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Thursday Afternoon Tea in DC or Rockville?

rabidog Sep 13, 2006 03:50 PM


We're looking for an upscale tea service on a Thursday afternoon, 3 or 4pm in DC, Rockville or anywhere in between. Any suggestions? Alternatively, any upscale mid-afternoon lounging, snacking & dessert place would work.

Apparently the Willard, Mandarin Oriental and Hay-Adams can't accommodate - weekend service only, holiday service only, and no tea service at all, respectively.


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    unicorn633 RE: rabidog Sep 13, 2006 05:50 PM

    Have you checked the schedule for Strathmore. I know they have an afternoon tea but not sure when it is.

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      unicorn633 RE: rabidog Sep 13, 2006 05:53 PM

      so sorry, I just checked and it is on wednesdays.

      1. rcheng RE: rabidog Sep 13, 2006 05:54 PM

        If you're will to go to Tysons Corner, I believe the Ritz Carlton hotel in Tysons has afternoon tea service.

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          unicorn633 RE: rabidog Sep 13, 2006 05:58 PM

          OK so I looked again and it is on some Wednesdays and some Thursdays, so take a look at their schedule. It looks very interesting.

          1. cheesepowder RE: rabidog Sep 13, 2006 06:07 PM

            What about the Park Hyatt? Article in today's Wash Post

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              jlc RE: rabidog Sep 14, 2006 05:34 AM

              I believe the Four Seasons has a daily tea.

              1. Ora RE: rabidog Sep 14, 2006 05:44 AM

                Ritz Carlton. Love it for drinks.

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                  eggplantree RE: rabidog Sep 22, 2006 01:53 PM

                  Here is a link to a directory called Teamap


                  It lists where all the afternoon tea shops are by zip code. I went to the Serenity Tea Room and it was divine but it is in Frederick, MD.

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                    mimitaliana RE: rabidog Nov 16, 2007 01:04 PM

                    Hi there,
                    Try the Hillwood Museum at 202-243-3920. It is a beautiful estate in DC that has lovely gardens and a nice tea service for special parties

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                      Night Owl RE: rabidog Nov 16, 2007 07:30 PM

                      Try the Four Seasons in Georgetown, Mayflower Hotel or Henley Park Hotel downtown and any of the Ritz Carltons (e.g., West End)

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