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 Chinese New Year and Valentine's Day, incorporating themed nibbles such as the five spice scone and a "bleeding heart" macaron. $70 per person, served Monday through Friday 3–5pm and Saturday and Sunday 1–5pm.
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, properties like Soho House and Virgin Hotels are breathing new life into the tea-time ritual. Most of these spots will even let you toss in a mimosa or two. Put your pinkies in the air! These are the best places to go for afternoon tea in Chicago.