Our Story

An Authentic
French Brasserie

A Forbes Travel Guide Recommended restaurant, Café du Parc is a quintessential French brasserie offering classic French dishes with a contemporary twist.

Influenced by the Beaux-Arts architecture of the Willard InterContinental and the French-inspired design of Washington, D.C. by Pierre L’Enfant, a French-American Engineer, Café du Parc was opened as a French restaurant in 1997 looking to bring a slice of France once more to the Nation’s Capital.

Located on Pennsylvania Avenue across from Pershing Park, a national park home to the World War 1 Memorial, Café du Parc is reminiscent of a Parisian-inspired sidewalk café. Paying homage to traditional French cooking, the restaurant offers diners a variety of culinary offerings from coffee and pastries at its coffee shop, Le Café, to breakfast, lunch, and dinner on its outdoor terrace or inside the main dining room. Café du Parc also offers an expansive takeout menu of classic French dishes, cocktails and desserts for enjoyment on the go.

Our Location

Enjoy A Meal
With A View

Nestled between The White House and the U.S. Capitol, Café du Parc is located along Pennsylvania Avenue in the heart of Washington, D.C. Adjacent to the legendary Willard InterContinental, an iconic hotel whose legacy spans 200 years, Café du Parc is within walking distance to many of the city’s most notable attractions including the various monuments, memorials and museums on the National Mall.

Surrounded by the sights and sounds of the nation’s capital, Café du Parc’s seasonal outside terrace is regarded as one of the best al fresco spots in town and is an incredibly popular locale for both visitors and locals alike.

Our Location

Enjoy A Meal
With A View

Nestled between The White House and the U.S. Capitol, Café du Parc is located along Pennsylvania Avenue in the heart of Washington, D.C. Adjacent to the legendary Willard InterContinental, an iconic hotel whose legacy spans 200 years, Café du Parc is within walking distance to many of the city’s most notable attractions including the various monuments, memorials and museums on the National Mall.

Surrounded by the sights and sounds of the nation’s capital, Café du Parc’s seasonal outside terrace is regarded as one of the best al fresco spots in town and is an incredibly popular locale for both visitors and locals alike.

Our Team

Luca de Marchis Executive Chef

Chef Luca de Marchis is the Executive Chef at Café du Parc. Appointed to the role in 2018, Chef Luca oversees the culinary operations of the restaurant, the Pershing Private Dining Room, as well as Le Cafe, the newly renovated coffeeshop located on the first level of Café du Parc. A graduate of the Culinary Institute in Lavagna, Italy, Chef Luca brings over 25 years of experience to Cafe du Parc. Guided by his philosophy to evolve classic dishes with modern techniques, Chef Luca's cooking style is influenced by his Italian heritage and the flavors and textures of cuisine from the Mediterranean Region.

Our Team

Gyo Santa Chef de Cuisine

Chef Gyo Santa is the Chef de Cuisine at Café du Parc. Joining the hotel in July 2018, he brings with him more than twelve years of experience in the industry, including nine years in Michelin-starred restaurants in France. A native of Japan, and a graduate of Le Cordon Bleu Paris, Chef Gyo’s gastronomy style is a blend of various cultural elements, driven by the quality of product, freshness of ingredients, and the balance of presentation.

Our Team

Gyo Santa Chef de Cuisine

Chef Gyo Santa is the Chef de Cuisine at Café du Parc. Joining the hotel in July 2018, he brings with him more than twelve years of experience in the industry, including nine years in Michelin-starred restaurants in France. A native of Japan, and a graduate of Le Cordon Bleu Paris, Chef Gyo’s gastronomy style is a blend of various cultural elements, driven by the quality of product, freshness of ingredients, and the balance of presentation.

Monday - Friday

Breakfast
7:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.
 

All Day Food Menu
11:30 a.m. – 10:00 p.m.
 

Saturday - Sunday (And Holidays)

Breakfast
7:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
 

All Day Food Menu
12:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.
 

Vegetarian and gluten free options upon request.
Please inform server of your dietary restrictions when ordering.
Our Coffee Shop

Le Café @ Café du Parc

A modern upscale café, Le Café @ Café du Parc serves specialty coffee, French pastries, and a petite menu of breakfast items, salads, sandwiches, and classic French entrees daily. 

A popular spot among locals and visitors alike, Le Café offers the perfect reprieve from the hustle and bustle of the Nation’s Capital.

Coffee Menu Breakfast Menu All Day Menu Drinks Menu

Private Dining

The Pershing Room

Overlooking the iconic lobby of the historic Willard InterContinental, the Pershing Private Dining Room offers a vibrant, intimate setting perfect for all occasions.

From birthdays and baby showers, to board meetings and business luncheons, to rehearsal dinners and post wedding brunches, the Pershing Room at Cafe du Parc is a truly unique space that can accommodate private events for up to 50 people seated, 75 people reception style, and 30 family style.

Semi-private space is also available and can seat 25 comfortably, and 45 people reception style.

In accordance with phase two re-opening guidelines recently mandated in Washington, D.C. by the local government, all gatherings in the Pershing Private Dining Room are restricted to 25 people or less.

Private Dining

The Pershing Room

Overlooking the iconic lobby of the historic Willard InterContinental, the Pershing Private Dining Room offers a vibrant, intimate setting perfect for all occasions.

From birthdays and baby showers, to board meetings and business luncheons, to rehearsal dinners and post wedding brunches, the Pershing Room at Cafe du Parc is a truly unique space that can accommodate private events for up to 50 people seated, 75 people reception style, and 30 family style.

Semi-private space is also available and can seat 25 comfortably, and 45 people reception style.

In accordance with phase two re-opening guidelines recently mandated in Washington, D.C. by the local government, all gatherings in the Pershing Private Dining Room are restricted to 25 people or less.

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