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Alice's Tea Cup

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Upper West Side
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102 W 73rd St, New York City, NY 10023-3047
(212) 799-3006
8:00 am - 8:00 pm
Closed now
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Sun - Sat 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

My husband found this online and we decided to go, thinking it was Alice in Wonderland themed. It wasn't. Whilst the food was really good, the price to me, was reflective of a more entertaining experience and it wasn't. Breakfast cost us over $40!

Thank GingerElbow
Ridgefield, Connecticut
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 181 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Tried afternoon tea here with my wife. Small place decorately simply. Had to wait 10 minutes for a table that was empty and set the entire time we waited - unclear why. Nice tea selection. Large pots of tea are really large - I had at least 5 decent size cups of tea and still had plenty left in my... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This cafe was oversold to me by a friend. The way it was explained to me I was expecting more of an Alice in Wonderland theme with distorted sizes of objects, Cheshire cat and so on. The cafe is instead, somewhat pretty, but also somewhat tacky with old paintings on the walls. I ordered the 2 scones and tea whilst... More 

Thank Laura F
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 19, 2016

Stopped here with my 7 year old daughter- I may have expected a bit too much, but it was just "so so". The food was ok and overall it was a fun experience, but it seemed to be overpriced, even for NYC.

Thank Kristen H
Sheffield, Yorkshire, UK
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56 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 86 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 16, 2016

This caught our eye in the street, and we didn't regret going in. Fantastic fresh scones with unusual ingredients (at least for UK visitors, who are only used to fruit scones and cheese scones). We had to spend a minimum of $10 each. Overall we thought it was good value. Quirky Alice theme made it different. Would go again if... More 

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Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 13, 2016 via mobile

My friend and I visited for a pot of Russian caravan tea, a buttermilk scone and a grilled veggie sandwich. Everything was delicious and top notch. The interior is really lovely, cute decorations. Nice and quiet, great place to chill and eat.

Thank Cheryl S
Hartford, Connecticut
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5 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 15, 2016

this kind of place needs to be preserved in manhattan I dropped in with my wife and the different options and quaint little environment were very nice to find. besides that I liked the service, which is a big deal for me. thank you for a nice anniversary breakfast! we will be back next time we are in NY

Thank JuviLou
Ellsworth AFB, SD
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 14, 2016 via mobile

My teen/adult daughters loved the creative concept of this tea shop. The tea, service and food were excellent. We would definitely return.

Thank SandersonClan5
Boston, Massachusetts
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13 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 14, 2016

Alice's Teacup is one of the best places I've ever had tea. We ordered the "Mad Morning Tea" which was a scone w/ jam and clotted cream, 3 poached eggs and fresh fruit w/ granola and Greek yogurt, served on a tiered tray. The scones were excellent. There were so many different types of tea to choose from. Afternoon Tea... More 

Thank NMcCool
Mountain View
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3 restaurant reviews
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 13, 2016 via mobile

I was very disappointed with this restaurant. I had checked the brunch menu online and gluten free options included eggs any style. When I arrived I was given a GF menu which listed omelets. But when I tried to order I was told that the only eggs I could get on Sunday were poached and if I didn't want that... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
Cafe, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Reservations
Good for
Families with children, Kids
Open Hours
8:00 am - 8:00 pm
8:00 am - 8:00 pm
8:00 am - 8:00 pm
8:00 am - 8:00 pm
8:00 am - 8:00 pm
8:00 am - 8:00 pm
8:00 am - 8:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 102 W 73rd St, New York City, NY 10023-3047
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  New York City>  > Upper West Side
  • Neighborhood: Upper West Side
  • Phone Number: (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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