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Afternoon Tea & Champagne Saturday – The Phoenician

4.7
944 Reviews
$50 and over
English

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Afternoon Tea
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: Currently closed

For both events, Gluten Free, Dairy Free, Vegan and Vegetarian options available with 24 hour notice.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
Social Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
Personal Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
What 944 people are saying
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4.7based on recent ratings
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92% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipVGE3
Dallas
5 reviews
Dined on March 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wanda ROCKS! She’s always amazing and makes our experience perfect.

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SharonF
1 review
Dined on March 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A wonderful experience to share with my daughter.

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BrookeT
New England
3 reviews
Dined on March 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful afternoon tea! I have been to a few afternoon tea’s and this is one is great, the only thing I would change is the price. It is silly to be as expensive as it was. But over all the server was great and food was good

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vipMollyW
New England
3 reviews
Dined on March 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Phenomenal service with phenomenal selection of food!

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EmileeC
1 review
Dined on March 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I take my girls here every year over spring break. It is one of our favorite traditions! They staff is amazing and always remembers us and they make my girls feel special.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on March 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wanda is our favorite!

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LindaZ
1 review
Dined on March 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Celebrated our grandmother's birthday at the Phoenician and had a wonderful time. Wanda our hostess was energetic, knowledgeable, and made the experience unforgettable. Thank you for such a great time.

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vipDisappointed
Pittsburgh
6 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were celebrating my girlfriend’s birthday. We always request Natalie to be our server. She is very sweet and attentive!

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vipMikeLee
Denver
101 reviews
Dined on March 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service and a very nice combination of sandwiches, scones and desserts. Everything was delicious and the view is wonderful. I highly recommend this High Tea location as one of the best in the area.

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JaniceH
Vancouver
3 reviews
Dined on March 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was a lovely afternoon. The food was fresh and the service was great. Would highly recommend. We went on a Tuesday afternoon and it was full.

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OpenTable Diner
Orange County
2 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My favorite afternoon tea I have ever been too. Everything from the food to the china was so lovely. Will be back again!

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KellyM
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on February 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic experience, and 10/10 recommend bringing guests from out of state who are looking to experience the finer things AZ has to offer! The pricing is a little hefty for what amounts to finger sandwiches, tea, and wine, but they offer you an unlimited selection (including to go boxes) which is incredible. Plus the views of the resort pool and greens are absolutely stunning!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Visiting from NY and we come here every year. It’s always a great experience and great food. Definitely the best afternoon tea we have been to. A special shout out to Wanda (one of the servers) who always remembers us and goes out of her way to make this a special occasion! Thank you Wanda and the Phoenician!!

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Mimi
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on February 21, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great Ambiance. Very elegant. Piano music was a nice touch. We enjoyed our high tea immensely.

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OpenTable Diner
Phoenix
2 reviews
Dined on February 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful ambiance to celebrate my wife’s birthday. The tea and food were delicious and staff/service was superb.

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ChezaC
1 review
Dined on February 20, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience5

I enjoyed the ambiance, food and service. I have been going to Phoenician since I was in college. (in the 90's) I love Phoenician Resort. Definitely going back for Afternoon tea.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
5 reviews
Dined on February 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Annual Mother/Daughter Tea at the Phoenician. Excellent in every way as always, which is why we come back every year. Natalie rememberers us each time and goes above and beyond to personalize our experience.

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Elizabethc
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall2food3service5ambience3

It was Valentine’s Day weekend. The hotel only had the Valentine’s Day prices which was almost double the normal.

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vipArizo
Phoenix
7 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience3

This is always an expensive experience, and I know it, but it was the day after Valentine’s Day so they called it a Valentine’s Day tea and raised the price even more. Food and all was just the same as their regular tea. NOT HAPPY! Is the Phoenician really this desperate for money. Just don’t make your reservation close to a holiday or,you will be unpleasantly surprised by the charges.

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Maria
Phoenix
13 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

5 ladies celebrating Valentine’s Day

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COnnieW
Montana
4 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful Valentines Day tea at the Phoenician!

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KristiC
Denver
2 reviews
Dined on February 12, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience2

Beautiful hotel with amazing landscaping and pools. The tea food was nice and the service was great, but the location is in the busy lobby next to the bar that has sports on TVs and the noise level was way too high. There are way too many people walking through, and it was just not a relaxing or beautiful experience as I had hoped.

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vipJodiH
Los Angeles
28 reviews
Dined on February 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful, Delicious and you can even request a Vegan Gluten free menu. Which I did and the scones were delicious, like cake. The sandwiches were fantastic, all veggies. There is no vegan cream though, so I cheated a little. The dessert was berries and a vegan cream. Everyone else went with the real stuff and they loved. The tea is great too. We all ordered a different tea and tasted all the teas like a wine taste. We went for my mother in laws 89th and she really felt special as they sing Happy Birthday to everyone accompanied by piano.

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FrancesJ
1 review
Dined on February 9, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

This was a lovely tea experience. Live piano music, delicious food and good service. As it is popular it was busy and I think they would benefit from another server or two to truly perfect the experience. Our wait was primarily at the start of our service and did improve as we went along.
My sisters teapot had a bad chip right on the edge of the spout, and should not have been left in service. They removed it immediately once we pointed it out. I just feel that and the slow start weren’t a good match for the exceptional service the Phoenician is known for.

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CourteneyS
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on January 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went here to celebrate a birthday. Food was great. Staff was friendly and helpful in picking out teas for the table.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on January 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a great time at tea! Great food and tea!

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vipKristinW
Phoenix
5 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

I have gone several times and enjoy it every time. However, this time I felt rushed and I’m not sure why.

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LindaJ
Seattle
1 review
Dined on January 23, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

I love tea time at the Phoencian. The service is excellent and the hostess, Wanda is fabulous. Thank you for a great afternoon.

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vipJohnD
Miami
17 reviews
Dined on January 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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vipOpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
2 reviews
Dined on January 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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vipNancyH
Chicago
4 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!

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OpenTable Diner
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.

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OpenTable Diner
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on January 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

New year’s

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vipKatieBee
Phoenix
36 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.

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CarolL
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!

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ACorn
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.

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GwenS
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!

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GwenA
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.

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CarolM
Phoenix
2 reviews
Dined on December 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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ClareA
Phoenix
2 reviews
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.

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Afternoon Tea & Champagne Saturday – The Phoenician is rated 4.7 stars by 944 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.

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