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Sanctuary T

197 reviews
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$30 and under
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Contemporary American
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  • Afternoon Tea (4)
  • Special Occasion (2)
  • Casual (2)
Sanctuary T is a charming and elegant 40-seat restaurant in
the heart of Soho. Since opening in the fall of 2007, it been
featured internationally on The Martha Stewart Show, in The New
York Times, Cosmopolitan Hong Kong and the Nikkei newspaper,
among many others, for its innovative approach to using tea as an
inspiration and ingredient for a blissful lifestyle.

For diners, the ritual of eating and drinking at Sanctuary T
is an experience; a pause from the fast-moving events of everyday
life, an expression of a playful spirit, and celebration of
sophisticated flavors and good design.

Sanctuary T features Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch, and Dinner menus as well as a full bar, wine and beer list, and a innovative tea-infused cocktail menu.

Note: Only parties of 4 or more are accepted during our brunch hours on Saturday and Sunday (8:00 am-5:00 pm)
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Contemporary American, Continental, Global, International
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Hours of operation
Sunday - Thursday : 10:00 am - 9:00 pm
Friday - Saturday : 10:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Phone number
(212) 941-7832
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Payment options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Alex Castro
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Private party facilities
At Sanctuary T, our chic design invites our guests to settle in and ground themselves for the sensuous experience of tea. Tea steeps into every aspect of or our restaurant from our gourmet menu to our specialty tea cocktails. We're sure to hit the mark on your tea craving with our vast selection.
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Private party contact
Bridjette MacDonald: (212) 941-7832
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Beautiful presentation...delicious teas...seamless organization...let Sanctuary Tea cater your next occasion. We will work with you to create the perfect event- whether it’s a private tea tasting, a prince- and princess- party for children, a bridal shower or a corporate event- we will make every event unique, entertaining and memorable. Please contact our manager, Ben, at
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Cross street
Grand and Broome Streets
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Public transit
A, C & E trains to Canal Street.
N, Q, & R trains to Canal Street.
1, 2, & 3 trains to Canal Street.
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Special events & promotions
The entire venue can be booked for a variety of large events ranging up to fifty guests. Please contact our events specialist, Ben, at for your special occasion. We look forward to serving you.

Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Outdoor dining, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 197 People Are Saying
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4.2  based on recent ratings
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63% of people would recommend it to a friend
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Anon (London)
3.0  Dined on December 19, 2017

Selection of teas is very good. Food is okay, nothing special. When we were there they were doing some work to the lights and the service was a bit slow. Nothing majorly wrong, but there are better places for the price in the area.

vipwilltravelforfood (New York Area)
1.0  Dined on December 13, 2017

Sanctuary T always feels like a good spot to dine in Soho for a casual meal, but always falls below expectation. The service is terribly slow, even on a quiet weekday afternoon, and both the food and drinks were just plain not good. I wouldn't recommend Sanctuary T for anything other than a cup of tea.

vipBlackmark (New York Area)
3.0  Dined on December 8, 2017

Nice staff and good food BUT they sat us at a table near the door. Every time someone came in or out, it was freezing. They apologized and literally brought us mugs of hot water to warm our hands. Another patron nearby angrily kept getting up to close the door. They need to fix this, otherwise, stay away.

OpenTable Diner (Baltimore)
4.0  Dined on December 6, 2017

Nice little spot for a lunch with friends. Great service!

OpenTable Diner (London)
5.0  Dined on November 10, 2017

Great atmosphere and the best service ever !

OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on November 3, 2017

I have been coming to this reaturant for almost 3 years now and this place never disappoints. The food is always amazing and the cocktails are delicious. No complaints here. It has been a favorite of mine since I have moved to New York.

vipDanielhet (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on September 9, 2017

The waitress was so nice with us she was the real added value for the restaurant. Meal was good but had to wait a while to get it after the order (keep in mind that chicken and duck require 20/25 mins, I didn't take it but I could give that even a normal burger took that long).
Parmesan fries with the truffled mayo are wow!

OpenTable Diner (Washington DC)
5.0  Dined on August 21, 2017

5th time at this restaurant and it's consistently good. Great service, tasty cocktails, delicious food. Tell the barman what you like in a cocktail and he'll create something for you.

vipBelindaF (New York Area)
4.0  Dined on August 10, 2017

Just stopped by for a quick meal on my way home. The service was great. Courtney took the time to talk to each table and made me feel very welcome (not always my experience as s single diner)

OpenTable Diner (Los Angeles)
3.0  Dined on August 6, 2017

Awesome table. Right out front -- half indoor and half outdoor. I wanted to love it, but at 7pm on a Sunday they were of a few items we wanted to order. Otherwise pretty good.

vipKnitcook (New York Area)
1.0  Dined on June 30, 2017

The place was plain, the Music was loud and obnoxious. The menu bore no relationship to the menu on their website, which was the reason I chose this restaurant out of the thousands in the city. The food was pretentious; we ordered 5 different things, and there's not one I would want to have again. I ordered a house cocktail, which was also pretty bad. My husband ordered martimis, and even these were mediocre.

5.0  Dined on May 26, 2017

Food was delicious, drinks were equally fantastic. Our waitress was lovely, the bartender was friendly, and while we arrived pretty early, the place packed out quickly! My daughter said it was the best burger she's ever had...the macaroni and cheese was decadent, and my roasted chicken was perfect :) We would ABSOLUTELY eat here again :)

OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
3.0  Dined on May 16, 2017

The food was good but the service was a bit slow for our lunch break. Not a good place to go when you're on a work schedule.

vipOpenTable Diner (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on May 6, 2017

Food was great, but felt like they needed more staff. They only had one waitress managing the whole restaurant. We had to wait awhile for the food and our check to arrive.

LibbyA (New York Area)
4.0  Dined on May 6, 2017

The food & service were very good. The noise level loud.