Best High Tea in Chicago, IL: Top 10!

We’re searching for a sophisticated and refined tea experience all day long in Chicago, IL, and a fancy High Tea service might be just what we need. This is an opportunity to escape from the monotony of everyday life and to bond with friends or family in a luxurious setting.

Finally, we visited and gathered a list of local spots in Chicago, IL that offer elegant High Tea services, to help you plan your tea time. It’s important to keep in mind that these tea services often require reservations to be made in advance.

Check out our other local guide on high tea spots around the US.

Pavilion

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High tea is offered at this stylish hotel venue.

The opening hours of Pavilion are as follows: Closed on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday; 11:00 AM – 5:00 PM on Saturday, Sunday;

For more information and opening hours, contact Pavilion directly using their phone number (312) 923-7710.

Consumer’s Review: We had afternoon tea at Pavilion at The Langham, and it was a great experience. Lots of variety of food and bites, lots of selection for teas, and most of it tasted great. I think the critical note was that it was expensive for what we got, and that all the food was heavy, so there was no relief in the form of fresh or light.

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Russian Tea Time Restaurant

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Upscale Russian food is served in an elegant dining room with wood accents.

The opening hours of Russian Tea Time Restaurant are as follows: 11:00 AM – 6:00 PM on Monday, Sunday; 11:00 AM – 8:00 PM on Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday;

For more information and opening hours, contact Russian Tea Time Restaurant directly using their phone number (312) 360-0000.

Consumer’s Review: The restaurant has a relaxing atmosphere with classical music and traditional Russian decor. It is a great location for high tea or lunch. It’s perfect for a quiet conversation. My husband ate roast chicken Florentine. I had cream of mushroom soup and it was delicious. Catarina was a very good server.

Palm Court

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For more information and opening hours, contact Palm Court directly using their phone number (312) 932-4619.

Consumer’s Review: I had a holiday drink. It was a lot of work. I got $100 with a tip. There is no alcohol. The tea was great. The sandwiches are okay. I like the harp music the most.

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Living Water Tea House

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The opening hours of Living Water Tea House are as follows: 12:00 – 7:00 PM on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday; 12:00 AM – 7:00 PM on Friday; Closed on Sunday;

For more information and opening hours, contact Living Water Tea House directly using their phone number (312) 846-6919.

Consumer’s Review: One of the best teas I have had. I got the rose ceylon black tea and it was divine, I would want to buy the loose leaf if it were sold. Other loose leaf teas are sold by them. The interior is simple and pretty.

The Lobby

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The Peninsula Hotel has fine dining, afternoon tea and brunch.

The opening hours of The Lobby are as follows: 7:00 AM – 9:00 PM on Monday, Tuesday; 7:00 AM – 4:00 PM on Wednesday, Thursday; 7:00 AM – 4:30 PM on Friday, Saturday, Sunday;

For more information and opening hours, contact The Lobby directly using their phone number (312) 573-6760.

Consumer’s Review: Went for a meal. The quality of the food is better than some of the highly rated restaurants. All the good tastes delicious, the ingredients are great. I was impressed by the dessert, it was very refreshing for the summer. Atmosphere beats most other places for a relaxing meal.

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Chicago Teahouse

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There is a wide selection of loose-leaf teas and accessories at the U.S. outpost of the upscale German chain.

The opening hours of Chicago Teahouse are as follows: 10:00 AM – 7:00 PM on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday; 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM on Saturday, Sunday;

For more information and opening hours, contact Chicago Teahouse directly using their phone number (312) 932-0639.

Consumer’s Review: There is a good English breakfast tea here. As I was making my way to Jewel-Osco, I chance upon this shop. They promoted a special price for tea. must try.

Tribute Tea Company

The opening hours of Tribute Tea Company are as follows: 11:00 AM – 5:00 PM on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Sunday; 9:00 AM – 6:00 PM on Saturday;

For more information and opening hours, contact Tribute Tea Company directly using their phone number (412) 327-8162.

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Bingo Tea

The opening hours of Bingo Tea are as follows: 12:00 – 11:00 PM on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday;

For more information and opening hours, contact Bingo Tea directly using their phone number (312) 328-6668.

Consumer’s Review: It’s pretty nice to get some Boba. The drink was very black tea based but it was still enjoyable.

Fairgrounds Coffee & Tea

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A hip cafe has sandwiches, salads, and local pastries.

The opening hours of Fairgrounds Coffee & Tea are as follows: 7:00 AM – 7:00 PM on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday;

For more information and opening hours, contact Fairgrounds Coffee & Tea directly using their phone number (312) 448-9015.

Consumer’s Review: The cafe is cute and busy. Whenever we visit the Art Institute, we stop here. We can usually get in and out with our coffee and baked goods on busy mornings. The lobby is well decorated and we like waiting there. Coffee and lattes are of high quality.

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B.I. Tea and Dim Sum

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There is a counter at the Chicago French Market that serves bubble tea.

The opening hours of B.I. Tea and Dim Sum are as follows: 11:00 AM – 5:00 PM on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday; 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM on Saturday; Closed on Sunday;

For more information and opening hours, contact B.I. Tea and Dim Sum directly using their phone number (312) 964-5195.

Consumer’s Review: It was quick and friendly. Pork buns melt in your mouth when you eat the boba.