Polly Claire's

6178 Adamson Circle, Chattanooga TN 37416

Under $25 Top 10 Recommended New Editor's Pick Special Offer Private Room

Step away from the busyness of life and relax while our attentive staff serves you in royal fashion. Whether you are here for tea, your event, or to browse our china shop, nowhere else in the Scenic City offers a more historic setting than dining in our 164-year-old beloved nationally registered Dent Plantation home. Find tranquillity and enjoyment in spacious rooms with 14-foot elevated walls and ceiling to floor windows in private gathering rooms for intimate lunches or our four-course full afternoon tea service. Open daily, Polly Claire’s strives to accommodate every schedule. Polly Claire’s has dedicated staff to serve you and make your daily experience or once in a lifetime occasion unforgettable.

Reservations


  Business Info

  • Address: 6178 Adamson Circle, Chattanooga TN 37416
  • Cross Street: Bonny Oaks
  • Cuisine: American | Continental | Desserts | English | European | International | Seafood | Steak |
  • Cost: | Very Inexpensive
  • Category: Fine Dining
  • Star Rating:
  • Reservations: Recommended
  • Dress Code: Casual
  • Meals Served: Brunch | Lunch | Dinner |
  • Parking: Street | Public Lot |
  • Payment Options: VISA | Amex | MasterCard | Discover | Cash |
  • Corkage Fee: N/A
  • Phone: (423) 521-4832
  • Features: Organic Ingredients, Private Room, Takeout Available, Wheelchair Access, Lounge / Bar, Healthy Options, Tea Service, Farm-to-table,
  • Occasion: Child Friendly, Romantic Dining, Dining Alone, Business Dining, Meet for a Drink, Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion, Vegetarian, Trendy / Hip, Celebrity Spotting,

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  Events & Special Hours

Father-Daughter / Special Someone Tea
Feb. 6, 2021
Lunch 11 a.m. - 4 p.m. |  
VALENTINE TEA
Feb. 13, 2021
Lunch 11 a.m. - 1:15 p.m. |  
VALENTINE TEA- 11:00 Seating
Feb. 14, 2021
Lunch 11 a.m. - 11 a.m. |  
VALENTINE TEA- 2:00 Seating
Feb. 14, 2021
Lunch 2 p.m. - 2 p.m. |  

  Business Hours

Reservations Available

Monday
Lunch - Dining Room 1 11 a.m. - 3 p.m.  
Tuesday
Lunch - Dining Room 1 11 a.m. - 3 p.m.  
Wednesday
Lunch - Dining Room 1 11 a.m. - 3 p.m.  
Thursday
Lunch - Dining Room 1 11 a.m. - 3 p.m.  
Friday
Lunch - Dining Room 1 11 a.m. - 3 p.m.  
Saturday
Lunch - Dining Room 1 11 a.m. - 2 p.m.  
Sunday
Closed - Dining Room 1

  F.A.Q.s

Frequently Asked Questions
We always emphasize making a reservation. The restaurant gets to maximum capacity many days! Our online reservation system is just three quick clicks!
The Afternoon Tea experience is a three tiered tray with four courses designed for one. Offering many selections, each portion is bite sized. It begins with hot tea and scones. The tiered tray is four small appetizers, five finger sandwiches, and four miniature desserts. Should you share, each person would not be able to try each item. For example, the chilled shrimp cocktail is one piece of shrimp. The experience is a meal by itself for one.
We absolutely do host large groups! Our seven dining rooms offer exclusive spaces for your guests to be served and share special occasions.
YES! It operated from 1895-1985. The Bonny Oaks Alumni have a FB page and association if you'd like to get in touch with someone who was raised here. Please notice the photos of the BOCH on our walls in the necessary rooms.
We have a free surrounding parking lot next to the Dent House. Additionally, parking is available on the street around the front circle and on the lawn when overflow is necessary.
Anything you like! We've noticed guests dressing up and dressing down. Whatever your occasion, dress comfortably and be prepared to help yourself to any number of hats we have available to share.
Our menu is coded with V for vegetarian, and GF for Gluten Free options for your convenience.
Absolutely! We simply ask for all outside baked goods to come from bakeries, knowing that the Department of Health maintains proper sanitation in those establishments. Cake cutting and serving on our china is $1 per guest. Additionally, we have hat cakes in three flavors available to serve up to 20 guests for $35.
We are! We have a lift to the left of our back porch. Please call for assistance when you arrive and we will be standing at attention to help you operate the handicap lift at the rear entrance. 423.521.4TEA (4832)
Polly Claire's is fully licensed and offers a variety of wines by the bottle or glass, champagne, as well as cocktails. It is not necessary to bring your own bottle of wine.

Customer Reviews & Ratings

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambiance: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Jan 20, 2021
Sandra W.

EXCELLENT! They always exceed your expectations. We have been there several times for lunch and on one evening event. EXCELLENT food, service, atmosphere.


Overall: 10/10
Food: 9/10
Service: 10/10
Ambiance: 10/10
Value: 8/10
Jan 18, 2021
Patty H.

This is the third time in a year and a half for my daughter and me to visit Polly Claire’s, and we had a very good time. We have been there once with just the two of us, once with four of us, and this time with six of us. MINUSES: The food is a bit pricey for what you get, but it is still one of our several favorite places for a special outing. Unfortunately, we can’t go very often. PLUSSES: We love the overall experience and the ambiance. Your servers have been wonderful: Polite, friendly, helpful, informative. We like the laid back atmosphere and the un-crowdedness. The best thing you have is the lobster bisque.


Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambiance: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Jan 10, 2021
Shirley T.

Polly Claire’s is always a wonderful experience. The atmosphere, staff, food and service are always top notch. Oh, and don’t forget the tea!


Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambiance: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Jan 03, 2021
Meary B.

It was wonderful!!! I love bringing friends and family for their first experience of having High Tea. So nice to relax and slow down and leave our cares for this wonderful experience.


Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambiance: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Jan 03, 2021
Sandy D.

Great experience!


Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambiance: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Jan 01, 2021
Scott A.

We had an amazing time. It was so relaxing. Our waitress “Katie” was outstanding, very helpful and pleasant. We will definitely be back.


Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambiance: 10/10
Value: 8/10
Jan 01, 2021
Jennifer D.

Melissa was a fabulously attentive server! This was our first visit and we enjoyed the experience immensely. Best shortbread I've tasted. We will visit again


Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambiance: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Dec 31, 2020
Robin W.

Our experience at Polly Claire's Tea Room is always very special. The ladies who serve us are very friendly and polite, and the tea room is beautiful! We come from Knoxville to have tea; it is definitely worth the drive.


Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambiance: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Dec 31, 2020
Connie S.

Great atmosphere. Beautiful Christmas decorations. Helpful server. A great yearly tradition.


Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambiance: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Dec 29, 2020
Sharon B.

I loved it! So did my guest. We had the brunch and it was exquisite. I enjoy the groupings on the menu. I would like to have even more of them. Thanks


Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambiance: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Dec 29, 2020
Eleasha D.

The food was better than expected. Ordered the Colonial Christmas Tea and everything was delicious. Tea selection was huge and was a great pairing to the food. The staff was very friendly as well. Definitely plan on coming back!


Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambiance: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Dec 27, 2020
Melissa F.

Bethany was excellent!


Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambiance: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Dec 24, 2020
Shelley I.

Very happy with the social distancing. I felt we were safe and we had a great experience.


Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambiance: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Dec 20, 2020
Tiffany M.

Always enjoy our experience at Polly Claire's!


Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambiance: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Dec 18, 2020
Karen C.

This was a memorable experience for my out of town friend's first experience. The food was delicious and we enjoyed looking at all the Christmas decorations so much. The service was exceptionally wonderful and the hostess was wonderful in her Christmas attire. Thank you for such a wonderful day!


Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambiance: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Dec 18, 2020
Kelli W.

We enjoyed our Colonial tea. Our service was excellent . Cranberry mimosas are excellent. We look forward to our next visit.


Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambiance: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Dec 13, 2020
Janis A.

Excellent as always. The employees always make sure you’re well taken care of! See you again soon.


Overall: 10/10
Food: 8/10
Service: 10/10
Ambiance: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Dec 11, 2020
Barbara M.

It was the first time my sister-in-law and I were at Polly Claire’s and we really enjoyed it, we are looking forward to returning. We had the Christmas Tea and it did not disappoint.


Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambiance: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Dec 09, 2020
Renee N.

You are all 10 +++ Thank you for such a delightful meal! Polly Claire's is a place where good food, atmosphere and service come together at the same time, same place! The food was delectable, the atmosphere so beautiful and relaxing. The service was gold star for excellence! Thank you so much!!


Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambiance: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Dec 03, 2020
Debby V.

My daughter had a pleasant visit. Service was top notch, atmosphere was relaxing , and the decorations were beautiful!


Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambiance: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Dec 02, 2020
Rhonda L.

Our lunch was wonderful.


Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambiance: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Dec 02, 2020
Marie M.

We had a wonderful time, my daughter in law felt spoiled & special, so a very successful shower!


Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambiance: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Nov 23, 2020
Vallie T.

Everything was amazing, as always (and the egg salad was MUCH improved, which made me sooooo happy). I took my parents for their first time and they look forward to going back. Thanks so much for having such a lovely tea house


Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 9/10
Ambiance: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Nov 07, 2020
Mary S.

I very much enjoyed Polly Claires. It reminded me of high tea at the Savoy, but with nicer service. Everything was lovely, from the ambiance to the waitstaff to the scrumptious delights we were served.


Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambiance: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Oct 30, 2020
Miriam T.

Katie was so attentive to our 7 year old birthday girl! thank you.


Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambiance: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Oct 12, 2020
Alison S.

It was so fun! Everything was delicious!


Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambiance: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Oct 01, 2020
Cari B.

Friendly, attentive service! Food was amazing! Beautiful and clean facilities.


Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambiance: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Sep 30, 2020
Tina M.

It was absolutely a wonderful Tea! The food was delicious the music grand and the atmosphere charming. While the place settings were Royal Albert, top notch in my book, being a tea aficionado I did noticed the Teacups used were actually coffee cups. The difference being tea cups have a wider bell and are shallower whereas the coffee cups have a smaller bell and are deeper. The only actual teacups were used as decoration on the walls which were part of the charm.


Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambiance: 10/10
Value: 5/10
Sep 23, 2020
Annette K.

Server was amazing


Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambiance: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Sep 22, 2020
Tiphanie G.

I wish there was some flexibility with the afternoon tea. There are several items I don’t like and that has kept me from ordering it. If there was some flexibility in items, them I would be much more likely to order it.


Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambiance: 10/10
Value: 6/10
Sep 20, 2020
Laurie S.

What a lovely experience. The decor, the service, the setting, the food ...all were beyond my expectations. Hats on for this wonderful place!


Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambiance: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Sep 17, 2020
Susie H.

My mother and I celebrated our September birthdays together at Polly Claire's. Everything was perfect! The ambiance is always so nice! The tea and food were perfect for our special lunch. We missed the pretty hats, but understand for now during Covid they need to be put away. We always enjoy this beautiful Tea Room! Bethany did a great job taking care of us!


Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambiance: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Sep 04, 2020
Tiffany T.

We loved everything. The whole experience was better than anticipated: the decor was charming, our server was ready with recommendations, the tea was tasty, and the food was amazing. I already want more lobster bisque! Will be back soon, with more friends!


Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambiance: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Aug 24, 2020
Patricia W.

This was my second visit to Polly Claire's. I love everything about the experience. I will be back!


Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambiance: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Aug 22, 2020
Sheri D.

Food was delicious. Atmosphere so charming. Regency Tea service is great for a special occasion.


Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambiance: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Aug 10, 2020
Dallas C.

I love the Polly Claire’s experience because of how much I love the culture it represents.


Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambiance: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Aug 08, 2020
Janis A.

Wonderful as always. Thoroughly enjoyed my birthday celebration! Service was fantastic.


Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambiance: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Jul 31, 2020
Kay A.

Our favorite tearoom in Chattanooga.


Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambiance: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Jul 30, 2020
Lynn A.

Scrumptious food and tea Wonderful atmosphere Stellar service We so enjoyed our selves


Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambiance: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Jul 23, 2020
Vallie T.

We had a very enjoyable time, as always. The service was excellent, the tea was delicious, and we had a very relaxing visit. Favorite foods were definitely the cucumber sandwich and the little cheese/bacon tart. The ONLY constructive criticism the two of us have would be a desire for the egg salad to have a little more flavor. Especially with everything else having such distinct flavors, it is just always very bland. A little garlic or even salt would be amazing.


Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambiance: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Jul 23, 2020
Anne Marie E.

First time here. My parents were visiting from out of town. A very fun experience and a great place to catch up.


Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambiance: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Jul 11, 2020
Teri P.

It was a great experience and the waitress was very friendly and attentive.


Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambiance: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Jul 11, 2020
Janet E.

The staff was very patient while we had a long leisurely lunch.


Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambiance: 10/10
Value: 6/10
Jul 10, 2020
Luba B.

Such a blessed place to be!!!


Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambiance: 10/10
Value: 9/10
Jul 07, 2020
Jo Ann H.

My friend and I had a great Mid-Summer Tea at Polly Claire's. As always, food and service was great. Our server was very good. Wonderful summer experience.


Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambiance: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Jul 02, 2020
Kay B.

My daughter and I loved everything. Always ready to return.


Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambiance: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Jun 30, 2020
Jessie Marie C.

Bethany is the best. My visits to Chattanooga to see family I always end up here at least one day of my trip. Mom loves it when I take her with me. This trip I also took my grandsons, ages 11 & 6. They loved it and want to know when I am coming back to visit so they can go again. I look forward to this part of my trip. I live in AZ and have no place like this here.


Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambiance: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Jun 30, 2020
Katherine A.

I lived in London, England for many years and believe that the afternoon tea rivals and surpasses tea I gave had at The Ritz, The Savoy Hotel, and Brown’s. Polly Claire’s is excellent value, wonderful food and presentation, and lively wait staff.


Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambiance: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Jun 27, 2020
Andy W.

We were celebrating our anniversary and Polly Claire's made it a wonderful experience. The food and atmosphere was truly memorable. We will be back!


Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambiance: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Jun 26, 2020
Laura C.

Melissa did a wonderful job as our server. The tea and food was delicious as always. My friend and I had a wonderful time.