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Afternoon Tea at the O.Henry

Taking tea in O.Henry’s Social Lobby has become a Greensboro tradition. In fact, it’s so popular that we’ve expanded the hours. Now: Friday, Saturday & Sunday, Noon–5 PM and Monday–Thursday, 2–5 PM.

Reservations are always recommended. Please call Green Valley Grill at 336-854-2015.

O.Henry Afternoon Tea Menu

Special Event Teas
We invite you and your family to our Special Event Teas held throughout the year. The Wizard of Oz Tea, Mad Hatter Tea and Nutcracker Tea have fast become family traditions!

The 2015 Schedule of Special Event Teas:
Mad Hatter Tea, March 22
Wizard of Oz Tea, October 25
Nutcracker Tea, November 29, December 6, 13, & 20
Call Green Valley Grill for reservations at 336-854-2015. Click below to read more about each one.

Wizard of Oz Tea at O.Henry Hotel in Greensboro NC
Wizard of Oz
Mad Hatter Tea at O.Henry Hotel in Greensboro, NC
Mad Hatter
Nutcracker Tea at O.Henry Hotel in Greensboro, NC

See the O.Henry Hotel TeaTime magazine feature (left)

TeaTime Magazine Feature on Afternoon Tea at the O.Henry

May/June 2015

By: Kellie Grammer

Photography by: John O'Hagan


Step into the lobby of the O.Henry Hotel, and you'll find a modern establishment teeming with Old-World charm. Wood paneling, tall ceilings, and beautiful furnishings welcome guests and set the scene for a serene getaway or a regal afternoon-tea service, both honed to perfection.


The hotel opened its doors in 1998, but its roots date back to the early 20th century. The original O.Henry in downtown Greensboro was named for the alias of one of Greensboro's famed natives, William Sydney Porter. That structure was built in 1919 and then was demolished in the 1970s, leaving a void in the area. In the interest of preserving the beauty and culture of a community-centered hotel, a new O.Henry Hotel opened. Family owned and operated, it focuses on hospitality, comfort, and style in every aspect of its rooms and amenities.


The O.Henry has been serving tea since 1998, but the service has recently been revitalized through the talents of Executive Pastry Chef Laura Dominguez, who trained at the French Culinary Institute in New York City.


Tea-loving locals and hotel guests alike take tea daily in the O.Henry's social lobby - a lovely marriage of class and comfort, inviting guests to enjoy a special time with friends and family. Plush chairs and couches are gathered around low tables that are well suited for conversation over tea.


Guests may choose from a variety of afternoon tea options. Three-tiered trays offer scones paired with curd and cream, an array of savory dishes, and a selection of sweets, all of which vary seasonally and utilize local ingredients whenever possible. The flavors of the savory madeleines and muffins change every four to six weeks as the menu shifts at Green Valley Grill, the hotel's restaurant.


"The O.Henry has the kind of Old-World charm that you just don't expect to find in a place like Greensboro," Chef Dominguez says. "Everything is really comfortable and elegant, and it feels like something you've never experienced before."


Green Valley Grill
Fine Dining Restaurant at Friendly Shopping Center
622 Green Valley Road, Greensboro, NC 27408
336-854-2015 | FAX: 336-544-9000 |