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The Langham Afternoon Tea  - The Lobby Lounge @ The Langham Hotel Pasadena, Pasadena, CA

The Lobby Lounge @ The Langham Hotel Pasadena

4.4
4.4
614 Reviews
$50 and over
Afternoon Tea
Join us for Afternoon Tea at The Langham Huntington Pasadena, Los Angeles. Enjoy a seasonal menu including mouthwatering sandwiches, baked scones, scrumptious sweets and a flavorful array of tea selections. Delicious Gluten-free and Vegan menus available.

Please include the number of adults (and if they have any dietary allergies) and number of kids (and if they have any dietary allergies in your reservation notes to enable us to best prepare for a seamless experience.

Offered Thursday - Sunday between 10 AM-3:30 PM.

Our grace period for reservations is 15 minutes.

20% Gratuity will be included in all final afternoon tea experiences; all prices exclude tax.

Parking $15 with Afternoon Tea validation.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 26 times today
Experiences are available.

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Price
    $50 and over
  • Cuisines
    Afternoon Tea
  • Hours of operation
    Afternoon Tea Thu–Sun 10:00 am–3:30 pm
  • Phone number
    (626) 585-6218
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Smart Casual
  • Executive chef
    Denis Depoitre
  • Private party facilities
    The Lobby Lounge is available for private events such as Bridal Shower Teas or Evening Cocktail Parties.
  • Private party contact
    Catering Sales: (626) 585-6244
  • Neighborhood
    Pasadena
  • Cross street
    Wentworth
  • Parking details
    We are pleased to offer valet parking at a discounted rate of $15 available for Afternoon Tea patrons. Please see the Hostess or your Server for Validation.
  • Entertainment
    Live piano.
  • Additional
    Entertainment, Gluten-free Options, High Tea, Non-Smoking, Vegan, View, Wheelchair Access

Experiences

  • Afternoon Tea at The Royce

    $79.00 per person

    Mar 17, 2024 only
    You are invited to join us for Afternoon Tea at The Royce today! We will still be offering our Winter 2024 menu.
  • Pink Princess Tea

    $95.00 per person

    Apr 27 - Apr 28, 2024
    Join us for a magical journey with The Langham Huntington, Pasadena and the Pasadena Civic Ballet on April 27-28, 2024. The Pink Princess Spring Tea celebrates dance, springtime and a delectable tea service that only The Langham can create. Pose for photos in the royal princess throne, chat with the Princesses table side and enjoy a 20 minute performance by Princesses from the Pasadena Civic Ballet. All guests will be gifted a special princess crown to commemorate this one-of-a-kind event. Attendees are encouraged to wear pink! We will have seatings at 10:00am and 1:30pm on both days. Seating is limited.

What 614 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

4.4
4.4 based on recent ratings
  • 4.2Food
  • 4.5Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 3.9Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Pasadena / San Gabriel

    Great for scenic views

614 Reviews
  1. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 22, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Sublime high tea in a gorgeous setting. Servers were attentive and warm, the live piano music was a plus and the food was utterly scrumptious. This is a really special experience and an LA hidden gem.

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  2. porschenut

    Orange County

    65 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    65 reviews

    Dined on February 22, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 5
    first seated us up nea the piano-- very noisy and there were empty tables for four down by the windows which was quieter-- less piano -- and also better view and with padded seats and nicer ambiance. Always ask for a table - not a couch - and also ask for a table down by the windows. THey happily moved us after we asked -- but we had to ask. On negative was they let us select three pots of tea -- but then put them on a side table so we had to wait for the lone waitress to pour the tea and by the time they got to the last one-- well it was cold. They then made more pots for us-- but it would be nicer if we could pour our own tea when we wanted and from one of the three. I suspect they are concerned about guests burning themselves. The problem was the lone waitress was stretched very far across too many tables and I had to get up and get the pot of tea and pour it for myself and my friends. They automatically add 20% tip to the check --so be careful as they leave the tip line open and show the tip by percentage which at first led me to almost adding another 20% tip --- But the food is fantastic - best Afternoon tea food in S Calif- the room is great, and the china is beautiful English china -- overall a very nice experience and we will go back but make sure you ask for the window area seating a table with chairs. We were too full to finish the dessert items on the bottom plate of the three tiered plate holder and they boxed them up in these cute pink boxes which the ladies really appreciated. Also they validate for valet parking-- no self parking at the hotel - and this brings the parking fee down to $15 -- plus you should give the valet $5 or $10 tip as well. AS close to having Tea in London that you will ever get without getting on a plane. They need to add an extra server or two to provide more attention if they are going to insist on pouring every cup of additional tea.--

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  3. Migp

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 18, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The tea was wonderful and everyone was so kind. It is such a treat to eat here and you will not find a more romantic date spot!

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  4. JillianH

    Los Angeles

    19 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on February 18, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Beautiful restaurant room for high tea. Great view. Outstanding servers! The tea was wonderful. The food items for us were too many sweets and breads. Would have loved more of the tea sandwiches and less desserts which we mostly took home. But it is very pretty. After high tea we walked around the grounds, played some miniature golf in the back and admired all the paintings on the bridge. A must see. It felt like we were on vacation for the day amongst the mansions in Newport, Rhode Island!

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  5. Bexmar1

    Las Vegas

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on February 17, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Celebrating my birthday with three guests. This was a gift from my son. We had a fabulous time. The service was outstanding, afternoon tea satisfying and overall location and ambiance superb. I especially liked the harpist with her selection of music.

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  6. StephanieS

    Los Angeles

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 17, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Delicious food in a beautiful setting. The harp music was also lovely, and he servers were friendly.

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  7. StepankaS

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 4, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Beautiful place for high-tea, great service and delicious tea. The hotel is beautiful with very pretty gardens however the price was pretty high and when I was leaving I was still hungry so I would recommend to eat before or after this experience.

    1 person found this helpful

  8. Elizabeth

    Orange County

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 3, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our experience was wonderful. The teas were delicious and the seating was perfect . We had a table by the window that gave us a beautiful view..... and Margarita was just the best to all of us!!!

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  9. OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 1, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Wonderful time celebrating my daughter’s birthday. The live piano music was extra special when he played happy birthday as our server brought out her birthday dessert which was a welcomed surprise!

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  10. ThomasK

    Los Angeles

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on January 28, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    The atmosphere of the Lobby Lounge can't be beaten; lots of fabrics: upholstered chairs, curtains, heavy carpeting--all of which absorbs noise! End result: a quiet, peaceful place to indulge in a cuppa! It's been my experience that places that serve tea tend to err on the side of too much sweets, not enough savory. The Langham is no exception. A few extra sandwiches would be soooo appreciated. As it is, the sandwiches that do appear are so small, they're really little more than bites than sandwiches.

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  11. LYDIAR

    Los Angeles

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 28, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Beautiful location, beautiful dining area with harp playing in the background. Easy valet parking and sumptuous food.

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  12. Vali

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 27, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Really nice ambience, really overpriced meal. The 20% service charge PLUS a tip makes this place way more expensive than it might seem a face-value.

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  13. CathyG

    Los Angeles

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on January 27, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The atmosphere was lovely, the food delicious and the service was perfect. I really appreciated not feeling rushed and that the service was very attentive, but not at all intrusive! Well done!

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  14. MiriamS

    Los Angeles

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 26, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    The food was average, and not exceptionally memorable. One of the desserts unfortunately couldn’t be enjoyed due to poor flavor. Although the ambience was overall quiet and relaxing, what the tables could do with is a bit more cleaning. The menus, chairs, tables and silverware were stained and overall the presentation felt a little lackluster. The servers at first were attentive and accommodating, however, later became very slow at returning to us with our other tea selections and check despite the dining area being pretty empty. Unfortunately, due to these reasons, I feel inclined to not return here for an afternoon tea service which I’m disappointed in because I love this hotel property, its grounds and reputation.

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  15. Lisafaves

    Los Angeles

    38 reviews

    5.0

    38 reviews

    Dined on January 26, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had high tea at the Langham today. And it was just as wonderful as the first time we had tea several years before the pandemic. Service was wonderful, and they worked with us to get enough vegetarian offerings for our party. It’s always an experience not to be missed.

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  16. MargieC

    Los Angeles

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 26, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Beautiful setting, especially by the window. Enjoyed everything.

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  17. FoodLove1

    Los Angeles

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 21, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Such an enjoyable tea!

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  18. OpenTable Diner

    Orange County

    35 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    35 reviews

    Dined on January 19, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The Afternoon Tea was an exquisite experience from start to finish.

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  19. JustinH

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 19, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Yes the decor is very British like, afternoon tea was nice. Wish they washed the tea spouts. Can see the tannin build up. Not sure if I’d go back.

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  20. OpenTable Diner

    Hawaii

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 14, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Such a lovely venue to celebrate my niece’s birthday!

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  21. MariF

    Los Angeles

    13 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on January 14, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    It had been several years since my friend and I had afternoon tea at the Langham - we used to go several times a year. This past Sunday, we were delighted to find the food even more delicious and beautifully presented than we'd had before. Thank you for the wonderful meal and excellent service - we'll definitely be back!

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  22. Emily

    Orange County

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 14, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Very fast food! And good portion sizes, we were absolutely stuffed by the end!

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  23. OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 11, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    A delightful experience. Window seating was too bright but otherwise pretty setting.

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  24. MariaN

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 11, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    If you don't mind paying almost $100 per person (plus parking!) for tea and mini sandwiches, then come for the experience. The food was ok, but nothing special. The service was pretty good. Leave some time to walk around the grounds and the hotel - this was the best part for me.

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  25. ChemilD

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 7, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Unfortunately the atmosphere and great service did not make up for the quality of food. The Scones were bitter, and the savory components were extremely small. I understand that an afternoon tea has small bites, but for the 79 dollar per person I assumed the sandwich size would be a little larger. Additionally the bread was stale. This was especially a problem since the bites had more bread than toppings. My server was amazing, and the harpist added to the atmosphere. However I would not come back with the price tag and lower than expected quality of food.

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  26. Caroline

    Los Angeles

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on January 6, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Lovely BD Tea at The Langham. Excellent service from the moment we drove up --warm welcome when dropping off the car, to walking past a lovely patio to the lounge with floor-to-ceiling windows facing a beautiful garden. We were seated next to the window, and the service throughout was attentive. Very nice presentation of the formal three-course Tea (scones, sandwiches, dessert). The food and pastries were delicious, and the hostess refilled my tea cup regularly. A special splurge. I've enjoyed Afternoon Tea at nice hotels overseas, and this was on a par with them. Highly recommend.

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  27. AileenL

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 6, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    It was simply elegant and delicious. Excellent service!

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  28. HelenL

    Los Angeles

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 6, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The location of the tea and the customer service from the moment you valet park was first class. Beautiful hotel resort lovely grounds classy tea

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  29. JennH

    Los Angeles

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 4, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Hearing about the Langham hotel for years, must’ve brought up my expectations. I heard it was very expensive but since we had some time during the holidays we went. Disappointing to eat stale food including the macaron and cake. The food quality was just not up to par for the expensive price we had to pay. We’ve been to other tea houses that had better food and better tasting tea. It would be nice to get some money back but I’m guessing that doesn’t happen here.

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  30. LizM

    Los Angeles

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 4, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Beautiful hotel and food presentation amazing.. Unfortunately the tier had a dirty gunk on the bottom. Food ok. Scones nothing special. Milk dispenser dribbled all over

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  31. DeanaM

    Los Angeles

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on January 4, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We went here for afternoon tea and it was an excellent experience. The ambiance was calming and the food (Winter 2024 menu) was excellent. They don't offer a lot of tea options but I think it's a good thing because too much option can be daunting. My favorite item was the scones. It was one of the best scones I've had. I would recommend coming here to experience their afternoon tea as I would love to return myself.

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  32. CatR

    Las Vegas

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 30, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Beautiful setting great service!! Never disappoints!!

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  33. Wende

    Los Angeles

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on December 30, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Having afternoon tea at the Langham was a special treat. They had a piano player that wasn't overly loud which concerned me since we were seated directly beside it.

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  34. Jann

    Los Angeles

    13 reviews

    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on December 30, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great tea sandwiches, great mini-sweets! As an American with a British mum, and after many visits to tea shops in Britain, scones at the Langham Tea aren't like the sweet biscuit scones I experienced in Britain. Different consistency. And be aware, they automatically add a 20% "service charge" to the tab in addition to leaving a space for a tip. Enjoy if you go, lovely environment! $15 valet parking with validation provided by the wonderful wait staff!

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  35. SamanthaR

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 29, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Absolutely wonderful as always. Best place in LA for afternoon tea.

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  36. jillc

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 29, 2023

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 2
    Over rated and at best okay. Food seemed very processed and wasn’t very tasty.

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  37. ValerC

    Seattle

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 29, 2023

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    The food was right on par for the course. It will meet expectations of an afternoon tea. I told them my wife can't eat fish yet 2 salmon sandwiches made their way to the table. They did accommodate and brought another chicken sandwich, which I commend the servers for. Ambience was nice, and everyone there seemed to be enjoying their time. My main issue was with the valet parking which took 30+ minutes to get our car. They forgot it, and when I went to inquire, the person the said "it's on its way". I saw many people that came after me and got their cars way ahead. So please don't lie to my face and say the car is on its way, I was not born yesterday. Overall the food, tea, and ambience was what you'd expect from such a place. But there is 0 chance I will ever return.

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  38. MeghanA

    Los Angeles

    4 reviews

    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on December 28, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    The last time I had tea at this spot was when it was still the Ritz-Carlton (pre-2008). The location and view is still great (although the curtains were closed for much of our 2:30 reservation. The service was fine, little lacking as a couple of us had empty tea cups a few times. It would not have been a big deal to pour more of our own, but the pots were on a tray with another tables tea and we weren’t sure who’s pot was who’s. The scones were perfect. The cream was alright. The pasties were great. The sandwiches didn’t seem especially fresh. The tables were very odd. There were five of us and they sat us at a round table that had the legs every few feet, so a few of our chairs were right where the leg of the table was. Very uncomfortable. For the cost and the automatic 20% gratuity, I would have hoped for a bit more in all areas. I wouldn’t be able to recommend this spot and sadly won’t return for tea.

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  39. TreveLore

    Los Angeles

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on December 28, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Perfect place for a celebratory birthday treat. The scones were wonderful.

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  40. Patricia

    Los Angeles

    30 reviews

    4.0

    30 reviews

    Dined on December 28, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Good food and service. Hotel had lovely Christmas decorations. Seating could have been more comfortable. Depending on where you are sitting, the sun through the window got very intense later in the afternoon. All in all an enjoyable experience

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The Lobby Lounge @ The Langham Hotel Pasadena is rated 4.4 stars by 614 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


Booked 26 times today
Experiences are available.
Google Map for The Lobby Lounge @ The Langham Hotel Pasadena

1401 S. Oak Knoll Ave., Pasadena, CA 91106

Additional information

  • Cross street
    Wentworth
  • Neighborhood
    Pasadena
  • Hours of operation
    Afternoon Tea Thu–Sun 10:00 am–3:30 pm
  • Price
    $50 and over
  • Cuisines
    Afternoon Tea
  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Dress code
    Smart Casual
  • Parking details
    We are pleased to offer valet parking at a discounted rate of $15 available for Afternoon Tea patrons. Please see the Hostess or your Server for Validation.
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Executive chef
    Denis Depoitre
  • Entertainment
    Live piano.
  • Additional
    Entertainment, Gluten-free Options, High Tea, Non-Smoking, Vegan, View, Wheelchair Access
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