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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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11:00 am - 9:00 pm
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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, Dinner, Lunch, Reservations

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  • 62
    Excellent
  • 21
    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
Interesting menu in quaint surroundings

Our desire for an interesting menu in cozy quaint surroundings prepared by a chef specializing in pallet pleasing offerings was unexpectedly rewarded here. I chose the daily special from the chalkboard... mushroom quiche adding a bowl of cheese soup. We look forward to returning with friends to try... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 4, 2015
Lucky K
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San Antonio, Texas
Good for:
  • Romantic
  • Doing business
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
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San Antonio, Texas
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60 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2015

Our desire for an interesting menu in cozy quaint surroundings prepared by a chef specializing in pallet pleasing offerings was unexpectedly rewarded here. I chose the daily special from the chalkboard... mushroom quiche adding a bowl of cheese soup. We look forward to returning with friends to try other tempting selections.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

Friendly and quick service Clean bathrooms Food we ate: Salad--good wonton crisp, delicious and fresh house dressing Chicken and pecan quiche (du jour)--perfect Smoked gouda soup (du jour)--really just a perfectly crafted soup Bread pudding--nothing can taste better, though I wish it had been less soupy Orange tea--refreshing and tasty Good luck with parking!

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Austin, Texas
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015

We had the quiche du jour and the rueben panini. Both were excellent. Very cozy atmosphere and excellent service. Highly recommended.

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Laredo
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015

Spent a weekend in Gruene and took our friends to eat for lunch! It was fabulous. Had the Watermelon Strawberry soup! Everyone loved it. Said it could be a dessert. Tried the crab cakes and they were awesome. My husband had the duck wrap and it was so delicious. Even the peach tea was so good it did not need... More 

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San Antonio, Texas
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015

We have had lunch here twice, both times the soup was excellent. The queso blanco cheese soup we feared would be heavy and very spicy, but were pleasantly surprised with how light and tasty it was. We enjoyed it so much we split a second cup. I had the vegetarian sandwich, full of vegetables that were prepared in an excellent... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2015

This was our first time to eat at the tea room, but it will not be our last. What a quaint and special place for an all girls' lunch! The food was absolutely wonderful, and the service was awesome. Highly recommended!

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Lubbock,
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2015

Ladies lunch baby shower here. Cute spot for a ladies lunch. The group rate included was 3 half sandwiches (tuna, chicken salad, cucumber), a scone, and dessert (chocolate dipped strawberry, macaroon, chocolate cake) with a pot of tea. Only complaint is the event room is very small. All the ladies had to sit , no room to mingle. Close to... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015

When our daughter decided to get married in Gruene, we decided to plan an entire weekend of fun events in Gruene. We chose the Tea Room for the bridal brunch. We had 19 women from all over the United States and every single one of them raved about the atmosphere, service, and food!

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New Braunfels, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

Food is excellent, they have both indoor and outdoor dining. The back room can be very cold. Fine dining in a casual atmosphere.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015

Had brunch here recently. It was really nice sitting outside in the sun. The staff were attentive and friendly and the food really tasty and nicely presented. Good cup of coffee too. Would have liked to have visited again for a meal, but we were only visiting for an afternoon. Would recommend

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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: Romantic, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions
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?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?