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AGO member's lounge?

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We just got an AGO membership so I went to check out the lounge today, not entirely realizing that it's actually a busy restaurant, on Sundays anyway (not just a place to go 'lounge' around for a while). Anyway, food wasn't on the agenda today but I noticed prices seem reasonable, and they offer a $25 tea for two that includes finger sandwiches and sweets. That seems quite reasonable compared to many tea services around town. I caught a glimpse of scones and they appeared nicely browned and proper, not cakey etc. Any comments from chowhounds on the food here?

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  1. I just noticed it for the first time about a month ago. Seems like an interesting/unique spot. I don't have a membership but also curious to hear how the food is.

    1. Did the tea for two a while ago. What I remember is that it was competent and not much more. Have it if you are at the gallery and in the mood, don't feel it is a must do.

      1. I kind of miss the pre-renovation lounge where you could go, get a glass of wine and some cheese and crackers (or not) and enjoy a nice little sit down. We've never been able to get into the current lounge when we wanted to.

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        1. re: bytepusher

          Yeah - although I wasn't planning on staying today anyway, I could see there was only one unappealing entranceway table available and the vibe was actually a bit bustling - not the relaxing, relaxed retreat I was hoping for.