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The Huntington Rose Garden Tea Room

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1151 Oxford Rd, San Marino, CA 91108-1218
12:00 - 16:30
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Mon 12:00 - 16:30
Wed - Fri 12:00 - 16:30
Sat - Sun 10:30 - 16:30
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Pasadena, California
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119 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
Reviewed yesterday NEW

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 champagne - the server was friendly and helpful and the whole occasion was pleasant. Highly... More 

Thank 1goofybird
Alhambra, California
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9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW 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 or Mom and Daughter or Granddaughter.

Thank julia s
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173 reviews
118 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 haven located by the Hunting library with my mother and grandmother. It was filled by... More 

Thank Old P
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29 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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
Anaheim, California
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22 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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 very nice. The salmon on rye bread was delicious. The staff is very attentive, making... More 

1 Thank HappyVisitior
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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 expect. However, the replacement meal was a sugary, meager, one size fits all, lousy collection... More 

2 Thank Caren R
Management response:

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 serving you at our other dining venues. Thank you. More 

Thousand Oaks, California
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

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 skimpy fixed menu. This was not what we expected for such an expensive lunch. Won't... More 

2 Thank dcain84
Management response:

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. More 

Walnut, California
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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:

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! More 

Alexandria, Virginia
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 16 March 2017 via mobile

Spent a relaxing 1 1/2 hours enjoying the afternoon tea at the Huntington Japanese Tea Garden. Excellent, doting service, a fantastic selection of finger sandwiches, scones, and crumpets with clotted cream and all the other necessities to enjoy a satisfying snack or lunch. The teas were delicious to wash it all down. Very special and highly recommend.

Thank philipdtasho
Camarillo, California
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21 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 March 2017

I enjoyed "High Tea" with 2 girlfriends on March 4. The entire experience from beginning to end was delightful. Our server, Gianna, was organized, charming, personable and helpful. She got us started with tea choices and then returned to take our order. The high tea begins with scones and choices of jam and lemon curd. The tea comes on a... More 

1 Thank Nancy_L890

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Restaurant Details

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Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?