30% Off Your Entire Bill at Café Dupont. Groupon Reservation Required.

Dupont Circle

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In a Nutshell

Swiss-born chef puts a creative, seasonal twist on French fare, decorating scallops with nettle foam and soup with fiddlehead ferns

The Fine Print

Promotional value expires 120 days after purchase. Amount paid never expires. Limit 1 per person. Limit 1 per visit. Limit 1 per table. Reservation required. Must schedule reservation on www.groupon.com. Cancellations permitted up to 60 minutes prior to your reservation. No refunds if you do not show up for your reservation. Offer valid only at scheduled reservation time. Limit 1 per table. Dine-in only. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

French chefs have a flair for the dramatic that compels them to set their desserts on fire and slice their croissants with guillotines. Execute caution with this Groupon.

What You Get

  • $10 for 30% off your entire bill

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How It Works

The Deal: There are no minimum or maximum purchase restrictions for this Groupon—the higher your total purchase, the more you save. For example, if you spend $60, you will get $18 off; if you spend $100, you will get $30 off.

The Reservation: Reservations may only be made at times available on Groupon. You may select “Buy & Book” to book at purchase, or book later by following these steps:

  • Purchase deal.
  • Visit “My Groupons” or tap the mobile app to make a reservation.
  • Select day and time online to secure reservation.
  • Show up for your reservation and mention your name and the word “Groupon” to the host—they’ll be waiting to welcome you.

Café Dupont

A Zagat-rated dining destination attached to the Dupont Circle Hotel, Café Dupont serves French-inspired feasts of delicacies such as poached lobster and truffled steak frites. Executive Chef David Fritsche gives each dish on the menu a creative flourish—he encrusts scallops with hazelnuts and morels, for instance, and garnishes them with nettle foam. He's also known for his commitment to organic and artisanal ingredients, which he and his team gather from the neighborhood farmers' market.

Meet the Chef

Executive Chef Fritsche has both cooking and hospitality in his bloodline. Growing up in his grandmother’s hotel in the Swiss Alps, he watched his mother transform fruits and vegetables from the garden into enticing meals for guests. He followed in his family's footsteps by apprenticing at Grand Hotel Quellenhof in Bad Ragaz, Switzerland, where he deepened his knowledge of French cuisine, and later working kitchens in Dubai, Ireland, and New York City. Today, he draws on the sum of his expertise to man the kitchen at Café Dupont.

A Contemporary Twist on French Cuisine

The dishes on Café Dupont's menu reflect French culinary tradition, yet also highlight the chef's creativity. Below are a few of our favorites.

Spring Garlic Soup Poached Lobster Truffle Steak Frites
Grit fritters soak up the summery flavors of pickled ramps and fiddlehead ferns in this garlicky soup. Succulent poached lobster gets a kick from champagne vinaigrette and tomato ice. Black angus steaks from Creekstone Farm pair with truffle-infused fries and creamy béarnaise.


  • “Go on Sundays. It's slow on that day but the service is great and the food is awesome!”

  • “Restaurant: Great service and unique food offerings, nice ambiance, both inside and outside, best location in DC! Note to Groupon: the reservation I made when...”

    “Restaurant: Great service and unique food offerings, nice ambiance, both inside and outside, best location in DC! Note to Groupon: the reservation I made when purchasing the coupon was declined for no reason, 1 day before the date... I had to call in the restaurant and make personally the reservation and also made a 2nd reservation thru Groupon, Groupon should probably fix something on your system,... also the drop box for available hours for reservation showed only 5 thru 7.45pm... I needed a reservation later 8 pm...”

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    Dupont Circle

    1500 New Hampshire Ave. NW

    Washington, DC 20036


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