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
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.
The Ritz-Carlton, Washington, D.C. is in the heart of Washington, walking distance from George Washington University Hospital and Francis Pool. This 5-star hotel is close to Lincoln Memorial and Washington Monument.
Make yourself at home in one of the 300 air-conditioned rooms featuring iPod docking stations and LCD televisions. Your bed comes with down comforters and Egyptian cotton sheets. Windows open for fresh air and city views. 37-inch high-definition televisions with premium TV channels provide entertainment, with wired and wireless Internet access available for a surcharge. Bathrooms feature separate bathtubs and showers, makeup/shaving mirrors, and designer toiletries.
Rec, Spa, Premium Amenities
Pamper yourself with a visit to the spa, which offers massages, body treatments, and facials. If you're looking for recreational opportunities, you'll find a health club, an indoor pool, and a spa tub. Additional amenities at this Beaux Arts hotel include wireless Internet access (surcharge), concierge services, and gift shops/newsstands.
Enjoy a meal at one of the hotel's dining establishments, which include 2 restaurants and a coffee shop/café. From your room, you can also access 24-hour room service. At the end of the day, relax with your favorite drink at a bar/lounge.
Business, Other Amenities
Featured amenities include a business center, limo/town car service, and business services. Event facilities at this hotel consist of a ballroom, banquet facilities, and exhibit space. Parking (subject to charges) is available onsite.
With a stay at The St. Regis Washington, D.C., you'll be centrally located in Washington, steps from St. John's Church and minutes from White House. This 5-star hotel is close to Ford's Theater and Washington Monument.
Make yourself at home in one of the 182 air-conditioned rooms featuring minibars and DVD players. 32-inch LCD televisions are provided, with premium TV channels available. Bathrooms have televisions and makeup/shaving mirrors. Conveniences include safes and desks, as well as multi-line phones with voice mail.
Rec, Spa, Premium Amenities
Take advantage of recreation opportunities such as a fitness facility, or other amenities including wireless Internet access (surcharge) and a concierge desk. Additional amenities include babysitting/childcare, gift shops/newsstands, and shopping on site.
Enjoy a satisfying meal at a restaurant serving guests of The St. Regis Washington, D.C.. At the end of the day, relax with your favorite drink at a bar/lounge.
Business, Other Amenities
Featured amenities include a business center, limo/town car service, and business services. Event facilities at this hotel consist of conference/meeting rooms, small meeting rooms, and a ballroom. Parking (subject to charges) is available onsite.
Skilled mixologists serve up complex drinks at Wisdom, a dark yet charming cocktail parlor where heavy draperies and ornate lights hang along exposed brick walls. Their drink menu runs the gamut from wine and imported beer to a vast selection of authentic absinthe. Bartenders also mix up non-alcoholic "mocktails," with flavor profiles that are as interesting as their alcoholic counterparts. Events such as trivia night pit martinis against memories, and yappy hours let dogs lounge on the patio and play poker while owners sip libations. Wisdom also dishes up tasty tidbits such as chocolate beer waffles doused in maple syrup or bacon waffles covered in bourbon and caramel apples.
DAR Constitution Hall coordinates some of the best theater in Washington. From the moment the curtain draws, you'll be having a great time.
What's a fine club without fine dining to accompany it? Be sure to pick up a tasty meal when you visit their great restaurant.
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During the club's weekend rush, waiting in line is the name of the game (so avoid Friday and Saturday nights if you're looking for something quick).
Parking is plentiful, so guests can feel free to bring their vehicles.
Since 1965, Choral Arts has toured internationally, produced 18 recordings, and grown its symphonic chorus to include more than 180 professional singers. Artistic director Scott Tucker christens his first season with the ensemble, calling upon more than 17 years of experience as a director at Cornell University and as an assistant conductor at Harvard University. The ensemble regularly performs with the National Symphony Orchestra and other orchestras from around the world.