3. The Pierre, A Taj Hotel
Address: 2 E. 61st St, New York, NY 10065
Times: Every afternoon, 3:00pm-5:00pm
Menu: Guests have a choice of traditional tea service ($55), with finger sandwiches, freshly baked ginger scones with Devonshire cream and Meyer lemon curd and pastries, such as coffee rum opera cake, mini lemon meringues and mini fruit tarts; or sweet tea service ($45), with freshly baked scones and pastries. Both tea services include selections from a variety of fine black, green and herbal loose teas from around the world. A royal tea service which includes champagne with either of the above is also on the menu, $65-$70.
Reservations: Accepted (212-838-1400), Walk-ins Welcome
Experience: The only hotel on the Upper East Side honored with the Forbes 5 Star Award and AAA 5 Diamond award offers tea in its Two E Bar/Lounge, a sophisticated space designed by Alexandra Champalimaud.
Website: The Pierre