Tamarind Tea Room
41-43 East 22nd Street, New York City, New York, 10016
- Recommended for:
- Couples, Culture vultures, Foodies, Chilling out, Romance
Expert review of Tamarind Tea Room
Tea is an integral part of South Asian culture. It seems as though South Asians drink tea several times a day and anyone who is a tea aficionado will love Tamarind Tea Room. It's an offshoot of Tamarind restaurant, one of the city's most popular high-end Indian restaurants. Sit back, order tea for two and relax in the cozy, yet elegant environs.
Tamarind Tea Room serves savory and sweet small plates. Everything is made next door in the main restaurant and the quality is higher than at hole-in-the-wall Indian restaurants found throughout the city. The restaurant serves its own brand of tea; try the Ceylon orange pekoe and Nantou Oolong.
Guests can choose from a list of sandwiches and desserts. The best dishes include spinach kofta and saag paneer sandwiches, and the mango cheesecake.
There are only 12 seats in the entire space but it never feels cramped. Teapots line the wall and you can recline on gray banquettes. The crowd is sophisticated and skews a little older than the main restaurant.
Service is friendly and attentive, there's never a long wait. A special waiter handles orders just for the tea room.
On 22nd Street off Broadway. It's not a culinary epicenter but there are several other good eateries on the block. It's very close to the NR subway lines.
Most items are affordable. A day out will probably set you back $40 for two people. Opt for the "tea for two" platter - you get tea, sandwiches and Indian sweets.
I like the seats by the window; it makes the room feel a little bigger.
More information on Tamarind Tea Room:
- Price guide:
- Restaurant, Tearoom
- 41-43 East 22nd Street, New York City, New York, 10016
- Afternoon Tea
- Opening times:
- Mon-Sun 11.30am-4.30pm.
- Accepts Credit Cards:
- Essential at peak times
- Free tags / Keywords:
- afternoon tea