I have a confession to make. I haven't read any of the Eloise books in their entirety. Actually, I've only read some of one of the books, Eloise in Paris, but I think I get extra credit for afternoon tea at The Plaza!
Last year, Sara, Jee, and I met at the renovated Palm Court where we each ordered the New Yorker Tea. This tea was a splurge for me at $65. I requested meatless sandwiches with the exception of the lox. The latter was served on a bagel and it was a bit of a messy presentation. The scones were served warm which is always a treat. The desserts were enjoyable too -- eclair, tarts, cheesecake, macaron, and chocolate cakes.
Read her review of the Palm Court afternoon tea.