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About Lafayette Restaurant
Washington’s destination for power dining, the Lafayette Restaurant serves breakfast, lunch, dinner & Sunday brunch. With large windows opening onto Lafayette park & the White House, this sun-lit dining room is one of the most elegant settings in the capital & is certain to complement any dining experience.
Washington, DC 20006
Hours of Operation:
Breakfast: Monday - Friday: 6:30am - 11:00am, Saturday - Sunday: 7:00am - 11:00am; Lunch: Monday - Saturday: 11:30am - 2:00pm; Dinner: Monday - Saturday: 5:30pm - 10:00pm; Sunday Brunch: 11:30am - 2:00pm
$31 to $50
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
Our pianist Tom Vogt is playing every Monday – Saturday evening and for Sunday Brunch
Private Dining available for groups of up to 18 guests.
Parking is complimentary for dinner. A parking fee of $12.00 via hotel valet parking for breakfast Monday - Friday and Sunday Brunch. $28 for Lunch Monday - Saturday.
McPherson Square, Farragut West, Farragut North
Private Party Facilities:
The private room within the Lafayette Restaurant can accommodate up to 24 guests. Windows open to a panoramic view of Lafayette Park and The White House.
Private Party Contact:
Gabriel Lombardi: (888) 260-3497
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Entertainment, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Private Room, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
Special Events & Promotions:
Brunch on most major holidays.
Lafayette Restaurant Ratings and Reviews
From the moment we walked in to the moment we left, everything was fantastic. I can't remember a dining experience so gourmet, yet so personal and affordable for the quality. It was our 1 year anniversary and I wrote a note in our reservation stating that. The host wrote me a note and asked if I'd like the pianist to play any song, so I chose our wedding song. Before I knew it, the song was playing in the restaurant and it caught my wife by surprise. The food was fantastic, the wine and champagne were great and desert was amazing. There wasn't one bad thing about this experience. Thank you for such an amazing dinner! We will be coming back.
By far the best D.C. has to offer. Their signature dish is Dover sole but their tenderloin is unbelievable. Their entire staff is extremely professional. We always enjoy being served by Ely or Clarence. I give it a two star Michelin rating. Try it you'll be coming back often.
With views of Lafayette Park, this is the quintessential elegant Washington restaurant. We had our wedding dinner here, so it has special meaning to us. We love to come here for Sunday breakfast before church and for dinner to celebrate special events. I have had several business lunches here as well. It is a beautiful space and the tables are spaced far enough apart and the room is quiet enough so you can have a great conversation. The food is classic and reliably good.
Nothing short of perfect. The appetizer buffet was magnificent, the entrees were excellent and the ambience was peaceful. But what we enjoyed most and what made our special occasion (sister is having a baby and she's leaving the area in June!) even that more perfect was the service. Geovanny was so attentive and sweet and professional. My sisters and I were blown away by his personality and service. Can't wait to dine here again very soon.
Spectacular! I've wanted to eat here for a long time and was finally able to. I figured the food didn't have to be that great given how incredible the location is. Boy, was a wrong! The lamb was out of this world and the lobster salad was fantastic! Oh! And the people watching was every bit "DC."
If you are on any sort of budget.. just dont. The food was good but very over priced. While the service was exclent, i have gotten the same food in my home town for a qurter of the price that has honestly tasted better. Understand that when you go there you are paying for atmosphere, no childern, and to rub elbows with a higher class. To be perfectly honest the highlight of the whole visit was our waiter. I am glad that i went, but i would have been much happer watching a show at fords or a spa day.
The setting and ambiance can't be beat in DC. The service was excellent, the bar made excellent drinks. The Menu was somewhat limited, but the food was excellent. The soup and foie gras were well prepared, and the risotto was just right. The scallops were not as caramelized as I like, but were tasty. The wines by the glass complimented the meal, and the desserts were likewise well prepared. The piano made for an incredibly romantic and quiet dinner. Not a place for little children, but great for a special occasion.
Our breakfast consists of eggs,bacon, biscuits,coffee and pancakes. The eggs were nothing special. The bacon was was tasty - the texture indicated that the bacon might have been oven-baked. The flavor of the pancakes was sweet but the texture was gummy. Overall - I'd say it's a little overpriced for what you get. Elegant setting,though.
A room and approach that exudes "old-fashioned" elegance and beauty, but doesn't assume these attributes can compensate for less than excellent menu choices, preparation and service. Delicious appetizer and entrée portions ideally sized -- but caution, desserts tend to be overly generous, suggest sharing versus ordering individually to avoid feeling overstuffed.
I have been hosting or attending business meals (breakfasts primary) at the Lafayette Room in the Hay Adams for years. It is elegant, quiet, delicious, and with extraordinary service. Once again this week I had Geovanni as my primary server and he is just extraordinary. I'm always well cared for, made to feel like a special customer (and that's saying something given the power brokers that eat there regularly), and thrilled with the food quality. It's expensive but extraordinary.
We had dinner at Lafayette the Friday before Valentine's day to avoid the crowds. The restaurant was amazing, we had personalized service, and the food was superb. It was a fantastic romantic dinner with a table without any other people around us and the most fantastic piano music.
This place was a breath of fresh air during an otherwise dreary week. Went with my best friend, who'd also had a bad week, and this place and its considerable ambience (have a live pianist playing gentle old favorites) and superior service were just what we needed. Expensive, yes, but not unreasonably so, as some fancy restaurants I've been to. The food was most excellent (pistachio-crusted scallops were excellent!), and you can catch a glimpse of the White House through one of the windows if you make the effort.
This elegant restaurant was degraded by a party of six nearby dressed in various street attire. Worn jeans, hooded sweatshirts and exercise gear. We had coat/tie and cocktail dress for our 50th - what happened to dress codes? Regardless , it was a good dining experience.
Classic DC Historic Hotel Fine Cuisine & staff makes it even more enjoyable.American food with flair and “impeccable” service, memorable experience for the taste buds and friends or family. Order anything on the menu, you will love it but the seafood dishes are out of this world.
KISS THIS (r) rated 5 Kisses out 5
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