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Genesis House of Tea, Chattanooga, TN

Genesis House of Tea

4.8
4.8
86 Reviews
$31 to $50
American
The Genesis House of Tea is more than just a Tea House that provides excellent service,
delicious foods and tasteful teas. The Genesis House of tea is a restaurant and venue space that is perfect to host private birthday parties, bridal showers and corporate events, just to name a few. We are a Non-profit organization that carries a heart to serve our community and restore beau(tea), digni(tea) and identi(tea) to those in need.

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2 people

11:30 PM


Booked 3 times today

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Elegant Dining

  • Cuisines

    American, Afternoon Tea, British

  • Hours of operation

    Mon, Tue, Thu–Sat 11:00 am–4:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (423) 521-4832

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Private party facilities

    Located at the historic Dent House, Chattanooga's treasured antebellum. Our space boasts timeless features and a modern elegance. Our private event rooms are beautifully decorated with fresh white linen, touches of antique gold, and embellished with our fine bone Royal Albert China. Please email events@genesishouseoftea.com for more information.

What 86 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.8
4.8 based on recent ratings
  • 4.7Food
  • 4.8Service
  • 4.9Ambience
  • 4.6Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • East Tennessee

    Best Overall

  • East Tennessee

    Best Service

  • East Tennessee

    Best Ambiance

  • East Tennessee

    Best Value

  • East Tennessee

    Great for brunch

  • East Tennessee

    Kid-friendly

  • East Tennessee

    Good for groups

  • East Tennessee

    American

  • Chattanooga / Cleveland

    Best Overall

  • Chattanooga / Cleveland

    Best Food

  • Chattanooga / Cleveland

    Best Service

  • Chattanooga / Cleveland

    Best Ambiance

  • Chattanooga / Cleveland

    Best Value

  • Chattanooga / Cleveland

    Good for groups

  • Chattanooga / Cleveland

    Neighborhood gem

  • Chattanooga / Cleveland

    Romantic

  • Chattanooga / Cleveland

    Good for special occasions

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  1. SW

    SusanW

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent experience. Beautiful place in every way.
  2. EK

    EricaK

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The whole dining experience was amazing! The food was savory and filling. I look forward to returning soon for more of the lobster bisque soup and chicken pot pie! If you’ve never experienced a tea house you should definitely come to this one!!!
  3. JA

    JanA

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall4food3service5ambience5
    Appetizer was delicious, and plenty of it! Slice of quiche was small for the price. Plate was mostly salad.
  4. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Argentina

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 28, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Fun tea experience for me and grown daughter. Food was very good - lobster bisque was too thick - almost like eating gravy. They need to get previous owners recipe. Tea and quiche was great
  5. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    E. Tennessee

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was my first time at a tea house, and Genesis certainly surpassed any expectations I had. Food and tea were excellent! Not to mention the building itself was gorgeously done and the atmosphere was welcoming. 10 out of 10 ❤️🫖
  6. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 26, 2022

    overall5food3service4ambience4
    Would have liked music to drown out the multiple conversations. They turned on music at the end.
  7. c

    christid

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    So much fun. Kids loved It. Great tea. Adorable house, friendly staff.
  8. KM

    KymM

    E. Tennessee

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 22, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Great little tea room. Enjoyed the food and hot tea.
  9. P

    Pamiluvsyummy

    E. Tennessee

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on November 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Love this place! An amazing tea house that rivals any in England!
  10. KK

    KellyK

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Best tea room experience by far! Loved the royal wedding tea & lobster bisque. Sever was excellent as well.
  11. AA

    AlexandraA

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Celebrated my daughter's 11th birthday with some of her friends! Had an amazing and blessed lunch with the girlies! Another beautiful and sweet experience at Genesis House of Tea! Looking forward to coming back for my birthday next year :)
  12. SA

    SuzanneA

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 19, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience5
    The experience and ambiance were overall great. The service was somewhat slow, however. However I will recommend Genesis and will probably come again.
  13. A

    Audrey

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 19, 2022

    overall3food5service3ambience3
    Went there for a nice ladies tea, instead was seated in a room with three sets of small and very loud children. Not what I was expecting. Disappointed.
  14. BS

    BeverlyS

    E. Tennessee

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A group of friends and I ate at Genesis House of Tea and we were all very pleased by the excellent service without being obtrusive and the very tasty food. It was a cool day and we were seated in a room with a working fireplace, which added to the ambiance. It was a great experience and we will all return.
  15. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Las Vegas

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on November 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Lovely atmosphere. Friendly service. Fantastic lunch and tea.
  16. WB

    WendyB

    E. Tennessee

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Very nice for special occasions, friend’s birthday, treat for your wife. Ladies love it!
  17. EA

    ElizabethA

    E. Tennessee

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Friendly Pleasant surroundings Delicious food Reasonable prices
  18. T

    Teacups

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We were late due to accident on freeway. No problem. They were very gracious about it. Jakob was a fantastic waiter. Very accommodating. My daughter and granddaughter and I loved it. Will return with friends.
  19. K

    Kathyp

    Tampa

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything was amazing. Beyond impressed for our first time there. Highly recommend the royal wedding tea. If we are ever back in the area we will be back for sure.
  20. l

    leahs

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    So much fun. What a beautiful place to enjoy with friends. The food and service was excellent, and the staff made each member of our party feel special. Beautiful renovation. I can't wait for an occasion to go back!
  21. MM

    MarcellaM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Beautiful setting and this is a non-profit that supports several local ministries. The food and tea were great! I will be back!
  22. J

    Jeanette

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Afternoon tea was great! Lots of variety. Royal Wedding tea was the perfect pairing.
  23. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Western NC

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on November 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This place is so special! Love everything about it! As did my family including husband and son. The servers were so sweet and personable. The China was beautiful. The pina colada tea and Bourbon St Vanilla tea both were delicious! We would go back just for the tea alone. Pot pie, tomato bisque, deviled eggs, cucumber sandwiches, shortbread cookie were all standouts! Like really amazing! It’s even better than I remember when it was Polly Claire’s. Can’t wait to celebrate another special occasion here. We will be thinking about our experience for several days.
  24. m

    mmisaksen

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Charming tea shop with a delightful, historic atmosphere. Sweet, helpful staff with cheerful attitudes. Delicious food (more than tea). Some boutique items (mostly jewelry & clothing at this time) to shop as well. It was mostly ladies when we were there, but we did see a man at one table. 😁 We had a wonderful time & plan to return shortly! Highly recommended.
  25. J

    Jessica

    Orlando

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I love the Genesis House of Tea. I take all my clients there for lunch, and absolutely love the service and food! Btw that pumpkin spice soup was soooooo GOOD!
  26. V

    Vicilynn

    E. Tennessee

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This was the best food I have had at a tea room. Everything was really good.
  27. BW

    BeckyW

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was great place to relax and talk and share with my mom and my aunt. We laughed and talked for 2 hours. We will be back.
  28. DG

    DianaG

    Tampa

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on October 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I absolutely loved the Tea House from the moment we walked up to the house until we left. Presentation, flavor, service and then to hear their mission to help women in unplanned pregnancies or rescued trafficked women was a joy to support. It will definitely not be our last visit
  29. CH

    CayH

    E. Tennessee

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    If you love tea rooms this is your place! The house is beautiful, food delicious, presentation outstanding and staff friendly & professional. Can't wait to visit again.
  30. ST

    ScottT

    Savannah

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We loved the polished, yet relaxed feel of this wonderful place! Great food, great service!
  31. JM

    JessicaM

    Atlanta

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This place is adorably awesome. Went here for a weekday lunch with my sisters and infant nephew. The food was great (especially the cucumber sandwhiches... aaaamazing) as well as the service and we will definitly be back!
  32. SM

    StarMac

    Las Vegas

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Try the afternoon tea. Filling and delicious three tier service with scones and unlimited tea. Great service and gorgeous atmosphere.
  33. H

    Holli

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 13, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Favorite place! Wish they didn't change the shortbread recipe though. The pecans in it were all wrong
  34. HM

    HaleyM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Server Cortlynn(?) was very nice, helpful, made suggestions. Food and tea were great as always! The only issue I had was that the 2-top table got very crowded. Maybe some bigger tables? Or take them out and only 4-tops? Hope this helps!
  35. E

    Eat4fun

    Birmingham

    6 reviews

    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on October 1, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    This is my first visit since it changed ownership. The place is brighter, definitely an elegant feel. Staff was accommodating and responsive. Tea options are on the table on a card vs the menu at Polly Claire's. We got 3 adult afternoon teas and 3 different teas and shared them. We had 6 tea cups from mine and there was at least one or two left in my pot. We were each served our own tiered tray. The vanilla scones were delicious. You could smell them as them as they came to the table. The scones came with homemade lemon curd, thin strawberry jam and clotted cream. We had 5 different savory/sandwich items, 3 small bites and 4 sweets. It was plenty of food. Only thing was be sure to ask for specials/seasonal items. We weren't told of any, but we heard a host telling another table about the seasonal specialties. We will be back.
  36. A

    Alex

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The cutest spot to celebrate any occasion! Great service and a pleasant atmosphere and the best experience! Definitely coming back to celebrate my princess and for my birthday, as well as date day with the spouse! If I could give it more stars I definitely would!
  37. HG

    HeidiG

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Genesis house of tea is the perfect place that I can take my mother and daughters and really feel like its a special experience! The atmosphere is wonderful and the staff is great! A real palace experience.
  38. LO

    LindaO

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A delightful British tea dining experience, including hats you can use while there!
  39. EA

    ElizabethA

    E. Tennessee

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 19, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    I did not find my tear TI ER it Was not as good as I found it last time in July when I was there I don't know maybe I just don't like some of the foods that you had on that tear otherwise it was great it was great
  40. EG

    ElissaG

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My 6 year old girl and I had a wonderful time. She loved it and asked to come back. We will be back and bring grandma this time.

FAQs

Genesis House of Tea is rated 4.8 stars by 86 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

11:30 PM


Booked 3 times today
Google Map for Genesis House of Tea

6178 Adamson Cir, Chattanooga, TN 37416-3647

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Neighborhood

    Chattanooga

  • Hours of operation

    Mon, Tue, Thu–Sat 11:00 am–4:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    American, Afternoon Tea, British

  • Dining style

    Elegant Dining

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Parking details

    Private Lot

  • Additional

    Gluten-free Options

  • Phone number

    (423) 521-4832

  • Private party facilities

    Located at the historic Dent House, Chattanooga's treasured antebellum. Our space boasts timeless features and a modern elegance. Our private event rooms are beautifully decorated with fresh white linen, touches of antique gold, and embellished with our fine bone Royal Albert China. Please email events@genesishouseoftea.com for more information.

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