Overlooking the beautiful Italianate courtyard in the BPL's historic McKim building, the Courtyard Restaurant is steeped in history and loaded with delightful afternoon tea selections. The menu features classic cucumber sandwiches along with such dishes as smoked salmon, roasted ham, deviled chicken, lemon shrimp salad, and wild mushroom butter sandwiches. Pastries including tea scones to assorted petits fours, including French macarons and a fresh fruit tartlet with vanilla crème patisserie are also available.
The Courtyard is open for tea Monday through Saturday, 11:30-3:30. Please call 617-859-2251 for reservations.