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18 W. Green St. (Green St.) Send to Phone
Serving a five-course tea, lunch and weekend dinners with live jazz, this is an unexpected bastion of civility in bustling Old Pasadena.

Lunch Tues.-Sat., Afternoon Tea Tues.-Sun., Evening Tea & Dinner Tues.-Sat.
  • Dress code: Casual dressy
  • Entertainment: Live music Fri.-Sat.
  • Reservations suggested

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THIS RESTAURANT IS CLOSED Scarlet Tea Room Restaurant Review

: Karen Mikaelian has delivered Scarlet Tea Room to Pasadena. Her five-course Scarlet Tea Ceremony includes sorbet, homemade scones with lemon curd and Scarlet cream, a selection of tea sandwiches, strawberries Romanoff and a choice of loose teas like Jade Prince oolong and Charlie Chan Cha green tea. Non-traditional items include mascarpone and floral honey with roasted pistachios, and a grilled steak sandwich on flatbread. Dinners, served weekends with live jazz, might begin with a tower of albacore with wasabi mayo, golden beet salad or smoked salmon tartare, followed by lamb chops with sour cherry-port reduction, rib-eye with horseradish cream or seared halibut in white wine sauce. The setting, with crystal chandeliers and thick white linens, creates an unexpected sense of elegance.
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