New York City

Our 10 Favorite Places for High Tea in NYC

From vegan and gluten-free high teas, to traditionally luxurious, New York has it all.


Tea & Sympathy

108 Greenwich Avenue between Horatio Street and Jane Street, Manhattan, (212) 989-9735

Our 10 Favorite Places for High Tea in NYC

Tea & Sympathy in the West Village

A casual, low-key destination with a warm and homey atmosphere, Tea & Sympathy is the perfect place to check in and recharge. Tea service is $36 for one or $66 for two and includes finger sandwiches, scones with jam and clotted cream, and assorted cakes. Guests can choose from over 30 varieties of tea including several house blends.

Uniquely shaped teapots and artfully decorated cups add charm and character to this cozy little haven. They are open the latest, with tea service available daily from 1:30-10:30 p.m., but get there early, as this is a small space, and they do not accept reservations. If you can manage it, round off your meal with the sticky toffee pudding—I hear it’s to die for.

If you’re a true Anglophile, or if you’re a displaced Brit looking for a little slice of home, head on over to Tea & Sympathy’s affiliated store, Carry on Tea & Sympathy. It is located right next door at 110 Greenwich Avenue. Here you’ll find a host of all things British: British teas, British chocolate bars, British candies, British groceries and British-themed goods.

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Reader Discussion: 9 Comments

  1. Avatar of Kellie


    Seriously thinking of this for my girl, but only one place offered gluten free? TY!

    • Avatar of Rebecca


      The only spot with a gluten-free option on the list has a note on its website saying they no longer offer gluten-free options. Any new ones you know of? I’d really love to take my girls out for tea when we visit NYC in a couple of weeks!

  2. Avatar of Gabriella Tooma

    Gabriella Tooma

    I am trying to find a great, classy, brunch for my 21st birthday with my best friend. I love high tea, but also a boozy brunch would be awesome! I love dressing up classy and love to stare at a great view. Do you have anything you recommend?

    Thanks so much love your blog!

  3. Avatar of Chris Naselli

    Whenever I’m uptown, I always try to have meetings at a fancy tea room because they’re just so glamorous and elegant.

  4. Avatar of Pearlsbounce

    Love this! Will definitely be trying a few on my next trip!

  5. Avatar of Tami Winbush

    Tami Winbush

    Next time I'm in the city I will have to make sure to try Hotel Plaza Athenee. I'm quite enamored by the dark ,warm colors. Tea would be delightful and cozy there.

  6. Avatar of Zenab Bello-Osagie

    I'm not really a tea person but I will definitely try one of these places just for the delicious snacks! I love macaroons!! yum.

  7. Avatar of Auriane Desombre

    Great list! I definitely want to try Bosie Tea Parlor.

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