Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Tea and Sympathy, New York, NY


This is probably my favorite spot in all of the city. Located on my absolute favorite street, Greenwich Ave, Tea and Sympathy is about as British as you can get in New York City. I have been visiting this British Tea Room/Restaurant in it's tiny shop location for the past year and have already made multiple visits. Whether I am ordering a pot of tea and an order of scones with fresh clotted cream and jam, or going for a hearty dinner of Chicken and Leek pie served with mixed peas and carrots, mashed potatoes, and a smile I am always in for a treat. Their treacle sponge pudding is delicious and they do a full English breakfast the best this side of the Atlantic.

The spot is perfect to bring friends or a book. I tend to go alone when I'm feeling really overwhelmed and just need a break from the world. I can't even count the number of visits I've made to T&S, but it's always above excellent. I've never had a complaint. Nikki Perry, the owner and founder always is sure to give great service, along with the rest of the British girls who work there. There's so much on the menu that I'd love to try, and it's a goal of mine to enjoy, but I am a sucker for the cucumber and cream cheese sandwich which I usually get at lunch. They also do afternoon tea for 35 dollars at any time of the day! GO VISIT!

I might write a full review soon, but for now, here's a heads up. After my rehearsal at Lincoln Center for the Tisch Gala this past Sunday, I went in to enjoy a cup of Vietnamese Vanilla Black Tea with an order of scones. What a lovely afternoon!

Tea Dreams!



  1. How wonderful to be able to visit Tea and Sympathy often. I have never been to New York, but I feel like I've enjoyed this tea room through their book Tea & Sympathy. One of these days I'll try their recipe for Steak & Kidney Pie and Sticky Pudding.

    What a great header photo!

  2. It's such a pleasure to be able to head over to T&S whenever I want to! I enjoy it so much. The book is great, and some of my favorite recipes come from the book, including the steak and kidney pie! Thanks for reading and enjoying!

  3. fell in love with the pretty tea sets...i wish they have more of these places in hong kong...

  4. One of the best places ever! Can't wait to be back in the city and visit.

  5. Marlena,

    Glad to hear the good comments. T&S is my absolute favorite!