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Tea & Sympathy

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108 Greenwich Ave, New York City, NY 10011-7741
+1 212-989-9735
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11:30 - 22:30
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Brookline, Massachusetts
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29 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My wife and I go to Tea & Sympathy multiple times every visit we make to New York. The ambiance is charming and authentically British, with an afternoon tea that cannot be beaten anywhere, full stop. But if you enjoy hearty English food I recommend going for a full English breakfast or getting their Sunday dinner or Cornish game hen... More 

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New York, New York
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52 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Tea and Sympathy is the only place I know of you can get finger sandwiches with the crust cut off these days. Cream cheese and cucumbers, tuna salad, ham and cheddar, coronation chicken salad, egg salad and watercress all wonderful and perfect for tea, followed by their delightful, Fairy Cupcake or Sticky toffee pudding. For dates with friends this is... More 

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Thank Suzanne S
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10 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 February 2017 via mobile

Arrived on a busy Saturday afternoon, and had to wait outside for 20 minutes- which is completely reasonable as there is very limited space inside. Be prepared with warm clothes if it is chilly out. We shared the Afternoon Tea for 2 for 66$. Scones, finger sandwiches, & tea were all delicious and they have a great selection! It is... More 

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Thank Jessica S
New York, United States
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 January 2017 via mobile

I lived in the West Village for years and always enjoyed coming to this spot for tea and a quick bite with frends. I recently planned a special day downtown with my wife and kids and added Tea & Sympathy to our agenda for lunch. What a mistake. I am not sure what happened (as I can see from the... More 

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Thank NYFamilyTravelMan
New York City, New York
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 January 2017 via mobile

Absolutely lovely! Try the chicken soup - so good for a cold day. And the lemon coconut cake with custard was delish and guilt-free. Can't wait to go again! Beautiful little place.

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Thank Elizabeth V
Vermont
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39 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 December 2016

We have eaten here on many of our NYC trips, as it is one of my daughter's favorite places. We have never been disappointed. The food is excellent as is the service. The place is small, so there can be a wait for a table, but well worth the wait.

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Neenah, Wisconsin
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114 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 80 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 December 2016

For anyone who'd like to know what it's like to visit the UK, this is it. Unthinkably tiny for the size of its reputation, T&S offers the quintessential menu for a truly British dining experience. I had the Coronation Chicken Sandwich (curried) with a Victoria Sponge Cake and a bottle of elderflower soda. Perfect! The Victoria Sponge was not simply... More 

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Argentina
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48 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 December 2016

Cozy place with quick service and classic british treats and dishes. A little bit expensive but worth it!

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Thank CalistaMcFly
Long Island, New York
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170 reviews
113 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 December 2016 via mobile

We came here around 5 on a Friday and it was crowded. Your whole party has to be present to be seated FYI! We got a table by the window which was nice. I got the bangers and mash and my gf got the shepherds pie. Everything was delicious. Even the mashed potatoes, which are usually bland in restaurants. For... More 

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Thank Mariel D
Grand Cayman
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50 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 November 2016 via mobile

For an expat the search for a real full English can be frustrating, especially in America. The Yanks do some wonderful food, but they really, really do not understand breakfast. The American version of bacon is an abomination... Well, in New York at least, there is an oasis of civilisation and it's name is Tea & Sympathy. It's very small,... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
British
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Delivery, Takeout
Open Hours
Monday
11:30 - 22:30
Tuesday
11:30 - 22:30
Wednesday
11:30 - 22:30
Thursday
11:30 - 22:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 108 Greenwich Ave, New York City, NY 10011-7741
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  New York City>  > West Village
  • Neighbourhood: West Village
  • Phone Number: +1 212-989-9735

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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