5. Mandarin Oriental
Address: 80 Columbus Circle, New York, NY 10023
Times: Every afternoon, 2:30 pm – 4:30 pm
Menu: The Mandarin Oriental offers light fare and afternoon tea in its Lobby Lounge, offering panorama views of Central Park and the skyline of Manhattan. The serving includes a selection of tea, traditional treats and sweet temptations accompanied by house-made scones and marmalade.
Reservations: Required (212-805-8800)
Experience: Get that pinky out, this place is posh, but not to be confused with stuffy. The staff is very kind and welcoming. You might do some celeb spotting.
Website: Mandarin Oriental