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River House Tea Room

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1617 New Braunfels St, New Braunfels, TX 78130
830-608-0690
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Hours:
Sun 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
Tue - Thu 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations
Good for:
Romance
Local cuisine
Special occasions
Entertaining clients

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Visitor rating
  • 54
    Excellent
  • 19
    Very good
  • 3
    Average
  • 5
    Poor
  • 1
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
never had any better

This was by far the best food I've ever tasted. We had crab cakes and a wonderful asian flair salad then couldn't resist the blackberry cobbler with scoop of ice cream . The quaint tea room was comfortable and by the river. Definitely will be back

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 22, 2015
kalamazootx
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texas
Good for:
  • Romance
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
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texas
Senior Contributor
30 reviews 30 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015 NEW

This was by far the best food I've ever tasted. We had crab cakes and a wonderful asian flair salad then couldn't resist the blackberry cobbler with scoop of ice cream . The quaint tea room was comfortable and by the river. Definitely will be back

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Austin, Texas
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46 reviews 46 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

Good thing is they are trying to deliver quality food and would succeed if they used fresh ingredients. Everything seemed old and passed it's use date. I told the server I was going to look at the specials board outside and she replied OK never offering to tell me what it said. Cute place with good coffee but bad food... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015

Cramped and food was less than average. Expected a better fare and experience. Service was ok. Maybe it's better in summer outside.

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New Braunfels, Texas
Senior Contributor
33 reviews 33 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

What a lovely little Tea Room, in Gruene. It's a casual dining place filled with charm and good food. They offer a verity of Teas, wonderful food, all with great service. This is a hugely popular eatery and sometimes it's hard to get a table, but it's all well worth any wait. They have outside seating under the oaks. It's... More 

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New Braunfels, Texas
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27 reviews 27 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Nice ambiance, fine menu. Several nice wines. Had a very tasty white sangria. The menu has creative touches. Very good desserts.

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New Braunfels, Texas
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15 reviews 15 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

one of my very favorite places to eat in New Braunfels, food is consistently very good--Because it's in a converted old home, seating inside is a little close and more limited, so sometimes reservations are needed, or there's a wait--there is seating outside--We have liked the salmon, quiche, salads, soups, chicken fried steak, pretty much everything.

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Austin, Texas
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91 reviews 91 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2015

We ate lunch here today with my boyfriend's folks and the food was great! Such a nice alternative from fried food or stuff covered in mounds of cheese. We had a variety of lunch choices: chicken breast, side salad, soup, half club, half veggie sandwich and the quiche. The food was fresh and seemed to be of quality ingredients. The... More 

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Miami, Florida, USA
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Every year our family gets together during Thanksgiving (kids school break into December) and we've made it a tradition to make the drive to this quaint spot to eat lunch and take a family photo. The food is consistent, the service pleasant and the atmosphere is like being at Grandma's for lunch. I recommend the experience- this coming from a... More 

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Lake Forest, California
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42 reviews 42 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014

My good friend & I came here w/o a reservation & only had to wait 10 minutes to be seated. She wanted to share with me one of her favorite places to eat and have tea. Loved the decor & feel for the place. I loved the food, muffins & tea. I'd recommend it especially to anyone from the U.K.... More 

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Plano, Texas
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2014

My sisters and I ordered the salad sampler and it was wonderful! We enjoyed the pasta, green salad and a chicken salad. All tasted fresh and delicious!!! Also, fresh fruit and a pumpkin muffin. Yum. We were able to sit outside on the patio and enjoy the view. Very peaceful by the river. Our hostess, Patty, was a delight! She... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1617 New Braunfels St, New Braunfels, TX 78130
  • Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  New Braunfels
  • Phone Number: 830-608-0690

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romance, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 4:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 4:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 4:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 4:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?