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Teaism Lafayette Park

) #852 of 2,596 Restaurants in Washington DC ₹₹ - ₹₹₹ Indian, Cafe, Asian
800 Connecticut Ave NW, Lafayette Park, Washington DC, DC 20006-2709
+1 202-835-2233
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  • Excellent28%
  • Very good49%
  • Average18%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible3%
Travellers talk about
“bento box” (20 reviews)
“salmon” (8 reviews)
Opens in 14 min
All hours
Indian, Cafe, Asian, Japanese, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
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800 Connecticut Ave NW, Lafayette Park, Washington DC, DC 20006-2709
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Reviewed 28 April 2017

A favorite for casual lunches with business colleagues. Very good food; simple menu. Fast service (you pick up at the counter).

Thank Trekandmore
Reviewed 19 April 2017 via mobile

We were tired and hungry and didn't want anyplace fancy. We just wanted good healthy food and Teaism was the place! Vegetarian options too. Absolutely delicious and freshly prepared. Loved the grass fed burger and Korean BBQ. Try the smashed potato and shiitake mushroom -...More

Thank Zhyla
Reviewed 7 March 2017

This is a great little restaurant a block from the White House if you're looking for a diverse menu. I come here for lunch about once a month, and almost always find a table, though you may have to wait a minute or two. Be...More

Thank FamousMortimer
Reviewed 27 February 2017

Popped in here for a mid-day snack on a busy day as a tourist. Nice oasis filled with local office workers. Had a delicious flatbread with chutney. Service was more 'northern' reserve - not the usual 'southern' DC hospitality we've seen most places.

Thank FoiledSeattle
Reviewed 25 January 2017

A vegetarian, a vegan, and a carnivore were looking for a place for lunch :) .... and we found just the spot! Stopped at Teaism for lunch with my sister and daughter (on her lunch hour) . It's order/pickup at front and find a table,...More

Thank Fran M
Linda N, Owner at Teaism Lafayette Park, responded to this reviewResponded 26 January 2017

Hi Fran - we aim to please! I'm so glad you enjoyed your lunch at Teaism. We call that location the suits and stockings Teaism because the market there is a little fancier than our funky dupont circle location or penn quarter locations. Taking care...More

Reviewed 23 October 2016

A nice, bright spot for a respite from White House area "touristing". We had the salmon bento box, which was very nice. Outdoor seating was a nice option, though too hot and humid when we visited.

Thank Dave P
Linda N, Owner at Teaism Lafayette Park, responded to this reviewResponded 25 October 2016

Thank you Dave - we appreciate the nice trip advisor review - hope to see you again!

Reviewed 29 September 2016

I visted inthe afternoon and there was plenty of seating. There's a wide variety of tea available by the pot, and the cashier was very patient as we made up our minds. The salty oatmeal cookies are also terrific!

Thank DAPJr112
Linda N, Owner at Teaism Lafayette Park, responded to this reviewResponded 30 September 2016

Hi - thank you so much for taking the time to review - it means a lot. We know that all the tea choices can be a bit overwhelming - I'm glad you found something you enjoyed. Best, Linda

Reviewed 19 August 2016 via mobile

The atmosphere is very bright and happy. I had iced tea and a small cake and it was wonderful. It was loud in there, but very pretty.

Thank Sandra W
Linda N, Owner at Teaism Lafayette Park, responded to this reviewResponded 24 August 2016

Sandra - thank you for taking the time to review - we hope you will visit again! It's busy and loud at lunch - more restful in the morning and afternoons.

Reviewed 23 July 2016

I visit DC about once a year. For the last 12 years or so, Teaism has been one of the "must visit"spots. Never was disappointed until last week. I stopped at the Lafayette Park location after taking two yoga class close by. I was starving...More

Thank lem9579
Linda N, Owner at Teaism Lafayette Park, responded to this reviewResponded 24 August 2016

Hi - I'm so sorry that you were disappointed with the salmon sandwich. I hope you will give us another chance. I've looked into the salmon to make sure they are portioning it properly for the sandwich and talked over your other issues with the...More

Reviewed 20 April 2016

When you sit outside, you can look at Lafayette park and imagine all that is going on at the White House on the other side. Teaism has a magnificent assortment of teas and some good food, especially the bento boxes. But the reason to visit...More

Thank cranberries0928
Linda N, Owner at Teaism Lafayette Park, responded to this reviewResponded 20 May 2016

I'm so glad you enjoyed your visit to Teaism Lafayette Park and the salty oat cookies. We actually had a pretty famous visitor a few months back who bought a six pack of the cookies to share with his two daughters - I'm not naming...More

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$ 10 - US$ 15
Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Takeout, Reservations, Accepts American Express, Delivery, Serves Alcohol
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Open Hours
07:30 - 17:30
07:30 - 17:30
07:30 - 17:30
07:30 - 17:30
07:30 - 17:30
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
  • Neighbourhood: Dupont Circle
  • Phone Number: +1 202-835-2233
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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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