About Afternoon Tea - Grand America Hotel
The elegant Victorian style team in Salt Lake City is at The Grand America. Guests are served on Tunisia China designed exclusively for the hotel. The floor-to-ceiling windows allow you to savor views of the garden courtyard while you savor the small pleasures of a traditional English afternoon tea.
Choose from a variety of premium international teas along with tea sandwiches made with cucumber, Pacific cold smoked salmon, watercress, and more. Later, a delectable array of freshly baked scones (served with homemade strawberry jam and Devonshire cream), flaky pastries, rich tortes, and delightful petit fours await your pleasure.
You’ll be soothed by the gentle music of a softly-played harp or piano, giving this classic event a distinctively European ambience. Afternoon Tea at Grand America offers a memorable experience like no other in Salt Lake City.
Afternoon Tea, Contemporary European
Hours of Operation:
Monday - Sunday: Seatings at 1:00 p.m. & 3:30 p.m.
Between 5th & 6th South
$30 and under
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
7-days a week 2p-5p Harpist for Afternoon Tea
Sunday - Thursday 5p-8p Piano
Friday & Saturday 6p-9p Jazz Trio
Self parking is free with validation. Valet Parking is $8.
Trax light rail, Courthouse Stop
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Entertainment, Gluten-free Menu, High Tea, Non-Smoking, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
Afternoon Tea - Grand America Hotel Ratings and Reviews
Our High Tea experience at the Grand Ame ...
Our High Tea experience at the Grand America was fantastic. I sincerely appreciate the valet parking; the attendants were friendly and efficient. This is my second time here for High Tea and it was a special occasion with my Mom who visited from Canada. The food, atmosphere and quality of tea was excellent. Our server, Mariah, was wonderful! The added bonus of the grand piano being played in the background was so lovely. The High Tea room is so pretty and affords a beautiful view of the courtyard with twinkling lights in the trees. I would highly recommend this experience to anyone.
I made the reservation so I could treat ...
I made the reservation so I could treat my adult daughter to a special birthday tea. We enjoyed ourselves so much. Our server was fantastic, the herb tea and food was delicious and fun and we especially loved the atmosphere and the beautiful harp playing in the background. I was to come back and bring my sisters. What a wonderful time.
Friends who met in London all joined for ...
Friends who met in London all joined for afternoon tea. We found it very delightful and loved the variety of things to try. The ambiance was lovely, with a harpist and very elegant decor. The food was all cooked well, wasn't a fan of all of the flavors, however we all left completely full and very happy with our experience. We are all "starving students" so this will stay a special occasion but it was very wonderful and we're glad we came
A fabulous afternoon tea. All the food i ...
A fabulous afternoon tea. All the food items were delicious and beautiful presented. The service was great. There was a harp player so the music was lovely. We went there to celebrate a friends birthday and the harp player played "happy birthday" while the waiter brought out a special treat with candle. Over all it was a wonderful afternoon. I would highly recommend it.
Limited tables so reservations are recom ...
Limited tables so reservations are recommended although when we went availability wasn't an issue. Some of the food options were odd and were strange taste wise. It was very filling and couldn't finish the dessert portion! Come hungry.
I have attended afternoon tea several ti ...
I have attended afternoon tea several times, and I recommend it to others because of its ambience and difference from other venues. We dress up and enjoy the live harpist, variety of teas, and beautiful sandwiches and desserts.
Grand America hotel's afternoon tea expe ...
Grand America hotel's afternoon tea experience is a must have. The dessert menu is excellent and so is the large selection of teas. The only downfall is the sandwich menu. It is absolutely terrible. It is very Americanised with sliders. The macaroons + salmon menu is disgusting. sweet macaroons and salty salmon doesnt go. Please take this off. Also take of sliders and replace with traditional high tea sandwhiches. It would get my outstanding two thumbs up if these could be addressed. Getting pretty tired of the mediocre sandwich menu.
I took 5 granddaughters, aged 5-10, to c ...
I took 5 granddaughters, aged 5-10, to celebrate one of the girl's birthday. The service was great and we all enjoyed a wonderful afternoon together. Each of the girls got their own pot of hot chocolate and special little sandwiches. It was so elegant. Every little girl needs this experience once in her lifetime.
I quietly celebrated my birthday at the ...
I quietly celebrated my birthday at the Grand America hotel. We had our afternoon high tea and the waitress overheard that it was my birthday. She brought out a candle lit dessert and the pianist played the birthday sing for me. It was such a surprise and a very sweet gesture. Thank you afternoon tea team!
Afternoon Tea at Grand America Hotel was ...
Afternoon Tea at Grand America Hotel was delightful! I went with my mother and my 8-year-old daughter. Our server was Sheer and she was wonderful! She gave us great descriptions of every tea and piece of food that came to our table. I don't think I have the right words to describe the food, but it was delicious! From the strawberries and chantilly cream starter, to the most delectable sandwiches and scones (with a kid-friendly set of sandwiches for my daughter), to the most beautiful tray of desserts - it was PERFECT. For the ambiance, quality service, and the food, the price was more than reasonable. Whenever we are in/near SLC, Afternoon Tea at Grand America will always be in our plans!
Beautiful hotel lobby setting and very c ...
Beautiful hotel lobby setting and very comfortable too. We were not rushed. The food was delicious and very rich- really too many desserts for two people! Our server made tea suggestions and was very attentive. The piano music could be updated - light jazz would be nice. This was fun for a special occasion. We got a lot of service for not a lot of money!
Positives: Beautiful environment. Court ...
Positives: Beautiful environment. Courteous staff. Creative and definitely not boring food.
Opportunities for improvement: The piano music was beautiful but was so loud it was hard for us to hear each other without raising our voices. Since it was afternoon tea, I was surprised we had to ask for teaspoons and cream. Our server did explain all of the goodies on the tea tray, but there were so many we couldn't remember it all. Would have loved a printed list. I know they change up the offerings frequently so that might be difficult.
We all agreed it was worth the trip (we all live 2 hour away) and we would do it again when we are in SLC in the future.
Loved our experience! I brought my daugh ...
Loved our experience! I brought my daughter for a mommy daughter date. The food for me was a little strange, I wasn't a fan of most of the sandwiches but everything else was absolutely fantastic! We will come here again.
The Afternoon Tea is a quiet elegant exp ...
The Afternoon Tea is a quiet elegant experience that you don't often get to experience with the hustle of everyday life. Expect to stay a couple of hours enjoying the company, the atmosphere, the food, and of course the tea.
The service was excellent. The server wa ...
The service was excellent. The server was very knowledgeable about the menu of Teas.
She was very friendly and engaged with our group.
The food was not the very best. A little stale and not very favorable.
However, would go again for a special occasion. Everyone enjoyed her.
My daughter took her close friends to te ...
My daughter took her close friends to tea to celebrate her birthday. We had been before. It was very enjoyable! One guest needed gluten free and they easily accommodated her needs. Everything was delicious as always.
The staff even brought my daughter an individual cake from the in house sweet shop and a package of macaroons (which happen to be her favorite treat) as a birthday gift. It was a lovely way to celebrate her birthday. We'll surely return in the future. The service at Grand America is always top notch.
My husband and I enjoyed the live harpis ...
My husband and I enjoyed the live harpist. (The harpist was not present when I dined here in March.) We came to celebrate our marriage. We had gotten married the day before and were in Salt Lake City for part of our honeymoon, staying at the Inn on the Hill B&B (delightful place). I appreciated the vegetarian option. We came slightly early but were promptly seated when it was our reservation time. We had a couch by the window with a lovely view of the courtyard.
I have been to tea at the Grand many tim ...
I have been to tea at the Grand many times but this last time I felt the finger foods were too sweet and that in the end instead of being savory and sweet I was just tired of sweet and sweeter. My daughter who has been going with me for very long time and loves tea and the sweets felt the same way and both of us decided it will be awhile before we go again.
We attended afternoon tea to celebrate m ...
We attended afternoon tea to celebrate my mother's 70th birthday. There were seven in our group, and our afternoon could not have been better. Our server (Dan) was outstanding and helped make my mother's birthday over-the-top special. The food was delicious, and we were thrilled to learn that the pastry chef is from France! We thoroughly enjoyed sampling different sandwiches and treats, and the harp music in the background created the perfect background music to our special occasion. We're already planning the next time we'll be coming for tea.
I took all my daughters (All 5 that are ...
I took all my daughters (All 5 that are in Utah) to Afternoon Tea as a late Mothers day treat to honor all of them. It was special enough to be remembered always. They all felt treasured and it was fun and charming and classy. Thank you for providing such a special place to celebrate in a different and satisfying manner. We were treated as queens would be.
A must-do while in SLC.
We had the greatest server, Dan! Beautiful place setting. Great tea! The vegetarian sandwiches were so creative! Loved to asparagus mousse! The dessert course was out of a dream. 8 desserts per person! Make sure you get the lemon bar before you get too full!
I took my daughter and her friends there for a birthday party. We all dressed up and they took their American Girl dolls and we had afternoon tea. They all thought it was the neatest thing. It was one of the best birthday parties I have done yet! They treat you really good and made it extra special for my daughter. We all loved the atmosphere too. I highly recommend Afternoon Tea for a birthday, baby shower, wedding shower or just to have a great conversation with friends and/or family.
More Sandwiches Please
Mini sliders, and Macaroons filled with savory things are not exactly my idea of what I'd expect for a high tea. Traditionally, it should include sandwiches etc.
The sandwich tray and one sandwich which resembled cream cheese with raw asparagus. It was awful. It is great that they are trying out different menus each season but I am disappointed that there aren't that many sandwiches in the first tray. The dessert tray is superb and I am always happy with it and glad that they finally got rid of gummy drops.
Always a treat
The scones and they're toppings are always delicious. The selection of finger sandwiches are hit and miss for me. The desserts are nice, but I preferred the dessert trolley you used to have a few years ago. The selections were better. Lose the gumdrops...nobody eats those. The service is always top notch. Thanks!
Afternoon tea for every age
We had afternoon tea at The Grand America, which was amazing! Definitely make a reservation and they can accommodate large groups, too. It's fun for girls and women of every age.
The service was amazing and the tea selection was large and there are flavors to suit everyone's palette. The tea sandwiches and dessert presentation is really pretty. The sandwiches are a little on the sweet side and if you're looking for more savory bites, you may want to let your server know beforehand.
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