We arrived early to a 1:00 pm reservation, and were seated almost immediately at a small table with palms casting shadows on the table. I really wanted better lighting, but the Palm Court (where the tea service is) was quite dark compared to my expectations. At this point, I was just happy to be sitting down, so I didn't request a different table.
I decided to go with the palm shadows. After all, this was the Palm Court!😉
I had a fruity Darjeeling tea called Margaret's Hope.
When the tier of food came, I was so happy and excited to eat. My friend wasn't lying - the finger sandwiches were delicious. I felt a little bit like Julia Roberts in Pretty Woman when she accompanied Richard Gere to a fancy dinner ill-prepared to deal with fancy eating etiquette - except I wasn't dressed nicely, and I wasn't with Richard Gere. 😄 Instead, I was with my friend Jon who eats slowly, which made it all the more apparent that I was scarfing down my finger sandwiches like I hadn't eaten in days. I believe Jon benefited from this because I was able to tell him how good the next sandwich was going to be hahahahaha!
NOTE: The food here is for two people. Surprisingly, I wasn't still hungry afterward LOL.
This one was the best. It was some kind of medium rare-ish cooked beef with some herbs on a little bun. I could've eaten like 10-15 of these easily.
If you've always wanted to have tea at the Plaza, I highly recommend it. It is pretty pricey for afternoon tea - $75 for the service without alcohol. I believe the ones that include champagne (or other alcoholic beverages) and caviar start at $100. Prices for the holiday season are slightly higher though, so you might want to check out their latest menu online.