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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
10:30 am - 8:30 pm
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Sun 10:45 am - 3:30 pm
Tue - Wed 10:30 am - 6:00 pm
Thu - Sat 10:30 am - 8:30 pm
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is a beautiful tea, but here are my issues: - $50 cancelation fee without 48 hour notice was not communicated at time of reservation. Read this later in the confirmation email. -18% service charge automatically added to the bill regardless of the service and not communicated on the website. No motivation for the wait staff to come by or... More 

2 Thank Tina A
Eristicus, Owner at The St James Tearoom, responded to this review

Thank you Tina, for your review. It sounds like there was a lot you did not understand about the rather unique way we do business, and that this was the real reason for the review. I'm glad for the opportunity to explain. 1. "Strange Cell Phone Policy" - if asking people to put away their "distraction engines" so they can... More 

Brisbane, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2016

A special Mother's Day high tea shared with my daughter who lives in Albuquerque. I live in Australia and can honestly say I have never come across any high tea or decor that was delivered by The St. James Tearoom. The staff, settings, private booths, the Tea Shop are absolutely amazing. Our treats were matched perfectly with tea chosen by... More 

Thank Hoffmann39
Albuquerque, New Mexico, United States
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36 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2016

Five of us calling ourselves The Golden Girls were celebrating the same year we were born. We spent a couple of hours in our own private themed room to which birthday touches had been added. The staff was friendly and fun. The food was excellent. Sometimes the tearoom has special dress up events.

1 Thank Judy C
Pueblo, Colorado
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2016

My best friend of 45 years invited me to town and this experience was a big part of our weekend! I have had tea several times in my life and I would rate this as one of the best ever! The private rooms made it so unique. I wish I would have had more time to look through the gift... More 

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Baltimore, Maryland
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2016

My sister in law and I, both pregnant, enjoyed Afternoon Tea with our mother in law. We had a wonderful time. First, the tea room took special effort to place a congratulations note on our table for our to be born babies. St. James provided us caffeine free versions when possible. The hostess checked with us every time. I was... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2016 via mobile

The Saint James tea room used to be my favorite place to go for a quiet relaxing tea room experience. Today was not that experience. Yes the food and tea was delicious and we had a fabulous server. The problem came with the other guest or shall I call them restaurant patrons. The noise level was so high it was... More 

4 Thank Miranda J
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 107 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2016

Truly a wonderful tea room. Much care and consideration is put into each and every moment of your tea room experience. It is a very special place for special occasions.

Thank Landa15
Albuquerque, New Mexico
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2016

My first visit to the St. James Tearoom was in September 2015. It was an overcast morning, the perfect setting for our 11:30 teattime. We were welcomed into a little gift shop area that had teas and other eccentric items for purchase. It wasn't long before we were seated into one of the tearooms. Each tearoom had a section where... More 

Thank Eric H
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2015 via mobile

The St James Tearoom use to be a real tearoom experience, but now you might as well go to a less expensive restaurant and you will have a quieter experience. Yes, the food is good and the service is great. Unfortunately, people are not required to use their tearoom voices, but you are required to silence your cellphones......how does that... More 

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

It's always sad when that rare occasion happens that a guest tries to 'punish' us for things outside of our control, but this is precisely what this guest is doing in giving us a 1-star, (a guest who has come 14 times in the past three years by our records, and who has enjoyed herself on all but one). As... More 

Boston, Massachusetts
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2015

St James teahouse is great because it is unique--no other place to get quite the same experience. The property is very pretty with lots of interesting little nooks and crannies where they seat guests. They are also very good at picking a variety of great teas and explaining to your party what is special about each tea that is being... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$25 - $45
Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Private Dining
Good for
Large groups, Special occasions, Business meetings, Romantic
Open Hours
10:45 am - 3:30 pm
10:30 am - 6:00 pm
10:30 am - 6:00 pm
10:30 am - 8:30 pm
10:30 am - 8:30 pm
10:30 am - 8:30 pm
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
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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?