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This place is huge. There must be at least 4 areas where you can get seated. To begin, the Parlour room is an excellent choice. The ambience is very soft and so is the chairs. It is just bright enough where you don’t have to squint at your menu or pull out your flashlight. Then, have your dessert in the beautifully decorated library where you can sip cocktails and chat away.

Tip: Come here for lunch and splurged on the $34 two course prix-fixe menu. You avoid the crowd and get to eat to your heart’s content.

Favorite Dishes: tete de cochon, scotch olives, and milk and honey ice cream dessert

Cha-An Teahouse

This place ended up being a great second choice to Boise Tea Parlor when it’s closed for a private party (boo!). You can get your craving of tea, have a decently priced lunch, and indulge on the desserts at Cha-An.

Lunch Set:

Now I am on the search for 7 grain rice to make on my own since the one that comes with the lunch set is so delicious.

Individual Desserts:

Closer look at the Chef Dessert Sampler:

The desserts are not overly sweet and the chef sampler allows you try many different things. If I have to pick a favorite? Anything with mochi is a good choice. But only if you like mochi!

Cha-an Teahouse
230 East 9th St. 2nd Fl., New York, NY 10003