Duck Club at Lafayette Park Hotel
Glad We Took a Chance!My wife and I had dinner (and breakfast the following morning) while staying at the hotel. In the past, we have found restaurants associated with an on-site hotel can be hit or miss---this one was a hit. We were highly impressed with the restaurant. Top notch all the way. The staff were friendly and attentive during both meals that we ate there. Food was very well prepared and flavorful. The dinner entree was a little smaller than I expected; however, that was fine since we're both trying to watch our weight! The orange creme brulee was a great choice for dessert. Our server (Vivian) definitely made our dining experience pleasurable. We will be certain to eat here again if we are in the area.4/27/2013 12:00:00 AMAs a party of four, we hadAs a party of four, we had a quiet booth off to one side. Service attention was very good and timely. Three different entrees received high reviews. The scollop 'special' had very good flavor, but only two scollops - too light for a $24 dish. Our wait person was very knowledgable and friendly - almost too friendly. We didn't really want to hear about allergies and her dogs. Otherwise, an excellent experience; we will return.4/27/2013 12:00:00 AMEverything from the appetizerEverything from the appetizer to the dessert was fabulous.4/20/2013 12:00:00 AMI made this reservation inI made this reservation in honor of my lady friend's birthday. I hadn't dined at the Duck Club for years so decided to give it a try as I wanted her birthday dinner to be special- and it was!
We started with a crab cake appetizer that was incredible, shared a salad and each of us ordered a steak for dinner. The steaks (she had the filet and me a New York) were perfectly prepared and excellent in every way.
We finished with a dessert that was 'on the house' and even decorated with 'Happy Birthday' drizzled in chocolate on the plate along with the customary candle.
The only criticism I have was I ordered two glasses of sparkling wine ($16 ea. is my memory?)and it was about 3 oz. so I thought that was not a good value.4/9/2013 12:00:00 AMI scheduled a business lunchI scheduled a business lunch meeting and checked in at the desk for my reservation saying I'd wait for my party. It was raining, so I had comfort food -- essentially a grilled cheese with ham and tomatoe soup while my dining partner had ... I forget. My meal was very tasty, service good and this place, inside a boutique hotel, quite nice. The noise level was low so we could talk. The only (minor) downside is that I received a "no show" message from Open Table even though I did check in at the desk and used my credit card to pay for both of our meals. That was easily rectified however.4/5/2013 12:00:00 AMFor a memorable and deliciousFor a memorable and delicious dinner, this is one of our top places to go to dine in an elegant environment with relaxing ambience, comfort with a sense of privacy and top-notch, friendly and attentive service. Before the sun sets, the adjacent, treed and flowered open courtyard is a lovely backdrop to view and provide a sense of beauty and tranquility. Enjoy!3/29/2013 12:00:00 AMThe food is always excellentThe food is always excellent at the Duck Club. They always provide innovative menu items and it is cooked perfectly. The service was a little to be desired on our last trip as we were waiting for a while before we were served but it was pleasant at the same time.3/10/2013 12:00:00 AM