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Empress Lounge

) #872 of 2,579 Restaurants in Washington DC €€€€
1330 Maryland Ave SW, Mandarin Oriental Hotel, Washington DC, DC 20024-2100
+1 202-787-6140
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  • Excellent39%
  • Very good28%
  • Average10%
  • Poor16%
  • Terrible7%
1 week ago
“Afternoon Tea: Ok but not the service or food that I expected for the price”
18 May 2017
“One of my favorite places for tea in D.C.!”
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1330 Maryland Ave SW, Mandarin Oriental Hotel, Washington DC, DC 20024-2100
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Reviewed 1 week ago

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
Reviewed 18 December 2016

Lot's of seating and great service. We loved hanging around the lounge area in the evening. They really take care of you.

Thank Kevin P
Reviewed 11 November 2016

We stopped for after dinner drinks and desserts. the choices were so dismal on desserts that I chose none. My companions had dessert as well as drinks, and nothing was special. Service was weak.

Thank Jane E
Reviewed 24 July 2016

My family met here before taking a DC dinner cruise and it was truly the highlight of our evening. We had fabulous service, gorgeous surroundings and delicious cocktails. We parked at the hotel, had a few cocktails and caught a cab to the boatyard, which...More

1  Thank SnorkelSpotSeeker
Reviewed 30 June 2016

A relaxing place serving good cocktails and good food. took advantage of many a Mandarin Sling and a lobster BLTA sandwich.

2  Thank BARRY C
Reviewed 17 April 2016

small bar, very crowded in the late afternoon, normal selection of drinks, wine, bottled beer, friendly staff

Thank Singgla
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Restaurant Details

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Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
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Open Hours
11:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 23:30
11:30 - 23:30
11:30 - 23:30
11:30 - 23:30
11:30 - 00:00
11:30 - 00:00
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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