TeaTime 15: Notable Tearooms That Have Stood The Test of Time

TeaTime 15: Notable TearoomsLady Mendl’s Tea Salon
56 Irving Place • New York, NY 10003 

In 1834, three single-family brownstones sat at the corner of 17th Street and Irving Place, named for the author and diplomat, Washington Irving. After a three-year renovation, the meticulously restored brownstones were reborn as the Inn at Irving Place in December 1994. Look carefully for the discreet brass plaque, decorated with a teacup, to enter the establishment, which houses Lady Mendl’s Tea Salon. Victorian-style architecture, period antique furniture, and art create a charming setting while enjoying the salon’s sumptuous tea service, at $59 per person. Lady Mendl’s Tea Salon is open for tea from 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m., Wednesday through Friday, and noon to 5:00 p.m., Saturday and Sunday. Reservations are required and can be made over the phone or through the website.


  1. Great tearooms. You must check out Josephine’s in Godfrey, IL. You will love it. Not only excellent food, great atmosphere, but room after room of shopping for clothes and the home. We love it! In fact, I am taking my granddaughter there for her 17th birthday this Saturday. Thanks for listening. Barb Dalby

  2. My granddaughter and I had a weekend tea retreat at several tea shops .in Southern California. We went to the Rose Tree Tea Cottage and also Paris In A Cup. The experience was really very nice. We attended another which was also quite enjoyable. It was the Huntington Library and Museum which has a wonderful tea room.


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