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Alice's Tea Cup Chapter III

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Upper East Side
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220 E 81st St, New York City, NY 10028-2726
+1 212-734-4832
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08:00 - 20:00
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Guayaquil, Ecuador
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21 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

During my visit my wife and I had a beautiful experience. Kind staff and delicious food. I'll definitely be back !!

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Thank Rodolfo R
East Hills, New York
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74 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I was at Alice's today for a baby shower. It's definitely a cute place, and there was a line out the door when I left. I thought it was just OK, though. Basically, we ate some scones, sandwiches and were offered cookies over a 3 hour period. Tea was also on the table. I felt like our personalized service was... More 

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Brunswick, New York
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57 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 January 2017

This place exemplifies what I love about New York; you can always find a small, unique dining place. This is not run-of-the-mill chain restaurant with phony art thrown on the wall and frozen food reheated. Everything we ate was wonderful and the decor is obviously Wonderland themed. If you come, expect to wait for a table and wait for your... More 

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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54 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 December 2016

Food - My boyfriend and I went for brunch and were less than impressed with the food, especially given the high prices. I would definitely not get food here again. Tea - I loved the huge tea selection and the cute, eclectic assortment of tea cups and tea pots they use. We had one of their house blends and enjoyed... More 

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Thank MMC2015
Las Vegas, Nevada
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150 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 October 2016

We decided to stop in at this whimsical looking place and found it to be actually quite delicious with wonderful coffees and teas as well as killer blueberry lemon scones. I had the eggs florentine with scones. It was really delicious. The staff was very friendly and the decor was adorable.

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Thank Jerry L
Switzerland
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10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 July 2016

One of my favourit stays in New York. Very good service and delicous breakfast! I recommend the Alice tea cup to everyone who will visit New York.

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Thank jtlessa
boston, mass.
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 May 2016

Certainly, I had high expectations for Alice's Tea Cup. What could be more magical? What could be more light and airy? What could be more fun than re-creating a Mad Hatter Tea Party? Apparently, anything could be more magical, light & airy and fun than Alice's TeaCup Chapter III which is a rather dark and dingy space. At least paint... More 

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Thank aliceann1
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 April 2016 via mobile

Our last day in New York, walked 1.5 hours to get to Alice's Tea Cup, arrived at 12.35 to find a note on the door saying 'Last seating at 1pm' as closing for a private event however when we entered we were told that actually they were closing even earlier due to not having enough chefs on. Fantastic. Don't bother!!

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Thank Saintsfan0432
Epsom, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 March 2016 via mobile

What a fantastic idea. A place all little ans big girls would enjoy . (Older boys too ). The knly thing i can think of aa being baf is the factvthat there are many choices ofvteabto choose from. Dont think foe a moment you will be having engliah tea party. This is americanised. But amazing. The scones were delicious. In... More 

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Thank Lorraine S
Lexington, South Carolina
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 February 2016

There were so many tea and scone selections, I was in "wonder" land; I wonder what I should have. We decided on the large pot of tea and had the Trafalgar Square blend, peppermint, and two scones with preserves and clotted cream for $17. We tried the blueberry scone, our favorite, and the pumpkin. Everything was lovely; great service, quiet... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$10 - US$15
Cuisine
American, Cafe
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Reservations
Good for
Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
08:00 - 20:00
Monday
08:00 - 20:00
Tuesday
08:00 - 20:00
Wednesday
08:00 - 20:00
Thursday
08:00 - 20:00
Friday
08:00 - 20:00
Saturday
08:00 - 20:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 220 E 81st St, New York City, NY 10028-2726
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  New York City>  > Upper East Side
  • Neighbourhood: Upper East Side
  • Phone Number: +1 212-734-4832

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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