We sat in one of the circular banquette seats on the second floor and it was comfortable and roomy. Tables are spaced far apart so it feels intimate.
Service was a little uneven, but friendly. For example, plates and cups were taken off the table without asking if we were done when there were still bites and sips left.
TEA & TEA SELECTION: ★★☆☆☆
The last time I went they steeped the tea in the kitchen and brought it to the table, perfectly brewed without the tea leaves (or tea bag) in the teapot. This time, a red lacquer tea box was brought out filled with Palais des Thés teas in GASP!!! TEA BAGS. No, just no. Especially when you’re charging $6 for it. Can you hear my eye roll from where you’re sitting? Loose leaf would be much appreciated instead.
Funny enough, I got Long Jing, a green tea, the last time I went. Since they gave us the teabags, we did ask for refills of hot water.
There are about 10 items on the menu with a mix of savories, scones, and sweets. You pick and choose and one selection is $6 while you can get three for $16. I was hungry so I got six. AGAIN, I made the mistake of getting too many sweets. I should have gotten more savories, which were quite good.
The scones here are a must! They’re served warm and they’re delicious. You get two scones per order and they’re served with clotted cream and jam.
In my last review, I recommend getting just two sweets. I should really read my own reviews. They were all tasty though and the portion sizes were good.
If you’re looking for some small bites without having to commit to a full afternoon tea in midtown, this is a good choice.