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Lafayette Restaurant

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Dupont Circle
American, Bistro
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800 16th Street NW, Washington DC, DC 20006 (H Street)
McPherson Square, Farragut West, Farragut North
202 638 6600
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6:30 am - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Mon 6:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tue - Fri 6:30 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations
Good for:
Fine Dining
Doing business
Local cuisine

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  • 50
    Excellent
  • 14
    Very good
  • 3
    Average
  • 0
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  • 2
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Fine dining near White House - Washington DC

The restaurant is located inside the historic Hay-Adams Hotel, a block from the whitehouse. The service, the food and the ambience is all impeccable. You could find a window table with a clear view of the whitehouse. We had dinner and also lunch during the presidents day weekend, 2015. The weather... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 18, 2015
Californian2012
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Monte Sereno, California, United States
Good for:
  • Fine Dining
  • Doing business
  • Local cuisine
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Reservations
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Monte Sereno, California, United States
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6 reviews 6 reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

The restaurant is located inside the historic Hay-Adams Hotel, a block from the whitehouse. The service, the food and the ambience is all impeccable. You could find a window table with a clear view of the whitehouse. We had dinner and also lunch during the presidents day weekend, 2015. The weather was coldest, but the restaurant was perfect. The staff... More 

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Washington DC
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60 reviews 60 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2015

Came here for My Girlfriend's Birthday(Surprise for Her). The Restaurant is attached to the hotel and has a free Valet Parking(which is really nice). Every employee is amazing and treat you like you are the most important person. Simply great service and attitude. They take in consideration every minor thing. We were seated near a window facing the White House... More 

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Virginia
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13 reviews 13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015

I have eaten here many times, and the service and food is consistently very good. Reservations are generally a good idea. When you arrive and are seated, you will be given a certain color napkin depending on what color pants you are wearing, always a nice touch. Service usually tends to be top notch, however on my last visit I... More 

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Lake Forest, IL
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015

Fantastic, but very formal at certain peak hours. The staff is amazing. They went out of their way with our family (at this time I was travelling with my mother and 6 year old son).

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Ft. Worth
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101 reviews 101 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

No loud music, white tablecloths, excellent service from Eli, very good food. Friends were staying at the Hays-Adams Hotel & received a $100 voucher for the restaurant. We had a large table of 9 whereas most tables were 2-4 people. The tables were far enough apart to ensure a quiet ambiance & actually be able to hold a conversation throughout... More 

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Sydney
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10 reviews 10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2015 via mobile

Dined here to celebrate a wedding anniversary. Food, service, pianist tinkling in the background: all made it a memorable evening. For fine dining in this wonderful city, the Lafayette is the place to go!

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Perth, Australia
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84 reviews 84 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2015

Nothing .... I loved that they served "soft boiled egg's and toast soldiers "....The staff were attentive and were friendly, nothing to fault with eating here. Bellisimo

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Bedford, Virginia
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2014 via mobile

Superb! Excellent dining experience! Great hotel and a cool location. Highly recommend this place! The service is phenomenal and so is the food!

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North Carolina
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32 reviews 32 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 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
Top Contributor
78 reviews 78 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 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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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 800 16th Street NW, Washington DC, DC 20006
    (H Street)
  • Public Transportation: McPherson Square, Farragut West, Farragut North
  • Location: United States  >  District of Columbia (DC)  >  Washington DC>  > Dupont Circle
  • Neighborhood: Dupont Circle
  • Phone Number: 202 638 6600

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 40 - 50
  • Cuisine: American, Bistro

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Fine Dining
  • Good for: Doing business, Local cuisine
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

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?