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“Love it!” 5 of 5 stars
Review of The Whistling Kettle

The Whistling Kettle
24 Front St, Ballston Spa, NY 12020-1776
518-884-2664
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Ranked #6 of 83 Restaurants in Ballston Spa
Price range: $6 - $19
Cuisines: Tea Room
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Good for: Large groups
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch
Description: The Whistling Kettle is a full service cafe and tea room with a diverse menu offering for everyone. Paninis, crepes, artisan soups, plenty of salad choices, home made scones, tea sandwiches, beer and wine and over 150+ types of tea. We also offer all our tea in bulk as well as a full line of merchandise.
Buffalo
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62 reviews 62 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 44 cities Reviews in 44 cities
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
“Love it!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2013

I was so glad to return to the Whistling Kettle! We generally stop driving from Vermont to Buffalo, but we were in the area for the week-end, so we had lunch two days in a row! Everything is so delicious, but I seem to always order the curry chicken salad tea sandwich, as it is so wonderful! The roasted red pepper soup with smoked gouda cheese is also outstanding! I love trying a different kind of tea whenever I go there, and I am never disappointed. I take my tins to be re-filled, and then I have a bit of the Whistling Kettle at home! The staff is friendly and very helpful, and I can't wait to go back on New Year's Day! (thanks for being open that day!)

  • Visited November 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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English first
Ballston Lake, New York
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38 reviews 38 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 13 cities Reviews in 13 cities
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
“Love it!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2013

The Whistling Kettle is one of our favorite restaurants for lunch! I especially love the roasted red pepper soup.
The service has been consistently good, the staff is knowledgeable in their product (when you don't know what flavor of tea to select, tell them what you are in the mood for and they have never failed in recommending a perfect blend for us.)
The high tea service is a great value and has a wide variety to choose from. Be sure to try the lemon mascarpone cake; it's delicious!

  • Visited October 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Charlton, New York, United States
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34 reviews 34 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 11 cities Reviews in 11 cities
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
“The Whistling Kettle, Ballstn Spa, New York”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2013

Delightful. Lots of different teas to drink, along with wonderful food and the best scones I've ever eaten. Plus a wonderful gas fireplace. The perfect place for a rainy afternoon, like today is.

  • Visited September 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Ballston Spa, New York
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26 reviews 26 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
“Unique dining experience”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2013

The food was delicious, service was good, although a very eager server kept asking to take our plates when we were not finished. The prices are reasonable with good portion sizes. A large tea selection.

  • Visited August 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Albany, New York
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39 reviews 39 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 13 cities Reviews in 13 cities
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
“Need to stop here!!!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2013

This place was nothing short if amazing! The banana dulce tea was something everyone should try, but the place has great food and great beer. I had the lemon curd crepe, and it was probably the best I ever had. Love the place, love the food and tea... Will be back

  • Visited September 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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