4. The Carlyle Hotel

The Gallery at the Carlyle Hotel
Photo courtesy of the Carlyle, A Rosewood Hotel

Afternoon Tea at the Carlyle Hotel is held in the Gallery, which is inspired by the Sultan’s dining room at the Topkapi Palace in Istanbul and was designed by legendary decorator Renzo Mongiardino. The elegant three-tier service offers a modern take on afternoon tea, with tasty bites like Hudson Valley foie gras torchon and house-made pâtés, as well as scones with Devonshire cream and pastries.

Located at 35 East 76th Street, on the ground floor, the hours are from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. daily. If you go, be sure to take a peek at the beautiful murals inside Bemelmans Bar, one of the best bars in New York City where a drink is served with a work of art.