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Cedar Restaurant

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Downtown / Chinatown
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822 E St NW, Washington DC, DC 20004-2150 (Between 8th & 9th)
+1 202-637-0012
16:00 - 22:00
Closed now
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Sun 10:00 - 15:00
Mon - Fri 16:00 - 22:00
Sat 11:00 - 22:00
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New York City, New York
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12 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

My vegan daughter and I went to Cedar in hopes of having choices for the both of us ( I am not vegan). The vegan options were great- I even had one of their vegan dishes (the ravioli) and it was terrific. Very good attentive staff...only downside is it's located below ground level and feels a little dark.

Thank terrie k
Boston, Massachusetts
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137 reviews
82 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

We had Easter brunch here, having enjoyed a brunch on a prior visit. Once again the food did not disappoint! The specialty breakfast sausages are incredible! The waffles are fabulous. Drinks were generous and well mixed. Everyone young and old enjoyed their meal. The only drawback, and this has been true each time we've visited, is that the service is... More 

Thank mom2tristanella
Kailua, Hawaii
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203 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 166 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My sister and I ate at Cedar Restaurant in March. We liked it so much last year that we decided to eat there again this year before our show at Ford's Theater. We were disappointed they didn't offer a venison dish and some type of wild Atlantic fish. So, instead, we ordered stuffed chicken with extra vegetables (no carbs) from... More 

Thank KailuaGal
Seattle, Washington, United States
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21 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 March 2017

We came here with extended family with the restriction that we were going to a show at the Arena. Service was excellent, food incredibly delicious. This restaurant will be top of our list for future trips to DC!

Thank ME24SH
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41 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 March 2017 via mobile

Stopped in for drinks while in DC. They were having a great happy hour. Drinks and service were fantastic. Atmosphere is very classy and amazing.

Thank Michael D
Lansdale, Pennsylvania
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14 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 February 2017

Read all the reviews you want, but just go to Cedar, and I promise you will not be disappointed! My husband and I were in DC for the weekend to celebrate my 30th birthday, and Cedar popped up as offering a great vegan menu (for me!) and for meat eaters (my husband). From start the finish, the meal and service... More 

Thank Jill A
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381 reviews
211 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 123 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 February 2017 via mobile

Have dined at Cedar with friends on several occasions and have enjoyed the quiet atmosphere and quality menu offerings. We recently met for breakfast and I was pleasantly surprised. The steak and eggs are noteworthy, and the coffee superb.

Thank sjdif
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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8 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 February 2017

Cedar has become my boyfriend's and my go-to spot for special occasions because unlike many upscale restaurants, they cater to meatless diners. The service in the restaurant is friendly and very attentive. And while it's dark enough to be intimate and cozy, it's not too dark to see the menu and the food you're eating. We went to Cedar on... More 

Thank DanielleinDC
Omaha, Nebraska
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347 reviews
234 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 February 2017 via mobile

Have a group of 50? Reserve the entire restaurant on a Monday night. Decent food but slow service. Doesn't look like much from the outside but it is clean and safe.

Thank McFerrid
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16 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 26 January 2017

Kind of quiet which was great for me and my adult daughter to sit, eat and talk. The menu was fantastic. Not a place to go if you're trying to find a group of 20- or 30-somethings to hang out with but plenty nearby after dinner. A wide variety of proteins including vegetarian and vegan options. I'll be going there... More 

Thank Samuel M

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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$20 - US$30
American, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
Drinks, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Takeout, Validated Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Free Wifi
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Open Hours
10:00 - 15:00
16:00 - 22:00
16:00 - 22:00
16:00 - 22:00
16:00 - 22:00
16:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 822 E St NW, Washington DC, DC 20004-2150
    (Between 8th & 9th)
  • Public Transportation: Gallery Place-Chinatown (YL,GR,RD), Archives-Navy Mem-Penn Quarter (YL,GR), Metro Center (BL,OR,RD)
  • Location: United States  >  District of Columbia (DC)  >  Washington DC>  > Downtown / Chinatown
  • Neighbourhood: Downtown / Chinatown
  • Phone Number: +1 202-637-0012

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