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Alice's Tea Cup

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Upper East Side
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64th st, New York City, NY 10021
+1 212-486-9200
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08:00 - 20:00
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Durham, United Kingdom
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81 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 January 2016 via mobile

First time visitors to NY and staying at a hotel on Park Ave we searched for somewhere local to get breakfast/brunch. Large selection of teas and a great menu. Food was excellent as was the service. We became regular visitors. Probably our favourite eatery.

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Thank smarley1
Houston, Texas
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187 reviews
96 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 January 2016

A fantastic place with great decor. We had breakfast . I had the cornmeal pancakes with berries and I got eggs on the side. They were fantastic. One friend had the waffles. Which he couldn't finish. Everything was perfect. But don't go for coffee, they only have a weak drip coffee. The teas on the other hand were some of... More 

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New York City, New York
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232 reviews
152 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 January 2016

I've been coming to Alice's for brunch at least once a year for quite some time now. It only happens when I have the patience to wait 1.5 hours for a table and that's a rarity. I will say that it's worth the wait because the restaurant itself is very cute the first & second time around. After that you'll... More 

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Wilmington, Delaware
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167 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 December 2015

Best Eggs-Benny on the island. Poached eggs over a homemade ham and cheese scone. A pot of Anna's Earl Grey tea and a Pumpkin Scone to go!

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Geneva, Switzerland
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39 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 December 2015 via mobile

In all fairness, the tea selection is wide and it is good. BUT unfortunately that can't make up for the awful service which ruins the overall experience. I have never seen such a mismanaged business. I have tried both upper east side locations, the worst one being on 64th street. Here is the problem: an empty tearoom, idle waiters hanging... More 

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Thank HJF013
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46 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 December 2015 via mobile

It was definitely worth the wait. Normally they are not busy, but it was. The teas were amazing, food wonderful, and the wait staff was amazing! Mad Hatter was good for 2, Grilled Cheese for a child, and Warm Lentil Salad for myself! Job well done!

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Thank Brady P
Columbus, Ohio
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15 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 December 2015 via mobile

This was our third visit to Alice's tea cup on the east side. Every time we visit NYC we try to come here. From the moment you step through the door you feel like you are visiting a fairy tale with mix matched tables and chairs and dishes and tea cups. The menu is extensive with teas and cakes and... More 

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Belmont, VT
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112 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 December 2015

This experience transported me back to childhood. The event was my granddaughter's birthday celebration. The venue was magical yet subtle with glimpses of Alice and her journey through Wonderland. The tea service was beautifully presented and absolutely delicious. The staff was amazing and the appearance of a fairy princess delightful. I need to return for a grownup lunch.

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Thank Belmontcouple
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20 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 December 2015 via mobile

Took out if town family here for dinner; wonderful tea selection, great food, delightful decor, helpful friendly and accommodation staff - will definitely return- unique menu with interesting choices and wonderful pastries, everything you'd expect from a tea house and much more

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Thank Gina M
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46 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 November 2015 via mobile

We went to Alice's for a Sunday brunch. The place is small and had a hint of Alice in wonderland theme. Their scones were the best. We had egg benedict and white& dark chocolate scones with rasberry, an amazing combination, which I highly recommend.The staff was very friendly.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$20 - US$25
Cuisine
American, Cafe, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Takeout, Reservations, Highchairs Available
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
Sunday
08:00 - 20:00
Monday
08:00 - 20:00
Tuesday
08:00 - 20:00
Wednesday
08:00 - 20:00
Thursday
08:00 - 20:00
Friday
08:00 - 20:00
Saturday
08:00 - 20:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 64th st, New York City, NY 10021
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  New York City>  > Upper East Side
  • Neighbourhood: Upper East Side
  • Phone Number: +1 212-486-9200

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