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Victorene's Tea

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500 Mound St, Monongahela, PA 15063, USA 724-258-7199 Website Owner?

Step back in time with us to yesteryear at Victorene's Tea Room located in a beautifully restored 1860's Victorian farm house just minutes away from the quaint and historic City of Monongahela, Pa. At Victorene's, you will enjoy an opportunity to retreat from the hurried pace of the world and enjoy beautifully prepared foods and fresh brewed loose tea in a gracious setting. Our tea luncheon may include classic literature and poetry, a brief history of the holidays, fun tea-time games and prizes, and lovely classical music. Please call us today to book your personal tea party for the next special occasion or join us for our ever-so-popular monthly specialty event teas.

Recent reviews

    • Kat

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      To Evelyn, I too have visited this tearoom. And apparently, I must have been there on the same day as disappointed guest because I am in fact English and am in total agreement with the negative review. Are you sure you are going to the same tearoom as I am? This place does not compare to a proper tea, it just lacks everything a true tearoom needs except the house! I do not enjoy saying ill of such places, but I would have rather gone to a real tea house! So sorry, is true though. Absolutely horrid!:(

    • DISAPPOINTED GUEST

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      To all those who have visited this place and including EVELYN who might I add has no clue. It is a lovely house, which I leave it at that. This tea room is barely a tea room. The owner is clueless of the proper ways to serve tea and she does not use loose leaf teas. Her food is minimal and might I add quite unappetizing. No one is Jealous of this tea house! Thats for sure. If you haven't already visited here... do not waste your time doing so!

    • Evelyn Klinger

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      Victorene's is so beautiful in every way. I see there is a negative review here which I find puzzling. It can not be anyone who ever has attended a tea party at Victorene's. I am sure there are jealous people out there who would just leave a bad review to be mean-spirited and I can tell you that has to be what the negative review is all about- I ASSURE YOU! I am a regular at Victorene's and her food is amazing in appearance and taste. There is such a large amount that we normally can not even finish. The atmosphere is the ultimate. You are transported back in time and I instantly feel pampered and relaxed. The owner, Chris, is wonderful. You feel like you have known her your entire life upon meeting her once. If you are looking for the perfect place to have a tea party, this is it!

    • Maryann O'Conner

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      Victorene's is my happy place! The tearoom is beautiful inside and out. The home has such a happy and loved feeling. My friends and I enjoy it every time we attend. We keep bringing new family & friends with us and can't recommend it enough. Food is superb and the selections the owner chooses are exactly how I would do it if I owned a tearoom! If I could give this tearoom more stars I would! A must try for anyone, there is not a better tearoom in the area. I've had tea in England, and this is better, way better!

    • a happy tea lady

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      Excellent on all points. This tearoom is unique and wonderfully special as it is located in a historic farmhouse. So, for me, the atmosphere was incredible. I loved how the owner, Chris, decorated the home and how she arranges the tables for tea. She has a knack for putting china together with vintage linens. Beautiful. The food was all homemade, generous amount for tea fare, and delish. As with my table, I heard many asking for recipes to the food served. I liked how we sampled two loose leaf teas served with the course of food. Another fun part of tea is the program. I attended St Patrick's Irish Tea and it was so sun to learn about him and also for the guests to participate in a trivia contest. It added to the perfect day! I give this tearoom 4 stars!

    • Amy Cooper

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      Wonderful tearoom, best in town. Everytime I go I spend time talking with Patty and Lynne, they are so warm and friendly. The food is great and the tearoom itself is beyond words. Don't miss this it's and experience you won't forget.

    • DeAnn

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      I just made reservations for the St. Patrick's Day Tea on March 17th. As I went last year, I wanted to review this tea room. The Victorian parlor, where my friends and I had tea, was filled with character & beauty. Chris, the owner, is the perfect hostess. The attention to detail on the table decorations, and food preparation truly made it an unforgettable experience for me. I highly reccomend it to anyone looking for a charming place to have lunch.

    • Rebecca Miller

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      My husband, best friend, and I were looking for a fun and different experience for a night out. We had heard good things from many about Victorene's and decided to attend the Halloween Ghost Tour & Tea on October 20, 2012. Victorene's is located in a LOVELY area and we really enjoyed our hour drive to the event looking at the BEAUTIFUL countryside and the color of the changing leaves (very relaxing & stress reducing)! Victorene's is located in a gorgeous mid 1800's Victorian farm house which is the owner's residence. We were greeted warmly and seated immediately at our reserved table upon arrival. The home is absolutely LOVELY and decorated BEAUTIFULLY! There were so many GREAT Halloween touches and the other guests there were all so friendly and very nice! The owner and hostess, Chris Cole was just so warm and welcoming and you can tell that she absolutely LOVES what she does! Her niece Emily was a wonderful server and was also extremely nice! We were served two kinds of tea (Pomegranate Vanilla and Blackberry Sage) and they were both WONDERFUL!!! The food that was served both looked and tasted AMAZING and was a very special treat for us. Chris served a very delicious sweet potato & pear bisque soup that all of us LOVED! The sandwiches served were a club with brown sugar ham with delicious cheese and mixed greens and a dijon egg salad on a croissant. My husband can't eat eggs, so Chris graciously made certain that she had an extra club sandwich for him - and also was sensitive to the fact that others may have nut allergies - so she obmitted nuts from the menu. A delicious pumpkin scone was served with a generous amount of amazing cinnamon cream cheese spread. There were also wonderful chocolate covered strawberries and pumpkin shortbread kisses cookies. My husband had never been to a tea before and he LOVED EVERYTHING and had a GREAT time! After the tea, it was a nice touch that Chris had some of the scones and cookies available for sale to take home to enjoy later!!! After the tea, Chris talked about a ghostly experience that she had in the house and also showed us a video of what she experienced. We then went on a short walk to a park across the street to discuss the Adena Indians that had burial mounds there. All three of us had a FANTASTIC time and keep talking about what a fun evening we had. We HIGHLY recommend Victorene's and will definitely be going back to another event there - - hopefully soon!!! We heard that Chris will be hosting a Christmas tea on December 8th and 9th - so if I were you, I would check it out - because I am sure that the teas will sell out fast and I am certain that the food and decorations will be top notch and will put you in the Christmas spirit!!!

    • KRISSY DAUGHERTY

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      My friends and I just celebrated our annual summer get together at Victorene's Tea. It is the perfect place for our girl's day out. We are never rushed, incredible food and tea, impeccable service. The atmosphere is so relaxing. At the close of our tea, I am given the bill without having to wait for it, and am told to please take my time and enjoy myself! Where else can you go where someone tells you that? I only wish I had more time to visit more often. Our group makes sure we visit yearly and hoping to make that twice a year in 2013. It's nice to know that things at Victorene's are the same...perfect!

      Tearoom response:

      Dear Krissy,<BR> <BR> I am so thrilled that both you and your sisters are repeat customers and enjoy your tea times here. We love visiting with you each time you come and can't wait to have the whole family attend one of our tea parties. How fun that will be and I am really looking forward to it!<BR> <BR> Sincerely,<BR> Chrissie<BR> <BR> <BR>

    • Charlotte A. Moore

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      I'm not normally a person who would leave a review, but had to give this tea room 5 stars! I'm find it odd on the review below about the food because the food was all anyone could rave about when I went. It is homemade and presentation amazing. When tray was brought out to the table, we all went 'ahhhh'! As far as the amount, we left with doggy bags! You will not find a better atmosphere anywhere in and around Pittsburgh. Tea was prepared perfectly. We had ginger peach and loved it. Also, we were served a Chai that was outstanding. Best salad dressing I have ever tasted, a berry vinaigrette. We loved it and plan on a speedy return!

    • Nicole C

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      WOW! Absolutely lovely experience. I had tea today w/ a party of 10 women ranging in age from 6 to 92 years of age. I can safely say that we ALL throughly enjoyed our day. The tea was perfect and the homeade food was delicious!!! the house is beautiful and the decor is spot-on. thanks for a great afternoon!

    • Mrs, Patricia Bowser

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      Very beautiful environment, loved having tea in a true historic landmark. Food was generous, homemade, impressive presentation as well. The owner was so sweet that I even asked if I could hug her when we left. We had a cinnamon plum tea that smelled as good as it tasted. Can't forget to mention the first course was an organic salad topped with berries and a homemade four berry viniegrette that was the best salad dressing I have ever tasted. I think it contained blueberries, raspberries, strawberries, and blackberries. I will return.

    • Kay Anderson

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      Enjoyed! Enjoyed! Each moment at Victorene's. I am a scrapbooker and loved how we were given a beautifully printed program as a keepsake. The pictures I took o the food turned out incredible! One thing I love is a tea room that feeds you and the presentation was outstanding. They have these antique china stands in pink and gold that are so pretty. The tables are also set with antique china as well. Service was perfect and friendly. We adored Chris, the owner. If you want a special day, this is the place. Oh, and the tea is fresh brewed and piping hot- which I loved!

    • Catherine Adamson

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      Absolutely excellent- a tea room you rate all others against! I've been here 3 times-with my mother and sister for Mother's Day, with my sister for the Titanic Tea, and with my best friend for their Christmas Tea & Tour. We are unanimous in delighting in every aspect of our visit to Victorene's. The service is attentive and cheerful, the decor alone is a reason to visit the 1800's Victorian home. The food is fresh and decorative and changes every month. You never leave hungry like some other tea rooms. I must say I attend tea rooms on a regular basis and they can't compare in service, food, selection of tea, or atmosphere to Victorene's. I feel if you are going to TEA, it should be charming. This place is spectacular!

    • Eliza

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      Just made my reservation for the upcoming September Covered Bridge Monongahela History Tea. As I went last year, I thought I was qualified to review this incredible tea room. I must start with the owner, Chrissie. She is a lovely and charming hostess. You will instantly feel as if you have known her your entire life. The 1800's Victorian home is amazing. How honored I felt to be welcomed inside and treated like a family member. All table preperations are done in a classic style. Chris has a knack for those perfect special touches. Now, the food. It is all homemade, even down to the mock devoshire cream. The menu changes with the seasons. She even wrote a cookbook that allows her customers to recreate a tea party at home. The tea selection also change with the season and guests are able to sample two different teas, fresh brewed and loose leaf. I can not wait to attend the September tea and I urge customers to do the same!

    • Cindy Marsteller

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      I treated my two daughters and my friend to the Mother's Day Tea. It was so special and we all enjoyed the afternoon. The food and teas were delicious and the service was great! Thank you Chris for opening your home to us.

    • Jennifer Poroda

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      I treated my mother, aunt, and cousin to a Mother's Day Tea at Victorene's. I was able to bring my 16-month old son and was received very well. Our menu was absolutely amazing and it tasted as delicious as it looked; even my son sampled everything making 'yum' noises with every bite. Everything was beautiful and everyone was very friendly.

    • Debi

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      First to address the house is lovely and to my knowledge the restoration was quite extensive. Although, just because one has a huge lovely old home in period style does not qualify them to call it a Tea Room/ Tea House. I was dissapointed with the knowledge of the owners/server of tea and HIGHLY dissatisfied with the menu. I would NOT recommend stating on the menu a variety of chocolates when one is served a single ferrero rocher. I mean really, one chocolate does not constitute as stating a variety of chocolates. Nor would I ever serve a scone cut as a biscuit; in half. That was ghastly. There are however finer points to the so-called 'teahouse'; Chris is lovely and the home is lovely. I mean honestly mispronouncing names 'Rose Butt tiker' Come on, that was a disaster. And to pay Thirty dollars for four cups of tea, a scone, a small plate of lettuce and ferrerro rocher makes me laugh. Has this proprietor ever been to a tea before? I would suggest visiting other venues before calling 'Victorene's' a tearoom. PLEASE~ Yet, this Titanic Tea sank with the ship!

    • Fabulous period couple

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      Thank you, Chris for an awesome time at the titanic tea! And dressing up was fun, thank you for the complimentary. It made my day.

    • Kristin McCarty

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      My first visit to Victorene's was for the Titantic Themed Tea with my Mother. The owner and hostess, Chris Cole, encouraged us to dress in period attire, but I had to settle for wearing my Sunday best. One couple came in period clothing and looked fabulous. I enjoyed hearing about the history and renovations of Chris' home. The house itself is very charming and warm and welcoming. The Tea was very good with everything themed around Titanic. I enjoyed the loose leaf tea choices. The salad dressing was delicious, as were the sandwiches and treats. The scones were my favorite and we took two of those home with us. I look forward to returning and bringing my two young daughters!

    • Mary Beth Perkins

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      This tea room is amazing from the moment you walk through the foyer door. The house smells so wonderful and is decorated beautiful and quaint. It gave me the feel of a B&B as the owner lives in the 1800's Victorian. I have been there three times and each time I take a new friend or family member. I loved the food, white chocolate scones are heavenly. All her food is homemade and prepared special for her guests. Also, loose leaf, fresh brewed tea is served and two selections. Tea poured for you and as much as you want which I liked. If you like the charm of a historic home, and Victorene's is a Landmark home, there is no better place to take tea..

    • Carol Francis

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      Our group of friends went to the Irish St. Patrick's Day Tea at Victorene's. The food was the best I have ever had a tea room. Incredible homemade potato soup and this gourmet wrap with ham. The scones were beautiful to look at taste. The service was wonderful. The owner is so sweet and caring to her guests. I will be back!

    • Elaine B.

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      Have you ever rode past a pretty older home and wanted to go inside? Well, at Victorene's, you do get to go in and have a beautiful tea party! I never felt so at home!. We actually asked if we could move in! Food was wonderful all homemade and fresh gourmet selections. Tea is never ending and brewed loose leaf. Service was quick and pleasant and the owner waits on her guests with a warm smile and so charming. If you want something special and classy then this is the place.

    • Mrs. Angela Harlan

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      Victorene's is a charming tea room located in Monongahela inside a wonderful old farm house. My friends and I just adored the setting. The house has been restored and getting to go inside and have tea there is such a treat. the food was all homemade and very nice portion sizes and pretty presentation. The scones are the best I have ever tasted and each guest also got their own Devonshire cream and jam. We also enjoyed the program and reading as it added to the tea party atmosphere. In my opinion there is not another place like this one in our area. A real gem. 4 stars!

    • Angela Stevenson

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      I have been to Victorene's several times, most recently for the Sugar Plum Tea. It was amazing, perfect in every way. The food was all homemade and prepared perfectly and nice presentation. We loved the guided tour of the house and the Nutcracker reading and music. I will be back, best tearoom in the area and perfect in every way!

    • Sue

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      Expensive at $35.00 each. One choice of tea, by the cup not the pot. Service is horrible, one server for two rooms. Requires payment in advance and then just after your tea, you will be handed a bill for the tax (which should have been included in the pre-payment),Very tacky. Chris is very creative and the place is beautiful but ALL about the what we did.....I will not be back.

      Tearoom response:

      Sue,<BR> The Christmas Tea also includes a tour which is why the tea price was more expensive than normal. Also, why we explained the house and what we did because that is part of the tour. We always serve two teas now, so not sure why you only say you were served one. We have a server for each room, which normally makes for really good service. So sorry, you did not enjoy your stay, that always makes me strive to do better. <BR> All best,<BR> Chris<BR>

    • Carol Z

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      Thank you for a lovely and relaxing day. Everything was so beautiful. It shows your whole spirit of the happiness thru the entire home. The food was excellent!

      Tearoom response:

      Carol,<BR> Thank you so much for your lovely review. Please do come back and see us again.<BR> Warmest Regards,<BR> Chris<BR>

    • Nancy F.

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      Such a special place is Victorene's! You will not find another tea room like this one. It is beautiful in every way! Perfect food, hostess, and atmosphere. 4 stars.

      Tearoom response:

      Nancy,<BR> Your review means so much to us, I thank you greatly for taking the time to review us.<BR>

    • Shawn Wingfield

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      I'm not sure where to start. This is my 4th time here and every time it is like my first. Awesome in every way. Chris is the greatest hostess you will every want to meet. The homemade food is sinfully good. The charm of the inside and outside of the house is beautifully done. The mystery tea on Sunday was the best time I have had in awhile. Thank you so much Chris for being so creative. 5 stars, 2 thumbs up, A+ to infinity

      Tearoom response:

      Shawn,<BR> Your review is so incredibly touching and it means the world to me that you enjoy your times with us. Also, so lovely that you keep coming back! <BR> Hugs,<BR> Chris<BR>

    • Judith Grossman

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      My friends and I attended the Haunted Halloween Tea. First, we were impressed with the charm and beauty of the house. We were quickly greeted by the owner, Chris, dressed in costume as a pretty princess. We were given name tags and led into the home. The inside is just as charming as the outside. We were given first round of clues. Next, we were served a fall menu of food, all homemade and tasty. There was another round of clues and next a murder. We all tried solving it and last round, which was the reveal. This was so fun and organized! Fabulous time. Another note, I really liked how I could have as much tea as I wanted to drink and was given different teas with our courses of food. In one word, I describe this tea room as- charming!

      Tearoom response:

      Judith,<BR> I thank you so much for your descriptive review. Please do come back and see us very soon.<BR> Warmest regards,<BR> Chris

    • Carol Bauer

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      I have always wanted to buy an older home and fix it up. If I would I would like it to look like Victorene's. The owners have done a Wonderful job of restoring the 1860's farm house. The food was perfectly prepared and service was so quick and friendly. Our party raved over the Irish Potato soup with bacon and cheedar cheese. A++++

    • Whitney Hawk

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      Victorene's is fabulous. If you are a fan of the Bed and Breakfast, you will adore this tearoom. The house is incredible, loved the food, and they keep coming around and giving you tea. I was so impressed that we were offered as much tea as we wanted and not just given a teapot. The owner was so sweet and we felt like family. I would go again . Victorene's is fabulous!

    • paulette blanks

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      I was very disappointed in this whole experience. My 1st complaint is that I thought we were going to go on a covered bridge tour before or after the tea. But all we got was a dissertation on the covered bridges. Although very informative - it was also very disappointing. My 2nd complaint is that we were only given one kind of tea and when asked if we could choose another tea we were told no they were serving the tea that was featured for the day. For $30 I want to sample as much tea as I could drink. That is my sole purpose for visiting tea houses is to sample the variety of tea not drink one kind that I didn't even like. The food was good the hospitality and service were superb however the whole experience was misinforming. I would like to have had a little more for the price I paid and the distance I traveled to get here.

    • Betty Wagman

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      I have been to Victorene's several times and can say I have had wonderful food, service, tea, and atmosphere. The food was delicious and sweet potato soup simply incredible! We loved the antique china, classic Victorian farm house. It is special indeed. The owner is very friendly and sweet and it is clear that Chris loves what she does by her attention to every detail. In one word-charming!!

    • Amy Thomas

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      Great food, great historic house, loved every moment of the Covered Bridge tea. I'm going back.

      Tearoom response:

      Dear Joann,<BR> We loved having you and your friends here for all the teas you have attended. You are such a sweet person and we look forward to your return!<BR> All best,<BR> Chris<BR>

    • Ashley Conners

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      I had a marvelous time at Victorene's Garden Tea. I enjoyed learning about the roses, plants and shrubs planted there and the property is breath-taking. The food perfect in taste and presentation, the decor of house just magical. The tea a blackberry sage was brewed to perfection! I recommend it and will indeed go back as the host events of all sorts throughout the seasons. We already reserved for Christmas!

    • Paula Newbaker

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      Because I got too busy to plan properly, I was in the market for a tea party for my mother's 80th birthday at the last minute. A google search revealed that Victorene's was the only place in the region with an opening the day I needed it. What a perfect fit it turned out to be. She had favors, games, a written program and menus. These are all things I would have done on my own, but did not have time to do so, and she had it as part of her regular offering. To top it off, she is located in a small town in the Pittsburgh region where Mom spent some of her youth, and some relatives attended who were part of that period in her life. It was very serendipitous to find Victorene's. The day could not have gone smoother; the event itself ran well, the tea, sandwiches and desserts were excellent, and the decor and home absolutely gorgeous. If there were ever a more perfect way to celebrate my mother's 80th birthday, I could not have found it if I would have had 6 months to plan. It was wonderful I highly recommend Victorene's to anyone.

    • Luvada Tennant

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      There is only one word 'disappointed'. That's how I felt after the $30.00 Mother's Day Tea at Victorene's. The tea preparation was a box of everyday Lipton, the scones were so dry, i choked and the service, we sat down at 1 and didn't get any food until 2:10. Victorene needs to go to a few Tea's and see how to serve a proper Tea. I must say her home is lovely, a wonderful place to have a Tea.

      Tearoom response:

      Luvada,<BR> I must say, I am so sorry you were unhappy here. Wow, I have never had a review of this sort, and it makes me so sad. :( <BR> In answering your comments: <BR> 1. I only serve loose leaf fresh brewed tea here of gourmet quality, so not sure why you felt it was Lipton. If unhappy about tea, I wish you had asked for another one and I would have been most happy to accommodate. <BR> 2. The particular scone you were served was a creamed filled scone with even more cream on top and fresh strawberries. I am very confused at how this scone in particular could have been dry. Again, if you were unhappy, why did you not ask me for a replacement? My scones normally get me the most compliments.<BR> 3. Our teas always include a program that last ½ hour. Our programs change every month but can include a reading from a classic novel, a trivia game at times, or even may include a garden tour in the summer or a house tour during Christmas. The program again only lasts ½ hour and then the 1st course is served directly afterwards. Our guest’s love the program as it adds to the whole tea experience and normally again only takes ½ hour. <BR> Again, I wish you to know that I am very sad about your review. I love my business and adore all the wonderful people I get the pleasure of meeting and I take such pride in a enchanting tea experience here. <BR> -Chris A. Cole<BR> Owner of Victorene's Tea<BR>

    • Nina J.

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      Victorene's in one word- unique. This tearoom in located within a historic landmark. The presentation was perfect, floral linens, fresh flowers, pretty china and silver. Food tasted as good as it looked and was a nice variety & quantity. We were treated as though the owner had always known us and felt so special. I do not think another tearoom could compare to this one.

    • Roberta Sendek

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      I adore older homes and this home is incredible in every way. I kept asking if I could just move in! Food was wonderful, homemade and delish and we even bought the owners cookbook to take home and try and recreate her wonderful dishes ourselves. The presentation of the food and table displays were breath-taking. We just loved every moment of our visit. I give this tea room 4 stars!

      Tearoom response:

      Roberta, <BR> Just like you, I also adore older homes and that is one of the many reasons I love hosting teas here at Victorene's. It gives me the ability to share this old Victorian with you! Please do come again and thank you greatly for your review.

    • Brent Cindrick

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      I brought my mother to the Mother's Day tea event. It was spectacular! I stumbled on Victorene's in a web search, and this was my first visit. The Victorian house was immaculate, and lovingly restored. Chris was an excellent hostess, and very graciously accomodated a last minute joiner to our party, even though she already had a full house. A traditional loose leaf black tea was served, and was delicious. The food served was amazing in both taste and presentation. The price of this event was. $30/person, and all of the five guests in our party left very satisfied and with a great memory. This experience was worth every penny! We will definitely be back : )

      Tearoom response:

      Brent,<BR> I thank you ever-so-much for your review and am most happy that you found us! You and your party were most charming and hope you join us in the near future.<BR> Warmest Regards,<BR> Chris

    • Annie Evans

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      I attended Victorene's Mother's Day Tea, it was so beautiful and oh my-the scones! I have never tasted or seen anything so pretty..a cream filled strawberry. It was a bit of heaven! Loved Chris, the owner. She made us feel like old friends. This experience was most incredible.

      Tearoom response:

      Nancy,<BR> You are very sweet and thanks for taking the time to review us and our scones! Please do come and see us again very soon.<BR> All my best,<BR> Chris

    • Joe Sanmartine

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      Stopped through to provide my dear old mother a taste of her past. Victorenes is pretty. But i must admit after reading the other posts, im a bit preturbed at the owners atitude against negative criticism? JOey

      Tearoom response:

      Joe,<BR> <BR> Thanks for your review and for attending our Mother's Day Tea. Always such a special tea and time at Mother's Day for me and love sharing those special memories with our guests. Hope we get you back for another visit soon and your 'pretty' compliment is most appreciated.<BR> Tea and Tidings,<BR> Chris<BR>

    • Danielle

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      Great atmosphere, amazing home! Tea time was enjoyable and entire menu was delicious, especially the scone. Beautiful presentation.

      Tearoom response:

      That you so very much for your kind review. We look forward to your return and hopefully you will be able to bring your Mom to the next one.<BR> Warmest Regards,<BR> Chris

    • Marion

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      Victorene's was a most relaxing and beautiful place, how lucky I am to have found this treasured tea room. I traveled over an hour and after tea did some shopping at the antique shops in Mon City, only a 2 minute drive to Main St. Shops. This surpasses any tea room I have ever visited, and the food is all homemade and gourmet. The home built in the 1860's is lovely and restored to perfection. Take a moment to enjoy the wrap around porch, you won't be sorry. I give it 4 stars!

      Tearoom response:

      How sweet of you to compliment the house. It is a real labor of love for us and we love sharing it and our City of Monongahela with others.<BR> We look forward to your return and thank you and your family for coming to tea with us.<BR> -Chris<BR>

    • Betty M.

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      We had another outstanding visit to Victorene's for the Mardi Gras Tea. My review will not do it justice, but loved the never-ending tea of black berry sage. I drank more tea than ever and feel it was due ribeye fresh brewed full leaf way they brew it at Victorene's. The food was delicious and arranged beautifully on a three tier stand. We started with the best potato soup I've ever tasted. I enjoyed mask contest and trivia game, felt it just added to the Mardi Gras theme. Chris makes you feel like a friend, not a customer. I say treat yourself and go to Victorene's.

      Tearoom response:

      Dear Betty,<BR> So happy you enjoyed yourself at our Haunted Mystery Tea party! We are always so amazed at how our guests really get into character and go to great lengths for their costumes!! It is just as much fun working the tea and seeing all of you have so much fun as it is to attend!! Thanks again for coming to Victorene's and thank you very much for your review.<BR>

    • Pamela Williamson

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      Mardi Gras Tea was wonderful, food was gourmet, prepared beautifully, and plentiful. Our group enjoyed the addition of soup and fresh fruit included. We are looking forward to attending another event and are impressed with the fun themes and Victorian atmosphere of the restored home. Not another tea room like this one in our area.

    • Vicki 3/15/11

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      Love the differnt themes and decor. Just came back from the Mardi Gra tea. Too pricey for the little amount of food you get. $30 PLUS TIP AND TAX. $37.00 REALLY? Went away hungry.

      Tearoom response:

      Vicki,<BR> I respect your review. I must say, you are the only person in 6 years of business to say they walked away hungry. Normally, we get the total opposite response. What group were you here with, what day?<BR> My menu was:<BR> Blackberry Sage tea<BR> Creole Shrimp Potato Soup <BR> Mini Cheese Quiche<BR> Cajun Chicken Croissant & Cucumber Slaw<BR> White Chocolate Scone with Crème & Preserves<BR> Green Sugared Grapes<BR> Mardi Gras King Cakes<BR> Assorted Chocolates<BR> The cost is also for the atmosphere and theme, we are not a cafe, we are a historical home. <BR> Again, thank you for attending, and am sorry you felt hungry, but I think the amount of food served here is large compared to most tearooms.<BR>

    • Joan Zanardelli

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      My red hat group attended Victorene's Mardi Gras Tea Party on March 13. As usual Chris and her team did their best to make you feel at home. The food was a feast for the eyes and the palate. The house is lovely both inside and out. All my ladies had a wonderful time and are looking forward to going back--either as a group or with their daughters and granddaughters. I highly recommend Chris's teas, they are something special.

      Tearoom response:

      Joan,<BR> It means so very much for you to post your review as it allows others to see a glimpse of Victorene's through your eyes. I loved your group, such wonderful and sweet ladies,and your red jacket was so very pretty!<BR> Please do come back and see me soon.<BR> Warmest Regards,<BR> Chris<BR>

    • Deborah Ragan

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      I have never had a better scone in all my life! Incredible food and pretty presentation. The home is something to see, the ultimate tea room!

      Tearoom response:

      Great compliment on our scones- Thanks so much. Come back in April, featuring Vanilla and Strawberry Cream Filled Scones. They are incredible!

    • Bella Williams

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      Have attended many teas at Victorene's and enjoyed each moment. Food presentation is beautiful and scrumptious in taste. Decor is done to perfection. Our group enjoyed the reading and games, and we felt it added some fun to the party. This is truly a special place.

      Tearoom response:

      Bella,<BR> I am most honored that you have chosen to make us a tradition in your Christmas holiday. A true compliment to Victorene's for sure! As the holiday season is fast approaching, I look forward to your return!Thanks, Bella.<BR> Fondly,<BR> Chris<BR>

    • Karen G. Latrobe Pa.

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      When you step in to the foyer of Victorene's you know you are in for a tremendous experience. The beautifully restored home gives you a sense of warmth, quality, and skilled craftmenship. Each room has its own distinct pleasure to the eye with heavy respect to detail and historic value. We were fortunate to recieve the house tour as part of our afternoon tea event. The hostess was more than gracious and personable - someone you want to sit down with and have a cup of tea!! I could feel 'Grandma Victorene' smiling with pride AND gratitude (to Chris, our hostess)- as we walked through the rooms of her former home. Victorene would be and should be the talk of the town!! We drove 45 minutes to sip the wonderful loose leaf plum tea and taste the wonderful lunch. We did not want to leave - and WILL be back with friends!

      Tearoom response:

      Karen,<BR> What a wonderful heart-warming review! I very much appreciate you taking the time to compose it and give othes a glimpse of your experience here at Victorene's. It was such a joy to meet you and I did not want you leave, either! I so look forward to your return.<BR> Warmest Regards,<BR> Chris<BR>

    • Lauren McGill

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      As I got out of my car, I could hear the classical music playing softly on the wrap around porch, it wad amazing! The house really is a Victorian gem. The tea party itself was top rate on all areas, food, presentation, taste, table decor. I loved every moment of Victorene's!

      Tearoom response:

      Lauren,<BR> I love that you enjoyed the music as you entered our porch. I like to get you in the mood for tea as you arrive here at Victorene's! Thanks so much for your review.<BR> All best,<BR> Chris<BR>

    • Esther O'Donnell

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      Incredible food, wonderful atmosphere, charming host, best tea room in the Pittsburgh area!

      Tearoom response:

      What a wonderful review, Lexie. Thank you for attending a tea party here at Victorene's and taking the time to write a review. I look forward to your return.<BR> All best,<BR> Chris<BR>

    • Jennifer C.

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      The tea I attended was a very important day as it was my Mom's birthday. She loves tea and drinks in every day. I thought this would be a special treat for her and Victorene's was indeed special! We both loved the food (all homemade) , the tea we drank was a blackberry and was brewed perfectly and tasted wonderful, also noted Victorene's brews loose leaf which is by far the best way to drink tea. The charming host, Chris, and her home just topped off the experience. Although, we plan on trying more tea rooms, I would find this one hard to beat. It was the perfect place for a perfect day.

      Tearoom response:

      Jennifer, <BR> It means the world that we shared a part in your special day with your Mom. Glad that you have visited us and that you are going to now go to other tearooms. I feel tearooms are unique and each one has its own special qualities. Have fun tearoom hopping, but make you come back and see us soon, ok!<BR>

    • Lynn B.

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      Incredible food, fresh brewed tea, tasty fresh fruit and tea cakes were incredible! Scones were like no other tasted, soft, yet crumbly, sweet, but not too sweet. Enjoyed the Victorian atmosphere and home. Owner treats each guest like family. Can say there is not another tea room around that can compare to this one.

      Tearoom response:

      Maryann,<BR> Your descriptions of the food was so descriptive! Thank you for that and for your visit. Please come and see us again in the near future. <BR>

    • Francis McGuffy

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      Victorene's Tea room is the best tea room in the area! My family attended the Covered Bridge Monongahela History Tea and it was fabulous! The home is beautiful, built in the 1800's and restored with such love. It is such the perfect place for a tea party. The food is made from scratch. Chris, the owners, scones are the best I have ever tasted. We were started with a fall inspired soup, sweet potato bisque, so incredible! The other sandwiches and pastries were wonderful! Loved all the special touches and surroundings! Don't think another tea room could match up to Victorene's!!! In one word- wonderful!!!

      Tearoom response:

      Liz,<BR> The Covered Bridge Monongahela History Tea is one of my favortites to host as I love promoting our city. Your group was such fun and I enjoyed talking about all the other tea rooms you have visited as well. Wish I could go tea room hopping with all of you!<BR> Please come back and see us again soon.<BR>

    • Audrey

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      My rating for Victorene's would be A++++! I attended a bridal shower there this summer and it was so elegant. The bride, my cousin, was thrilled with the experience at Victorene's. The owner even took care of the games & prizes so all my family did was show up & enjoy a wonderful tea party! The tables were decorated to perfection with fresh flowers from the gardens on the grounds at each tables, & such pretty china and linens. Words just don't do it justice. The food tasted as good as it looked and so many guests at the shower were hoping they could buy a cookbook with the recipes. I hope the owner writes one soon! We had a garden cucumber salad that had a dill dressing & was the best salad dressing I have ever had! Nice selection of food and large portions. A huge part of why I give this tea room excellent ratings is the atmosphere as it is in an old Victorian where you sit and are pampered in true style. Can't say enough to anyone I know about Victorene's. I feel so lucky that I live close enough to go back to one of their monthly event teas and I would for sure recommend anyone to Victorene's. We are going to go back at Christmas & take the tour as well.

      Tearoom response:

      Audrey,<BR> Your cousin and family were such a happy and heart-warming group. I adore having bridal teas here at Victorene's and your cousins was no different! Thank you for the review as it helps others to read what we are all about and look forward to your return at Christmas. Thank you so much. :)

    • Leona Cole

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      Victorene's is honestly by far the most special place around. My family enjoyed tea for the summer themed tea The Titanic Tea. The menu was very gourmet, tasted wonderful, & such a pretty presentation! We adored the house as we felt the special vibe there. So much like home, with the real feel of the period in which it was built 1860. I know this as we even got a little history from the owner who was most charming. I would not go anywhere else for a tea party & think this shows me tea is not fancy but is special and should be enjoyed more often & at Vi torene's !!!!

      Tearoom response:

      Many thanks for the special review. It was so sweet of you for all the compliments. We pride ourselves on our menu and food, so it means so much that you enjoyed it. You were such a delight. Please come back and visit us very soon!

    • Elissa Stein

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      Last weekend a large group of my friends and family attended Victorene's Tea Titanic Teas. As you drive upon the house, you just know you are in for one special day. It is charming outside and in. The porch was a favorite for me with pale gray and white victorian trimwork. It is such a romantic wrap around porch! Wicker furniture and rockers await you with floral pillows and they even have classical music playing outide! We just sat and talked and enjoyed the porch and roses and landscaping until teatime. If you choose, there is a room to wait inside that has a slideshow of the restoration of the 1800's Victorian landmark home. The house itself is so beautiful and decorated to perfection. I just adored the host, Chris. She takes her time with each guest and makes you feel like you have known her forever! The tables are decorated to perfection with antiques china and silver blended with newer pieces. The linens were beautiful as well and when she brought the food-well lots of ohhhh's and ahhhh's! She started us with a summer salad of cucumbers on a bed of organic greens with a fresh dill dressing. It was the best salad I think I have ever had! I wanted to lick my plate clean. Then, the rest of the tea food was brought on these 3 tier stands and it was loaded! There were these berry sandwiches that were so pretty I didn't want to eat them and honey ham wrap sandwiches and blueberry scones, and these teacakes that tasted like a gouremt doughnut, but so light they melted in your mouth! Also chocolate truffles. Have to say her scones were the best scones I have ever had! Also, the presentation of the food was amazing. We just sat and looked at it for awhile not wanting to touch it! The theme of the Titaic was fun and loved the reading from the movie. I will be going back as Chris does something almost each month with different themes. I would also reccomend Victorene's for a birthday party or bridal shower or baby shower. Nothing would be better that to have tea there for any reason!

      Tearoom response:

      Peggy,<BR> Your descriptive review was amazing! I thank you greatly for taking the time to write it and share your experience of Victorene's with others. We hope you come back to visit with us once again for any of our monthly teas or plan a special tea of your own. Thanks again!

    • Cathy P.

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      My friend and I recently attented Victorene's Tea Titanic Tea party. We had the very best time ever! As an avid tea room customer and in love with that Victorian ere, this place is top of the line in everything-the decor, the tables, the food, the program, even the smells in the Victorian home are incredible! You walk into this incredible foyer with a grand father clock that I could not take my eyes off of and everything in the house is like that-one thing is more pretty than the next. It is decorated so pretty with such love in the house & the restoration. What a place for tea! The presentation of the food is amazing and tastes even better. I could not have asked for a more welcome greeting from the owner, Chris. She is also the one who waits on you as well and she is the cook! She does it all! Honestly, I an not remember a time when I have been this excited about anything!! Victorene's Tea is a one-of-a-kind place. I give it an A++++++++++++++! Wish I could live there!

      Tearoom response:

      Cathy,<BR> The Titanic Tea's were so fun! I loved the music and summer menu. It all seeemd to just fall into place and fresh berries and home grown veggies make the food presenation fun and pretty for me! Thank you greatly for your compliments on the food, home, and atmosphere here at Victorene's. I love what I do and enjoy meeting such wonderful people like you!<BR> <BR> Tea and Tidings,<BR> Chris<BR> <BR>

    • Julie Issi

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      The food is very good. Large amount. The only recommendation is to offer more than 1 kind of tea. We have tried tea rooms & we like when they give more than 1 variety of tea. We are looking into tea rooms for our church functions.

      Tearoom response:

      Julie,<BR> Thanks so much for taking the time to leave a review. You and your group were wonderful! Your thought on other kinds of tea is well taken into consideration. Just a little explanation...As I am not an eatery opened for a daily business, and am inside an old Victorian home, I am a bit different than most other tea rooms. So, I make all my food homemade, fresh and made to order. My loose tea is brewed right there for you, as much as you can drink. I try and pick a tea that compliments the menu. However, next time you come to Victorene's, just so you'll know, I also would have been more than happy to supply you with another variety- if you had asked. Always aim to please!! Again, loved having you and look forward to your return.<BR> Warmest Regards,<BR> Chris<BR> <BR>

    • Erin B.

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      The homemade food was super. Tea (Republic of Tea) was offered frequently and the house was beautifully decorated for Christmas.

      Tearoom response:

      Erin,<BR> I am thrilled that you liked our food. We take such pride in offering all homemade selections. Stay tuned for our upcoming cookbook!<BR> Look forward to seeing you back here at Victorene's.<BR> Thanks again,<BR> Chris<BR>

    • Joanne DiMattia

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      First time having 'tea' and enjoyed the serene atmosphere of Victorene's. I was open minded, didn't know what to expect...I was pleasantly surprised and impressed! I'm an espresso/cappuccino drinker and really I don't care for tea...but decided to share the afternoon with two special friends and I'm very glad I did. The tea was blackraspberry/sage and I had 3 cups! The owner didn't miss a beat and paid attention to detail...from the tea to the napkins from the decor of the room to the friendly atmosphere...nothing was missed! Now, I can't wait to bring my daughter and granddaughter. Oh, let's not forget about the food...absolutely WONDERFUL! Everything was home-made, different and GOOD! Thanks to all at Victoene's for a wonderful Christmas Tea...I'll be back.

      Tearoom response:

      Joanne,<BR> You and your friends were so much fun! Thank you greatly for your review and attending our Christmas Tea. I look forward to your return to Victorene's!

    • D. Flickinger

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      I just wanted to tell you what a wonderful day we had! From the beautiful day, the wonderful tea, visiting the antique shops in the area, and the covered bridge festival - it couldn't have been better. It was our first visit to that area and we are looking forward to visiting again. Your home is beautiful. Best wishes on your upcoming delivery!!!

      Tearoom response:

      Many thanks for your heartfelt review. One of the many great experiences I have in regard to Victorene's, is having the ability to show others the charm and beauty of Monongahela. I am thrilled you enjoyed yourself and also that you took the time to get to know our City and surrounding area!<BR> Tea and Tidings,<BR> Chris<BR>

    • Joanne

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      The Covered Bridge tea was both enjoyable and informative. THe Ginger Peach tea was excellent and all of the food was both great tasting and presented beautifully. We travelled for four hours to get to this tea, and it was worth the wait.

      Tearoom response:

      Dear Joanne, So wonderful that you traveled four hours to come and see us! I am honored that you chose Victorene's and also Monongahela for your trip with all of your incredible friends! Please do come back and see us again.<BR> All my best,<BR> Chris<BR>

    • Renee Rosner

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      Simply the best party we've ever had for our daughter. The girls, age 9 , were thrilled and so were all of the mon's. Can't wait to come back and have our own tea. The house is magnificent; the food is wonderful and Chris and her staff make you feel you have known them all of your life. Thank you Thank You !!!

      Tearoom response:

      Renee,<BR> I feel as if I have known you forever, too! You were super to work with and it makes me so very happy that you all enjoyed us here at Victorene's. Your daughter was beautiful and polite as were all of her little friends! It was just as much of a treat for me to have all of you here as well!<BR> Hugs,<BR> Chris<BR>

    • Maria

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      Chris, I just had to write to tell you what a wonderful time I had at the tea this past Saturday. The food was delicious, your home was delightful, and the service was great!!! Maria

      Tearoom response:

      Maria,<BR> We loved the Titanic Teas! It was such fun to see all dressed in costume & your costume was perfect! I thank u so much for your wonderful review. We look forward to your return!<BR> All best,<BR> Chris

    • Amy Stangrecki

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      Dearest Chris Dana and I had a marvelous time at the Christmas Tea, I brag to everyone and show tons of pictures. My daughter Alex and I made such a wonderful memory at your Springtime Tea. You truly are the most gracious hostess and your helpers (Mother-in-law and Sister) where such a joy. Your home is a wonderous place to be to enjoy a cuppa tea and sweets. I truly have enjoyed myself and hope to enjoy more tea in your beautiful home and with you. Your new tea friend, Amy

      Tearoom response:

      Amy, I honestly feel as if I have known you my whole life! <BR> I thank you so much for attending my past several teas. You and all your guests including your sister, daughter, and sister-n-law, are also equally as wonderful!!<BR> Can't wait to see you again,<BR> Chris<BR>

    • JO ANN DUCOUER

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      EXCELLENT, EXCELLENT, EXCELLENT THE ST. PATRICKS DAY TEA WAS WONDERFUL I WILL BE BACK FOR SURE AND WILL LET ALL MY FRIENDS KNOW ABOUT THIS GREAT TEA HOUSE EXPERIENCE. THANKS SO MUCH FOR THE WONDERFUL TIME...

      Tearoom response:

      Wow, what can we say, but...THANK YOU, THANK YOU, THANK YOU!!!!<BR> We look forward to your return!<BR> Warmest Regards,<BR> Chris

    • Kay Hoffman

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      My sister and I have been to several Teahouses and this one is by far the best, Everything was excellent - this was our second visit and we will go back again.

      Tearoom response:

      Many thanks, Kay! My sister and I always love visits with sisters!<BR> Tea & Tidings,<BR> Chris<BR>

    • Lisa Hurley

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      My mother, sister, mother-in-law and I participated in a 'triple chocolate mystery' tea. It was fantastic! It is one of other specialty teas offered throughout the year. We were able to roll-play and get into character, while excaping our every-day woes. We truly enjoyed every second. We were able to mingle with others as well as catch up amongst ourselves. The home is beyond beautiful, the food is delicious and the entertainment is a memory I will cherish. BRAVO!!

      Tearoom response:

      Lisa,<BR> It was a pleasure meeting all of you for our Valentine Tea.<BR> I thank you so much for your generous compliments and look forward to seeing you all soon.<BR> All best,<BR> Chris<BR> <BR>

    • Sheila

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      Victorene's is a great place to visit! My family and I had a wonderful time relaxing and enjoing the tasty food and tea. Everything was very beautiful. We will definitely make this a Christmas tradition. Thank You Chrissy. The Knizner Family

      Tearoom response:

      Dear Sheila, <BR> The pleasure was indeed all mine. Your family is a group of very special ladies and I thank you for sharing tea times with us. I so look forward to your return.<BR> Best,<BR> Chris<BR> <BR>

    • Annamarie Stauffer

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      Chris is simply a friendly and delightful hostess. We felt welcomed and comfortable from the moment we stepped through the door. The festive atmosphere for her Christmas Tea was elegant and charming. My friend and I truly enjoyed the delicious tea and food prepared for the evening. We will return again in the future!

      Tearoom response:

      Dear Annamarie,<BR> I am so happy the atmosphere here is what you remember! We try so very hard to make this a place that feels like home and makes you want to return to us again. <BR> Your review is very appreciated and we thank you.<BR> Happy Holidays to you are yours,<BR> Chris

    • Ivette Melzer

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      We had a wonderful evening enjoying tea and delicious food at the Christmas Tea. This year, we chose Victorene's for our annual 'Birthday Tea' and it was everything we were hoping it would be. The house is just beautiful and Chris is a wonderful host. Thanks for the enjoyable evening!

      Tearoom response:

      How special do we feel, Ivette, that you choose Victorene's for such an important birthday time in your lives! Thank you for coming here and look forward to your return.<BR> Warmest Regards,<BR> Chris<BR>

    • Wendy Clayton

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      Victorene's was a wonderful, delightful and fun afternoon to spend to with my sister, niece and mother. It started our holiday season off just right with 'Its a Wonderful Life'. The food was delicious and the plum cinnamon tea was awesome.... I even purchased some to serve at Christmas Eve! We will definitely be back for a return visit very soon. And I can't wait to see your cookbook one of these days! Monongehela is truly lucky to have you. Merry Christmas!

      Tearoom response:

      Dear Wendy,<BR> Thanks so very much for your wonderful review. I am glad you liked the tea. I always want to pick the tea that compliments the menu here. Also, the tea that fits the season. This tea is very popular here and glad you are making it part of your holiday season!<BR> Best,<BR> Chris<BR>

    • G. Fahey

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      Chris Anne, Just wanted to tell you thank you for opening up your home and having us as your guests for a wonderful and delicious afternoon. Your home is beautiful and the food was perfect. We all enjoyed ourselves and hope to come back and visit soon. Merry Christmas! PS... thanks so much for taking our picture... Darcy (12 yrs. old) really, really wanted to have our picture taken. It was very special and we can't wait to see it!!

      Tearoom response:

      Please do come back!! I thank you for the review and look forward to having all of you back in the near future.<BR> Warmest Regards,<BR> Chris<BR>

    • A. Hammerstrom

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      Chris - I want to thank you and your helper (mother-in -law), for making our evening so very special. As you know it was my daughter birthday, as well as, my mother walking down memory lane moments. They both thanked me later for making it happen for them. We were so impressed by the restored home, and the tea. We will be back again, and we will tell all. Thanks again for a wonderful memory. It truly is 'A Wonderful Life'!

      Tearoom response:

      It is a 'Wonderful Life' indeed-I could not have said that better myself. Thank you for attending one of our teas and making your daughters birthday a tea time with us!<BR> Please do come back,<BR> Chris<BR>

    • Patty

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      We wanted to thank you for the delightful time we had at the Christmas Candlelight Tea. The house is just charming and so is the owner. It was a relaxing girls night out.

      Tearoom response:

      Dear Patty,<BR> Your review means so much. It was a pleasure meeting you and hope to take tea at your shop very soon.<BR> Tea & Tidings,<BR> Chris<BR>

    • Amy Allaire

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      Chris, Thanks for a truly memorable afternoon of tea, relaxation and pure enjoyment. Everything was amazing. My mom and I will certainly be back.

      Tearoom response:

      Dear Amy,<BR> It was wonderful to meet you and your Mom here. I thank you so much for your praise and the review. I look forward to your return in the near future.<BR> All best,<BR> Chris<BR> <BR>

    • Pat E.

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      Dear Chris at Victorene's Tea, I want to thank you for such a wonderful time. You sure did put a lot of work into the Mystery Tea and it was fun! We are so happy we made the trip to Pa from Maryland. Thanks, again.

      Tearoom response:

      Pat,<BR> I am so glad you made the trip from Maryland to Pa, too!!<BR> I thank you for your review and so nice to meet you and your friend, John.<BR> Warmest Regards,<BR> Chris<BR>

    • Elissa S.

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      We enjoyed the tea immensely. The food & camaraderie were tops!!! We will be back!!

      Tearoom response:

      It makes me proud when someone loves my food! I think it might be the best compliment to get! Look for my cookbook sometime in 2009.<BR> Thank you,<BR> Chris<BR>

    • Nikki Barnes

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      My sister's and I attended the Haunted Candlelight Tea and had a wonderful time. The Tea was delicious, the food was tasty and filling and the merriment was boundless. The atmosphere was excellent as well. We will definitely be back!

      Tearoom response:

      Daer Nikki,<BR> The Haunted Teas were some of the best fun I have ever had at my teas! Your costumes were wonderful! A great job done by you and all of our monsters here at Victorene's. <BR> <BR> I look forward to your return,<BR> Chris<BR>

    • Ken & Evon Beattie

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      Dear Chris We enjoyed your covered bridge tea and happy holidays to you and yours. Ken & Evon Beattie

      Tearoom response:

      Happy Holidays to your family, too. I thank you so much for the review.<BR> Best,<BR> Chris<BR> <BR>

    • Eileen Russell

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      As our family has continued the tradition of the 40th birthday tea, my sisters and I brought our daughters to tea this year. The girls love to dress up for the afternoon and tell their friends at school that they've been to a 'real tea party.'

      Tearoom response:

      Eileen,<BR> You and your family are such special customers and we are honored by your comments and your praise. We look forward to each visit with you and each new person you bring along! Your daughter was the perfect young lady!<BR>

    • Carol Baker

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      Chris, Thank you for accommodating my small party. My sisters and sister friends all enjoyed our time with you. Your home is lovely and we actually learned some history. All the food was excellent. My favorites are the truffles and the apricot chicken. I look forward to visiting you again very soon. Carol Baker

      Tearoom response:

      Carol,<BR> I thank you for the review and you and your sisters company. I look forward to your return.<BR> Tea and Tidings,<BR> Chris<BR>

    • Sue Wargo

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      The house felt familiar since my Grandmother lived on Main Street in Monongahela for many years and I loved visiting her sprawling old Victorian. We were all content and happy with the wonderful hostess, ambience and delicious luncheon. We loved the wrap around porch with its rocking chairs, too. I would recommend this experience to anybody looking for a relaxing, intimate, elegant afternoon with a few good companions.

      Tearoom response:

      Sue,<BR> How wonderful that we could bring back fond memories for you.<BR> I greatly thank you for the review.<BR> Warmest Regards,<BR> Chris<BR> <BR>

    • Alan Parkhurst

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      I had the great honour to be the first English gentlman to visit this charming tea room and was very pleasantly surprised by the ambience of Victorian England! Chris the hostess is so utterly charming and laid out such a beautiful table and produced the most delicious cakes and sandwicheswhich we all enjoyed so much and is a most memorable experience for me. Thanks again Chris and hope to enjoy one of your delicious tea spreads again one day. Greetings from England.

      Tearoom response:

      Alan,<BR> <BR> The honor was very much mine. :)<BR> I am thrilled that you enjoyed my teatime treats and your visit here at Victorene's. You & your party were such a delight and I felt like you were all a part of the family as you departed that evening! <BR> Your review means a great deal to me and many, many thanks.<BR> <BR> I look forward to your safe return,<BR> Chris<BR>

    • Sylvia Stephan

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      We had a private party at Vitorenes on friday, April 25th. My sister had a guest from England and only gave Chris one day to prepare the party. The food was excellent and we had an excellent green tea. The atmosphere of the Victorian House is wonderful. We all fell in love with Chris as she was the perfect hostess and you can tell that she enjoys her tea parties. We all had a great time- my sister's friend from England said the 'Victorene's is better than the Tea rooms in England.' We are planing on returning.

      Tearoom response:

      Dear Sylvia,<BR> I thank you greatly for this review-it really means so much. I enjoyed your family and your sisters friend, Alan, from England so very much!! You all felt like family as you left that night! Looking forward to having you back. Thanks again, Chris<BR>

    • Ellen Kurtz

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      My mother-in-law and daughter enjoyed our afternoon at Victorene's. The limerick contest was fun and my daughter was excited to learn she had won! The tea served was very different and so delicious! I'm sure we will be back.

      Tearoom response:

      Dear Ellen,<BR> I am so very happy you all enjoyed your stay with us. All three of you were such a pleasure to meet and we can not wait for your return! Congrats again to Katie on winning the contest. her gift certificate will be mailed to her shortly! She did a fabulous job and my sister and I loved her limerick!!<BR> <BR> All best,<BR> Chris<BR> <BR>

    • Beth Sion

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      My mother and I enjoyed ourselves at the St. Patrick's tea. The food is excellent and the atmosphere is so relaxing and enjoyable. Chris does an amazing job down to every detail.

      Tearoom response:

      Thank you, Beth. You and your Mom were wonderful and we thank you for your praise!!<BR> <BR> Warmest Regards,<BR> Chris<BR>

    • Mary Jane Jurofcik

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      My daughter, Kelly and I enjoyed our Valentine's Day tea. It was my first teahouse experience. What a wonderful afternoon. My daughter and I enjoyed the afternoon. The food was excellent and very tasty and fresh. The service was prompt and friendly and the old world charm of the house was a step back in time. We will visit again.

      Tearoom response:

      Mary Jane,<BR> I am so glad that we were your first tearoom experience! Even more glad, that you enjoyed your visit with us. I look forward to you coming back for a visit very soon.<BR> All best,<BR> Chris<BR>

    • Debbie Lenzi 2/18/08

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      I visited Victorene's for the first time for their Valentines' Day tea. It was fantastic. The beautifully restored Victorian home gave us a glimpse into the past and the food was outstanding. Chris puts her heart and soul into every detail, which made the experience very enjoyable. I will definitely be visiting the tearoom again soon. We are very lucky to have such a lovely place in our community.

      Tearoom response:

      Debbie,<BR> It is always so wonderful when we get local ladies and gentlemen to come to tea here at Victorene's. We are very proud of our City of Monongahela. Although, we love to bring new people to our City, it makes us so happy to be able to share tea with our neighbors!<BR> My Warmest Regards,<BR> Chris<BR>

    • Bea Chiappetta

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      Victorene's was a pleasant break in a beautifully restored victorian. It is located only about 15 minutes from Elizabeth, PA. The atmosphere and food were excellent. Will patronize it again.

      Tearoom response:

      Bea,<BR> It was such a joy to have you and your friend here for tea and I thank you greatly for this heartfelt review!<BR> Also, how incredible it was of you to mail me your cookbook containing scones recipes. I plan on trying out your lemon scones for our Beatrix Potter Tea in April!!<BR> Much Gratitude,<BR> Chris<BR>

    • Trish Topper

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      This was my third tea party and it was most enjoyable. It is nice to just relax in a really friendly atmosphere with good friends and have such a delightful time. From the time you walk in the door to the time you leave you experience a truly uplifting feeling. The place is beautiful, the atmospher is so positive and friendly, and you can tell that much thought was put into the choice of the menu and type of tea served. Everything was delicious and overall I would recommend everyone experience going to a tea party - especially at Victorean's I had a change to speak to the other people at this particular tea and they said they are advid tea goers and they have the best time at Victorean's and that it is starting to be their favorite place to go.

      Tearoom response:

      Dear Trish,<BR> How sweet of you to take the time to write your review and also pass on the kind words from others who were at your tea party!<BR> We also thank you for your third visit with us and feel honored that you keep coming back to Victorene's!<BR> <BR> Please keep coming back,<BR> Chris<BR>

    • Kathy Schlessinger

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      My daughter Jennifer and I had the most wonderful time at the “Ringing in the New Year Tea” on Sunday. You made us feel so welcome from the moment you so graciously greeted us at the door. Victorene’s is elegant and charming, yet inviting and warm; we fell in love with your home the second we saw it! The menu was incredibly delicious with a perfect variety of foods. Chris, thank you for being so kind as to take our picture. We were thrilled. Jennifer and I are looking forward to seeing you soon.

      Tearoom response:

      What a warm & heartfelt review! It makes me so happy that you both enjoyed your time with us. We feel so honored that you & your daughter were thrilled with us! Please do come back and thank you, thank you, thank you for the incredible review!<BR> Hugs,<BR> Chris<BR>

    • Jessica Schumann

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      A truly wonderful experience! My second tea at Victorene's and I look forward to my next visit. The attention to detail is amazing, the food is delicious and the service is exceptional. A love of tea and traditional tea service shines through and results in a very warm and friendly atmosphere.

    • Betty Steele

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      My current and ex-coworkers had a wonderful time. Victorene's provides a very personal and enjoyable experience in a beautiful setting. This was a second tea for me and I highly recommend it.

    • M. Sheila Grykowski

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      The 'Red Hattitudes' chapter of the Red Hat Society loved everything about Victorene's! The porch was lovely, the decor charming and the food was marvelous!

    • Jill Brown

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      I had a tea for my daughter's birthday at Victorene's Tea. Every detail was thought of. A tray of cookies and tea was provided for the mother's which was a very nice added touch. The girls had such a great time. It was the perfect place to celebrate a special occassion.

    • Donna Paszek

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      Great experience. Hostess, Chris Anne, is delightful. Enjoyed the small intimate setting. Will certainly visit again.

    • Suzette Sprowls

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      A wonderful tea! Fabulous food served with grace and style. Our hostess, Chris Anne, the proprietor, graciously welcomed us to her Victorian Candle Light Tea. Chris Anne's creativity and delight of serving others is so evident. Of all the tea rooms I have been to, this is by far the best food, best atmosphere, and best hostess. A MUST!

    • franciene thompson

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      we had my daughters bridal shower at victorenes.....chris anne was so welcoming to our group. her tea room was outstanding. presentation was beautiful.chris,we cant wait to come back....your menu was wonderful.

    • Sue Walker

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      Just returned from 'a verry berry tea'. It was wonderfl. Delicious tea and the food was perfect. Thanks so much for a great day.

    • Joy Dunmire

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      If you want to spend a couple of hours being pampered and relaxed, Victorene's is the place to go. The atmosphere is elegant, the food is outstanding and owner Chris Anne Cole is absolutely charming. You will not be sorry for making the time to partake in one of her teas.

      Tearoom response:

      Joy, <BR> I enjoyed every moment of your mother/daughter candlelight tea party. You all made it such a fun time for me and am thrilled that you enjoyed yourself here at Victorene's Tea. I can't wait to have all of you back!!<BR> Hugs,<BR> Chris<BR>

    • Stacey Johnson

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      This year for Mother's Day I wanted to do something with the girls. The tea party was great. My mom and sister had a wonderful time. We did show a bit late & they were very nice about it. I hope we did not cause any inconveniences for the other guests. The menu was excellent as well as the taste. I look forward to returning in the future. Thanks a bunch for the pictures!!!

    • Linda Felton

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      I attended the St. Patrick's Day tea. The tea house is lovely, the food delicious and the hostess charming. It was my first experience and I would like to return and also try some others! Thanks for a memorable evening. I will recommend to my friends.

    • Barbara Kendra

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      The St.Patrick's Day Candlelight Tea was absolutely perfect. The home was beautifully decorated and the tea and food were exceptional. My friends and I are already planning when we can get together to go back. Thank you Chris and Emily for making everything perfect.

    • Linda Kustron

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      I attended the St Patrick's Day Candlelight Tea. It was a delightful evening with wonderful tea and food. The home is gorgeous and the service is outstanding. It made for a very memorable evening and I can't wait to attend another.

    • Rev. Rena Perozich

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      About an hour's drive from Morgantown, WV and well worth the drive. Beautiful scenery on the way and tucked away in a picturesque setting. Once inside the world forgotten one is treated as royality and enjoys food that is delectable. Thank you Chris and Emily. See you in May 2007.

    • Lynnette

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      I attended the Valentines Tea with my best freind and we had a wonderful time. We had wonderful company at our table. The service was excellent and so was the food. We plan on coming back with our mothers.

    • Donna M. Tennant

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      I attended the Valentine Tea which was absolutely one of the most wonderful tea parties I have ever attend. The hospitality was extraordinary. The food was outstanding and it was the most wonderful time ever, the home is breath taking. If you have not visited Victorene's you really must do so. I know I will be back for many more teas. Thank you so much,

      Tearoom response:

      Donna,<BR> What a pleasure you and your friends were at our Valentine's Tea party! We can't wait to have you back!!<BR> All my best,<BR> Chris<BR>

    • Kristin Daugherty

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      I attended the Valentine's Tea this past Sunday at Victorene's Tea and once again it was fabulous. My sister's and I have gone several times together but this past Sunday included our Mother's-in-law. What a great time we all had and they really enjoyed the experience because it was different. Chris does a wonderful job and you feel very well taken care of. My sister's and I will be back again. It's a great way to share some 'sister time'!! Kristin Daugherty

      Tearoom response:

      Kristin,<BR> I love having repeat customers and how wonderful it was that you and your sisters brought your mothers-n-law to our Valentine's Tea. I thank you so much for your incredible patronage!<BR>

    • Christine Soroka

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      My daughter and I had a wonderful time at the Valentine's Day Tea. The food was beautiful and scrumptious, and Chris and Cathy were so warm and welcoming. The best tea room I have been to!

      Tearoom response:

      Christine,<BR> It was a pleasure to have both you and your daughter here for tea. As I learned that you frequent tea rooms, I am so honored by your review. Can't wait to have you back!<BR>

    • Linn Hanick

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      I attended Sunday's Valentine's tea with friends and as always had a wonderful time. This is my 4th visit to Victorene's Tea and I have never been disappointed. Everyone I was with had a fantastic time as well. You are made to feel so welcome and the tea and food is just the best. I can't wait to go back. It's such a nice way to spend time with friends and family.

      Tearoom response:

      Linn,<BR> Always so great to hear about our repeat customers! You make our business the very best it can be!<BR> We are honored.<BR>

    • Vicki

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      My husband and I had a wonderful time at the Valentine tea. The ambiance was great, the tea was perfect, and the food was super. We will definitely be going back!

      Tearoom response:

      Vicki,<BR> I thank you so very much for your review and we look forward to both you and your husbands return!<BR>

    • Karen Barbao

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      I wanted to do something very special for the core group of clients who have supported my business in the toughest first few years. I choose this very special tea room as Chris operates her establishment as I try to - very personalized and attention to every detail.It is my passion to have every client feel very special.I can tell she operates from the heart. She kept me informed, gave me choices for programs, menus, and seating. Her home is beautiful and inviting. It was perfect.

      Tearoom response:

      Dear Karen,<BR> I am honored by your review and most honored that you chose Victorene's for your very special tea. You and your clients were a delight! I wish you and your business much luck in this New Year!<BR> All best,<BR> Chris<BR>

    • Laura M. Magone

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      Having tea at Victorene's is truly a delight. Taking a step back in time to a gracious and charming era is as simple as having a tea hosted by Chris Cole, the attentive hostess. Having tea at Victorene's gives people one more reason to visit the quaint and charming town of Monongahela with its tree-lined streets, wonderful specialty shops and friendly residents. The home which houses Victorene's is simply beautiful as is the surrounding property. The teas are expertly orchestrated and no detail is left unattended. My mom and I hope to return soon. Thank You!

      Tearoom response:

      Dear Laura,<BR> <BR> We thank you greatly for your compliments on our teas here at Victorene's. We also share your love for our historic town and we are grateful that our teas help promote it and encourage tea lovers from near and far to come and experience Monongahela's charm. We look forward to both you and your mom stopping back to see us! Thanks, again.<BR> Best Regards,<BR> Chris<BR> <BR>

    • Ellen Gallagher

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      It was the best teahouse I have visited in the Pittsburgh area. I will definitely go back. The service was wonderful. It is a beautiful teahouse to visit.

      Tearoom response:

      Ellen,<BR> We thank you greatly for your fantastic review. I look forward to having you here once again, too!<BR> Many thanks,<BR> Chris<BR>

    • Patricia Ann Downer

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      Dear Chris, Thank you so much for welcoming us to your beautiful home and for giving us a totally joyful day with your magnificent afternoon tea. We savored every bite of the carefully chosen delights and lingered as long as we possibly could. The Victorian atmosphere which surrounded us in each room was welcoming and elegant, and I'm sure you observed that at the event's conclusion no one was quite ready to leave. The day was a wonderful treat which we will be talking about for a long time. We're already talking about which friends we can bring with us the next time we visit. Thank you so much for all your special touches - the beautifully restored home, carefully chosen art work, family photos, old Monongahela photos - and a chance to meet Mom Cathy. We'll return soon.

      Tearoom response:

      Dear Patricia,<BR> <BR> Words can not express my gratitude with your review here on TeaMap and also the beautiful thank you card that was mailed to me. Your words and an inspirations and touch my heart. I loved having you and your friends here for tea and can not wait until the day you return. I also wanted to say that your love for our historic City of Monongahela is so wonderful! It is a special place to both myself and my husband and is always nice to hear about the experiences and visits from others. Thank you again for your kind words. It has been an honor to meet you!<BR> <BR> Warmest Regards,<BR> Chris<BR>

    • Faye Cooley Rollason

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      Dear Chrissie, I attended your Queens Tea in honor of Queen Victoria this past Sunday and cannot stop telling everyone about it! I have never been to anything so elegant, beautiful and delicious. There is not one thing that I would have done differently. As soon as we (my two daughters and me) pulled up in front of the house we knew we were in for something special. The house is beautiful! We felt so welcomed as soon as we stepped into the doorway. We loved how you told us about the house and your love for your family (grandmothers and mothers)and how they have been your inspiration for making other ladies feel specail! The place settings were UNBELIEVABLE! I keep showing off the favor, place card, and program to everyone as I brag about my special treatment! The food was incredible (and I am a picky eater!) I am craving some of your salad! And lastly, the hospitality that you and your mother showed was heartwarming. I have never been treated so specail. I look forward to another special tea with you. Not only would your grandmothers and Ken's!) feel honored, I think Queen Victoria would offer YOU an honorary royal title!

      Tearoom response:

      Dear Faye,<BR> This review was beautiful! It makes me so proud to here not only that you had a wonderful time here with us and that you felt we treated you special, but that you loved hearing about the special women who have touched our lives. I was most honored to have you here and will love having you and your incredible family back!<BR> You have made me so very proud!<BR> Hugs,<BR> Chrissie<BR>

    • sue rice

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      we had a wonderful time...8 of us.... every thing was charming....potato soup was ghreat

      Tearoom response:

      Sue,<BR> I am so thrilled to read that you and your group enjoyed your tea party here and that you liked our potato soup. My Irish grandmother would be so proud! Please do come back and see us again!!<BR> <BR> Tea and Tidings,<BR> Chris<BR>

    • Chris Kobeda

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      I was recently at Victorene's for a Bridal Tea for my future daughter-in-law. The tea was excellent but Chris's warmth and service were exceptional. Her enthusiasm and attention to detail were outstanding. I would certainly recommend Victorene's for anyone's special occasion.

      Tearoom response:

      Dear Chris,<BR> I am so thankful for your review. I love hosting all teas, but bridal teas are so very special. The memory of a bridal shower is one that a bride will always remember and it is such an honor to be able to share that experience with her and her family and her future family. I thank you once again and please do come back.<BR> Gratefully,<BR> Chris Anne Cole<BR>

    • Mary

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      It is hard to find a place to start with this review. EVERY aspect of the tea was done with such care and perfection! From the greeting to the wonderful slide show in the waiting area to the actual food and tea was second to no other tea that I have attended. Cheers to Chris and Victorene's Tea!

      Tearoom response:

      Mary,<BR> <BR> Wow! What a great review! First, I thank you kindly for taking the time to leave your rave review. I always love to read about the experiences here from my guests and we really do aim to please at Victorene’s! <BR> Please do come back to our tea room as we love having you!<BR> <BR> Hugs,<BR> Chris<BR>

    • De Anne Pesognelli

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      We thoroughly enjoyed every minute of our Mother/Daughter Victorian Candlelight Tea! Chris Ann was the most endearing hostess who took every opportonity to make us feel special. The food, the service, the decor & of course the 'tea' itself was exceptional. We had a fabulous time playing games, learning the history & traditions behind this distinguished event & fellowshipping with good friends. All of our daughters have recently graduated from high school & are preparing to enter the colligate world. As mothers, our desire was to have the pleasure of experiencing a notable evening that celebrated our daughter's accomplishments & bond. We can not thank you enough for supplying the perfect setting for a delightful evening. The time we shared together & the memories made that evening at Victorene's are sure to last us all a lifetime!

      Tearoom response:

      De Anne,<BR> <BR> Your review brought me so much happiness and even tears to my eyes! Your group of mothers/daughters/& even a favorite teacher was delightful and can't remember having so much fun while I was working! The night went by so fast and I did not want it to end! I appreciate deeply your incredible review and am honored to have shared this tea time with all of you. I wish your daughter and her friends much success in their new college venture and hope they always remain the best of friends! <BR> <BR> Please do keep in touch,<BR> Chris<BR>

    • CATHY MATUSH

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      I HAVE BEEN TO MANY TEAS AND THIS WAS BY FAR THE BEST I HAVE EVER ATTENDED I CAN'T WAIT TO RETURN.

      Tearoom response:

      Dear Cathy,<BR> I thank you so much for your kind words. Your praise means a great deal to me! The benefit tea you atttended was so special. All proceeds went to a great cause (Cystic Fibrosis) and the live flute music just made the tea party so elegant. I thank you so much for attending and hope to have you back here very soon!<BR>

    • Linda Sipe

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      Victorene's is a lovely restored Victorian farmhouse. Chris Cole serves a delightful tea with expertised and enthusiasm. She's a great hostess.

      Tearoom response:

      Linda,<BR> I thank you so much for your lovely review. It was wonderful to meet you, your mom, and your sister at our Mother's Day Tea. Can't wait to have you back again!<BR> Warmest Regards,<BR> Chris<BR>

    • Wendi Mack

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      I am looking forward to a special event that Victorene's tea is putting on for my 15 month old little girl who has Cystic Fibrosis. Chris, the owner of this fabulous tea room, has done a wonderful job organizing things for such a special event. She has been so kind and I have been to prior teas of hers and they have been so elegantly prepared for. She does an excellent job with her display and creativity, as well as her baked goods and tea sandwiches are to die for! We are so lucky to have her tea room so close to our home! Love, Wendi

      Tearoom response:

      Wendi,<BR> <BR> It has been a such a pleasure working with you on this incredible tea party benefit for Cystic Fibrosis. The tea is more than a party, but a mission to help find the cure for your little angel and all the angels out there with CF. <BR> I am so glad you have enjoyed yourself here in the past and can't wait for your tea party next week!! <BR> <BR> Warmest Regards,<BR> Chrissie<BR>

    • sue

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      Classic Victorian elegance! Personal touches, delicious food. Victorene's is the BEST 'tea' around! Sincerely, Sue B.

      Tearoom response:

      Dear Sue,<BR> We thank you for your praise and we are so excited to be able to serve tea once again. We enjoy spending time with you and all of our tea friends (past and present)over warm scones, gourmet tea, and tasty pastries. Please check our web page for the latest themed tea parties at www.victorenestea.com<BR> <BR> Sincerly,<BR> Chris <BR>