Four Season Chicago (3 reviews)
This place definitely gets a 5 star rating in my book. I had the afternoon tea with 3 of my friends to celebrate my birthday. The ambience was perfect here. It was very classy and elegant, yet cozy and quaint. The tea was delicious and served in these unique tea pots that I had never seen before. The tea sandwiches were excellent - we all wished we could have had more.The scones were to die for and the desserts were fabulous as well. I also got a special treat for my birthday which was a nice surprise! The host and all the servers were top notch - very courteous and attentive to our table. Would definitely come back here again!
To celebrate my friend’s birthday we chose the Four Seasons Conservatory for tea. We decided to indulge and have the 'Conservatory Tea' with Louis Roederer Champagne. Our tea service was full of pleasant little surprises… like the unique teapots and the single deviled eggs served in white porcelain Chinese soup spoons. The special white porcelain “Sleeping” teapots (made in Austria) lay on their sides to steep, and then upright to separate the leaves from the water and pour. They serve Mighty Leaf Teas with a selection of 17 black, green, oolong, white and herbal teas. We decided on pots of Vanilla Bean and Orchid Oolong. Already a fan of Mighty Leaf, I savored my Vanilla Bean like a dessert--full-bodied and fruity. The blend of Ceylon and China black teas meld perfectly with the Madagascar vanilla. The Orchid Oolong my friend selected was subtly floral with a touch of coconut. It has become one of her new favorites. From a hand-carried tray we were served a very nice selection of traditional tea sandwiches including roast beef crostini, chicken pate on white bread, salmon on rye, and a deviled egg. The sweets were abundant and presented on a three-tier tray left at our table. My favorites were their White chocolate genache tart and tiny Raspberry cheesecake. Other delectables included layered espresso cake, banana bread, orange mini-madeline and coffee flavored shortbread. On the top tier were two types of scones, plain and pumpkin, both were perfectly baked and served with lemon curd, raspberry preserves and devonshire cream. Located on the seventh floor, the Conservatory’s refined atmosphere is a wonderful place to spend a few hours. The room is richly decorated and highlighted by a fountain and large windows over Michigan Avenue. We thoroughly enjoyed our decadent afternoon at the Four Seasons Conservatory with wonderful tea, Champagne, delicious savories and sweets… it was really lovely.