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Empress Lounge

1330 Maryland Ave SW, Mandarin Oriental Hotel, Washington DC, DC 20024-2100
+1 202-787-6140
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  • Excellent40%
  • Very good29%
  • Average11%
  • Poor14%
  • Terrible6%
5 days ago
“Tasty tea”
27 Sep 2017
“just right”
Open Now
11:30 AM - 11:30 PMAll hours
1330 Maryland Ave SW, Mandarin Oriental Hotel, Washington DC, DC 20024-2100
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Reviewed 5 days ago

We had that fancy tea thing with all the tea and the scones and all the other munchies I did with my woman.

Thank Alzor S
Reviewed 31 October 2017 via mobile

I have a dilemma, I absolutely LOVE this city but detest the crowds, and the fly by night fads A staunch foodie, I crave superb service, elegant atmosphere and sophisticated attention to detail. This is why I LOVE The Mandarin Oriental To be clear, I'm...More

Thank bvlesterdesign
Reviewed 27 September 2017

perfect place to grab a drink or a bite to eat. wait staff is very efficient and friendly. bar menu is very good. highly recommend

Thank jon s
Reviewed 5 August 2017

Waitress remembered me and what I drank after the first day. horderves of spicy thick potato chips and cashews were delightful!

Thank Rum1948
Reviewed 28 July 2017

Having done numerous afternoon teas, I was excited to do High Tea at the Mandarin Oriental during my recent stay. Unfortunately, it didn't quite live up to my expectation of what tea at the Mandarin Oriental should be. The tea was held in the Empress...More

Thank seetheworld600
Reviewed 16 July 2017

Afternoon tea for two. Price is $38pp. The tea was good but nothing special at all. The food was okay but again nothing special. Service was slow. Atmosphere was lovely - lots of sunlight and a beautiful room. Would not go again. Certainly not what...More

Thank Camille E
Reviewed 18 May 2017

I love afternoon tea. It's the perfect place for libations and catching up with friends. With that said, the Empress Lounge is one of my faves in D.C.! The setting is charming and peaceful without the pretentiousness of other D.C. tea venues. The menu is...More

Thank Sophia L
Reviewed 28 April 2017 via mobile

Terrific experience both times I went for drinks. The outdoor garden (in the afternoon) and glowing charcoal pits (after dark) are not to be missed. The tea presentation is gorgeous---an experience unto itself. Try ordering the flowering tea with tea leaves that bloom in the...More

Thank NewEnglandHousewife
Reviewed 29 March 2017

Late night dinner - great service and excellent food. Server was lovely, helpful and friendly. I asked her what her favorite things to do in D.C. where and boy did she have a list. I loved some of her ideas!

Thank Helly99
Reviewed 20 December 2016

Food was good. Atmosphere was better. As a guest of the hotel, this was a great place to grab a bite and a drink. I really liked the New York City lounge vibe with the cozy seats and hip music. It was sexy and chic....More

Thank andersonbragg
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Restaurant Details

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  • Food
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Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Valet Parking, Serves Alcohol
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Open Hours
11:30 AM - 11:00 PM
11:30 AM - 11:30 PM
11:30 AM - 11:30 PM
11:30 AM - 11:30 PM
11:30 AM - 11:30 PM
11:30 AM - 12:00 AM
11:30 AM - 12:00 AM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1330 Maryland Ave SW, Mandarin Oriental Hotel, Washington DC, DC 20024-2100
  • Location: United States  >  District of Columbia (DC)  >  Washington DC
  • Phone Number: +1 202-787-6140
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