Cafe Du Parc
Name of the best al fresco restaurants in Washington, D.C. and a Washingtonian 100 Very Best Restaurant, Cafe du Parc is the perfect place to savor delicious French fare by Executive Chef Gyo Santa at an iconic Pennsylvania Avenue address, located adjacent to the Willard InterContinental Washington, DC.
Open for breakfast, brunch, lunch and dinner. An Afternoon menu is also available for those looking to dine between main meal periods.
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Valentine's Day Special Menus & More
Celebrate the season of love! Join us at Café du Parc for a romantic dinner. Chose from our Chef’s special Valentine’s Day 3-Course Menu at $75 per person or our a la cart menu. For more details or questions, please contact Jasmin Wilkerson at 202-942-7010 or email@example.com.
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Fabulous food as part of restaurant week offer but felt let down by our table as could of been any cafe and not grand enough to fit beautiful lobby and bar of The Willard
Food wasn’t seasoned well. Waiter wasn’t attentive.
We went for dinner on Saturday of Restaurant week and had the Restaurant week three course dinner with wine pairings. Our selections were excellent. We recommend this fine restaurant.
A nice Rest. Week lunch menu-haven't had escargot in a long time and enjoyed them at Cafe du Parc. The scallop salad entree was really good-sweet, tender scallops with a nice dressing. The salmon with lentils that my husband had was very good also. His squash soup was just a tad bit sweet for our taste. Deserts were yummy. Our server was attententive. An enjoyable lunch.
The service was not great and food was not what was expected. The wine was subpar and ambiance was a lackluster
Cafe du Parc was a nice restaurant experience, however the space is in the hotel, part of and connected to the downstairs breakfast cafe. Ambiance is lacking but service and food quality was very good. Nothing special but solid.
The hostess was visibly annoyed because my party had a last minute change to 3 instead of 4 people. We waited 10 minutes before we got water and a greeting at the table. The server was abrupt and fairly helpless with questions about the menu.
The appetizers were all excellent, especially the escargots, onion soup and seared tuna. The beef bourguignon was very good, the salmon overdone and dry.
Overall, this was a poor performance for a restaurant in a place like the Willard Hotel. It was a far cry from the comfortable luxury and personal service I expected.
It took 15-20 minutes from being seated for a waiter to come to the table, and only after we called out to him. This is unacceptable. The food was good. The new pay at your seat feature is OK, but no one wants their waiter hovering over them when determining a tip amount. I probably won’t come back.
Delicious food and drink with first class service. A very pleasant experience!
I had the scallop salad and while I had to ask for extra dressing, it was a great dining experience for me.
Poor service, less than average food
Our dinner took advantage of Restaurant Week. They had great choices for appetizers like escargot, foie gras, etc. Main entrees, especially the beef bourguignon and salmon, were excellent. Great value all in all.
It was a sad first experience and service was unexpectedly below expectation.
We had an incredible meal on a quiet night in Washington D.C., immediately following the holidays. The filet mignon was melt-in-your mouth and perfectly prepared. My tuna tartare was delicious and just the right portion. Our waiter was attentive but did not hover. Eat here, you will not be sorry.
* We are not related to anyone at the Cafe du Parc, nor provide services for them. This is a completely un biased review from two seniors that happened upon this restaurant in our walk through D.C. the day we arrived.
I arranged to have an engagement luncheon for my niece. I called the day before to request champagne at the table when the guests arrived & I wanted everything very special for her. It was perfect. Thank you to the chef, server & hostess for the wonderful experience.
Best boeuf bourguignon I've had. Perfect presentation. Everything was wonderful. I'll definitely be back.
Our server Tony did an amazing job! Very friendly and knowledge. Highlights included the French Onion Soup and Beef Bourguignon.
We were treated like VIPs from the minute we walked in the door. My French toast was good, but nothing to write home about. My boyfriend's hache parmontier was good, but the meat was a little overcooked. Our friend had a good eggs Benedict. The restaurant wasn't crowded, so the noise level was low and we weren't at all rushed, which was very nice for catching up with an old friend.
I ordered their variation of the ham breakfast sandwich, the name of which I do not recall. The sandwich was unique, yet simple and quite well done. The service was stretched, though I’ll admit this may have to do with the January 1st crowd hankering for some morning after pancakes. Pricing was typical for the area and the location was convenient to the Intercontinental Hotel and White House crowds.
Bad service, the table was not even replenished with jams, nor water. I understand that it was busy due to the season but I expected a better service from the Willard hotel.
Although the staff were pleasant, service overall was haphazard with little cohesion, beginning with the acceuil.
Food was ordinary and the size of the single serving of the mussels order was absurd (!)
Perhaps because it is D.C., the prices for any wine bottle are simply not justifiable.
Overall, this “cafe“ does not resemble any cafe found in France.
So, yes we were disappointed and will not be back.
We will not recommend it to our friends.
The noise created by staff at the silverware/glassware station was unnecessary. The noise created by staff while bussing the tables was unnecessary. The noise created by staff as orders were called out to the line cooks was unnecessary.
The dinner was expensive, entirely average, and certainly sub par at that price point. We expected much more.
Food is very good. Wait staff attentive and accommodating . Really very nice. Would definitely visit again.
Great food and service staff are attentive and responsive...excellent! Ambiance is a bit casual, however.
Sat us off in side room no windows. Food was cold when it arrived 25 minutes to bring our drinks. Rarely checked on us and never cleared our plates. Poor service and disappointing for a pre-ballet breakfast 🙁
Exceptional dining experience! From the reception team to the service team, everything, including the food, was exceptional. We arrived ahead of our reservation and the maitre-d accommodated us with optimum efficiency. Staff was very attentive throughout our meal without being too intrusive. Cafe du Parc is the ideal choice for intimate romantic moments or special occasions with family and friends. This is our “go to” place each time we are at the Willard!
Excellent food and service
Food is very good. Service us overattentive until it gets crowded. The noise level is deafening.
My one complaint this time was that they did not ask if I needed my valet parking validated or stamped and I forgot so I got stuck with a $28.00 valet parking bill.
The service was impeccable; the food underwhelming. My Ahi tuna appetizer was not good at all; where was the tuna? And drowned in dressing with tired greens soaking up the dressing. My wife's onion soup was good; she thought the salad nicoise with salmon was better than I did. We had an outstanding Malbec with dinner.
We are not in a hurry to return.
The food were cooked well, but my chicken and my wife’s fish were both pretty bland and uninspired. The real issue was the service. Our waiter took our order, brought our drinks and disappeared. Someone else brought the food. At lest 10 minutes after we finished eating we flagged down someone else to get our bill, which he promptly brought. The waiter finally showed up to return the bill and card after it had been processed.
No one ever asked how we liked our meal or asked if we wanted another drink.
Had a late lunch on a Saturday - restaurant was busy with lots of families with kids - we loved our food, split a crab-cake, Boeuf Bourguignon and steak frites - all was excellent - very nice waiter as well
Outstanding lunch! Great service. Highly recommend.
Tha Cafe du Parc was lovely! Ambiance of a French bistro, and a small but varied and delicious menu. I was especially pleased that by default the menu had two vegetarian entree options (one of those was vegan) and both vegan and vegetarian appetizers as well. I will be back the next time I’m in DC!
Reunion of with a long-time friend.
We go every year to enjoy the beautiful Christmas decorations at the Willard & have drinks & dinner at Cafe du Parc. One of our favorite traditions!
Food is generally good but the service wasn't up to standards. They could find the reservations when the guest arrived and were slow in taking our order. One guest ordered a salad with salmon and they plated it in a small bowl. She wouldn't have been able to cut or toss anything. Had to ask for a plate. We were asked if we wanted dessert but no coffee was offered. When we said no to dessert, they just placed the bill on the table. What happened to saying thank you for coming or have a nice day or even Happy Holidays. Managers need to work on service. Don't have waiters just standing around chatting rather than serving the guests.
It's hard to find a good breakfast place in DC! The buffet was lovely - all the things you would want from french pastries to eggs, bacon, croque monsieurs, french toast and earthy waffles. They even had some specialty items, which were a treat. Also, the fruit was remarkably fresh and yummy. We enjoyed one of our employee's one-year anniversary breakfast there and will return for the next one!
Also, the lobby and location of the hotel are prime. Everything was decorated for the holiday - so much fun!
Food was good but a bit heavy. Wines are WAY overpriced
Corkage was $45 and the glasses were just ok and the waiter needed some help getting the cork out. Food was fine but $45 a bottle was too much.
The ambiance upstairs is sterile and disappointing. Compared to what it is like in the summer with the charming outside patio, it was quite blah. Felt like a business hotel generic restaurant. With a little effort could be made much cuter. The bathrooms were not clean.