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Jul 25, 2013 06:49 AM

Lady M Bryant Park

I heard the shop is finally open. Anyone had a chance to check them out?
I have read or heard that they are going to carry sandwiches and salad. Anyone confirm this? It looks like they open at 8am in the morning which means, they are selling breakfast items as well?

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  1. They are open. And they do open at 8 am. See menu and their selection of cakes and pastries.

    3 Replies
    1. re: ipsedixit

      $5.50 for iced coffee. rolling my eyes...

      1. re: Monica

        Your eyeballs probably fell out of their sockets with the cup of hot water (with honey and lemon) for the bargain basement midtown price of 2.50!

        1. re: ipsedixit

          never got to the hot water part of the menu cuz my eyeballs fell out at the ice coffee price.

    2. Came back from the Poconos with time to spend and took an odd little detour to Lady M Bryant Park.

      We ordered a slice of the banana mille feuille cake, the chocolate mille crepe cake and the green tea mille crepe cake. Ordered a pot of Earl Grey and sat for 30 mins at a teeny tiny table in a sea of tightly squeezed dine in customers with our backs to the longest line for take out sliced cake I've ever seen (the server suggestedr going before 2pm if you won't wait in line). It was also obvious in the know customers call ahead and pickup a prepaid cake/slice. That door was swinging up every few minutes!

      $40.00 with tip added by the house. It appears the staff can replenish the cakes rather quickly from the back as cakes/slices are sold out.

      Every bite was delicious, creamy. The tea....was tea. The standout was the banana mille feuille cake but if you love chocolate there are several choices. I can't imagine ever spending $70,80, 95 for an entire cake. Slices are currently $8-9 a piece and one slice is plenty for 2-3 people. Plenty of Lady M loving customers were sharing slices and pots of tea. Hot water refills are $2.50.

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      1. re: eatingjoy

        Wow, they charge even for hot water refills. I've never heard of that. Very offputting. Did you think the cake was so outstanding that it was worth $8-9 per piece? Upscale (and increasingly, otherwise mid-priced) restaurants often charge $10 and up for desserts, but those are usually composed desserts with several elements.

        1. re: Pan

          For the occasional treat in NYC, sure. I've paid more for desserts that were not as delicious or labor intensive and certainly the same or higher for other indulgences (like a great cocktails, special beer & wines ordered in lieu of dessert).

          If it was a friends birthday and they were the type to enjoy a special birthday slice, I'd treat them to a Lady M slice of cake.

          1. re: Pan

            ... restaurants often charge $10 and up for desserts, but those are usually composed desserts with several elements.

            And more often than not sourced off-site.

            Plus, this *is* Midtown Manhattan. US currency here is about as valuable as a sno-cone is to an Eskimo.

            1. re: ipsedixit

              Restaurants with pastry chefs don't make desserts in-house??

            1. re: Motosport

              On 40th, basically the southern boundary of Bryant Park.

              Next door to Bryant Park Hotel.

              1. re: ipsedixit

                I noted a Blue Bottle coffee shop a door or two away as well.