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Lady Elegant Tea Room

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2230 Carter Ave, Saint Paul, MN 55108-1663
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09:00 - 17:00
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Saint Paul, Minnesota
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32 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 June 2016

I went with two friends to tea here, and it was lovely. My one complaint was that reservations absolutely have to be made, and it's not exactly easy to make them. It took an email and then playing phone tag to get it done. Despite that, we were seated immediately. We each had the tea sampler, which came with a... More 

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Saint Paul, Minnesota
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131 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 May 2016

Big pots of tea for my daughter and myself, so many tea choices to select from. We would have preferred smaller pots with an opportunity to sample up to 3 different teas - maybe they could consider this for the future as an option for guests. The tea sampler was an adequate amount of food, with huge blueberry-lemon scones served... More 

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Thank LovesZebras
Saint Robert
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4 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 April 2016

I have been a long-time patron of this favorite tea room. Their extensive tea selection and scones are worth the long drive. The parlor tea is competitively priced. Since the business came under new ownership I have seen unfavorable reviews with just cause. I decided to kindly contact the owner in late Feb, 2016, making suggestions regarding authentic tea desserts... More 

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Thank Leanne D
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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5 reviews
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 February 2016

We have enjoyed tea here several times and always enjoyed it immensely. This was when the former owners had charge. After the ownership changed I've noticed a decline in food quality and service.The servers are slow and/or have to be reminded to bring more water or additional cream, etc. Even though it is expensive, I was willing to drive and... More 

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Thank Minne-girl79
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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51 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 February 2016

Wonderful, quaint experience at the Tea Room. The tea selection was wonderful and it was a bonus to visit the gift shop and read descriptions (and sniff!) all the tea varieties before we got in for our reservation. Loved the chai varieties and the fact that they label their most popular varieties to help you choose. The food was wonderful... More 

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Thank corielind
Minnesota
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94 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 January 2016

Cute room and table set-up, and excellent tea with many, many varieties. Something for everyone. The food, however, was the worst. Everything tasted dry and stale - the spinach and cheese frittata was cold, the pumpernickel sandwich had a smear of chicken salad, and the cucumber on white bread had a smear of pineapple cream cheese (no doubt purchased in... More 

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Minneapolis
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58 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 January 2016

This tiny tea room is located in the quaint neighborhood of St. Anthony Village, right next door to Muffuletta. We brought my Mom here for her birthday. We waited about ten minutes for someone in the tea shop to appear and ready to seat us. I had pre-ordered the parlor tea with one gluten free. It had been a long... More 

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 May 2015

My best friend and I have been coming here for years, both of us now driving 30-45 minutes for this special experiences. However Lady elegant has sold the store to new owners. The cute little deserts that come with the expensive tea are now replaced by package goods. The special never had before deserts by hand like sugar plums have... More 

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Hugo, Minnesota
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28 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 January 2015

I have wanted to do tea for a long time and never got around to it. I decided to invite my mother in law and two sister in law's for tea and make an afternoon of it. We decided on Lady Elegant's Tea Room because one of my sister in law's is gluten free. We arrived and had a wait... More 

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Thank shannono167
Minnesota
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187 reviews
94 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 December 2014 via mobile

A hundred choices of tea for luncheon. An excellent menu. Savory Potato Thyme soup, sandwiches, Egg salad on Pumpernickel, Cranberry-Turkey Pinwheels. Then third course Zante Currant Scone with Lady Elegant's Devon Cream Lemon Curd. Fourth course- four assorted Petite Desserts. Ambiance great with Excellent service.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
British
Meals
Lunch
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Reservations
Open Hours
Tuesday
09:00 - 17:00
Wednesday
09:00 - 17:00
Thursday
09:00 - 17:00
Friday
09:00 - 17:00
Saturday
09:00 - 17:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2230 Carter Ave, Saint Paul, MN 55108-1663
  • Location: United States  >  Minnesota (MN)  >  Saint Paul

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?