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Peacock Alley

The Waldorf Astoria
301 Park Ave., New York, NY 10022 40.756519 -73.974268
nr. E. 49th St.  See Map | Subway Directions Hopstop Popup
212-872-1275 Send to Phone

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  • Cuisine: American Traditional, French
  • Price Range: $$$

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Mon-Fri, 7am-10:15am and 11:30am-10:30pm; Sat, 2:30-10:30pm; Sun, 10am-2pm and 2:30pm-7:45pm

Nearby Subway Stops

6 at 51st St.; E, M at Fifth Ave.-53rd St.; E, M at Lexington Ave.-53rd St.



Payment Methods

American Express, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Special Features

  • Breakfast
  • Brunch - Weekend
  • Business Lunch
  • Classic NY
  • Lunch
  • Private Dining/Party Space
  • Online Reservation


  • Full Bar


Accepted/Not Necessary


When the neighboring Waldorf and Astoria hotels joined in 1897, a New York Herald editor dubbed the 300-foot marble promenade conjoining the two "Peacock Alley," for the elegantly coiffured socialites on parade. Dining today at the Peacock Alley, now located in the lobby, similarly allows views of hotel guests in transit. During the sumptuous Sunday brunch buffet, the restaurant annexes part of the lobby for a cruise-ship-worthy spread. Lunch at Peacock Alley is a more understated affair. The historic Waldorf salad, devised by a Waldorf maitre d’ at the turn of the century, is now delicately deconstructed with tart slivers of green apples, two grapes and a few candied walnuts. Equally light and satisfying, the jumbo lump crab cake has a crisp breading and fresh interior. Main dishes are more heavy-handed; the steak on steak, a small fillet served alongside beefsteak tomatoes, could use more moisture and flavor. Throughout the meal, the original Waldorf bronze clock chimes on the quarter hour, reminding diners that outside the sleepy hotel lobby bar that time marches on.