Tuesday, April 14, 2015

THE FOUR SEASONS TEA ROOM

ADDRESS: 75 N. Baldwin Ave., Sierra Madre CA 91024
CROSS STREETS: between Sierra Madre Blvd & Grandview
FWY ACCESS: just north of the 210

WEBSITE: thefourseasonstearoom.com
SOCIAL MEDIA: Facebook 
PHONE: 626-355-0045 
EMAIL: na

HOURS OF OPERATION:
  • Tues-Fri: 11a-4p 
  • Sat: Two seating times only - 11a & 2:30p

PARKING: Ample free street parking & public lot 
CAPACITY: #25-30 in the main dining room, #15-20 in the private parlour, #50 in the garden patio 
RESERVATIONS: Always recommended, necessary on weekends as they fill up 
GIFT SHOP: Some goodies here and there and in foyer
WC: Yes, 2
WHEELCHAIR ACCESS: Yes, call to discuss
CHILDREN WELCOME: Well-behaved children old enough to appreciate the experience are most welcome, there is no children's menu per se
OUTDOOR DINING: Yes
DRESS: However you would feel most comfortable in a very nice home 

CATERING: Yes
DIETARY RESTRICTIONS ACCOMMODATED: Yes, with notice
PRICE: $22-28
MENU: See end of listing

DESCRIPTION OF AMBIENCE: Classic home elegance, dripping with quiet good taste
CULINARY SPECIALTIES: Great & substantial salad, egg-washed scones actually baked to order!, Tasty sandwiches
UNIQUE ASPECTS: The presentation & garnishing of food makes it nearly too gorgeous to eat; the place is meticulous with hand pressed tea napkins, hardwood floors
OWNED BY: Rosa
SURROUNDING BUSINESSES: A quaint yet hip old town area 
YEAR ESTABLISHED: 1997, present wonderful owner since 2004 
LISTING UPDATED: April 2015

MENU

Afternoon Tea
Includes Hot Tea and Five Tea Sandwiches:
Pumpkin Bread with Cream Cheese, Tarragon Chicken Salad,
Cucumber w/ Herb Butter, Egg Salad w/ Olive Spread, Roasted Bell Pepper w/ Sundried Tomato
Our famous Scone with Cream and Jam,
Pumpkin Cheesecake bite, Lemon bar & Short bread cookie.
$22

Royal Afternoon Tea
Includes Hot Tea, Five Tea Sandwiches, Our House Salad:
Mixed Greens, Toasted Almonds, Mandarin Oranges & Crumbled Blue Cheese in our House Rose Petal Vinaigrette.
Our famous Scone with Cream & Jam,
Pumpkin Cheesecake bite, Lemon bar & Short bread cookie.
$28

Available on Weekdays ONLY:

Sandwich Tea
Includes Hot Tea & Five Tea Sandwiches: Pumpkin Bread with Cream Cheese, Tarragon Chicken Salad, Cucumber w / Herb Butter, Egg Salad w / Olive Spread, Roasted Bell Pepper w / Sundried Tomato
$17.50

Cream Tea
Includes Hot Tea, Our famous Scone with Cream & Jam, Pumpkin Cheesecake bite, Lemon bar & Short bread cookie.
$17.50

Salad Tea
Tea and House Salad: Spring Mix, Mandarin Oranges, Toasted Almonds & Crumbled Blue Cheese in our Signature Rose Petal Vinaigrette.
$17.50



Tea Room Review
      How can one critique perfection? Let's just say that when I was asked to take a group to learn what afternoon tea service should be like this is the place I took them. Everything about this place is beautiful including the owner who makes me feel warm all over every time I visit. As for the tea room itself, it is class incarnate with crown moulding, chair rails, paned windows, dimmable wall sconces etc. Even the restroom situation is classy with two WC's in different areas allowing for groups to use the facilities without disturbing others or vice versa. The best way to explain the experience at the four seasons would be in person over tea. So just call me - I'd love to meet you there!


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