Inspired by the grand brasseries of Europe, Café Riggs offers historic grace married with contemporary cuisine. Serving an all-day menu from the bar, dining room and café, patrons are welcomed into the airy setting to enjoy a casual drink or celebratory meal against the backdrop of the space’s ornate ceiling and original Corinthian columns. The space extends outdoors onto the Patio, offering al fresco dining in the heart of Penn Quarter.
Step into the inviting underground world created by bar visionary Ryan Chetiyawardana (“Mr Lyan”) in Riggs Washington DC’s historic bank vault, where each drink pays homage to the spices, flavors and traditions that make up America’s diverse cultural heritage.
The Patio & Garden Terrace
The Café Riggs Patio has been extended for the season with the addition of the new Garden Terrace offering sheltered al fresco dining in the heart of Downtown Washington DC. With views of the National Portrait Gallery, the patio is the perfect place to meet friends and family for an outdoor brunch, dinner or glass of wine while taking in the sights and sounds of Penn Quarter.
Private Dining & Events
Special event space can be found in Café Riggs, which is home to a semi-private dining room for seated dinners and reception-style events, a private dining room for seated meetings, lunch and dinners, and receptions, as well as a communal table for receptions in the main dining room. Curated menus are tailored by Executive Chef, Patrick Curran. Our lower level bar, Silver Lyan features our Cabinet Room, offering semi-private lounge space with globally inspired cocktails from the acclaimed Mr. Lyan.