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About 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 an Afternoon with Wedgwood, a traditional tea service that first debuted at The Langham, London in 1865. An afternoon with Wedgwood includes proprietary Langham teas and an array of sweet and savory bites. All are served with traditional displays and flourish. Expect local talented pianists during weekend afternoon tea.

330 N Wabash Ave
Chicago, IL 60611
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Afternoon Tea

Hours of Operation:

Afternoon Tea: Daily:

3pm-5pm

Pavilion: 3pm-8pm Daily

Cross Street:
on Wabash between Kinzie Street and the Chicago River

Dress Code:
Business Casual

Price Range:
$50 and over

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

Phone Number:
(312) 923-7710

Website:
http://chicago.langhamhotels.com/restaurants/chicago-hotel-pavilion.htm

Entertainment:
Piano Player Friday-Sunday from 3pm-7pm.

Executive Chef:
Anthony Zamora

Additional:
Entertainment, Fireplace, High Tea, Non-Smoking, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Special Events & Promotions:
Summer Tea is here! $65 per person, served daily between 3pm and 5pm.

Specials

Valentine's Day Special Menus & More

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Specials

Valentine's Day Special Menus & More

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

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Pavilion - The Langham, Chicago Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

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food

4.2

service

4.4

ambience

4.6

value

3.9

Noise

Quiet

83% would recommend it to a friend

Afternoon Tea (16)
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Scenic View (5)
Cozy (4)
Good for a Date (3)
Great for Lunch (3)
Romantic (3)
Afternoon Coffee (2)
Good for Anniversaries (2)
Good for Birthdays (2)
Creative Cuisine (2)
Seasonal (2)
Good Vegetarian Options (2)
Healthy (1)
Great for Brunch (1)
Kid-friendly (1)
Disabled Access (1)
Fit for Foodies (1)
Business Meals (1)
Live Music (1)
Neighborhood Gem (1)
People Watching (1)
Sunday Lunch (1)
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on December 28, 2017

Wonderful tea atmosphere and the service is great. The hotel is beautiful.

Tags: Cozy, Afternoon Tea
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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 28, 2017

Lovely for a special occasion.
Would request table in main room next time rather than off in corner

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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on December 28, 2017

The room and hotel were beautiful but the pastries were horrible except for the scones. The pastries were old and hard like they had been sitting out too long. Very disappointing...

Tags: Special Occasion, Afternoon Tea
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·Dined on December 28, 2017

My daughter and i had holiday tea. It has become a tradition. Absolutely lovely!

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Kid-friendly, Cozy
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·Dined on December 27, 2017

We were running late they were very accommodating. Service was fantastic.

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 (Tampa)·Dined on December 27, 2017

It is a beautiful setting. Loved the holiday decor! The tea presentation and food were wonderful. I felt that our server was not as attentive to us as he was to other customers around us and it wasn't that crowded. I definitely will come again...the food was that good. In fact we had to take home most of our desserts because we were so satisfied.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Disabled Access, Good for Birthdays, Afternoon Tea
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 26, 2017

The Langham's take on traditional English afternoon tea is comparable to the best hotels in London. Innovative sandwiches, beautiful presentation, impeccable service. The only thing I wasn't keen on was the chocolate scone and chocolate spread. Too unorthodox for my taste buds, otherwise everything was delicious. Shame about some of the other patrons who thought bringing babies is somehow a good thing.

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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on December 21, 2017

Wonderful experience for afternoon tea during the Christmas season. Very leisurely and well spaced out tea. Food was delicious. Service was great. Quite pricey compared to other tea services.

Tags: Cozy, Special Occasion
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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 20, 2017

Went for the wonderland tea service. Food and tea were delicious. We loved everything we had and there was so much we even had some leftovers to bring home. Appreciate that a glass of sparkling wine was included and the box of chocolates to take home was a nice surprise.

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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on December 17, 2017

I love high tea. This was a disappointment. The food was mediocre; only one of the savory items was really good. Pastries were okay. The service was good but definitely wouldn't go again.

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·Dined on December 10, 2017

Brought a friend here for tea for her birthday. The food, service, and ambiance was awesome. I go to tea relatively often, but almost always at The Drake. I'd say the overall experience here was slightly less extravagant than the one at The Drake (not necessarily in a bad way; just seemed a little more plebeian) but the food was, in my opinion, much better and more unique. Highly highly recommend

Tags: Afternoon Tea, Special Occasion, Afternoon Coffee, Good for Birthdays, Scenic View, Quiet Conversation, Great for Lunch
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on December 8, 2017

We always love coming here for high tea, their selection is always good and the ambiance is great. Something was a little off with our server this time, for some reason she didn’t feel as accommodating than normal, barely came in to check on us. But otherwise everything was ok.

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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on December 8, 2017

Best high tea in the city! Hands down! The staff was perfectly mannered; the food was divine; the personal touches did not go unnoticed; and everything was absolutely elegant.

Tags: Good for a Date, Great for Lunch, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Scenic View, Afternoon Tea, Special Occasion
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·Dined on December 8, 2017

Best place for high tea! Beautiful room, delicious food, and superb service.

Tags: Scenic View, Afternoon Tea
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on December 6, 2017

We attended the afternoon holiday tea. They offered a nice selection of sandwich items and desserts. Their tea selections were broad and interesting. The layout was elegant and inviting.

Tags: Business Meals, Romantic, Seasonal, Afternoon Tea
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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 1, 2017

Just a beautiful tea party with a dear friend. Loved the harpist! She is so talented and lovely. The service was excellent, food inventive and delicious. The Jasmine tea was heavenly!

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 (Chicago)·Dined on November 26, 2017

It was our first time at the Langham Hotel. The lobby on the 2nd floor had a gorgeous Christmas tree and beautiful views of the river. The Pavilion was very clean, crisp, and delicately designed. Service was excellent. I asked to be seated by the window and they accommodated that request for the 3 of us moms. Window seats are usually just for 2 people. We had the best server, he described each food and tea accurately, just like a sommelier would for wine. He even offered dark-colored napkins for us since we were all wearing black leggings. I only gave the food 4 stars because my 2 friends didn't really care for the lamb rilette. We also ended up taking home our extra sweets as we were too full. Overall, the food from the savories, scones, sweets, tea selection , and champagne was really great. I've had tea at The Plaza in NYC, and although the ambience there was more traditional, just like at The Drake, we would definitely go back to The Langham. And btw, valet parking was only $14. The Peninsula charges $23.

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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on November 25, 2017

The tea was prepared perfectly without over steeping to prevent bitterness. Foor was so delicious with each savory tea sandwich releasing flavors in layers of a delightful taste profile

Tags: Afternoon Tea
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 (Chicago)·Dined on November 24, 2017

I booked the holiday afternoon tea at The Langham to celebrate 4 birthdays based off reading rave reviews.

Unfortunately, I do have to say I was disappointed for a few reasons — 1. The service was poor. Paul, our server, was very kind, knowledgeable, and did his best but it seemed like it was understaffed or the kitchen was completely behind. We waited for 15 minutes before even being greeted and it was a full hour since we sat down before we received our tea. I think that is unacceptable. 2. The food. Typically a traditional afternoon tea is served on platters where you pick and choose, but this was served individually. Additionally, I didn’t think the ratio of savory vs sweet was proportional as there were much more sweets. The savory course went quickly due to the mini sizes and we had to wait another 20 minutes before the scones and desserts. Lastly, we all ran out of tea before we even started with our scones and desserts and had to request fresh pots.

Paul was sweet with birthday treats and did provide an additional glass of champagne due to the long wait. That was very considerate and we very much appreciate that gesture. Like I mentioned, Paul was great.

I’m glad I tried a new place, but I plan to dine at The Drake and The Peninsula over The Langham moving forward.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on November 18, 2017

Made a reservation for afternoon tea. Arrived 5min early and was told to have a seat as they would stick to the reservation time. Was seated almost 10min after reservation. Tea was good. You get to taste two of them. The “sandwiches” and desserts are fixed. Sandwiches were pretty good and the desserts were just ok. They don’t give any extras out of courtesy if you happen to like one thing over another. Overall it was very pricey for what you get. Felt like I overpaid quite a bit even before a 20% tip. I probably wouldn’t revisit for the tea because of the price alone. One time deal for me. 4 stars because nothing food/beverage wise was that bad overall. I’m not opposed to suggesting this place if its within your budget.

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 (London)·Dined on November 18, 2017

It was nice but not enough food was served and we had to wait a few times for our server

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 (Milwaukee)·Dined on November 15, 2017

Wonderful food and teas. Perfect for a relaxing birthday celebration.

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 (Hawaii)·Dined on November 9, 2017

Beautiful room, good tea selection, EXCELLENT scones.

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·Dined on October 28, 2017

We booked the prefix afternoon tea for our anniversary, and it was wonderful. The savories were well paired with tea recommended by our waiter, and the scones and desserts were unique and delicious. We made sure to take some home, as well as a relaxing camomile my wife loved. We will definitely be back soon.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Quiet Conversation, People Watching, Tasting Menu, Special Occasion, Great for Brunch, Romantic, Afternoon Tea, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on September 17, 2017

65 dollars per person = four 1-inch sandwiches (only one was 2"X1"), 2 normal size scones (both very sweet) and 4 tiny pastries that were excessively sweet. One normal-size tea kettle, they offered to refill. My husband reasoned that perhaps we were not paying for the food at all, but for the piano player (Ha! get a recording!). little advise, 2 normal size ultra sweet scones are too much (and too easy to make), the pastries are overwhelmingly sweet - how about more savory mini sandwiches? how about more art into the food? total overkill. We invited our friends... so here we were, an attorney, NASA sci, an engineer and I, all dressed for high tea (hat and all) and felt cheated. Next time we'll go to Travelle instead (better value). No one at our table managed to eat the mini pastries...too much sweet.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on September 13, 2017

Service was exceptional. Our server, Tony had a lot of patience with us. He recommended teas, took pictures for us, explained the menu throughly, and made us felt very cozy. The scones were delicious!! Warm and not too sweet.

Tags: Scenic View, Quiet Conversation, Afternoon Coffee, Casual, Special Occasion, Afternoon Tea, Cozy
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on September 4, 2017

Excellent service, beautiful ambience and phenomenal tea!

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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on August 20, 2017

Came here for the first time to celebrate my mother's birthday having afternoon tea on a Sunday at 2pm. We were seated by the window and there were only a few other tables occupied. A pianist performed behind me in the corner. Next to each table was a tall metal holder where the waiter placed the plates of bite sized delectables. He brought out our tea of choice first, and then the plates of savories. After we finished that, he brought out two plates of baked goods and desserts. Everything tasted great. Then the waiter brought out a small slice of cake with a lit candle on the side while the pianist played happy birthday. We couldn't finish all the food and asked to take it away. Instead of bringing cups that we could use to fill with the jam, lemon curd and butter, they provided pre-packaged ones. Personally, I prefer to take the ones on the table, as I am not a fan of waste, so I scooped what I could into the already filled cups. I felt the pianist was playing on the keys a bit too heavy, but regardless, the place is elegant and I would definitely come back on a special occasion.

Tags: Special Occasion, Quiet Conversation, Afternoon Tea, Good for Birthdays
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on July 29, 2017

The Langham delivers in every way possible. Attentive staff, exquisite decor, delicious food, and five star treatment for every guest. The Summer Tea with Wedgewood was incredible and is my new favorite high tea.

Tags: Afternoon Tea, Romantic, Quiet Conversation, Creative Cuisine, Good for Anniversaries, Disabled Access, Good for Groups, Seasonal, Good for Birthdays, Afternoon Coffee, Pre/post Theatre, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies
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 (Chicago)·Dined on July 27, 2017

The tea is lovely....food, beverage, service all top notch as befits the price

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 (Chicago)·Dined on July 14, 2017

I scheduled afternoon tea for myself to mark a milestone birthday. The experience was, in a word...exquisite.

Tags: Afternoon Tea
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on July 14, 2017

Although the food and atmosphere were excellent, the price was extremely high for afternoon tea and the sandwich portion of the tea was small. One to two bites per sandwich. Scones were delicious, variety of tea good, but I can get all the same and more for half the price elsewhere. Definitely not worth $65 per person.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Cozy, Sunday Lunch, Great for Brunch, Afternoon Tea
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 (Chicago)·Dined on July 12, 2017

Great service

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 (Detroit)·Dined on June 21, 2017

Wonderful service and food. Great experience. Will go back next time I'm in town.

Tags: Fun, Scenic View, Quick Bite, Romantic, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Afternoon Tea
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 (Chicago)·Dined on June 18, 2017

Delicious tea and food. We brought our 4 yo son who they accommodated with kid friendly savory choices. I would recommend.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on June 6, 2017

We went to the High Tea. I have been to many Teas in Europe and America
It was OK, but not my favorite. Our view was the front of the Trump Tower. The service was slow even though they were not busy. My biggest pet peeve is having dishes left on the table. Our server was very polite and well informed.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Afternoon Tea
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 (Chicago)·Dined on June 3, 2017

Wonderful afternoon tea on a Saturday afternoon. Our server was very knowledgeable of the teas offered. The service was exceptional.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion
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vip
 (Cincinnati)·Dined on May 29, 2017

We were looking forward to afternoon tea at this hotel.
It was a major disappointment.
The food did not look or taste fresh.
It was very expensive and not at all worth the cost.
I would not recommend this experience to anyone

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 (London)·Dined on May 25, 2017

Having been to the Palm Court in the London Langham on numerous occassions, this was a huge disappointment. The service was very good with a knowledgeable waitress who knew her product but the food was poor.
The sandwiches were open-style which is fine in itself; for my vegetarian dining partner, creating suitable alternatives consists of more than simply omitting ingredients that don't fit the remit! Only one of the four items was a separate item; the rest consisted of a regular one with the meat or fish content taken out. The scones arrived and were rectangular in shape, but very pleasant to eat. Then the patisserie arrived and were three versions of stodgy cake plus a chocolate mousse. The pastry chef needs to see what Cherish Finden can create to see what patisserie really look like! I left most of the cakes and I have a sweet tooth.
I would go again but not for afternoon tea.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on May 13, 2017

First time taking my mother out for her birthday/mothers day and glad i chose this. Everything from the view to the experience to the food and the tea was all worth it. Going earlier in the day was nice because it was still a bit quiet and once it got busier it did get louder but hinestly nothing to really complain about. Definetly will do this again

Tags: Afternoon Tea, Great for Brunch, Neighborhood Gem, Healthy, Cozy, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Pre/post Theatre, Quiet Conversation, Casual, Waterfront, Sunday Lunch, Kid-friendly, Fit for Foodies, Romantic, Fun, Good for Anniversaries, Worth the Drive
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