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Where to Sip Fancy Tea in DFW

Put your pinkies up at these spots for a spot of tea.

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Whether you’re looking to start a new holiday tradition, searching for a perfect space to host a baby or bridal shower, or just want an extra special afternoon treat, odds are there’s a spot in DFW for old fashioned, modern or fancy tea service that will suit your taste.

Some are located in fancy hotels, some in French bistros, restaurants, bakeries or chocolate shops. Some feature simple sandwiches, exclusive teas or obsessed-over details. All offer up a unique experience steeped in tradition, and worth savoring.

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Note: Restaurants on this map are listed geographically.

1. Edith's French Bistro

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5864 TX-121
Plano, TX 75024
(972) 584-9001
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At Edith’s French Bistro in Plano, a private tea room awaits guests who are interested in celebrating special occasions with a spot of tea and three tiers of tiny treats.

2. The Restaurant at Grange Hall

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4445 Travis St
Dallas, TX 75205
(214) 443-5175
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Perhaps one of the most exclusive spots for a spot, and one that will be relocating in the new year, The Restaurant at Grange Hall offers its tea service as private events only. Call 214.443.5175 to learn more or reserve.

3. Lavendou Bistro Provincial

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19009 Preston Rd #200
Dallas, TX 75252
(972) 248-1911
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The “French High Tea” at Lavendou is available every day but Sunday from 11:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. with reservations and includes finger sandwiches, mini pastries, tea breads, scones, cream, butter, jam and of course, tea, for $19.95. Upgrade to fancy Oolong or Darjeeling for about four dollars more.

4. The Taschen Library

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1530 Main St
Dallas, TX 75201
(214) 748-1300
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For a punchy, yet elegant and very high-end tea service, head to the Joule hotel’s Taschen Library. Inside a jewel box of a room outfitted with two tables seating fewer than 20 guests total, you can sip tea and champagne surrounded by art, color and culture at the Taschen. Every bite is expertly paired with teas from fruity to spicy, described in detail by the team at the Joule prior to each of three courses. Tea at Taschen is $79 per person, inclusive of taxes, gratuity and valet.

Tea at Taschen
The Joule Hotel

5. The French Room

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1321 Commerce St
Dallas, TX 75202
(214) 651-3615
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One of the most famous tea services in Dallas, The French Room continues to reinvent itself and its tea offerings. This fancy tea features multiple courses including tea sandwiches and classic tea pastries, multiple cups of tea and, of course, multiple glasses of champagne, in true French style.

Tea Service at The French Room
The Adolphus Hotel

6. The Ritz-Carlton, Dallas

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2121 McKinney Ave
Dallas, TX 75201
(214) 922-0200
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A two-course tea-themed feast at The Ritz-Carlton Dallas features your choice of teas throughout the service plus savory bites like the port wine infused red onion in vol au vent, and a confit chicken thigh salad with celery and sage in egg shell. But the dessert “shadowbox” is the real showstopper, when a mini piece of furniture arrives stocked with sweets like classic currant scones, cheddar bay biscuits, seasonal bon bone, tarts and mini pies, accompanied by “scondiments” of lemon curd, raspberry jam and Devonshire cream. $75 per adult, $35 for children 12 and under. Reservations at exploretock.com/fearingsrestaurant.

Tea at the Ritz-Carlton Dallas
Rachel Pinn

7. Bangkok at Beltline

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100 S Central Expy #108
Richardson, TX 75080
(469) 930-9755
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Every Saturday at 2:00 p.m., the team at Bangkok at Beltline in Richardson serves a Thai version of high tea, complete with spins on finger sandwiches, specially-flavored sweet treats (Thai tea and green tea-flavored macarons often make appearances), and creations you won’t find anywhere else in town. Priced at $37 per person, reservations are required for this unique tea experience: 469-930-9755.

Thai Tea at Bangkok at Beltline
Bangkok at Beltline

8. Potpourri Boulangerie

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317 N Zang Blvd
Dallas, TX 75208
(214) 941-9941
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Afternoon tea at this Oak Cliff gem is an intimate affair. For $40 per person and 24 hours advance notice, up to 8 people can enjoy their choice of curated teas plus three courses including a yogurt parfait, scones, and watermelon salad, followed by a tea tower stacked with tea sandwiches, avocado on toast and pâtisserie. Reservations are by phone only: 214-941-9941.

9. Heirloom Haul

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6765 Winning Dr Suite 830
Frisco, TX 75034
(972) 704-3918
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The newly opened Heirloom Haul inside Flea Style at The Star is designed to be a modern version of the cafes inside classic antique malls. Available anytime the restaurant is open, the tea service is a stylish (of course) and classic way to treat your self after a long day of shopping at Flea Style or the other shops at The Star. For $28, adult tea service includes a tea assortment from The Art of Tea, accompanied by tea sandwiches, macarons and biscotti. For just $12 those 12 and under can enjoy finger sandwiches, dessert, drink and custom coloring activity.

Tea service at Heirloom Haul
Jenn Shertzer for Heirloom Haul

10. Restaurant DeGolyer

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8525 Garland Rd
Dallas, TX 75218
(214) 515-6610
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Throughout the holiday season, a special three-course Holiday Tea is served inside the historic DeGolyer House at the Dallas Arboretum. Tea prices begin at $49 per person (13+ only) inclusive of parking and admission to the Arboretum. Add champagne for $10 more. Reservations are required and can be made by calling 214-515-6511.

Holiday Tea inside the DeGolyer House
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11. Chocolate Secrets

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3926 Oak Lawn Ave
Dallas, TX 75219
(214) 252-9801
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At this chocolate-obsessed cafe in Oak Lawn, a $75 traditional tea is served with milk, lemon, scones, confiture, and fresh croissants along with macarons, tea sandwiches and chocolates, of course. There’s also a bridal tea option for $95 per person, with much fancier pastries, cakes and confections. To reserve, call 214-252-9801 or email manager@mychocolatesecrets.com.

Tea at Chocolate Secrets
Chocolate Secrets

12. Chocolate Angel Cafe & Tea Room

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635 W Campbell Rd #310
Richardson, TX 75080
(972) 234-8099
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Home to many a tea party, baby shower and bridal brunch, Chocolate Secrets in Richardson or Plano offers assorted scones, tea sandwiches, petit quiches, tartlets and pastries, plus a curated selection of loose-leaf teas paired with each course. $22 per person, with reservations required. Email chocolateangelrichardson@gmail.com or chocolate angel.highstreet@gmail.com, or call 972-234-8099 or 972-904-9597, for Richardson or Plano, respectively, to reserve.

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1. Edith's French Bistro

5864 TX-121, Plano, TX 75024

At Edith’s French Bistro in Plano, a private tea room awaits guests who are interested in celebrating special occasions with a spot of tea and three tiers of tiny treats.

5864 TX-121
Plano, TX 75024

2. The Restaurant at Grange Hall

4445 Travis St, Dallas, TX 75205

Perhaps one of the most exclusive spots for a spot, and one that will be relocating in the new year, The Restaurant at Grange Hall offers its tea service as private events only. Call 214.443.5175 to learn more or reserve.

4445 Travis St
Dallas, TX 75205

3. Lavendou Bistro Provincial

19009 Preston Rd #200, Dallas, TX 75252

The “French High Tea” at Lavendou is available every day but Sunday from 11:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. with reservations and includes finger sandwiches, mini pastries, tea breads, scones, cream, butter, jam and of course, tea, for $19.95. Upgrade to fancy Oolong or Darjeeling for about four dollars more.

19009 Preston Rd #200
Dallas, TX 75252

4. The Taschen Library

1530 Main St, Dallas, TX 75201
Tea at Taschen
The Joule Hotel

For a punchy, yet elegant and very high-end tea service, head to the Joule hotel’s Taschen Library. Inside a jewel box of a room outfitted with two tables seating fewer than 20 guests total, you can sip tea and champagne surrounded by art, color and culture at the Taschen. Every bite is expertly paired with teas from fruity to spicy, described in detail by the team at the Joule prior to each of three courses. Tea at Taschen is $79 per person, inclusive of taxes, gratuity and valet.

1530 Main St
Dallas, TX 75201

5. The French Room

1321 Commerce St, Dallas, TX 75202
Tea Service at The French Room
The Adolphus Hotel

One of the most famous tea services in Dallas, The French Room continues to reinvent itself and its tea offerings. This fancy tea features multiple courses including tea sandwiches and classic tea pastries, multiple cups of tea and, of course, multiple glasses of champagne, in true French style.

1321 Commerce St
Dallas, TX 75202

6. The Ritz-Carlton, Dallas

2121 McKinney Ave, Dallas, TX 75201
Tea at the Ritz-Carlton Dallas
Rachel Pinn

A two-course tea-themed feast at The Ritz-Carlton Dallas features your choice of teas throughout the service plus savory bites like the port wine infused red onion in vol au vent, and a confit chicken thigh salad with celery and sage in egg shell. But the dessert “shadowbox” is the real showstopper, when a mini piece of furniture arrives stocked with sweets like classic currant scones, cheddar bay biscuits, seasonal bon bone, tarts and mini pies, accompanied by “scondiments” of lemon curd, raspberry jam and Devonshire cream. $75 per adult, $35 for children 12 and under. Reservations at exploretock.com/fearingsrestaurant.

2121 McKinney Ave
Dallas, TX 75201

7. Bangkok at Beltline

100 S Central Expy #108, Richardson, TX 75080
Thai Tea at Bangkok at Beltline
Bangkok at Beltline

Every Saturday at 2:00 p.m., the team at Bangkok at Beltline in Richardson serves a Thai version of high tea, complete with spins on finger sandwiches, specially-flavored sweet treats (Thai tea and green tea-flavored macarons often make appearances), and creations you won’t find anywhere else in town. Priced at $37 per person, reservations are required for this unique tea experience: 469-930-9755.

100 S Central Expy #108
Richardson, TX 75080

8. Potpourri Boulangerie

317 N Zang Blvd, Dallas, TX 75208

Afternoon tea at this Oak Cliff gem is an intimate affair. For $40 per person and 24 hours advance notice, up to 8 people can enjoy their choice of curated teas plus three courses including a yogurt parfait, scones, and watermelon salad, followed by a tea tower stacked with tea sandwiches, avocado on toast and pâtisserie. Reservations are by phone only: 214-941-9941.

317 N Zang Blvd
Dallas, TX 75208

9. Heirloom Haul

6765 Winning Dr Suite 830, Frisco, TX 75034
Tea service at Heirloom Haul
Jenn Shertzer for Heirloom Haul

The newly opened Heirloom Haul inside Flea Style at The Star is designed to be a modern version of the cafes inside classic antique malls. Available anytime the restaurant is open, the tea service is a stylish (of course) and classic way to treat your self after a long day of shopping at Flea Style or the other shops at The Star. For $28, adult tea service includes a tea assortment from The Art of Tea, accompanied by tea sandwiches, macarons and biscotti. For just $12 those 12 and under can enjoy finger sandwiches, dessert, drink and custom coloring activity.

6765 Winning Dr Suite 830
Frisco, TX 75034

10. Restaurant DeGolyer

8525 Garland Rd, Dallas, TX 75218
Holiday Tea inside the DeGolyer House
Courtesy of Restaurant DeGolyer

Throughout the holiday season, a special three-course Holiday Tea is served inside the historic DeGolyer House at the Dallas Arboretum. Tea prices begin at $49 per person (13+ only) inclusive of parking and admission to the Arboretum. Add champagne for $10 more. Reservations are required and can be made by calling 214-515-6511.

8525 Garland Rd
Dallas, TX 75218

11. Chocolate Secrets

3926 Oak Lawn Ave, Dallas, TX 75219
Tea at Chocolate Secrets
Chocolate Secrets

At this chocolate-obsessed cafe in Oak Lawn, a $75 traditional tea is served with milk, lemon, scones, confiture, and fresh croissants along with macarons, tea sandwiches and chocolates, of course. There’s also a bridal tea option for $95 per person, with much fancier pastries, cakes and confections. To reserve, call 214-252-9801 or email manager@mychocolatesecrets.com.

3926 Oak Lawn Ave
Dallas, TX 75219

12. Chocolate Angel Cafe & Tea Room

635 W Campbell Rd #310, Richardson, TX 75080

Home to many a tea party, baby shower and bridal brunch, Chocolate Secrets in Richardson or Plano offers assorted scones, tea sandwiches, petit quiches, tartlets and pastries, plus a curated selection of loose-leaf teas paired with each course. $22 per person, with reservations required. Email chocolateangelrichardson@gmail.com or chocolate angel.highstreet@gmail.com, or call 972-234-8099 or 972-904-9597, for Richardson or Plano, respectively, to reserve.

635 W Campbell Rd #310
Richardson, TX 75080

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