Accolades: Testimonials and Reviews
Lady Ann's Restaurant & Tea Room has received widespread attention from customers and food critics alike. We have compiled a selection of testimonials and critical reviews for you here.
Restaurant Review: Lady Ann's Charming Place To Dine
By Diane Wansor
Published Thursday, January 24th, 2013
Remember going to your grandmother's house for Sunday dinner, and the table was set so beautifully with her "good" dishes?
Her house smelled so good, and Sunday dinner always was a special occasion highlighted by one of Grandma's homemade pies or cobblers.
If you can't go to Grandma's house, take a trip to Lady Ann's Restaurant and Tea Room, tucked away on a side street in downtown Stuart. Lady Ann's has four small dining rooms, all decorated with chandeliers, stained glass, mirrors and vases of flowers.
Diners may choose two-, three- or five-course options, including soup, salad, entree, scone, dessert, and beverage with a large variety of teas ($16.95-$19.95). The entrees feature quiche, crepes, chicken and seafood selections.
Lobster bisque, the signature soup, was served hot and full of lobster and mushrooms and was very good. My friend chose the chilled tomato soup with orange juice, an unexpected and delicious combination of flavors. Our other friend enjoyed the field green salad with house balsamic dressing.
It was hard to decide on an entree, but I chose the lobster crepe, again full of lobster in a delicate cream sauce. It was artfully presented with potato salad and stacks of fresh fruit.
The grilled salmon topped with pecans in a teriyaki sauce with rice and fresh vegetables was tasty and visually appealing.
Our other friend's choice, the pecan-crusted tilapia, was formerly a special but was so highly requested that it's now a standard item. Topped with a balsamic butter glaze and served with mashed potatoes and fresh vegetables, it was a great choice.
Although we were full from the large portions, we each ordered a different dessert. The chocolate mousse had a cake base with a cream filling, whipped cream and topped with a rose shaped strawberry. My peach and raspberry cobbler was served so warm it melted the whipped cream.
With its charming ambience and attentive service, Lady Ann's is a lovely way to spend an afternoon.
Diane Wansor dines anonymously at the expense of Scripps Treasure Coast Newspapers. Contact her at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Cuisine: Tea room
Hours: 11:15 a.m. and 1:15 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday, November-May; 11:30 a.m. and noon Tuesday-Saturday June-October
Address: 506 S.W. Camden Ave., Stuart
Alcohol: Wine and beer
Handicap access: Yes
"Lady Ann's Restaurant & Tea Room offers a prudent selection of extraordinary dishes, and the beverage list is designed to complement that menu - a delight for the discerning customer."
"I'd go again - and again, and again..."
"Lady Ann's Restaurant & Tea Room's welcoming decor and comfortable yet elegant atmosphere creates a distinctive environment to enjoy their admirable selection of food and tea. I was impressed."
"Lady Ann's Restaurant & Tea Room is simply a great place to eat: the food is incredible and the service is delightful. I highly recommend it!"
"Great restaurant for entertaining clients at lunch... by a landslide."
"One of the best places I have eaten, not just in Stuart but anywhere!"