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Bon Appetit

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180 Franklin Turnpike, Mahwah, NJ 07430, USA (201) 5291144 Website Owner?

Sun 11:00am – 4:00pm Mon closed Tue closed Wed 11:00am – 4:00pm Thu 11:00am – 4:30pm Fri 11:00am – 4:00pm Sat 11:00am – 4:00pm

Recent reviews

    • Fiona

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      My daughters and I have been to some of the finest tearooms in the world. We have been welcomed in tearooms in Paris, London, Oslo and NYC, among many others. No one in my family will be having tea at this tearoom, no matter their age, because of the offensive restriction against children under 12 years of age.

    • AnnaLisa

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      Just go, you are in for a treat. Cleanest tea room ever. Soup was outstanding.

    • AL

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      i went to bon appetite tea house with my sisters its the most beauitfull tea house in the stat the tea was excellent the food was very good ,desserts was out of this world and the owner was the best i dont agree with that lady janice i think she's never ben in a tea house befor this why she did't like any thing even the payment.

    • AB

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      The tea house is beautifully decorated. The tea menu is extensive. The food is scrumptious especially the desserts. I have to disagree with the reviews regarding the portions of food. Going for tea is not the same thing as going to an Italian restaurant where you have massive portions. The food at a tea house should be decadent & smaller in portion because of its decadence. This is what we had today and I was more than pleased. When you go to a tea house, you go for the experience. Sometimes this type of experience can be expensive so I have to disagree with the other reviews about priciness. The owners are a delight. I would return most certainly and would highly recommend this establishment to others.

    • Janice Harding

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      The room is pretty and the china and flatware is a nice touch. The entire time that we were there, we were the only clients. They turned away two women because they did not call 1/2 hour in advance for reservations. It was deceiving. This was a major disappointment. The tea menu is extensive, however, descriptions cryptic. When we asked questions about the teas, we were told to read the menu. We were trying to determine if the tea contained flowers or just floral notes. We were told by the hostess, that she had only tasted 3 of the teas ... she is a coffee drinker. The lack of knowledge/enthusiasm regarding their teas was disappointing/appalling. They have no knowledge of the differences between types of teas and the tastes. They can only repeat what is on the menu desciption. We asked to see the Tinderet. The server and hostess thought that it had floweres in it, however the 'floral notes' was just a description of the brighter flavors in the tea. The ginger honey tea was good as was the tinderet. They were properly brewed. The assam could have been stronger. It would have been better if the water had been filtered. The menu gave a choice of soup or salad. Asked what the soups were (lentil and vegetable). Ordered lentil and was later told they only had vegetable. Asked what type of salad they served and was told mixted greens with some carrot. The vegetable soup was primarily flavored with onion. It was visually unappealing. The basic color was brown with overcooked slices of broccoli. Esthetically unappetizing. We asked for a glass of water. As a party of three, we anticipated receiving 3 glasses of water, however, the hostess brought 1 glass of water. It was a pretty glass, however, it would have been nice if we each had one. The salad was just greens with about 7 shreds of carrot on it -- definitely not anything special or appealing. The savorys were brought out and were never identified. One was flavored with olives and the other made with oil packed dark meat tuna (aka catfood). The sandwiches were also lackluster - white bread with cream cheese and cucumer, multigrain with a slice of deli turkey and a thin slice of swiss cheese, and a pastry with a chicken salad that tasted like canned chicken. We were not given a choice of scone (it was a berry with cinnamon). This was the highlight. There was also a small apricot cookie and a petit four and a chocolate covered strawberry. The menu stated that there was clotted cream and lemon curd. The clotted cream for a table of three was about 2 tablespoons. When we asked for the lemon curd, we were told that they didn't have it. People said it was lemony. Tab for a table of 3? A mere $96 for approximately $8 of food that was common and ill prepared. This tea was more like an ill conceived school lunch. It was not a treat. It was robbery.

    • Deborah

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      While the atmosphere of the tea house is quite quaint, our experience at this establishment was beyond disappointing. We were a party of ten with reservations for a bridal shower and when the arrangements were made with the owner, she was well aware of the nature of the party. Upon arrival, we were coolly greeted by the owner and told that our party would be split between two adjacent tables, which was not ideal, but we were very agreeable despite the lackluster welcome. As our guests arrived, we were served promptly with our choices of tea, finger sandwiches, scones, and miniature desserts. After our meals, we continued with what is customary for a bridal shower - the opening of gifts, during which we maintained a reasonable level of volume. After all, this was a bridal shower - again, something that was discussed when the reservations were made. Once the gifts were opened, the owner of the tea house proceeded to berate my guests for being 'too loud' and moving their chairs slightly to view the opening of the gifts. Not only was this uncalled for, but it was absolutely embarrassing to me as the hostess of the party. I spent over $500 for a two hour party with ten guests, which is a lot of money for tea and finger foods, and to be treated in such a manner is 100% unacceptable. I chose this establishment for the ambiance and to treat the guests of the bridal shower to an enjoyable afternoon, but left disgusted. I will never step foot in Bon Appetit again, nor would I recommend the tea house to anyone.

    • Adrienne S.

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      I recently had tea at Bon Appetit and the place is quite nicely decorated. The tea menu is extensive and the food was tasty - just not enough of it. When the tiered server came out we actually thought it was only half of our order. The scones were good, but small and only 3 pieces/types of finger sandwiches. The owner was very coridal.

    • Joan

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      Beautifully appointed furnishings, a most gracious hostess and delicious food makes this a must return to tearoom. The scones were some of the best we've had and the chance to relax, unhurried, over a cup of tea is priceless!

    • Nancy Schempp

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      This gem is on it's way to becoming a favorite for all those in the area who wish to take two or three hours to just relax and enjoy the wonderful selection of teas, as well as the savory tea sandwiches, pastries and scones. The owner has outdone herself with the beautiful decor, all hand made.

    • kelley

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      Much more than a tearoom, and cheaper than a trip to Paris, a feast for breakfast, lunch, and afternoon tea with mouthwatering pastries and cakes, as well as extraordinary breakfast and lunch fare.