Fyve at The Ritz-Carlton Pentagon City

4.4
774 reviews
$30 and under
Contemporary American

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Afternoon Tea
Fyve is open for Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner. Join us on weekends from 12-3pm for our Afternoon Tea!

UPSCALE DINING WITH A GLOBAL TOUCH IN PENTAGON CITY

In a region where dining is influenced by a strong international community, Fyve Restaurant Lounge celebrates that diversity with globally inspired cuisine. Offering all-day dining just off Pentagon Row, the restaurant features seasonally influenced dishes, an extensive wine list and traditional Afternoon Tea in a contemporary, welcoming space.

Experiences

  • Lunch

    Sep 4 - Sep 26, 2021

    Join us for a delightful lunch from our All Day Dining Menu!
  • The Ritz-Carlton Afternoon Tea

    $56.00 per person

    Sep 4 - Sep 26, 2021

    Join us for an exceptional Afternoon Tea experience to relax and unwind. Enjoy homemade scones, tea sandwiches, and pastry delights served with a selection of luxury loose-leaf teas. Upgrade to our Tea Royale experience for your choice of classic sparkling wine cocktail to tickle your taste buds or call to inquire about different Champagne options to wow your party! For our youngest tea-goers, enjoy child-friendly, bite-sized treats with your choice of tea or hot chocolate and pick out a teddy bear to take home! Afternoon Tea $56 per person, Tea Royale $69 per person, Teddy Bear Tea (ages 12 & under) $35 per person. Prices exclude tax & gratuity. Seating from 12-3pm, Saturday & Sunday. Dietary restrictions must be noted at time of booking.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitising
  • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
Physical distancing
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
  • Staff temperature check required
What 774 People Are Saying
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cindyh
Richmond
5 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Lovely afternoon to talk and have tea with my friends. Boring ballroom setting, but the food and service were wonderful.

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DavidH
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on 8 September 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Construction is happening, so displaced. Food and service was awesome, as always.

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KellyLingerUSA
London
7 reviews
Dined on 5 September 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience2

Service for high tea was exceptional but the food was average. The hotel looks surprisingly run down and bland and the dining area felt like a basement room with no windows, plants, or pictures. All staff who worked there that we encountered were lovely and gracious but the atmosphere visually really detracted from the anticipated experience in a pretty city like DC. The high tea experience cost more that an exceptional tea in London in a gorgeous location so unless the space is improved and food slightly bumped up, not with the price.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 4 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Mommy and daughter yea to celebrate start of school

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vipRhodaW
Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined on 31 August 2021
Overall2food4service2ambience1

The restaurant is now in a small ballroom; the atmosphere is more like a HoJos than the previously cozy and upscale vibe it once had. Food was delicious. Service was very slow, especially given there were only ever two other tables with guests.

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vipIngrid
Washington DC
45 reviews
Dined on 30 August 2021
Overall2food3service3ambience1

Disappointed. I was looking forward to eating at Fyve. I did not know the restaurant was undergoing a renovation so the room was not up to their usual standards. The food that I ordered tasted delicious but their were no usual accompaniments like bread and butter. I was told they weren’t serving bread and butter because of Covid. What?! Now that seems odd. Anyway, I won’t be back until renovations are finished.

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JaniceK
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on 29 August 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful wonderful time

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vipJySkr
Washington DC
64 reviews
Dined on 22 August 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience2

The scones were absolutely incredible. The food and tea service were nice, but one comes to tea for ambiance. There is zero ambiance and atmosphere in your current arrangements. Made for a lackluster time.

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DebraB
1 review
Dined on 21 August 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

High Tea. The service was outstanding. I loved the white tea.

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ErikaC
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on 15 August 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience5

The service was wonderful and the the food was delicious.

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OpenTable Diner
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on 15 August 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Great experience look forward to going back

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regina
New England
7 reviews
Dined on 14 August 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

It was my sister’s birthday and it was great. Love the service !! Very friendly service indeed!! Thank you Saba!!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 8 August 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience1

The room is so bland and uninviting

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Catherine
1 review
Dined on 7 August 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food quality was above excellency. But the dining room was a bit disappointing. Because the food is such a rich quality it cancells that out though.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on 7 August 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience3

The food and service was incredible but the dining room was strange

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JacquelineO
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on 31 July 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Our tea was a nice experience but nothing earth-shattering. It's a nice dining room. The food is good but to be honest it didn't feel very special. The wait staff was nice but you kind of feel like they are underpaid - not trained to deliver service that you'd expect from a Ritz Carlton. The food is good but not really anything unique. So....solid but more mundane than special.

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MissWrite
Richmond
33 reviews
Dined on 31 July 2021
Overall3food5service3ambience2

As far as afternoon tea goes, all the elements were there. The food was great and the tea was a nice blend. It was very noisy because of construction and we were sat in a ballroom which was disappointing as far as atmosphere. I have had happy hour here several times and the service was always spot on but not up to par this time. Had to ask for water, the tea was strained before it came to the table, and it took a very long time for the server to ask if the food had things I was allergic to (which I had discussed before when I made my reservation). Just not what I’m used to when I’m dining at the Ritz Carlton.

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Disappointed
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 27 July 2021
Overall2food4service2ambience1

FYVE is currently under renovation, which was not mentioned on its website. I arrived at the hotel expecting a nice dinner venue because it is, after all, The Ritz-Carlton. Instead, the restaurant was set up in a ballroom, with a bar in the corner (at which you couldn't sit at, like a bar that would be set up in the back of a ballroom at a wedding), and tables spaced out throughout the room. I felt like I was entering a work conference, not a restaurant. It was a very odd experience. Had I known this, I would not have booked my dinner reservation at this restaurant. Part of paying the price for the food and wine is the atmosphere, and the ballroom was unimpressive and overall just an odd dining experience. I was embarrassed when my guest arrived for dinner because we both were expecting a nice restaurant, not a ballroom with tables scattered about.

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vipDaryl
Hawaii
9 reviews
Dined on 23 July 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience4

Appetizer bread was very tough. Menu not same as what’s posted online and it’s more restricted. Entrees were good.

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ClaudtD
1 review
Dined on 17 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience2

The food was fantastic! The service was top tier! The drinks with Robert The Mixologist...words can not describe how good they were. All around my favorite spot.

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vipThrillerscribe
Washington DC
29 reviews
Dined on 16 July 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience4

I wanted this to be so much better than it was. The French onion soup was very greasy, though tasty. The wedge salad was just strange. I don't know what made it taste so sweet, but it was too much so. The staff seemed preoccupied despite only a few customers in a the restaurant. If this were in a Marriott Courtyard lounge, perhaps I would have given better scores, but for a Ritz Carlton, it just wasn't very good.

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fine369
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on 15 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

great food. somewhat limited selection. wonderful service

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on 14 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service and food!

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vipluv2eat
Washington DC
18 reviews
Dined on 11 July 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Very nice afternoon Tea. Vey intimate setting for a celebration. The wait staff were excellent.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on 19 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The high tea is absolutely fabulous! Danielle made my birthday super special and Goran and Dino took great care of us. Definitely coming back!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 6 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience1

Elisabeth was the best waitress ever. So kind and thoughtful and considerate. The kids crying and dim lighting was not it. I think their should be better lighting, better photo ops, and another section for the 5 year olds. The food was ok, wish their was more. Also wish you could purchase more champagne. The $70 was steep for 8 mini snacks and weak tea

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AliciaY
Washington DC
10 reviews
Dined on 6 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The experience was absolutely amazing!! Elizabeth is the best

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vipJenniferS
Houston
21 reviews
Dined on 29 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Afternoon tea was a lovely experience.

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MarkA
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on 22 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

High Tea at the Ritz-Carleton! Exquisite and elegant; 18th floor views of Arlington and DC in the distance. Impeccable service. Great décor. Incredible edibles with a great selection of tea. A fantastic experience you must try.

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bieh
1 review
Dined on 16 May 2021
Overall5food3service5ambience4

The service frankly made the experience wonderful. They were warm, friendly, and accommodating and made us feel welcome and comfortable!

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KrisD
Hawaii
2 reviews
Dined on 16 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Would use service again and recommend to friends. Great afternoon tea service. Quiet atmosphere where attentive staff ensured you have what you need but give you space/time to catch up with friends.

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PamlaF
1 review
Dined on 15 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We attended an afternoon tea, my elderly friend was very excited and had a wonderful time. Truly an afternoon delight.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
63 reviews
Dined on 15 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Afternoon Tea - had a great experience.

Food was good. They had a nut-free plate for friend with allergies. They offered more food, which is common in London, but not guaranteed in the States.

Presentation was lovely. No bartender on duty at the time but they made martinis for us.

Great service.

Small nitpick - the room is a little basic with no view.

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deliciousfoodseeker
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on 8 May 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Mom enjoyed wonderful views and fabulous service at the afternoon tea service for Mother's Day

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MandyP
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on 28 April 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience3

The staff was great and the food tasted good but we were hoping for a fancier dining experience. The restaurant was a kind of lounge and a few groups of diners were quite noisy. The prices were a little high—something to consider.

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TeaDrinker
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 24 April 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

We do Tea at various places. This one is very nice. Room was pleasant, noise level low, service was prompt and polite. A nice selection of tidbits to enjoy while chatting. We stayed from 2 to 5 and they let us chat without bother . I do have to say the chairs were awkward, too deep seated and too heavy to move. We ended up perched on the end of the chair to do the tea.

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HollyF
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 24 April 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing lunch!! The Cherry Blossom High Tea at the Ritz was extraordinary. Both my husband & I loved every single bite. The delicious artistry in each item was beyond compare. Cannot recommend more highly!

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LauraM
Las Vegas
3 reviews
Dined on 18 April 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Elizabeth provided exceptional customer service! Beautiful views and delicious tea sandwiches.

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vipAnonymous
Washington DC
163 reviews
Dined on 18 April 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

The Cherry Blossom Tea was great! You check in downstairs at the restaurant and they give you an envelope with your name and a key card to use for the elevator. For the Cherry Blossom Tea you're served in the club room on the 18th floor - great view! It's decorated with faux cherry blossoms with a display of the different teas on the menu. Because of COVID, the tables are far apart. Very nice and quiet, very pretty room, great view (well it overlooks the parking garage for the Pentagon City mall but look past that). Service was really good. You get a your choice of a mimosa or bellini and choose your tea. There were quite a few savory sandwiches. The goat cheese tart was really good. The cherry scone was VERY good served with cherry jam and clotted cream. Also liked the yuzu pana cotta. They even gave us extra sandwiches! Pretty sweets. We'd like to go back again for tea. We were told they do a special Christmas tea and regular tea on Saturdays and Sundays but not on the 18th floor. Would highly recommend.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Baltimore
3 reviews
Dined on 17 April 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing experience. Every little food item looked so good and tasted awesome. Good variety of teas and the one I got was really good. Loved the Cherry Blossom afternoon tea experience.

FAQs

Fyve at The Ritz-Carlton Pentagon City offers takeaway which you can order by calling the restaurant at (703) 412-2762.

Fyve at The Ritz-Carlton Pentagon City is rated 4.4 stars by 774 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting bookings at the moment.