Arium

(212) 463-8630 | View Website

31 Little W 12th St, New York, NY | Directions   10014

40.740170 -74.007648

Open Hours

BREAKFAST Wednesday - Friday: 10:00am - 12:00pm LUNCH Wednesday - Friday: 12:00pm - 3:00pm AFTERNOON TEA Wednesday - Sunday: 3:00pm - 7:00pm TAPAS TASTINGS Thursday: 7:00pm - 10:00pm BRUNCH Saturday - Sunday: 11:00am - 3:00pm CLOSED Monday and Tuesday

 
Tea Room, Breakfast, Brunch  more

More Tags: Date Spot, Fine Dining, Hidden Find, Live Music, Lunch Spot, Quiet, Special Occasion Dining

Cuisine: New American, English

Price: $$

Payment Methods: American Express, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Categories: Restaurants

Neighborhoods: Downtown, Meatpacking District

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From The Owners of Arium

A fascinating arts center, with exhibits as well as classical music, Arium also has a divine cafĂ© with a great menu, many types of tea, a…

Menu
Classic Scone, Key Lime Scone, Cherry Chocolate Chip Scone, Crisp Bibb and Red Oaklead Salad, Turkey Tostada Salad, Slow Roasted Butternut Squash Soup, Chicken Posole, Spinach, Cherry Tomato and Cheddar Quiche, Turkey with Dried Cranberry Crepes, Caprese... more

Reviews for Arium

over a year ago

Used to love this place, but the service has gone down of late. Recommend checking it out though as location hasn't ever been better.

Recommends
5.0
over a year ago

SPECIAL EVENTS extradorinaire! – I just hosted an intimate baby shower at Arium. The selections of teas are undeniably more extensive than the Ritz or any other hotel tea location. The scones, mini sandwiches, quiche, and brownies were tasty with the guest of honor wanting more!! I think the only thing we wanted was more food!! You feel like you're being served in a quiet art gallery with linens and fine china. No detail was overlooked by the staff, even fresh roses and beautiful music details like Josh Groban. I highly recommend this setting for an intimate 15-20 person dinner or tea. Angel is the master at service and you won't be disappointed. It was $38 for grand tea without taxes and gratuity. You won't be disappointed if you're hosting a nice event.

Doesn't Recommend
2.0
over a year ago

Fancy looking place with subpar service – The service was incomplete.

The place was empty, but some of our party never got served tea. That tells me they have a poor attention span.

The head waiter/manager was condescending to our host, . . .

especially when the prices we were quoted were $10 more than the prices listed in the menu

and our head server seemd like he was trying to pull a fast one.

Gratuity is included in your bill, kind of insulting considering the poor service.

Maybe we caught them when they were having a bad day, but you must be aware of your prices.

The atmosphere was nice.

The art show on display was a nice touch.

we left unhappy overall

Doesn't Recommend
1.0
over a year ago

A pathetic disaster – This place has no clue what it is doing. They need to let people sit in the restaurant without employees constantly harassing tables.

Recommends
5.0
over a year ago

Great tea, scones and soup! – This is a wonderful place that serves great teas, delicious scones and phenomenal soups. The service is impeccable and they have traditional proper tea service with mini sandwiches, scones and sweets that is served on a triple tier plate.

The furnishings are elegant and subdued and it's a nice alternative to the hyperactivity of so many other Meatpacking hot spots like Pastis and Spice. They play classical music and have live concerts on weekend nights. The walls are filled with beautiful large paintings that will rotate every few months. The wait staff is well trained and very accommodating. The chef makes all the food on premises including the complimentary post-meal chocolate truffles(!)

Brunch includes blintzes, pancakes, light-as-a-feather french toast and fresh fruit. The tea list is extensive and they have a large wine list by the glass. This is a very special place that is still a bit of a secret. Go now and take a little respite with some great tea and food!

Recommends
5.0
over a year ago

Have to Have Blueberry Blintzes – You must visit this wonderful new spot in the Meatpacking District and try the delicious Blintzes. They're out of this world. They also serve the best scones around! Great food and wonderful attentive service in a peaceful atmosphere.

Recommends
5.0
over a year ago

I agree with the other reviews. Great tea, great service, great atmosphere. I plan on returning to Arium many times. I was, however, sad to learn that scones are not available on the lunch menu--they're available later in the day after lunch.

Recommends
5.0
over a year ago

My new favorite tea place – Everything from tea selection to service is absolutely fabulous! It is my new favorite tea & lunch place. I would definitely return here.

Recommends
5.0
over a year ago

PERFECT! – I have been here for tea almost 5 times now and every time I am awed by the atmosphere and the high quality of the tea and food. It seems like there are a hundred different kinds of tea on the menu (each with its own description!). There are 3 different types of tea courses - a scone one (served with lemon curd, clotted cream, jam & marmalade), a mini sandwich course, and a dessert course. You can get any combination of them. I recommend ALL of them! They are so good.

The space is also beautiful -- airy and serene. I also saw a flyer last time I was there that announced some piano concerts that are coming up. Perfect!

Recommends
over a year ago

Leisurely afternoons are made for discussion and decadence--which is exactly what this double entendre tea and hair salon is all about. – In Short
A sunny spacious drawing room encourages lounging over royal tea service--equipped with precious antique pots and cups from the owner's private collection. Organic nibbles favor the international: Asian-based soups, smoked chicken and mango salad, spicy ham and manchego sandwich and aromatic lavender scones dolloped with homemade clotted cream and velvety lemon curd. The adjacent, equally posh, hair salon offers full tea service to pass the time while getting a cut and color.

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