Overlooking our gardens, the Empress Lounge offers a place to relax just steps away from our lavish lobby

An inviting escape from the rigors of the city, the Empress Lounge is a relaxing venue for drinks, cocktails and light fare.  Offering a range of beverages including signature cocktails, wines, and spirits, we also serve tea and coffee as well as a selection of delicious savory and sweet treats. Reservations are strongly advised.

Enjoy a moment of calm among the busy DC landscape with an Afternoon Tea in Empress Lounge. Choose from a selection of fine teas from around the world, together with tea sandwiches, scones and sweets. Afternoon Tea service is available Friday – Sunday from 2:30 – 4:30pm. 24 hour advance reservations are required.

Empress Lounge
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  • CUISINE
  • Cocktails, Light Fare & Tea

  • HOURS
  • 12pm – midnight (Daily)

  • TEA
  • 2:30 - 4:30pm (Fri to Sun)

  • PHONE
  • +1 (202) 787 6148