I had afternoon tea or high tea as some may call it, and it was fantastic. Ive been to a few places in Manhattan for afternoon tea, and this definitely has a lot of variety and food to offer for a great value. Would definitely recommend this restaurant.
5/4/2013 12:00:00 AM
Superb afternoon tea service.
The lounge is a quiet and refined spot for conversation. There were several tables filled with business men having midday meetings when we arrived. We had full traditional tea service, sans champagne. The sheer amount of nibbles was very generous. Tea sandwiches were done imaginatively -- along side the traditional cucumber cream cheese were caviar blinis. The sweets and pastries were moist and perfect. The tea selection is wonderful. I highly recommend the Satisphur Assam, a full bodied golden tea with honey notes. No milk or sugar required. My companion had the lemon verbena, which was lovely. Our pots were refilled 3 times without asking and we did not feel rushed, AT ALL. Highly recommended.
6/11/2013 12:00:00 AM
2nd time back for a great traditional tea service - a lovely quiet afternoon meeting place. Finger sandwiches are delicious, sweets are plentiful and fresh. Had a 4pm reservation and lingered a while, had a scotch with my companions. The early evening became lively, full of business people and after work meetings. Highly recommend, service has always been wonderful.
6/24/2013 12:00:00 AM
A truly royal experience.
We went in for high tea with our 2 teenage daughters. Pricey but well worth the experience of enjoying tea and finger sandwiches in a truly elegant setting.
7/5/2013 12:00:00 AM
The quality of the sweet and savory stuff was superb, very cute small bites, check out the blinis! the Pierre blend for tea is really special, worth to try. The room is not spectacular, but still very elegant. I did not give it five star overall for the price, 55$ is somewhat steep, but worth it for a celebration.
8/21/2013 12:00:00 AM
Elegant Afternoon Tea
The service was attentive but not overbearing, and the servers did an excellent job of making me feel like the most important person in the room. The house made pastries and scones were spectacular, the clotted cream and jams were rich, and the tea was lovely.
8/23/2013 12:00:00 AM
Exactly what the city needs more of, harkens back to the days of Olde New York when SERVICE was king -- a quiet grown up spot where you can carry a conversation easily; have a business meeting as well. Had mid afternoon full tea service with my hubby. The tea sandwiches and pastries are always fresh, never stale or hard. Seems like they recently changed teapots to bigger ones, which is nice because your server doesn't need to come around as often to refill your hot water. If you find yourself there in the evenings, there is also a really extensive spirits list and tasty bites. 6th (or 7th) time back here and it will not be the last. Consistently outstanding.
11/12/2013 4:00:00 PM