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The St James Tearoom

320 Osuna Rd NE, Bldg D, Albuquerque, NM 87107
+1 505-242-3752
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Ranked #71 of 1,540 Restaurants in Albuquerque
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $25 - $45
Sun 10:45 am - 3:30 pm
Tue - Wed 10:30 am - 6:00 pm
Thu - Sat 10:30 am - 8:30 pm
Cuisines: British, Tea Room
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Good for: Romance, Large groups, Doing business, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations
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.
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English first
Rio Rancho, New Mexico
17 reviews 17 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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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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Senior Contributor
28 reviews 28 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 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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21 reviews 21 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 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
62 reviews 62 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 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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107 reviews 107 reviews
79 restaurant reviews
58 helpful votes 58 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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40 reviews 40 reviews
30 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
8 helpful votes 8 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 

16 reviews 16 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 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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Additional Information about The St James Tearoom

Address: 320 Osuna Rd NE, Bldg D, Albuquerque, NM 87107
Phone Number: +1 505-242-3752
Location: United States  >  New Mexico (NM)  >  Albuquerque
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
Average Prices: USD 25 - 45
Cuisine: British, Tea Room

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