About Afternoon Tea - The Phoenician

In the English tradition, afternoon tea is served daily in the new Tea Room. 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.
Gluten Free, Dairy Free, Vegan and Vegetarian options available with advance notice.

Entertainment by longtime pianist Alan Comyns, now on keyboard, from 2pm - 5pm.

Holiday Tea pricing: Friday, Nov. 24th - Saturday, Dec. 30th, 2017
Weekdays: $70++ / $80++ / $95++
Fri-Sun: $75++ / $85++ / $100++
(++ 8.6% tax and 22% gratuity applies additionally)

6000 E. Camelback Road
Scottsdale, AZ 85251
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
English, Afternoon Tea

Hours of Operation:
Daily 2:00 pm–3:00 pm

Cross Street:
Camelback Road and 64th Street

Dress Code:
Formal Attire

Price Range:
$50 and over

Payment Options
AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(480) 423-2530

Website:
http://www.thephoenician.com/lobby-tea-court/

Entertainment:
Live piano standards, as interpreted by Allen Comyns.

Parking Details:
Afternoon Tea offers complimentary valet and self-parking for your convenience.

Executive Chef:
Richard Boyer

Additional:
Entertainment, Gluten-free Menu, High Tea, Non-Smoking, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Special Events & Promotions:
Countdown to Culinary Satisfaction
Friday, May 5 – Thursday September 14
Add flavor and style to your summer with our signature Culinary Countdown special with Full Tea service including delectable Finger Sandwiches, Fresh Baked Scones and an assortment of house-made Tea Pastries.

Full Tea, $30 per person
Royal Tea, includes a glass of Gruet Sparkling, $42 per person
Add a glass of Perrier-Jouët, Grand Brut, $52 per person

Reservations are required. Not valid with any other promotions. Afternoon tea is valid Tuesday -Friday and is located above the golf clubhouse. Dine in only.

Afternoon Tea - The Phoenician Ratings and Reviews

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94% would recommend it to a friend

Afternoon Tea (18)
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Quiet Conversation (11)
Good for Anniversaries (9)
Scenic View (9)
Good for Groups (8)
Fun (5)
Cozy (5)
Live Music (3)
Great for Lunch (3)
Romantic (3)
Sunday Lunch (3)
Afternoon Coffee (3)
Great for Brunch (2)
Casual (2)
Gluten Free Options (2)
Good for a Date (2)
Neighborhood Gem (2)
Worth the Drive (2)
Local Ingredients (1)
Authentic (1)
Disabled Access (1)
Happy Hour (1)
Hot Spot (1)
Creative Cuisine (1)
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 (Phoenix)·Dined 3 days ago

We really enjoyed the afternoon tea. There was a good variety of different teas and the servings were generous.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Good for Groups, Great for Lunch, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Fun, Scenic View, Afternoon Tea
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 (Phoenix)·Dined 5 days ago

As usual, service, food, and ambiance were impeccable- Wanda is the absolute greatest- generally loving the new aesthetics of the place, however- one glaring omission is the beautiful grande piano that graced the lobby, bar, and tea room for years, and added so much charm, elegance, and warmth to the space. It was frankly not only disappointing, but from one musician to another, devastating and insulting to see a musician’s fine instrument downgraded from a grande piano to a lacklustre, pedestrian, electronic keyboard. Alan’s talents befit the Steinway he used to play, and he deserves this instrument through which to display his craft. As do we, longstanding, local clientele (for decades!) who love, appreciate, and expect this level of musical expression and experience. No one needs to see the cords- the grande or even baby grande piano were designed for amplification in their natural design. The new space has more than enough room next to the bar to accommodate Alan’s piano. Bring it back!

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·Dined 5 days ago

We enjoyed a wonderful time visiting and catching up. The tea was lovely and plentiful. The music was beautiful and we felt pampered for the afternoon!

Tags: Happy Hour, Afternoon Tea, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on November 13, 2017

Outstanding, as always!

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 (Phoenix)·Dined on November 8, 2017

Wanda is the best service provider, ever. Excellent tea, sandwiches, and champagne provided. The remodeled space is not as great as before. The dropped ceiling and smaller space makes it very noisy . I am anxious to see what it is like during Christmas.

Tags: Special Occasion, Romantic, Pre/post Theatre, Afternoon Tea, Good for Anniversaries
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·Dined on November 5, 2017

Everything was wonderful, especially the staff and their impeccable level of service. However, I did find it problematic to receive a bill for $127.99 for Tea for two when the actual cost was $49.00/person. With that said, an automatic service charge of 22% was tacked on to the bill, as well as $8.43 for sales tax. Don't force me to pay 22%, let me pay the amount for top that I want to pay.

Tags: Afternoon Tea
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 2, 2017

Afternoon tea at the Phoenician continues to be a bright spot in the valley. Food & tea & bubbles fabulous. Natalie and Wanda are attentive, friendly fantastic servers!

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion, Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem, Afternoon Tea, Live Music, Good for Birthdays, Fun, People Watching
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on October 28, 2017

Gorgeous food, amazing service, we were treated like royalty! This was a tea to remember!

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Tasting Menu, Afternoon Coffee, Good for Anniversaries
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·Dined on October 27, 2017

We’ve been going to Afternoon Tea at the Phoenician for the last 15 years. It has a bit of a different atmosphere since the remodel and the piano is definitely missed but the food and service was wonderful as always!

Tags: Afternoon Tea
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on October 22, 2017

Awesome and special.

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 (Vancouver)·Dined on October 20, 2017

Food and service were great as always. The new decor is lovely, however the first table we were seated at was too high and too wide. We felt like we were too far apart to converse. We ended up not sitting in the actual tea room, which is very noisy, instead we sat out by the keyboard player. Changing seats made the experience perfect as we had a smaller table and could actually hear each other talk.

Tags: Afternoon Tea, Good for Groups, Fun, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on October 8, 2017

So delicious! Such a wonderful afternoon!

We will do this again soon!

Tags: Afternoon Tea
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on October 7, 2017

The tea was situated in the Golf Clubhouse, albeit a temporary home while the main hotel area is being refurbished, not the best venue for high tea. The servers were OK, as was the food.
Overall not a very elegant or distinguished High Tea. The Biltmore High Tea experience is much better.

Tags: Casual
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on September 23, 2017

Our server was Wanda. She has served us in the past and we always ask for her. She is always happy and friendly. She is very attentive and makes sure we are taken care of the entire time.

We come here a couple of times a year for specifically afternoon tea time. Wish we could go more!

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·Dined on September 15, 2017

The overall experience was wonderful. The staff are friendly and professional. We would recommend this to our friends and plan on returning ourselves.

Tags: Great for Brunch, Special Occasion, Afternoon Tea, Good for Anniversaries, Afternoon Coffee
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·Dined on September 8, 2017

Wanda or server was wonderful as usual!!! This is the best Tea in town!!!!

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Afternoon Tea, Special Occasion
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on September 6, 2017

A quiet, special afternoon tea experience with beautifully crafted finger sandwiches and desserts! Lovely view of the golf course. The service was unobtrusive, and she made sure our water glasses were filled as well as offering seconds on the sandwiches and desserts. A very pleasant, special afternoon tea. Made us feel special!

Tags: Good for Groups, Scenic View, Local Ingredients, Good for Birthdays, Afternoon Tea
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·Dined on August 31, 2017

This was our first time at the Phoenician's Afternoon Tea. It was superb! The server, Natalie, was attentive, but not overly so., which was perfect. We loved the soft music by the pianist. It was low enough for quiet conversation. We will be back.

Tags: Gluten Free Options, Afternoon Tea, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on August 26, 2017

I have been going to tea at the Phoenician for the past ten years and I have had favorable and excellent service by two of their servers . They are going through remodeling at the hotel right now. There was no valet parking and we had to walk in the sun in to get to the restaurant. The service on this
day was very poor and even though I had made my reservation two months in advance, the sitting was undesirable and when I talked to the manager at the beginning all she could say was "I am sorry", yet did not offer any solutions. The bill we received included 22% tip built into it which is above 20% that I pay for excellent service and on this day outside of parking and accommodation the service was also really poor.

Tags: Quiet Conversation
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on August 24, 2017

Everytime I come into town from the Chicago area, my best friend and I have tea at the Phoenicien. The food is delicious, love Natalie as always, and always have a lovely, relaxing time. Hope to see both Natalie and Wanda again soon. Love, love, love the new venue. Hope you do not move it back to the busyness of the Lobby. This location is so much better.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Scenic View
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 (Orange County)·Dined on August 22, 2017

Had a lovely afternoon tea at the Phoenician. I've heard about Wanda and was lucky to have her as my server. She is attentive, friendly and appreciates you coming there. All the courses were delicious: sandwiches, scones and desserts. Great selection of teas. Wanda will generously offer seconds for each course, so come hungry! I usually don't like scones, but these were the best I've ever had: tender, flaky and fresh from the oven. The scones combined with the cream, curd and preserves - perfection! Live pianist added a touch of elegance to the experience. Highly recommended for a special occasion or a fun afternoon.

Tags: Afternoon Tea, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Fun, Cozy, Live Music, Quiet Conversation, Scenic View, Good for Groups, Good for Birthdays
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on August 20, 2017

Afternoon tea here is great, but I am sure it is even better when it is in the actual tea room. Currently it is in another location because of construction. However, the presentation itself was lovely, they come around with plates of tea sandwiches, scones, and desserts. This way, if you don't like something, then you aren't wasting the food or money not eating it. The tea is great too! The only thing I will caution is they tac on a 22% tip, regardless of how many are in your part.

Tags: Authentic, Quiet Conversation, Great for Lunch, Scenic View, Cozy, Good for Birthdays, Disabled Access, Afternoon Tea, Worth the Drive, Live Music, Special Occasion, Sunday Lunch, Gluten Free Options
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on August 13, 2017

High Tea was perfect ans enjoyed by all at our table.

Tags: Cozy, Casual, Creative Cuisine, Good for Birthdays
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 (Sweden)·Dined on August 13, 2017

Ask for Wanda. She's a hoot

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 (Phoenix)·Dined on August 10, 2017

We really enjoyed the new venue. Tea at the Golf Clubhouse has a really nice ambiance, without the distraction of the lobby traffic. Views on both sides and a fireplace! Perfect.
Service was excellent, Wanda was our server again and we just adore her. Tea selection is great, sandwiches and scones are wonderful with a nice selection. They might consider adding a seasonal sandwich as well for the regulars.

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·Dined on August 4, 2017

Wanda was wonderful and took great care of us! The tea and food is delicious!

Tags: Romantic, Good for Groups, Great for Lunch, Quiet Conversation, Hot Spot
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on August 4, 2017

We had a wonderful afternoon tea. It was so relaxing and Wanda our hostess was impeccable as usual! No one is as attentive and makes your experience unforgettable as well as Wanda. We cannot sing her praises enough!!

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 (Phoenix)·Dined on July 28, 2017

Another wonderful Tea presented by Natalie & Wanda at the Phoenician. We have enjoyed Tea at the Phoenician for the last 13 years, and plan to come back many times in the future. A really special experience . Lovely service, gracious hostesses and a beautiful venue.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Afternoon Tea, Special Occasion
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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on July 27, 2017

The temporary space was great with the pianist but the AC was not functioning well. Afternoon Tea is always great and look forward to the new space.

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·Dined on July 27, 2017

Elegant ..great ambiance. Piano playing in the background gave that extra special touch. Excellent food and teas. I would highly recommend the Phoenician afternoon tea as a must do...

Tags: Special Occasion, Afternoon Tea, Good for Birthdays, Scenic View
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·Dined on July 23, 2017

We've been going to high tea for years and I enjoy going a few times a year. Highly recommend.

Tags: Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Afternoon Tea
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on July 22, 2017

Afternoon tea at the Phoenician is always a favorite destination for a special occasion for loved ones. The setting, service and food/drinks are a definite pleasure! My favorite location in the valley for high tea.

Tags: People Watching, Great for Lunch, Afternoon Coffee
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on July 16, 2017

I took my boyfriend here for his birthday, just to try something different because a friend of mine went and loved it . We chose the champagne package, and we both loved it . The service is wonderful, I love that you can eat as much as you want. Although we got full off the second serving. Everything was tasty, and and the unlimited champagne was very good. We got there at 2 and didn't leave until almost 5 because it's a relaxed, cozy setting, and you don't feel any pressure to leave. Everyone around us stayed just as long as we did, if not longer. He absolutely loved the treat, and said he would definitely love to do it again. I would too! And to top it off , they played happy birthday and brought him an extra dessert . Thumbs up!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Cozy, Good for a Date, Casual
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on July 15, 2017

We love the Phoenician's Afternoon Tea. We always go at Christmas time, but this time was in the summer as a special occasion for my daughter and me. The usual tea area, which is part of the hotel lobby, is under renovation right now, so the Tea is held in the second floor of the golf club. Although the location is not quite as grand, they do a very good job making do with the area above the golf club. It is a lovely room with a nice view. The service is always impeccable, and all the staff are very attentive. The food is very nice, with delicious finger sandwiches; scones with jam, lemon curd, and Devonshire cream; and lovely desserts. There are so many tea selections, it's hard to choose which to drink, and I love the sparkling wine/champagne option. There is always ample food. You will never leave hungry. It is definitely a meal in itself. I am very much looking forward to Christmas Tea this year, as I hope it will be in the newly renovated lobby, which is a grand and beautiful venue. I highly recommend this Afternoon Tea as a wonderful experience not to be forgotten.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Good for Birthdays, Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion, Afternoon Tea, Live Music, Worth the Drive, Sunday Lunch, Cozy
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 (Denver)·Dined on July 13, 2017

Delicious afternoon tea! Each course was wonderful.

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 (Phoenix)·Dined on July 13, 2017

Very special afternoon with traditional tea sandwiches & delicious scones - to die for Devonshire Cream! - and fabulous teas that will open up a whole new world of experiences!!!!

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on July 11, 2017

Tea was served in the Clubhouse and was an excellent location. Very quiet, and a fabulous view over the golf course. Excellent service at a leisurely pace. Beautifully presented pastries.

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 (Dallas)·Dined on July 2, 2017

Afternoon Tea at the Phoenician is always good, and even being moved near the golf course while they do renovations in the lobby, the experience was just as great. A group of us gathered for a friends birthday and they made it very nice, brought dessert and even let us take some home. They are not stingy with the food so everyone got their fill and it was lovely! Thanks for another great afternoon!

Tags: Afternoon Tea, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Live Music, Sunday Lunch
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on July 1, 2017

Offers a full gluten-free and dairy-free tea upon request which is beautiful and delicious! Love the setting, service and the tea.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Worth the Drive, Scenic View, Afternoon Coffee, Afternoon Tea, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Cozy, Gluten Free Options
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on June 28, 2017

Great service and lovely server. The price was $30 per person which was reasonable. We were offered more of all of the sandwiches and sweets. We were even sent home with individual containers of the mini desserts. Very lovely way to spend the afternoon. If you enjoy experiencing high tea in different cities, visit this location the next time you are in Scottsdale.

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