Best Beach Restaurants In Washington Near Me

Who has selected these businesses:
Karla Zimmerman
@karlazimmerman
Author and references

Sort by:
Relevance
Add my business

1. Del Mar

LEAVE AN OPINION
1541 reviews
Del Mar
Location
5
Price/Quality
5
Service
5
Parking
5
Wifi quality
5

Address: 791 Wharf St SW, Washington, DC 20024

Schedule: Closed ⋅ Opens 11:30AM

Telephone: (202) 588-7272

Guy: Spanish restaurant


There are no offers available.


Near Del Mar:



Are you the owner of the business? PROMOTE IT!

  • Be the 1st in the ranking
  • exclusive page

Del Mar: what do users think?


Genesis Marrero: I was truly impressed with this dining experience. We flew to DC for my birthday week and had my birthday dinner here. Luis served us and he was definitely one of the best servers we have ever had wait on us (and we are huge foodies so that is saying something). He was so attentive and just knew exactly how to guide the dining experience based on what the guests is wanting out of their night whether they know specifically or not. We let him take the wheel with all of the knowledgeable recommendations and we were so happy from start to finish. We came back for our last meal in DC and again, Amber served us, and again we were not disappointed. She was so sweet and also had wonderful recommendations and made sure all of our needs were met before we said goodbye and hopped on a flight. Luckily Luis was also there and he remembered us which made us happy because he was also so memorable for us. He was so nice and sent us our new favorite drink that he enlightened us to - the carajillo. I don’t think you could go wrong with a single thing on this menu. The rest of the staff was also very efficient and everything just seemed to flow so smoothly with the teamwork here. I can’t wait to go back someday!

R: This was my first time going to Del Mar and the food was phenomenal! We went as a group of 8 to celebrate a birthday. It was my first time trying octopus and it was really good. The parking in the garage was $45 since I stay for 4+ hours which was a downside for the night so it might be better to find street parking.

Dondré: I rented an igloo and I took my family here for my Mother's birthday and my experience was incredible. The bubbles aka the igloos are nice and incredibly warm. The service is five stars absolutely fantastic, the waiter was nice and patient explaining the family style ordering style. The whole restaurant is extremely nice and well decorated it's like a huge mansion. Lastly this is not a cheap restaurant by any means, but the experience is worth it.

Jack Jiang: It's a bit pricy, but the food and service are worth the penny you spent! I love how the chef perfectly blends flavors together (like pepper+crab+uni sauce). The Sangria Roja cocktail is also a highlight, mixing the richness of wine and the sweet/sour touch of fruits/flowers - one of the best cocktails I've had in a while! Would recommend to everyone

J. Ivy Smith: Food was AMAZING! This should get. Michelin Star. There paella is the best I have had. I want to say there paella and cheesecake is similar to José Andre. Service was excellent and our waiter reminded us of actor John Mulaney. I def recommend this place and def Michelin Star worthy.

Black Star Dust: Absolutely stunning place. Great service. Top tier experience. Everything was a ten. The Seafood Paella is delicious. Highly recommend that dish. It comes in different sizes for sharing. It was my bday so they brought out gratis champagne and this cheesecake that was literally the one of the most delicious desserts to grace the planet. Don’t even get me started on the churros! Amazing! I also did come in with a VIP who goes there regularly so that surely may have enhanced the experience to 10 stars!!

Jo Han: If you are looking for high quality food and drinks then this is the place to be. I love their octopus and eggplants with drinks. There are so many selections but if you want to eat a lot then I'll go for paella. If you are going for drinks and chat then small plates are awesome and very flavorful. We come here multiple times when we come near here and never had bad experiences. Service is great too. So when you are at wharf then come by and try this place =)

Eli Samuel Bermudez: Beautiful restaurant, beautiful location and delicious food. Only reason I'm giving it 4 stars is because is very expensive. Maybe ridiculously expensive for the food. Still a great experience for me and my wife for our anniversary !

Alya's Aura: The food was SO delicious and of course the service was top notch. Our waiter (I believe his name is Michael) was so nice and helpful and made some great recommendations. I definitely suggest leaving space for dessert because their little dulce de leche dark chocolate cakes with the horchata ice cream was beyond amazing! The perfect end to a great meal 👌🏾

Daisy Gutierrez: Food was good. Not great but good. The service was great! This wine was my fave. A little overpriced only because I feel at those prices the food should taste better. They have a great selection though! I had the seafood paella it lacked flavor. My friend had some green rice thing, neither of us raved about our main courses. The patatas bravas are good but could use more of the brava sauce.

2. Fiola Mare

LEAVE AN OPINION
1534 reviews
Fiola Mare
Location
5
Price/Quality
5
Service
5
Parking
5
Wifi quality
5

Address: 3100 K St NW, Washington, DC 20007

Schedule: Closed ⋅ Opens 11:30AM

Telephone: (202) 350-4982

Guy: Seafood restaurant


There are no offers available.


Near Fiola Mare:



Are you the owner of the business? PROMOTE IT!

  • Be the 1st in the ranking
  • exclusive page

Fiola Mare: what do users think?


Richard Holst: Elegant and delicious. Everything is gears towards an excellent experience. The staff is very friendly and ready to help. The restaurant has many quiet and corners with the perfect atmosphere. It is well organized and very clean, every inch has amazing details. The food and drink selection is extensive and everything we had was prepared to perfection. The views of the water are amazing and there are plenty of things to walk to in the area. We will be back here often.

Keana Williams: This was an enjoyable food experience from the appetizer breads and jelly, to the Prawn appetizer dish all the way to the lightest and fluffiest pancakes I possibly have ever had! No extra syrup needed!!! Not to mention, the bottomless Mimosas (or other drinks) weren't that bad either... I'm sure you will enjoy this place, just make sure you bring your check book! 😄😄

Dario Camilo Barros Viñas: 5 stars for real in every aspect. It has both a very fancy area indoor and a fancy yet relaxed area in the patio. The service was amazing, the food was superb, the cocktails were delicious and generous. Canver the manager was very kind and served us the calamari complementary make us feel even better served! I didn’t know the Branzino taste this good until I tried it here. We were only two so we couldn’t try more plates but do yourself a favor and try Fiola Mare!

Christopher Gillespie: All about the dining experience here, they go above and beyond. Did the bottomless brunch with amazing views. Brunch at this level of execution will be very tough to match. The blue fin ahi could be best bites of 2022 to date. The scallop crudo was melt in the mouth. Worth the price of admission.

Pe Lin (Cilibluebird): A five star seafood restaurant that deserves the five star. Great for special events minimum 50 USD per per person, but well deserved. Hakan was our server and he made this experience exceptional. Pasta’s are excellent. Georgetown next to water. Outside seating is great in the evenings of hot summers.

Roz Manning: Fabulous venue for our intimate wedding dinner with family. The Mermaid Room and adjoining patio were perfect. The appetizers were delicious, dinner was delectable and service superb.

Vannora Hawkins: We dined here for my husband's birthday. The food, service and ambience was A+. He got the Wagyu and it was cooked to perfection. My branzino was light, flaky and simply delicious. The oysters were AMAZING! The Brussels Sprouts is a must try! After trying to decide over 8 restaurants, we were glad we ended up at Fiola Mare.

Mike: Easter brunch was amazing. Staff, as always, is fantastic.Intro: watercress soup and the other dish white asparagus.Mains: blue crab omelette and Australian lamb.Glad to see that a packed restaurant. Make reservations!

Alemselam Tekeba: So delicious food. Everything is gears towards an excellent experience. The staff is very friendly and ready to help. The restaurant don’t have an Apple Pay, since me and my wife use’s almost everywhere and one additional thing wore if you don’t have an ID card you can’t be served alcohol even if we look adults we felt uncomfortable but we used other credit cards to pay and we cancel my wife’s wine order. The views of the water are amazing and there are plenty of things to walk to in the area.

Tash M: Had a private dinner here and it was an exceptional experience. The food was lovely, so was the service. Special thanks to Darina for being so attentive and providing an especially memorable experience.

3. Surfside Taco Stand

LEAVE AN OPINION
1528 reviews
Surfside Taco Stand
Location
5
Price/Quality
5
Service
5
Parking
5
Wifi quality
5

Address: 1800 N St NW, Washington, DC 20036

Schedule: Open 24 hours

Telephone: (202) 466-1830

Guy: Taco restaurant


Review: "This storefront feels like a shack restaurant on the beach."

There are no offers available.


Near Surfside Taco Stand:



Are you the owner of the business? PROMOTE IT!

  • Be the 1st in the ranking
  • exclusive page

Surfside Taco Stand: what do users think?


C F: Pretty good burritos. Fresh and tasty. I enjoyed my burrito and would try other ones. I deduct 1 star because the price is higher than expected for 1 normal sized burrito and the lettuce/salad was a bit confusing. Also the chairs and tables were pretty dirty when we were there. But overall great sauces and friendly service.

N T-K: Amazing food! The price isn't too bad either. The line is usually long but it doesn't take long for your order to be ready. I had the street corn (overpriced for just 2), the Makinac burrito, Punta cana tacos and the Martinique burrito!

J. W.: Came here for the first time last night and I was very impressed. Good food, quick service and 24 hours… can’t beat that. As you can see the food is seasoned and portioned great. Definitely can see myself returning. That shrimp burrito and street corn is definitely a game changing combo for the nightlife eating.

Shelbie Ammirati: Delicious! Perfect midday lunch for us as we visited DC and rode scooters around town. Perfect amount of food and the food was so good! I got the Nevis and husband got the Rio, both were great!

Jasmin Hollywood: I like this place. I have been wanting to come here for months and finally made the cause on a Taco Tuesday. I guess I should have tried/ordered something different. I ordered the Malibu tacos and the order was on point the service/courteous kind employees... Now, the Tacos were super healthy, filling, bland and semi gross. Lol. Like I mentioned that I likely should have ordered something different perhaps the crispy chicken Taco or something. I didn't completely write this place off. I want to return in hopes of a better taco.

Chris Atkins: The chicken was seasoned really well and the rice was light and fluffy. It didn't take long to get my order amd it's open 24 hours. This place is definitely worth stopping by for tacos and quesadillas.

Petr Tojsl: Delicious tacos! I got the north grill taco, which consisted of well seasoned mahi-mahi, tasty Chipotle sour cream dressing, and pickled vegetables like lettuce and onion. Along with that, came a delicious yellow lime rice. After my meal, The cashier kindly explained to me how they make their tacos, so that I can replicate the recipe at home. This place is slightly pricey, but definitely worth the price in a big city like DC. Also, they have a fine range of tasty hot sauces. Finally, they’re very quick! I got my taco in under five minutes!

Anas Souid: The best Mexican food I had in the US so far; everything was extremely fresh and the ingredients were clearly top quality. Food preparation time is also pretty fast.

Josh Stein: $15+ tax for this? Bora bora burrito Bland, small portion - stick with Chipotle or District Taco Guac is very chunky and also bland - ironically there may be more calories in the chips and guac than this $15 burrito Second photo is the chips that were left after we finished the “guac”. You all would be able to save on food cost and provide decent portions if you put something else in your guacamole aside from 1/4 chunks of avocado…

Antonio Pena: Great taste good, service is very good, awesome tacos, highly recommended if you are at the Wharf in DC

4. Ophelia’s Fish House

LEAVE AN OPINION
430 reviews
Ophelia’s Fish House
Location
5
Price/Quality
5
Service
5
Parking
5
Wifi quality
5

Address: 501 8th St SE, Washington, DC 20003

Schedule: Closed ⋅ Opens 4PM

Telephone: (202) 543-1445

Guy: Seafood restaurant


There are no offers available.


Near Ophelia’s Fish House:



Are you the owner of the business? PROMOTE IT!

  • Be the 1st in the ranking
  • exclusive page

Ophelia’s Fish House: what do users think?


Dani Elle: Sunday brunch -- so good! I prefer pancakes over waffles, but the waffle that came with the chicken & waffles was hands down one of the best I've ever had. My friend had the seafood omlette & bottomless mimosas & loved both. Service was friendly but a little laggy. Parking is hard to find but location is near Metro. I'll definitely come back!
Response: Really glad you had a positive experience, Dani. Thanks for reviewing. Hope you have an amazing day!

Dee Bee: The place is a mixed bag. The Good: 1. We ordered the Seafood Hash and the Country Hash which tasted great. I would recommend if you decide to eat here. 2. The imdoor decor is comfy and the establishment is in a trendy location. The Bad: 1. The portions were small, especially with the "Brioche" French Toast which was four thin slices of basic French Toast with a cup of preserves. Don't let the descriptions on the menu or pics online fool you, you may leave hungry. 2. The place was fairly empty but we still waited several minutes for a waiter, and waited even longer for the check when we were about to leave. 3. What we ordered was missing cheese, even though cheese was an ingredient on the menu. 4. Prices were fairly high for the experience. In conclusion, I believe this place has potential to be good, but given our long wait for service and small food portions, the first experience here was just average.
Response: Hi Dee! Thank you for the constructive criticism, and sorry we couldn’t make it a 5 star experience. It’s important for us know how we can better serve our customers and your comments will be shared with the team. We will be glad to see you again to make your experience with us great! Please contact me at bee@hillrestaurantgroup.com.

Philip Brady: Well Wow. Ophelia's Fish House was a bit of a gamble for a business dinner, but one that was very successful. The place was delightful and professional without being pretentious--a break from downtown's snobbery. The food was exceptional. I strongly recommend the Whole Snapper. The wine list was limited but well curated. The atmosphere was serene and pleasant. The staff was attentive and courteous--all that I would ask for. I can't comment on their deserts because after four courses of seafood, there was no room. I very much look forward to returning.
Response: We appreciate the review Mr. Brady. Thank you for taking the time. We look forward to serving you again soon!

Wei-Yu Jen: The seafood is fresh, and I like the sauce.I would prefer the omelette to be softer, but still tastes ok.
Response: We appreciate the review, Wei-Yu. Thank you for taking the time. See you next time!

Steve O'Connor: Cute seafood dining with a great patio. Not a long menu but the choices you have are exceptional. Food and drinks are excellent.
Response: So glad you had a great experience, Steve. Hope you have an amazing day and see you soon!

Nya H: Had a wonderful evening because the servicer shared with us his recommendations based on what we like, the food presentation was magnificent and the drinks was strong enough...😉
Response: Hi Nya, we’re thrilled to get this kind of feedback. Thank you for taking the time to review us. We look forward to serving you again soon!

Viviane Del Pizzo: It was really good. I had the mussels and they were delicious. The mussel appetizer is a great size for kids. The wait for the food was not long. I really recommend this place for dinner.
Response: Hi Viviane, that’s wonderful to hear. Thanks so much for leaving us a review. Have a wonderful day!

liv hintlian: Hidden gem honestly. Not one to write reviews but wow I was impressed. Was walking by and decided to try it for brunch, delicious and affordable brunch menu!!
Response: Hi liv, we’re thrilled to get this kind of feedback.Thank you for taking the time to review us. We will share this with the team!

Yaya's Thoughts: Visited with my husband and MIL last Saturday evening at 630pm. We were seated promptly by the hostess, who looked a bit surprised when we walked through the door as she was scrolling on her phone and was sitting at an empty table near the door. We sat and waited to be greeted by a waiter for 30 minutes. We would try to make eye contact or slightly wave at passing staff, but no one came to our table. Another family came in after us and was promptly seated and served. We left at 7pm because no one even talked to us. The hostess was talking to another table during our wait and would look over at us but say nothing to other staff, or acknowledge us in anyway. We were very disappointed when we left.
Response: Hi there Yaya! We are so sorry to hear your bad experience with us, please reach out to bee@hillrestaurantgroup.com to resolve this issue.

S. H.: What a pleasant surprise. Ginormous portions!!! The crab cake was delicious. It has a pepper kick to it. So big. The biggest that I have ever had and it is crab meat. Not breaded filler. So delicious. The Caesar salad was big. Not the little baby side salad like most spots. We came in like 15 minutes before closing but our food was still perfect and delicious. My friend had the lobster bisque and says it was amazing. She is a verrrrrry picky eater and usually hates everything because it prepared incorrectly. She didn't have anything to say but "damn"
Response: Hi S., we’re thrilled to get this kind of feedback. Thank you for taking the time to review us. Hope you have an amazing day!

5. Tony and Joe's Seafood Place

LEAVE AN OPINION
1413 reviews
Tony and Joe's Seafood Place
Location
4
Price/Quality
3.9
Service
3.9
Parking
3.9
Wifi quality
3.9

Address: 3000 K St NW, Washington, DC 20007

Schedule: Closed ⋅ Opens 11:30AM

Telephone: (202) 944-4545

Guy: Seafood restaurant


There are no offers available.


Near Tony and Joe's Seafood Place:



Are you the owner of the business? PROMOTE IT!

  • Be the 1st in the ranking
  • exclusive page

Tony and Joe's Seafood Place: what do users think?


Mary M.: Great scenery, food was okay but pricey. Would've expected a bigger portion for the price. Blackened salmon salad was some of the best salmon I've had. The boil pot was very small and only a few of each thing - maybe two slices of sausage. In my opinion there shouldn't be more potatoes / corn than meat. Crowded area, I would recommend getting a reservation ahead of time.

Gabby Bonilla: This restaurant is really large with seating available outside and inside. We sat inside because it was extremely hot outside. The food was okay, but overly priced. We ordered fried shaved Brussels sprouts and they came out burnt, but other than that the food and drinks were just okay.

Scott O'Brien: Pretty small lunch menu. Not to many options. Came in for a late lunch. We were directed to the bar to seat ourselves as our only option. We sat at a high top and was then motioned by the bar tender to come get our menus. So we quickly realized this is a bar without service. After making our food choices we had to get up and go to the bar to order. Ok. The food actually came to us and they did refill our drinks when requested. Food was good and came out quickly. But I’m still one that thinks that great service can overcome ok food. But even with good food, bad service is hard to come back from. In the end I’m not sure I would go back or recommend this restaurant.

Celal Gulluoglu: It was a great time and I was so fully satisfied with the seafood. The best dish is the mussels. It made me feel so alive. The only letdown was the price for the food. In my opinion, the price wasn’t worth it. Last thing that was amazing was the sight of the river.

David Arrimadas: One of the best fish places in DC. Very kind staff and extremely good quality. The mussels are delicious and the crab soup is really tasty. Very nice place also with good terrace to enjoy if the temperature allow you to do it. Highly recommended!

Vy H.: Great location for drinks and light food by the waterfront! It’s always busy packed on the weekends but was lucky this past Sunday for a table outdoors! Service is great too. Seafood wise, top favorites were the Hot Crab Dip, Steamed Top Neck Clams and the Chilled Seafood Tower!

K Santos: Great service, they have outdoor dining which is great. Food is great, we had burgers, clam chowder and their fish. Big main servings you can share. They have a great detail of having sanitizers in each table to make sure you clean your hands. Great view too right in front of the potomic river.

Denise Primus: The views of the water are amazing!!! The courtyard is pretty too. My food was ok but I wasn't really satisfied. I didn't like that they DO NOT allow substitutions of menu items. I really wanted the crab cakes but didn't like the vegetables it was paired with. So if i wanted fries i would have to pay for a side of them🤷🏽‍♀️. So I had crab legs... Also we were a really large party (of 21) and the server for our table was difficult at best. He wasnt very friendly and it appeared as if we were bothering him. He wouldn't split our check but it was done for our other table. Funny bc when the chk came the 18%gratuity was added. Not sure if I'd go back when visiting DC again.

Kevin Russell: We went for lunch because my friend loves their ribs. It's not on the menu now so we settled for salad and mahi. Was very good. Service was good. If go back for sure. Good for people watching a well.

김서진: One of the best fishes place. I enjoyed fresh sea food. I love this place,outdoor mood♥️

6. Nick's Riverside Grill

LEAVE AN OPINION
879 reviews
Nick's Riverside Grill
Location
3.7
Price/Quality
3.8
Service
3.7
Parking
3.7
Wifi quality
3.7

Address: 3050 K St NW, Washington, DC 20007

Schedule: Closed ⋅ Opens 11:30AM

Telephone: (202) 342-3535

Guy: Seafood restaurant


There are no offers available.


Near Nick's Riverside Grill:



Are you the owner of the business? PROMOTE IT!

  • Be the 1st in the ranking
  • exclusive page

Nick's Riverside Grill: what do users think?


Jeffrey Brooks-Holliday: Service was not so great. Definitely room for improvement. Management should know that they have tours coming and going from that area and should have a system to reflect that. Food and drinks were decent, filling and fulfilled its purpose. Will try again on next trip here and revise review if service standards improve.

R Howell: It was my birthday weekend and a friend tteated me. We got seated right away. It was a beautiful day so we sat outside. Our waitress was gery busy but took excellent care of us. The atmosphere was nice. We were right next to the water but protected with awning to block the sun. The food was very good. I had shrimp cocktail with a side caesar salad. My friend had the sangria and said it was really good. She never finishes her drinks but finshed the sangria in record time! She liked her old bay wings and said french fries were tasty!

Chellé Wilson: The view was the best part!! Right by the water and the day was beautiful. Waa a little disappointed in the food though. After going through traffic. Of course not great parking. But location is worth it. Had to find a table for the waiters to even come to you. That took 15 mins. Had to move closer to the crowd. Not sure if that day they were short handed. But server was nice. I wouldn't so much go back but it was good for what it was worth.

Armida (Justmida): Food was excellent! Mahi-mahi tacos, shrimp alpastor , fried camari all very good!

Hana T: We have gone there for a family dinner with over 10 people! It was one of their slowest day so they wasn't sure if they had enough to serve all of us. However, they were able to serve all of us with their delicious😋 burgers, nachos and chicken! The employees went above and beyond and made our visit wonderful ! Will definitely go back and highly recommend!
Response: Thanks Hana! Glad you enjoyed your dinner with us. Please come again soon.

Amanda Montgomery: Do not dine here. I had an unpleasant experience at Nick's Riverside Grill and will not return. My friends, who visited the restaurant on different occasions, also had troublesome experiences. In my case, the manager Ricky Powell and members of the evening staff were incredibly rude to my dinner party. There were so many mishaps, I just cannot and will not recommend Nick's Riverside Grill to anyone. First, a waiter told one of my guests "I'm not taking your order until you get off your phone". He circled the table many times, then purposefully did not take her order - at all. She was actually reviewing the menu! Unfortunately, my guest decided to leave and enjoyed her dining experience next door. I was embarrassed that I had selected this restaurant. In another scenario, patrons were under the influence and would stumble in and out of the bathroom. One patron fell on our table, TWICE, knocking over drinks and food. We asked to be moved and were not accommodated. The food was not comped, and no one would take our REORDER. It was a terrible, terrible experience. I'm disgusted.

Dolly J Jackson: OMGoodness!!! Why? Why was the food so Bomb! I can not wait to go back to the DMV area- I will definitely be visiting here again. GOD willing life spared. Delicioso!!!

Richard Nelson: Went for a hike and was in the area of george town and remembered I had a groupon for this place. So got my friends to go with me. The location is nice and I guess thats the reason they still in business charging these prices for this food. We went on a saturday around 2 so the place and area was pretty crowded. We got seated immediately however. The table was kind of weird like and outdoor fireplace table, but can't complain we didn't have to wait. Then we went to order. Got a calamari appetizer and it was just average. To soft for me. This came out relatively fast. We also ordered a pesto pasta and a smash burger. This part for a pasta and burger took about 1hr 15 mins to hit our table. During our wait I asked the waiter if we could just also put in an order of onion rings. He said no can't do that they only come with the burger. Kinda weird especially since we ordered a burger and we wanted something to eat while waiting over an hour for our food. Finally the food arrived. The smash burger wasn't impressive. The fries had no salt. The pesto pasta was just bland and for about 22 dollars that pesto pasta was super disappointing. Luckily our waiter did one right thing that day and gave us our meal free. For having to wait so long and not being able to get us onion rings. Overall wouldn't return especially for these prices. I guess since its right on the water near georgetown the foot traffic enough to bring people in. I still do have the groupon and will need to return to use it. So they have a second chance to amaze me. Second review: I bumped Nicks Grill to a 3 star now. The experience this time was much better and we got to use our groupon. We both ordered the New York Strip steaks. This tasted so much better than our food last time. However they were definitely over cooked for our request of medium. Also it was better than last times food, but still not amazing for 30 dollars. Luckily we had a groupon. We got seated fast again. Our waiter was more attentive at the start then slowly became less attentive. We needed more water. Overall after to visits I think the place is pretty average and its pricey. I won't return unless I had another groupon. Or they start a happy hour maybe.

jose rospigliosi: Nothing spectacular. Ordered crab cake sandwich. Crab Cake was tiny. A bunch of lettuce and tomato. No flavor. The fries were average. It was really humid/hot inside. Calamari was average.

Raymond Zeigler: Great view of the Potomoc River. We ate waterside! The food and service was awesome! A lite shower went through while we were eating but we had a patio umbrella over us so we stayed dry. Great experience!

7. Grillfish

LEAVE AN OPINION
905 reviews
Grillfish
Location
4.2
Price/Quality
4.2
Service
4.3
Parking
4.2
Wifi quality
4.2

Address: 1200 New Hampshire Ave NW, Washington, DC 20036

Schedule: Closed ⋅ Opens 4PM

Telephone: (202) 331-7310

Guy: Seafood restaurant


There are no offers available.


Near Grillfish:



Are you the owner of the business? PROMOTE IT!

  • Be the 1st in the ranking
  • exclusive page

Grillfish: what do users think?


T Johnson: The customer service here was really good. That is so important for me. My friend and I were visiting DC from Florida and went here as a part of our girls trip worth our daughters. Parking is free on Sunday so that was a plus. Our waitress was nice and friendly and did a great job with answering our questions and making recommendations. My MaiTai was awesome and THE FOOD WAS SO FRESH AND cooked perfectly. I would love to go back again to try something else.
Response: Thank you for taking to share about your dining experience. It means a lot to the staff to know that their efforts are recognized by wonderful people like you.

Zerah Kawami: Amazing fish restaurant with many options on the menu and lovely restaurant decor. The menu is smaller but well crafted and the wines and cocktails were superb. The grilled fish was absolutely delicious and our party got the mahi mahi and salmon plates. We also got the crab cakes which were a delicious comfort food. We finished with a mango key lime pie that we ate a bit too fast before I could get a picture as it was that delicious.
Response: Thank you for sharing about your wonderful dining experience. We look forward to see again soon.

Kara Lee: The customer service here was really good. That is so important for me. My sister and I were visiting from North Carolina and wanted a nice place to eat on Sunday before we left. Parking is free on Sunday so that was a plus. Our waitress was nice and friendly and did a great job with answering our questions. My sister said her Margarita was PERFECTLY made. My mimosa was good also. THE FOOD WAS SO FRESH AND cooked perfectly. I added freshly shredded parmesan cheese to the seafood pasta per recommendation of my waitress and it was exactly what it needed. I am so glad she mentioned it. My sister was given a sauce to pair with her steak and she said it was the best she'd ever had. I think it was made in house. The bathroom was clean and overall this was a really good experience. I would love to go back again to try something else, the MENU has a lot to offer.

No Thanks: Portions were good. Presentation of my dish was good. The taste not so much. The fries were too salty, the sautéed spinach had more salt than it should, and I think our waitress did not know the menu much. Fair experience, but I will not return. Thanks. Went on 12/28/2021 4-5pm

M J: Really enjoyed the food. Buffalo shrimp did not disappoint. Risotto balls I will it was something else with them but if you like friend cheese and the tomato sauce does it for you then it was perfect. Wish the soft crab was a little bigger. Friends and I enjoyed will definitely go back for another brunch date.

Alvaro H. Torres: Great service but overpriced. You are getting a good service and freshly made to order food. The grilled fish was amazing and the grilled octopus.

Connor Sargent: Food was amazing, fresh, and service was great. Very good seasoning on our dishes, presentation made the meals even more enjoyable to eat. And $1 local oysters were delicious. Definitely coming back here every time we visit DC.

Simon T Katan: Very good fish choise. I had swardfish and it was delicious. Service wss good. Recommended in DC area for grilled fish. Also a very nice ambient.

Charlotte Goodall: The best grilled fish in town with awesome service! Took my mom for her Birthday in DC and stumbled upon this restaurant via Google and the reviews were good so I decided to try and boy we were not disappointed. We came in to dine at half hour before closing and was taken care of by the most welcoming and cheerful men Chris and Luke. To be served with such extreme enthusiasm after arriving at the 9th hour to dine says alot about character. I definitely recommend this restaurant and whenever I'm in DC I look forward to dining here again.

Henrietta: LET ME TELL YOU!! Came in here on a whim and the food was ON POINT. I got the mixed seafood skewer with brussel sprouts and the fish tasted like it was straight out the ocean. Grilled to perfection… I thought I was in a Caribbean island! The bartender Tony was perfect. Super friendly and quick service. I literally inhaled the entire plate before I realized I should have taken a photo. Go. You won’t be disappointed.

8. Old Ebbitt Grill

LEAVE AN OPINION
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


There are no offers available.


Near Old Ebbitt Grill:



Are you the owner of the business? PROMOTE IT!

  • Be the 1st in the ranking
  • exclusive page

Old Ebbitt Grill: what do users think?


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.

9. The Salt Line

LEAVE AN OPINION
1547 reviews
The Salt Line
Location
4.3
Price/Quality
4.4
Service
4.3
Parking
4.3
Wifi quality
4.3

Address: 79 Potomac Ave SE, Washington, DC 20003

Schedule: Closed ⋅ Opens 4PM

Telephone: (202) 506-2368

Guy: Oyster bar restaurant


There are no offers available.


Near The Salt Line:



Are you the owner of the business? PROMOTE IT!

  • Be the 1st in the ranking
  • exclusive page

The Salt Line: what do users think?


Aneulena Candelaria: My husband and I dined for an early dinner on Valentine's Day. There is construction going in the area so give yourself extra time, but there is a parking garage so you won't have to hunt when you arrive. The host was really friendly and we were immediately taken to our table. Our waiter, Jason, was excellent. He shared recommendations, explained how to order from the raw bar, and helped me pick the perfect drink. The food was wonderful! It wasn't too loud or too crowded. Outdoor dining was available and they had heaters to keep guests warm. We went at 1715 so it wasn't very crowded in our area but before we left quite a few more tables were in use than when we arrived. If you're concerned about the crowd, an early dinner around 1700 is perfect, you'll be wrapping up as the crowd is starting to arrive. We will absolutely return to fine again!

Matthew Rathbun: I finally had some Pappy van Winkle! Outstanding location with a beautiful view outside and comfortable setting inside. The menu items are fantastic making it hard to choose just one thing. The clam selection is fantastic, as is the presentation. The clam chowder is very good, but not as good as the other food items that our group purchased. The staff is very friendly, efficient and engaging. The food was terrific and the drinks were perfectly mixed. Great experience and I highly recommend it.

Blue Girl: We were really happy with our first dining experience here. Great food, great ambience, excellent customer service. Fresh seafood, we enjoyed our oysters and drinks were on point. Awesome bartenders. We watched the staff and they were operating really good. Food was served on time. Restroom was also clean. Thank you so much guys. We can’t wait to come back. Beautiful waterfront restaurant.

Joseph Morgan: Lunch/Brunch 2 adults 2 kids $75-100 Great atmosphere and views of the river and new Frederick Douglas bridge. As other mention the oysters are good. The kids menu is good, the crispy fish sandwich is good. The eggs Benedict were good but they over cooked the poached eggs. Great wine and beer list. Great Bloody Mary.

Arshad Sayed: Great Food. Great Ambience. Terrific Service = Worth repeating. Our order—Coddies, 3 fried balls of Cod, mashed potatoes with mustard on a cracker. A lovely appetizer. With just two of us we chose Olive oil poached black bass, with kale and celery root puree.. refined taste just right. And we had the Watermans platter — fried fish, oysters, shrimp, scallops, with generous amounts of fries and colesaw. Sharing the two dishes for the entree was sufficient. Just the Black Bass might not have been enough for one so the combination of the two worked out just fine. The food was served hot and the service impeccable! Seated outside, with the burners, sipping sweet Italian vermouth to down it all and and watching the lights of the bridge shimmering in the water, while finishing off the pineapple pudding ( the rum glaze was a tad bit too strong for our taste) fighting for the last piece of pudding 😀 was about perfect! All this for $110 with tax. Unfortunately the star system means that this rating would fall on the upper end between 4-5 and I don’t give 5 stars anymore.

John Edwards: Group of five all had fantastic dinners. I'm not much for seafood so I went with the New England smash burger and fries alongside a frosty Del's Shandy from Narragansett. Everything was excellent. We left a very happy group.

Brian Woolf: What could easily be a basic bar next to the ballpark was instead a hip cool hangout with great food. Of course fresh shucked oysters,but some surprises like Baltimore coddies and a very good chicken slider. Combine that with the young energy and great view and you can't go wrong.
Response: So glad you enjoyed the restaurant and appreciate your review! Hope you can join us again soon

Shamsher: I would really want to give this place some applause but it is kinda hard to do so. Find out why in the below gibberish. My friend insisted to dine here and as a good friend I was like “SURE!” Find a bar top next to the bar. Put in my order of 2 drinks and the Waterman’s Platter that you see below pictures. It was priced $33. Who doesn’t love fried food? So, naturally I want to love this platter as well but the amount of salt in this platter could kill all the snail population of the world. I mean the place is called SALT LINE and I get all your jokes, the ones that you as a reader are thinking and laughing about this but it was actually not funny eating this. The fries were some of the worst fries I have had in the world. I don’t even need to explain why see the picture please. No napkins were served with the food. No silverware was given with the food. That is about it. You be the judge of it but I am giving this place 1.2/5 P.S The receptionist who worked there that shift was amazing though. I asked her for both silverware and napkins. She just handed them right away. So thank you so much.

Michael Powers: Great service and tasty food with an excellent view of the water and Nats Park. We got the Waterman platter and crab chilaquiles. Both were great. And we happened to go the day Zimmerman's number was being retired so they were offering 1 free drink per person on the house!

Monique Diop: Nice space, easy to get to ( uber not sure of parking) food fresh, delicious and interesting.. Seafood Bratwurst was good. We ate outdoors. with warm heat lamps near a pink lighted bridge! #FDMB
Response: Thanks for joining us and for the review- hope you can join us again soon!

10. The Oceanaire Seafood Room

LEAVE AN OPINION
1135 reviews
The Oceanaire Seafood Room
Location
4.3
Price/Quality
4.3
Service
4.4
Parking
4.3
Wifi quality
4.3

Address: 1201 F St NW, Washington, DC 20004

Schedule: Closed ⋅ Opens 12PM

Telephone: (202) 347-2277

Guy: Fine dining restaurant


There are no offers available.


Near The Oceanaire Seafood Room:



Are you the owner of the business? PROMOTE IT!

  • Be the 1st in the ranking
  • exclusive page

The Oceanaire Seafood Room: what do users think?


Anna Sumner: I was a member of a party of 5 for my friend's birthday. We were able to reserve a table in advance which was very convenient. Our server, José, was impeccably warm and attentive. The food was beautifully plated and delicious. I tried the chicken-fried lobster and would totally recommend. No part of our meal or experience was anything less than great. It's pricey, but I'd definitely dine here again.
Response: Thank you for your review. We’re glad you had a good experience and hope to see you again soon!

Maya Bryant: Went here for dinner to celebrate my birthday with friends. They were really great at accomplishing a large group of 11. Service was a little bit slow, but that is okay since there was so many of us. Everyone really enjoyed their food and drinks. I ordered the king crab and creamed corn, both were very delicious. The sangrias were also a hit if you like sweet drinks. Just be aware that cake cutting is $5 PER SLICE. yikes. At least they gave me the slice with my name on it.
Response: Hello, we appreciate you sharing your experience with us, and we are always looking for ways to improve and would appreciate any additional feedback you would be willing to provide at the link below. Thank you. http://ms.spr.ly/6260bSjCO

Kyle Lennon: Oceanaire is certainly a class act in fine dining, our meal was absolutely superb. The cocktails were very strong handed and delicious, our server even made one himself. He was an incredible and attentive server that I will certainly be requesting next time. The swordfish, outstanding. The baked Alaska was truly a moment to remember to top it all off. Valet parking was spot on too. 👌🏻🥂
Response: Hi, thank you for taking the time to leave us such a fantastic review! We're happy to hear that you enjoyed your experience with us. Your satisfaction is our priority, and as affirmed by your review, we pride ourselves on our exceptional service. We sure hope to see you again soon!

Kenyetta B: My husband and I treated my mom to dinner her for her birthday. My husband had been here many times before and it was my mom and I's first time. She and I are from Louisiana and he thought she'd love the seafood since we eat a lot of it there. I have to say it did not disappoint. She and I both had a mixed grill for our entre and my husband had the lobster fried rice. For apps we had calamari, shrimp cocktail, clam chowder and escargot. Everything tasted really good. I wasn't a huge fan of the escargot, but we ordered it b/c it was the opportunity for me to try it. It didn't taste bad, but it was more of a texture thing. The mixed grill, everything was cooked to perfection! The butter sauce, I had to get extra because it was soooo good. My mom loved everything so we were very happy about that. And they even bought out the flaming baked Alaska and she was over the moon about it. We left well fed and well taken care of. The ambiance was nice and oceanie and it's a great place for special occasions or just a great seafood dinner.

Christopher Gillespie: We had an amazing dining experience thanks to Carlos and the support staff. No glass was even close to empty and attention to detail on every dish. I got the whole fried snapper and it was as tasty as it looks. Great oysters, even had west coast options.
Response: Thanks for taking the time to share your feedback with us. It means so much when our customers share their experiences. We are glad we were able to meet your expectations! We hope to see you again soon!

Fallon Valentine: I really enjoyed this place, the oyster omg they were amazing, the mussels were so delicious only disappointment was my steak temperature I asked for medium rare and got a well done steak it was still tasty and tender. I love how the servers take really good care of you.
Response: Thank you for your review. We’re glad you had a good experience and hope to see you again soon!

m weston: Loved the food! Loved the setting and ambiance! Awesome service … BUT super pricey. If you have money to burn then this is your place. Once is enough for me. Lol

Sandra: The place was 5 star service, from the valet to all the staff. Everybody treated our party like VIP. We sit at the bar waited for all my guest to arrive. The bartender treated us like VIP. That service was superb. Who ever trained the staff, has done a magnificent job. The drinks at the bar and the food at the table was excellent. I was celebrating my birthday. This was a excellent choice. I felt like royalty. Prices were expensive, but well worth it. The side choices could be expanded a little bit more of a variety. Seafood choices, I expected a bigger selection, but everybody has cut their menus down. Overall the menu was good. I will definitely go back. It was a delightful pleasure. Thank you, A Birthday Charm Saturday 12/18/21

Aurora Martinez: One negative thing, we were seated next to a table that had loud people and kind of disturbed us a little. Like they were no more than 3 feet from us and they were REALLY loud. Another table had to move because the other table was loud. Not something you want to experience when you're trying to enjoy fine dining.
Response: Hello, we appreciate you sharing your experience with us, and we are always looking for ways to improve and would appreciate any feedback you would be willing to provide at the link below. Thank you. http://ms.spr.ly/6266wbtjo We hope to see you again soon!

Bill A: While the service was good, I would not recommend this restaurant‘s food. I had to send my steak back twice and they still couldn’t get it right. The crab Cobb salad had very little crab and the side of crab Louis was a bunch of gooey whatever. After spending over $300 on “dinner” for 3, I had to go to The Hamilton for dinner. Highly recommend The Hamilton but make reservations in advance. Food is great and surprisingly good value.

11. Clare & Don's Beach Shack

LEAVE AN OPINION
1262 reviews
Clare & Don's Beach Shack
Location
4.5
Price/Quality
4.4
Service
4.4
Parking
4.4
Wifi quality
4.4

Address: 130 N Washington St, Falls Church, VA 22046

Schedule: Closed ⋅ Opens 11:30AM

Telephone: (703) 532-9283

Guy: Seafood restaurant


There are no offers available.


Near Clare & Don's Beach Shack:



Are you the owner of the business? PROMOTE IT!

  • Be the 1st in the ranking
  • exclusive page

Clare & Don's Beach Shack: what do users think?


Mischa: Interesting beach-themed restaurant with very nice and interesting decor. The food was okay (had the alligator tail), but was a bit pricey for what it was. The beer selection was okay, too, but could be better. Fairly decent place overall.

Jessa 4Peace: Had dinner there yesterday evening. The weather was great so the fact that they had so much shaded outdoor space to dine was wonderful. We enjoyed the live music as well. Really added to the fun, laid back ambiance. Our food was tasty and very fresh. The menu had lots of options! I am giving 4 stars rather than 5 because you pay extra for guacamole and sour cream...which is fine except that it was too small a portion for the tacos I ordered. I also had 2 cocktails ($10 a pop) and they were very light on the liquor. Other than that, I really enjoyed my experience and will definitely visit again!

delma trevino: Whole Ocean plate, Admiral's feast, fish and chips plate. We're delicious! Just a little hotter on temp on the admirals plate would be nice. Service was great! Visiting from San Antonio first time eating there will definitely go back!
Response: Thanks Delma! Those gulf shrimp are probably the same ones you eat in TX!

Maddy A: Decent food but nice ambience! For a seafood place the seafood is not the best - the fish was dry, the shrimp was okay, and the oysters were just bad (definitely don’t order them). But it’s in northern VA and the prices are equivalent to an actual beach shack so you can’t expect more. However, the place has a nice environment and reminds you of being at the beach! Great for being outdoors and having drinks with friends. Also the hush puppies and fried Oreos (not on the menu) are amazing! Fun place to go to but counterintuitively I would not order seafood here.

P S: What an awesome place! We live 10 min away, and had never been. Delicious food and even better service. Not pictured are the hush puppies which were delicious!!! Can't wait to return! Thank you for such a wonderful afternoon!

Chris Sheft: Great hang out, Fair beer selection with some local choices and good food, entertainment. Loki, casual.

Kelly T: been a couple times. food has always been decent. drinks and ice cream are great! seems like this time they were short staffed, but I also hear COVID is running thru the service industry- so be patient!!!
Response: Kelly... true that! Thank you for being patient. We're still trying to catch up a bit, but I think our team is up to the task!!

Barb Bee: What a fun place! I felt like I was a kid in the late 60's again. I would have given only 4 stars because the parking is challenging...but, their veggies chili was so delicious, I added back the star 😁
Response: Thanks Barb! See ya soon! Sorry about the parking. The construction is rough! However, I've been telling people to go straight to the Kaiser Lot. It's right across the street and always has a space!

Kat Fred: The atmosphere is really fun and I bet it’s even more so with the live music! Unfortunately my blackened mahi-mahi was chewy instead of flaky and the side salad with the house lime dressing was not very good at all. The lettuce was cut so thinly & there weren’t any other veggies to speak of in it. Service was friendly and quick, so though the food was lacking it was still a neat place to hangout for drinks.

mark tactay: Attentive friendly staff serving surf and turf meals or bites, on open air tables under tent, the sky or cool dining area. Nice view above Broad St Falls Chrich.
Response: Lol. That view is short lived, but we'll take it while we have it!!

12. CIRCA at Foggy Bottom

LEAVE AN OPINION
1536 reviews
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


There are no offers available.


Near CIRCA at Foggy Bottom:



Are you the owner of the business? PROMOTE IT!

  • Be the 1st in the ranking
  • exclusive page

CIRCA at Foggy Bottom: what do users think?


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)

13. Luke's Lobster Farragut

LEAVE AN OPINION
347 reviews
Luke's Lobster Farragut
Location
4.2
Price/Quality
4.2
Service
4.3
Parking
4.2
Wifi quality
4.2

Address: 800 17th St NW, Washington, DC 20006

Schedule: Closed ⋅ Opens 11AM

Telephone: (202) 525-5880

Guy: Seafood restaurant


There are no offers available.


Near Luke's Lobster Farragut:



Are you the owner of the business? PROMOTE IT!

  • Be the 1st in the ranking
  • exclusive page

Luke's Lobster Farragut: what do users think?


L Porter: Good for families with outside seating. The customer service was really friendly, and most important, the lobster roll was soooo tasty. Crispy bread, well-seasoned meat, and a sauce that complemented but didn’t overpower the tender lobster. My kids liked the grilled cheese and fries.
Response: Hi Porter, Awesome! We appreciate your kind remarks and those beatiful photos! We are just so stoaked that you enjoyed your experience with us, and we hope we get to serve you and your family again really soon. Thank you and take care!

Claire H: Luke's lobster rolls are excellent. Lots of tender lobster meat and a buttery roll that does not overwhelm the lobster. And the clam chowder was delicious with clam in every bite. Yes, the prices are high but it's high quality lobster and you get what you pay for! I will definitely be back.
Response: Hi Claire, Awesome! We are so glad hear that you had a great experience here at Luke's Farrgut the other day. Your kind words mean more than you know, and we truly appreciate you taking some time to provide some feedback. We look forward to serving you again sometime soon. Thanks again and until next time!

Lena Lee: Delicious! We got Luke's Trio, clam chowder, Lobster Mac, Lobster Grilled Cheese, and fries. Every single thing was so, so good. Staff was really friendly, too! Yes, it's expensive for the portions, but it seems they are conscientious about fair wages, so I feel good about giving them my patronage.
Response: Hi Lena, Thanks so much for this raving reveiw, we really appreciate it! Our team just loves to hear about the great experiences like this one, and really compliements our hard work and efforts. Thanks agian, and we look forward to serving you again real soon. Take Care!

Ken “BIGKEN” Valentin: Terrible service. Ordered the Luke's Trio. Took them close to 40 minutes to get our order ready. Told them several times not to add mayonnaise and they still put mayo and everything was ice cold. Then to be told that's how they serve it in Maine? I've been to Maine and I've had lobster rolls and they serve them hot in butter. And if its cold, why did it take so long to make? No customer service at all and staff was rude when told of their mistake. I won't go back and will not recommend them to anyone!!! Go somewhere else if you want something hot to eat.
Response: Hi Ken, We are saddened to hear about your experience with us the other day. This is definitely not the experience we would like any of our guests to have and is certainly not common. We apologize, and we would love the oppotunity to make things right. Please reach out to the restaurant directly and ask for Caleb. Thank you and we look forward to hearing from you soon. Regards, Caleb

Stacey Mae: I was intimidated by the prices, however the service, transparency of sustainable practices, and the lobster roll in itself blew me away. I understand and definitely recommend for those who appreciate intentionality and quality. First bite of the lobster roll will forever be engrained as the best I’ve ever had until further notice. So fresh!!!
Response: Stacey, thank you so much! We do pride ourselves in serving sustainable, traceable seafood. Cutting out the middleman is how we are able to serve you fresh lobster at such a reasonable rate. Maine lobster season will begin next month, the lobster will be soft shell and super sweet at that time. Also, maybe you can stop by and try our Spicy Mala roll! Thanks again for coming in!

Elena Burke: Very small portion of everything and cost too much. We ordered 2 sandwiches, 2 soups and 2 drinks. The sandwiches are not served on rolls. The sandwiches are served on a slice of bread. Overpriced. We left this place hungry. Not recommended...
Response: Hi Elena, Thank you for giving Luke's a try and dining with us the other day!. It was a pleasure serving you and your friend. We pride ourselves in always being able to pay our lobsterman, who we partner with, fair rates for the catch. But, as we continue to that commitment our prices will relect the costs we pay. Our prices will for sure reduce soon as the inustry stabalizes. Thanks so much again and take care!

Tony Tran: Parking: There were street parking but only if you’re lucky. I recommend getting dropped off or walk there. I’m not from the area and used Apple Maps to walk there. It was a bit of a struggle to find because the map directs you to the entrance on a different side of the block. Ambience: fast pace Service: 4/5 cashier was nice and friendly Food ordered: 5/5 I ordered the Luke Trio to get a little taste of everything. Overall: 5/5 The food portion was decent for its price considering it is seafood. All three in the order I loved the most Lobster, crab, shrimp were exceptional great! I would definitely return here if in the area.
Response: Hi Tony! Thank you for leaving us such a detailed review. Yes, parking is a bit difficult around here. I would recommend the metro, walking or uber. We do have a garage right next to us and another three on the same block. I'm happy that you enjoyed your food and service. We can't wait to see you again soon. Take care Kurt Larry General Manager Luke's Lobster Farragut

Mr. T: At $30 for a 4oz lobster roll, cole slaw and a soda, it was quite pricey for a week day lunch. However, the food was very nice, the restaurant was impeccable and the service was top notch. You are in the very heart of DC. Blocks away from the White House. The very seat of power in the modern world. So, $30 for lunch is reasonable. While I was there, I did see a few potential customers walk in, get sticker shock and make an about face. About the food: Lobster roll was very good. The roll was a soft Texas toast-type set up that was uniquely cut down the center to form the tasty bun. The lobster was seasoned well in a light dressing that complimented the lobster without overpowering it. The cole slaw was a generous portion. It is a vinegar-based slaw that for me was a bit too much on the sour-acidic side, but I could see the attempt to provide contrast to the lobster and make the lobster sweetness pop. A sweet slaw would have been too much sweet for the palate. The better side choice would have been the kettle chips, but then you’re losing the healthier aspect of the slaw. I thought I had bought a Mexican coke in a neat looking bottle with a different type of label. To my surprise, it didnt taste like Mexican coke or coke or even cola. It had a weird taste. Not bad, just weird. A closer look at the label revealed it was a Mexicane coke from Maine. Figures Maine folk would mess up a cola like that. Was it old bay seasoning I was tasting??? Dont know but wont be ordering it again. The better drink choice would have been a nice ice cold bottle of beer. Blue Moon would have been an excellent choice, but I dont think they have it on site. The restaurant was immaculate. Everything was in order and everything was super clean. The entire staff was exceptional. Very friendly, attentive and respectful. Consider tipping them up front because they will earn it. It’s hard to find dedicated food service staff these days. Job Very Well Done! Every star was EARNED! Bravo!!🙏🏼
Response: Hi Mr T, Wow! I have not smiled this much at a review so in a long time. We appreciate you visiting Luke's while in the city and for taking the time out to leave this raving review. I can't wait to share it with the team as they love to hear feedback such as this. We work really hard to ensure every guest has experiences such as this, and it looks like we nailed it. Sweet! Thanks again, we hope to serve you again next time you're in the city. Take care!

Mukarram: Food was ok, ive had better though. A lobster roll and a shrimp roll came out to $42. Both the size of a small gas station hot dog. This was sandwich only (not combo with drink and fries). Assuming with that, probably woulda came out to $70+ Very disappointing size to price ratio.
Response: HI Mukarram, Thanks for taking some time out to leave some feedback. We are sad that you didn't have a great experience with us. It appears that we didn't describe all of our offerings to you during this visit. As far as pricing, we have a commitment to paying our lobsterman a fair rate for their catch and in doing so our prives have increased as well. Thanks again for dining with us the other day. Take care!

Kristen Marie: Service was excellent. Food came out pretty quick. Had lobster rolls, lobster mac and cheese, and clam chowder. All of it was amazing and so fresh!!! Food was a bit pricey so me and my friend split a meal at first but needing up ordering more because it was just that good.
Response: Hey Kristen! Thank you for providing us with some awesome feedback. I'm so happy that you and your friend enjoyed your experience with us. We can't wait to see you both again soon. Take care Kurt Larry General Manager Luke's Lobster Farragut

14. Blue Duck Tavern

LEAVE AN OPINION
1414 reviews
Blue Duck Tavern
Location
4.5
Price/Quality
4.4
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


There are no offers available.


Near Blue Duck Tavern:



Are you the owner of the business? PROMOTE IT!

  • Be the 1st in the ranking
  • exclusive page

Blue Duck Tavern: what do users think?


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.

15. Floriana

LEAVE AN OPINION
705 reviews
Floriana
Location
4.4
Price/Quality
4.5
Service
4.4
Parking
4.4
Wifi quality
4.4

Address: 1602 17th St NW, Washington, DC 20009

Schedule: Closed ⋅ Opens 11AM

Telephone: (202) 667-5937

Guy: Italian restaurant


There are no offers available.


Near Floriana:



Are you the owner of the business? PROMOTE IT!

  • Be the 1st in the ranking
  • exclusive page

Floriana: what do users think?


Nicole R: My husband and I went here for lunch on our anniversary. The food was amazing! I had the tortellini and he had the lasagna. Everything was so fresh and delicious!
Response: Thank you kindly for the 5-star rating! We hope to serve you again soon, Happy Anniversary! -The Floriana Family

Landis Rojas: I liked this place. Good service and attention. It's with a pre reservation. The food is delicious and very fresh. They have tables indoor and outdoor. So you can enjoy wherever you want. I took some pictures of the menu because the letters are so small. I recommended this restaurant!
Response: Thank you so much for the kind review Landis! We are delighted to hear that you enjoyed your meal and the option to eat indoors or outdoors. We hope to serve you again soon! -The Floriana Family

Carolyn Rider: I dined here with 2 others for restaurant week. $40 for an appetizer, dinner, and dessert. The appetizers were great - we got the gnocchi, Arancini, and the Salumi. We paired it with some excellent wine. For dinner, the lasagna was 10/10. Super cute vibes, the restaurant is in an old house. Service is excellent.
Response: Carolyn, We are delighted you were able to join us for restaurant week and enjoyed your meal choices! It is wonderful to hear you were pleased with our atmosphere and service overall. We hope you will join us again soon! -The Floriana Family

Julia A.: Good service and amazing (and very creative!) cocktails. The food disappointed a bit (was expecting more flavor and more freshness), but I am willing to try other dishes next time.
Response: Hi Julia, Thank you for the 4-star rating and for the feedback about our menu. We're glad to hear that you enjoyed the cocktails and look forward to serving you again! -The Floriana Family

Ashley Dobbs: Went out for a date night and was not disappointed. We began the night with cocktails, warm bread and the BEST pesto I’ve ever tasted. We then had the lasagna and shrimp & scallop risotto. Both were cooked to perfection. Finished the night with an amazing teramisu. Don’t even question if this place is worth it. Just go!
Response: We are overjoyed to hear that you had such a wonderful experience! We hope to see you again soon so we can contribute to more memorable moments for you.

Gary Smith: restaurant was very pretty and service was good. Came with a large group and we shared somethings so ended up trying a large portion of the menu. the mozzarella and tomato appetizer had very mediocre mozzarella. The lasagna was okay, but not significantly better than a frozen oven ready lasagna. the sweet gnocchi and rabbit gnocchi were good, and the portions for the rabbit gnocchi were very generous, but not out standing. the calamari was good, but not exceptional in anyway. The brussel sprout appetizer was better than other dishes. The filet filled tortellini was by far the winning dish for the night. in the deserts we tried coffee ice cream, tiramisu, and the chocolate mouse. the mouse was very good, and on the thick side which I enjoy. the tiramisu and ice cream were good, but not noteworthy. there was out door dining as well as two floors of indoor dining. bathrooms are on the second floor only accessible by stairs that were moderately difficult to navigate so not a handicap friendly location. I would come back for a moderately nice dinner event, but would not go out of my way to eat here.
Response: Gary, Thank you for leaving us a review. We are disappointed to hear that you did not enjoy a few items from our menu. At Floriana, we are dedicated to making finely crafted dishes and are proud of what our team has created. We greatly appreciate this detailed review as it allows us to learn and focus on what we can do better. If you dine with us again in the future, we hope that your experience will be more enjoyable. -The Floriana Family

Ammar Nahari: The location, service and restaurant in general are all wonderful. Maybe we were just unlucky with our orders. We got the Burrata appetizer with cold sweet potato soup and truffles, I didn't like it much to be honest, and I couldn't taste the truffle flavor. The waiter is really nice and he brought a balsamic glaze which made it a little better. We also ordered lamb gnocchi, it was delicious but different from any Italian food I've had. It had some bitterness to it that can be balanced with some lemon juice. The shrimp and scallop risotto was really really good. It reminded me of a restaurant in Fano, Italy. The truffle flavor is just perfect. Lastly, we got a pistachio Gelato to go. It was creamy and delicious. In general we were happy with the visit, but next time we want to try their lasagna, whole fish, and caprese. Those were the waiter's recommendations.
Response: Ammar, We greatly appreciate you taking the time to leave us this review. It is wonderful to hear you were happy with your experience overall and we will absolutely take into consideration your comments in regards to your dishes, as guest satisfaction is our top priority. We hope to serve you again soon! -The Floriana Family

Heather Walker: Excellent food! Our server, Kyle was great and very attentive! A bit cramped inside and noisy but otherwise all was great!
Response: Heather, Thank you kindly for the 4-star rating! We're glad to hear that our wait staff did an excellent job. We hope to serve you again! -The Floriana Family

Hayden Clay: I came for a Sunday Brunch. A lot of us ordered the chicken biscuit because I remember it being yummy pre-pandemic. Either I have short term memory loss or something is going very wrong in the kitchen. All of our biscuits were burnt black on the bottom and lacked all flavor. The "fried" chicken was not breaded and so over cooked that it was hard to bite through. The piece of chicken was absolutely tiny (see picture). The "fried egg" was scrambled eggs thrown on the tasteless biscuit. So disappointed. Truly inedible. See pictures for tiny overcooked, not fried chicken. And burnt bottom.
Response: Hayden, We greatly apologize that your brunch was not as enjoyable as you remember having previously. It is a priority to serve fresh and delicious dishes to each guest on every occasion they dine with us. We would appreciate hearing more about your experience and discussing how we can make this right for you. Please send me an email at jamie@florianarestaurant.com at your earliest convenience. We hope to have the opportunity to serve you again. -The Floriana Family

Timothy Jackson: I recently visited Floriana to celebrate my 40th birthday. It was my first time visiting but it won't be the last. Everything was perfect from the ambiance, the service, not to mention the food. I especially loved the mussels. They should seriously take the mussel broth, add some ramen noodles and they would have a great starter. You won't be disappointed.
Response: Timothy, Thank you for the feedback and for letting us celebrate your special day with you! We are so pleased to hear you enjoyed your birthday experience with us and we hope to serve you again very soon! - The Floriana Family

16. The Occidental

LEAVE AN OPINION
572 reviews
The Occidental
Location
4.1
Price/Quality
4.1
Service
4.2
Parking
4.1
Wifi quality
4.1

Address: 1475 Pennsylvania Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20004

Schedule: Temporarily closed

Telephone: (202) 783-1475

Guy: American restaurant


There are no offers available.


Near The Occidental:



Are you the owner of the business? PROMOTE IT!

  • Be the 1st in the ranking
  • exclusive page

The Occidental: what do users think?


Al Ectric: Everything is really excellent about this location: the service, the decor, the history, you name it, just top notch. However, the food 🥘 with all honesty was average. The quality, taste, an flavor were okay with both the half chicken platter and the salmon platter we ordered. Not worth the price. They were cooked/served without salt and I don’t care what secret recipe you have, if you don’t use salt when you cook, might as well head to the nearest senior living buffet (no offense). But hey, I guess you’re only there for a piece of history and service.

Hilda Kroll: A nice, quiet place to have lunch and a challenge to remember the names of the famous people whose portraits are hanging everywhere. The short rib grilled cheese sandwich had lots of tender meat and was oozing with cheddar and Bel paese cheese. What made it unique and special was the radicchio-citrus marmalade. Reasonably priced with great service thanks to Chanel.
Response: Hilda, giving our guests a five-star experience is something that with continually strive for. Thank you for dining with us and we look forward to welcoming you back soon.

antoinette rodney: Food was good. Pleasantly surprised by the cornbread. I was expecting the usual starter bread. The cornbread was served in an iron skillet so it stayed warm longer! I had the pasta special which was pasta made on site with lobster and clams. It was not heavy at all! I also had the Occidental salad which was also light and good. Normally with a meal this size I walk out of the restaurant feeling like I had a ton of bricks in my stomach because I was so full but not here. Decor is interesting. Many pictures on the walls of influential people in Washington. Waiter was attentive!
Response: Thank you for taking the time to share feedback on your recent dining experience at Occidental Grill & Seafood. Our staff works incredibly hard to ensure our guests have the best dining experience. We hope to see you back very soon.

Khoi Nguyen: Came here for lunch with some coworkers. We had some oysters, angus burger, crab cake sandwich and the fried green tomato BLT. Everything here was delicious. Oysters were so good we had to order another dozen. The burgers and sandwiches are a must order. The crunch from the thick cut bacon and fried tomato in the BLT was definitely the highlight. The crab sandwich was cooked perfectly and the added water crest added some great texture. This is a great place to people watch. The outside patio is perfect when the sun is out. Food and ambience here is great. If you want seafood and American food this is one of the best spots around the mall.
Response: Your review of The Occidental is flattering. Thank you for the kind feedback and recommendation.

Raquel Gitch: The atmosphere is great. We enjoyed looking at the photos and guessing who everyone was. All 6 of us enjoyed delicious meals, we tried everyone's plates and my halibut was the winner then the truffle fries were a close second.
Response: Raquel, thank you for such a wonderful review. Nothing pleases us more than to hear that our guests thoroughly enjoyed their dining experience. We look forward to welcoming you back soon for another 5-star meal.

YT White: My team visited for lunch during DC Restaurant Week, the food at the Occidental was really good and we all had something different. The best part of our visit was the service, hands down Ashley is one of the best servers in the area!! Her knowledge of wines (and their appropriate glasses) really scored big with me. She was patient answering our many questions about the menu items and remained kind even when overwhelmed by the group's excitement and enthusiasm. The entire team of servers were professional and etiquette and they all helped to create a wonderful team outing. I look forward to another opportunity to dine here soon. 🍴
Response: Thank you for dining with us and for your great review. We understand that you have many choices here in Washington, and are thrilled you chose to dine with us.

Andy Ho: Slight bit of wait but that's alright. Restaurant is split into two sections, one formal dining and the other the bar. Stopped at the bar side and ordered wine. Has a decent wine selection and the price is ok. Portion for the ahi tuna was a little too small. Burger was fine but by then was too full to finish the whole plate.

Liam Amiri: Great location, very nice staff and a very peaceful place. But the food wasn't that great. I ordered the Amish chicken sandwich and it was a very average gas station kinda club sandwich :) for real! My friend ordered the Salmon and he wasn't very happy either... I hope they work on the food taste and quality cause this restaurant is a beautiful place.

Janine Beatty: The food and ambiance was great. I sat outside on a beautiful day. The service was ok, but not as attentive as I would expect from this type of restaurant. The waitress assumed I wasn't going to order because I asked if happy hour food was served at tables. She also passed me multiple times to check on other tables. I wouldn't say she was rude, just didn't seem to think I needed the same level of service.
Response: Thank you for choosing to dine at Occidental and for sharing your feedback. It saddens us tremendously to learn of the shortcomings you experienced during your recent visit. We sincerely apologize for the inconvenience and frustration that resulted from this experience. We are committed to giving quality service to all our guests, and in this instance we indeed failed to execute that to the standards we wish you and all our guests to experience. We hope that you will visit us again and that we can redeem your faith in Occidental Grill & Seafood.

Karen L: We took advantage of restaurant week to revisit an old friend, the Occidental. The food is still great. The seating arrangement does not crowd the room and allows for conversation. We enjoyed all the dishes we had as they were interesting and well done. Will definitely put the Occidental back on the list for lunch rotations given our pleasant dining experience. If the ice cream cookie sandwich is on the menu, get it! the cookie was fab! (My fantastic Grilled Point Judith Calamari Salad is pictured: Beet Yogurt, Barley Chips, Apricot -Harissa Coulis, Summer Mixed Greens, Shaved Daikon Radish)
Response: Thank you for dining with us and for your great review. We understand that you have many choices here in Washington, and are thrilled you chose to dine with us.

17. The Duck & The Peach

LEAVE AN OPINION
122 reviews
The Duck & The Peach
Location
4.4
Price/Quality
4.3
Service
4.3
Parking
4.3
Wifi quality
4.3

Address: 300 7th St SE, Washington, DC 20003

Schedule: Closed ⋅ Opens 5PM

Telephone: (202) 431-1913

Guy: New American restaurant


There are no offers available.


Near The Duck & The Peach:



Are you the owner of the business? PROMOTE IT!

  • Be the 1st in the ranking
  • exclusive page

The Duck & The Peach: what do users think?


María José RS: Absolutely amazing! High quality food and the staff are the loveliest. We had a roasted half chicken with a glass of Spanish wine and it was definitely a stunning combination. And the dessert? A dream!! I got the lemon and mint cake and my boyfriend the chocolate one and I can assure you we we’ll be thinking about these for a long time. It was my birthday and the staff were very attentive and nice since we stepped in. I highly recommend to go if you are around Washington or travelling there!!

Michelle Keller: Came here for Saturday brunch and the food was excellent! We shared the grains and greens bowl, ricotta crepes, duck fat fried potatoes, and a cinnamon roll. Everything was superb. The crepes were lemony and tender. The duck fat fried potatoes were probably the best I’ve ever had. The patio is really lovely and dog friendly.

Anthony Uzodinma: The dinner menu here is the very definition of quality over quantity. There’s not a lot to choose from, when compared to most, but everything here is so well prepared and tasty that you wouldn’t mind a continuous repetition on the same dish. For example, the half chicken dish was seasoned just right, tender and juicy. It really was a mouth watering delight with each bite. The staff here were friendly and attentive, always around to answer any questions we had about the menu or ordering process. They were definitely an addition to the overall great experience had here.
Response: Thank you! We try to keep it simple and delicious!

Brandyn: Extremely good food! Staff was also extremely kind and very quick on their feet. They also have coke a cola in glass bottle 10/10 on that alone. Definitely will come back to try the duck

Christopher Ardalan: What a wonderful experience! We started off with beef tartar and fluke crudo. So fresh, so delicious! The beef had an excellent flavor all its own, and the fluke came with a bright Meyer lemon sauce. We went for the duck and pomegranate, brussel sprouts, and braised kale for the main course. The duck was perfectly cooked and so crispy. The spice and sauce on the brussels sprouts made us feel silly for thinking we could make it at home. The kale was delicious with a poached egg on top, plus it was a solid portion size. Finally, we had the goat cheese cheesecake for dessert. This was 100x better than regular cheese cake and I may not ever eat "regular" cheesecake again. The kumquat added the perfect amount of sweetness. Highly recommend for a nice date night. We went December 2021 and there was only outdoor seating due to COVID, but they had plenty of heat lamps going inside a tent.

Natasha Hansen: Delicious comfort food! We were five people we got the half chicken, 2 dates, 2 rolls, and two vegetable dishes and the crudo and 3 desserts. The goat cheese cheesecake was delicious!! Very reasonable prices. Nice patio too!

Emilie Durand: We had a lovely dining experience here. They have a very nice terrace facing a quiet street and the dining room is also lovely, and the food was great. We ordered asparagus, scallops, Caesar salad, rotisserie chicken, and fish. Everything was excellent. I especially enjoyed the sauces, which were light and airy. We will definitely come back next time we are in Washington DC and recommend it to friends.

Danielle Alexander: This place is our favorite in Eastern Market. The food is incredible and they are always so kind and understanding of our toddler. Best staff ever. So glad we have this gem in the neighborhood. Favorites for us are: the bloody Mary’s, steak, cinnamon rolls, and the duck. We are regulars for brunch and dinner. Great wine selection too.

Fredrick Truitt: For appetizers we had the brûlée dates, house rolls, butchers steak, half chicken, chard okra, baby carrots, crispy herbs potatoes, and spicy margarita (very spicy) —- everything was spot on and delicious. The chicken was juicy filled will flavor, the steak we ordered medium well and it was cooked to perfection. The carrot had some cream sauce that paired well with the chicken and the steak was accompanied by pickled shallots that had me thinking about starting a personal garden. Lol.

Matthew: Delicious food. The food deserves 5 stars. The staff was very friendly but this is an odd restaurant. You order from your phone. You pay from your phone. Yet, they charge a 22% “living wage fee”. For what? Someone to deliver a plate to my table? If a company believes they are not paying their employees a living wage-then it’s the company’s responsibility to give them a raise. Why mandate customers pay their staff salaries- make up where you lack? We didn’t have a server-no one went over the options or made recommendations-these are the reasons we tip-for service provided. To add what you call “living wage fee” to my bill implies your staff isn’t making a living wage-which means YOU aren’t paying them enough. I can’t grasp why America all the sudden thinks others are responsible for taking care of everyone. I’m not your partner or parent-why do I owe you anything? If you aren’t paying your employees enough-that’s on you/don’t pass this onto me. Likewise-if you’re working and not making enough-get a second job-don’t expect others to pay for you. America is falling fast because of these ignorant practices.
Response: Matthew, thank you for sharing your thoughts. We are thrilled that you enjoyed our food. And we also appreciate your feedback on our living wage fee. We understand that the model we are putting forward to help make the service and hospitality industry a more stable profession may not be embraced by all in our community. We have shared the information on—and our approach to—the fee on our website (Why 22%). We respect the opinion of those who don’t agree with our fee and we know you have a choice on where to dine out. We will continue to adapt, innovate and strive for excellence, as we work to bring the restaurant industry back, and not just back to business as usual, but hopefully to a new way of doing business. As we progress from the pandemic restrictions and the stifling staffing shortage, we will be able to offer more full-service dining. QR code ordering, however, may still be around for a while. We are sincerely grateful for the support of our guests and want everyone to have the best experience possible.

18. Ocean Prime

LEAVE AN OPINION
1199 reviews
Ocean Prime
Location
4.5
Price/Quality
4.6
Service
4.5
Parking
4.5
Wifi quality
4.5

Address: 1341 G St NW, Washington, DC 20005

Schedule: Closed ⋅ Opens 11:30AM

Telephone: (202) 393-0313

Guy: Seafood restaurant


There are no offers available.


Near Ocean Prime:



Are you the owner of the business? PROMOTE IT!

  • Be the 1st in the ranking
  • exclusive page

Ocean Prime: what do users think?


Steven Dominguez: Steak is top tier, dare to say quite possibly the best steak in the city. The sides, service and calamari appetizer left MUCH to be desired. It's a shame you have to make this trade off to enjoy such a good steak. Didn't try the seafood. Value? $250 for two with no alcohol seemed slightly overpriced, especially with a comped dessert.

Solana Cox: We celebrated our 5 year anniversary here all the way from Pittsburgh and let me tell you, Ocean Prime did not disappoint. It was well worth the start of our road trip to DC. Everyone who came to our table went above and beyond. I ordered the teriyaki salmon and it was scrumptious! When I told the waiter that it was our anniversary, they made sure it was going to be a night to remember. Highly recommend this place.

Syerra Carigo: We visited for happy hour on Wednesday and it wasn’t too crowded. I tried their delicious steak tartare and my husband had their oysters. I also tried their “berries and bubbles” cocktail which comes with dry ice, Belvedere citrus vodka, marinated berries, house made sour, and Chandon Brut. This drink was so sweet and very cute! The staff were all friendly, and all the bartenders attended to you whether they were serving you or not. We had a very nice time. I’m looking forward to returning for dinner.

Danovel Tolli: This was my first time Dining at Ocean Prime. Taking my lady out for her birthday. It was nothing more than a top tier experience. The waiter Briyan was awesome..extremely friendly, warm, and you just knew he enjoyed serving us and you felt it everytime he visited the table. The first thing I tasted was the Surf and Turf Scallop, and prime rib..Amazingly tender and full of flavor. Nothing more than immaculate. The Lamb Chops were the best I have ever tasted from anywhere. Prepare to be here for a while as they do take their time to give you an experience. I will be going back for the Private dining experience for sure.

chris chadwick: Oceans Prime was truly a great experience. The service was friendly and on top of everything very impressed for a busy place. The food was amazing. I had a 10 filet cooked medium rare minus....tender, juice and delicious. The peanut butter chocolate cake thing out of this world! Great food and wine excellent service.

eriko p: Ocean Prime was the BEST meal we had during our visit to DC. Hands DOWN the BEST!!! We were exhausted after another day of walking around the Mall and the museums and needed an oasis to sit down, relax and hydrate. We stumbled into Ocean Prime without knowing what to expect. We were seated immediately to a beautiful quiet booth. The booths on the perimeter face the street and those booths are beautiful deep blue velvet ones! ( next time I might request those! ) Our server ( tall Chinese woman) was spot on perfect! She asked if we wanted water: still, bubbly or tap. We chose bubbly and there were free refills! We drank a lot of water! She was helpful and polite in her suggestions. We started our meal with steak tartare and it was spiced and flavored beautifully! It was the best steak tartare we have had in a long time. I ordered the scallops over risotto and my husband ordered the chilean sea bass. Both dishes melted in our mouths and we were relishing each bite. The food was beautifully presented. The staff all seemed to work extremely well! That takes a lot of training and good leadership. Bravo! I saw a few business men having their lunches as well as older couples. We were not dressed in business attire, but it didn't seem to matter. Service, food and presentation were SPOT ON Amazing! Thank you Ocean Prime for making our DC lunch a wonderful relaxing delicious experience.

Love Chan: Back at it AGAIN…my Fav❣️😋

Francina Thomas: My family made reservations at this Restaurant for my birthday celebration. I loved it, felt like a Queen for the evening. Everything was wonderful from start to finish. The check in crew were friendly and professional- found our reservations and table was ready on the spot. Our waiter Alexander was superb !! He was friendly, knowledgeable on the menu, wine, sprits and dessert. His recommendations were excellent. He truly made my birthday special by treating me to my dessert. How sweet. The Food was Delicious 😋 😍!!! The prices were upscale but so was the service and food- definitely worth it. The portions were large. The variety was awesome. We tried a bottle of Resling wine from a California venue which was light, fruity and semi sweet - just like i like it. There were 6 of us coupled off with a meal price around $150.00 to $250.00 per couple. I will definitely keep this place in mind for a return visit.

Ron Paige: Amazing Experience. Sofia was an amazing Server. Professionalism personified❤ Dining Manager Ebony was amazing and checked on us along with the Sou Chef. It lives up to the hype. BEST Calamari EVER! Platter Up the snapper with a lobster tail and filet mignon. Thank me later.❤💯 The East Coast Oysters are Amazing. Thank you. Worth every dollar spent and wonder staff. THANK YOU for a great BDAY and sublime Dining experience.

Monica R S: Berries and Bubbles cocktail was soooo good and it was fun to watch the bubbles. The Prime Roll was delicious, good texture, fish was fresh. The Lobster Tails were perfectly cooked and it’s a big portion! The carrot cake is good but it’s a tad too sweet for my taste, it is a big portion so it’s good to share. Our server Derek was very attentive and friendly.

19. Joe's Seafood, Prime Steak & Stone Crab

LEAVE AN OPINION
3726 reviews
Joe's Seafood, Prime Steak & Stone Crab
Location
4.6
Price/Quality
4.6
Service
4.7
Parking
4.6
Wifi quality
4.6

Address: 750 15th St NW, Washington, DC 20005

Schedule: Closed ⋅ Opens 11:30AM

Telephone: (202) 489-0140

Guy: Seafood restaurant


There are no offers available.


Near Joe's Seafood, Prime Steak & Stone Crab:



Are you the owner of the business? PROMOTE IT!

  • Be the 1st in the ranking
  • exclusive page

Joe's Seafood, Prime Steak & Stone Crab: what do users think?


Teresa Simmons: Amazing food, impeccable service. The ambiance is so relaxing and lovely. A true gem in DC. Oysters Rockefeller was so good, best I have had in years!! The sangria was flavorful and refreshing. We can't wait to visit on our next trip to DC!!! The chocolate fudge pie was decadent and delicious! This was just 1/2 a slice, more than enough to share!!!

Alexander Staufenberg: My parent took me here for their anniversary dinner. I was sort of nervous about the vegetarian options — but I was very pleased with stuffed mushrooms, the potatoes lyonnaise and the steamed asparagus. The portions are very generous. After hearing we were celebrating an anniversary the house gave us a complimentary brownie with ice cream and whipped cream. It was divine.

Konstantin: Great restaurant. Atmosphere is nice, staff is friendly and food is really good. Oysters were fresh and fried chicken was simply delicious. This place is very popular so reservation is recommended there.

Luke L'sk: The one seafood restaurant that is repeatedly being recommended as we search online for dinner it is located very close to the White House so if you're tourism then may as well go there for a night view of the front of the president's home. if you're driving to have a file a talking for $20 right in the front so that you don't have to worry about finding a location to park your vehicle. I would highly recommend that you make reservation a few days ahead as there is hardly any space for time slot when I was booking my reservation; we were seated very quickly after entering the restaurant. It is a large selection for drinks on cocktail and wine. Maturity of the food selection is based on Seafood. We chose to have some raw oyster as well as a sample of the seafood selection for appetizer with entree as the seafood pasta and a flounder on the market price list. We had some question on the wine selection, the supervisor or the manager on the floor came to advise and give us the recommendation for the wine that we would like to have, he was very knowledgeable. Our waiter Kurt is splendid, he was very friendly and attentive, making sure our needs are met. It was a lovely dining experience to spend my friend's birthday dinner there. it was a nice touch that Kurt could gave us a complimentary ice cream brownie with a candle to blow for his birthday wish of the night

James Marable: Had the filet & lobster tail both were cooked perfectly. The lobster Mac could benefit from the addition of a more bold cheese to add flavor as it was somewhat bland. Service was great and loved that they kept my sparkling water on ice! I also had the crab bisque but it lacked crab, it was mostly onions/shallots (nothing like the crab bisque as Jeff Ruby’s in the Midwest).

Swastika Nohara: The best stone crab there is! My favorite was crab stuffed shrimp because it was creamy and delicious! Perfectly seasoned and crunchy at the same time. Creamed spinach and broccolini was also nice. We spent 156 USD for those meals as seen on my photos.

Maryam Sherbaf: We went to Joe’s Seafood, Prime Steak and Stone crab for our anniversary. The service is excellent, atmosphere is nice , the restaurant is pretty packed. The food is good but it’s a bit overrated and overpriced.

Allison Williams: Wow this place is gorgeous, really nice ambiance, I want to start there. The food is delicious and fresh as well. It is pricey so if your going and you have a party of more than 2, expected to spend like 100$ a person. The drinks were good but not strong enough for me. It was my birthday and my first time there and I enjoyed every moment.

Melissa Flaminio: Our waiter Jeffrey was fantastic. We were looking for a good seafood spot close to our hotel that we could celebrate my recent graduation and it totally hit the spot. Got the seafood pasta and the crab was buttery with citrus, and the little slices of asparagus was top notch. Loved it and definitely worth the trip

Tarek Paige: It was my husband and I 24th anniversary a magical night at Joe's, it doesn't matter what you order the food and Service are Superb and all the desserts are made in house I suggest that you make a reservation valet parking Is available, Joe's is a great place you won't be disappointed

20. Freddie's Beach Bar

LEAVE AN OPINION
570 reviews
Freddie's Beach Bar
Location
4.4
Price/Quality
4.3
Service
4.3
Parking
4.3
Wifi quality
4.3

Address: 555 23rd St S, Arlington, VA 22202

Schedule: Closes soon ⋅ 2AM ⋅ Reopens 4PM

Telephone: (703) 685-0555

Guy: Gay bar


There are no offers available.


Near Freddie's Beach Bar:



Are you the owner of the business? PROMOTE IT!

  • Be the 1st in the ranking
  • exclusive page

Freddie's Beach Bar: what do users think?


Alfred Jones: Excellent time! Everyone there was friendly and nice, what a wonderful time. The bartender was great - the flashing flamingo is hilarious as a drink and I love it. There is a 24 hour diner right down the way as well for the after drinking munchies so it has a great location.

Jacob Blandford: Very fun bar/restaurant. The food is good and the service is great! Go for a show and enjoy the entertainment. There is a $5 cover but it is worth it.

Sangeeta Rao: Every time I come here I feel at home. So welcomed and so accepted, Freddie’s has been there for me in so many ways I don’t even know where to start. From drag bingo on Wednesday, to weekend brunch, to a happy hour (4-7pm) cocktail with friends after a long week, Freddie’s is there and will never disappoint! This LGBTQ+ and straight friendly bar also has fun karaoke and trivia nights. Everyone who works here is an absolute gem and have great intuition about split checks and orders even when you’re in a big group. I personally enjoy the nachos or fried shrimp and the prince inspired purple rain cocktail. Freddie, the owner, is also an incredible person and pillar of the community. Located not too far from the pentagon, this establishment provided a safe space for all service members and has always provided a fun and inviting environment regardless of lifestyle. He regularly hosts fundraisers and events for student scholarships and local LGBTQ+ support groups like AGLA (Arlington-Alexandria Gay Lesbian Alliance). There is nothing more exhilarating than winning one of the raffle drawings at one of these Freddie’s events, so I highly recommend you check out when the next one is!

Benjamin W.: A fun welcoming place for people of all backgrounds. 5 stars for the atmosphere. Where else can you find drag bingo, karaoke, and a place open until 1:30 am on a Wednesday? I'd say they could improve their mixed drink quality, though they get points for style and the prices are very reasonable for both food and beverages. Maybe a bougie drink of the week with top shelf ingredients? In any case, have a drink or two at Freddie's, save a bit of cash, have some fun. The inside has no shortage of interesting decor as well...

Angella Morrison: Second time visiting and this time around didn’t go so well, we were asked to leave because they needed the table… After driving from NYC FOR my bestie birthday we where disappointed for sure.

Nicolas Davila: Freddie’s is a vibrant and inclusive place, with a great brunch, great prices, and a fantastic friendly staff. Our server James was extremely attentive and friendly, he made us want to keep coming back. They have Karaoke every night which we’ll surely be back to try out after such a good experience.

Gaelle Claude: Such a cute bar!!! Freddie’s Beach Bar has a great ambiance. I actually stumbled upon it while working in Virginia and funny enough they were having an event so I stuck around for that. This is a LGBTQ restaurant — just throwing that out there. On Wednesdays they have Drag Bingo, which is one of the events I was referring to, it was pretty fun. If interested, you need to rsvp a week in advance. The staff there is super nice and friendly. I made it for happy hour too! Lucky day over all lol. I ordered a piña colada and blue cheese burger. The food was good and so was that cocktails.

James Leach: Wow! Had Sunday brunch with my husband, Daughter and our nanny this morning at Freddie’s. Staff was great, food was off the chart and experience was 10/10! The donuts with ham and cheese are a huge hit!!! Thanks for making the day!

Michael: Hands down the best Drag Brunch in the DC/NoVa area. No one can compete with Destiny B Childs! I have seen this show many times, and each time is different! Perfect for a get together or a getaway! Great staff and atmosphere.

William West Hopper (DC Car Guy): Nice spot for a drink or a meal. Not a crazy place very relaxed. More like a neighborhood bar.