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The Afternoon Tea - The Palm Court at the Ritz-Carlton – The Afternoon Tea Experience, Montreal, QC

The Palm Court at the Ritz-Carlton – The Afternoon Tea Experience

4.7
4.7
723 Reviews
CAN$51 and over
Afternoon Tea
The Afternoon Tea is the oldest on-going tradition of the Ritz-Carlton Montreal. The first service took place in 1913 and has once again become a fashionable pastime for a new generation of social tea lovers.

the experience is available every day between 11:30 a.m. and 3:30 p.m.

(vegeterian, vegan and gluten free available)

Reservation at least 48 hours in advance. Please mention Kosher Afternoon Tea as a special request when doing your reservation. Please note that our certified Kosher Kitchen is open from Monday to Thursday.

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2 people

8:30 p.m.


Booked 19 times today

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Elegant Dining
  • Price
    CAN$51 and over
  • Cuisines
    Afternoon Tea, French, Canadian
  • Hours of Operation
    Daily 11:30 am–3:30 pm
  • Phone number
    (514) 905-0787
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress Code
    Business Casual
  • Executive Chef
    Romain Valicon
  • Neighbourhood
    Downtown
  • Cross Street
    Rue de la Montagne
  • Parking Details
    Hotel Parking
  • Public Transit
    By subway - stop: PeelBy bus - take the 24 - stop: /Sherbrooke / de la Montagne
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Gluten-free Options, High Tea, Kosher, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Wheelchair Access

What 723 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.7
4.7 based on recent ratings
  • 4.5Food
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4.2Value

NoiseModerate

723 Reviews
  1. OpenTable Diner

    Las Vegas

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    What a lovely experience and great choice of teas and snacks. Beautifully presented and our waitress was ever so patient with us. Loved it for a fun outing with the girls!!

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  2. OpenTable Diner

    Montreal

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Une magnifique expérience, entourée d’élégance, d’un service impeccable, d’une ambiance chaleureuse enveloppée d’une touche britannique. Nous avons tout aimé 🫖☕️🩵🫖☕️🩵

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  3. OpenTable Diner

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The tea and food was great except for the vegetarian sandwiches were ok. Was a bit surprised by the bill as well which felt a bit pricey.

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  4. KimZ

    Richmond

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Absolutely an amazing experience!! The food, and service was superb! Our server, Robin added to the experience. Will definitely be back!!

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  5. JamesM

    Montreal

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 11, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Wonderful experience from start to finish… I can’t emphasize enough how remarkable the level of service was. I look forward to returning.

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  6. Tish

    Montreal

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 11, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    It was an amazing experience. Went with friends and we adored the experience.

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  7. OpenTable Diner

    Montreal

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 9, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Toute délicat et merveilleux. Élégant pour une occasion spéciale.

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  8. OpenTable Diner

    Montreal

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 9, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Everything was perfect. Service and food was amazing

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  9. OpenTable Diner

    Montreal

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 6, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Amazing experience! Definitely making it a must-go.

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  10. OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on May 6, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Old world high tea with excellent service; a step back in time. Highly recommend for quiet and relaxing afternoon

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  11. Frances

    New York City

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 6, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Great experience great food and wonderful service. My only suggestion is to put background music. But everything was terrific. Well done!

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  12. Anma040698

    Montreal

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 5, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Toujours aussi parfait que la première fois que nous y sommes allées.

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  13. OpenTable Diner

    Montreal

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 3, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    J’ai beaucoup aimé mon experience à refaire mais j’aurais préféré le vivre dans les jardins du Ritz

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  14. OpenTable Diner

    Montreal

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 3, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Le personnel, extrêmement attentionné, très courtois, souriant et gentil. Une très belle expérience à recommencer.

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  15. NadiaS

    Montreal

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 28, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 1
    It was very loud. The chairs were a little too low for our liking. The service was rather slow and not super attentive to us. It was nice but I would not rush to go back. No parking included for the hefty price of the event. Odd decor that did not match what would be expected from the Ritz (tacky pink sparkly Audrey Hepburn large print that looks like an item that would belong in a 14 year old’s room…). I was not blown away. It was ok but nothing more.

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  16. OpenTable Diner

    Montreal

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 28, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Service efficace et rapide ! Plus de palmiers pour l’aspect décoration ce serait encore plus chaleureux et cosy!

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  17. lydiam

    New York City

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on April 26, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I went there with a friend for afternoon tea to celebrate our birthdays and it was absolutely perfect.The staff were attentive and polite, the food was delicious and the decor is beautiful. I will be going back for sure

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  18. OpenTable Diner

    Montreal

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 25, 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 1
    Bonjour, La portion de dandwich est tres petit comme pour bebe . Incroable , la table et chaisse ne sont pas confortables . Jamais recommanderer des mes amies. On a la gros experiance en Europe ( au London ) , on ne peut pas comparer. Desole, mais cette place ni pour nous ni pour nos amies.

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  19. GalinaL

    Calgary

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 23, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    It was a nice experience. Lovely atmosphere. The service was pleasant.

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  20. Stephanie

    Montreal

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 21, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Réservation pour célébrer un anniversaire. Le personnel a été très accueillant et chaque personne qui nous a servi a souhaité une bonne fête à la personne célébrée. La nourriture est de bonne qualité et suffisante pour être rassasiée. L’environnement du Ritz est joli et rend l’occasion plus spéciale. Musique et son environnant faibles, donc très plaisant pour un couple. Nous avons remarqué que les pattes de table étaient inégales, donc notre table ballottait constamment. Toutefois, les employés soucieux (un gros merci à eux), la nourriture de bonne qualité et le décor élégant offrent au total une expérience très satisfaisante.

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  21. MaryaA

    Montreal

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 21, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    The savoury finger sandwiches were delicious but so tiny, they were hors d’oeuvres. The Devonshire « style » cream is not Devonshire style cream at all. One expects a proper clotted cream with scones and this was whipped chantilly. Brits would be appalled. We ordered a glass of crémant de bourgogne which was lovely. The chairs are incredibly uncomfortable. I’m 5’5’’ and I had absolutely no leg room and the chairs are extremely soft. I can’t imagine a tall person or anyone with knee or hip problems sitting in these chairs. Overall overrated. Service was very good though and attentive.

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  22. CamilleL

    Montreal

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 20, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Great experience and service once again. The only thing is that the sests are a bit warped , its not really confortable.

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  23. MarCou

    Montreal

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 18, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Wonderful venue, service, food, and experience! Will be back!

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  24. Henry

    Orlando

    66 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    66 reviews

    Dined on April 17, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent selections of teas, scrumptious scones and magnificent service. It's been a while since I had such a memorable experience.

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  25. JohanneT

    Montreal

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 15, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    Service, nourriture, ambiance :très bien Le gros problème: les canapés et fauteuils: impossible de se relever des canapés; quant aux fauteuils: vieillots, difficiles à déplacer et peu adaptés aux tables, surtout pour de petites personnes. Vous auriez avantage, compte tenu de la réputation de l’établissement, à remplacer les fauteuils et canapés qui malheureusement nous ont donnés une mauvaise expérience.

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  26. lydia

    Boise

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 8, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    nice variety of tea and delicious cakes served on beautiful china. the pastries were creamy but not overly sweet. quiet elegant atmosphere and excellent service.

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  27. OpenTable Diner

    Montreal

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 5, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our experience was perfect! I treated my 2 childhood friends who just celebrated their 70th birthday! We have been friends for 60+ years! Their birthdays were acknowledged by personalized wishes on chocolate disks along with the desserts. Our waitress was so amazing! So bubbly and friendly and helpful and efficient! Loved every minute !

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  28. Soii

    Montreal

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 27, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We loved our afternoon tea experience! The food was fresh and tasty. I loved the raspberry-rose jam with the scones. The tea I chose was light and has a subtle scent of peony. The service was excellent!

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  29. JamesRoumy

    Montreal

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on March 17, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The total experience met my expectations and would recommend it to those who are not frugal.

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  30. johnriverin

    Montreal

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on March 17, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Extraordinaire! Un incontournable au centre-ville de Montréal!

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  31. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 13, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    First time at the palm court for the tea experience and it did not disappoint. We did have some changes to the food due to allergies and the chef accommodated us and blew it out of the park. Everything was so fresh , so tasty. The tea was exquisite and steeped to perfection, from the sandwiches to the scones to the pastries , the flavors were exceptional. The staff was so on point, knew what they were talking about and delightful from the second you sat down to the moment you left. 10/10 would recommend.

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  32. Marianamurillo

    Montreal

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 10, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    AMAZING! Our new favourite spot for Sunday dates !!

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  33. ThomasC

    Montreal

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 9, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 3
    Way to expensive for what you get. Sandwhiches were wet and deserts not very good. We asked for a refill of hot water for our tea cup and we got a cold water refill, haha. Can’t believe they charge 59$ per head

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  34. OpenTable Diner

    Edmonton

    9 reviews

    3.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on March 5, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Dining at the Ritz is usually a beautiful experience. This was the third time I’ve experienced their high tea service, and while the service itself was beautiful, the quality and quantity of food has plunged. The sandwiches were incredibly bland, the scones were mediocre, and even the clotted cream was just ‘eh’. (I still don’t understand how clotted cream can be not yummy!) One of the mini sandwiches was even soggy! The jams were nice….but that’s it. I had ordered their masala chai, but that was probably my mistake. As an individual of ethnic origin, I perhaps had more expectations than I should have…the spices of the masala chai were barely discernible, and the tea was rather on the weaker side. Honestly, I suppose now all you’re really paying for is the experience of dining at the Ritz. But if you’d prefer to pay for quality of food, there are several other tea services in Montreal that are vastly superior.

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  35. KrakenNM

    New Mexico

    28 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    28 reviews

    Dined on March 1, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had an absolutely perfect afternoon tea experience. The lobby is visually stunning and the seating is comfortable. From the 2 types of scones with 2 jams and clotted cream, to the 5 kinds of tea sandwiches to the 3 desserts, everything was delicious. The service was also impeccable. Have experienced many afternoon tea services and this is one of the best. Highly recommend.

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  36. AlexS

    Ottawa

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on March 1, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Everything was perfect, from the cleanliness ans beauty of the china to the exquisite refinement of the sandwiches and cakes. Top notch service and lovely setting as well. Well worth the very reasonable price for such a refined experience.

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  37. Drrose

    Indiana

    372 reviews

    5.0

    372 reviews

    Dined on February 28, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Absolutely awesome from start to finish! Our server was outstanding— I love seeing her whenever I stay @ the Ritz— I think her name is LeighAnne— she has a bubbly personality and is always so kind and personable. My vegetarian options were yummy—(as always). My friend and I had a totally delightful time— augmented by a couple glasses of champagne!! Can’t wait until we return— and we will! Treat yourself to an outstanding tea service— you will love it!!

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  38. CelineB

    Montreal

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 27, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Tout est délicieux! Excellentes pâtisserie. Service sympathique et attentif. Très belle expérience.

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  39. SandraC

    Montreal

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 24, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The overall experience was very nice! We requested the vegan option and everything was amazing!

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  40. Maria

    Montreal

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 23, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    I was disappointed that we weren’t offered more sandwiches and more tea. I also found that sandwiches were very small. Once our waitress serviced us they never came back to ask us if we needed anything else. I’ve had better experiences at other afternoon tea places.

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The Palm Court at the Ritz-Carlton – The Afternoon Tea Experience is rated 4.7 stars by 723 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

8:30 p.m.


Booked 19 times today
Google Map for The Palm Court at the Ritz-Carlton – The Afternoon Tea Experience

1228 Sherbrooke St W, Montreal, QC H3G 1H6

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Cross Street
    Rue de la Montagne
  • Neighbourhood
    Downtown
  • Hours of Operation
    Daily 11:30 am–3:30 pm
  • Price
    CAN$51 and over
  • Cuisines
    Afternoon Tea, French, Canadian
  • Dining style
    Elegant Dining
  • Dress Code
    Business Casual
  • Parking Details
    Hotel Parking
  • Public Transit
    By subway - stop: PeelBy bus - take the 24 - stop: /Sherbrooke / de la Montagne
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Mastercard, Visa
  • Executive Chef
    Romain Valicon
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Gluten-free Options, High Tea, Kosher, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Wheelchair Access
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