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High Tea?

il Trifulau Feb 15, 2010 12:43 PM

Please tell me where I can enjoy high tea service in Manhattan.
Thank you.

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    Pookipichu RE: il Trifulau Feb 15, 2010 02:03 PM

    Lady Mendl's Tea Salon. One of the loveliest tea salons in Manhattan with old world charm. The service is gracious and accommodating with an excellent selection of teas, properly steeped and served at perfect temperature.

    Lady Mendl's Tea Salon
    56 Irving Pl, New York, NY 10003

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      demo5 RE: il Trifulau Feb 15, 2010 02:13 PM

      I assume you are referring to afternoon tea, and not high tea (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tea_%28m...). If that is the case, most of the better hotels serve tea. Among my favorites are the St. Regis and the Ritz Carleton, Central Park South. Other hotels to try are the Plaza and the Pierre. Also, on the Upper East Side you can try King's Carriage House, which is very nice.

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        gutsofsteel RE: demo5 Feb 15, 2010 02:31 PM

        Just an FYI: The Pierre is no longer serving tea in the salon, it is now in the bar and is rather inelegant.

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          NealR2000 RE: gutsofsteel Nov 23, 2010 06:02 AM

          That is terrible news. The Rotunda was was the main attraction to having tea there. I was going to take my family there after a couple of years but will now be looking for a new place to go.

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        Miss Rennie RE: il Trifulau Feb 15, 2010 07:57 PM

        Demo5 is quite right. The posh tea service one has around 4pm is called "afternoon tea" or just "tea", tout court. "High tea" is used in America by Americans wanting to sound posh, but high tea is really a rather low meal. It is working-class supper, usually consisting of meat (a chop or some such), veg, dessert and of course tea.

        1. LeahBaila RE: il Trifulau Feb 16, 2010 04:56 AM

          BG (restaurant on 7th floor at Bergdorf Goodman)
          Crosby Bar


          1. smokeandapancake RE: il Trifulau Feb 16, 2010 05:09 AM

            the ritz has high tea

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              3crazydogs RE: il Trifulau Feb 16, 2010 09:24 AM

              Just stayed at The Plaza this weekend and their High Tea looked great.

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                il Trifulau RE: 3crazydogs Feb 24, 2010 04:05 AM

                Just got back from London and enjoyed "High Tea" at the Connaught Hotel and Claridge's.
                I'll write and let them know they're saying it wrong.
                Thanks for the recs. I really enjoyed it!

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                  uwsister RE: il Trifulau Feb 24, 2010 05:33 AM

                  Ahhhh I love the Connaught. Yes, do let them know! LOL.

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