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“Lovely”

Lafayette Restaurant
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Ranked #85 of 3,215 Restaurants in Washington DC
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$ 40 - US$ 50
Cuisines: American
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Good for: Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Local cuisine, View, Romantic
Dining options: Lunch, Brunch, Breakfast, Dinner, Accepts American Express, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Parking Available, Private Dining, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Valet Parking, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
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.
New York City
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13 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Lovely”
Reviewed 23 April 2012

Lovely and amazing service and very quiet/elegant.

Visited April 2012
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Middlesbrough, United Kingdom
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20 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
“Delicious food”
Reviewed 14 April 2012

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

Visited April 2012
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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79 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
“Location, location, location”
Reviewed 19 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!

  • Visited February 2012
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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99 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
“Wonderful dining experience”
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.

  • Visited December 2011
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Brisbane, Australia
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22 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“classic DC ambience and taste”
Reviewed 2 January 2012

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

Visited December 2011
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