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Afternoon Tea – The Phoenician

4.9
4.9
1154 Reviews
$50 and over
English
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 and Lisa Pressman, from 2 pm - 5 pm.

Gluten-Free, Vegan, and Vegetarian options are available with 24-hour notice.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    English, Afternoon Tea

  • Hours of operation

    Afternoon Tea Thu–Sun 2:00 pm–3:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (480) 423-2649

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Formal Attire

  • Executive chef

    Richard Boyer

  • Private party contact

    Michelle Gonzales: (480) 423-2688

  • Neighborhood

    Old Town Scottsdale

  • Cross street

    Camelback Road and 64th Street

  • Parking details

    Offering complimentary valet and self-parking for your convenience.

  • Entertainment

    Live piano standards, as interpreted by Allen Comyns.

  • Additional

    Entertainment, Gluten-free Options, High Tea, Non-Smoking, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 1,154 people are saying

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4.9
4.9 based on recent ratings
  • 4.8Food
  • 4.9Service
  • 4.9Ambience
  • 4.4Value

NoiseModerate

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  • Phoenix / Arizona

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    Special Occasion

  • Scottsdale

    Best Overall

  • Scottsdale

    Best Service

  • Scottsdale

    Best Ambiance

  • Scottsdale

    Scenic View

  • Scottsdale

    Special Occasion

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  1. RG

    RichG

    St. Louis

    18 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Over the top! Excellent and extraordinary! Extra special indeed. Wanda made it extra-special!
  2. SH

    ShannonH

    Dallas

    19 reviews

    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on June 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This was my 2nd time at Afternoon Tea and it exceeded all expectations!! It is such a lovely way to spend an afternoon with a good friend - and you cannot beat the views!! The prices seem to have gone up, but that is true everywhere. I think the value for the money is there, so I didn’t mind!! Martha must be a mainstay there, because she was also my server on my 1st visit. Do! Not! Lose! Her!! She was amazing! Attentive without being intrusive, and so warm and friendly!! I was honored to have her again. Thank you!
  3. DF

    DinnerforFour

    Raleigh

    21 reviews

    5.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on June 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The afternoon tea experience at the Phoenician was amazing. Great service provided by Sabrina and the rest of the staff. Will definitely refer and going back.
  4. CO

    COLLEENT

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We have been attending the tea for many years. The food is always very good and there is a variety of sandwiches. Wanda and Natalie are the absolute best! Ask for them if you have a chance to go.
  5. B

    Barb

    Philadelphia

    6 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on June 16, 2022

    overall2food2service5ambience5
    I have been going to the Phoenician for many years and the tea had always been phenomenal. Yesterday was very disappointing, the bread on the tea sandwiches was not fresh tasted refrigerated, the scones were very dry and the desserts they honestly were not good at all. They taste like they were frozen and then thawed. This is by far my favorite place for tea but yesterday was very disappointing. What I can say is that the service has not changed and that it is still phenomenal as well as the ambience. I realize everyone is struggling to get back to normal after Covid so hopefully this is not an example of future Tea.
  6. MS

    MaynardS

    Phoenix

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Another great experience at The Phoenician's Afternoon Tea! Wanda and Natalie provide outstanding service! The tea, Champagne, food and experience was wonderful.....!
  7. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Phoenix

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful afternoon tea!
  8. TC

    TerryC

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing afternoon tea. Met and exceeded all my expectations. Was pricey then the website describe.
  9. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Detroit

    15 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on June 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Second time attending afternoon tea at the Phoenician and it was again… fabulous! The service is impeccable and the setting… can’t be beat. Beautiful! Piano player is lovely, champagne service is wonderful and of course the tea and offerings are exquisite!
  10. E

    Erin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It would be really nice if you all sold your Macarons. For birthdays , your hotel provides one for the birthday person. They are delicious and we tried to purchase some from the market place but they were not available for sale.
  11. SB

    SusetteB

    Phoenix

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on June 3, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    It was yummy, elegant and a real nice time. Wanda & Raul took great care of us. Highly recommend this fun experience.
  12. LF

    LoveFood

    Seattle

    7 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on May 29, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Great but the food was not served on the traditional
  13. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Phoenix

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 27, 2022

    overall4food3service5ambience5
    Great ambiance, a posh, place to celebrate a special occasion without a loud fanfare. However, it is quite pricy.
  14. NA

    NellyA

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    If you are not in the mood to appreciate a wonderful view, family and friends, and sunshine and if you don’t feel like exhaling during the first few notes of a of a piano solo and thanking the good Lord for your health and wide brim hats then find some local watering hole and save tea at the Phoenician for another time or leave the reservation open for someone wanting to celebrate a good life! Yes it’s expensive but should you be lucky enough to find yourself there don’t spend it criticizing, soak it all in, make a memory and giggle at the wonderful ridiculousness that is life!
  15. R

    Roberta

    Phoenix

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I’ve been coming to the Phoenician for afternoon tea for years, it’s one of my favorite things to do. This time I brought my almost 3-year-old son for some one on one time before he becomes a big brother in the next month. They do a nice job of making kids feel comfortable and adjusting to accommodate. The little stuffed bunny as a welcome gift and toddler friendly sandwiches certainly helped. He also loved getting his own personal pot of hot chocolate. And just when I thought he was going to lose it someone swooped in with the check. It was perfect timing.
  16. AK

    AdamK

    Phoenix

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    As always afternoon tea at the Phoenician is unrivaled. This luxury resort is on a level of its own. My wife enjoys this special treat. Top notch tea with champagne, finger sandwiches, scones and luxurious dessert treats. Nobody in the valley can compete with this service and product guaranteed.
  17. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Phoenix

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always a lovely time here for afternoon tea.
  18. TO

    TeresaO

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This was an amazing birthday present for my 14 year old granddaughter! It was more than she dreamed about. We will be back!
  19. b

    becky

    Los Angeles

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on May 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    There is an employee named Wanda there that is outstanding. She remembers us and asks about relatives that were not even there! She was not at our table serving, but came over frequently so fill up glasses, ect. She is sooooo friendly. What an excellent employee you have in here. When are you bringing back the Champaign Saturdays?
  20. ER

    ElaineR

    Phoenix

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    My family and I have been going to tea at the Phoenician for many years. Wanda is absolutely delightful and we always have had a good experience.
  21. AZ

    AZCat

    Phoenix

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Sitting at the lower table near the bar was great for view, but was not great for conversation. The noise level is fine if you can sit proper distance from your table mate, but the low chairs are too far from each other. Otherwise, it’s too loud….that said, great piano player!
  22. MC

    MoniqueC

    Phoenix

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    What a special way to celebrate a friend's birthday! The service, the food, the ambience - everything was just perfect!
  23. K

    Kingsfan2501

    Phoenix

    23 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    23 reviews

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The Phoenician AfternoonTea is a wonderful service that I have enjoyed many times. The finger sandwiches are very good, and you can ask for seconds. They offer flavored teas as well as traditional favorites English Breakfast and Darjeeling. For an additional cost you can also purchase glasses of champagne. Their service is always stellar. If you valet park, the ticket will be validated.
  24. W

    Wolfespak

    Phoenix

    14 reviews

    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on May 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    This was a beautiful tea, not just for Mother's Day but anytime. The presentations were beautiful and plentiful. The atmosphere calm and a conversation could be had amongst ourselves, table placings were nicely separated and comfortable. Service, impeccable. This was a proper tea that could be found in London.
  25. b

    better

    Phoenix

    16 reviews

    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on May 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful girls' afternoon. Would only do once or twice a year because it is expensive for what is received. Would do again for a special occasion.
  26. F

    Foodisgood

    Phoenix

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on April 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    Great experience - valet park and get it marked so you won't pay other than to tip. It was very peaceful and relaxing. Lobby can get a little loud at times so farthest away from the door is best. Many of the employees have worked there 10+ years and are great at their job. Alan, the pianist, has been there a long time too. Will be sure to dine at the other properties
  27. BB

    BradleyB

    Denver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful service and delicious food. Highly suggest pairing the champagne with the Tea.
  28. CB

    CourtneyB

    Phoenix

    35 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    35 reviews

    Dined on April 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a lovely afternoon having a 'fancy tea' with my two kids. The service and presentation were wonderful, there was a large tea selection and delicious treats.
  29. GS

    GayleS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always wonderful! The food is excellent. The service is perfect. Wanda and Natalie, who have served our family for years at afternoon tea, feel like our fairy godmothers, granting our every wish and treating us like royalty--blessings, indeed. Our visits there never fail to be very special times.
  30. MJ

    MohJoe

    Phoenix

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on April 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Exquisitely appointed lobby creates a fantastic sense of ambience as you dine on delicious snacks and sip delightful tea. Highly recommend for a bit of fancy lunch.
  31. PS

    PaulaS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wanda is so personable. Always so nice to see her.
  32. SW

    ShelbyW

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 13, 2022

    overall3food4service4ambience4
    I've attended high tea all over the world. This is by far the most expensive tea I've paid for and by no means did the tea warrant that price tag. It was a nice high tea. Not in my top five however, though the price was number one.
  33. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Las Vegas

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    High tea was definitely an experience. This was my 3rd time but being able to celebrate with my 9 year old and my mother made it even more special. Everyone who served us was so polite and professional. The ladies really added to our overall experience. The portions are generous and delicious and the tea tastes amazing. They catered to my daughters age with the food and we had a wonderful time. We created memories as well as left feeling refreshed and pampered. Everything was delightful.
  34. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Phoenix

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on April 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This was the cutest and classiest tea experience. I cannot get over it and now I want to take my son for tea since I don’t have a girl!
  35. CM

    CarolM

    Phoenix

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on April 9, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Birthday! The live piano and the gorgeous views were a bonus to the bottomless bubbles, comfy seating, and well spaced parties.
  36. DB

    DeannaB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wanda is a real treat to have wait on you and really add to your experience. Loved the atmosphere and the piano player is magnificent!! We had a splendid afternoon celebrating my neighbor, dear friends' birthday!!
  37. DK

    DonnaK

    Seattle

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on April 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The Phoenician has the BEST afternoon tea I’ve ever been to!!! I love it!!! Thank you Wanda!!!
  38. C

    Clair

    Phoenix

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 3, 2022

    overall1food1service2ambience3
    It was extremely expensive with a charge of 180.00 for 2 people. You can only pick 2 teas. No explanation of what tea should be paired with the courses which made the experience less than special. I will never go back and don't recommend it to others.
  39. RA

    RACHELC

    Phoenix

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 2, 2022

    overall5food4service4ambience5
    Always a wonderful time! This time, I took my 4-year old and she absolutely adored it!
  40. l

    loams

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    such a wonderful experience that i would recommend to anyone!! great food, vibe, & overall experience! so.much.fun!

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
  • Physical distancing

    • Limited number of seated diners
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

FAQs

Afternoon Tea – The Phoenician is rated 4.9 stars by 1154 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Google Map for Afternoon Tea – The Phoenician

6000 E. Camelback Road Scottsdale, AZ 85251

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Camelback Road and 64th Street

  • Neighborhood

    Old Town Scottsdale

  • Hours of operation

    Afternoon Tea Thu–Sun 2:00 pm–3:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    English, Afternoon Tea

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress code

    Formal Attire

  • Parking details

    Offering complimentary valet and self-parking for your convenience.

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Richard Boyer

  • Entertainment

    Live piano standards, as interpreted by Allen Comyns.

  • Additional

    Entertainment, Gluten-free Options, High Tea, Non-Smoking, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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