There's no denying it: You'll feel like a million bucks as soon as you walk through the doors of the Langham. Elevate the feeling further when you grab a seat in the Pavilion for Afternoon Tea with Wedgwood, a tradition that started back in 1865 at the Langham’s London outpost. The hotel offers themed experiences for holidays like the Easter and Mother's Day, as well as a changing seasonal menu—spring's delights include shrimp rolls, cherry blossom macarons and a blackberry-lemon basil éclair. $50–$120; Saturdays and Sundays, noon–4pm (Easter and Mother's Day teas served Friday and Saturday).
There's something intrinsically luxurious about afternoon tea, and Chicago's best restaurants and hotels go to great lengths to elevate the experience. If you're looking for something traditional, turn to the city's age-old tearooms and downtown hotels, where aromatic beverages are served alongside tiny sandwiches, colorful pastries and canapés. For those who crave a modern twist, places like LondonHouse and Bar Pendry are breathing new life into the tea-time ritual. A few of these spots are even trying bold, boozy tea-infused cocktails for guests who want something stronger. Whatever your preference, you'll find the perfect tea time at the best places to go for afternoon tea in Chicago.
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