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The Reserve at The Langham, Boston

4.3
210 reviews
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$50 and over
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Afternoon Tea
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The Reserve is centrally located in the hotel lobby and boasts a polished aesthetic that reflects the natural elegance and style for which The Langham has become known.

An ideal haven in which to sip, savor and socialize.

The Reserve serves traditional British Afternoon Tea as the Langham Hospitality Group continues to build on its afternoon tea heritage. Four innovative tea blends can be enjoyed in the elegant surroundings of a Langham hotel or in the comfort of one’s home.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Afternoon Tea, Global, International
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Hours of operation
12:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. (Tue-Fri)
11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. (Sat)
11:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m. (Sun)
12:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. (Mon)

Afternoon Tea with Wedgwood served daily, Seatings available: 12pm, 2pm, and 4pm.
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Phone number
(617) 451-1900
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Payment options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Smart Casual
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Executive chef
Mark Sapienza
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Pearl Street
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Parking details
There is a parking garage adjacent to the hotel and the hotel offers valet parking.
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Public transit
Boston's T: Red Line and Orange Line to/from Downtown Crossing
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Entertainment
Pianist-
Fridays 2:00pm-6:00pm
Saturdays 1:00pm-6:00pm
Sundays 1:00pm-7:00pm
Additional
Bar/Lounge, Beer, High Tea, Wine

Specials

Mother's Day Menus & Specials

Toast with our signature Afternoon Tea, an elegant celebration that honors your mom. The Langham Afternoon Tea with Wedgwood includes proprietary Langham teas, tea sandwiches, scones and sweet treats.

Sunday, May 13, 2018 . Seatings available for 12:00 pm, 2:00 pm and 4:00 pm $60 per person

Sunday, May 13, 2018

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Mon - Thu 3:00PM - 3:45PM 4:00PM - 7:00PM

What 210 People Are Saying
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4.3based on recent ratings
4.3
food
4.3
service
4.2
ambience
3.8
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Noise · Quiet
67% of people would recommend it to a friend
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5.0Dined on April 13, 2018

What a lovely treat! Enjoyed a perfect afternoon tea with delicious food and great service. Will definitely return.

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5.0Dined on April 12, 2018

Great dinner for my birthday !

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5.0Dined on April 5, 2018

My daughter and I went for noon tea. It was beautiful - the room, the table, the tea service and food. Tea selection was nice and scones were melt in your mouth. Sandwiches and deserts had something for every palette. Something you should do for special occasion. They do have full bar as well.

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5.0Dined on April 4, 2018

This was the BEST lunch/early dinner ever! My best friend and I went to celebrate our birthdays! I’ve been to other high teas before but this one was out of this world! I already booked a reservation to bring my mom and grandmother in for Mother’s Day!

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3.0Dined on April 1, 2018

Certainly, not the best high tea in Boston.
Not even close.
Tea was cold. Had to ask for a refill.
Food is average.
Overall, way overpriced given the quality.

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2.0Dined on March 24, 2018

Nothing special.

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3.0Dined on March 23, 2018

The service was great, food good, however, plan to be distracted by the revolving doors at the entrance and listening to the buzz of hotel guests coming and going. Not a cozy afternoon tea experience.

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5.0Dined on March 19, 2018

A very relaxing, quaint place for great food and service. Each course was excellent and the choice of teas was great.

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5.0Dined on March 18, 2018

It was our first time and we were celebrating my sister's 60th. The wait staff was wonderful. We were there for hours, no rush. We did the high tea. The food was plenty. The pianist played "Happy Birthday" and the waiter brought a special dessert with a candle.
We had a fabulous time and will definitely be back-

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5.0Dined on March 5, 2018

Every time I get to Boston for work go back here for the afternoon tea. Lovely setting with great service and food. A wonderful way to escape the cares of the day over a fragrant cup of their signature green tea with rosebuds. It never disappoints.

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5.0Dined on February 24, 2018

Service was wonderful. Tea and refreshments were high quality. Pianist added a great touch. Would recommend!

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5.0Dined on February 19, 2018

The quality of food was second to none! I took my 14-yr old daughter because she loves to drink tea. What a treat this was. The scones, clotted cream, lemon curd and preserves were perfection.

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5.0Dined on February 18, 2018

Came for the High tea for a girl friends birthday. I was surprised it is located in the center location in the lobby- I would’ve prefer a more intimate setting. With all the guests in and out so it was a bit noisy. Service was great so was the food. Staffs were very accommodating, wait staff even surprised my friend with a special desert plates so thank you. Would come again. Money worth spending for special occasions!

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5.0Dined on February 16, 2018

This is my favorite spot for afternoon tea. I was delighted by the jazz piano player.

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5.0Dined on February 11, 2018

I went this Sunday with two of my girlfriends for a get together and it turned out to be a galentine celebration. Our waiter, Fernando was excellent. He was polite, knowledgeable, friendly and he knew just when to approach us to check in on us. He really made the experience all that much more special.

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3.0Dined on February 4, 2018

My friend and I went here to celebrate my birthday. The tea itself was really good but be careful when ordering food. We weren't hungry enough to order the $55 high tea which looked like it had a lot of food so we went for the sandwiches which were $16 and we each got one of the 4 options. I ordered a Champagne cocktail which was on the menu for $12. The waiter brought my friend a cocktail even though she hadn't ordered one but we figured for $12 we'd keep both. When the bill came though we were charged $16 for each cocktail. The waiter told us it's because we ordered things separately and not the $55 package. He never mentioned this when we were ordering the cocktail. This was really frustrating because it was not a $16 cocktail!

The sandwiches were ok. Some tasted like they had been defrosted that morning and put out. The staff weren't friendly and it almost felt like we were an inconvenience to them.

I wouldn't recommend this if you are looking for a really nice high tea. The service is below par and the quality of the food is much less than what you pay for.

Disappointing experience.

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1.0Dined on January 24, 2018

Crap service. Food was less than average. Could be improved greatly.

Needs staff that are real and happy to be at work not staff that has the life sucked out of them.

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2.0Dined on January 18, 2018

My wife and I attended afternoon tea. We were surrounded by business people talking business. The tea was good, but the sandwiches were mediocre at best; the scones were a bad middle-ground between American and Brittish scones; and he desserts were not good. Rather than a single tiered platter for all foods, as is normal, the foods were brought out in courses so I couldn’t eat what I wanted in whatever order.

In sum: Worst afternoon tea I’ve had in Boston.

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5.0Dined on January 14, 2018

The best afternoon tea in Boston!!

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3.0Dined on January 11, 2018

Afternoon tea is a fading experience in Boston and our tea at the Langham, once a favorite, was mediocre in every regard.

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5.0Dined on January 2, 2018

Excellent!

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4.0Dined on December 31, 2017

Came for high tea. Did not disappoint!

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5.0Dined on December 28, 2017

We went to Afternoon Tea at The Reserve to celebrate the holidays. I was looking for an elegant, special spot to enjoy a quiet and special afternoon with my daughter, and The Reserve filled the bill. The food was beautifully prepared and excellent, with an extensive tea menu to start. We added a glass of champagne to the menu we enjoyed. I would recommend The Reserve with enthusiasm to anyone looking for an elegant High Tea experience in Boston.

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5.0Dined on December 27, 2017

Amazing service!!! The afternoon tea menu was extensive and delicious!

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5.0Dined on December 26, 2017

Little girls high tea. Our granddaughters loved every moment! Service was timely and impeccable. Recommend highly.

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5.0Dined on December 17, 2017

went for afternoon tea for the third year in a row. this was excellent for the third year in a row.
food, atmosphere, service, piano player all made for a great late afternoon tea.

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5.0Dined on December 17, 2017

It was a wonderful afternoon and the staff couldn't have been nicer. Even though we had finished our meal, we did not feel rushed to leave. Wonderful visit.

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3.0Dined on December 16, 2017

The service was not as good as I would expect for 55.00 afternoon tea. The server did not want to engage on the types of tea or suggestions. We ordered a champagne during the tea and we never got it. It felt like they wanted to do the least possible for each patron. The tea service itself was fine. They did allow us to substitute the salmon sandwich for another which was great.

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4.0Dined on December 10, 2017

The Langham Hotel was decorated beautifully and tastefully for the Christmas holiday. Live piano music was a pleasant backdrop for Tea at The Langham.

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1.0Dined on December 7, 2017

Sadly, we had a disappointing experience. We have attended afternoon tea here many times before ballet performances... usually we have an amazing experience. However, this time was really a 1 star experience. It was not very busy, but our server was unresponsive and disinterested in service. We waited for 20 minutes just to place our initial drink order and a request for nuts (which never came with our drinks and followed 30 minutes later after our tea started). When our tea/coffee came, no cream or sugar... which after requesting several times, came after our beverages were cold. The special "shrimp" which we ordered, at $18, was literally ONE shrimp with a stroke of sauce and tiny herb garmish - I enjoy nicely plated, special dishes, but at $18-- this failed. There were numerous other issues but to sum up-- just not helpful! I sincerely hope they evaluate their current tea room servers, as it will be hard to retun to a $275 tea experience for 4 people, when we had to repeatedly ask for water ...

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3.0Dined on November 26, 2017

We went for high tea. There were only a few tables. The service was terrible. We waited long periods to order and between courses. The server continually leaned over the table to serve plates. When I requested a clean plate for the scones, the server gave me a plate he had taken from someone else in our party (a used plate). When I pointed this out he argued with me. Exceptionally poor service.

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5.0Dined on November 24, 2017

Fabulous hotel and fabulous restaurant setting. Had afternoon tea..what a delight. Attentive service and attention to detail. Had a wonderful afternoon there.

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5.0Dined on November 17, 2017

What a wonderful birthday treat this was! Afternoon tea was everything it should be!

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5.0Dined on November 14, 2017

My friend and I went

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5.0Dined on November 12, 2017

Yet another fabulous afternoon tea experience. The scones came out HOT from the oven and were to die for. Everything is presented beautifully, the tea is wonderful and served expertly, with a timer and a strainer to remove the leaves at the proper time. The Wedgwood china and pale pink roses on the table were lovely. My friend was celebrating her 30th birthday, and the pianist broke into "Happy Birthday" as the waiter brought us a bonus plate of treats, complete with birthday candle. It was truly special.

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4.0Dined on November 9, 2017

I was extremely disappointed with the afternoon tea - tea went cold immediately, sandwiches were dry and sub par , and desserts were low quality. The price of $50 per person was not justified.

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5.0Dined on November 4, 2017

My daughter, daughter in law and I decided to treat ourselves with the afternoon tea. When we arrived, there was a piano player and the music seemed quite appropriate for the setting. The food was wonderful and the service was very good. At some point during our meal, a wedding party came in and stood all around the area where we were sitting. The noise and chatter completely destroyed the ambience. I'm sure they were only there for the bar. I would think there is another area with a bar where parties like that could wait, without disturbing other guests. Overall we greatly enjoyed our afternoon and I would recommend it for anyone looking for that place with a difference.

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4.0Dined on October 29, 2017

Great ambiance. Came in for a bridal tea. The bride enjoyed it, and we had a great time. Can have slower service when busy, but tea isn't supposed to be rushed anyway!

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5.0Dined on October 28, 2017

afternoon tea was lovely,service was excellent,special plate of sweets was a nice touch for our anniversary,pianist played perfect music for an afternoon tea

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5.0Dined on October 27, 2017

Had another great afternoon tea. Will be back at xmas time

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