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U Street Corridor
American, Bar, Pub
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2007 14th St NW, Washington DC, DC 20009-4436
+1 202-797-7171
17:30 - 02:00
Open now
All hours
Sun 10:30 - 02:00
Mon - Thu 17:30 - 02:00
Fri - Sat 17:30 - 03:00
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I would suggest getting there a little early, maybe around 10 or so. That way you can watch the crowd form instead of walking into a jam packed party. The heated rooftop was great! Definitely worth a visit if you are in town and want to grab a drink along with a little dancing.

Thank neffertina
Charlotte, North Carolina
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7 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Dropped in to meet a colleague for drinks and apps after work. We had the fried oysters and shrimp and grits small plates. I thought both were delicious. Interesting cocktail menu which we enjoyed. Nice decor. Will definitely return on my next trip to DC

Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 2016

We visited as a result of a recommendation and the promise of a roof top restaurant/bar. The web site said the venue was inspired by Marvin Gaye so were expecting some great tunes. The reality is great staff, very scruffy roof garden that looks like a poor back yard and disappointing tunes. So many more better bars on 14th.

Thank DiscoDave911
Collingswood, New Jersey
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37 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 October 2016

Wonderful, hip place to eat and drink...food is expertly prepared and the prices are reasonable. Decor is rustic and they have a rooftop bar that feels very urban and cozy. Wait staff was terrific and we loved all the music piped in - most of Marvin Gaye's repertoire (hence the name of the restaurant).

Thank SuzanneCloud
northern england
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85 reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 October 2016

We ate here as we were meeting friends at the bar. The food was ok, not amazing, probably more due to my tastes than the actual food. It was fairly expensive for what it was. Not bad but not fantastic. Service good. The bar was great, nice soul music & ambience, would drink in here as a regular, quirky cocktails.... More 

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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 September 2016

To say I was disappointed with Marvin is an understatement. Full disclosure, I travel to DC a few times a year and on most of my tripsI choose Marvin for Sunday brunch. The 1st noticeable difference since my last visit in November 2015 was the crowd, i.e. the place was nearly empty. This place USED to be packed, especially during... More 

Thank YalandaM
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 August 2016

I thought this was a perfect place to dine in the middle of the week for dinner. It was a little music playing in the background, dim romantic lighting, food was delicious and a nice ambiance in general. It wasn't crowded in the dining area, very cost efficient (food & drinks), and the roof top bar was a nice added... More 

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Chicago, Illinois, United States
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35 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 August 2016

We went for dinner on a Saturday and then went back for music on Monday night. Saturday dinner was amazing. We each enjoyed a craft cocktail but they also looked to have a good beer & wine list. We had fried oysters, a steak, and a pork chop. The mac & cheese on the side was so creamy and delicious.... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 July 2016

Our first time at Marvin, we got there on a Friday around 9:30! Despite popular belief, we walked right in! But when we left about 2 hours later, the line was wrapped around the block! We split the Chicken and Waffles (they split the entree for us,we didn't ask, at no extra charge!!!) which came with Collard greens! Delish!! And... More 

Thank kpax5
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 July 2016 via mobile

I can't tell you how much we enjoyed our visit! The service, drinks, and food were all amazing...not to mention the extraordinary ambiance! Sitting there you could just feel the history. I highly recommend this restaurant and can't wait to go again!

Thank lindseyblaine1

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$30 - US$30
American, Bar, Pub
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Full Bar, Serves Alcohol
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Bar Scene
Open Hours
10:30 - 02:00
17:30 - 02:00
17:30 - 02:00
17:30 - 02:00
17:30 - 02:00
17:30 - 03:00
17:30 - 03:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2007 14th St NW, Washington DC, DC 20009-4436
  • Public Transportation: Walking distance from the U Street/Cardozo metro on the green line
  • Location: United States  >  District of Columbia (DC)  >  Washington DC>  > U Street Corridor
  • Neighbourhood: U Street Corridor
  • Phone Number: +1 202-797-7171

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