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Fourth Estate

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Downtown / Chinatown
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529 14th St NW, Washington DC, DC 20045-1000 (14th & F)
+1 202-662-7638
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11:30 - 14:30
17:30 - 20:30
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Hours:
Mon - Fri 11:30 - 14:30
Tue - Sat 17:30 - 20:30
Sat 11:00 - 15:00
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28 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2016 via mobile

Hidden gem in DC in a plain looking building. It's not new, not nouveau, and you won't find "deconstructed" food of any kind here. You will find excellent service, old world ambiance and atmosphere, and a superb meal. It is quiet to be sure, but a great place to have a nice romantic dinner in the heart of the city.... More 

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Thank DGFarrell
Newark, Delaware
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22 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 October 2016

We didn't even know this place existed and you'd never guess from the street. It's located on the 13th floor of the National Press Building. I stumbled upon a travelzoo coupon for this when looking for a nice dinner in DC. Even without the travelzoo a dinner for two would have only been around $100 which is great for DC.... More 

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Thank Kendrick N
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 160 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 September 2016 via mobile

Fourth Estate Restaurant on the 13th floor of the National Press Building at 529 14th St NW, Washington DC is an exceptional, elegant evening of fine dining and peaceful bliss. Surrounding by several clubs, hotels, and the hustle and bustle of White House East (Theatre District), this restaurant, it's menu offerings, and solitude is just extraordinary. We had a dinner... More 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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32 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 September 2016

The Fourth Estate Restaurant on the 13th floor of the National Press Building is right in that venerable National Press Club, and it's open to the public (although there are no signs telling anything). I highly recommend lunch, with some time allotted to walking around to see the fabulous photos taken by fabulous news photographers. Food and service are good,... More 

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Thank JAT-DC
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37 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 August 2016

This is a GREAT SECRET in Washington. Few folks -- locals and tourists -- know that the National Press Club has opened its fancy restaurant to non-members. Food is good, and the ambiance is fabulous. Be sure pause and check out the photos on the walls while walking down the hallway to the Fourth Estate restaurant. A LOT of history... More 

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Thank Barbara F
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 August 2016

Service is excellent. Very stately environment, though some might say a bit stuffy. A lot of historical pictures and artifacts; felt like a museum. I had the tenderloin- perfectly cooked. Nice size portion, wonderful veggies and potatoes on the side. My dinner companion had the salad with spicy pecans with strawberries (wonderful!) and the MD Crabcakes. Small, but no filler.... More 

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Thank Maxwell C
Raleigh, North Carolina
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14 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 May 2016

I organized a large dinner for ~25 people. From start to finish, the staff were amazing. Professional, efficient, and accommodating. The service was perfect. The food was delicious. Cannot recommend highly enough. Ten Stars!

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Thank WeebieWob
Hockessin, Delaware
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 March 2016

Took a spontaneous trip to DC to take in the cherry blossoms and managed to find a discount voucher for this place which was located near our hotel. It was a Thursday evening, as described by other reviewers it wasn't crowded, very quiet. The service was excellent and we were both delighted with our meal choices. I loved the veal... More 

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Thank Deb W
Atlanta
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24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 January 2016 via mobile

Today was the first time I have dined alone. Completely alone. I was the only diner at the Fourth Estate for lunch today which was very odd as it was 1 pm on a weekday. Despite the setting, I decided to stay and I am glad I did. The food was wonderful. I had the mixed greens salad to start... More 

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Thank ge0rgiall0yd
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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164 reviews
111 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 December 2015

You can't improve on the Fourth Estate for location (near Metro Center), atmosphere (very quiet and you just know important matters of state are being resolved at a nearby table) and food from (this is DC) a former lawyer turned chef who has made this place -- now open to the public -- one of the best deals in town.... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$30 - US$30
Cuisine
American, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Private Dining, Serves Alcohol
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Business meetings, Local cuisine
Open Hours
Monday
11:30 - 14:30
Tuesday
11:30 - 14:30
17:30 - 20:30
Wednesday
11:30 - 14:30
17:30 - 20:30
Thursday
11:30 - 14:30
17:30 - 20:30
Friday
11:30 - 14:30
17:30 - 20:30
Saturday
17:30 - 20:30
11:00 - 15:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 529 14th St NW, Washington DC, DC 20045-1000
    (14th & F)
  • Public Transportation: Take Metro to the Metro Center Station. We are located on the corner of 14th and F. Enter on the 14th street side under the awning for the National Pres Building, and take the elevators to the 13th Floor. Ask the front desk attendant for the Fourth Estate Restaurant.
  • Location: United States  >  District of Columbia (DC)  >  Washington DC>  > Downtown / Chinatown
  • Neighbourhood: Downtown / Chinatown
  • Phone Number: +1 202-662-7638

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