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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 - 4:00 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: Dinner, Lunch, Breakfast, Reservations

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  • 55
    Excellent
  • 20
    Very good
  • 4
    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
Very good food!

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

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 20, 2015
Richard B
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New Braunfels, Texas
Good for:
  • Romantic
  • Entertaining clients
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
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New Braunfels, Texas
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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

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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Suffolk, UK
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87 restaurant reviews
81 helpful votes 81 helpful votes
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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Dallas, Texas
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2015

Food and service were not what we remembered from 4 to 5 years ago. Restricted business hours were also a drag.

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texas
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34 reviews 34 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015

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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49 reviews 49 reviews
37 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
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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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34 reviews 34 reviews
30 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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107 reviews 107 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
49 helpful votes 49 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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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, Entertaining clients, 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?