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The Monocle

107 D St NE, Washington DC, DC 20002-5657
+1 202-546-4488
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  • Excellent55%
  • Very good30%
  • Average8%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible1%
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“crab cakes” (13 reviews)
“steak” (16 reviews)
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American, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
107 D St NE, Washington DC, DC 20002-5657
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Previous reviewer called it DCish and that is the perfect description. If you’re touring DC and want to lunch like an insider, this is your place. It’s about 2 blocks from the Capitol. The staff are not only attentive, they have loads of personality. We...More

Thank LRR2222
Reviewed 1 week ago

Very good Food. Restaurant very clean and staff Professional. There was a waiter that been in US marines earleier that is very easy to communicate With and also had alot sence of humor.

Thank 980Trond
Reviewed 15 September 2017 via mobile

The Monocle came highly recommend and it was just what we needed to end our morning touring the Capitol. Great food. Fabulous service. Good wine selection. Felt like the kind of place important people in D. C. might have lunch, although we did not overhear...More

Thank boby196
Reviewed 15 September 2017

We had a private room for a event, the steak was great! It is in a great location in dc, close to everything.

Thank Cara S
Reviewed 14 September 2017

I was in DC on business on my own and decided to treat myself to a nice dinner. Had a delicious caprese salad, a steak cooked to perfection in red wine sauce with augratin potatoes (so good I could have licked the plate), followed by...More

Thank Jackie F
Reviewed 23 July 2017 via mobile

This is the Mecca of food places in DC if you enjoy politics. A historic place to eat with great service and food. The bread to begin dinner was so good. I had a salad, steak with potatoes, and finished dinner with a custard. This...More

Thank stephp1508
Reviewed 3 July 2017

What a find! We came in for lunch just as they opened at 11:30, so we had a chance to look around a bit. This is the DC political version of a NY sports bar: Autographed photos of current legislators (i.e. Mitch McConnell) and historical...More

Thank laurelm668
Reviewed 26 June 2017

The Monocle is a D.C. landmark and reminds you of 'times past' personal service. Our private room was not available when we arrived for dinner, and we were invited into the bar area for a brief wait (and drinks, of course). The manager, the bartender,...More

Thank JanieD67
Reviewed 25 June 2017

This restaurant was recommended by our concierge and it did not disappoint. We had lamb and steak and a great bottle of champagne. The atmosphere is warm and the booths comfortable.

Thank calb510
Reviewed 24 May 2017

The monocle is on the Senate side of the Capitol Building.. It has been operating for years and remains a stable for pols, business people and locals. Late night dinner and good steady bar. A bit pricey on food , which is just so -so...More

Thank Pumpkin C
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24 February 2017|
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Response from stacrg | Reviewed this property |
We were there at lunch and there was not.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$31 - US$50
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wheelchair Accessible
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Groups
Open Hours
11:30 AM - 12:00 AM
11:30 AM - 12:00 AM
11:30 AM - 12:00 AM
11:30 AM - 12:00 AM
11:30 AM - 12:00 AM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 107 D St NE, Washington DC, DC 20002-5657
    (First and D Street, NE, Capitol Hill)
  • Public Transportation: Union Station (Red Line)
  • Location: United States  >  District of Columbia (DC)  >  Washington DC>  > National Mall
  • Neighbourhood: National Mall
  • Phone Number: +1 202-546-4488
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