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Posted by Timothee on 04/20/2007
If you want to grab a quick vegan bite before going out to bar(s) in the LES, this is a decent place. Wide selection of teas and deserts. Waitstaff aren't very attentive.
Posted by Jordan Peters on 03/11/2007
I love the tea here and would come back for the tea when I have the time. I say that because if you do not have several hours do not go- due to the small space you may have a wait (and pity the people in the chairs by the line with people glaring at you to hurry up). However the food is subpar especially for the price. The salads come with weak tasting dressing and "mock" meat that is frighteningly bad. The scones are ok. The berry cheesecake has a very strange crust- blech. The strawberry shortcake was dry. The bread on the sandwiches is the soft kind- what about some good ciabatta? If I could have a good hearty grilled veg sandwich on some good bread with that tea it would be worth it despite the slow waitstaff. (I forgot to mention that those waiters have taken others before me more than once!) Try it if you're in town for the tea but try to get it to go. If you're hungry, there are so many other places in the LES for food- even for veggies.
Posted by FoodConnoisseur on 02/27/2007
If you love tea, hot or cold, and freshly prepared vegetarian food then this is a place you have to visit. I had an exotic hot tea with a frsh goat chesse and artichoke salad. Wow! That was nicely prepared and delicious to eat. The waiter was very friendly and attentive. I look forward to going back soon. Also if you can find their bottled teas in the supermarket buy them. They are very good too!
Posted by Anonymous on 12/20/2006
If you’re the type of person whose idea of a nice restaurant is Cheesecake factory then teany is not for you. I can understand why people like that may say they don’t like it, it’s small, and the service can be slow sometimes. But the fact of the matter is that its a little tea shop in the LES, what do you people expect? The staff is friendly, the food is good, the music selection is fabulous and it’s completely unpretentious (not to mention that it’s a great place to see cute boys and girls).
Posted by Ariel on 11/25/2006
I love teany, not only can I eat everything on the menu but the staff is friendly without being sickening. I practically crave the food everyday and the hot and cold drinks they have are delicious. Is everyone losing thier mind?
Posted by May on 11/03/2006
My husband and I just returned from New York City and had a wonderful time. We made a specific point of finding Teany while we were in the Lower East Side, after reading about it in the Lonely Planet. We were extremely disappointed with the service - we found our waitress was very rude and uninterested. Clearly, we were not one of the locals, but she made no effort to make our visit pleasant - not even a thank you or a smile. When I asked about the bathroom key, she replied rather rudely that if it was locked, that meant someone was in there. The food and tea were nice, but not outstanding - more so, we were just disappointed by the service and attitude of our server more than anything. Otherwise, it is a cute teahouse and we would try it again were it not for the service we received.
Posted by Anonymous on 11/01/2006
I love Teany! I especially love their lychee tea-just put a few drops of Lichido lychee liquor in it and you've got magic. I also really liked the T Salon on 20th Street, but I believe they closed. Their website says they're due to open in Chelsea Market in the winter of 2006. Can't wait!