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“High quality and great tasting food”
Review of The River House

The River House
Ranked #14 of 265 Restaurants in New Braunfels
Certificate of Excellence
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Good for: Romantic, Special occasions, Local cuisine
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Reservations
Virginia
Level 5 Contributor
86 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
“High quality and great tasting food”
Reviewed November 30, 2012

The River House Tea Room in Gruene is a typical Texas tea room meaning that they feature sandwiches, soups, salads, a few entrees, and deserts rather than English-style high tea (although apparently afternoon tea is available by advance reservation). What is not so typical about this Texas tea room is the high-quality and really great taste of everything they serve. Everyone in our party ordered something different and everyone was very satisfied. For deserts, the hummingbird cake and strawberry trifle were outstanding. Inside the restaurant is fairly small but they also offer outdoor patio seating. However, even if you have to wait for a table, the wait is well worth your time.

  • Visited November 2012
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yuznosakhalinsk
Level 2 Contributor
6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“nice people and food”
Reviewed October 30, 2012

a relaxing place to do lunch with great teas. the sandwiches are really nice and the ice tea is great

Visited April 2012
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New Braunfels, Texas
Level 6 Contributor
132 reviews
88 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
“wow”
Reviewed October 21, 2012

At first I thought, geez all this hype and its a old house, the animal head on the wall is definitively not appealing!,, Lucky the food is!,, fantastic... like so good you think about it the next day !,,, this place is a wow !,,

Visited October 2012
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Thank globespun
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San Marcos, Texas
Level 5 Contributor
90 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
“Sweet little Tea Room, BIG taste!”
Reviewed October 15, 2012 via mobile

Gruene Texas is best kept secret in Texas, maybe. It's packed every night if week. This tea room fits right in. Quaint. Delicious. Just plain good. Chicken Salad to die for. Coffee and Hummingbird Cake a must. Please visit when in Gruene.

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New Braunfels, Texas
Level 5 Contributor
71 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
“The fall of the year brings pumpkin soup!!!”
Reviewed October 4, 2012 via mobile

The fall of the year brings pumpkin soup to the tea room, you have to give it a taste, very impressive. I have eaten everything on the menu more than once, I love it all, the specials or seasonal menus are always a good bet.

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