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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
685 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.

3 daily services: 11:30 am, 1:30 pm and 3:30 pm

(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

7:00 p.m.


Booked 13 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 685 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
  • 4.6Food
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.7Ambience
  • 4.3Value

NoiseModerate

685 Reviews
  1. SandraC

    Montreal

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    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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  2. Maria

    Montreal

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    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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  3. lunchfortwo

    San Francisco

    18 reviews

    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on February 20, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This was my wife’s 70th birthday and after a morning of ice skating we had tea and it could not have been any better. Food was amazing and ambience was great. Service was excellent!

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  4. JoseeB

    Montreal

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 20, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Meilleur afternoon tea à Montréal je recommande à 💯

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  5. OpenTable Diner

    Montreal

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Tea at the Ritz is like sunshine on your face. It’s perfect and inviting. Never to be missed. 😀

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  6. Isabelle

    Montreal

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 13, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Very nice service and vegetarian menu. Thank you for the experience :D

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  7. TanyaS

    Montreal

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 11, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Delicious tea, sandwiches, and pastries! Great and attentive service in a beautiful setting.

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  8. TinaD

    Montreal

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 10, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I was so delighted by the service and care, given my multiple food allergies. Arthur called me before the event to make sure I could eat somethng nice and safe. Every staff member were informed and helpful. I am forever grateful and I will come back for this treat, for sure! Thank you everyone.

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  9. Suzy

    Montreal

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 9, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Sandwiches could have been tastier and portions very small. Scones and dessert were perfect

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  10. TessD

    Fort Lauderdale

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 9, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 2
    Mediocre offerings for the price. Very uncomfortable table and chairs.

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  11. Shegravia

    London

    11 reviews

    3.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on February 4, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 5
    The Rizt’s ambiance is always wonderful. However the experience was spoiled because they forgot my granddaughter’s birthday surprise, even though , I wrote beforehand to request a macaron with candle and chocolate plaque saying happy birthday for my granddaughter. I also reminded the person who called me the day before to confirm. I had to request it when the bill came, thereby ruining the surprise. They forgot the candle.

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  12. MarianneD

    Greater Boston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 4, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great expérience in a lovely anf elegant setting..

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  13. BiancaA

    Montreal

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 4, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    I was quite disappointed with the overall experience I had here. The location and ambiance is absolutely gorgeous and very luxurious. However, the food and service is average. The sandwiches scones and pastries. We weren’t the greatest and tasted somewhat stale. I also found that the quantity wasn’t enough especially for $65 a person. When I finished my tea, I asked for more, and they simply provided hot water instead of a fresh teabag. The service was initially very very good but once we were served no one checked in on us or replenished our water. Not worth the money in my opinion especially for $150+ for two people tax and tip.

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  14. MGraveline

    Montreal

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 3, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Un très bel endroit pour prendre le thé, tout est délicieux.

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  15. CarlaP

    Montreal

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 3, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Wooow quelle belle expérience! Tout était parfait pour le fête de ma mère! Nous reviendrons!

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  16. OpenTable Diner

    Toronto

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 2, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Perfect ! I really had a great time there. Will for sure go back !

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  17. OpenTable Diner

    Montreal

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 2, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The tea party of 3 was a delightful and elegant event, filled with the aroma of freshly brewed tea . The delicate china and dainty finger sandwiches added to the charming atmosphere, while the assortment of teas catered to every guest's taste. The host's Liliane gracious hospitality made for a truly memorable afternoon, leaving everyone feeling relaxed and invigorated.

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  18. NatalieS

    Montreal

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 1, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Exceptional service! Definitely a lovely experience. We mentioned in our reservation that we were celebrating a birthday, and they included some birthday chocolates with our food!

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  19. SaraJ

    Montreal

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 28, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Expérience qui sort de l'ordinaire. Parfait pour une occasion spéciale. Nous étions deux et le service d'une durée d'une heure trente était suffisant. Nous sommes allées à 11h30 et la quantité de nourriture était suffisante et nous a comblé jusqu'au souper du soir.

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  20. Peppe

    New York City

    3 reviews

    2.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 27, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 2
    unfortunatly there was a very loud event ongoing that made our experience terrible. Sandwitches were dry and the rest nothing special. Only enjoyment was the scones. But for 250$ (3ppl) we could have spent it better..

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  21. LeslieE

    Montreal

    3 reviews

    2.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 27, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 1
    Nous étions situé à une table près du bar avec des allers et venues de clients au bar, étant en position assise et eux debout, on avait pas loin de notre table des paires de fesses en attente d'avoir une boisson! Très désagréable! Il y a avait en plus un événement dans la salle juste derrière nous avec un un DJ en folie, c'est comme si on y était avec beaucoup d'invités qui se baladaient près de notre table pour se rendre ou revenir de l'événement, mon amie et moi étions obligé de nous taire car la musique de l'événement était si forte qu'on ne pouvait parler par dessus. J'ai vu le serveur prendre le manteau de certains clients mais pas les nôtres. Et franchement, les patisseries ou sandwichs n'ont rien d'extraordinaire...pour 80$ taxes et services compris, je vous conseille d'aller dans une institution dédiée à cela, vous aurez la musique feutrée rêvé et la qualité. Très déçue mon amie également.

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  22. LynnW

    Montreal

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 25, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    C'était ma 4e fois et mon amie dont s'était l'anniversaire, en était à sa 1ere fois. Elle a adoré l'endroit, et nous y reviendrons !

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  23. OpenTable Diner

    Montreal

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 25, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Superbe expérience. Plateau légèrement dispendieux pour ce qu’il contient. Les choux à la pistache valent le détour à eux seule.

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  24. Marie

    Montreal

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 23, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    The hotel is wonderful as always. The food and the tea were excellent, as was the service. However the decor could be freshened up. too few actual palms. Moreover the beautiful fireplace was completely blocked by one table of 4 people. We were told that these people had asked to be near the fire, but to actually block it from view for other guests??

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  25. MtlFoodie

    Montreal

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 21, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    J'adore cet endroit! Un lieu au décor majistral, goûté raffiné, lieu calme, serein. J'aime les petites attentions au niveau de la décoration, même les lumières tamisées. Lieu où on peut discuter calmement sans stress. Excellent service ( on a eu Ines: elle a été impeccable!). J'aime ce lieu mythique à Montréal. La classe!

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  26. jenniferg

    Montreal

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 19, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We went for my daughter’s 5th birthday and they really went the extra mile to make it a special experience for us. I was really impressed and we had a lovely time ! The tea service was very cute and classic

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  27. StephanieC

    Montreal

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 18, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Delightful ambiance, exceptional service and we were able to get the vegetarian option as well as the regular menu for everyone attending. An overall lovely experience to try at least once in a lifetime !

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  28. OpenTable Diner

    Montreal

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Loved everything about the experience, and the tea was exceptional

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  29. LouiseC

    Montreal

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Après la 1ère tasse, le thé dans la théière qu'on se sert pour les tasses suivantes est moins chaud.

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  30. KathyP

    Montreal

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The service was flawless 12/10 We had an amazing time . The tea was perfect.

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  31. MelanieL

    Montreal

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 14, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Overall, nice experience that I would recommend. However, pricey for the quality of the food.

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  32. CristineS

    Montreal

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 14, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Nous avons adoré, le personnel est super! L’ambiance parfaite …

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  33. OpenTable Diner

    Montreal

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 12, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Délicieux, magnifique lieu, personnel très gentil. C’est cher, mais ça vaut le prix. Expérience mémorable.

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  34. LucieB

    Montreal

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 10, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Absolutely beautiful! Stunning decor, A1 service, class class class. Loved it.

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  35. OpenTable Diner

    Montreal

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 7, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Magnifique endroit, service très bien, nourriture correcte pour des petits sandwiches sans croûte.

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  36. ReginaK

    Montreal

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 7, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Had the gluten free option: it is, indeed, celiac safe. The service was fast and friendly. Freshly baked scones were absolutely delicious, as were the condiments they go with. However: most of the bread used for the sandwiches was dry. Some of the tiny deserts were inedible. It took 2 attempts to properly brew the tea: they originally put water that wasn't hot enough. Overall: a special experience in beautiful ambiance, but overpriced for the quality and quantity of food. We always go for high tea in London, and it's incomparably better there.

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  37. OpenTable Diner

    Montreal

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 6, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 1
    The venue is underwhelming, as I expected more . Food portions are too small for my liking. The flavors are great and the tea is excellent. However, the service is a little bit disorganized for tea.

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  38. AliceM

    Montreal

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 6, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Enjoy the experience wish the sandwiches were a little bigger.

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  39. LucieClaudio

    Las Vegas

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 5, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Magnifique expérience surtout aux temps des fêtes, à refaire tous les ans!

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  40. KrisK

    Montreal

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on January 4, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great experience for afternoon tea especially during the Christmas time

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Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitising

    • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
    • Contactless payment available
  • Physical distancing

    • Limited number of seated diners
    • Distancing maintained in common areas
    • Extra space between tables
  • Protective equipment

    • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
    • Staff temperature check required
    • Contact tracing information collected

FAQs

The Palm Court at the Ritz-Carlton – The Afternoon Tea Experience is rated 4.7 stars by 685 OpenTable diners.

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

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 p.m.


Booked 13 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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