Last Saturday Ameeka and I had the chance to have tea at the Four Seasons Hotel, near the Boston Commons. Tea is held in the Bristol Lounge, which looks more like a restaurant than a lounge.
Like at the Taj, the treats accompanying tea came on a 3-tiered tray, but unlike at the Taj, the dessert selection was limited. No Madelines or chocolate covered strawberries here...
Rather than two flavors of scones, the Four Seasons offers one scone - of the cranberry variety:
The tea sandwiches included the typical cucumber with cream (stingy on the cucumber at the Four Seasons) and chicken salad sandwiches:
as well as a smoked salmon with cream cheese:
I was more a fan of the atmosphere at the Four Seasons than the food. It was classy - as you would expect from a luxury hotel setting, but also casual: there was a bachelorette party at one of the tables near us. I don't think that I would choose high tea for my bachelorette event, but hey - whatever floats your boat...
(Photos courtesy of my handy Droid - not quite the quality of my D90, but more portable and was the one with a charged battery...)
Overall rating: 6/10
200 Boylston St
Boston, MA 02116