Best Afternoon Tea in NYC

Considering an Afternoon Tea in NYC but unsure which establishments offer afternoon tea and which are the best places to go.

We have compiled a list of the best afternoon tea NYC can provide, so if you are looking for the perfect afternoon tea with friends, a romantic valentines afternoon tea, a mothers day afternoon tea treat for your mum, a fathers day treat for your dad or just a special treat for yourself, check out:

Best Afternoon Tea NYC Has To Offer

Afternoon Tea NYC - The Gallery at the Carlyle

The Gallery at the Carlyle

35 East 76th Street, New York, NY 10021

Inspired by the sultan’s dining room at the Topkapi Palace in Turkey, The Gallery is an exquisite, private retreat.

The Gallery features a modern twist on classics, such as Hudson Valley Foie Gras Torchon and assorted house-made pâtés, along with a complete afternoon tea with exotic teas, finger sandwiches, scones with authentic Devonshire cream, and fresh pastries.

Visit the website for prices and opening times.

Afternoon Tea NYC - Lady Mendl's Tea Salon

Lady Mendl’s Tea Salon 

56 Irving Place, New York, NY 10003

Lady Mendl’s is a true Victorian tea salon in a brownstone on Irving Place that serves a classic English afternoon tea.

Sit on couches by the fireplace or at elegantly set tables. On the afternoon tea menu you’ll find green market tea sandwiches, traditional scones, gateau de crepes and petit fours.

Served Thursday and Friday from 1.00-4.00pm, and Saturday-Sunday from 12 noon – 5.00pm.

Alice’s Tea Cup 

Chapter 1: 102 West 73rd Street, New York, NY 10023

Chapter 2: 156 East 64th Street, New York, NY 10065

Be enchanted by Alice’s Tea Cup all set around the magical world of Alice in Wonderland.

Enjoy homemade scones and decadent desserts as well as sandwiches served on three tiers.

There are many afternoon teas including the Madhatter and the Jabberwocky!

Wednesday to Friday 11am-6.00pm; Saturday and Sunday 10am-6.00pm.

Afternoon Tea NYC - American Girl Place

American Girl Place

609 5th Avenue, New York, NY 10017

Enjoy the American Girl tea experience. Based inside the upscale shop for speciality dolls and accessories.

There’s cinnamon buns, mini pizzas, sandwiches as well as cookies and tarts and a flower pot crumble.

Visit the website for opening times.

Afternoon Tea NYC - The Russian Tea Room

The Russian Tea Room

150 West 57th Street, New York, NY 10019

There is plenty on the menu at this decadent tea room. From a Royal afternoon tea to a children’s afternoon tea there is lots on offer.

Expect delicate sandwiches and blinis, scones, cupcakes and petit four.

Served daily from 12 noon – 4.30pm.

Afternoon Tea NYC - The Palm Court at the Plaza

The Palm Court at the Plaza

Fifth Avenue at Central Park South, New York, NY 10019

For over 100 years, The Palm Court has been New York City’s iconic destination for Afternoon Tea.

Enjoy the Manhattan Tea with sandwiches and savouries, scones with Devonshire cream and curd, pastries and sweets such as a lychee and rose macaron.

This is pure elegance!

Served daily 10:30 am. – 5:30 pm.

Afternoon Tea NYC - Baccarat Hotel

Baccarat Hotel

28 West 53rd Street, New York, NY 10019

Honoring the legendary Baccarat crystal brand’s heritage of creating masterpieces for generations of royal households, they have imagined a tea service reflective of those enjoyed in palaces around the world.

Expect beautifully presented sweet and savoury treats served on crystal stands

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Served Wednesday to Friday 2.00-4.00pm; Saturday and Sunday 12 noon – 4.00pm

Afternoon Tea NYC - Bergdorf Goodman

Bergdorf Goodman

754 5th Avenue, New York, NY 10019

Visit this picturesque setting, designed by Kelly Wearstler, with sweeping views of Central Park, and enjoy irresistible dishes including the famous Gotham Salad.

On offer are tea sandwiches, freshly baked scones and variety of petite sweets.

Served daily 12 noon – 5.00pm.

Afternoon Tea NYC - Brooklyn High Low

Brooklyn High Low

611 Vanderbilt Avenue, Prospect Heights, Brooklyn, NY 11238

Brooklyn High Low pulls from high tea and low tea to offer a classic tearoom service, Brooklyn-style, through three tea experiences.

The Classic, the Vanderbilt, and the Heights teas offer a range of savoury bites, baked goods and yummy sweets created in the house kitchen.

The sitting room, decked with low tables, comfortable antique chairs, and vintage décor, is an oasis calm.

Reservations only 12 noon to 3.30pm.

Afternoon Tea NYC - Patisserie Chanson


20 West 23rd Street, New York, NY 10010

Nested in New York City’s Flatiron District, Patisserie Chanson is a modern European café and eatery that specialises in the art of dessert making. 

Their reinvented baked goods, aromatic blooming teas, and beautifully blended coffee stimulates even the most discerning palates.

Visit the website for further details.

Afternoon Tea NYC - Crosby Street Hotel

Crosby Street Hotel

79 Crosby Street, New York, NY 10012

Crosby Street Hotel is a fun and stylish place to have Afternoon Tea. It is served all day long in The Crosby Bar or on the outdoor terrace during the summer. 

Enjoy a delicious selection of finger sandwiches and savouries, followed by sour cream doughnuts with raspberry sugar, as well as homemade scones with clotted cream and preserves, served on Kit Kemp’s beautiful Mythical Creatures Wedgwood china.

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Afternoon Tea NYC - Four Seasons Hotel

Four Seasons Hotel

57 East 57th Street, New York, NY 10022

Ty Bar is bringing Afternoon Tea back to Four Seasons Hotel in New York.

Enjoy a boozy twist to the classic tradition with tea-infused cocktails, Louis Roederer Brut Champagne and caviar.

Visit the website for opening times.

Afternoon Tea NYC - Kings Carriage Hotel

Kings Carriage Hotel

251 East 82nd Street, New York, NY 10028

A favourite destination for afternoon tea in New York City, Kings’ Carriage House offers the timeless experience of afternoon tea serving savoury sandwiches, scones and sweets in the charming outdoor tea garden café.

Served Tuesday to Sunday 12 noon – 4.00pm.

Afternoon Tea NYC - Laduree Madison

Ladurée Madison

864 Madison Avenue, New York, NY 10021

The history of Parisian tea rooms is intimately tied to the history of the Ladurée family.

It all began in 1862, when Louis Ernest Ladurée created a bakery in Paris at 16 rue Royale. 

Ladurée is the ultimate French Maison for macarons, sweet pastries, chocolates and more.

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Afternoon Tea NYC - Lillies Times Square

Lillie’s Times Square

249 West 49th Street, New York, NY, 10019

In honour of actress Lillie Langtry – Lillie’s Victorian Establishment was created.

The antique marble bar and furnishings, were acquired from a Victorian mansion in Belfast.

They serve an eclectic range of food and cocktails.

Visit the website for opening times and further details.

Afternoon Tea NYC - Metropolitan Museum

The Metropolitan Museum

1000 5th Avenue, 4th Floor, New York, NY 10028

The Petrie Court Cafe is located by the European sculptures. Choose from a selection of teas, sandwiches, scones and petit four whilst surrounded by culture.

Served daily 2.30 – 4.30 pm

Afternoon Tea NYC - Patisserie Fouet

Patisserie Fouet

15 East 13th Street, New York, NY 10003

Meaning “whisk,” Fouet introduces innovative French desserts and pastries with Japanese ingredients and flair.

Chef Yoshie Shirakawa and her team invite you to indulge in their unique interpretation on conventional cuisine in a patisserie by day and dessert bar by night.

Visit the website for prices and opening times.

Afternoon Tea NYC - The Pierre Two E Bar and Lounge

The Pierre, Two E Bar & Lounge

2 East 61st Street, New York, NY 10065

Originally built as the Gentleman’s Library at The Pierre, Two E was redesigned by Alexandra Champalimaud to reflect the marvellous style of an Upper East Side residence.

This delightfully swanky noshery and lounge is the perfect place to enjoy  Afternoon Tea.

Served daily 2.00-6.00pm.

Afternoon Tea NYC - Prince Tea House

Prince Tea House

36-39 Prince Street, Flushing, NY 11354

This is a charming choice with an ample selection of French teas, plus sweet treats, crepe cakes and light fare.

Prince Tea House prides itself on offering their own unique creations of freshly made and delicious confections.

Visit the website for further details.

Tea & Sympathy

108 Greenwich Avenue, New York, NY 10011

Tea & Sympathy is a British restaurant serving traditional British comfort food since 1990.

The shop next door sells popular British groceries, sweets, tea, tea-pots, cups and saucers, and lots more.

The menu includes classic British favourites including Afternoon Tea.

Visit the website for opening times.

Afternoon Tea NYC - Wave Hill

Wave Hill

West 249th Street and Independence Avenue, Bronx, NY 10471

Wave Hill is a 28-acre estate in the Hudson Hill section of Riverdale in the Bronx. Enjoy a selection of tea sandwiches and bite-sized pastries, along with bottles of iced black tea and sparkling water.

Available in both vegetarian and standard options, you can enhance your Afternoon Tea with a bottle of red, white or sparkling wine.

Minimum of two guests are required for tea service.

Served Tuesday and Thursday.

Afternoon Tea NYC - The Whitby Hotel

The Whitby Hotel

18 West 56th Street, New York, NY 10019

The Whitby Bar has a delicious Afternoon Tea served in the colourful restaurant or the elegant Orangery.

Served on Kit Kemp’s beautiful Sailor’s Farewell Wedgwood china, enjoy  finger sandwiches, a selection of mouthwatering cakes including red velvet macarons and pear and ginger layer cake, as well as homemade scones with clotted cream and preserves.

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Afternoon Tea NYC - The Ritz Carlton

The Ritz Carlton

50 Central Park South, New York, NY 10019

Life in NYC is always evolving: morning coffee leads to a working lunch, and after-work drinks blend into an evening meal.

The newly opened Contour follows this rhythm with a social dining concept celebrating the luxury cocktail experience alongside carefully crafted dishes.

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Afternoon Tea NYC - Cha AN BONBON


238A East 9th Street, New York, New York 10003

Cha-An is the hidden gem of East Ninth Street. Designed to look like a Japanese teahouse – with a few cozy bamboo lodges to sip tea in to boot.

Cha-An boasts hand-whisked matcha and house-made Japanese desserts like black sesame mochi and hoji tea jelly with sweet black syrup.

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