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Lafayette Restaurant

4.8
853 reviews
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$31 to $50
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American
Top Tags:
  • Special Occasion
  • Quiet Conversation
  • Good for Anniversaries
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 853 People Are Saying
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4.8  based on recent ratings
4.7
food
4.8
service
4.9
ambience
4.4
value
Noise · Quiet
97% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner (Salt Lake City)
5.0  Dined a day ago

Beautiful environment, excellent service, delicious food A++

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Musamen 
5.0  Dined 2 days ago

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

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vipTDG3 (Washington DC)
4.0  Dined 2 days ago

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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SachaFierce (Washington DC)
5.0  Dined 3 days ago

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

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Paul (Washington DC)
5.0  Dined 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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RonnieS 
5.0  Dined on February 10, 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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OpenTable Diner (Baltimore)
5.0  Dined 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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JenniferA 
5.0  Dined 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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OpenTable Diner (Toronto)
5.0  Dined on February 4, 2018

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.

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vipOpenTable Diner (Seattle)
5.0  Dined on January 31, 2018

Wonderful place for our wedding anniversary. Quiet, outstanding service & great food.

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vipLuckyprepster (Washington DC)
5.0  Dined on January 28, 2018

Classic DC. Smoked Salmon was superb. Service impeccable.

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OpenTable Diner (Washington DC)
5.0  Dined on January 22, 2018

Food was delicious. Great service. I definitely will return.

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OpenTable Diner (Washington DC)
5.0  Dined on January 20, 2018

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!!!!!!

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vipCbear (San Francisco)
2.0  Dined on January 7, 2018

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.

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James (Washington DC)
5.0  Dined on January 5, 2018

Great late lunch in DC in a unique ambiance and specialty gourmet food for connoisseurs.

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viprufkdlk (Washington DC)
4.0  Dined on January 5, 2018

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.

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Rebecca (Washington DC)
5.0  Dined on January 4, 2018

Pre Les Miserable dinner, followed by a stroll across the White House park to Nationals Theatre. Service outstanding, food exceptional, decor classic.

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OpenTable Diner (Washington DC)
5.0  Dined on December 29, 2017

Very attractive and fancy dining. Great food. A bit expensive, but worth it for a special dinner.

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CMW1 (Washington DC)
5.0  Dined on December 24, 2017

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.

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vipCK111 (Greensboro)
4.0  Dined on December 24, 2017

Beautiful hotel and iconic locale. Concierge, who greeted us on the way in, was marvelous. Made it an extra special visit.

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