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Pavilion - The Langham, Chicago
Pavilion - The Langham, Chicago

Pavilion - The Langham, Chicago Details

  • Dining Style: Fine Dining
  • Website: http://chicago.langhamhotels.com/restaurants/chicago-hotel-pavilion.htm
  • Phone: (312) 923-7710
  • Hours of Operation:

    Afternoon Tea: Thursday through Sunday:
    3 Seatings
    3pm, 3:30pm and 4pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Afternoon Tea
  • Executive Chef: Anthony Zamora
  • Dress Code: Business Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Entertainment, Fireplace, High Tea, Non-Smoking Restaurant, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Entertainment: Piano player during weekend afternoon tea

Getting there

  • Cross Street: on Wabash between Kinzie Street and the Chicago River
  • Parking: Valet
A word from Pavilion - The Langham, Chicago
Located on the second floor, its soaring ceiling and
marvelous views of the city make Pavilion an elegant space to unwind and converse with a glowing fireplace and grand piano as a backdrop. Pavilion is home to Tiffin at The Langham, the traditional afternoon tea that first debuted at The Langham, London in 1865. Tiffin includes proprietary Langham teas, Champagne, and an array of sweet and savory bites. All are served with traditional displays and flourish. Expect local talented pianists during weekend afternoon tea.
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Overall
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Ambiance
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Service
Diner Reviews
  • "We celebrated the birthdays of our relatives visiting Chicago by taking in High Tea at the Pavilion, and enjoyed the setting and teas. The savory dishes were acceptable, but not very interesting, and definitely not very traditional, such as the watercress sandwiches of traditional teas. The sweets were tasty, innovative and delicious."
    Dined on 7/17/2014
  • "One of the best afternoon teas in Chicago and the service is very outstanding. Nice ambiance too."
    Dined on 7/6/2014
  • "This review is long overdue. We went for afternoon tea to celebrate a special occasion with friends. We had considered canceling our reservation after being treated rudely on the phone and getting hung up on, but reconsidered after talking with a manager who assured us our tea experience would be nothing like the phone call. He was right. The tea was great, the food even better, and the service was excellent. They went above and beyond to show they are one of the best places to go to tea in Chicago. In fact, they may now be our favorite. All of us left very impressed and have already recommended it to others. We hope to make another visit again in the near future. Thank you for showing us a great time!"
    Dined on 7/5/2014
  • "I have enjoyed tea at a number of locations around the globe (Peninsula, Ritz Carlton, Four Season's, Fortnum & Mason) and this tops the list. The service was impeccable and the food delicious. I celebrated my birthday and the server went out of his way to make the day extra special. I would highly recommend and will definitely return."
    Dined on 7/2/2014
  • "I celebrated my birthday with Tiffin and it was delightful. Will recommend to everyone!"
    Dined on 6/29/2014
  • "It was AMAAAAAAZING! I am writing this review after my week of having afternoon tea aervice so I could fairly judge but the afternoon tea service at The Pavilion in the Langham Hotel was by far the best in overall: food creativity check; food deliciousness check; tea selection check; service check. Joseph was congenial and accomodating. I was hungry for more and he gave me more; I was torn between two tea choices and he gave me that option. FANTABULOUS -- I will certainly return upon my next visit! This week in Chicago, I had afternoon tea service at The Pavilion, The Lobby, Palm Court, and Lockwood."
    Dined on 6/23/2014
  • "A very stylish addition to Chicago's 5 star accommodation. Extremely attentive service and beautiful decor."
    Dined on 6/8/2014
  • "Came for afternoon tea service. Excellent scones, fun time with girlfriend. I've been to the Drake and the Peninsula and I think this was the best afternoon tea. Very intimate. Highly recommend."
    Dined on 5/31/2014
  • "The service was impeccable. I have had tea at other hotels such as the Drake and the Penninsula and Tiffin at the Langham has been the best overall experience. The tea was perfect. The food was delicious and the service was excellent."
    Dined on 5/25/2014
  • "Service was impeccable. Wonderful. Tea was perfectly brewed. Scones were the best we've ever had. Sandwiches were innovative and delicious.Complimentary scones to go was a great surprise! Highly recommended for upscale high tea."
    Dined on 5/13/2014
  • "The snacks and desserts are so much better here than other similar teas in the city. Combine that with a beautiful and comfortable room with great service and it makes for a great experience."
    Dined on 5/5/2014
  • "I highly recommend the tea at The Langham, Chicago. The room has stunning views of the city and the room is understated, modern elegance. Service was extraordinary - our server, Thomas, was attentive without being overly solicitous and he was extremely knowledgable about the menu. From the hostess greeting our group to every detail of the afternoon, it was a lovely and memorable experience."
    Dined on 4/8/2014
  • "Tea was not strong enough for me and the dessert options were a little disappointing. The highlight was the scones and the clotted cream, the rest was just ok. It's also overpriced for what we received."
    Dined on 3/16/2014
  • "Classic high tea in a wonderful contemporary setting. Elegant service from knowledgeable wait staff. Try to get a window seat to look out over Wabash Avenue at the Chicago River. Especially loved the egg salad with truffles "sandwiches," which had such a lovely presentation. The scones were also amazing. Pricey, but worth it!"
    Dined on 3/11/2014
  • "High Tea was among the best in the city and I've been to them all. Pricey yes, but not outrageous for the level of service and food. Delightful! Will be back."
    Dined on 3/2/2014
  • "A friend and myself had a lovely late afternoon Tea at the Pavilion. Paul, our waiter, was informative, cheerful and attentive. We were able to take our time and enjoy the lovely food and tea offerings. The food was not only great tasting, but the presentation was fabulous, Not to mention the beautiful ambience of the room. If you enjoy a high Tea, this is one of the best I've ever experienced."
    Dined on 2/20/2014
  • "What can I say about this hotel besides it is one of the best hotels in Chicago. The service was great. We went for high tea and it couldn't be better. I like it better than the other locations in Chicago."
    Dined on 2/16/2014
  • "Made my reservations months ago and didn't realize they would be having a special "Valentea". The prosecco with tea was a nice touch. The food was lovely, the highlight, however, was the service. The hostess, the server, everyone - was attentive, but not intrusive. And they let us linger for quite a long while! For tea, you want to be able to have a relaxing and unhurried time, rather than being rushed out for the next seating or for the dinner rush. Here, the room is just for tea, so there was no need to rush us out. So lovely. Will be back to try their regular tea and their Downton Abbey tea, if they are still having it."
    Dined on 2/15/2014
  • "Came here for a friends birthday for afternoon tea. Had the wild elderberry tea. My tea was fragrant and delightful. And we loved the attentive service, from the coat check to the menu, refills, and extra care for the special occasion. As a big foodie, i especially enjoy the description of the food, and the server took heed to explain at a decent speed. My favorite are the fresh scones and the accompanying cream, jam, and butter!"
    Dined on 1/18/2014
  • "Dined at the Pavilion for their Downton Abbey-inspired afternoon tea menu with 4 friends, and the entire experience was great. The environment is elegant, but relaxing. The servers are attentive, but not over bearing. I've been to several afternoon teas while traveling around the world and throughout Chicago, and this was definitely in the top 3 of my most enjoyable teas."
    Dined on 1/4/2014
  • "Very elegant, yet modern, setting with grand piano adding to the ambience. View of Christmas lights at Trump Tower across the street. Very comfortable seating. Tea sandwiches and desserts were elaborate, filling and I found most of them delicious. A few were a little too "foodie" for me. I loved the classic scone. There were too many desserts to eat, but we took them to go. Perfect place to celebrate my new daughter-in-law's marriage with her and my daughters."
    Dined on 12/28/2013
  • "Tea at the Langham was definitely one of our favorites - pianist music included. The seating was exactly how I would imagine a tea in someone's home in England. It began with a gracious hostess who took our coats before seating us and whisking them away to a private room. Rob, our charming server, started us off with champagne and a "shooter" type of beverage that consisted of passion fruit beads in ginger & apple juice (?) - most unique & delicious. It was followed with pots of tea, savory petite sandwiches, scones w/clotted cream & jam, and an assortment of sweets. When I thought our tea was complete we were also offered a choice of cookies. As a final touch, Chef Scott Green, sent us home with an artfully packaged gift of cookies."
    Dined on 12/20/2013
  • "A beautiful new first rate hotel in a landmark building! Excellent experience - could not have been better."
    Dined on 12/17/2013
  • "Holiday tea is $50, for which you do get a glass of Champagne. Then come four teeny sandwiches, followed by a whole bunch of sweets, a real sugar high. Much too much patter/explanations from the waiter. Much better teas at Drake, Peninsula, Ritz, etc."
    Dined on 12/17/2013
  • "The masses haven't found this elegant room for tea. It may not be everyone's cuppa--the colors are muted and gold and silver,but the tea servings and the service were superb. Hopefully by next year, people will discover the Pavilion."
    Dined on 12/11/2013
  • "This is a beautiful relatively new addition to the top hotels in Chicago. We went for Christmas tea with girlfriends and thought the food and service were excellent. It is elegant and romantic with a fabulous view of the Chicago river and the city. It is also quiet. The only glitch in an otherwise perfect afternoon was the room was freezing cold. They are having some problems heating the space so be prepared or call ahead and check on the issue. In the Spring and Summer, this will not be a problem but with the frigid cold temperatures, be prepared to wear warm clothing or do not check your coat!"
    Dined on 12/11/2013
  • "if you are finding a place for a romantic occasion, bring your girlfriend or wife here!"
    Dined on 11/30/2013
  • "I took my wife here for High Tea to celebrate her birthday. It was a fantastic experience from beginning to end. The service was flawless, the food was very good. The live music wss a nice touch. Thanks to pianist for playing Happy Birthday! We really appreciated the diverse selection of teas. Next time we will have to try one of the aged tea options. Needless to say, this is now our go-to spot for high tea."
    Dined on 10/27/2013
  • "We went here for tea when it opened up. Perhaps it has improved since then. That said, we were comparing tea here to tea at the drake and at the peninsula. Tea at the Peninsula wins, and wins by a very wide margin. Quality of tea and food, atmosphere, and service: again, Peninsula wins. Perhaps the Pavilion may compete by adding a live string quartet like the Peninsula has."
    Dined on 10/26/2013
  • "We had a lovely tea for two for our mutual birthdays. The setting was lovely, food excellent, service attentive. It felt like it matched exactly to the image I have of a proper tea, with a tray of savory finger sandwiches, tray of scones, choice of tea, tray of desserts. Small currents -amusee bouche - was a perfect extra touch"
    Dined on 10/16/2013