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Mount Vernon Square
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1122 9th St NW, Washington DC, DC 20001-4314 (Ninth Street between L and M Streets)
+1 202-589-0699
17:30 - 22:30
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Mon - Sat 17:30 - 22:30
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Ann Arbor MI
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150 reviews
98 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

The menu is creative and the cocktails are excellent. We liked our food. The chef makes very good use of signature Japanese ingredients (shiso; hijiki; dried scallop) in preparations that are otherwise new American, featuring fresh local ingredients.

Thank TokyoVisitor
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101 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I dined there with two colleagues, one of whom had a tight travel schedule. The server was great at facilitating the traveler while not rushing the rest of us! The Negroni (my first) was delicious). The menu options-seasonal-were imaginative variations on old standbyes. The prices were reasonable and the service outstanding.

Thank Henry B
Baltimore, Maryland
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39 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Spent another great evening at Corduroy. This has become one of our go-to places when we are in the District. We love their wine list and the wines by the glass are excellent when we want to imbibe a little less. The food is always outstanding. You can't go wrong eating here.

Thank Susan K
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23 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This fabulous restaurant has been on my list forever abd I am so happy to have gone there tonight. I can't wait to go back. Great service, amazing menu and a Chef who was incredibly accommodating!! I can't wait to go back!!!

Thank Pamela S
North Reading, MA
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44 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 December 2016

Corduroy is a beautiful space. The service was terrific and the food was very good. You'll enjoy it. The chef at the dinner we'd gone to the night before eating said "You'll love Corduroy -- they paved the way for all of the new, good restaurants in DC." And that's what it feels like: comfortable, elegant, knowledgable, dependable. Kind of... More 

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Stuarts Draft, Virginia
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44 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 December 2016

Went here with some friends for dinner. It was great. From the moment you walk in the door you are greeted, someone takes your coat and you are escorted through a very lovely restaurant. The wait staff was just wonderful, my glass was never empty and they were ready to help with anything they could. We were there with some... More 

Thank Sylvia C
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65 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 December 2016

I had dinner @ Corduroy tonight. It was a business dinner, so great place to be able to have a conversation. It is quaint and also could be a great place for a date. Food...I had their special 1st course that was a beet salad with goat cheese and arugula . It was yummy! My second course was the Tuna... More 

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Portland, Oregon
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155 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 December 2016

I ate a corduroys on a Wednesday night with 3 colleagues. We ate early so were the first guests to arrive, but by the time we left 2 hours later, the place was full, so reservations would be appropriate. The general area around the restaurant is what I would call "in transition" but don't let that put you off. Once... More 

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Ashburn, Virginia
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53 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 November 2016

Really not to happy, the food really had no seasoning,the scallops were lousy . No salt and pepper and the grits were not cooked properly.

Thank barbara1954_13
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141 reviews
82 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 November 2016 via mobile

As noted by others, one could easily miss this restaurant, but don't! The ambience, service and food were very good. This is exactly the sort of gem that makes TripAdvisor so valuable. So good but so unlikely to find unless given a steer by TripAdvisor members. Thank you for steering me here.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$25 - US$100
American, Gluten Free Options
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Fine Dining
Good for
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings
Open Hours
17:30 - 22:30
17:30 - 22:30
17:30 - 22:30
17:30 - 22:30
17:30 - 22:30
17:30 - 22:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1122 9th St NW, Washington DC, DC 20001-4314
    (Ninth Street between L and M Streets)
  • Public Transportation: Mt. Vernon Square/Convention Center
  • Location: United States  >  District of Columbia (DC)  >  Washington DC>  > Mount Vernon Square
  • Neighbourhood: Mount Vernon Square
  • Phone Number: +1 202-589-0699

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