Keep in mind that you must first pay admission to the Huntington plus the $25 price for tea. But this plentiful serve-yourself buffet has six kinds of finger sandwiches, fresh fruit, salads, spreads, little cakes. The two daily selections of hot tea are nothing to write home about, but the servers are friendly and helpful, and there’s a happy vibe here. Reservations recommended but you may be able to snag a table if you’re willing to wait an hour or so.
1151 Oxford Rd., San Marino, CA, 626.405.2100, huntington.org, English/Tea. Open Mon. & Tues.-Sun. AE, MC, V. $$$