41 E. 78th St., New York, NY, 10075
nr. Madison Ave.
By Joe212 on 2/27/2011
This place sucks. The cake is ok (I had better in NYC) and the service is HORRIBLE! the staffs are rude and do not know how to treat people with dignity they deserve. The staffs have attitude like " you are lucky to be served by us". Their smiles are fake and when they asked you to move from one place to another in the shop. And eventually kicked you out to the street to wait outside in the middle of winter in NYC, that was the last straw. This did not happen just to us but to other clients (most of them are Asian tourists) as well. I witnessed it first hand how they treated those poor Chinese customers. Two of them got the table and they told the rest to go outside to wait. What part of their brain they used to think that is still mysterious to me. If I was the manager or the Lady M, I would fire all of those stupid and arrogant staffs. However, this experience was not my first time but it was my third time. So I do not think it was staff's personality but it was Lady M's policies, to kick the clients outside while they are waiting or move them back and forth and then kick them out, or tell them to get away from looking at the cake, if you are waiting to eat. I am not a beggar to ask for your food. I pay for it with my hard earn money. I deserve better treatment than what I got today and last two times. For all the tourists especially the ones from Asia, DO NOT go there, you will be mistreated without knowing it.
By JLK8 on 3/18/2008
Every New Yorker has their short-list of favorite luxury spots. Lady M is definitely on the top of mine. At my birthday party last year, my boyfriend brought two Lady M cakes as a surprise, the famous Mille Crepe cake and a scrumptious chocolate checkerboard cake, a feast for the palate as well as the eyes. Well, need I say, the cakes took center stage and I gladly complied. They were heavenly, and I became hooked on Lady M. I have since discovered the equally delightful experience of lunching at Lady M boutique with a ham and cheese sandwich on crusty, heated French bread; a cappuccino which feels like it just arrived from Italy; and, of course, a selection of some of the most delectable cakes in New York City. For a most wonderful treat, visit Lady M for lunch, and spread the joy even further by sending your friends and loved ones an unforgettable gateau from Lady M!
By NYCfanclub on 3/18/2008
Lady M is an absolute Architectural jewel, elegant and impeccable. Their service is warm and friendly. Their attention to details, like their tea service, china, lighting and display, reflects their strive for perfection. Their 21-layer Mille Crepes Cake alone is worth a thousand visits. Try their warm ham and cheese sandwich on special French bread, it is unparalleled to any I have ever experiencedÂ…leaving me shocked that something so simple could be so good.
By cb11226 on 3/12/2008
I don't know who this lady is, but she makes a damn fine cake. I think I've tried every one of them, and they're all fantastic. And the prices are just what you'd expect for Madison Avenue, but hey, you're paying for the "experience" too. Lady M is a great place to go to step out of the madness of the city for a while. The food is great, and the bustling staff are always friendly and helpful. One word of caution, though: they include the tip in the bill, so be careful not to double-tip (although, in my opinion, their service is worth double the tip).
By marydawnj on 2/21/2007
The cakes are nothing special, especially at that price. The mille-crepe is sweet and airy, but the arc en ciel is just air. Naturally, the service is haughty and slow. (It does pretend to be a Parisian patisserie, after all.) Basically Lady M is the ideal place for Upper East Side types to waste their money.