Decadence Afternoon at The St. Regis D.C.

3.4
34 Reviews
$31 to $50
Dessert
Join us for an unforgettable dessert culinary experience in the iconic St. Regis Lobby. Dine under gilded ceilings and sparkling chandeliers while enjoying our extraordinary presentation that changes with each season. Your experience includes an array of indulgent, intricately decorated desserts and pastries prepared by the hotel’s pastry team, complemented with optional Champagne and seasonal cocktails.

Available everyday from 2 p.m. to 5pm.
Pricing starting from $35 per person. For reservations, please visit OpenTable or call (202) 638-2626.



Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
  • Staff temperature check required
  • Contact tracing information collected
What 34 people are saying
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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on September 8, 2021
Overall2food1service4ambience5

Wow, this tea service was a real letdown. The most current menu can be found here: https://qrcodes.pro/KOLg0b#DINNER. No savories or tea is included in the $35 per person sweet decadence. This was truly disappointing. On the bottom plate were lackluster scones, the second tier had two shortbread cookies with apricot jelly & two chocolate truffles. The top tier had two tiny fruit tarts, two slices of opera cake and two finger size pistachio eclairs. Each were disappointing with a lack of flavor and texture. I suspect that the switch to this tea menu is due to a scale down of kitchen staffing due to COVID.

The service was very good and our water glasses were automatically refilled. The tea service began exactly at 3 PM and the bartender directed us to sit on the lobby for the tea service.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 6, 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience4

Tea was beautiful

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vipShearee
Charlotte
206 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2021
Overall2food3service2ambience2

We step into the hotel & are not sure where to go. We look around & find someone at reception. I tell her we have reservations for decadence…she doesn’t understand a word I said so I show her my opentable app. She says it’s here (pointing to a dirty used table in the lobby). We look around & no one is around to bus the table. We wait a few mins & ask the concierge. She says come with me to the bar, wait here someone will be with u. We wait another 5 mins & a servers asks in the bar or lobby. Since the lobby was dirty we said bar. Find a clean spot there then eventually the server returns for me to say we are here for “decadence afternoon” he tells us to scan the code on the table then returns with a 3 tier tray of items. The items were not bad but very small amount considering the price. He disappeared for a while. We waved him down to order tea. That eventually came & he again disappeared. Eventually returned before we could flag him down for sweetener. The tea was not good. Overall a massive disappointment. Not worth $99 (before gratuity). And certainly not decadent!

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Alyssa
1 review
Dined on August 20, 2021
Overall2food2service3ambience5

Poor value for the amount and quality of the desserts. Cost for tea was ridiculous given two people sharing one pot. Beautiful setting.

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OpenTable Diner
Key West
1 review
Dined on August 9, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Lovely experience. Service was wonderful!

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MissWrite
Richmond
32 reviews
Dined on August 8, 2021
Overall3food4service4ambience4

Service was great. The food was good. But the price was a little much for what was served. I’ve never been to afternoon tea where the pot of tea cost extra.

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Alexandriab
Washington DC
11 reviews
Dined on July 9, 2021
Overall1food1service4ambience4

The desserts were old, bland and completely soggy. Better dessert experience from a kiosk Starbucks. Definitely not in anyway a fine dining or luxurious tea

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
9 reviews
Dined on July 3, 2021
Overall2food3service4ambience5

Didn’t feel this was clearly advertised. $35/person not including a drink for a cute dessert cart. One in our party couldn’t eat off the cart. After ordering tea and a charcuterie board the total was ~200$ with tip for 3 people. The dessert tray was cute, but was expecting a more normal tea setup, not worth the money

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vipRobertD
Washington DC
10 reviews
Dined on May 30, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

There was no High Tea it had been cancelled without any notice. I fear the venerable St Regis is doomed.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience5

It is definitely not the traditional British afternoon tea. It is more like a set of decadent desserts. Everything tasted good, not too sweet and the presentation was great. The service was good but could have better. I believe they might have been understaffs or busy. But the server picked up the service after an hour after we sit

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AlexaD
1 review
Dined on May 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My friends and I enjoyed our visit here. The server was attentive and the food was delicious.

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SarahJ
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really enjoyed our Mother's Day tea here! The place was beautiful, the staff was kind and accomodating, and the food/drinks were incredible!

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

It was an pretty cool experience! The cherry blossom tree was awesome, the service was great. The only small complaint would be that the desserts could be better and fresher, the cupcakes were good but there were still cold probably from sitting in the fridge. Other then that an amazing time.

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JasmeenW
Birmingham
9 reviews
Dined on April 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful experience for high tea

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vipAggieS
Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined on April 20, 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience2

The experience was very underwhelming and no tea was served so probably will not go to St. Regis again for afternoon tea.

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Ilovebrunch
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on April 15, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience5

I had a great time. The cherry blossom tree was beautiful. The food was only ok.

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Ashley
Richmond
1 review
Dined on April 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great & Kind service beautiful interior and very comfortable couches!

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Samantha
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This experience was absolutely wonderful. Everything from the decor to the service to the food and drink was absolutely divine. Items on the menu are very reasonably priced and high quality. The Decadence Afternoon is worth every penny. I am already looking forward to booking my next tea!

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on April 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a wonderful time! It was so relaxing and the food and drinks were amazing!

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Petch
Richmond
18 reviews
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a fantastic time! The tea and champagne were delicious, as were the pastries. Stephane was a phenomenal server and bent over backwards to make sure we enjoyed our time and had our requests fulfilled. We will be returning to try their afternoon tea service once it starts up again!

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vipToddT
Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

We love celebrating at the St. Regis and coming in to see the cherry blossoms each year. Great food, service and ambience!

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Nreen
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Wish it was offered as a high tea over just dessert and there were more tea options. The service was amazing, the cherry blossom presentation was breathtaking. I would do this again if tea were offered.

DJ
DianaJ
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on April 1, 2021
Overall5food5service3ambience5

The place was beautiful and quite. I would come back again with my mother.

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NannyKeppy
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience5

I wish Exec Chefs would STOP trying to improve the traditional English Afternoon Tea. I want a standard 3-tiered server, not a cheapo plastic tree with desserts hanging from it! Tacky. I want cream cheese & cucumber and egg salad sandwiches, with crust cut off! I want a scone, lemon curd and cream. I know Cherry Blossoms are out, maybe just put some fresh blossoms in a vase? This was just some tiny desserts. The tea was good! The table, far too small.
Next time I'll have tea somewhere more traditional.

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LakeshaV
Baltimore
2 reviews
Dined on March 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My first of many visits..... SUPERB customer service!

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
11 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful experience!

M
vipMilano
Washington DC
324 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Pricey but nice experience

SB
vipStacyB
Washington DC
9 reviews
Dined on February 12, 2021
Overall5food3service5ambience5

Excellent service & atmosphere. Loved being back at the St.Regis!

BH
BillH
1 review
Dined on February 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A true escape from the madness of the day, very tranquil and the service was excellent ... tea should be served every day ...

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on December 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We really enjoyed the holiday tea!!!!

M
vipMilano
Washington DC
324 reviews
Dined on December 20, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Pricey but worth it! Really lovely afternoon - spent about 2 1/2 hours and added a bottle of Moët !

MF
vipMisterFoodie
Dallas
4 reviews
Dined on December 18, 2020
Overall2food3service2ambience3

Overall, the afternoon tea at the St.Regis was a let down. Our experience began with a seemingly puzzled concierge instructing us to wait for a table to become available. Despite our reservation, we waited nearly 20 minutes. My wife and I were only then seated—without an apology for the overlong delay—squarely in front of the mains doors, which were left open to let in the 37-degree breeze. The food neither disappointed nor wowed. Unfortunately, the same lackluster service that started the evening continued throughout our tea. Our waiter disappeared throughout most of our time; he did, however, return once—to ask if we wanted the check. Alas, I’ll consider the other hotels in the city before booking the St. Regis for tea again!

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MonicaY
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on December 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A beautiful set up. Best afternoon tea in DC! We were really impressed by it.

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Danielle
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on December 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Simply Amazing!

FAQs

Decadence Afternoon at The St. Regis D.C. is rated 3.4 stars by 34 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.