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“Event in and of itself” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Dusty Rose Tea Room

Dusty Rose Tea Room
614 Rose St., Georgetown, CO 80444 (Formerly Saint James Tea Room)
303-569-3100
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Ranked #1 of 18 Restaurants in Georgetown
Price range: $6 - $19
Cuisines: Bakery
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch
Atlanta, Georgia
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176 reviews 176 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 98 cities Reviews in 98 cities
190 helpful votes 190 helpful votes
“Event in and of itself”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2012

I was visiting and a friend took me to the Tea Room. The owner was a wonderful hostess-dressed to the era and she stopped by our table to tell the history of the location-what a treat! She also took a vintage photo of us in hats and it was provided as a thank you.

The tea selection is amazing-the food absolutely delicious and it is just a nice experience. Cute village and a wonderful thing to do. The location is busy so do try and make reservations.

Wonderful experience!

  • Visited September 2012
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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English first
New Jersey
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42 reviews 42 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 29 cities Reviews in 29 cities
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
“What a Great Experience!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2012

My cousin and I stopped in Georgetown for a Sunday High Tea at the Dusty Rose. The whole atmosphere is other worldly-you are transported to the Victorian age and given a choice of 36 different teas which come in a teapot with a tea cozy. We were encouraged to pick any teacup we wanted. The selections included tea sandwiches, tiny quiches, deviled eggs, scones with clotted cream and lemon curd, sumptuous cookies and tarts. Jeanette, the owner, dresses the part, and gives a short talk on how the tea room got started and some interesting history of the area. At the end of your meal, she takes a photo of you and prints it in sepia, gives it to you as a souvenir. She runs a hotel above the tea room which is in a historic building, and also has a miniatures shop (things for dollhouses) adjacent to the tearoom. All the food is made on site, except for the chocolate cameos (candy), and there are special events for different seasons.

  • Visited September 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Raleigh, North Carolina
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27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
“Friendly, pleasant and dedicated to good tea”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2012

We've been hooked on good tea and the afternoon tea time ever since our overseas experience. We happened to stop in for a late afternoon tea and weren't disappointed. To get the full experience you should set aside an hour, but it is well worth it. The formal tea sitting area sets up the experience nicely with many tables and place settings to choose from. They had a good selection of teas and the menu descriptions were very helpful in our choices. We ordered the Petite Tea which included your choice of tea and 4 a-la-cart food selections. Although they have a great selection of light sweets and cookies to go with the tea we are partial to savory items and had the meat pies, deviled eggs, spinach tarts and cucumber sandwiches, all of which were delicious. As we found out they make their own food items from scratch and it shows. The two owners were very nice and we had a very pleasant conversation with both of them about how they got started in the tea business and how much care they take with the whole experience. In the end they even offered us the recipe for their meat pie and a couple of new tea samples that they had recently received from the person that makes their tea blends -- wonderful!

  • Visited May 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Highlands Ranch, Colorado
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190 restaurant reviews
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155 helpful votes 155 helpful votes
“Great hot chocolate on a cold day, very formal”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2012

A true formal tea room in the strictest sense. The exterior was featured prominently in the John Denver Christmas movie, and during December, they play the movie on a tiny, old television. The sweets, teas and hot chocolate are delicious, served with exaggerated formality and lace linens; so be careful if you stop in thinking it is just another Georgetown casual mountain eatery. It is pricey; but quite a nice experience.

Visited December 2011
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Frisco, Colorado
2 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
“RUDE”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2011

This place was featured on Groupon this past summer, so I decided to purchase it to surprise my wife on our first anniversary. We live up in Summit County so we took the motorcycle over to Fairplay and then rode over Guanella Pass, so when we arrived at the Tea Room, we were a little dirty and dressed like we'd been out on a motorcycle.

The woman that greeted us, looked less than pleased that we had stopped in and her attitude reflected it. We both felt that she was quite rude as she explained that we were supposed to make reservations 24 hours in advance, and that we could not use our Groupon that day. Well that is kind of a huge pain since our first anniversary was not going to just happen again, and the days off that my wife and I have together are few and far between. Heading east on I-70 is just not something that we do very often. So by the time we were able to do it again, the groupon expired and we were out whatever I had paid for it.

I will never know what the food tastes like, because I will never go back here after the way we were treated, and will never recommend this place to others. There are plenty of great places in Georgetown where the staff treats you like you are welcome, and doesn't look down on you because of the way you are dressed.

  • Visited July 2011
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
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