Recs for high tea in Chicago please!!!!
I know it's not particularly American, but a friend and I are spending Canadian Thanksgiving in Chicago this weekend, and have a ritual of enjoying high tea wherever we go. Recs, pls!!
The Peninsula's seems to be a favorite (my wife has enjoyed it), but all the major old-school hotels do it (Four Seasons, Drake, Ritz).
I've had high tea at the Ritz Carlton and it was great. They make you feel dignified (but not stuffy) and the small bites were tasty.
The Peninsula is supposed to be the best. I've had the tea service at the Oak Room at the flagship Macy's (used to be the oriiginal Marshal Field's) it was ok. I've also tried the Russian Tea Room--which definitely included a lot to eat (well worth the price) and very tasty tea. Oh, the service was also exceptional at the Russian Tea Room (I had to wait about 30 minutes for my friend to actually come--and they were very kind, even engaging, during the wait).