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Cafe Du Parc, Washington, DC

Cafe Du Parc

4.4
4.4
2049 Reviews
$31 to $50
Contemporary French
Located in the heart of Washington, D.C., steps from the National Mall, and across from Pershing Park, a national park home to the new World War 1 Memorial, Café du Parc is reminiscent of a Parisian-inspired sidewalk café.

Nestled between The White House and the U.S. Capitol, surrounded by the sights and sounds of the nation’s capital, Café du Parc’s seasonal outside terrace remains a trendy locale for al fresco dining by both visitors and Washington, D.C. locals alike.

Paying homage to traditional French cooking, the restaurant offers diners various culinary creations from coffee and pastries at its coffee shop, Le Café, to breakfast, lunch, dinner, and brunch on Sunday on its outside terrace or inside the main dining room.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 39 times today
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Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    Contemporary French, Café

  • Hours of operation

    Breakfast Mon–Fri 6:30 am–10:30 am Sat, Sun 6:30 am–11:00 am Lunch Mon–Fri 11:30 am–2:00 pm Sat 12:00 pm–2:30 pm Brunch Sun 12:00 pm–2:30 pm All Day Dining Daily 2:00 pm–5:30 pm Dinner Daily 5:30 pm–10:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (202) 942-7000

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Executive chef

    Luca de Marchis

  • Catering

    A catered lunch and dinner menu is available as a pick-up option for off-site events.

  • Private party facilities

    Overlooking the iconic lobby of the historic Willard InterContinental, the Pershing Private Dining Room in Cafe du Parc offers a vibrant, intimate setting perfect for all occasions.

  • Private party contact

    Cafe du Parc Events Team: (844) 283-0894

  • Neighborhood

    Downtown

  • Cross street

    14th Street

  • Parking details

    Valet parking is available for guests to Cafe du Parc through the valet stand of the Willard InterContinental. 0-2 hours is $22, 2-4 is $28. We are pleased to extend complimentary valet parking to restaurant guests dining with us for lunch and dinner only.

  • Public transit

    Located in the heart of Washington, D.C., on Pennsylvania Avenue, Willard is easily accessible by many modes of transportation. The closest subway station to Cafe du Parc is Metro Center station, located two blocks away.

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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What 2,049 people are saying

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Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.4
4.4 based on recent ratings
  • 4.4Food
  • 4.4Service
  • 4.4Ambience
  • 4Value

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  1. r

    rufkdlk

    Washington DC

    64 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    64 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall3food2service2ambience3
    Needs managing. Although the billing devices turned over to customer, easy to make mistake, server there or not. Seem to think customers don't care.
  2. KW

    KWTP

    San Francisco

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall3food3service3ambience5
    Pretty good overall. The dessert was disappointing, though.
  3. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Anchorage

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall4food5service4ambience3
    Phenomenal food in a cool location near the White House. Only concern is it is a little overpriced and crowded inside.
  4. p

    private

    Orange County

    6 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on August 9, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Great spot prior to the theater. We were running a little late due to traffic and told the waiter we were heading to National Theater for a production. The staff was great and expedited our order. Give yourself plenty of time so you are not rushed.
  5. MB

    MelissaB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 9, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    We celebrated a birthday here with a variety of appetizers and were very pleased!
  6. r

    rufkdlk

    Washington DC

    65 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    65 reviews

    Dined on August 9, 2022

    overall4food3service4ambience5
    Nice food nice service. Better than previous visits. Paying bill awkward as server holds device with her tip. I think she would have been ok with$6000.
  7. J

    Josiepossie

    San Diego

    17 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on August 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Sunday brunch: made reservations same day on OpenTable. Food came out quickly and was delicious. Very convenient as stayed at the Willard.
  8. AS

    AlinaS

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing restaurant! Food is super delicious! I would definitely recommend!!!
  9. EW

    EricW

    Philadelphia

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on August 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Service was prompt and attentive, timing of food delivery was excellent, portions were appropriate and plentiful, taste was excellent.
  10. KS

    KSGF

    Richmond

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 2, 2022

    overall3food2service3ambience3
    We ordered salads (and that’s it) and they came very quickly and soaked in dressing. Obviously pre-made, which is ok, but it seemed like food that came through a conveyor belt vs. something individually prepared and up to Willard standards.
  11. C

    Carol117

    Washington DC

    17 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on July 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was lovely. I only wish the bartender had honored my request for green olives in my Bloody Mary. Asked several times and was ignored. Otherwise, the meal was awesome.
  12. r

    rcsdc

    Washington DC

    8 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall3food5service1ambience3
    Our server was attentive when we first sat down and took our appetizer and drink order. After the appetizers arrived, we didn't have small plates, so we kept looking for him. A manager noticed us around the ten minute mark and got us plates. Unfortunately, even after this, we didn't see the waiter for another 30 minutes as we sat with empty water glasses, cocktail glasses and appetizer plates. This is when we asked someone to send him to our table. At one point even, my husband motioned to him and he nodded but ignored us. He finally arrived and took our entree orders. While the food was excellent, this was not the service I expected from a restaurant ranked so highly.
  13. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall3food3service5ambience4
    I thought it was more French but it’s a typical American place
  14. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    18 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food
  15. GN

    GerryN

    Washington DC

    35 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    35 reviews

    Dined on July 29, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    It was a great, fun dinner before the theatre. We ordered the onion soup, mussels, & lamb shank. My husband is vegan so it was great to find options like the lamb shank & a bunch of veggie side dishes. The creek brûlée & sorbet desserts were delicious.
  16. RU

    RUGRAD

    Washington DC

    14 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on July 28, 2022

    overall2food1service3ambience2
    Look up "meh" in the dictionary and you should find a picture of this restaurant. It was chosen because of its proximity to the National Theatre and because of the large outdoor area. Imagine the surprise to find the outdoor area closed on a 90 degree day in DC! The interior is a bland, which matches the food. Basically think of an overpriced diner without the ambiance or buzz. Your money is better spent elsewhere.
  17. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our hostess was pleasant and welcoming, as was the table service. The food was excellent. We have dined here before and frequently come back when in town.
  18. MG

    MelissaG

    Washington DC

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our server JP was outstanding! Great food and wonderful outdoor patio.
  19. TL

    TomL

    Washington DC

    14 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on July 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Food was great and Anthony, our server, was the best!
  20. V

    Veronika

    Washington DC

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My first time eating at Cafe du Parc, although we have had board meetings at the Willard for years. The food was excellent, service exceptional and the service was pretty quick. When we left, everyone greeting us with a smile (albeit masked) saying good bye and have a great day!
  21. E

    Elisabeth

    Washington DC

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 24, 2022

    overall1food2service3ambience5
    This used to be my family’s favorite breakfast & brunch place to eat in D.C. (before the pandemic). Post-pandemic, the menu is lacking, the prices are higher, the portions are smaller, and the brunch lacks breakfast items for people with food allergies. Best advice? Eat at First Watch.
  22. CH

    ChellieH

    Washington DC

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on July 20, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    My husband and I had a lovely dinner at Cafe du Parc before going to see Six The Musical. Ambience was great overlooking the Willard lobby. Food was good and service exceptional. I highly recommend Cafe du Parc and Six too!
  23. WW

    WilliamW

    St. Louis

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Noise level indoors was too high. Next table behaved as though it was outdoors at a football game.
  24. CB

    CB00

    Washington DC

    124 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    124 reviews

    Dined on July 20, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Love this restaurant Their outdoor seating is lovely
  25. K

    Kate

    Washington DC

    36 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    36 reviews

    Dined on July 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We thoroughly enjoyed our dinner, with outstanding service and food.
  26. BB

    BartonB

    Washington DC

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 15, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    Anniversary dinner before going to the National Theatre to see “SIX”.
  27. AM

    AshleyM

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 12, 2022

    overall2food2service4ambience2
    The cobb salad was horrible especially for the price. For $170 we had 2 horrible salads, the lamb shank (which was decent) and 2 gazpacho (also decent). I will not be bringing business clients back.
  28. DE

    DESSERT

    Philadelphia

    30 reviews

    4.0

    30 reviews

    Dined on July 9, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience5
    I cannot say enough about the food and service at this gem of a restaurant. I had a 530 reservation, not realizing that the show I was attending was only 90 minutes long. The restaurant was able to seat us at 3 with no problems. Our water, Tony was efficient, friendly and so professional. Two of us had the beef Bourguignon and really enjoyed it. My daughter had the lamb shank and she enjoyed it but wasn't thrilled with the couscous. The desserts were works of art and just as tasty. They even gave my daughter a free Crème Brulee for her birthday.
  29. C

    Casey

    New England

    13 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on July 7, 2022

    overall5food4service4ambience5
    awesome outdoor seating space!
  30. AG

    AndyG

    Washington DC

    6 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on July 6, 2022

    overall2food4service5ambience2
    Always a hassle to eat here. Never busy but you would think with all the room check and reservation requests it would be worth the wait. It is not. It has never been run well and seems to be getting worse. If your not staying at the Willard find somewhere else to go
  31. MK

    MichaelK

    Birmingham

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on July 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent cuisine and service!
  32. BE

    BrianE

    Philadelphia

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Loved the food and ambiance. Everything was awesome about this restaurant.
  33. BM

    BruceM

    San Antonio

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    A little pricey but what isn’t in this city? Staff were very nice and food good.
  34. B

    Bill

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    All around very nice atmosphere. Good food. Very attentive service.
  35. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 1, 2022

    overall4food3service4ambience3
    Breakfast it’s a regular basis.
  36. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Hawaii

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 29, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    Handy location, quiet straightforward service and typical hotel breakfast food. Vibe is chic, casual and tasteful. Wasn’t blown away but also would grab breakfast here again if we needed.
  37. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 25, 2022

    overall3food2service3ambience5
    We both ordered Steak Frites. The steak was over cooked and oddly cold. The Fries were also cold and unsalted.
  38. TC

    TeresaC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Thoroughly enjoyed our evening. The food was very good, our wait staff was was on point. Lovely evening1
  39. J

    Jollyroger

    Philadelphia

    15 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on June 25, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    Had a table outside for lunch. Was seated right away. Quick service and good salad selection. Also are here for breakfast the day before. Excellent charm! Highly recommend!
  40. OD

    kOfDeland

    Washington DC

    15 reviews

    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on June 24, 2022

    overall5food5service3ambience5
    Lovely outdoor restaurant. Shaded.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
    • Staff temperature check required

FAQs

Cafe Du Parc offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (202) 942-7000.

Cafe Du Parc is rated 4.4 stars by 2049 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 39 times today
Google Map for Cafe Du Parc

1401 Pennsylvania Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20004

Additional information

  • Cross street

    14th Street

  • Neighborhood

    Downtown

  • Hours of operation

    Breakfast Mon–Fri 6:30 am–10:30 am Sat, Sun 6:30 am–11:00 am Lunch Mon–Fri 11:30 am–2:00 pm Sat 12:00 pm–2:30 pm Brunch Sun 12:00 pm–2:30 pm All Day Dining Daily 2:00 pm–5:30 pm Dinner Daily 5:30 pm–10:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Contemporary French, Café

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Parking details

    Valet parking is available for guests to Cafe du Parc through the valet stand of the Willard InterContinental. 0-2 hours is $22, 2-4 is $28. We are pleased to extend complimentary valet parking to restaurant guests dining with us for lunch and dinner only.

  • Public transit

    Located in the heart of Washington, D.C., on Pennsylvania Avenue, Willard is easily accessible by many modes of transportation. The closest subway station to Cafe du Parc is Metro Center station, located two blocks away.

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Luca de Marchis

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (202) 942-7000

  • Catering

    A catered lunch and dinner menu is available as a pick-up option for off-site events.

  • Private party facilities

    Overlooking the iconic lobby of the historic Willard InterContinental, the Pershing Private Dining Room in Cafe du Parc offers a vibrant, intimate setting perfect for all occasions.

  • Private party contact

    Cafe du Parc Events Team: (844) 283-0894

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