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Cedar Restaurant

822 E St NW, Washington DC, DC 20004-2150
+1 202-637-0012
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  • Excellent48%
  • Very good32%
  • Average15%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible1%
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“brunch” (30 reviews)
“wild boar” (12 reviews)
“rutabaga” (4 reviews)
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American, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
822 E St NW, Washington DC, DC 20004-2150
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Reviewed April 5, 2018 via mobile

What a great treat....to have an entire vegan menu!! Had a fabulous dinner, wine, and even dessert. Can’t wait to dine here again on my next D.C. visit. The atmosphere is lovely. It’s quiet but not stuffy. Very relaxed with great service.

Thank truckus8
Reviewed March 28, 2018

We're regulars to the neighborhood, but were unaware of this restaurant until we found it on OpenTable. This restaurant has a great atmosphere for a romantic meal or pre-theater experience. But no worries making a pre-game visit dressed in a hockey jersey like we did...More

Thank James D
Reviewed March 24, 2018

We came in for dessert while nearby and tried to get seated. No one came out even though there were tables still eating. We even would have been happy to have someone say they were finishing service early due to the coming weather, but just...More

Thank Brandon K
Reviewed March 20, 2018

We had been touring DC all day and had not planned dinner when OpenTable suggested Cedar. Our family of 6 was greeted with a smile and seated in our own little, curtained dining area. (probably because we had kids, but it was still nice) The...More

Thank journeemyles
Reviewed March 12, 2018 via mobile

This place has been around for years, and I’m not sure how. The bar is very small, and the whole place feels kind of like the place you’d take your secret loved when you don’t want to be seen. That being said, I’ve come back...More

Thank Amy W
Reviewed February 25, 2018 via mobile

Our group of 40 liked this restaurant. A prepared menu in advance and a cash bar worked out well. Even a coat check for this private dining experience. It was about 1 mile walk back to the Hyatt from the restaurant so not too far...More

Thank McFerrid
Reviewed February 18, 2018

Menu: Pre-theater menu offers choices in each category: Butternut squash soap, roasted beet salad (generous, good flavor combinations), dining with four and each had a a different main: pork tenderloin moist, filet with mushroom risotto (high quality with small portion), rock fish, rutabaga and sweet...More

Thank ArtsyGalBaltimore
Reviewed January 3, 2018

Boxing Day! I had the wild boar: superb. My wife is vegan and raves about the choices and her choice. What a great combination. Then add great service, a very cool decor and you have a unique experience in Penn Quarter, DC. If you try...More

Thank G0BigRed22
Reviewed December 1, 2017 via mobile

Cedar provided us with a private room - not requested but greatly enjoyed. There is a vegetarian in our family who appreciated the full vegetarian menu and some serious neat eaters who loved the steak. The butter lobster and crab cakes suited others as well....More

Thank Nina S
Reviewed November 23, 2017

Cedar is a nice find for dinner near the National Portrait Gallery (although it is literally hard to find on the street!). Food is very good, and the service is good--but could be more attentive to diners with food allergies (gluten-free, etc.), drinks, and other...More

Thank RM C
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June 9, 2016|
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Response from KailuaGal | Reviewed this property |
My sister is a vegetarian (not quite vegan) and they accommodated her. So, I believe they would accommodate a vegan, as well. I would call the restaurant to double check that way there are no surprises.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$20 - US$30
Drinks, Breakfast, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Takeout, Validated Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine
Open Hours
10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
4:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
4:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
4:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
4:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
4:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
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
  • E-mail
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