A time-earned tradition for Miracle Mile’s weary shoppers, high tea inside The Drake Hotel’s Palm Court is served 1-5 p.m. daily. Takers relish freshly baked scones and requisite bite-sized sandwiches. This repast — enjoyed by such luminaries as the Queen of England (in 1958) — is meant to be a sip and a sup, not an entire meal. Still, sometimes all the eye can see is too good to pass up, so taking part may mean delaying dinner — or skipping it altogether. However much you indulge, when you add in live harp music and a place to relax near this legendary hotel’s signature limestone fountain, you may be convinced you’ve arrived in heaven. Provided, that is, you’ve made a reservation.
140 E. Walton Pl.
312-787-2200, 800-55-DRAKE (toll-free)