The Willard Room Restaurant Review

The Willard Room
The Willard Room.

Willard InterContinental Hotel

The Bottom Line

The Willard Room is located just two blocks from the White House in the Willard InterContinental Hotel, one of Washington, DC's most acclaimed historic hotels. The beautiful dining room is ideal for a power breakfast, business dinner or a special occasion. Note: The Willard Room is currently open to the public for holiday dinners and special events only.


  • Elegant dining room with beautiful setting
  • Creative American and French cuisine
  • Attentive service


  • Expensive


  • Address: 1401 Pennsylvania Ave., NW Washington, DC
  • Phone: (202)628-9100
  • Hours: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner and Sunday Brunch
  • Reservations: Suggested
  • Parking: Valet and validation available in the garage
  • Metro: Closest station is Metro Center
  • Prices: Breakfast $12-25; Lunch entrees $24-28; Dinner entrees $26-36; Sunday Brunch $65, $75 with sparkling wine

Guide Review - The Willard Room Restaurant Review

Based on the Taste of America Brunch -

The Willard Room is a grand dining room with impressive decor - high ceilings with beautiful wood paneling, lots of crystal chandeliers, fresh flower arrangements and spacious seating providing a quiet and intimate experience. Sunday brunch features a buffet with a wide variety of dishes including made to order eggs and crepes, buttermilk waffles with fruit toppings, house made pastries, a selection of seafood (shrimp, oysters, tuna, and more), salads, cheeses, carved to order meats such as lamb and beef tenderloin and a variety of decadent desserts. The servers are very attentive, replacing your silverware and refilling your sparkling wine throughout your meal. Mimosas and Bloody Marys are also available.

The Willard InterContinental is a Washington, DC landmark that has been frequented by world leaders, American political figures, high level business executives and famous entertainers. The hotel also offers casual French dining at Cafe du Parc, private dining, cocktails in the Round Robin Bar and afternoon tea in Peacock Alley.

Reviewed June 2007 - Prices are subject to change
As is common in the industry, the writer was provided with a complimentary meal for the purpose of the review. While it has not influenced this review, believes in full disclosure of all potential conflicts of interest. For more information, see our ethics policy. All prices and offering mentioned herein are subject to change without notice.

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