Time Out says
The iconic atrium at the Plaza returns after six months of renovation with a focus on breakfast and afternoon tea. Helmed by Iron Chef alum Geoffrey Zakarian (Town, Country), the revamped restaurant features a larger indoor garden below its soaring stained-glass dome, including oversize potted greens, ceiling-high palm trees and an ivy-covered trellis. Hints of Zakarian’s Armenian-American upbringing come forward on the menu—see Middle Eastern–inspired dishes like shakshuka, a Tunisian-Israeli breakfast of pita bread and poached eggs doused in a spicy, cumin-tomato sauce. Afternoon tea service, a collaboration with Palais des Thés, features leaves from across the globe such as London Early Grey (bergamot, cornflower), Geisha green tea (cherry blossom) and Mekong black tea (pear, mint). A tribute to the hotel’s literary heroine, the Eloise tea includes a collection of childhood-favorite sandwiches and savories like bite-size grilled cheeses, chocolate mousse and even cotton candy.
The Plaza Hotel, 768 Fifth Ave
|Cross street:||at Central Park South|
|Transport:||Subway: N, R, W to Fifth Ave–59th St|
|Price:||Average main course: $24. AmEx, Disc, MC, V|
|Opening hours:||Daily 6:30–10:30am, 11:30am–5pm|
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