Tea Lounge - Waldorf Astoria, Las Vegas
My boyfriend and I had a wonderful experience. The mini sandwiches, warm tasty scones and delightful desserts made our tastebuds dance. The entire experience was so elegant. The Tea Lounge lived up to our expectations in every way imaginable. We cannot wait to enjoy afternoon tea again!
When reading this review, one has to keep in mind that this is an afternoon tea at the Waldorf Astoria (WA) and WA is widely considered at similar level as the Four Seasons, Mandarin Oriental, Ritz Carlton etc. Also keep in mind that it was only 6 months ago when WA took over this hotel from Mandarin Oriental (MO), so the decor has been inherited from MO. Having said the above, the overall quality of this afternoon tea was not great. We spoke to some of the staff and were surprised that they previously worked for MO and have been retained. While they were friendly and approachable, they lacked the poise and composure, and their attention to detail was definitely not on par with what one would normally associate with prestigious hotels such as WA, MO, Four Season, Savoy etc. Both the quality and quantity of the food were below standard too, and so was the presentation of the food. We were served tea which was lukewarm and were only offered to refill the tea pot after 90 minutes. The waitress poured the last bit of cold tea from the tea pot into our cups before she took it away for refill - this was sloppy. All things considered, this was by no means a 'bad' afternoon tea but one you would expect at a 3 stars hotel - definitely not a 5-star hotel such as Waldorf Astoria. When compared against similar level of hotels such as MO, Four Seasons, Ritz Carlton, the Savoy (London) or St Regis, this afternoon tea needs to do a lot more from the top down.
My daughter loved it and will make a birthday tradition!
We went for my grandma's 75th birthday!! An it was truly a awesome experience. The ambiance was beautiful. An our waitress was amazing and explained everything to us and what all our food was. Absolutely look forward to making another trip here ❤
The only reason why I gave service a 4 star rating is because our tea pots got cold. Our server Betzy was great just maybe busy and didn't get to check the pots towards the end.
Very relaxing. Not the place to bring small children or children who can only be entertained with electronics.
What a lovely time! We had the best seat in the house.
Love, love this experience. Tea is brewed wonderfully, food is great, and the atmosphere and view is fantastic. Highly recommend.
Tea was GOOD. Marshmellow was good!! They surprised me with writing happy birthday on a plate in sparkly lettering!! I found this place cause my friend posted it on her insta story!! I highly recommend the taste of everything. There were a lot of different tastes in one bite which I really appreciated. The chocolate was very rich, so it went well with the tea and I had to save it for later because of the intenseness, another experience which I highly appreciated, good chocolate gives that sort of show and tell! The view outside was lovely. I have never seen anyone wrap a cucumber sandwich in a cucumber, that itself was a delightful surprise. Thank you again!
The tea sandwiches were either too crusty or soggy—they tasted like they’d been prepared days before and refrigerated. The server was hardly present and never came to refresh the water or ask if we needed anything else. The desserts were mediocre at best. During our tea service a couple sat next to us and the gentleman repeatedly blew his nose, and both were blatantly under the influence of something. Honestly, the only thing this place has going for it is the view. If someone has never had a traditional English tea they may find this acceptable, but having had a proper tea, this was an absolute joke. This was not a good experience and we will not be returning.