Afternoon Tea & Champagne Saturday – The Phoenician

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English
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  • High Tea
  • Special Occasions
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AFTERNOON TEA: In the English tradition, afternoon tea is served daily in the new Tea Room. Consistently voted "Best Afternoon Tea" by the Phoenix New Times and Arizona Republic readers, full tea includes finger sandwiches, scones, pastries and a selection of fine blends. Classical music provides a charming backdrop for a relaxing afternoon break. ENTERTAINMENT by longtime pianist Alan Comyns, from 2pm - 5pm.

CHAMPAGNE SATURDAY: Take the celebration into the evening at Champagne Saturday. Show your bubbly side and enjoy delectable cheeses, hot and cold appetizers and scrumptious desserts paired with your choice of champagne. Served 7:00pm - 8:30pm on the first and third Saturday of each month. Served in the backdrop of the Tea Room and featuring the sultry sounds of a female vocalist/pianist. Entertainment schedule available on our website: thePhoenician.com

For both events, Gluten Free, Dairy Free, Vegan and Vegetarian options available with 24 hour advance notice.
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KB
Phoenix
5 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Very friendly staff and nice setting. We had a wonderful time.

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JK
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on 5 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

I love Natalie & Wanda! Also I appreciate that they sat me at the quieter requested table, I asked for when I booked it online. The only surprise was that I thought now that it was summer, the price was a little less.

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LL
1 review
Dined on 2 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We've been going to Afternoon Tea at the Phoenician for nearly 15 years. It's always a favorite of ours for special celebrations like Moter's Day or my wife's birthday. Now my daughter discovered it and loves it too! Probably the best high tea in the Valley!

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MN
1 review
Dined on 31 May 2019
Overall 3Food 2Service 5Ambience 4

Would expect gourmet level food for the price and the hotel . The sandwiches were very basic with tuna, Salomon , eggs , cream cheese , plain cheap brad, not the most fresh . Deserts and Tea were ok. Service and ambiance made the experience special.

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R
Chicago
19 reviews
Dined on 31 May 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Everything is very nice. The food,service and general conditions are lovely. I will return as I do every year at least once.

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PU
1 review
Dined on 24 May 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

I have been to tea in London and drink tea frequently (4-5 times/week). The black currant tea @ The Phoenician is by far the best tea I've ever had. The tea sandwiches and desserts were not only cute to look at but were absolutely delicious. We were in Phoenix for a girls weekend and this was my favorite part of the weekend. Excellent service, excellent view, and excellent tea. Would do this again in a heartbeat!

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OT
Phoenix
2 reviews
Dined on 24 May 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We took our kids and it was very enjoyable. Kids loved it and oddly sat with good behavior most of the time.

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HC
Austin
1 review
Dined on 24 May 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The food, service, and ambiance made me rethink of afternoon tea. Now I will appreciate my experience. The food was one of the best meals we had on our trip.

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OT
1 review
Dined on 19 May 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great experience. Great service and good food

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OT
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on 19 May 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

A wonderful experience for a family or small group. We went for Mother’s Day but there was also a Baby Shower going on. Beautiful view and nice ambiance.

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GP
Toronto
4 reviews
Dined on 17 May 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Such a beautiful experience and the service was amazing. I had dietary restrictions which they easily accommodated. Such a fun experience.

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p
Portland
4 reviews
Dined on 16 May 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Wanda the server was incredible! What a wonderful experience!

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OT
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on 15 May 2019
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

Very nice- as usual! Service is always top notch and extremely friendly. Will continue to enjoy tea there.

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Salt Lake City
1 review
Dined on 10 May 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Brought my grandmother and mother here for Afternoon Tea. It was absolutely splendid! The food was incredible, the ambiance was super comfortable. We will be bringing all the women in our lives here. What a wonderful experience!!

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M
Los Angeles
6 reviews
Dined on 10 May 2019
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

The ambience and service were fantastic, but it was a tad bit expensive. The only complaint I have about the food is that I wish the scones were served warm. However, I liked that it was “all you can eat.”

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LP
Phoenix
6 reviews
Dined on 9 May 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

I took my mother from out of town for her Mother’s Day present this year. We chose the sparking wine addition to the tea service, which was well worth the few extra dollars. Ladies in glorious hats dotted the room. We spent two hours sipping, noshing, and savoring the live music from the pianist, who has been playing on the property since it was established 30 years ago. At the end of our experience, my mother said, “I am not worth this”. 👍 👍

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l
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on 4 May 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

I took my friend for tea for her birthday. It was the first time she's been tea and she was so impressed. She said that she going to bring her mother. That speaks volume! Thank you for a fabulous day!

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SB
Chicago
66 reviews
Dined on 30 April 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We always return to tea at the Phoenician when we are in town. The room is lovely and the food is delicious. We love Wanda and Natalie who always remember our favorites. It is always a fun treat to hear Wanda sing "Happy Birthday" We will be back next time I am in town!

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B
Denver
111 reviews
Dined on 30 April 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Excellent selection of sandwiches, scones and desserts. The sparkling wine was a nice option.

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G
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on 27 April 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Perfect early Mother’s Day celebration for all 7 of us. The pianist is a legend and the gluten free afternoon tea for one of us was just as lovely as their original offerings. Service also was top notch. We will be back!

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CL
Salt Lake City
1 review
Dined on 25 April 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Service was impeccable, beautiful location, and a beautiful hotel. Food was amazing with seconds! Quite full by the end. Food was presented in a pretty way and chairs were very comfortable.

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KH
1 review
Dined on 24 April 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Experiencing Afternoon Tea at the Phoenician is a must on every level! The remodeled Lobby and Tea Room only heightens this amazing 2 hour pampering. And the view is beautiful! The service by the ladies who have been there more than 15 years is beyond stellar, with every detail thought of. There isn't another tea room that can hold a candle to the Phoenician.
Thank you Natalie for your lovely smile and bubbly personality, and for 2 hours of sheer bliss.

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M
1 review
Dined on 21 April 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

Our table was close to the front desk right at the entrance area, so little disappointed. I wish we had better table down the steps near the piano. We are party of 4, but they put 2 round tables together and was very weird setting. The chair sinks deep, but my back of my thighs were pressed against the wood frame and wasn't comfortable.
All the servers were nice and pleasant. I enjoyed the live piano music. He played lots of variety of music. Perfect back ground music and elegant. I was glad that he didn't play too loud so that we can enjoy our conversation without repeating ourselves to our aged parents who has hearing problems.
It was Easter Holiday, so the price was little too expensive. Easter desserts were so cute and better than 4 years ago. Overall we enjoyed so much and appreciate the great service.

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AU
1 review
Dined on 20 April 2019
Overall 3Food 3Service 2Ambience 3

The Phoenician added $30 to each booking as it was the Saturday before Easter this was not on their website however I was charged the Easter Sunday rate .... remember when paying gratuity is already included in the bill when first presented. The staff did not look happy when I didn't pay an extra tip !! really come on .... final bill PP including tax and gratuity $110 it was supposed to be $80 the extra $30 pp is pure money grabbing. there was nothing extra special except the extra price tag..... I will not return nor will I recommend this venue to anyone.

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T
1 review
Dined on 16 April 2019
Overall 3Food 2Service 5Ambience 5

Service and ambience were exceptional; however, the "Devonshire" cream was not authentic and the scones were hard and too dry. Both were a disappointment. Both myself and my guest did enjoy the tea and each other's company.

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KK
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on 14 April 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

So far I haven't found any better - if you want to get High Tea in Phoenix AZ the Phoenician is fantastic!

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IG
Phoenix
10 reviews
Dined on 10 April 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Wonderful experience for my friends 50th birthday! Wanda our hostess made it wonderful!

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T
1 review
Dined on 9 April 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We had a wonderful time! The food was delicious, and the White Berry/Citrus tea was an absolute hit! We tried it on a recommendation of a staff member and it is now my new favorite blend! I hope to be returning for another tea experience soon!

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RM
1 review
Dined on 7 April 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Excellent service. Great experience with my mother and daughter

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A
Phoenix
5 reviews
Dined on 5 April 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 5

The Phoenician tea is situated by the lovely view from the long windows looking over the property. A piano player is in the background which creates a very nice atmosphere.

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D
San Francisco
8 reviews
Dined on 5 April 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Absolutely great!

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JW
1 review
Dined on 3 April 2019
Overall 3Food 5Service 2Ambience 5

My service was not what I usually get from afternoon tea. It was busy, but we felt forgotten. They knew it was my birthday and didn't sing, although they sang to someone else. Whatever- but our tea was cold before we even got our scones. I love coming here but something was off. Sad it had to happen on my birthday.

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OT
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on 3 April 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We had a wonderful birthday celebration

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CP
Seattle
1 review
Dined on 2 April 2019
Overall 3Food 3Service 3Ambience 4

At 2:30 most tables were taken so we had to sit at a lobby couch and table which made enjoying the tea service less than optimal. One of the servers was insincere.

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AS
1 review
Dined on 2 April 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We came for my daughter's birthday and had a wonderful time. It will be a memory we will always have.

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SL
Phoenix
11 reviews
Dined on 31 March 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Excellent food, service and ambience. We had a cozy love seat to ourselves that looked out toward the patio and southern Phoenix. The piano playing in the background is a nice touch. It's a fairly formal and elegant environment that makes you feel prim and proper. My husband was one of the only guys there, but he enjoyed himself. Looks like a great place to enjoy with your girlfriends. We saw lots of ladies there along with a large bridal party. The food was delicious and the atmosphere was fantastic. Highly recommend.

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AS
1 review
Dined on 30 March 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Food was excellent & plenty, the service was superb. The ambience was okay but very simple. Pretty much just the corner in the lobby. The tea that we have tried was not strong enough. Overall we have enjoyed it very much.

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OT
Minneapolis
6 reviews
Dined on 29 March 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Every year we have the tradition of afternoon tea at the Phoenician. It never disappoints. The service is perfection, the view beautiful and the food delicious. My daughters and I look forward to this every year.

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RM
Denver
4 reviews
Dined on 29 March 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Our family has been visiting The Phoenician for afternoon tea for 20 years. It has always been the highlight of our visits to Phoenix. The staff are friendly and helpful, especially Wanda. We have enjoyed afternoon tea at many elegant restaurants, but the Phoenician tea is the best. The variety of the sandwiches and sweets is delightful. They let you choose how many and which sandwiches and sweets you prefer. They also offer seconds, which is unheard of! We can not wait to return to the famous afternoon tea at the Phoenician!

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a
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on 27 March 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Wonderful experience!!

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