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The Whitby Bar and Restaurant

4.7
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504 reviews
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$31 to $50
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American

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Afternoon Tea
The Whitby Bar and Restaurant, inside the Whitby Hotel located in the heart of New York's upper Midtown, offers modern American food in a uniquely eclectic setting. Open daily for breakfast, brunch, lunch and dinner, The Whitby Bar and Restaurant also features an extensive cocktail and international wine menu, and classic English afternoon tea.

Reservations made on Opentable are for a la carte dining or Afternoon Tea. If you would like to join us for cocktails and bar snacks, the lounge area is open seating only. If you have a cocktail reception inquiry for more than 8 guests, please call the hotel directly.



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Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitising
  • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
  • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Social Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
Personal Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
What 504 People Are Saying
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4.7based on recent ratings
4.5
Food
4.5
Service
4.8
Ambience
4.1
Value
Noise · Moderate
99% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipefoodie
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on March 15, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Awesome space and great, friendly service. 😊👏🏼

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Sally
1 review
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Service was impeccable yet relaxed and no pressure to rush. Had a wonderful meal and enjoyed showing my out of town gust around the hotel as well. Highly recommed as always!

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vipDonnaC
New York Area
25 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Wonderful food, excellent service and the perfect setting!

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vipMJR1
New York Area
23 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great Food, Great Bar Scene, Friendly Bartenders and Waitstaff. Reservations honored and Noise Level was Energetic and yet you could easily have a conversation.

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Matt
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 5, 2020
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience4

We were surprised and delighted by the Whitby. It's a lively and happy place. The menu is interesting and the food delicious. We'll definitely be back!

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vipJmb1
New York Area
45 reviews
Dined on March 4, 2020
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

Service was very good. Food also very good except one meal portion was minute- seared tuna

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vipTexascsroline
Dallas
9 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

LOVE the Whitbey
Burger is world-class
I prefer to sit up front near window

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viphungrygrl
New York Area
66 reviews
Dined on February 25, 2020
Overall5Food4Service4Ambience4

Both food and service have improved, a great place for business lunches.

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Jack
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on February 24, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Particularly courteous and knowledgeable staff made for an especially pleasant dining experience.

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Jfurioso12
London
3 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

A lovely venue for a celebration tea, the scone, sandwich and cake stand is ample, and there is also a delicious gluten free/vegan option. It’s pricey, but good for a special occasion - a very stylishly decorated room, great service and a calm quiet atmosphere.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2020
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

Easy Sunday brunch. Service was outstanding!

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vipclairey
New York Area
132 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall5Food4Service4Ambience5

Dining at the Whitby Bar & Restaurant is a first-rate experience. The staff is warm and hospitable and the menu is varied, the food is delicious, and the ambience is top-notch! The weekend brunch is excellent and the afternoon high tea is lovely. What more could one want?

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mariac
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall4Food3Service5Ambience5

Lovely dining experience at the Whitby Hotel. We had drinks at the bar where the bartender was very informative about the cocktails and spoke to some of the design elements of the hotel.
Holly, the manager, was beyond welcoming and made my birthday very special with some extra special touches during our dining experience.
Only critique would be that the back dining room, while very beautiful, was very cold with all the glass and high ceiling. They brought us a heater which greatly helped. Next time I would eat in the bar part of the restaurant, especially in the winter.
We will all go back for sure. Kit Kemp's attention to detail really makes the Whitby a New York place to not miss!

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vipLulu117
New York Area
29 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Fabulous as always. :-)

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OpenTable Diner
Birmingham
2 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5Food4Service4Ambience5

Wonderful decor and ambience. The food is Phenom. Loved the Mac n Cheese.. definitely going back.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Loved the exuberance of the decor down to the china and wallpaper! Lovely brunch, too. Next time I’ll come for tea!

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OpenTable Diner
Houston
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Anniversary

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
30 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Found this wonderful spot by a chance walk and glance at their menu; made reservations and the rest is history! Our new go-to neighborhood restaurant; beautifully prepared, fresh and unusual ingredients. We’re a vegetarian and a carnivore ... this spot offered us both some special treats. Look forward to returning soon.
Great atmosphere as well in front bar and rear dining area. And loved that chewy warm mini loaf of bread!! Thanks for a memorable evening!!

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vipJandGNYC
London
19 reviews
Dined on February 12, 2020
Overall3Food3Service4Ambience5

My wife and I had been there for Restaurant Week, and we LOVED it, so we went back. Very disappointing. The dishes we enjoyed for Restaurant Week were not on the regular menu. The tuna sashimi appetizer was very dry and bland, with little pieces of orange and jalapeños on top. Even the jalapeños were devoid of flavor. For the main course, I asked the waiter for a recommendation based on what other patrons liked. He recommended the chicken breast with risotto. My wife had the squid ink pasta with crab. Both of these main courses were just OK... Not worth the price though. Sadly we won’t be returning to the restaurant. It’s unfortunate, because the service is good and it’s in a geographically desirable location for us.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 12, 2020
Overall5Food5<