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Afternoon Tea - The St Regis DC - Afternoon tea, Washington, DC

The St Regis DC - Afternoon tea

4.6
4.6
148 Reviews
$50 and over
Afternoon Tea
Luxuriate in the hotel’s grand lobby room for one of our most cherished afternoon traditions. Enjoy the finest selection of teas from Dammann Frères, exquisite tea sandwiches, delicious sweets, and homemade scones. Feel free to lavish your experience with our selective optional Champagne pairings.
Please visit St. Regis on OpenTable for reservations.

$69 per person, excluding tax & gratuity

Available Thursday - Sunday from 1 p.m. to 5pm.
For reservations, please visit OpenTable or call (202) 509 9000

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 12 times today
Experiences are available.

Additional information

  • Neighborhood

    Downtown

  • Cross street

    16th Street and K Street NW

  • Parking details

    Valet

  • Public transit

    Farragut NorthMcPherson Square

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, High Tea, Non-Smoking, Vegan, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Experiences

  • Holiday Afternoon Tea

    $99.00 per person

    Nov 25, 2022 - Jan 1, 2023
    Luxuriate in the hotel’s grand lobby for one of our most cherished holiday traditions. Enjoy the finest selection of teas from Dammann Frères, exquisite tea sandwiches, festive holiday desserts and pastries, and optional Champagne pairings. To commemorate the experience, guests will receive an official 2022 White House Christmas Ornament to take home.

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What 148 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.6
4.6 based on recent ratings
  • 4.6Food
  • 4.4Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4.1Value

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  1. P

    Pulmqueen

    New York Area

    23 reviews

    5.0

    23 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fabulous high tea with over the top excellent service by Gaby. The presentation was beautiful. The foods were attractive and delicious. The signature tea I wish that I could box and take home. Everything was perfect. Such a delightful afternoon. I would recommend to everyone in a heartbeat!
  2. P

    helenaP

    Bath

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful afternoon celebrating my Dad’s birthday. Quality time in one of DC’s most regal hotels. We had the St Regis tea blend which was phenomenal. The food was delicious and beautifully presented. We had a live pianist too! I called earlier to let the staff know of my dietary restrictions and they had it all prepared for me. Would love to bring my MIL for her birthday!
  3. g

    ghliyflyf

    Washington DC

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We went here for a special ladies day out. Everything was perfect, love the ambiance for a high tea. I would highly recommend and the St. Regis blend tea is amazing.
  4. GL

    GirlinLA

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 18, 2022

    overall5food5service3ambience5
    There was one person serving everyone and it was hard to get the servers attention.
  5. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Oklahoma City

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful treat!
  6. MM

    MichelleM

    New York Area

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 17, 2022

    overall2food1service2ambience2
    Food is all over remade for the day and you can tell. Everything is cold and taste like it’s just been sitting in the fridge uncovered. Save your money and go somewhere else
  7. BB

    BBfromJP

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a good time! I'd like to visit there again!
  8. JR

    JaclynR

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    One of the most beautiful afternoon teas I’ve done. It’s right up there with The Ritz and The Plaza. The piano player was especially lovely and made the whole experience top notch. I loved the “presidential sweets” and only wish that there’d been chicken salad with the savories-not because everything else wasn’t exceptional, but that’s usually my favorite sandwich with tea. Oh, and the St Regis blend of tea was DELICIOUS! I would love to come back and do this tea!
  9. n

    nomdeguerre

    Washington DC

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on October 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent!!! Our server and host were five star excellence!!!
  10. LB

    LBray

    Minneapolis

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on October 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was delicious!! Service was great!
  11. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Malta

    8 reviews

    1.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on October 16, 2022

    overall1food2service1ambience4
    What promised to be an elegant afternoon tea at a historic property turned quickly into a historically horrendous clown show of service miscommunication, apologies and excuses by staff and management. On the plus side, the on-site manager comped the tea service for 2. But getting that accommodation was no fun at all, took all too much time and was completely avoidable but for the simple execution of food items that should have been prepared in light of previously, twice confirmed food allergies. What an ordeal…one that left my spouse waiting 50 minutes to finally receive her finger sandwiches. My advice…find another spot for a spot of afternoon tea. This one is well past it’s peak, especially at its price.
  12. A

    Amelia

    Washington DC

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on October 16, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Celebrated my daughter’s birthday here. The location is gorgeous, the food was excellent and the service, a little slow, but good. Definitely a special way to celebrate.
  13. s

    sfgal

    San Francisco

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 14, 2022

    overall3food4service3ambience5
    St Regis is beautiful and festive, our brunch experience could have been better. We added champagne, which came in glasses with heavy lipstick, yuck. The food was lovely, we asked to swap meat for the cucumber sandwiches for one guest and the server told us no, so our vegetarian guest only ate one item. To be fair, they called the afternoon before to confirm and I couldn’t take the call, so I hope if I had let them know then they would have accommodated. I think it was the server who was so sharp that made it more off putting. She also asked us not to eat the dessert centerpiece as she placed it on the table, which honestly made us laugh and was rather ridiculous—it was clearly a haggard decoration. Also. No consideration is given for children, ie, no hot chocolate, just tea, so not great for younger kids. Overall, the afternoon tea feels more after thought here and there are so many other choices in DC.
  14. B

    Barksdale

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 8, 2022

    overall3food5service3ambience3
    Afternoon tea was set in the lobby of the hotel so there were quite a bit of foot traffics and noise. The table was super small. The tea did not come with a warmer so it got cold pretty quick. The service was also lacking. I dropped my utensils pretty early into the afternoon tea and couldn’t get the attention of the server to get replacement, and no one stopped by to checked on us after dropping off our food. Overall, i was quite disappointed by the service. Afternoon tea at the Ritz Carlton was much better in terms of service and value.
  15. J

    Jason

    Washington DC

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on October 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We went for our one-year wedding anniversary also held at the hotel. Tea service is great, and all of the sandwiches and sweets were exceptional. Really enjoyed the experience and will be back next year for our second anniversary!
  16. JW

    JulietteW

    Washington DC

    21 reviews

    5.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on September 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Classic afternoon tea in quintessential DC hotel. Food was good and the atmosphere lovely. Service was attentive. Presidential dessert theme, close White House makes for a perfect DC experience
  17. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everyone we interacted with was lovely and attentive. The whole experience was perfect. Thank you!
  18. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New Orleans

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Awesome experience! Tasty bites and great service!
  19. MD

    MagalyD

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was one of the nicest afternoon experiences we’ve had. The staff was very friendly and accommodating.
  20. SM

    StephM

    St. Louis

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on August 28, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Absolutely perfect way to relax after a morning of museums and exploring.
  21. DC

    DCFoodLoverCapitolHill

    Washington DC

    19 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on August 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Celebrated my friend’s birthday with the always lovely and delicious afternoon tea at the St. Regis. Everything feels special and the service and food are impeccable. The little savory tea sandwiches are always creative and yummy. The scones and sweet offerings are scrumptious. Given its close proximity to the White House, we truly appreciated the desserts named after presidents and the white chocolate White House on top is the crown of the jewel tower of food delicacies. Well worth it. I highly recommend this wonderful afternoon treat!
  22. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Beautiful tea!
  23. BF

    BridgetF

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I wish they’d have acknowledged my friends birthday. It was her 50th, so a little fuss would have been lovely.
  24. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Took my daughter and her friend to the afternoon tea for their birthday beautiful hotel and amazing savory and sweets. The afternoon tea was excellent and the tea selection was amazing. We stayed until 6 for the champagne hour too.
  25. JM

    JMCop

    Louisville

    31 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    31 reviews

    Dined on August 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A lovely patrician setting! The tea service was delicious, capped off by a white chocolate model of the facade of the White House, complete with the flag on top. We totally enjoyed being pampered.
  26. AM

    AdrienneM

    Wilmington

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 7, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience3
    The presentation was lovely, food of good quality but the server could have been more attentive. The table was very low and very long so we could not easily reach items. Also, we had to ask for our pot to be refilled after it had been empty for some time. We enjoyed our Sunday afternoon tea but would expect to be checked on during the tea especially with only 1 pot for two people.
  27. KG

    KathleenG

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Thoroughly enjoyed it! Service was great. Would be helpful to mention parking options, or maybe I didn't notice them.
  28. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Tea at St Regis was amazing, everything was so delicious and I don’t know what they put in their black tea but it slaps so hard. Love that you can sit by the window as well, the lighting on a sunny day was so pretty.
  29. MS

    MicheleS

    Washington DC

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 28, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience3
    For $165 for 2, we shouldn’t have left afternoon tea both hungry and thirsty. The food looked very attractive, but didn’t seem fresh and or particularly tasty. An egg sandwich shouldn’t taste sugary. Another finger sandwich had an uneven grittiness to it. We couldn’t get the waitress’ attention to get more milk for our tea and by the time we finally got it, the tea was cold.
  30. R

    Richard

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great, classy but affordable option for afternoon tea!
  31. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was amazing. It was an experience that every high tea lover will enjoy. The sandwiches were delectable. The pastries divine. It was my first time but it will not be my last
  32. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Tampa

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Arranged St. Regis Afternoon Tea for my wife and her friend for my wife’s birthday. They absolutely loved it! Both raved about the proprietary tea blend, desserts, specialty cocktails, ambiance and outstanding service from Dmytro. They even stuck around for the sabering, and said it was fun and cool. Highly recommend.
  33. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Great afternoon tea, the seating is the lobby so people checking in and out takes away from the experience. Otherwise the tea and the food were excellent.
  34. MH

    MelissaH

    Washington DC

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on July 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The service at The St. Regis was outstanding. Gabi was exceptional and even accommodated an unreported allergy. The food was delicious and wonderfully presented. I would highly recommend this spot for Afternoon Tea in the city!
  35. SK

    SarahK

    Seattle

    9 reviews

    3.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on July 1, 2022

    overall3food4service2ambience4
    This was not the sumptuous tea experience the price and location suggests. Tea is held in the beautiful lobby in comfortable wingback chairs. I got their signature blend tea which was ok (very fruity black tea). They hadn't asked about eating restrictions when they confirmed, but when we got there I found out that they couldn't accommodate no-gelatin in the desserts. The server seemed to be suggesting we couldn't eat there, though when I requested an alternative (more scones), she agreed. The food itself was gorgeous and tasty but the service was lackluster. She brought out the desserts when we were still eating the sandwiches which was a problem since there isn't room on the table for both. They also need to use tea lights since the tea gets quite cold. Good food, not well executed afternoon tea.
  36. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful time with my friend
  37. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    4 reviews

    2.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on June 24, 2022

    overall2food2service3ambience3
    Pastries are sugar bombs and not good. My partner and I ordered the same tea but had to share a teapot. The Willard gives everyone their own teapot.
  38. C

    Chris

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The hostess, Oksana, was exceptional. It was an anniversary and they made extra efforts to accommodate small changes we asked and they were always very attentive . Having done high tea at several other places, this stands out as one of, if not the ultimate, best.
  39. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    6 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on June 3, 2022

    overall3food5service1ambience3
    Terrible service by Gaby. Rarely checked on us. Our tea got extremely cold and we had to wait for 15 min for Gaby to check on us to request a new pot. My husband had to walk up to the bar to ask for water because Gaby didn’t ask if we wanted water when we placed our tea order. There were two bugs that kept flying around and ruined our experience on top of lack of service. Food was amazing.
  40. AR

    AlexR

    Richmond

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 27, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    We loved it all! The sandwiches were all very eclectic would be my own critique- would have loved one to be a little more simple.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Physical distancing

    • Limited number of seated diners
    • Distancing maintained in common areas
    • Extra space between tables
  • Protective equipment

    • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
    • Staff is vaccinated
    • Staff temperature check required

FAQs

The St Regis DC - Afternoon tea is rated 4.6 stars by 148 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 12 times today
Experiences are available.
Google Map for The St Regis DC - Afternoon tea

923 16th St NW, Washington, DC 20006

Additional information

  • Cross street

    16th Street and K Street NW

  • Neighborhood

    Downtown

  • Hours of operation

    Afternoon Tea Thu–Sun 1:00 pm–4:45 pm

  • Cuisines

    Afternoon Tea, Cocktail Bar, Dessert

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Parking details

    Valet

  • Public transit

    Farragut NorthMcPherson Square

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Andrew Roche

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, High Tea, Non-Smoking, Vegan, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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