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.
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.
Very rarefied, very quiet and pretty smart. Most people are too in awe of the views to be causing a ruckus.
Mandarin Oriental is renowned for service, of course, and it doesn't disappoint here.
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.
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.
- Culture vultures
- Mature travellers
- Escaping the crowds
- Great views / scenery
- Special occasions