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 18 guests. Windows open to a panoramic view of Lafayette Park & The White House.
Private Party Contact:
Gabriel Lombardi: 2026386600x6160
Banquet, 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
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.
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.
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.
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