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The Round Table Room

The Algonquin
59 W. 44th St., New York, NY 10036 40.755599 -73.981828
nr. Sixth Ave.  See Map | Subway Directions Hopstop Popup
212-840-6800 Send to Phone

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

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Official Website

algonquinhotel.com

Hours

Mon-Thu, 7am-11am, noon-3pm and 5pm-10:30pm; Fri, 7am-10:30am, noon-3pm and 5pm-11:30pm; Sat, 7am-11am, noon-3pm and 5pm-11:30pm; Sun, 7am-11am, noon-3pm and 5pm-10:30pm

Nearby Subway Stops

B, D, F, M at 42nd St.-Bryant Park

Prices

$24-$42

Payment Methods

American Express, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Special Features

  • Breakfast
  • Brunch - Weekend
  • Business Lunch
  • Classic NY
  • Good for Groups
  • Lunch
  • Private Dining/Party Space
  • Prix-Fixe
  • Take-Out
  • Theater District

Alcohol

  • Full Bar

Reservations

Accepted/Not Necessary

Profile

An oil painting behind a central round table pays tribute to Dorothy Parker and her fellow wits, who held court here through the 1920s. The restaurant’s current clientele of hotel guests and expense-account businesspeople reflects a less literary bent, however. The refurbished restaurant is an extension of the plush Algonquin lobby, with the same dark Edwardian woodwork and overstuffed seating. The menu is contemporary American, with a French emphasis on sauce, and results comparable to banquet fare. Small plate starters nod to international influences, with mini-empanadas, hummus and flat breads, and Caribbean-style coconut shrimp. Japanese accents can be found in miso-marinated chicken salad, a wasabi-avocado dipping sauce for crispy tuna medallions, and a beurre blanc sauce laced with teriyaki for grilled salmon. Shiitake mushrooms top broad ovals of lobster ravioli, combining with sun-dried tomato, arugula, and sherry wine for a sweet and tart effect. A savory brown shallot sauce does double duty, topping both beef tenderloin and sautéed free-range chicken. Desserts return to classic New York territory, with cheesecake, an apple tart, and a chocolate marquis, ordered from a menu topped by the famed Al Hirschfeld caricature of the Round Table’s denizens.

Recommended Dishes

Beef tenderloin, $42

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