Daughter is heading off to college, and we would like to go out for an afternoon mother-daughter tea splurge this week. Which of these would you recommend? We do appreciate good tea and scones. Lady Mendl's is also a possibility, though maybe one of the grand hotels is more what we have in mind this time, and I gather that Lady Mendl's books ahead of time, anyway. I have read previous tea posts on Chowhound but would appreciate any comparative reviews from current hounds. We have been to brunch at the Plaza and loved it. We are looking for courteous service, non-soggy sandwiches, and great scones...and a memorable experience.