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Alice's Tea Cup

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Upper West Side
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102 West 73rd Street, New York City, NY 10023
+1 212-799-3006
08:00 - 20:00
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Sun - Sat 08:00 - 20:00
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125 reviews
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Serving tea to kids in chipped cups does not go down well with me as a parent. Service is poor (especially in the front!), the place is very loud, and food is just ok. There are for sure better places for the price.

Thank MN_Global
Vancouver, Canada
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8 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Although I enjoyed the ambiance at Chapter 2 beter than Chapter 1, I still enjoy visiting Alice's everytime I come to New York. Great tea selection, wonderdul scones. I've only had breakfast here, and love the pumpkin pancakes. Price is a little high, but I still recommend it.

Thank Leigh M
Los Angeles, California
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83 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Ducked in here to get out of the rain & was seated right away, although it was very busy. Overall a pleasant experience. A large tea selection is offered. A big pot holds enough to float a boat! Good service with helpful recommendations. I was a tiny bit disappointed by the scones. I'd rate them a 7 or 8. Kids... More 

Thank trippish
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32 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016 via mobile

The place is all decorated based on Alice's book! Very charmed and pretty. You have to try the cupcakes, the red velvet is my favorite. It is a nice to place to brunch or lunch as well. It is located in the Upper West, a such a nice area em NY. Ir worth it to go!

Thank Patricia S
County Dublin, Ireland
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22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2016 via mobile

Recommended for a hearty breakfast in New York! I ordered the chicken sausage breakfast and my girlfriend had the smoked salmon. Both were delicious. Aside for the food, the decor is interesting and I'd imagine that the long long list of available teas is a tea lovers dream!

Thank Peter F
Winter Park
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2016

I read good reviews about this place before I went, but I was very disappointed with their Chapter II location. I read that this would be a great place to have a mother-daughter tea, but I strongly disagree. First of all, I thought I read that they would hand out fairy wings to the children so that they could wear... More 

Thank Shiomi R
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2016 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 186 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2016

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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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 September 2016 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 19 September 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

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
Cafe, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Reservations
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
08:00 - 20:00
08:00 - 20:00
08:00 - 20:00
08:00 - 20:00
08:00 - 20:00
08:00 - 20:00
08:00 - 20:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 102 West 73rd Street, New York City, NY 10023
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  New York City>  > Upper West Side
  • Neighbourhood: Upper West Side
  • Phone Number: +1 212-799-3006

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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 theatre 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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