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The St James Tearoom

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320 Osuna Rd NE, Bldg D, Albuquerque, NM 87107
+1 505-242-3752
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10:30 am - 6:00 pm
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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, 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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  • 3
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    5 of 5 stars
The best afternoon tea ANYWHERE!

This is an awesome experience for any occasion! You walk into the adobe and are transformed into an English tea room. The food is scrumptious, and the service impeccable. DO NOT EAT anything the day you are going to do this, you will be completely stuffed with what is served. There are three... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 29, 2015
mwsllc33
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Benton City, Washington
Good for:
  • Large groups
  • Romantic
  • Doing business
  • Special occasions
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Benton City, Washington
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121 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

This is an awesome experience for any occasion! You walk into the adobe and are transformed into an English tea room. The food is scrumptious, and the service impeccable. DO NOT EAT anything the day you are going to do this, you will be completely stuffed with what is served. There are three courses with three teas selected to match... More 

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kingsland ga
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14 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2015

Love the atmosphere, staff was amazing!! Food was good. Prices were a bit too high. Had a wonderful experience!! Mother daughter bonding experience for sure!!

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San Antonio, Texas
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4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015

I can't say enough wonderful things about this tea room! Our waitress, Abigail, was amazing! She explained all of the food items and teas and was very knowledgeable of proper tea etiquette and traditions. They have a set menu that changes monthly, and they offer vegetarian and gluten-free options. You are served a beautiful tower of treats: savories, scones and... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 via mobile

I've been to different tea rooms back in Ill,where I'm from and there good but nothing like St. James yes they have boas and hats but nothing like St. James who explains each tea they serve with the menu which is explained in the Beatrice Potts characters from her children's books absolutely beautiful and awesome and the taste was unbelievable.... More 

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Albuquerque, New Mexico
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 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
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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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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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22 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 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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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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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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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

Restaurant Characteristics

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

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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