It was very delightful!
For the cost lunch was on the high end. However Anniversary cupcake was perfect.
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.
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.
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.
We were absolutely delighted with this restaurant.
The service, food and ambience are impeccable!
Outstanding! Great waiter!
They are the best of the best!
Delicious breakfast and so different that the average hotel breakfast fare! Servers were very attentive, professional, and friendly!
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.
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.
We had a wonderful time! We were there for my moms birthday and they didn’t disappoint!
Beautiful environment, excellent service, delicious food A++
It was very nice restaurant Me and My Wife really enjoyed the food, service, dining area.
It was wonderful.
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.
Great service, delicious meals and romantic and classy ambiance. We really enjoyed it
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.
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.
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.
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
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!
Wonderful place for dinner. View of the White house. Service is 5 star, formal dinning room is world class and old world charm. You can almost hear former Senator's speaking from decades ago. Great dinner, highly suggest it while you are visiting Washington.
Wonderful place for our wedding anniversary. Quiet, outstanding service & great food.
Classic DC. Smoked Salmon was superb. Service impeccable.
Food was delicious. Great service. I definitely will return.
I celebrated my wife's birthday here. She absolutely loved this place! The food was excellent. .. and the service was first class!
Our waiter's name was Anthony and he was amazing and very friendly. There was anot her young lady that escorted us to the roof to get some breathtaking views of the White House....
First Class place!!!!!!
Nice location and very elegant, but not very prompt service. This is the largest staff doing an inefficient job with three tables on a quiet morning. There is more pretense than quality here. Try somewhere else for a nice meal.
Great late lunch in DC in a unique ambiance and specialty gourmet food for connoisseurs.
for weekend breakfast, wouldn't bother making a reservation for 7 am because they're not open then, service good, ask for Jose, grits and biscuits my fave. Ask for window.
Pre Les Miserable dinner, followed by a stroll across the White House park to Nationals Theatre. Service outstanding, food exceptional, decor classic.
Very attractive and fancy dining. Great food. A bit expensive, but worth it for a special dinner.
We enjoyed a perfect Christmas eve family dinner. The setting was lovely, the food was superb and the staff were all wonderful. Plus it was possible to have a conversation!!
Many thanks. We will return for other special events.
Beautiful hotel and iconic locale. Concierge, who greeted us on the way in, was marvelous. Made it an extra special visit.
Has significantly improved since our last visit 1 year ago. Dover sole, while expensive, is worth the price. Other dishes are also very good. Wine list has expanded its selection of mid priced bottles.
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.
Amazing restaurant! Very classy and top notch service!
Excellent food, service and ambiance...will return