Rowes Wharf Sea Grille - Afternoon Tea

4.6
103 Reviews
$31 to $50
Afternoon Tea

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Afternoon Tea
Rowes Wharf Sea Grille is now open for Afternoon Tea on weekends! Beginning May 15th, Afternoon Tea will return daily from 2:30pm-4:30pm.

Join us for a special Mothers Day Afternoon Tea on May 9th, 2021 from 1pm-4pm in the Meritage Room.

Chef Daniel Bruce’s vision for the restaurant celebrates the sea—inventive seafood dishes artfully presented, and a contemporary space with design accents that mirror the ocean beyond the windows. For great food, harbor front views, lively conversation and an upscale yet comfortable atmosphere, look no further than Rowes Wharf Sea Grille, located at the Boston Harbor Hotel.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 103 people are saying
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83% of people would recommend it to a friend
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RachelW
New England
1 review
Dined on June 6, 2021
Overall3food2service4ambience5

The setting is lovely and our waitress was great. However, they put the loose tea in individual pots (2 or more cups worth). The first cup is perfect but everything after us overstepped and bitter. We should be able to remove the loose tea once it has reached the 3 or 5 min mark so you can actually enjoy more than one cup. It only requires a very basic understanding of tea to know that. Very disappointing. Pastries and scones were yummy. But sandwiches had clearly sat out for a long while as the tops we're dry and the bottoms wet. What was supposed to be melted cheese was hardened, etc. It would take very little effort to bring the quality up to par.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
14 reviews
Dined on June 6, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience3

Food and tea selection were delicious! Service a bit slow/not the most attentive, and the ambiance isn’t as sophisticated as one would expect, however the waterfront view is nice.

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OpenTable Diner
Phoenix
4 reviews
Dined on June 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

They did a great job making us feel special and the presentation and professionalism of the staff was outstanding!!! Highly recommend their Afternoon Tea. We are vegetarian and they completely accommodated our food needs.

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viptz9019
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on May 30, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience4

Very inflexible about accommodating vegetarians

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Aballen76
New England
13 reviews
Dined on May 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely afternoon with great food and great service.

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TiaS
New England
5 reviews
Dined on May 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had an amazing afternoon celebrating a birthday and Mother’s Day! Such great service and an experience!

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vipTexasplusBostonfoodie
Houston
10 reviews
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My husband & I went here for high tea. It was a fabulous experience! The food & tea are excellent! Small portions, which is to be expected for high tea. Great location, right in the water.

KC
KateC
New England
1 review
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience5

Our tea was a lovely affair on a beautiful, sunny day in Boston. Lots of activity about that added to the festive feel of the outing. The sweets offered were delicious and plentiful. The waitress was very sweet and overall our experience was very satisfying!

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ElizabethP
Milwaukee
4 reviews
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I cannot say enough great things about our experience at Rowes Wharf. We did the afternoon tea and it was everything we wanted and more. Food and drinks were delicious, service was impeccable and the view is breathtaking. I'd like to give a special nod to the manager, Elias, who was very accommodating with our group...especially when we had multiple schedule changes. He really went above and beyond and made our experience so wonderful.

Definitely put this on your list! You will not be disappointed.

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InnaR
New England
1 review
Dined on December 13, 2020
Overall4food3service5ambience5

Quality of the food for Holiday Tea has gone done for the past few years.

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vipKath
Raleigh
18 reviews
Dined on December 12, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Girl’s holiday tea with my daughter and granddaughters. As always, we had a wonderful experience. Service was very good, they made my granddaughters feel like princesses! Perfect day!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 11, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

The view is flawless!

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BrianT
1 review
Dined on December 11, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Always an elegant and festive and relaxing afternoon.

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William
New England
3 reviews
Dined on December 5, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

It was a good experience, I was so happy with the service

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TeaTime
1 review
Dined on December 5, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

The hotel was gorgeous and the food and service were very good. Was a little expensive for the amount of food we got but overall I had an enjoyable experience.

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JenifferF
1 review
Dined on November 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very beautiful, very chic, excellent service!.......

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shimona
1 review
Dined on November 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My boyfriend and I went for afternoon tea for his birthday. The staff was so so so accommodating and kind! They set up the table beautifully with rosé already poured and rose petals on the table, wished my boyfriend a happy birthday multiple times and separated food for his nut allergy. The staff, the food and the ambiance was simply amazing. Thank you for a wonderful time!

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JuliaD
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Afternoon tea was great, however it was definitely too expensive, for the price I would have expected more food.

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DawnM
New England
1 review
Dined on November 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome job! The service was spot on, social distancing was nicely done and the food/drink was delicious

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LeeG
New England
1 review
Dined on October 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful afternoon for a bridal shower! The food was delicious and the service was impeccable

Would highly recommend

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OpenTable Diner
Miami
1 review
Dined on October 24, 2020
Overall3food5service2ambience3

It would have been nice to hear about the different tea options if we don’t get to see the box. In addition, it would have been nice to sample multiple teas, rather than just one. Also I thought service could have been better for the price. I have a tree nut allergy and felt like I was getting blamed for saying so when we sat down rather than when I made the reservations. I understand the concern from the restaurants perspective, but It also didn’t feel like good customer service to be blamed/told I didn’t say anything when I booked. It really wasn’t a big deal from my perspective as I didn’t care to wait for other food to be made and I also didnt mind avoiding the food that contained tree nuts.

We enjoyed the experience but it seemed a little pricey for what we got.

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KAE2
New England
1 review
Dined on October 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a wonderful time - it was a great tea with great service, in a lovely setting.

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CharlieV
Orlando
4 reviews
Dined on October 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful environment, lovely view,excellent food and even friendlier staff.

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Gail
New England
1 review
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely Tea! Delicious sandwiches, scones and sweets.

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Delicious
New England
12 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went to celebrate a special anniversary. Staff were lovely, food was great, no rushing. Beautiful table right with a water view. Highly recommend.

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Aliand
New England
6 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great afternoon tea! We enjoyed the ambiance and selection.

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MaryS
New England
6 reviews
Dined on March 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was a mother/daughter afternoon and u made it so special. Had a gorgeous table overlooking the Boston Harbor.... with rose peddles on the table. The whole experience was fabulous! Thank you.

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Leanne
New England
6 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2020
Overall5food3service5ambience5

Afternoon tea at Rowe’s Wharf is good. The scones and chocolate cake were very dry, but the other desserts were not bad. The tea selection was good. We all enjoyed the tea and ambiance. We had a great view by the window looking into the water!

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Diningdiva
New England
16 reviews
Dined on February 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was lovely! The sandwiches were so fresh and delicious . Very good selection of teas-great service. Wonderful view of the harbor.

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LisaP
New England
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Typically I leave afternoon teas feeling absolutely stuffed and I was a little disappointed in the petite size of the savory sandwiches. Everything was beautifully presented, but I felt more comfortable with the TravelZoo voucher price we paid. With that said, it still made for a very nice afternoon outing and we were taken care of very well with as many hot water refills as we wanted.

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vipdiningdiva
New England
69 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Our seating next to the windows gave us a beautiful view of the harbor. The tea was excellent though a tea cozy might have kept the pot warmer for a little longer. We were there late in the afternoon and it seemed as if our tier of tea treats were a little tired. the cut breads didn't appear to be freshly made. Still, it was a wonderful assortment and a delightful atmosphere. The flat rate for the parking is excellent on weekends.

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KateC
New England
2 reviews
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

The Rowe's Wharf Sea Grille high tea/afternoon tea was beautiful. Delicious tea options, the food was spectacular and the view of that wharf was beautiful. My friend and I had a lovely experience and we can't wait to come back again.

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nhweekendtraveler
New England
14 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Very relaxing afternoon

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Stephaniel
1 review
Dined on January 20, 2020
Overall3food2service5ambience5

Vegetarian options are not good. Basically just raw vegetables.

JD
JackD
1 review
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is experience was phenomenal. The atmosphere was clean, quite and very enjoyable. The tea, sandwiches, and desserts were excellent, well crafted and very tasty regarding anything made in-house. You were able to smell each tea prior to choosing and they continually filled your teapot to ensure you always had a hot, full pot. With two guests you can easily feel satisfied. The only single aspect that is a bit unfortunate of this experience is the grille pre-selects seating arrangements so it is difficult to request seating by the windows when you arrive if that's what you would like. My suggestion is to either call when you book to request a seat near the windows, or include a comment in your online reservation on OpenTable for a window seat. Also, I did not feel rushed at all. In other afternoon tea experiences I've had, due to high guest numbers and limited space, your time is restricted. At the Rowes Wharf Grille I felt at leisure and content to enjoy the experience. Highly recommend.

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Michele923
New England
17 reviews
Dined on January 10, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience4

This was our second time here for afternoon tea. The service was much better the first time. It was fairly quiet this time as well so I would have expected the service to have been more attentive for the price.

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LauraD
Naples
3 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Lovely atmosphere and the staff is fabulous. So friendly and attentive. It's pricey but worth it for the atmosphere and experience.

WM
WilliamM
1 review
Dined on January 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very enjoyable--- beautiful setting-- our waiter was wonderful --- want to do it again

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EmilyM
1 review
Dined on January 2, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

I was very distraught that when it was time to pay the bill the waiter asked us if we had a groupon and when we said no he ran the bill and said he was just checking. After we left, we looked online and found a travelzoo voucher for half the price. I can’t understand why he wouldn’t have pointed that out to us. It doesn’t affect his tip or anything. I also paid $40 in parking for an hour and an half so this further aggregated me. Additionally, the tea strainers are not very effective so half of my cup was full of tea leaves which was very unpleasant. Other than this the water view is nice and the tea selection and food was good.

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RachelleE
1 review
Dined on December 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Overall the afternoon tea experience was lovely. I was a bit disappointed that the scones we’re so tiny, compared to the scones you would receive in the UK for afternoon tea. There was great flavor in every piece.

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Rowes Wharf Sea Grille - Afternoon Tea is rated 4.6 stars by 103 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.