Cafe Du Parc

4.5
1994 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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Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
  • Staff temperature check required
What 1994 people are saying
Overall ratings and reviews
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anilaa
Los Angeles
8 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I love this restaurant but what made it a memory was the dessert. Exquisite

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vipbrad
New York Area
48 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We dined outside on a perfect evening after having a Matini at the historic Red Robin Bar. The Food and service were all first class

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ScottS
New York Area
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Server was graat. Food was good.
Martini was laughably small

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DeeR
New York Area
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall3food4service2ambience4

Poor service, food was ok, great outdoor atmosphere I just wish service was better.

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AnneS
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food4service3ambience3

A nice outdoor setting, feeling like a Parisian cafe. The salmon Eggs Benedict were lovely and the hash browns wonderful; the Belgian waffle was luxurious and delicious. They made wonderful espresso drinks, both cold and hot. Although the servers were switching shifts while we were there, they kept it fairly seamless. We enjoyed it and would return.

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vipPatPayne
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect for our post theater group!! The location (close to Warner), the ambience of the restaurant , the impeccable service and array of the Bistro food (even for picky eaters) made for a perfect end to the evening.

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DonnaB
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Six of us got together for dinner at Cafe du Parc. The service was outstanding; the food was delicious and the outdoor cafe atmosphere was just what we needed. Fun and satisfying evening!

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vipDavid
Chicago
153 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We dined outside and the noise rating is for the outdoor seating. The menu had soo many intriguing and great options that we had a tough time coming to a decision. Everyone had an amazing meal and we highly recommend.

The wild boar was amazing as was the beef bourguignon, neither are common but Cafe Du Parc did an amazing job with both.

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vipDavid
Chicago
154 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had an amazing time and would highly recommend this restaurant. The menu was diverse and intriguing. Staff was top notch. The meal progressed without feeling rushed. Looking forward to returning.

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dwo2nj
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Dining at Cafe Du Park is always a delightful experience!

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SUZANNEB
1 review
Dined on October 4, 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience4

It was a lovely day to sit outside although the birds were a bit pesky ... my french onion soup was rather tasteless ... salad was good ... not too pricey considering it is part of the hotel.

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Swingandmiss
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2021
Overall3food2service2ambience3

Very disappointed. Seasonal veggies with the salmon were steamed with no flavor or seasoning. Wild rice with the flounder was undercooked (hard) though the conventional rice with it was cooked. I know everyone is struggling with staffing, but the staffing issues here were particularly significant.

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vipCraig
Washington DC
853 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

All was good. Great food (turkey sandwich and beet salad)and Cabernet.

Terrific service!

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ArlingtonVA
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A little slice of Paris in Washington, DC. Outdoor dining is wonderful!

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CherylH
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was attentive. Food was fresh and delicious

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vipPaul
Washington DC
44 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience2

Come to brunch at Café Du Parc if you’re staying in the hotel and want some expensive, mediocre food before you leave. The charcuterie board had Bree and goat cheese with mortadella, salami, and capicola. The “ Cesar” came with a vinaigrette. There was nothing French about this place. I should have known better than to come to the tourist area for some good food.

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vippamelam
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Convenient location and easy

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vipCB00
Washington DC
120 reviews
Dined on September 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this restaurant. Staff is super helpful, food is great and the outdoor patio is lovely.

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ReneeP
1 review
Dined on September 30, 2021
Overall3food2service2ambience3

Excited to try as the website made it sound like the food would have been a great experience. Food was cold and was not any better than just a local diner. Our waiter was nice but never checked to see how our food was and was not very attentive. The price was outrageous for the quality of food and service. Very disappointed.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Everything is usually great, except they keep canceling my open table reservations when I actually showed up.

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Mimi
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Restaurant was very good but there were some very loud, rude guests that happened to be there at the same time as us.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nice dining experience. Food is ok, not very great. Sitting outside In beautiful weather is great.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on September 22, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Food was spectacular. General experience was good. The waiter was awesome. However, there was a feeling of being forced to speed up. The restaurant wasn’t full of people and We had the reservation so I didn’t see any need to be in a rush.

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EddieT
Washington DC
9 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Superb experience

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viprvadine
Richmond
2 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Our waiter, Moses, made our whole evening lovely! He prepared our cocktails exactly as requested, gave us good advice on menu choices and took great care of us from arrival to departure.

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vipPhoenixB
New York Area
84 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall3food2service2ambience2

The prices are high and the overall mood of this restaurant is indifference. I dined on the patio on a Saturday night. It was not busy. Once the flood lights go on, it really changes the mood of the space. I didn't like eating under the glare of the lights.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall2food2service1ambience3

Very disappointed. I’m shocked that this place has so many good reviews. Location was great and we assumed by the photos and being attached to the Willard, the service and food would live up to that. WRONG
My daughter’s food came out 20 minutes before mine, and when I tracked down our waitress to look into this, it was another 10 before she came with my plate. No apology.
One of my daughter’s poached eggs was practically hard boiled (mine were perfect), and the potatoes came out of someone’s freezer bag.
Our waitress ONLY approached two times, to bring food and to bring check. $80 meal was WAY over priced for the service and the food.
I forgot it was a ‘French’ restaurant - nothing about this place, other than the name, presented as French cuisine.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on September 17, 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience5

Food was so so (cold muscles), but the service was great.

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Guapo
Chicago
10 reviews
Dined on September 16, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Food was very good. Service was great. Atmosphere classy. Only complaint was that the wine was awful. For such a great venue, the prosecco was the only star on the wine menu. The pinot, the cab, the sparkling rose and the merlot were all dull. Its surprising that such a classy venue offers such subpar wine.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a wonderful anniversary dinner here during our stay at the Willard. The escargot appetizer was delicious and sizable. The mussels were excellent and an additional side of broccolini was perfectly tender and covered in garlicky goodness. As it was a special occasion, they served us a complementary tart complete with a mini chocolate banner with Happy Anniversary written on it. As we are non-drinkers, they also brought us campaigners flutes containing their amazing mandarin and blood orange juice blends. It was Perfect!

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Lorraine
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Light early dinner and wine on a lovely Sept evening on Cafe du Parc patio across from the park with soft jazz in background. Service professional and attentive but not intrusive. Food delicious and good sparkling wine.

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Jess
1 review
Dined on September 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, great atmosphere! Lovely and kind staff

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EllenD
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We had a delicious Sunday brunch outside. Service was very attentive and the food arrived quickly. Eggs Benedict was fabulous. A very enjoyable experience.

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DeLaDave
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Very enjoyable summer evening dinner dining outside. Background music was a bit loud.

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vipdougiefresh
St. Louis
3 reviews
Dined on August 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing lobster sandwich on brioche roll

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MarineTraveler
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on August 26, 2021
Overall3food4service4ambience3

I originally choose this French restaurant because they serve escargot - a seldom seen food here in the US. The food was very good, but not the Best French we have had. The cafe itself is part of the Willard hotel and the overall ambiance was nice. The true downside was the price — $200 for two of us with minimal alcohol. It’s way over priced for the experience.

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Eeder
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on August 24, 2021
Overall4food4service1ambience2

Service was very slow, we felt forgotten several times

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vipSpanishDiDi
Tahoe
1 review
Dined on August 23, 2021
Overall2food1service2ambience2

The food was poorly prepared; when I sent my food back they questioned it. Service was slow.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on August 22, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We had a lo

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The experience was better than our first time! Service was incredible. Food came out within 10 mins of ordering!

FAQs

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

Cafe Du Parc is rated 4.5 stars by 1994 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.

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