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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!!!
Posted by vegandiner on 03/23/2008
I went on a crowded Friday night and a less crowded Thursday evening. On both counts, but especially Thursday, I received excellent service from a patient and helpful waiter. Scones and cupcakes are light (they're vegan) and the chicken salad melt was flavorfulnot too much soy taste. The teanychino was the reason I returned the following nighta creamy, steamed milk tea with almond and vanilla undertones. I suggest ordering the teanychino with almond milk.
Posted by BRH on 01/02/2008
I always stop at Teany at least once during each trip to NYC. The food is excellent, the atmosphere is perfect, and the tea is among the best I've found. Also, it's charming and the staff is always great and very friendly. I love to stop in the evening after dinner and wind down and enjoy a pot of tea and dessert. It's the perfect place to chill out and relax. Highly recommended.