I will surprise my mom by flying into NYC and spending the long weekend with her. I wanted to do a day of leisure- perhaps a mother daughter spa/massage half day, and then high tea. It has been years since I went for nice tea service in NY.
Any suggestions? Nice surroundings, not too loud. Food tasty above all, and not too intimidating service. If it is near a museum or a park, that would be ideal, we could walk around.
As an example, we went to www.neuegalerie.org on my last visit, loved the museum and the cafe.
I expect many places will be reserved in advance, hence asking a month beforehand.
Thanks in advance