The Restaurant at The Hay-Adams
The Hay-Adams's restaurant is praised by professional travelers. Of the 22 professionals that we monitored, 5 recommended the restaurant, including Oyster, Gayot and Zagat.
"Quite possibly the most famous hotel in the capital, and deservedly so, the five-pearl Hay-Adams draws power brokers, dignitaries, and VIPs from around the world with its impeccable service, great bar and restaurant, and elegant rooms, some of which overlook its famous next-door neighbor, the White House"
"The Lafayette restaurant and Off the Record bar offer excellent on-site dining options"
""From the front door to turndown", the "top-notch" staff "doesn't skip a beat" at this "serene", "historic" and "impeccably maintained" landmark that famously served as the Obama family's temporary home prior to the 2009 inauguration; the "spacious" quarters are flat-out "luxe" (some offer views of the White House) and The Lafayette restaurant "astonishingly beautiful" (and a "true power-breakfast scene"), so despite the "expense" of it all, loyalists insist stays are "worth every penny" and "can't wait to go back"
Condé Nast Traveler
"Make sure to book a Federal Suite (if you're hankering for some epic views of the White House from your private balcony, that is) and round out your visit by dining on broiled Maryland-style crab cakes at Lafayette Restaurant, or sipping a pear martini at Off The Record Bar"
"Award-winning chef Peter Schaffrath’s Lafayette Restaurant serves hearty American fare, from potato gnocchi with basil pesto and squash to locally sourced roast chicken with polenta, artisan greens, radish and lemon thyme jus"