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 I 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.

OpenTable Diners Choice 2023

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

Gyo Santa Executive Chef

Chef Gyo Santa is the Executive Chef at Café du Parc. Joining the hotel in July 2018 as chef de cuisine, Santa brought 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 the product, the freshness of ingredients, and the balance of presentation.

Our Team

Luca de Marchis Director of Food & Beverage

Appointed to the role of the executive chef at Café du Parc in 2018, Luca now oversees the operations of the restaurant, the Pershing Private Dining Room, Le Café, and Round Robin Bar. A graduate of the Culinary Institute in Lavagna, Italy, Luca brings over 30 years of experience. Guided by his philosophy to evolve classic dishes with modern techniques, Luca's management philosophy is based on a well-balanced Mediterranean lifestyle: cultivating a culture of excellence while fostering a great team spirit.

Our Team

Luca de Marchis Director of Food & Beverage

Appointed to the role of the executive chef at Café du Parc in 2018, Luca now oversees the operations of the restaurant, the Pershing Private Dining Room, Le Café, and Round Robin Bar. A graduate of the Culinary Institute in Lavagna, Italy, Luca brings over 30 years of experience. Guided by his philosophy to evolve classic dishes with modern techniques, Luca's management philosophy is based on a well-balanced Mediterranean lifestyle: cultivating a culture of excellence while fostering a great team spirit.

Our Team

Sabri UzunPastry Chef

Born in the suburbs of Paris in beautiful France Sabri brings the Michelin-starred experience from famous french restaurants. Moving to Washington, D.C. in 2001, chef Uzun joins the Willard InterContinental team, later moving to Anthony Bourdain's Brasserie Les Halles before returning to Willard. Sabri ventured out into the small business world and started a crèperie in 2009. Although he loved his new venture, he could not stay away from Willard and returned in 2016. Chef Uzun works on his inventive desserts that change every season for Willard's Café du Parc, as well as the famous Afternoon Tea at the hotel's Peacock Alley

Monday - Friday

Breakfast
6:30 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.
 

Lunch
11:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
 

Dinner
5:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.

Weekends and Holidays

Breakfast
6:30 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.
 

Saturday Lunch
12:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.
 

Sunday Brunch
12:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.

Sunday Lunch
2:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Dinner
5:30 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.

Vegetarian and gluten free options upon request.
Please inform the 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 French classics.

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 Beverage Menu

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 French classics.

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 Beverage Menu

Private Dining

The Pershing Room

Overlooking the iconic lobby of the historic Willard InterContinental hotel in Washington, D.C., 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 Café du Parc is a truly unique space available for all your celebrations.

Our Private Dining Room near The White House can accommodate up to 45 people seated, 75 people reception-style.

Private Dining

The Pershing Room

Overlooking the iconic lobby of the historic Willard InterContinental hotel in Washington, D.C., 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 Café du Parc is a truly unique space available for all your celebrations.

Our Private Dining Room near The White House can accommodate up to 45 people seated, 75 people reception-style.

Exclusive Events

Château La Mothe du Barry

Join us for a one-of-a-kind Wine Dinner with Joël Duffau, 9th generation owner and winemaker of Château La Mothe du Barry. The estate is certified for both organic and biodynamic farming practices. The estate is located in Moulon on the second terrace of the Dordogne. When you stand at the top of the hill of the estate, you can contemplate the hillside, village and plateau of the prestigious neighbor, Saint Emilion.

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