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“Food was good” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Cafe Dupont

Cafe Dupont
1500 New Hampshire Avenue NW, Washington DC, DC 20036
+1 202-797-0169
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Ranked #65 of 2,495 Restaurants in Washington DC
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $31 - $50
Cuisines: Contemporary
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Dining options: Breakfast, Dinner, Late Night, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Dining
Cross street: 19th @ Dupont Circle
Transit: Dupont Circle Metro is 1 block East of the station located on the North part of the circle between 19th st., Q st., and New Hampshire Avenue.
Description: Café Dupont at The Dupont Circle Hotel is a modern French brasserie that features a Parisian influence reflecting on Washington’s past and the contemporary sophistication of the local Dupont Circle Neighborhood. The menu offers traditional French fare that fuses with a fresh market twist and seasonal culinary dishes. Café Dupont’s carte du jour is presented into healthy, irresistible, French-tinged dishes, served in a friendly, fashionable environment.
Oakland, California
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“Food was good”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2013

the food was good but simi pricy! We liked everything but scallops were kind of small for the portion. But if you are feeling lazy food isn't bad at all. The average price for dinner was approx. $25

Visited March 2013
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CafeDupontManager, Manager at Cafe Dupont, responded to this review, April 2, 2013
Thank you for your review and feedback. We are happy to hear that you enjoyed our food even though it felt a little pricey. We hope to see at Café Dupont again soon.
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New England USA
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“Decent Menu, very active”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2013

Breakfast was A La Cart, with a good menu and attentive staff. The glass windows gave you the feel of being outside, and yet it was very cold.

Visited March 2013
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New England USA
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“good food”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2013

The hotel I stayed at has a great restaurant and lounge that is active, with decent food. The lounge at night is packed with lots of laughs and friends catching up.

Visited March 2013
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CafeDupontManager, Manager at Cafe Dupont, responded to this review, April 2, 2013
Thank you for your review and kind words. Your feedback is greatly appreciated.
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Tampa, Florida, United States
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“Happy Hour or Late Night Perfection”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2013

The Dupont Circle Hotel is located in one of the most vibrant parts of town. Bar Dupont, with its retro/modern decor, is perfect any time of day for a drink, snack, or dinner. Capitalizing on the great location, the cafe is bordered by floor to ceiling windows looking out onto Dupont Circle. Cocktails are delicious and affordable; a rare find in a metropolitan hotel bar. Service is simply outstanding! No matter what the occassion, Cafe Dupont will not dissapoint.
I highly recommend the Dupont Cosmo and an order of the Specialty Fries for snacking.

  • Visited March 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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CafeDupontManager, Manager at Cafe Dupont, responded to this review, March 23, 2013
Thank you for the fantastic review. We truly appreciate your feedback and are glad to see that you enjoyed your time with us at Café and Bar Dupont. Thank you for recommending the Dupont Cosmo and snack foods. The team at the Dupont Circle Hotel looks forward to seeing you again soon.
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“Bar Dupont-Great location, average food and pricey”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2013

Please note that this review is for the bar, not the Cafe. Overlooking Dupont Circle through floor to ceiling glass windows makes for a nice setting. Stopped for a quick dinner and was disappointed. We were not expecting 'great' food at what is basically a hotel bar, but we expected better that what we got. We were too tired from sight seeing to eat at the Cafe but thought that since the Cafe had such good reviews the bar would have good food too because they are adjacent. But for us, not the case. We were also ignored for quite some time and did not receive attentive service overall. Pricey lesson.

  • Visited March 2013
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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CafeDupontManager, Manager at Cafe Dupont, responded to this review, March 20, 2013
We appreciate you taking the time to review Bar Dupont and value your feedback. It is disappointing to hear that you didn’t enjoy your time with us. We pride ourselves in providing consistent, good quality food and service at Bar Dupont and have addressed the issues you have mentioned with our staff to keep improving. We would love to invite you back to experience the real Bar Dupont.
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