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Cafe Du Parc, Washington, DC

Cafe Du Parc

4.4
4.4
2015 Reviews
$31 to $50
Contemporary French
Located in the heart of Washington, D.C., steps from the National Mall, and across from Pershing Park, a national park home to the new World War 1 Memorial, Café du Parc is reminiscent of a Parisian-inspired sidewalk café.

Nestled between The White House and the U.S. Capitol, surrounded by the sights and sounds of the nation’s capital, Café du Parc’s seasonal outside terrace remains a trendy locale for al fresco dining by both visitors and Washington, D.C. locals alike.

Paying homage to traditional French cooking, the restaurant offers diners various culinary creations from coffee and pastries at its coffee shop, Le Café, to breakfast, lunch, dinner, and brunch on Sunday on its outside terrace or inside the main dining room.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 39 times today
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Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    Contemporary French, Café

  • Hours of operation

    Breakfast Mon–Fri 6:30 am–10:30 am Sat, Sun 6:30 am–11:00 am Lunch Mon–Fri 11:30 am–2:00 pm Sat 12:00 pm–2:30 pm Brunch Sun 12:00 pm–2:30 pm All Day Dining Daily 2:00 pm–5:30 pm Dinner Daily 5:30 pm–10:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (202) 942-7000

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Executive chef

    Luca de Marchis

  • Catering

    A catered lunch and dinner menu is available as a pick-up option for off-site events.

  • Private party facilities

    Overlooking the iconic lobby of the historic Willard InterContinental, the Pershing Private Dining Room in Cafe du Parc offers a vibrant, intimate setting perfect for all occasions.

  • Private party contact

    Cafe du Parc Events Team: (844) 283-0894

  • Neighborhood

    Downtown

  • Cross street

    14th Street

  • Parking details

    Valet parking is available for guests to Cafe du Parc through the valet stand of the Willard InterContinental. 0-2 hours is $22, 2-4 is $28. We are pleased to extend complimentary valet parking to restaurant guests dining with us for lunch and dinner only.

  • Public transit

    Located in the heart of Washington, D.C., on Pennsylvania Avenue, Willard is easily accessible by many modes of transportation. The closest subway station to Cafe du Parc is Metro Center station, located two blocks away.

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.4
4.4 based on recent ratings
  • 4.3Food
  • 4.4Service
  • 4.4Ambience
  • 4Value

NoiseModerate

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  1. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall3food2service3ambience5
    We both ordered Steak Frites. The steak was over cooked and oddly cold. The Fries were also cold and unsalted.
  2. TC

    TeresaC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Thoroughly enjoyed our evening. The food was very good, our wait staff was was on point. Lovely evening1
  3. J

    Jollyroger

    Philadelphia

    15 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    15 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    Had a table outside for lunch. Was seated right away. Quick service and good salad selection. Also are here for breakfast the day before. Excellent charm! Highly recommend!
  4. OD

    kOfDeland

    Washington DC

    15 reviews

    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service3ambience5
    Lovely outdoor restaurant. Shaded.
  5. R

    Rob59

    Atlanta

    21 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on June 10, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience4
    Of course they were short-staffed (pandemic), which is not their fault and was not considered in my responses here. Instead, it was the mediocre factory-food (a surprise) in arguably one of D.C.’s most storied and nicest hotels. Also, the server tried to show how experienced he was by not writing down our order, subsequently making four errors that the kitchen had to scramble to resolve. Someone to tell him, “the highest quality waiters in the finest European restaurants write down EVERYTHING, for a reason”. You are much better off at one of the neighborhood restaurants.
  6. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on June 8, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Staff extremely flexible with delayed arrival.
  7. KM

    KarenM

    New York Area

    38 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    38 reviews

    Dined on June 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We died outdoors because it was such a beautiful night. The ambience there is lovely. The food is good and the service is outstanding. Cannot say enough about how wonderful the wait staff is.
  8. SD

    SteveD

    Cincinnati

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Love CDP; eat there every morning that I am in DC and bring guests when I can! The food is right on. Great wait staff, too. They help make it a special dining experience.
  9. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Personable, informative, and helpful waitstaff.
  10. SB

    ScottB

    Kansas City

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 31, 2022

    overall2food1service3ambience4
    Food was not good. Not cooked properly, brought out wrong order. Staff not helpful, even if you stay at the hotel.
  11. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Kansas City

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on May 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great service and food :)
  12. EK

    ElenaK

    New York Area

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 29, 2022

    overall4food3service5ambience5
    Fantastic location and ambiance, great service. Food is good, not great but really nice.
  13. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 25, 2022

    overall5food3service4ambience5
    I’ve been a fan of Cafe du Parc for many years so was surprised by the poor cut of meat presented as the “steak and frite.”
  14. J

    Jamie

    Washington DC

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on May 21, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Pleasant surroundings (patio dining). Wonderful service. My only real wish is that the Brunch menu would have been available on Saturday as well as Sunday.
  15. d

    drdonna

    Washington DC

    36 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    36 reviews

    Dined on May 20, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience2
    Not enough staff, took forever for the food to come out, bread was ordered since we were starving for $6…outdoor live music was an electric guitar and bass…not relaxing…food was marginal to tasteless…
  16. JM

    JocelynM

    San Francisco

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on May 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great service. Lovely fresh food. Very pleasant outdoor atmosphere. Are there twice. May return again!
  17. JO

    JohnO

    Toronto

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 15, 2022

    overall3food2service2ambience4
    The location is great. Nice patio to hang out on. The service was perfunctory, all necesary steps were perfomed but with no enthusiasm. The fries with the Eggs Benedict seemed to have been frozen
  18. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Austin

    5 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on May 15, 2022

    overall3food3service2ambience4
    Wait staff sub par
  19. LD

    LeeD

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything -- as always -- was well prepared, presented and the waiter was very attentive. Always ready to come back for more of this.
  20. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 15, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    Birthday dinner
  21. DG

    DianaG

    New York Area

    13 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on May 14, 2022

    overall2food3service2ambience3
    Our server, twice, forgot an item we ordered. The next morning my daughter and her boyfriend, who had the same salmon sandwich, woke up the next morning, sick.
  22. S

    Shan

    Washington DC

    22 reviews

    5.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was a nice way to spend Mother’s Day with two generations of moms! Thank you! The food is always good!
  23. L

    Lerbvan

    Baltimore

    27 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    27 reviews

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Thank you to all at Café du Parc for a lovely Mother’s Day and birthday celebration for our family. We had a fantastic time. Your staff were incredibly kind and efficient. The food was very good as well.
  24. A

    Andrew

    Washington DC

    2 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    Mothers Day
  25. PA

    PaulA

    Washington DC

    11 reviews

    4.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on May 3, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Excellent bouillabaisse, but curried mussels were too buttery. Rose was not chilled sufficiently IMO. Waiter friendly but disappeared for some time.
  26. CH

    CarleenH

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 2, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Great service and friendly too. Most enjoyable to sit outside in the sunshine and enjoy lovely food and drinks.
  27. KD

    KenD

    Raleigh

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on April 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful meals with exceptional service!
  28. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We sat outside with our dog. Initially they told us that we wouldn’t be able to be seated outside because they weren’t prepared but one of the waiters volunteered to take care of us outside. The food was delicious and the ambiance was amazing.
  29. SW

    SteveW

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Lovely traditional cafe for brunch on easter morning overlooking Pennsylvania avenue. We all had the salmon eggs benedict which were so delightful. The staff was attentive. We were reminder about our reservation and they had the table waiting when we got there. Had to climb stairs to get to restaurant and it was hard to find the restroom - but other than that we thoroughly enjoyed our brunch.
  30. JK

    JohnK

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A great atmosphere in the outdoor dining area, highly recommend the location also, opposite the White House visitor centre
  31. CS

    CarolineS

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 14, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    My first visit to Cafe du Parc was very good. The food was excellent and the service was great! The only drawback was the noise level once the restaurant was full. Perfect place for a before theatre dinner.
  32. LH

    LHinMD

    Washington DC

    86 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    86 reviews

    Dined on April 13, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience5
    Ok but not great.
  33. JL

    JeanLC

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on April 12, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience4
    Felt a bit like Paris at our patio table. Mussels were large and a generous serving, turkey club fine. Drinks never came, so after food arrived we went in to ask. Outdoor staff seemed a little distracted. But good evening nevertheless... Jean
  34. DS

    DianeS

    San Francisco

    12 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on April 11, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience3
    Very disappointing. Sat downstairs in the bakery area, was pretty much ignored. Over priced, food was disappointing which is hard to do with breakfast, toast was sold and by the time they brought the jelly it was even colder.
  35. RR

    RaymondR

    Washington DC

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on April 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My family and I had a great experience at Care du Parc. The service was excellent, as was the food.
  36. CG

    ClaireG

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Location, service and food were exceptional. Perfect restaurant to take my out of town guests!
  37. a

    alic

    New England

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    The crab cake was FULL of crab meat and amazing, the mussels were abundant and delicious! In fact the biggest mussels I have ever seen.
  38. d

    dianejw

    Baltimore

    22 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on April 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our waiter was delightful and very knowledgable. The food was excellent and the service was fast and efficient. They have great wine selections.
  39. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 7, 2022

    overall1food1service5ambience1
    Don’t waste ur money. The hotel is old and run down, the selection of food and pastry were very poor and Unappetizing. The only high light was the cherry blossom tea that was really good. The service was really amazing though. Did it worth 200$ for 2 ppl? Absolutely not! Save ur money go have a nice dinner somewhere
  40. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Italy

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The risotto and the service were excellent !

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
    • Staff temperature check required

FAQs

Cafe Du Parc offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (202) 942-7000.

Cafe Du Parc is rated 4.4 stars by 2015 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 39 times today
Google Map for Cafe Du Parc

1401 Pennsylvania Avenue NW Washington, DC 20004

Additional information

  • Cross street

    14th Street

  • Neighborhood

    Downtown

  • Hours of operation

    Breakfast Mon–Fri 6:30 am–10:30 am Sat, Sun 6:30 am–11:00 am Lunch Mon–Fri 11:30 am–2:00 pm Sat 12:00 pm–2:30 pm Brunch Sun 12:00 pm–2:30 pm All Day Dining Daily 2:00 pm–5:30 pm Dinner Daily 5:30 pm–10:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Contemporary French, Café

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Parking details

    Valet parking is available for guests to Cafe du Parc through the valet stand of the Willard InterContinental. 0-2 hours is $22, 2-4 is $28. We are pleased to extend complimentary valet parking to restaurant guests dining with us for lunch and dinner only.

  • Public transit

    Located in the heart of Washington, D.C., on Pennsylvania Avenue, Willard is easily accessible by many modes of transportation. The closest subway station to Cafe du Parc is Metro Center station, located two blocks away.

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Luca de Marchis

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (202) 942-7000

  • Catering

    A catered lunch and dinner menu is available as a pick-up option for off-site events.

  • Private party facilities

    Overlooking the iconic lobby of the historic Willard InterContinental, the Pershing Private Dining Room in Cafe du Parc offers a vibrant, intimate setting perfect for all occasions.

  • Private party contact

    Cafe du Parc Events Team: (844) 283-0894

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