Cedarhurst Mansion

4.1
287 reviews
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Step into the genteel world of Cedarhurst for a luxurious afternoon of Tea with seating at 1:00 p.m. and on some selective weekends.

Choose from an extensive menu of imported premium loose-leaf teas and enjoy a lavish assortment of freshly baked tarts, scones, delectable finger sandwiches, savory miniature quiches and more. Tea at Cedarhurst sets just the right mood for group celebrations, birthdays, showers, mother-daughter outings, or for simply taking time to enjoy a cherished friendship.

Afternoon Tea ($30.00/person*)
*Prices exclude 7.125% MN State Tax. 18% gratuity will be added to the total bill. Prices are also subject to change.

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Sun - Thu 1:00PM - 1:00PM
Sat 1:00PM - 1:00PM

What 287 People Are Saying
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MM
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 4

service was extremely slow, had to walk in to bar area to get waters refilled. Our first drink order took 20 minutes to arrive at our table. The second drink order they ran out of the kind of beer some were drinking. Asked for coffee, they didn't have any. Asked for dessert, they didn't have any. Everyone in our party of 6 ordered fish dinner and all of us agreed it was over battered with tough fish inside. the atmosphere out on the front deck is wonderful. i think the slow service and lack of knowledge was a turn off

JH
1 review
Dined on July 28, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

I was at this establishment on Sunday, July 28th for brunch. I brought my parents and daughter, what a disappointment!! The food was AWFUL. My food was cold. The “pastries” I can make better. Clearly you went to Cub or a Costco and purchased your food. I do not think your online menu accurately speaks to your buffet. We were never told what beverages were included. Parking was horrendous.

I’ll be honest, I was checking your establishment for my future daughter in-law’s bridal shower... we won’t be coming!!

Very disappointed!!! Waste of time, money, and calories (the few we actually consumed).

I emailed the establishment and never heard back from them.

EH
1 review
Dined on July 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great brunch..great historic mansion
Great service and drinks. Nice environment for conversation

G
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on July 28, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

Very friendly staff, brunch was good. Didn't like the sausage as much though but the rest was good. Liked how they didn't salt the eggs.

MY
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on July 20, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

We loved coming back to Cedarhurst since this is where we were married 32 years ago. The food was very good. However, I would have loved some bread or rolls with my salad which was my entrée. We also weren't offered dessert which was a disappointment. Otherwise, we really enjoyed our evening.

OT
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on July 11, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

We got married here 20 years ago and it was really fun to go back and see it again!

OT
Minneapolis
2 reviews
Dined on July 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This will be a local spot We will go to often as we live in cottage Grove, Michelle the bartender is a hoot and Craig the manager is very accommodating can’t wait to go back!

JK
Minneapolis
6 reviews
Dined on April 27, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 3ambience 1

If you're looking for an elegant afternoon tea, this isn't it. The tea was excellent, the food was good, and the service was very good, but it ends there. The servers were in jeans and sneakers and many of the guests were in jeans. The outside of the mansion was extremely unkept and made an immediate first impression - not the good kind. We were sat by a wall with a big mark in it, that distracted me the entire time. There was also a bunch of chairs piled into a corner. If you're looking for an elegant afternoon tea, you'll be disappointed.

MK
1 review
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

I took my daughter as s special mother daughter day, The whole time you are relaxed and enjoying the elegance and precious time together , The only thing is they could have had lovely classical music playing in the background , and a spring negative was the mud parking lot , Go in summer when the grounds are beautiful

OT
Minneapolis
30 reviews
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

Everything was okay, but nothing was especially good or bad. The service was a bit slow, and my tea cup had a broken handle but I was able to get a new one. The food was fairly good, but the desserts didn’t taste good to my guest or I.

b
1 review
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

My young daughter and I enjoyed ourselves immensely. It was a wonderful way to celebrate our birthdays and enjoy each other. And the staff went out of their way to make my girl feel extra special by accepting the request to bring home flowers that were on our table. It was a wonderful memory.

OT
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 2ambience 2

Service slow. Good average

L
1 review
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 2

Though the setting was pleasant enough, Cedarhurst high tea was intensely overpriced, even with a deeply discounted Groupon. The scones and chicken salad were tasty, but the rest of the food was fairly generic, including the tea. If the price were about half of what we paid, it might be worth it. There are other tea houses in the Twin Cities with more intriguing or elegant ambiance and certainly more flavorful tea.

JS
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The service is superb, so friendly, and attentive. The food and tea is delicious! I would highly recommend to all my friends as a fun way to spend an afternoon with friends or loved ones!!

f
Minneapolis
7 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We loved every minute. My fiancé was one of only a handful of men, but he was very comfortable and enjoyed the food and ambience. The servicers were so friendly and kind. We’ll definitely be back and thank you!

R
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Our group of 6 enjoyed high tea at Cedarhurst! We used Groupons and felt the value was great. The space is open, light filled and very lovely. Two types of tea were served, we all loved the Cedarhurst black tea blend, and the second black orange spice tea was good, too. Servers move through the room quickly and courses were served in a timely manner. Service is efficient - while they don't come around asking if you'd like your teapot refilled, every time we set the pot on the side with the cap up as instructed, it was handled promptly. We were served 2 different teas and three courses of small plates - first a scone with cream, second course was 5 different items ranging from a tasty chicken salad half sandwich to a mini-quiche and a goat cheese and apricot crostini. The third course was three small deserts. We were satisfied with the offerings as a light lunch. Though the staff started to clean up some of the empty tables, we lingered over our last cups of tea and didn't feel rushed to leave. We took a peek around the main floor of the mansion afterward, it's really a lovely place, and overall I'd recommend the experience to others.

AB
1 review
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 3

It was fun. Would I go again? For $30, probably not. Note that the entrance is hard to find! Google Maps will send you on a weird triangle detour that is unnecessary. The food was good and cute but note that you won't leave with a full belly. We wished there would have been more direction about what was happening and going to happen and whether we had choices we didn't know about -- even a printed menu would be a step in that direction.

AL
1 review
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 2food 1service 2ambience 2

Went with a friend via a Groupon deal. We only got to try 2 types of tea, and the 9-course was just nine separate items brought out in three round. Mostly store bought and stale at that. Very disappointed in this experience and will not return.

SM
1 review
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was a very lovely time with very tasty tea and a variety of finger foods. I would recommend trying it!

SW
1 review
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love it! But it is a little expensive for what we get. I would love to bring a group of ladies but a little expensive to do that.

MT
1 review
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We have been here a few times and have always enjoyed our visit

OT
1 review
Dined on January 26, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

We had a Groupon for High Tea. I brought my mom here for part of her birthday present. I was hoping more tea varieties would be offered, there were two. The dainty food was good, just not used to eating so many sweets.

PO
1 review
Dined on January 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The staff was wonderful. They were very accommodating. The food was amazing. Lots of different kinds of flavors. They offered only two tea choices. We wish we could have had more of a selection, and more tea throughout the service from 1 to 3:00.

a
Minneapolis
2 reviews
Dined on January 26, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 3

It was neat to do once but I would never do it again or tell someone to do it.

DT
Minneapolis
6 reviews
Dined on January 26, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 3

Although we had a nice time I found the mansion to be really run down. I also thought the food lacked. I'm not sure where the Tostito scoops with ground meat fit into afternoon tea. It was an experience but wouldn't go again. I used a Groupon but would definitely not pay $30 per person to go again!

J
1 review
Dined on January 12, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Overall, I had a great time having their afternoon tea. I really enjoyed the location itself as it still kept its charm over the years. I particularly enjoyed their teas which are their own original blend of teas. However, the dining area was extraordinarily noisy - one thing that I did not particularly enjoy. But all in all, the service was great and I will go back again.

PA
Minneapolis
2 reviews
Dined on January 12, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 3ambience 2

Parking lot was an ice rink! The management said there was nothing they could do... really?! Sound level was very high also.

OT
1 review
Dined on January 12, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

Our tea was better than expected after many of the reviews I read. I believe they have responded to many of those reviews to make improvements.

The food was quite tasty, though not fabulous. It was also quite filling. The service is slow, but that is appropriate for a High Tea. Lots of time to enjoy a leisurely dining experience. The teapots were kept warmed up, which was one of the main complaints in the reviews I read.

The only complaint I have is the quality of the tea. The brew is so week that it mostly tastes like hot water. I prefer a robust and flavorful tea. They would be well advised to double the amount of tea added for steeping. It is obvious that there is a single source from which they fill each teapot, instead of steeping tea individually in each pot at the table. True high tea is steeped at your table where the longer it sits the stronger the brew, so the customer can determine when the flavor is right for them. Both teas served were so weak we had trouble telling them apart.

LH
1 review
Dined on January 5, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Really fun! The food was pretty good and the space was beautiful. Only suggestion would be to pass on the taco bites and have more traditional high tea food options. Would definitely recommend!

JM
1 review
Dined on January 5, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 2

The food was good, but the noise was louder then expected. It is a beautiful room but as it is completely open; everything echos. I used a groupon so the price was more then fair. I was expecting to be served a variety of tea but I only had two options. While the food was good it was not food I was expecting at a high tea.

AL
Minneapolis
18 reviews
Dined on January 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was my second high tea and it did not disappoint. The staff was so helpful and friendly, the service was very good, and it was just a lot of fun to sip tea and nibble delicacies with dear friends on a bright, sunny afternoon!

FF
Minneapolis
6 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

All in all a nice experience. Felt a little slow and dragged out between courses. We asked for water and got small plastic cups—would suggest some glasswear for water, especially since this is high tea. The china is an eclectic mix which was charming but some of it was ceramic and heavier materials—not actual china. Need to hit some antique shops or second hand stores and expand their china collection. Service was good and staff was friendly.

TF
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on December 29, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 3ambience 4

It was a nice special event to do, but we wished the bites were a little bigger. Scones were amazing. If the main course had 2 bites of each for all would have been nice. Maybe a salad (fruit or veggie) would have been a nice additional course between the scones and "meal" would have seemed more worth it. There was a lot of time between courses which seemed too long. I know it would have been more running for the servers, but when advertising a 9 course meal, I was expecting more rounds of food.
Our family would have liked a little tour of the building and/or upstairs. The mansion was beautiful and would be wonderful to see the place restored. I would have paid an additonal fee... (maybe 20 for the four of us) to walk around and tour it.

KL
1 review
Dined on December 15, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 4

I've attended High Tea at the Cedarhurst Mansion a few times, and have always enjoyed myself. This time remained enjoyable, however the food and services was of a lower quality than normal. We often found ourselves waiting for the tea longer than expected (to request more tea, you simply flip over the cover on your tea pot), and we never received a second pot of the Christmas tea.

We were also one of the first groups to arrive, yet our food was among the slowest to be delivered. The first two courses of food were pretty good, however the desserts left something to be desired. In fact, I would even say that the desserts were a bit lame - they included a coconut thin cookie, which was decent, a pistachio shooter, again decent, and a ladyfinger covered with chocolate frosting and sprinkles (very hard, and a bit corny). I expected more simplistic finger desserts for this being a high tea.

Overall, I still recommend this as a great experience to do with friends, however this last time was a bit of a letdown overall.

DS
Minneapolis
5 reviews
Dined on December 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is a fabulous experience! Everything done right: the location, the ambiance, the table settings, the food, and the wonderful teas.

DS
Minneapolis
2 reviews
Dined on December 1, 2018
Overall 2food 3service 3ambience 4

I would not recommend this only because the price is absolutely outrageously high for what your get and they would not let you use a Groupon if purchased on the same day as your reservation date. They were accommodating to my daughter's vegan diet at the last minute and we did appreciate that. The building could use a few updates, as the bathrooms had a smell to them.

SK
Minneapolis
14 reviews
Dined on December 1, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

The food was good, very tasty. Portion sizes were small. Not what I expected when advertised as a 9 course Tea. Each course was appetizers bite size. The cream while good was not traditional clotted cream. Service was industrial. Interesting experience. Different then other Tea’s I have enjoyed.

KP
Minneapolis
4 reviews
Dined on December 1, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 3ambience 5

A charming and fun place to go for tea. The menu is excellent, scones are amazing and the tea is good too. Nice environment with great ambiance -- good for young and old.

RH
Minneapolis
2 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Beautiful setting and tasty food. There was a nice variety offered on each course of the afternoon tea.

e
Orlando
2 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We enjoyed the high tea. Interesting food choices and delicious tea

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