My husband and I were pleasantly surprised to see other couples enjoying tea and lunch. Men are usually reluctant to frequent a restaurant focused on the art of taking tea, but the Empress offers man-sized sandwiches and a variety of other entrees that would please healthy appetites. My husband, more of an iced tea (which they also offer) kind of guy, braved the waters and tried the Paris brewed hot tea. He loved it and wants to go once a week. The atmosphere is formal and peaceful, food was great and we were able to take our time and enjoy a private conversation. Service was great too.
...we are so lucky to see so many of our gentlemen enjoy theirselves...we try to accomidate a wide range with our menus to satisfy all...thank you