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Cafe Du Parc

1587 reviews
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$31 to $50
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  • Good for a Date
  • Great for Lunch
Located next to the Willard InterContinental Hotel, Café du Parc embraces classic French Bistro cuisine with moderate pricing ranging from $8 to $35, serving breakfast, lunch, afternoon “petit plats” (small plates), dinner and casual takeaway items. With dishes such as Moules à la Marinière, and simple, sophisticated décor, Café du Parc is a celebration of classic bistro cuisine and casual fine dining.

The Willard InterContinental’s new Executive Chef, Peter Laufer taps his broad-based knowledge of French culinary traditions and international experience to shape and define Café du Parc’s offerings.
Specializing in the native regional cuisines of Europe, Chef Laufer began his culinary career in several highly rated Gault Millau hotels and restaurants in Germany and Switzerland. He is a member of the American Culinary Federation, the Chaine des Rotisseurs and was President of the Professional Chefs Association of Houston for three years.
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Private dining
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Hours of operation
Breakfast: Monday - Friday: 6:30am- 10:30am
Breakfast:Saturday- Sunday:7:00am -11:00am
Lunch: Monday-Friday: 11:30am-2:00pm
Lunch: Saturday - Sunday: 12:00pm - 2:30pm
Dinner: Monday - Friday: 5:30pm - 10:00pm
Dinner: Saturday - Sunday: 6:00pm - 10:00pm
Brunch Sunday 12:00pm - 2:30pm
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Phone number
(202) 942-7000
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Payment options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Business Casual
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Executive chef
Peter Laufer
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A catered lunch and dinner menu is available as a pick up option for off site events.
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Cross street
15th Street
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Parking details
Valet parking is complimentary for restaurant guests during lunch and dinner only. Parking is accessible by use of The Willard InterContinental's valet parking service. Street meter parking is also available.
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Public transit
5 minute walk from 13th Street Metro Center Station. Various bus stops are within walking distance.
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Special events & promotions
On Thanksgiving day we serve a French Cuisine influenced three course menu. for adults and children.

Celebrate Christmas at Cafe du Parc with a specially prepared three course menu for adults and children.

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What 1587 People Are Saying
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vipChristineB (Washington DC)
5.0  Dined 3 days ago

Amazing food and an gourmet birthday surprise from the pastry chef!

OpenTable Diner 
5.0  Dined 7 days ago

Great and amazing service!!!

vipKimG (Washington DC)
5.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

This is a great place to eat before going to the National or Warner theatre. They can get you out fast, but it's better if you allow enough time so you can relax and enjoy the meal.

OpenTable Diner (Atlanta)
3.0  Dined on February 11, 2018

We were staying at The Willard and met our son for brunch. We were told when we sat down that they were not offering the a la carte menu. As a result we paid $30 per person for oatmeal with fruit. As nice as The Willard is it is disappointing that the restaurant was expensive and below par.

AnnieJ (Washington DC)
5.0  Dined on February 10, 2018

We had tickets to Capitol Steps and had dinner here....Restaurant is in The Willard Hotel, an historic icon in DC. We all ordered smaller fares from the appetizer menu and could not have been more pleased. The presentation and service were outstanding, and I would highly recommend for a taste of fine food and ambiance in this revered historic gem.

Miscue (Baltimore)
5.0  Dined on February 6, 2018

A friend and I had an event at the National Press Club and wanted to have a nice lunch afterwards. The Cafe du Parc is right across the street, with valet parking and a well deserved reputation. This bistro did not disappoint! We both had wine, mussels and frites - perfection.
The service is impeccable, as it should be. My car was waiting when we left the cafe ... if only someone could have driven us back to Annapolis!

vipOpenTable Diner (Washington DC)
4.0  Dined on February 6, 2018

Onion soup was a nice treat on a cold day. Good service.

CityPenz23 (Washington DC)
5.0  Dined on February 2, 2018

My first visit to Cafe du Parc will not be my last! The entire experience was first-class from start to finish. We had an early pre-theater dinner and although we were early birds, the ambiance was lovely. The lighting was just right, we were seated near the huge window overlooking the Willard entrance and our waiter was wonderful. From the start of our dinner service, we received a great deal of attention, without feeling like our waiter was hovering. He was professional, very courteous, thorough in explaining dishes and the young lady who also served our table was delightful. They both greeted us so warmly and checked on us to see how our meals were going. The icing on the cake, no pun intended, was when they presented our Mom's birthday surprise. She did not see it coming!!!! I was so TOUCHED. In addition to granting my special request, the dessert was PHENOMENAL! Mom offered us all a taste and we were in disbelief.. Too stuffed for dessert, we did not order individual desserts, but I already know I am saving room on my next visit for the orange creamsicle!!! Major thumbs up to you, Cafe du Parc! Merci Beacoup! Bon Travail. :-)

vipCraig (Washington DC)
5.0  Dined on January 27, 2018

Food was great. Hit there during restaurant week and followed the server’s recommendations. She was right on every course.

vipLQ12 (Washington DC)
5.0  Dined on January 26, 2018

The food and service are phenomenal. A great selection for Restaurants Week.