The Fairfax at Embassy Row - Dining in DC

Enjoy one of the best restaurants in DC at the Fairfax at Embassy Row.


The Fairfax at Embassy Row is a premier luxury hotel in Washington, D.C. Since the 1920s, our hotel has been a hot spot for politicians, diplomats, and dignitaries to get together for drinks and network. Located in the hip DuPont Circle, The Fairfax at Embassy Row gives visitors access to all of DC's main attractions via the nearby Metro station. DuPont Circle is also a hotbed of boutique shopping, fine dining, and historic landmarks. The Fairfax itself is a destination in the area with two newly renovated onsite restaurants.

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The Capitol Room is the flagship restaurant at our hotel, offering guests a fine dining experience in the same room that has served everyone from Jacqueline Kennedy to Joe DiMaggio. Previously named the Jockey Club, this dining option provides guests with classic American cuisine in a sophisticated and historic atmosphere.

For those seeking a phenomenal DC lounge and restaurant, look no further than The Fairfax Grille and Lounge. This recently revitalized establishment has a historic ambiance and offers casual American dining as well as popular drink specials and an extensive wine menu. We serve lunch and dinner and host a number of functions ranging from football and election debate viewings to wine tastings.

With a top-notch location and two established dining venues, The Fairfax at Embassy Row is one of DC's most well-loved establishments. Whether you're in from out of town or you're a local looking for a place to get good food and drinks, we're here to serve you. Browse our website for more information about dining in The Fairfax at Embassy Row.

Experience the Nutcracker Ballet at The Kennedy Center

Meet The Joffrey Ballet. Joffrey's The Nutcracker in DC delights fans of all ages this November 2015.

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If enjoying a holiday ballet isn't part of your family's traditions, this year is a perfect time to start this memorable experience. Watch the Nutcracker Ballet at The Kennedy Center between November 25 and 29, 2015. You'll hear the traditional music composed by Tchaikovsky that tantalizes the senses, and the experience fills you with holiday cheer by the very end.

This Nutcracker version uses grand Victorian costumes to set the stage for all of the actors. Numerous children appear onstage as the gift-giving scenes take place before the Nutcracker arrives. Magic appears to transcend the theater as toy soldiers are suddenly life-size, along with mice who guide the children throughout the story.

There's even more to experience besides the original Nutcracker story. The Arlington Children's Chorus chimes in with their beautiful melodies. Their vocals enhance the music, and they'll leave you wanting more. Make sure to watch the ballet until its very end because there's a special snow scene that cannot be missed. Children and adults usually make this ballet a must-see during the holiday season, so be sure to reserve your seats today.

Whether you see the Nutcracker once or several times this 2015 season, you'll want a comfortable hotel room to return to after the performance. Visit our website, so that you can pick out your favorite room before they're all filled with other ballet fans. The Fairfax at Embassy Row offers lush accomodations - perfect to re-charge from so that you're ready to explore DC's theater scene and beyond!

Enjoy the National Christmas Tree Lighting 2015 Ceremony

Come to Embassy Row for one of the most outstanding holiday events in DC.

HOLIDAYS_CHRISTMAS_lights (1)If you’re looking to attend a wonderful Christmas event in DC this year, you’ll love being a spectator at the National Christmas Tree Lighting ceremony. This ceremony is a community event that dates all the way back to 1923. This year’s lighting ceremony will be held on December 3, 2015, at 5 p.m. in President’s Park. The National Park Service event will feature the President and First Family, celebrities and several unique performances. By attending this spectacular gathering, you’ll have the opportunity to view the National Christmas Tree as well as the different state and territory trees decorated with their own special handmade ornaments.

If you’re interested in lending a hand, the National Park Service welcomes volunteer staff to join and help set up for this momentous occasion. Volunteers traditionally assist with setting up the model trains featured on the Pathway of Peace, a tradition that allows onlookers to view each of the state trees surrounding the National Christmas Tree. Musical performances associated with the National Christmas Tree Lighting ceremony are held continuously from December 9 through December 22, excluding December 14. Since the ceremony has grown to be so popular among both artists and spectators, there will be a different musical performance held each day.

The Fairfax at Embassy Row is just over a mile away from the White House, putting you in close proximity to many of the attractions and festivities featured in the country’s capital. Visit our website and book a stay with us, where you’ll be less than 1.5 miles northwest of the National Christmas Tree Lighting 2015 ceremony held at President’s Park.

Enjoy Food & Drink at DC Cocktail Week 2015

Grab some friends and find the best cocktail DC bars can offer.

EVENTS_FESTIVALS_Food WeekAnyone who is a connoisseur of food and beverages will want to attend DC Cocktail Week 2015, Nov 17-23,  an event that features the best offerings from more than 50 bars and restaurants in the Washington, D.C., metropolitan area. This annual event, which is sponsored by the Restaurant Association Metropolitan Washington, gives both locals and visitors the chance to try out a variety of new restaurants and enjoy specials on cocktail pairing in DC.

DC Cocktail Week 2015 takes place from November 17 to 23. If you're visiting the area and looking for a convenient place to make your home base, The Fairfax at Embassy Row offers intimate accommodations in the lively DuPont Circle neighborhood. Our stately and historic hotel provides stunning views of landmarks such as the Washington Monument, the National Cathedral and Embassy Row. It's a short walk, drive or subway ride to many of the area's most popular attractions as well as the restaurants participating in DC Cocktail Week. Come and enjoy all delicious choices DC has to offer! 


Plan your Power Business Breakfast in DC at The Capitol Room

Seal the deal in style with a business meeting over breakfast in DC.

The Capitol Room FairfaxFor Washington's elite business leaders, finding a morning breakfast location for meetings can be a challenge. You'll want to look for an established restaurant with excellent service and a quiet ambiance conducive to relaxed conversation between business colleagues.

There is not a more elegant location in the nation's capital for breakfast than the former Jockey Club in DC now The Capitol Room at The Fairfax at Embassy Row. A historic restaurant that has served such notables as John and Jacqueline Kennedy, Frank Sinatra, Eva Gabor and Joe DiMaggio, The Capitol Room is the perfect choice to host a business meeting over breakfast. When you decide to entertain your business associates with a power business breakfast in DC at The Capitol Room, you are sure to create an atmosphere that not only impresses your guests but also maximizes the possibilities for constructive discussion.

The Capitol Room offers casual sophistication for your breakfast business meetings. While no jacket or tie is required, this premier restaurant provides an outstanding breakfast menu of foods ranging from Eggs Benedict to Ricotta Pancakes. In addition, guests may enjoy any of the delicious offerings at the Breakfast Buffet. For your convenience, guests at The Capitol Room may take advantage of the hotel's valet parking services.

Situated in the exciting neighborhood of DuPont Circle, The Fairfax at Embassy Row is close to the major landmarks of Washington, D.C., including the national monuments, the White House, and the museums of the Smithsonian Institution. Make a reservation to dine at our historic hotel where you can expect to enjoy a spectacular variety of breakfast creations for you and your business colleagues. 

The Annual FotoWeekDC Festival Is on the Horizon

The streets will come to life in November as Foto Week DC brings some of the world's hottest photographers to town.

Woman-with-cameraFotoDC is devoted to providing a space where talented photographers can share their engaging art with area residents. Foto Week in DC events 2015 will include a range of competitions, exhibitions and presentations to bring exposure to both local and international talent. The wide range of events will run from November 7 to 15 with an opening night party on November 6 featuring an open bar, live music and photo booths.

Foto Week DC exhibits provide a wide and eclectic array of displays that test the boundaries of how we view and interact with photographic art. "Mount Vernon in 3-D: Then & Now" utilizes 3-D glasses and allows visitors a look at Mount Vernon through the years by exploring the local grounds. Local art space Newseum will host a series of 40 photographs providing a glimpse into the struggles of the developing world. "Aperture: Photographs," a collection of photographs charting the 50-year history of one of the region's most influential photographic foundations, will serve as the event's anchor exhibit.

The event will also feature a series called "Logan Foto Talks" that allows the audience a candid look into the lives of photographers. Featured names include Michael Forsberg, Krista Shyler and Paul Colangelo.

The Foto Week DC Competition will let photographers compete for exposure and prizes. Awards will be given out for three categories, including fine art photography, photojournalism and documentary, and photographer's choice. Each competition will be appraised by three carefully chosen judges from the photographic community.

Come support some of the most innovative voices in the photography scene at the Annual FotoWeekDC Festival. We hope you'll spend your visit with us at The Fairfax at Embassy Row as you enjoy the FotoWeek events and exhibits.

Boo at the Zoo at the National Zoo in DC

Halloween events in DC include hauntingly good fun for the whole family at the zoo.

Halloween events in the DC area get better every year, and 2015 is no exception. If you're in search of fun and unique events for children in DC this Halloween, don't miss the annual Boo at the Zoo celebration. Trick-or-treaters can visit the National Zoo dressed in their Halloween best October 23 through 25, from 5:30 – 8:30 p.m., where treats are in store for the whole family.
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Explore the Halloween-themed hay maze, the decorated trails, the scarecrow field and the first-ever pumpkin decorating contest. You'll also enjoy new additions that include an entertainment stage with live musicians, jugglers and a terrifyingly talented DJ spinning some of your favorite haunting melodies. All that exploration and dancing doesn't come without rewards; there will be more than 40 treat stations set up throughout the zoo to dispense traditional Halloween favorites, and there's even a Whole Foods Market for some delicious, healthy alternatives.

The biggest attraction is the animals, of course. You and your family can visit the Ed-zoo-cation Stations to get up close and personal with some of the most famous residents and their keepers. You'll see lions and tigers, say "Hello" to the giant pandas and even meet some creatures that only come out at night. Get more information about admissions for this year's Boo at the Zoo at the National Zoo in DC via the zoo's website.

While you're in town, you'll find family-friendly accommodations at the The Fairfax at Embassy Row. Our luxury suites offer all of the comforts of home, and we're within walking distance of the metro line to all the attractions in the DC area, including the White House, the Lincoln Memorial and the beautiful National Zoo. Book your reservation today, and don't forget to ask about more fun things to do in DC for Halloween.

Hosting the Holidays at The Fairfax at Embassy Row

Use our venue space in Washington DC to throw a holiday party no one will ever forget!

There are dozens of things on your mind and on your checklist around the holidays. The last thing you want to worry about is finding the right space for your holiday party. When you plan parties and meetings at The Fairfax at Embassy Row, you get everything you need under one roof and take some of the worries off your mind. As long as you have an idea about the number of people on your guest list, you can easily book a room large enough for a family get-together or a corporate party for your business associates.

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With six meeting rooms, you can rest assured that we offer the space you need. Our largest meeting space is approximately 2,600 square feet in size and can hold even the largest of groups. Some might opt for the Capital Room, which has an elegant and traditional look, but you'll also find meeting spaces that are more modern for your group. Your out-of-town guests will feel more relaxed because they can reserve 1 of 259 guest rooms with us for after the party.

Here at The Fairfax at Embassy Row, we know that holiday party planning in Washington DC is often difficult. Not only do you need to decide on a guest list and find a venue, but you must also deal with ordering or preparing food, taking care of music and decorating too. Let us take some of those worries and hassles off your mind. We can work with you to ensure that your guests have everything they need and that your party is a smashing success.

Come in and chat with us to plan the perfect holiday party for a group of any size or submit your Request for Proposal right here! RFP

Taste of DC 2015 Is Coming in October

Try the Taste of DC Wine Walk, Beer Garden, and plenty of great food this fall.

Outstanding food, an array of beer and wines, live entertainment and demonstrations from chefs pack two amazing days at the Taste of DC. Running on Saturday, October 10, and Sunday, October 11, 2015, this lively food festival features over 40 of local eateries, 10 food trucks, and more than 50 beers and wines available over four blocks of Pennsylvania Avenue Washington DC. The festival entrance is located at 7th St NW and Pennsylvania Avenue NW, and, with three metro stations only a few blocks away, getting to and from the festival is a breeze.

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Exhibiting restaurants this year include Ambar, Crave, Morton’s Steakhouse, Po Boy Jim, Smoke & Barrel and plenty more. The variety of food available makes the festival a great way to get out and sample some of the city’s finest fare all in one location. Admission tickets include a drink voucher, and a free rice, noodle or salad bowl from ShopHouse that you can use after the festival. Additional drink tickets can be used to purchase beverages at the Wine Walk and at the Beer Garden, where you can enjoy live music at the Taste of DC Beer Garden Music Stage while sampling the craft beers on offer this year. On Saturday, make sure to check out the fourth annual Ben’s Chili Bowl World Chili Eating Championship. The whole weekend is full of great food, with each vendor offering a selection from their menu, including tasting portions so you can sample a wide variety all in one fantastic weekend.

The Fairfax at Embassy Row is excited for the return of this great food festival to Washington, DC. After the festival closes down for the night, relax in one of our luxurious, Georgian-style rooms and enjoy the comforts that our thoughtful amenities provide.

Washington International Horse Show Trots Into DC October 20

The district jumps into competition with one of the country's largest equestrian events at Verizon Center Washington DC.

WIHSGet set for a week of classic horsemanship with a modern twist at the Washington International Horse Show. This annual competition features some of the finest equestrian exhibitions in the country as well as entertainment for the whole family. It's East meets West as riders from across the country compete in this six day event that opens on October 20, and culminates with the $125,000 Longines FEI World Cup TM Jumping and the President's Cup Grand Prix on the 24th.

In between official events and exhibitions, you can enjoy shopping, dining, and crafts at venues set up throughout the Verizon Center. The event is split into day and evening sessions that run from 7:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. and from 7:00 p.m. - 10:30 p.m. Each day features a theme and attractions that are dedicated to honoring great American traditions, including Barn Night at WIHS. Another highlight includes Military Night at WIHS, which is a salute to all four branches of our military. Special discounts are available when you present a valid military ID.

The kids will also have plenty to do, both inside and outside the venue. In fact, Saturday is Kid's Day at WIHS, a free, family-friendly celebration complete with pony rides and other activities. Come for the thrill of competition and the exhilaration of one of the world's great sporting pastimes, and stay for the pageantry of the awards and closing ceremonies on October 25th.

If you're planning to be in Washington, D.C., for the event, book a room with us at The Fairfax at Embassy Row. We're a luxury accommodation close to all of the events as well as many sightseeing sights around the DC metro area. You can learn more on our website.