One of my best friends is getting married, and so three of us plan to get together on Saturday to help her plan the wedding. We are looking for a place that serves tea and pastries, that will let us hang out for a few hours without harassment. I am a big fan of Tea and Sympathy on Jane Street and would love to find a place like that (cozy atmosphere, great tea, and yummy cakes and things...don't care about the entrees for this event, which I know are so-so at T + J) that doesn't have the pressure of lines of people waiting outside. Does such a thing exist in Manhattan? A hotel tea lounge might do, but I don't know of any particular one. Any help would be much appreciated.
The Pie Queen