Afternoon Tea & Champagne Saturday – The Phoenician

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AFTERNOON TEA: 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, pastries and a selection of fine blends. Classical music provides a charming backdrop for a relaxing afternoon break. ENTERTAINMENT by longtime pianist Alan Comyns, from 2pm - 5pm.

CHAMPAGNE SATURDAY: Take the celebration into the evening at Champagne Saturday. Show your bubbly side and enjoy delectable cheeses, hot and cold appetizers and scrumptious desserts paired with your choice of champagne. Served 7:00pm - 8:30pm on the first and third Saturday of each month. Served in the backdrop of the Tea Room and featuring the sultry sounds of a female vocalist/pianist. Entertainment schedule available on our website: thePhoenician.com

For both events, Gluten Free, Dairy Free, Vegan and Vegetarian options available with 24 hour advance notice.
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New York Area
4 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Beautiful afternoon of tea, champagne and friends! The sandwiches are so delicious, the scones and accompaniments great, as well as the desserts. For sure get the Champagne, they keep filling your glass as you enjoy piano music and the afternoon. A great revamp of the traditional tea.

OT
Phoenix
2 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had a great time at the Afternoon Tea at The Phoenician. We love the tea from this establishment! Love the opportunity to have as many tea sandwiches, scones and pastries. This is always a great experience and one we will be doing again!

JR
Phoenix
24 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 5ambience 2

Service was good, but the food was lacking. The bread for the tea sandwiches was dry, as were the scones (they literally crumbled apart). The second issue was that it was quite warm near the windows, so much so that we were sweating. Third, I did not enjoy having afternoon tea with the bar patrons. It seemed strange to me to have the afternoon tea venue embedded with the bar crowd. In my opinion, afternoon tea is meant to be an elegant and tranquil experience, whereas the bar is casual and fun. Both ambiances are great independently, I just didn't think they complemented each other when blended together.

k
Phoenix
42 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Absolutely beautiful tea service! Staff is fantastic! Highly recommend!

t
Phoenix
8 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very efficient staff, perfect ambiance and stunning views of the Phoenix area. Everything was perfect.

OT
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on August 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Afternoon tea is amazing. Location, service and food are all 5 star. Must do when in Scottsdale.

OT
Denver
1 review
Dined on August 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Perfect :)

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K
Phoenix
3 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My friend and I have celebrated our birthdays at this Tea for 25+ years. Always wonderful!!!

D
New York Area
22 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lovely venue, superb service, lovely food
At a very reasonable price considering how well managed and set up. Certainly recommend to anyone who wants a quiet, lovely afternoon repast.

OT
Austria
2 reviews
Dined on August 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything is great from the sandwiches to the scones to the truffles at the end. Wanda makes the experience thoroughly enjoyable. I never miss having Afternoon Tea at The Phoenician when I'm in Phoenix!

k
Phoenix
4 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was absolutely outstanding. Four courses of the best food in the valley!

A
Phoenix
2 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is our 4th year coming to the Phoenician for Afternoon Tea to celebrate my best friend’s birthday. We’ve tried other places, but nothing compares to Tea at the Phoenician. The tea is incredible, the food is delicious, and the staff are very polite and attentive. Wonderful atmosphere - beautiful remodel recently. Highly, highly recommend! The experience is worth every penny!

LK
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on August 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always a beautiful, delicious experience. Natalie and Wanda will make sure your tea time is excellent. Highly recommended. THE BEST afternoon tea in Phoenix. You won’t be disappointed.

j
Phoenix
4 reviews
Dined on August 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Tea at the Phoenician is always a delightful treat. The food is interesting and delicious, the service attentive without being intrusive and the live piano music is a subtle background for your conversation. The view is hard to beat as well.

E
Phoenix
52 reviews
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I have attended afternoon tea at the Phoenician several times and the Champagne Saturday was up to par. The staff is polite, friendly, professional and outstanding. The food was just as great as it is during tea and we were pleased beyond compare with the entire evening. We were celebrating a birthday and they made the birthday girl feel special with a lovely cupcake and candle. It was a nice reason to dress up a bit, share some lovely food and champagne and enjoy a view of the valley!

LR
Phoenix
3 reviews
Dined on August 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Afternoon Tea at the Phoenician is not to be missed. We went for a special occasion and I can't think of any event or restaurant environment that is more appropriate. We celebrated the end of my mom's care of my daughter in our home since she's now going to kindergarten. Breathtaking view, absolutely delicious food, options for children, took our time and were not rushed, quiet environment with live but soft music, impeccable service. Expensive for sure and we knew that. Not your average meal and well worth it.

DK
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on August 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Tea at the Phoenician is always a special occasion! The setting is breathtaking with a view of the mountains. The room is beautifully appointed. I particularly enjoy the granite wall and contemporary light fixtures. There is a wide variety of tea selections; herbal, white and black teas. The food is incredible. My favorite are the cranberry scones. Great flavor and so flaky. The desserts are too die for! The two ladies that run the show, Nathalie and Wanda, are amazing and take the experience to the next level. We will be back again and again!

SW
Milwaukee
3 reviews
Dined on July 28, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 4

Lovely tea service in a lively locale. Perfect Sunday afternoon treat.

TO
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

It's a bit pricey for finger sandwiches and tea, but great memories for a special occasion

JW
Phoenix
3 reviews
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Afternoon Tea at the Phoenician is such a special treat. Wanda is the best and always makes it an amazing experience

CW
Phoenix
4 reviews
Dined on July 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wanda is amazing. We see her every year for my granddaughter’s birthday. She makes the occasion even more special.

s
Phoenix
6 reviews
Dined on July 18, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 2

The tea sandwiches were excellent.... the scones and pastries not so much. Scones were dry and while pastries were pretty, they were not good. I would think that the Phoenician would have a superb pastry chef for this event, but not so. And while you would expect a high tea in the summer to be somewhat classy, we were seated next to very young children and some attendees attired in bathing suits and cover-ups. Not at all the afternoon tea we had expected!

d
Phoenix
31 reviews
Dined on July 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Annual girls afternoon tea. Staff were friendly as usual. The sandwiches, scones, and desserts matched with my memories of past years going to tea, which is always good. The Phoenician accommodated my vegan and vegetarian friends, so they were happy too. The vegan chocolate dessert was really good according to my friend and she was super happy with it. We look forward to next year's gathering!

MW
1 review
Dined on July 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was really a lovely experience. You couldn't ask for more attentive service and the food was very good. There is an interesting assortment of teas and a delightful selection of finger sandwiches and pastries. It is somewhat pricey, but well worth it when you factor in the service associates. Wanda is wonderful!

Y
Vancouver
9 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Nestled inside the lobby of the Phoenician Hotel, afternoon tea is a place to socialize with friends and family. The meal was delightful and paired well with the wide selection of teas was bite sized sandwiches, scones, and desserts. It was well worth the visit. We will be back!

OT
Phoenix
4 reviews
Dined on July 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best afternoon tea ever. Super nice servers. Great sandwiches n scones

JM
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on July 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

High Tea at the Phoenician was a wonderful birthday treat!

D
Dallas
4 reviews
Dined on July 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful experience. This is a real treat.The service was incredible. Wanda looked after us so well and made this experience a birthday to remember.

CJ
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on July 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The venue i s beautiful and the staff was amazing - the grounds of the hotel are lovely. Its pricey, but its a lovely afternoon. A must do at least once.

LI
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on July 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had a lovely time! Service was excellent and the piano music helped create a wonderful ambiance.

OT
Oklahoma City
4 reviews
Dined on June 30, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Love the high tea! Food was good, but the scones were mor like biscuits. The sandwiches were delicious. The desserts looked amazing, but flat on taste. Presentation was spot on! One of my friends ordered the GF menu and it was good, except for her dessert. There’s was only one option and it was a chocolate cake with a lot of coconut and she doesn’t like coconut, so that was disappointing. Should offer more GF desserts. She did say the GF scones were delicious. We were sat in a low conversational table with deep leather seats that you could not lean back in or you would slide right out! Would have been more enjoyable in a regular dining style table. Overall, we had a great time and loved the tea service.

HG
Phoenix
8 reviews
Dined on June 30, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

It was a lot of fun to do high tea in a beautiful place with my niece. It was delicious and amazing service. I had a HUGE bug in my martini and I think it was a beetle. That was a turn off but they comped the drink. Other than that it’s wonderful to try!

LC
San Diego
3 reviews
Dined on June 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My friend and I had another wonderful experience at the afternoon tea at the Phoenician. The service is always excellent and the tea itself gorgeous! I would highly recommend it.

d
Phoenix
3 reviews
Dined on June 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

While I miss the more traditional setting of the Afternoon Tea at The Phoenician, the service and food remain some of the best anywhere in the World and I do Afternoon Tea all over the World. I would highly recommend anyone who is in the Phoenix/Scottsdale area to take time to visit Wanda and Natalie and the crew at The Phoenician to partake in this truly delightful and delicious experience.

PA
1 review
Dined on June 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was perfect. My niece, who is 6 years old, really enjoyed herself. She even said she felt like a princess; which was exactly what I wanted her to feel like. She said it was the best day ever and that is exactly what I wanted her to feel like. Thank you so much for making this little girl feel so special.

T
1 review
Dined on June 19, 2019
Overall 1food 5service 1ambience 3

The tea and food were great, but the service was terrible. The one lady who was serving me would be busy often, but her coworkers were rude and wouldn’t assist me when I needed things. I was often left waiting for long periods of time. I don’t plan on going back, because of terrible service. It’s not worth going.

w
Phoenix
8 reviews
Dined on June 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful experience every time! Our service was amazing, the food delicious and the teas a lovely assortment for my teens, my mom and me. We were never rushed and had a delightful time.

TF
Phoenix
21 reviews
Dined on June 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Elegant, one of a kind. We will be returning for future special occasions.

J
Phoenix
7 reviews
Dined on June 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We have been to afternoon tea many times and it never disappoints. Wanda is awesome and we look forward to seeing her each time we come. We bring guests from out of town and they rave about how nice it is. We look forward to the next time we are able to come

TT
Phoenix
5 reviews
Dined on June 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I took my wife to the afternoon tea for her birthday. We have been to a number of afternoon teas around the world. The Phonecian tea is world class. Everything was perfect.

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