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Tea & Sympathy

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108 Greenwich Ave, New York City, NY 10011-7741
+1 212-989-9735
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11:30 - 22:30
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Mon - Thu 11:30 - 22:30
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Grand Cayman
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43 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

For an expat the search for a real full English can be frustrating, especially in America. The Yanks do some wonderful food, but they really, really do not understand breakfast. The American version of bacon is an abomination... Well, in New York at least, there is an oasis of civilisation and it's name is Tea & Sympathy. It's very small,... More 

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Thank John H
Los Angeles, California
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11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 September 2016 via mobile

Terrible, beyond rude, have never forgotten how my poorly they treated my mother here on a special family occasion. And the poor quality doesn't justify the attitude. might I recommend the adorable Podunk Tea room or Alice's Tea Cup if you're in search of a proper cuppa in the city, and being treated like a human being as well -... More 

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1 Thank Margaret D
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 July 2016

Great small intimate place for English style tea break. Apple crumble was excellent. I ate two. Located close to transportation lines and other attraction.

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Thank Yossi S
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40 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 July 2016 via mobile

From the moment you walk in you are struck by the familial feel and unparalleled chemistry between the two waitresses. It certainly made me question whether I really needed to eat anywhere else in New York during my stay. If you're a Brit, you'll be delighted to see the broad range of teas on offer and the breakfast is decidedly... More 

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Thank Sam Y
Hawkesbury, Canada
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 May 2016

We went to Tea And Sympathy for lunch today and had a great meal. The atmosphere in the restaurant is a little cosy but fun. We both had the Welsh Rarebit with the Black Currant Ice Tea, my husband had the Sticky Banana Cake and I had the Sticky Toffee Pudding and both of us had our desserts with custard.... More 

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Thank Doug R
London, England, United Kingdom
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116 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 May 2016 via mobile

If you're A New Yorker and looking for English fare or English looking for home cooking this is the place for you. Small, charming, good food and friendly service

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Thank Alister C
Glasgow, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 May 2016 via mobile

I visited with family and friends twice in May for brunch and had a great meal on both occasions. The Guinness and steak pie was awesome and ,as an aficionado of all pastry dishes, I consider this as good as it gets. It is a tiny place but this adds greatly to the atmosphere especially when you are within a... More 

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Thank stex88
Scotland
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35 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 May 2016

the owner is a hoot I think the waitress was carol fab from England what a lovely breakie and if you force the issue YOU CAN HAVE fried eggs hahahaha honestly a gem this Scottish man loved it

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Thank Scotsbusiness
Connecticut
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90 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 April 2016

My Friend and I made a point of visiting when in NYC Greenwich Village area on our last trip to NYC. Very busy place and not very big. You have to stay outside until your table is ready so take note for weather sake since there isn't any room to wait inside. It had alot of charm in the post... More 

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Thank Sweetchic
Hereford, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 February 2016

Tea & Sympathy makes me embarrassed to be English in New York. From the pissy little list of 'rules' for customers printed on the menu (we can move you if we want, TIP US, etc) to the frankly stupid 'you can't come in till all your party has arrived' dictat - oh, fine, so we won't order the additional food/drink... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
British, Cafe
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Delivery, Takeout
Open Hours
Monday
11:30 - 22:30
Tuesday
11:30 - 22:30
Wednesday
11:30 - 22:30
Thursday
11:30 - 22:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 108 Greenwich Ave, New York City, NY 10011-7741
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  New York City>  > West Village
  • Neighbourhood: West Village
  • Phone Number: +1 212-989-9735

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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West Village
Stretching from Sixth Avenue to the Hudson River, the West Village is one of the city’s most coveted addresses. Full of trendy shops, historic taverns, and cozy restaurants set amid 19th century architecture, this neighbourhood has a unique old-world feel. You won’t find a more picturesque location in Manhattan. Without the traditional city grid layout, it’s easy to get lost here, but that’s part of the fun as you stroll down elegant narrow streets with beautiful brownstones. When you need a break, you can always stop in at one of the many quaint eateries or cafes to soak in the atmosphere, or head to the western edge of the neighborhood to enjoy magnificent waterfront views while taking a leisurely walk in Hudson River Park.
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