Whether you're looking for fairytale inspiration or elegance for a special occasion, there's a tea spot for you and your kids in NYC. Try one of our picks below or add your favorite spot to the list!
Alice's Tea Cup
Shila: The three locations (chapters I, II, and Alice's To-Go), are all "Alice in Wonderland" themed, as you'll see on the bright, whimsical wall decor. Many families and tourists make this a top destination! Specifically, this is a popular spot for Moms and daughters enjoying delicious tea time, alongside three-tiered sweets and savories. The tea list is huge, and it also contains many non-caffeinated drinks for kids. Breakfast, lunch, and dinner are also served.
As a bonus, "fairy wings" are available to wear while dining (and for purchase). Ask your waiter to sprinkle fairy dust on you, too!
Lady Mendl's Tea Salon
Jennie Utsinger: For a traditional tea salon experience, try Lady Mendl's Tea Salon. Furnished in the Victorian style, the tea salon is located in a brownstone and serves a classic five course tea. While children under 12 are not permitted, Lady Mendl's is a perfect choice for a special outing with your older child.
Cost: $59 per person
The Russian Tea Room
Jennie Utsinger: Bring your older children to try tea at the Russian tea room in the stately art deco dining room. A children's tea menu is available with kid-friendly sandwiches and blinis, desserts, and teas.
Cost: $35 per person for the children's menu
Eloise at the Plaza
Jennie Utsinger: Your children will absolutely LOVE, LOVE, LOVE the Eloise Tea at the Plaza. Located in the Palm Court, the tea features custom Eloise teacups and table ware and some rawther delicious sandwiches, savories, desserts, and teas. For the full Eloise experience, stay in the Eloise suite and browse through the Eloise shop!
Cost: $50-95 per person
Let's Dress Up!
Jennie Utsinger: For princess lovers, Let's Dress Up! offers a princess themed 90 minute structured playtime, which can include a themed craft, story, dress up, photo and a seasonal tea party. Children can dress up in the princess dresses, tiaras, jewelry, high heels and sparkly make-up before enjoying tea with their friends. View the schedule via the link above for Princess Play times.
Cost: $35 per person
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