The decor is a little lacking in terms of creating an intimate ambiance, mostly due to the corporate feel. It looks like a nicer business class airport lounge.
Excellent. I tried pouring the tea and spilled it all over my side of the table and a server came right over to assist me. He stopped by to pour my near empty teacup throughout the tea service. All done with a smile.
TEA & TEA SELECTION: ★★★★☆
The tea selection is on the small side with 11 teas and it’s heavy with black teas. I got the Dragon Pearl, Jasmine tea which was very good.
The three-tiered tray arrived with three courses for two people.
Excellent presentation of savories. The perfectly made tea sandwiches were pure eye candy. Delicious. No stale, or cold bread here.
Two scones per person and they were a nice, manageable size. Served with jams, lemon curd, and clotted cream, they were soft and fluffy on the inside with a crusty thin exterior.
Nicer than the year before with a good variety of sweets. The hazelnut mini cakes were especially good but nothing wowed me.
Upping the afternoon tea from 3 teacups to 4! The setting is still not great, but everything else about the tea service was.
LOCATION: Gotham Lounge at The Peninsula | 700 Fifth Avenue at 55th Street | New York, NY 10019 | 212.956.2888
AFTERNOON TEA HOURS: Daily from 2:30PM – 5:00PM
COST: Traditional Afternoon Tea $55 | Menu