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Discover Tolson Bar

The alter ego of Edgar Kitchen + Bar, now available for private meetings and special events in Washington, DC.

Discover Restaurant

Located in The Mayflower Hotel and named after J. Edgar’s protégé, Clyde Tolson, this sleek and bright space is now available for private meetings and special events in Washington, DC. Tolson promises to surprise as the alter ego of Edgar with innovative cocktails and a menu that has something for every taste.

Meet Tolson, Hoover’s own ‘alter ego.’

You already know Edgar, The Mayflower’s elevated eatery named after the late J. Edgar Hoover, who dined with us daily for twenty years. A homage to J. Edgar Hoover’s Assistant FBI Director, Clyde Tolson, sets the stage at Tolson.

Tolson is temporarily closed to the public but is available for private events in Washington, DC. To learn more, contact us.

  • overhead of a table covered in newspaper with fried chicken dishes on it
    Tolson Restaurant Tablescape
  • desserts and cocktails on a white table next to an envelope and pen
    Tolson Restaurant Tablescape
  • person pouring beer into a tall glass
    Welcome to Tolson
  • person putting an ice cube into a cocktail
    Custom cocktails find you at Tolson

Landmark Experiences in D.C.

Let us bring to life the unique role of the Mayflower Hotel in the capital’s history with this crafted experience with your own expert local guide. Hear tales of the world’s most powerful capital drips with scandals and is embroiled in the underbelly of global clandestine efforts.

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