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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 Dining, Bar/Lounge, BYO Wine, Cafe, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Outdoor dining, Private Room, View, 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
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.
Lovely place to eat outside. While it is near many touristy places, it has a sense of calm. You have a choice of eating inside or outside under the umbrellas. Great for people watching of those who are heading into the Willard.
Their mussels are great! Huge serving and come with fries.
Elegant yet reasonable cost. Very good service.
While visiting the District, enjoyed a delicious cinnamon French toast with blackberries and raspberries at a Sunday breakfast with a longtime friend and mentor here, who enjoyed his stack of big, plump pancakes. Ambience is pleasant, just like the al fresco cafes in Paris. Would recommend this place.
The service was excellent. The food was not. Terribly over salted veal. Normally a cutlet is served very thin too, these were served in chunks. The risotto was also mush.
Wife's mussels were terribly inconsistent. Some cooked well, others were clearly not cooked at all.
The dessert, an espresso Creme Brûlée, though was amazing.
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