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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 offering a menu of classics and innovative originals in a stately setting. The space extends outdoors onto The Patio & Garden Terrace, offering al fresco dining in the heart of Penn Quarter.

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 including seafood and plant based cuisine.


The Bar at Café Riggs  7am-Close
Monday - Friday 7am-11am
Saturday - Sunday     7 am- 10 am
Monday - Friday 11am-3pm
Sunday - Saturday 5:30pm-10pm
Saturday & Sunday 10am-3pm

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+1 202 788-2800

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The Patio & Garden Terrace

The Café Riggs Patio and Garden Terrace offers 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. 

The Bar at Café Riggs

The Bar at Café Riggs offers a bright lounge area in addition to counter seating. Start the day with takeaway pastry and breakfast items before the space transforms in the evening with early 20th century inspired cocktails and wines. 

A Glass Of Wine Sitting On Top Of A Table

Martini Mondays

Every Monday from 4pm-10pm, enjoy 'Martini Mondays' where you can enjoy specialty pricing on martinis, including our three-flight-martini option to try multiple miniature martinis. 

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First Ladies of Wine

Café Riggs is pleased to offer an exclusive list of female–led wines on its wines by the glass menu. The menu focuses on women in the wine industry, who are paving the way as owners, collaborators, and winemakers.

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Champagne & Oysters

Our Champagne & Oyster special is back in Café Riggs, at the bar, and on the Patio & Garden Terrace. Enjoy specialty pricing on Laurent Perrier Champagne with a selection of half a dozen or full dozen Oysters every Wednesday from 4pm-10pm

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