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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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5 reviews
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Reviewed 6 days ago NEW 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 

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
Reviewed 1 week 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 

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 2 weeks ago

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 17 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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22 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 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
Camarillo, California
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 March 2017

This used to be my favorite place. My family and I celebrated birthdays and other special occasions here for years. Today I arrived to find out that it had changed from the wonderful buffet I had looked forward to. They now serve you a fixed menu at table. Gone are the wonderful salads, and the sandwich menu has also changed.... More 

2 Thank lisabrown88
Los Angeles, California
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126 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 February 2017

My husband and I have been here several times (we're members of the Library/Garden) and we didn't realize that management changed until our recent visit. First and the most obvious - it was no longer a buffet, which we were looking forward to since we didn't eat breakfast or lunch. However, we left the tea room full and thought the... More 

1 Thank Deana M
Sunnyvale, California, United States
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93 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 January 2017 via mobile

We were glad that we carved a long tea hour out of our art works peregrinations. You don't need to wear your long white gloves but eating here is a notch or two above a cafe. Much attention to serving you with panache. There is surprising variety in the dainty tea sandwiches and delightful desserts. Not recommended if you are... More 

Thank Marsha S
N. Hollywood, CA
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23 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 January 2017

This was my treat to my college-age daughter and her best friend, who were home for the winter break. Although both were familiar with the idea of a high tea, the experience was a new one, and, now able to enjoy the setting, offerings, and a glass of champagne, they relished every morsel. We ended the day with a stop... More 

Thank sfvalleymom
Los Angeles, California
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28 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 January 2017

The Huntington Tea Room used to be a quaint setting for a leisurely tea. A variety of delicious teas were accompanied by a nice buffet where diners could partake of tea and scones, and a nice selection of sandwiches, salads, cheeses, and desserts. No more. For the same price, you now get a tower of selected sandwiches and desserts, a... More 

3 Thank Ponydoc1

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?