It's tea o'clock at Atwood


Chicago, for all its rough and tumble beginnings, always carried an air of class to its growth. Rising in the shadow of New York, the Second City has made major claims to class with the World’s Columbian Exposition (a.k.a. Chicago World’s Fair) in 1893, second-to-none skyscraping architecture, and originating a style of pizza that requires a knife and fork.   

Atwood, located in The Alise Chicago, is continuing that tradition by offering afternoon tea.

The British (naturally) originated the idea of tea and an assortment of snacks including finger sandwiches in the 1840’s as a way for aristocrats to show other aristocrats that they were, in fact, aristocrats.   

At Atwood, ALL are welcome to enjoy some of the standards of a classic afternoon tea. In standard Chicago fashion, Atwood’s tasty “finger foods” are ample and include macaron lemon bars, a mini-crab cake with cilantro cream, gruyere puff, cheddar thyme biscuit, and a pumpkin soup shooter to name a few.

The tea menu is also quite extensive with flavors like organic pineapple (surprised?), bombay chai, organic african nectar, and white orchard to accompany the classics.


Holiday Tea Menu

Mini crab cake with cilantro cream and radish

Gruyere puff

Pumpkin soup shooter

Cucumber napoleon layered with dill cream cheese

Cheddar thyme biscuit with whipped butter and house made preserves

Dark chocolate pot de crème

Madagascar vanilla cream puff

Macaron and lemon bar


Choice of accompanying tea

Organic english breakfast


Organic earl grey


Bombay chai


White orchard


Green tropical


Chamomile citrus


Organic mint melange


Organic african nectar


Organic pineapple



And oh...Why not...Add a tea-inspired cocktail or a glass of bubbles
Eat well, drink well and be happy! Enjoy one of our tea-inspired cocktails $10

Ford’s gin, hibiscus tea, Aperol, orange curacao, lemon

Earl grey-infused Old forester signature bourbon, lustau east india sherry, japanese brown sugar

Great king street scotch, fernet branca, peppermint tea, japanese brown sugar, lemon, egg white

Gingerbread tea infused- papas pillar rum, absinthe, honey


Make your Holiday Tea even more special with bubble

House Bubbly
Casteller cava penedes nv
$10 / $40 

Sorelle Bronca Prosecco
Veneto nv
$12 / $48

J Vineyards Brut Rosé
Russian river nv
$20 / $80

Taittinger Brut La Francaise
Champagne nv


Atwood’s afternoon tea service costs $38 per person and takes place from 1:30-3:30pm daily through December 30th, 2017. Please call 312-368-1900 to arrange a reservation. Head over to Atwood's website ( for more info and the full menu. 

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