I brought a group friends to the tea room recently. We had a wonderful time. The food was good, especially the desserts, which were delicious. The scones could have been a little more flavorful, not the usual quality we are used to here. The sandwiches and savories were good also. The tea selection is always impressive, and we enjoy getting to smell the loose tea samples before making our selection-a great idea. Each of us had a different tea, and all were pleased with the choices. The staff was very attentive and kept our party going along smoothly, always checking to see if we needed anything. They let us linger a bit too, which was thoughtful. The inside of this tea room is lovely, a real gem, with lots of Victorian atmosphere. It's in a 19th century sea captain's home in downtown Toms River, NJ and has great woodwork, fireplaces, and antiques. The only observation all of us had pertained to the grounds, outside the tea room. The property really needs some work. For example, the large garden in the circular area out front was all overgrown and full of weeds. The place looked unkempt, especially for this time of year, spring. It must be very expensive to maintain an old house and property such as this, but it's imperative that the owners be more attentive to the curb appeal, as that is what people see when prospective tea patrons drive by or arrive at the tea room for their reservation. Otherwise, my friends and I had a very nice time over afternoon tea at 600 Main.