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Brooklyn High Low, Brooklyn, NY

Brooklyn High Low

4.7
4.7
310 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 10 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 Grand Heights is High Tea at its Best. Relax with a bottomless pot of tea. Your choice of any teas throughout your service. First Course & Crumpets. Second Course a Tea tier filled with freshly baked scones, Strawberry jam, lemon curd, and clotted cream, also plated 1 each of the 8 tea sandwiches served that day and a Side Salad. Each Tier also comes with a selection of 3 desserts and our hand dipped chocolate covered strawberry. Each Guest will receive a small souvenir to enjoy later at home. Leave Happy and Full. *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 310 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

NoiseModerate

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  • New York City

    Best Ambiance

  • Brooklyn

    Best Ambiance

310 Reviews
  1. sydneyb

    Pittsburgh

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 19, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    We did the Vanderbilt tea. The tea was great and so was the food. The decor and ambiance are awesome! The only bummer is the 75 min time limit. I understand having a time limit but that felt short given the cost.

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  2. KristenM

    New York City

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 11, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    My mom and I had tea at Brooklyn High Low as a Mothers Day weekend treat and it was lovely! The staff was very knowledgeable and kind, the tea was delicious (we’ve been to many teas and this was some of the best tea I’ve ever had - very unique blends and varieties) and the food was lovely and abundant. My favorite part was definitely the tea and the space itself - it’s really gorgeous and whimsical. All in all a truly delicious and wonderful experience!

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  3. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 11, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    My mother and I went to celebrate an early Mother’s Day. We had such a lovely experience! We loved our tea choices and the little bites were delightful as well.

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  4. LauraM

    New York City

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on May 5, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I love this place so much! I've come for their tea service about half a dozen times now and each time it's been so lovely. The staff is incredibly friendly, attentive, and thoughtful and the food is far superior to any I've tried at other high tea services. Their sandwiches are inventive and always fresh — something you would think is a given at iconic places like The Plaza and Bergdorf Goodman — but surprisingly Brooklyn High Low's food takes everything to a whole new level. The vibes are cozy and casual but the whole package is much better than anything you'll find at a "fancy" counterpart. It's such a great experience that I don't want too many people to know about it in fear that I'll never be able to get a reservation again!

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  5. Ariane

    New York City

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 3, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Too much sweet, not enough savory Sandwiches, tea not hot enough.
    Brooklyn High LowResponded on May 4, 2024
    Thank you for the opportunity to reply to your feedback. We brew our teas fresh upon your arrival. When you arrive you pass our tea tender. They begin your prebrews at that point and serve them at the 5 min brew mark (we brew strong ) any temp over our 212 burns the tea as well as posts a danger for guests. I know people who like an extremely hot brew, that is best enjoyed in the safety of your own home. Our host did rebrew you a second pot and also provided a tea warmer to keep it warm table side. As for savory flavors, Your reserved a Classic tea, comes with a jam and mascarpone (sweet) Branston pickle ( tart ) Egg salad and a cucumber sandwich . 3 of those 4 absolutely are savory. For a larger variety we would suggest reserving the Vanderbilt for the 8 different flavors.

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  6. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on April 26, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    What an experience with my family of four. High tea was amazing, service excellent and a great time was had by all. Thank you!!!

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  7. carolb

    New York City

    151 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    151 reviews

    Dined on April 26, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    what a wonderful place to have afternoon tea! the setting, the service and the food are all very much to our liking.. an excellent experience!!

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  8. Erin

    Raleigh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 21, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This was the most delightful experience I've had for tea time in NYC! The environment was so charming, food delicious, and tea was excellent. We sat outside and the heaters were perfect, and even gave us a cozy blanket just in case. Highly recommend! I will be returning for sure.

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  9. 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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  10. 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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FAQs

Brooklyn High Low is rated 4.7 stars by 310 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 10 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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