FAO Schwarz

FAO Schwarz, New York City: Hours, Address, FAO Schwarz Reviews: 4.5/5

FAO Schwarz
4.5
10:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Monday
10:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Tuesday
10:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Sunday
10:00 AM - 7:00 PM
About
Temporarily Closed A visit to FAO Schwarz is an experience unlike any other. You are at the center of the story. An adventure larger-than-life that sparks the imagination in all of us awaits every time you step through our doors.
Suggested duration
1-2 hours
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Neighbourhood: Midtown
This is the iconic New York that so many visitors imagine before they visit—spectacular skyscrapers like the Chrysler Building and Empire State Building, iconic public buildings like Grand Central Terminal and the New York Public Library, and the non-stop hustle and bustle of the city streets. Fifth Avenue is a shopper's heaven where you can find every kind of store imaginable, with fashion brands ranging from the affordable to the ultra-fancy. Visit the Rockefeller Center to experience towering Art Deco grandeur, and foodies will love the busy restaurants that stay open late in Koreatown. After dark, Midtown calms down a bit, but at any time of day or night it still feels 100% New York.
How to get there
  • 5th Ave / 59th St • 3 min walk
  • 57th St • 5 min walk
Popular mentions

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1,603 reviews
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BEAMER1998
Gentry, AR108 contributions
Something for everyone
Oct 2021 • Family
Our little girl loved the experience. A little bit of something for everyone. Highly recommend checking it this iconic toy store, surely on out list each time we visit NYC.
Written 9 October 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

WednesdayNightGirl
McKinney, TX1,353 contributions
A kid’s dream
Aug 2021 • Family
So be warned! FAI Schwartz has moved to Rockefeller Center! We made the mistake of going to their old location across from the park first. And we had just come from Rockefeller Center!

Regardless, it’s still a child’s dream store. They can okay and shop and okay some more.
Written 14 August 2021
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roj1281
Houston, TX377 contributions
Nice toy store but I expected more
Jul 2021
This was a nice store. Lots of toys and some of the employees were demonstrating the toys to the children and playing with them. Greeter told us where things were and how many floors etc. Staff was nice but there was a lot of people to deal with. Its talked about so much that I expected more but was probably all hype.
Written 11 August 2021
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cordelia l
1 contribution
Bad service
Jun 2020 • Family
Manager called me a fat pig and was very rude and unprofessional. The place looks dirty. Don’t go here.
Written 21 May 2021
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Seedy Y
1 contribution
FREE BRITNEY
May 2021 • Family
I went in there with my child crying bc I was getting harassed and they all laughed at me. NEVER go here
Written 20 May 2021
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Sara K
1 contribution
It was trash and I was disgusted never going there ever again.
May 2021 • Solo
When I went inside this cafe the manager stared farting, then I went to go sit at the spot but then right when I turned around they pulled my chair away and started choking me. I almost died do not go here.
Written 18 May 2021
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vedary
ohio47 contributions
Amazing
Apr 2021 • Family
I always wanted to go to FAO since I was a kid. Getting to take my kids was an amazing experience. From the toy solider at the door to the piano from BIG it was spectacular. They had so many over the top friendly employees demoing product throughout the store. This store had my teenage son (that is too cool for his parents) to act and be a kid for 30 minutes. He didn’t want to leave.
Written 13 April 2021
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Elena C
Auckland30 contributions
Waste of money
Dec 2020
I bought F.A.O Schwarz 753-Piece Build-A-Coaster Playset-753 piece set for my 9 year boy grandson . The instruction manual is very difficult to follow even for an adult. The construction is fragile and is NOT WORKING as suggested. It was a TOTAL WASTE OF MONEY.
Written 13 March 2021
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Brandtl
Hudson, NY74 contributions
Holiday Trip
Dec 2019
FAO Schwarz is an amazing place. Kids really loved the floor piano. The soldier outside is great! Expensive but well worth the visit.
Written 30 June 2020
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Lion2020
7 contributions
Great location
Mar 2020 • Family
The store is definitely a place for toy lovers to go. For me it was a little crowded and crazy for things you could buy online. It do have limited edition Barbies and Star Wars Barbies if they are in stock. It is close to Rockefeller ice skating rink. So if you are a toy collector or know one this is the store for you.
Written 10 March 2020
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Frequently Asked Questions about FAO Schwarz

FAO Schwarz is open:
  • Sun - Sun 10:00 AM - 7:00 PM
  • Mon - Tue 10:00 AM - 8:00 PM
  • Wed - Thu 10:00 AM - 9:00 PM
  • Fri - Sat 10:00 AM - 10:00 PM
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