Testing the waters is important, which is why diners dip pastries in steaming cups of tea and sailors dip turkey legs in rivers with high levels of piranha. Grab a bite with this Groupon.
$10 for $20 Toward Tea Room Fare or Event Dining
The menu includes quiche filled with seasonal veggies ($9.95); the Buckingham sandwich, a medley of honey maple ham, Dijon mustard, and house pecan butter ($8.95); and custard bread pudding ($4). Tea options include high tea, a single-flavor pot accompanied by sandwiches, bread, scones, and pastries ($16.95).
The venue also hosts special events such as a murder mystery show, where each table is responsible for determining the culprit of their waiter's demise.
Empress Tea Room & Bistro
Soft lights tumble from the crystal chandeliers of Empress Tea Room & Bistro, landing on white table linens and glinting off delicate bone-china sets as diners soak up the sights and smells. The restaurant hosts visitors for lunch throughout the week as well as during Saturday high-tea sessions and Sunday brunch hours. In addition to the elegant main dining room, Empress welcomes guests into an interior garden room, which surrounds them with murals of vines. After perusing the lunch menu, visitors can enjoy specialties such as the Anna Cordelia sandwich with smoked turkey, cranberry, and melted brie, or the vegetable quiche with seasonal vegetables and cheeses. WiFi access and board games are also available to provide entertainment for diners.