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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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Sun - Sat 08:00 - 20:00
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New York City, New York
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48 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 March 2016

The food was very expensive. The sandwiches were dry and not very tasty. The scones were only fair. The buttermilk scone was a biscuit not a scone. The tea was ok. We had a birthday lunch for my granddaughter and were essentially disappointed. Try somewhere else!!!

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Queens, New York
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70 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 March 2016

Had a Groupon deal for the Mad Morning breakfast for two. Wait time was about a half hour. Nice bonding time with my 9 year old daughter over 2 pots of tea, scones, scrambled eggs, yogurt and granola. Excellent deal and delicious food.

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Thank Mary C
San Diego, California
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69 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 March 2016

I've been to Alice's Tea Cup the past four times I've been in New York and have never left disappointed. The only thing I can really say is mediocre is the service, but then again usually I am there when it's crowded (not that that's an excuse, but it may be a contributing factor). The tea selection is probably the... More 

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Stockholm, Sweden
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15 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 February 2016

very expensive for the quality of the food. Ice tea was SO fade ( almost only taste water and not even cold). Bread was hard and dry i could not eat, french fries were cold.... all this for something acceptable but not at all diserv a visit or paying that much money. Plus the host guy was quite unfriendly. The... More 

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Thank Vanillle
Vancouver, Canada
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137 reviews
97 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 February 2016

Read reviews online and thought this will be a great place for afternoon tea and amazing scones. The tea was all right, the scones change everyday and are solid, the sandwiches are average and sadly you only get one dessert to share between the two of you (and lots of below average cookies). I got the lemon tart and that... More 

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New York, NY
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12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 February 2016

No reservations policy is terrible when you cater to children. Twenty minute wait for a table for 2 turned into at least 30 minutes (probably more, but we lost track of time after a while when the hunger set in). Place was tired and dingy, not at all what we had expected. Walls were dirty and scuffed. Definitely not the... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 February 2016

Trashy and sorta cute..? I've been looking forward to going to Alice's Teacup since the day I knew it existed. I was a expecting a wonderland of fairies, butterflies, teacup, etc. When I got there I was a little disappointed by what I saw. The place was small, trashy, but yet in a way kind of was cute. The wait... More 

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Helsingborg,sweden
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141 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 98 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 February 2016

We haver never seen so many teas to choose from before. We love tea so it was a little hard to decide. It was plenty of food, sandwiches, scones and cookies/cakes. Everything was delicious. Great place to be at.

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New York City, New York
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137 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 176 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 February 2016

I've been coming to this adorable, whimsical little tearoom since the original one opened on Columbus ave. 20 years ago. Back then I loved going with my girlfriends, and I remember thinking what a lovely place it would be to take my own daughters one day. Fast forward 20 years, and I still love this place, but the pleasure has... More 

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New Jersey
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 January 2016

We had the evening tea - scone, sandwiches, dessert, and tea. Many choices available for scones and sandwiches. All we had were very good. Also, many, many choices of teas. Service was good. The decor ,of course, has an Alice in Wonderland theme. Very good experience! Will happily return.

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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
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$20 - US$25
Cuisine
American, Cafe, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Brunch, Breakfast
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Takeout, Reservations, Highchairs Available
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, 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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