Oh all you afternoon tea fans, I have great news for you! I thought I had already discovered the cream of the crop when it comes to tea spots in the city, but a new one has been added to the list: The Crosby Street Hotel in Soho! My mother-in-law and I went recently to celebrate Galentine’s Day (cause you know, it’s the month of all things love!), and we had the most delightful time!
We got a table for two overlooking the courtyard garden, so had tons of sunlight–I would definitely recommend requesting a table by the window if possible. The restaurant was offering a special Valentine’s Day tea, complete with sparkling pink champagne (yes, please!), and pink and red sprinkled desserts. They were also super accommodating with making the savory sandwiches veggie friendly, which is always a plus.
And a really amazing thing about this particular tea service? If you’re watching your sugar intake, you don’t have to forgo the tea service all together, because they offer a DETOX TEA, which is the same three tiered service, just with healthier options. And by “healthier”, I mean it’s free of gluten, dairy, eggs, and refined sugar. Quite a few tables around us ordered this, and it actually looked really tasty! (Not that I was going to give up my chocolate Valentine bon-bons, but good for them!;-) The traditional tea service as well as the detox go for $48 per person, and it’s $60 if you’re getting the champagne service.
Oh! And if tea doesn’t strike your fancy (I’ve heard some people refer to it as drinking lukewarm bath water;-), you can opt for coffee or hot chocolate with your service, instead.
Isn’t she adorable in her fascinator?! Pinkies up, and cheers to the month of celebrating friendship and love!
p.s. in case you missed it, a complete list of tea houses/services we love in NYC, and NYC’s best coffee shops.