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Darlington House

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Dupont Circle
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1610 20th St NW, Washington DC, DC 20009 (Connecticut Ave NW)
+1 202-332-3722
11:30 - 23:00
Closed now
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Sun 09:30 - 22:00
Mon - Thu 11:30 - 23:00
Fri 11:00 - 00:00
Sat 09:30 - 00:00
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Raleigh, North Carolina
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27 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Great place in a converted brownstone, good service, you must have a pasta dish, all were fresh and delicious!

Thank Michael A
Savannah, Georgia
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215 reviews
141 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Darlington House is a good choice for Italian. The antipasto was great. The Cesar salad was one of the best I've ever had. The steak and pasta were very good. The service was exceptional.

Thank Delegal
Lakewood, Washington
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We enjoyed excellent service in the boisterous and popular Darlington House in the Dupont Circle district of Washington DC. An Italian restaurant, Darlington House offers a modest menu (not modestly priced but with a select number of offerings) of well-prepared and delicious dishes. We enjoyed the fritto misto of calamari, shrimp, and broccoli (nicely done, not oily), lamb ragout with... More 

Thank STorvend
Silver Spring, Maryland
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62 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

On a sunny Sunday recently, a friend and I wanted to see an exhibit at the Phillips Collection, and after experiencing a comedy of errors, we decided to grab a bite to eat instead. Having parked nearby, we asked someone who lived close to Dupont Circle for a recommendation, and he suggested Darlington House. Although there were crowds sitting outside... More 

Thank Elsa F
Seattle, Washington, United States
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18 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

An old row house just north of Dupont Circle just steps from the Metro transformed into a wonderful restaurant with an Italian-inspired menu. I experienced great food, a good wine pairing, and excellent service as a solo diner at the bar. It was the perfect place for a meal after enjoying some time at the Phillips Collection that is just... More 

Thank riversandcreeks
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 March 2017

Had dinner last night and breakfast/brunch this morning and absolutely fine food. Remberto, Ernesto and not the least the excellent Natasha really took good care of us and we left with a happy experience. Trust them to figure out what would be ideal and take a chance for something new.

Thank Icelanderhj
New York
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260 reviews
117 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 February 2017

The food may be good, but we have no idea, because the place was so loud we had to leave before ordering. In particular, there was a rowdy crowd drinking at the bar which really detracted from the ambiance and was unexpected at a place like this. Maybe it's worth sticking it out for the food (or catching it on... More 

Thank RunrDave
Auw, Switzerland
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152 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 January 2017

We had a group dinner here (main course only as the appetizer were served in a different restaurant on our guided tour). The waiter was not very friendly and the food was average.

Thank GeorgUteFabian
Clarksville, Maryland
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224 reviews
165 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 87 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 January 2017 via mobile

I wish we lived closer. We would be here all the time. Friendly and professional service combined with very good food. Appetizers were all very good and they were very accommodating when we asked for grilled calamari instead of fried calamari. The homemade pastas are particularly good and a real value. The $20 corkage fee seemed very fair

Thank Bruce P
Morehead City, North Carolina
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30 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 January 2017

Me and a friend were in DC for New Years and had dinner on the 31st in the pub. Great food and they have a good bar. The bartender Jason was outstanding. Knows his business

Thank John W

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$30 - US$30
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Private Dining
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Child-friendly, Business meetings, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
Open Hours
09:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 23:00
11:00 - 00:00
09:30 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1610 20th St NW, Washington DC, DC 20009
    (Connecticut Ave NW)
  • Public Transportation: Right in front of DuPont Circle Exit North
  • Location: United States  >  District of Columbia (DC)  >  Washington DC>  > Dupont Circle
  • Neighbourhood: Dupont Circle
  • Phone Number: +1 202-332-3722

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?