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Lafayette Restaurant

800 16th St NW, Washington DC, DC 20006 (Connecticut Ave/ K Street)
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Ranked #70 of 2,649 Restaurants in Washington DC
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Price range: $40 - $50
Mon 6:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tue - Fri 6:30 am - 10:00 pm
Cuisines: American, Bistro
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Good for: Doing business, Local cuisine
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations
Dining style: Fine Dining
Neighborhood: Connecticut Ave/ K Street
Cross street: H Street
Transit: McPherson Square, Farragut West, Farragut North
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Oakton, Virginia
3 reviews 3 reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 via mobile

We ate here for breakfast also, it was delicious. The service was very good, but it was a little pricey.

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Doncaster, United Kingdom
17 reviews 17 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

Loved the sophisticated understated elegance, the service. Try the Dover Sole. Loved the softly lit intimate ambience, the pianist. Great service!!

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Palos Verdes Estates, California, United States
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37 reviews 37 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014

The Lafayette inside Hay-Adams is one of the most beautiful restaurants I've visited. Amazing service. Gorgeous room. Delicious food. Beautiful presentation. You must go!!!

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Melbourne, Australia
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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

Absolutely wonderful restaurant with amazing food and service! Loved the pianist at night too! Highly recommended!

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Hilton Head, South Carolina
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139 reviews 139 reviews
106 restaurant reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2014

We ate here two times and were very disappointed with the service. The food was nothing to highly recommend. There seemed to be strife among the servers. Perhaps it was because we weren't DC elite. Too many other great restaurants to settle for unfriendly and nonwelcoming servers.

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Winter Park, Florida
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107 reviews 107 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
90 helpful votes 90 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2014

I am so happy I brought my family here. It will be a regular on my visits, 5/yr. Why? The service was 100% attentive and was warm while maintaining fine, perfect for us; we're American, not Downton Abbey. The food, everyone's was fall over delicious. The price was the same as other high end places but the experience was better,... More

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Top Contributor
71 reviews 71 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2014

Elegant decor, polished setting. Food almost excellent. Service from main wait person was harried and spotty. Otherwise enjoyable! All adult family...smaller children not a good match here.

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New York City, New York
19 reviews 19 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2014

What a beautiful dining experience. You will feel like D.C. royalty here. My husband and 2 small kids had breakfast at the Lafayette prior to our trek to the White House. The restaurant is inside the historic Hay-Adams hotel across the street from the White House so we had a lovely view of the gardens from our table. The prices... More

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White Mountains
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72 reviews 72 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2014

A beautiful restaurant in a historic hotel with excellent food and service. The restaurant was both spacious and comfortable. The piano music created a very relaxing environment. This is a place for people who like to take their time, enjoy great conversation and wine and dine in style.

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Top Contributor
55 reviews 55 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2014

Dinner at the Lafayette Restaurant in the iconic Hay-Adams has been near the top of my bucket list for a while. My daughter and I had an early dinner before heading to the Kennedy Center for a concert. I made a reservation for 5:30, which allowed lots of time to savor every moment and not be rushed. The space is... More

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