Food and service are outstanding.
Food and service are outstanding. I'm not sure what else do you want. Excellent spot in DC
3/1/2013 4:00:00 PM
Food is good, was first time,
Food is good, was first time, would not be last time
3/14/2013 5:00:00 PM
We had a lovely experience.
We had a lovely experience. Though the cafe is big and bustling, the wait staff was attentive and helpful. We had various appetizers which were all good as well as a shared bowl of mussels, plump and delicious. The lamb shankI had fell off the bone and was moist and flavorful. Warm cookies for dessert were perfect! I would definitely recommend and go back!
3/28/2013 5:00:00 PM
Great but ........
The atmosphere was great. The food was great. The service was great. The music was annoying. Sophie was great in how she handled the situation. Thanks.....
4/1/2013 12:00:00 AM
Food was excellent. A little
Food was excellent. A little on the pricey side, but worth it.
4/7/2013 4:00:00 PM
Go for the desserts.
The food was good, but the desserts were better.Pastry Chef, Donna Yuen, is phenomenal. Definitely try the Goat Cheese dessert and the Chocolate Soup. They were the highlight of the night.
4/17/2013 4:00:00 PM
Really nice location, great food
This spot is super convenient, close to metro, and had a great menu at a great price. I am looking forward to going back.
5/4/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great charcuterie to share
We sat outside on a beautiful summer evening. The food and the service were good. We ordered the choice of two cured meats and chefs choice of two pâtés from the charcuterie menu. This was perfect for three people. The asparagus soup was awesome. I had the salmon entrée, which was very tasty (fennel and leak hash, crab meat, mushroom sauce). Don't leave without trying the Dupont Imperial cocktail!
6/1/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great brunch spot!
This was a lovely place to have brunch! Great service and it was fast too.
6/9/2013 12:00:00 AM
Exquisite Foie Gras
It was great fun to graze through the dinner menu starters and sides that included escargot, spring pea risotto, and what turned out to be a phenomenal offering of foie gras. The presentation included nestling one slice between two buckwheat macaroons that had the airy texture of meringue cookies and propping a second slice against a spicy chopped apple salad with a hint of citrus. This dish was so good that I asked if it might be available for lunch two days later. It is not on the standard lunch menu, so I was doubly appreciative of the chef going to the trouble of a special preparation!
6/23/2013 12:00:00 AM
Went to Cafe Dupont b/c it
Went to Cafe Dupont b/c it was listed as having a Bastille Day celebration "starting at 12 noon" ... sadly this was incorrect, and they started closer to 3pm and it was only at Bar Dupont (connected to the same hotel). The menu featured in Cafe Dupont wasn't geared towards Bastille day either, which was slightly disappointing. Altogether though the food was good, service was good, and I would keep returning.
7/14/2013 12:00:00 AM
Food and service were outstanding.
Food and service were outstanding. I am now a Swiss Chard lover. Great romantic place and a memorable meal.
7/18/2013 5:00:00 PM
the "French bistro" model works
My wife and I stayed at the hotel and had dinner and breakfast at the cafe. The food ranged from pretty good to excellent; I'd say a solid "very good" overall. The menu is definitely intended for foodies; others may find the descriptions and combinations of ingredients a bit over the top. For example, the duck I had at dinner was terrific, but the sunchoke puree underneath didn't have any flavor; it seemed to serve only as a decoration. My wife loved her specialty drink with raspberries and raved about the asparagus soup; she seemed less taken by the mussels (but did eat them all). At breakfast, she loved the yogurt parfait; my french toast was disappointing. Service was very courteous. We would definitely eat there again.
7/19/2013 12:00:00 AM
I really enjoyed the quiet ambience, but the food is really what sells this place. All around delicious from start to finish. Bonus: Our server was also the restaurant manager. He made sure we were well taken care of and that everything came out on time and to our expectations.
8/9/2013 12:00:00 AM
I believe this to be my first of many visits to this neighborhood gem....
Great food, ambiance and impeccable service. The food was presented in beautiful fashion too!
We dined al fresco at dusk and were treated to some "OFF" which really saved me because I am always a victim to the local mosquitos.
I am new to the neighborhood and look forward to visiting again soon.
8/19/2013 12:00:00 AM
My boyfriend and I visited
My boyfriend and I visited for restaurant week. The entrees were delicious- scallops and the risotto. We also enjoyed the assorted sorbet for dessert. However, the appetizers left a lot to be desired. I had the goat cheese with fruit and he had the foie gras, which he deemed inedible.
8/20/2013 12:00:00 AM
Cafe Du Pont, Washington DC
Superb ambiance. Very attentive and helpful staff. Good food. Great experience for us out of towners.
8/23/2013 12:00:00 AM
Make sure to ask your server about the real gems here. There were items that I never would have ordered, but was glad the server suggested. Example: canteloupe with prosciutto and blue cheese infused toasts. This was absolutely delicious!
8/24/2013 12:00:00 AM
We picked this restaurant for location. And we're delightfully pleased.
The food was all excellent, scallops were tender and grilled beautifully,
The goat cheese mousse was fun.
The service was exceent, but not intrusive.
We wanted to sit and talk, and they gave us the space and the food, did not come too fast
8/25/2013 12:00:00 AM
Had a fantastic meal on Tuesday
Had a fantastic meal on Tuesday night with someone I'm dating. We were both busy with late days at the office, so I scheduled a later reservation for 9PM. The staff was very accomodating and wasn't in a rush, even though we were clearly one of the last couples there. I highly recommend the duck with grilled peaches!
9/24/2013 12:00:00 AM
We had dinner with a speaker
We had dinner with a speaker from out of town visiting our organization. This was a great place for dinner!
10/1/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great times here!! We really enjoyed the entire experience. Great staff and ambiance. The food was excellent. We went on a Sunday night and it couldn't have been better! Classic!!
10/6/2013 12:00:00 AM
Very good and reliable place for breakfast, brunch and lunch. (We haven't eaten dinner there). Coffee is excellent (YEA!) and the poached eggs are properly prepared on the Eggs Benedict variations. The quality of food is good, fruit that has been freshly prepared, bacon cooked properly. The ambience is great---clean, morning-fresh and lively without being obnoxious. Service is professional and friendly, not overbearing. If we lived in the neighborhood, we'd probably be here every weekend!
10/13/2013 12:00:00 AM
One of the best places for
One of the best places for breakfast anywhere. Great choices for everyone.
11/11/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great meeting place
We met friends there that we hadn't seen in a very long time.
The menu is of a sensible size, not too big to be overwhelming but very interesting.
The portions are sensible too. Wine and cocktails lists were extensive.
The wait staff were very helpful.
All in all a very good evening
11/15/2013 4:00:00 PM
I forgot how much I love this place
Because I work in DuPont I'm always eager to run away when I leave the office. I had a friend in town for a conference staying at the Hilton up the block so a group of us met for dinner. Our waiter David was GREAT and patient with out table of 4 silly chatty hungry women. Per usual, all our meals were excellent as was the service!
11/20/2013 4:00:00 PM