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Café Riggs

Inspired by the bustling brasseries of Europe, Café Riggs offers traditional grace through a reimagined lens to bring a modern restaurant to D.C. Nestled on the hotel’s ground floor, the restaurant serves an all-day menu from the bar, café and dining room with executive chef Patrick Curran overseeing a menu of classics and innovative originals in a stately setting.

Close relationships with local producers like Small Planes Roastery, Chesapeake Smokehouse, and Vaughan Cheese reflect the kitchen’s commitment to sourcing the freshest, most sustainable ingredients. Weekend brunch service offers elixirs, freshly-baked pastries, and decadent classics like french toast with maple, bacon, and pecan, while the dinner menu offers refined, traditional dishes with an emphasis on plant-based cuisine.



The Bar at Café Riggs 7am-11am
Sunday - Wednesday 5:30pm-9pm
Thursday - Saturday 5:30pm-10pm
Saturday & Sunday 10am-3pm

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+1 202 788-2800

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Cafe Riggs Upstairs

The guest rooms at Riggs were inspired by the Safety Deposit Boxes from the golden age of banking. Now, select rooms have been reimagined as 'Safety Dining Boxes' offering a tranquil, private, and above all, safe environment for intimate dinners and gatherings of up to 6 guests in line with local government guidelines.


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Cherry Blossom

Nothing signifies the arrival of Spring in Washington, D.C. quite like the blooming of the capital’s Cherry Blossom trees when both the National Mall and Tidal Basin are awash with color from the pink blooms. 

Enjoy a stay at Riggs Washington DC during Cherry Blossom season and explore the best of the blooms through our Special Offers and additional seasonal offerings in Cafe Riggs.

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Mother's Day Brunch

Sunday, 9 May

Share a special moment with the maternal figure in your life with Mother's Day Brunch at Café Riggs. Enjoy brunch favorites, such as our signature French Toast or Eggs Royale, along with classic brunch cocktails or a glass of Rosé. Our Patio will be open so you can enjoy brunch in the sun with views of the National Portrait Gallery. All Mothers attending brunch will receive a special gift from our favorite fragrance house D.S. & Durga.

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Memorial Day Weekend

Friday 28 May to Monday 31 May

As we spend the weekend gathering with friends and loved ones to honor those that served our nation, we want to give back and thank those who served and continue to serve. All military personnel, either former or current, dining in Café Riggs can enter our Memorial Day Weekend competition to win a weekend stay at Riggs Washington DC worth over $1500. Additionally, we will be offering a 20% discount on the table’s check for former and current service members. Simply show your military ID at Café Riggs throughout Memorial Day Weekend (Friday, Saturday, Sunday and Monday) to receive a 20% discount on your table’s check and to enter the competition.

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Private Dining

Café Riggs offer a private dining room for seated dinners of up to 16 guests in addition to a semi-private dining room for seated dinners and receptions of up to 20 guests, and a private dining room for seated dinners up to 16 guests. 

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