Melissa (Chicago, IL)
Country Thyme Tea Room is the best I've ever encountered. The atmosphere is elegant, with a small town, friendly appeal. The attentive service is second to none. Attention to detail is what makes this tea room special. Everything from the framed tea puzzles on the walls, to the hand-made tea vests the waitresses wear follow the theme of the restaurant. The food is clearly all prepared by hand by skillful chefs. Despite the laid back, at ease atmosphere, the wait staff and kitchen staff are extremely fast and efficient. I love to come visit on a Saturday afternoon with my friends. When I can't make it down from Chicago, I sit in my kitchen at home dreaming of what I could be eating if I were at Country Thyme. In fact, I could go for a mouth-watering turkey reuben, or a scrumptious black forest brownie right about now...