From magical tea towers overflowing with scones, mini sandwiches, and macarons to bottomless tea, afternoon tea in D.C. is a bucket list experience! We’ve rounded up a quaint list of charming spots that’ll leave you smitten! Plus, the cute decor in these afternoon tea stops makes for a great photo op.
1. St. Regis
Adjacent to the White House, you might brush shoulders with some famous faces at The St. Regis tea in D.C. A mainstay since 1926, enjoy handshaped scones and sweet and savory options inside an elegant venue.
923 16th And K Streets N.W, Washington, DC 20006
This French spot is la crème de la crème of afternoon tea in D.C. Originating from France, Ladurée, is most known for its colorful macarons with exotic flavors like Cherry Yogurt and Early Grey. You can also enjoy a classy patio tea surrounded by the signature pistachio color.
3060 M St NW, Washington, DC 20007
3. Four Seasons
Pastry Chef AJ Thalakkat whips up unforgettable pastries inspired by his time at the infamous Empress Hotel. The spread at the Four Seasons tea in D.C. is fit for royalty!
2800 Pennsylvania Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20007
The go to for bottomless tea in D.C. Kingbird made the city sizzle when it offered a $400 tea on the menu. Luckily the steam cooled and tea here is now $75. Enjoy the 60’s-inspired menu on Saturdays or stop by anytime for finger foods like caviar bites with endless tea.
2650 Virginia Ave NW, Washington, DC 20037
5. The Willard
Serving exclusively J’enwey teas, the quality at The Willard is fit for tea connoisseurs and afternoon tea pros! Enjoy the famous baked scones and enjoy the classic Washington afternoon tea.
1401 Pennsylvania Ave NW, Washington, DC 20004