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About Lafayette Restaurant
Washington’s destination for power dining, the Lafayette Restaurant serves breakfast, lunch, dinner & Sunday brunch. 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.
Washington, DC 20006
Hours of Operation:
Breakfast: Monday - Friday: 6:30am - 11:00am, Saturday - Sunday: 7:00am - 11:00am; Lunch: Monday - Saturday: 11:30am - 2:00pm; Dinner: Monday - Saturday: 5:30pm - 10:00pm; Sunday Brunch: 11:30am - 2:00pm
$31 to $50
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
Our pianist Tom Vogt is playing every Monday – Saturday evening and for Sunday Brunch
Private Dining available for groups of up to 18 guests.
Parking is complimentary for dinner. A parking fee of $12.00 via hotel valet parking for breakfast Monday - Friday and Sunday Brunch. $28 for Lunch Monday - Saturday.
McPherson Square, Farragut West, Farragut North
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Entertainment, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Private Room, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
Special Events & Promotions:
Brunch on most major holidays.
The private room within the Lafayette Restaurant can accommodate up to 24 guests. Windows open to a panoramic view of Lafayette Park and The White House.
Lafayette Restaurant Ratings and Reviews
We had a lovely holiday dinner here with family. We had an early dinner as we had an infant in arms with us. They could not have been kinder or more accommodating towards us and making our dinner relaxing and pleasurable even with a young baby along. One of our favorite restaurants in Washington.
This was a family Christmas brunch. The appetizer selection was excellent. Good assortment of main courses to order off the menu. Service was smoothe and very accommodating.
Got my picture taken with Santa and met their delightful concierge Ladre Falcon. We all loved the brunch.
The dining room has a clubby, timeless elegance that is calming in and of itself. Service is quiety attentive.
Our starters were excellent; we were both appropriately enticed by the octapus. I ordered as a main course the haibut which could have been more assertively flavored; my dining companion enjoyed the Dover sole, an indulgence that the Lafayette's traditional version measured up to The sole was artfully filleted tableside, accompanied by the superb playing on the piano of Tom Vogt. In fact Tom is the primary reason we dine a few times a year here. Many diners stopped by to tell Tom how much they enjoyed his music. We did, too.
I loved the ambiance of the restaurant. My husband and I went to The Lafayette for breakfast so that my husband could show me a great place he had been on business. The menu had a lot of choices and a good variety of choices. We didn't think that the food was that great, especially for the price, but we loved the experience, the view, the decorations, the hotel's Christmas decorations, and the beauty. We highly recommend checking out this restaurant for a great experience.
We had a nice evening. Food was priced appropriately and the ambiance was lovely. Best part: our waiter, Anthony, and the rest of the staff. He was very knowledgeable of the menu, wonderful at paring wines, and went out of his way at every opportunity. Thank you!
The Lafayette restaurant had outstanding food and service. We had the lobster appetizer and the lobster/butternut squash soup to start. The steak and scallops we had for our main meals were cooked to perfection and very delicious. The Dark Chocolate Souffle was simply decadent. There was a nice selection of wines by the glass, including a Jordan Cabernet Sauvignon, which you usually see sold by the bottle only. Our waiter and servers were very attentive and friendly. The prices were on the high end as you would expect. This restaurant would definitely be a great place to go for a memorable birthday or anniversary dinner.
The staff is second to none. We were visiting DC for thanksgiving week and had breakfast there every morning. The dining room is beautiful, the food was delicious and the people that work there are special. These are true professionals; they are very good at what they do. They genuinely enjoyed working there and working with each other. They made us feel welcome. It was a wonderful way to start our day each morning.
Great upscale breakfast before memorial hopping. On a Sunday, all the patrons were dressed to tour the district, but Lafayette was its formal self. Clearly, this was normal. We got what we paid for. No disappointments. On the question of "value," I only give a 5 if I feel I've received more than I've paid for. The Hay Adams is a great breakfast spot.
Our entire experience was incredible. From the wait staff to the food it was a wonderful dining experience. The food was outstanding and our waiter was attentive and provided valuable insights from the wine list, to the menu, to a sensational dessert. We had a wonderful night and the Lafayette was one of the highlights on our visit to Washington DC.
This classic restaurant that everyone in Washington has been going to for brunch and tea over decades is in a perfect spot overlooking Lafayette Park. The dining room is beautifully decorated. The waiters are polite. It's quiet and elegant. The only problem is the cuisine. Sometimes it's fine and sometimes it's literally horrible, as if the kitchen is having wild mood swings. The "chicken salad" served at lunch the other day was worthy of a 7-11 refrigerator case or a cheap deli in a bad neighborhood - old chicken bits dripping in bad mayonnaise, mixed with limp melon (?) Appalling. Have no idea why it would be hard to present a decent salad with chicken, especially given the high prices charged for simple basics like this. Lafayette chefs apparently need closer supervision? Or maybe a holiday.
Very beautiful dining room. Service impeccable.
It was my wife’s birthday and pianist played Happy Birthday as the waiter brought out our dessert. Food Devine. This a great venue for special occasions. Very quiet setting. Hotel itself is both historic and beautiful to see.
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