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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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Welcoming back our Museums

We are thrilled that the Washington DC museums are reopening throughout May  - we have missed them. Our immediate neighbors, the National Portrait Gallery, reopen on May 14th.

Our idea of a perfect weekend includes brunch on the Café Riggs terrace followed by an afternoon at the National Portrait Gallery!

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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 our military heroes , we want to give back and thank those who served and continue to serve. All military personnel, either current or veterans, 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 to Monday) to receive a 20% discount on your table’s check and to enter the competition.

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The Patio at Café Riggs

The Café Riggs Patio has been extended for the season to offer a new outdoor dining experience 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 in the heart of Penn Quarter.

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Graduation Celebrations

Celebrate your graduation in the heart of Penn Quarter. Whichever Washington DC University you're graduating from this year, Café Riggs can host your celebratory dinner either in the restaurant, on our patio or in one of our private dining spaces - including our Private Dinner Room, the Riggs Suite or our Semi Private Dining Room.

Contact our team below to reserve space for your Graduation dinner.

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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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