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“Ok food, ok vibe” 3 of 5 stars
Review of Teaism Lafayette Park

Teaism Lafayette Park
800 Connecticut Ave NW Ste 100, Lafayette Square, Washington DC, DC 20006-2726 (Dupont Circle)
202-835-2233
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Ranked #576 of 2,710 Restaurants in Washington DC
Price range: $10 - $15
Cuisines: Asian
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Good for: Families with children
Neighborhood: Dupont Circle
Description: Just two blocks from The White House and The Renwick Gallery, Teaism Lafayette Park is popular with tourists and locals. Open for breakfast, lunch and afternoon tea Monday to Friday, the menu features fresh, healthy food made with wholesome ingredients. Be sure to have a Salty Oat Cookie.
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
“Ok food, ok vibe”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2013 via mobile

It is not really bad food, and the place is ok. The issue is that there are many other places around with much better food, and just slightly more expensive. Teaism is ok, I guess. But you can do better by spending an extra five to ten bucks.

  • Visited July 2012
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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Saint Louis, Missouri
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31 reviews 31 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 16 cities Reviews in 16 cities
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
“Relaxing”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2013

Stopped by for a cup of tea in a cold wintery evening. Ordered the chai latte which was spicy and refreshing. The teas come in interesting mugs of all shapes. The staff was friendly and helpful. Would love to come back again on my next visit.

  • Visited March 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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“Great, discreet and quiet cafe for morning meeting”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2013

Had a morning meeting for business. Teaism provided a perfect setting for the meeting as it was very quiet and discreet. I usually meet at Caribou Coffee, which is a much louder alternative so was very happy with this spot.

Visited January 2013
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Linda N, Owner at Teaism Lafayette Park, responded to this review, January 21, 2013
Glad you found us and had a productive meeting. Mornings and afternoons are slow - a terrific time for meetings. This location is also available for private parties on the weekends - we do lots of baby and bridal shower afternoon tea parties. Let me know if there is ever anything you need.

Thanks
Linda
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“Just what we needed”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2012

Having spent a week in the States, and fully indulging in a diet of burgers, hotdogs and pizza, we were very much in need of something lighter and healthier. And this was the perfect place. We both had bento boxes - one chicken, and one salmon, and these came with vegetables and rice. The range of teas were also great, interesting and refreshing.

  • Visited September 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Linda N, Owner at Teaism Lafayette Park, responded to this review, November 12, 2012
Beth -

Thanks for posting on Trip Advisor and for the kind words about our restaurant. I'm glad you liked the bento boxes. We've worked hard to make them healthy, nutritious meals with appropriate portions. I'm happy we could add some balance to your diet while you were here in DC.

Linda
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“Great healthy food”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2012

We had the salmon and the tempeh (vegetarian) Bento Boxes. Great food, really tasty and it looked really healthy as well. The side of kale is also fantastic!

There is was a line, but it goes quite fast in the end.

  • Visited September 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Linda N, Owner at Teaism Lafayette Park, responded to this review, September 24, 2012
I'm glad you found us and thank you for reviewing on trip advisor. We've worked really hard to keep our food wholesome and healthy - eliminating trans fats, high fructose corn syrup, genetically modified ingredients - while keeping it affordable. If you are out in Alexandria, please visit our newest location at 682 North St Asaph Street - our chef has done her most creative work there and there is a full bar with a great happy hour menu! cheers!
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