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Lafayette Restaurant

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Certificate of Excellence2016 - 2019 Winner
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Food and ambience

Local cuisine, American, Vegan Options, Vegetarian Friendly

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A HEALTHY START
Pastry Selections
all butter croissants, muffins, ham, green onion & cheddar scones, blueberry scones, banana & walnut bread, almond nutella & banana croissant, pain au chocolate, multigrain croissants
USD 4
Power Bowl
muesili, sliced banana, blueberry, earth & eat honey, almond milk
USD 11
Crunchy Bowl
house roasted cherry granola, yogurt, forest berries
USD 12
Organic Cottage Cheese
caramelized orange and shaved tropical fruit, local honey
USD 12
Steel Cut Oatmeal
dried cranberries, brown sugar
USD 11
Soft Boiled Eggs
country bread soldiers
USD 12
BEVERAGES
Freshly Pressed Juices
orange, grapefruit, carrot, wake-up call, super greens
USD 8
Freshly Brewed Coffee of Decaffeinated Coffee
USD 6
Nespresso Espresso
decaffeinated espresso, cappuccino, cafe latte
USD 8
Double Espresso
USD 8
Selection of Palais des Thes Teas
USD 8
Homemade Smoothies
tropical twist strawberry burst
USD 10
ACCOMPANIMENTS
$7
Applewood Smoked Bacon
Cured Virginia Ham
Country or Chicken Apple Sausage
Breakfast Potatoes
Southern Style Grits
Assorted Berries
HAY-ADAMS TRADITIONS
Parmesan Grits and Sauce Basquaise
poached happy hen yard egg
USD 18
Happy Hen Yard Egg Lobster Omelet
maine lobster, fine herbs, breakfast potatoes
USD 25
Mushroom and Spinach Frittata - option of Egg White
potato, gruyere cheese, green asparagus
USD 18
Avocado Tartine with Poached Happy Hen Yard Egg
little gem lettuce, on the vine tomato, pickled red onion
USD 20
"LOX" and Bagel
handsliced chesapeak smoked salmon, tomato, red onion, egg, capers, cream cheese
USD 20
Chesapeake Bay Crab Cake Benedict
sauteéd spinach, homemade hollandaise sauce
USD 25
Corned Beef Hash
happy hen yard poached egg, shishito peppers
USD 20
Two Happy Hen Yard Fresh Eggs
cooked to your liking, served with country sausage or applewood smoked bacon, lyonnaise fingerling potatoes, and your preference of toast or biscuit
USD 18
CHESAPEAKE BAY CRAB CAKE BENEDICT
sautéed spinach, pan brioche, hollandaise sauce
USD 25
The Lafayette Eggs Royale
smoked salmon, English muffin, hollandaise sauce
USD 23
SWEET SPECIALTIES
Oatmeal Soufflé
toasted georgia pecans, wild berry sauce (20 minutes)
USD 18
Mascarpone Pancake
forest berry coulis, graham cracker crumbs
USD 17
Brioche French Toast, Sliced Almond
caramelized anjou pear, caramel sauce
USD 18
About
Directly overlooking Lafayette Square towards the White House, The Lafayette is a destination restaurant in Washington, DC featuring a light-filled dining room and carefully prepared menu of upscale contemporary American cuisine. With an attentive staff, stately setting and meal service for breakfast, lunch, dinner and Sunday brunch, The Lafayette provides a truly unique fine dining experience in Washington, D.C.
PRICE RANGE
$40 - $50
Special Diets
Vegan Options, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast
CUISINES
American
FEATURES
Parking Available, Valet Parking, Free Wifi, Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service, Live Music
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Group of twelve had lunch at the Lafayette in the historic Hay Adams hotel. Many ordered the crab cakes, which were the best I have ever had. The service was exquisite and the setting was incomparable. Highly recommended.

Date of visit: February 2020
Thank Cadbanker
Reviewed 5 days ago

The restaurant is in a historical hotel across from Lafayette Park and the front of the White House. The food was perfect in every way, as was the service. And a piano playing in the dining room completed the perfect atmosphere. An elegant dinner before...More

Date of visit: February 2020
Thank Kwclaw
Reviewed 1 week ago

We at lunch here, and the food was so good, albeit a bit pricey. Would definitely recommend. The creme brûlée dessert was delicious.

Date of visit: February 2020
Thank CbinBigD
Reviewed January 13, 2020

My wife and I stayed at the Hay Adams over the weekend to celebrate our 50th Anniversary. We dined at the Lafayette our first night and it was truly an outstanding experience. The elegance of the restaurant was exactly what we wanted for this special...More

Date of visit: January 2020
Thank Ndld2000
Reviewed December 7, 2019

I had dinner at Lafayette Restaurant with friends. It was my first dinner here. I use to come to the Hay Adams restaurant in a different location. I like where Lafayette is situated just off the lobby. The Chippendale chairs are perfect and the decor...More

Date of visit: December 2019
1  Thank Dale H
Reviewed December 7, 2019 via mobile

Located in the Hay Adams hotel, Lafayette restaurant provides an upscale dining experience. The restaurant has a formal tablecloth style yet a relaxed atmosphere (live piano music is a very nice touch) with excellent service. Service is polite, friendly, personal and efficient. The food is...More

Date of visit: December 2019
1  Thank 51michelw
Reviewed December 3, 2019

We ate here last year and loved it. Our concern was that my wife had foot surgery and had restricted access. The main entry to the restaurant is a lovely staircase. But there is an elevator for disabled access. We came up in to the...More

Date of visit: November 2019
1  Thank Alan E
Reviewed November 25, 2019

This is a high class, first rate and excellent experience. I took my mother for breakfast and she was blow away how elegant her surroundings were. The food and service were above and beyond what I expected.

Date of visit: November 2019
1  Thank TristanL1978
Reviewed November 10, 2019

We went to celebrate our anniversary. We had such a great time. The staff was awesome and the food met their high quality. We have a YouTube channel and did a full video review of our meal and the restaurant, you should check it our....More

Date of visit: November 2019
2  Thank DOUGandNIKI
Reviewed November 8, 2019 via mobile

Excellent food and presentation, lovely atmosphere which was enhanced by pianist throughout our meal. We’re staying at the Hay Adams and decided to eat here on our first night. Leisurely and delicious. Exquisitely prepared beet salad and scallops. Perfect for intimate dinner for two or...More

Date of visit: November 2019
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K3219PXrobertam
November 26, 2018|
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Response from 673hiltonm | Reviewed this property |
I wore a jacket at dinner, it felt right.
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Judy C
October 9, 2018|
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Response from HansBrulandHA | Property representative |
Hi Judy, We are serving a Thanksgiving Brunch that starts at 11:30am which is our first seating. Our last seating is at 4:30pm. If you would like to book one of these seating's with us please do so promptly as we do not... More
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Ralph S
September 14, 2016|
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Response from ghostdancer | Reviewed this property |
Yes but do not assume this is just another hotel restaurant. Ambience, service, food are all on par with the very best.
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