tea·​room | \ ˈtē-ˌrüm How to pronounce tearoom (audio) , -ˌru̇m\

Definition of tearoom

: a small restaurant or café with service and decor designed primarily for a female clientele

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Café Schuh, on Kaiser-Wilhelm-Promenade (KWP), will take you back in time in a tearoom with striped wallpaper and brocade-upholstered seating. Elizabeth Wellington, Vogue, "This Austrian Spa and Ski Town Is Straight Out of a Wes Anderson Film," 11 Jan. 2019 Today there are 11 Robuchon ateliers, including in Macau, Montreal, Bangkok and London, and a further nine restaurants and three tearooms bearing his name. Josh Jacobs, WSJ, "Chef Joël Robuchon Found Exacting Ways to Prepare Simple French Food," 10 Aug. 2018 In addition to restaurants, the Millcroft Inn has been used as a private residence, a general store, doctors’ offices and a tearoom. Jeanne Houck, Cincinnati.com, "Millcroft Inn dodges the wrecking ball," 14 June 2018 But instead of the mannequins from the Oakmont League modeling, L'Aureole members and friends modeled dresses and separates in tearoom-style — walking between the tables so guests could touch the luscious fabrics. Joyce Rudolph, latimes.com, "On the Town: L’Aureole pretty much the same a half-century later," 1 May 2018 In addition to its hammam, the majestic complex includes a beautiful prayer room, leafy courtyard, tearoom, shop and this restaurant, Aux Portes de l’Orient, with a full menu of couscous, tagines and other North African dishes. Beth Kracklauer, WSJ, "The Secret Spas of Paris," 13 Mar. 2018 Her work at Sketch has led to a flurry of retail commissions, including a RED Valentino store in London and the redesign of two Ladurée tearooms, in Los Angeles and in Geneva. Jane Mayer, The New Yorker, "India Mahdavi, Virtuoso of Color," 20 Dec. 2017 Serene tearooms have been proliferating in New York. Florence Fabricant, New York Times, "A Serene Uptown Outpost for Chinese Tea," 30 Oct. 2017 Visit more than 100 shops as well as dozens of pubs, tearooms and other eateries. Kathleen Dixon, San Francisco Chronicle, "San Franciso entertainment and events for week of Nov. 12," 2 Nov. 2017

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1778, in the meaning defined above

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English Language Learners Definition of tearoom

: a small restaurant that serves light meals

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