The Caucus Room Brasserie
The Caucus Room Brasserie

The Caucus Room Brasserie

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://crbrasserie.com/
  • Phone: (202) 861-3450x
  • Hours of Operation:
    Breakfast: Monday - Friday: 6:30am - 10:45am:
    Saturday-Sunday 7:00am-11:30am

    Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:00am - 4:00pm;
    Dinner: Monday- Thursday: 5:00pm - 9:00pm
    Friday & Saturday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm CLOSE Sunday DINNER
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Steak, American, French
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Special Events: Please contact Cristina Cravedi at 202.393.3223 or e-mail her at specialevents@lhg-dc.com.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: 24th & M Street NW
  • Parking: Hotel Parking
A word from The Caucus Room Brasserie
Our American interpretation of a French brasserie captures the perfect mix of modern elegance and casual warmth.
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The Caucus Room Brasserie reviews from OpenTable diners
11 reviews since May 19, 2014
Overall Rating3.5
  • Food3.6
    Service3.7
  • Ambiance3.3
    Noise LevelModerate
57% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
great for lunch (3)scenic view (1)great for brunch (1)great for outdoor dining (1)hot spot (1)Show More
  • Don't overlook hotel restaurant
    airishVIP
    Dined on 9/5/2014
    Caucus Room has an interesting menu and the service was quite good. Well worth going to even if you aren't staying at the Westin.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Nice place with great courtyard.
    Dave
    Dined on 6/6/2014
    Ate in the courtyard. Nice ambiance. Good food and friendly server.
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    scenic view
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 9 ratings-only reviews submitted since May 19, 2014
    • Overall Rating3.3
    • Food3.4
    • Ambiance3.2
    • Service3.4
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 34 reviews are from the The Caucus Room Brasserie reviews archive.
  • only if you are stuck at the hotel
    Aykut
    Dined on 5/11/2014
    Very poor and unprofessional service. Staff was rude and unfriendly from the moment we walked in. I receive a pot of tea but did not get a cup to drink it. Then there was no spoon to mix it. I had to ask for each separately. By the time all was there, my food was getting cold. I received a phone call at 8:30 am on Sunday morning. Somehow they needed to have a reconfirmation of my reservation. Food was good but not exceptional to cover the service gap.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Top Brunch???
    jray
    Dined on 5/4/2014
    We had a reservation for 11:15 and were told when we arrived the Breakfast menu would end at 11:30 and we could order from that or we could order from a different lunch/brunch menu for the other Latin restaurant opening at 12. Two different restaurants at same site with different cooking crews. We had checked the reviews of top brunch venues and this one was highly rated; however, the breakfast Caucus Room menu was fairly ordinary and the other restaurant was primarily Latin American dishes. We ended up sitting outside so it didn't make much difference. Food was good but not extraordinary and few people were there on a Sunday at 12. Given the write-ups on the brunch, it was a little disappointing. Outside sunny and lovely
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    great for brunch, great for outdoor dining
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • The food was good, but not
    Jeff1
    Dined on 4/12/2014
    The food was good, but not memorable. The room is pretty and, since it was nearly empty, it was very quiet.
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    neighborhood gem
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Not available at 11:30
    Becky
    Dined on 3/30/2014
    We arrived at 11:30 for our reservation, and were told the Caucus Room closed at 11, so they put us in their Latin-American themed restaurant, which served minimal brunch food. Big disappointment. We left soon after.
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  • Not a steakhouse
    BigEVIP
    Dined on 2/20/2014
    The service was very good and the food was fine enough,... but it has no similarity to the original Caucus Room. It is simply a hotel restaurant. Great if your staying there from out of town or in for a conference,.. but many other better DC choices. I think if they continue to make it a 1000point restaurant it will draw more people. Great space and fantastic courtyard for the spring and summer.
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  • Overpriced and underwhelming
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 2/14/2014
    Late reservation for 2 (sat 9:45 on Friday). Dining room much smaller than portrayed online; felt more like a hotel bar than a high-line restaurant. Server generally inattentive throughout the evening--started off well, but nowhere to be found later in the meal. Another server even had to clear our plates and deliver our check, and I had to box my own leftovers. Overall, for $250, a highly-rated steakhouse chain or other restaurants in the area would have provided much better quality. Early courses were very good, but my wife's lobster tails were overcooked and difficult to remove from the shell. The cheesecake was decent, but very cold in the middle, indicating probably frozen at some point. Steak was tough, unremarkable for a ribeye.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Service was awful. It was
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 2/14/2014
    Service was awful. It was poorly ran. The food is amazing. For Valentine's Day, it was crazy to not have better service.
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  • lunch treat
    SFmeVIP
    Dined on 1/8/2014
    best mushroom soup I have ever had, and the salmon and avocado sandwich and blue burgers were perfectly prepared.
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    good for groups, great for lunch
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Yawn....
    DCLocalVIP
    Dined on 1/3/2014
    Un-offensive. Un-imaginative. Un-inspired. They neither wow nor offend. No reason to ever eat here twice. Actually, no reason to eat here once unless you're a hotel guest who doesn't want to leave the property. There is nothing good to say about this place nor anything bad, which in my view makes it the worst kind of restaurant. Boring. Oh and if you want bread, be sure to ask. They don't serve it nor mention it. Plus what "french" restaurant offers cheesecake, sorbet and rice pudding for dessert offerings? I could go on, but if you haven't heeded my warning by now, you can add to the list after you've dined here.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Lunch in a pinch
    MRC1285VIP
    Dined on 12/9/2013
    Had lunch here yesterday with some colleagues for the first time. The restaurant is beautiful on the inside courtyard of the Westin and the staff friendly and attentive. I found the menu a bit limited for lunch (not nearly as exciting and extensive as Blue Duck Tavern across the street) so I ordered an Onion Soup and Spinach Salad with Salmon. The Onion soup was a bit too cheesy but was nice and hot. The Salmon was slightly and dry but the spinach fresh and delicious. I think I'll be back for a second try since the staff was great and because the dinner menu looks more extensive.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • I came with a group and was
    Maggie
    Dined on 12/6/2013
    I came with a group and was worried about being too much of a disturbance, but there weren't that many people in the restaurant, and we had a lovely time. While the food was wonderful, the service was a bit slow (though we may have slowed things up by sending the waitress away the first couple times since we were not quite ready yet). The short rib was great, as were the brussels sprouts. Lots to enjoy.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, notable wine list, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • The food was outstanding and
    Foodie
    Dined on 11/5/2013
    The food was outstanding and the service was even better!! I would definitely recommend eating here. The brownie is mandatory!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, romantic, neighborhood gem, hot spot, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • No one seemed enthusiastic
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007VIP
    Dined on 11/4/2013
    No one seemed enthusiastic to wait on us. We had breakfast and the food was good but we had to wait for cream for the coffee and no one was very attentive from the moment we walked through the door.
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Slow moving vibe and service
    DiningNDC
    Dined on 10/5/2013
    Hard to reach the restaurant via phone. Often waited on hold or call got dropped Slow and understaffed wait staff My wife ordered an Absolut & Tonic. It came with a yellow lime and We asked for another line and the staff was put off we asked for more. We paid for our drinks and left for another restaurant.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great food!
    Cateringowner
    Dined on 9/7/2013
    We arrived 1/2 hour late on a Saturday evening and was expected to be greeted disapprovingly by the hostess. I was afraid we may have lost our reservation which was not case because the restaurant was completely empty with the exception of two couples sitting out on the patio. We were told we can sit wherever we like so we choose to sit out side for cocktails and come inside and sit at a huge booth for dinner.. After going inside for dinner we ordered the pork belly and the mussels for starters and both were very appetizing. Dinner on the other had was amazing 20 ribeye (a little over cooked for medium rare) and the scallops were devine. I would return and send friends as well.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Only the name's the same
    FormerFedVIP
    Dined on 9/3/2013
    My girlfriend and I liked the Caucus Room when it was located across from the FBI headquarters and finally got around to trying it at its new location in the Westin Hotel at 24th & M Sts NW. We found it empty when we arrived at 6 PM on a Tuesday evening and soon discovered why. Nothing bad, but nothing good enough to justify the high prices. We tipped the friendly waiter well, since he wasn't to blame for the shortcomings of the kitchen and bar (appetizer with pork belly not escargot, undercooked black-eyed peas, white rather than amber tequila for her afterdinner drink). Too bad. The location is beautiful.
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  • We went there for restaurant
    OpenTable Diner Since 2004VIP
    Dined on 8/19/2013
    We went there for restaurant week. The ambiance is very nice and the service was good except the desert we chose was so bad we could not eat it. We told the waitress who thanked us for the feedback but did not offer us anything else to replace it.
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  • Not for Memorial Day
    KarenRVIP
    Dined on 5/27/2013
    It was Memorial Day and this came up as one of the places open. The bar was however closed. They have a beautiful courtyard with fountain but are not using it to the best of its ability. The food was fair but overpriced. The crab cake was poor-looking flat. We made the best of it.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Closed for private party
    NYfoodie
    Dined on 5/9/2013
    We were not notified the restaurant was closed for a private party, although we had a reservation. The waiters still accommodated us, but we were definitely an after thought. The private party was loud, filled with cigar smoke and was clearly the priority. The spinach was overcooked and the steak was loaded with an unnecessary sauce. The nutella crepes were the highlight of the meal and were very well done.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Don't bother with breakfast
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009VIP
    Dined on 5/6/2013
    Oatmeal and english muffins are better at McDonalds. Had to ask for milk as well as butter and jam.
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  • Kind staff, not so special place
    nyceuroguyVIP
    Dined on 3/31/2013
    This restaurant is located under the W hotel on M street. It is nice clean but you won't find a lot of choices here. Also, the food is really mediocre and not special. It is ok but if you are visiting I suggest you go to a better place with character. The staff is very kind though.
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  • Over seasoned steak
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 3/29/2013
    Steak was overdone and over seasoned, which makes to believ that the meat cut was not the best. You would think it will be the best for the price you pay! Gnocchi was not impressive either. Friday night was not busy at all, which was good for us to have a conversation but it might not be a good sign for the quality. Overall it's worth a visit and maybe we will try something else on the menu.
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  • Acceptable for a hotel restaurant,
    OpenTable Diner Since 2002
    Dined on 3/16/2013
    Acceptable for a hotel restaurant, but certainly not a destination restaurant.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The food was much better than
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 2/23/2013
    The food was much better than I expected, but the place was empty on a Saturday night when every other nice restaurant in the area was packed.
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  • Brunch menu is unsatisfying.
    Lass
    Dined on 2/18/2013
    Brunch menu is unsatisfying. There is no French toast but rather French toast cereal. I ordered an omelette after staring at the menu and not wanting anything. The omelette was barely ok. For a restaurant in the Westin, I expected more. The service was strange as well. I had to ask for refills, they never asked how the food was, didn't provide butter for the toast. the prices are way too high for this type of food and service.
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  • The restaurant is beautifully
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 2/16/2013
    The restaurant is beautifully designed and the carpet makes it an excellent choice for a quiet evening. But the food is only fair. The wait staff needs to be trained. They were unable to answer the most basic questions about the menu choices. We hope the owners don't depend on hotel guests and the Caucus Room name to carry the day. It requires more to compete with others good restaurants in the area.
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    romantic
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  • Very relaxing atmosphere
    quigley111
    Dined on 2/12/2013
    We had a very nice dining experience. We were guests at the Westin so it was very convenient. Great service.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, notable wine list, romantic
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The food was decent but I
    ChrizVIP
    Dined on 2/9/2013
    The food was decent but I would not go back. During restaurant week they only offered the price fixes menu which was disappointing. The dessert was fabulous!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, notable wine list, special occasion
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  • lunched there on a weekend. excell
    nixiedcVIP
    Dined on 2/9/2013
    lunched there on a weekend. excellent food, but I was the only patron for about half an hour. Great onion soup, shrimp perfectly grilled in a well seasoned salad, excellent cheesecake. Beautiful space. Can't wait for summer outdoor seating.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, special occasion, hot spot
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  • We went to The Caucaus Room
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 2/7/2013
    We went to The Caucaus Room for the restaurant week. The restaurant week menu was OK. The desert option was limited to two only and when we asked to order another desert from the regular menu, we were told that it was not possible as the kitchen pre-plated only for the restaurant week menu. It's rather strange as restaurants usually offer an option for regular menu even during the restaurant week. Both deserts were a total miss. The service was very slow. The coffee machine at the bar kept beeping, which was very annoying. It seems that the staff did not know how to handle the machine. When the server brought our wines, he mixed them up (good that we know what we order!).
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  • Service was slow and my steak
    KKHfoodlover
    Dined on 2/6/2013
    Service was slow and my steak was over cooked. Nothing really impressive.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The appetizer and main course
    OpenTable Diner Since 2003VIP
    Dined on 2/6/2013
    The appetizer and main course were delicious, but desserts were uninspiring. Service was also lackluster since they seem understaffed.
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  • We had a wonderful birthday
    Stacey
    Dined on 1/27/2013
    We had a wonderful birthday dinner at the Caucus Room. It was a quite Sunday night and we enjoyed such a great meal of oysters, steaks and mussels! The ambiance is beautiful here. Service was a bit slow to start, but it picked up as the meal went on. Would highly recommend to both DC residents and visitors.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • The Menu didn't match that
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010VIP
    Dined on 1/20/2013
    The Menu didn't match that posted online, with fewer options available. this isnt the quality of the Caucus Room and there are definitely better options in the area. The salad was unimaginative, the mussels lacked flavor, the frites overcooked, and the steak was fair. Can't recommend this one.
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