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Cafe Dupont

707 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Contemporary American
Top Tags:
  • Great for Brunch
  • Cozy
  • Sunday Lunch
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.
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Private dining
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Contemporary American, Modern European, French American
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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.
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Phone number
(202) 797-0169
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Business Casual
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Executive chef
Laurent Aubel
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Banquet rooms available for all size parties. Audio and Video available.
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Cross street
19th @ Dupont Circle
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Parking details
$38.00 a day for overnight and if your just here for a few hours it's $20.00.
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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.
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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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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

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 6. Cafe Dupont split check policy applies.

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What 707 People Are Saying
Overall ratings and reviews
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92% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner 
5.0  Dined 3 days ago

My wife had a hard day and needed a smile, she found one at Café Dupont at the bottom of her martini.

OpenTable Diner (Richmond)
2.0  Dined on February 17, 2018

The food and service was very good EXCEPT that they added nearly $100 in food and drink that we did not order. One cheese plate showed up on the bill as two and a glass of wine became a bottle. We were very disappointed overall because of the incorrect charges that did not seem to be genuine mistakes. I doubt we will go back.

Traveler (Washington DC)
1.0  Dined on February 17, 2018

Food was cold; we had made a reservation and were seated on time, however, we were told they were behind schedule. We asked for juice and the waiter informed us that there was apple and orange juice but I recalled from a previous visit that they had healthy juices and mentioned it, at which point the waiter went for a small menu with juice bar type combinations. The food was sub-par. I would not recommend this restaurant for breakfast.

OpenTable Diner (Washington DC)
1.0  Dined on February 13, 2018

according to the manager cafe dupont closes at 11am on weekdays. why they then accept lunch reservations is beyond me. we were sat in the bar area, but this is not conducive for a lunch meeting. service was terrible. food was so-so at best.

vipOpenTable Diner (Washington DC)
2.0  Dined on February 11, 2018

Both of our entrees were terrible. My superfood salad was watery and tasteless. His salmon with eggs was also tasteless. Our server was lovely, but we won’t be back.

ElleOh (Washington DC)
5.0  Dined on February 1, 2018

Nice quiet spot (during the morning/early afternoon hours) and great view of DuPont. Service was great, food/beverages were tasty, no complaints, would go again!

vipDamon (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on January 28, 2018

Had a great brunch here. Good coffee, great pancakes!

vipIrabetsy (Washington DC)
5.0  Dined on January 27, 2018

Very nice! Food was good and service good.

vipfoodfans (Washington DC)
5.0  Dined on January 18, 2018

The staff is always very professional and helpful- at breakfast, lunch or dinner and the food is always very good.

Katzy (Washington DC)
3.0  Dined on December 30, 2017

Service was not as good as usual. The meal was served before the cocktails arrived and an appetizer was never delivered. Could have just been an off day as it was a holiday, so we will be back.

Robb (Charleston)
5.0  Dined on December 28, 2017

Filet was one of the best I've had over past 10 years. Much better than Charlie Palmer steakhouse in NYC (bottom 5). Made top 5 list for me on Filets. Nice setting at night and large windows showing Dupont Circle. Great experience. Servers were very professional.

vipMaryeliza62 (Washington DC)
5.0  Dined on December 27, 2017

Awesome service !

vipMark (Detroit)
4.0  Dined on December 23, 2017

went after a show at Keegan Theater. great experience.

OpenTable Diner (Washington DC)
5.0  Dined on December 19, 2017

Hotel restaurant but a neighborhood and personal favorite for a number of years because of the location, food, and architectural design of glass walls that allow one to enjoy the Dupont Circle location year round.

Lovely wait staff and bartender.

vipOpenTable Diner (Vancouver)
3.0  Dined on December 12, 2017

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.

ConstanceAC (New England)
4.0  Dined on December 9, 2017

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

OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on November 24, 2017

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

OpenTable Diner (Washington DC)
5.0  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.

vipViki (Washington DC)
5.0  Dined on November 3, 2017

Excellent food and service, we will definitely come back!

Marty (Washington DC)
5.0  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.