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L'Enfant Plaza, Washington DC

(2.2/5 based on 80+ reviews on the web)
Already unmatched in location and connectivity with direct access to the L’Enfant Plaza Metro station, the recent significant and comprehensive renovations have revealed a dramatically different L’Enfant Plaza with a renewed spirit and a new attitude.

An impressive three-story glass gateway entrance anchors an inviting square and floods an expansive retail area — flush with modern dining and shopping convenience — with natural light. Outdoor patio tables and indoor Wi-Fi lounge areas offer visitors a fresh new respite from the day. Upgraded office space now enjoys a contemporary and amenity-rich location.

- All new upgrades and office features, include a conference center, light-filled contemporary lobbies and updated common areas.

- An expanded retail area adds a wide variety of restaurants and shops and includes ample seating in a bright, light-filled environment capped by a stunning 32-foot glass atrium.

- An enviable location with unprecedented access to transportation and major federal agencies.

The Reimagined L'Enfant Plaza by the Numbers

- 1.2 Million SF mixed use project

- 800,000 SF of future development in the pipeline

- 40+ restaurants and shops

- Served by 5 Metro lines with direct indoor access

- 1,800 parking spaces
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  • For $1.25 to 2.50 per trip plus a one time cost of$2.00 for your card, I was able to travel from my hotel on C street via L'Enfant Plaza to Union Station for lunch to the memorials to the museum. The ...  more »
  • A mall that is ideal to eat when we visit or that one is in the federal district in Washington. Specializing in restaurants and fast food outlets, it allows to eat with a good choice! I could taste my 1st Five Guys here! :-)
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  • This is a busy and centralized Metro stop more than anything else. There are a few shops and a couple of food choices, but it seems pretty mundane overall. Unless this is a Metro changing or departing...  more »
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  • Always busy, but easy to find something to eat while working up in the area. Convenient to the metro and surrounding government buildings.
  • Good food court here, but I think they need to do better keeping the metro section clean. There was debris from inauguration left on the escalator steps for weeks afterwards. I walk here everyday, and I'm positive it was filthy due to inauguration. They didn't clean the junk of the escalator stairs until this past week on like Feb 10 (3 weeks), yet wmata wants a budget increase next year. Unbelievable.
  • Lots of food vendor choices. It was not difficult to find a place sit indoors for lunch during busy weekday noon hour. Access is very easy - right on top of the Metro exit. Reminded of many Canadian or European main train stations.
  • Nice food court area. Access to the DMV needs to be have better destination of signs ways to walk before reaching actual offices.
  • Pretty nice food court for the area. Lunch time is the premium time for patrons, but once the harbor construction is complete it should expand the premium time for shopping and eating. Very wide range of food options.