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Posted by Jessa on 09/30/2013
Teany (I refuse to call this place Teanyssimo... what were they thinking?) is still a great place for a tasty bite. I like to pickup takeout here and really eat two things - chicken salad sandwich (addictive) and either a whoopie pie or cannoli (omg). The service is hit or miss. There's a super friendly guy sometime or a less than thrilled girl, and some in between. That said, I'm not going for the service, or the decor (seats need to be replaced), but for the tasty food! It's a nice place to chill with a couple friends over a delicious tea and some snacks, or by yourself with a laptop. It's not mind-blowing, but it's worth a stop and we keep going back regularly.
Posted by Anonymous on 09/28/2013
What on earth happened to this place?!?! When Moby owned it, it was a wonderful place worth going to. Now I don't even know what to say. I ordered a "chickn" salad sandwich. I'm pretty sure they forgot to put the "chickn" salad on it. It was basically generic wheat bread with a slice of tomato and something that resembled mayo. The salad with it was totally undressed. Just plain leaves! Teas and desserts are still good, but nothing I can't get a million other places. The decor... Ehh...eclectic? There were all kinds of random, bizarre figurines. It was like they raided grandmas yard sale. Never again. I want to cry.
Posted by Ashley on 04/21/2012
Decided to give this place a second chance after two very disappointing recent dining experiences here. I moved out of the East Village 3 years ago and since then I'm waiting for a superb vegetarian/vegan/raw food restaurant to open below Houston. After having poor dining experiences at Teany, mostly due to the lack of service. I decided to order take out. Needless to say delivery was no better. My vegan lasagna was cold, dry, and consisted of more bread than lasagna. I was looking forward to the 3 bean chili because even vegan you can not go wrong with this dish. However, it was delivered luke warm with a prevalent acidic taste. Someone please open an amazing vegetarian place in the LES/Chinatown. Teany is not what it once was.
Posted by Fuschia on 02/17/2009
I've been wanting to try this place since moving to nyc almost three years ago. What a disappointment. The afternoon tea at $22 is crazy expensive, especially when you consider they were OUT OF SCONES (how is this possible at a tea place?!). The tea and sandwiches were ok, cupcake ok. Nothing was fantastic and the service wasn't rude but the person had very little experience, we had to keep asking for obvious things, like plates to eat on. Nice and sunny in the early afternoon and lots of interesting tea choices.
Posted by charlotte on 01/08/2009
my experience at teany recently was very pleasant, i had a pot of berry tea, and a cupcake that were both way above average. the space is small and can feel cramped, but if you get a seat against the wall it can be very comfortable. everything came quick, the servers were a little trendy, but nice. the people-watching and music was good, the atmosphere was totally zen with good lighting and plenty of candles, and the bathroom was clean. as far as places in the lower east side go, it's my favorite rest-my-feet spot, i highly recommend.
Posted by LES Lover on 08/27/2008
The service is consistently some of the worst I've experienced in any restaurant in the LES. The servers are slow, rude, and snobby. There was no room to relax with friends as you sit elbow-to-elbow and it's clearly more about reputation/image than quality/content. I've been there 3 times (I live across the street) and I have now officially sworn it off. Go at your own risk.
Posted by bonnie on 06/19/2008
i went here with two of my friends the other night, we split the vegan spinach dip, edamame hummus sandwich, and a chef salad, and everything was amazing. the portions are large but the quality is high, the waitress was very sweet and helpful, the bathroom was clean, the food came quick, and the lavender lemonade has inspired me to try to make my own at home. we had to wait about 20 minutes, but they have a beautiful waiting area outside, and it was completely worth it. every time i come to nyc i will come back to teany!!!