Winterthur Museum & Country Estate
Winterthur Museum & Country Estate

Winterthur Museum & Country Estate

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.winterthur.org/?p=759
  • Phone: 3028884826x
  • Hours of Operation:
    Visitors Center Garden Cafe - 9am - 4pm (Tuesday - Sunday)
    Cottage Cafe - 10am - 4:30pm (Tuesday - Sunday)
    Closed on Mondays

    Afternoon Tea Scheduled through January :
    August 10th- SOLD OUT
    August 17th
    August 24th
    August 31st
    September 7th
    September 13th
    September 14th
    September 20th
    September 21st
    September 27th
    September 28th
    October 5th
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    October 26th
    November 1st
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    November 8th
    November 9th
    November 15th
    November 16th
    November 22nd
    November 23rd
    November 30th
    December 7th
    December 28th
    January 4th

    Yuletide Brunch with Santa Scheduled in December:
    December 13th
    December 14th
    December 20th
    December 21st
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Comfort Food, Contemporary American
  • Executive Chef: Gary Coyle
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Beer, Cafe, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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Getting there

  • Parking: Public Lot
  • Parking Details: Parking is available in the Visitor Center parking lot.

A word from Winterthur Museum & Country Estate
Founded by Henry Francis du Pont, Winterthur (pronounced “winter-tour”) is the premier museum of American decorative arts, reflecting both early America and the du Pont family’s life here. Its 60-acre naturalistic garden is among the country’s best, and its research library serves scholars from around the world. We invite you to visit and explore this place of beauty, history, and learning.

Reservations are accepted for Sunday brunches, Afternoon Tea and many other special dining experiences held at Winterthur. Reservations are not required for dining in the Visitor Center Garden Cafe or the Cottage Cafe. Winterthur Members receive 10% off all Visitor Center Garden Cafe and Cottage Cafe purchases, preferred seating at special holiday brunches, and discounts on catered events.
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerGreat for Brunch
  • Diners' Choice WinnerGreat for Lunch
  • Diners' Choice WinnerContemporary American
Winterthur Museum & Country Estate reviews from OpenTable diners
92 reviews since May 24, 2014
Overall Rating3.7
  • Food3.7
    Service3.7
  • Ambiance3.6
    Noise LevelModerate
80% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
scenic view (45)great for lunch (42)great for brunch (34)special occasion (33)good for groups (28)great for outdoor dining (10)fit for foodies (9)kid-friendly (8)neighborhood gem (5)late-night find (2)hot spot (1)romantic (1)Show More
  • Downton Abbey Afternoon Tea
    kenziemom06
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    Really terrific experience at the Winterthur Visitor Center this past weekend for the special Downton Abbey-themed afternoon tea. Fabulous service, exquisite food and tea. Lots of fun for my aunt and my daughter and I!
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Downtown Abbey Tea
    Putzee
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    Toured the Downton Abbey costumes exhibit (enjoyable), purchased treasures from the gift shop, then returned to the visitor center to await the 3 pm tea sitting. Unfortunately, so did (I'm guessing) 200 +/- others, including quite a large number of physically challenged (seniors, etc.) guests, who began lining up a little after 2 pm. Very quickly, the line queued into the gift shop where there was not room to move. At 3 pm, (the tea's start) I inquired of the visitor center desk volunteers as to whether they could help move things along to no avail - only 2 Restaurant Associates "managers" advised only they were seating all of these guests - obviously quite slowly. Food was good and server Zanthea's graciousness saved the day for us!
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Downton Abbey Tea
    Nocharmer
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    The cafe at Winterthur hosts a special afternoon tea during the Downton Abbey costume exhibit. Waitstaff costumed as housemaids and footmen provided very good service, although we were never offered more hot water for our tea and had to request cream. No lemon in sight. The food was served on a buffet, with stuffed mushrooms, mushroom strudel and crab canapes being stellar. A nice way to round out the museum visit and DA experience, but not worth a re-do.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Afternoon Tea Buffet a delight
    trin223
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    As a person who has experienced afternoon tea hundreds of times, I really enjoyed this is event a lot. Keeping in mind that this tea is NOT served at the table like most teas, but a buffet, the food, tea, and setting quality was lovely.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, great for lunch, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    I enjoyed my first time visit to Winterthur very much and a real highlight for me was the display of gowns, dresses, and other clothing from Downton Abbey. The tram ride was a great way to start out our visit and was informative and gave a good background about the history of Winterthur. You also were able to get a good overall view of the gardens and where different things were located. The tour of the house was very interesting. We walked through the Enchanted Garden area and thought that was delightful. I would love to return to Winterthur when more things are blooming or at Christmas to see it decorated for the holidays. I was with my 2 daughters and a sister in law. We all enjoyed our day very much and the tea in the afternoon.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Downton Abbey tea
    Downtongirl
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    The Downton Abbey exhibit is fabulous! Skip the tea. Other than the waiters being in special attire, no attempt was made to make this a special event. Food seemed prepared too much in advance.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • kope
    Dined on 8/24/2014
    i thoroughly enjoyed my visit to winterthur. i would like to return in the future.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Afternoon tea
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/24/2014
    The service was wonderful. The food was very good. It was fun but a little expensive.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Downton Abbey Tea
    DottieCarole
    Dined on 8/24/2014
    I had already read the reviews of previous customers when I arrived. It was my friend's birthday and we were looking for a special we both would enjoy. Since we are both DA fans this seemed the perfect fit. Although the format for the "tea" was not perfect, the food was excellent and the service was as well. No hovering by the servers which was great. I was glad I had read the previous views as it moderated our expectations and made the experience wonderful.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • High Tea
    RichS
    Dined on 8/24/2014
    My wife and I were there for a special "High Tea" in the afternoon during the display of the Downton Abby wardrobe and related items. All was very well done.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Fun tea after Downton costumes
    WixiePixie
    Dined on 8/24/2014
    We had a lovely time enjoying the special tea after viewing the Downton Abbey costumes. The food was very good, as was the special Winterthur tea blend. I was nervous about it being a buffet, but there was plenty of food of good quality. The servers were really pleasant and attentive. It was evident that they wanted their guests to enjoy their visit. There were some very savory dishes on the menu, and my only suggestion is that the restaurant offer a separate dessert fork instead of asking the guest to continue using the dinner fork. It is unpleasant to carry savory flavors into dessert.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Downton Tea
    TeaSnob
    Dined on 8/24/2014
    It was not as elegant as I expected. The tea should have been advertised as a tea buffet--one was led to believe there would be table service. The choice of teas was limited and the "tea for one" pots provided to each diner did nothing to keep the tea hot while it was being consumed. What the buffet lacked in flavor it more than made up for in quantity; it was impossible to tell that the cucumber sandwiches actually had cucumber in them unless one read the card on the buffet. Some of the offerings were meant to be served hot and suffered from languishing on the buffet, unheated. The desserts were plentiful but unremarkable and the lemon "curd" looked and tasted more like lemon custard. Scones deserve to be more than an afterthought!
    Special Features:
    scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Tea Time
    BarbaraT
    Dined on 8/17/2014
    This was a wonderful event. Everything was perfect. Plan to attend another one in the near future.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Winterthur Tea
    chaitea4me
    Dined on 8/17/2014
    We went to the Winterthur Downton Abbey costume exhibit and stayed for the afternoon tea. It was served buffet style with sandwiches and specialty items in one section and desserts in the other. A waitress came around with hot water for tea. The selection of teas was very nice but I needed to ask for caffeine free tea. The waitress brought two selections but only one was caffeine free. It would be nice to have a couple more choices. The one was a peppermint and was pleasantly surprised at how tasty it was. My friend thought the teas served were very good. The food was excellent. They served a shot of cauliflower soup which was delicious. Their menu was inspired by the Downton Abbey show. A very delightful experience. Recommend!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, great for lunch, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Afternoon tea after Downton!
    mamakath123
    Dined on 8/17/2014
    This was my first visit to Winterthur. It was easy to make on-line reservations. The room was nicely decorated and the staff was very attentive. It was a great birthday surprise for my friend! There was a nice selection of choices on the buffet table and the staff was quick to replenish. The dessert table was a special treat. It would have been nice to have some quiet background music, such as a string quartet. Also, fresh fruit added to the dessert buffet.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Tea to suit a manor
    Fairytale
    Dined on 8/17/2014
    Recently a friend and I had tea at Winterthur. It was a delightful experience, which topped off our visit to the Dolton Abbey exhibit. The variety of offerings was terrific. Everything was tasty. One cautious to other diners, don't waste your calories on "big" bread sandwiches, like the egg salad. The filling is great but the bread is too much, when there are so many tasty treats to try. The cucumber sandwiches were somewhat underwhelming, but the offerings in the chafing dishes were terrific.
    Special Features:
    scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Afternoon Tea
    lporta
    Dined on 8/17/2014
    This was the first afternoon tea I attended where the food was served buffet style rather than individual portions presented on decorative china. There were only 2 selections of decaf tea on the table - Lipton and peppermint - and there was no cream. When I asked, I was provided with another single option for a decaf tea which arrived in tea bag form and cream was provided. Luncheon food was fair to good - dessert buffet was very good. I selected that I would recommend it, but not necessarily for afternoon tea.
    Special Features:
    scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great museum, disappointing tea.
    Carol
    Dined on 8/17/2014
    We were seated at the rear of the tea room. Our tablecloth was stained. A small plate with a few standard-issue tea bags was placed in the middle of the table. Waitresses periodically poured lukewarm water into our cups and brought cream in bent, tarnished metal creamers. I was not expecting to stand in line at buffet tables for mediocre sandwiches and desserts. The ambience was loud and rushed. Where were the teapots, flavorful teas and gracious touch of elegance? Visiting the grounds and buildings of the Winterthur estate is a marvelous experience, but I would skip the tea which is managed separately.
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Downton Tea for 2
    2young2Bold
    Dined on 8/10/2014
    This was a lovely opportunity for me and my friend to play big girl "dress-up" and enjoy a delightful dining experience. The Winterthur Afternoon Tea was the perfect accompaniment to this meal and we were happy to discover that it can be purchased in the Bookstore. The food was fabulous and the ambiance superb.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Not a sufficient high tea...
    GoldenPeacockVIP
    Dined on 8/10/2014
    If you've ever had high tea or afternoon tea, this is not it. The previous disappointed diners points are quite valid- service, food, tea, buffet was all lacking. Great place to visit, but recommend you eat elsewhere.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Downton Abbey Tea
    Socialbutterfly809
    Dined on 8/3/2014
    We went to the Downton Exhibit and the to the Downton Tea. It was fabulous!!! The tea was a perfect end to a great day! The food was delicious with a great selection. Definitely recommend it. I come from NY and it was close. Took exactly 2 hours!
    Special Features:
    scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Expensive but quaint
    Summertea
    Dined on 8/3/2014
    They seated us right by the door and the server looked a bit unkept. She was sweaty, her hair was messy. Not what I would expect for an expensive tea. Ambiance could have been much better. The food was tasty and there was plenty of it. Could have played some classical music or something to make it seem a lot nicer. I had never been to a tea before but not what I was expecting for the cost. We paid $85 for 2adults and a child. I don't know that I'd do it again for the price.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Scrumptious tea
    DOwnton
    Dined on 7/27/2014
    Great food, plenty of it. Service was first rate. Views fine in all directions
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Beautiful
    LindafromNJ
    Dined on 7/27/2014
    The view was beautiful at Winterthur and the food was wonderful, a little warm since we were sitting next to a window and the air conditioning felt low there. The Tea was served buffet style and there was plenty of food and the staff there seem to refill where ever something went low.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Afternoon Tea
    Teafor3orMore
    Dined on 7/20/2014
    The selection of sweet and savory foods was outstanding.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • 3fussywomen
    Dined on 7/20/2014
    We came expecting the typical English Tea of small sandwiches and scones and found an extensive buffet of a well-prepared and scrumptious variety of foods. Kudos to the chef!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Wonderful experience!
    My2Cents
    Dined on 7/20/2014
    My friend and I attended the Downton Abbey Costume exhibit at Winterthur, Delaware. We chose to enhance that experience with the 'High Tea' offered in the Cafe there. The food was amazing! We had a very nice selection of teas, savories, and mini desserts that were all delicious. The cafe looks out over the grounds of Winterthur, which is lovely. The only recommendation I would make is to add more wait staff; our server seemed to be extremely busy keeping up with all her tables, although she did an admirable job. I would love to do this all over again--and I just might, with another friend or two.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for lunch, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Downton Abbey Tea
    foodadventures
    Dined on 7/20/2014
    We were at that visitors center cafeteria for the Downton Abbey tea. The whole Winterthur Estate is beautiful and the staff very helpful and efficient. the cafeteria was done as nicely as could be expected for a cafeteria for the tea. I would have preferred to be in the atrium of the main building and with table service for the tea. the buffet was fine and the food was very good but that is why I didn't give it excellence rating. Overall a very nice experience.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • A Lot of Room and Comfortable
    Awesome
    Dined on 7/20/2014
    The Afternoon Tea was in a grande room and was served Buffet Stye. Although the tea was actually tea bags there were many flavors to choose from. The selection of food at the buffet was awesome. Crab Salad, Stuffed Mushrooms, Gouda Cheese Wraps, etc. Everything was delicious and the desert table was as delicious as it was inviting to look at. We had a table of for 4. It was fun, because the servers were dressed like the Downton Abbey servers. Just overall beautiful to look out the glass walls to see the garden. I will definitely go back.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Lovely afternoon tea!
    LadyV
    Dined on 7/20/2014
    Tables were set properly, warm cauliflower soup in a shot glass was delivered with care, stem ware with ice water was great for a warm summer day, hot water for tea was replenished frequently, the buffet of savouries had variety and were delicious, and the desserts were attractive and yummy. I have catered teas for large groups before and understand the challenges of meeting everyone's expectations. I was concerned our tea would be a disappointment since some of the online reviews were quite critical. Winterthur has clearly responded to the concerns and it was a lovely experience. Still to fix: the scones (over handled and baked too long) and lemon curd (had a salty after taste!) Pinkies up for Winterthur's Downton Abbey display and tea!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Winterthur tea
    JRS22066
    Dined on 7/20/2014
    We visited the Downton Abbey costume exhibit, which was just fabulous, then stayed for the tea. The tea was very inauthentic. It was served buffet-style, which would never be done. Small pots are provided, and a selection of tea bags. Again, this isn't a proper tea. Each server had many, many tables to cover, really just to pour the hot water, but it was hard to get refills. The room is quite pretty, but so large that it became very noisy. The charge for each person is $30, way too much for what you get. While we will most likely come back to see the Downton Abbey costume exhibit again, we will definitely not stay for the tea.
    Special Features:
    scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Disappointing and Overpriced
    RockGirl
    Dined on 7/13/2014
    Went for the "Tea" as we were visiting Winterthur specifically for the Downton Abbey costume exhibit. The "tea" was presented in the back half of a large banquet hall. We were seated at round tables of 8. The "ea" was a buffet. None of the foods put out were listed on the menu shown online. The food was good but, very tiny servings. 3/4" piece of semolina toast, 1/2" mushroom caps, etc. Hot water and tea bags were available at our tables. The serve staff was friendly and attentive. You never would have known that this was to be a "tea". Overall, I felt for $30, the event and food was overpriced.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Not again, thanks.
    cleareyeinmontco
    Dined on 7/13/2014
    A friend and I decided to do the English Tea in conjunction with our tour of the Downton ABBEY costumes. While we certainly enjoyed the costumes, I cannot say the same for the tea. I found the items from both the savory and sweets table to be less than fresh. There was a stale taste to almost everything. Our server, while pleasant, did not attend to us as we would have preferred. We were almost finjshed with our sweets before she returned with hot coffee, even though she went by our table three times and announced she was bringing the coffee. The whole thing left a "bad taste in our mouths."
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • English tea
    Ud2014
    Dined on 7/6/2014
    We went to see the downton abbey exhibit and then had English tea in their garden cafe. It was a perfect compliment to the exhibit. The tea sandwiches and scones were delicious
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Needs More Attention To Detail
    Lilly32
    Dined on 7/6/2014
    I recently attended the afternoon tea service at Winterthur along with two friends. I would like to suggest to the restaurant at Winterthur that the soup be offered in a cup or small bowl vs. a shot glass, and that there be a small salad offered in addition to the finger sandwiches, which would look better cut into small triangles and served on a tiered platter. Most importantly, the tea should have been freshly brewed rather than offering tea bags. Also, the wait staff should wear gloves in accordance with the period costumes they wore. Since the tea service was in accordance with the Downton Abbey exhibit, it would have been nice to have music from that period, and the decor could have been more in line with the period as well.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Afternoon tea at the Estate
    mamaluvsbrunchtea
    Dined on 7/6/2014
    Enjoyed everything--scenery, staff, food. What a wonderful way to spend the day with a friends. Downton Abbey, the gardens, the shops and afternoon tea. The only disappointment, minor but irritating was that the raspberry scones ran out within a 1/2 hour of 3 o'clock tea and were not replaced.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • An embarrassing tea for Downton
    MainLineMikeVIP
    Dined on 7/6/2014
    Celebrating the Costumes of Downton Abby exhibit (which was great by the way), Winterthur served tea in the café. Well, served is not really a proper term as it was a buffet, so it was self-serve. And tea is not really a proper term. While they were flogging 3 different blends of loose tea in the gift shops, they only had lousy bag tea on the tables. The scones were like little hockey pucks -- virtually inedible. The only shining star to this experience was the lemon curd. Last but hardly least, while they had linens on the tables, cloth napkins and decent flatware, they did nothing to block the view of the standard cafeteria line -- creating a jarring vision with the liveried staff refilling the hot water and buffet lines.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Downton Abbey Tea at Winterthur
    CLRRDR79
    Dined on 6/29/2014
    There were 4 in our party and we dined at Winterthur on Sunday afternoon (6/29) at the Downton Abbey-themed Tea. We were very happy with the service, the food selection and the lovely view. The waiters/waitresses were dressed in period costume and were very friendly and attentive. We had a wonderful time and would definitely return.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, good for groups, special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Tea Time Injustice
    kwinVIP
    Dined on 6/29/2014
    A Winterthur member, I 've enjoyed meals tied into Christmas or another event so expections were high for the 29.95 p/p tea tied to Downton Abbey event. Very disappointing: of 4 at my table, 2 teacups (unwieldy teapot cups) were stained & dirty; about 8 teabags were simply scattered on a butterplate; it was not tea service, but a buffet of standard sliced -store-style breads with ham, salmon or crab spreads (the fillings were ok) cut into strips; it was near impossible to get hot water refills. The sweets table also buffet, but adequate. Highpoint was a soup "shooter" which was not really part of the menu. Even the simplest tea cafe provides fresh tea sandwiches & sweets as tableservice. Staff dressed in maids' uniforms do not a tea make.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Tea Time at Winterthur
    loves2eat
    Dined on 6/28/2014
    I went with a friend for the Downtown exhibit. We decided to end the day with a tea time! The brunch was very good. In general, the food was pretty good. The ingredients that were used were luxury items. While the price came out to around $30 per person before tax, with tip it was $36. There was a selection of teas to choose from. Small snacks and finger foods included hot ones and sweet ones. There were traditional finger sandwiches with fish and ham. There were also a nice variety of sweet treats. I wish they had more of the cauliflower soup, which was outstanding. I prefer hot dishes so I would liked to have seen more hot dishes. But it was a nice treat and money well spent.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate