Restaurant Review: The Whistling Kettle

Full Disclosure:  I paid for this meal with my own money and I was in no way reimbursed for this blog post.  The opinions are completely my own.

One of the places that we had plans to go to while I was in New York visiting Heather and Julie (and all of the other CDNYers) was The Whistling Kettle. Heather and Julie had both been here before, and ever since I saw them post about the experience that they had there, I knew I wanted to go.

Whistling Kettle

Teacups

Katie Julie

Katie joined us as well. She is such a sweetheart!

This place was so much fun.  We went around lunch time, so some people ate, but I was still pretty full from the Lincoln Pancakes that we had for breakfast so I only had tea.  I was tempted to have the Lobster Bisque that I heard was delicious, but I resisted.  I had some Lemon Ginger Black tea and it was really good!

The Whistling Kettle is a tea house.  They have HUNDREDS of different kinds of tea.  It is like a tea lovers heaven. And not only can you drink the tea while you are there but you can buy it to make at home!  It took a lot for me to not buy one of everything to take home with me. Luckily they have an online store, so I can buy some online and not worry about having space in my suitcase! (They have cute mugs and teapots too!)

Tea Wall

This is a small slice of their “Sniffing Bar” where you can smell all of the different types of teas before you buy them.

Tea

Although there is not a lot of seating in this small cozy place, people are willing to wait – and I now see why.  The food looked delicious, (and from what I heard it was delicious) the tea was delicious – and with so many varieties, it would definitely be worth going back to try them!  The service was great, and the prices were pretty good as well.

Taste: A, delish.  Now I’m wishing I would have tried some of that soup because I am craving it after writing this review!
Cost: A, reasonably priced considering that it is a small locally owned business with excellent service.

Would I go there again? Definitely.  I wish there was somewhere in Madison that is similar to this.  Maybe there is and I’m not aware of it?

The Whistling Kettle on Urbanspoon

Dear Whistling Kettle,

If you would like to open a second location (half way across the country) I have the perfect spot!  Hilldale Mall would be a perfect fit for you – and they just happen to have many open spots right now! Madison would love you.

Signed, Kelly (And all of the other Madison area Tea Drinkers.)

🙂

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