Seeking a luxurious culinary experience near Newseum Residences? Locals would likely point you in the direction of Empress Lounge. Housed inside the Mandarin Oriental Hotel, this elegant venue offers a menu of Asian fusion fare and light bites served in a warm and inviting environment. When you arrive, enjoy a drink in the lounge, where you can sink into a golden damask armchair chair overlooking the hotel's manicured gardens, or get cozy on a sofa near the hotel's outdoor fireplace.
The drink menu includes plenty of fine wines and custom cocktails, but it's the lounge's traditional high tea service that really stands out to regulars. Book a tea table for yourself, and prepare to enjoy a range of sensory delights. The delicate scent of steeping tea will tickle your nostrils, while your taste buds delight in sweet and savory treats. Bite into a freshly baked scone with clotted cream, lemon curd, and honey, or savor a tiny crust-free sandwich of cucumber with dill cream cheese on rye.
1330 Maryland Ave SW
Washington, DC 20024