• Delegates Dining Room

  • Eclectic/Global $35
  • First Ave.
    New York, NY 10017
  • Neighborhood: Midtown East
  • Phone: 917-367-3314
It isn’t every day that plain folks get to rub shoulders with ambassadors, delegates, and other international dignitaries, but that’s precisely what the Delegates Dining Room offers, along with an arms-breadth sweep of the East River, including Queensboro Bridge, Roosevelt Island, and the Long Island City waterfront. Dating back to the U.N.’s inception, the modern, unfussy dining room’s muted tones are designed to quell, rather than spark, debate: Beige walls and beige and olive carpeting are set off by structural columns and nearly floor-to-ceiling windows. Service is limited to lunch, which is buffet style. Executive Chef Danny Lopez presents well-executed, eclectic international dishes that change daily. Reliably, there will be a soup, a selection of fresh salads, grilled dishes, hot entrées, and a carving table option. As at any buffet, items that can survive the warming tray’s inevitable rigors fare better: While a delicate paella, generously stocked with clams, mussels, chicken and sausage slices, is tasty but a tad dry, meaty teriyaki salmon chunks are perfectly moist. The food won’t wow, but the view will, and the experience should be part of every U.N. visitor and budding politico’s itinerary.
  • Hours

    Mon-Fri, 11:30am-2:30pm Sat-Sun, closed

  • Prices


  • Payment

    American Express Discover MasterCard Visa

  • Special Features

    Lunch Good for Groups View Private Dining/Party Space Waterfront Prix-Fixe Classic NY Buffet

  • Alcohol

    Beer and Wine Only

  • Reservations


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