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The Pleasanton Hotel

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855 Main St, Pleasanton, CA 94566, USA (925) 846-8106 Website Owner?

Sun closed Mon 2:00pm – 3:30pm Tue 2:00pm – 3:30pm Wed 2:00pm – 3:30pm Thu 2:00pm – 3:30pm Fri 2:00pm – 3:30pm Sat 2:00pm – 3:30pm

Recent reviews

    • Christie

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      Closed several years ago

    • Carol

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      The Scarlet O'Hatter's red hat gorup from the valley had a large tea party here yesterday and I attended as their guest. The Pleasanton Inn was a delightful step back into the turn of the century decor wise. They offered a good variety of fine quality, loose leaf teas, a wonderful selection of freshly made tea sandwiches, and more delectable desserts than anyone could possibly eat at one sitting! My only two suggestions are that they provide a luncheon plate along with the lone bread plate we each had (which was stickily mussed after holding dollops of delicious homemade lemon curd, sweetened sour creme and strawberry jam to spread on our warm scones) and to provide sugar bowls and tongs to pick up the sugar cubes that were stacked on a plate with no method of plucking them up othr than our fingers, to place into our cups to sweeten our tea!

    • mary

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      I went with a large group of Red Hatters and we had a grand time. One sandwhich was outstanding, but the rest were just ok. There were too many desserts and the devonshire cream was lacking (seemed to be nothing more than sour cream). The lemon curd was yummy. The service was good, but not outstanding.

    • Hermione

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      This was a horrible experience for my daughter and me. This hotel receives such rave reviews. Why? We do not know. The dining area smelled like a suitcase that had been in storage for decades. Regardless we tried to stay upbeat. Then our food arrived. Did they open packages from the frozen food section for our meal? We won't returne.

    • Kara

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      Pleasamtom is one of those rare towns that still has an old-fashioned Main Street. On that street stands the Pleasanton Hotel serving lunch and dinner and it's decorated ala turn-of-the-century so don't expect a 'cute little tea-room'. But they do a very nice job with your table. You must have reservations to enjoy afternoon tea so when you arrive your table is already complete with a teapot at each place setting in colorful teacozies and napkins have been artistically arranged. There's a large three-tiered tray also on the table . Our waitress was wonderful. She took our tea orders and removed the teapots and when she brought them back, she requested that we allow our tea to steep for a couple of minutes and she would come back to pour the first cup. All of the teas were loose-leaf. Then the chef came out with the plates of goodies and explained what was on each plate. There was one plate of large sandwich squares (four kinds) and two plates filled with dessert items and scones. More food than you typically get. I highly recommend the Pleasanton Hotel especially if there are men in your party who flinch at doilies.

    • JST

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      Taking a quick peek inside the Pleasanton Hotel tea room after having gone to The English Rose just around the corner, I didn't think that high tea in this establishment could possibly compete. I must say I think I was wrong! Though the selection of teas is quite short (I do wish there were more flavored blends) I found the food served to be fantastic. I would have appreciated some savories in place of the large number of desserts offered; however I thought the sandwich selection was exquisite and I will definitely be returning for tea here!!

    • Dee

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      Although the tea selection was limited and the decor in the tea room was somewhat lacking, I enjoyed my overall tea experience. Compared to other tea rooms in the bay area that charge $21.95 and more for a complete tea service, it was only $18.95 at the Pleasanton Hotel. Our tea service included a pot of tea for each person, 4 different types of tea sandwiches, many different mini desserts, a scone, lemon curd, clotted cream, and preserves. The sandwiches were all delicious. One of our favorites was the cucumber and strawberry sandwich. The scone and mini desserts were all quite good. One suggestion would be to decrease the number of desserts and add a savory of some sort. All in all, I recommend having tea at the Pleasanton Hotel.

    • Polly

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      For the last three years my sister has given myself, my stepsister and mother gift certificates to the High Tea. All of us love it. I have told many people about it, who have tried it and now also love it. I now also give gift certificates to the teas. The food,atmosphere and the service are great.The staff always makes you feel welcomed and the chef is awesome. His lemon curd is one of the best I've ever tried, I could eat it by the spoonful. The cream scones are wonderful. I cannot wait until my next visit.

    • Sandra Rollins

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      My Red Hat group had a tea here in March. We previously had visited the August tea Room in Livermore in January, so had a point of comparison. The decor here is sorely lacking, using plain white coffee cups & saucers. They could do with a bit of Victorian flavor, some nice china, silver and a bit more decor. They did decorate our table with purple & red napkins in deference to our being a Red Hat group. The food was superb and plentiful, and the chicken with grapes sandwich to die for. All of us noticed our teapots leaked somewhat when tea was poured. Don't know what caused that. Service was good and the people were very friendly. The tea selection was very limited and if you are a tea drinker, you may be disappointed. I think they have the makings of a great tea room. They just need a little more attention to decor and detail, but the food can't be beat and the price is much lower than other tea rooms. I'm sure we'll be back, just to see how they progress, but especially for the food.

    • Sandy D.

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      My girfriend and I just returned from visiting The Plesanton Hotel. This is the 4th tea room I have been to for high tea, and I have yet to decide if I will return again or not. The building is beautiful, but the room decor was a bit on the light side. The tea selection was disapointingly limited and we were given white coffe cups and saucers. (Colored tea cups and saucers would go a long way.) The menu stated that we would receive 'devon style' cream, but none ever came. I also had to ask for cream for our tea. The food was very plentiful however and we got more then I usualy get at other tea houses for about the same price. We received a scone, 4 finger sandwiches (the chicken and grapes was amazing), some bannana nut bread, and 7 or 8 deserts. The food was very fresh but it was a bit overkill on the deserts. I agree with the previous poster that a some savories would be nice. However if you can't get enough chocolate, this may be the place for you. Not my favorite, but not too bad either.

    • Anna R

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      There were 14 in our group and we were well taken care of. I would have liked to see more savory items on the tray and fewer sweets, but all in all the fare was delicious.

    • Mary Olivas

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      Everything was perfect for our Mother/Daugher tea. The food was delicious, the tea great and the sevice by Chef Neil was super. Thanks for helping to make our day so special.

    • J

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      You won't get the whole victorian tea house experience here but the food is fresh and delicious. You will be seated in a side room of the dining section. Usually very quiet with few others having afternoon teas. Don't count on the waitress to know anything about tea service. They serve tea in very small two cup pots and don't refill often enough. The chef will bring out your food and describe exactly what each item is. The good thing about this place is the freshness, the scones were the best I've ever had. If you had a sweet tooth coming in you won't leave with one.

    • Lulu VM

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      Ambience : Very good, nice victorian hotel, dining room facing the street. Quiet, relaxing. Your table is set with teapots with individual tea cozies, strainer, strainer dish, tea cups and small plates. We chose the High Tea for $18.95 per person. There were 5 of us. When I made the reservation, I inquired ahead of time if possible for a diet request. The chef accomodated our request for vegetarian sandwiches for 2 people in our party. Service : Very good, attentive server, friendly, prompt, additional hot water for your tea is delivered right away. Fare : The 3 layer tiered tray came with the following items : top level were the finger sandwiches of the day : baby shrimp sandwich, chicken and red grape, strawberry/cucumber and cream cheese and egg salad. The middle level had the mini sweets – cheesecake square, pecan caramel square, a chocolate cup with cream and strawberries, a slice of banana loaf, a pate a choux swan filled with strawberry, mini carrot cake square, a flourless chocolate mousse cupcake to die for! etc. The bottom level contained the sweet scone with a sprinkling of sugar on top, the chocolate dipped tuxedo strawberry and the pastry cream filled profiterole with chocolate on top. The scone is freshly baked and warm. Served on the side, were the small dish of red jam, lemon curd (it was very good with the addition of real vanilla bean specks) and real English devonshire cream (yum!!). For the teas, you have a selection of about 5 types, I think. Most of us chose the house tea blend, Blue Mist, with a hint of lavender. Coffee is also available instead of tea. Overall : the price is right for the amount of fare, we even had a few pieces to take home and enjoy later. Good sandwiches and sweets served. Highly recommended. Kitchen staff very accomodating. Will come back again and bring more family and friends!

    • Beth Gordon

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      There were 25 of us, and the Hotel was GREAT !!! We all had a marvelous time. Just beware, while enjoying the sweets and deserts DO NOT fail to eat the chicken salad sandwich - HEAVEN.

    • kristen wendling

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      the food and tea here were delicious!!the selection was very nice.the chef greeted us and explained the selection in detail.the teas were wonderful,especially the blue mist.my daughter and her grandmothers were there.we all enjoyed it very much.my daughter particularly liked her special plate with peanut butter and jelly,cookies and chocolate dipped strawberries.it was a relaxing and delicious way to spend some time together.

    • Rowe

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      I chose not to have tea here but this was info on the flyer the staff shared with me. Reservations are required. Tea is only available Wed-Sat now. Limted traditional tea menu are $9-$19. 15% gratuity is added to bill.

    • Lee Anne

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      The best scones, and great tea.

    • Norma Sanchez

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      You not only offered the best tea but your server and chef were outstanding. Our group could not have chosen a better place for tea party. I will definitely be back sand will refer others.

    • April

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      I LOVED IT! I hosted my friend's bridal shower here after trying some other tea houses in the area and the Pleasanton Hotel was the BEST! The food was very good and we had plenty of it. I didn't need lunch before hand and we ended up taking some food home for the guys. Because we were a large group we got all the tea choices each wrapped in a cute tea cozy so we could tell the tea apart. The service was excellent, our tea pots were never empty. The room was nice and quiet so we were able to talk to everyone at the table. I had eleven gals. We were having such a good time that everyone in my groups stayed for three hours! I'm taking my mother and aunt there this weekend for my mother's birthday! That's how much I liked it. There is another tea house in Pleasanton and all I can say is skip that one and go to The Pleasanton Hotel!