I busted Elaine's with a few friends and had the most beautiful experience. The venue was perfectly decorated, with such an air of cozy, homemade elegance. The Tea selection was superb, and I cannot tell you how amazing the homemade food was. The pastries were not too sweet, and well balanced. The soup was rich and yet subtle. And our hostess was as genuinely kind and attentive as one would want. Literally the best tea room I've ever been to this side of the pond.