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Propylaeum Tea Room

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1410 N Delaware St Ste 2, Indianapolis, IN 46202-2417
(317) 638-7881
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Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations

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  • 7
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  • 8
    Very good
  • 4
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  • 8
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  • 11
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Rating summary
  • Food
    2.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    2.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
We went for tea,some of food was great, some bad,we were not seated properly.

We went for a 3pm tea. We were seated in a side room where they were preparing for a charity dinner. Except for ours all the other tables were filled with bags of favors. I had to maneuver around large open cardboard boxes to ge5 to my seat. We were 1st served a raspberry & spinach salad with... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed November 6, 2014
Lynn P
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Indianapolis, Indiana, United States
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  • Large groups
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

Well, I am going to Indianapolis just for two days and I was going to surprise someone with afternoon tea that I read about on the visitor's bureau website. Their website is useless. None of the social media links work, there's no mention at all of afternoon tea, and no way to make reservations which supposedly are required. Based on... More 

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Indianapolis, Indiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015

I have attended two 5 course wine dinners here. And can't wait for the next one!! The food is gourmet, wine delicious, and host is fun, informative, and engaging. highly recommend,... this is an Indy best kept secret!

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Indianapolis, Indiana
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

We went to the Propylaeum for Valentine's special event dinner. We were greeted with champagne for our self-guided tour of this turn-of-century downtown mansion. The mansion is somewhat tired but filled with interesting antiques and stories. Our meal was catered by MBC and quite good. They added all sorts of lovely touches including live harp music throughout the whole evening,... More 

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Indianapolis, Indiana, United States
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2014 via mobile

We went for a 3pm tea. We were seated in a side room where they were preparing for a charity dinner. Except for ours all the other tables were filled with bags of favors. I had to maneuver around large open cardboard boxes to ge5 to my seat. We were 1st served a raspberry & spinach salad with fruit spritzer.... More 

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Evansville, Indiana
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2014

We had a blast at our murder mystery dinner, but I thought some improvements could've made a difference. The food was good, but nothing sensational. My biggest complaint was that we were in a different room from the host and the one speaker in our room wasn't that great and it was sometimes hard to hear her, which was imperative... More 

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Indianapolis, Indiana
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

My husband and I were married nearly four years ago, and had our reception here, with about 100 people. It was a second for both of us, and was a sensitive event because we had just lost my father's husband a few months prior to the wedding. When we first decided on the Propylaeum, they used Chef Mike for their... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

After reading some reviews, I was hesitant, but not to worry, everything was perfection. We called in advance to make an appointment for the two of us. We arrived early so as to tour the house. It’s a self guided tour, which is accompanied with a multi-page handout filled with interesting facts and amusing anecdotes. Kathy, who runs the tea... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2014

We went for the mad hatter tea party. Overbooked with a wedding too. Was supposed to have all these great references and games based on Alice in wonderland. Nothing happened - nothing in reference to it other than a cookie that said eat me. Owner even pointed out a cool dollhouse during the tour and said we would use it... More 

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Indianapolis, Indiana
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2014

I had a birthday tea with four of my friends last week. We all enjoyed it. I am a big fan of coffee, so I drink tea only occasionally. But after having their orange spice tea, I'd consider drinking it more frequently. It is not an overstatement to say that it was the best tea I've ever had. It was... More 

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Indianapolis, Indiana
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2014

We had been here for the Thanksgiving buffet & loved it. Food was hot & fresh with lots of options. We returned for the Easter buffet & was horrified! We were scheduled for the 2:30 sitting & found that the food must have been sitting since the opening. The food was cold, hard & crusty. Only a few options &... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1410 N Delaware St Ste 2, Indianapolis, IN 46202-2417
  • Location: United States  >  Indiana (IN)  >  Indianapolis
  • Phone Number: (317) 638-7881

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 20
  • Cuisine: American

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Large groups

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