Rendezvous Court Traditional Afternoon Tea at the Biltmore

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Afternoon Tea
Our renowned weekend traditional Afternoon Tea offers 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)

Easter Afternoon Tea and Mother's Day Afternoon Tea at the Biltmore are both open for booking NOW! Bring your loved ones and celebrate together at our iconic Rendezvous Court.
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OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on July 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delightful! Great place for a special occasion.

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U
Los Angeles
306 reviews
Dined on June 29, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 5

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

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AK
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on June 29, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

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

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CA
Central Coast
1 review
Dined on June 23, 2019
Overall 1food 5service 1ambience 5

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???

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KD
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on June 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Exceptional service

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PP
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on May 25, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

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

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C
San Diego
1 review
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

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.

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AI
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on April 20, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

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.

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B
Los Angeles
11 reviews
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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.

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M
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on March 31, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 4

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.

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NB
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on March 31, 2019
Overall 3food 1service 5ambience 5

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

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K
Los Angeles
20 reviews
Dined on January 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

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OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on December 22, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 2ambience 3

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.

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H
Los Angeles
8 reviews
Dined on December 21, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

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!

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OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on November 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

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