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- Common areas deep cleaned daily
- Clean menu provided to every guest
- Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
- Limited number of seated diners
- Distancing maintained in common areas
- Extra space between tables
- Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
- Waiting staff wear masks
There is nothing to say other than GREAT CHOICE, EXCELLENT FOOD and SERVICE! A new must go and favorite restaurant. Now I Have to try the hotel side of it. 5 Stars for Cafe Riggs.
One of the best dinners I've ever had. Truly exceptional.
Delicious meat and vegetable options.
My husband and I had a lovely dinner at Cafe Riggs. Its a very attractive venue, with nice menu options. We booked an early dinner (post matinee at the Shakespeare Theater), and were glad that we had a reservation. Even though it was early (5:30) it filled up quickly. The service was exceptional -- very friendly, and attentive --both from our waiter and his assistant, who made sure that our water glasses were always filled and that plates were cleared at the appropriate time, etc. The food was delicious and nicely presented. My only critique would be that the prices are a bit steep -- not someplace you would want to go for everyday casual dinning. But for a special occasion, or when you you want a treat, it is great.
Food was very good, though pricey. Service and ambience were great.
Was very disappointed. I was there on Wednesday, Feb 19th for lunch and had the grilled octopus which I thought was fabulous. It is one of my favorite foods and the one by which i judge restaurants. The dish I had Wednesday for lunch was perfect. It was extremely tender and the sauce was perfection. The portion size was perfect, as there were two very nice size pieces. On Saturday I elected to have a salad and the octopus as my entree'. I was beyond disappointed when the portion size was about a third of what it had been on Wednesday. One very small thin piece of octopus and that was it. Same wonderful flavor and texture, but not remotely acceptable as even an appetizer portion. If the "all day menu" means same price and smaller portions for dinner then I would not be returning to the restaurant.
We were disappointed with the service and delay on drinks. For a Saturday night it seemed to have enough servers but not enough urgency.
Cafe Riggs is a great place for all occasions.
A peaceful coffee and breakfast before work (very easy because of their central downtown location), Brunch with friends, date night or drinks after a long day.
Cafe Riggs is able to provide the perfect setting for whatever you are looking for.
People working at this café were very hospitable and helpful. The architecture and ambience of this place is amazing and very lovely. The food was OK and could improve a little. I tried the steak which was a bit cold and chewy, but the fries that came with it tasted good and were fried perfectly. My fiancé had the Arctic Char which was tasty and just fine. My suggestion is to have higher standards for staff attire to match the amazing architecture and masterful design of the cafe. Overall I was satisfied with my experience and will go back for sure.
Great new restaurant with so much character in the ambiance. The food and service were fantastic.
Food and service were amazing!! Will definitely be back.
Talk about an overpriced meal! My husband got the steak tartare to start, which had an odd (maybe old?) aftertaste. He then followed with the steak frites, which was a good steak. Not a steak worth $50+. I got the pasta with mushroom ragu and it was tasty. I don’t think it was freshly made pasta, which would make it worth the higher price tag.
Gorgeous restoration of the building and we were so excited for a new place to open in our neighborhood, but we will not be going back.
Cafe Riggs offers takeaway which you can order by calling the restaurant at (202) 638-1800.
Cafe Riggs is rated 4.5 stars by 12 OpenTable diners.
You can book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size.