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Cafe Dupont

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American, Contemporary, Gluten Free Options
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1500 New Hampshire Ave NW, Washington DC, DC 20036-1204 (19th @ Dupont Circle)
+1 202-797-0169
17:30 - 22:00
06:30 - 11:00
Closed now
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Sun - Thu 17:30 - 22:00
Mon - Fri 06:30 - 11:00
Fri - Sat 17:30 - 23:00
Sat - Sun 07:00 - 14:30
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Somerville, Massachusetts
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134 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Mussels: perfectly cooked--soft, but not rubbery--and imaginatively seasoned. Tenderloin: PERFECTLY cooked--a nice sear on the outside, and exactly medium rare on the inside. 2 recommended glasses of wine: both excellent complements to the dish. Service: friendly but not intrusive, efficient but not pushy.

Thank Andrew W
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7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Had a really good meal here. We had a risotto which was great and the chicken breast with potato and red endive really hit the spot. The molten chocolate cake was delicious! I think we'll be back!

Thank family_traveller_388
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
1 review
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We had a great evening at Café Dupont, the staff (esp. Matt) was very kind and did good suggestions. We definitely advise people to go there for a great dinner and nice environment.

Thank derkvantongeren
London, United Kingdom
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10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

One of our party is slightly disabled team very accommodating with requests. Miles always full of good recommendations.

Thank Mearles
houston, tx
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65 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Maybe this restaurant does well at other times but this was our first and definitely our last visit. I can't imagine how they could have come up with a more tasteless meal. With the exception of the starter squash soup, which was good, the rest could have been served at a homeless shelter. The turkey was rubbery and the sides... More 

Thank suthna
St. John's, Canada
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We had a wonderful meal and the service from the staff was first rate. Our server, Miles, was very helpful in both wine selection and is a recommendation for dessert!

Thank SMS92661
Arlington, Virginia
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Spent Thanksgiving with friends at Cafe Dupont. The traditional turkey dinner was fantastic but the butternut squash soup was outstanding and dessert (pear pecan tart) was amazing - I highly recommend you give Cafe Dupont a try - the food was excellent. The only thing...maybe they were under staffed but the servers seemed a bit overwhelmed...

Thank Tasha G
Riegelsville, Pennsylvania
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31 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Stayed at the hotel; breakfast was included with the room. Excellent service and excellent food. Healthy options available.

Thank foodylu
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A few friends and I went to Cafe Dupont to celebrate our runner-friend in the Veterans Day 10k on Sunday. We stopped in for what we thought would be a quick breakfast. Because the food and drinks are so spectacular and because Kristina and Riza (the hostess - hope I got her name right) were so spectacular, we ended up... More 

Thank William M
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44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Right place for a business meeting. Rather quiet, tables are far enough from each other, has smiling and discrete waiters, good coffee and comfy chairs. Were out of some of their listed beers.

Thank ThomaLam

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$20 - US$50
American, Contemporary, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Brunch, Breakfast, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Private Dining
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Business meetings
Open Hours
17:30 - 22:00
07:00 - 14:30
17:30 - 22:00
06:30 - 11:00
17:30 - 22:00
06:30 - 11:00
17:30 - 22:00
06:30 - 11:00
17:30 - 22:00
06:30 - 11:00
06:30 - 11:00
17:30 - 23:00
17:30 - 23:00
07:00 - 14:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1500 New Hampshire Ave NW, Washington DC, DC 20036-1204
    (19th @ Dupont Circle)
  • Public Transportation: 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.
  • Location: United States  >  District of Columbia (DC)  >  Washington DC
  • Phone Number: +1 202-797-0169
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.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?