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Top 8 New York City Tea Rooms

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Enjoy a delicious English afternoon tea at one of these New York City tea rooms, whether you are looking for a special way to spend an afternoon or have a bigger celebration in mind.

1. Palm Court at The Plaza Hotel

Red Carpet  The Plaza Hotel
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If you're looking for a classic afternoon tea experience, you might find just what you're looking for at the Palm Court at the Plaza Hotel. There are several options for afternoon tea at the plaza, including The Classic, The New Yorker, Chocolate Tea (with chocolate fondue!) and Eloise Tea (particularly suited to the younger set.)

2. The Pembroke Tea Room

Located in the Lowell Hotel, the Pembroke Tea Room offers visitors classic afternoon tea offerings, as well as a children's tea menu if you've got a special little one sharing tea with you.

3. Lady Mendl's Tea Salon

Housed in the elegant Inn at Irving Place, Lady Mendl's tea salon seeks to recreate the Victorian tea experience. Five-course afternoon tea is served daily at select times. Reservations recommended. Space is available for bridal showers, private tea parties, and small weddings.

4. Tea & Sympathy

A visit to this Greenwich Village tea room will make you feel like you've been transplanted to Britain -- and that's just what the owners intended. From fish & chips to bangers and mashed, Tea & Sympathy offers a comprehensive taste of Britain, complete with an authentic afternoon tea. Off-site catering available.

5. Alice's Tea Cup

Alice's Tea Cup
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Alice's Tea Cup is a great child-friendly tea room choice with three separate locations. Excellent scones, friendly service, and a whimsical design, ensure adults will enjoy the experience as well. Menu offers a la carte selections, as well as several afternoon tea service options (available continuously). Children's choices include everything from baby food to after-school snacks and child friendly sandwiches. Space available for private parties.

6. Franchia

This Korean tea room creates a relaxing oasis in Manhattan. Creative vegetarian cuisine is served, reflecting a combination of Korean, Asian and Western influences. They offer tea service menus for bridal and baby showers.

7. Podunk

This homey East Village tea room offers friendly service and a warm atmosphere for enjoying tea and scones (as well as a variety of other delicious baked goods).

8. The Pembroke Tea Room

Located in the Lowell Hotel, the Pembroke Tea Room offers visitors classic afternoon tea offerings, as well as a children's tea menu if you've got a special little one sharing tea with you.

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