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Morrison Clark Restaurant

$$ - $$$
Mount Vernon Square
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1011 L St NW, Washington DC, DC 20001-4359 (L and 11th NW)
+1 202-898-1200
07:00 - 10:30
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 22:00
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Sun - Sat 07:00 - 10:30
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 22:00
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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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49 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Due to the large crowds from the inauguration, we decided to play it 'safe' and merely eat at our hotel! Wowwww Great decision.. The steak was absolutely outstanding.....as were the shrimp in grits! The following day, I had lunch there (due to protestors smashing glass etc right outside-police had just tear gassed the area.) So, thought I'd stay put' once... More 

Thank tennisne12016
Boston, Massachusetts
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478 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 160 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 December 2016 via mobile

This restaurant in the historic Morrison-Clark Hotel offers diners the elegance of an earlier time. We had an early lunch in a little alcove in the library. I had the lobster bisque and a Caesar salad. My wife had a hummus " chips & dip" plate and a spinach salad. All were excellent. Service is outstanding.

Thank Orso52
Brookings, South Dakota
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109 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 December 2016

I am so glad I found this restaurant. It is is elegant, modern and refined. The staff were attentive but not overbearing. I ate both lunch and dinner. The food was imaginative, cleanly prepared and presented very nicely.

Thank Geochemprof
Leesburg, Virginia
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9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2016

I dined in the restaurant as well as the bar. Both were excellent experiences and the food delicious. The restaurant décor is gorgeous and very enjoyable.

Thank Carol V
Powderly, Kentucky
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126 reviews
84 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2016 via mobile

A fine white table cloth restaurant with historic character. Tall ceilings, fireplace, floor to ceiling mirrors and curtains. Very quiet and romantic restaurant with great and attentive service. Good menu variety and all items had were of excellent quality.

Thank lovethesnow11
Paris, France
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 September 2016 via mobile

My husband and I are delighted to live by such a wonderful spot for drinks. Extremely good service and lovely decor. Noise level is low, which is conducive to unwinding ... Yeah! The friendly & talented bartender highlighted new drink and food menus, but we stuck to old favorites (Manhattans). A neighborhood gem!

Thank Little p in Paris
houston, texas
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97 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 September 2016 via mobile

We grew up in DC and did not know this restaurant existed. Went here on a whim after walking past over a dozen times. It's a hidden gem! Waitstaff are outstanding, fining spaces are elegant & impeccably appointed. For our meal, we had the lobster bisque, caprese salad with seared salmon/shrimp, Australian lamb, pork loin chop, lemon cake & chocolate... More 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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97 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 August 2016 via mobile

White lining adorned tables with multiple fireplaces and a beautiful court yard with water features and comfortable seating. Service was excellent food apps were great steak was good, desert was great. Truly a hidden Gem in the heart of DC. Walking distance to everything.

Thank DCFed
Potomac, Maryland
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329 reviews
271 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 August 2016 via mobile

The room is small, but very elegant. Service was erratic. The RW menu had an excellent selection. The portions were large. The crab fondue app was fabulous, but very rich. Normally, one portion would have been enough for the two of us. The duck confit was delicious, but the piece of sea bass was just alright (too much "dark meat").... More 

Thank RonFG
Alameda, California
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87 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 August 2016

We ate here our first night in a virtually deserted restaurant and had an excellent and interesting dinner. We shared four small plates that included, ahi, brussel sprouts with pancetta, a risotto, and strawberry shortcake.

Thank lancereyn0

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$15 - US$40
Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Valet Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Reservations
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Business meetings
Open Hours
07:00 - 10:30
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 22:00
07:00 - 10:30
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 22:00
07:00 - 10:30
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 22:00
07:00 - 10:30
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 22:00
07:00 - 10:30
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 22:00
07:00 - 10:30
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 22:00
07:00 - 10:30
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1011 L St NW, Washington DC, DC 20001-4359
    (L and 11th NW)
  • Public Transportation: Metro Center (Red, Blue and Orange) and Mt Vernon Square, 7th St. Convention Center (Green and Yellow)
  • Location: United States  >  District of Columbia (DC)  >  Washington DC>  > Mount Vernon Square
  • Neighbourhood: Mount Vernon Square
  • Phone Number: +1 202-898-1200
Set gently back from Capitol Hill, shaded by flowering trees and shrubs, the Morrison-Clark Restaurant, occupying the former drawing room of the original townhome built in 1864, offers an elegant, timeless option among Washington DC restaurants. The full service kitchen is open daily for breakfast, lunch and dinner. The main dining room, with its gilded mirrors, crystal chandeliers and marble fireplaces, is an ideal setting for romantic dinners, holiday reservations, or an evening escape from the city. The more casual Bar and Lounge serves lunch and evening cocktail service and during the warmer seasons, take advantage of outdoor seating on our front veranda or in the secluded courtyard.

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