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- Surfaces sanitized between seatings
- Common areas deep cleaned daily
- Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
- Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
- Sealed or wrapped utensils used
- Limited number of seated diners
- Distancing maintained in common areas
- Extra space between tables
- Waitstaff wear masks
- Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
- Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
Excellent as always! The new crab appetizer is outstanding!
Najid is phenomenal!
Everything was great!!!
The service and food were just delightful. The waitstaff was very knowledgeable about pairings. I cannot wait to return!
What a find. Gorgeous interior. Can’t wait for rooftop to open
Beautiful dining room with excellent service
Service was outstanding, by far the best service I’ve had anywhere during Covid. The food was great, especially loved their hash browns. Can’t wait to go back!
Celebrating our daughters engagement for brunch. Staff was great and food was delicious
Eric is an amazing server. Food was delicious.
Beautiful spot, great food, great service. Total find
Let’s very restaurant with wonderful service. Their pricing is a bit too high.
Michael and Ben are an outstanding team. The chef does phenomenal work as well as all of the staff.
Tremendous evening as always.
Café Riggs Upstairs allows diners the luxury of a private, safe dining experience in the privacy of a reconfigured guest room (with the bed removed). The wait staff was knowledgeable and personable, with just the right amount of attention to keep the dining experience flowing at a leisurely pace. We especially liked the convenience of texting to summon the wait staff for whatever we needed. The room was immaculate, with plenty of disposable hand towels, and a private restroom to boot. What a novel concept!
Food is good and service is great. I liked that they inquired about allergies.
From the hostess to Jhavany to Ben to the food server and chef’s team to the guys at the front door—outstanding work by all of you.
What a great team of professionals you all are.
I look forward to seeing you soon.
Second experience here and always happy with food
Service is still a challenge and needs improvement.
My thanks to Michael, Tina, the amazing Chef and food runner for an excellent dining experience.
The oysters are always amazing and the duck confit transports you to a different level no matter what your day had been up until then.
Had an amazing time! Ashley was fantastic! food and service was great.
We had the most unusual experience. Apparently the dining room was closed on Christmas Eve, yet somehow we were able to make a reservation through Open Table. They honored the reservation but setting up a table in a room where the bed had been removed. It was a private dining experience that was truly extraordinary. The table was beautiful and the ambiance was spectacular. There was some confusion, however. Prior to arriving we were told that the full menu was available but when we arrived we were told that only the prix fixe was available that evening. I would highly recommend this place just to see the incredible renovation that was done on this historic Riggs Bank building. I do plan to return when the dining room opens.
The entire experience — staff, food, beverages, atmosphere — is excellent and relaxing. We always look forward to dining at Cafe Riggs!
The service is impeccable! Oysters are always fantastic and one of the best burgers in town.
Great ambiance and decor -
Roasted chicken was awesome
Some of the sides came out cold
But overall great experience at new resto in DC
Waitress was best in DC. Food really needs work.
One particular table is placed right next to a noisy HVAC. Other than that, the ambience is outstanding, and the decor, appropriate for a fine dining experience.
Tasty but expensive
Cafe Riggs is a wonderful place. The Cafe Riggs team from arrival through departure are so welcoming and gracious. Overall service is excellent and the food always perfectly prepared. We are fortunate to live in the neighborhood near Cafe Riggs, so we can dine often. If visiting DC, don’t miss it. If a DC resident, also don’t miss this wonderful restaurant.
Great ambiance for a birthday brunch with family! Service was phenomenal and the food was delicious. Will be going back- I Highly recommend!
Thank You, We are thrilled to hear you enjoyed your birthday brunch with us, look forward to having you visit us again soon!
Can be perfect for dinner with friends, a date, or a business meal. Pretty restaurant worthy of stylish attire and a champagne toast! The roast chicken is so yummy!
Thank You, We are happy to hear you enjoyed your visit with us & the Whole Roasted Chicken, look forward to having you visit us again soon!
Food and service was great. Ambiance was a little off only because it was dead quiet and it felt awkward
Thank You, We are happy to hear you enjoyed your visit with us, the food & service. We can't wait to have our guests comfortable in dining out again & look forward to having you visit us back again soon!
Exceptional service. Dealt beautifully with my high maintenance guests.
Thank You MaryS, We are happy to hear you enjoyed your visit with us & the team taking great care off your guests, look forward to having you visit us again soon!
Restaurant is so beautiful and was great for our anniversary dinner. Staff was very nice and helpful! I would highly recommend this place!
Thank You JamesW, We are so happy to hear you enjoyed your anniversary dinner with us, look forward to having you come back & visit us again!
Mom’s birthday!! It was perfect and social distance!!
We ate outside, and it was pretty loud because it is right next to the street. The food was okay, but you can get better from other restaurants in the city. I really wanted it to be great, but it just fell short.
Riggs has a similar Le Dip vibe. Their burger is JUST as good and you need to check it out. Service is phenomenal and friendly. Cocktails were delicious. There aren't any people there, so you have the place all to yourself (that how it felt 9/2/2020)
Amazing service food and drinks
Thank You TimonF, We are so happy to hear you enjoyed your anniversary dinner with us, look forward to having you come back & visit us again!
Outstanding all around! Food and service are excellent. I can't believe I haven't written an review yet in this restaurant since my husband and I have been at least 20 times since they opened. Okay the food! Salads...the kale salad has avocado and crispy chickpeas is my favorite. Halibut is my go to dish but the Steak Frites is awesome. The burger....yes!! Delish! Oh and I cannot cover about dessert. The chocolate dessert (darn I cannot remember the name) is a perfect ending.
Now the service. Impeccable! Javani is our favorite server...ask for him! But really everyone is outstanding. The restaurant is casual chic. You can go dressed fairly casual so don't worry. Please try this restaurant. It is outstanding. You won't be disappointed.
Hello, Thanks for visiting us several times since our opening and then re-opening. We are excited to hear that you have enjoyed your visits & its positive feedback like this which makes us want to be even better in the future than we were in the past. We have worked hard to curate the right kinds of menu offerings and selected an amazing team that truly enjoys taking care off our guests. We can not wait to have you come back & create many more happy memories with us! Thank You again.
Service, food and ambience were fantastic!
Thank You, We are so happy to hear you enjoyed your visit with us, look forward to having you come back & visit us again!
Loved it!!! Beautiful space, great service and delicious food. Will return!
Thank You Jenn, We are so happy to hear you enjoyed your visit with us, look forward to having you come back & visit us again soon!
Saturday night was the first time I have been back to eating out since mid February and I chose to return to The Riggs Cafe! It was a perfect decision as this time as as fantastic as my first. I love They are consistent level of service, quality of food, and newly introduced safety measures. This has easily become my favorite restaurant in Washington DC.
We had the Arctic Char, Steak Frites and a salad. All were absolutely amazing, and the people were just great. The restaurant was immaculately clean and we will definitely go back. There is outdoor seating but we sat inside and could not have been happier. This is one of our new favorites in DC.
There is nothing to say other than GREAT CHOICE, EXCELLENT FOOD and SERVICE! A new must go and favorite restaurant. Now I Have to try the hotel side of it. 5 Stars for Cafe Riggs.
Cafe Riggs offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (202) 788-2800.
Cafe Riggs is rated 4.8 stars by 51 OpenTable diners.
Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.