The Jockey Club at Fairfax at Embassy Row


Chef Ralf Hofmann of The Jockey Club - Washington, DC

2100 Massachusetts Avenue Northwest
Washington, DC 20008
(202) 835-2100
Hours: Mon-Fri 12pm-2:30pm, 6pm-10:30pm; Sat-Sun 6pm-10:30pm

If you pass through the luxurious lobby of the Fairfax at Embassy Row Hotel, under the chandelier and in between the antique jockey mannequins, you will find The Jockey Club, part of DC’s dining scene since the 1960s. Today the food is still contemporary American, but European nuances are part of the deal thanks to German Chef Ralf Hofmann. His training in European hotels is evident in dishes like the traditional chilled leek-and-potato soup Vichyssoise, but he plays a little with the garnishes, pairing it with a purple potato salad, salmon caviar, and chive oil. Popular German dishes like bread dumplings make their way into some of the garnishes, but overall the classic spirit of the restaurant is respected.

Recommended Dishes:
  • Vichyssoise, Purple Potato Salad, Salmon Caviar, and Chive Oil
  • Seared Scallops, Pennsylvania Mushrooms, Lemongrass Beurre Blanc, and Spiced Popcorn