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The Algonquin Hotel Times Square, Autograph Collection

59 West 44th Street · New York, New York 10036 USA

  • +1-212-840-6800 ext. 137

Round Table Restaurant

  • +1-212-840-6800 ext. 137

Experience a unique New York City ambience at our Round Table Restaurant and Blue Bar. Historically popular among writers, actors and others who enjoy a refreshing drink and fine food, our establishments are ideal for pre- or post-theater cocktails or a midday break.

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Concept

Historically a draw for New York’s literary, artistic and theatrical elite, The Round Table is home to the original “Vicious Circle” of the Roaring 20s. With a painting of the group hanging prominently where they once met daily for 10 years, The Round Table Restaurant still serves an inspiring menu with a tasteful and modern take on American cuisine.

Venue

Iconic New York City architecture and modern amenities of The Algonquin Hotel Times Square create a unique setting for a variety of events in a convenient Midtown Manhattan location. Book one of our stylish rooms for a small meeting, larger corporate events, weddings, cocktail parties or social gatherings.

Blue Bar

Toasting the cocktail culture with a rich history and blue ambiance, Blue Bar is a gathering space that draws friends and colleagues with a bold curiosity. Since its post-Prohibition opening in 1933, Blue Bar has stayed abreast of Times Square hotel bar trends by constantly reinventing itself as it continues to be the choice of many for good times and a perfectly poured cocktail.

Private Events

Private event space and restaurant buy outs are available. Please contact Gabriela Jimenez:

gabriela.jimenez@marriott.com

History

In 1919, a group of noted writers convened for the very first time at The Algonquin Hotel. It was such an enjoyable occasion they decided to return the next day. For ten years the group, later dubbed the “Vicious Circle” and including Dorothy Parker, Robert Benchley, Harold Ross and many more, came back to the hotel restaurant every day. The New Yorker magazine was created and founded here in 1925.

Today the Round Table hangs an iconic portrait of the "Vicious Circle" in the exact spot where they chose to dine. Blue Bar has been a part of The Algonquin Hotel since 1933 and the end of prohibition. John Barrymore, actor and then hotel resident, convinced the general manager that as an actor, one looks most attractive under blue lighting. As a practical joke, they placed blue gets over the lighting and the Blue Bar was born. Over the years Blue Bar has welcomed patrons such as Tennessee Williams, William Faulkner, Ella Fitzgerald and many other popular entertainers. The Blue Bar is now at home in the hotel’s Annex, an old horse stable, and on the walls hang several Al Hirschfeld caricatures. Hirschfeld was a frequent visitor to the hotel beginning in 1926.

Contact and Hours

Blue Bar is open daily from noon to 11pm, no reservations are required. Round Table Restaurant is open daily from 7am to 11pm, serving breakfast, lunch and dinner.

For reservations, call the restaurant at +1-212-840-6800 or visit OpenTable

Directions and Parking

Our restaurant and bar are located inside The Algonquin Hotel Times Square, Autograph Collection at 59 West 44th Street in New York, NY 10036. Valet parking is available, as well as self-parking at the Hippodrome Parking Lot, across the street from our hotel.