Tea & Sympathy

Tea & Sympathy

Tea Room and English Restaurant · West Village
108 Greenwich Ave (btwn 12th & 13th St), New York, NY 10011, United States
Closed until 11:30 AM (Show more)
  • Mon–Fri
    • 11:30 AM–10:30 PM
  • Sat–Sun
    • 9:30 AM–10:30 PM
$ $ $ $
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Based on 279 votes

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    Ceecee Y.
    "Perfect place for British expats or American Anglophiles."(15 Tips)
    Aiden B.
    "Delicious tea & crumpets & really good finger sandwiches."(6 Tips)
    "Sticky toffee pudding is the most wonderfully decadent dessert!"(9 Tips)
    JuAnne N.
    "Must have the sticky toffee pudding, custard on the side"(9 Tips)
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  • tea
  • british
  • scones
  • full monty
  • sandwiches
  • sticky toffee pudding
  • bangers and mash
  • breakfast food
  • anglophile
  • cozy
  • authentic
  • casserole
  • pies
  • cake
  • cute
  • lively
  • iced tea
  • walnut salad
  • casual
  • baked beans
  • Kendall T.

    Traditional scones & jam and Stilton & walnut salad are perfect! Skip the apple pudding...no apple to be found in it.

    Kendall Thornton · October 7
  • Florencia H.

    The worst service !

    Florencia Horowitz · October 3
  • Jessica L.

    Yea they will do a vegetarian version of afternoon tea. Great tea selection and quaint little atmosphere. Lovely place to relax and have a nice tea break.

    Jessica Latorre · August 6
  • Robert A.

    Soups, sandwiches, teas, and the multi-orgasmic warm and spicy ginger cake with the vanilla custard sauce.

    Robert Alvarez · August 6
  • Julia M.

    You can't be seated unless the whole party arrives - even if it's 3 of you waiting for one more. Also, no tea unless you order a minimum $ of food. Too many rules, not enough sympathy. Not worth it.

    Julia Mesmeri · July 16
  • Michie B.

    I bought some British grocery from Tea and sympathy for my Mom and she loved it!

    Michie B · June 7
  • tina b.

    Actually a cozy little restaurant serving British comfort food, they also have an extensive tea list. All the teapots are unique English collectibles. Did I mention this place is adorably British?

    tina beans · May 21
  • ℰℓenaᶳᵘ²

    A great spot for tea and scones! The menu includes all the wonderful British standards, plus a wonderful array of teas served in playful teapots. The steamed puddings are the best item on the menu.

    ℰℓenaᶳᵘ² · April 21
  • Abigail A.

    Excellent scones and tea - but don't expect much warmth from the servers.

  • Kathryn P.

    Best scones and tea in the city!!

    Kathryn Phillips · April 5
  • Kathryn P.

    Love this place!! Really good tea, amazing scones, breakfast food is all good. Adorable decor and atmosphere. Tiniest bathroom in the world

    Kathryn Phillips · April 4
  • Tom M.

    Tasty teas and an awesome bacon avocado sandwich

    Tom M. · March 25
  • Nick J.

    A reasonably authentic rickety British tea room where I learned that scotch egg and Branston pickle is actually a good combination. Try the rhubarb crumble.

    Nick Johnson · March 22
  • Michael M.

    Sunday Roast, but leave room for dessert!

    Michael Matute · March 15
  • Noppanit C.

    If you want true English breakfast. Tea is also good.

  • Liam K.

    Does regularly stock British-themed decorations

    Liam K. · March 11
  • Jess H.

    Cream tea with scones

    Jess Huey · February 16
  • Jenn

    It feels like the UK

    Jenn · February 13
  • Nichelle H.

    Mash & bangers

    Nichelle Harris · January 3
  • Michael D.

    BYOB: $5.00

    Michael De La Rosa · December 17, 2014
  • Untapped Cities

    Assorted teapots and British memorabilia line the interior walls; they also sell an assortment of British candy! The tea and scones are popular here, as is anything on the breakfast menu. Read more

    Untapped Cities · November 17, 2014
  • Jamie B.

    Cream tea (tea and scones with jam) was great. Make sure your whole party is there to be seated.

    Jamie Bleier · November 12, 2014
  • Roniel T.

    Welsh rarebit is not merely a grilled cheese sandwich. It is wonderful!

    Roniel Tessler · November 6, 2014
  • Viv

    They have Sunday roast here

    Viv · November 4, 2014
  • Jaclyn L.

    Tea, custard and savory pies? Everything I love about tea time.

    Jaclyn Lam · October 30, 2014
  • Rob C.

    Rhubarb crumble ...yum!

    Rob Campbell · October 27, 2014
  • Alexis Y.

    Get there early on the weekend. Small place

    Alexis YSY · October 20, 2014
  • Jennifer C.

    So precious and everything is authentic and delicious. But definitely end with the sticky toffee pudding, whatever you do.

    Jennifer C. · October 3, 2014
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    Check out Tea and Sympathy as seen on Best Thing I Ever Ate Read more

    TV Food Maps · August 26, 2014
  • Cynthia D.

    If your table is a mix of vegetarians & carnivores, you can each chose 2 sandwich types from the menu's *asterisked sandwiches, so it works well for different diets.

    Cynthia Drescher · August 17, 2014
  • Village Voice

    Bangers and mash are a highlight. Go to lunch to get the Afternoon Tea for One, which includes finger sandwiches, tons of scones with cream and jam, cakes, and a big pot of hot tea. Read more

    Village Voice · August 15, 2014
  • Alp O.

    Get their finger sandwiches and scones! Amazing decor.

    Alp Ozcelik · August 12, 2014
  • Meltem C.

    Scones and teas and fingersS... So yummy....

    Meltem Celebioglu · August 12, 2014
  • Silas J.

    Scones and clotted cream- great to split with someone while you eat the full English Breakfast

    Silas John · August 9, 2014
  • Susan D.

    Get the Full Monty with baked beans and side of scones -- feeds two. Yum.

    Susan Danziger · May 31, 2014
  • Biyan Z.

    Do have some attitude issues esp the old lady on the weekends. But their food is pretty good... The clotted creme and jam too... Don't want to come back for the service the the food says otherwise.

    Biyan Zhou · April 25, 2014
  • Serious Eats

    Cozy British tea shop good for a reasonably priced high tea.

    Serious Eats · January 28, 2014
  • Melanie H.

    Shepherds pie and sticky toffee pudding with custard

    Melanie H · December 27, 2013
  • Morgan V.

    “The Full Monty” is everything a hungry ex-pat or Anglophile could possibly desire on a winter morning. Come back again in the afternoon for tea and scones with clotted cream. - Buzzfeed

    Morgan Von Steen · December 11, 2013
  • Nat H.

    Full English Breakfast: "'The Full Monty' is everything a hungry ex-pat or Anglophile could possibly desire on a winter morning. Come back in the afternoon for tea and scones with clotted cream." Read more

    Nat Harward · December 10, 2013
  • Vanessa G.

    Full English breakfast served Saturday and Sunday only. Tea in the afternoons. Heaven always.

    Vanessa Gatlin · December 10, 2013
  • Ceecee Y.

    Perfect place for British expats or American Anglophiles. Very authentic.

    Ceecee Yao · November 10, 2013
  • JuAnne N.

    Must have the sticky toffee pudding, custard on the side

    JuAnne Ng · October 8, 2013
  • Lin L.

    It was a pretty long wait, so be prepared. The service was not great and the space is really cramped. The tea is good, especially with the afternoon tea menu! The pot pies were pretty good as well.

    Lin Ling · October 6, 2013
  • Michael M.

    Breakfast go to: eggs w cheese & beans, toast. Don't miss the scones. Lunch: Branston Pickle & cheese sandwich.

    Michael Muse · September 22, 2013
  • Wesley V.

    Extremely rude, stuck up and brusk staff. This will be a one time only visit. Not worth the 'tude.

    Wesley V · July 23, 2013
  • Joëlle L.

    Staff is AMAZING!!! BlackBerry tea with hot Apple Crumble (with custard) is to die for. GOING BACK ASAP. And ALL HAIL THE NEW PRINCE OF ENGLAND! Conrats #WillAndKate

    Joëlle Lewis · July 23, 2013
  • Marly Q.

    Guys behind the counter were lovely

    Marly Q · July 9, 2013
  • YC O.

    Try the Eton Mess (crumbled meringues with whipped cream and berries) for a taste of British summer!

    YC O · April 30, 2013
  • Meg L.

    They sell galaxy chocolate here behind the counter. Get it!

    Meg Lewis · April 21, 2013

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