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701 Pennsylvania Ave Restaurant

701 Pennsylvania Ave NW, Washington DC, DC 20004-2608
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  • Excellent50%
  • Very good29%
  • Average13%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible4%
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17:00 - 21:30All hours
American, International, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
701 Pennsylvania Ave NW, Washington DC, DC 20004-2608
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

We stopped in for lunch and I was reluctant to enter what was obviously a fine dining establishment in our "tourist clothes". We were warmly greeted and immediately seated. Service was excellent and meals were very promptly served from what I thought was a creative...More

Thank gingerbear16
Reviewed 1 week ago

Food was very good. Service attentive and excellent. Free valet parking in a busy area (note it's tricky to find and valet is not on Pennsylvania side). We were celebrating our 25th wedding anniversary and they provided sparkling wine and a free desert on the...More

Thank T N
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

While in DC recently, my wife and I enjoyed a dinner out with her folks at 701 Pennsylvania Ave Restaurant. They offer valet parking which was great. We had made reservations in advance and our table was awaiting our arrival. I really enjoyed the entire...More

Thank Sandro M
Reviewed 16 August 2017

I had lunch there during restaurant week. I had to say, it is an average fine dining restaurant. The three stars rating is for the similar peer, not compare with the cheap TGI Friday, California pizza kitchen kind of restaurant. The first course I had...More

Thank DGK65
Reviewed 14 July 2017

Friends invited us to join them here for dinner and it was quite good. Everyone ordered different dishes and we were all happy with our meals. Service is professional and the surroundings are most comfortable. Not inexpensive.

Thank Thomas W. A
Reviewed 9 July 2017

We have been to this restaurant many times even though it takes us over an hour to get to DC. This time I recommended it to business associates who were in town for a conference. There were 5 of us dining that night - all...More

Thank Susan K
Reviewed 7 July 2017

I have not been to 701 Restaurant for more than a year, a recent visit was so delightful, I went back the second time in a week, when friends were in town. I always like its classic, more traditional setting where one could have decent...More

1  Thank urbandweller39
Reviewed 11 June 2017

Good Disability / wheelchair access and gluten free options and good understanding of same. We came across this upscale restaurant at the end of a very long hot day in lovely Washington. We had the set pre theatre dinner. It was absolutely gorgeous. Expensive but...More

Thank Mark W
Reviewed 5 June 2017

The fancy location does not make up for the food, which is so-so-la-la (as the French would say). Depending on where you are seated, your table may be noisy (especially if you have a bunch of loud people at teh bar. At least the service...More

Thank StefanMarco
Reviewed 29 May 2017

I have had several lunches at 701 over the years, but this time I was down with my wife on vacation. We had a full day, and I wanted a romantic but relaxed dinner. Everything worked perfectly. The pasta was magnificent, and the seafood was...More

Thank Kent B
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$40 - US$40
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Valet Parking, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Romantic, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
Open Hours
17:00 - 21:30
11:30 - 22:30
11:30 - 22:30
11:30 - 22:30
11:30 - 22:30
11:30 - 23:00
17:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 701 Pennsylvania Ave NW, Washington DC, DC 20004-2608
  • Public Transportation: We sit directly on top of the Archives - Navy Memorial Metro on the Yellow/Green Lines. We are 3 blocks south of the Gallery Place/Chinatown Metro on the Red Line.
  • Location: United States  >  District of Columbia (DC)  >  Washington DC>  > Downtown / Chinatown
  • Neighbourhood: Downtown / Chinatown
  • Phone Number: 202-393-0701
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