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.
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: 8882603497
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
We had a lovely time dining at the Lafay ...
We had a lovely time dining at the Lafayette. The food was great, the ambiance was simply elegant and sophisticated; the wait staff was warm, especially Emmanuel. The hotel and restaurant is simply a must visit when in DC.
One of the loveliest evenings my friends ...
One of the loveliest evenings my friends and I have had celebrating a birthday, in this case my birthday. Wait staff made us feel very special- the piano player was the icing on the cake. Even the valet parking men went out of their way to welcome us . Being native New Yorkers, we're used to pricey places with very good food, but the Lafayette added the elegance and old world charm so lacking in the trendy places. Worth every penny!
My wife and I went to celebrate our 25th ...
My wife and I went to celebrate our 25th anniversary. Beautiful dining room, nicely spaced tables and perfect atmosphere for quiet, romantic dinner. Service was attentive but not overly formal. My wife had the Dover Sole, de-boned tableside, and said it was the best she has ever had. I had the rack of lamb which was delicious. At server's suggestion, we ordered the special vanilla souflee for dessert which was wonderful. Because it was our anniversary, we were informed, when the check came, that the dessert was "on the house." All in all, a great meal and a lovely evening.
Having been to the restaurant several ye ...
Having been to the restaurant several years ago, we were disappointed in the quality of the food ("salad" consisted of a few beets and a few carrots arranged on a plate with a dollop of goat cheese. The duck was undercooked; the creme brule was salty and consistency was odd. Whipped cream with chocolate was served seperately for some reason.) A glass of St. Emillion seemed a little off. The restaurant was unusually loud and we had trouble hearing each other. Altogether a great disappointment, as we had looked forward to it for several weeks.
Delicious meal and a very good value. El ...
Delicious meal and a very good value. Eli was knowledgeable, efficient and wonderful as was Ernesto. Piano player was arrogant and not only would not entertain our music requests, he feined stupidity about even knowing the songs - unacceptable for a restaurant of this caliber.
We live in NJ and visit Lafayette whenev ...
We live in NJ and visit Lafayette whenever we are in DC. It is an elegant restaurant with fine food. The staff is extremely professional and provides a high level of service. You will be hard pressed to find a more comfortable restaurant with such a beautiful atmosphere. The food is so delicious that we went back a second time within a four day period. The scallops, pasta, salads and the vegetables are all prepared to perfection. Save room for the chocolates that arrive at the end of the meal. Over the top!
Ours was an anniversary celebration and ...
Ours was an anniversary celebration and the Lafayette Restaurant was the perfect venue. The atmosphere is historic and truly special. The staff was appropriate for the formal setting, but was very friendly. The food was fantastic. Live piano music made the setting perfect for a memorable and wonderful experience. Thanks to all!
Recently dined at Lafayette to celebrat ...
Recently dined at Lafayette to celebrate our 30th wedding anniversary on our visit to the United States . I'd like to thank and congratulate all the staff for the wonderful evening they gave us. I would also like to thank Clarence in particular for his attention to detail and also his kind and courteous manners. Overall we couldn't have chosen a better establishment to celebrate our day and would have no hesitation in recommending the dining experience offered at this fine restaurant. Thank you.
My "go to" place for breakfast with coll ...
My "go to" place for breakfast with colleagues, and brunch with friends! Very unusual dishes. My favorite for breakfast in the Crab Cake Benedict; no muffin, but a large crab cake, served on a bed of warm spinich, and a poached egg on top. I ask for the Hollandaise Sauce on the side, and mix it with Tabasco! Heaven!
Food was excellent Seemed a little short ...
Food was excellent
Seemed a little short staffed as it took a while to place orders. Food did come out fast.
A fairly large crowd that all seemed to know each other and they were all over the dining room talking to each other. A little distracting
This was a Bon Voyage dinner for a speci ...
This was a Bon Voyage dinner for a special friend from college. We wanted a quieter place than some of the other choices in the neighborhood. I had steak tartar as my entree and he had the burger. His burger arrived too rare for his liking and he requested that it just be heated. Meanwhile, he had eaten a few bites and we had devoured the delicious, hot and crispy French fries. When the host returned, he had an entire new burger and French fries entree. We couldn't have been more surprised. How gracious and unexpectedly generous. This place is always a delight.
DINING AS IT SHOULD BE Impeccable white ...
DINING AS IT SHOULD BE
Impeccable white linen table cloths, sparkling crystal and silver, a pianist playing in the background and a perfect vodka martini: I felt like I stepped into a time machine and was transported to another era. The lobster salad was delicious and beautifully presented. The scallops and Arctic char were both wonderful. I topped it all off with a vanilla soufflé. If you are really looking to impress your spouse or partner, this is the place. Simply MAHHVVELOUUS.
Quite a nice location,
This is in the Hay Adams hotel, which I didn't realize until I arrived. It is right by the White House. It's quiet, with white table cloths, excellent service, and a short menu of great meals. Its a very classic sort of restaurant in a historic DC venue. In a town of overly noisy places, this is a gem. You can actually hear the people at your table.
the food was great. it was $160 plus tip, we shared a salad, had a main meal and a bottle of wine, plus shared a desert. that was a reasonable price for the setting and the quality of food.
if you want to take your teenage kids while on vacation in DC, or a date, or your mother, this is just a great place to dine. Especially if you are looking for a non-noisy, non-overly crowded kind of place.
and it is so close to the White House, it's great. Also they have a piano playing, its a nice place to dine.
The LAFAYETTE was marvelous, the food pr ...
The LAFAYETTE was marvelous, the food prepared to perfection, but the true gem of the LAFAYETTE is the desserts. In house pastry chef delivers, we enjoyed a pistachio soufflé with pistachio ice cream. Decadent and worth every last calorie.
The dining room is beautiful. The servic ...
The dining room is beautiful. The service is attentive, yet there is certainly a lot of room for improvement - it was not always easy to understand the servers' accents (and I am not a native speaker myself, so I know what it takes to enunciate clearly), their manners were not polished enough for this kind of restaurant, and the pace at which our food was brought to us was irregular (some arrived too fast). The food is alright, nothing memorable, I already forgot what I had. If you are looking to impress your date with a gorgeous room, this is the place; if you are looking for delicious food, go elsewhere.
Beautiful Mother's Day Location
What a lovely spot for an early morning Mother's Day breakfast. The dining room was very quiet and elegant. Service was exceptional and yet friendly. They treated my son like a prince. :-) The food was delicious and beautifully presented. After eating we were able to walk across the way to view the White House.
Great hotel restaurant
Beautiful, old-world restaurant in the beautiful, old-world Hay-Adams hotel. Great place for a breakfast interview with a senior executive candidate. Food was good, but not spectacularly so. Don't come here if you're looking for cheap eats. Service is old-world.
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