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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 were here for lunch, as we had been several times before when we found the food great !! And that was why we returned with friends. It is very different now and just not great... The menu has changed..the food has changed..just not as good...what a shame !!! we would not return !!!
My husband and I made a reservation in Lafayette as we wanted a special dinner to celebrate our last night in Washington. Whilst the ambience and attention of staff were excellent, our waiting period between our starter and main course was overly-long. Our waiter was obviously aware of this and apologised about same. I had ordered steak very well-cooked for my mains, and unfortunately it was still red inside when it arrived and I was unable to eat it. The waiter and maitre d' agreed it was unacceptable and took it away to be further cooked which it was. My husband had long finished his mains by this stage and had to content himself with finishing off the bread assortment while I ate my mains. The staff were very apologetic and we were given a complimentary dessert between us and a glass of dessert wine as a compensatory gesture.
I was just disappointed as the specialness of what had been anticipated for the occasion was spoilt, more so because of the excellent reviews we had read in advance about the restaurant which had raised our expectations and excitement, only to be crushed.
Complementary valet parking with dinner. Excellent service from every member of staff. Amazing cuisine in a beautiful environmennt. The pianist played a wonderful selection. All around the prices may seem high, but it is definitely an experience well worth having!
I went to this restaurant with my wife, daughter and another couple whom we invited for a special occasion. It is advertised as having a view of the White House. It is indeed across the street from the White House, but the windows are not panoramic and views are limited.
The decor is old-style elegant, the maitre d had a British accent, food was good, although not outstanding, wine selection extensive, there was a live pianist playing sedate music, etc. The place tries to convey an atmosphere of distinguished elegance, which almost succeeded except that there were gnats flying around inside the restaurant! One gnat fell into the wine glass of one of our guests! I realize it's Washington DC in the summer, hot and humid, but a place that takes on such airs should not have gnats flying around the tables. We ate at several other restaurants in Washington that weekend, including the museum cafeterias and hotel restaurant, and none had gnats bothering us. It is a small detail, but who knows what other things are not up to par. For a restaurant that is rated $$$$, insects should not be falling into the customers' drinks. Because of this, I do not plan to return, nor do I recommend it to anyone.
The service and food were outstanding. The appetizer buffet was a culinary experience bound to tap the taste buds of every foodie. The unlimited bellinis and main course options for brunch were both hearty and flavorful. And last but certainly not least, the dessert bar was just divine. My sister and I took my dad here for Father's Day and we all thoroughly enjoyed this experience.
My wife and I were celebrating our anniversary, and the ambience was perfect. A pianist set the tone for a lovely dining experience. The food was phenomenal. It was evident that an experienced chef's artistry was on point. It was the most delicious meal we've enjoyed in a very long time.
The location is wonderful in the downtown, very close to the Whitehouse. The food is pretty tasty. Like the soup of the day and the lobster salad. The crab cake benedict is satisfying as well. They also serve various bread, which is tasty and fun to eat. The only thing is, we wait for a bit longer than expected between the appetizer and the course.
From the moment we walked in to the moment we left, everything was fantastic. I can't remember a dining experience so gourmet, yet so personal and affordable for the quality. It was our 1 year anniversary and I wrote a note in our reservation stating that. The host wrote me a note and asked if I'd like the pianist to play any song, so I chose our wedding song. Before I knew it, the song was playing in the restaurant and it caught my wife by surprise. The food was fantastic, the wine and champagne were great and desert was amazing. There wasn't one bad thing about this experience. Thank you for such an amazing dinner! We will be coming back.
By far the best D.C. has to offer. Their signature dish is Dover sole but their tenderloin is unbelievable. Their entire staff is extremely professional. We always enjoy being served by Ely or Clarence. I give it a two star Michelin rating. Try it you'll be coming back often.
With views of Lafayette Park, this is the quintessential elegant Washington restaurant. We had our wedding dinner here, so it has special meaning to us. We love to come here for Sunday breakfast before church and for dinner to celebrate special events. I have had several business lunches here as well. It is a beautiful space and the tables are spaced far enough apart and the room is quiet enough so you can have a great conversation. The food is classic and reliably good.
Nothing short of perfect. The appetizer buffet was magnificent, the entrees were excellent and the ambience was peaceful. But what we enjoyed most and what made our special occasion (sister is having a baby and she's leaving the area in June!) even that more perfect was the service. Geovanny was so attentive and sweet and professional. My sisters and I were blown away by his personality and service. Can't wait to dine here again very soon.
Spectacular! I've wanted to eat here for a long time and was finally able to. I figured the food didn't have to be that great given how incredible the location is. Boy, was a wrong! The lamb was out of this world and the lobster salad was fantastic! Oh! And the people watching was every bit "DC."
If you are on any sort of budget.. just dont. The food was good but very over priced. While the service was exclent, i have gotten the same food in my home town for a qurter of the price that has honestly tasted better. Understand that when you go there you are paying for atmosphere, no childern, and to rub elbows with a higher class. To be perfectly honest the highlight of the whole visit was our waiter. I am glad that i went, but i would have been much happer watching a show at fords or a spa day.
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