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Brooklyn High Low, Brooklyn, NY

Brooklyn High Low

4.8
4.8
201 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 some of life's little pleasures.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 44 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 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, select for the Number of Guests. Sorry. We do not offer Vegan or Dairy Free options.
  • 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 Tea Tier comes stacked with 8 finger sandwiches per guest. 2 each of our Classic Cucumber & Dill, Egg Salad, Branston Pickle & Cheddar and last a Cream Brie 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. ** There are no substitutions on this Classic Tier, for more variety book the VANDERBILT or HEIGHTS. We do not offer Vegan or Dairy Free options.
  • 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, select for the Number of Guests. We do not offer Vegan/Dairy Free.

What 201 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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4.8
4.8 based on recent ratings
  • 4.6Food
  • 4.9Service
  • 4.9Ambience
  • 4.5Value

NoiseModerate

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    Best Service

  • Brooklyn

    Best Ambiance

  • Brooklyn

    Great for Brunch

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  1. JP

    JessieP

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

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

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Lovely afternoon tea time
  3. LJ

    LauraJ

    New York Area

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on September 11, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Lovely time in a beautiful setting for granddaughter and grandmother to enjoy time together.
  4. w

    willtravelforfood

    New York Area

    22 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on August 21, 2022

    overall2food3service2ambience4
    A great neighborhood spot for a special occasion. We opted for the Grand Heights which used to be perfect for celebrations. They must have changed their policy because this time we never received the prosecco that used to be included, and our “takeaway gift” was a cheap fan from Etsy - what happened to those cute cups! The tea options were great as always and the staff was sweet but it was hard to get anyone’s attention when we needed a refill (or even some water) and our check was dropped after an hour - felt like we were choux’d out :) All in all was a nice morning and while we always like to support the small businesses in the area but probably won’t rush back.

    Brooklyn High LowResponded on September 9, 2022We are sorry, BKHL has made changes since your visit 1 year ago. OpenTable & our Website reflects our current service. Champagne was a special promotion during our pandemic opening The Mix n Match Tea cups are now available to All guests to purchase and the 90+ weather this summer had us gifting fans to guest to stay cool. The Grand Heights Service is 90 mins service so yes the host did place your bill at 1.15 mins to give you a sign our next guest was due to arrive. Thank you for your review.

  5. n

    nickname

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a lovely time and would happy visit again.
  6. AJ

    AmandaJ

    New York Area

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on August 14, 2022

    overall5food4service4ambience4
    The Grand Vanderbilt service was delicious and very filling. I only wish we had a few more scones to enjoy the lemon curd and clotted cream. One put of tea was more than enough and it was nice for each of us to choose our own flavor. Definitely a nice place that I’d come back to for a special occasion
  7. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I decided to have a tea party for my daughter’s and Brooklyn High Low was perfect for the occasion. We had The Classic Tea service which was great and very filling. The staff was attentive; they were kind enough to give my daughters cute tea cup and pot necklaces which they loved. We will definitely return; it was a great experience.
  8. r

    red8

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We loved the atmosphere at Brooklyn High Low, it was cute and mystical. The staff was very accommodating and the food and tea were delicious. Hoping to make a visit there annually!
  9. S

    Stillyounger

    Chicago

    22 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on August 6, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    This is the first time that I loved ALL of the food served at an afternoon tea. Any I have been to many! There are however a couple of things that could improve the experience. 1) I felt like a needed a pillow behind me, I have sensitive back issues and 2) We would have loved it if a champagne service was offered. We will definitely be returning, the place is so charming.
  10. F

    Fraps

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall5food3service5ambience5
    Like tea and want a proper "tea experience"? Then you can't miss Brooklyn High Low. As simple as that!
  11. K

    Kass

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    An beautiful, special place to celebrate with people who are close to you.
  12. RS

    RSSSR

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 29, 2022

    overall4food3service5ambience5
    Pro: -good ambiance and friendly staff - very interesting top tier of food Con - they were not scones, they are biscuits as well as not real clotted creme. Very disappointed - not enough traditional variety of teas.
  13. Q

    Qwertyuiop

    Houston

    13 reviews

    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on July 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    What a wonderfully sweet treat! Our party of four had a great time on the back patio. Couldn’t have asked for a nicer time, and accommodating our gluten free guest was a breeze. Thanks to the whole staff for a magical time.
  14. m

    maggie

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I went for my birthday with a few friends, the tea parlor was so accommodating as my guest number changed twice. The food was amazing and the tea was delicious! What won me over was the attention to detail from the decor to the heart shaped sugar cubes. Highly recommend and worth the price - to me it beats the plaza any day plus it’s run by a family 🥺 and I love to support small businesses
  15. j

    jillyt

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Loved everything about this place!
  16. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent service
  17. SD

    SandyD

    San Francisco

    8 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on July 15, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Great ambience Friendly service. Good assortment of Sandwiches and sweets.
  18. DP

    DavidP

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Brooklyn High Low was wonderful, dare I say - a magical experience. The space is so cozy (not cramped, just comfy and charming) and each group has their own very private-feeling space with cushioned rattan chairs and elective antique-looking plates and silverware. The service is warm and friendly and the food was outstanding. We had the basic tea service and we weren't sure we'd be able to eat everything (we did). We will definitely be back.
  19. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 9, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Great experience overall and can’t wait to go back!
  20. M

    Mary

    Atlanta

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My daughter and I had a great experience. The food, service and atmosphere were all great.
  21. GS

    GarethS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Simply incredible atmosphere and tone, with delicious food and excellent tea with it.
  22. A

    Angela

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 26, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    It was my friend’s first visit, and she loved it.
  23. V

    Victoria

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Incredible experience! The employees are kind and attentive, the food is delicious, and the tea is always perfectly brewed. This was my second time visiting BKHL and it was even better than the first time around. Perfect for a girls day out, a date, or a special celebration with friends. The decor is lovely, my friends and I took tons of photos! The tea experiences are timed so you do have about an hour to an hour and a half to enjoy your food before you are expected to start wrapping things up. This is perfectly understandable since it’s a small tea room, but time flies when you’re having fun & they do give you quite a lot of food so I wish there was another tea service option above the Grand Heights with a longer block of time (1.45 or 2 hours) for slow eaters! They are very nice about it though, I believe my group took an extra five or ten minutes to pack up our leftovers and get ready but nobody came up to pressure us to leave or anything like that. 11/10 would visit again!
  24. LF

    LFeld

    New York Area

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on June 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This was such a lovely experience! Wonderful decor, delicious food, and an amazing tea selection! Would highly recommend getting the unlimited tea option and taking full advantage :)
  25. BM

    BarleyM

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Brooklyn High Low is amazing. We enjoyed the entire experience start to finish! Must Do!!
  26. D

    Diana

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    What a wonderful spot! We came here to have an afternoon tea party to celebrate a friend's birthday and had the sweetest time. We especially loved the level of service and assistance when needed. No walk-ins allowed, so there weren't people in and out of the location. There were so many unique and antique pieces all around BKHL. Our teas were AMAZING, the coconut truffle tea with milk and honey was delicious and so comforting. Would highly recommend this place for tea lovers and those looking for a calm afternoon activity.
  27. KD

    KaylaD

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We really enjoyed the grand heights tea service at Brooklyn High Low! There was plenty of tea and food (there was even extra to take home). I only wish I could have stayed longer. It was so relaxing.
  28. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was absolutely amazing outdoor seating had such a great ambience food service was a amazing and they were very accommodating of
  29. TG

    TaraG

    Baltimore

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I had high expectations of this place, and it totally delivered. We reserved a seat on the patio due to COVID concerns, and it was as lovely and charming as the interior. I will say that it was also pretty well enclosed, with just some spaces between the boards that comprised the walls, so some people might not feel totally comfortable with that, but we were fine. There is also a decent amount of space between tables. All the seating is armchairs around a little table, so it feels like you are taking tea in a parlor. I wanted to come here because I am gluten free, and have not been able to go to tea since 2001 (#first-world problems), but this place does a gluten free tea service. It was amazing, with the same sandwiches my friend got. My desserts were slightly different, but still amazing. Everything was delicious and the service was wonderful. We have decided to go there every year for our birthdays because once was definitely not enough.
  30. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 28, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    The garden patio was a dream— didn’t even feel like we were still on Brooklyn. A cute place for a lovely ladies day out!
  31. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Oklahoma City

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 22, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Our experience was great overall. Loved the decor, the tea selection, the truffle chicken salad is delicious, service was on point. The only thing that could have been better would be the inside temperature. It was a really hot day and it felt really stuffy and hot inside. Drinking tea also naturally made us feel warmer. A few fans would have really made a difference.

    Brooklyn High LowResponded on June 12, 2022Thank you so much for your Review. on your visit on May 22nd we had not yet turned the A/C on for the season. As of 6/1 we have. For the Summer and Early Fall months our tea room does have Indoor A/C. We hope to see you back again for another "Cool" Tea Experience. Thank you again for your kins works and for giving us the opportunity to do our best. Also for those same months we offer an Iced version of some of our teas. We look forward to hosting you again. BKHL

  32. NR

    NoraR

    New York Area

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on May 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything exceeded expectations! Loved it all and will be back.
  33. NC

    Nat13Cat

    New York Area

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on May 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Truly fantastic tea experience. My friends and I are obsessed! Both inside and outside are beautiful, and reservation only makes it feel very exclusive. I walked in and I felt like I'd stepped back in time to a tea house where intellectuals and suffragettes would meet in secret. A perfect place to host a bridal or baby shower for sure.
  34. LP

    LauraP

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 21, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    From the moment we walked in we felt welcomed. We tried 7 different teas and loved them all! Especially the cardamom and vanilla black tea. The food was plentiful- it doesn’t look like a lot but you will leave full! The service was awesome! We will definitely be back!
  35. F

    Fern

    St. Louis

    13 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on May 15, 2022

    overall5food4service4ambience5
    Really lovely back patio. Very sweet decor and nice ambiance for an afternoon out with the ladies for some gossip time away from the husbands. Tea was outstanding. Worth the pricetag. Lots of food. We even had some leftovers. Celebration cake was okay, I'd probably skip if we have another celebration here. Nice that they offer a veg option but shame that it costs extra.
  36. TB

    TamarB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    You’ve gotta get the onion soup!! This was such a lovely morning.
  37. J

    James

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Very pleasant experience. The space was cozy and inviting, and the service was top notch. We will have to visit again soon!
  38. BF

    BernardFrancisK

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Birthday experience was fab!
  39. o

    outandabout

    Cleveland

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on May 14, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    The service was excellent, the decor is charming and comfortable, and the scones and sandwiches were delicious. I did feel, though, that my herbal tea was bland and there were too few desserts, which were also mediocre. I also don’t think 75 minutes is enough time for a relaxed afternoon tea, especially when you’re paying $60 each. I’ve been to other teas and we’ve always been able to stay longer.

    Brooklyn High LowResponded on June 12, 2022Thank you for your review, we are a small tea room that only sits 10 tables at any one time. We do have a timed tea service that is stated on all our reservations. We apologize for this limitation. We recommend taking tea at one of the Hotels in Manhattan for a longer sitting as they are large enough to offer an unlimited amount of sitting time. We can only hope to hit that level some day, but until them we are staying small and intimate. Thank you - BKHL

  40. SA

    SA22

    New York Area

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    It's very nice to have a tea house in Brooklyn. It was exactly what you would look for in afternoon tea. The staff was really nice and accommodating. We were there on Mother's day and they forgot a few things for our table and our tier, but were nice when we reminded them about it. Some of the sandwiches were delicious and others were just okay. Their desserts, however, were top notch. Really delicious. It was a really cute atmosphere and table setting. And they have a great tea selection! Will definitely go back.

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 4.8 stars by 201 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 44 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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