Afternoon Tea in Philadelphia, PA
- josephml1 Oct 5, 2008 09:38 PM
I am looking for a good traditional afternoon tea in Philadelphia, with Tea, canapes, and scones.
I dont mind if the tea house is small, I am just looking for a good cup of Tea and scones with devonshire cream.
Pleace mention the place and if you remember the price.
Thank You All.
The best afternoon tea in Philadelphia IMHO is the Four Seasons. From the scones with lemon curd, to the tea sandwiches, to the delectable desserts, it is flawless. Served on mismatched china in the lovely Swann Lounge.
I have also been to tea at the Ritz Carlton and the Rittenhouse Hotel. Ritz Carlton would be my second choice because it has the beautiful atrium. The tea at the Rittenhouse was not memorable in terms of the food or the room.
Neither of these places is cheap, though I can't recall the price.
My wife and I went to the Four Seasons for afternoon tea in January. The price, with mimosa, was close to $30 per person. Withut mimosa, it was closer to $25. You can check out the menu at www.fourseasons.com/philadelphia/dini... .
We enjoyed it. On a Saturday, we had to wait for a cancellation before we were able to go on our first choice date.
From Go Phila.com ....
* The Italian Market’s Dessert offers more than just desserts these days. Now, tea lovers can enjoy a traditional afternoon tea that includes four finger savories, two fresh-baked scones served with housemade clotted cream and lemon curd and a selection of mini-sweet treats. An extensive selection of loose-leaf teas is also part of the $16 offering. Thursday-Saturday, 3:00-6:00 p.m. 806 S. 6th Street, (215) 923-9733
* The Four Seasons Hotel’s Swann Lounge is the place to go for a relaxed afternoon tea after a day of exploring the many museums on the Benjamin Franklin Parkway. Tea sippers can choose between “Social Tea” and “Royal Tea,” both of which include tea, scones, finger sandwiches, desserts and fruit tartlets. The “Royal Tea” includes the addition of an alcoholic beverage like sparkling wine. Monday-Saturday, 3:00-4:30 p.m.; reservations recommended. 1 Logan Square, (215) 963-1500, www.fourseasons.com/philadelphia
* For a traditionally elegant high tea experience, visitors should head to The Rittenhouse Hotel’s Mary Cassatt Tea Room and Garden, serving afternoon British tea and cocktails daily. A floral garden provides a scenic vista and warm weather seating just beyond the tea room’s French doors. Daily, 2:00-5:00 p.m. 210 W. Rittenhouse Square, (215) 546-9000, www.rittenhousehotel.com
* Tea drinkers looking to enjoy a warming drink in an ornate and feminine Victorian tea house should look no further than Tea With an Accent, offering afternoon tea five days a week. A harpist occasionally plays music as patrons enjoy their tea served on fine china and silver cutlery, surrounded by crisp table linen, fresh flowers and candles. Saturday-Sunday, 12:00 noon and 3:00 p.m.; Wednesday-Friday, 11:00 a.m.-2:30 p.m. 90 W. Afton Avenue, Yardley, (215) 321-9866, www.teawithanaccent.com