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
From the moment one enters the Hay-Adams ...
From the moment one enters the Hay-Adams Hotel and its signature restaurant you know you are in for a treat. Wanted to celebrate my birthday with a special Brunch and Lafayette hit all the right notes. From the bottomless strawberry Mimosas and Taittinger Champagne, to the vast selection of all you can eat appetizers: crab legs, jumbo shrimp, salmon, grilled veggies, assorted cheeses (even really good buffalo mozzarella),exquisite pastries (croissants, scones, cinnamon rolls!), green salads and even ceviche (my favorite thing of them all). There were meat dishes as well that I don't eat but looked perfectly cooked and beautifully presented. For $80 you get all the appetizers you want and then choose a hot main course of the menu; we had the pasta with mushrooms and mascarpone pancakes. The pancakes were a bit too skinny and dry for my taste but the pasta was scrumptious. With Mimosas, champagne and other drinks listed included, for us it was quite a bargain. And I only mention this because I do not understand any comment about this place being "expensive". It is elegant, classy and you get detailed, friendly service and haute cuisine. Forgot to mention the human element that makes this place outstanding: our server ElMahdee who was elegant, attentive and charming not only to us but to everyone he tended to. We could see how he knows to make every client feel special. And finally, the probably overlooked gentleman at the piano. I did not get his name, but the repertoire and musical selection was very whimsical and festive keeping a good soft level throughout our meal. Magical moments! Can't wait to come back!
While I really wanted to love this resta ...
While I really wanted to love this restaurant, frankly it fell a bit flat. I made a reservation weeks in advance to celebrate my boyfriend's birthday. I requested a table by the window, which they did not fulfill even though there were such tables available. I'd mentioned in the reservation that we were celebrating a birthday and to pull out all the stops, but throughout the night the service was good but unremarkable. We noticed halfway through out meal that other tables had gotten a bread basket and we had not. Just minor details here and there that made the experience less than it could have been. I don't mind paying for great service, but there was nothing special about it. It was polite and fine.
My boyfriend had the rack of lamb and i had the beef tenderloin. Both were very good, flavorful, and well executed. Portions were of a good size, which is unusual for very high end dining. Overall dinner was enjoyable.
We ordered dessert and it was delicious, but again, no acknowledgment that it was a special occasion. Frankly, I don't frequent restaurants and run up a 300+ tab for two people to feel average. I had wanted this to be a special, memorable experience, but I've come away from it more frustrated than satisfied. The food was really good and our waiter was nice and helpful, but again, I think they did a poor job of making it a special evening. I would recommend the restaurant to people looking for somewhere elegant, but don't expect anything other than polite, adequate service.
The service is unmatched and the restaur ...
The service is unmatched and the restaurant has famous clientele. Kevin Spacey and Bob Dole are regulars. The food was awesome and plentiful. Definitely worth every penny. We enjoyed brunch for my boyfriend's birthday and they brought out an amazing chocolate mousse with a chocolate "happy birthday" message that was beautifully plated. Will definitely be going back!
The restaurant is a great choice if you ...
The restaurant is a great choice if you are seeking a more formal lunch experience in a classic white table cloth venue. The service is exceptional, but the food is only adequate and is very limited in choice. It's a kitchen with a handle on classic preparation but short on executing anything that would be remotely memorable for its taste or ingredients.
Lafayette is my "go to" restaurant for b ...
Lafayette is my "go to" restaurant for breakfast/brunch. I had not dined with them during the lunch hour, in quite some time. Service was, as always impeccable! The salad; quite disappointing. My friend, and I, each ordered the Cobb salad, and while I was very pleased to be served a small amount of greens, the remaining ingredients were average. There was plenty of blue cheese, but maybe a quarter of an avocado, and two ounces at best, of chicken. Thankfully, the service, made up for the disappointing salad. I will continue to recommend Lafayette for breakfast, and brunch, but not sure about lunch.
The waiter was especially helpful and gu ...
The waiter was especially helpful and guided my business associate through the meal with excellent suggestions to add to our food experience.
Definitely would recommend the Lafayette for business dinners as well as special occasions.
The food was actually really great. Ther ...
The food was actually really great. There were two problems though - one was that, despite the fact that very few people were in the restaurant and it was fully staffed, staff rarely came by. But much more important, the place was absolutely full of fruit flies. They were everywhere. It really took away from the otherwise beautiful ambiance and decor. I like this restaurant, but I would not recommend going unless and until they fumigate and solve this issue.
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.
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