall 1Food 2Service 1Ambience 3

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.

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OT
San Diego
3 reviews
Dined on 26 April 2019
Overall 3Food 5Service 1Ambience 3

The food was delicious. But the service was terrible. Still, I might go back.

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B
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on 20 April 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 5

Great place to eat before a show, very intimate. Not tons to choose from on the menu but everything is delicious.

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W
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on 17 April 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Lovely place-a truly beautiful historic restaurant reminiscent of yesterday-exc food and service was amazing. No rushing like in most places

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MH
1 review
Dined on 15 April 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

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.

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JA
New York Area
33 reviews
Dined on 8 April 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

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.

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HE
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 6 April 2019
Overall 3Food 4Service 1Ambience 5

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).

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WC
St. Louis
1 review
Dined on 22 March 2019
Overall 3Food 3Service 5Ambience 3

Iconic location.
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.

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DV
New York Area
27 reviews
Dined on 18 March 2019
Overall 3Food 3Service 3Ambience 2

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.

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Charleston
1 review
Dined on 17 March 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The pesto shrimp appetizer is to die for!! I’m going to be dreaming of it!!

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CR
Minneapolis
2 reviews
Dined on 15 March 2019
Overall 3Food 5Service 1Ambience 2

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.

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ET
1 review
Dined on 9 March 2019
Overall 1Food 1Service 1Ambience 4

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.

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C
Washington DC
83 reviews
Dined on 3 March 2019
Overall 1Food 1Service 2Ambience 4

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.

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MO
Warwickshire
1 review
Dined on 28 February 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

A special evening at The Round Table with family and friends. Everything was perfect

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MG
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on 28 February 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

Chuck was great...
We were able to talk about business in relative quite surroundings.
Good French onion soup on cold snowy day...

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MG
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on 20 February 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

Chuck is the best waiter in nyc.
lovely place with rich history.
always a treat...

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B
1 review
Dined on 18 February 2019
Overall 3Food 3Service 5Ambience 5

Service was excellent — the best feature of the experience. The food was OK, but not exceptional. The prices were ridiculously high, even by Manhattan standards. So, it averages out to three stars.

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BB
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on 15 February 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Due to the fact that the dining area is actually an extension of the lobby area, sometimes a quiet spot is hard to find. If you are doing dinner, request the area to the back of the dining area against the mirrors and murals to be farthest from the noise around the check-in desk.
Food and service was excellent. Didnt give a full star rating because of the ambient noise from the front desk and the Oak Room activity (some kind of seminar) that was permeating through the wall into the dining area.

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KM
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on 14 February 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

They have revamped the space and hired new chefs while maintaining the character and charm. Live music, Hamlet the house cat and a delicious Dorothy Parker cocktail added to our enjoyment of the tasty food.

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MH
Montreal
1 review
Dined on 3 February 2019
Overall 3Food 2Service 3Ambience 4

The restaurant is very nice and very pretty. The staff was pleasant, but rather slovenly in dress and manner. It felt like we were in a diner or Olive Garden. They were not rude, but just had no energy and were going through the motions. The prices are rather high, but not out of range for Midtown. However, the food quality was not great. Steak came smothered in a thick brown sauce that was basically tasteless. Same with other stuff. Nice place. But, I wouldn't go back.

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DN
New York Area
17 reviews
Dined on 2 February 2019
Overall 5Food 4Service 4Ambience 5

I invited my nieces to the Algonquin for the classic experience. We reserved early enough to get the table in front of the painting, which was a great topic of conversation. The breakfast fare was very good to excellent: The eggs benedict were perfect (again), and the pancakes with berries and white chocolate, a special that day, got a rave review. Service was attentive yet leisurely. The nieces also enjoyed meeting Hamlet the cat, and we all appreciated the casual dress code and relaxed atmosphere. I can see us making this a yearly tradition. The Algonquin is what New York is all about.

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JR
1 review
Dined on 1 February 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 5

Absolutely lovely atmosphere- you feel as if you walked into the best of the Gilded Age. Service and cuisine are excellent and the cocktails are divine. Highly recommend!

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RB
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on 22 January 2019
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

I've been there 5 or 6 times for business lunch. Elegant, comfortable space, attentive service, quiet, great for conversations, food fresh and well prepared. One sinks deeply into the banquettes. You may prefer the comfortable chairs. Your guests may be attracted by the aura of the storied hotel.

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OT
2 reviews
Dined on 30 December 2018
Overall 2Food 3Service 2Ambience 2

Perhaps it was because we were dining late, 9:15 pm but it almost felt like the Kitchen and Service was ready to shut down for the evening. The Waiter seemed very busy clearing but was attentive enough once we asked if someone could please take our order. I realise the place has history attached and that was one of the reasons we booked in the first place and so we were expecting something a bit grander, more like an exclusive club type atmosphere. I am sorry to say that instead, the restaurant felt more like an extension to the lobby and a bit dated.

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G
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on 25 December 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Christmas dinner at The Algonquin was a uniquely New York experience. The staff and kitchen made it memorable.

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JL
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 25 December 2018
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

A very nice Christmas dinner experience. Our food was very good, we had the best table in the restaurant and the service was outstanding! We were not rushed and throughly enjoyed our 2 hour dinner experience.

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VO
1 review
Dined on 25 December 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We had a really lovely family Christmas Lunch here. Staff were attentive and friendly and our request for a vegan adaptation was no problem at all. In fact the chef came out and personally asked our daughter what she enjoyed and would like him to cook for her. Food was great and made for a special Christmas.

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BK
1 review
Dined on 25 December 2018
Overall 1Food 3Service 1Ambience 4

The Round Table is riding on the iconic name of the Algonquin Hotel to stay relevant. We decided to celebrate Christmas there with brunch, and what a disappointment. My party of five showed up on time, and we were made to wait at least fifteen minutes for a table. Where is the planning? When my coffee arrived at the table, it was literally cold. That would ordinarily be unacceptable, but considering the fact that when our bill arrived at the table with a $40.00 charge for five cups of coffee, it became an outrage. When I questioned the exorbitant charge (rather, gouging) all the server told me was that the cappuccino was even more more money at $13.00 a cup. I don’t mind at all paying out a lot of money for a superb meal. But to pay an outrageous tab for totally sub-par food is so very disappointing. In addition, after brunch, we moved over to the lounge area in the lobby to continue our conversations. What we found there were tables that had it been cleaned, food scraps on the surfaces, and an environment that is simply not attended to. All in all, it is clear that the Marriott corporation wants the brand of the Algonquin but not the hard work that is required to maintain its long and distinguished legacy. I have had better food and service in a suburban diner.

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l
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 23 December 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

Birthday dinner for 15 year old granddaughter staff pleasant & attentive
Christmas decorations lovely
A charming spot great location
Love Hamlet 7 & the literary history

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