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Teaism Lafayette Park

$$ - $$$
Dupont Circle
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800 Connecticut Ave NW, Lafayette Park, Washington DC, DC 20006-2709
+1 202-835-2233
7:30 am - 5:30 pm
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Mon - Fri 7:30 am - 5:30 pm
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Bethlehem, Pennsylvania
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250 reviews
128 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 86 helpful votes
Reviewed December 24, 2015

I remember breakfast at Teaism being more exciting than it was on this recent visit. They have a very limited food menu, but the reason to go of course is for the tea (which is great). I had the homemade granola with the Moroccan mint tea - both were delicious.

Thank LGBTtraveler
Daytona Beach, Florida
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184 reviews
106 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 113 helpful votes
Reviewed July 5, 2015

The bento boxes are phenomenal. When I'm in DC, Teaism is a must. They never disappoint! The chicken bento was excellent.

Thank Gail F
Linda N, Manager at Teaism Lafayette Park, responded to this review

Thanks for reviewing - the chicken bento is one of our most popular entrees. We're proud to cook from scratch and start with local, sustainable and gmo-free ingredients as much as possible - it makes a difference! More 

Washington DC, District of Columbia
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3,243 reviews
1,363 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3,883 helpful votes
Reviewed June 12, 2015 via mobile

Not really a fan of the cafeteria style setup, but the food was decent. Service was friendly, and the vegetarian udon was impressively loaded with veggies! Would have preferred them a bit smaller, though.

1 Thank QuickWhitTravel
Metro Manila, Philippines
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374 reviews
228 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 147 helpful votes
Reviewed April 15, 2015 via mobile

Nice tea place with a limited but delicious lunch menu. Highly recommend the tasty salmon lunch option. Located close to the White House.

Thank MakatiJoe
McMurray, Pennsylvania
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81 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
Reviewed April 8, 2015

We visited early on a Sunday for a quick breakfast before heading to the National Gallery of Art. My husband really enjoys tea, so I thought he would love this instead of going to a coffee shop. I guess I didn't realize it was an asian-inspired shop, so we weren't that familiar with alot of the teas. I had the... More 

Thank carriew29
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58 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed December 10, 2014

This Teaism location is ideal for tourists walking around the White House and the National Mall. It offers a cozy restaurant with many affordable options for a variety of palettes. I had the lentil soup the last time I was in DC while meeting a colleague to discuss life and business.

Thank Ramon L
Sydney, Australia
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71 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
Reviewed November 25, 2014 via mobile

This is a lovely place to take a break from seeing all the sites in DC. It is calm, clean and offers lots of interesting refreshments. We enjoyed a lovely herbal tea mix as well as a black tea, and some sweet snacks. The service was pleasant and fast. A great place to relax on your own or with a... More 

1 Thank tangstake
Washington, District of Columbia, United States
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65 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed November 12, 2014

Casual and relaxing place for tea! Cookies are great! Very pleasant atmospher. Good for friends get together.

Thank Tomoko K
Lincoln, Nebraska
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45 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed October 16, 2014

Our food and tea beverages were great! And, we enjoyed the atmosphere. We ate there late morning right before lunch time. We could tell it can be a very busy place during lunch.

Thank Betty J
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed August 8, 2014

I thought I was going to love Teaism, but found it really average at best. Stopped in for lunch and found all the employees indifferent and completely unwelcoming (DC is such a friendly place normally!). I had my udon noodle soup slung over the counter at me because two ladies were taking their time at the tray pick-up counter and... More 

Thank Lynn H

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$10 - $15
Indian, Asian, Japanese, Cafe, Vegan Options
Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Takeout, Accepts American Express, Delivery, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Families with children
Open Hours
7:30 am - 5:30 pm
7:30 am - 5:30 pm
7:30 am - 5:30 pm
7:30 am - 5:30 pm
7:30 am - 5:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 800 Connecticut Ave NW, Lafayette Park, Washington DC, DC 20006-2709
  • Location: United States  >  District of Columbia (DC)  >  Washington DC>  > Dupont Circle
  • Neighborhood: Dupont Circle
  • Phone Number: +1 202-835-2233
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.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?