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Alice's Tea Cup

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$$ - $$$
Neighborhood:
Upper West Side
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102 West 73rd Street, New York City, NY 10023
+1 212-799-3006
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8:00 am - 8:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
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Norwalk, Connecticut
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26 reviews
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I visited with my 17yo and her friend and was looking forward to a special experience having tea in a cute setting. This is definitely not what I got! We arrived on a Sunday at 10:45 and were told the wait would be around 45min. No problem. We were seated approximately an hour and a half (!) later in a... More 

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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337 reviews
258 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 139 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is my favorite breakfast/brunch spot in NYC. I love scones and Alice's are the best I've found. They are served with wonderful jam and clotted cream. The omelets and chicken hash are terrific. The waitstaff is friendly and welcoming. They are very knowledgeable about the teas. The restaurant is very small, so go early to get seated without a... More 

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Brooklyn, New York
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95 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 17, 2017 via mobile

I found Alice's Tea cup after deciding I wanted to find a new cafe near my school campus. I was intrigued by the name and was pleasantly surprised when I walked in and discovered it was a proper Alice in Wonderland themed cafe! I've come back multiple times for their organic-loose-tea-leaf teas and giant ginger molasses cookies. They have a... More 

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Thank The_Dutch_Nomad
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67 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 16, 2017

This was the perfect place to stop for afternoon tea and snacks with friends. It is a little expensive, but we weren't rushed and truly enjoyed the atmosphere, tea and snacks.

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New York City, New York
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257 reviews
164 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 149 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 14, 2017

I have been here more than a few times. I have never however, been here on a weekend. You can't make a reservation for a Saturday/Sunday unless you make it Mon-Frid and you can't make it the same day as you want to come. We had 6 people last minute and waited for an hour and a half. The hostess... More 

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Stamford, Connecticut
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25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 10, 2017

Lovely little place for afternoon tea. Perfect if traveling with young ones. Great selection of tea. Comfortable, casual atmosphere. Prices about right for NY.

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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 6, 2017

I had breakfast, I wasn t impressed with the quality (scones were a bit in spite of being in the morning, presumable they should have been freshly baked? Orange juice not very nice, dry potatoes). Prices are way to high and your better off at almost any other café in the neighbourhood.

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Thank Scandinavian2016
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7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 4, 2017 via mobile

I planned a trip to Alice's Tea Cup for my daughter who loves tea. We planned for breakfast but ended up having brunch instead. There is a wait.... a long wait if you do not have reservations. We waited about 40minutes. My son was already cranky by the time we were seated. Then we had to wait again for our... More 

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Ontario, Canada
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 3, 2017

We went as a family for a lunch. All of us had an afternoon tea plate. The sandwiches were tasty, the soup was great and even the grilled cheese got good reviews from the youngest of our group. Scones were amazing, and the chocolate mousse was awesome. Each of the 4 teas were terrific. Rave reviews here! The addition of... More 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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42 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 1, 2017

We always stop here when visiting the Museum of Natural History in New York, and most of the time we're lucky enough to get seated! The lines can be quite long for this charming little tea shop, which has only 15-18 tables of various sizes, but I have never found the wait to be as long as estimated. The tea... More 

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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
$20
Cuisine
Cafe, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available
Good for
Families with children, Kids
Open Hours
Sunday
8:00 am - 8:00 pm
Monday
8:00 am - 8:00 pm
Tuesday
8:00 am - 8:00 pm
Wednesday
8:00 am - 8:00 pm
Thursday
8:00 am - 8:00 pm
Friday
8:00 am - 8:00 pm
Saturday
8:00 am - 8:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 102 West 73rd Street, New York City, NY 10023
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  New York City>  > Upper West Side
  • Neighborhood: Upper West Side
  • Phone Number: +1 212-799-3006

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Upper West Side
Nestled between Central Park and the Hudson River, the Upper West Side offers iconic architecture and a quiet, residential respite from the buzzing energy of downtown. Along Central Park West are many of the city’s most iconic apartment buildings, as well as the American Museum of Natural History, which has been welcoming visitors to its historic exhibit halls for over 140 years. Culture fans will love Lincoln Center, home to some of the world’s best opera, dance, film, and theater performances, all centrally located around a beautiful fountain. Spanning the entire length of the Upper West Side, Riverside Park is ideal for a long, leisurely stroll in a quiet green space.
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