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Brooklyn High Low, Brooklyn, NY

Brooklyn High Low

4.9
4.9
240 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.

Enjoy a break from the day's pressures to enjoy

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 6 times today
Experiences are available.

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • 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

Experiences

  • 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 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 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 240 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

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

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Brooklyn

    Best Overall

  • Brooklyn

    Best Ambiance

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  1. OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Lovely!!! The host was one of kind she accommodated for us so well truly a sweetheart and everything was so good! Will be back 🩷
  2. OpenTable Diner

    Austin

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful! The staff truly care about your experience and make tea recommendations based on preferences. They brought us extra pots to try with unique combos (shout out to adding hot cocoa to sweet teas!) An excellent value, and the space is beautiful and cozy. We will definitely return!
  3. KirstenC

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I had an amazing visit at Brooklyn High Low with my three year old daughter. We were treated with so much warmth from the owner and all of the staff. We had an incredible experience and will definitely be back. The whole experience was incredible.
  4. EAD24

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 12, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Went with my daughter for her birthday and it was a fabulous time! Thank you to Lizzy and the staff.
  5. Maggie

    Philadelphia

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 6, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My sister and I came to Brooklyn High Low to celebrate her graduation, and it was perfect! They surprised her with a "best wishes" tea cup upon arrival, and the rest of the meal was just as sweet. The servers were excellent and knew when to stop by and when to leave space, and the food and tea were fantastic. Highly recommend to anyone looking to have an elevated experience, for whatever reason.
  6. Kenny

    New York Area

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on April 23, 2023

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    We always enjoy afternoon tea at Brooklyn high low. Service & food were great. Love the garden area. Definitely visit again. Thanks
  7. Natalie

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on April 7, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This is a great experience for an intimate gathering, date or to host an event in the backyard space. The decor is adorable all random treasures definitely collected over years that all stay on the theme of tea party. An hour and a half is perfect timing to have tea and the nibbles. We got the Vanderbilt package and I felt it was worth it!
  8. AndrewS

    New York Area

    14 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on March 26, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    As always, Brooklyn High Low sets the bar for tea service in New York City. The tea was delicious. The food equally wonderful. The staff is even better. I’m so happy that I was able to share this experience with my sister.
  9. EricaL

    Washington DC

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on March 19, 2023

    overall5food3service5ambience5
    This was so fun, it was my 8yo niece's first tea party and she LOVED it. The decor is over the top in a great way. The staff were so kind, friendly, and accommodating. We got the "Classic". The desserts were delicious and presentation was great, though the bread and scones were a little stale but the flavors in the sandwiches were good. It was definitely fun for a special occasion.
  10. EllieG

    New York Area

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on March 19, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Super fun experience. You need a reservation to enter, and they go fast. I booked a reservation three weeks in advance.
  11. OpenTable Diner

    Dallas

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 17, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    They were very sweet and accommodating. Everything was perfectly fabulous and on point. We truly enjoyed our experience. Definitely worth more than 5 stars. 🌟 🌟 🌟 🌟 🌟
  12. MarniZ

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 11, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was my first visit, yet I instantly felt like I was in the home of an old friend. Delicious food, wonderful tea, and incredible service. Can't wait to go back!
  13. Jesus

    New York Area

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on March 5, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful place and delicious tea. Service was outstanding and the food delicious.
  14. CaitlinG

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 12, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    One of my favorite afternoon tea experiences I've ever had - and I've had many!
  15. CandaceS

    New York Area

    14 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on February 11, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Had a delightful afternoon tea with a friend. Very attentive service and truly nothing to complain about. The food was delicious and the ambience was quaint and unpretentious. Also loved the comfy chairs and the relaxed energy. Would definitely come back!
  16. Pratibha

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 29, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Such a hidden gem with great tea decor and afternoon calm ambience
  17. Sheila

    Alabama

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 15, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Tea with my son. We had a lovely time. Yea service was well paced.
  18. DjinaE

    New York Area

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 8, 2023

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    The experience was amazing...My birthday was memorable and my friends enjoyed it as well.
  19. Stacey

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 7, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My absolute favorite afternoon tea in New York! The food, decor, environment and price can't be beat.
  20. OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    amazing staff and service, delicious snacks!
  21. OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 31, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Arranged to take my sister out for tea who was visiting from out of town. She thought it was the best decor and one of the nicest tea experiences she’s ever had.
  22. ShananB

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on December 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Beautiful experience! I will surely be back! Perfect Tea Party for my Mom’s birthday!
  23. KRLF

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Charming and just the perfect afternoon tea spot! Absolutely worth the trip!
  24. OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Love this place!!
  25. CeeP

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Jordan and Olivia were lovely attentive hosts. I'm grateful for their work!
  26. Smooshie

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 10, 2022

    overall5food3service5ambience5
    The experience was amazing. The service was top notch and the decor was beautiful. The scones and desserts were inspired. The sandwiches were very good too. They gave my daughter a lovely necklace and me a parting tea gift! Such a joy to be transported here.
  27. OpenTable Diner

    Alabama

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great experience from the set up; food, ambience and service. Definitely recommend and will come back!
  28. NickC

    New York Area

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 27, 2022

    overall3food2service3ambience3
    Unfortunately we did not have the best experience - the crumpet and some of the pastries were stale (the latter had also infused the flavor of nearby foods while refrigerated; when we provided our order of additional teas, we were instead presented thirty minutes later with the check.

    Brooklyn High LowResponded on November 29, 2022We apologize that your Tea Service was not as you had wanted. We will do better and take your feedback into consideration. Your Heights service does come with Unlimited tea and I apologize that your last order was not presented in a timely matter. Thank you for the opportunity to respond to your concerns.

  29. deedee

    New York Area

    28 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    28 reviews

    Dined on November 27, 2022

    overall3food2service2ambience3
    Service was a bit clunky...they were out of several teas on their menu and we had to flag down the server a few times. I was a bit disappointed with the scone and the variety of desserts. An okay experience but not worth money in my experience.

    Brooklyn High LowResponded on December 9, 2022We apologize the service was not what you hoped. Yes, some teas have been slow to replenish, We do have more than 40 selections & there have been delays on holiday Shipments. Our Scones are not Sweet Scones, we serve classic British scones with Jam & Devonshire Cream . Our Desserts are always changing and are made in house. I apologize that you had to wait for service, we do our best to stay available with out hovering. We will do better.

  30. Charlotte

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Lovely experience at Brooklyn High Low. I've walked by many times and finally took the time to go for tea and I will definitely be back! All the staff were friendly and warm, and the ambiance was wonderful. I especially loved all decor of fun teapots and teacups.
  31. WeekendBrunchFan

    New England

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on November 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The staff was so kind and attentive and the food and tea is top notch. The patio-garden area is absolutely beautiful and I will be back many times in the future!
  32. MarieV

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The servers really made me feel that it was a special occasion! Great spot for celebrating! The food was plentiful and delicious, and I highly recommend adding on the celebration cake.
  33. Indyanna66

    Indiana

    5 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on November 5, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience5
    Quaint and memorable experience. Food was delicious and service was exceptional. The explanation regarding the many different teas proved to be helpful and allowed us to make knowledgeable selections. I would return in a heartbeat.
  34. Suzanne

    Philadelphia

    18 reviews

    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on October 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I booked this online for my daughter and her friends to celebrate her birthday. The staff went above and beyond to help me create a special day for my daughter from a distance. Highly recommend!
  35. JRJr

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The best experience around - now I’m thinking up all the ways I can go back and people I can take to New York’s best highlow tea - the food, tea, staff and atmosphere were incredible
  36. OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had such a lovely tea! The ambiance was calm and peaceful and the food and tea were delicious. The staff was kind and knowledgeable.
  37. JujuM

    Portland

    3 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on October 21, 2022

    overall3food2service5ambience3
    Honestly for the reviews and cost I was expecting more. The food was ok. Scones and crumpets were very dry, soup lacked flavor and sandwiches were strange. Tea however was amazing. You go for the tea for sure!
  38. OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Will be coming back again!! We had such a lovely time!
  39. JessieP

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My partner and I had a nice time. I’d love to go again . I appreciated that they had options for vegetarians.
  40. CarolB

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    If you enjoy afternoon tea and the unconventional then this is the place for you. There were a huge number of different teas,a variety of tea sandwiches; scones, and desserts to eat. The china did not match. There were all kinds of clocks on the walls. All sorts of old TV sets on the shelves. Just a totally eclectic collection of stuff. We were sitting in the outside patio and so enjoyed the tea and food served in addition to the brisk air and unusual surroundings. A delightful afternoon tea!

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
  • Physical distancing

    • Limited number of seated diners
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
    • Contact tracing information collected

FAQs

Brooklyn High Low is rated 4.9 stars by 240 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

  • 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

  • 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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