Holiday Tea Time in New York for Kids and Families

Having afternoon tea can be a fun outing with kids during the holidays. Whether you’re celebrating a special occasion or just looking for a memorable experience. It’s an especially great winter outing that puts you in the Christmas Spirit. Here are several places that serve high tea in New York City.

1) Madeline’s Tea at the Carlyle – Upper East Side

35 East 76th Street at Madison Avenue

November 2 to December 21

10 a.m. & 12:45 p.m. Madeline Tea returns to Bemelmans Bar every Saturday, with Tina de Varon leading children and parents alike into a delightful sing-a-long from the Madeline Song Book. Kid-friendly foods and Madeline dolls, books, napkins and plates and singing. 

2) Lady Mendl’s Tea Salon – Gramercy

56 Irving Place between 17th and 18th Streets

Since opening, Lady Mendl’s Tea Salon has been consistently rated the best and most romantic Tea Salon in New York City. Guests enjoy a scrumptious five-course tea, consisting of a variety of classic finger sandwiches, fresh baked scones with clotted cream and jams, and a large selection of fine teas.

3) Alice’s Tea Cup – Upper East and Upper West Sides

156 East 64th Street between Third and Lexington Avenues

220 East 81st Street between Second

Third Avenues 102 West 73rd Street at Columbus Avenue

The ambiance at Alice’s can bring out the kid in all of us, and is a great spot for a children’s party, or catching up with family and friends. The decor will remind you of childhood fantasies with all the Alice In Wonderland pics and art on the walls. Alice also has a range of lovely teas and scones. “The Wee Tea” for kids includes a pot of tea or other beverage, one scone, choice of any children’s menu item and dark chocolate mousse. 

4) American Girl Tea – Midtown East

609 Fifth Avenue at 49th Street

You’ll be served at a table with pretty white linens, bright daisy centerpieces, and sparkling silverware. There’s even a memento for your girl to take home as a reminder of her special day. Plus, they have Treat Seats, cups, and saucers just for dolls to use during your meal. Tea time is at 4:00 pm.

5) The Russian Tea Room – Midtown West

150 West 57th Street between Sixth and; Seventh Avenues

The decor is a bit over the top but the blueberry pancakes are heavenly. The staff is very helpful and kind. But most importantly the tea is awesome and served in a fancy silver cup with cute silverware. It is an experience that boys and girls will love.

6) Eloise Tea at the Plaza – Midtown West

Fifth Avenue at Central Park South

The Eloise Tea and the Eloise Shop is where they can play dress-up, watch Eloise movies in the “reading room” or play pretend tea.Children’s tea sandwiches are all served on a tiered platter along with pink lemonade or peppermint iced tea. Served daily from 2 to 5pm, but reservations do fill up, especially during the holidays. 

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