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. $26 for Lunch Monday - Saturday.
McPherson Square, Farragut West, Farragut North
Private Party Facilities:
The private room within the Lafayette Restaurant can accommodate up to 18 guests. Windows open to a panoramic view of Lafayette Park & The White House.
Private Party Contact:
Robert Lindner: 2026386600x
Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Entertainment, Full Bar, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
Special Events & Promotions:
Brunch on most major holidays.
Lafayette Restaurant Ratings and Reviews
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.
Wonderful place, great service
Wonderful place, great service
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.
Outstanding in every way. An oasis of ci ...
Outstanding in every way. An oasis of civility and calm with exquisite food and service.
I had the foie gras and filet Rossini-- ...
I had the foie gras and filet Rossini-- both were excellent. Service was outstanding, with the Waiter providing great wine and whiskey recommendations.
the old school standby
this is the place to get your business done. no one is watching, they are minding their own business
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.
Don't Miss It
An old fashioned restaurant with table cloths, carpeted floors, low noise levels, and Dover Sole boned table side. A rarity in these days of noisy, one-size-fits all venues.
Old fashioned dining at its best. So goo ...
Old fashioned dining at its best. So good to see the lovely table laid out with beautiful linen.
Lafayette Room Hay-Adams Hotel
One of the most enjoyable dining experiences!!! . EVERYTHING ASSOCIATED WITH THIS ELEGANT ' RESTAURANT IS +*****. Deserves all the praise that it receives.
Excellent service and very elegant and dignified atmosphere. Eli and Ernesto were wonderful.
I had a great time it was a celebration ...
I had a great time it was a celebration between my wife and I. We enjoyed ourselves.
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.
Beautiful restaurant, perfect view of the White House, amazing food and wonderful service! Highly recommended.
Exceeded our expectations! Great date ni ...
Exceeded our expectations! Great date night ;)
Lafayette has high standards for service and food and they never disappoint.
Sub bar service. Mediocre food. We not ...
Sub bar service. Mediocre food. We notice the server not only messed up our order also other table. For such a DC landmark Hay Adams needs to hire a well trained staff.. What shame for such a historic hotel. The food scene in DC is getting better everyday with superb choices all around. So please step up to it.
Elegant, Classy Brunch at the Lafayette
My husband and I dined at the Lafayette, where we had impeccable service, excellent brunch ($80 per person), unlimited champagne, appetizers, desserts, etc. We were also permitted to choose one entree from a menu. I had the crab cakes while my husband had the steak frites - both were excellent. The appetizer buffet was plentiful and could have very well been the entire brunch. The croissants and pastries were amazing. The seafood - shrimp ceviche, smoked salmon, seared tuna - from the appetizer buffet were all excellent. The staff was so incredibly welcoming and polite. It is hard to find service like the Lafayette these days. Definitely want to dress appropriately for the Lafayette - a 'Sunday best' brunch attire is recommended (for brunch, of course)! Ladies - nice dress and heels ;) Men - coat is best! Also - I would absolutely recommend this place for Mother's Day or any other special occasion.
Excellent all-around experience from beg ...
Excellent all-around experience from beginning to end. Food and service were impeccable.
Classic Washington Dining
The best is yet to come- timeless elegance and a wonderful evening. First class location, presentation and preparation. A wonderful and romantic dinner for two in downtown DC across from the White House.
Make special occasions truly special.
Dinner at Lafayette is always an enjoyable occasion, with exceptionally good food...AND service.
a great place for an elegant quiet meal; not a trendy place by any means but just a wonderful gem.
We had a great brunch here to celebrate a number of recent occasions! A tremendous spread of great offerings, accommodating staff, flowing champagne and wonderful piano music! Would definitely recommend to anyone looking to celebrate or just to have a great Sunday brunch!
I picked this restaurant to celebrate my ...
I picked this restaurant to celebrate my birthday and wanted to have a nice brunch with some friends. The food ended up being delicious, but the experience was definitely tarnished by the manager, who approached our group and told us in a brusque manner that we must order right now, because they were preparing their buffet and the kitchen needed to take our orders right then. Additionally, the soufflé I wanted was quoted as needing 20 minutes for preparation but keen I attempted to order it was actually 30-35 minutes. If you're willing to accept this kind of poor service, then you likely will enjoy the food.
Very romantic, would highly recommend this for any special occasion.
More people looking for an overall beaut ...
More people looking for an overall beautiful dining experience need to get dolled up and head over to The Lafayette. Really beautiful classic, upscale dining.
The view doesn't get any better than across from the White House - we saw the President arrive home. Gorgeous ambiance and incredible service. Breakfast and dinner were both outstanding. Delightful piano during dinner.
The restaurant and staff are superb. A great place for a quiet meeting and beautiful surroundings.
Great place for out of town guests. Ask for a view of the wh.
Everything was good, we enjoyed it
Everything was good, we enjoyed it
The staff was very professional, they sh ...
The staff was very professional, they showed up at the right time and were never in the way nor did they interrupt. The food was amazing.
Great date spot
Enjoyed a really nice prix fixe Valentine's dinner here. Everything was top notch!
We went for breakfast but it was very di ...
We went for breakfast but it was very disappointing- the $35 eggs were very plain served with overdone toast and unoriginal sides. Nice quiet ambience but no where near as nice as other hotel breakfasts I have tried.
This lovely and charming restaurant is consistently spectacular. The food, the wine, the ambience, and the service - consistently spectacular. I never feel rushed; yet, someone is always there before I need them. That's quite a fete. Thank you Lafayette for making me always want to return.
First class eating
The dining area is elegant, and staff well trained to make a dining a first rate experience.
Wonderful view of the White House while dine. Absolutely wonderful atmosphere. Beautiful place.
Elegant Dining and Personal Service -Supreme!
The most memorable meal and dining experience that I can recall in years! Time honored location and professional wait staff. From arrival of opening the doors to greet you to the meal's completion, this was an AWESOME experience. Food prepared to perfection. Presentation exceptional. The wait staff was most polite and knowledgeable. They have great timing to anticipate your dining needs. We were there for a special occasion so we were offered one of the best seats for the view. However, any seat in the restaurant would not disappoint. Will definitely return.
New Years Eve
Very nice fixe prix dinner for NYE. The piano soloist added just the right touch. Service was just right and food was terrific.
Wonderful food in a beautiful room. The appetizer and dessert tables are fabulous. Always a great brunch with impeccable service.
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