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The Oval Room

800 Connecticut Ave NW, Washington DC, DC 20006-2709
+1 202-463-8700
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Overview
  • Excellent58%
  • Very good27%
  • Average11%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
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CUISINES
American, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
$$$$
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800 Connecticut Ave NW, Washington DC, DC 20006-2709
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Reviewed 5 days ago

Good food and service...it appears as very expensive restaurant but it is not. Very affordable based on the food you order...was really good and pleasant.

Thank Ricardo F
Reviewed 1 week ago

Oval Room alludes at the decision room (the presidential oval office) in Washington and generates expectations. This is actually a medium level restaurant that proposes honest dinner but no more than that. I selected a vegetarian entrèe based on lettuce and then a NY steak....More

Thank Carmine Z
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Had a wonderful Prix fixe dinner this evening! The venison was out of sight! All 3of us thought this went way over our expectations!

Thank Lynne D
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The food and service are wonderful, so it is surprising that more people don't know of this nice quiet spot near the White House. We enjoyed excellent meals while meeting a cousin who we hadn't seen in years, and could actually carry on a conversation...More

Thank 417mjen
Reviewed 10 December 2017 via mobile

Here for a group function. Seating/order taking efficiently handled. Adequate space/seating. Cramped coat closet. Food was different/tasty. Grilled Caesar was very interesting. Salmon and lentils very nice. Dessert a little odd, not up to the rest of the meal. Staff very pleasant, helpful, attentive and...More

Thank rburdmd
Reviewed 21 November 2017 via mobile

This is a quaint and quiet little place in DC. The service is spectacular and the food delicious. However I would not recommend for a large function as the layout is strange and doesn’t accommodate for ‘mingling’.

Thank bmeT0015
Reviewed 9 November 2017

We had a dinner here on a Saturday night and were one of five groups in the restaurant. The food was fine but nearly as creative and superb as our dinner two nights before at Mirabelle around the corner.

Thank Mary S
Reviewed 28 October 2017 via mobile

My extended family all came to D.C. for a reunion. There was 8 in total and 4 are self proclaimed foodies. The oval room is in a nice area with great ambience. We ordered wine and drinks but 1 of the drinks was incorrect. We...More

Thank Kevin H
Reviewed 26 October 2017

I did a lot of tourist walking last Friday, the day I came across the Oval Room. It was time to sit and relax. I didn't want dinner, just a cold drink and, if possible, some good conversation. I found both. John was working behind...More

Thank Keith T
Reviewed 18 October 2017

We had a large group occupying two large tables, and the service was impeccable - attentive, friendly, efficient. We had an assortment of appetizers to start, and the mini crab cakes and steak tartare stood out. I had the local tomato and watermelon salad, a...More

Thank sailor908
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Linda L
26 October 2016|
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Response from PJV1426 | Reviewed this property |
Hi I would say more dressed than casual. Cocktail dress, office work clothes, DC style. You want not to have your jeans on in there, it's nicer than that.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Parking Available, Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Valet Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Credit Cards
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Romantic, Business meetings, Local cuisine
Open Hours
Monday
11:30 AM - 2:30 PM
5:30 PM - 10:00 PM
Tuesday
11:30 AM - 2:30 PM
5:30 PM - 10:00 PM
Wednesday
11:30 AM - 2:30 PM
5:30 PM - 10:00 PM
Thursday
11:30 AM - 2:30 PM
5:30 PM - 10:00 PM
Friday
11:30 AM - 2:30 PM
5:30 PM - 10:00 PM
Saturday
5:30 PM - 10:30 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 800 Connecticut Ave NW, Washington DC, DC 20006-2709
    (H & I)
  • Public Transportation: Faragut West (Orange and Blue Lines); Faragut North (Red Line)
  • Location: United States  >  District of Columbia (DC)  >  Washington DC>  > Dupont Circle
  • Neighbourhood: Dupont Circle
  • Phone Number: +1 202-463-8700
  • E-mail
Description
The Oval Room, an elegant & sophisticated restaurant, near Farragut Square across from the White House, which accounts for its popularity among politicians, journalists, lobbyists, lawyers, & former Presidents. The setting is contemporary & chic. It offers private dining. Its seasonal contemporary American cuisine has charmed critics & connoisseurs alike. USA Today said The Oval Room's flower-bedecked patio is one of the best outdoor dining experiences in the United States.
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