Top Family Teas in NYC

Jana Beauchamp

Afternoon Tea

Mother’s Day is almost upon us and it’s time to pamper those leading ladies that spruce up our lives. We cannot think of a better way to celebrate the moms on this special day than with a royal tea party. So, raise a cup of tea to all of the super moms and enjoy the elegant, charming, and heartwarming time-honored family tradition of a Mother’s Day Tea at our favorite locations.

Alice’s Tea Cup

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Alice’s Tea Cup is a very family-friendly spot for a magical Mother’s Day tea party. This cute Alice-in-Wonderland-themed tea house welcomes kids of all ages with fairy wings, a sprinkle of magic pixie dust, and tea service for the whole family. There is an extensive “Mad Hatter Tea Party” menu for the grown-ups and a special Wee Tea for the wee ones, featuring kid favorites like grilled cheese, and chicken fingers, plus, their special, homemade baby food. Also, the moms are gonna love that this Mother’s Day, Alice’s Tea Cup will be giving each of the moms special Mother’s Day poems with a flower.

Address: 102 W 73rd St, New York, NY 10023, United States

American Girl

American Girl New York is hosting an American Girl Memories with Mom event on May 11 and 12 in celebration of Mother’s Day. Families will enjoy an extra special Mother’s Day tiered tea party; starts off fresh with cinnamon buns and finishes off with a nice flower pot dessert. Kids of all ages (and their dolls) will love every bite. Moms will love that they get a special American Girl goody bag with a fun memory-game table activity, a doll tote to put your game pieces in, and a craft piece to assemble. Plus, fresh flowers will be handed out to guests. $38 per guest.

Address: 75 Rockefeller Plaza Floor 1, New York, NY 10019, United States

Tiffany’s Blue Box Café

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The Blue Box Café at Tiffany & Co. is great for an extra special breakfast with your mom on Mother’s Day. This intimate space will offer its regular menu all day and is sure to make her feel extra special. Kids of all ages are also welcome and family favorites include the homemade waffles with syrup. Moms will love the Daniel Boulud cuisine and fine details like a scrambled egg in a shell with caviar and blue box petit four, and the design of all things Tiffany.

Address: 6th Floor, 727 5th Ave, New York, NY 10022, United States

The Peninsula

Just in time for Mother’s Day, The Peninsula New York will have their traditional Afternoon Tea. A complimentary glass of champagne will be served to all mothers. Moms will love the perfect combination of tea, champagne, and fabulous family fun.

Address: 700 5th Ave, New York, NY 10019, United States

Brooklyn High Low

This Mother’s Day Brooklyn High Low invites families to a tea service dedicated entirely to celebrating the moms. In the spirit of Mother’s Day, they will exclusively serve their esteemed “Heights” tea service at both their “Prospect Heights” and “The Parlour” locations. There will also be a special toast to honor the moms; tea service will commence with a complimentary glass of sparkling wine to toast to their love and dedication. Guests will enjoy the Grand Tier complete with unlimited tea indulgence, freshly baked English scones with luscious jam and creamy clotted cream, and a pucker-up lemon curd. Moms will love the assortment of tea sandwiches served in their vintage sitting rooms or garden patios. Reservations are essential.

Address: 611 Vanderbilt Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11238, United States

King’s Carriage House

Kings’ Carriage House will host a special Mother’s Day High Tea.  Moms will love the signature Afternoon Tea Menu in their honor enhanced with special touches and a lovely selection of luxurious entrées to indulge all moms. For young guests, they are offering a special Children’s Tea Box. It features specialties like cream cheese and jam thumbprints and cinnamon toast hearts that are accompanied by a carrot soup and grilled cheese stars along with scones and delicious desserts. The charming carriage house offers a regal afternoon tea that leading ladies will love. $39.95 per child and $69 per adult.

Address: 251 E 82nd St, New York, NY 10028, United States

Lady Mendel’s Tea Salon


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Lady Mendel’s Tea Salon offers a special six-course prix fixe menu in their chic tea salon. Moms will love the setting in a Georgian brownstone in Gramercy Park with a regal ambiance and matching tea service. While their normal afternoon tea is five courses, they always have a sixth for Mother’s Day. They are also offering their popular tea pairing for the Mother’s Day menu which has a different tea served with each course and includes a glass of wine, a mimosa, or a bellini per person.

Address: 56 Irving Pl, New York, NY 10003, United States

Pâtisserie Fouet


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Pâtisserie Fouet will host their everyday tea for Mother’s Day featuring finger sandwiches, petit sweets, afternoon tea cakes, and tea, of course. Chef Yoshie Shirakawa and her team invite moms to indulge in their unique interpretation of conventional cuisine in a patisserie by day and a dessert bar by night.  Serving a variety of sweets, beverages, and savory items, families will love that the menu includes gluten-free, dairy-free, and vegan offerings to accommodate different dietary restrictions. Just in time for Mother’s Day, they are also launching a new and fabulous Chamomile Mango Mousse Cake.

Address: 15 E 13th St, New York, NY 10003, United States

The Plaza

There’s no place like The Plaza for a “Mommy and Me Tea” in the stunning Palm Court. Families will make unforgettable Mother’s Day memories as it’s the perfect blend of love, family, and sumptuous cuisine. The selection of the finest tea and finger sandwiches and sweets will have you savoring every sip and bite under the iconic stained glass dome. The Eloise Children’s Tea complete with pink lemonade and a sophisticated junior menu is a fan favorite and as they say, a happy child is a happy mother.

Address: 768 5th Ave, New York, NY 10019, United States

The Baccarat Hotel

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For a sparkling Mother’s Day, The Baccarat Hotel will host a special tea on Mother’s Day. Moms will love the fine blends brewed by the renowned tea sommelier that are paired with Chef Gabriel Kreuther’s personally selected savories and sweets. Moms will love the elevated atmosphere and the tea service; the roses are just for the moms. This will definitely be a magnificent Mother’s Day tea.

Address: 28 W 53rd St, New York, NY 10019, United States

Madame Tea Sweet House

Chef Annie Phinphantthakul has taken her love of Western-style afternoon tea, confections, and home-style Thai cooking to create a new concept, Madame Tea Sweet House. Moms will love the East Meets West Tea service that features savory items like Thai Green Curry Chicken salad finger sandwiches, Thai Curry Puffs, and Khanom Jeeb Nok along with whimsical bird-shaped dumplings which were a favorite of Thailand’s King Rama II. Sweets include jewel-toned Thai Khanom Chan, layered with pandan and coconut jelly; Foi Thong, a specialty of rich egg yolks drizzled with sugar syrup that is served at Thai weddings; and Western-style desserts, including macarons, cupcakes, and fruit tarts.

Address: 6319 39th Ave, Woodside, NY 11377, United States

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