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Phenomenal_Fem Nov 13, 2009 06:11 AM

I'm heading to Chicago for the Christmas/New Year's Holiday and I'd love to have Afternoon Tea. I've been to the Ritz, Four Season and Fairmont. Are they still good? Different places I should try? Thoughts?

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    ferret Nov 13, 2009 07:42 AM

    I don't do tea, but the Peninsula may be worth a try. They do everything else well.

    http://www.peninsula.com/Chicago/en/D...

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      tumuppet Nov 13, 2009 12:16 PM

      I'm a fan of the Peninsula too. The view is uninspired but the service and the experience is top notch.

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        Phenomenal_Fem Nov 14, 2009 09:02 PM

        How would one dress for tea at The Penninsula?

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          fooddoggie Nov 15, 2009 08:09 AM

          I enjoyed tea at the Peninsula, it's solid; the tea is delicious, as one would expect, but it doesn't have the luxuriousness of the Ritz or the Four Seasons, probably because of the atmosphere. As far as attire, this is Chicago - you can go casual - nobody cares.

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        fooddoggie Nov 14, 2009 10:39 AM

        Ritz Carlton - Winter Garden (I think it's called?)

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          chrischris Nov 17, 2009 10:38 AM

          Russian Tea Time, across from the Art Institute on Adams, serves a great tea.

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          Russian Tea Time Restaurant
          77 E Adams St, Chicago, IL 60603

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