Updates on Afternoon Tea
We have been to the former Ritz, Bristol Lounge, Boston Harbour Hotel and now need a new spot when next in town visiting colleges. Do you recommend Boston Park Plaza or L'Espalier?
What about the Taj or Upstairs on the Square? Not specifically on your list, but both do a delightful job. Tea at the Taj is definitely more formal, but Tea at Upstairs on the Square is a lot of fun - especially if you sit in their Zebra Room which is really cool and funky.
I second tea at Upstairs on the Square! It's a lovely place to enjoy tea. I believe it was $20 pp when I went last year and that included your choice of tea and a variety of savory and sweet items. One of the eateries in the Boston Public Library also offered a high tea. Not sure if they still do. It was rather pricey though ~$40 pp if I remember correctly.
According to their websites, it's $28pp now. http://www.upstairsonthesquare.com/me...
Our traditional three-tiered afternoon tea:
Savory Treat, Assortment of Tea Sandwiches,
UpStairs Sweets & Pot of Tea $28
Zebra Tea (with a Kick
)Traditional Three Tiered Tea and a Glass of Bubbly $35
Grand Peppermint Tea
Chocolate Square, Fudge Brownie & Mini-Peppermint Parfait
with Pot of Wild Mint $18
L'Espalier has wonderful food at their tea, particularly the pastries, however it is exquisitely formal. If you're looking to relax, I would second Upstairs on the Square. However, if you enjoy over the top formal, L'Espalier is lovely. (It's also a good way to get an experience there without paying what a dinner would involve...)