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Rendezvous Court Traditional Afternoon Tea at the Biltmore

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34 Reviews
$50 and over
Afternoon Tea

For the most romantic Valentine's weekend of the year, bring your loved one(s) to indulge in our Biltmore Traditional Afternoon Tea offering an assortment of delicious sandwiches, scones, and pastries, and of course, a pot of fine-blended custom tea at $65 per person. (subject to tax & gratuity).

Paris Themed Valentine Dinner Soirée
Bring your special someone to a romantic rendezvous at the legendary Biltmore Los Angeles and celebrate the most romantic evening of the year with your sweetheart, while enjoying a specially curated 4 course menu from our Celebrated Chef starting with glass of champagne, as the live music serenades to set the French mood for evening at the Rendezvous Court. $165 per couple plus tax and gratuity. Available only on Feb. 14 (Friday) from 6pm to 10pm.

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  • Neighborhood

    Downtown

  • Cross street

    Cross Street is 5th St.; entrance on Olive St. too

  • Parking details

    $10 for 3 hours with hotel validation stamp; regular rate applies after 3 hours

  • Public transit

    Metro Red Line - Pershing Square

  • Entertainment

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  • Additional

    Non-Smoking, Wheelchair Access

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Menu

Featured Items

  • Glass of Prosecco

    • Amuse Bouche

      Savory Tea Sandwiches

      • English Cucumber & Watercress Deviled Egg & Caviar

        • Scottish Smoked Salmon & Goat Cheese

          • Prosciutto di Parma & Fig

            • Traditional English Pastry Biltmore Scones

              Devonshire Cream, Lemon Curd & Preserves

              Sweets

              • Pistachio Cake

                • Petite Fresh Fruit Tart

                  • Raspberry Rosemary Rugelach

                    • Flourless Chocolate Lollipops

                      • Coconut Panna Cotta

                        Palais des Thés, Paris

                        All teas are organic

                        • Thé des Lords

                          Earl Grey combined with Mandarin Chinese recipe that flavors the tea with bergamot

                          • Margaret's Hope

                            A high-grade black tea with clean floral-woody flavors from one of the renowned estate of Darjeeling, India

                            • Fleur de Geisha

                              Inspired by the Japanese Hanami tradition of cherry blossom viewing, Fleur de Geisha is a refined Japanese green tea, delicately flavored with cherry blossom

                              • Grand Jasmine

                                Layers of jasmine buds naturally scent Chinese green tea leaves for gently piquant, yet rounded aromatic cup

                                • Tropical Garden

                                  Delicious blend of mango, papaya and peach, evoking sweet delicious fruit

                                  Beverages

                                  • Keir$11.00

                                    • Mimosa$11.00

                                      • Keir Royal$12.00

                                        • House Sparkling$11.00

                                          • Aperol Prosecco Spritz$13.00

                                            • Moet & Chandon

                                              • Split$18.00

                                            Last updated: April 24, 2019

                                            What 34 people are saying

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                                            4.1
                                            4.1 based on all time ratings
                                            • 4.0Food
                                            • 4.1Service
                                            • 4.7Ambience
                                            • 3.6Value

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                                            1. GD

                                              GregD

                                              Los Angeles

                                              1 review

                                              4.0

                                              1 review

                                              Dined on February 15, 2020

                                              overall4food4service5ambience3

                                              Five star service and great food. The tea was excellent, and the bottomless champagne was decadent. The only bad thing was that you can enter the hotel from one side of the court, and the elevators are on the other side, so there’s heavy traffic and a lot of noise.

                                              Rendezvous Court Traditional Afternoon Tea at the BiltmoreResponded on February 25, 2020

                                              Dear Guest, Thank you for taking the time to review your stay with us and giving a perfect rating! I’m sure our entire staff enjoyed catering to your needs as much as you enjoyed your Tea Experience. Your remarks are well noted and will be shared with the relevant department to check if any improvement can be made. We look forward hosting you again for another great experience. Yours Sincerely, Liana PR and Marketing Manager

                                            2. OT

                                              OpenTable Diner

                                              San Francisco

                                              58 reviews

                                              vip
                                              5.0

                                              58 reviews

                                              Dined on February 8, 2020

                                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                                              Traditional afternoon tea in a gorgeous setting with live piano music, flowing bubbles, lovely tea selection, and friendly, generous, attentive service. The tea was brewed properly (with loose tea in the teapot, unlike a recent Afternoon Tea at The Plaza NY--very disappointing!) and was accompanied by lemon curd and clotted cream, as it should be. Scones, finger sandwiches and sweets all done VERY well, too. Best part was the lovely staff. Perfect setting for treats and catching up. They will be seeing a lot of me.

                                              Rendezvous Court Traditional Afternoon Tea at the BiltmoreResponded on February 25, 2020

                                              Dear Guest, Thank you for taking the time to review your stay with us and giving a perfect rating! I’m sure our entire staff enjoyed catering to your needs as much as you enjoyed your Tea Experience. We look forward hosting you again for another great experience. Yours Sincerely, Liana PR and Marketing Manager

                                            3. JA

                                              JoanA

                                              1 review

                                              4.0

                                              1 review

                                              Dined on January 19, 2020

                                              overall4food3service4ambience5

                                              Very good overall experience with the ambiance and pianist, but the tea selection was poor and not appropriately brewed.

                                            4. RG

                                              RobinG

                                              Los Angeles

                                              13 reviews

                                              vip
                                              5.0

                                              13 reviews

                                              Dined on January 11, 2020

                                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                                              This is a lovely location for a special occasion tea. I came here with my family after shopping for my daughter's wedding dress in downtown LA. Unlike many other high end tea locations I researched for this outing, the Biltmore's included prosecco along with the tea at no extra charge. They were also very accommodating of dietary restrictions in our party which included working around a nut allergy & a vegetarian. I highly recommend this afternoon treat when you have something special to celebrate or just to pamper yourself!

                                            5. M

                                              Mimi

                                              Los Angeles

                                              1 review

                                              vip
                                              1.0

                                              1 review

                                              Dined on January 11, 2020

                                              overall1food1service1ambience5

                                              Terrible service. The tea sandwiches were bland. No flavor. Even the chocolate was awful.

                                            6. OT

                                              OpenTable123

                                              1 review

                                              3.0

                                              1 review

                                              Dined on January 5, 2020

                                              overall3food3service4ambience5

                                              Location was lovely in the Rendezvous Court! A pianist played and the atmosphere was perfect! The cost was a bit high- but expected. I wish there was a non-alcoholic menu and price- which is standard at most Afternoon Tea locations. Service was excellent but at $65 per person I expected a bit more. For example, there weren't tongs for the sugar cube container and the actual tea flavor was a little boring. Plus, it would have been nice to have been talked through the menu. Hearing the descriptions of what to expect is part of the fun! Tiny things- but the details were missing. Otherwise, we really enjoyed our time!

                                            7. p

                                              plleung

                                              Los Angeles

                                              14 reviews

                                              5.0

                                              14 reviews

                                              Dined on December 21, 2019

                                              overall5food4service4ambience5

                                              Should be on everyone's bucket list who enjoys a refined and elegant afternoon tea. Highly recommend!

                                            8. D

                                              Deborah

                                              Hawaii

                                              1 review

                                              4.0

                                              1 review

                                              Dined on December 21, 2019

                                              overall4food4service3ambience5

                                              If you want to experience an earlier age of elegance & savor a traditional tea, the Biltmore Holiday Tea is the place to go. While in the Rendezvous Court, you can leisurely sip from a flute of prosecco while waiting for your three tiers of tea sandwiches, scones and desserts to arrive. Enjoy the piano music as you visually explore the ornate ceiling in the room. We found the leisurely pace of the meal to be a break in the frantic holiday season. The food was good, the service a bit slow but this is the kind of meal meant to be slowly savored and enjoyed. We enjoyed getting dressed up for the tea and the other guests must have felt the same way. The price is high but you are paying for the ambiance and the experience as well as the food. To us it is well worth it. This is our third Biltmore Holiday Tea and I am sure will enjoy it again another year.

                                            9. A

                                              Anonymous

                                              1 review

                                              2.0

                                              1 review

                                              Dined on December 14, 2019

                                              overall2food2service2ambience4

                                              This was the first disappointing experience at your tea. It was a 2:45 PM seating and I was told that certain items had already run out. I noticed there were items missing and had I not brought it to the waiters attention, we would not have received tea for four. Initially the waiter actually attempted to argue with me until she acknowledged that I was right. The missing items were replaced with "substitutes", but one of the courses was never served. I have been bringing friends to the Biltmore for tea for years. I will think twice before I do so again.

                                            10. DM

                                              DouglasM

                                              Seattle

                                              1 review

                                              3.0

                                              1 review

                                              Dined on December 9, 2019

                                              overall3food5service1ambience5

                                              Food was good, service was bad. We had a table of 6 and one of the desserts they only brought 3 of. We had to go track wait staff down for service.

                                            11. TC

                                              TammyC

                                              Key West

                                              5 reviews

                                              vip
                                              5.0

                                              5 reviews

                                              Dined on November 17, 2019

                                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                                              Wonderful afternoon tea! Beautiful setting, delicious homemade sandwiches and scones. Everything super fresh. Very generous with the Prosecco. A pianist at the grand piano completed the lovely afternoon.

                                            12. ME

                                              MERED

                                              1 review

                                              5.0

                                              1 review

                                              Dined on October 26, 2019

                                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                                              I took two 12 year old girls here for their first high tea, and they loved it! To be clear, these are not girly girls - but the glamour and history and presentation was so special. We're going to make this a regular event!

                                            13. 1

                                              1gourmet

                                              Los Angeles

                                              30 reviews

                                              vip
                                              5.0

                                              30 reviews

                                              Dined on October 5, 2019

                                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                                              The food was delicious and the service was WONDERFUL. I highly recommend this restaurant as the waiters/waitresses very attentive. Atmosphere was amazingly beautiful. I will definitely be back and recommend this restaurant

                                            14. CK

                                              CaylaK

                                              San Francisco

                                              1 review

                                              3.0

                                              1 review

                                              Dined on September 14, 2019

                                              overall3food2service5ambience5

                                              I have been to many high teas in Los Angeles and was shocked that my guest and I shared one tower of sweets and sandwiches for $65 each. Every other High tea i've done in Los Angeles ( The Penninsula, The Huntington) each guest gets their own tower of food for a comparable price. The selection of teas is slim , and the staff didn't seem too flexible on substitutions for the sandwiches. The room is beautiful and the staff was very friendly but I don't plan on visiting again when there are better high tea options in LA.

                                            15. HA

                                              HeidiA

                                              1 review

                                              4.0

                                              1 review

                                              Dined on September 7, 2019

                                              overall4food3service3ambience3

                                              This is a good, one time experience in a historical venue. A few items of note: 1) If you don't want champagne, they offer sparkling apple juice as an alternative. 2) Each person receives one pot of tea for the entire tea time and no tea cozy is provided so your tea will be cool after 1 hour or so. The tea ball is left in the pot so expect a strong pot of tea as you near the end of the service. 3) While the tea service is from 2PM to 5PM, you are not expected to take that long (and your tea will be cold long before then!). We took approx 1 hour 45 minutes with leisurely conversation and it was plenty of time. 4) The venue is quite loud since its in the middle of Rendezvous Court-the pianist helped make the setting seem more intimate. 5) Some of the seating is low couches and larger chairs - if you have a hard time sitting down, you may want to specify a table with chairs and no couches.

                                            16. OT

                                              OpenTable Diner

                                              Key West

                                              1 review

                                              2.0

                                              1 review

                                              Dined on September 1, 2019

                                              overall2food3service2ambience4

                                              Overall the tea service was disappointing and really overpriced. Won’t be going back.

                                            17. SZ

                                              SamanthaZ

                                              Orange County

                                              5 reviews

                                              vip
                                              4.0

                                              5 reviews

                                              Dined on August 18, 2019

                                              overall4food3service4ambience5

                                              The hotel is lovely. The service wonderful. The food was just okay. It would also have been nice to chose from some upgrade options such as additional sandwiches, desserts or soup and salad.

                                            18. J

                                              Jeff

                                              Central Coast

                                              2 reviews

                                              2.0

                                              2 reviews

                                              Dined on August 10, 2019

                                              overall2food2service1ambience3

                                              Even after calling to confirm our reservation 2-3 weeks in advance, when we got to there, they had lost our reservation. We waited for a new table to be made up on the outside of the nice middle area against a wall that wasn't very fancy. We then had very slow and mediocre service, especially when considering that tea for 2 came out to $160 with tip. There was little to no explanation for things, everything was really slow (we didn't get our tea until after 1 hour), and the food provided was 4 really small savory bites with the rest being very good, but very rich desserts. The only plus was they treated us to even more sweets at the end for our anniversary, but it was too over the top sweet at this point. They also never came to check if we needed anything else at any point or if we needed any refills on tea. This was disappointing since two of the 4 of us ordered the same tea, but were given only one pot to share, which for charing $65 each is not a good sign if you aren't going to check on us. The only other bright spot was that the tea was really good, but other than that, definitely not worth it when compared to the level of service and thoughtfulness at other teas.

                                            19. EH

                                              ElaineH

                                              Los Angeles

                                              1 review

                                              5.0

                                              1 review

                                              Dined on July 27, 2019

                                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                                              The service and food was exceptional! I can't wait to go back again.

                                            20. OT

                                              OpenTable Diner

                                              Los Angeles

                                              1 review

                                              5.0

                                              1 review

                                              Dined on July 6, 2019

                                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                                              Delightful! Great place for a special occasion.

                                            21. U

                                              Upscalehealthynatural

                                              Los Angeles

                                              339 reviews

                                              vip
                                              3.0

                                              339 reviews

                                              Dined on June 29, 2019

                                              overall3food3service5ambience5

                                              The service is great and so is ambiance and pianist. The food is good. The scones are very good.

                                            22. AK

                                              AaronK

                                              Los Angeles

                                              3 reviews

                                              vip
                                              4.0

                                              3 reviews

                                              Dined on June 29, 2019

                                              overall4food4service3ambience4

                                              This was such a nice adventure, great value and super chill. The champagne was included which made it perfect for me.

                                            23. CA

                                              CARRIEK

                                              Central Coast

                                              1 review

                                              1.0

                                              1 review

                                              Dined on June 23, 2019

                                              overall1food5service1ambience5

                                              We went for my daughter's 24th Birthday. There were 4 of us. High Tea has been a tradition I have done with my daughters since they were 3. Its something very special to us. First of all, I had the struggle of finding a location from Santa Barbara to Los Angeles on a Sunday. Most places turn their High Tea to Brunch. The Biltmore was the only one that had an opening at the time we wanted. I should have known that was a red flag. Once we were seated, one server came up and poured the prosecco. The next server came out and took our tea order... She couldn't speak english and wasn't really answering our questions.. She then brought us the tiniest 3 tiered display (just 1 for all 4) with a total of 6 -8 of the smallest finger sandwiches and pastries I have ever seen. 2 of them were the size of a quarter. once we finished those, they took away the plates. We were waiting for them to come back.....They never replenished them. Most other places we've been either give you an abundance of items or replenish. but certainly not 1 tiny presentation for 4 people. At 65.00 per person let's just say... 5.00 for the tea and 7.50 a bite. I don't mind paying the price but the value was totally inadequate. Also when i gave her my CC to pay the bill she came back loudly and said your card had been declined. I then gave her another form and it was fine... when I came home found that no transmission went through so I clearly think she didn't know what she was doing... and the way it was handled was totally unprofessional. When I didn't tip her for all of that... she came running after me and said you didnt fill "that part" out... Really???

                                            24. KD

                                              KristaD

                                              Los Angeles

                                              2 reviews

                                              5.0

                                              2 reviews

                                              Dined on June 8, 2019

                                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                                              Exceptional service

                                            25. PP

                                              PaulaP

                                              Los Angeles

                                              1 review

                                              4.0

                                              1 review

                                              Dined on May 25, 2019

                                              overall4food4service4ambience4

                                              Very nice atmosphere, good service But a little too expensive for Afternoon Tea!

                                            26. A

                                              Armen

                                              San Diego

                                              1 review

                                              4.0

                                              1 review

                                              Dined on May 11, 2019

                                              overall4food4service5ambience5

                                              Lovely atmosphere and great service. Free flowing champagne and yummy bites. But at $65 per person, you might as well go get a steak dinner.

                                            27. AI

                                              AyumiI

                                              Los Angeles

                                              1 review

                                              4.0

                                              1 review

                                              Dined on April 20, 2019

                                              overall4food4service4ambience5

                                              Our initial server wasn't very responsive but another server stepped up to cover where she was lagging. The manager also went out of his way to make us feel appreciated. The food was really good, but I wish there were more sandwiches and less sweets. The desserts were all delicious but it felt like too many desserts and not enough sandwiches. Especially since the sandwiches were so good.

                                            28. B

                                              Bijou

                                              Los Angeles

                                              12 reviews

                                              5.0

                                              12 reviews

                                              Dined on April 6, 2019

                                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                                              Stellar tea at Rendezvous Court. The sandwiches were excellent, the champagne plentiful. The staff and manager are a delight as was the piano player who happily took our request.

                                            29. M

                                              Melinda

                                              San Francisco

                                              2 reviews

                                              2.0

                                              2 reviews

                                              Dined on March 31, 2019

                                              overall2food2service3ambience4

                                              If you are going for the ambiance of the Biltmore Hotel, that is indeed enjoyable. But if you are someone who enjoys afternoon tea and has consumed good ones, you will be disappointed. It's not just that it doesn't meet up with British expectations, it's that compared to many decent afternoon teas in the US it is stingy. The tea is weak and they don't bring more or allow you to steep it yourself. The choices of the actual tea are quite limited. The food is neither especially creative nor tasty nor plentiful. It hovers at the acceptable level. It mostly reminded me of the quality of medium-level cruise ship cafeteria food. The room is nice but tea aficionados will not be impressed by anything else.

                                            30. NB

                                              NathalieB

                                              Los Angeles

                                              6 reviews

                                              vip
                                              3.0

                                              6 reviews

                                              Dined on March 31, 2019

                                              overall3food1service5ambience5

                                              Food was not great and so-so fresh. Staff and service were great.

                                            31. K

                                              Kathy

                                              Los Angeles

                                              22 reviews

                                              vip
                                              5.0

                                              22 reviews

                                              Dined on January 26, 2019

                                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                                              Wonderful celebratory afternoon tea! The experience was very special, thank you Cesear for making this a memorable day for my daughter!!

                                            32. OT

                                              OpenTable Diner

                                              Los Angeles

                                              1 review

                                              vip
                                              1.0

                                              1 review

                                              Dined on December 22, 2018

                                              overall1food1service2ambience3

                                              For an LA traditional tea at the holidays, I would call this an overall meh experience (at best) one that I would run out and do again. The food was just ok, tea menu extremely limited, and the restaurant was disarray when we arrived as they were not ready for tea service.

                                            33. H

                                              Homecooksm

                                              Los Angeles

                                              9 reviews

                                              4.0

                                              9 reviews

                                              Dined on December 21, 2018

                                              overall4food4service5ambience4

                                              The service was great, loved the bottomless Prosecco, only thing that was a little off were the cake pops in the pastry offerring... we did not have littles with us, though I am sure kids would enjoy these, overall really easy to get there on the Expo line great service, nice live Pianist, we did not feel rushed. Loved it!

                                            34. OT

                                              OpenTable Diner

                                              Los Angeles

                                              1 review

                                              5.0

                                              1 review

                                              Dined on November 18, 2018

                                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                                              Awesome. Amazing. Unforgettable. Worth the trip from Mosgiel New Zealand

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                                            506 S Grand Ave Los Angeles, CA 90071

                                            • Cross street

                                              Cross Street is 5th St.; entrance on Olive St. too

                                            • Neighborhood

                                              Downtown

                                            • Hours of operation

                                              Saturday & Sunday: 2:00pm - 5:00pm
                                              Holiday Hours: Friday, Saturday & Sunday: 2:00pm - 5:00pm throughout December 2018

                                            • Cuisines

                                              Afternoon Tea, Café

                                            • Dining style

                                              Casual Elegant

                                            • Dress code

                                              Smart Casual

                                            • Parking details

                                              $10 for 3 hours with hotel validation stamp; regular rate applies after 3 hours

                                            • Public transit

                                              Metro Red Line - Pershing Square

                                            • Payment options

                                              AMEX, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa

                                            • Entertainment

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                                              Non-Smoking, Wheelchair Access

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