Where: Salt Lake City, Utah Style: Traditional elegance Tea Selection: 12+ loose leaf teas and 4 flavored hot chocolates Teatimes: Tuesday to Saturday, 1 to 3:30, reserved on the half hour Reservations: Online reservations required Contact:Reserve here, 801-258-6000 Cost: $32 Afternoon Tea; $24 Children 12 and under Destination Tea Tip: The parking garage is a quick walk from the front entrance, or bring cash to tip the valet.
Destination Tea Notes: We’ll get straight to the point: put afternoon tea at The Grand America Hotel on your destination tea bucket list. This afternoon tea experience goes above and beyond our criteria for the best afternoon teas — scratchmade, delicious, creative recipes + high quality teas + beautiful ambiance + gracious service — for a frankly incredibly reasonable price. Scroll through our pics to see how The Grand America strives to spoil its teatime guests with surprise extras. Although the hotel was built fairly recently, in time for the 2002 Winter Olympic Games in Salt Lake City, we commend their choice to decorate in Old World fashion, with hand-blown glass chandeliers and marble floors imported from Italy, handmade solid wood French furniture, cerulean blue upholstery and rugs set against wood paneling in the lounge, and original oil paintings from the early 20th century. Music lovers will also get a treat, when they find themselves humming along to the modern songs the harpist sprinkles into her repertoire.
I enjoyed the experience. I think it would be helpful if they noted on the menu: please select one hot beverage of your choice. I was under the impression that we would be able to try a few teas. It was a bit uncomfortable to be told we could only have one pot of tea. The harpist was wonderful. It is elegant, relaxing and delicious!
I miss the selection & display of the food as it was prior to COVID. I hope it will soon return as it once was. Its been such a disappointment to see these small offerings on individual plates yet the price is higher.
Marie, thank you for reading and commenting. We were very happy with the afternoon tea here – did they once have a larger menu served on tiered trays?