We enjoyed our tea, especially the ambience and the service. Overall the food was pretty good although it was sweet heavy as expected with tea. Wish they had a few more champagne options. Would come again!
Went for the high tea experience and while the location and historical nature of the setting was great the food was ordinary. Sandwiches were a little stale. The scones were a little hard and had a horrible crumbly texture ( worst I’ve ever eaten)and then a 20 layered crepe/cake which was too creamy.
The tea was nice although only 4 choices.
Overall a little disappointed.
I hadn't been there in years a and was pleased to find it was just as I remembered. I took my fiance and he was happy with the food and tea selection. Great afternoon at Lady Mendls!
The waitress was very nice and tried her best, but the overall experience has tanked. They were entirely overwhelmed by a fairly normal crowd size - we were left sitting for nearly an hour before they served us any food (or refilled the small teacup, since they only served the tea out of communal teapots). The scones were delicious, but the sandwiches and cake were deeply underwhelming.
I have enjoyed many teas over the years. I went here on December 29th. I called ahead to make sure they were running on time. When we walked in there wasn't anyone to greet us. The coat check man waved us over and then the hostess came over and said they were running late. There weren't enough seats for everyone waiting to be seated so we were a little crammed on an antique couch. The decor was nice and I am a big fan of the mismatched china. The seats are a little uncomfortable at the tables. Our waiter was terrible and we often sat with empty tea cups. When the finger sandwiches came and there was no serving tongs or spatula I asked for one. The waiter said, they are meant to be picked up. I get that but not from the serving tray that everyone uses!?!?They do not leave the pots of tea for you at the table, which I found inconvenient. Fist course was pumpkin soup- that was ok. Finger sandwiches were again ok but nothing spectacular. Scones were a little dry. Jam, clotted cream and lemon curd were spot on. Dessert was definitely from a box. I would not do tea here again.
They serve a gluten-free option for the afternoon tea which was great (and tasty)! Amazing atmosphere and it feels like another world. There was a delay in seating us and once we were there, the service was incredibly slow. Aside from this, it was a good experience! Would definitely go again and hope there are more servers.
Really was not the nest afternoon tea especially considering the price. Note that everything is served piecemeal. You don't get a tiered tray or pot of tea
We had a marvelous time and enjoyed the excellent service by Daniela. The Christmas decor was lovely. The food was delicious and we especially enjoyed trying Wonderland tea for the first time. The mismatched china from various pattern added to the overall charm of our experience.
Nice afternoon tea. A bit overpriced but still enjoyed it.
If you look at the photos online, you'll be reasonably prepared for this very authentic afternoon tea spot. It is expensive, but afternoon tea in NYC invariably runs so. Of course, I've had a lot of afternoon tea in London that expensive as well. Sure beats the Russian Tea Room in price, food and service. You get lots of tea with several selections, a soup (our was a delicious spiced pumpkin apple), scones and Devonshire clotted cream, tea sandwiches, cookies and a dessert. Don't go there thinking it's a light afternoon tea . . . it's not. The decor is highly entertaining within this very discrete Georgian brownstone. Assuming your manhood can deal with afternoon tea, take your wife or date, it's lots of fun.