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About Cafe Du Parc
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.
Washington, DC 20004
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
$31 to $50
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
A catered lunch and dinner menu is available as a pick up option for off site events.
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.
5 minute walk from 13th Street Metro Center Station. Various bus stops are within walking distance.
Bar/Lounge, BYO Wine, Cafe, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, High Tea, Outdoor dining, Private Room, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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.
Enjoy an intimate private dining experience at Cafe Du Parc Private Dining Room
Cafe Du Parc Ratings and Reviews
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.
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.
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!
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. :-)
Service was excellent, food was creative, well presented and fresh. Great location but the ambiance was rather sterile. One major turn off was that we were seated next to a service buffet table where they had a baby booster seat nestled among the clean wine glasses...
If Cafe du Parc isn't on the list of top Washington restaurants you are using, think about finding a new reviewer. I am a local and happened in for lunch by chance. I was rewarded with an outstanding lunch. The kitchen showed great attention to detail on all aspects of the order. The setting of the eatery in the Willard Hotel cannot be beat either.
Our brunch at Café du Parc was disappointing. We have dined at the Willard before and the food was always fine and the atmosphere outstanding, so our recent visit came as a shock. My husband's steak and eggs had been under the heat lamp so long that the eggs looked like rubber and the steak was overcooked- yet, the waiter served them. When my husband expressed surprise at the dish, the waiter ordered a new plate and took the cost off our bill. Great. While he was waiting for his dish, he shared one of my Eggs Benedict. We kept getting crunchy stuff in the eggs and finally figured out that there were egg shells in the poached eggs. Not great. We didn't say anything about the eggs, at that point all we wanted to do was finish our food and get out of there. The waiter stopped by to express his concern over my husband's dish, the manager came by to express his concern and offered us dessert to compensate for our poor meal, but we just wanted to put a bad experience behind us. Will we return? Not sure, but we certainly know what not to order.
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