The Plaza is one of the most recognized hotels in
the world. It was inspired from a French chateau
and is the only national historic hotel in New
York. The Plaza is known as a symbol of luxury
and elegance. It was described as "the greatest
hotel in the world when it opened in 1907," and
distinguised people in the world have stayed here.
It has also appeared in countless movies, such as
The Way We Were, Home Alone II, Funny Girl,
and many more.
Being in the formal afternoon tea room of the
Palm Court is a memorable experience. The place
is simply beautiful with its marble columns,
tabletops, and tall arch mirrors. The air is filled
with harp music while sipping tea. Tea at the Plaza
is considered a "constitution". Teapots are made
of heavy silver, and the tea sets look like the
original when the hotel first opened.
Served in an epergne, the dainty sandwiches, warm
scones with devonshire cream and jam, and petit
four pastries are absolutely fabulous. One must
always take the time to come visit the Plaza;
however, the Palm Court can get crowded very fast
... so come early for good seating. Tea is served
from 3:45 to 6:00 P.M. on Monday through
Saturday, and 4:00 to 6:00 on Sundays. The Plaza is
also the most accessible place to have afternoon tea
in New York. You do not have to worry about
reservation or cancellation.
|5th Avenue at South Central Park
New York, New York 10019
Tel. 212 757 3000