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Lafayette Restaurant

800 16th St NW, Washington DC, DC 20006 (Connecticut Ave/ K Street)
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Ranked #182 of 2,568 restaurants in Washington DC
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Price range: $40 - $50
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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90% Recommend
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English first
New York City, New York
17 reviews 17 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2014 NEW

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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64 reviews 64 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2014 NEW

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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Senior Contributor
44 reviews 44 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2014 NEW

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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Reading, United Kingdom
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64 reviews 64 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2014

although the food and service were a bit 'Heath Robinson.' We ate in a private dining room overlooking the White House (how good was that). The building is glorious. The food was "OK" and the servers were not sensitive to the conversations taking place. The wine list was pretty limited and we were told to order with care to ensure... More

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Chicago, IL
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53 reviews 53 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2014

We have tried the Sunday brunch, which is excellent. Besides of lots of seafood and desert choices, you also get to choose a nice entry. Well worth the price! For regular breakfast, you have to try the oatmeal souffle! Everyone has been so kind to my 9 year old little girl to make her feel comfortable! Fruit smooth is healthy... More

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Oviedo, Florida
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42 reviews 42 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2014

My husband and I flew into Washington DC for the weekend and stayed at the Hay Adams. We noticed they had a restaurant and we had friends coming to meet us for lunch on Sunday and thought it will be so much easier if we eat here. We had no idea what to expect. The service was 5 star, the... More

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West Virginia, United States
3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2014

After making reservations to dine at the Lafayette well in advance, I was called shortly before the day of my reservation to inform me that the restaurant would be closed, but that I would be reseated in the lounge area. Once I heard that I would rather not eat at the Hay-Adams if it meant not eating at Lafayette, I... More

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Houston, Texas
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32 reviews 32 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2013

After reading many reviews of the Hay Adams Thanksgiving day buffet, my husband and I decided to go for it. Upon our arrival,we were lead into a wait room where they offer you champagne, and other beverages. I felt out of place because it seemed like this is a place where all the snobby people go, but despite that the... More

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Wellington, Florida
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88 reviews 88 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2013

Many places confuse good service with snobbishness. Not the Hay Adams. We went for their regular breakfast and were treated really well by waiters. The food was delicious; well made with premium ingredients. Maybe a little expensive $(120 for breakfast for 4) but way better than Starbucks alternative. The only thing that disappointed me is that we did not have... More

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Wilmington, NC
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26 reviews 26 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2013 via mobile

We wanted to visit DC. for our wedding anniversary. We wanted a quiet, upscale venue for dinner. We were not disappointed. We ordered soup,(minestrone and a cold English pea soup,) crab cakes, and branzino, and a soufflé for dessert, along with an Australian Sauvignon Blanc. Everything was well prepared and well presented. Our service was impeccable.It is nice to find... More

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