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Dining is one of the larger appeals of Park Hyatt Washington, thanks to its signature restaurant Blue Duck Tavern. The popular establishment serves up classic American cuisine in a setting that feels more like a friend’s home than a dining room. Guests can enter the restaurant through the pastry pantry, offering a glimpse of the sweets that will come — don’t miss the apple pie, it’s delicious.
But the real show here is the open kitchen. This isn’t just your average stove and countertop set-up that you can see in if you stand on your tippy toes and crane your neck; Blue Duck Tavern’s open area is center stage and literally has no walls between it and the dining room. The food is seasonal and hearty; think watermelon salad and shaved pork lomo or wood-oven fired, 30-day dry-aged New York strip. Blue Duck Tavern is open for breakfast and dinner daily, lunch Monday through Friday and brunch on the weekends.
The lounge is another popular spot, courtesy of its glass-enclosed booths that are perfect for conducting a meeting that can be seen but not heard. The dining style here is more shared plates than every man for himself, but that doesn’t mean you can’t hog a Maine lobster roll or braised beef short ribs all to yourself.
The Washington, D.C. hotel also boasts the Tea Cellar, a place where you can enjoy over 50 varieties from around the world, go on a sampling journey with the property tea expert or even host a tea party.