Ever since I first went to London as a teenager, I have been in love with all things British. It's difficult to find a tea room that does British tea well, but I'm happy to have found The Empress--it is a gem among dining establishments! The atmosphere is very light and elegant; the facility is clean, well-maintained, and well-appointed; and the high tea is delectable (especially the Pear-Gorgonzola open-faced sandwiches). The staff members are kind and helpful and are always ready, with a smile, to go out of their way to make the customer's experience as enjoyable as possible. It's my favorite place to catch up with old college friends; I also love to go to the Empress for birthdays and celebrations. I just cannot say enough about how much I love this tea room! You'll love it, too!