New York - LaGuardia Airport (LGA) Centurion Lounge Review

The American Express Centurion Lounge at LGA features a view of the runway, fresh seasonal fare, and a premium bar. 

Entrance of the Amex Centurion Lounge

Entrance of the Amex Centurion Lounge

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Where to find the Amex Centurion Lounge at LGA

The lounge is located pre-security, on the 3rd floor between Terminal B and C. The elevator to the lounge is located directly across from the escalators to the basement food court. 

Take a left when you exit the elevator on the 3rd floor and follow the signs to the lounge.

Hours: 5:30am-8pm (Sunday-Friday), 5:30am-6:30pm (Saturday)

The view between concourse B and C. 

The view between concourse B and C. 

Take the elevator to the 3rd floor. 

Take the elevator to the 3rd floor. 

Who can access the lounge

Complimentary lounge access, along with two guests, is available to Amex Platinum and Amex Centurion cardholders.

Guests with any other Amex credit card or charge card may purchase a one-day pass for $50.

 Fresh Seasonal Fare

The food at LGA was the best compared to the SFO and LAS Centurion Lounges.  The menu is designed by one of Zagat's top 30 under 30 chefs, Cedric Vogericheten. 

Salad bar (left), desserts (right), and drinks (far right)

Salad bar (left), desserts (right), and drinks (far right)

The staff was attentive and refilled the food often. Below are the seasonal strawberry and watermelon smoothie, and brownies. 

We visited the lounge in the afternoon. The hot food consisted of tomato bisque, fried chicken, green pea puree, carrots, and ginger rice. Fried chicken was boneless and topped off with a lemon zest — easily one of the best fried chicken entrees I've ever tasted. 

hot food
Fried chicken w/ carrots and green pea puree. 

Fried chicken w/ carrots and green pea puree. 

Tomato bisque station

Tomato bisque station

Premium Bar

Enjoy a cocktail at the premium bar. The cocktail menu was designed by one of the nation's top mixologists, Jim Meehan. Wines were handpicked by renowened wine authority Anthony Giglio. 

Wine and cocktail selections

Wine and cocktail selections

Rose

Rose

Premium bar

Premium bar

Member services desk, workspaces, and computer bar

The member services desk is located right when you walk into the lounge. The staff is super friendly and is ready to assist with anything. Be aware that this lounge does not have showers. 

Complimentary high-speed wifi is available to all guests. Be sure to ask for the wi-fi code at check-in.

Member services desk

Member services desk

Semi-private workspaces can be found throughout the lounge. There's a corridor with nooks and large flat-screen TVs. 

Corridor w/ semi-private workspaces

Corridor w/ semi-private workspaces

A computer bar is available to surf the web or print documents. 

computer bar

Communal workspaces are available throughout the lounge.

more workspaces

more workspaces

Dining area

Dining area

More dining and workspaces

More dining and workspaces

Conclusion

The Centurion Lounge at LGA is a great experience for anyone looking to enjoy a meal with a view before/after a flight. Although it is smaller than some of the other Centurion Lounges, the food and service makes up for it. 

Based on our other lounge experiences at SFO and LAS, the LGA lounge has the best variety and quality of food. 

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