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Kingbird

2650 Virginia Ave NW, The Watergate Hotel, Washington DC, DC 20037-1906
+1 866-804-8436
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Overview
  • Excellent65%
  • Very good17%
  • Average11%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible2%
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“brunch” (28 reviews)
“salmon” (22 reviews)
“potato chips” (6 reviews)
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CUISINES
American, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
$$$$
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LOCATION
2650 Virginia Ave NW, The Watergate Hotel, Washington DC, DC 20037-1906
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Top 3 Reasons to Eat Here
Sponsored by: Kingbird
1. Excellent!
"Thanks to Kingbird for making our evening so great."
kenverdweller
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2. Fantastic Meal
"The food exceeded my expectations"
Nina H
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3. Outstanding Meal and Service
"A block away and a lovely evening stroll to Kennedy Center."
tequestagirl
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1 - 10 of 356 reviews

Reviewed yesterday

Had (2) orders of the pre-theatre course meals. Simply put - to date, this has been the best dining experience we had in the Baltimore/DC metro area. Each and every courses were carefully prepared and taste was just right. Not salty and cooked to PERFECTION....More

Thank MD_ES_554
Restaurant's Favourite
Reviewed December 20, 2017

Prior to going to a Kennedy Center show, my party requested a quiet table around the perimeter and for Lasker, a waiter that one of my party had experienced on an earlier occasion. Our requests were granted, and the meal was excellent and the Manhattan...More

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Thank Jim N
Management_Team_365, Manager at Kingbird, responded to this reviewResponded December 21, 2017

Dear Jim, Lasker was thrilled to craft an enchanting pre-theatre dining experience for you and yours and we are warmed to read that you so enjoyed your visit. We thank you for taking the time to share your thoughtful review and we look forward to...More

Reviewed 2 days ago

Had dinner here with some work colleagues, and the food and service were amazing. Best scallops I have eaten in a LONG time!

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Thank schisolm
Reviewed 1 week ago

Dinned here prior to attending a performance at the Kennedy Center. They have a very nice pre-Theater special dinner. The room is very hip. We sat in a comfortable boot with a view of the Potomac River. The staff was very professional and nice. Gave...More

Thank DCroamer
Management_Team_365, Manager at Kingbird, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Dear DCroamer, Warm greetings from Kingbird. It was a joy to welcome you for our Pre-Theatre selections and we are elated to read that your dinner was so thoroughly enjoyed. The wonderful comments highlighting both the culinary talents and the gracious hospitality of our team...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

Loved the food! Everything was tasty. Wonderful ambience paired with hospitable staff. You will not be disappointed.More

Thank nickpetroulias
Management_Team_365, Manager at Kingbird, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Dear Nick, We appreciate the praises and the high scores. Your glowing endorsement means the world to us and on behalf of all of your new friends in Georgetown, we look forward to welcoming you time and again for years to come. Best Regards, Kingbird...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

This is the main restaurant at the hotel. We were there for breakfast on Labor Day. I had the buffet, and my wife had a breakfast plate (omlette and sides). She really liked the multi-grain bread that was served. Her omlette was good. The buffet...More

Thank Steve R
Management_Team_365, Manager at Kingbird, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Dear Steve, Warm Watergate greetings to you and your wife and thank you for joining us for a Kingbird morning breakfast. We are tickled to read that your wife so enjoyed her dish, though we are sorry to find that the buffet fell short of...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

Pros: The staff was extremely friendly. The dining room was quite nice in appearance. The bartender went out of his way to try to make a drink he had never made before. The corn soup was amazing!! Cons: It would have been better if the...More

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Thank CMyst
Management_Team_365, Manager at Kingbird, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Dear CMyst, We thank you for joining us for multiple visits and we appreciate you investing the time to share your thoughtful review. It warms us to read that our team, including our talented colleagues at the bar, took such great care of you, though...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

Food was quite good, and the breakfast buffet was a great mix of items. Loved all the fresh berries. In addition' the one day they didn’t have scramble eggs, they made them for me! And those eggs were soooo good.More

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Thank Minda R
Management_Team_365, Manager at Kingbird, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Dear Minda, At Kingbird, we know a day is not complete without an enjoyable breakfast and we are thrilled to read that our breakfast buffet, rich with fresh fruit, sweet treats, and more made such a glowing impression. We thank you for taking the time...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

We went for a pre-theater dinner before attending the Kennedy Center. Had some reservations as the Washington Post's review (several months old) was mixed, but it was convenient so we gave it a try. Very clad we did. First our server was great. Full of...More

1  Thank Maps784517
Management_Team_365, Manager at Kingbird, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dear Maps784517, We thank you and your wife for giving us the chance to host you and we appreciate you taking the time to share your own Kingbird review. Your kind words highlighting the talents of our culinary team are a treat to read and...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My daughter and I ate here before the performance of Hamilton. We both went for the pre-theatre 3-course dinner. We had chilled corn soup and I had the steak tartare and for our entrées she had scallops and I have the Seabass. The tartare Was...More

Thank Virginia59
Management_Team_365, Manager at Kingbird, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dear Virginia59, What a wonderful story! We were thrilled to welcome you for your Pre-Theatre dinner and the birthday celebration. Reading of your visit brings a smile to our face and we are elated that each dish fully impressed, including the steak tartare which is...More

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Ernst T
March 18, 2018|
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Response from MaicAntony | Reviewed this property |
Business casual of course. But! It’s a cool, fabulous, fresh space! Just look your best!
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jbcochran
November 29, 2016|
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Response from Management_Team_365 | Property representative |
Greetings, It would be a pleasure to welcome you to Kingbird and we thank you for being in touch with your question. As others have shared, we have valet parking available at the restaurant which is offered at $12... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
Average prices
US$35 - US$100
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Valet Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Highchairs Available
Good for
Child-friendly, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene, Local cuisine, View, Groups, Romantic
Open Hours
Sunday
6:30 a.m. - 11:00 p.m.
Monday
6:30 a.m. - 11:00 p.m.
Tuesday
6:30 a.m. - 11:00 p.m.
Wednesday
6:30 a.m. - 11:00 p.m.
Thursday
6:30 a.m. - 11:00 p.m.
Friday
6:30 a.m. - 11:00 p.m.
Saturday
6:30 a.m. - 11:00 p.m.
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2650 Virginia Ave NW, The Watergate Hotel, Washington DC, DC 20037-1906
  • Location: United States  >  District of Columbia (DC)  >  Washington DC
  • Phone Number: +1 866-804-8436
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Description
Winner of Wine Spectator's Best of Award of Excellence 2018. Our spacious restaurant is lively place to see and be seen. Kingbird is open daily for breakfast, lunch and dinner with an energetic bar, contemporary dining room and seasonally inspired plates served throughout the day. This elegant yet relaxed setting features bay windows lined with banquettes and custom Ron Arad-designed Moroso chairs. On the terrace, patrons can share a meal and enjoy the breeze coming off the Potomac. The Kennedy Center is just a 5-minute walk and Kingbird now offers a 3-Course Pre-Theater menu on performance evenings.
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