When one thinks of afternoon tea, a New York City hotel, no matter how chic, isn’t what comes to mind. What comes to mind is a cozy, slightly chilly afternoon on the cobblestone streets of London, a city full of places to “pop in for a spot of tea.” London, with its dreary weather and age-old traditions, has long been famous for its afternoon tea – and it’s a tradition that many others have attempted to replicate. The latest place to replicate the tradition? The Mark, a beautiful boutique hotel located on Manhattan’s Upper East Side. The Mark is a landmark building originally built in 1927 – but rest assured, it has been brought firmly into the future. Gorgeous, colorful interiors that are at once modern and traditional are trademarks at The Mark, and the hotel goes to great pains to ensure that the comfort and luxury doesn’t just stop at the guest rooms.
Inside The Mark, you’ll find the Jean-Georges restaurant, which features a menu specially crafted by Manhattan’s pre-eminent chef, the award-winning Jean Georges Vongerichten. The latest addition to the offerings at The Mark Restaurant by Jean Georges is afternoon tea – and what a wonderful tea it is! While “Full Tea” – which is the traditional British way of taking afternoon tea – is available, the menu also features a variety of small bites, from English Cucumber and Cress sandwiches to Jalapeno Cheddar Scones. You’ll also find a selection of loose teas and sparkling wines by the glass. If there is one thing the British do well, it’s tea – and it seems that The Mark does it well too. You might not be able to skip across the pond every afternoon for the real thing – but there’s no need to travel when you have the option of afternoon tea at The Mark Restaurant.
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