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Apr 7, 2009 06:01 PM

Afternoon Tea in Chicago.

Afternoon Tea in Chicago.

Hello everyone!!!

I am looking for a good traditional afternoon tea in Chicago, with Tea, canapes, and scones.

I don't mind if the tea house is small, I am just looking for a good cup of Tea and scones with devonshire cream.

Please mention the place and if you remember the price.

Thank You All.

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  1. A traditional afternoon tea is served in the luxury hotels, such as the Greenhouse at the Ritz-Carlton. You can also find tea at Argo Tea Cafe, a local chain of teahouses, which have some baked goods but don't go looking for canapes or devonshire cream; they're not that kind of place.

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    1. If you are willing to take the drive (or train) to Evanston, I am a fan of the Wednesday and Saturday afternoon teas at the Celtic Knot. It's a little pub/restaurant owned by a couple of Brits, and Irishman and an American, and the tea is pretty traditional, without being fussy like one of the downtown hotels (don't get me wrong, I like fussy on occasion too, but I think this might be more in line with what you are looking for)

      1. Excellent choices thank you very much for taking the time to post in this thread...

        I will have a car and I donĀ“t mind to drive.


        1. Please keep your opinions coming....

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          1. re: josephml1

            Does anyone know any Afternoon tea near the Hyatt Regency Chicago...


          2. The only place I would not recommend is the Drake Hotel for high tea. I understand that the Drake is all about tradition but this tea just felt stuffy with terrible food. I thought all the sandwiches were bland and soggy, the tea was good, but you can hardly ruin tea. Look else where if you want to spend good money on delicious devonshire cream.

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