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Stephanie N.

Outstanding experience from start to finish. Everything was perfect—service, food, ambiance. Can’t wait to go back!

Jackie T.

Cute modern, tea house with nice ambiance and location. Good tea selection and appreciate to-go options.

Alexandra d.

I am thoroughly impressed with the afternoon tea at Marlene’s. The food is fresh and delicious and the ambiance cannot be beat. It is clear how much effort goes into the preparation of the tiers. Everything is perfection!

Cicily S.

Initially, I was supposed to attend my reservation as a part of a bridal party of 11 girls, but because of Covid, our party of 11 became a party of 4. I made three or four calls to the restaurant on a day when they were closed for the holidays to adjust our reservation as members of the party slowly decreased and the reservation was updated within an hour of each call! I can only imagine how annoying it may have been to have so many changes made to a reservation, but they did so without a fuss. Now, I was unable to attend the reservation, but the four members that did attend RAVED about the experience! The food was amazing and filling and the vibe was very upscale. Overall, they had a wonderful experience and I am so bummed to have missed it. When I am in San Diego, I HAVE to come to Marlene's for the experience I missed.

Kathleen N.

Love this place, possibly the best tea room left in San Diego. Thanks!!

Gretchen G.

Food was delicious and plentiful! Service was a bit slow but the friendliness made up for it. Highly recommend!

Aki T.

Everything was lovely. It is a special occasion event that I would love to experience in the future.

Sandy P.

Without a doubt, Marlene's provides the best High Tea experience in San Diego.

paula d.

Everything was wonderful. Food fabulous as usual.

Elaine M.

The experience was enjoyable and Marlene makes every effort to walk around and talk with her patrons to make sure they have everything they need. The food is amazing and Marlene always out does herself.