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The best views and best tables are outside at Café du Parc, the inviting French bistro at the Forbes Travel Guide Four-Star Willard InterContinental in Washington, D.C.
Ask the hostess for a table outside on Pennsylvania Avenue and in warm weather you’ll be treated to blooming cherry blossoms, warm breezes, and watching as tourists come from the nearby National Mall and Capitol Hill workers head home or to happy hour.
People watching is always a great pastime in Washington, D.C., since the capital attracts visitors from all over the world. From your table at the Forbes Travel Guide Recommended restaurant, you'll also enjoy views of the Capitol, the Washington Monument, and the often-overlooked executive branch office building.
The café is on Pennsylvania Avenue facing Pershing Park — hence the name, Café du Parc. Patrons can also see the Treasury Building on one end and the Capitol Building on the other end of the avenue. The café has views of the Washington Monument, White House grounds and the parks — and, of course, the courtyard with its lovely fountain. On the Fourth of July, an outdoor seat offers wonderful views of the national fireworks.