BG Restaurant inside Bergdorf Goodman department store offers a great afternoon tea service for only $35 per person.
Take the elevator to the seventh floor and it'll land you right at the entrance of the restaurant.
I love all the little details of the room, like the pretty wallpaper and elegant window treatments. Make reservations, and ask for a table with dome chairs if there's two of you. For Central Park views, ask for seating by the window. I prefer the dome seating since it's a little bit more intimate. The tables by the window are a little too close together. This is a restaurant, so this room isn't exclusive to afternoon tea service.
Good, although with afternoon tea service from 3PM - 5PM, they did rush us at the end when it was getting close to 5PM.
TEA & TEA SELECTION:
Dammann Frères tea is served and there's a succinct tea menu. Lots of tea blends, all of which sounded fantastic. I went with the Nuit à Versailles, a green sencha with fruity and citrus flavors. It was very good.
Excellent! A nice variety of tea sandwiches (six per person) which were all tasty and fresh. No stale tea sandwiches here.
Freshly baked scones served with Devonshire cream and small jars of fruit preserves. You get one scone per person so the portion size is perfect. Oh, and it was excellent with a light sugary top and the texture with just the right amount of crumble.
Each one of the mini sweets were very good and I loved the variety. I was especially surprised by the macarons. I didn't expect to like them since I'm a huge Ladurée fan, but they were actually quite good. They're by a French company called Pat'aChoux.
Excellent and not a false note in any of the courses, but just know they want you done by 5PM so don't be too surprised if they drop off the check if you're taking too long.