Released November 22, 2016

Re-imagined L.S. Ayres Tea Room readies for holiday crowd


Contact: Paige Southerland, [email protected]


INDIANAPOLIS — There is nothing more exciting and magical than spending meal time during the holidays with close friends and family at the re-imagined L.S. Ayres Tea Room at the Indiana State Museum.

The beloved historic restaurant was located inside the former downtown L.S. Ayres department store.

This year it will be decked out in white and gold holiday attire and feature the many beloved traditions we have all come to know.

Included on this year’s holiday menu are some of the Tea Room’s classic favorites like Chicken Velvet Soup. Shrimp Cocktail, Chicken Salad, Classic Club Sandwich and Chicken Pot Pie. The menu will also feature salads, sandwiches, scrumptious entrees, desserts, soup du jour and of course beverages and select teas.

Reservation and Walk-in Dining for the Holidays

November 25 through January 1, 2017
Monday through Friday, 11 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.
Saturday and Sunday, 11 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.

Indiana State Museum, Level 2

L.S. Ayres Tea Room

Special to the menu is the Classically-Inspired Tea Experience, which features your choice of tea, an assortment of tea sandwiches, tea pastries and petite scones, preserves and Devonshire cream for $16. For more information, please call 317.232.1637. The menu is available online at

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L.S. Ayres Tea Room is housed on Level 2 of the Indiana State Museum, located at 650 W. Washington Street in Indianapolis. Tea room hours are 11 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Monday through Sunday.

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The Indiana State Museum is located in White River State Park in the heart of downtown Indianapolis. It is Indiana’s museum for science, art and culture, offering a place where you can celebrate, investigate, remember, learn and take pride in Indiana’s story in the context of the broader world. Even the building is a showcase of the best Indiana has to offer in architecture, materials and sculpture. Easy and convenient parking is available in the attached underground garage.