Cafe Du Parc

4.4
1928 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 an incredibly popular locale for al fresco dining by both visitors and locals alike.

Paying homage to traditional French cooking, the restaurant offers diners a variety of culinary offerings from coffee and pastries at its coffee shop, Le Café, to breakfast, lunch, and dinner 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 1928 people are saying
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4.4based on recent ratings
4.4
food
4.2
service
4.3
ambience
3.9
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87% of people would recommend it to a friend
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FloridaT
New York Area
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Foods was great our server he was so nice & friendly i forgot his name he gave me one glass of champagne for my birthday definitely we will come back.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service of the food came very timely. The meal and ambiance was great. Will plan on visiting again in the near future.

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GoodwillB
New England
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Phenomenal service provided by our servers. Location was absolutely beautiful and food was very, very tasty!

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RobertS
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and menu. Convenient and very cool location at The Willard Hotel. Perfect spot for breakfast with family when in DC.

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vipCraig
Washington DC
795 reviews
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent. Food was great. Turkey club plus seasonal vegetables were well prepared and delicious.

Great service.

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CrystalW
1 review
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good ambience, excellent customer service! A great location and choice for travelers!

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vipJohnN
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall2food3service1ambience3

Order of food took a long time. Had to ask for beverages multiple times. Order was for eggs benedict with salmon and received it with spinach instead.

The staff is either under staffed or does not pay attention to details. It's a great location and has a lot of potential. Certainly not the Williard Hotel of old...

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AlexisH
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall1food2service1ambience2

Had a reservation for 11. Seated at 11:40. No one came to our table until 15 minutes later when we had to flag someone down. Had pitchers of sangria on the menu but when we ordered it was told that they didn’t have them. Somehow they still had individual orders of sangria available. Bloody mary was bland, food was meh.

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vipJFT1011
New York Area
18 reviews
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

They are not following COVID protocols at all. Every table was packed. After ordering, and waiting for 25 minutes, we still had not gotten our food. Then, they sat a table of five right next to us and we got up and walked out.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall3food4service1ambience3

Sadly, the service was terrible, at least from our waiter. Our hotel was comping our meal, therefore I believe that was why we received poor service. Even though we were going to generously tip. After we received our beverages and ordered, an entire HOUR passed before we were asked how we were doing, by another waiter. We politely asked where our food was and 10 minutes after we asked, we finally got it. We were never rude, so I do not understand why we were treated that way. Very uncomfortable breakfast, but loved the food. When we finally got up to leave after waiting over an hour for someone to give us help, our “missing” waiter finally chased us down to give us a bill. We still topped, but it was an awful experience due to the lack of service.

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BREYLINNMOORE
1 review
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The entire staff was wonderful. They made me feel so special on my birthday.

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DonI
1 review
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

We enjoyed our food. Service was good. I do feel that some items were too expensive, but the portions were large.

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vipbjchalk
Baltimore
28 reviews
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall5food4service3ambience5

Our second visit was better than our first, last October, but in both cases the food was very good, the service average.

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Superman09
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall4food4service2ambience4

Service is so slow!!!!!

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vipPaulonBryantPark
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My favorite breakfast. Pancakes are terrific!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
22 reviews
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It’s the perfect spot for outdoors brunch

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HoraceW
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on March 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We've enjoyed breakfast and brunch here. The omelets are deliciously stacked. The traditional eggs benedict or the salmon benedict is always freshly made. All are served with greaseless potatoes, asparagus and the tastiest parmesan crusted tomato. Espresso and fresh squeezed juices round out our meal that is served by a very kind and attentive staff who demonstrate covid protocols in limited contact payments. Formally located in the Willard Hotel and now part of the Intercontinental brand, Cafe Du Parc is a must stop for travelers to the nation's capital and just another wonderful dinning experience for DMV residents.

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JohnG
1 review
Dined on March 24, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Diner was good was expecting much higher quality for price and location

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HUSL2016
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on March 21, 2021
Overall1food5service1ambience2

Picture it... A beautiful sunlit day, surrounded by great company, eating delicious food - with HORRIBLE service; that's Café du Parc.

We all started out ordering drinks and appetizers, only to have to literally beg for water. I had the caesar salad and the Moscow mule. The salad was quite tasty, and even though I hate when the restaurant brings a salad with uncapped anchovies - I enjoyed it, work and all. The others in my party enjoyed the French onion soup - which was quite rich; and the crab cake, that was surprisingly full of crab and not too much filler.

The entree’s were quite tasty as well. I got the burger and fries. This is definitely one of the best burgers I’ve had in DC. I added the peppered bacon to really make it pop. There was another burger and a turkey club at the table. The club was probably the most impressive dish there - the bread was perfectly toasted and the smoked turkey was moist and tasty.

The food being well prepared is where all things positive about my visit to Café du Parc - END. The staff is inattentive, and borderline incompetent. Having to ask for water, straws, or our waiter multiple times is really beneath what a restaurant at the Willard Hotel should be offering.

I also count not help but notice the way that the waitstaff literally ran around and coordinated to keep the tables for the white patrons clean and clear of empty cups and plates, and how my friends and I ate an entire meal without anyone ever even asking if we were done or needed anything else.

In short the food here was great, but as a Black man - I can’t in good conscience go back here.

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AnnetteandLuis
Miami
2 reviews
Dined on March 21, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience5

Our waiter was ok...he could have been better and much more attentive...the table next to us had a champagne bottle so I'm assuming this might be one reason why he wasn't as attentive with us. It was obvious that he paid way more attention to that table.

Annette M.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on March 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We ate dinner there two nights in a row. We loved the mussels and the escargot. Everyone loved their food and drinks. The wait staff was friendly.

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vipPresMitchell
Washington DC
13 reviews
Dined on March 19, 2021
Overall4food2service4ambience4

I met a colleague from work here for a breakfast meeting. The food was decent, but the service was stellar. Wait staff did a great job and food/drinks came out incredibly quickly. I will definitely go back but will be requesting that my food is a little more seasoned when I return.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on March 17, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience2

The service was horrible. There wasn’t even many people there so I did not understand why it was so slow. The food was ok. I think I liked the bread the best and that’s pretty bad. Food was expensive for the quality.

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Gogo
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on March 17, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Very good for brunch, the food was fresh and tasty. The service was beyond my expectations.

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vipLQ12
Washington DC
53 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always, the food and service were excellent!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
39 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Good attenrtive service but the food was mediocre. Appreciate the free dessert and glass of prosecco for the birthday we were celebrating.

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vipCraig
Washington DC
795 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of the best brunch’s in town. Chef clearly aims to please. Top notch staff, very Covid aware. A true delight.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Richmond
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A last minute reservation, but so worth it!

Service was incredible, food was so delicious!

Will definitely visit again and recommend.

KH
KatH
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was amazing, the food was wonderful, and it was an excellent experience all around. I will definitely return.

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Natasha
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I went to Cafe Du Parc with two of my friends for Valentine's Day dinner and it was truly amazing. I was a bit worried when we walked in because the bottom level is a cafe (perfect for brunch, not so much for fancy dinner) but I was pleasantly surprised that they also have an upper level for dining. The lighting was dim, each table had a candle and a rose (for V-day). Since it was Valentine's Day, my friends and I decided to go big (Our bill was over $500) and order many appetizers and entrees along with the 3-course meal that they offered for V-Day. And OMG the food was AMAZING! It was definitely worth the price. Seriously, the best food I have had at a restaurant thus far! The chefs really know what they are doing, and our servers were so polite, attentive, and amazing. I am quite sad that I don't live in D.C. as I was just visiting, however, I fully intend on coming back when I visit again! Ps. Our servers gave us all of the roses at the end of the night which was so sweet! Keep up the outstanding service!

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eronw
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience3

We stayed 2 nights over Valentines weekend. Service was outstanding and the room was clean but had a strange odor, maybe it used to be a smoking room? The restaurant was good but not outstanding. We ate breakfast, had room service, and the Valentine special menu. We were served a shrimp cocktail that was not good. The shrimp were not de-veined and were over-cooked. Everything else was pedestrian excluding an outstanding braised beef risotto which was amazing, best dish by far. Overall, average food not worth the cost. Fun hotel though.

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Amazing
Phoenix
11 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What a wonderful experience all around. Easy to park, easy to check-in, food and wine were delicious and the service was friendly and prompt. I got the halibut and scallops over couscous and it was so fresh and expertly prepared. I was also impressed by how clean everything was and how all the servers wore double masks.

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StephenS
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall2food2service1ambience1

This was one of the worse service I have received in dc so far. There was no one to greet or seat us. The staff would disappear quite frequently. It was just bad all around.

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BrennyC
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on February 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Was wonderful

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RonaldL
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on February 1, 2021
Overall2food1service5ambience3

Not real French food. Was disappointed by the rasin bread...

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on January 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was amazing! The tuna Tar Tar was the best I have ever had which is saying quite a lot!

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vipMicheleh
Washington DC
62 reviews
Dined on January 30, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Restaurant week lunch was not as good. Love the Willard, but this fell short

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on January 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a great birthday lunch here for my mom. The wine pairings were incredible qnd I don’t even like wine.

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Heidi
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on January 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We had a great dinner at Cafe du Parc four days after DC opened for indoor dining again. The food (and wine!) was delicious and we had a fantastic server, who was friendly and attentive. Kudos to the chef for bringing a little bit of France to us for a few hours. We plan on coming back for restaurant week!

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Babs
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on January 2, 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience2

With COVID 19 restrictions setting the operating standards, the overall visit was acceptable.
The food was good and the wait staff tried. BUT, it was under the staffed and the staff was over worked, yet they were pleasant. The heater was not adequate, but we managed.

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 1928 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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