Dining in DC for Families, Solos Travelers, and Couples | Sofitel Washington DC

DINING


The French way of dining – often en plein air, typically unhurried and with a strong commitment to quality ingredients – is one of the cornerstones of l’art de vivre. Why not embrace this stylish, leisurely approach throughout your stay with us?

Bonjour! Time to rise, shine and head to our elegant and airy Opaline Brasserie for a generous breakfast that will sustain you through a morning of sightseeing or meetings. Do like the Parisians and order a French press with a basket of fresh viennoiseries, or opt for savory dishes like Eggs Benedict, served with a deliciously decadent hollandaise sauce.

On weekends, opt for a more relaxed pace and have breakfast delivered to your room, maybe with the addition of a Bloody Mary or a Mimosa. And every Saturday afternoon, we pamper you with Le Goûter. This is our take on the traditional afternoon tea, featuring housemade madeleines and macarons alongside classics like cucumber sandwiches.

Pour le dîner, eat under giant parasols festooned with lights on Opaline’s charming terrace. Start with some buttery escargots, then let the authentic flavors of dishes like our Summer Ratatouille transport your taste buds to sunny Provence. Linger over a luscious Chocolat Pot de Crème (and a spot of people-watching), or relocate to our sophisticated in-house bar, where expert mixologists will prepare an inventive cocktail de saison or a classic Old-Fashioned for you. Or perhaps you’d prefer a flute of Champagne. After all, is there anything more joyous than the sight of golden bubbles dancing in your glass? Santé !

Sofitel Lafayette Square’s enviable location means there is no shortage of dining options nearby. Traveling en famille? The vibrant surrounds of Immigrant Food at The White House (0.5 miles from Sofitel, $), not to mention its inviting menu of fusion bowls and sandwiches, appeal to kids of all ages, whereas small picky eaters will find plenty of tried-and-true classics at GCDC Grilled Cheese Bar (0.5 miles, $).

If you’re traveling solo, sit at the counter of Sushi Gakyu (0.2 miles, $$) and let the chefs entertain you with their cutting and slicing techniques. At Proper 21 (0.4 miles, $$), choose from a menu of burgers, tacos and salads while catching a game on big-screen TVs.

For a dinner à deux, head to La Bise (0.3 miles, $$), where modern, elegantly plated French dishes and cocktails with names like A Kiss Is Just a Kiss will not fail to ignite a spark. Or gaze into each other’s eyes across a plate of tagliatelle at Modena (0.4 miles, $$), a refined Italian restaurant.

Those in town for work can impress business partners by taking them to Joe’s Seafood, Prime Steak & Stone Crab (50 yards, $$), an upscale restaurant with large banquettes and private AV-equipped rooms. With plant-clad dividers providing both color and privacy, Equinox (0.3 miles, $$) is another sleek venue for sealing a deal as you sample delectable New American cuisine with Mediterranean accents.

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