Thursday, November 16, 2006

High tea in San Francisco?

I'm throwing a spa day this weekend for a friend who is getting married in December. We're going to pedicures at 12:30 and then I want to do high tea together somewhere downtown. Here are some of the choices:

Garden Court Tea at the Palace - You have to love the feminine atmosphere of that room.

The Rotunda at Neiman Marcus - Kind of touristy? But it could still be pretty fun.

Ritz Carlton Lobby Lounge - I don't think I've ever been to the Ritz in San Francisco.

Any recommendations? Suggestions?


Sam said...

Myself and sonm girlfriends started doing this as a yearly thing last December. Our inaugural tea was a the Ritz. It was lovely. I love Lovejoys even more but it is too far from town and probably too late to get a res for you.

This year we are still deciding where to try from this list:

The Ritz (again)
The Fairmont
The Palace
Neiman Marcus
King George Hotel

I do have to be slightly pedantic (excuse me) and point out that you are probably actually looking for 'Afternoon tea'. 'High tea' is something different - actually the main evening meal of common people in bygone days, served at around 5-6pm more commonly just called 'tea' these days. I was brought up eating my main evening meal as 'tea' at teatime, but these days wouldn't dream of it. I have become middleclass enough to appreciate the meaning of a good (late) 'dinner' instead.


PS - LOVED your dressing for the crab season the other day.

MissEm said...

Very educational comment! I think we're going to try the Palace this weekend. I'll let you know how it turns out!

jordan said...

Lovejoys Tea Room is my favorite..

My boss threw a tea party for me at the Palace.... It was beautiful.