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Brooklyn High Low, Brooklyn, NY

Brooklyn High Low

4.7
4.7
302 Reviews
$50 and over
Afternoon Tea
We serve Tea Friday, Saturday, and Sunday.
*dietary requests made 48 hours in advance must be submitted on the reservation. We offer Vegetarian options and Gluten-Free Tea Tiers. There are no vegan or dairy free options . Our sittings are Timed, please make all arrangements to arrive with your entire party on time.

Brooklyn High Low pulls from both Low Tea and High Tea traditions to offer an afternoon tea experience with a Brooklyn twist. Complement a pot of tea with our triple tier plate stand filled with baked scones, crumpets, finger sandwiches & house selections of yummy desserts. Choose from three different experiences, each leaving you more full and comforted than the last. Our Tea experiences are known as "The Classic", "The Vanderbilt", & "The Heights" Our vintage sitting room lends itself to a nostalgic experience while our garden offers fresh air, soft lighting, and a spacious atmosphere.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 6 times today
Experiences are available.

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Price
    $50 and over
  • Cuisines
    Afternoon Tea, Café, English
  • Hours of operation
    Afternoon Tea Sat, Sun 10:00 am–3:30 pm Friday Tea Fri 12:00 pm–3:30 pm
  • Phone number
    (646) 907-9467
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Owned/operated by
    Asian and Pacific Islander, Latinx or Hispanic, Women
  • Catering
    WE do Not cater, but do a PICK UP only Cream tea for Fridays.
  • Private party facilities
    Our Vintage inspired sitting room and garden patio can be booked for private parties with custom tea services
  • Neighborhood
    Prospect Heights
  • Cross street
    Bergen
  • Parking details
    Parking can be difficult on weekends, we suggest to allow for 10 minutes to find a space before your reservation time.
  • Public transit
    We are located 5 blocks from the Brooklyn Atlantic Center, a Major hub for most Brooklyn bound trains. <br />Between April 1 and Nov 1, Vanderbilt Open streets closes the avenue in front of the tea room. Allow for Extra time to park as Brooklyn holds Vanderbilt OPEN STREETS from April 1 till November.
  • Additional
    BYO Wine, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, High Tea, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access

Experiences

  • The Grand VANDERBILT

    $60.00 per person

    Multiple dates available
    With our PREFIXED "Grand Vanderbilt" tea service you'll enjoy a 75 mins Tea service. Each guest will receive a bottomless pot of 1 choice of Tea, we have more than 25 to choose from. Each Pair of guests will share a triple plate tea tier complete with a fresh baked scone, strawberry jam, lemon curd & clotted cream, and 1 each of the 8 flavors of tea sandwiches we serve. Each tier comes complete with a small salad and a Yummy selection of 3 sweet bites per person along and a chocolate covered strawberry . We promise you will leave us Happy and Full. *Vegetarians MUST add the VEGETARIAN Add-On per guest. Sorry. We do not offer Vegan or Dairy Free options. * Tax & Gratuity Not Included
  • The Grand HEIGHTS

    $70.00 per person

    Multiple dates available
    Our PRE-FIXED Grand Heights offers the most in Decadence. Relax with a bottomless pot of tea. Your choice of any or All ( you can drink in 90 mins ) from our large selection of teas. Next you will enjoy a bouillon cup of soup followed by a Tea tier filled with freshly baked scones, crumpets, herb butter, Strawberry jam, lemon curd, and clotted cream and enjoy 1 each of the 8 tea sandwiches served that day. Each tier also comes with a small salad a Yummy selection of 3 desserts and a chocolate covered strawberry. Don't forget your souvenir, our way to continue your tea enjoyment at home. Leave Happy and Stuffed! *Vegetarians MUST add the VEGETARIAN Add-On for each Guest. We do not offer Vegan/Dairy Free. * Tax & Gratuity Not Included
  • The CLASSIC

    $48.00 per person

    Multiple dates available
    The "CLASSIC" PREFIX service takes place over 75 minutes. Your party will receive a bottomless pot of the House Black Tea with your choice of Milk, Sugar, Lemon or Honey. Your Triple Plate Tier comes stacked with 8 finger sandwiches per guest. 2 each, Classic Cucumber & Dill, Egg Salad, Branston Pickle & Cheddar and last a Cheese with Jam. Also included is a freshly baked scone ready to peel apart and cover with strawberry jam & clotted cream. And when you can hardly bare the thought of another Sip or Bite, satiate your sweet tooth with a crown plate of Sweets. ** No substitutions on a Classic Tier, for more variety book the VANDERBILT or HEIGHTS. We do not offer Vegan /Dairy Free Service. * Tax & Gratuity Not Included

What 302 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.7
4.7 based on recent ratings
  • 4.5Food
  • 4.8Service
  • 4.9Ambience
  • 4.4Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Brooklyn

    Best Ambiance

302 Reviews
  1. AmyG

    Baltimore

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 13, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Had an amazing, amazing time! Staff was very hospitable, the outside seating was so cute and the perfect temperature, and they were very accommodating of our dietary needs. Would definitely go again and highly recommend to anyone looking to do a high tea experience.

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  2. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 6, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    Very nice experience and ambiance. Staff was very nice but the sandwiches were the worst I’ve had at a high tea experience. Unfortunately there was no filling and the bread was very bland and dry. The “birthday cake” (which was not cheap) was basically just a large sweet piece of bread.

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  3. OpenTable Diner

    Baltimore

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 30, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    such an amazing, intentional experience. food was delicious, tea was amazing, and some of the kindest staff. thank you for helping me celebrate 30 ❤️

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  4. JoyC

    Toronto

    15 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on March 29, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    It was a great experience. This spot was cosy and comfy and the service was excellent

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  5. clintonnhillres

    New York City

    14 reviews

    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on March 24, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    A beautiful and delicious high tea in Brooklyn! The atmosphere is lovely, and the service is very attentive and excellent. I highly recommend it!

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  6. OpenTable Diner

    Milwaukee

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on March 23, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had a delightful high tea! They were very accommodating and did everything they could to ensure we had the best experience possible. The space is very cozy and feels like a fancy British living room. It also had really good acoustics and wasn't too loud despite how busy it was. I highly recommend!

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  7. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on March 16, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    It is a beautiful setting and service is wonderful. Food is good but not outstanding and not worth the price. The pastries for the sweet treat were disappointing. Skip the chocolate strawberry and serve a nice tartlets or a small delicious bite of cake instead. Also sandwiches weren’t quite up to par. I expected a little more for spending that much. However the setting and service are superb so it was still a nice experience.

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  8. BonnieV

    London

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on March 10, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    What an amazing service experience. So relaxed and kind and knowledgable. We enjoyed our time so much. Thank you to all of you for making our day extraordinary!

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  9. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    12 reviews

    4.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on February 23, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 5
    8 of 10! I booked this place for my daughter’s birthday. We ended up in the “garden room area”. The decor and ambiance was beautiful but the space was cold. The tea helped to keep us warm as did the overhead warming lamp, however, our feet were freezing. The warmth from the lamp only kept one of us warm, the tea kept the other two warm-ish but we were not 100% comfortable. We almost kept our coats on but felt we should stick it out coat-less. If there were warmers on the floor, it would be much more comfortable and I would’ve rated the experience higher. The teas were delicious and so were most of the sandwiches. We had our favorites and some we wouldn’t try again. The scones were yummy and the chocolate mousse was a great finish to a good nosh! Lastly, the service was good when someone was in the area( two areas, front and garden) but there were times we felt that we had to wait quite a while for a refill of the tea or for the cream. Overall, my girls really enjoyed the experience and I would recommend it to others. Just make sure to book inside during the colder months ( I imagine it would be beautiful during the warmer months)

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  10. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 18, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Loved my time at Brooklyn High Low!! Fantastic experience, will return!!!

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  11. Jazmin

    New York City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 17, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    My friends and I had an absolutely wonderful experience! Highly recommend

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  12. Kbbq

    New York City

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 16, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We got the grand heights tea menu and it was such a great experience! The sandwiches and the sweet treats were delicious. The place was also beautifully decorated.

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  13. AshleyB

    New York City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 3, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I had the best time here with my cousin. I have had High Tea at different locations. But Brooklyn High Low was a special experience. The vintage feel and decor, including the teapots were memorable. Exceptional service.

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  14. laurend

    Dallas

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 3, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I was so happy to come to tea here. Thank you for the kind service and allowing us to stay and enjoy our company for a long while

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  15. AndrewS

    New York City

    16 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on January 28, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    As always, Brooklyn High Low is an amazing experience. Would I travel from Harlem to Brooklyn if it wasn't incredible? Of course not. Book your table now because they fill up fast!

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  16. NoraL

    New York City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 27, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Absolutely loved it—such wonderful hospitality and ambiance. Can’t wait to go back!

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  17. Caesarsaladmurr

    New York City

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 27, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This restaurant was an amazing experience to go to and eat at. The food was very very high quality and flavorful, the chocolate covered strawberry desert had the quality of European chocolate. The servers were very nice and tried to do every thing to me and my mothers satisfaction. The whole place has a feeling of being in a fairy tale, from the chandeliers made of cups and shaped like ships to the cat drawings and fruits on the plates. Overall this was a wonderful place to visit and eat at.

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  18. KaylaD

    New York City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 21, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Such a cute place! I brought my mom for her birthday and she loved it! The Vanderbilt service was great—we all left full and happy and the staff was accommodating, friendly and welcoming during our entire visit. Will definitely be coming back!

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  19. MackenzieR

    New York City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 20, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    A quaint and cozy experience. Perfect for an intimate special occasion. Service was phenomenal and the afternoon tea selections were delicious! Highly recommend.

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  20. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    12 reviews

    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on January 14, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This is one of my favorite places in the neighborhood to relax and have a good conversation with a friend with a pot of tea and some bites!

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  21. TaraG

    New York City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 14, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Such a lovely afternoon! Decor is so fun, food and tea are great, and staff was so kind. Will definitely be coming back.

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  22. MaryFrances

    New York City

    13 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on January 14, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Lovely experience! The staff was incredibly welcoming. I can't wait to go back!

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  23. Dining

    New York City

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 13, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    We had a lovely time with delicious teas and sandwiches at Brooklyn High Low! Looking forward to going back to have tea in the back garden!

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  24. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on January 13, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Absolutely amazing and they made my birthday and absolutely unforgettable experience ♥️ thank you!

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  25. OpenTable Diner

    Dallas

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 12, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Great little place! Got the classic tea and sat outside. Don't be afraid of the weather we went when it was 40ish degrees and it was still toasty in the garden. They even have heated blankets

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  26. OpenTable Diner

    Denver

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 6, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Afternoon tea is one of my favorite things, so I do try to visit different places. I really love the ambiance of Brooklyn High Low, but the quality of the food was just not there this time. It’s horrendously expensive for what you actually get. The sandwiches are small and barely have anything filling. I don’t mind small sandwiches, but it’s frankly insulting to spend $100 between two people to get tiny sandwiches with a comically small amount of filling considering the cost to make it. On top of that, our scones were not fully baked. They weren’t bad, I’d rather an underbaked scone to a dry one, but I expected more. The center was visibly a darker color, and had an almost glue like consistency. Definitely tasted like undercooked dough. The last time I came here, I didn’t have that issue, so I think it was just an off batch that needed maybe 3-5 more min in the oven. Overall, I’m not sure I will come back. On one hand, it’s so cute, and the flavors are there, but on the other, it doesn’t have fair pricing for what you get, and there are too many other options in the city to justify reoccurring visits.

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  27. RachelR

    Kansas City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 5, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Brooklyn High Low was just what we were looking for. The tea room is beautifully decorated and intimate. The tea selects, sandwiches, scones, and desserts were delicious. We brought our own champagne and they provided us with glasses to use. Overall, it was a great environment and I highly recommend! We left with full tummies!

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  28. Patrip

    Las Vegas

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on December 29, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Beautiful tea room, lovely atmosphere, abundance of tea and food, sit in the charming, fully enclosed and heated outside area.

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  29. AlexandraK

    New York City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 29, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great tea service. Staff was very attentive and the atmosphere feels exclusive and special. Teas and food were all great.

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  30. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 17, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I highly recommend people try this tea experience. It was delightful, and the food was excellent! 10 out of 10!

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  31. SelmaM

    Washington DC

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on December 15, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This was the most delightful high tea. A Bohemian, vintage vibe with the most exquisite sandwiches and sweets. The best.

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  32. AmaliaA

    New York City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 10, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Absolutely great service and fantastic food! Went here for my sisters birthday and it was such a fun cozy spot!

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  33. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 1, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    A lovely way to spend an afternoon with friends or family. Wonderful variety of teas...temptation black and scottish toffee especially! Tasty treats and scrumptious sweets.

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  34. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 19, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    First time at a tea room and it was delightful. Great customer service and very accommodating.

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  35. DrewS

    Greater Boston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 18, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Delicious tea, wonderful service and a warm atmosphere.

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  36. Alexus

    New York City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 18, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Brooklyn High Low was a lovely experience. The food was amazing and tea was wonderful. I would love to go back again with more friends.

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  37. Todd

    New York City

    129 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    129 reviews

    Dined on November 18, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent, relaxing, delicious traditional afternoon tea!

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  38. AmiB

    New York City

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 17, 2023

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 5
    Beautiful spot but the food was really not that good. The sandwiches had barely any filling, the pastries were flavorless or undercooked. And for $48 per person you don’t even get to choose what kind of tea to drink unless you pay $8 more.

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  39. PKSa

    New York City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 11, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    It was my 5th visit and I’ll be back again because the ambiance and tea service are amazing!

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  40. SteveH

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 4, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Very cool atmosphere, and I liked the fact that they made an effort to make you feel special. Great for a slow-paced, relaxing time.

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FAQs

Brooklyn High Low is rated 4.7 stars by 302 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 6 times today
Experiences are available.
Google Map for Brooklyn High Low

611 Vanderbilt Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11238-3563

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Cross street
    Bergen
  • Neighborhood
    Prospect Heights
  • Hours of operation
    Afternoon Tea Sat, Sun 10:00 am–3:30 pm Friday Tea Fri 12:00 pm–3:30 pm
  • Price
    $50 and over
  • Cuisines
    Afternoon Tea, Café, English
  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Parking details
    Parking can be difficult on weekends, we suggest to allow for 10 minutes to find a space before your reservation time.
  • Public transit
    We are located 5 blocks from the Brooklyn Atlantic Center, a Major hub for most Brooklyn bound trains. Between April 1 and Nov 1, Vanderbilt Open streets closes the avenue in front of the tea room. Allow for Extra time to park as Brooklyn holds Vanderbilt OPEN STREETS from April 1 till November.
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, Mastercard, Visa
  • Owned/operated by
    Asian and Pacific Islander, Latinx or Hispanic, Women
  • Additional
    BYO Wine, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, High Tea, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access
  • Phone number
    (646) 907-9467
  • Catering
    WE do Not cater, but do a PICK UP only Cream tea for Fridays.
  • Private party facilities
    Our Vintage inspired sitting room and garden patio can be booked for private parties with custom tea services
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