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Jul 2, 2008 10:26 AM

Afternoon Tea for a 9 year old girl

I want to take my 9 year old out for afternoon tea this weekend. I was thinking of Alice's Tea Cup, but I remember reading somewhere there's a place that does afternoon tea catering to children. I tried a search but didn't come up with anything. Any ideas?

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  1. That's the cafe at the American Girl, I think. I've not been, but gather that reservations are a must, and may be hard to get. The Plaza is now doing tea, and has an Eloise menu, I believe, for children. They have more information on their website.

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      1. re: kcijones001

        I've heard that food isn't the greatest (I should have said that above) ... have you been?

        1. re: MMRuth

          For a real treat, you could take her to the Bemelman's Bar at the Carlyle. Madeleine is all over the walls. I'd go before about 4 p.m., since it is a bar, but they serve tea in the afternoon and she'd love the murals.

          1. re: MMRuth

            American Girl is fantastic for tea. It is perfect for a 9 year old. I have one and it is her favorite place and I like it too!

      2. Depends on your 9yo.

        Bemelman's at Carlyle is perfect for a dress-up, fancy tea - we took my daughter & her visiting friend for a "special" day; excellent food and good behavior expected. I imagine Plaza or Russian Tea Room tea experiences are similar, though the intimacy of the Carlyle room made it more special.

        American Girl is a favorite birthday party place for my daughters' friends; the food is not good, and experience is cool with your American Girl doll.

        Her favorite repeat tea place remains Alice's Tea Cup; it's go the perfect balance of more casual and comfortable than a "fancy" place, yet it's about the "tea" and food, rather than about the dolls and play.

        American Girl Cafe
        609 5th Ave, New York, NY 10017

        Alice's Tea Cup
        102 W 73rd St, New York, NY 10023

        Russian Tea Room
        150 W 57th Street, New York, NY 10019

        Bemelmans Bar
        35 E 76th St, New York, NY 10021

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        1. Be sure to check prices on menupages - they used to be to e shocking on all these places - Why not a nice afternoon tea place for adults and grownups.