If you’re looking to truly splurge on a whimsically indulgent gathering, the classic afternoon tea is the way to go. And for the tea with the best view, it’s hard to beat the sweeping panorama of yachts languidly drifting through the Boston Harbor at the Rowes Wharf Sea Grille, of the Boston Harbor Hotel.
I was lucky enough to attend an afternoon tea here as one of the guests for a friend’s small 21st birthday celebration, so the luxurious brunch was free of charge. However, when on your own budget, the $ 39 price tag is perhaps best reserved for special occasions. When you’re willing to make the splurge though, the sensation of feeling like a princess (if only for a few hours) is worth it.
Upon entering the Sea Grille’s bright and airy dining area, with full floor-to-ceiling windows, you’ll be seated at a table dressed with a stark white tablecloth, that’s scattered with red and pink rose petals – with an incomparable view of the harbor outside.
Tea selections reflect the season, and range from herbal rooibos chai to oolong, with each party member receiving their own full teapot. In addition to two varieties of delectable and warm scones served with jam and Devonshire cream, your tea also comes with a three-tier tray of various sweet and savory snacks. These treats range from maple-smoked salmon finger sandwiches to decedent Boston cream profiteroles.
If you have some spare time and cash, I highly recommend this chance to play royal for a day.