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Rowes Wharf Sea Grille - Afternoon Tea

4.8
4.8
139 Reviews
$31 to $50
Afternoon Tea
Rowes Wharf Sea Grille pairs its afternoon tea service with sweeping views of Boston Harbor and luxury yachts docked at Rowes Wharf. Tea selections reflect the season and range from herbal rooibos chai to oolong and complement such savories as maple-smoked salmon sandwiches, cherry scones and Boston cream profiteroles. Plus, seasonal Tea-Tails take the bite out of the ocean breeze—try the gingery and vodka-based Aphrodite's Potion topped with prosecco and rose buds. A recent order from the City of Boston mandates that guests must provide proof of vaccination upon entry to the Rowes Wharf Sea Grille, Rowes Wharf Bar, and Rowes Wharf Health Club including indoor pool. For guests attending indoor meetings and events on-property, proof of vaccination is required. Please contact your event representative for more information. Review full details of B Together, Boston’s vaccine mandate.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Additional information

  • Dining style

    Elegant Dining

  • Cuisines

    Afternoon Tea

  • Hours of operation

    Thu–Sun 2:30 pm–4:30 pm

  • Phone number

    (617) 856-7744

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Executive chef

    David Daniels

  • Private party facilities

    From the our inviting dining room to the bustling energy of our outdoor patio (seasonally), we offer a variety of ways for you to celebrate or commemorate any event. Our semi-private event space allows guests to enjoy their special event among family, friends or colleagues, while still taking part in the lively atmosphere of Rowes Wharf Sea Grille. Contact catering@bhh.com to learn more.

  • Neighborhood

    Financial District

  • Parking details

    Rowes Wharf Sea Grille at Boston Harbor Hotel is located on Atlantic Avenue, just moments from South Station, North End Neighborhood, Seaport District and many of Boston’s best leisure attractions. Self-parking is available in the Rowes Wharf underground garage managed by Laz Parking.

  • Additional

    Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, High Tea, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 139 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

4.8
4.8 based on recent ratings
  • 4.5Food
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.8Ambience
  • 4.4Value

NoiseQuiet

Loved For

  • Boston

    Scenic View

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  1. DN

    DateNightJazz

    New England

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This was such a special afternoon tea. My daughter and I had never done it before the staff in the restaurant and throughout the hotel were amazing. Special should out to Leo in the restaurant, the hostesses (who’s names I didn’t catch) and Joseph and Rabie on the front drive. As a former hotel industry associate I value good quality service above all else when enjoying an experience and that is what I received! I cannot thank y’all enough for making this afternoon tea something I’ll never forget. We will definitely come back ❤️
  2. CK

    CatherineK

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Lovely way to celebrate my daughter's birthday. Highly recommend!
  3. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on May 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Came for a small birthday gathering and had excellent service and attention!
  4. CM

    ChristineM

    New England

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had afternoon tea so the menu is pre-set. Everything was delicious.
  5. HM

    HeatherM

    New England

    14 reviews

    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on May 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Afternoon tea at Boston Harbor hotel is always a special treat. Staff is very friendly and attentive and the tea was great
  6. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on May 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We went for Mother’s Day and had a lovely time at afternoon tea. Service was great and food was delicious, I only wish we had more Devonshire cream because it was too good to ration amongst 4 people!
  7. SV

    ShannonV

    Memphis/West TN

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Traveling and we love to go to an afternoon tea when possible. Beautiful view. Food and tea were delicious!
  8. PC

    PeggyC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I brought family for a special occasion and everything was perfect
  9. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on April 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Absolutely a great ambiance and memorable experience! We will be back.
  10. K

    Knrjdjsjsndfbsb

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We loved having high tea!! Since a nice venue and the food was amazing!!
  11. J

    Jersey

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I've taken my grandmother there for special events multiple times and every time has been an absolute hit. The tea itself is quite good, and the food is excellently prepared and beautifully presented. The service is charismatic and attentive without being overbearing or intrusive, and even on a grey day the view of the harbor is wonderful. While on the pricey side, it's exactly what it advertises to be; a high class tea with expertly crafted bite-sized explosions of flavor.
  12. AM

    AineM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A wonderful experience with excellent food and very attentive friendly service from everyone. Beautiful setting.
  13. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 17, 2022

    overall3food3service2ambience4
    Gave away my reservation even though I was early - host was argumentative. Pastry tier slightly stale, but tea was fragrant
  14. s

    sm23

    New England

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on March 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The tea was delicious and each savory and sweet part of the tea menu was great. A few better than others, but generally really fun and tasty.
  15. G

    Gene

    New England

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on March 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delightful “High Tea” Beautiful setting and excellent service.
  16. MM

    MichelleM

    Central Coast

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We have attended afternoon tea at three spots and this one had the best quality food, one of the best tea brands available and five star service staff. They even wrote Happy Birthday of our tea tower, greatly appreciated! We will definitely be back & bring our out of town guests.
  17. MR

    MariaR

    New England

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The Afternoon Tea was Absolutely a wonderful experience!! From the moment we walked in the hostess greeted us with a smile, our wait staff was polished and attentive. Thank you Adrian for your lovely service. The doorman even ran ahead of us to open the doors for my 87 year old mother and I to get into our vehicle. Highly recommend this hotel and tea experience!!!
  18. b

    beanie

    New England

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delightful and delicious afternoon tea....a very relaxing experience!
  19. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful tea service! Tea was wonderful, and food was delicious
  20. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on February 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We enjoyed a wonderful afternoon tea at the Boston Harbor Hotel. The food was delicious and the service was excellent. We added a glass of sparkling rose wine, which made the afternoon a little bit more festive. We’ll go again!
  21. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A wonderful tea service!! Spectacular service!
  22. B

    Brian

    New England

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 30, 2022

    overall5food4service4ambience5
    Great experience with a magnificent view. We went there during the "Golden Hour," sunset with the golden color toward the city lines. The food was excellent, and they had an outstanding tea selection. Definitely recommend.
  23. HM

    HeatherM

    New England

    15 reviews

    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on December 9, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our waiter was attentive and friendly. Tea was splendid as were the tea sandwiches and pastries. Highly recommend
  24. WL

    WLBar

    Atlanta

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on October 30, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Maria & Estephan was lovely and made my first visit to Boston amazing. The tea was perfect for a rainy afternoon catching up with a college friend. The service and view was remarkable and unforgettable. Will definitely return
  25. S

    Susie

    Miami

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on October 28, 2021

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    We had a wonderful server. He was very attentive but didn’t hover. Overall, it was a fantastic experience. The second tray of savory sandwiches left a bit to be desired but the scones and other sweet treats were delightful. The tea was delicious as well. We will be back!
  26. RC

    RosemarieC

    New England

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on October 17, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I took my friend to High Tea for her birthday and celebrating that she is cancer free!! Overall a wonderful time!
  27. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Nashville

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on October 16, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent service- thoroughly enjoyed the gluten free tea!
  28. JM

    JaniceM

    New England

    31 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    31 reviews

    Dined on July 11, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent ambiance, excellent service, excellent food & drink
  29. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 11, 2021

    overall3food1service1ambience1
    I wish I did not have to rank this restaurant on food, noise and value, as I honestly don’t know. My husband and I booked an afternoon tea reservation for today a little under a month ago, and though we were greeted and seated after a short wait, we then waited several minutes before a manager came to fill our waters. No one would approach our table again for the next 20 minutes. We’re guests of BHH and were puzzled as server after server passed our table without checking in or giving us an update as to why we were waiting. Another couple were seated for their tea reservation two tables away, about five minutes before us. At this point in our wait, that couple had received their champagne, tea, and food. I’m not sure whether the restaurant was understaffed, or there was a miscommunication as to who would be serving our table, but we felt embarrassed by the lack of attention to our table over that 30 minute period, and left. Management has since reached out and offered a complimentary tea should I return to Boston in the future. I appreciate the acknowledgment of the issue, and have modified this review to 3 stars.
  30. D

    Dinner

    New England

    98 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    98 reviews

    Dined on June 27, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Birthday celebration. We had a wonderful time
  31. AD

    AnnD

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 26, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Just a wonderful experience
  32. MW

    MichelW

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 20, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Afternoon Tea was delightful. The view of the harbor was lovely, the atmosphere was nautical, the food and tea were both delicious! If you're looking for an up-scale, indoor activity, this is a wonderful choice!
  33. GD

    GDub

    New England

    55 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    55 reviews

    Dined on June 19, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    What appears to be a very cliche experience that is shrouded with all kinds of lavish presentation and fluff soon turns into one of the most relaxing and pleasing experiences that I've had in some time. Don't be fooled by the title or how it is described, but instead go in with an open mind and allow yourself to ease into a world that is likely not one that many of us have experienced in this kind of manner before. Highly recommended to anyone who is interested in any shape or form in this kind of experience.
  34. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 19, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything was perfect. The service was impeccable and the food and tea were decadent. You can't beat the harbor views!
  35. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on June 11, 2021

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Great tea selection and presentation. Outstanding service, beautiful view..we’ll be back for sure.
  36. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on June 10, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Awesome afternoon tea
  37. RW

    RachelW

    New England

    1 review

    3.0

    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.
  38. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    17 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    17 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.
  39. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Phoenix

    4 reviews

    5.0

    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.
  40. t

    tz9019

    New England

    1 review

    vip
    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 30, 2021

    overall3food3service3ambience4
    Very inflexible about accommodating vegetarians

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • 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
    • Staff is vaccinated

FAQs

Rowes Wharf Sea Grille - Afternoon Tea is rated 4.8 stars by 139 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


Google Map for Rowes Wharf Sea Grille - Afternoon Tea

70 Rowes Wharf Boston, MA 02116

Additional information

  • Neighborhood

    Financial District

  • Hours of operation

    Thu–Sun 2:30 pm–4:30 pm

  • Cuisines

    Afternoon Tea

  • Dining style

    Elegant Dining

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Parking details

    Rowes Wharf Sea Grille at Boston Harbor Hotel is located on Atlantic Avenue, just moments from South Station, North End Neighborhood, Seaport District and many of Boston’s best leisure attractions. Self-parking is available in the Rowes Wharf underground garage managed by Laz Parking.

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    David Daniels

  • Additional

    Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, High Tea, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (617) 856-7744

  • Private party facilities

    From the our inviting dining room to the bustling energy of our outdoor patio (seasonally), we offer a variety of ways for you to celebrate or commemorate any event. Our semi-private event space allows guests to enjoy their special event among family, friends or colleagues, while still taking part in the lively atmosphere of Rowes Wharf Sea Grille. Contact catering@bhh.com to learn more.

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