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Cafe Dupont

704 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Contemporary American
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  • Great for Brunch
  • Cozy
  • Fit for Foodies
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 704 People Are Saying
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92% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner 
2.0  Dined 10 hours ago

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.

OpenTable Diner (Washington DC)
1.0  Dined 5 days ago

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 7 days ago

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.

OpenTable Diner (Cleveland)
4.0  Dined on October 26, 2017

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

vipnycfoodie (New York Area)
2.0  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.