I am beyond delighted to have discovered the rare gem that is Charlotte's Tea Room! Having been to other tea rooms in New York, New Jersey, and England, I can say with conviction that Charlotte's meets standards that even the most particular amongst us would be impressed by. The old Victorian mansion that Charlotte's has moved to would suit any tea room beautifully, but I believe the owner must have an extraordinary gift for interior design because the rooms have been crafted with such exquisite taste--it really brings the old house to life in a magical way. The waitress managed to be both vivacious and astutely aware of when to blend into the background: I never felt rushed or in any way impeded upon (I do love to gossip with the girls and hate to feel eavesdropped upon!), but I always felt that every need was met before I had even to speak. The tea selection was divine! I had such trouble choosing, but the menu was wonderfully descriptive which greatly aided my ability to narrow down my choices, and the waitress was happy to suggest choices she felt were suitable for my meal. It is a must to order one of Mary's freshly baked scones--be sure to order it with the clotted cream. The owner imports it from England and it is critical for achieving the ''authentic'' experience. The chef is gifted as well, and having ordered a variety of things that were shared amongst the ladies, I highly recommend the salads, paninis, and the gorgeously presented Tea for Two. After a remarkable experience, I feel refreshed, pampered, and wonderfully full! I will certainly be returning for the best that tea rooms everywhere have to offer.