Please note: this business is now closed; nycgo.com keeps record of many old and closed venues. In the basement of the gloriously exotic yet civilized Japanese department store Takashimaya rests one of the sweetest tea houses in Manhattan, the soothing Tea Box Café. This 60-seat, L-shaped restaurant offers both afternoon tea with pastries, cookies, tea sandwiches and fresh fruit, as well as a daily bento box lunch surprise from Chef Taro Mitsuiki. Love the tea set? Almost everything at the Tea Box is also for sale.