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Afternoon Tea – The Phoenician

4.9
4.9
1236 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 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


Booked 18 times today

Dining areas

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) 423-2445

  • 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 1,236 people are saying

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4.9
4.9 based on recent ratings
  • 4.8Food
  • 5Service
  • 4.9Ambience
  • 4.4Value

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  1. B

    Bill

    Phoenix

    76 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    76 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We attend the Afternoon Tea every year for Valentine's Day. Every year our hostess Wanda has been wonderful! She is attentive and very sociable. We'll be back next year. Bill & Peggy
  2. ND

    NicoleD

    Phoenix

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great experience. We enjoyed the tea and the music.
  3. SD

    SauniD

    Orange County

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 28, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Daughters Birthday
  4. TC

    TiffanyC

    Phoenix

    21 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on January 27, 2023

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Big increase in price. Not sure the value is there. Sadly, will not be back at that price point
  5. WS

    WSMom

    Chicago

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on January 19, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent as always! A lovely afternoon while on vacation. Such a nice treat!
  6. DK

    DeniseK

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 15, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wanda was phenomenal. I’ve been coming to high tea for 23 years, it never disappoints
  7. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 14, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Really well done. Formal but not pretentious. A great experience and the food was outstanding, but it's not about the food rather the experience.
  8. A

    Anne

    Phoenix

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 7, 2023

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Had a wonderful afternoon. The staff was exemplary.
  9. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Phoenix

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 6, 2023

    overall4food3service4ambience5
    Christmas Tea with friends, but we couldn’t get in before or right after. By January 5th all Christmas decorations were down. Service was good, but for the price someone should have been making sure our tea was hot and new cups brought out, etc. more often. The price was more than what was stated on website, but gratuities were included. Very nice, just expected more. Wait staff, wonderful!
  10. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 6, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Absolutely phenomenal
  11. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 5, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    HIGHLY RECOMMEND! This was the perfect way to have an experience with a friend I haven’t seen in a while. There was endless service, atmosphere and (most importantly) bubbly :) We had the best time and I will absolutely be back with friends & family when they come to town.
  12. GR

    GirlRaisedSouthern

    Phoenix

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on December 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Beautiful place to have “tea” with my daughters and granddaughters. Loved having the photographer available to take a group photo by the tree. Thank you!
  13. ES

    EileenS

    Phoenix

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Enjoyed the Holiday Tea with several members of my family as a Christmas treat. We had a wonderful time talking and listening to the pianist play a wide variety of music. The food was delicious and plentiful. I will certainly be back!
  14. HP

    HeatherP

    Phoenix

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Christmas with mom 4 year great
  15. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always a pleasure regardless of time of year. The staff is incredible. Thank you for another memorable tea.
  16. JB

    JeanB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 22, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    This was a fantastic experience for my teen and I who love to attend afternoon teas. Service was exceptional, we loved getting a complimentary picture together in front of a Christmas tree, and the venue is impeccable. My teen, by her own definition, is a pickier eater than a toddler, and they allowed her to order the children's tea, which was a much better choice for her palate. She had never been offered hot cocoa instead of tea, and she loved that option. She was even more excited when she got her own pot full of tea. Our server and all servers and employees at the Phoenician were so welcoming and gracious. I loved my sandwiches. She loved hers- eating more than she usually does at tea. My only con, I was disappointed in the scones. I couldn't eat the cranberry one, there were so many cranberries it was overwhelming. The Devonshire cream was flat tasting (usually one of my favorite parts of tea.) The dessert was plentiful and beautifully presented. And we so enjoyed the piano player! Overall; it was a fantastic experience and one we were both glad to share.
  17. CT

    CassandraT

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    For ten years my nieces and I have been going to the Phoenician for Tea during the holidays. We have never been disappointed. It was absolutely fabulous!!
  18. RT

    RachelT

    Phoenix

    19 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on December 21, 2022

    overall3food1service5ambience5
    We have come to Holiday Tea every year for 15 years. The prices keep going up and the food quality keeps going down. The sandwiches are tasty but almost always stale. The scones are bread discs rather than scones. If you put enough clotted cream and lemon curd, they are edible. The deserts are beautiful crafted but most taste terrible. It is a hefty price tag to pay for the ambiance. The service however is always excellent. The ladies are very attentive and professional!
  19. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 18, 2022

    overall3food3service5ambience5
    My daughter and I have enjoyed holiday tea at The Phoenician many times over the past several years. This is always a special time for us, and we look forward to dressing up, sampling new teas, and allowing ourselves to indulge! First and foremost, the service was PHENOMENAL!! We had more than one individual attending to our every need and want!! The staff were friendly, timely with our bites, and very professional! The scones and tea did not disappoint! The lemon curd was divine, and the cranberry scone was delicious all on its own. Unfortunately, I can’t say the same about the finger sandwiches or the desserts. They either lacked flavor, or tasted ‘mass produced’. I just don’t see the value in spending $260 for a pot of tea and a few scones.
  20. JV

    JoanneV

    Exclusive

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on December 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food, service and ambience, but a bit on the pricey side-but it was a holiday tea!
  21. DT

    DTinAZ

    Phoenix

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A lovely, indulgent way to spend an afternoon. It was a little bit loud with the chatter and piano, but it made for a relaxed environment. The savories (with extra helpings if you want) were delicious. The scones were warm and fresh. The pastries were *almost* too pretty to eat. The tea and sparkling wine were delightful. We might make this a holiday tradition from now on.
  22. NY

    NewYearDiner

    Phoenix

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Lovely holiday experience with delicious food and wonderful service.
  23. NB

    NicoleB

    Phoenix

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Such a wonderful AZ holiday tradition! They go above and beyond with the selection and service
  24. VJ

    ValJ

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 9, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Service was amazing, my group had a wonderful time. The courses were good but did feel a bit banquet food style, which isn't the level I was expecting at that price point. I did expect a bit more decor and for the experience to feel over the top, maybe my expectations were too high. Overall we had a great experience and would return with adjusted expectations.
  25. A

    Azlongtimeguest

    Phoenix

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on December 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent holiday outing. Wanda is amazing. She’s been there 23 years and I’ve enjoyed seeing her on each occasion. Value, this year I think they’ve overdone the pricing. Makes it hard for many to attend.
  26. WM

    WandaM

    Chicago

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on December 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Holiday celebrating at its best! Wonderful way to spend your afternoon! Thank you.
  27. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Detroit

    26 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    26 reviews

    Dined on December 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always a lovely experience. The offerings were stellar for the Christmas tea menu. The service is superb and the piano player is phenomenal. Taking our picture and giving us a photo as a keepsake is such a nice touch. The Phoenician is such a special place.
  28. S

    Sarah

    Phoenix

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on December 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My friend and I go every holiday season. It’s a tradition for us.
  29. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Phoenix

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing experience!!
  30. MG

    MayG

    Las Vegas

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 27, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    The hotel is absolutely gorgeous, at least from what we were able to see in the lobby and dining area. It definitely had a holiday vibe and it was exciting to be there. The staff were super friendly and the service was superb. However, for the price we paid for a party of two, for sandwich samplers, scones, and mini desserts, we could have fed a party of four at a nice steakhouse. I understand that price point heavily depends on a person’s budget/perspective and we had a rough idea of cost prior to going, but we were left hungry an hour later after spending $261; no alcohol was ordered. We were also seated on a couch/coffee table section and not in the main dining area, which made it a little awkward to sit and eat properly. It was a nice experience, but can be achieved at other tea places in the valley.
  31. KH

    KatieH

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great service. Staff were attentive and friendly. The view was beautiful.
  32. R

    Rachel

    Phoenix

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on November 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Celebrating my birthday here was an absolute joy! Sabrina waited on us and the service was spectacular! We’ll definitely be back!
  33. TT

    TravisT

    Phoenix

    16 reviews

    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on November 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We enjoyed Afternoon Tea at The Phoenician (resort) yesterday ... it was wonderful! It was a special treat for my mother-in-law. The experience, and it was exactly that, "an experience", was three courses. We started with tea and then we enjoyed more champagne than tea. :) The finger sandwiches were great, the scones were the best I've ever had, and the pastries were delicious! AND the service was phenomenal!!! I totally get why this was voted Best Afternoon Tea in Metro Phoenix! Highly recommend this for anyone looking for a special occasion destination. #afternoontea #thephoenician #phoenicianscottsdale #scottsdale #resort #luxury #luxuryresort #marriott #marriottbonvoy #experience #hightea #specialoccasion #champagne #pastry
  34. JH

    JacqueH

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I was celebrating a milestone birthday and had a wonderful experience
  35. TN

    TrishaN

    Phoenix

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Relaxing, enjoyable way to spend a lovely afternoon. The pianist was outstanding as was the server, hostess, food and presentation. You deserve this treat, at least yearly. I would recommend a sign posted with the menu and a reminder that those who arrive before 2pm that seating for Tea begins at 2pm.
  36. KS

    KaylaS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    the gluten free menu is delicious. It was a lovely afternoon and the treats were amazing. The white berry tea was recommended and delicious.
  37. SC

    SabrinaC

    Portland

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great experience. Friendly and attentive staff. Recommend!
  38. I

    Iris

    New York Area

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on November 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Staff was amazing! We had a lovely time.
  39. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Greensboro

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This was lovely. I got to enjoy wonderful food and a view and great piano music. This was a gift to myself for my 40th birthday and I could not be more thrilled.
  40. R

    Robbie7277

    Phoenix

    25 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    25 reviews

    Dined on October 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful welcoming experience. Will highly recommend.

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 1236 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


Booked 18 times today
Google Map for Afternoon Tea – The Phoenician

6000 E. Camelback Road, Scottsdale, AZ 85251

Dining areas

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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