108 Greenwich Ave., New York, NY, 10011
nr. 13th St.
By eloiseattheplaza on 1/10/2012
Odd ball Cockney-type joint with glonky British foods like Bangers and Mash and Treacle Pudding, BYOB, and servers from hell. The owner puts on a lot of "What'll it be, Love? BS. But the afternnoon tea is special, in a "working class" way. Expect the arm reaching across your face to remove a plate with neither smile nor comment and expect to pay cash in spite of claim to take credit cards. A fair quantity of masochism required. Living in the neighborhood, I "attend" T and S aproximately once a year. This is enough.
By brittanycarcova on 8/17/2010
As authentic as it gets, Tea & Sympathy hit every note perfectly and reminded my British mother of her childhood. We shared an afternoon tea for two and enjoyed three different types of teas (I highly recommend the Black Ginger and/or the Apricot). The service was wonderful and everyone there was incredibly sweet. The space is indeed tight but that is all part of the intimate appeal that makes this spot so exact.
By Sullygraham on 4/11/2010
I am a big fan of tea and all that goes with it. Faced with a 15 minute wait at midday, and being pressed for time, I opted to return for an afternoon pick-me-up. I did get a lovely pot of tea and British dessert with custard while sitting at a cute table by the window. My server was helpful, polite and efficient. I sort of felt like I was in a B&B. Will return for lunch another day!