Luxury Dining – Fairmont Washington, D.C.

Today I had the pleasure of viewing the multi-million dollar renovation in the lobby and courtyard of the Fairmont in Washington, D.C. I was impressed with the sleek and modern designs – think minimal but luxurious. With gold and silver palettes of decor and a crushed blue color throughout.



The lobby bar and lounge is open everyday from 11:00am-12:45am – you can stop by and order delicious food from their new menu or just have a drink, coffee or alcoholic. Whichever you choose.
I tried a variety of things on the menu today and not only was I impressed but the food was bursting with flavor.
I tried 3 appetizers today:

  • Trio of Mediterranean Salads
  • Vegetable Flatbread
  • Chicken Croquettes

All 3 items were delicious – my favorite was the vegetable flatbread – which had Cilantro Pesto, Sautéed Spinach, Onions, Roasted Peppers, Button Mushrooms, and Feta Cheese on it.


Vegetable Flatbread and Croquettes




Trio of Mediterranean Salads

I tried 2 different plates:

  • Lobster Grilled Cheese & Bacon Jam Sandwich with Zucchini Fries, Sriracha Aioli
  • Smoked Beer Brined Brisket Sandwich with Toasted Rye, Local “Sloppy Mama” BBQ Sauce, Crispy Tabasco Onions

Both sandwiches were unreal. The lobster grilled cheese with bacon jam was well complimented and the brisket was so succulent it was similar to cotton candy, it melted in your mouth. Both were really good and I could not choose a favorite here – they were both big winners.


Lobster and Bacon Jam Grilled Cheese


Beer Brined Brisket Sandwich


Beer Brined Brisket Sandwich

Lastly, I tried 2 desserts:

  • The Hot Chocolate – Chocolate Cake, Rooftop Honey Marshmallow, Pistachio Streusel, Cooper’s Noche Chocolate Sauce
  • Virginia Chess Pie – Local Vinegar Ice Cream, Pecans, Roasted Apples, Cured Egg Yolks

The Hot Chocolate


Virginia Chess Pie

I am a big fan of sweets – both of these dishes were incredible, but if I had to choose a favorite, it would be the hot chocolate – because I love chocolate.
Overall – I loved the new menu and the renovation of the lobby. Now I just have to talk myself out of going here everyday for lunch when I am home.

Read More: Staying at the Fairmont Hotel in Washington, D.C.

Additional Information:

  • Address: 2401 M Street, NW Washington District of Columbia, United States 20037
  • Phone: 1 202 429 2400
  • Menu for food –> here
  • Beverage menu –> here

Disclaimer: I was hosted by the Fairmont Washington, but as always – opinions are entirely my own. 



  1. February 17, 2017 / 3:46 pm

    Wow, what a great upscale dining experience. DC sure does have some incredible places to eat! I am intrigued by the lobster grilled cheese! And vinegar ice cream? I don’t think I can get my head around that one 😛

    • February 18, 2017 / 7:22 pm

      The ice cream was actually fabulous – it didn’t hanve a strong vinegar taste like you would expect.

  2. February 17, 2017 / 4:56 pm

    Looks so yummy….I love when a chef cares so much how the whole plate looks like…The composition!

    • February 18, 2017 / 7:23 pm

      Me too! I strongly believe presentation is everything when serving food

  3. February 17, 2017 / 5:05 pm

    The lobby is gorgeous! I want those lounge-ish chairs for my home! And the desserts look heavenly as well. I’m probably going to have to go to DC now just to check this out in person.

    • February 18, 2017 / 7:24 pm

      The chairs are fabulous! I was telling my husband about them <3 I would highly recommend a visit or even a weekend trip. Lovely hotel

  4. ReedG
    February 17, 2017 / 5:31 pm

    The Chef at the Fairmont Washington DC is quite creative not to mention top-notched. He has a great talent for creativity and execution of his taste and composition!!!

    • February 18, 2017 / 7:24 pm

      I would agree. I have diner here a few times and really enjoy his creations

  5. February 18, 2017 / 2:37 pm

    Holy cow everything looks amazing, lobster grilled jam and cheese seriously! And that Hot Chocolate desert I would be in heaven!

    • February 18, 2017 / 7:24 pm

      Its like heaven for big kids. I will always love a grilled cheese – especially if it is a gourmet one <3

  6. February 18, 2017 / 8:12 pm

    The dessert looks divine. Everything seemed to perfect, from the interiors, the design and of course the food is very appetizing.

    • February 19, 2017 / 6:56 pm

      They did a really ice job with the renovations and the new menu:)

  7. February 18, 2017 / 9:22 pm

    Wow love this post. Everything looks so good.. Thanks for sharing Xx

  8. February 18, 2017 / 11:39 pm

    Wow, what a luxury dining experience it must have been. I have visited Washington DC several times but never stayed in Fairmont hotel there and didn’t attend that restaurant inside the hotel for sure. Everything looks truly delicious!!!

  9. February 19, 2017 / 12:31 pm

    Looks really delicious and the decor is beautiful! I really like the desserts, always go for them anywhere we go! Hot chocolate cake must be really good!

  10. February 19, 2017 / 2:39 pm

    The sleek and modern design won my heart too. And the food as well looks delicious

  11. February 20, 2017 / 11:31 am

    Loving the decor in this place and the food looks yummy 🙂

  12. February 20, 2017 / 5:35 pm

    I’ve actually been to this restaurant and it is absolutely amazing!! Your pics alone made my mouth start watering just remembering it! I will definitely have to make another date night here!

  13. Always a Foreigner
    February 22, 2017 / 6:08 pm

    I’m headed to Washington D.C. in May, and this looks excellent! I love the D.C. food scene. So much creativity and classic tastes perfected.

  14. February 23, 2017 / 6:04 am

    That renovation was worth it! And food looks so yummy!

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