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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JD
Miami
14 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love Wanda, she is the absolute best!!!

OT
Las Vegas
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful 3 course afternoon tea with scones as well. Highly recommend! Tea options as well as Prosecco or Champagne too!

NH
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on January 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely LOVE having High Tea at the Phoenician! Always consistent. Elegant, awesome food and Wanda our always "requested" server is an wonderful delight. Looking forward to doing it again soon!

OT
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on January 5, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience5

Poor quality sandwiches, desserts obviously made from frozen and pre-made ones offered by food service supply companies (you can easily find the same petit fours at Trader Joe’s and Costco’s), tea was weak and hot chocolate was watery, scones were the size of saucers but not flavorful, Devonshire cream was “off,” server was abrupt and very talkative...not impressed at all. Loved the vistas and the view, the piano was lovely but the food and drinks left us with a bad taste in our mouths. I’ve already wanted friends about the poor quality experience because the quality of the tea did *not* meet expectations.

OT
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on January 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

New year’s

KB
Phoenix
33 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always, a delightful experience. The Holiday Tea is a tradition for us and as always, it did not disappoint. Natalie, Mandy, Giovanna - and all the staff - are phenomenal and make your experience above and beyond! We had the gluten free menu and it was delicious. Can't wait to come back for tea soon.

CL
Phoenix
2 reviews
Dined on December 27, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great afternoon to celebrate the holidays with friends. We will continue to come back each year to see Wanda, as she has become our friend too!

AC
1 review
Dined on December 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The servers are so welcoming, friendly, patient and special. They are a huge reason that I return every year. It is a relaxing atmosphere with a live pianist in a beautiful setting. I recommend this for any occasion.

GS
Salt Lake City
3 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Phoenician holiday tea has become a tradition for my daughter and I. This was our third year and we’ll be back next year. The tea is exquisite and the food is scrumptious. A wonderful way to celebrate Christmas!

GA
Phoenix
14 reviews
Dined on December 17, 2019
Overall4food3service4ambience4

Tea wasn't up to par - probably because of the holiday and crowd. Food wasn't over the top as in the past. Tea got cold and was never reheated. Will attribute all to the crowd. We will return, though.

CM
Phoenix
2 reviews
Dined on December 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It exceeded my expectations! I will definitely go back for the experience!

CA
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on December 13, 2019
Overall1food2service4ambience5

Very Expensive, we were placed on a cocktail table not a table top, had to cross my legs away from the lounge table really annoying. We accommodated the situation however l I got the bill the value for the low bar top and cost were humiliating. If you expect for us to pay for 2 $265 at least give us the dignity to a proper table for tea. Rip Off Sorry but never going back unless you class it up for all patrons. Embarrassing for my guest as well.

W
1 review
Dined on December 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My wife and I enjoyed a wondeful afternoon with great tea, champagne, and food. The staff was incredibly friendly and the setting was relaxing and enjoyable.

MA
1 review
Dined on December 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I treated my special needs adult daughter and her special needs friend to this tea. No one explained the serious price hikes for the upscale champagnes offered. I didn’t have any, they sipped on a couple of glasses and our bill was $330. It was a shock. As much of a nice treat as it was, it was overpriced.

M
1 review
Dined on December 6, 2019
Overall3food4service3ambience3

Was weird when we walked up to hostess - she looked at us and said - I'll be back in a few minutes- someone in the bar needs to be seated and walked away, no greeting, and seemed hurried, noticed she didn't bring anyone back from bar. Service was not outstanding, seemed fractured. Have had afternoon tea at the Phoenician several times, this experience was not pleasant and almost twice the normal cost. Holiday decorations minimal. Will not be back for their Holiday Afternoon Tea.

BD
1 review
Dined on December 1, 2019
Overall2food2service2ambience4

Terribly overpriced for the experience. The food was nothing special; the bread in the finger sandwiches was dry and the flavor of the food was bland and unexceptional. The service felt very rushed. Definitely not worth $100, much less the $375 that we actually paid for three people. Will not be back.

JA
Hawaii
2 reviews
Dined on November 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was pure perfection from the service and food to the beautiful hotel lobby. Tea at The Phoenician is a very special and unhurried event, and I am always sad when it ends!

HW
San Diego
9 reviews
Dined on November 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful Holiday Tea outing with 'The Girls". The venue is amazing and the service is exceptional. I used to work here when I was in college and it's nice to be able to come back as a guest some 30 years later and see that none of the elegance has been lost. It's been wonderfully updated and modernized without losing all of the charm. Make a reservation during the holidays for this classic, timeless tradition, you won't regret it!

P
Phoenix
2 reviews
Dined on November 26, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

We have been going to tea for years. It is wonderful. Just a suggestion... make changes to your menu? It has been the same for 10 years!

GJ
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on November 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This experience is absolutely delightful. An oases of calm and beauty. My friend and I have made it an annual kick-off to the holiday season.

AM
Phoenix
4 reviews
Dined on November 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Highly recommend for a special occasion or just a girls day out. So delicious, great service and beautiful decor/setting. Be sure to valet and get your valet ticket validated by the hostess - just tip a few bucks.

JL
1 review
Dined on November 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding service. Recognized a birthday for us and also accommodated increase to our reservation which is much appreciated. Thank you!

M
Phoenix
4 reviews
Dined on November 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is always a treat! Wanda and Natalie, the lovely ladies in charge, are consummate professionals making you feel welcome and pampered. I highly recommend this event.

F
Chicago
9 reviews
Dined on November 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Afternoon tea at the Phoenician is a wonderful experience. The food and tea are excellent and the service is superb.

CS
Phoenix
27 reviews
Dined on November 17, 2019
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Very nice experience. I would have loved to have a few more sandwich types. But overall, very pretty ambiance. Lovely and very memorable.

OT
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on November 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfection!

HT
1 review
Dined on November 16, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Everything was beautiful and delicious! The servers were all so friendly and made my mom and I very comfortable throughout the afternoon tea. It was a special afternoon!

l
Phoenix
20 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always - tea was perfect. The service, the food, the view - everything was perfect. I especially loved the piano player. He was outstanding. The bar was set high and it is surpassed every. single time.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had afternoon tea planned to celebrate two birthdays - and when we arrived there were little cupcakes for the birthday girls and they sing to you also ! It was so special .
The service at this resort and Tea is phenomenal . We stayed here and were just so impressed by how courteous and happy the staff all are . They are ready to help in a flash ! The food choices were catered for the vegetarians and were delicious. The servings are so generous I could barely make it through the last course of desserts! I would highly recommend this Tea for anyone looking to have a nice afternoon with friends or family- and if you’d like to feel spoiled !

OT
Denver
5 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wanda was wonderful and made the evening very enjoyable.

OT
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on October 11, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Thanks Wanda T! You’re the best!!

TH
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2019
Overall4food2service5ambience5

This was our first time at the Phoenician for high tea. We enjoyed it very much. The service was amazing from the valet and hostess to the actual tea service. They even were accommodating to my sister who has special diet needs. This was greatly appreciated! They made her feel inclusive and the rest of us were able to enjoy the full experience. Everything was wonderful except for some of the food. The desserts were great, but the scones were very dry and doughy. I love scones so consider myself a bit of a connoisseur. None of us cared for them very much. the variety and flavors of the sandwiches were very good, but on a couple, the bread seemed a bit stale of hard on top; like they had been sitting out for a while.
I love tea service in general and everything was wonderful except for a few of the food items.
Thank you!

EH
1 review
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful view of the mountains and we sat right next to the pianist. The experience was lovely and welcoming. The food and tea was delicious.

SM
1 review
Dined on September 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love the Phoenician for high tea! It was noisier than usual, largely due to bigger crowds (thanks Downton Abbey), but we will always be back!

OT
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

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
3 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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
27 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall3food2service5ambience2

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
48 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

t
Phoenix
8 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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