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***during the month of September, we are serving Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner on our Top of The Hay, with sweeping views of Lafayette Park and The White House***
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- 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
- Limited number of seated diners
- Distancing maintained in common areas
- Extra space between tables
- Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
- Waitstaff wear masks
- Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Pan Seared Scallops
kabocha squash, roasted cauliflower, lime shellfish sauce
Grilled NY Steak
cripsy yukon potatoes and vegetables, red wine reduction
Maine Lobster Salad
roasted eggplant aioli, sumac baby zucchini
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Celebrated our anniversary here overlooking the White House. Server Antonny was outstanding.
Our favorite DC place for breakfast. The service staff is over the top great, all of them! They go above and beyond to make my guests and me feel welcome. The food was great, as always!
The food was amazing. I love fine dining and when I say these were the best scallops I ever had. Also the corn soup w/ lump crab meat was delicious. The filet meal w/ veggies, potato and wine sauce paired so well it almost taste like beef stew. This chef knows what to pair with what for flavor. Never would think corn soup w/crab or scallops in a squash sauce would pair well. I want to go again this week. But I live in Virginia Beach. This will be my go to in DC
Always the best place to eat in town.
Incredible staff!!! Best in town. Best breakfast ever. Supper Accommodating and took care of every special request we had with a wonderful attitude.
The quality of the food was great, but would like to see a more adventurous menu.
The Lafayette restaurant delivers on exceptional food and service every time. Lovely setting with direct views of the White House and Lafayette Park make this the perfect Washington power lunch destination. The long time staff are highly trained to provide some of the best service in Washington, DC today. Always a memorable experience we will go back soon!
Great location for anniversary dinner; food and service is top notch
It was another wonderful experience with fabulous food and outstanding service.
Nice place, nice view of the WH and nice staff and managers, could not be better. Used to live close by and so I got into the habit of going. Take biscuits anytime. Tx.
Not sure what happened to Lafayette on 02/14/2020, as my wife and I have enjoyed several excellent meals and service here in the past. After taking everyone's order, the waiter had to come back after a few minutes and retake everything. This wouldn't be a big deal since we want to get everything correct--but when the servers arrived they didn't know who ordered what, and causing additional confusion by offering items not even listed on the fixed course menu. This was further complicated and concerning when dessert arrived. We had a member of our party with a severe nut allergy--and after confirming the dessert ordered contained no nuts, the server gave the wrong dessert to this individual. Disappointing and very dangerous. I'm afraid Lafayette is now just a hotel restaurant with a nice view. Sadly, a big fail and will not return.
Valentines Dinner. Perfect in every way. Simply wonderful.
Just lovely, perfect service... very rare.
I wish I could give 10 stars instead of 5. Absolutely incredible experience at this restaurant. Everything was absolutely perfect. From the ambiance to the staff. The piano man is legendary. The staff there is second to none. My fiance and I loved this place as much as Donald Trump loves Ivanka. We were taken care of well, served such delicious food. The staff was all in on my proposal and it had me feeling so warm and genuinely cared for. I would highly recommend and will return for every trip i make to DC.
We ordered the Filet Mignon, Mixed Green Salad, True Love Chocolate dessert with bourbon and wine to accompany this dinner.
A special thank you for the genuine kindness and attention to detail given to us on a very special night.
This is a must do restaurant, in the most powerful city in the world
Beautiful atmosphere, very gentle and courteous service, and excellent food
Tuvimos una atención excelente y dedicada
One of the best Sunday brunches in DC. Brunch starts at $95 per person (children under 12 are $35) with champagne, mimosa's, and bloody Mary's included. It's not cheap, but the food is outstanding with one of the best buffets and selection of entree's we've had in DC. The room is beautiful and the staff is very helpful and attentive.
Overpriced. Entrees were ok. Creme brulee was amazing. Asked for a WH view, didn’t get it, despite the place being half empty. We were dressed up; the woman at the next table was in sweat pants.
Service and food were excellent. We only had appetizers. Oysters and lobster salad were over the top. Our server, Anthony, recommended both appetizers and we were very pleased. Ambiance is quiet yet the room has a bit of a buzz. Piano was a nice touch! We will return for a full dinner soon.
The ambiance is incredible but the portion sizes were insanely small. I took my lady out for her birthday and it was impressive, but again I had to stop and eat on the way home and I am by no means a large person. I just think $40 for around 4 ounces of fish is insane. We also waited over 30 minutes for the dessert souffle and the place wasn't even busy. For what we paid for the experience the value was very low. I could have gone to the Hamilton and gotten a great meal for a lot less. Lafayette needs to step it up. Also, $9 for sparkling water. Really?
Needed a special dinner prior to a black-tie event. Lafayette was perfect! It is an elegant formal setting, very quiet, seemingly discreet, yet with views of monuments. The food was very good, not among DC’s elite, and on the lighter side, but a very nice meal. I will repeat.
We had breakfast there, and it was exquisite. From the service to the food to the lovely china, it was perfect. I had the lox and bagel, which was beautifully laid out, and my friends had the oatmeal soufflé and a savory egg frittata. The scones and baked goods are made in house. Can’t say enough good things.
My go-to spot for breakfast in DC. Staff are fabulous and the room and ambiance and views are second to none.
We specifically requested a table away from the kitchen and wait station to celebrate a special birthday. The staff did not reserve a table for us. They tried to seat us in the farthest table in the back, right next to the kitchen and wait station. Unacceptable. So we had to wait. We ended up in the cold adjacent room by ourselves. Odd.
The waiter treated us to a complimentary champagne that was a nice gesture however the rest of dinner experience was less than average.
We ordered the sole, $68 and it was served cold along with cold side dishes. Our sides were brought to the table and sat there while the waiter deboned the fish. The staff should know how to prepare and serve the dinners.
The night was to be a fabulous dining experience and ended up be far far less.
The scallops were delicious, but I thought charging $9.00 for a$1.50 bottle of Pelligrino was a stretch.
Pear salad one of the best dishes I have ever had. Amazing service. Always a wonderful experience
Loverly room. Attentive, sometimes too attentive service. Limited menu options and the pasta dish wasn't to my taste. Partner's scallops were excellent.
I particularly like this restaurant for breakfast and private conversation. Food is great!
Excellent meal. Nice surroundings. Great service.
My wife and I celebrated our 29th Wedding Anniversary at the Lafayette Restaurant and was not disappointed. I read a few reviews, all positive, but stated that it was a little pricey. My thoughts on the matter are I paid for what I got; great food, excellent service, quaint ambiance, live soft piano music for our dining pleasure and a quiet/romantic dinner with my bride....priceless. This was our first dining experience at the Lafayette, but most certainly will not be our last.
Casi no había clientes. Fue la cena de fin de año. Había música de piano. Cantaron las mañanitas x mi cumple, muy amables. La comida muy rica. Bien equilibrada. La carta de vinos bien.
A stunning restaurant with incredible food, service, ambiance, and live piano music while you eat. I had a truly premier and world class brunch experience that you simply cannot miss if you’re in the area. Our server, Geo, really made the dining experience feel exceptional.
Lovely ambiance, food was great, service-perfect!
High class dinning in beautiful settings. Perfect for a special occasion lunch or dinner.
Location, location, location. Oh, and white tablecloths. That's what allows Lafayette to charge the prices they do. It can't be for the food -- bland, unimaginative, pedestrian. Umami is still a foreign concept in this kitchen. And it can't be for the service -- disorganized, borderline rude.
The food and service was outstanding. Really enjoyed the piano which created a wonderful ambiance.
Eli our waiter was excellent providing great service and advice on both food and wine.
We will definitely return.
Lafayette Restaurant is rated 4.8 stars by 1170 OpenTable diners.
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