Best American Food Restaurants In Washington Near Me

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1. SUCCOTASH

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1600 reviews
SUCCOTASH
Location
5
Price/Quality
5
Service
5
Parking
5
Wifi quality
5

Address: 915 F St NW, Washington, DC 20004

Schedule: Closed ⋅ Opens 4PM

Telephone: (202) 849-6933

Guy: Southern restaurant (US)



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Rachel Murphy: Ordered the taste of the south. The food was overall pretty good, plentiful and the sampler was a nice way to try many things. Full orders at other tables looked very large. Sadly the overall experience was not great and I’d probably not return. A couple small things combined were disappointing. A raw piece of chicken replaced with a piece way over cooked (clearly the kitchen was mad) - we never ever send food back but raw chicken we did. The manager seemed to place blame on us (a lucky chicken vein). I have a shellfish allergy and asked if possible to get a scoop of the grits(without shrimp) just to taste and that was ignored. Wasn’t looking to substitute but it would have been nice (or told not possible if the shrimp was cooked in). Then a 4 top was placed at a table next to us when the restaurant was fairly empty with many open tables in the same server section. In covid times seemed odd. Plenty of brunch places in dc so I’ll try others instead of returning

Dominique: Came here for dinner while visiting a friend in the DMV area. The ambiance is nice. It's large with ample seating. It's dim-lit giving that romantic vibe. My friend and I both ordered the Belle's Punch to start. It has both vodka and bourbon, but the mango-flavored vodka, ginger and mint mask the alcohol. We got the cornbread cakes to start. We could have skipped it. They were small donut hole-sized. Wasn't like traditional cornbread and we weren't really a fan. The rest of the meal was great though. I ordered the shrimp and grits which was truly delicious. Loved the shrimp in it. It was cooked perfectly and all the flavors of the meal came together really well. My friend got the chicken and waffles with the largest pieces of fried chicken I've ever seen. My other friend ordered the Dirty chicken which had honey gochujang so it was pretty spicy. There was no sides that came with it, but the portion size was gigantic. She thought it was delicious, but couldn't really handle the heat. Overall, the meal was good, but the service left something to be desired. Perhaps the server was having a bad day, but we had to prompt him to come by first to take our orders and then throughout the whole meal down to getting the check. The issue was that with the other tables he was far more attentive. That definitely shouldn't deter anyone from going here. The meal was great and it's worth coming here for the food.

Bwalya: Was looking for a brunch place in a pinch and was referred here by a friend. This place was perfect! Service was exemplary from the moment we walked through the door to when our server returned our cards. She was humorous, patient, and extremely helpful. The drinks were great and the food was worth traversing DC for, I'll be back for sure 👍🏿

Aaron Renshaw: Had a great time here. Lots of care taken with both menu and bar options. Everything we had was top notch and ample portions. Cocktails were great and our bartender, Rafael, was fantastic! This will absolutely be on my list for a return visit when I'm back to DC

Miracle Reason: Absolutely loved this place! I went with my cousin for her birthday.The restaurant itself is a vibe - Beautiful seating/ decor, perfect for a classy dinner. Service was amazing shout out to Kayla who took great care of us. Drinks were delicious. Had my 1st proper whiskey sour with egg white. She had the cactus rose, a tequila drink. For starters we had Wings and the fried green tomato salad- Amazing, ESPECIALLY the wings. I had the chicken and waffles and when I say that was probably the best waffle & syrup I have ever had I'm not over exaggerating. The chicken was nice and crispy. She had the shrimp and grits which was very flavorful. I highly recommend.

Brenna Belletti: Delicious food & drinks at a great price point. The other reviews are correct on here about the service, it's extremely slow. We had to ask to pack up the rest of our order so that we wouldn't miss our show at Ford's theater even though we gave ourselves a few hours for dinner! We got the taste of the south courses dinner so that we could try a little bit of everything and it was fantastic!

K R: Succotash kinda sucked…. The atmosphere was great, our waiter Mike was patient and kind and we loved his service! When it came to the food it was disappointing- sticky buns: dry, waffles: hard, hang over special: salty, with gravy on a fried egg instead of the biscuit… why?… If you’re coming for food lower your expectations. If you’re coming to feel sophisticated yet comfy you’re in the right spot. I also noticed the people next to us not finish their food. Worth noting.

Bryan Mroz: Went on a Friday evening. It was full but we had reservations and we were seated quickly. Service was a bit slow but our waitress was friendly and knowledgeable. Food was perfect. We had Shrimp and Grits and Catfish. Great ambiance. There was love music mostly soul and jazz.

Vin D Sr.: Amazing menu and a fine meal. Staff was great and we enjoyed the atmosphere! Chicken and waffles outstanding as was the smoked steak! Sides were awesome too! So good we had to take a few orders to go! Highly recommend. Make a rez to secure a table at this hot spot.

Chris Taylor: Amazing space with comfy booths. They had live music which was a nice touch. The staff were friendly and attentive. The food was good, I enjoyed some food came as starters. Loved the milk punch cocktail and the honey old fashioned. A good spot.

2. Ted's Bulletin

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3806 reviews
Ted's Bulletin
Location
5
Price/Quality
5
Service
5
Parking
5
Wifi quality
5

Address: 1818 14th St NW, Washington, DC 20009

Schedule: Closed ⋅ Opens 7AM

Telephone: (202) 265-8337

Guy: American restaurant



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Arash Tavakoli: I had one of my best dining experiences in this place. The breakfast is easily enough for two people. The staff are super welcoming. Try their tarts and that tastes like heaven. Been very happy with the pancakes and hey they bring you a whole container of coffee. I also really liked that when we ordered one breakfast for two, they put it in two different plates. Thoughtful! So enjoy!

Calvin Thumma: My wife and I went here after a recommendation from a co-worker of mine. The area we are from has a number very good bistro and brunch locations but this meal blew them out of the water. My French toast was by far the best I’ve ever had, the bacon was crisp, potatoes were perfect and the eggs yummy. My wife’s meal was equally delicious, she order eggs, potatoes, toast and sausage. Nicole was our server and made sure every was perfect and never left our drinks get close to empty

Paul LaVigne: Enjoyed the bakery treats we had the other day so much we came back for brunch. Be sure to call ahead for reservations as this is a very busy place with longer wait times. The food was excellent. I do recommend you come and enjoy this place when you’re in town

Angelica Norman-Beltran: Walked past this restaurant on my way home and decided to stop and have dinner. I'm so glad I did. My waitress was very nice and sociable. I ordered their Lavender Mule from the cocktail menu, Loaded Tater tots to start and decided to go with Avocado toast for my dinner, and finished everything off with their seasonal Cherry Blossom Churros. Every thing tasted amazing, I'd caution on using too much of the ranch sauce on the tater tots. It added an extra salt flavor that my mouth didn't like, use it sparingly. The Avocado toast was worth it the price. The poached eggs were made perfectly and there was a lot more avocado than I expected so that was a pleasant surprise. (Note it can be spicy with they peppers they use). All in all I'm happy I found this place while on a walk. I'll need to stop by again and try out a nother dish!

Jessica Zheng: Pretty good brunch location! For drinks, we just got a caramel iced coffee and a vanilla milkshake. Coffee was okay, didn’t really taste the caramel flavor at all. For our meals- I got the Big Mark Breakfast. The sausage was very tasty but the eggs and hash brown were pretty bland, I ended up using dipping them in ketchup. Boyfriend got the salmon toast, that was surprisingly tasty! I was just weirded about eating raw salmon as my first meal of the day but it caught me by surprise!

Tilak Kalaria: Absolutely spectacular dining experience at Tex’s Bulletin for brunch. Service was awesome in this spot with a great ambience and location in DC. The food was excellent too so much to choose from. Their avacado toast has such great attention to detail. The S’mores tart was special! To better enhance our awesome experience someone kind patron paid for my party of 5’s brunch!! Highly recommend Ted’s!!

Amanda Pokrzywa: Friendly service, great atmosphere, insanely delicious food! Highly recommend the BBQ & Bacon Bloody Mary! There's something special about their homemade tarts. The Huevos Rancheros hit all the flavor profiles I was looking for.

Fiorella Hidalgo: Went to get the special cherry blossom dessert during the Cherry Blossom Festival! Smoked Salmon Benedict is one of the best I ever had before! (I like it better than Kramer’s!). It took a while to get seated on a Sunday morning, so try to make a reservation in advance!

Hannah: Okay. I’m excited to review this place as an avid brunch food lover. To begin: we were told that the wait time was 40mjn and given a buzzer. Great. No problem, totally understand. To be fair, we hadn’t made reservations that morning. We wait 50min. They then tell us to wait another 30 minutes. My pregnant and hungry friend got it changed to 20min. Still. Once inside, the vibes were great. Our server was fast and attentive. Huge food portions and cute decor. Definitely not worth the weird waiting times, but will definitely make reservations next time!

Jacob Grice: Breakfast was awesome!!! Staff was super nice, restaurant was clean and the atmosphere was uplifting and calming at the same time. Food was very good and filling , you must try the cheese cake!! Defiantly will be back again!!

3. Article One - American Grill

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140 reviews
Article One - American Grill
Location
5
Price/Quality
5
Service
5
Parking
5
Wifi quality
5

Address: 400 New Jersey Ave NW #2002, Washington, DC 20001

Schedule: Closed ⋅ Opens 7AM

Telephone: (202) 719-8478

Guy: American restaurant



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MS Tabu Winslow Morris, MBA: I attended the COE Leadership Summit and Policy Conference at the Hyatt. I commuted from Towson, Maryland to Washington, D.C. every day. I would rush in to the breakfast buffet before our sessions started. Your staff was friendly and seated me right away. Even helped me have seat close to the entrance so that I could exit quickly to get to my session after eating. Your restaurant is clean and you have a good selection of food on the menu. Thank you for the good food and friendly service.

Rafael Alencar: TERRIBLE SERVICE I was writing a bad review about the service. And I realize there are so many complains about the bad service. I wonder why they keep the staff (?) If they want names, here is one: Marino (he's the worst) Stay away from this restaurant.

Igor Ostrovsky: Breakfast buffet is excellent - lots of variety, moderate price (don't miss that $25 off $50 dining coupon they offer with hotel reservation!), comfortable location right in the main lobby of the hotel. Pre-cooked scrambled eggs/bacon are hit or miss - were great one morning, but barely warm on another. Still, there is an omelet station - get it cooked to your specs right in front of you. Coffee is consistently good. Plenty of cold cuts, pastries and fresh fruit. Haven't tried sausages or pancakes - but they looked/smelled good. Bagels, oatmeal, yogurt, cereals - all typical breakfast staples. You won't leave hungry.

William Schlimm: RUDE STAFF They can serve gold in the menu, if the employers are impolite, there's no reason to eat there ever again. Specially in a place where there's a restaurant each corner. Worker called Marino is rude and aggressive from head to toe. I understand some restaurants keeps low budget for hiring unexperienced or bad trained waiters. But this one should work no where but on his manners. Stay away from this restaurant and try the one across the street.

Chanda Rice: The service here is excellent. I had multiple servers checking on me to ensure I had everything I needed. The bread with dinner is soft, warm and delicious. The weekend all you can eat breakfast has a nice assortment of options and juices.

Abq Tours: Limited menu. Ok staff. Good drinks! Avg food. $30 out the door for chicken Caesar salad & iced tea.

Kim Nguyen: Great hotel restaurant! Usually hotel restaurants are just eh. Appreciate the interesting menu with some organic and local ingredients... and even a sustainable catch of the day dish. Enjoyed the fluffy omelet, crispy hash browns and cheese plate for room service.

casmithwv: I was out walking around the museums all day and figured I'd give my feet a rest and give the hotel bar a chance despite the bad reviews. The hotel lobby is pretty and it's a nice space. Right off the bat, something felt off because someone was coming up to the bar because her waiter didn't bother to give her any utensils and the bartender wasn't giving her the time of day. The bartender took a while to acknowledge my presence and didn't seem to speak English very well. I ordered a couple of appetizers and I didn't finish either of them. They both tasted cheap and weren't particularly interesting. I had a couple of beers as well ($8/each). I thought they might do mixed drinks better, so I ordered an old fashioned. It was okay. Not great. They charged me $19 for it though, and that's where they lost me. My total (with tip) was $83. That was not an $83 meal. If I was paying $35 for that meal in Morgantown, WV I'd have no complaints, but for $83 in DC I could've walked across the street and had a better meal.

Aaron WF: Service is friendly. The place is clean and the hamburger I has was very good.

Sam Dey: Not so great. 👎 Average hotel lounge food, OK for people 'stuck' at the hotel.

4. Founding Farmers DC

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12491 reviews
Founding Farmers DC
Location
4.9
Price/Quality
4.8
Service
4.8
Parking
4.8
Wifi quality
4.8

Address: 1924 Pennsylvania Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20006

Schedule: Closed ⋅ Opens 7:30AM

Telephone: (202) 822-8783

Guy: American restaurant



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Erica Anstey: We had a fabulous experience here. It's a very fun atmosphere and the food was delicious. I had the crazy corn chicken salad and it might be my most favorite salad ever. My husband had the southwest chicken salad and my daughter had the chicken and waffles. Everyone enjoyed their meal. Our waitress, Camilla, was fantastic and has a great personality. Everyone working there seemed like they were having a good time.
Response: Thank you so much for your review, Erica! I am glad that you and your family enjoyed their dining experience. Please dine with us again! -Xenia

Tyler Davis: Quality food and drinks! Stopped by while out and about visiting DC with the family. Short walk from several metro stations. Reserved a table during lunchtime the morning we went and was seated minutes after we showed up. Staff was attentive and my drink was never empty. Reasonable prices for the quality food you get considering the location and love the bar menu. Was recommended this place by several people and it was quickly apparent why. Will definitely visit again next time we are in DC!
Response: Awesome! Thank you so much! -Jessica

Konstantinos Rizakos: We were seated promptly at our reservation time. The hosts and servers were polite and effective, albeit the food and drinks took a while to come out. Everything was very very tasty. The meat in particular. Try the prime rib, and the pork chops - but you may want to ask that they cook less than you usually like because ours were slightly over cooked.
Response: Thank you so much for the glowing review! Please come back soon! -Jessica

Kimberly Giang: Omg so yummy. Visited DC for the first time and found this restaurant for breakfast. It definitely did not disappoint! It was so yummy we came back the next morning. We reserved a table online and good thing we did because it gets crowded fast. Our table was ready when we arrived and all of the staff was very friendly. Food came out fast. The French toast was so unique and tasted amazing. I loved the Eggs Benedict and how crispy the hash browns were! Definitely would come back!
Response: Thank you so much for the glowing review!! So glad you enjoyed your first dining experience with us! We look forward to seeing you again soon! -Jessica

Francess Kargbo: I've gone to Founding Farmers for brunch previously, but I'm glad to say I prefer their supper menu. The chicken was well seasoned and juicy. The green beans were fresh, and I substituted mashed potatoes for the honey scotch carrots as the side. The food was delicious, and the service was excellent. I definitely suggest this restaurant as a dinner option; you will like it.

WooDo Jedi: Good service! Our server was outstanding. (Front hostess and host didn’t make us feel welcome though - we felt like cattle coming through the door). Our orders came our timely and had that flavor profile that spoke of home. We would definitely return here!
Response: Though the welcome was not warm, we are thrilled you enjoyed the meal and service! We look forward to your next visit and giving you a great experience from start to finish! -Tiffany

Peter Shaw: Great food and coffee, albeit slightly over priced. The beignets were very very good. Personally don't think the egg scramble was worth ordering. Service was good but the food came out rather slowly. Waited a good 45 min for food to come out.
Response: Hi, Peter. I am very sorry you waited so long for your breakfast order. We appreciate your patience and look forward to seeing you again! :) -Kerry

Frankie Painter: This is our 3rd time here and WOW, everything we’ve ever ordered has been amazing! We always start with the honey cornbread and this time I got Scallops Meunière with butternut squash risotto and my husband got catfish with grits and green beans. My scallops were cooked to perfection - they cut like butter. The atmosphere here is warm and cozy but lively, although there were way less people this time because of social distancing restrictions. Our waiter was super! We had to show an ID and proof of vaccination. Highly, highly recommend!!
Response: Thank you so much for the amazing review, Frankie! We are so thrilled to read that you and your husband enjoyed your visit with us! We aim to give you a great experience on your 4th visit also! Thank you so much for dining with us! -Najjah :)

Ying Liang: Friend took me here for dinner when I visited DC. We went on a late weekday evening. Definitely call for reservations ahead of time because it was incredibly crowded. I’m not sure how long we would’ve had to wait if we didn’t plan for that. Our waitress was very nice, food took a while, probably because it was so busy! So plan some time to catch up and relax. It was sort of dark and loud but the restaurant still had nice ambiance. I got the chicken and waffles… and oh my goodness, it was the best fried chicken and the best waffles I’ve ever had. So freaking good. The green beans were crunchy/fresh and the mac and cheese was decent. Not sure what sauce it came with but I was enjoying it! I would probably try to get here for early brunch next time instead. Definitely recommend you stop by if you get the chance.
Response: Thank you so much for the glowing review. Please come back soon! -Jessica

Goose Prevot: Stumbled upon this restaurant while walking over towards the Lincoln Memorial. The atmosphere was awesome. The prices were reasonable for the quality of the food. The staff was very friendly and knowledgeable. I liked that the craft cocktail spirits were distilled by the restaurant. We were able to purchase a bottle to take home as well. The food was very tasty. It is a definite try if you are around the area.
Response: Awesome! I'm so glad you enjoyed everything. Please come back soon!- Amber

5. Georgia Brown's

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2428 reviews
Georgia Brown's
Location
4.2
Price/Quality
4.3
Service
4.2
Parking
4.2
Wifi quality
4.2

Address: 950 15th St NW, Washington, DC 20005

Schedule: Closed ⋅ Opens 11:30AM

Telephone: (202) 393-4499

Guy: American restaurant



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Nicholas Stephens: Had a wonderful Mother's Day dinner here. A party of 8, we were seated in the back by the kitchen. Ambiance was vibrant, music selection was great throughout the night and our server was very attentive. Got the fried snapper fish, came with a full body fried fish! Skin was crispy and flavorful, and the meat was tender. Rice and side salad came with the dish, provided good balance. My partner tried the Carolina Gumbo, to her liking! Will definitely return for date night or just a nice random dinner outing. Enjoy!

Warman Hall: This may be one of the funnest times I've ever had dinning out while out of town! The restaurant is beautiful and they've done a great job of decorations. The menu is an interesting and varied offering based on Southern soul food and New Orleans cuisine. I was able to join a large group of people and the restaurant was able to accommodate us wonderfully. The live music was also fantastic. I highly recommend the chicken fried steak!

Drea Dawson: The food was decent. The atmosphere was nice, with the exception of the large homeless area across the street which is very sad. However, it deterred us from sitting out side. Service was horrible. The restaurant was pretty much empty and still took 30minutes to make our meals. The server rarely checked on us. The bread was cold and super dry. The drinks were really good. Parking was of course horrible in the location it is placed. The valet is $20 cash only, the man was nice enough to let me cashapp him. The worse part is that they added Gratuity of 20% to a table of 2 people. It's like they forget that people earn tips not demand them. The prices of the food is too expensive honestly for what you get. I hope they are paying all of their staff extremely well outside of tips with the cost of everything and automatically adding Gratuity. I was going to tip the young lady well anyway, due to being a server in college, but the auto Gratuity that she said is their policy total turned me off from the place. For Salmon, spinach, fries, and fried green tomatoes it was roughly $88. Yes you read that correctly. I will say the salmon was large and Cooked well.

Florence: Georgia, oh Georgia! Scrumptious Southern fare. With a last-minute reservation, I came here on a Tuesday night with 6 other people (2 children) and we were seated right away. Service was extremely friendly and fast. I highly recommend the Appetizer Sampler which is good for 4-6 people or 2 people as a decent meal. While every item was great, the standout, hands-down were the Devils on Horseback (bacon-wrapped dates, goat cheese, and oil and vinegar). Then I super enjoyed my Carolina Gumbo- a rich stew full of spicy andouille, okra, duck, shrimp, chicken, lump crab meat, and rice- WHAT?! Leftovers reheated well the next day. For dessert, though we were all full af, we all took spoonfuls (or more!) of the Brioche Bread Pudding. Their food packed with heart and soul keeps Georgia Brown's on my mind. NOTES: **Wheelchair-accessible, clean restroom **Street parking mildly available, several parking decks close by.

Dan Larson: Friendly and attentive service. Our waiter was awesome. We had 5 people at our table and the food was a mixed bag - some dishes were fabulous and others not so much. Surprisingly the fried chicken was dry and tough. Dishes did not come out all at once, with a 15 minute delay from the first dish to the last. Overall atmosphere was very nice with live music. I'd try it again, hopefully next time the kitchen will be doing better.

Jon Kemp: The wife gives it 5 stars. It's no Mike's American when it comes to service but I've never NOT seasoned food after tasting it. They ran out of the extremely delicious according to Jose our waiter. So I had to settle for the stuffed shrimp which was very good. The others in our party loved ❤ the food. Sweet peach tea as good & sweet as it was Wasn't as good as Mike's. The fried chicken was great according to the wife. Catfish appetizers crunchy but even with the dipping sauce can be a pass even though we cleaned the plate. WARNINGS the bill total includes a 20% tip. Pay the tax and the subtotal not the suggested amount. I double tipped. My mistake, don't let it be yours. Dessert was brioche bread Pudding and not as sweet as the hot peach cobbler and I got the ice cream separately.

Laurie Saunders: Enjoyed Sunday brunch and music. The whole experience was wonderful. Creative food pairings we would never tried on our own. Last day for the current band. Hoping they will be back soon. Such a talented bunch. 🎶

Misty L. Smith: So this is Georgia Browns in Washington DC!!!! It is a must try when visiting Washington, the food, decor, atmosphere and service professionals were excellent! Johnathon was our server and was terrific!! Now the food was incredible, we ordered 4 entrees, the lamb chops, Devil shrimp, country friend steak and Crab cakes, let me tell you the food was amazing!!! The jalapeño corn was amazing!! Highly recommend and we will definitely be back.

Sharon Nichols: Love going to this black owned establishment. The brunch is always good. Ryan @ the bar is Great, his customer service skills are phenomenal and as a mixologist his cocktails are always on point! Best Paloma I've ever had!

Crystal Gaskins: I don't even know where to start. Over all great experience!!!! Diamond is the best!!!! The people that mentioned her in the reviews didn't lie.... She is great!!!! The food was good also. The Greens and Mac and cheese that I ate off someone else's plate was awesome. We will definitely be back!!!! Oh the peach martini from the bar was perfect!!!!

6. Firefly

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744 reviews
Firefly
Location
4.1
Price/Quality
4.1
Service
4.2
Parking
4.1
Wifi quality
4.1

Address: 1310 New Hampshire Ave NW, Washington, DC 20036

Schedule: Closed ⋅ Opens 4PM

Telephone: (202) 861-1310

Guy: New American restaurant



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Sadhana G: Went to this beautiful place for brunch on a Sunday. The food was a whole new level of excitement! Presentation and quality of the food and the good ambience set the right tone for the weekend. But the only setback was the price. We had an Egg frittata, chicken and waffles and Egg Benedict-crab ( the chef special) and it cost us 70$. A great place to grab finger food in a cute setting !

Garner Marshall: Excellent breakfast spot. Indoor and outdoor seating available. Parking is pretty scarce around the area. Staff is excellent. Good is delicious. Music is diverse. Location is convenient. This is going to be one of my new favorite breakfast spots.

Steven Power: Wonderful location and the food is pretty good. The prices are very high. Brunch for two with no drinks besides one cup of black coffee was $50 for one order of French Toast, one Avocado Toast, and a side of fruit. The service was good overall, but one small thing annoyed me somewhat. We were there for Saturday brunch so I ordered a cup of black coffee right when the waitress first came over. The coffee, which they charged $5 for, finally came a minute before our food. I drank it quickly, thinking that for $5 for a tiny cup, a refill would be in order. No such luck. I don't know if asking for a refill would have taken another 20 minutes and cost another $5, but at that point in the meal, I didn't bother. Overall, a solid 5-stars. The location and ambiance outside are really great.

Mariia Sarlayan: Wonderful food, amazing service, beautiful interior, pleasant vibe. A bit pricey for brunch but worth it. I wish more tables outside had umbrellas for shades but even then the experience was memorable.
Response: Mariia, We are definitely wowwed by your amazing review and grateful for your comments. I hope we'll see you again soon, for another memorable experience! Please be safe and well until then. Sincerely, Anastasiia Firefly General Manager

Kim S: The food, service, and ambiance were excellent! My only disappointment was that they weren't open for dinner Sundays because we were looking forward to going back.

Linden Yee: Solid brunch, overall recommend. The eggs on the benedict were pretty undercooked but the flavors were good, and the chicken and waffles were really well seasoned. Service was pretty slow, and the staff seemed to be up against a lot. While the waiter was great, they appeared to be the only one working the entire restaurant.

Khadija Khan: The restaurant has changed a lot since the last time I was here! Really friendly staff and nice ambiance! My favorite was the peanut butter and jelly French toast with the jalapeño honey! It’s an Interesting combo but I really liked it. Our server recommended a really yummy mocktail! The food was a little pricey so I’m not sure if I’ll be visiting again any time soon, but the dishes were innovative and delicious.
Response: Khadija, Thank you for the great review and the photos you shared from your recent visit at Firefly. Love to hear the our food and service left a great impression. I do hope you'll come abck again soon. Warmest Regards, Anastasiia, General Manager, Firefly

idcwhatcoloritis: This had to be an off night cause the place was interesting. The old arcade games were cool and our waitress did her best with a terrible situation. Two of our three meals were barely warm at best and cold at worst. The other was basically frozen salmon from a grocery store on what looked like Couscous but was actually rice some how. They nuked our food in the microwave and brought it back out. The vegan burger both smelled and tasted like fish. Completely inedible. All in all, the food was terrible all around. The only plus to this experience was the owner who took both meals off our bill and bought us a round of shots to make up for it after there POS system went down. We saw at least 10 plates go back to the kitchen while we were there. I don’t think this is normal cause most of the people there seemed like regulars and were super confused by there food. I think it was an off night but I don’t think any of my group will be returning.
Response: Greetings, Thank you for your feedback I just would like to double check, is this review for Firefly Restaurant located at 1310 New Hampshire Ave NW Washington DC. We don’t have old arcade games at our restaurant. Thank you Anastasiia Hehelska Restaurant GM

Lisa Mayberry: Cute little place for brunch out of the way in a hotel down New Hampshire Street. Outside patio seating is nice for a cool day with the umbrella up.
Response: Lisa, Thank you for your recent visit to Firefly and the excellent review. We could not agree more, the Terrace is a great place to relax, people watch and enjoy one (or two) of our amazing cocktails. Please come back soon! Sincerely, Anastasiia Firefly General Manager

S P: Everything about this restaurant Amazing and I mean everything! I went once and I can't stop going back I tell everyone to go best chicken and waffles I have ever had! Drink and beautiful and delicious

7. Old Ebbitt Grill

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12929 reviews
Old Ebbitt Grill
Location
4.6
Price/Quality
4.5
Service
4.5
Parking
4.5
Wifi quality
4.5

Address: 675 15th St NW, Washington, DC 20005

Schedule: Closes soon ⋅ 2AM ⋅ Reopens 11AM

Telephone: (202) 347-4800

Guy: American restaurant



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Natalia Mednikov: There are straightforward American-style food. This restaurant is best known for its huge old-school oyster bar—think lots of dark wood, brass fixtures, and big mirrors. That oysters was fantastic and fresh. We’ve enjoyed also cheese sampler, fried calamari and baked oysters. Everything they do is absolutely delicious. The service was very fast and friendly. We were happy to choose this great restaurant to end our busy day in Washington, D.C.

Tiberiu Hrihorciuc: Loved the experience! Tasted a dozen oysters and each one was more delicious than the other. Wine is very fairly priced. Saw it more expensive in some New York wine discount stores. The fish was such a huge portion when they split it in two plates we told them that we did not order 2 plates but to our surprise that was a full plate. If you get a chance to go to happy hours for oysters don't hesitate!
Response: Thank you, Tiberiu!

Aditya Karandikar: Had an awesome time here as a late night/ early next day stop. The food was quite nice and fairly refined, especially at such a late hour! The atmosphere was popping as well which made it more enjoyable. Service was very friendly and they had great oysters. Fresh complimentary bread never hurts either…

Sam M: This place is one of the more famous restaurants in DC. I visited this spot during brunch and it was packed. I would definitely recommend making a reservation for both weekend dinner and brunch services. I started with New England clam chowder and some salad dish. For entrees, I got eggs benedict and catfish. All the dishes I ordered were pretty good. But, I definitely enjoyed their desserts more even though I was pretty full before it. Their key lime pie and salted caramel bread pudding were both amazing! Staffs were very accommodating and attentive during the whole service. I’m planning to visit this restaurant and will get some oysters and burgers next time. I heard they are pretty good. I definitely recommend this place to celebrate any special occasions.

Suzi Figueroa: Wow, wow and wow! A friend recommended this establishment to me when I asked for dining recommendations for my upcoming DC trip. I am so glad I listened. The warm and inviting ambiance matched the service. And the food? Oh my goodness. Delicious. My SO ordered meatloaf. Who knew meatloaf could take on a such an extraordinary presentation.
Response: Suzi, Thank you for visiting Old Ebbitt Grill and leaving a great review! We're happy to hear that you enjoyed your experience and we hope to have you back again the next time you're in town.

Mary H: What a DC institution. I've been here numerous times taking "out of town" guests but always failed to write a review... This place is busy and crowded... so make a reservation. Service is attentive and friendly. Try to get a seat in the atrium, much nicer and brighter. *turkey club-generous portions of turkey. It was good and the fries were nice and hot. *salad greens- tasty, I wanted something light. *calamari-nice and crispy. They have a good selection on their menu, we just weren't that hungry. It's kinda the place to go when you visit DC.
Response: Thank you, Mary!

Amy Workman: If you're worried that this a nice place turned tourist trap that cuts corners, worry not. We had a fantastic experience and the food was superb. Our server was in his 9th year here and I wished he could've just sat and talked with us all night. They were wonderfully accommodating and welcoming of our kids, which you definitely can't say about a lot of places. Some places know that if the kids are happy the parents are more than happy to get another round and more dishes. And then when we're sans-kids someday, we'll definitely be back to sit at one of the beautiful bars. We had the walrus raw bar which was perfect for us never having had raw oysters. They did a little of each kind they had that night and I had no idea oysters could taste so different. We had the mussels, kids mac and cheese, and sausage pasta dish. The pasta was house made and the sauce creamy and spicy. So good. After dinner we walked it off around the White House. I've spent much more at restaurants and not gotten half as much food or nearly as good as service, so even though it was our most expensive meal in DC it was also our best value. Definitely a must-go in DC.

Elaine Viegas: AMAZING! There is no other word to describe it. Since we arrived until we paid the service was perfect. I couldn’t be more happy for their food, service and kindness on my birthdays lunch. We didn’t mention that it was my birthday but they saw on my profile and as soon as I arrived they asked to confirm and no only brought my desert with a candle and a cute chocolate happy birthday place on the top. Our server was amazing, she arrived singing happy birthday, was very classy and really surprised me. Thank you for the excellence in your service. BTW the food it’s top quality, my oysters and shrimps were fresh abs really tasteful.

Jelena M: Great food, great price, great service! The waiter we had was so nice, knowledgeable, and friendly! The calamari was very good, but watch out for the spicy peppers in it . My salad was yummy! I usually never order salads, but I am glad I did as the dressing was citrusy and refreshing! They also give warm bread and butter while you wait 😍
Response: Jelena, Thank you for stopping by Old Ebbitt Grill and leaving a great review! We're delighted to hear that you enjoyed your experience and look forward to having you back again soon!

Matthew Hanna: This was a pretty cool place to eat. It is so old but very nice inside. Lots of preserved animals I didn't expect to see like sea turtles, walrus and more. The food was great and I really liked the drinks. You can still visit and get a really good burger and fries for like $18 or you can go all out and pay $100+ for a super delicious entree. Either way the alcohol is good.

8. Mazi DC - New American Cuisine

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364 reviews
Mazi DC - New American Cuisine
Location
4.5
Price/Quality
4.6
Service
4.5
Parking
4.5
Wifi quality
4.5

Address: 1518 K St NW, Washington, DC 20005

Schedule: Closed ⋅ Opens 12PM

Telephone: (202) 969-2858

Guy: New American restaurant



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Hilda Kroll: A really nice place for lunch. The service was great and my friend and I really enjoyed our food. My lamb burger was large, juicy, and delicious and my friend enjoyed her Mediterranean salad. Nice and clean, tables not too close together, so we felt very comfortable dining in. And beautiful fresh flowers at every table.
Response: Thank you so much for sharing your beautiful photos and your review, Hilda! We're delighted to see that you liked the food and the overall ambiance of the restaurant. Providing quality food and services in a safe environment to our customers is what we aim for! Thanks again for your kind words!

Chioma O: Went to Mazi with some friends for a birthday dinner. Ambience and service was quite good. I ordered a Bourbon Mule which I have had before ...the taste was a bit off so I wasn't a huge fan. However the lamb burger I had was delicious and my friends also enjoyed their meals particularly the lamb chops. Price is a bit high for meal sizes but if you want to splurge a bit...its a good night out
Response: Thank you so much for taking the time to share your review with us, Chioma!

K Scott: Cute place and I enjoyed the food, went here last night for New Year’s Eve with my daughter and her dad. We enjoyed our selves staff were really nice. Lamb chops were really really great. My little sister told me come here after going for her birthday a few months ago.
Response: Thank you so much for your review! We are glad to hear you enjoyed your experience!

Emily C.: This restaurant just cross street from the hotel where we stay, so convenient. The waitress and waiter were friendly, Loved the food, cooked just right, perfect taste.
Response: Thank you so much for taking the time to share your review with us, Emily!

Keshia Wideman: First time experiencing the Mazzi. I must say the food chicken kabob, and honey feta cheese was superb, but yes but, the waiter was not welcoming, or really pleasant at all. The owner/ manager I believe was very pleasant, and explanatory of our concerns. We celebrated my daughter’s 18th birthday here tonight. Definitely a nice ambience, just in my opinion the waiters could be more pleasant to casual guest of mixed aged people.
Response: Thank you so much for giving us a shot, and even more for leaving us your review, Keshia! We are happy to hear you enjoyed your meal while dinign with us and we appreciate your feedback regarding the service, as it is comments like this we learn from and use to improve. We really hope to see you again soon!

Anna: Ok but a bit underwhelming. We started with brussels, good but heavy, and mushrooms, which would be better with something. Bowl of mashrooms was a bit weird. Then we moved to cesar salad with chicken and a NY strip. Nothing to complain about, but just very regular food.
Response: Thank you for your review, Anna!

Tim Shea: I had the grilled Salmon with rice and mixed veggies which was very good. They have a med style menu. The staff was friendly and the food arrived quickly. I'll check it out next time I'm in town.
Response: So glad to hear you enjoyed your dinner here, Tim! Thanks for checking us out and taking the time to share. Hope to see you again if you're ever back in town!

Marina Figueroa: Love the ambiance. Food was delicious as well as the wine. Service was also exceptional.
Response: Thank you so much for the beautiful photos and your kind words, Marina!

Andrea Smith: They accommodated our group of 45 well. We super appreciate the deliciousness of the food, attentiveness, and great service. A group that size is hard but they delivered consistent and delicious meals to all.
Response: We are grateful that you took the time out to leave us this review, Andrea. We put customer satisfaction as top priority and we are thrilled that you enjoyed your experience while dining with us!

David Manalan: We were staying nearby, and stopped in at lunchtime to get out of the heat and relax with food and beverage. The hamburgers we ordered were outstanding. The staff was very friendly and attentive. We were intrigued by the menu so we returned for dinner- outdoors. Chicken Kabobs and the Wine Roasted half chicken were absolutely wonderful. We returned for a number of additional meals, and the wait staff and owner not only recognized us, they welcomed us as though we were old friends. A definite 5 star place.
Response: Many thanks for choosing to dine with us again and again, David! We are delighted to learn that you were pleased with the dishes you tried! Hospitality is a source of great pride for us and we are glad that reflected to your visit! Thanks again for your kind words!

9. Logan Tavern

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1107 reviews
Logan Tavern
Location
4.2
Price/Quality
4.2
Service
4.3
Parking
4.2
Wifi quality
4.2

Address: 1423 P St NW, Washington, DC 20005

Schedule: Closed ⋅ Opens 11:30AM

Telephone: (202) 332-3710

Guy: American restaurant



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Nomad USA: Super chill neighborhood tavern. The host there is generally pretentious and cold. I’ve had this issue getting seated at the LT in the past. Their hosts is is far from friendly as is imaginable. Even with the place completely empty, getting a booth probably requires a some type of cash payoff. The servers are super chill and helpful. Menu is great. Wide variety of appetizers and entrees. I had the BBQ Korean wings and the LT burger with truffle fries. The LT burger was just a buck more, truffle fries 2 bucks more, all super tasty and perfect medium rare. They have little alcove by the bar, great for people watching, and the requisite long bar for a casual lunch or dinner. Bathroom. 6/10 for cleanliness.

Kiffa Shirley: Wanted to try something new and made our way to Logan Tavern over the weekend. We ordered the empanada appetizer, and the figgy burger with truffle and B.A.B Grilled Cheese. Everything was delicious but I may have overdone my taste buds with the truffle. They were tasty fries but next time I will just get to enjoy the burger with regular fries. Can't wait to return.

Matthew Cook: Very good food. Plenty of menu variety so everyone should be able to find something. Including some decent vegetarian dishes. Good cocktail and beer selection. Extremely friendly staff and very efficient.

Hong Hanh Dinh: Amazing service here. Our waitress was very sweet and friendly, giving us all the best recommendations and attentive to our needs. The food was amazing. I loved the steak and eggs, it wasn't an aggressive portion but the right sized to be full and comfortable without the discomfort and regret afterwards that you've over eaten. The bloody Marys were awesome! They offer different kinds of bloody Marys and you can choose which topping you'd like. There is also a huge boot sized bloody Mary but i went for an easy individual size. The dessert options are so great. I love the Mango key lime pie which I think is the restaurant favorite. Would come back again and again!

Jay Vizcarra: LGBTQ+ friendly with great eats! I had one of the famous cheeseburgers on the menu which was super tasty. Usually hopping with great people eating there. Centrally located with a pleasant neighborhood walk surrounded by other places to eat in the area.

Darnice Ward: Logan Tavern was a great choice for an after graduation celebration. None of us had ever been to Logan Tavern as we are from out of state. In our party of 14 only 2 of our party members were from the area, and they had never been either. The did not have a table on Open Table to seat all of us so I reserved several tables and hoped they could seat us near one another. I called and talked to someone who said they would and they OVER delivered and seated us together!!! Our food was delicious and each person was happy with their selection. Although the menu is not extensive it has something for everyone. We had everything from wings, burgers, dip, salad and seafood pasta. Drinks were tasty and the alcohol in them was of average amount. Our waiter. He got every order correct and was consistent with checking on us. He brought found out in a timely fashion and waited for me because I was sitting between both tables. He seemed to have another big party as well. However, the only thing is that he seemed slightly annoyed NOT rude just bothered. We would definitely return again if back in the area. Right now it is tough to service the public so I understand our waiter may have been overwhelmed, please be kind to our service workers.

John G: Logan Tavern, an old favorite over the years, haven’t frequented there as much as I used to. However, I’ve stopped in recently for the greatest drinks made by bartender John. Logan has a great fried chicken classic, with wonderful homemade mashed potatoes and generally Swiss chard… I prefer the asparagus, though, so make sure you ask if you want something different. Chipotle chicken sandwich is wonderful as well, and more recently, I have fallen in love with the pulled pork barbecue sandwich, minus the bun… and a couple extra pickle slices! Bartender John is fantastic at getting your order right, your food tasty, even while I subtract a few calories with a few changes! Thanks John for keeping Logan, local, lovely, and (de)licious!

Patty Cannon: Excellent food & service! The chef came out to meet us and to be certain we were happy! Such a wonderful adventure for us! A large group of 10 and there were several couples enjoying dinner around us...as well as bar seating. Excellent choice for dinner!

courtney mims: Nice place but parking can be a challenge. My husband loved the burger and my sister enjoyed the asparagus salad. The garlic and parmesan fries are yummy but I wasn't a fan of the Buffalo shrimp. It was swimming in sauce and too rich with the blue cheese added. The drinks are good and we love that it is pet-friendly.

Michele R McConnell: We had a great experience. I have a food sensitivity / allergies and they were very accommodating. Aubry was a fabulous server and kept up with our drinks and food. The chef came out and discussed food options for myself and delivered!

10. Ted's Bulletin

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3015 reviews
Ted's Bulletin
Location
4.4
Price/Quality
4.3
Service
4.3
Parking
4.3
Wifi quality
4.3

Address: 505 8th St SE, Washington, DC 20003

Schedule: Closed ⋅ Opens 7AM

Telephone: (202) 544-8337

Guy: American restaurant



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Michelle Wiciak: The food was excellent, although the corned beef hash was extremely salty. I loved the smoked salmon rangoons, and thought it was the highlight of the meal. The biscuits and gravy were also stellar too, and that dish was HUGE. I enjoyed the banana cream pie, but thought the crust was too thick. The only downside was that the place was a bit too loud music-wise and our server seemed disinterested in serving us

Alex teufel: This was the most pleasant restaurant experience I’ve ever had. I am from out of town.First off, they asked if there was any food allergies before taking orders and bringing food, and as a person with a food allergy this was super cool, and something more restaurants should do! Tiffany was a phenomenal waitress, best server I’ve ever had. Polite, and thoughtful staff, short wait, GREAT food. 10/10 recommend!!

Deana Bushell: The Strawberry lemonade was delish...the fried pickles were the perfect starter for our meal.Also had the Chicken Parmesan with a side of Brussel Sprouts with blue cheese and bacon. More than I could eat and very tasty. Great local place with a wonderful atmosphere.

Noah Vaughan: Great place. I've gone by a few times but the wait was always too long (reservations highly encouraged!) so was excited to get in there today. Had the tamarind coated wings to start and they were amazing. Lunch was steak and a Cesar salad, both really good. My only complaint is that I was only a bite or two into my appetizer when my meal and salad arrived. I finished my wings, are my salad, and the steak and fries were cold by the time I got to them. Still good, but would have been even better warm.

Sarah: Delicious entree meals and really the main sell. 5 star for food, 3 star waitress. Will definitely be back for the entree meals because the cooks know what they are doing! I was very excited for the pop tarts but filling is only within the very center of them and it would have been ten times better taste-wise if it was served warm. Service was extremely slow and our waitress did not refill our water glasses and we had to wait an extremely long time to get our bill to leave. Food (excluding dessert) and environment great, but service may need some improvement especially since it was not very busy and we still waited a long time for waitress to come back to the table to ask about dessert and then again to get the bill (1.5 hours for two people to eat).

Charlotte Meindersma (Charlotte's Law): We had a Ted’s tart, which was really good. The dough is soft shortbread cookie like. Fresh iced tea was good. And we tried the loaded tots. Outside seating is really nice. Not all servers are as friendly as we’d hoped for, the girl who helped us most was very helpful and friendly.

Michelle Owen: Fabulous eatery situated in East Market Washington DC...fabulous interior featuring art deco decor. At the back dining g area are many booths, you can even watch old movies from an old projector. The service was terrific, the food excellent and the vibe friendly and happy. The menu was great, not too big, not too small. The coffee was excellent as was my Peach Bellini. It's true...the cinnamon rolls are "as big as ya head".

Amreen Shafiuddin: seemed like a small cafe from outside but they have a indoor seating place for brunch !!! looked like a upscale place.. people were posh there !!! the room had ample sunlight and it was all lit.. the tables were big enough for 6 people to sit comfortably. Our server was sweet and friendly.. people even clicked our photos without us asking for help !!! the food was amazing.. i would give it 15/10… we ordered 5 different dishes.. none disappointed… The big mark breakfast was super filling.. avocado toast was presented well and quite filling as to was on the lighter fair.. the stand out dishes were the Country fried chicken and Grilled salmon !!! omg amazing flavours !!! soooo yummm !! definitely coming back here for eating this again !!!

Cory Schwab: Delicious breakfast! And the homemade pop tart was a nice surprise. Coffee could have been a little stronger but still tasted good!

Scott T: Great general breakfast fare. I had eggs, bacon, gluten free toast, and hash browns. She had avocado toast. Both were excellent, but that's not why you are reading this review. We came here for the homemade pop tarts and they were excellent. They would have been better warm, but because of a lawsuit, that is no longer allowed. The table next to us got the massive cinnamon roll and we decided to get one as well. (Back story, I have a mild wheat allergy which often makes my stomach hurt when I eat wheat. I didn't learn of this until 2021 and had eaten wheat all my life and thought the pain was normal. So I generally avoid wheat, but on certain occasions, will eat it and deal.) The cinnamon roll was the star of the show. It was huge, 4 adults could easily share this. From the photo, you can see my plan... work to the middle. They serve the roll without the icing/sauce and pour it on at the table. Every bite was fabulous, but the middle, oh my the middle, was insanely good. It was so warm and soft, covered in tasty goodness, by far the best roll I've ever eaten. When in DC, take a detour to one of these restaurants locations and grab a pop tart and a cinnamon roll, you won't be disappointed.

11. Blue Duck Tavern

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1414 reviews
Blue Duck Tavern
Location
4.4
Price/Quality
4.5
Service
4.4
Parking
4.4
Wifi quality
4.4

Address: 1201 24th St NW, Washington, DC 20037

Schedule: Closed ⋅ Opens 7AM

Telephone: (202) 419-6755

Guy: American restaurant



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Jennifer 怡慧 Lin: Came to DC for the cherry blossoms and to celebrate our anniversary. So glad we were able to get a reservation on a Saturday night. We loved everything we ordered, the beef rib was so flavorful but tender, the striped bass is light but fresh and the texture of the fish was so soft, the side order of cauliflower has great flavor and with a crispy outside, almost greens beans blended really well with the mushroom. We also got an apple pie as dessert, the pie crust is extremely thin but flaky, the apple filling is tangy but remains a very good texture (not overly soft). We couldn't finish it so took it back to our hotel and ate it the next morning, it still tasted really good! The whole experience sitting right in front of the open kitchen was really cool, we were able to see the chef dedicatedly finishing every dish before serving it. We really enjoyed our visit at the Blue Duck Tavern and we're impressed by the quality of each dish here.

Michelle Wiciak: Absolutely phenomenal. This place has the best duck ever. Honestly, everything we had was amazing--from the charcuterie board to the horseradish potatoes to the chocolate peanut butter cake. A well-rounded meal. Not to mention, our waiter did an excellent job at recommending our wine selection and paired beautifully with our dishes. Just an amazing experience and will come back when we are in the city again.

Tilak Kalaria: Blue Duck Tavern in the Park Hyatt is an amazing dining experience. The ambience and the service match the excellent cocktails, wine, and cuisine. You truly get what you pay for and you do pay don’t get me wrong but WoW everything tastes excellent and the service team’s attention to detail elevates the experience. The bone marrow and the duck were my favourite dishes to name a couple. Intriguingly delicious was their house bread with olives! Excellent dining experience that is worth the price. Cheers.

Kim Nguyen: Wow. We were so impressed with the quality of the food here. It’s my first time in DC and after a bit of researching for fine dining restaurant, we decided to try Blue Duck Tavern. I was able to make a last minute reservation for 2 at 8:30pm. Their bone marrow and duck breast were so bomb. The service was amazing as well. Highly recommend!

Jerry’s Adventure: Service, value, flavor it hits all the marks The short ribs were tender and melts in your mouth. And with a smoky flavor 👌 the egg 🥚 is cooked perfectly as it gives a creamy texture to the dish. The biscuit holds up with good structure, but it’s flavor may not be as accentuated as it can be (mostly herbs) and can use a gravy. Pancakes were fluffy as expected and presentation is beautiful 😌 Overall a must go in DC area

Jim Baker: Went here on a recommendation from a friend, and while the food was very good and the service was attentive, we just weren't as blown away as we expected, especially at the price point. The short rib hash was a just little low on flavor and the Pork Belly Benedict seemed a little clumsy with how the pickled vegetables, basically a lot of carrots, were assembled together. Again, others might completely disagree with this, so go and try and make up your own mind, it just won't become a staple for us.

Michael B: This was a very nice restaurant. But honestly, none of the food was that memorable. The service was impeccable, the atmosphere was nice, but for this price point I expect to die and go to heaven. I just wasn't feeling it. Nothing was wrong, but I wasn't blown away.

Vivian Cheng: Went for lunch. Food is solid, well-executed. We had the cured ocean trout (delicious!) and the kale salad (perfect) with two entrees. Crab cakes are large and delicious. Well seasoned, paired with a salad. I had the confit duck leg. Flavorful, succulent, with a beautiful crispy skin. Sadly, we were too full for dessert. Well-worth a visit.

Tamila Torab Eghdami: It was my first time eating duck. The food was absolutely delicious! 😋 The service was amazing. Too bad we didn’t have time to go back for the second time but next time I’m in Washington definitely we’ll go back. We also tried their apple pie with tea and it was the best apple pie I ever had in my whole life. This restaurant worth your money and time!

Amer Alsamman: Went for our anniversary. The staff were curtious, and friendly. Our waiter went above and beyond to make make our experience great The apple pie was amazing. I had the beef rib which was good but had more fat veins than expected.

12. Tabard Inn Restaurant

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113 reviews
Tabard Inn Restaurant
Location
4.4
Price/Quality
4.4
Service
4.5
Parking
4.4
Wifi quality
4.4

Address: 1739 N St NW, Washington, DC 20036

Schedule: Closed ⋅ Opens 8AM

Telephone: (202) 331-8528

Guy: American restaurant



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Laura Fries: Part of the quirky Tabard hotel, the restaurant is cute and intimate. We only had breakfast and while somewhat reasonable for the area, it did not blow my socks off. The menu is small and strange. A lot of people seem to love the brunch, probably out of the novelty of the place. According to the menu, it said it makes the scones daily, but mine was definitely not fresh and was microwaved. Husband had the spinach omelette, which he said was fine. The cappuccino was okay. I really wish they would step it up in the kitchen. Such as cute place. Service was okay.

Min Li Fu: While the outdoor seating area is really cute, the food and service are mediocre. The fried chicken of Chicken and Churro Waffles was dry, even for a chicken thigh. The waffle was okay too. The Eggs Benedict was also just okay and not exciting. The donuts and scones were also just okay. Maybe we came at a bad time?

Mark Blanchard: Very cute and cozy space, and service was good. We also loved sitting by the fireplace and sipping on a drink. Couple issues though: (1) food was average at best - pancakes were crispy (overcooked) and the scone was super dry, we almost choked - reminded me of a Curb your enthusiasm episode. (2) the hostesses have absolutely no idea what they're doing. We walked in at 12:30 pm and they told us the wait is 45 minutes. It didn't look too busy. So I pulled up my phone, made a 12:30 reservation on the spot and pretended I had "forgotten" we had a reservation. They walked us right in. There were also reservations at 12:45 and 1pm. Not sure why they told us we had to wait 45 minutes. The hostesses are literally turning people away although there are tables ready.

Katherine Cummings: Brunch with my wife here was delicious! The espresso, the coffee, and the eggs Benedict were all delicious. The place has a very warm European homey vibe and I would definitely recommend it!!

Nicholas Tappa: This is a really interesting restaurant. The wood paneling and whimsical decor seem like you’ve stepped through the looking glass into a set from The Batman movies. Our dinner was superb including a stupendous 3- dip and chips selection, haddock served over a luscious broccoli risotto, and gorgeous duck breast with charred green onions. Good dinner service and a highly courteous staff. Would highly recommend!!

Toshia Brown: Food was so delicious 😋; atmosphere was on point #GoodVibes

Karen Freker: Atmosphere, fresh prepared, mimosas after 10am, maybe we'll go back for. Cocktails.

James Nelson: Excellent! Steak was cooked exactly as I ordered it. Chef came to my table to even ask about my experience. Best NY strip I have ever had(And I not a fan of NY strip). Eggs with cream cheese and chives was excellent, cooked to perfection as well as the potatoes. If you are there for breakfast or brunch the donuts are a must! Would definitely come back here, wish I had more time to try some of the other dishes.

Arash Tavakoli: Welcoming staff and warm atmosphere. If you go there definitely try their donuts!

A.N Vasquez: A D.C. gem. Loved every detail and space in this quiet and unassuming inn.We reserved a time for a late weekday breakfast while staying in the neighborhood. The service was kind and attentive. The food was absolutely delicious.

13. Ben's Next Door

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807 reviews
Ben's Next Door
Location
4.2
Price/Quality
4.1
Service
4.1
Parking
4.1
Wifi quality
4.1

Address: 1211 U St NW, Washington, DC 20009

Schedule: Closed ⋅ Opens 12PM

Telephone: (202) 667-8880

Guy: American restaurant



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E Gilbert: My best friend came into town and we want to do something fun so we went to Ben Next Door we had a ball. The atmosphere was great and the food was delicious 😋. The music selection was on point to match the unlimited mimosas that came in 3 types cranberry, pineapple, or orange juice. I will definitely be visiting again soon. The only thing I did not like were the bathrooms they were not being kept up at all I went to the two located towards the back and the back of the toilet was missing from one hopefully this will be fixed. But there was toilet paper, running water, and soap so I was good. I definitely recommend checking out the brunch here.

Philip Wilson: This spot has been a neighborhood staple for more than a decade.. and the only thing consistent - is their inconsistency. I came back today after taking a 5/6 month break and I'm underwhelmed. The new decor is blue and black, which almost never does well in a space that's designed to be a restaurant. Blue is an appetite killer. And with the new pallette, they've done away with the amazing local art that used to adorn the walls. The new calamari blend came out burnt and chewy.. I couldn't eat it. The new chicken tender coating is great. I wasn't excited about paying 20 for a cocktail, but that seems to be the price point for their top shelf spirit. Looks like I'll be on another 6 month hiatus.

Aaron Wilson, Jr.: Brought the family here during our trip to D.C. and glad we came! I was wary when the Uber pulled up and I felt the club vibes pulsating out of the front door...we had the progeny with us. (Side note...I would have hated to try to find parking. Uber or walk if you can.) Hostess took us through the front, by the bar, past the open area of seats and up the stairs to a loft area that was away from the bar and had another family sitting there as well. Our waitress came and apologized for the wait in getting to us (it wasn't THAT long but the gesture was appreciated). She was friendly and very responsive, even jovial with the kids. Our food came correctly and without delay...and maaaaan was it good! Collectively, we had the chicken and waffles, grits, quesadilla and cheese fries. There's always a concern when having chicken and waffles because chicken breast can be dry depending on who cooks them...Ben hooked it up. Benny was moist. Benny was juicy. Benny was what we call...delectable. Topped it all off with the cheesecake and the bread pudding....zero complaints all around. Definitely returning when we come back to DC.

Makeda Fox: The food was sooo good !! I got the shrimp and grits, along with the bread pudding for dessert. Very flavorful, the vibe was amazing. Our waiter Kash was very entertaining, attentive and funny. BEST waiter EVER. 10/10 I recommend!!

JENNii: Good spot for a casual Sunday brunch with friends. It’s right next to the famous ben’s chili bowl on U street. They food and service was good as well. I would definitely come back to this restaurant.

Toshia Brown: Very nice vibe, excellent food, no mambo sauce or cornbread muffins but the kale was so scrumptious and tender; seasoned to perfection

Bryanna Edwards: Ronnie is my boy! I met him my first time and fell in love. But then came when he was off and I regret it. But anyway the food is amazing and I love Ronnie's service! He is the best! This is my go to for my "mom date" every Friday early happy hour. Will keep coming back!!!

Gaelle Claude: The service may be a bit slow but their food is pretty good. I tried their burger and it was amazing! The picture may seem basic but it was bomb! I’ve been there on occasions where I ordered the chicken and waffle, which I would rate 7/10 because the chicken is a bit salty. I loved the cocktail I ordered I believe it’s called a chi-chi colada.. amazing! 10/10. The fish and grits is pretty good, I would rate it 8/10. My friend says the salmon meal was decent but she didn’t enjoy the sugar on her sweet potato fries. Due to slow service over all experience is 7/10

Josephs Boy: I really enjoyed this place & the owner was really nice. I enjoyed the history of the restaurant that was shared. I sat outside it was live but I enjoyed it. The Jerk Pasta was delicious and the mambo wings were the perfect appetizer (u can always tell when people take pride in what they serve). I will definitely be back my next trip to DC.

ajia brown: Ate brunch here and the food and atmosphere was perfect. Black owned restaurant filled with lots of people the line is always LONG

14. The Capital Burger

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The Capital Burger
Location
4.4
Price/Quality
4.5
Service
4.4
Parking
4.4
Wifi quality
4.4

Address: 1005 7th St NW, Washington, DC 20001

Schedule: Closed ⋅ Opens 11AM

Telephone: (202) 638-0414

Guy: Hamburger restaurant



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Chris Dalton: Had an excellent experience. Hostess was friendly and realized I was a party of 1 and let me know the bar was open seating. Bartender was amazing, welcomed me to the establishment and went over the menu with me as I was a first time patron. I ordered the capitol burger with truffle fries. I don't eat pickles, but their house pickles are amazing. A little on the pricey side but well worth it. If you are looking for a gourmet burger with a fun/upscale atmosphere this is your spot. They also have a wide selection of whiskeys, bourbons and scotchs. Would highly recommend.

Kelly Lee: Great atmosphere but pricey food. Burgers were soso, appetizers were more delicious. My server wasn't attentive either. I'm only giving it 4 stars because of the atmosphere at the restaurant. They have variety of drinks menu. Other than burger, its only salad and other sandwiches. Pickles were delicious by the way.

Laetitia Monnier: Really good burger ! I’m not usually a fan of burger but these gourmet burgers are just to die for !! The patty is so juicy and so big ! And the truffle Parmesan fries are just incredible (and yes you can actually taste the truffle) ! Their milkshakes are delicious too and can’t wait to go back and try their boozy shakes. Our waiter was amazing too. He was super nice and super helpful. He helped us choose the best options for our burgers and he made our time quiet enjoyable !

Jenni James: This is an awesome place just located up the street from Capital Arena and Chinatown. The burgers are amazing. A great place for both non-alcoholic and other drinks. I had the homemade Grapfruit Soda. I loved the atmosphere. I would say a great place for older kids as it draws a more older crowd.

Frankie Painter: I was craving a delicious burger but didn’t want to walk far since it was freezing. This place was phenomenal! First of all, they bring you their special pickles to munch on while you wait (how awesome and unique is that) and then —- the most amazingly juicy, perfectly cooked burger arrives! It was so delicious that I forgot to take a photo but mine had bacon and Gorgonzola cheese, lettuce and tomato. My husband loved his as well. Our waitress was super attentive and friendly. We did have to show ID and proof of vaccination to dine in. SO WORTH IT!!!

Syerra Carigo: I visited with my nephew last week after the car show. This restaurant is literally right across the street from the DC convention center. It was pretty packed when we arrived but we were still seated right away. There’s not much social distancing going on inside as the tables are right near each other, but they do check your vaccination card for those (12?) and over. All the staff were hospitable! This place definitely has good vibes! My burger and drink were amazing, I have no complaints! My 6 year old nephew did lol. He ordered a kids burger and it’s literally a slider. Not 2, not 3, 1 burger slider and some fruit or fries. I ended up taking him somewhere else afterwards as he was still hungry. Other than that, I have no complaints. The food is great, the facility is clean, and the staff were great! I’d definitely return!

Saminda Wijegunawardena: Enjoyed a really great lunch here today. I started with their clam chowder which was really well balanced in terms of flavors and not too heavy. I then had a kale salad with a light vinaigrette to cleanse my palette (and guilt) for what was to come next. The Capital burger, the restaurant's eponymous featured dish, is superb. It's a French onion-style take on a classic burger: caramelized onions, Wisconsin Grand Cru Gruyère, and shallot aioli on an overly generous 8 oz patty. Last, I had to try a taste of one of their spiked shakes. I let it be the dealer's choice and they served me a delicious Irish whiskey shake, made with Jameson's, Kahlua, Bailey's, and Kona dust. It was definitely worth the try, quite heavenly but surprisingly not too sweet. Service was great, very polished and friendly. Decor was nice too. Their bathroom needs work though.. Definitely recommended, even if for the burger alone.

Danny Holstein: Hearty foods with decent, healthy-ish options. Don't bother with breakfast though, way over-priced for what you get. The burgers are priced for the area, not a bargain, but I care more for quality than "value". The burgers are juicy and messy, and that's what makes them delicious! A salad is a normal option to fries and a perfect compliment to the juicy burger - the avocado was a special request on my part, though I recommend you ask for it too. Waitstaff are eager and competent, if young and inexperienced. I'd give them 5 stars but for their breakfast.

Ma D: Very nice place. The burger is awesome. Stuff is so polite. I like ower guy with beard who took our order. Cracking a good jokes. He offered to bring separate bills. Such a good as I don't need share equal as I order less hahaha. Anyway good place to have a good food.

Rebeca Martinez: Fantastic burgers! We ordered three different burgers all were so different, but great. Although it was a bit pricey so worth it. Service was super. When we visit the city again definitely going to revisit Capital Burgers.

15. The Smith

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The Smith
Location
4.2
Price/Quality
4.2
Service
4.3
Parking
4.2
Wifi quality
4.2

Address: 901 F St NW, Washington, DC 20004

Schedule: Closed ⋅ Opens 8:30AM

Telephone: (202) 868-4900

Guy: American restaurant



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Ian Sherwood: Great vibe. I can attest that they are a great brunch place. I had a great eggs Benedict for $18. It’s made on french bread which is so good! I like the energy and decor of this place. The black iron and wood ceilings give it a nice vibe.

Sam M: There are so many decent brunch spots in DC, but this place is my favorite. I originally visited the smith in New York and this place in DC is just as good. I was here to celebrate my friend’s birthday and had an awesome time. It could get really busy during the brunch so I highly recommend making a reservation. Every single plate was fantastic, but my favorite dishes were mac and cheese in a skillet, vanilla bean french toast and buttermilk pancakes. Staffs very accommodating and attentive during the whole brunch. I really appreciated them when they brought out the ice cream with candles for the birthday celebration. I also believe brunch cocktails are included if you order some egg dishes. This is one of the best brunch places in DMV and I highly recommend visiting this restaurant.

Hyo Jin Moon: They have outdoor and indoor seating. Inside is a bit loud so if you are trying to have a more intimate conversation, try outdoors. Service is fast and food is delicious. Don't have a lot of oysters but still a good option. Their pasta was really on point with the flavor.

Vy H.: The ambiance here is nice—came here for lunch Friday and was able to get two seats at the bar. The bar is fully stocked and tons of liquor options! Food was good, we enjoyed the BLT +E (added avocado) and the Grilled Chicken Caesar Salad—portions are generous too.

Rebecca s: Super cute place! We had to make a last minute reservation cancellation with another restaurant and knew it would be difficult to find a good brunch spot on a Sunday without a reservation. We called and they said maybe the bar would be available when we arrived but that was all they had. When we arrived it was full :( BUT they did let us know if a party cancelled or was late that they could seat u be Aubrey in the next 20 min. Well they totally did! It was really nice that they accommodated us. Cute place a great food!

Riley: The mac and cheese is out of this world. It was extremely cheesy and had an amazing crust of cheese on the top. Each bite was packed with powerful flavor. I also was able to try the wings and they were great. The seasonings were a perfect blend and not to spicy. The gnocchi was very rich and could really taste the truffle on it. The service was great.

Christina Arthur: The toffee pudding was awesome. Calamari was great! For my main dish I had the fried chicken with honey marmalade and cheesy grits. The grits were really good. There was a lot of breading on the chicken but still very tasty.

Kylan Carini: This is an amazing restaurant, and I highly recommend going here. Firstly, the food was delicious. It was flavorful and modern for a reasonable price. Additionally, the decor of the restaurant was great, perfect for your Instagram needs. They also give you both sparkling and still water at your table. The only bad thing I can say about this restaurant is that the table was a little small, but you hardly notice because the food was so exquisite.

Monica L Cholico: First time here and what I thought it'd be a great experience became to a not so good one. Let's start with the lookings which is great! The decoration and ambient looks awesome. It's a fancy chic place, great lighting and elegant decoration. Everything in place and clean. The vibe of the place, and the nice dressed people, all chatting, happy and enjoying their food and drink it's screaming that it's a trendy and a must-visit place. Now let's continue with the waiting time and service, beginning with the hostess, not very attentive, but trying to do their work. It took us more than the 45 minutes hostess said. Once we finally got a table, ordering drinks, then ordering food and finally dessert, it took around from 10 to 15 minutes to get them served each. So in total for every wait the total was approximately an hour and a half. The waiters we're trying to do their job the best they could. One ridiculous detail, it was when one of the waiters told us the drinks would be taking longer since they were very busy and the wait was really long, around 15 minutes. That sounds fine, but we got a bottle of cider, straight rum and a margarita, so I wonder why was so hard to prepare them. The food after aprox 20 to 30 minutes I can say it was really good. I tried the Gnocchi truffle bathed. The sauce was truly tasteful, the pasta soft and I'll have it again. Overall it was a bad experience based on the waiting time for everything and some kind of attitude coming from the hostess. I guess a reservation would help a lot and you will only have to consider the long waiting time to get served.

Andrew Windheim: First time visit. Late Saturday afternoon brunch, place was still packed but got a high table at the bar. We had the eggs Benedict and shrimp and grits. One of the eggs Benedict was watery but generally very good. The shrimp grits was served in a frying pan and was very tasty. Especially loved the extra thin shoestring fries spread over the top of the dish and the included brunch drink with each brunch main. Great atmosphere and cool casual decor. Great location next to National Gallery and one short block from Capital One Arena. Close to a 5 but not quite.

16. Unconventional Diner

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2009 reviews
Unconventional Diner
Location
4.6
Price/Quality
4.5
Service
4.5
Parking
4.5
Wifi quality
4.5

Address: 1207 9th St NW, Washington, DC 20001

Schedule: Closed ⋅ Opens 9AM

Telephone: (202) 847-0122

Guy: Restaurant



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Zeyu Hu: Went to Unconventional Diner for both brunch and dinner and let me tell you they didn’t disappoint at all. Brunch: Got three different items to share for brunch, and each was unique in its own way but complimented each other so well. The shrimp and grits were perfect. The BBQ shrimp had an amazing smokey smell which really made it stand out. The biscuits were also amazing, nice and crispy and the house made sausage was great. The blueberry pancakes were the fluffiest I’ve ever had, a great sweet treat to end the meal. Dinner: Came back for dinner a week later and it blew me out of the water again. As the name suggests, the menu has a large variety and when the waiter tells you you can’t go wrong with anything, they ain’t lying. We got such a variety of food - from French to southern, Chinese stir fry to Cuban. It just all works so well. Bottom line: A must visit if you are in DC. The best wait staff and service. But remember to book ahead!

Claire Mizutani: Went out to dinner with my family and a friend from school. Great food! I really enjoyed the mezze and the Mac n cheese. Speedy service and great labeling on the menu for those with dietary restrictions. I wish that the outdoor seating area had heaters but now that the weather is getting warmer that may be less of an issue

Christopher Guarin: Was in town to check out the Cherry Blossom Festival. We made a point to stop in for some brunch before walking all over town. We were definitely not disappointed. Everything we tried was delicious! From the drinks, to the Everything Lox, and Chicken and Waffles....every bite was amazing. We will be back for more on our next trip!

Eric Lee: Got the cheeseburger and fried chicken. Both were phenomenal. Simple dishes but everything was cooked and seasoned so well. Price for these dishes were affordable. Great vibe as well, pretty large space. Will be back to try more!

Queen Melissa: Wonderful for family outing , a date and friends brunch. Everything was outstanding. The cleanliness was good. The customer service and server was really nice. My kids loved everything and they are usually picky eaters. This was my first time eating shrimps and grits all I can say it was amazing. Overall,we were a satisfied family and will be back again.

Ben Multak: Unconventional diner dishes but delicious flavors. Everything I’ve tried here has hit and the restaurant itself is a well oiled machine. Highly recommend if you find yourself in the area. Really enjoyed the Crab Fritters and Fried Chicken

Sirius Fidelity: This was one of my favorite food places on my trip. The place was a pretty good size, clean, and bright. There also appeared to be outside dining as well. I ordered the kid size portion of the Blueberry Lavender Pancakes as pictured, and the Shrimp and Grits. Nothing short of amazing. Prices were reasonable and the portion sizes good. I highly recommend this place.

Christal Young: I love a place that has vegan as well as non-vegan options. This place was so good, I came back two days in a row. Their kale nachos were just superb and their cauliflower salad with falafel was also delicious and filling. The colors and ambiance are also nicely done. There are several dining spaces, including indoor and outside seating, each with its own vibe.

ReCreate Artworks: I found this gem about a 20 minute walk north of the mall. I cannot recommend it enough. There was plenty of seats, the staff was quick and efficient, and the restaurant itself was stunning. It makes you feel luxurious without having the price tag that usually comes with it. It’s very affordable but the quality of food is beyond the price. I got a double shot of espresso and the Brussel Sprouts with Fried Egg. 10/10.

Chunhee Hong: We had buttermilk pancake, corned beef hash, cappuccino and rise & shine. All delicious! The customer service and server were really nice. Overall,we were satisfied and will be back again to try other menu!

17. CIRCA at Foggy Bottom

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CIRCA at Foggy Bottom
Location
4.3
Price/Quality
4.4
Service
4.3
Parking
4.3
Wifi quality
4.3

Address: 2221 I St NW, Washington, DC 20037

Schedule: Closed ⋅ Opens 11AM

Telephone: (202) 506-5589

Guy: American restaurant



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Krystal Styles: My family and I came here for dinner before going to a musical at the Kennedy Center, since it is within walking distance. The food was excellent and the customer service was great. I had the Shotgun Shrimp for an appetizer and the Wild Mushroom Ravioli for my entree'. Both were delicious and I would order these dishes if I came back again. For dessert I had the Key Lime Pie and it was just ok. I have had better elsewhere and probably wouldn't get it again, but it definitely wasn't bad. Overall, my family and I enjoyed our experience and we would go back again if in the area.
Response: Hi Krystal, Thank you so much for dining with us and providing your feedback! I'm so happy to hear that you enjoyed your meals. I apologize that our Key Lime Pie wasn't your favorite. I am hopeful that you will enjoy other desserts of ours during your next visit. Kindest regards, Maggie (Brand + Community Manager)

Kelly Crenshaw: We were going to another spot and one of my group said "what about here" as we came out of metro. They had a large party cancel so we were able to get in. Everything was great. Food was fantastic and we all were happy leaving. The mac and cheese might be there best I have ever had. I been thinking about and I can not remember a better bowl of mac and cheese... it was that good.
Response: Hi Kelly! Thanks so much for dining with us and providing your feedback. I am happy that you stumbled upon us and even happier that your group enjoyed everything - especially the mac and cheese. I hope that you will find us again in the future! Kindest regards, Maggie (Brand + Community Manager)

andrew: Super cute place for brunch. My friend made a reservation for Sunday at 11am which is also when they open. It's a lovely place and prices are standard for this type of restaurant. We each started with a hot coffee and and then ordered our meals. I had the Fried Chicken Sandwich, served with sweet potato fries. Fried chicken was hot and crispy and the fries were fresh and crunchy. Exactly what i needed. My friend had the Avocado Toast, which looked really good but i didn't not try it. Service was fast and friendly. Lots of indoor and outdoor seating. We were seated outside and the weather was perfect. Located next to Whole Foods. I believe it's just street parking, but Whole Foods has a parking garage and it's free for the first 90 minutes.

Noah Wahquahboshkuk: CIRCA has a great atmosphere and friendly staff. The jambalaya didn't really taste like a classic jambalaya but their spin was pretty tasty! The noodles used were great but could have been more plentiful in comparison to the proteins. The Austin Cabernet was amazing. Will make my way back soon.

Jessica R: We decided to come here on a whim and thoroughly enjoyed our meal. We came for more of a late lunch/early dinner and even though we did not have reservations they still were able to seat us. They did have to seat us in their outdoor area, which was a little chilly but perfectly fine. Our server was very pleasant and attentive. The food was great! I got the blackened chicken mango salad and my mom got the barbecue chicken flatbread. Both were very good
Response: Hi Jessica, We are so glad that you found us and even happier to hear that you enjoyed your experience! Hopefully we can host you inside next time! Kindest regards, Maggie (Brand + Community Manager)

Ed Tracy: Wow! First visit and it was quite memorable. Jambalaya entree Most Excellent. The chef worked some magic to get the best of the shrimp into the sauce. Butterflying the shrimp was also great for bit size. Brussels sprouts app, Most Excellent. Maybe best I've ever had. We got the bacon on the side. Crispy yet surrounded by soft blue cheese and a slightly sweet vinaigrette sauce. Vegetarian wife loved it too. Pumpkin ravioli were really good, a bit too sweet for my taste. Mash potatoes were good. Ask for table bread and butter. OMG, their house herb butter is fluffy and delicious. Also loved their custom concoction drinks. The Black Manhattan and the Maple Old Fashioned were smooth and delish! (the Maple OF is girl-friendly)
Response: Hi Ed, We are so happy you found us and enjoyed your first dining experience! Thank you for your support; we look forward to hosting you next time. Cheers! Kindest Regards, Maggie (Brand + Community Manager)

Lori Kusterer-Farley: Great dining experience for our family ! Foodie place ! Loved the outdoor tent with heaters. Burger, wings and shrimp salad were amazing! Would definitely return ! Walking distance to a DuPont circle.

Ron Milkowski: Stopped in for a quick drink. Great bartender. Seems like a college crowd. Would definitely be back for dinner. Recommended.
Response: Hi Ron! Thanks for stopping in! I'm happy to hear that you enjoyed our bartender. We are looking forward to your next visit for dinner! Kindest regards, Maggie (Brand + Community Manager)

Jessica Morales: This lovely corner is perfect, the menu is not big, but it has a good selection of different options. We had as an appetizer tuna poke nachos, the flavor combination and the fresh tuna was so delicious, and as a entree jambalaya, the spicy was on point and the penne pasta cooked to perfection, my husband ordered a braised short rib, the meat was so tender, the mash potatoes has this smooth texture so perfect. Thank you Michael, great service.
Response: Hi Jessica! Thanks so much for your rating! We are so happy that you enjoyed your experience with us. We are looking forward to hosting you again soon. Kindest Regards, Maggie (Brand + Community Manager)

Tran Kim-Senior: My husband and I came here with some friends before going to a show at the Kennedy Center. The food was good--he had rainbow trout and I had blackened salmon and our friends each had burgers. The ambiance is energetic and on the louder side which was fine for our purposes but if you're looking for a romantic, more quiet ambiance, I wouldn't recommend this spot. The bar menu looked good and varied though we're not big drinkers so we can't provide any feedback on the drinks. There was also a nice patio if you're looking for good outdoor seating.
Response: Hi Tran, Thank you so much for dining with us and providing your feedback. I am happy to see that you enjoyed your experience. We hope that you will visit us again soon! Kindest regards, Maggie (Brand + Community Manager)

18. Martin's Tavern

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1854 reviews
Martin's Tavern
Location
4.4
Price/Quality
4.4
Service
4.5
Parking
4.4
Wifi quality
4.4

Address: 1264 Wisconsin Ave NW, Washington, DC 20007

Schedule: Closes soon ⋅ 1:30AM ⋅ Reopens 11AM

Telephone: (202) 333-7370

Guy: Traditional American restaurant



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Jeannie Hill: We both love historical sites and on multiple occasions have gone to Martin’s Tavern when visiting Washington DC and the Georgetown area. We’ve been privileged to converse with the owner and his daughter to say thanks in person for the food and service. I would guess they do a great job of making each individual dining feel special. The quaint great atmosphere, fantastic food and excellent service add to the fun experience of “stepping back in time”. The individual booths and tables are sufficiently intimate enough for a wonderful dinner and the feel of private conversations. It is remarkable at Christmas time in the midst of festivities; the images attached here are from two years ago. They decorated superbly for the holiday which makes it very homey and celebratory! A lovely mix of people of people groups and whole families dine here. Give yourself enough time to look around and take in dessert, too. The staff was friendly, professional and busy. The menu offers a great selection and everything that we’ve tasted has been enjoyable! Martin’s Irish Coffee, Bloody Mary’s, Mimosas, First Lady Cocktail with a nice raspberry twist, Hot Chocolate, Lobster Risotto, Crab Cakes, Martin’s Shrimp & Gritts, Shepherd’s Pie with Lamb, and Grandma Martin’s Meatloaf are all items that I can recommend. I highly recommend visiting – even during the lunch hour, it may be best to make a reservation as the place is a favorite for locals as well as a destination for out-of-state guests. With its BIG history, it’s rather small in size and tucked on the street corner. It’s not easy to find parking, but definitely worth a good walk.

H D: Delicious turkey dinner with sweet potato purée and green beans. Fair salad and French onion soup. Good service. Decent prices for the portion size. And a very nice, classic atmosphere with interesting history. Does not feel stodgy.

Gerald Brown: We had a proper breakfast here: challah French toast with sausage, bacon, home fries and hot chocolate. Everything was good.

Mica Ann: Make sure to make a reservation as this place gets packed quickly. With its rich history and good food, this is a must visit for every tourist. Like me. There’s no guarantee you will get the historic table you are eyeing. With a reservation, you just might. If there’s a special occasion, include that too in your note. We went for brunch and everything we ordered are good. They offer typical American fair but it’s so tasty. We ordered the corned beef hash and two orders of eggs benedicts (I forgot which one). One order, my mother in law and I split coz we just came from breakfast. lol.

Richard Nelson: I think this place is more of an experience place rather than a enjoy eating place. The seats were kinda uncomfy and wasn't much space on the table. The food was average tasting and pricey for the portion size. I think its just a historic restaurant. We went during the christmas season and they had fancy decorations.

Jacqueline Schillinger: Such a charming spot to grab a drink and a bite to eat! Very delicious onion soup and if you’ve never had a hot brown it’s a great place to try it!

Kyya Bassett: The food was awesome and my new york strip was cooked perfectly! My 'chocolate awesome' dessert hit the spot with my chocolate craving! Definitely a place to experience if you are in the area, but expect to pay a pretty penny when you are there.

chparatrooper88: Famous Martin’s Tavern. Restaurant of choice for President’s and the powerful. Try the espresso martini. Local dark beer is worth a look. Pricey, but, worth a look. No veteran discount…fyi.

Dan Yu: Best brunch restaurant I have been to in a while!! Their french onion soup and shepherds pie are amazing!!! Bread pudding makes me feel like I had an American grandma. 10/10

Melissa H: Reservations are a very good idea and strongly recommended. Rich history. Spies, presidents ,senators and the like have all dined here. Lyndon Johnson had a favorite booth. John and Jackie Kennedy were engaged here. We ordered the chowder n shepherds pie. Delish! 4th generation Martin family owns / operates Martin's.

19. Jojo Restaurant and Bar

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853 reviews
Jojo Restaurant and Bar
Location
4.5
Price/Quality
4.4
Service
4.4
Parking
4.4
Wifi quality
4.4

Address: 1518 U St NW, Washington, DC 20009

Schedule: Closed ⋅ Opens 4PM

Telephone: (202) 319-9350

Guy: American restaurant



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Fernanda Lanzagorta: The live music is definitely the best asset of this restaurant. Its 10 dollars for the the music. We were expecting more on the food, the fries and apple tart were the best of all. The ambiance is so cozy and inviting. I’ll come back for the music and the desserts.
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Ev B: This place was PERFECTION! Shot out to our waiter we called him DK (I can't remember his real name sorry) who was GREAT‼️ Excellent Customer Service and the food was AMAZING! THE BAND WAS PHENOMENAL! The Lady at the front door who greets everyone was so sweet and nice. Oh I can't wait to go BACK❤️
Response: Thanks Ev, see you soon!

Victoria Little: 20% gratuity added to check, $2 fee to per person because we brought a cake in. Oh and $10 added to tab for the band, was removed since they weren't playing before we departed. It was a little disappointing since none of this was mentioned when I reserved a table for five. Food and drinks were average. Do yourself a favor and go to a better place for the price.
Response: Thank you, and please take a look at our reservation notes, it's mentioned so its clear to our guest.

mletts423: This is a great spot! The Jazz was incredible. It is a small bar with great sound. The bartenders work really hard and make great drinks! I highly recommend this place!
Response: Thamks, you are the best. Check out our happy hours daily from 5pm-7pm.

Vicki J (MylifeMystyle): Jojo’s a vibe ! If you like jazz / live music then check it out when in DC . There’s a $10 cover for the nights the band is playing live for downstairs seats. The food is tasty as well .
Response: Thank you Vicki, we hope to see you soon.

Anita Molina: What a little gem. We came to enjoy some late night jazz. Cozy inside, atmosphere was fantastic. Loved the ambiance. Excellent food, excellent drinks and most importantly excellent music. We will be back.
Response: Thank you

Emerson P. Daniel: interesting. food is great! the bartender pictured here touched my limes with his bare hands… and he kept going to the side to eat like taking chomps,,, i guess he was really hungry 😂😂😂overall— unsanitary and friendly in a fake way. oh and he didn’t know what the menu pictures were.. like what🤣🤣🤣 do you want me to get something?? and i kid you not my friend was asking about the picture and i literally figured out myself so you would THINK the bartender could do the same let alone know off bat—
Response: Thank you.

Tiffany Frazier: Loved this intimate spot on our weekend visit to DC. We didn't eat but everyone around us was and it looked yummy. We enjoyed the generous drinks and the Sol Roots Trio band. Will visit again on my next visit. Don't find many spots like this anymore.
Response: Thank you, see you soon!

Alex Moore: Came for the jazz and will probably only come back for the live jazz. The drinks were pretty standard, maybe a little too sweet on their fruit based cocktails. We had a reservation but had to wait ~20-30minutes for the table, despite arriving on time, since the party before us took their time to gather up and leave. The food was ok, and took a very long time to come out. Ordered the lamb chops rare, but only one of the 3 were rare. The chops varied in thickness too, which added to the uneven doneness. The dish was supposed to come with garlic mashed potatoes but came out with a few potato wedges instead, the spinach side was good. They add 20% gratuity to your bill and $10/head for live music.
Response: Thank you.

Charlene Bermudez: Bar seating, unless reservation for a table has been made. Food was probably exactly one notch higher than bar food, which is not bad at all. As for drinks, I ordered the ellington, which is worth trying out for it's originality and bold taste. The live music was great. The Keith Butler Trio was playing on the night I stopped by. Definitely recommend stopping by when they're scheduled to play.
Response: Thank you!

20. The Fainting Goat

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687 reviews
The Fainting Goat
Location
4.2
Price/Quality
4.3
Service
4.2
Parking
4.2
Wifi quality
4.2

Address: 1330 U St NW, Washington, DC 20009

Schedule: Closed ⋅ Opens 5PM

Telephone: (202) 735-0344

Guy: American restaurant



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The Fainting Goat: what do users think?


Lyn Dirkx: We went here for brunch during Easter and we didn’t have a reservation, but there was 1 table for two left, so we didn’t have to wait. The bottomless mimosas had multiple drink options to choose from and all the foods we ordered were delicious! The place has a lot of atmosphere and is nicely decorated with plants etc. Good music was playing and the staff was really nice. I would come back all the time if I would live around here!

Lord Edwin Carreon: My friends and I went to The Fainting Goat for brunch. We were excited for their bottomless brunch (drinks: bloody marys, a selection of mimosas, and sangria) and delicious sounding entrées. We ordered a side of French Fries and their Goat Cheese Fondue for appetizers. The fries were piping hot and well seasoned. The Goat Cheese Fondue was very nice. (See photo.) It was cheesy, satisfyingly salty, and slightly spicy. The crusty toasted bread was a perfect accompaniment and the arugula was a delicious palate cleansers. It’s a bit steep at $17, but a good shareable appetizer. Our party really liked the drinks. The white cranberry mimosa and red sangria were crowd favorites. At $22/ person, it’s not a bad deal. I ordered the Croque Sammy plus the crispy prosciutto for an extra $3. (See photo.) I was expecting something similar to a Croque Madame (but without ham as the menu was clear on this point), however what arrived was a slice of Swiss Cheese melted between two slices of burnt toast. It was dry. The hollandaise helped bring moisture and flavor to the dish, but fell short. Moreover, the poached egg was undercooked; the egg whites were still runny. The breakfast potatoes were the only redeeming part of this dish. I sent my order back and asked for another dish. My second attempt at an entrée was their off-menu special, Steak and Eggs. (See photo.) This dish was much better. It was a healthy portion of NY strip steak served with breakfast potatoes and two eggs. Everything was well seasoned and the chimichurri was a perfect condiment. I asked for the steak to be medium rare, but it came out medium well. Two individuals in our party wanted the Bananas Foster French Toast, however, we were informed that the kitchen ran out of it and didn’t have enough ingredients to make more. Our reservation was for 11:45 a.m., so we were disappointed and surprised that they ran out. Our server, Darrell (sp?) gave excellent customer service. Their excellent attention and congenial disposition helped smooth over some of the bumps throughout ihr brunch.

Khoi Nguyen: I've passed by this place so many times and never stopped by for brunch. My friend planned a bday brunch for 12 people and the staff was so accommodating. Bottomless drinks here so you can get bottomless mimosas, Sangrias, and Bloody Marys. I personally loved the Sangrias more just because you can choose between the white or red wines. Breakfast wise we ordered the hash, frittata, all American breakfast, waffle with apple compote, steak and eggs, avocado toast and the breakfast burger. The food is a la carte and I really enjoyed the hash, steak, and also the waffle added a nice level of sweetness. Very hearty and greasy dishes that go best with your drinks. Our service here was great and I would recommend this place to anyone. Fun atmosphere, great vibes and clean location. Our food came really quickly and our services were refilling our drinks every 15 minutes. We had some picky eaters in our group and even they finished all of their food. Highly recommend making reservations way in advance as this place definitely fills up on the weekends. I'll definitely be back to try their savory dinner dishes.

Victor Tommey: Food is not that great if I am honest. All American Breakfast comes with 2 pieces of lean crispy bacon. I asked to subtitle the egg for sausage— then bacon when I realized they don’t have sausage. I still only got 2 pieces for bacon. I realized the service was fantastic though, and Morgan was PHENOMENAL!! 10 Stars for HER!

Robyn Ivy: This is a local gem! The food and drinks are delicious! Our table of 3 ordered food to share cause we're greedy and wanted to taste a few different things on the brunch menu. We ordered the fondue, eggs in purgatory, brioche sandwich, the hash, and the bananas foster french toast which is like your Mama's bread pudding with caramelized banana on the bottom. We lost our minds! Did I mention the bottomless mimosas?? The strawberry mint was delicious. The service was great also. They were friendly and attentive. Reservations are recommended because the place fills up quickly. I see why. The restrooms were clean also!! All around great brunch experience 👍🏽.

Samantha: Average at best. There aren’t enough breakfast/brunch options. Fries were good but the beyond burger wasn’t cooked properly. I can appreciate the effort toward farm-to-table, but it’s a low effort one that offers no condiments (we asked and ketchup was the only option given) and Beyond meat comprises half the protein options available to you. These meat alternatives can be very tasty but it doesn’t make sense for this restaurant’s vision to include such processed proteins.

Gaelle Claude: I recently visited The Fainting Goat with my boyfriend as a birthday celebration. Unfortunately there aren’t many places in the area with weekday brunch that have bottomless mimosas so it worked. The food was ok. I ordered the eggs and bacon sandwich, and it was somewhat underwhelming. The home fries were also ok. Everyone felt the same way about their meal. The service was also decent. Overall I would say the experience was a 6/10

Jeff Kryger: Went for weekend brunch. Food was awesome, either I was really hungry or it was just really delicious, because I cleared my entree in no time. Lots of vegetarian options, which my wife and I both appreciate. The 'bottomless' option is great, choice of 3 different mimosas, a sangria, or a bloody mary; can mix and match all you want for 90 minutes. I tried the various mimosas, tasted great! Really friendly and efficient service as well. Only complain is that it would have been nice if the bathrooms had a changing table.

Amanda Blake: Fainting Goat has good drink specials, especially for U Street. The atmosphere is cute, and the service is good. However, where it lost stars was the food, which surprised me because I'd seen it recommended in several articles. It's a small menu, so I expected the couple options they had to all be great. I will say the pizza with lamb sausage was delicious, but everything else was fairly meh and very overpriced. I do not recommend the goat cheese fondue, which was oily and separated.

Geri-Lynn Lasher: What a wonderful brunch!! We had the Croque Sammy with crispy prosciutto, Crispy Hash, and the All American, along with bottomless Mimosas. It was all very delicous!! Our waiter, David was fantastic! All the employees were very friendly. The building is very cool brick and the chandeliers made it so interesting wherever you sit! There are 3 floors and the bathrooms are on the second and lower level. The lower level ones were very clean and nice. I'm glad I made reservations early. It wasn't too crowded on a Sunday but I'm sure gets very busy! I'm going back next month with more visitors coming to town! ❤️