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Peacock Alley - Waldorf Astoria New York, New York, NY

Peacock Alley - Waldorf Astoria New York

4.0
4
877 Reviews
$50 and over
Contemporary American
The stylish Peacock Alley is renowned for its innovative cocktail culture, extravagant Sunday Brunch and seafood-inspired small plates menu. Peacock Alley’s a la carte lunch menu is “Where New York Does Business." By the early evening, the iconic lobby piano begins to play, as guests sip inspired and artful cocktails with rare and house-infused spirits. The restaurant, bar and discreet lounge are located in the heart of the bustling main lobby of the Waldorf Astoria Hotel. The private dining salons are host to small corporate lunches, private dinner events and celebrations.

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Additional information

  • Dining style
    Fine Dining
  • Price
    $50 and over
  • Cuisines
    Contemporary American, American, Bar / Lounge / Bottle Service
  • Hours of Operation
    Breakfast Mon–Fri 7:00 am–10:00 am Brunch Sun 9:30 am–2:30 pm Lunch Mon–Fri 11:30 am–2:30 pm Bar Mon–Fri 11:30 am–1:00 am Sun 12:00 pm–9:00 pm
  • Phone number
    (212) 872-1275
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress Code
    Smart Casual
  • Catering
    Private Rooms can accomodate up to 120 Guests.
  • Private party facilities
    Ideal for pre-dinner cocktails and private events, Peacock Alley offers two elegant private dining salons with seating for 50 guests each. The rooms may be joined for larger groups up to 120
  • Private party contact
    Restaurant Reservations: (888) 504-3231
  • Neighbourhood
    Midtown East
  • Cross Street
    Between 49th-50th Street
  • Parking Details
    Motor Entrance for Valet Parking is located on 50th Street between Park And Lexington Avenues. Street Parking with Meter.
  • Public Transit
    6, E, Grand Central Station trains
  • Entertainment
    Live Piano Music by the Cole Porter Piano: Monday-Saturday 5:30pm-7:30pm & 9:00pm-12:00am
  • Additional
    Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Cocktails, Entertainment, Full Bar, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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What 877 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

4.0
4 based on all time ratings
  • 4.1Food
  • 3.8Service
  • 4Ambience
  • 0.9Value

NoiseModerate

877 Reviews
  1. AndyLagunaBeach

    New York City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 1, 2017

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 5
    We had just heard of the WA's closing a few days prior at our home in Laguna Beach, CA, and on a whim, tried for and got our reservation! We flew out just to see Thie Historic and beautiful Waldorf Astoria, and to experience the wonderful ambience we had heard so much about. Seeing the Staff in formal wear for their own celebration was very touching, and a genuine feeling of Family amongst them was evident. THANK YOU to all who breathed life into this great place...and for not laughing at me as I swiped the last of the hand towels with the Waldorf stamp, lol! - The Peacock Alley was so full of life, with regulars saying goodbye, and we were welcomed with open arms - food was amazing, hot, and deeeeeelicious!!! Good Luck to all - hope to see you in a few years when the new project is complete.

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  2. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 27, 2017

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Celebrating the Waldorf!

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  3. TheParisHouse

    New York City

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on February 27, 2017

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    It is a very special place where we go for a late lunch & chocolate martinis on a regular basis. We are very sad the Waldorf is closing for renovations & hope they reopen very soon. It's the best

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  4. Waldorf1

    Washington DC

    90 reviews

    5.0

    90 reviews

    Dined on February 27, 2017

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    A moment in history, last night of operation for Peacock Alley. Service, drinks, food were great to the last moment.

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  5. LyndaB

    London

    6 reviews

    3.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on February 27, 2017

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 3
    The waitress checking us in was rude. Despite booking in advance the table wasn't set up for 7 and they had to move furniture from other diners tables. We ordered the famous waldorf salad and the walnuts were missing. Overall disappointing and expensive.. definitely got the vibe they were on wind down due to the impending closure. The waiter that served was the saving grace and was very friendly and helpful.

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  6. CarolT

    New York City

    5 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on February 27, 2017

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 4
    Breakfast of fried eggs and bacon, toast extra, coffee extra - $90. With incredibly slow service. Good thing they are closing.

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  7. rosiec

    New York City

    62 reviews

    1.0

    62 reviews

    Dined on February 26, 2017

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 3
    We went there to say goodbye to the Waldorf. Despite having made resos, we had to wait 20 minutes for the rude maitre d' to attend to us. When he took our name, he stepped away for another 5 minutes and then led us to a table that hadn't been cleaned. The food was OK, but the service left A LOT to be desired. I guess they didn't care since they were closing.

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  8. FrequentDiner

    New York City

    34 reviews

    4.0

    34 reviews

    Dined on February 26, 2017

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    I truly hope the Sunday Brunch will return after the renovation!!!! It was the best brunch buffet I have ever experienced. My only complaint is the Beef Wellington could have been more moist. I've experienced some amazing brunches in around the world but the Peacock Alley Sunday brunch is the best. The female harpist was extraordinary too. My husband and I are accustomed to great musicians entertaining diners in Manhattan restaurants but she was truly fantastic. The staff was top caliber and so was the food. The Sunday Brunch is definitely one of the top Manhattan experiences. Please bring it back!

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  9. MIch

    Anchorage

    138 reviews

    4.0

    138 reviews

    Dined on February 26, 2017

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Lots of food and options. Very helpful staff. Sad to see the Waldorf close. Hopefully brunch will be back in a few years

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  10. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 26, 2017

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    Last Brunch ever! It wasn't worth the enormes RATE! Last year mich better!

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  11. Neighbour

    New York City

    16 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on February 24, 2017

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Delicious salad, perfect reasonable portions, very nice wine, lovely strong coffee. Only downside, service a little slow.

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  12. Awesome

    Denver

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on February 19, 2017

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    WONDERFUL. We are so sad the Waldorf is being gutted. What a wonderful staff. This Sunday is the last, so go there.

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  13. GlobalTravelKid

    New York City

    107 reviews

    5.0

    107 reviews

    Dined on February 19, 2017

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    Pedro made our time feel original, not like a people-processing brunch. Please recognize him because you really do process lots of people on Sundays. The outer room seems more romantic than the inner back room but that is all we always get. Keep the caviar coming!

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  14. Customers2

    Palm Springs

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 15, 2017

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 4
    We realize the Peacock Alley will soon be closing...BUT...no excuse for such UNACCEPTABLE service. The Waldorf Salad was fabulous, as was the Waldorf Cupcake. After being served, we never saw our waiter, Nasir, again. In spite of $7 for iced tea, the glass went diluted and empty of tea. In spite of $8 for hot tea, four sips were enjoyed, then tepid water remained with no refill throughout the rest of the lunch. In spite of being asked and then notifying of a "Special Occasion" in our reservation notes, no acknowledgement of this was received.

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  15. OpenTable Diner

    Charlotte

    22 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on February 12, 2017

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Best brunch I've waver had!

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  16. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 12, 2017

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Very high priced but worth it for a special occasion

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  17. Lynnew

    San Francisco

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on February 12, 2017

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    A wonderful Sunday Brunch ... unbelievable assortment of foods including eggs Benedict which was created at the Waldorf. We are so sad this wonderful place is closing We hope once converted to condos some of the historic parts of the building will saved

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  18. OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 5, 2017

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 2
    Not worth the hype. This was an expensive brunch and definitely not worth the money. As a hotel guest, I was told I could use my AAA discount at brunch, but my server said it didn't apply. There are so many other amazing brunch restaurants in NYC, I would not go back.

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  19. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 5, 2017

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 3
    I could get much more for less value! Compared to other hotels, brunch at the waldorf was a total dissapointment: the host was horrible, food was average and prices are astronomic!! Is sad that this icon is closing soon, but I think no one is going to miss the food.

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  20. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    13 reviews

    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on February 5, 2017

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    What a wonderful experience. So sad to see this gem to go. We will miss it dearly.

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  21. TripBabe

    Greater Boston

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on February 5, 2017

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    My family and I have been going to the Peacock Alley brunch for many years. As you may know, the Waldorf Astoria is closing on March 1st. The brunch is elegant, the food is delicious and the piano player and singer is outstanding. Where else can you got lobster tails oysters, and crab on a cold shellfish bar? Individual baked Alaska served on a spoon flambéed while you wait with a blowtorch!

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  22. Pickydiner

    New York City

    26 reviews

    5.0

    26 reviews

    Dined on February 4, 2017

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Love this venue and will miss them while under renovation.

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  23. DeborahL

    New York City

    54 reviews

    3.0

    54 reviews

    Dined on January 31, 2017

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Very pretty, I wanted to see this hotel before it was gone. It has beautiful architecture and hope it does not change once it becomes a residence. Lunch was very expensive and on the small side. We shared a lobster salad on three small rolls, the salad was barely visible on the rolls and Two glasss wine, over 80.00. Extremely expensive, even for NYC.

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  24. SnoozyQzee

    New York City

    90 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    90 reviews

    Dined on January 29, 2017

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Amazing spread of delicious foods. Loved the variety of shellfish, beef wellington and chocolate fountain. Excellent service. A real treat.

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  25. CalvinL

    New York City

    5 reviews

    3.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on January 29, 2017

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 4
    Too noisy. Food was not great and meats were overcooked. The shucker was not a real schucker and there was shell in the oyster. The desserts were presented elegantly but not Memorable. Quantity does not mean Quality.

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  26. charlie

    New York City

    22 reviews

    1.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on January 29, 2017

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 4
    Wife & I went there to celebrate her bday for brunch last Sun, 1/29. We were seated after few minutes for our reservation and waiter quickly brought us our bloody mary & mimosa. We waited for someone to ask us if we wanted water or coffee -- never happened. I was also missing a coffee cup at my setting. So, we we went to buffet and returned with food, we eventually were able to flag down a waiter & beg for water. When we returned after going to buffet again there was a mosquito in my barely touched mimosa. We were out of water, never offered coffee, and I had a bug in my drink. We waited & waited, then decided we should get dessert and get the heck out of there. But the maitre d then showed up and asked my wife if she wanted a bloody mary refill. She said no, but my husband would like one without a bug. He apologized, he scooped up the bug with a napkin, took the glass, and said he'd be right back with my mimosa. Guess what? He never returned. When we got up to get dessert we saw him texting away on his phone out by the bar/buffet. Our waiter, if you'd call him that and insult all other waiters, never asked us anything -- how was food, can I get you anything, etc. We had to flag him down for coffee, then again for the check. They clearly don't care there when both the wait staff and maitre d provide a level of service beneath nearly every diner and iHop I've ever been in. Is it related to them closing down next month? Possible. But I will never go back there when it reopens. Brunch at that price should always deliver an enjoyable and memorable experience. Well they delivered only the latter. BTW, the food was nothing special. Wide assortment, but nothing spectacular, mostly overheated by noontime when we were there. Only positives from our 2 hour experience was the beautiful harpist played wonderful repertoire, and the chef making the delicious omelettes. All else a terrible experience at the Waldorf Astoria.

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  27. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 29, 2017

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing place but pricey even though it included lobsters. The staff is great and food was great.

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  28. Pickydiner

    New York City

    26 reviews

    5.0

    26 reviews

    Dined on January 26, 2017

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I've been here several times for business lunches and special occasions. The fare is consistently delicious and service is always friendly and professional. I'll miss this gem, while they undergo a two year renovation.

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  29. Marci

    Portland

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 26, 2017

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 5
    We were guests of the hotel so we had breakfast here one morning. The food was great but it was probably the worst service experience I've ever had. Not sure why our server was so rude, I wasn't expecting outstanding service for breakfast but there is no need to be rude to your guests. Definitely would not recommend based on the service.

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  30. Mononanyc

    New York City

    12 reviews

    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on January 22, 2017

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing Brunch, Music and ambient. Best in the city... Peacok Alley definitely is gonna be missed in the Big Apple!

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  31. YOYOAS

    New York City

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on January 22, 2017

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The best brunch buffet in the world. Taste caviar, lobster, different salmons, eggs, breads, pork, beef, cheese, chocolate fountain, alaskas and a great other delicious stuff. Expensive but you get the value you pay for a special ocasion

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  32. GaryM

    Kansas City

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on January 22, 2017

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    truly a once in a lifetime experience. everything is wonderfully prepared and presented

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  33. Waiting

    Los Angeles

    4 reviews

    2.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on January 22, 2017

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 4
    We were looking forward to the sunday brunch, but were unfortunately very disappointed with average food and substandard service. We expected much more from the Waldorf and especially for the price. Would definitely NOT recommend.

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  34. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 18, 2017

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    The sitting is good, waiters are attentive just the right amount. I got a burger, but they do not put in the onion/lettuce layer, so I have to do it myself, making my finger greasy. Of course the burger comes in on a plate, there is no wrap, so my fingers get greasy any way. I understand that is the way to eat a burger in most places, but it is not neat or elegant.

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  35. EllenKristine

    New York City

    28 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    28 reviews

    Dined on January 16, 2017

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 5
    Iconic... a must do when in NYC, even if for just a drink.

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  36. OpenTable Diner

    Minneapolis

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on January 15, 2017

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 5
    Make sure you load up on the shellfish to get your money's worth! Next time I'll ask for drawn butter.... if they have it.

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  37. MarianneB

    Philadelphia

    25 reviews

    4.0

    25 reviews

    Dined on January 15, 2017

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    There are two rooms one in the restaurant and one is a banquet room although nice seats large parties as well as couple tables. Better ambience in the restaurant with smaller groups

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  38. Saad

    Detroit

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on January 15, 2017

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    It was awesome! Best Food I've ever had hands down!

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  39. RickN

    New York City

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 15, 2017

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 5
    So good! Oysters and caviar are worth it alone! Fantastic Bloody Mary ! Enjoy before they shut down on February 28th...

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  40. tg2b

    New York City

    6 reviews

    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on January 13, 2017

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    The hostess was somewhat rude, apart from that decent experience.

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Waldorf Astoria New York, 301 Park Ave, New York, NY 10022

Additional information

  • Cross Street
    Between 49th-50th Street
  • Neighbourhood
    Midtown East
  • Hours of Operation
    Breakfast Mon–Fri 7:00 am–10:00 am Brunch Sun 9:30 am–2:30 pm Lunch Mon–Fri 11:30 am–2:30 pm Bar Mon–Fri 11:30 am–1:00 am Sun 12:00 pm–9:00 pm
  • Price
    $50 and over
  • Cuisines
    Contemporary American, American, Bar / Lounge / Bottle Service
  • Dining style
    Fine Dining
  • Dress Code
    Smart Casual
  • Parking Details
    Motor Entrance for Valet Parking is located on 50th Street between Park And Lexington Avenues. Street Parking with Meter.
  • Public Transit
    6, E, Grand Central Station trains
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Entertainment
    Live Piano Music by the Cole Porter Piano: Monday-Saturday 5:30pm-7:30pm & 9:00pm-12:00am
  • Additional
    Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Cocktails, Entertainment, Full Bar, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Phone number
    (212) 872-1275
  • Catering
    Private Rooms can accomodate up to 120 Guests.
  • Private party facilities
    Ideal for pre-dinner cocktails and private events, Peacock Alley offers two elegant private dining salons with seating for 50 guests each. The rooms may be joined for larger groups up to 120
  • Private party contact
    Restaurant Reservations: (888) 504-3231
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