Mandarin Oriental Tea Lounge

Price guide: Mid-range

3752 Las Vegas Blvd S, Las Vegas, Nevada, 89109

Price guide: Mid-range

Mandarin Oriental Tea Lounge

By Julia Buckley, your Las Vegas expert

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#31 of 40
expert-rated restaurants in Las Vegas
Expert overall rating:3.9 out of 5
Food and drink:
4.3
4.3
Ambience:
4.7
4.7
Service:
4.2
4.2
Location:
4.9
4.9
Value for money:
3.9
3.9
Recommended for:
Couples, Culture vultures, Mature travellers, Escaping the crowds, Great views / scenery, Relaxation, Special occasions

Expert review of Mandarin Oriental Tea Lounge

Afternoon tea, England-style, with some of the best views of the Strip.

The classy Mandarin Oriental hotel largely keeps itself to itself - it's slightly removed from the Strip, its entrance is hard to get to, and it certainly doesn't court customers as other hotels do. So when you're in there, there's a feeling of exclusivity. And what could feel more exclusive than sitting down to a full blown afternoon tea with spectacular views of the Strip from the 23rd floor? It's a great place for couples, a fabulous retreat from the madness of the Strip, and somewhere I go when I want to feel posh.

Food and drink: 

Tea (as in the drink) is served all day (there's a four page menu, although it's not that extensive). The time to really come is for a proper afternoon tea, served daily between 2.30pm-5pm, where you'll get a platter of mini sandwiches (curried chicken, ham and horseradish and the like) along with scones, jam and cream, and "pastry delights", or cakes.

If you're after something less traditional, they also serve a "Chocolate Bento Box" or a "Miniature Cupcake Bento", with which you get tea and chocolate cakes or four cupcakes, respectively. But personally, I like doing it the proper way.

Recommended dishes: 

The signature tea for the hotel is a black tea infused with vanilla and orange, that's served at exactly 212 degrees. It's made especially for the Vegas property.

Ambience: 

Very rarefied, very quiet and pretty smart. Most people are too in awe of the views to be causing a ruckus.

Service: 

Mandarin Oriental is renowned for service, of course, and it doesn't disappoint here. 

Location: 

The Mandarin Oriental is in the 2009 CityCenter development in the middle of the Strip. The Tea Lounge is on the 23rd floor and has a plum view of the Eiffel Tower.

Price advice: 

Bento boxes start at US$34, and afternoon tea costs US$40. Although that sounds expensive, a cup of tea alone costs US$12, so the food is well worth it.

Tables to book: 

Get as near to the window as you can, for your Eiffel Tower view.

More information on Mandarin Oriental Tea Lounge:

Price guide:
Mid-range
Type:
Tearoom
Food:
British
Address:
3752 Las Vegas Blvd S, Las Vegas, Nevada, 89109
Telephone:
1-888-881-9367
Website:
http://www.mandarinoriental.com/lasvegas
Serves:
Afternoon Tea
Opening times:
Daily 10am-10pm. Afternoon tea served 2.30pm-5pm.
Accepts Credit Cards:
Yes
Reservations:
Not necessary

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