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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.
Lafayette Restaurant Ratings and Reviews
We enjoyed our meal at Lafayette. The waiters were attentive and professional. The setting was very romantic and tables were separated sufficiently. The piano player played Christmas tunes while we dined. The food itself was nothing special, but was definitely good. The soufflé was incredibly delicious, but plan ahead because it takes 20 minutes or so. All the little touches made the experience a pleasant one. The location was excellent and we were able to walk around the White House afterwards. Valet parking was validated, so no charge for that.
Beautiful restaurant with fantastic piano player, wonderful service and delicious food and excellent cocktails and wine. We mentioned it was our anniversary when they asked us if we were out of town, and they gave us a wonderful and beautifully presented chocolate dessert to share. Excellent restaurant for special occasions!
Now that the Willard Room has closed, the beautiful Lafayette room, located in the famous Hay Adams Hotel, is among the last outposts of Old World style gracious dining in DC. The menu changes regularly, but the food is always impeccable. We both enjoyed the perfectly cooked lamb riblets, in a wine reduction as the main course. The wine list has a well-curated selection of Bordeaux, mostly at good prices, although some of the older vintages were pricy. Service was friendly, but a bit distracted at times. The room itself is lovely, with live piano music quietly in the background. Some tables have a White House view.
After an unsteady start with a 'maitre d' who appeared new on the job our service was attentive, enthusiastic and friendly. The sommelier was excellent. Our main courses (lamb) were beautifully cooked and delicious but the meal was let down by baked alaska that was very poor. Ambience was good with live music (pianist) best suited to an older clientele. Overall it was a good meal that we enjoyed, but it wasn't cheap and when paying a lot of money for a meal one wouldn't expect a novice greeting you at the door or a dessert of that quality.
I have been lucky enough to have some great Sunday Brunches over many years of travelling regularly to the States; I've also had some mediocre ones too - and overpriced ones! However, La Fayette at the Hay Adams was simply outstanding. I have had no choice but to award 5*'s for food, service and ambience and with free pouring of (proper) champagne, it gets 5*'s for value too.
It was a simply magnificent experience, accompanied by perfect live piano accompaniment, with a marvellous choice of hors d'houvres, cheese and dessert and a very adequately sized entree course chosen from an extensive list. The quality and presentation as well as choice of food was outstanding.
In Washington there's NO other place for Sunday Brunch - this is IT!
Elegant refined surroundings with lovely piano
music ... Ranging from classical favourites to
popular broadway and jazz numbers. Service is
prompt and attentive. Food delicious. Wine list
not as extensive as some restaurants but has
a good international spread. Baked Alaska is good
as are the Maryland crab cakes .
A popular haunt so advanced reservations recommended
Excellent food and service!! Though view, even at a window seat at night, was not as expected from many other reviews. Not much to see but trees. Ambience was very formal, and expected. The experience was outstanding and recommended. Grouper and chicken were exceptional, and the chubby Alaskan for dessert was unexplainably amazing!
I must say I was terribly disappointed by this restaurant. Expecting a formal Sunday Brunch in the main dining area of a historic hotel (Haye Adams), my family were wearing our Sunday Best Clothes. We were shocked when individuals dressed like they were attending a Redskin football game walk right up without a reservation and were seated in choice tables that overlooked the White House. In contrast, we were asked to wait for a table even though we were on time for our reservation. We were then seated in a table closest to the kitchen despite there being numerous empty tables elsewhere. The Buffet itself was totally disappointing and overpriced at $75 a person. The food was similiar to that available in any low price breakfast place.
Very elegant restaurant that looks out to the White House (if you can get seats near the windows). The live pianist was fantastic, and not too loud. Food was very good, even the amuse bouche was oustanding. The service was good overall, however our waiter often seemed a bit distracted/confused (despite it not being very busy). Fortuntately, the other staff and Maitre'D compensated. Made for a very satisfying and romantic dinner out with the wife.
I took my wife to Lafayette Restaurant for her birthday and she thoroughly enjoyed the food, ambience and service. Our waiter, I believe his name was Efran, was especially attentive, friendly and made our dining experience extra special. I was pleasantly surprised when several staff members of the restaurant brought a cake with "Happy Birthday" written on the plate for my wife and they sang "Happy Birthday" to her. The overall experience was lovely, quiet, romantic and breath taking. I will definitely come back again and would recommend Lafayette Restaurant to friends and relatives.
Lafayette is as classy and ornate as one would hope to expect from such a highly rated venue so close to the white house. Wear a suit and you will be placed among the wealthy folks which is enjoyable. You can get away with something less, but you will be placed away from the best seating and provided with somewhat less service as well. You can valet right at the Hay Adams hotel and it's just $10 if you are dining at Lafayette for Sunday Brunch. Keep in mind that everything is included, meaning as much as I ate and as many fresh squeezed glasses of orange juice we had to drink, it was all included for $75. No additional charges listed and we ate everything from the menu to dessert to buffet... and extra drinks. It was $75.
Can't say enough good things about this restaurant. From the moment that u walk in the staff are very attentive. The food is excellent, there is no rush to get in and get out put upon you. Definitely would recommend for a relaxing meal where the staff is attenti e but not hovering.
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