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The Huntington Rose Garden Tea Room

) #2 of 17 Restaurants in San Marino €€ - €€€
1151 Oxford Rd, San Marino, CA 91108-1218
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  • Excellent47%
  • Very good32%
  • Average13%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible4%
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“scones” (38 reviews)
“fruit” (19 reviews)
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1151 Oxford Rd, San Marino, CA 91108-1218
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Reviewed 3 days ago

During my visit to the Huntington Gardens, I thought it would be nice to stop in for tea. There is a prix fixe menu with complimentary sparkling wine. The teas are excellent!! It was a lot of fun to try some of the different teas,...More

Thank tif y
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The setting is beautiful. The overall experience would be much better if they had table service instead of waiting in line to order like a fast food chain. The almond cookies were excellent, but again it was like a fast food chain. the cookies are...More

Thank chillintravellin
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My wife had been here years ago and they used to have a buffet - they have stopped the buffet and gone to a more 'fixed-menu', but in the process, made it a much more pleasant place to eat. We had afternoon tea, with some...More

Thank 1goofybird
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Make reservations ahead of time especially in May. Garden is blooming in spring. Great service. Lovely tea. Right out of the oven scones. Recommend it for tea. Make a day out of it and enjoy the gardens and art museum. Nice outing for a couple...More

Thank julia s
Reviewed 5 May 2017

If you don't mind spending a small fortune to eat weeds on crustless bread in the presence of the inconsiderate jokers' that bring their whiney rats with them, then this attraction/restaurant might be for you. 30 years ago I first went to this exclusive garden...More

Thank Old P
Reviewed 5 May 2017

We have been twice now and just love the table service. After walking through the gardens on a hot day the refreshment and air conditioning are welcome but the service is top notch.

Thank Tom C
Reviewed 29 April 2017

By removing the buffet, they can host a more elegant tea. They start with scones and tea, then bring out a 3 tier stand - savories (deconstructed sandwiches) and sweets. Note - the crumpet is so/so - ask for more scones instead. The tiramisu was...More

1  Thank HappyVisitior
Reviewed 23 April 2017 via mobile

For the last seven years I have taken students to the tea room. They used to have a buffet of salads, fresh fruit, cheese, caviar, crackers, sandwiches, delicious desserts and cookies. I brought a new group of students today. I had told them what to...More

2  Thank Caren R
Management response:Responded 25 April 2017

We are so sorry to hear that your Rose Garden Tea Room meal was a disappointment. We have shared your experience including the lack of butter and small tea glass size with our team so that we can continue to improve. We look forward to...More

Reviewed 20 April 2017

We came to the tea room last year and the year before for my birthday. Truly enjoyed the wonderful buffet with salads and sandwiches and yummy desserts. Were we surprised today when we arrived to find the buffet was gone and now you get a...More

2  Thank dcain84
Management response:Responded 25 April 2017

We are so sorry to hear that your Rose Garden Tea Room meal failed to meet your expectations or by the sound of it, our own high standards. We have shared your experience with our team so that we can continue to improve. Thank you.

Reviewed 10 April 2017

Romantic and expensive ---Sweet treats in a beautiful setting. The Tea Room would be the perfect setting for a long awaited reunion of old friends-- or romantic encounter of a special New Friend---

Thank 862heather
Management response:Responded 25 April 2017

Thank you so much for taking the time to share your positive experience. We are so delighted to hear that you enjoyed the ambiance and sweet treats!

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What is the dress code?
12 May 2017|
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Response from HuntingtonDining | Property representative |
Many guests choose to dress up a little for their special afternoon tea with us, but there is no set dress code. We do recommend comfortable shoes for walking from The Huntington's entrance to the Rose Garden and for... More
Old P
To Caren R I'm glad to hear you are leaving the kids elsewhere. This place was never designed to accommodate anybody's misbehaved children. Folks like you have ruined the elegant experience for the rest of us. It is because of the constant barrage of little crumb snatchers that you force upon all of us, that fine establishments such as this one have been forced to "cheapen things up" just to keep the doors open. ...and then you have the audacity to berate and complain about the place when YOU are the primary reason for the decline, to begin with...
6 May 2017|
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Response from Old P | Reviewed this property |
Typical muliebral responses...You all seem to have missed the point. Don't bring the tykes in the first place. This and many other activities are NOT designed for children and you are being undecidedly rude by foisting the... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly
Open Hours
10:30 - 16:30
12:00 - 16:30
12:00 - 16:30
12:00 - 16:30
12:00 - 16:30
10:30 - 16:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1151 Oxford Rd, San Marino, CA 91108-1218
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Marino
  • Phone Number: 626-405-2236
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