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“Ultimate in class” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Lafayette Restaurant

Lafayette Restaurant
800 16th St NW, Washington DC, DC 20006 (Connecticut Ave/ K Street)
202-638-6600
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Ranked #127 of 2,623 restaurants in Washington DC
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
Toronto
Senior Contributor
34 reviews 34 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 11 cities Reviews in 11 cities
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
“Ultimate in class”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2012

My husband and i made a reservation to celebrate our wedding anniversary. We were taken to a large table by the window. The meal was exceptional. Beyond our expectations. The service was a cut above. Simply wonderful. A very special thank you to the hostess Leah McClure. She was so accommodating, professional, warm an kind. Would definitely return. A beautiful hotel and amazing dining room. Thank you.

  • Visited July 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Stamford, Connecticut
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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
“Thought this would be a tourist trap”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2012

Our son is attending a DC university which has brought us to DC several times. We have found that most of the restaurants that we have eaten at to be very good, thanks to tripadvior! We finally decided to try Lafayette in the Hay Adam Hotel. Truthfully, I expected a tourist trap. However, the restaurant is EXCELLENT by any standards! I am a New Yorker and have had the opportunity to eat at the best. This restaurant ranks up there among the most acclaimed. Excellent on every level food, service, atmosphere ( but be prepared for a formal meal.) Although the restaurant is expensive it is well deserved considering some of the restaurants that I have eaten at with similar pricing. For a special evening I highly recommend Lafayette.

  • Visited June 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Saint Louis, Missouri
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32 reviews 32 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 11 cities Reviews in 11 cities
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
“Classy but not pretentious!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2012

Excellent food and incredible service. We celebrated my son's 21st birthday over the Memorial Day Weekend and we had a wonderful time during this 2 hour meal! The food was delicious, very fresh and well-presented. The service was top-notch, formal, yet not stuffy. The waiters joked with us and were very freindly. I have to say I did not dress up either so I looked like regualar country folk. No problems. Expensive, yes, but worth it.

  • Visited May 2012
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Ivy, Virginia
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58 reviews 58 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 11 cities Reviews in 11 cities
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
“Superb!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2012

Our 4th visit, and the food, wine list, service, and atmosphere are simply superb, as usual. We had called ahead to request soft-shell crabs, which they kindly provided, and prepared perfectly. The wine list is excellent, and the Sommelier is quite knowledgeable and helpful. The staff can only be described as superb: in a city of so many exceptional restaurants, this is easily among the top 3 or 4 from our experience. The atmosphere is perfect: relaxing, beautiful, and the pianist is a joy who happily plays your favorites. We stayed over Mother’s Day weekend, and also enjoyed brunch at The Top of The Hay, their rooftop venue – astounding views of the White House and the Washington Monument, a magnificent buffet brunch, great service, and that wonderful live piano music.

  • Visited May 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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North of Boston, MA USA
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65 reviews 65 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 29 cities Reviews in 29 cities
73 helpful votes 73 helpful votes
“OMG!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2012

I loved it here...Lafayette at the Hay Adams. I decided to have breakfast here because it seemed too "fancy" to have dinner here solo. The service was beyond amazing; the food was perfect and delicious. Oh, and did I mention the service? Treat yourself to breakfast at the Lafayette and get your DC day off to an elegant start!

Visited May 2012
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