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The St James Tearoom

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British, Tea Room
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320 Osuna Rd NE, Bldg D, Albuquerque, NM 87107
+1 505-242-3752
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Today
10:45 am - 3:30 pm
Closed now
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Hours:
Sun 10:45 am - 3:30 pm
Tue - Wed 10:30 am - 6:00 pm
Thu - Sat 10:30 am - 8:30 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Coffee & Tea, Breakfast, Reservations
Description: The St. James Tearoom has been delighting guests with its sumptuous...
The St. James Tearoom has been delighting guests with its sumptuous three-course traditional Afternoon Tea experience in an elegant parlour setting since 1999. Considered the 'grande dame' of area dining establishments (Alb. Journal), the tearoom has been featured in The Great Tearooms of North America by Bruce Richardson and CNN's Five Great American Tearooms, and has been the subject of articles in Albuquerque A Magazine, the Albuquerque Journal, Santa Fe New Mexican, Tea A Magazine, and many others. The tearoom is by reservation only, and reservations are for two hours. The St. James Tearoom provides for many types of group dining events, 2 people to 100, whether they are a birthday party, business meeting, bridal or baby shower, book club, retirement party, reunion, company event, or association party. The St. James Tearoom also features one of the finest gift shops in Albuquerque, The St. James Market, selling the finest loose leaf teas, tea accoutrements, teapots, china, cards, books, and fine quality gifts.
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  • 56
    Excellent
  • 12
    Very good
  • 3
    Average
  • 3
    Poor
  • 1
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    5 of 5 stars
One of my all time favorites!

I can't tell you how many times I've been to St James. It's like being transported back in time, or maybe into the set of Downton Abbey. The servers are so well trained, they're the best. I love most of the teas but the Carmel Creme tea is my favorite, like dessert in a cup. Since I'm gluten free... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 23, 2015
Kimber78
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Albuquerque, New Mexico
Good for:
  • Romantic
  • Entertaining clients
  • Large groups
  • Special occasions
  • Doing business
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Albuquerque, New Mexico
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015

I can't tell you how many times I've been to St James. It's like being transported back in time, or maybe into the set of Downton Abbey. The servers are so well trained, they're the best. I love most of the teas but the Carmel Creme tea is my favorite, like dessert in a cup. Since I'm gluten free and... More 

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Albuquerque, New Mexico
Top Contributor
52 reviews 52 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

Never heard of a Hobknob before this event. It's different than regular tea, you're put at a table of strangers unless there's enough of you to fill a full table. That doesn't make it as weird as it sounds--it's a lot of fun! Tonight was Harry Potter and it had a s

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Charlottesville
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19 reviews 19 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

A truly unique place. Each table is in it's own curtained area and the tea service is beautiful. They have a regular, vegetarian and gluten free tea service and they were all delicious. I'll definitely go back again.

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Albuquerque, New Mexico
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17 reviews 17 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2015

We had heard of the St. James Tearoom for a long time, but had never taken the time to go. Now that we have been there once, we will definitely go back. We were seated in a quiet alcove that was separated from other guests. The place was ours for two hours. The meal consisted of various "savouries", breads, and... More 

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Clovis, New Mexico
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29 reviews 29 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2015

So fun for special occasions, this quaint tea room experience was the best ever! The teas are fantastic and the menu is superb and so flavorful. Nicely decorated down to the last detail and the staff is pleasant and their costumes are in keeping with the era. Two hours of enjoyable food, tea and conversation. Nice music from the theme... More 

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Rio Rancho, New Mexico
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21 reviews 21 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2014

It's a nice and lovely time to enjoy a conversation with your friends or family. The service and staff were polite and professional. Food were okay in my opinion. I love the setting for each room when you have tea. They need bigger area while waiting for your seating time. They also should have more seating time available.

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Albuquerque
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10 reviews 10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2014

This was my sixth visit to the St. James and my first to the new location. We invited an elderly friend to join us as she had never been to high tea before. I can't think of a more wonderful place to share a meal with friends.. The decor is perfect in every way. The separete tea rooms are very... More 

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Phoenix, Arizona
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

My sister took me to the St James Tearoom as a surprise to celebrate my 65th birthday on Saturday. It was the most amazing experience I have ever had. It will always be a sweet reminder of how special my sister made my 65th birthday! The food was delightful, I didn't go there expecting a cheeseburger/fries!!! The ambience was perfect,... More 

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Albuquerque
Senior Contributor
28 reviews 28 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2014

The ambiance is wonderful. The decor and service are exceptional. The food however, is below average. Stale finger sandwiches and room temperature food that should be warm. It's obvious the food is made in mass and sits out. $40 for tea and pastries is ridiculous. High tea at the Ritz Carlton in NY was $55 and blew St. James out... More 

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Alamogordo, New Mexico
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28 reviews 28 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2014

What an amazing place to spend with a friend/loved one to enjoy their company and conversation. Understand that this is not a full service restaurant but a place to enjoy high tea which does not provide, what we expect as, full portions but several tiers/types of food as well as tea. You can visit the website to view the current... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 320 Osuna Rd NE, Bldg D, Albuquerque, NM 87107
  • Location: United States  >  New Mexico (NM)  >  Albuquerque
  • Phone Number: +1 505-242-3752

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 25 - 45
  • Cuisine: British, Tea Room

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romantic, Entertaining clients, Large groups, Special occasions, Doing business

Description

The St. James Tearoom has been delighting guests with its sumptuous three-course traditional Afternoon Tea experience in an elegant parlour setting since 1999. Considered the 'grande dame' of area dining establishments (Alb. Journal), the tearoom has been featured in The Great Tearooms of North America by Bruce Richardson and CNN's Five Great American Tearooms, and has been the subject of articles in Albuquerque A Magazine, the Albuquerque Journal, Santa Fe New Mexican, Tea A Magazine, and many others. The tearoom is by reservation only, and reservations are for two hours. The St. James Tearoom provides for many types of group dining events, 2 people to 100, whether they are a birthday party, business meeting, bridal or baby shower, book club, retirement party, reunion, company event, or association party. The St. James Tearoom also features one of the finest gift shops in Albuquerque, The St. James Market, selling the finest loose leaf teas, tea accoutrements, teapots, china, cards, books, and fine quality gifts.
Open Hours
Sunday
10:45 am - 3:30 pm
Tuesday
10:30 am - 6:00 pm
Wednesday
10:30 am - 6:00 pm
Thursday
10:30 am - 8:30 pm
Friday
10:30 am - 8:30 pm
Saturday
10:30 am - 8:30 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?