By OnMilwaukee Staff Writers   Published May 09, 2011 at 11:49 AM

When the James Beard Foundation announced its 2011 America's Classic Award winners, Milwaukee's historic tea room made the cut.

Watts Tea Room's Chef Jason Stevens and George Watts CEO Sam Watts will accept the award tonight in New York City.

The local eatery and tea room is one of just five restaurants honored as the foundation's America’s Classics Restaurants this year.

The Watts Tea Room, located on the second floor above the George Watts tea and crystal shop, has been a fine dining and tea landmark in Milwaukee since the mid-1920s.