Tea in the Garden State


Harmony Tea Room
224 Fairview Avenue • Westwood, NJ 07675
201-664-2608 • harmonytearoom.com

Pretty china plates, platters, cups, and saucers playfully adorn the colorful walls of Harmony Tea Room. The eclectic mix isn’t limited to the venue’s wall d écor but extends to the furnishings and table settings as well. Some purists may view it as a hodgepodge; others will see it as a harmonious blending of styles in a spacious setting as conducive to a casual lunch as it is to traditional afternoon tea, a bridal celebration, or a baby shower. Owner MaryAnn Masley-Bassett opened the tearoom in 2007 as an outlet for her passions for cooking and baking. MaryAnn’s culinary-school training is evident even with just a cursory glance at the menu, which changes regularly. Three-tiered stands might sport petite savories such as beet-and-carrot triple-stack sandwiches, Brie on toast with fig butter, and her famous Asian chicken salad in a phyllo cup.

Owner MaryAnn Masley-Bassett

Patrons may choose their scones from a daily assortment of at least four flavors, in addition to gluten-free options, and can enjoy them warm with homemade lemon curd, cream, and fruit preserves. Freshly baked sweet treats like white chocolate–raspberry bars, chocolate-chai cookies, and spiced cupcakes with a decadent cream cheese frosting provide a delightful ending. With more than 30 loose-leaf teas on the menu, there is no shortage of beverage options. In its current wheelchair-accessible location since 2013, Harmony Tea Room is open Tuesday through Sunday. Reservations are preferred for lunch and afternoon tea but are required for Sunday brunch.

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