15 Squares American Bistro at Renaissance Washington DC Hotel
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15 Squares American Bistro at Renaissance Washington DC Hotel

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Phone: 2026823440
  • Hours of Operation:
    Breakfast: Daily: 6:30am - 11:30am; Lunch: Daily: 11:30am - 2:00pm;
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Carte Blanche,Diners Club,Discover,JCB,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Contemporary American
  • Executive Chef: Chef Emmanuel Abankroh
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Fireplace, Full Bar, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Getting there

  • Cross Street: 9th street NW and K St NW
  • Public Transit: : We are located 2 blocks from the Gallery Place/Chinatown stop on the Metros Yellow or Green line. For the Red, Orange or Blue line, please use the Metro Center stop, which is 3 blocks away.
  • Parking: Valet
  • Parking Details: Valet parking is available from the Renaissance Washington DC Hotel. It is covered parking in the Hotel's parking Garage.
A word from 15 Squares American Bistro at Renaissance Washington DC Hotel
15 Squares is an upscale, casual restaurant featuring local artisan products transformed into culinary delights such as our infamous “She Crab Soup”. Not to be missed are the elaborate breakfast and lunch buffets. Upon arrival the menu beckons the diner to explore the rich food culture of the mid-Atlantic region. The menu items are a mix of known regional favorites along with creative culinary variations of the richness of the Chesapeake Bay and the vast farmland of Virginia and Maryland has to offer. The bistro décor is casually elegant with a unique flair that only a Renaissance can achieve and lends itself to an experience all its own.
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15 Squares American Bistro at Renaissance Washington DC Hotel reviews from OpenTable diners
  • Had a meeting at the hotel
    KsparicoVIP
    Dined on 10/18/2012
    Had a meeting at the hotel and had a delicious breakfast there. Service was outstanding.
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    neighborhood gem, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Very accommodating for our
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 3/1/2012
    Very accommodating for our lunch meeting during a conference.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, hot spot
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  • Passing Grade
    GulfHillsFoodieVIP
    Dined on 8/28/2011
    Typical big-city, big chain breakfast buffet. That's not a negative thing per-se as they generally are pretty good, but nothing really stood out as anything different. Not sure if it ws due to the recent earthquake and hurricane, but scheduling very loud maintainence at 10am on a Sunday and sitting us very close to the source of the noise in an otherwise empty restaurant, wasnt great planning. So, good food, reasonable service, about right pricing.
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    great for brunch, kid-friendly, great for lunch
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  • Had brunch there both days
    DocD
    Dined on 5/8/2011
    Had brunch there both days of weekend. Food was good, but a little pricey ($20) for the breakfast buffet, for the assortment/variety avaiable in the buffet. First day, service was superb/fantastic; second day, service was just OK. Overall, a very decent breakfast choice during our weekend hotel stay -- but would never go to restaurant if I wasn't staying at the hotel.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • very good service. food very
    FOODIEVIP
    Dined on 3/5/2011
    very good service. food very good for a breakfast buffet
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Good Sunday buffet, especially
    Techsan68VIP
    Dined on 12/19/2010
    Good Sunday buffet, especially the made-to-order omelets, but not extensive or significantly different from other hotel coffee shop buffets. Service was attentive, but perhaps because the restaurant was less than half-full at 11 am. Very quiet and easy for conversation, but perhaps a full house would have been noisier. Bottom line: Very acceptable for hotel guests but I wouldn't go out of my way to dine here.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great for breakfast and they
    Debbie
    Dined on 10/14/2010
    Great for breakfast and they are always accomodating and the hostess is terrific. This is one of the few places for breakfast in the area and they serve a nice buffet with an omelet bar and fresh fruit.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • I booked this restaurant for
    MissionSue
    Dined on 6/29/2010
    I booked this restaurant for a breakfast meeting, during a busy conference. We were given a quiet table that allowed us to conduct our business very efficiently, which was the primary reason for the meeting - food was secondary. However, we found the breakfast buffet offered an excellent selection of hot and cold foods and table service - juice and coffee refills, etc - to be very attentive and prompt.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Very accomodating since I
    Debbie
    Dined on 8/19/2009
    Very accomodating since I requested a table suitable for a business discussion in an otherwise high volume restaurant. The oatmeal is great, and the buffett tempting. One of my favorites in the area for breakfast... coffee is fair but there's a starbucks next door.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Overall, not a good experience,
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 4/12/2009
    Overall, not a good experience, particularly for an Easter Brunch. One staff person spent the entire time dismantling the breakfast buffet with no regard to the noise or distraction it was making to those dining.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • The food was good (breakfast).
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 3/4/2009
    The food was good (breakfast). The server was rushing us and was a bit aggressive.
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • The Cobb Salad was a surprise.
    DavidFVIP
    Dined on 1/20/2009
    The Cobb Salad was a surprise. Quite a variety of flavors not normally found. The seared scallop was a nice touch.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Our first time at this restaurant.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005VIP
    Dined on 10/10/2008
    Our first time at this restaurant. In reasonable walking distance to National Shakespeare Theatre. Food was excellent...we had the sea bass. Exceptional presentation! The service was superb. We will dine there again.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • the service was great. the
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 9/30/2008
    the service was great. the food was institutional, and well below expectations. no flavor at all - we wondered if it was prepared fresh, or simply heated and served. very disappointing for such a great hotel and location!
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  • Ate here during restaurant
    love2usday
    Dined on 8/17/2008
    Ate here during restaurant week and the portion were incredibly large and very tasty!! I would DEFINITELY return here for a special occassion meal.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • The aesthetic appeal of the
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 8/15/2008
    The aesthetic appeal of the food was fantastic. That was my impression of the the entrees in general; cooked to perfection, looked fantastic but a bit lacking in the complexity of flavors. The ambiance is nice, although not super romantic at least for lunch. Good for office dining. The staff are really helpful and attentive.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • They lost our reservation
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005VIP
    Dined on 8/13/2008
    They lost our reservation and the food took forever.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The service was very slow
    OpenTable Diner Since 2004VIP
    Dined on 8/13/2008
    The service was very slow and not attentive at all. The food was fine, but nothing special. The Restaurant Week options were limited and disappointing. I don't think I'll go back.
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  • With an early reservation
    LLV2VIP
    Dined on 8/5/2008
    With an early reservation (and plans for a theater or show) it was difficult to get good service upon arrival. They 'let you sit' as if everyone has all evening. To be fair, once we had a chance to set the tone/pace, they adapted nicely. As a hotel restaurant near convention center(s), there is transient clientele, so locals will likely be disappointed, as we were.
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  • We were there at the start
    DebMcDVIP
    Dined on 7/13/2008
    We were there at the start of convention and as the hotel was the center of the convention, many convention guests were also in the bistro. Their enthusiasm was nice, but the acoustics in the restaurant interfered a bit with our enjoyment of the food.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • The food was good, the service
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 7/6/2008
    The food was good, the service was ok, and the price was right. I would go again, especially with a group!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch
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  • Actually, I don't have any
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 5/29/2008
    Actually, I don't have any complaints with restaurant but nobody new about the reservation made through Open Table. My confirmation number was 68313. We were lucky that they found a table for us at an annex.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • One of my fellow lunch-mates
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 5/27/2008
    One of my fellow lunch-mates ordered a panini he didn't find to appealing. The butter in the same of the american eagle was memorable. Service was good, but some of the staff were not that customer-service oriented. A bit brusque in their interactions with us.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Overall, our visit to 15 Squares
    OpenTable Diner Since 2003VIP
    Dined on 5/11/2008
    Overall, our visit to 15 Squares was a disappointment. While we had a reservation (which had to be confirmed by credit card because it was Mothers Day), we had to wait and other diners were seated ahead of us. The service was not gracious - not unkind, but inattentive. The food was just OK - the 'pastry bar' looked like that of the Hampton Inn, but the cooked-to-order omlettes were worth waiting for. There was nothing special going on for Mothers Day and it certainly wasn't worth the trip downtown.
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  • Good breakfast spot, good
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 4/15/2008
    Good breakfast spot, good capacity, nice setting. Easy access from Renaissance hotel, especially for Washington Convention Center attendees.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Was able to confirm a salad
    OpenTable Diner Since 2004VIP
    Dined on 4/2/2008
    Was able to confirm a salad was a completely veggie pretty easily. Ceasar with chicken was served to other guests in a bowl that was beautiful but impossible to eat out of without dropping dressing-laden salad all over. Service good, a little acoustically challenging, food flavor was great. Somewhat limited veggie choices. All fish options were shellfish except for maybe one - can't remember for sure if there was a salmon choice. I don't eat meat or shellfish; I recall my choices were limited.
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  • Pleasantly surprised. Excellent
    DSWhyte
    Dined on 3/29/2008
    Pleasantly surprised. Excellent and friendly service. Very good food. Decent atmosphere. Not what one would normally expect at a mid-range hotel such as the Renaissance. Would recommend it and we certainly will return...
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