Lafayette Restaurant

4.7
1325 Reviews
$31 to $50
American
As of January 15, 2022, the District of Columbia requires that anyone aged 12 years and above, who are using indoor dining or who are attending meetings indoors, to show proof that they are vaccinated with at least 1 dose. As of February 15th, 2022, full vaccination will be required. Upon arrival at The Lafayette, Off The Record Bar, and the hotel’s meeting rooms, guests must provide evidence of their vaccinated status. In addition to showing proof of vaccination, all guests aged 18 and above must show photo identification. We thank you for your understanding and look forward to welcome you to The Lafayette.

Washington’s destination for power dining, the Lafayette Restaurant serves breakfast, lunch, & dinner. With large windows opening onto Lafayette park & the White House, this sun-lit dining room is one of the most elegant settings in the capital & is certain to complement any dining experience.


Experiences

  • Afternoon Tea

    $55.00 per person

    Multiple dates available

    Available Exclusively at 3pm every Sunday until February 13th 2022, this indulgent experience includes and extensive tea selection and a tiered tray showcasing savory and sweet confections. Presented in one of the city's most beautiful settings overlooking the White House. $55.00 per person, $75.00 per person with a glass of Taittinger, $35.00 per child 4-12 years (exclusive of tax and gratuity)
  • Valentine's Weekend

    $100.00 per person

    Feb 12, 2022 only

    Start celebrating the Valentine's Weekend, and enjoy one of the best dining experiences in the Nation's Capital! Enjoy a 4 course meal for $100.00 per person, children $45.00 per child (4-12), prices do not include tax and gratuity. You can also add wine pairing for $75.00 per person Each guest can choose one item per course from the following options: Starters: Lobster Bisque, Chicory and Mozzarella Appetizers: Seared Scallops, Striped Black Bass, Charred Broccolini, Entree: Seared Duck Breast, Chateaubriand, Carrot Risotto Dessert: Mon Cheri, Hearts of Passion Fruit
  • Valentine's Love Brunch

    $125.00 per person

    Feb 13, 2022 only

    Start celebrating the Valentine's Weekend on The Top of the Hay, and enjoy one of the best dining experiences in the Nation's Capital with breathtaking panoramic views over the White House and city skyline! Enjoy a 3 course meal for $125.00 per person including a complimentary glass of champagne, children $55.00 per child (4-12), prices do not include tax and gratuity. Each guest can choose one item per course from the following options: Appetizers: Porcini Mushroom Bisque, Kumamoto Oysters, Puntarella and Treviso Salad, Roasted Beet Salad Entree: Herb Crusted Sablefish, Seared Scallops, Filet Mignon, Half Roasted Cornish Game Hen, Gnocchi Dessert: Chocolate Kisses, Sweet Hearts Tart
  • Valentine's Day

    $100.00 per person

    Feb 14, 2022 only

    Celebrate the Valentine's Day in one of the most romantic restaurants in the city, and enjoy one of the best dining experiences in the Nation's Capital! Enjoy a 4 course meal for $100.00 person prices do not include tax and gratuity. You can also add wine pairing for $75.00 per person Each guest can choose one item per course from the following options: Starters: Lobster Bisque, Fennel and Cherries Appetizers: Seared Scallops, Atlantic Red Snapper, Charred Broccolini Entree: Colorado Lamb Chop, Roasted Chateaubriand, Carrot Risotto Dessert: Mon Cheri, Hearts of Passion Fruit

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
  • 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
  • Proof of vaccination required to dine indoors
What 1325 people are saying
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vipSudeepK
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Always exceeds expectations. A great place to dine. Dress business casual.

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MichaelaL
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful ambiance, service and food. Highly recommend.

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RickP
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A lovely restaurant with delicious food. The view of the White House adds to the ambiance.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on January 13, 2022
Overall3food4service2ambience2

Servers were amazing, but host a as so rude. We didn't feel comfortable or welcomed there.

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vipLifeIsShort
Los Angeles
18 reviews
Dined on January 7, 2022
Overall4food5service5ambience5

DC's most elegant luncheon. I never want to eat anywhere else

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tina
1 review
Dined on January 6, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great ambiance, scene and food. I highly recommend this place!

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on January 4, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Celebrated my birthday here. Very pleasant experience. Everyone was so kind. Very appreciative of the accommodations that were made! Will definitely be back.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service. The piano player also made it a special night.

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Alison
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on December 27, 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience5

The food was good but not quite worth the price. The menu was also a bit limited.

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OpenTable Diner
Fort Lauderdale
4 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Christmas Eve Dinner,it was fantastic !

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Aria
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2021
Overall1food3service1ambience5

I came with my in laws who are in their mid 80ties. We were refused to be seated out of the way, even though none of the tables were occupied. I was very disappointed.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on December 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Girls lunch out. As always, exceptional dining experience. Beautifully decorated for the holidays. Excellent service, enticing menu, food well prepared. Nice view of White House. Expensive parking.

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vipKidteacher
New York Area
94 reviews
Dined on December 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Top restaurant with beautiful ambience and outstanding food. The octopus appetizer was amazing! We both had the branzino entree was which so flavorful and perfectly seasoned. This rest should have a Michelin star.

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vipWilliamC
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on December 18, 2021
Overall3food5service1ambience4

We were hoping for an amazing anniversary dinner here at the Lafayette but, the service dampened the experience. Our server messed up the entire order and our first course didn’t come out until after an hour we were seated. She had different menu items from what we had ordered. Our server admitted the mistake but the fact we had to wait an hour to get a beet salad and seared octopus is excessive. The rest of meal was delayed as well and messed up the timing of our dinner. All in all, we were disappointed in the service here and would not recommend coming here for a special occasion.

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DCGirl
1 review
Dined on December 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Took a grandparent here for special birthday brunch. The staff delivered, bringing out a special cake and singing, even at brunch. She was so pleased.

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vipNigel
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on December 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding in every respect. An elegant, classic restaurant with first rate food and service where the noise level is low allowing for easy conversation. Soft live piano or recorded classical music in the background. Professional and unobtrusive service. All three courses were excellent. Highly recommended.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excelente servicio, muy lindo y la comida muy buena.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
20 reviews
Dined on December 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

An absolutely delightful evening! We celebrated an anniversary here and everything was wonderful

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Sondra
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on December 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My husband and I had a great time at the restaurant. The food was excellent, and the staff was nice and friendly. Thank you.

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vipGeegeesc
Washington DC
50 reviews
Dined on December 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is one of my favorite restaurants in the world. So elegant. Excellent service. Delicious food. Easy to talk because its not too loud. Highly recommend. Wish i could give them more than 5 stars!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on December 7, 2021
Overall2food4service2ambience2

Pictures on opentable show amazing view from an upper level restuarant. We walked in and went straight to the top floor of the Hay-Adams only to find out that the restaurant has been moved to the first floor. No great views and not worth a special occasion. Service was slow. Very disappointing.

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AnaA
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on December 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful service and outstanding food! The desserts were particularly impressive. I can't wait to go back to try some of the special event menus.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Just a lovely experience. The food was fantastic, the cocktails were phenomenal, and the setting was intimate but relaxed at the same time. I will definitely be visiting again.

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GWTW
Orlando
9 reviews
Dined on December 5, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience4

We had asked for one specific request and a comment as to a special occasion and neither one was acknowledged. We were placed facing the kitchen door. No Christmas music, only classical playing. Some difficulty understanding wait staff. Staff at front desk and concierge and Sean out front did well. Menu very limited to about 8 items. And as we expected, pricey

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Gert
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on December 5, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

A beautiful, serene setting with with excellent service. The new pastry chef is nothing less than superb! But I really miss the appetizer buffet and hope it comes back soon.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 5, 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience3

Felt like I was paying for location. Food was ok.

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vipCatNash
New Orleans
12 reviews
Dined on December 3, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

We had a lovely dinner. The food and service were excellence and the ambiance was outstanding.

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KarenK
1 review
Dined on November 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We especially appreciated being able to have our car parked in front of the entrance and Open Table informing us ahead of our arrival that hotel parking was available for $12
The decor, ambience and friendliness of the staff was perfect.

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katjaB
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on November 24, 2021
Overall3food4service4ambience5

Awesome surrounding - fabulous food - very expensive for lunch - and unfortunately a very limited menu - staff is outstanding

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Mary
London
6 reviews
Dined on November 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great as always.

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LoveClassicDining
Denver
5 reviews
Dined on November 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Simply an outstanding dining experience. We felt as if we were in a bygone era of classic, elegant dining.

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vipCarmenM
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Dc is not a stop without having dinner with the Marquis and the cartoon characters of Off The Record

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JoelP
1 review
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent experience! Music and ambience paired with 4 outstanding courses made for a wonderful evening!

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vipFrankW
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on November 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent meal for my wife's birthday

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JackinDC
Orange County
2 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Finest restaurant in the entire Washington, DC area. A fantastic staff, service is outstanding with excellent food. I have dined here many times and every time it has been an outstanding experience. I highly recommend this restaurant for a 1st class experience.

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vipHM64
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on November 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic service from all the staff members, who made my wife feel at home on her birthday. We will definitely be back for more special events here in the future.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
15 reviews
Dined on November 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Branzino was delicious

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PaulA
Washington DC
9 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall5food5service2ambience5

Excellent food in a beautiful setting. Waitress not particularly attentive.

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TiyanaD
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very beautiful atmosphere; from entering the hotel to being seated. Everyone is pretty welcoming and personable in person. The food is DELICIOUS. I can’t wait to return for brunch & afternoon tea!

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vipmadge
Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

a must stop in DC. and once you taste the oatmeal soufflé you will come back for more.

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Lafayette Restaurant is rated 4.7 stars by 1325 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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