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“Great old style bar”
Review of Olympia Tea Room

Olympia Tea Room
Ranked #1 of 9 Restaurants in Watch Hill
Price range: US$0 - US$30
Cuisines: Contemporary
Dining options: Dinner, After-hours, Lunch
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Dining options: Dinner, After-hours, Lunch
Reviewed 16 December 2017 via mobile

Really nice location with a classic feel. Gatsby watch out! Friendly service. Nice place. Looking forward to going there for lunch or dinner next season

Date of visit: October 2017
Thank jonriv
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Reviewed 28 October 2017

Just spent a glorious nine days in Watch Hill after the tourist season is over. Wonderfully peaceful and beautiful. Ate all over the region and although not every meal was great, every place we went, the staff were welcoming and friendly. Sorry to say that our dinner at Olympia Tea Room was the exception. We really enjoyed the dining room, very comfortable and pleasant. It was pretty noisy and kind of hard to hear, but not terrible. But, the waiter was cold, not attentive, and not very welcoming at all. She wasnt nasty, she just wasnt very nice. The menu is pretty nice with lots of variety, but all of the dishes we tried were simple okay. The chicken Milenaise was lifeless and really less than ordinary. The black bass special was okay. Not great. Nothing stood out, and the poor service made it less than a great experience.

Date of visit: October 2017
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1  Thank yecats59
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Reviewed 22 October 2017

We were crowded around two small round tables outside on the sidewalk -- hint to the staff: you can't actually fit more people around round tables when you push them up against each other. But -- whatever. One of our party was in a chair that was near the door into the restaurant, and she kept getting banged by wait staff going in and out, including one who glared at her -- at the guest who was placed in the path of the door and couldn't go anywhere else.

The salads were limp and boring.

My daughter ordered pasta with shrimp. The shrimp was an add-on, and the stated price was $4. As it turned out, that meant $4 PER SHRIMP, which made the 5 shrimp that my daughter ordered cost $20, making her pasta dish cost $42 total. For that amount of money, the shrimp should have been gold-plated.

The rest of our meals were uninteresting and over-priced. As another reviewer said, go to Stonington.

Date of visit: August 2017
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3  Thank BakerNomi
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Reviewed 8 October 2017

We were there while the restaurant was very busy . The food was good . The servers kind of have an attitude that they know this is a cool place to be. They were polite but not overly friendly . My daughter got one of the swans for dessert because “that’s what Taylor Swift orders here.” It was actually very ordinary ! Great area near a pretty beach. I would return .

Date of visit: July 2017
Thank Shirley V
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Reviewed 2 October 2017 via mobile

We paid a visit to the Olympia Tea Room last evening. I haven't been there since my childhood. The atmosphere is the same as are a few classic desserts. The food was excellent. I had the stuffed cabbage special and my husband had a sausage dish. Both entrees were excellent. We will definitely return. It's now under new ownership but they have tastefully kept a lot of its old character.

Date of visit: October 2017
Thank jankoza
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