The 8 Best Places for Afternoon Tea in NYC

I recently wrote an article on The 8 Best Places for Afternoon Tea in NYC for Serious Eats. You wouldn’t think it, but this city has an impressive array of afternoon tea gems. The most popular ones are in grand hotels, but there’s just as many stand alone tea spots…and hopefully more to come in the next year or two. NYC is still very much a coffee city, but tea is becoming more and

For the complete list with information and little tidbits and tips on each place, click through the slideshow (which I spent quite a bit of time putting together ;). But if you just want to jump right to a certain afternoon tea spot, see below:

Out of all these places, The Lowell is the most fashion week afternoon tea.”

Scones at the Ritz-Carlton Central Park are gigantic, served warm with Grand Cayman, and the savory selection at the New Orleans Ritz includes bites like “crawfish remoulade barquette” and “tasso deviled egg with Louisiana Choupique caviar.” The Pierre offers a Podunk for the rainy, cozy days. Bosie and Cha-An when I need some time for myself and a good book.

There are many other notable spots in the city – think afternoon tea at The Crosby St Hotel, Russian Tea Room (pictured above), The Tea Set, The Mark Hotel, and <a href=" Just booked plane tickets to London in September. I've got a list of tea parlors and hotels we plan to visit, but do let me know your favorites. Would hate to miss out ^_^
1 Comment
  • anonymous
    May 8, 2012

    Hi Kathy…you must visit Fortnum and Mason for Afternoon has a divine food hall too ,full of teas in fab tins and biscuits/cookies etc..its my favourite place when I visit London…and you must try Clotted cream..I dont know if you get it in the US but if you love cream you will die when you try it.Have fun..cant wait to see your posts.

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