Steeped Tea Cafe

3223 Main Street, Manchester MD 21102
$ American

Reservations

Business Info

  • Address: 3223 Main Street, Manchester MD 21102
  • Cross Street: York St.
  • Cuisine: American | Continental | International |
  • Cost: | Very Inexpensive
  • Category: Fine Dining
  • Star Rating:
  • Reservations: Recommended
  • Dress Code: Casual
  • Meals Served: Brunch | Lunch | Dinner |
  • Parking: Street | Private Lot |
  • Payment Options: VISA | Amex | MasterCard | Discover | Cash | Apple Pay | Google Pay |
  • Corkage Fee: N/A
  • Phone: (443) 986-9745
  • Features: Catering Services, Organic Ingredients, Outdoor Seating, Private Room, Prix Fixe Menu, Takeout Available, Wheelchair Access, Healthy Options, Tea Service,
  • Occasion: Child Friendly, Romantic Dining, Dining Alone, Business Dining, Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion, Vegetarian,

Photos

Steeped Tea Cafe - Pink Room
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Business Hours

Reservations Available
Monday
Closed - Pink Room
Tuesday
Closed - Pink Room
Wednesday
Closed - Pink Room
Thursday
Closed - Pink Room
Friday
Saturday
Lunch - Pink Room 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Sunday
Lunch - Pink Room 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.
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Customer Reviews & Ratings

4.79 out of 5 stars based on 277 votes

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 9/10
Feb 25, 2024
Teresa H.
Very enjoyable day. We liked all the food except the roast beef sandwich which was delicious but tough. Our server was very attentive and ambiance of the dining room was very nice. Overall a very good experience!

Overall: 10/10
Food: 9/10
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Value: 9/10
Jan 29, 2024
Marie B.
The cucumber sandwiches definitely need more cucumber slices. The food and service were very good.

Overall: 10/10
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Value: 10/10
Dec 13, 2023
Donna E.
Always perfect

Overall: 10/10
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Dec 10, 2023
Holly K.
We had a delightful time at the Christmas Tea. The food was delicious! We look forward to our next visit.

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
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Value: 10/10
Nov 09, 2023
Sarah W.
We had a lovely time celegrating my mother's birthday. We had the Royal Tea and the food was delicious, the tea was hot and well-brewed, the wait staff attentive, but not over-bearing, and the room was adorably decorated. We loved it and I have already made reservations to return.

Overall: 10/10
Food: 9/10
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Value: 10/10
Apr 26, 2023
Camille R.
I’ve wanted to go here for years, so I had high expectations. The tea lunch did not disappoint They were very accommodating for a large party. The cucumber sandwich (always a tea favorite) was very good. So was the Brie. The apricot scones and accompaniments were my favorite.

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
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Value: 10/10
Apr 16, 2023
Joyce J.
We had a great experience due to the delicious food, the charming venue, and the incredibly personal and friendly service. We’re planning on going again!

Overall: 10/10
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Value: 10/10
Apr 04, 2023
Linda W.
Steeped Tea has been one of my favorite places for many years. I moved across the country two years ago but whenever I am back in the area I try to get there again. This time was as wonderful as ever. The food is delicious and creative. The chef is inspired with unique creations that never cease to amaze me. The atmosphere and the server are fabulous. I just hate that I live so far away now and only get there once a year or so.

Overall: 10/10
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Value: 10/10
Nov 12, 2022
Margaret C.
The food was delicious and portions (particularly the sandwiches) much larger than other tea rooms. I definitely recommend!

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
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Value: 10/10
Aug 14, 2022
Christine P.
The server was fantastic. The food was absolutely delicious. Will definitely be going back!

Overall: 10/10
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Value: 10/10
Aug 03, 2022
Jamie H.
I love this place :) Very fun for a nice lunch!

Overall: 10/10
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Value: 10/10
Jun 11, 2022
Mary Z.
With new hours(now on Friday) my friends and I took advantage of it. The food, as always, was delicious and creative. Our Waitress, Olivia, was wonderful. Don’t miss a chance to try Steeped Tea Cafe. You’ll be sorry if you don’t.

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
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Value: 10/10
Apr 28, 2022
Brenda F.
Always a great experience! Delicious food & friendly & efficient service!

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 8/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Mar 23, 2022
Carol T.
Steeped Tea is the best tea house ever! Food is so good and portions are full size. Cannot beat the service. Everyone you come in contact with treats you like family. The ambiance is beautiful. You will never be disappointed When you are there

Overall: 10/10
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Mar 07, 2022
Donna H.
Loved everything and the salmon sandwich was outstanding! Brought a friend with me for a first visit and she loved it too. We will both be back

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
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Mar 06, 2022
Nancy M.
Everything was delicious.

Overall: 10/10
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Jan 25, 2022
Lori H.
We go to many tea's and love finding different ones and pass on the knew we absolutely ❤. This was a great experience and food was good. Dud not have big tea selection though, like others...

Overall: 10/10
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Dec 22, 2021
Yvonne S.
We love going to Steeped Tea. It was great to celebrate the holiday with friends.

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
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Value: 10/10
Feb 16, 2021
Brooke C.
Absolutely incredible. The food, service and ambiance. We could not have asked for anything more. This is a 5 star restaurant. The food is out of this world. The people are kind and funny and quick. It’s a relaxed atmosphere with a whole lot of class. We brought another couple with us and it was their first time, not even halfway through they had decided they would be coming back ASAP. By far the best secret gem we have found in years. Already planning our next lunch there

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
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Feb 10, 2021
Norma B.
Everything was just lovely there! The atmosphere is relaxing amid the quaint decor, and it takes you back to a gentler, simpler time. The food is so good! I looked at the menu online and saw the apple walnut salad (which looked delicious) and it was even more delicious than I imagined. The potato soup with leeks and veggies was creamy and filling. The scones were yummy and there is a vast variety of teas. The staff is very friendly, but not intrusive. All our needs/requests were met with a smile. We will be back, and will even place carry out orders when we can. Truly a hidden gem that needs to be discovered more.

Overall: 10/10
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Nov 03, 2020
Yvonne S.
Steeped Tea always does such a good job, and you definitely get your money's worth. The chef is exceptional.

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
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Value: 10/10
Oct 18, 2020
Thea T.
Excellent! I took a friend and she loved it too.

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
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Sep 21, 2020
Karla T.
Our lunch tea on the porch was the perfect Fall meal. Our homemade (moist!) cherry scone was the best I have ever had. Our Apple Cheddar soup was served piping hot and was incredible. My chicken caeser wrap was perfectly flavored with melt in your mouth chicken pieces. Our dessert was a homemade slice of apple walnut cake with whipped cream. We loved loved loved the option of having French pressed coffee or tea. Each little table was adorned with fresh cut flowers. The young lady who served us is so kind and accommodating. This is quickly becoming my favorite tearoom of all.

Overall: 10/10
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Sep 14, 2020
Miss Jackie C.
If youre looking for a unique and fun dining experience, youve found it. Excellent decor, wonderful service, delicious food that is sure to exceed expectations. Nothing bad to say, not enough room to write all of the good. Love it and will return repeatedly.

Overall: 10/10
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Sep 06, 2020
Beverly B.
It was truly wonderful. My sister and I really enjoyed ourselves and the food, service and atmosphere was excellent. We will be back.

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
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Value: 10/10
Aug 31, 2020
Karla T.
We love this hidden gem in Manchester. We’ve been here several times for several different seasons and reasons and we always come back. The food is five star and the service is so welcoming and warm it’s almost as though they’re part of your family. For a birthday celebration this time we sat out on the porch and it was lovely. The prices are incredibly reasonable for the quality and service. Whether you’re just going for a sandwich or soup, or an afternoon tea, this is one of our favorite places in Carroll County.

Overall: 10/10
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Aug 24, 2020
Kara G.
Lovely experience all around!

Overall: 10/10
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Jun 29, 2020
Donna H.
Love everything about this place. Food is excellent, atmosphere, service and overall experience is awesome. Brought my granddaughters for tea and they loved the kids menu items. Will be going back again and again

Overall: 10/10
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Value: 10/10
Jun 29, 2020
Stephanie Y.
My 2nd time visiting Steeped Cafe and we enjoyed the Royal High Tea. Portions were on par, food was delicious and staff was courteous and accomodating with my food allergies. Will definately be back again.

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
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Value: 10/10
Jun 28, 2020
Linda W.
The food was amazing, as always! So happy to get back to my favorite tea room after the covid closure.

Overall: 10/10
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Value: 10/10
Jun 23, 2020
Jenni R.
We always enjoy Steeped Tea and were happy to be able to eat indoors. Food is always excellent!

Overall: 9/10
Food: 9/10
Service: 9/10
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Value: 10/10
Aug 04, 2023
kathleen c.
Staff could be more welcoming. On the day of our visit the server was very stiff and formal.

Overall: 9/10
Food: 8/10
Service: 7/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 4/10
Dec 12, 2022
Jamie R.
Had a great time. Server was polite but had to ask for refill of water too often. Tea was delicious. Food was fabulous. Be sure to tell your guests what they are being served. Even though it's on the menu, they were taken and we had to ask what things were. Don't be afraid to engage with your customers. Overall would definitely visit again.

Overall: 8/10
Food: 5/10
Service: 5/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 5/10
Feb 20, 2024
Cassie B.
We did not realize that the theme of the food was an asian theme when scheduling, and the sandwiches provided were not of the best quality. The selection was very bland. The house salad and desserts were good, as well as the tea. Our waitress was a bit cold and slammed down nearly everything that we ordered, clinking the dishes all pretty loudly and abruptly every single time she came to the table with something. I had been there once prior a few years ago and the experience was much more pleasant.

Overall: 8/10
Food: 5/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 8/10
Value: 5/10
Oct 29, 2023
Beverly F.
Tea had no taste. Food quality wasn't worth 45.00 . Friendly service.

Overall: 8/10
Food: 8/10
Service: 10/10
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Value: 9/10
Jun 12, 2023
Judy F.
The servers need to be better trained. They tried really hard but a little more support and training would gave helped

Overall: 7/10
Food: 7/10
Service: 6/10
Ambience: 7/10
Value: 6/10
May 28, 2023
Emily M.
The servers were polite and helpful. Food was missing from the order and when they fixed the issue it was wrong again (I asked several times for dressing on side and it was on top). Scones and fruit were nice, tea was great. We probably sat for atleast 30 minutes after our meal was done with noone to check on us. I finally got up to find a server. It was a fine experience, I would consider coming back but it would be nice to see more attention to detail.