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The Harlem Tea Room

1793A Madison Ave., New York, NY 10035 40.801046 -73.944064
at 118th St.  See Map | Subway Directions Hopstop Popup
212-348-3471 Send to Phone

  • Cuisine: Cafes, Soup & Sandwich
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Nearby Subway Stops

2, 3 at 116th St.; 6 at 116th St.



Payment Methods

American Express, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Special Features

  • Good for Groups
  • Great Desserts
  • Lunch
  • Private Dining/Party Space
  • Prix-Fixe
  • Romantic
  • Take-Out
  • Tea Time


  • Beer and Wine Only


Accepted/Not Necessary


This venue is closed.

The Harlem Tea Room has offered a serene and upscale environment for tea, sandwiches, soups, salads, and diet-busting, down-home desserts since 2004. Its warm, retro-style dining room is restrained yet romantic: wooden tables, chairs, and mahogany-stained floors are set off by red silk curtains, paisley banquettes, and old-fashioned hanging lamps with bulbous glass shades. A mosaic-encrusted tea bar is topped with a copper counter. The excellent selection of nearly two dozen teas features black, green, white, herbal, and fruit-flavored varieties. On the solid-food side, there’s a good selection of better-than-average sandwiches, like the subtly tangy Caribbean curry chicken sandwich, served on a brioche bun. Restraint goes to the winds with dessert: The bourbon pecan pie, served warm, packs a powerful sugar kick with caramelized Georgia pecans, a rich filling flavored with Kentucky whiskey, and a wonderful shortbread crust.

Afternoon Tea

Tues.–Fri., 3:30 p.m; Sat.–Sun., 1 p.m. and 3:30 p.m. Includes a pot of tea, scones, four assorted tea sandwiches, and a sampling of desserts for $20 per person. Reservations are required.

Recommended Dishes

Caribbean dreams tea, $3.50; Caribbean curry chicken sandwich, $8; bourbon pecan pie, $4.50