Afternoon Tea in Chicago

25 February 2020

Afternoon tea at The Allis.
Afternoon tea at The Allis.


Brunch may be the most popular way to spend a Sunday afternoon with friends, but a new trend is hitting the hippest spots in the city: afternoon tea. Creative and modern twists on the traditional experience might just be your favorite new brunch replacement. To help you try out the new sip-and-savor trend, we’re sharing our favorite spots for afternoon tea in Chicago.


Afternoon tea at The Allis.
Afternoon tea at The Allis.

The Allis at Soho House

Exclusive Soho House’s inclusive spot for drinking and dining, The Allis invites everyone to feel like royalty at afternoon tea. Ultra-chic decor with rustic accents drenched in afternoon sunlight provides the perfect picturesque setting for this lavish and modern take on the traditional experience. 

$45-55 per person, served daily from 2:30 to 5:30 PM; The Allis at Soho House is located at 113-125 N Green St, Chicago, IL 60607.


Russian Tea Time

Only a short walk from 1000M, in an opulent, old-school dining room that’s a feast for the eyes, feast on beginners, savories, sweets and afternoon tea service at Russian Tea Time. The afternoon tea experience here is set apart by its unique flavors, with a palette true to the spot’s Russian influence. 

$29.95 per person, served daily from 2 to 4:30 PM; Russian Tea Time is located at 77 E Adams St, Chicago, IL 60603.


Pavilion at The Langham

Afternoon tea at The Langham is a century-old tradition, started back in 1865 at the hotel’s London outpost. In their modern take, The Langham’s Afternoon Tea with Wedgwood includes proprietary Langham teas, an array of sweet and savory bites, enjoyed under a soaring ceiling and with marvelous city views.

$70 per person, served Monday through Friday from 3 to 5 PM and Saturday and Sunday from 1 to 5 PM; The Langham is located at 330 N Wabash Ave, Chicago, IL 60611. 


LondonHouse Chicago

LondonHouse Chicago takes a nontraditional approach to high tea. On the hotel’s second floor with stunning city views, guests enjoy teas from Rare Tea Cellars and Sparrow Coffee, paired with a fresh-take menu designed by Executive Chef Elizabeth Sweeney and Executive Pastry Chef Thomas Gorczyca. 

$50 per person, served daily 1 to 4 PM; LondonHouse Chicago is located at 85 E Wacker Dr, Chicago, IL 60601.