My husband and I have been to high tea at 25 places around the U. S. and Europe. Only one of those has been average; the rest were very good to excellent. We thought tea at The Plaza was the pinnacle of tea service. Boy were we wrong! Besides the fact that the rooms there have gotten ridiculously expensive, the tea service for two of us was in excess of $200, and only one of us had Champagne with tea. The sandwiches were dry, and the sweets were very disappointing. The scones were unimaginative, there wasn't enough lemon curd or cream for both of us, and the service was not very attentive. We enjoyed the live piano music though.