I Have the Secret Documents! Here’s the Food and Cocktails Menu for the New American Express Centurion Lounge at LaGuardia

Yesterday I shared a detailed pre-opening review of the new New York LaGuardia American Express Centurion Lounge.

I’ve gotten hold of the opening menu, complete with food, wine, and specialty cocktail offerings. (They have a full bar as well, and all food and beverages are complimentary once in the lounge.)

Here’s the food menu, designed by Cedric Vongerichten. Wines by Anthony Giglio. And cocktails by Jim Meehan.



Egg Benedict, Spinach, Sriracha Hollandaise

Frittata with Fresh Tomatoes

Crispy French Toast, Caramelized Peaches

Pancakes, Maple Butter, Berries

Yogurt Parfait, Strawberry Jam, Granola

Citrus Salad, Ginger Syrup, Mint



Tomato and Herb Salad, Shallot Red Wine Vinaigrette

Italian Burrata on Crostini, Lemon Vinaigrette, Basil

Udon Noodles, Aromatic Vegetable Broth, Green Chili

Fried Chicken, Honey Lemongrass Glaze

Roasted Summer Squash, Sea Salt, Lime

Ginger Rice, Seasonal Vegetables, Pickled Chilies

Strawberry Shortcake




Prosecco | Villa Sandi ‘Il Fresco’ Spumante Doc | NV | Veneto | Italy


Pinot Grigio | Danzante Pinot Grigio Delle Venezie Igt | 2013 | Italy

Pinot Blanc | Lieb Cellars| Reserve | 2012 | North Fork | Long Island | New York

Catarratto | Donnafugata ‘Anthilia’ | 2013 | Sicily | Italy

Vermentino | Marchesi De Frescobaldi ‘Ammiraglia’ | 2012 | Tuscany | Italy


Garnacha  | Artadi ‘Artazuri’ Rosado | 2013 | Navarra | Spain


Pinot Noir | Hangtime | 2012 | California

Dolcetto | Bruno Giacosa Dolcetto D’alba | 2013 | Piedmont | Italy

Merlot | Shinn Estate Vineyards Estate | 2010 | North Fork | Long Island | New York

Petit Sirah | Spellbound | 2012 | California



Big Apple

Żubrówka Bison Grass Vodka, Doc’s Draft Hard Apple Cider, Yellow Chartreuse, Miracle Mile Celery Bitters

Third Martini

Barber’s Gin, Channing Daughters Vervino #1

Spanish Harlem

Siete Leguas Reposado Tequila, Orange Juice, Tempus Fugit Crème De Cacao, Ancho Reyes Ancho Chili Liqueur, Dark Chocolate

Medford Stuyvesant

Berkshire Mountain Distillers Ragged Mountain Rum, Lime Juice, Deep Mountain Grade B Maple Syrup, Dutch’s Colonial Cocktail Bitters

Dutch Chocolate

New York Distillers Chief Gowanus New-Netherland Gin, Carpano Antica Formula Sweet Vermouth, Don Estaban Cacao Liqueur, Dutch’s Cocktail Colonial Bitters

Manhattan Beach

Tuthiltown Manhattan Rye Whiskey, Greenhook Ginsmiths Beach Plum Gin Liqueur, Grapefruit Juice

Blue Door

Johnnie Walker® Black Label Blended Scotch Whisky, Myers’s Rum, Benedictine, Pastis, lemon juice

Here’s the surprisingly spicy tomato and herb salad in a shallot and red wine vinaigrette.

And the udon noodles in a vegetable broth with green chili:

Here’s the the fried chicken with honey lemongrass glaze, ginger rice and roasted summer squash. On the plate is also a baked salmon will alternate weeks with the fried chicken.

Strawberry shortcake dessert:

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  1. So since this lounge is before security what stops me from going there everyday or is a boarding pass required!

  2. @Ccord – no lease has been signed for space at ORD that I know of, it’s just one place where they’d presumably like to add one.

  3. Goodness gracious they need to get on opening more of these around the US! One in ATL would be great for those times I’m forced to fly Southwest/Airtran rather than Delta.

  4. Thanks Gary. Although last week at the Vegas club they did not ask for my boarding pass. I’m sure they will check in LGA.

  5. So is there any news on the SFO lounge, which was initially scheduled to open this past July? Do you know what’s causing the delay?

  6. @Jana construction gets pushed back, these things are going pretty quickly all things considered and certainly for airports. it was supposed to be end of summer now they are only committing this year, and they don’t have a clear picture of when yet… could be beginning of november, then things get sticky with holidays.

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