I chose to go to Charlotte's for my birthday because I had seen so many good reviews and expected the best of the best as they reported by Hudson Valley Magazine. Aside from the beautiful decor and thoughtful balloons on the table I am truly sorry to say that my experience there was sad, . I had an old roast beef open faced tea sandwich that was tough and inedible placed on a dry piece of 'party bread'( the ones from the deli dept.). Egg salad in a store bought filo cup and a cucumber and 'cheddar' sandwich which would have been so much better without the cheese just with the chive cream cheese spread. I feel compelled to let you know that the curried chicken salad was excellent because I love curry I can only imagine how some one with a more sensative palate might react to such a heavy handed use of the spice. The ham salad was ok. Can't say that about the olive cheese tapenade. Included with my tea party was a cold cranberry scone with what I thought was lemon curd, but it turned out to be a congealed heart shaped pat of butter (see attached picture). My tea was weak with only 2 bags in a pot comparatively to large for too little tea. In my opinion the scones where not made from scratch, and neither was the key lime pie. Service was unremarkable and long winded, but she smiled a lot.
I have decided to not respond fully to your pre - meditated nastiness. But, my advice to you as you enter any other restaurant is, next time, leave your baggage at the door.
I agree with all the other reviews, this place was awesome, I looked on Teamap for a tea room upsate since we were going up to Beacon for the weekend. I had no idea that Beacon had a tea room. But I'm really glad it does. We spent the weekend at the Swann Inn B+B (which was great) and both Saturday and Sunday we ate at the Cup and Saucer. We had dinner with live music, some kind of open mike. Then next day lunch and tea. You might think that it was overboard to go no where else, but each time we went was like a new great experience. Thank you to all, you were very gracious and sweet.