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“Delicious food”

Lafayette Restaurant
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Ranked #96 of 3,322 Restaurants in Washington DC
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$40 - US$50
Cuisines: American
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Restaurant details
Good for: Local cuisine, Business meetings
Dining options: Breakfast, Reservations
Dining style: Fine Dining
Neighbourhood: Dupont Circle
Cross street: H Street
Transit: McPherson Square, Farragut West, Farragut North
Description: 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.
Reviewed 13 April 2012

This was just lovely food, superbly cooked and presented. The staff were attentive and forthcoming with suggestions. Nothing was too much trouble.

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Reviewed 18 February 2012

If you find yourself in the Nation's Capital but an invitation to a White House dinner eludes you, take solace in the wonderful Lafayette restaurant inside the Hay Adams Hotel. This venerable hotel boasts the best location in the city, sitting just across from the White House and St. John's Church (known as "the church of the Presidents"). Not content to trade on its location, the Hay Adams' Lafayette offers a perfect dining experience: marvelous food and wine, discreet but friendly service, a lovely dining room and, oh yes...a matchless view. Administrations and politicians come and go, the Hay Adams outlasts them all - thank goodness!

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Reviewed 2 January 2012

From the moment we arrived at the Hay-Adams we were treated like royalty. Every member of the staff that we came in contact with greeted us warmly and made us felt like we were regular customers despite the fact that this was our first visit. Upon arrival at The Lafayette Restaurant, the maitre d arranged for us to be seated in a lovely section of the dining room where we had a view of Lafayette Square and the White House. Our waiter took our drink order of champagne and wine of different varieties. They had all that we asked for and once we were served, the waiter inquired if we wanted to relax a bit before ordering and we took advantage of his suggestion. The lunch menu had a range of options for both lunch or brunch. We found that the food to be of high quality, cooked to perfection, and service was outstanding! We plan to return again.

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1  Thank ChuckDickens
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Reviewed 1 January 2012

outstanding service and food quality; the view of the White House out the window an added bonus

Thank DRJPH1
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Reviewed 26 November 2011

Our son recently settled in Washington DC and we decided to spend his first Thanksgiving there, dining at The Lafayette Restaurant located atop the iconic Hay Adams Hotel. The restaurant has spectacular views of The White House and The Washington Monument. The Thanksgiving Buffet was sold out as the earliest reservation we could snag was 8:45 in the evening and I can see why. The food was plentiful and varied, the wait staff is attentive but never intrusive, there is a moderately priced wine list (essential in my view) and the views are spectacular thanks to a glass wall facing the White House. If a special occasion brings you to the nation's Capitol, a visit to the Lafayette at the Hay Adams is a must.

Thank Frank C
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