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The Lobby Lounge, Ritz-Carlton

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1700 Tysons Blvd, McLean, VA 22102, USA 703 506-4300 Website Owner?

Sun 2:00pm – 4:00pm Mon 2:00pm – 4:00pm Tue 2:00pm – 4:00pm Wed 2:00pm – 4:00pm Thu 2:00pm – 4:00pm Fri 2:00pm – 4:00pm Sat 2:00pm – 4:00pm

Recent reviews

    • K. Stevens

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      Have been taking tea at the Ritz-Carlton,Tyson's Galleria for years. Consistent in good service, good tea, and good food. Service personnel have always acted like we were special to be there for Tea. Is pricey-but normal for a hotel tea. Recommend it highly. Recently renovated for contemporary decor-was sorry to see the old world elegance decor go. But their tea service still worth the trip.

    • Cint

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      I had heard rave reviews about this tearoom and had to try it for myself. SURPRISE!!! I am baffled as to why there was so much talk. There was nothing special as far as the tea fare, it was lacking in portion. The desserts were presented well and I received excellent service. I recommend this tearoom only if you like having something to talk about.

    • Suzanne

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      I have had tea at the Ritz-Carlton Lobby Lounge a number of times over the last few years, and it remains one of my favorite places for tea. The food has always been excellent. The ambiance is traditional and elegant, and the service has always been impeccable.

    • Tracey

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      We went with a group of 15 over the holidays. They had an amazing tea selection. A pianist played the entire afternoon. The decor was very elegant. The food was excellent and artfully prepared. It was pricy at $50/person, but it was an enjoyable special occasion tea. I'd love to do this again the next time we want a really special, elegant tea. We found the service good, but not exceptional.

    • Alix Mattingly

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      I keep going back to the Ritz because its convenient to my house, however, I have yet to have a good service experience. In a large group or small, the service is consistently lacking. From the taking of reservations (sometimes requires numerous phone calls, they get lost, etc.) to the service at tea to special requests being faxed numerous times, the service has never been adequate.

    • Linda Z.

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      The tea was a bit weak and service not as attentive as in past visits. No live paino playing when we were there. The food was average not as fresh as I remember in the past. I don't think I will return.

    • Scott Hoisington

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      Tea at the Ritz! The experience is very good, mostly due to the luxury of the hotel and the quality of its food service. This is a fine hotel restaurant, which would traditionally be an acceptable place to take tea, and as such it does not disappoint. The live piano is a highlight. That said, many tea drinkers might prefer a tea room, with its more intimate and feminine atmosphere; whose servers would be highly knowledgeable and passionate about tea; and with food that is closer to expertly home-made.

    • Carolyn McCulley

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      The best time to visit the Ritz-Carlton for tea is at Christmas, where the beautiful rooms are truly done up. But what you can feast upon with your eyes will have to make up for what you don't feast upon with your mouth. This is a tea run by a hotel, and it tastes like it. You get four tiny 'sandwiches' that are fresh out of the refrigerator and still chilled. This is followed by an assortment of rather bland pastries, though the scones are very good. The wait staff has to be flagged down for every aspect of service, but the live pianist made the wait worthwhile. Still, you get real china and the teapots sit on small chafing dish-style burners--a nice touch.

    • Wendy Hunt

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      This is also a very masculine place (golds and black) and so is not perfectly suited for bridal teas as the lack of roses and Victorian decor hurts the atmosphere. However, there is a wonderful pianist there, and the china is very pretty. The desserts were good, but the sandwiches weren't wonderful and the selection was not as vast as it should be for $25 a person. The staff was very helpful, and that helped make up for the lack of ladies decor.

    • Leni

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      Very elegant, but also very self-impressed and pretentious - and with pretentious pricing to match! The 'sandwiches' are actually canapes. The waitstaff are not friendly. We had to ask for milk with our tea (!) There are other and better options in the metro DC area - choose them.