Surprises don’t get any better than this.
During my short, less than 24 hour stay at Four Seasons Resort and Club Dallas at Las Colinas, I had a full schedule planned ahead of time. Little did I know that once I got there, I’d see afternoon tea being served! I quickly inquired about it and (thank you Four Seasons Dallas!) they were able to fit me in for tea.
Please note to call them at least 24 hours in advance if you plan on having afternoon tea at the resort, and you’ll want to after finding out more about it…
Just 15 minutes away from DFW (Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport), Four Seasons Dallas is actually located in a neighborhood outside of Dallas called Las Colinas. The resort’s close proximity to the airport, yet only 20 minutes from Dallas makes an ideal location for any style of travel.
With a seat right by the floor to ceiling window, I could see the Agave pool. It was late fall during my visit, and was surprisingly the same weather that I left up north in New York (mid 50s!). Since no one was braving the cold to take a dip in the pool, the view was serene. Picture a well kept resort pool with clear water and perfectly manicured foliage. Not a typical afternoon tea view, but a lovely one for sure.
The Terrace Lounge was quiet with the exception of soft conversations coming from other occupied tables and couches. The serenity matched the outside ambience. Great lighting, roomy, yet cozy makes this a winning afternoon tea spot.
Four Seasons Dallas partnered with Dallas based tea company, The Cultured Cup to create two blends made exclusively for the hotel called Yellow Rose of Texas and Texas Sweet Tea.
To choose my tea, a Terrace Lounge server brought over a box of The Cultured Cup tea leaves including descriptions.
The Terrace Lounge at Four Seasons Dallas offers a classic afternoon tea package. Note that you must make a reservation at least 24 hours in advance!
The Savory – (three varieties per person)
Smoked salmon and caper cream cheese canapes, egg and watercress salad canapes, cucumber and mint canapes.
The Scone – (one scone per person)
Orange and black currant scone with cream and jams on the side.
The Sweet – (five varieties per person)
Marble pound cake, lemon meringe tart, fresh fruit tart, chocolate eclair, and a selection of tea cookies.
Food is served in a traditional three tiered afternoon tea tray. The top most plate contains the savory items, and other two with sweets including the scone on the last plate. The plates and tea cup are a classic white and when paying attention to detail, I noticed the utensils have Four Seasons logos.
The tea pot is a modern touch to the traditional tea tray. It has a little section for the tea leaves and when it’s steeped to your liking, simply lift the lever and bring the leaves away from the water.
You can always tell when someone is genuinely happy and enjoys what they do. Somehow all who serve at any restaurant at a Four Seasons property around the world seem happy. And also more human. You may have been to a restaurant who’s service who just seems robotic? That’s not the case here.
Yes. No password is required to connect fast and easily to the lobby area’s WiFi.
Social Media Aspect
Four Seasons Dallas is on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram and are active on the platforms. As with all Four Seasons properties’ social media accounts, Four Seasons Dallas replies to all questions and puts out new content. They replied to all my questions, pictures and posts about the hotel prior to, during and after my visit.
Overall, a lovely experience with all aspects you can expect to find at any Four Seasons- quality food, atmosphere and service. One more Four Seasons down… many more to go 😉
A big thank you to Four Seasons Dallas for being accommodating so I could do this review!
Cost: $29 for Classic Afternoon Tea (in this review)
Tea Time: Monday – Saturday 1:30-5:30 pm at the Terrace Lounge (Please note 24 hour advanced reservations and minimum of 2 people are required.)
Four Seasons Resort & Club Dallas at Las Colinas
4150 North MacArthur Boulevard
Irving, Texas 75038
Note: I was a guest of Four Seasons Resort & Club Dallas at Las Colinas for afternoon tea. All views are my own.