A nice one time high tea experience
I met a friend aand expected that for around $45 each we would have flawless service food and tea. They accommodated my gluten free requirement (they brought in some scones and cupcakes from GFC after I called ahead) and made snacks without bread. We sat facing out so to enjoy the view and it's worth noting the crowd is much much older than my 30 year old self, but that is to be expected, especially since we came because we're tea fans. While the resort is beautiful, it is dated. The furniture was sunken and faded, though that didn't ruin the experience. The waitstaff made themselves scarce but were attentive enough, though surprised when my friend and I both ordered pots of tea instead of sharing. Had a great time, likely won't be back.
1/10/2013 4:00:00 PM
We have been to Afternoon
We have been to Afternoon Teas in our local Fairmont Hotel and wanted to try a new venue. All of us enjoyed the sparkling wine with our lunch which added a more festive flavor. The food at The Phoenician is served rather than offered on a tiered platter as at the Fairmont. We were offered seconds, so no one left hungry. The scones are the best part of the meal, and we were offered one very large cranberry and one very large plain scone. The highlight of our meal was the service offered by Wanda. She made the afternoon a memorable one and we will be back as long as she is there. If you have never been to an Afternoon Tea we would highly recommend that you try this one.
3/2/2013 4:00:00 PM
Phoenician knows how to do
Phoenician knows how to do everything just right! Our hostess/server, Natalie, is a keeper - we ask for her each time we come for tea. Outstanding day from service to ambience. A perfect afternoon.
3/11/2013 5:00:00 PM
Fabulous place to have Afternoon
Fabulous place to have Afternoon Tea. Great location.
3/13/2013 5:00:00 PM
Perfect, what else would you expect from the Phoenician
3/18/2013 5:00:00 PM
It is always such a very special
It is always such a very special treat to have afternoon tea at the Phoenician. I lived in England for seven years and this experience is, indeed, quite authentic. Over the years I have brought my daughters-in-laws to be here, my husband for a Valentine's Day treat and a friend for her birthday. My favorite tea sandwich is the dainty ham and asparagus - and the lemon curd served with the scones is delicious. The service is impeccable. You'll love it!
3/19/2013 5:00:00 PM
Delightful Afternoon Tea
This was our first time at The Phoenician for Afternoon Tea. They truly have mastered the art of taking tea. The food was delicious and we really enjoyed the man playing the piano. The service was impeccable.
3/22/2013 5:00:00 PM
The Best Pampering Afternoon Tea
The best afternoon tea experience on this side of the Atlantic -- and rivals those on the other side as well. The service is consummate, the ambiance charming and elegant without being fussy, yet remains comfortable, the food and tea choices are generous and delicious, and there's even live piano music to top it all off. Seconds are offered after each of three courses, and each guest gets their own pot of tea, with seconds offered. We all loved every minute of it, and plan to return again soon. It's a great spot to bring out-of-towners, who are always impressed. Each seat has a nice view. While we've been to the Phoenician's tea numerous times before, it never gets "stale." We've never failed to have an absolutely delightful experience.
3/23/2013 5:00:00 PM
We thoroughly enjoyed Afternoon Tea the Phoenician. They offered an abundant selection of teas, our two choices were amazing! The service was wonderful as was the table setting. I liked being next to the patio and seeing the beautiful resort and Phoenix landscape. It was dissapointing having resort guests (dressed in their shorts, flip flops and sun suits) walk through our beautiful tea time. An expected result, I guess visiting a resort. We will go again.
3/30/2013 5:00:00 PM
Was not very impressed with
Was not very impressed with the Food.
Rest was awesome...
4/5/2013 4:00:00 PM
Lovely change of pace. A
Lovely change of pace. A beautiful place for a special meal, great service, perfect views. The piano music is wonderful, a ladies day out without compare. I've had tea in many places, but always come back to the Phoenician.
Afterwards, we end up on the balcony, and invite the guys to come have a drink.
4/5/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great afternoon tea!!! Sandwiches,
Great afternoon tea!!! Sandwiches, pastries, tea and service was outstandig would recommend to anyone.
4/9/2013 4:00:00 PM
I have been to afternoon tea
I have been to afternoon tea at the Four Seasons in San Diego and the Ritz in SF, it is comparable and would return for tea at the Phoenician .Wonderful experience and would definitely recommend for a special treat. The food and service was perfect.
4/12/2013 4:00:00 PM
Best Afternoon Tea in Town!
This is the best afternoon tea experience in the Phoenix/Scottsdale area. I highly recommend it, even if you can only go once a year.
4/20/2013 4:00:00 PM
My best friend and I have afternoon tea at the Phoenician whenever I am in town from the midwest. The ambience is lovely and the food selection never fails to entice us. We have a great "girls" afternoon. It is always an extra treat to see that Natalie is our server. She is sweet, good natured, and attentive. We'll be back again in June!
4/21/2013 4:00:00 PM
Wonderful Celebration Spot!
Always a favorite for special celebrations. We love the scones, so make sure you don't drink too much tea so you can eat the wonderful treats.
4/24/2013 4:00:00 PM
The best tea ever!!
Everything about tea at The Phoenician was wonderful! Natalie, our server, truly made the day a spectacular occasion! She was personable, helped us pick our teas and encouraged us to eat as much as we wanted (and even more). Also, she helped my mom pick a second pot of tea to enjoy with her desserts. And when we were too full to eat many desserts, she boxed as many as we wanted. The final special moment was when Natalie brought a plate with 4 yummy cookies and a chocolate Happy Birthday banner. How very thoughtful!! My mom and I have been to many great places for tea, but The Phoenician tea ranks at the top of our list.
4/28/2013 4:00:00 PM
I have been taking tea with my daughters since they were little girls. Sometimes, we go just for the heck of it and sometimes we go to celebrate a milestone in their lives. Tea at The Phoenician will always hold a special place in our hearts and memory banks.
5/2/2013 4:00:00 PM
High tea with a view
Almost everything was perfect when my sister and I had high tea at The Phoenician. The food was delicious, especially the scones. There was a good variety of teas to choose. We had the orange spice white tea. It was fragrant and reminiscent of autumn/winter desserts. The service was exceptional. The only minor blemish to our experience here was the resorts guest walking around us in their resort wear.
5/22/2013 4:00:00 PM
Room is nice but tables could be bigger. Staff could be more knowledgeable concerning the types of teas offered, although the tea itself was good.
5/23/2013 4:00:00 PM
Beautiful high tea albeit
Beautiful high tea albeit a little pricey for tiny sandwiches. Tea and dessert but worth it for the ambience!
6/9/2013 12:00:00 AM
Excellent afternoon tea experience
The food and service are always outstanding at the Phoenician Lobby Tea Court. Wanda in particular has been there for many years and provides and excellent afternoon tea experience. I highly recommend it for special occassions or just a nice way to get together with friends.
6/16/2013 12:00:00 AM
Birthday treat for my mother
This was my second time attending Tea at the Phonecian. I was brought in December 2012 with friends and loves my experience so much I wanted to treat my mother to a special birthday treat. Online reservations were so easy to make and the reminder email prior to the day was wonderful. We were greeted immediately by one of the waitresses and were seated before our 2pm reservation. The other waitress recognized me from my last visit and came over to chat and emphatically thanked us for our patronage. The food was delectable and the tea was lovely even on a hot afternoon. My mother told me afterwards that she felt pampered and so special. I was so pleased that we had yet another beautiful experience.
6/22/2013 4:00:00 PM
We were made to feel so welcome when we went for afternoon tea. Nothing was too much trouble for the attentive staff. Our attendant - can't call her a waitress or a server - kept a watchful eye and anticipated our every need. The low-key piano music was such a bonus ....
7/11/2013 12:00:00 AM
Fabulous tea with a view
The afternoon tea was a real treat. Fit for a king and queen. Tea was served with a variety of exquisite sandwiches followed by scones covered with jam and real Devonshire cream. Just as you thought the feast was done a friendly voice asked if we would like pastries. It was a real delight I felt like I was having tea at the London Ritz.
7/13/2013 12:00:00 AM
very nice -- but the forced tip????
went for my anniversary, my wife just loved it and can't wait to come back. The only complaint I have is the automatic 22% gratuity that is added to EVERY check, no matter the quality of service. I find this in very poor taste to mandate and force the tip amount on people. I have no problem giving the servers a great tip, I just don't want me to be forced to pay it. I probably would have tipped more for the excellent time, but the mandatory tip left a real sour taste after such an enjoyable time.
8/3/2013 12:00:00 AM
Romantic birthday surprise
My son who wanted to suprise his girlfriend for her birthday. High tea at the Phoenician knocked it out of the park! She loved it. The food was delicious, and the service was impecable. The pace of service allowed them to enjoy the food, champagne and piano background completely at their leisure. Dress is formal but the setting is comfortable, with tables placed about loveseats and living room type chairs. The tea menu is quite extensive. They were served a variety of delicious finger sandwiches, followed by scones with jam and sweet cream, then an impressive selection of desserts. Girlfriend could not stop smiling and mentioned she will bring her mom here for Mother's day. I hope she includes me in that invitation!
9/1/2013 12:00:00 AM
Wonderful experience for high tea!
I threw the beginning of a bachelorette party here on 9/28/2013. Compared to the rest of The Phoenician's dining options, their high tea was very reasonably priced. This is especially true when you consider how much you are provided with. You would never expect the amount of finger sandwiches, scones and dessert you receive when you hear you are going to "afternoon tea." The ambiance was beautiful and a perfect setting for a ladies' day out. The staff were very helpful and friendly, I would definitely recommend this to anyone looking for a great place to celebrate a special occasion.
9/28/2013 12:00:00 AM
Very pleasant experience.
Very pleasant experience. Only did not appreciate the automatic 22% tip!
11/6/2013 4:00:00 PM
A special event indeed!
The Phoenician Hotel is understated luxury at it's finest well represented by a five star afternoon tea experience at a very moderate price.
11/9/2013 4:00:00 PM
Tea Time Treats
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!
11/15/2013 4:00:00 PM
Fit for a Queen!
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.
11/20/2013 4:00:00 PM
Tea at the Phoenician
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!
11/28/2013 4:00:00 PM
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.
12/6/2013 4:00:00 PM
A Holiday Tradition
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!
12/6/2013 4:00:00 PM
Not worth the price
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.
12/11/2013 4:00:00 PM
Best Afternoon Tea!
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!!!
12/11/2013 4:00:00 PM