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Lafayette Restaurant

800 16th St NW, Washington DC, DC 20006 (Dupont Circle)
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Ranked #33 of 2,701 Restaurants in Washington DC
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $40 - $50
Mon 6:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tue - Fri 6:30 am - 10:00 pm
Cuisines: American, Bistro
Neighborhood: Dupont Circle
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Restaurant details
Good for: Doing business, Local cuisine
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations
Dining style: Fine Dining
Cross street: H Street
Transit: McPherson Square, Farragut West, Farragut North
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North Carolina
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32 reviews 32 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2014

Need I say more?? This is an item that must be tried when at Lafayette. Takes 20 minutes but worth every minute. Loved the Ginger and Carrot juice.. Really good wait staff. So friendly and competent. Well Done...

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Herndon, Virginia
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60 reviews 60 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014

Real Champagne, excellent appetizers, creative entrees. This is not a typical all you can get brunch. You start with appetizers which are unlimited. They are heavy on seafood. After your hunger is well satisifed, you order an entree, and then there is unlimited deserts. Excellent service and elegant surrounding make for a meal to remember.

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Allentown, Pennsylvania
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75 reviews 75 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
70 helpful votes 70 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2014

Had a wonderful breakfast at the Lafayette within the Hays-Adam hotel. Very attentive (but not hovering) wait staff. We lingered long after breakfast, having a business meeting. They kept warm coffee coming even though all other guests had gone. Enjoyed the Smoked Salmon and Chive eggs. What a lovely serving--lox mixed in with chives and eggs and served with a... More 

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Washington, DC
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174 reviews 174 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
81 helpful votes 81 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2014

Just got back from Brunch at the Lafayette at the Hay-Adams. For $75 (each) you get champagne or mimosas, a huge appetizer buffet (think lobster, shellfish, gorgeous salads, pate), your choice of a dozen or so incredible main entrees and some of the most amazing dessert buffets anywhere. The room is beautiful, understated and elegant - with windows overlooking the... More 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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88 reviews 88 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014

Adore the service, food and attention to detail! This is what an ADULT restaurant is all about. If you are looking for trendy then this venue is not for you. If you are looking for a sophisticated dining experience then you have located an iconic DC GEM. The room itself is so warm and inviting with large windows facing the... More 

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Senior Contributor
36 reviews 36 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014 via mobile

Have been staying at the hotel for a week so have had dinner, lunch and numerous breakfasts here. Food is wonderful and chef will prepare special orders for breakfast if requested. A special thanks to Geovanny who is the best and friendliest waiter I've ever had. He made our meals so special.

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Oakton, Virginia
3 reviews 3 reviews
11 helpful votes 11 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
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24 reviews 24 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
45 helpful votes 45 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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40 reviews 40 reviews
13 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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Additional Information about Lafayette Restaurant

Address: 800 16th St NW, Washington DC, DC 20006
Phone Number: 202-638-6600
Location: United States  >  District of Columbia (DC)  >  Washington DC>  > Dupont Circle
Open Hours:
Monday 6:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday 6:30 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday 6:30 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday 6:30 am - 10:00 pm
Friday 6:30 am - 10:00 pm
Average Prices: USD 40 - 50
Cuisine: American, Bistro

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