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The Plaza Shutters Its Palm Court Restaurant

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January 8, 2009 at 2:01 PM | by | ()

Looks like those $775 room rates and a hottie chef couldn't save The Palm Court inside the iconic yet newly renovated Plaza Hotel. Elad Properties has officially close the restaurant which they only fully-restored a year ago. Crain's New York reports:

The underperforming eatery had struggled to attract customers since reopening nearly a year ago. In its brief life after the $400 million renovation that re-launched the hotel, the Palm Court has changed everything from its menu to its furniture, finally ceasing dinner service last August.

Despite its travails, restaurateur Joey Allaham, who runs the Oak Room and Oak Bar, which reopened six weeks ago in the Plaza, has expressed interest in adding the Palm Court to his menu. Mr. Allaham, who also owns Manhattan Kosher steakhouse Prime Grill, is in talks with Elad to takeover the storied room.

For now, guests seeking their ritzy breakfast can do so in the Oak Room.

[Photo: Ryan Charles]

Archived Comments:


Oh damn, missed out on spending $60+ for afternoon tea.


no more tea, just sympathy.  sigh.