Brooklyn High Low

4.9
71 Reviews
$50 and over
Afternoon Tea

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Afternoon Tea
Currently, we are taking reservations for Friday, Saturday, and Sunday ONLY.
*dietary requests must be specified before service. Please make a note on your reservation. We offer Vegetarian options and Gluten-Free Tea Tiers. I apologize but we can not support Vegan Requests.

Brooklyn High Low pulls from both Low Tea and High Tea traditions to offer a classic afternoon tea experience with a Brooklyn twist. Complement your pot of tea with our triple tier stand filled with baked scones, crumpets, finger sandwiches & house selections of yummy desserts. Choose from three different experiences. Each leaving you more full and comforted than the last. Our Tea experiences are known as "The Brooklyn", "The Vanderbilt", & "The Heights" Our vintage sitting room lends itself to a nostalgic experience while our garden offers fresh air, soft lighting, and a spacious atmosphere. Enjoy a break from the day's pressures to enjoy some of life's little pleasures.

Experiences

  • Our "CLASSIC" Tea service

    $48.00 per person

    Multiple dates available

    The "Classic" prefix tea service takes place over 75 minutes in our vintage sitting room or outside in our Garden patio. Your party will receive a bottomless pot of the House Black Tea with your choice of Milk, Sugar, Lemon or Honey. Your Triple Plate Tea Tier comes stacked with 8 finger sandwiches per guest. 2 each of our Classic Cucumber & Dill, Egg Salad, Branston Pickle & Cheddar and last a Cream Brie with Jam. Also included is a freshly baked scone ready to peel apart and cover with strawberry jam & clotted cream. And when you can hardly bare the thought of another Sip or Bite, satiate your sweet tooth with a crown plate of Sweets. ** There are no substitutions on this Classic Tier, for more variety book the VANDERBILT or HEIGHTS.
  • Our "HEIGHTS" Afternoon Tea

    $68.00 per person

    Multiple dates available

    Our "HEIGHTS" Tea service will last 90 mins in either our Vintage sitting room or our Garden Patio. Each guest receives a bottomless pot of tea and a warm cup of soup. Each pair of guests will share a Tea tier full of freshly baked scones, crumpets, Jam, Lemon curd, Clotted cream, 4 flavors ea of tea sandwiches, Purple cabbage slaw, and a Yummy selection of desserts along with a Chocolate Covered Strawberry. Leave Full and Happy!
  • Our "VANDERBILT" Afternoon Tea

    $58.00 per person

    Multiple dates available

    With our "Vanderbilt" Tea service you'll enjoy 75 mins in either our Vintage sitting room or our Garden Patio. Each guest will choose to receive their own pot of Tea and each Pair of guests will share a Tea tier complete with freshly baked scones, Jam, Lemon curd & Clotted cream, 4 flavors each of tea sandwiches, Purple cabbage Slaw and a Yummy selection of Sweet Bites along with a Chocolate Covered Strawberry. Leave us Happy and Full.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
  • Diner temperature check required
  • Contact tracing information collected
What 71 people are saying
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Joey
New York Area
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great for special occasions! Definitely make sure to be on time. It’s such a relaxing experience, you don’t want to rush. We enjoyed every part, from the service to the food… everything was wonderful!

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vipMainLineMike
Philadelphia
55 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were in Brooklyn celebrating our adult kids' birthdays, and the family is a big fan of afternoon tea. In fact, we're pretty much tea snobs. We've found that tea in the U.S., except for the stuffy places like The Plaza, can be hit or miss. Brooklyn High Low was definitely a hit. The tea selection was broad without being overwhelming. The food was fantastic. (We found ourselves taking notes for the next time we make afternoon tea at home.) But the real winner was the service. The servers were friendly and helpful without being intrusive. Sure it was a bit pricey, but I've come to expect that in New York. We'll definitely be back.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My husband and I came in for a day date. We loved our afternoon tea at Brooklyn High Low. The tea selection was ample and the setting was delightful. Lovely presentation of tea sandwiches and treats in a beautiful patio garden. We look forward to returning, and bringing friends with us. It would be a great spot to host an intimate event, too.

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AnnaJ
1 review
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful time and such sweet servers!! We celebrated a birthday and it was such a special day for the birthday girl.

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DannyF
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Brooklyn is lucky that such a place survived the pandemic. A blissful 75-minute experience.

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CindyL
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 27, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

The decor is a highlight. Mismatched saucers, teacups and teapots served to people sitting in mismatched lounge chairs is a delight. High tea is always about treating yourself, so value is as you’d expect. Sandwiches were really good but tea, scones and dessert were not the best I’ve had.

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leticiao
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 20, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Scones little tough but overall everything was so pretty and good will do it again

OT
OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had an amazing time there!! Everything was perfect, great customer service, and the food was super tasty!!

GZ
GalateaZK
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 30, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Nice quiet spot to celebrate birthdays.

OT
vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We’ve visited twice so far and it’s been a wonderful experience. Booking again soon!

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Natasha
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 28, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Very nice afternoon tea service. W ok ups have been nice to have champagne service but otherwise good experience.

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on May 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very cute spot and unique experience! Good for special occasions and a place to take guests when visiting. Will be back!

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alyssasaurus
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on May 16, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Absolutely lovely experience. The backyard is such a beautiful and peaceful oasis. The owner and servers strike the perfect balance of being attentive and friendly while giving guests privacy for intimate conversations. Excellent selection of delicious teas and very good amount of food for the price. I would - and will - return in a heartbeat!

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AnneB
1 review
Dined on May 16, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

I wanted to take my daughter out to a "fancy tea" but since she is not yet 5 we needed somewhere that was fancy but not uptight. Brooklyn High Low was perfect. A magical setting, delightful service, yummy treats and low key vibe. It felt like such a luxury to just relax for an hour or so with nothing to do but drink tea, chat with my little girl, and eat snacks.

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HeatherR
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on May 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a special mother-daughter tea to celebrate my birthday this past weekend, and everything about the event was great. The service is personal and informative, and the treats perfectly accompanied our tea service. This is the perfect place for a special event.

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vipAlison
New York Area
20 reviews
Dined on May 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A perfectly cozy and romantic afternoon tea in the garden. Most delicious, generous and friendly...the owner and staff were wonderful, and we couldn't finish everything they served with the Heights experience. The inside tea room was beautiful as well. Brooklyn has needed a tea room exactly like this and I'm so glad we found it!

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YajaM
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Took my mother here for a small (& early) Mother's Day celebration, and she absolutely loved it! I'm a frequent tea drinker and this place was like a dream. Beautiful atmosphere, delicious tea, and outstanding service. Would definitely go again!

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RnBE
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on May 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great afternoon tea experience. We definitely will return again, this time we'll have tea in the garden.

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YolandaW
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on May 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Mother’s Day

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ChikeW
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on April 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I went there for a my wife's birthday. They treated us great and was very safe conditions. We will definitely be back again.

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vipFoodArchitect
New York Area
61 reviews
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, tea and service. Such a wonderful space to relax and decompress...

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Csquaredrevue
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on April 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What a lovely place. A wonderful place to enjoy traditional tea. They have a very nice selection of tea and generous portions of sandwiches, scones and sweet. Great attention to detail. This is clearly a labor of love.

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AlyssaV
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing service. Very welcoming! Will be going back to try their heights!

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LibbyF
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My friend and I had The Heights afternoon tea and it was spectacular. The staff was very friendly and helpful and the shop is so cute. I highly recommend this place.

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vipBlakeM
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on April 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A tea house that rival any in the UK is right here Prospect Heights...what a lovely experience! We tried the Vanderbilt experience for our tea service and it was perfect in size and variety, featuring both traditional and unique tea sandwiches and sweet treats. We will back to try the Heights Experience for the ultimate in Tea Decadence. Although there is no required dress code at High Low, my partner and I did dress for the occasion for Low Tea and it was so much fun! Why not make it special? We all need an escape to another place and time these days. Many thanks to Honey and her staff for their attentiveness, hospitality, and especially their joie de vivre for all things tea!

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AshleeG
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Brooklyn High Low was a really nice experience. The food was delicious, the service was great and the atmosphere lovely. We had a great time.

The sandwiches, scones and desserts were delicious as well.

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RenaeC
Montreal
2 reviews
Dined on April 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A great experience. Owner and her staff were very welcoming and the food and tea were fantastic. Highly recommended.

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AndrewS
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on April 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Honestly, this was one of the best tea services we've ever had in NYC and... anywhere! The tea and food were delicious. The service was wonderful. The environment was perfect, too. We had the Vanderbilt service, which allowed each of us a choice of tea and to pick our sandwiches. The food was so filling and we even had some leftovers, which isn't usual for tea services. Also, the scones (THE SCONES) are amazing — especially with the lemon curd. Beyond the food and tea, what made the experience perfect was the staff. The owner greeted us at the door and the wait staff could not have been nicer. They're knowledgeable and down-to-Earth. If you're looking for a great way to spend an hour or so, book this place. We live in uptown Manhattan and Brooklyn High Low is about a 40-minute drive, but it was worth it.

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KatherineM
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Lovely place for a special occasion. Beautiful decor. Great choice of teas and sandwiches. Very professional and friendly staff.

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meerunilya
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Such a delightful and lovely experience!!! A great high tea experience very friendly staff!

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EmilyT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The staff was incredibly friendly, and the ambience was cozy and comfortable. The food and the tea were amazing- definitely want to come back soon!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was amazing! The tea was delicious

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vipCRSherman
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect little escape- fun high tea. Staff were so nice. Owner was incredible...there were 3 of us - 1 birthday girl, 1 celiac (gluten free), and 1 observing passover (no bread!). They went out of their way to adjust the menu for each of us, and make the bday girl feel special.
Totally recommend.
Big bonus- outdoor seating

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natsuemon
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience5

They have limited time for each customer, so they should have taken the order in advance, perhaps online or over the phone, so that when we are seated at the table they would be able to serve tea and food immediately. There was a plently amount of food, so we needed more time to be able to consume the whole meal and tea without rushing. We simply needed more time.

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evelynk
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The staff were all amazingly inviting and helpful. The tea and food also amazing

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CristinaG
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on April 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I had a wonderful Friday afternoon catching up with my dear friend here. We were blown away by the delicious food, bottomless cup of tea, cozy environment and super kind service team. We had such a great time that we didn't want to leave, so we started eating slower, which is hard to do when everything tastes so good. We are already planning coming back soon -- within the same month!

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Steven
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This place exceeded all expectations. Usually I'm at a football bar, but went here on Sunday afternoon and left so full and happy. The staff take such great pride and love what they do, that made it even more enjoyable. The space is beautiful, the tea was great the food was fantastic.

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vipJessicaJonesofHK
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on March 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Afternoon tea was a great experience, and the variety of tea and sandwiches were more then most places offer. The decor is perfect and gives a feeling of cozy english get-away in Brooklyn. The staff was very sweet and excited to return.

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Sofya
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This place is lovely and truly the experience of my dreams. I want to go back every week! Every detail is attended to and everyone is kind and welcoming. And it’s delicious!

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Vanesa
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on March 14, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

What a fantastic experience! Can’t wait to head back and do tea in the garden!

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Brooklyn High Low is rated 4.9 stars by 71 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.