Holiday Tea at Adolphus

One of Dallas’ most revered holiday traditions, Holiday Tea at The Adolphus, is returning to The French Room on Wednesday, November 2 – Sunday, January 8. Reservations are available every week from Wednesday – Sunday (except Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day, and New Year’s Day) from 11 a.m. – 3 p.m. Reservations go live at on Tuesday, October 4.

With pastries created by Executive Pastry Chef Ruben Toraño, guests will enjoy the time-honored afternoon tradition of tea at The French Room, but with a holiday twist.

Holiday Tea includes two courses, two teas and a glass of champagne (for guests 21+) or French sparkling cider. The loose-leaf teas are sourced from local purveyor, Zatki, who creates a special tea blend just for The Adolphus.

The festive menu this year includes a savory course including beloved classics such as cucumber cress and with herbed cream cheese; and truffled egg salad on butter croissant with pepitas, as well as a sampling of seasonal delicacies including, roast beef on sourdough pancake with horseradish creampork rillettes and fresno-cranberry relish on sweet potato; and mushroom rye bread pudding with apple and turnip.

As always, the holiday tea menu will include a variety of scones, served in the traditional British style with house made seasonal preserves and English double cream. The assortment this year includes brown sugar-cinnamon dulcey and cranberry orange.

The holiday experience will round out with seasonally flavored tea cakes and pastries such as pumpkin cheesecake with whipped maple crémeuxchocolate caramel tartginger financier with pomegranate jam; and spice cake with cream cheese icing and candied pecan.

For those looking to take their holiday tea experience to the next level, caviar service can now be added to your tea experience for an added cost. Guests who opt in will enjoy Regiis Ova Siberian Reserve Caviar, offering a clean and lightly creamy taste perfect to enjoy on its own or add to The French Room’s buckwheat blini with crème fraîche and shaved yolk.

Holiday Tea is $75 plus tax and gratuity for adults and $35 plus tax and gratuity for children under 12. Discounted day valet parking at The Adolphus is included.

A special holiday tea service will take place on Thursday, December 23 and Friday, December 24 featuring the iconic holiday tea menu along with Victorian carolers, a photo opportunity with the Great Tree in Social Lobby and a takeaway gift.

To secure one of the coveted Holiday Tea reservations, book online through at or call The French Room at (214) 651-3615. Phone lines will be open Wednesday – Sunday from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. If calling outside of open hours, please leave a voicemail and The French Room will return the call. For large party inquiries (8+ guests) please contact  

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