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Lafayette Restaurant, Washington, DC

Lafayette Restaurant

4.8
4.8
1586 Reviews
$31 to $50
American
  • Good for special occasions
  • Charming
  • Fancy
Washington’s destination for power dining, the Lafayette Restaurant serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner. With large windows opening onto Lafayette Park and the White House, this sun-lit dining room is one of the most elegant settings in the capital and is certain to complement any dining experience.



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2 people

8:00 PM


Booked 14 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Fine Dining
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    American, Continental
  • Hours of operation
    Breakfast Mon–Fri 6:30 am–11:00 am Sat, Sun 7:00 am–11:00 am Lunch Mon–Fri 11:30 am–2:00 pm Brunch Sat, Sun 11:30 am–2:00 pm Dinner Mon–Sat 5:30 pm–9:30 pm
  • Phone number
    (202) 638-2570
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Business Casual
  • Executive chef
    Nicolas Legret
  • Catering
    Private Dining available for groups of up to 16 guests.
  • Private party facilities
    Private Dining is available in our Lafayette Restaurant. Views of Lafayette Park and exquisite cuisine and service guaranteed!
  • Private party contact
    Colette Marquez: (202) 638-6600
  • Neighborhood
    Downtown
  • Cross street
    H Street
  • Parking details
    There is a parking fee of $12.00 via hotel valet parking.
  • Public transit
    McPherson Square, Farragut West, Farragut North
  • Entertainment
    Our pianist Tom Vogt is playing every Monday – Saturday evening and for Sunday Brunch
  • Additional
    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Vegan, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 1,586 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

4.8
4.8 based on recent ratings
  • 4.7Food
  • 4.8Service
  • 4.9Ambience
  • 4.3Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Washington, D.C. Area

    Best Ambiance

  • Washington, D.C. Area

    American

  • District of Columbia

    Best Ambiance

  • District of Columbia

    American

1,547 Reviews
  1. SheilaJ

    Washington DC

    14 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent ambiance. Great food, very professional stuff

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  2. BarbaraD

    San Francisco

    17 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on July 16, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Really good service, the menu for lunch needs to be changed to reflect lighter entrees during summer months. There was not a single salad on the menu. I asked them to make a cob salad and they did.

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  3. OpenTable Diner

    Greater Boston

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on July 10, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    One of the best places I’ve visited. The street shutdowns getting to the restaurant were an inconvenience but the security made it the safest experience in the country!

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  4. OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    6 reviews

    3.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on July 10, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 2
    Perhaps the restaurant was off due to hosting NATO members. However, I scheduled a 1:30 lunch reservation and was greeted with haste (as soon as I walked to the table!) to order and several comments that the kitchen was closing. In addition, the staff was brisk to remove plates (while one guest was still eating), drop a check, and hover at the table. I understand the timing may have been off and the events were all consuming, but then please do not allow for reservations on certain dates and times. My lunch guest noticed and my business lunch was disrupted. Other times, Lafayette has provided a quiet, calm space with good food and service for business meals in the District.

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  5. JayJ

    Richmond

    47 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    47 reviews

    Dined on July 2, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had a wonderful meal. From beginning to end, the Lafayette experience is exceptional. Wonderful hostess, great servers and delicious food. All of this in one of DC’s most beautiful dinning rooms. I can’t wait to visit again.

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  6. JustinM

    West Palm Beach

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 18, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food was good. Service was great. Piano player was amazing. Definitely would recommend!!!

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  7. ATC1

    Greater Boston

    54 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    54 reviews

    Dined on June 16, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We were celebrating our 39th wedding anniversary - everything was what this special occasion called for. Service was excellent, food was superb, atmosphere was like none other in Washington DC - real old world charm with a touch of modern.

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  8. GaryC

    London

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on June 7, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Lovely restaurant. Excellent food, some super wine on the list, first class service, and a talented pianist added to the evening. Recommend

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  9. OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on June 3, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Nous avons profité notre première expérience de déjeuner au restaurant Lafayette. C’était pour célébrer l’occasion spécial pour notre fils. Nous sommes contents de leur excellent service, de délicieux repas, et de l’ambience agréable. Nous reviendrons. Merci!

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  10. JayJ

    Richmond

    47 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    47 reviews

    Dined on May 28, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    A must stop whenever we are in DC. Whether dinner or breakfast it is wonderful. This visit we stopped by for breakfast. Service was excellent, food delicious, atmosphere…. Could have stayed for hours.

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FAQs

Lafayette Restaurant is rated 4.8 stars by 1586 OpenTable diners.

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

Make a reservation

2 people

8:00 PM


Booked 14 times today
Google Map for Lafayette Restaurant

800 16th Street, NW, Washington, DC 20006

Additional information

  • Cross street
    H Street
  • Neighborhood
    Downtown
  • Hours of operation
    Breakfast Mon–Fri 6:30 am–11:00 am Sat, Sun 7:00 am–11:00 am Lunch Mon–Fri 11:30 am–2:00 pm Brunch Sat, Sun 11:30 am–2:00 pm Dinner Mon–Sat 5:30 pm–9:30 pm
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    American, Continental
  • Dining style
    Fine Dining
  • Dress code
    Business Casual
  • Parking details
    There is a parking fee of $12.00 via hotel valet parking.
  • Public transit
    McPherson Square, Farragut West, Farragut North
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Executive chef
    Nicolas Legret
  • Entertainment
    Our pianist Tom Vogt is playing every Monday – Saturday evening and for Sunday Brunch
  • Additional
    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Vegan, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Phone number
    (202) 638-2570
  • Catering
    Private Dining available for groups of up to 16 guests.
  • Private party facilities
    Private Dining is available in our Lafayette Restaurant. Views of Lafayette Park and exquisite cuisine and service guaranteed!
  • Private party contact
    Colette Marquez: (202) 638-6600
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