Best of Boston

2010 Best High Tea

Bond Restaurant & Lounge

Boston is often called the most British of American cities, so it’s only natural that it offer plenty of afternoon tea options. Bond’s daily Metropolitan Tea takes place under a soaring red ceiling and enormous chandeliers, making it feel like a swanky retreat. But the unusual teas, exquisite sandwiches, homemade scones, and attentive servers are what make this tea service tops. If you linger, you’ll see the transformation from posh lounge to upscale watering hole.

250 Franlin St., Boston, 617-451-1900,