The Huntington Library's Nearly Century-Old Tea House Reopens After Years of Closure
Huntington Library's Iconic Tea Room Reopens with a New Look and Feel
The famous tea house at the Huntington Library in San Marino, south of Pasadena, is ready for its grand reopening next month after being closed since the beginning of 2020 due to the pandemic. The tea house, built as a bowling alley in 1911 before transforming into a sun-soaked spot for high tea in 1928, has been restored with a glassy, modern interior and new menu options.
Guests can now enjoy house-made scones or smoked salmon with dill cream cheese and caviar in a comfortable space adjacent to rows of blooming roses. Reservations for the Rose Garden Tea Room are available beginning May 10, and service will start on May 24.
The Huntington Library has been a popular tourist destination for decades, allowing visitors to explore its well-manicured gardens and view historical works of art. With the reopening of the tea house, visitors can once again experience the charm and elegance of traditional high tea.
In addition to the Huntington Library's tea house, Los Angeles offers several other options for afternoon tea. However, with the new look and feel of the Rose Garden Tea Room, it will surely be a standout choice.