Coffee & Tea

Harney's Tea House recommend

mjoyous | Nov 1, 200909:11 AM

Just wanted to let all know what a lovely lunch we had at at Harney's in Millerton yesterday. Took a friend down for the day. Started with tea tasting in the tasting room, did a little shopping at the gift shop, and then had lunch. Sat at the bar, as the small tea room was full.
First, we were both very impressed with the knowledgeable and extremely pleasant staff. I've been there a few times before, but had never eaten there. Everyone knew not just their tea, but their food too. And were friendly, engaging and sincere.
Food report: I had the sliders; grass raised local beef with caramelized onions, a tiny side of celeriac slaw, and a portion of young salad greens with a delightful dressing, a vinaigrette with a little tomato (?). I normally don't care much for dressing, but this was lovely. Sliders were fresh, well cooked, and yummy! Friend had their mushroom strudel, which was served not as strudel but in a ramekin, filled with a mixture of intensely flavored mushrooms and some gruyere, topped with pastry. Again, a hit. Well balanced and tasty.
As we were at the bar, we kept track of the other 2 diners there too.; They ordered both of the apps............a nice size portion of fried calamari that looked perfect, and a large salad plate of hummus. One also had the arctic char hot plate, that looked great.
Everything was beautifully presented. Prices are reasonable for an upscale lunch.......most of the plates range from $7-13, with more in the lower range.
The sandwich menu was even more reasonable, I think $5-7 for a sandwich, with a lot of interesting variations.
The tea, of course, was excellent. Only thing we didn't try was dessert. Have tea flavored ice cream made for them by SoCo creamery, scones (of course) and a carrot/pineapple cake.
Highly recommend for a delightful lunch. Wish it was a little closer to my neck of the woods.

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