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Afternoon Tea - Grand America Hotel
Afternoon Tea - Grand America Hotel

Afternoon Tea - Grand America Hotel Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.grandamerica.com/dining/afternoon-tea
  • Email: araafati@grandamerica.com
  • Phone: (801) 258-6707
  • Hours of Operation: Monday - Sunday: Seatings at 1:00 p.m. & 3:30 p.m.
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Afternoon Tea, Contemporary European
  • Executive Chef: Phillip Yates
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Entertainment, Gluten-free Menu, High Tea, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Entertainment: 7-days a week 2p-5p Harpist for Afternoon Tea
    Sunday - Thursday 5p-8p Piano

    Friday & Saturday 6p-9p Jazz Trio

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Between 5th & 6th South
  • Public Transit: Trax light rail, Courthouse Stop
  • Parking: Hotel Parking
  • Parking Details: Self parking is free with validation. Valet Parking is $8.
A word from Afternoon Tea - Grand America Hotel
The elegant Victorian style team in Salt Lake City is at The Grand America. Guests are served on Tunisia China designed exclusively for the hotel. The floor-to-ceiling windows allow you to savor views of the garden courtyard while you savor the small pleasures of a traditional English afternoon tea.

Choose from a variety of premium international teas along with tea sandwiches made with cucumber, Pacific cold smoked salmon, watercress, and more. Later, a delectable array of freshly baked scones (served with homemade strawberry jam and Devonshire cream), flaky pastries, rich tortes, and delightful petit fours await your pleasure.

You’ll be soothed by the gentle music of a softly-played harp or piano, giving this classic event a distinctively European ambience. Afternoon Tea at Grand America offers a memorable experience like no other in Salt Lake City.
Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Overall
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Ambiance
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Service
Diner Reviews
  • "I really enjoy going to high tea with friends, and have been doing this for years-in Vancouver, Richmond, Miami, even Montgomery, AL. This was my first visit to The Grand America Hotel, and I plan to go again, soon. It's a perfect place for friends to gather and enjoy an afternoon of conversation, tea and a lovely selection of dainty foods."
    Dined on 4/9/2014
  • "One of the most magical experiences of my life. Everything was so fancy and delicious and I wouldn't hesitate to go everyday if I could. It was just so good."
    Dined on 4/5/2014
  • "We started doing Afternoon Tea several years ago. We thought we would do it once but have enjoyed it so much that we do it every year as a mother/daughter special occasion."
    Dined on 3/24/2014
  • "We've been to high tea at the Grand America a few times and really enjoy it for special occasions. This time the price was a little more and the food was good, but there have been other visits when the food was more memorable than this time. Overall, it is always a relaxing and self-pampering experience that we love."
    Dined on 3/21/2014
  • "It was my first time to the Grand America Hotel what a beautiful place. We attended the Afternoon Tea was a very fun event to go to. Had a lovely time. The food and desserts were very nice. Also nice that they were able to meet my gluten free diet."
    Dined on 3/13/2014
  • "What a wonderful experience for a beautiful Sunday afternoon! The hotel is breathtaking in and of itself. The service was A + from the Valet to the hotel manager to the gift shop employees to the registration clerk to the tea room attendant to our server Mr. Blair! Who was absolutely perfect for the position on every way. I would most definitely ask for him again! The choice of tea was unbelievable! The sandwiches were very tasty and of a nice variety. The desserts were delicious and lovely to look at. The ambiance was amazing! Thank you for a very memorable experience. I will be back!"
    Dined on 3/9/2014
  • "You've got to try this! It's lovely! Can't wait to go back!"
    Dined on 3/4/2014
  • "My 8 yr old daughter and I really enjoyed ourselves at the Afternoon tea. It was her first time having a real tea time and she was just enchanted. The harp in the background, the friendly waitress, and the tea were just wonderful. All the food was the perfect size and had some real creativity. Some of the little sandwiches weren't really our style. The salmon rolls, we don't like fish; the chicken salad sandwiches had a little too much red pepper, and the cucumber sandwiches tasted a little off with the olive & pimentos on top. But all and all the PB & J and all the other sandwiches were just delicious! Our waitress was a really sweetie and the desserts were amazing."
    Dined on 3/2/2014
  • "The atmosphere and food were both exquisite, they serve nothing but the highest quality food and drink and pair it off with outstanding service! If you're looking for a unique experience like no other, then I highly recommend this to anyone looking for something for a special occasion!"
    Dined on 2/16/2014
  • "We wanted a memorable and dellicious birthday celebration for mother - daughter date.....we were not disappointed in any way....we were running a little late and Open Table made it easy to change the reservation.....the table with a view was waiting.....The chef even accomnodated my daughter's vegetarian needs with his special touch! Will look forward to the next time we enjoy Afternoon Tea!"
    Dined on 2/3/2014
  • "The hotel, ambience, and service was wonderful. The harp was played beautifully. But, the bread on the sandwiches was dry and the salmon rolls were not good. The Afternoon Tea is over priced. If it was less expensive we would come more often. Thank you."
    Dined on 1/16/2014
  • "This was just a lovely time with my friend. It was peaceful with the Harp playing in the background and the snow flurres outside the window in the garden. I look forward to coming another time- great place to bring visiting friends."
    Dined on 1/9/2014
  • "This is one of my go-to special occasion experiences. The setting is elegant, the harp music relaxing. The menu is a just right sampler of sandwiches and desserts. The tea menu offered many options. We all tried something different and nobody was disappointed. The service was friendly and helpful."
    Dined on 1/5/2014
  • "My bosom friend and I go to Afternoon Tea every season and we just adore every experience. The servers are always absolutely lovely and so kind. We love listening to the harp as we just catch up. I love that we are never hurried and we are free to just sit at tea at our leisure. A truly unforgettable experience!"
    Dined on 1/3/2014
  • "Took my granddaughter and we had fun. The food wasn't great but it was still a fun experience. The service was good."
    Dined on 1/3/2014
  • "I recently took my mother as well as a few other ladies to afternoon tea as part of my mothers Christmas present, and I must say that it wasn't worth the money we paid. We had to ask for more hot water for our teas multiple times as the server kept forgetting, we were not informed that the hot chocolate would not be refilled and would cost an extra charge (if some of our party had known, they would not have ordered it), we also had to ask for refills on our water glasses. Our waitress also informed at the end of her service that the gratuity was not included in the bill, which I knew as I could see that on there...I thought this was a bit tacky. I would say that our overall experience was just okay."
    Dined on 12/28/2013
  • "It was a lovely experience for my out-of-town family!"
    Dined on 12/26/2013
  • "The HIgh Tea at Grand America was just wonderful, a real treat. It was a unique experience that was very enjoyable and different from the "usual" places."
    Dined on 12/16/2013
  • "The food is amazing. It is a beautiful and relaxing setting to gather with friends anytime, but especially at Christmas time. I just wish that there were a few Christmas decorations in the area. It may because not everyone celebrates Christmas. So put in a winter theme or something to make it feel special."
    Dined on 12/6/2013
  • "Tradition w/friends to have Tea together at the Grand Am. Herbal tea selection upgraded, thanks! Would love to see some variation from year to year in the finger sandwich selection. Lovely way to spend a couple of hours w/dear friends in a beautiful, calm, old world fashion."
    Dined on 12/13/2013
  • "Grand America has become a tradition for me and my girls. we love the food, service, and atmosphere. we have made some great memories.I would recommend this resturant !"
    Dined on 12/11/2013
  • "I brought my granddaughter and 5 of her friends for "Tea with Santa" and to celebrate my granddaughter's 10th Birthday. The girls just couldn't get over how "elegant" everything was, and enjoyed Santa & Mrs. Claus very much!"
    Dined on 12/7/2013
  • "Friends/coworkers & I attended in celebration of a recent achievement at work, and had a wonderful experience. Definitley a fun and unique afternoon event! I plan to take my mother in the near future! Plenty of groups with men, too, so don't think High Tea is just for the ladies."
    Dined on 12/6/2013
  • "My mother and daughter have a tradition of tea at the Grand America when my mother is in town. This time, they invited me to join them. Tea on Thursday afternoon was an enjoyable escape from the hectic work week. The staff was very accommodating of our food needs (vegetarian) and attentive (but not overly attentive). The ambiance was beautiful and we enjoyed walking through the hotel to see the Christmas windows and giant ginger house after our tea. We spent three luxurious hours enjoying tea and the wonders of the Grand America and it felt as though we were on a much longer vacation."
    Dined on 12/5/2013
  • "What a wonderful way to start the holiday season. Having tea with family makes a lovely afternoon, seeing the window displays, listening to lovely music. If we are in the Salt Lake City area next for the holiday, plan on going back."
    Dined on 11/29/2013
  • "I love going to tea at the Grand America Hotel. The food is always delicious and traditional and the tea itself is high quality. The scones in particular are perfect. It also doesn't hurt that there's usually a harpist and the whole place is just gorgeous."
    Dined on 11/29/2013
  • "Wonderful experience. I took my 8 year old daughter. The wait staff was excellent and even brought her a special plate of food in case she didn't like any of the "fancy" stuff. The tea was delicious and hot. We both had a great time. Even though it is just tea and "snacks" you won't need dinner after."
    Dined on 11/22/2013
  • "I chose to do an afternoon tea as part of my birthday celebration. I got a group of girlfriends (we're in our 20's) and got dressed up in cute dresses and cardigans. The food was amazing! We all left stuffed! The service was excellent as well."
    Dined on 10/27/2013
  • "I had been to Afternoon Tea one other time and was so impressed the time before that I brought a close friend with me this time to celebrate her birthday. As expected, everything was superb. Our server was Blair who brings the whole experience together with his effortless charm and hospitality. The food was delicious and the desserts were nothing short of decadent. We can't wait to go back and be treated like royalty again."
    Dined on 11/15/2013
  • "My daughter and I have been looking for a tea spot and heard about the afternoon tea at Grand America. We picked up my grandson on his early day and headed down. We loved it! Everyone treated my little grandson very special, even made him some special sandwiches! He has also talked about how much fun it was! We will be back!"
    Dined on 11/22/2013
  • "I didn't love the finger sandwiches or the pastries, they were a little strange. My hot chocolate was divine. Our waiter was pretty slow... I feel like we waited quite a bit. He was so so nice but I wonder if we weren't top priority because we were a smaller group and he has some large ones to take care. We felt sort of forgotten some of the time. It was still fun and very beautiful. I might not go back just because the food isn't really my preference."
    Dined on 10/12/2013
  • "My afternoon tea at the Grand America Hotel was fantastic! My friends and I were seated in a lovely area filled with live harp music; we began our dining with strawberries and creme chantilly - fabulous! The scone course would easily rival any found in Britain, with authentic clotted cream and homemade lemon curd. The finger sandwiches were delicious, especially the locally-sourced Beehive cheese sandwich and the cucumber circlet. The tea pastries were heavenly, from the French "gumdrops" to the raspberry-pistachio confection to the madeleine and the chocolate with gold leaf! Blair, our server, was incredibly helpful, friendly, and knowledgeable about the teas and the delectable goodies served in each of the courses! A must-do in SLC."
    Dined on 10/6/2013
  • "don't see many formal tea services anymore....this as good as it gets....harpist and all....."
    Dined on 8/9/2013