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Afternoon Tea – The Phoenician

4.9
4.9
1177 Reviews
$50 and over
English
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 Lisa Pressman, from 2 pm - 5 pm.

Gluten-Free, Vegan, and Vegetarian options are available with 24-hour notice.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 7 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    English, Afternoon Tea

  • Hours of operation

    Afternoon Tea Thu–Sun 2:00 pm–3:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (480) 423-2649

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Formal Attire

  • Executive chef

    Richard Boyer

  • Private party contact

    Michelle Gonzales: (480) 423-2688

  • Neighborhood

    Old Town Scottsdale

  • Cross street

    Camelback Road and 64th Street

  • Parking details

    Offering complimentary valet and self-parking for your convenience.

  • Entertainment

    Live piano standards, as interpreted by Allen Comyns.

  • Additional

    Entertainment, Gluten-free Options, High Tea, Non-Smoking, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 1,177 people are saying

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4.9
4.9 based on recent ratings
  • 4.9Food
  • 4.9Service
  • 4.9Ambience
  • 4.5Value

NoiseModerate

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  • Phoenix / Arizona

    Best Ambiance

  • Scottsdale

    Best Overall

  • Scottsdale

    Best Service

  • Scottsdale

    Best Ambiance

  • Scottsdale

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  1. SE

    ShannonE

    Phoenix

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Beautiful birthday tea for my mother in law. Thank you!
  2. M

    Mushie

    New York Area

    58 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    58 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Lovely place for High Tea. The atmosphere was cheerful and elegant. Food was yummy. Would recommend this place.
  3. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Phoenix

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Arranged the afternoon tea to celebrate our 21 wedding anniversary. Everything thing from start to finish was superb. Seated on time and to our delight right in from of the piano player. The seating and table decors comfortable and stunning. Our server was just friendly and helpful. We asked for suggestions and she based her offering on how we liked our tea or in my husbands case how he liked his coffee. We are so happy we went with her suggestion because the tea was exceptional… so much so that we ordered some for home. The finger sandwich, scones, and pastries were beyond what we were expecting. We did not leave hungry or under caffeinated. It was just a wonder time relaxing with my love while listening fantastic pianist play classical, oldies and modern music seamlessly. I will must definitely be back!!! Thank you so much for make our day a very special one.
  4. s

    sazcorp

    Phoenix

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on August 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We brought a friend here for her birthday and everything about it was just lovely!!
  5. SJ

    SusanJ

    Phoenix

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food, excellent service, friendly staff, great ambiance.
  6. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Antonio

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I absolutely adore the tea experience at the Phoenician. Having lived in the UK, I’m very picky about afternoon tea…this is the real deal.
  7. BM

    BevM

    Phoenix

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on August 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Tea at the Phoenician is way at the top of my favorite things to do in life! Everything about it but mostly always requesting and having Wanda & Natalie as our servers is simply a total joy!!! Thank you so much!
  8. J

    Julie

    Phoenix

    13 reviews

    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on August 4, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    We love going here for Tea. The food options haven't changed in years and the pianist played loudly, making everyone talk louder, making her play louder, and on and on. But it was a beautiful afternoon overall.
  9. CJ

    CharlieJack

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Very nice atmosphere with excellent service. Beautiful view of the outside from large window. Live piano music excellent. Tea, drink and food spot on. It was as close an experience to afternoon tea in London as you can get.
  10. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Phoenix

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always enjoy our time with afternoon tea!
  11. K

    Kerick

    Dallas

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Absolutely amazing as always!
  12. EB

    ElisaB

    Phoenix

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wanda and Natalie are the best. The staff is so hospitable
  13. EK

    EugeneK

    Los Angeles

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on July 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Outstanding teas and delicious finger foods plus yummy desserts. Great service and very accommodating.
  14. N

    Nicole

    Phoenix

    7 reviews

    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on July 22, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Sat by windows and got very warm! However, the view was lovely. I have been to tea at the Phoenician over the last several years. The hostesses are just wonderful. The actual tea that is served has gotten smaller every year yet the cost keep rising. Such a shame. With what the cost is, patrons should get a very generous tea.
  15. MC

    MeganC

    Las Vegas

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Been going here for year. Great quality. Great service.
  16. KS

    KatShep

    Phoenix

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything was delicious, the staff was very accommodating and friendly. A little pricey but that was expected.
  17. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a great time celebrating my daughter’s birthday at Afternoon Tea!
  18. EC

    EvyC

    Philadelphia

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on July 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This is the best place for Afternoon Tea; they have a variety of teas to choose from and service is always top notch. Wanda has been there for years and does an excellent job making you feel welcomed. This last visit felt a little rushed; but we were uncomfortable sticking around since the ladies next to us were coughing the whole time and noisy. The tea sandwiches and scones are all delicious. For birthdays they only provide two mini macaroons with a candle; they don't offer a separate smaller custom cake. Definitely recommend the Phoenician for Afternoon Tea; no other place in Arizona does it as good as they do. We tried them all and The worst is Arcadia Farms Cafe in old Scottsdale.
  19. LL

    LaurenL

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was beautiful and the view out the window was gorgeous. Food was delicious and despite it all being small sized finger food we were both stuffed when we left.
  20. T

    Truenorthbound

    Phoenix

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The Phoenician knows how to make High Tea special. The service is impeccable, the food the right amount, and the atmosphere suitable for celebration or quiet connection with a friend. The pianist is delightful. We celebrated my father's mid-80s birthday and he enjoyed every minute of feeling special. This was not our first High Tea at the Phoenician and it will not be our last.
  21. GS

    GayleS

    New England

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    As always, our tea at The Phoenician was wonderful. Natalie and Wanda, who are more like friends to us than servers, attended to all our needs. We were celebrating my granddaughter's 7th birthday, and she came away feeling like a princess. The food, the ambience, the elegant details all contributed to a memorable afternoon, special in every way.
  22. A

    Anne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great experience to go to with friends and family. The service was exceptional
  23. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Phoenix

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Such a luxurious afternoon! Don’t hesitate. Wanda and Raul are wonderful. Can’t wait to enjoy again. Great escape for a hot afternoon for desert dwellers or visitors.
  24. KN

    KristineN

    Phoenix

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    OUTSTANDING my daughter and I had a wonderful time. Everything was perfect, the food, service we loved all of it.
  25. DA

    DiAne

    Phoenix

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our experience was wonderful as usual. Celebrated our daughter’s birthday and all three of us are gluten free. Everything was delicious and the service was outstanding! Thank you to Wanda and her kindness. Impressed that she remembers us each year. A special time for us!
  26. RG

    RichG

    St. Louis

    20 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on June 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Over the top! Excellent and extraordinary! Extra special indeed. Wanda made it extra-special!
  27. SH

    ShannonH

    Dallas

    19 reviews

    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on June 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This was my 2nd time at Afternoon Tea and it exceeded all expectations!! It is such a lovely way to spend an afternoon with a good friend - and you cannot beat the views!! The prices seem to have gone up, but that is true everywhere. I think the value for the money is there, so I didn’t mind!! Martha must be a mainstay there, because she was also my server on my 1st visit. Do! Not! Lose! Her!! She was amazing! Attentive without being intrusive, and so warm and friendly!! I was honored to have her again. Thank you!
  28. DF

    DinnerforFour

    Raleigh

    21 reviews

    5.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on June 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The afternoon tea experience at the Phoenician was amazing. Great service provided by Sabrina and the rest of the staff. Will definitely refer and going back.
  29. CO

    COLLEENT

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We have been attending the tea for many years. The food is always very good and there is a variety of sandwiches. Wanda and Natalie are the absolute best! Ask for them if you have a chance to go.
  30. L

    Linda

    Philadelphia

    7 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on June 16, 2022

    overall2food2service5ambience5
    I have been going to the Phoenician for many years and the tea had always been phenomenal. Yesterday was very disappointing, the bread on the tea sandwiches was not fresh tasted refrigerated, the scones were very dry and the desserts they honestly were not good at all. They taste like they were frozen and then thawed. This is by far my favorite place for tea but yesterday was very disappointing. What I can say is that the service has not changed and that it is still phenomenal as well as the ambience. I realize everyone is struggling to get back to normal after Covid so hopefully this is not an example of future Tea.
  31. MS

    MaynardS

    Phoenix

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Another great experience at The Phoenician's Afternoon Tea! Wanda and Natalie provide outstanding service! The tea, Champagne, food and experience was wonderful.....!
  32. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Phoenix

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful afternoon tea!
  33. TC

    TerryC

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing afternoon tea. Met and exceeded all my expectations. Was pricey then the website describe.
  34. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Detroit

    17 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on June 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Second time attending afternoon tea at the Phoenician and it was again… fabulous! The service is impeccable and the setting… can’t be beat. Beautiful! Piano player is lovely, champagne service is wonderful and of course the tea and offerings are exquisite!
  35. E

    Erin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It would be really nice if you all sold your Macarons. For birthdays , your hotel provides one for the birthday person. They are delicious and we tried to purchase some from the market place but they were not available for sale.
  36. SB

    SusetteB

    Phoenix

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on June 3, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    It was yummy, elegant and a real nice time. Wanda & Raul took great care of us. Highly recommend this fun experience.
  37. LF

    LoveFood

    Seattle

    7 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on May 29, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Great but the food was not served on the traditional
  38. BH

    BrianH

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 28, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience4
    The gluten free options were not that great this time. I contacted customer service at the Phoenician about it and they said that was unacceptable for them and that someone would be calling me to make that up to me in some way. No one has called to make it up.
  39. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Phoenix

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 27, 2022

    overall4food3service5ambience5
    Great ambiance, a posh, place to celebrate a special occasion without a loud fanfare. However, it is quite pricy.
  40. NA

    NellyA

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    If you are not in the mood to appreciate a wonderful view, family and friends, and sunshine and if you don’t feel like exhaling during the first few notes of a of a piano solo and thanking the good Lord for your health and wide brim hats then find some local watering hole and save tea at the Phoenician for another time or leave the reservation open for someone wanting to celebrate a good life! Yes it’s expensive but should you be lucky enough to find yourself there don’t spend it criticizing, soak it all in, make a memory and giggle at the wonderful ridiculousness that is life!

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
  • Physical distancing

    • Limited number of seated diners
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

FAQs

Afternoon Tea – The Phoenician is rated 4.9 stars by 1177 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 7 times today
Google Map for Afternoon Tea – The Phoenician

6000 E. Camelback Road, Scottsdale, AZ 85251

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Camelback Road and 64th Street

  • Neighborhood

    Old Town Scottsdale

  • Hours of operation

    Afternoon Tea Thu–Sun 2:00 pm–3:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    English, Afternoon Tea

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress code

    Formal Attire

  • Parking details

    Offering complimentary valet and self-parking for your convenience.

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Richard Boyer

  • Entertainment

    Live piano standards, as interpreted by Allen Comyns.

  • Additional

    Entertainment, Gluten-free Options, High Tea, Non-Smoking, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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