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Art and Soul
Art and Soul

Art and Soul Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.artandsouldc.com
  • Phone: (202) 393-7777
  • Hours of Operation: BREAKFAST
    Monday - Friday 6:30am - 10:30am

    Saturday & Sunday 7:30am - 10:30am


    Monday - Saturday 11:30am - 2:30pm


    Monday - Friday 4pm - 7pm


    Monday - Thursday 5:30pm - 10:30pm

    Friday & Saturday 5:30pm - 11:00pm

    Sunday 5:30pm - 10:00pm

    Saturday and Sunday 10:30am - 3:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: American, Southern
  • Executive Chef: Wes Morton
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Area, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Smoking Area, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Special Events & Promotions: For special event information, please email Shannon Collins, our Private Dining Manager at scollins@artandsouldc.com

Getting there

  • Cross Street: D Street NW
  • Public Transit: 2 Blocks from Union Station
  • Parking: Valet
  • Parking Details: Valet Parking Available
A word from Art and Soul
Four years after Celebrity Chef Art Smith opened Art and Soul, the Capitol Hill restaurant underwent a refresh and re-opened in late February 2013. In addition to beautiful herringbone wood floors, textured walls, and unique artwork, you'll also enjoy an exciting new menu. Our approach is driven by our chefs’ Southern roots. We serve simple honest food and partner with like-minded farmers, artisans and growers to provide products that are sustainably and responsibly sourced, whenever possible.

With celebrated two-time James Beard award winning Chef Art Smith as chef/owner, this Capitol Hill restaurant has received national and local acclaim for its "Food for the Soul" - modern regional cuisine with southern accents.
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Diner Reviews
  • "Is it a great foodie spot or is it a neighborhood bar? (I ask because the folks filling every bar stool musta been served their custom cocktails long before we were served the special cocktails we ordered.) I go for the food. It is good. But our most recent visit was for our wedding anniversary and the ambiance was not good. And what is up with the noise? The service was good."
    Dined on 7/8/2014
  • "Art and Soul undoubtably had delicious food. I went there for brunch and had lemon pancakes, which were delicious. However, I paid WAY too much for 3 pancakes and some fruit. Additionally, coffee and tea was incredibly overpriced. I paid $6 for a tea bag and a cup of hot water. If you don't mind spending money, it's not a bad place to visit. However, if you are price conscious, I would shy away from Art and Soul."
    Dined on 7/4/2014
  • "The service is impeccable, and the food was fabulous; even the salad!!"
    Dined on 7/1/2014
  • "A warm and welcoming environment with excellent food and service - and, to my delight, flexible and gluten free options!"
    Dined on 6/29/2014
  • "Sunday morning brunch menu is delicious and the portions are generous. Service was somewhat slow (seemed like there was some loss in efficiency due to disorganized server coverage). Dining logistics aside, the food was excellent."
    Dined on 6/29/2014
  • "This is the place. My dog enjoyed cool water and a frozen bone, while I enjoyed brunch. The staff was attentive and friendly, the venue was nice, laid out well, and clean. Food was also great. Would recommend!"
    Dined on 6/29/2014
  • "Lunch was great. Though hot outside our attentive waiter did not forget us and our salad with a beautifully crispy outside and creamy inside salad was great. My BBQ sandwich was tangy and just right."
    Dined on 6/27/2014
  • "We came to Art and Soul for a family dinner and the service was excellent. Kenya was very attentive and personable. Our only complaints were that the menu was very limited. Not a big variety. And they were a little overpriced. Other than that we had a great experience. Thanks!"
    Dined on 6/27/2014
  • "We visited for our parent's anniversary and had a wonderful time! The waitstaff went out of their way to make my parents (who are out-of-towners) feel special. The food was amazing. Shrimp and grits is a favorite of ours and this was one of the best I've ever eaten."
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "The service last night was awful. We had a lengthy wait even though we had a reservation. Food service slow and I won't ever go back there!!! EVER!!!"
    Dined on 6/24/2014
  • "Art Smith continues to provide food that shines and tastes so good. From a simple burger, to fresh soups, to fish and shrimp just off the boat. Don't miss the deviled eggs, or the baby cakes! :)"
    Dined on 6/23/2014
  • "Thank you to Harry for such great service! The view from the patio was beautiful and the food was fantastic."
    Dined on 6/20/2014
  • "The food was terrific and it was a perfect brunch atmosphere on the patio. The staff were very kind to my toddler."
    Dined on 6/22/2014
  • "Service was very slow and sometimes slightly awkward. Food was fantastic. I had the chicken and waffles which was phenomenal."
    Dined on 6/22/2014
  • "The food lacked flavor. Was expecting much better good!"
    Dined on 6/22/2014
  • "Had brunch there on a Saturday and it was delicious! The complimentary scones are to die for and my chicken and waffle was lighter than I expected which was perfect."
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "Since my wife and I couldn't celebrate our anniversary on our wedding day we came here for a preanniversary dinner. Good choice. Good food, good drinks. The only thing it was was just a little too warm but that may have been because of the crowd. Overall good dinner!"
    Dined on 6/18/2014
  • "This is where to go when you need real comfort food, done right. Just the perfect touch of fresh ingredients coupled with low country preparation. You cannot go wrong with the corn bread, and the sides are simply sinful - Mac and cheese, potatoes and gravy, greens, and grits - and enough to pass around the table for everyone. The fried chicken for two is memorable, and certainly more than enough. The wine list provides plenty of options to pair with everything, and the wait staff is very knowledgable about the wines, which is extremely helpful. Have dined here many times, and have never been disappointed."
    Dined on 6/13/2014
  • "This is a wonderful experience. Art and Soul feels cool, the food is special and the staff is amazing."
    Dined on 6/11/2014
  • "My wife and I recently went to Washington DC for the first time. A week's vacation that followed our wedding anniversary. When I made the reservation, I mentioned that it was our anniversary. When we arrived we were treated like royalty. JR, the general manager and Kenya our waitress, were extremely friendly and helpful. Always attentive and helpful in making menu decisions. Then delivering what I believe is the best fried chicken I have eaten, followed by fantastic desserts. The best meal we had in DC. I highly recommend Art and Soul."
    Dined on 6/8/2014
  • "Went there and waited 10 minutes for a server, he was busy socializing with 2 other tables. When he came to our table he said r u ready to order now. Food ok service sucks. Art was there he actually directed the server to the other two tables and away from ours."
    Dined on 6/8/2014
  • "overall enjoyed it. food was good, but on the whole a bit expensive. that's probably due to proximity to capitol hill. lots of good southern food in dc, so i'd probably recommend investigating those options too."
    Dined on 6/9/2014
  • "They were very accommodating with a last minute reservation, and they managed to please my six year old (cod fritters), my 79 year old and everyone in between. Thanks!"
    Dined on 6/6/2014
  • "Food was expensive but good. Dining experence was average and the service poor. Waitress was very slow and clueless. Ether lower prices and qualty of food to match dining experience or hire more experienced staff."
    Dined on 6/7/2014
  • "The online menu was out dated. The service was amazing but the food was not that good. Their sides were better then their entrées. It would not be a place I would like to return I was disappointed to an extreme but the server did try to make up for it. The dessert was good. "
    Dined on 6/1/2014
  • "Art & Soul is a lovely restaurant. The food varied from good to wonderful (our fish was outstanding). However it seemed that once we declined to order a bottle of wine, which we never intended to do (so it's not like we ask the waiter lots of questions and then didn't order one), the waiter completely lost interest in our table, while fawning over the couple at the next table who had ordered an expensive bottle. Meanwhile, I received a cocktail that was almost entirely ice and our waiter was rude when asked to clear an empty dish. Bottom line - great food, but either order an expensive bottle of wine or expect to be ignored. And to be clear, we did spend nearly $100, so we weren't skating out with a $20 check!"
    Dined on 5/31/2014
  • "Overall a good dining experience. Drinks were a little slow, and the waiter commented that he tried them all before they came to the table so that they would always be the same "strength," which we thought was odd. My food was good but not really anything noteworthy, but my friend loved her egg Benedict with bacon. Wasn't very crowded. Had a lovely patio to eat outside. "
    Dined on 5/31/2014
  • "What a great restaurant! We had breakfast here on the Friday morning and my granola was delicious and my husband could not believe how good his eggs Benedict were. We went back on Friday night as we were staying at the hotel and too lazy to go anywhere else. The Swordfish was excellent as was my husband's steak and the chocolate beet dessert was seriously yummy. But best of all was the service at both breakfast and dinner. The staff knew the menu and the ingredients, they were helpful, friendly and efficient. We wish we'd booked our dinner table earlier and been able to sit outside as it was a lovely evening. I would wholeheartedly recommend this restaurant, it's not too stuffy and the food is divine."
    Dined on 5/30/2014
  • " Had dinner there 5/27/14 and was very disappointed. I downloaded the menu from the website and had already made my selection....but the menu had been changed entirely and the website not updated. I adapted and ordered the swordfish. It was well seasoned but overcooked. The vegetable selection it came with was a bit heavy on the onion and the mushrooms were tough--almost like they were dried and reconstituted. My companion ordered the salmon which was much better prepared, but the accompanying vegetables were completely different than what the menu stated. The wait staff were kind enough to bring her the original accompaniment for her meal. I don't mind paying well for a good meal, but overall this was not a good return on investment."
    Dined on 5/27/2014
  • "I ate dinner and breakfast here. The food is good but it is over priced. Service is good: not too slow or overly attentive."
    Dined on 5/25/2014
  • "The food was excellent and so was the service. I would definitely eat there again the next time I'm in D.C."
    Dined on 5/23/2014
  • "You one doesn't want to wander too far away, a great place in the area to have some normal sized, well prepare lunch or dinner. Quite a big place, several larger groups. Caters every taste. "
    Dined on 5/20/2014
  • "Very nice soup, and loved the dessert, but will be back to still find my favorite main course (had the pork)."
    Dined on 5/17/2014
  • "I have had occasion to come to DC annually for several years and always find Art & Soul to be an enjoyable experience. Beautiful, modern decor and an intesrting menu. Shrimp and Grits is one of my favorites. This time I tried the halibut and my colleagues tried swordfish and trout. All were pleased. Service was excellent"
    Dined on 5/17/2014
  • "We are never disappointed at Art and Soul. In fact, sometimes we are even treated with a table visit with Chef Art himself. The food is innovative and delicious. It offers that southern comfort without weighing you down. We missed the flatbreads this time but loved the snack plate appetizer instead. It can be rather noisy but we had a great table in the corner so it was not too bad. I think eating outside on a pleasant summer evening would be nice too."
    Dined on 5/14/2014
  • "Very average meal in a less that average venue. The fish was dry and vegetables just weren't pleasant - possibly a European palate as opposed to an N American one. "
    Dined on 5/13/2014
  • "Food on the Mother'sDay buffet did not rise above that found in a 3 star garden variety hotel. The price /value was poor. Really an over rated café style place with goodwill level tables and chairs."
    Dined on 5/11/2014
  • "Great brunch, I had the most delightful Mother's Day thanks to art and soul. I can't wait to see what you guys do next year. Thank you."
    Dined on 5/11/2014
  • "My only surprise w/ our most recent visit was that children were charged full price for brunch on Mother's Day ($55) which seemed a little excessive. Had we known ahead (the website said brunch was $30) we would have chosen another restaurant. "
    Dined on 5/11/2014
  • "Food would have been good if everything wasn't cold."
    Dined on 5/11/2014