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Afternoon Tea - The Phoenician
Afternoon Tea - The Phoenician

Afternoon Tea - The Phoenician Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.thephoenician.com/dining
  • Email: thephoenician@luxurycollection.com
  • Phone: (480) 423-2530
  • Hours of Operation: Sunday-Saturday
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: English, Afternoon Tea
  • Executive Chef: Frank Belosic
  • Dress Code: Formal Attire
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Entertainment, Gluten-free Menu, High Tea, Non-Smoking Restaurant, View, Wine
  • Entertainment: Live piano standards, as interpreted by Allen Comyns.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Camelback Road and 64th Street
  • Parking: Hotel Parking
  • Parking Details: For complimentary valet parking, follow the signs directing you to the Main Lobby entrance. Self-parking is also available, in Garage One located below the main building.
A word from Afternoon Tea - The Phoenician
In the English tradition, afternoon tea is served daily in the Lobby Tea Court. Consistently voted "Best Afternoon Tea" by the Phoenix New Times and Arizona Republic readers, full tea includes finger sandwiches, scones with Devonshire cream and preserves, pastries and a selection of fine blends. Classical music provides a charming backdrop for a relaxing afternoon break. A Gluten-Free menu is available with advance notice.Continued
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Overall
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Ambiance
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Service
Diner Reviews
  • "Natalie and Wanda are the head tea masters and they each offer excellent service. This is my favorite treat to do with my girl friends."
    Dined on 4/11/2014
  • "I've been bringing people to the Phoenician for tea for years. I rember the English lady in the white apron. Wanda is wounderful and has been there for 14 years now. It is really lovely. $50 seems crazy high for tea when I started coming it was $25 with champagne. The sandwiches used to be fancier. The are still delicious but simple. Scones are just ok. Desserts very nice."
    Dined on 4/9/2014
  • "I took my daughter and we had a great time. It is a little pricey though"
    Dined on 3/17/2014
  • "Many years ago, my mom took me to tea here when I was about 11 years old and it was a fond memory. So I decided, now 10 years later, to take my mom here for tea and it was every bit as great as I remember. Wendy was our server and she was wonderful, putting no pressure on us despite that it was the end of the afternoon tea session and we were the last ones there. Great service, great food, and great tea!"
    Dined on 3/12/2014
  • "Would recommend this to anyone for a great afternoon!"
    Dined on 3/12/2014
  • "If you are looking for a special place to take Mom, a sister or a best friend for a special afternoon, look no further. My mom and I enjoyed a traditional afternoon tea. From the place settings, to the delicious three-course tea menu, to the service and the live piano in the background, it was a perfectly memorable experience!"
    Dined on 3/10/2014
  • "I have a tradition with a good friend of mine that whenever we meet up in a different city we have high tea together. This was one of the best afternoon teas we've had."
    Dined on 3/7/2014
  • "Very expensive and then Phoenician adds a 22% service fee!!"
    Dined on 3/5/2014
  • "Our experience at the Phoenician was again spectacular. My cousin and I brought 2 young ladies with us and to experience afternoon tea through their eyes was to enjoy our first time there again. Wanda tended to us and I can't say enough how much she made our tea so special. She is an wonderful asset to the Phoenician. Thanks again as we will bring visitors there again. Thanks, Sharon"
    Dined on 2/28/2014
  • "What can we say? Afternoon tea at the Phoenician always makes our day! The food was delicious with generous portions. Sitting on our favorite cozy couch for two looking out at the view was perfect. And, last but not least, Wonderful Wanda our waitress was as charming and delightful as ever! Her sidekick, Natalie, is also lovely. Thank you for a memorable 30th wedding anniversary experience!"
    Dined on 2/25/2014
  • "The service was spot on--cheery and attentive but not hovering. The selection of sandwiches and pastries was great. The sandwiches were moist; the scones could have been more so. My sister made a special request for my birthday, which was happily honored. The piano music was lovely. We had a beautiful view of the golf course from our couch. We had a very enjoyable, non-rushed tea, and we can't wait to come again."
    Dined on 2/21/2014
  • "We love to treat ourselves whenever I am in Arizona to a special brunch at the Phoenician. Natalie and Wanda are delightful servers and the food is so special. We love the room, the piano, the tea, and the special friendly service. The Phoenician is a must-do treat for ladies that visit Phoenix, and we return at least 4-5 times a year."
    Dined on 2/19/2014
  • "We have experienced this tea many times but we will not be going back. Its just too expensive for one pot of tea, 5 one inch slices of sandwich, 2 scones (which have never been good - too dry and crumbly) and five or six small sweets ($150). The upper area is not nice at all. The whole deal takes an hour when for the price you could have an excellent three hour dinner somewhere. Cannot recommend."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "Excellent as always - a must resort to stop in why'll in scottsdale."
    Dined on 2/10/2014
  • "The Afternoon Tea at the Phoenician is very special. The ambience is classy but comfortable. The service is outstanding--- it's all about making the guest happy and comfortable. I always try to take my guests there. Even though I have been there many times, I am always pleased with the outstanding service and atmosphere."
    Dined on 2/10/2014
  • "This is a great spot for traditional afternoon tea. Fun for a girls get together to celebrate a birthday or a shower."
    Dined on 2/6/2014
  • "This was my 5th visit for afternoon tea and as always a wonderful experience! The setting is beautiful, the food delicious, the service impeccable and the piano music divine! As a snowbird, I look forward to this special treat every year."
    Dined on 2/5/2014
  • "Best High Tea ever (including in England). You are now our High Tea place!"
    Dined on 1/5/2014
  • "A wonderful location. The food was beautifully prepared , tasted great, and served impeccably . A very pleasant time for me and my family, Treat yourself to an elegant afternoon."
    Dined on 2/4/2014
  • "I love to attend afternoon tea when traveling and the Phoenician is one of the best I have experienced. The service was amazing and the bottomless glass of very good Champagne made this an exceptional value."
    Dined on 1/24/2014
  • "Think of a time when ladies were still lady-like, when service still happened with a SINCERE smile, and when you actually could leisurely enjoy your meal and company.... That is the high tea service at the Phonecian! I literally have no complaints about my experience, and that's hard to come by nowadays! From the moment we were seated to our departure, every minute was absolutely FABULOUS!!"
    Dined on 1/20/2014
  • "My girls and I have been attending afternoon tea at the Phoenician for the last 16 years. We did stray one year and regretted it. The food is good, the atmosphere wonderful, and the service great especially with Wanda, who has been there for 15 years. It always has made for a memorable occasion, especially during the holidays which we were unable to do this year. Nonetheless, we actually liked having done it in January as it seemed more relaxed. Look forward to December when we will do it again."
    Dined on 1/20/2014
  • "I cant explain how much fun my friends and I had! The food was amazing and you really get your money's worth. I higly recommend having tea here. They make you feel like a princess for a day. My friends and I dressed up in dresses and hats. We had a blast. It's an experience we will never forget."
    Dined on 1/12/2014
  • "Having been to the tea at The Ritz and The Biltmore I can absolutely say the tea at The Phoenician is the best! It's the service. Wanda has served my party 2-3 times per year for the last decade. We never want for a thing. Our tea is kept hot, our glasses and plates full. The finger sandwiches are also much better than at other local teas without a doubt. The scones are ok but could use some refinements and the desserts are not a terrible temptation after the 1st 2 courses. Go for the service, the atmosphere, sit with a view of the valley and ask to be seated with Wanda and your experience will be memorable as well as delicious."
    Dined on 1/12/2014
  • "Have visited other High Teas around the valley and love here the most."
    Dined on 1/2/2014
  • "I have attended afternoon tea at the Phonecian for many years as a special treat at the holidays. I have always been delighted by the exceptional and friendly service. It is an expensive tea and it has always been fun to be treated like royalty for an afternoon. This year my opinioon completely changed. The view was still lovely, but the service was poor. My tea was not refreshed in the couple of hours that I was there and I ended up drinking it cold. We went at least an hour before being checked on by our server between the sandwich and desert portion. There are better teas in town for the price"
    Dined on 1/1/2014
  • "The quality of service is outstanding, the staff is knowledgeable about the teas. The food is outstanding. A wonderful afternoon!"
    Dined on 12/30/2013
  • "The service was excellent, the food was delicious. It was worth every penny I spent."
    Dined on 12/16/2013
  • "This is the fourth year I have enjoyed the delightful holiday tea with my daughters and sister in law. The service was wonderful with every need anticipated. The atmosphere put us in the holiday spirit. A great beginning to a lovely season. We wwill be back next year and in many years to come."
    Dined on 12/15/2013
  • "Afternoon Tea at the Phoenician is the best!!! The service is impeccable!! The food, tea, and champagne is delicious!!!! Wanda is a lovely, sweet person and she clearly loves her job!! She goes out of her way to make sure that you have the best experience possible!!! It wouldn't be the same with Wanda and her warm, friendly smile and demeanor!! The Phoenician is a MUST for afternoon tea!!!"
    Dined on 12/12/2013
  • "This is our second year for Christmas tea at the Phoenician, and we have had tea there several other times. The setting is lovely, but we feel the food quality is not what it used to be, and that the service is less elegant. The price is expensive, and we've decided that the experience is not worth the cost."
    Dined on 12/12/2013
  • "Every year we go for High Tea for our Christmas treat. It is one of the highlights of the holiday. Wanda spoils us with such exceptional service I can't imagine a better present! Food is delightful and the Champage is the best!"
    Dined on 12/7/2013
  • "From the valet parking to the wait staff everyone as courteous. The food was presented beautifully and tasted great. The tea was also excellent. We particularly enjoyed the piano music and the views."
    Dined on 12/7/2013
  • "We loved our afternoon tea time at the Phoenician! We got to join the Daddy and Daughter Tea time, by mistake, but sure loved the experience. Great food, wonderful and friendly service, and we will definitely return again!"
    Dined on 11/29/2013
  • "Afternoon tea at the Phoenician is a fabulous experience enhanced by Wanda, the wonder waitress, who exudes charm and a passion for her work. We have had afternoon tea all around the world and the Phoenician afternoon tea experience is definitely at the top of our list! Great food, service and ambience make this a delight which we repeat on a regular basis."
    Dined on 11/21/2013
  • "Our servers were attentive and friendly. We were seated on a comfy sofa with a coffee table before us. It was quite comfortable. Each course came out in a timely manner, and if we weren't quite finished with the previous course they went back and waited until we were ready. The old standards played by the pianist did a wonderful job of setting a lovely mood for the afternoon. Plus, the gluten free options for my friend were an added touch! I had asked prior to placing my reservation on Open Table. Overall, I would definitely recommend Afternoon Tea at The Phoenician!"
    Dined on 11/16/2013
  • "The Phoenician Hotel is understated luxury at it's finest well represented by a five star afternoon tea experience at a very moderate price."
    Dined on 11/10/2013
  • "Very pleasant experience. Only did not appreciate the automatic 22% tip!"
    Dined on 11/7/2013
  • "I was disappointed to find that the finger sandwiches and desserts were not as good as in previous visits. The tea is now served in overly large teapots; and we were not offered refills of more hot water, or the option to try other teas. Just not as good as I remember it last time..."
    Dined on 10/25/2013