2. Lady Mendl’s Tea Salon
Address: 56 Irving Pl, New York, NY 10003
Times: Every afternoon at 12:00 pm, 2:30 pm and 5:00 pm
Menu: Lady Mendl’s offers a five course “Royal Tea Service” ($60), which kicks off with an amuse-bouche, a single, bite-sized hors d’oeuvre; followed by tea sandwiches like smoked salmon with dill cream cheese on pumpernickel or cucumber with mint crème fraiche on brioche; the third course is made up scones; with the fourth and fifth courses rounding out the seating with desserts like the Lady Mendl’s signature cake, cookies and chocolate covered strawberries. The tea service includes a selection of freshly steeped teas.
Reservations: Required (212-533-4466)
Experience: Nestled within a boutique hotel, guests will be transported to an era of sublime elegance.
Website: Lady Mendl’s Tea Salon