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Mary Cassatt Tea Room

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210 W Rittenhouse Sq, The Rittenhouse Hotel, Philadelphia, PA 19103-5726
2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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Haddonfield, NJ
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Despite a number of trips to London and Bermuda, we had never experienced high tea, so why not try it right here in our home town of Philadelphia? We picked a wonderfully elegant place to start here at the Rittenhouse Hotel. Everything was first class from the time I called to make a reservation. The hostess was personable, polite and... More 

Thank Medstrike
Falls Church
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15 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2016 via mobile

My husband and I treated my mom to Afternoon Tea this Easter. We absolutely loved the atmosphere. Very elegant, quiet and in a cosy setting with a beautiful view of the outside terrace whilst a harpist played away ever so quietly in the background. The waitstaff was very friendly and attentive. The tea selection was numerous and the sandwiches tasty.... More 

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Jupiter, Florida
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50 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2016

Having been a high tea enthusiast for years,mainly in NYC,I can say this visit was a wonderful experience. I invited my friend for her birthday to a 2pm tea. The room and mood were lovely. Kidist is an extraordinary greeter,server and all things tea. Her non intrusive manner and knowledge of tea was refreshing. We ordered a delicious blend and... More 

1 Thank Suesuesayshi
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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13 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2016

I went here on a Saturday with my mother, and we had a wonderful time! We were seated by the window overlooking a pretty garden. I'll have to return in the spring/summer for tea out there. I am a tea lover, but have never had the fancy types of tea that were available here. All of the specialty teas were... More 

1 Thank JennieM724
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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37 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2015 via mobile

We had a wonderful experience enjoying tea at the Rittenhouse for our Anniversary. We had high tea at one of the best locations in London for our last anniversary and I gotta say that Cassat was better in every way. The tea selection is incredible and you can smell each blend before choosing. The sandwiches were excellent and covered in... More 

Thank drrobrx
Palm Beach Gardens, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2015

Great place on a cold winter afternoon. Wonderful food and service and since I am a person of few words I am straining to reach 100 characters in order to satisfy trip advisor!

Thank Raymmond D
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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101 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

I thought it would be a nice experience to take the girls of my family here for tea for my daughters 4th birthday. It proved to be a very mediocre experience when it came to the actual tea and service. The Mary Cassatt tea room itself is absolutely stunning, as well as the garden. I was here once before for... More 

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015

A few girlfriends got together for afternoon tea during a bachelorette weekend and I thought the $49 deal was amazing. All three food tiers, plus tea, plus a very tall glass of champagne, and an extremely nice waiter made my experience an excellent one. The view of the outside terrace on a sunny afternoon made you feel like you were... More 

Thank Andrea A
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015 via mobile

The Mary Cassatt Tea Room at the Rittenhouse was outstanding. The tea room was gorgeous and boasted a beautiful garden you could sit at outside. Our server was courteous and helpful. All of the food was delicious and well-presented. However, one piece of advice is to not come expecting an abundance of food. The portions are thoughtfully small, as it... More 

Thank Tara T
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2015

Located in the Rittenhouse Hotel, this is an outside patio with a fountain. Iliked it a lot, although my husband found it annoying that there was piped in jazz competing with the pleasant sound of the falling water.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
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Open Hours
2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 210 W Rittenhouse Sq, The Rittenhouse Hotel, Philadelphia, PA 19103-5726
  • Location: United States  >  Pennsylvania (PA)  >  Philadelphia
  • Phone Number: 215.546.9000
  • This restaurant is at The Rittenhouse Hotel

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