Nestled inside the Boston Public Library, The Map Room Tea Lounge boasts dramatic high-arched ceilings, an original chandelier, and rare historic maps of Boston. Guests enjoy craft cocktails and lounge bites while steps away, The Courtyard Tea Room hosts classic afternoon tea in a more traditional setting inspired by literary and architectural history.

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Courtyard Tea Room

Courtyard Tea Room is an exceptional destination for afternoon tea in Boston. No other tea room offers the experience of finely crafted tea sandwiches, sweets, and scones in a historic and architectural marvel like the McKim Building of the Central Library in Copley Square. Proud to have earned a four-star review on Open Table.

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The Map Room Lounge

Welcome to the Map Room Lounge, Boston’s first tea-infused cocktail lounge. With its indicative architectural heritage, this industrial revolution vibe with cozy intellectual décor is winning the hearts of our guests. Join us for lounge bites and cocktails.

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Large Group Reservation and Private Event Requests

Courtyard Tea Room and Map Room Lounge at The Boston Public Library are available for large groups and private event reservations. Paired with the culinary expertise of The Catered Affair, it elevates an average party into an unforgettable experience.

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Operating Hours

Courtyard Tea Room is open Tuesday – Sunday

Tuesday 11:00 am – 3:00 pm
Wednesday: 11:00 am-4:45 pm
Thursday -Saturday: 10:00 am-4:45 pm
Sunday: 11:00 am-4:45 pm

The Map Room Tea Lounge is open Tuesday – Sunday

Tuesday: 11:00 am-4:45 pm
Wednesday-Thursday: 11:00 am-7:00 pm
Friday-Saturday: 10:00 am-4:45 pm
Sunday: 11:00 am-4:45 pm

Please note: On Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, the library closes at 5:00 pm, and bells will sound at 4:45 pm.

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[email protected] | (781) 763-1360 | 230 Dartmouth Street, Boston MA 02116

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