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Date
Thu, 4/26
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10:00 PM
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Lafayette Restaurant

4.7
885 reviews
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$31 to $50
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American
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  • Quiet Conversation
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for a Date
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.
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Private dining
Dining Style
Fine Dining
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Cuisines
American, Continental
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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
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Phone number
(202) 638-2570
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Payment options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Business Casual
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Executive chef
Nicolas Legret
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Catering
Private Dining available for groups of up to 18 guests.
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
H Street
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Parking details
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.
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Public transit
McPherson Square, Farragut West, Farragut North
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Entertainment
Our pianist Tom Vogt is playing every Monday – Saturday evening and for Sunday Brunch
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Special events & promotions
Brunch on most major holidays.
Additional
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Entertainment, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Private Room, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Private Dining

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.

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What 885 People Are Saying
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4.7based on recent ratings
4.6
food
4.8
service
4.9
ambience
4.4
value
Noise · Quiet
94% of people would recommend it to a friend
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5.0Dined 2 days ago

We had a very fun waiter named Giovanny. He really connected with the teenaged girls and provided prompt service as did all members of the staff.

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2.0Dined 5 days ago

We weren’t super thrilled. The location was nice, but the food was not what we thought it would be. Juan’s service was impeccable, but the food was Meh. I’ve eaten at many nice restaurants and this one isn’t worth it. They were also out of beef Wellington and the server tried to charge us for two bottles of wine. We only had one.

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5.0Dined on April 17, 2018

Great service. Very comfortable and upscale atmosphere. Entire staff pleasant from the moment we walked through the door until we left.

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5.0Dined on April 16, 2018

We were pleasantly surprised to discover Lafayette during our recent visit to DC. We loved the attentive service, elegant atmosphere with a view overlooking the White House, fabulous meal selections (such as Dover sole finished at table side), and the live piano music. It's perfect for quiet conversation, a business meal, or a romantic evening.

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5.0Dined on April 6, 2018

Best breakfast place in dc

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5.0Dined on April 1, 2018

Great place! A must in DC

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4.0Dined on April 1, 2018

Ordered the scallops and NY Strip. Scallops excellent NY Strip was dry would not order it again. Everything else was excellent

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5.0Dined on March 31, 2018

Great service and food! Our server Juan was professional, prompt, and very accommodating. You get what you paid for here... in both food and services!

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5.0Dined on March 31, 2018

This was by far the most amazing experience we've had in any restaurants. Rosa and Juan were simply phenomenal! Thank you both for making our special occasion that much more memorable!

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5.0Dined on March 31, 2018

Eli provided amazing service and the food was amazing!

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5.0Dined on March 24, 2018

The service was amazing. Our food was beautiful and plant based as we requested. I only wish the menu had vegan and plant based options without needing to make a special request.

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5.0Dined on March 24, 2018

I am so happy that I was able to have breakfast in such a beautiful setting. I found the restaurant very elegant and the staff very polished and professional. My scrambled eggs were plated beautifully along with potatoes and the tastiest bacon that I have had in a long time. A sprig of rosemary completed the dish. It was served with biscuits that I totally enjoyed. My sister had the french toast that she raved about. Do yourself a favor and treat yourself to a lovely breakfast!

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5.0Dined on March 24, 2018

Absolutely fantastic.

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5.0Dined on March 23, 2018

Special occasion dinner unless you roll comfortably. Wonderful food. Best asparagus in memory. So tender and fresh. The special (Rockfish) was tremendous. Service impeccable. We were underdressed and not a flinch as they took our well traveled jackets. The White House is literally just out the window. Beautiful setting and elegant dining. Every bite great.

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5.0Dined on March 22, 2018

Excellent food and service in an envious location. The restaurant continues the feel of the hotel it is located in; understated elegance; fine cuisine and serious service. The menu is limited but diverse with great options for most palates. The wine list also also some very intersting choices from around the world. After a truly excellent meal for two, I was astonished at the reasonableness of the bill. What an exceptional restaurant in all respects! Only made more enjoyable by having to take the elevator to our room afterwards. The Hay Adams are to be congratulated on having a superb restaurant as their "hotel restaurant".

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4.0Dined on March 20, 2018

Anniversaires

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5.0Dined on March 19, 2018

Excellent location, decor, service, food and value.
I’ll be back

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5.0Dined on March 18, 2018

It was very delightful!

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3.0Dined on March 16, 2018

For the cost lunch was on the high end. However Anniversary cupcake was perfect.

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5.0Dined on March 16, 2018

The food was incredible! Everything we ordered was delicious. Pricier than I wanted but service was top notch and food amazing. A special occasion spot.

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5.0Dined on March 14, 2018

Fantastic!

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5.0Dined on March 11, 2018

Thank you so much to everyone at The Hay Adams. My husband and I went for our anniversary brunch and the entire staff totally spoiled us. Emmanuel is amazing! The food was so beautiful and delicious. There is an embarrassment of riches on the buffets. The champagne was perfectly chilled and poured. We look forward to coming back soon.

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4.0Dined on March 11, 2018

Charming fine dining restaurant in the Hay Adams Hotel. Patience required, but live piano adds to enjoyment. Good wine list with some value selections. Food was very good, but beef Wellington was medium well rather than medium rare, which we ordered. Overall, we would go again because of the ambiance. Attention to detail would make this near perfect.

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5.0Dined on March 11, 2018

We were absolutely delighted with this restaurant.

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5.0Dined on March 9, 2018

The service, food and ambience are impeccable!

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5.0Dined on March 7, 2018

Outstanding! Great waiter!

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5.0Dined on March 6, 2018

They are the best of the best!

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5.0Dined on March 4, 2018

Delicious breakfast and so different that the average hotel breakfast fare! Servers were very attentive, professional, and friendly!

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5.0Dined on March 4, 2018

Delicious and in an elegant environment. The dining room is very beautiful and has a live piano play. Dress. We were in very casual attire and this lovely place needs to maintain its high end atmosphere. The food is exceptional as is the service.

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2.0Dined on February 24, 2018

Charming atmosphere but the food, service and pace of the meal were disappointing.
Although the service Personnel were attentive they weren't polished. The pace was too fast for a fine dining experience. We were totally underwhelmed with the food. The Lobster in the salad was tough the lamb portions were super small and served warm not hot. Many items were under seasoned.
The wine was very nice.

The cost was expensive in relationship to the perceived quality. Overall a disappointing night out for my wife's birthday.

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5.0Dined on February 19, 2018

We had a wonderful time! We were there for my moms birthday and they didn’t disappoint!

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5.0Dined on February 17, 2018

Beautiful environment, excellent service, delicious food A++

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5.0Dined on February 17, 2018

It was very nice restaurant Me and My Wife really enjoyed the food, service, dining area.
It was wonderful.

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4.0Dined on February 17, 2018

Very good experience. The room is lovely. Piano player adds a nice touch. Food is traditional and prepared well. Wine list was remarkably reasonable. Great for a date night.

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5.0Dined on February 15, 2018

Great service, delicious meals and romantic and classy ambiance. We really enjoyed it

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5.0Dined on February 11, 2018

A wonderful treat for the palate and the eyes. The buffet was a work of art with a tremendous variety of foods uniquely displayed and plated. It is a gracious dining experience with a live piano in the background. Wouldn't change a thing. Be sure to bring your appetite as you will want to sample everything.

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5.0Dined on February 11, 2018

This restaurant is a hidden gem in DC fine dining. Even more hidden is its bar named such "Off the record" with deep red cozy decor, great cocktails a bit on the expensive side though. There is validated valet parking right in front of the lobby entrance. The decor is luxurious and the view of white house from Lafayette park across the street is a bonus. The food is extremely tasty.

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5.0Dined on February 9, 2018

Excellent location, great view of Lafayette Park & the White House, plus its inside the "Best Hotel" in D.C...... Food and drinks were amazing and prepaired to the highest standards. Highly recommended, PS: make sure you try the bar downstairs for and after dinner cocktail, it the best hidden Gem D.C.

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5.0Dined on February 7, 2018

I proposed to my now fiancee this week at the restaurant. The wait staff was amazing, the service was impeccable and the entire evening just perfect

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5.0Dined on February 4, 2018

We reserved a table at Lafayette for breakfast on a Sunday morning. It was a quiet morning--only a few other patrons were there besides ourselves. Beautiful table settings and excellent service. Everyone was so kind and inviting, and we thoroughly enjoyed our meals. We definitely hope to go back and would highly recommend to anyone!

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