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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.
Posted by FoodLover on 12/11/2007
the food, the decor and service (not to mention the teas) are all outstanding. I love this place and bring all my out of town guests and NYC friends. A really fun spot to just hang out and read or bring a date. Highly recommended...
Posted by sweet treat on 09/26/2007
what a nice place... cheap, laid back, tasty, nice people, and especially nice in the day, when no one is there.
Posted by anon on 08/27/2007
the food, the desserts, the teas are all incredible. simple, easy, and filling, i would eat here every day if it wasnt for the slow, unattentive service. every time i've been here i've had to wait at least 20-30 min for someone to take my order (let alone remember to give me a menu). and i've watched my food sit on the counter for 20-30 min before the waiter realized it was there. i have the same experience everytime -- it's pretty disgraceful. get better servers! and this place would be awesome.
Posted by veggiedaddy on 08/08/2007
I came to teany for the first time this past weekend with my wife and 7 year old, after hearing mixed reviews about it for a while. I can tell you right now, i would come back every day if i lived in the neighborhood! It wasn't at all crowded, we were seated immediately. The service was EXCELLENT, very very friendly, prompt, attentive, and helpful with finding things my child would like. My wife and i both had the gazpacho with avocado and mango, it was the most different and refreshing gazpacho we've ever had. My daughter got a chicken salad sandwich made with the best fake chicken salad i've ever experienced. The turkey club and goat cheese salad that my wife and i split were both insanely delicious, with an excellent dressing on the side. my daughter got a lavender lemonade, again, different and wonderful, and my wife and i split a lime ricky that brought me back to my youth, and a white sangria with fresh berries, served in a pint glass, leaving both my wife and i with a pleasant buzz :-). we didn't actually try the tea, it was pretty hot out, and we split only one of their truly amazing looking desserts, the carrot cake, vegan and unbelievable. they don't make their own desserts, so they were vague on the ingredients besides them being totally vegan, so i would imagine they aren't too healthy, but it was totally worth it for a treat. That carrot cake blew my mind, and the people next to us were all eating different cakes and couldn't stop talking how great they all were. I can't wait to go back next time I'm in the area, and try their tea and another one of their incredible desserts. I would suggest it for vegans, vegetarians, and even meat eaters, i think everyone could find something at teany they would like.
Posted by Anonymous on 05/29/2007
My boyfriend and I visited teany after a disappointing dinner at Kate's Joint and it definitely made up for our previous meal! Although my coconut cupcake and my boyfriend's slice of lemon lime cake came a good 15 or 20 minutes after our bevarages arrived, the waiter promptly apologized about a mix-up that occured and brought out our delicious treats. When we first walked in, we were warmly welcomed by our waiter and felt like old regulars, even though this was our first visit. The inside was packed but the outside seats were completely empty so we sat out there. Soon after we arrived, almost every seat inside and out was taken and it got quite busy so this is when our order may have gotten mixed up. Both the cupcake and cake, which are both vegan, were very moist and sweet, though not sickeningly so. I am always on the lookout for good coconut cupcakes--vegan or not--and I was very pleased. I drank a big cup of the teanychino, which was slighly sweet with lovely hints of vanilla and almond. SO delicious and satisfying. It could almost have been a meal in and of itself! Although I didn't try the other menu items, the salads I saw other patrons eating looked appetizing. The decor was great. I especially loved the candles built into the brick and the pictures of fostered, rescued farm animals in the bathroom was great to look at. As a tea freak, I would definitely return since teany has 98 varieties of it. All in all, a great way to pass an early summer night.