Scarlet Tea Room & Fine Dining
Excellent ExperienceWe went for Mother's Day. The service was perfect! There was a pianist. It was lovely all around. We may make it a Mother's Day tradition.5/12/2013 12:00:00 AMExcellent afternoon teaThe food was great, especially the green bean soup and pastrami sandwich. I was very impressed with the exceptional customer service, they made sure we enjoyed our afternoon tea experience. Even the customers were very friendly and suggested some of the items off the menu. And the noise level is at a minimum so you are able to have a conversation without having to raise your voice. Overall excellent experience would definitely return.5/9/2013 12:00:00 AMPerfect for Mom or a Special Daythis place is perfect for a Mothers day gift but I have also taken clients there as a closing gift and they truly appreciate it..very nice experience that everyone must try!5/9/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat ambiance with live music,Great ambiance with live music, very nice servers and well designed aesthetic to food4/26/2013 12:00:00 AMWow, what a beautiful andWow, what a beautiful and delicious experience! Totally exceeded my expectatiaons in ambiance, tea and tea sandwich selections, taste and overall experience.4/26/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat service but....I took 2 girlfriends for lunch. The food was good and service was friendly. We love this place cause the decor is so fancy. However I have to deduct 1 star from the service because we used a Travelzoo coupon and an 18% was added (even for small party). I was not told so and I paid another 18% on top of the original before discount price. So a very generous 36% in total. Unless I read my bill item by item which I didn't, I did not notice the 'service charge'added. For most resturants I understand about the mandatory 18% for 6+ guess. Otherwise the server should either circle the charge or verbally told me so which he did not do neither. I felt I was cheated in a way.4/26/2013 12:00:00 AMWonderful tea roomThis is my third time going to the Scarlet Tea Room and it has been a great experience. The service and the food are just excellent. Highly recommended!4/26/2013 12:00:00 AMMy sister was visiting fromMy sister was visiting from Pennsylvania and one of the special things I had planned was tea at the Scarlet Tea Room. We had a delightful waitress, good service and good food. We enjoyed it immensely.4/25/2013 12:00:00 AMvisit for afternoon teaThe Afternoon Tea at Scarlet Tea Room is very enjoyable. You have the option of a 3 or 5 course tea service - and can customize your selections from a long list of tempting sandwich options.
Service is gracious and unhurried. Atmosphere is very pleasant - not 'cutesy' like some 'tea rooms'.
They also have a full menu of sandwiches, salads and more.
Reservations HIGHLY recommended.4/24/2013 12:00:00 AMTHIS WAS A SPECIAL DAY FORTHIS WAS A SPECIAL DAY FOR A SPECIAL FRIEND..i chose your Tea house and it was the best choice I could have made.
My girlfriends loved the 5 course experience. the only negative was it went too fast ! The courses came too fast.
We could have had a few more minutes in between each.
Other than that, it was marvelous !
Sandi4/21/2013 12:00:00 AMI always love going to TheI always love going to The Scarlet Tea Room. Everyone is so friendly. My mom and I enjoy and love their tea. We had tried other places and it's not the same.4/20/2013 12:00:00 AMI have eaten here twice, BothI have eaten here twice, Both times were awsome, Everything we tried there wuz spectacular, The quail was to die for very tasty, I will always dine here4/20/2013 12:00:00 AMA wonderful experience! WorthA wonderful experience! Worth returning and again. The scones were outstanding!4/16/2013 12:00:00 AMI have always been very pleasedI have always been very pleased by all aspects of dining at the Scarlet Tearoom. It's always a lovely experience with the most wonderful and attentive help. The food is really nice as well. We celebrated a birthday and ended up lingering for a long time. The staff always
made us feel welcome and never tried to hurry us out. My friend was very pleased and said this was such a lovely alternative to Chaddo's that she would be bringing her friends here. Thanks Again!4/14/2013 12:00:00 AMI bought a Living Social VoucherI bought a Living Social Voucher and made my reservation for a Sunday, only to find out that the voucher fine print states it is only good Weekdays before 3pm. I think that is pretty bad business, as it should be taken at times when working people can use it. It should have been stated in the larger print of the ad.4/14/2013 12:00:00 AMLove going there with familyLove going there with family and friends. They are alway so welcoming. Can't wait to go back.4/13/2013 12:00:00 AMWE LOVE THIS RESTAURANT.WE LOVE THIS RESTAURANT. FANTASTIC FOOD - JUST LOVE IT. WE ALWAYS HAVE A GREAT TIME THERE.4/13/2013 12:00:00 AMWe arrived timely at 6 pmWe arrived timely at 6 pm and were seated immediately, the staff was very gracious. Our server was helpful about the menu items for our evening tea. The cucumber and watercress sandwich I ordered was a bit dry and the cucumbers were bitter...perhaps needed more watercress and butter to balance the tastes. My only other comment is the sandwich fillings were quite thin.
The restaurant added a 20% gratuity to our check, we were unaware they would do that as it is not stated on the menu nor in our Open Menu information. Open Table did ask to tip on the full amount of the tea. Their menu states a 20% gratuity will be added for parties of 6 or more.4/13/2013 12:00:00 AMThe scones were wonderful.The scones were wonderful. The sandwiches were good, the bread was slightly dry, but still tasty. The only negative was the added gratuity on our check. For a party of two, I thought it was excessive & insulting, as if we did not know the proper amount to tip. Probably wouldn't go again, there are too many tea rooms in Old Town Pasadena to still try.4/9/2013 12:00:00 AMThe food was dee-vine! ServiceThe food was dee-vine! Service prompt & he (Marcus) was very personable & helpful with the menu. The food was so filling we had to bring home the dessert, loved it the next day. What a wonderful find. Do go & enjoy!!!4/6/2013 12:00:00 AMFun spot in the Pasadena district.Fun spot in the Pasadena district. Nicely decorated with lovely settings, delicious tea sandwiches and a nice selection of teas. Fairly quiet for how many people were there. Attentive staff. Their three-course tea menu was perfect. It's a wonderful spot with a friend or a group - whether it is for a special affair or to celebrate a Tuesday!4/5/2013 12:00:00 AMWonderful Afternoon TeaIt was my first time at the Scarlet Tea Room and certainly won't be the last. We were using a Living Social Voucher and they made it so easy to use. Despite the deafening construction noise outside, once inside, you couldn't hear the noise from the construction and we could focus on enjoying tea. I've been to many different restaurants for tea, but without a doubt, these were the best tea sandwiches ever. One of my pet peeves with tea rooms is that you can't figure out what is in the sandwich without a magnifying glass. Not true at Scarlet Tea Room! The fresh and tasty sandwiches were stuffed with yummy fillings like olive tapenade with roasted red pepper and walnut chicken pesto. Great service! Great food! Great time! We'll be back!4/4/2013 12:00:00 AMBest Tea Service Ever!The best tea service I have ever experienced. I have been 3 times now ( afternoon tea on a Tuesday with bistro lunch options also, weekend afternoon tea, and evening tea during the week. ) . During the weekend tea service ( and I'm told dinner on Friday and Saturday as well) they have live music. It's more crowded and louder, but the service and the food do not suffer at all for it. Weekdays are quieter, and the staff make you feel like special guests. The atmosphere at Scarlet is elegant, but comfortable.
The food is the BEST. Wide selection of tea sandwiches expertly prepared. Scones with cream, lemon curd and jam and desserts delicious. Soup off lunch menu fantastic. Save room for berries romanoff- not to be missed!4/4/2013 12:00:00 AMThe cranberry and ginger sconesThe cranberry and ginger scones were delicious. The homemade whipped cream was excellent. The lemon curd was a bit tart. The salmon & chives sandwich; brie, walnut & watercress; egg with fresh tarragon & gorgonzola & pear sandwhiches were delicious.4/3/2013 12:00:00 AMWe had a great time. The sconesWe had a great time. The scones are ridiculously good! I can't wait to go back!3/29/2013 12:00:00 AMThe couscous side with myThe couscous side with my sandwich was incredibly delicious. I would go back to have that for a main dish!3/29/2013 12:00:00 AMThis was just a delight!This was just a delight! The 5 course tea was just wonderful! The scones just melt in your mouth. Everything was just delicious and the atmosphere was elegant. What is nice is if you are in a group and someone doesn't want the 5 course or the 3 course tea they have a regular lunch menu as well. It was a very special experience. I will definitely go there again.3/28/2013 12:00:00 AMI have gone there severalI have gone there several times, and enjoyed all occasions.3/28/2013 12:00:00 AMThank you so much for anotherThank you so much for another great experience at your restaurant. The mushroom crepes are amazing and my friends was teary eyed of happiness.3/26/2013 12:00:00 AMThis was an extra credit projectThis was an extra credit project for my daughter, but we thoroughly enjoyed our experience. It was very nice to spend time "having tea" with my teenage daughter. The service was wonderful. The tea and food were delicious.3/26/2013 12:00:00 AMDelightfulIt took forever for service to come over and ask us what we would like to eat and drink, but other than that it was charming and lovely. The food is yum. I took my friends for brunch as thanks for going bridal dress shopping with me. It was a sweet place to celebrate such an event.3/23/2013 12:00:00 AMMy husband ordered for dinnerMy husband ordered for dinner the shrimp menu, it was so delicious that I would recommend the dish. I ordered 5 course high tea menu, the scone was excellent, I didn't like the tea sandwiches, but the rest was excellent. What I liked most was the ambiance of the restaurant, friendly staff, and most of all the band. The voice of the singer is heavenly.3/23/2013 12:00:00 AMClassy restaurant , greatClassy restaurant , great for mother/daughter, or girls night. Tea/champagne and tea sandwiches, scones, desserts. Service exceptional. Only negative is that it is highly priced.3/20/2013 12:00:00 AMAbsolutely lovely settingAbsolutely lovely setting and ambiance! Food was delicious and service warm and friendly! We will definitely go there again!3/19/2013 12:00:00 AMTea for Boys a good experienceI took two high school boys to the Scarlet Tea for a class project. The food was terrific, Karen did an exceptional job explaining everything, and it was a great experience.3/19/2013 12:00:00 AMA terrific experience overall.A terrific experience overall. Food was excellent and we did not leave hungry. It would have been nice to have 4 lamb chops instead of 3 as we were a party of 2.3/15/2013 12:00:00 AMWOW!!!My party experienced the Afternoon Tea and it was delicious! The white chocolate chip lavender scones were to die for. I will definitely be back to have this wonderful 5-course tea again.3/12/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat place for bridal showers,Great place for bridal showers, baby showers and just fun gatherings for ladies. The food was very delicious. The sandwiches although tiny, but very filling. The scones were fresh and warm, the best I've had. I am usually not a fan of scones but theirs was very delicious. They are accommodating in terms of food sensitivities and allergies. A friend of mine is pregnant and has to watch what she eats. We were happy to hear that they were able to accommodate her. Of course, the tea was great too. Amazing service. Great ambiance. A bit pricey but it's worth it. We did the 5 course and with the sparkling cider and it was $50 a person. (that's what tax and tip)3/10/2013 12:00:00 AMMe and my Boyfreind went thereMe and my Boyfreind went there for Dinner, It was fantastic, scene was amazing, Food was spectacular we will definatly be returning.3/9/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat selection of tea sandwichesGreat selection of tea sandwiches and strong aromatic teas :) Love this place for afternoon tea!3/9/2013 12:00:00 AMA Little Bit of England in CAI was pleasantly surprised with the Scarlett Tea Room & Fine Dining. I never expected a tea room in California to equal those of England. The ginger flavored scone was delicious especially when you add a dollop of cream and lemon curd. The tea sandwiches were delicately prepared and there was so much taste in a small bite. My favorites: the roast beef and chicken curry and the cucumber. Perfect. The deserts were very sweet and delicious. The "piece de resistance" was the Fresh Berry Romanoff. So deliciously sweet and a great way to end the tea service.
The wait staff were attentive and welcoming. Also the live piano playing added elegance and style to the meal.
Overall a great experience!3/9/2013 12:00:00 AMWe were disappointed in theWe were disappointed in the 5-course tea service. The sandwiches portions were very small and after spending $34 for lunch, I was still hungry. The scones were very good; but desserts weren't noteworthy. Not a good value for the price. Beautiful setting and super service.3/7/2013 12:00:00 AMPhenomenal FindOK - this place is awesome! It's upscale and each plate is a visual work of art with amazing flavors and perfectly cooked. We ate on a Saturday and they had a live Jazz trio that were superb (I'm a musician and hold the bar high on quality of musicianship).
They offer British High Tea as well as plates you can share or keep to yourself.
I highly recommend the experience.3/2/2013 12:00:00 AMVery nice restaurant. TheVery nice restaurant. The food was good not great but very satisfing. The service was very good and the waitress very attentive. I would certainly return to this fine dining place.2/26/2013 12:00:00 AMVery nice placeMy mother and I had your high tea. We loved it and had a great time. The only thing that was wrong was the piano player played so loud we could hardly hear each other. He was asked to play softer but had no interest in doing so. Other than that it was wonderful.2/23/2013 12:00:00 AMGo to Scarlet, for sure!I've been to Scarlet many times - the food is consistently great, well-prepared and beautifully presented. You always feel like a VIP there. I've had both full-on tea service and lunch, both are great. It's hard for me to imagine someone who wouldn't love it. It's certainly not for the faint of heart money-wise, but I think well worth the price.2/23/2013 12:00:00 AMFrom the rose petals in theFrom the rose petals in the ice water, to the great service, this is a perfect place for friends or couples to eat and enjoy each other's company. I love it there.2/8/2013 12:00:00 AMThe food was wonderful asThe food was wonderful as well as the service. It will be nice when the new parking opens up across the street as parking is difficult.1/29/2013 12:00:00 AMWe enjoyed the food very much.We enjoyed the food very much. However, we had a 2:45pm reservation and no one informed us about the menu changes i.e. no salads or non "tea" sandwiches after 2:30pm. Although part of our party was late the service was just ok forget OJ, barely checked table needs... but once we begged for the avocado salad her service improved.1/26/2013 12:00:00 AMWonderful place for tea- youWonderful place for tea- you won't be disappointed :-)1/19/2013 12:00:00 AM