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Propylaeum Tea Room

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1410 North Delaware Street, Indianapolis, IN 46202-2417
+1 317-638-7881
Mon - Fri 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 18, 2015

Well, I am going to Indianapolis just for two days and I was going to surprise someone with afternoon tea that I read about on the visitor's bureau website. Their website is useless. None of the social media links work, there's no mention at all of afternoon tea, and no way to make reservations which supposedly are required. Based on... More 

Thank Ashland T
Indianapolis, Indiana
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4 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 31, 2015

I have attended two 5 course wine dinners here. And can't wait for the next one!! The food is gourmet, wine delicious, and host is fun, informative, and engaging. highly recommend,... this is an Indy best kept secret!

Thank Pam B
Indianapolis, Indiana
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 16, 2015

We went to the Propylaeum for Valentine's special event dinner. We were greeted with champagne for our self-guided tour of this turn-of-century downtown mansion. The mansion is somewhat tired but filled with interesting antiques and stories. Our meal was catered by MBC and quite good. They added all sorts of lovely touches including live harp music throughout the whole evening,... More 

1 Thank James T
Indianapolis, Indiana, United States
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 6, 2014 via mobile

We went for a 3pm tea. We were seated in a side room where they were preparing for a charity dinner. Except for ours all the other tables were filled with bags of favors. I had to maneuver around large open cardboard boxes to ge5 to my seat. We were 1st served a raspberry & spinach salad with fruit spritzer.... More 

1 Thank Lynn P
Evansville, Indiana
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5 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 2, 2014

We had a blast at our murder mystery dinner, but I thought some improvements could've made a difference. The food was good, but nothing sensational. My biggest complaint was that we were in a different room from the host and the one speaker in our room wasn't that great and it was sometimes hard to hear her, which was imperative... More 

1 Thank melkin0508
Indianapolis, Indiana
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 6, 2014

My husband and I were married nearly four years ago, and had our reception here, with about 100 people. It was a second for both of us, and was a sensitive event because we had just lost my father's husband a few months prior to the wedding. When we first decided on the Propylaeum, they used Chef Mike for their... More 

8 Thank indyfoody
San Diego, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 9, 2014

After reading some reviews, I was hesitant, but not to worry, everything was perfection. We called in advance to make an appointment for the two of us. We arrived early so as to tour the house. It’s a self guided tour, which is accompanied with a multi-page handout filled with interesting facts and amusing anecdotes. Kathy, who runs the tea... More 

7 Thank Art-Roxanne
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 16, 2014

We went for the mad hatter tea party. Overbooked with a wedding too. Was supposed to have all these great references and games based on Alice in wonderland. Nothing happened - nothing in reference to it other than a cookie that said eat me. Owner even pointed out a cool dollhouse during the tour and said we would use it... More 

5 Thank Feralsunshine
Indianapolis, Indiana
1 review
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 24, 2014

I had a birthday tea with four of my friends last week. We all enjoyed it. I am a big fan of coffee, so I drink tea only occasionally. But after having their orange spice tea, I'd consider drinking it more frequently. It is not an overstatement to say that it was the best tea I've ever had. It was... More 

Thank Ayn R
Indianapolis, Indiana
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 21, 2014

We had been here for the Thanksgiving buffet & loved it. Food was hot & fresh with lots of options. We returned for the Easter buffet & was horrified! We were scheduled for the 2:30 sitting & found that the food must have been sitting since the opening. The food was cold, hard & crusty. Only a few options &... More 

8 Thank jackman499

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    2.5 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    2.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$5 - $25
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Highchairs Available
Open Hours
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1410 North Delaware Street, Indianapolis, IN 46202-2417
  • Location: United States  >  Indiana (IN)  >  Indianapolis
  • Phone Number: +1 317-638-7881
Nestled in the Old Northside historic district, The Indianapolis Propylaeum, is a vital part of the city’s future as well as a cornerstone of its history. Founded in 1888, our mission is “to emphasize a sense of civic responsibility and community services; to foster the love of literature, music, science and the fine arts; to provide women a social and cultural center.”

The Indianapolis Propylaeum offers exceptional public and private events and many amenities that enrich the personal and professional lives of our members as well as the community. For a full list of events open to the public, please visit our website.

Our Cafe at the Prop by Chef Jenny Fox is open Monday - Friday, 11:00am -2:00pm. Free self-guided tours are available to visitors and guests during regular business hours.

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