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Lafayette Restaurant

800 16th St NW, Washington DC, DC 20006-4102
+1 202-638-6600
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  • Excellent78%
  • Very good14%
  • Average7%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible1%
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Open Now
6:00 am - 10:00 pm Hours
American, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
800 16th St NW, Washington DC, DC 20006-4102
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Reviewed 2 days ago

The meal was quite good, and the service was also quite good. There were several of us with several dietary restrictions. When the food came each of us received hot food even with the large group. This can be a challenge in most restaurants when...More

Thank Concord Z
Reviewed 3 days ago

Food and service were superb. From the valet service for parking the car, to the libations before and during dinner, to the presentation of food .......all was perfect. The various menu items were all delicious. We were not rushed in any way and even enjoyed...More

Thank neeliebell2015
Reviewed 5 days ago

How could one not dine in this magnificent dining room whilst staying at Hay Adams - The room is gorgeous and dining whilst the pianist is playing beautifully along side you is a joy. The staff are attentive, friendly and efficient and nothing is too...More

Thank Suzanne L
Reviewed 1 week ago

Had breakfast here and it was wonderful. Attention to service was top notch as was the food. These folks really know how to take care of their customers and we were no exception. It's located in a gorgeous hotel, The Hay- Adams, and everything about...More

Thank William C
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I can't say enough about this restaurant. It is elegant and refined, and the menu is complete. The service is genteel and extraordinary; nothing is a problem for the staff, that tries to satisfy your every whim. Even the parking is no-nonsense valet parking experience....More

Thank JC P P
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I had two breakfasts and a lunch in Lafayette Restaurant while staying at the hotel. The food, service and surroundings simply wonderful.

Thank Imagesbymartin
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This was a wonderful special birthday dinner and the chef even prepared a meal of fresh sea bass without any salt, as requested, for my needs and pleasure. The complimentary dessert arrived on a plate decorated with birthday wishes in chocolate. Tables are comfortably arranged...More

Thank Lois C
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I tend to be a tough critic of restaurants and the service they provide. Every detail was perfect. The service was impeccable. The staff was pleasant, inviting, helpful, and genuine. The food and drinks were incredible. The ambiance was regal. I greatly appreciated the soothing...More

Thank AdamFields
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I was staying at the hotel and we ate at the restaurant because it was handy. This is a very class operation which is a real white tablecloth restaurant offering you quality food, and service. The menu has nice offerings and everything is made in...More

Thank Bunhead2013
Reviewed 13 May 2018 via mobile

This unique slice of wash dc history serves a wonderful dinner in an atmosphere that is relaxing and memorable. The seafood choices 3 were served with expert style and were as delicious as any we have ever had. We would recommend having a drink first...More

Thank Dalesid
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Questions & Answers
15 September 2016|
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Response from ghostdancer | Reviewed this property |
Yes but do not assume this is just another hotel restaurant. Ambience, service, food are all on par with the very best.
18 December 2015|
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Response from gbiztraveler | Reviewed this property |
No...We were unable to see the White House even though we did have a window view. The windows are obstructed from the outside so you really can't see much of anything.
Douglas G
10 June 2015|
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Response from saint22 | Reviewed this property |
I know this is an old question but I wanted to comment on this question. I think a tuxedo would be a perfect choice for this restaurant. Look at old photos of the wonderful actors of yesteryear out to dinner at an upscale... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 40 - USD 50
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Parking Available, Valet Parking, Free Wifi, Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Accepts Credit Cards
Dining Style
Fine Dining
Good for
View, Romantic, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine
Open Hours
7:00 am - 2:00 pm
6:00 am - 10:00 pm
6:00 am - 10:00 pm
6:00 am - 10:00 pm
6:00 am - 10:00 pm
6:00 am - 10:00 pm
7:00 am - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 800 16th St NW, Washington DC, DC 20006-4102
    (H Street)
  • Public Transportation: McPherson Square, Farragut West, Farragut North
  • Location: United States  >  District of Columbia (DC)  >  Washington DC>  > Dupont Circle
  • Neighbourhood: Dupont Circle
  • Phone Number: +1 202-638-6600
Directly overlooking Lafayette Square towards the White House, The Lafayette is a destination restaurant in Washington, DC featuring a light-filled dining room and carefully prepared menu of upscale contemporary American cuisine. With an attentive staff, stately setting and meal service for breakfast, lunch, dinner and Sunday brunch, The Lafayette provides a truly unique fine dining experience in Washington, D.C.
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