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The St James Tearoom

320 Osuna Rd NE, Bldg D, Albuquerque, NM 87107
(505) 242-3752
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Ranked #40 of 1,515 Restaurants in Albuquerque
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $25 - $100
Cuisines: British, Tea Room
Good for: Romance, Large groups, Doing business, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations
Restaurant details
Good for: Romance, Large groups, Doing business, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations
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English first
Phoenix, Arizona
1 review
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
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28 reviews 28 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 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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20 reviews 20 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 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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Top Contributor
53 reviews 53 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

Cute little cottage. The teas are good, the food is OK, since there is no menu choice, if you don't like what is proposed that day, you are out of luck. You pay the price of a full meal in a nice restaurant for a snack. Yet it is original and I enjoy going once in a great while.

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Edison, New Jersey
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99 reviews 99 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2014

This was our third visit to the St. James Tea Room and it was as special as always. The theme this visit was Alice in Wonderland and we were seated in Stratfield Saye Room it represents the home estate of Arthur Wellesley, first Duke of Wellington, British soldier & statesman and an important military and political figure of the nineteenth... More

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Bethlehem, Connecticut
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39 reviews 39 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2014

This was a very different, enjoyable experience that my wife and I got to enjoy on our trip. We were served three different teas and tiers of food on a platter. I can tell you, we left no drops in any of the tea pots and no crumbs on the food platters. Everything tasted just perfect and the three tiers... More

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Albuquerque, New Mexico
1 review
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2014

I've been to the St. James tea room many times and there prices are steep. I think they have reached there tipping point with me. They are charging 18% tip on all bills to help them pay a living wage. They also have raised there basic charge so tea for two is $88.00 plan accordingly.

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Eristicus, Owner at The St James Tearoom, responded to this review

Hello Annie, Thank you so much for your four star review! We care very much about what each and every one of our guests think or feel about their experience here, and I wanted to respond to some of your thoughts, because we truly value your patronage. The most important thing I would explain is that the 18% was NOT... More

NM
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16 reviews 16 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2014

This is one of my favorite things to do in Albuquerque with the ladies in my life. Takes you to a different place, England maybe. I feel like I am escaping regular life and enjoying a wonderful meal, yes meal. They are bite size but filling and plenty of tea. The ambiance is one of a kind. I can't think... More

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Albuquerque, New Mexico
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19 reviews 19 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2013

I find a reason every year to visit the St. James Tearoom. At over $30 a plate, It is a little pricey and it is simply small sweets and savories with your tea, tea, tea and more tea. But the general feel of the place and the gift shop are the greatest of draws. This last time I went, the... More

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sterling heights, MI
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125 reviews 125 reviews
89 restaurant reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2013

The English had a good idea about afternoon tea. This time we had to sit in The Library, which is a large room with seating areas divided by curtains, instead of one of the individual rooms. I was a little leery about the privacy and sound level but it was fine. Once again all the selections were tasty. I just... More

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