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About Cafe Dupont

Café Dupont at The Dupont Circle is a contemporary French-American bistro reflecting the cosmopolitan sophistication of the Dupont Circle neighborhood. Executive Chef Laurent Aubel infuses his irresistible, seasonal menus with fresh, high quality ingredients from local farmers and butchers. A selection of specialty cocktails and extensive wine list complement Chef Laurent’s innovative creations.

1500 New Hampshire Ave. NW
Washington, DC 20036
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Contemporary American, Modern European, French American

Hours of Operation:
Breakfast served Monday - Friday from 6:30am - 11am,

Dinner service 7 days a week from 5:30pm to 10pm Sunday - Thursday and 11pm on Friday and Saturday. Happy Hour Daily from 5:30pm to 7:00pm

Weekend Brunch with $10.00 Mimosas and Bloody Marys served from 7am- 2:30pm

Bar Dupont opens at 11:00am serving throughout the day with a late night menu options available.

Cross Street:
19th @ Dupont Circle

Dress Code:
Business Casual

Price Range:
$31 to $50

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(202) 797-0169

Website:
http://www.doylecollection.com/cafedupont

Catering:
Banquet rooms available for all size parties. Audio and Video available.

Parking Details:
$38.00 a day for overnight and if your just here for a few hours it's $20.00.

Public Transit:
Dupont Circle Metro is 1 block East of the station located on the North part of the circle between 19th st., Q st., and New Hampshire Avenue.

Executive Chef:
Dale Schnell

Additional:
Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cafe, Chef's Table, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Outdoor Smoking Area, Private Room, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Special Events & Promotions:
Private cocktail receptions, birthday or anniversary celebrations. Please feel free to contact Sabrina Kroger with any questions about the space.

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Details
Sun 5:30PM - 9:30PM

Mon - Sat 5:30PM - 6:30PM 8:30PM - 10:00PM

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Private Dining

Cafe Dupont can accommodate private parties from 8 to 32 guests in the restaurant with additional locations that can accommodate up to 200 people. Please contact us to make a reservation for any parties above 8. Cafe Dupont split check policy applies.

Cafe Dupont Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

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food

4.2

service

4.2

ambience

4.2

value

4.0

Noise

Quiet

89% would recommend it to a friend

Neighborhood Gem (4)
Quiet Conversation (3)
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Afternoon Coffee (2)
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Comfort Food (2)
Healthy (2)
People Watching (2)
Special Occasion (2)
Good for Anniversaries (1)
Good for Birthdays (1)
Worth the Drive (1)
Casual (1)
Cozy (1)
Creative Cuisine (1)
Fit for Foodies (1)
Good for a Date (1)
Happy Hour (1)
Hot Spot (1)
Great for Lunch (1)
Pre/post Theatre (1)
Quick Bite (1)
Good Vegetarian Options (1)
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vip
 (Vancouver)·Dined a day ago

We were happy to connect with friends for my birthday dinner. The restaurant looked festive. The crab on toast appetizer with carmellized onions on the side was delicious. The rabbit stew with mushrooms was tasty but the dumplings did not add much and seemed heavy.

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 (New England)·Dined 4 days ago

Nice quiet place to meet up with your adult children. Good variety of brunch food, including smoothies, in a clean, elegant setting. Warm service.

Tags: Good Vegetarian Options, Sunday Lunch, Quiet Conversation
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·Dined on November 24, 2017

Jackson, our server was very personable and professional. Bar area help was full of bright and helpful souls

Tags: Comfort Food, Worth the Drive, Neighborhood Gem, Hot Spot
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·Dined on November 23, 2017

We had a great Thanksgiving dinner at Café Dupont. The food was great, and the staff was very attentive without being too intrusive. A great experience overall.

Tags: Cozy, Quiet Conversation, Good for Anniversaries
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 3, 2017

Excellent food and service, we will definitely come back!

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on October 28, 2017

My adult nephew was visiting from New York and I wanted to take him to a nice but comfortable restaurant in DuPont Circle. Cafe fit the need. We had eggs Benedict with smoked salmon- outstanding. Service was great as well.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Great for Brunch, Casual
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·Dined on October 26, 2017

The service and food were wonderful. The atmosphere was comfortable and inviting.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Pre/post Theatre
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on October 22, 2017

Host (maitre d?) greeted us with a very rude "we don't have any availability". Ok, that's great for your business, but I made a reservation. He made me say my name 3x, pull up the confirmation on my phone, and then consulted his system. And the hostess who was standing next to him the whole time was sympathetic to us.

They found the reservation but said it would be 5 minutes before a table opened up. In the meantime, we saw 2 tables open outside and another 4-6 inside. Which we had no problem pointing out. Eventually he said - let me get the [furthest table away] set for you. Ok great.

We sat and after 10 minutes had to go get someone to wait on us. The poor server looked stressed; he said it was going to be quite a wait b/c they had a couple of large tables. I'm sorry, but you're attached to a hotel/apartment building. If you can't have orders for ~20 dishes around the same time, you've got a failing system. We pleaded with the server and immediately gave him our simple (all eggs) order and asked to get ahead of the large parties.

From there on out things were fine. The food was good and delivered hot. The service was fine. Not enough to make up for the initial issues though.

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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on October 15, 2017

The best French toast EVER!!!!!! The server was extremely friendly.

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·Dined on October 14, 2017

Excellent service but food was very disappointing. Went there for dinner on a Friday night. Ordered salmon and red snapper main courses. Both were tasteless and were no better than microwave meals. Ordered drinks but no complimentary bread was provided. As DC natives, can say that there are far better options in the Dupont Circle area.

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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on October 9, 2017

Food is very good, well-presented and fresh. The servers did their job with courtesy, friendliness and (even) good-mannered charm. PLUS...it's s good value!

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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on October 8, 2017

Great Sunday brunch! Excellent coffee and awesome bloody Marys! Wait staff was very attentive too!

Tags: People Watching
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 (Greensboro)·Dined on October 5, 2017

Service was very good . They checked on us but wasn't over bearing. We had dessert and drinks . The dessert was very good .

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 (Atlanta)·Dined on October 5, 2017

Good food. Service a bit slow. Need bug spray if you sit outside

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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on September 29, 2017

Nice, chill, ambiance. Service was attentive but not intrusive. Food was excellent. Presentation was excellent. Wine list was average.

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 (Mobile)·Dined on September 18, 2017

Steak was delicious! We enjoyed eth eservice and vbariety of menu. My daughter was a little disappoited with the kid meal options.

Tags: Happy Hour, Quick Bite, Afternoon Coffee
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on September 9, 2017

Great location and connected to a beautiful hotel. We had a great table by the window but that was about where the excitement ended. Took forever to get drinks, which were not good and made by the bartender/server in a somewhat empty restaurant. Food was good but not amazing and the wine was nice but they just poured it. The Maitre'd took our drink order and checked on us, bartender/server took our food order, another "manager" delivered the food and then another random server brought us the check and closed out. And they're weren't busy... Overall pretty disappointing.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 3, 2017

I was looking for a place to eat breakfast before going to church. I made a reservation the night before, but other couples and individuals were able to be seated quickly at 9 AM. I had the eggs benedict with Virginia ham, cappuccino and hash brown. The service was prompt and attentive. The hash browns were more like enormous, seasoned potato cakes than the fried, crispy variety. Orange juice was not in the menu, but you can ask for it. I was able to enjoy a relaxed breakfast and get out in 45 minutes. I will return to try the other items in the breakfast menu.

Tags: Kid-friendly, People Watching
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on August 17, 2017

Cafe Dupont is great for a business meal and good food. Service is attentive.

Tags: Business Meals, Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on July 30, 2017

Had a perfect brunch on a lovely summer day in a beautiful setting.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Quiet Conversation
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·Dined on July 22, 2017

Very average brunch. Bill was very high for what it was. Wouldn't go back.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on July 18, 2017

Lovely dinner with good food and service. Only complaint was giving us a table right in front of wait station/kitchen when many tables were open.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on July 15, 2017

Awkward, clumsy service and not a terrific value. I expected more at this price point.

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vip
 (Houston)·Dined on July 13, 2017

Everything was absolutely delicious and we definitely will go back.

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vip
 (Nashville)·Dined on July 8, 2017

Nice brunch out with my husband and two year who loved the kids breakfast bento box, lots of choices. Really great Bloody Mary and the corned beef hash was just right.

Tags: Casual, Fun
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on July 2, 2017

Cafe Dupont is my go-to restaurant for breakfast or brunch. I love the atmosphere, the food, and the service. I cannot recommend it highly enough!

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Great for Brunch
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 (Birmingham)·Dined on June 25, 2017

The food was very good! The service was not - our waitress was very slow and did not check on us very often. The restaurant was pretty loud as well. Not sure if I'd recommend anyone go there.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on June 18, 2017

Great wait staff and friendly greetings upon arrival. Food was delicious!!

Tags: Worth the Drive, Good for Birthdays, Tasting Menu
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on June 16, 2017

My 2nd time at the cafe was worse than the first. I was alone because I was in DC on business so I requested a table outside so I could people watch while dining. I was promptly seated (best part of entire experience) and waited almost 15 minutes for a server to say hello and get me a menu. If was clear from that point that my server had a few large tables inside and I was her only outside customer. I ordered my entire meal and requested my wine to be served with my main course; red wine which I love with duck, which I ordered. After finishing my starter, I had to wait too long for my server to bring my duck, but it was finally delivered by another member of the staff, sans the wine. After another 10 minutes of playing with my food (because I wanted my wine with the duck), my server came to ask how I was doing. I reminded her that I needed my wine and she simply walked away to get it; no recognition or apology for not having it delivered sooner, which I was annoyed by. I never saw her again after that. I hailed someone for my bill after another long period of waiting. Paid and left. To sum it up, great food, terrible service. Quite disappointing.

Tags: Comfort Food, Casual, Creative Cuisine
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 (Detroit)·Dined on June 4, 2017

Went for Sunday brunch. Ate outside at shaded table. Lovely.

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vip
 (Nashville)·Dined on May 29, 2017

Food good. Service good. Soft drinks and juices really expensive. :(

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on May 22, 2017

Eggs Benedict and the chicken sausage were delicious. Wish breakfast included one side of toast.

Highly recommend the salmon eggs Benedict. Coffee was very good as well as service.

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 (Charleston)·Dined on May 18, 2017

The food was good, but the service was not great. One of the meals came out 15 minutes after all the rest and no one ever mentioned that there would be a delay. The waiter seemed uninterested in serving us. I would like to mention that the staff assisting the waiter was very kind and deserved the entire tip.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on May 16, 2017

Not a creative menu, but definitely something for everyone. Good mix of meat and non meat dishes. Slightly pricey for the quality of the food. This place is not out-of-this-world-amazing, but it was fine for a dinner outside on the patio with a friend visiting from out of town.

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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on May 16, 2017

Interesting and very good menu selections.

The place is so convenient to metro stop.

Service was quite slow but fortunately I was not in a hurry.

Tags: Casual
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on May 16, 2017

Nice business breakfast - service was attentive and prompt. Importantly, constant consideration of filled coffee cups. Food delivered correctly and in good form.

Tags: Business Meals, Quiet Conversation
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on May 14, 2017

To be honest I cannot comment on the food or much else as we left before eating. I had resevered a table for my wife and I for Mother's Day as I wanted to be near Dupont Circle. On entering, they knew nothing of my reservation and just told us to sit anywhere. The outdoor seating was nice enough but the items on the menu were not what I had planned for a what i was hoping to be a "Nice Mother's Day" dinner. We ended up walking accorss the street and having dinner at another place. Not sure why they use OpenTable to book reservations...

Tags: People Watching
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on May 14, 2017

Mother's Day celebration. We love coming here and was looking forward to bringing family this time. New chef so menu has changed. Place was empty. Not nearly the same experience and food selection or quality so may not return. It was okay but just "ok"

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on May 13, 2017

Good food and good service.

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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on May 6, 2017

Excellent ! Love the place that I discovered during hotel stays and now that I moved back to DC , still enjoy breakfast and the fabulous service and top friendly waiters ! Thanks fir welcoming me over and over so friendly!

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