I’ve been to a lot of afternoon teas around the world. And I’m thankful that the city I live in (NYC) also has a great selection of afternoon tea spots.
So, to keep track and to show you some options that you may not have known were right here in New York City, here’s my NYC afternoon tea bucket list:
1. Astor Court at The St. Regis New York
This was one of my favorite afternoon teas in New York City. Since I last went, the menu has changed and I want to see if it’s as good as I remembered.
Price: $65 per person
2. Two E Bar/Lounge at The Pierre
Another one that I’ve already been to… but this was years ago before I started my ‘have afternoon tea in as many places around the world’ venture.
Price: $55 per person
3. Pembroke Room at The Lowell
This one has been on my list for a while. The Lowell is a hotel on the Upper East Side.
Price: $63 per person
4. Lillie’s Victorian Establishment
Not a hotel, but one that’s on my list mostly because the interior looks really cool and I’m all about all things Victorian era. They have two locations – tea is only served at their Times Square location and only during weekdays.
Price: $35 per person
5. The Balcony Lounge at The Metropolitan Museum of Art
I really enjoyed afternoon tea at the MET when they served it at the Petrie Court Cafe (now it’s only a self-service cafe).
They don’t have it anymore, but they do have afternoon tea at The Balcony Lounge, which is only accessible MET Members with Evening Hours and above.
Price: $27 per person
6. Lady Mendl’s at The Inn At Irving Place
Another hotel afternoon tea. Lady Mendl’s is in the Gramercy Park are of Manhattan, one of my favorite spots to walk around when I worked in the Flatiron area.
Price: $59 per person
7. Harvey at The Williamsburg Hotel
I don’t spend enough time in Brooklyn. But next time I’m there, I’m going to have afternoon tea at Harvey.
Price: $60 per person
8. The Star Lounge at The Ritz Carlton Central Park
This is another hotel afternoon tea that I’ve already been to. But since I last went, they’ve updated their menu to something seasonal, which naturally, I need to try.
Price: $65 per person
9. Laduree Soho
I’ve been to Laduree several times – on Madison Avenue and Soho, but haven’t actually been for afternoon tea… yet.
Price: $39 per person
10. The Blue Box Cafe
This is the cafe at Tiffany & Co.
So I actually don’t really want to go to this one due to all the reviews I’ve heard regarding the food. But because it is so iconic and kind of a cool idea, I’m adding it to the bucket list.
Price: $49 per person
Here are some other afternoon tea places that I’ve been to in NYC:
- Afternoon Tea at The Carlyle, A Rosewood Hotel
- Afternoon Tea at The Plaza Hotel New York
- Afternoon Tea at Baccarat Hotel New York
- Afternoon Tea at The Whitby Hotel
- Afternoon Tea at Crosby Street Hotel
- Afternoon Tea at The Morgan Library & Museum
- Afternoon Tea at the Gotham Lounge at The Peninsula New York