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Lafayette Restaurant

800 16th St NW, Washington DC, DC 20006-4102
+1 202-638-6600
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Overview
  • Excellent79%
  • Very good13%
  • Average7%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“brunch” (19 reviews)
“dover sole” (17 reviews)
“souffle” (10 reviews)
Open Now
6:00 am - 10:00 pmAll hours
CUISINES
American, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
PRICE
$$$$
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Food
Value
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LOCATION
800 16th St NW, Washington DC, DC 20006-4102
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1 - 10 of 220 reviews

Reviewed 1 week ago

superbly cooked and presented. The staff were attentive and forthcoming with suggestions. Nothing was too much trouble.

Thank vincenttrotter068
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Located in the Hay-Adams Hotel, the Lafayette faces south toward the White House and is bright and sunny at breakfast time. The usual breakfast items are offered, at very reasonable prices for a 5-star hotel. My companion very much liked his eggs Benedict, though I...More

Thank MannyG2000
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This place is in a hotel which I don't normally like. But it's set off from the main hotel area so it seems like a separate restaurant. Service was spot on and the food was delicious. Very nice decor too so it would be great...More

Thank takenscreenname
Reviewed 8 November 2017

It had been a while since I had done brunch and what has long been one of my favorite restaurants in the world. Forget the location (across the street from the Whitehouse and down the street from the metro), and forget the value (only $80...More

1  Thank fsview11
Reviewed 24 October 2017

I highly recommend it for both breakfast and dinner based on outstanding food and service. I had the BEST EVER Maryland crab cake Eggs Benedict and freshly squeezed kale, lemon, apple juice! Dinner was elegant and exceptionally well prepared.

1  Thank Irene I
Reviewed 5 October 2017 via mobile

Hay Adams is one of the best hotels in DC, located right opposite the White House and Lafayette is the only restaurant in the hotel and is therefore frequently used for breakfast, lunch and dinner meetings. The restaurant is old world stylish in its decor...More

Thank RoteFuchs
Reviewed 29 September 2017

My wife and I had dinner here for the 1st time, based on TA reviews - and we weren't disappointed. Our reservation was at 5:30 pm, and for a good part of our meal, we were the only ones in the restaurant. You could have...More

2  Thank TomR233
Reviewed 14 September 2017

it was a real fine dining lunch in a quite environment and Old ambiance fashion. the service was very professional and exceptional, taking care of all our needs and our special event. The food is at gourmet level with very unique dishes that are specialty...More

1  Thank JAMESDot
Reviewed 14 August 2017 via mobile

We really enjoyed every meal we had here. The chef does an incredible job. The staff is outstanding. They treat you like royalty. Such a treat to experience this place.

1  Thank Piero M
Reviewed 9 July 2017

High level of service combined with great food. It was our Anniversary (we let them know prior) and they provided us Champange at the begging of the meal (gratis). Clarence did a wonderful job as our server and made our meal a delightful experience to...More

1  Thank Ray P
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RHSII
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.
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BeauxMondesDesigns
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.
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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
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
USD 40 - USD 50
Meals
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, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Local cuisine
Open Hours
Sunday
7:00 am - 2:00 pm
Monday
6:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
6:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
6:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
6:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
6:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
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
Description
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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