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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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  • Excellent41%
  • Very good29%
  • Average10%
  • Poor14%
  • Terrible6%
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“scones” (7 reviews)
“light dinner” (2 reviews)
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11:30 AM - 11:00 PM Hours
1330 Maryland Ave SW, Mandarin Oriental Hotel, Washington DC, DC 20024-2100
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We ended our first exhausting day having drinks and dinner at the elegant Empress while staying at the Mandarin. It was lovely and buzzing at 7 PM. We started with the crab appetizer and toasts. I had a well poured martini followed by green chicken...More

Thank Reasonable50
Reviewed 23 February 2018

We stayed at the Mandarin Oriental and due to the less than ideal weather, we ended up spending more time at the hotel. We were delighted with the attentive and friendly service, the food and the lovely ambiance of the Empress Lounge. We enjoyed high...More

Thank anne s
Reviewed 22 January 2018 via mobile

The high tea here is beautiful and tasty The pastries are not too sweet and the perfect size. The many types of tea are wonderful

1  Thank JanetMcE
Reviewed 7 December 2017

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 1 November 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

1  Thank bvlesterdesign
Reviewed 28 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 6 August 2017

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

1  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 17 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
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
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Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, 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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