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Avenue Café & Lounge - Holiday Inn Central
Avenue Café & Lounge - Holiday Inn Central

Avenue Café & Lounge - Holiday Inn Central Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.inndc.com/dining.php
  • Phone: (202) 349-3030
  • Hours of Operation: Breakfast Mon - Sun 6:30 - 11 am

    Lunch Mon - Sun 11:30 - 4pm

    Dinner 5:00 - 10pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: American, Italian
  • Executive Chef: Hamid Marchoud
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Area, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Private Room, Smoking Area, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Catering: On-Sire Catering & Meeting Facilties through the Sales Office at:
    Holiday Inn Washington DC-Central/White House
    1501 Rhode Island Avenue, NW
    Washington, DC 2005
  • Private Party Facilities: On-Sire Catering & Meeting Facilties through the Sales Office at:
    Holiday Inn Washington DC-Central/White House
    1501 Rhode Island Avenue, NW
    Washington, DC 2005
  • Private Party Contact: Marshall (202) 349-3025
  • Entertainment: 25% off on featured wine bottles available all week during Lunch and dinner with chefs daily specials or ordering entrees from our dinner menu. Join us for Happy Hour from 4 – 7pm in the bar/lounge. Enjoy $3.95 happy our drink specials.
  • Special Events & Promotions: On-Sire Catering & Meeting Facilties through the Sales Office at:
    Holiday Inn Washington DC-Central/White House
    1501 Rhode Island Avenue, NW
    Washington, DC 2005

Getting there

  • Cross Street: 15th Street & Rhode Island Avenue
  • Public Transit: McPherson Sq merto station (Orange and blue line)and Dupont Circle (Red Line)
  • Parking: Street Parking
  • Parking Details: Garagge Partking for Hotel Guests at:
    Holiday Inn Washington DC-Central/White House
    1501 Rhode Island Avenue, NW
    Washington, DC 2005
A word from Avenue Café & Lounge - Holiday Inn Central
Avenue Cafe & Lounge @ Holiday Inn Washington DC-Central/White House, is located near Scott Circle in NW Washington, DC. We are in a prime location, just minutes from all the major attractions, theatres, and hottest nightlight one could ask for. We provide the perfect fusion of American/Italian cuisine. Our Executive Chef Hamid Marchoud, culinary expertise lends itself to a more contemporary style infused with Creole/Southern spices. Guest can stay at our hotel or just eat at our restaurant. Perfect for
every occasion, you can dine in our formal dining area, our outer lounge, serving some of the most exotic and delicious drinks. We are also available for onsite catering in any of our three event spaces. Come for the food, come for the fellowship, come for the drinks; just come to Avenue Café . We look forward to serving you at your next visit.
Holiday Inn Washington DC-Central/White House
1501 Rhode Island Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20005
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Diner Reviews
  • "Hands down the best value and service for a brunch. Took my mother there for the Mother's Day brunch. My table was ready immediately upon arrival and they even had a name tag reserving my table which made me feel special. The brunch is spectacular with fresh seafood, chicken, vegetables, fruit, and a beautiful dessert display. The waiter was very polite and very generous with the unlimited Mimosa's and Bloody Mary's. They also gave my mom a beautiful rose which was such a wonderful touch. The brunch is very inexpensive compared to other brunches in the area. The food and service are also stellar and superior compared to other more expensive brunches. My mom and I were extremely pleased with this experience and can't wait to return soon."
    Dined on 5/11/2014
  • "I went due to great ratings on opentable with their brunch, but I should have known better looking at a place with only 8 ratings. The food was a typical hotel breakfast with added carving station for mother's day. Except for their melons all their fruits were all canned fruits. Let's just say I had a mother's day lunch with my dad and without mom or my wife, since they walked out and went somewhere else. On a positive note, the servers and managers were kind, but I go to restaurants for food as #1 priority, so so disappointing."
    Dined on 5/11/2014
  • "I recently dined at Avenue Cafe and Lounge and had a wonderful experience. The food was delicious and the service was five star! Thanks for a great experience."
    Dined on 4/20/2014
  • "Outstanding service and friendly staff coupled with reasonable prices is getting hard to find these days but you can find it here. The staff take pride in their work and it shows through the attentive service, friendliness and great food. The manager was visible, stopping at each table to check in with patrons. We will be back."
    Dined on 4/20/2014
  • "This is a hidden gem in prime city location. The people are wonderful here, so attentive and friendly. The staff goes beyond expectation to provide quality service. The food is delicious especially the prime rib. They also do eggs to order which is a rarity at most brunches. I want to especially commendate manager, Marshall Wickham, the man is extrodinarily pleasant and accommodating. Thank you for the extra attention to my mother, for making her feel so special. "
    Dined on 4/20/2014
  • "This Easter I went to the avenue cafe and lounge for their brunch special, it was a unexpected delight. The service was amazing, the staff were kind and helpful. The food was great, especially the prime rib. There was something that really made my day, even though the restaraunt was packed the manager, I believe his name was Marshall, was going table to table checking up on everyone (myself included) and making sure their visit went well. Ps. The unlimited mimosas never hurt anyone :) "
    Dined on 4/20/2014
  • "Bottomless Mimosas and Champagne, a great selection of breakfast and lunch items, excellent fruit and dessert selection combined with attentive service made it a terrific experience. We were even seated before our entire party was present. We will definitely go back!"
    Dined on 4/20/2014
  • "Went with my brother, his wife and three kids for Easter Brunch. Brunch was great and was the service. The price could not be beat and the mimosas were bottomless!"
    Dined on 4/20/2014
  • "I was astounded by the buffet that this restaraunt had and was pleased by the ambiance of the restaraunt, it felt clean and wholesome and the staff were extremely pleasant, warm and welcoming. I loved the food as well, it was well flavoured and tasted delicious. However, I was surprised at how few people were actually there, a place this great should have had more customers, it certainly deserved it in my book. The unlimited mimosas really topped of the perfect buffet, I will definitely come back for the Easter brunch which I heard was equally as fantastic. I would most certainly recommend this restaurant to a friend."
    Dined on 4/13/2014
  • "This is a Holiday Inn in the heart of Washington DC. It is close to many tourist ad political sites, and very convenient. Prices are very reasonable. It's great for a family breakfast lunch or dinner and open on holidays. WE enjoyed our Breakfast very much!!"
    Dined on 12/25/2013
  • "Avenue Cafe & Lounge needs help! Our waitress kept asking, again, what our order was, only to bring wrong appetizers and drinks. The sodas were FLAAATTTTTT, on the rare occasion that they were right. Not the place for a business meeting."
    Dined on 12/11/2013
  • "I went to this restaraunt for thanksgiving becuase I heard that they had a special Thanksgiving buffet, and I was ecstatic, their food was top notch and extremely plentiful. Their staff were all kind and helpful, I couldn't have asked for a better time. The atmosphere around the restaraunt was so lively and festive that the second I walked in I felt extremely happy. I was pleasantly surprised to see the director walking around and talking/welcoming all of the guests, it made me feel like the restaraunt was a home away from home. I would recommend this place for anyone, I believe I have found my new favorite place."
    Dined on 11/28/2013
  • "Felt like we were at home. Food was outstanding, Prime Rib & turkey great. Service was warm and friendly. Will definitely come back when in area."
    Dined on 11/28/2013
  • "My family had a wonderful time. Good food, good service, decent price for holiday buffet. Will come back for Sunday Brunch."
    Dined on 11/28/2013
  • "A nice little place....near the Logan Circle area and away from the downtown area. But a good find. Very pleasant and quiet with good food at an extremely reasonable price. If you want to get away from the downtown DC madness, give this place a try. A very personable staff will greet and take care of you. We enjoyed ourselves."
    Dined on 9/20/2013
  • "The was a new menu (as advertised) was amazing, and the food was extremely good, very flavorful. The service was top-notch and I had a great time here, it truly is a neighborhood gem. I have heard a lot of good things about the Sunday brunch here so I look forward to trying that out as well. After their newer renovations the place looks amazing, the tables are beautifully decorated and set-up. Everything, even the bar has been completely upgraded...would recommend this place to anyone"
    Dined on 9/15/2013
  • "Lovelen Pyles truly enjoyed brunch!! The food was sooooo good and so many great options. And best of all was the unlimited Mimosa, Champagne and Bloody Marys all for under $25. I WILL come again!!!!!!!"
    Dined on 6/16/2013
  • "The food was amazing and the brunch was plentiful. It also came with a great value, with unlimited mimosas the price was great. The only problem was the restaraunt itself, the chairs are beat up and the carpet is worn out, it would be a great place if it was not so tarnished. Side note the place was uncomfortably warm and the management said that the ac would be fixed soon, so I hope it was due to the fact that it was really hot. Otherwise, the place was great the only downside was the ambiance,the servers were kind and the food was really delicious"
    Dined on 6/9/2013
  • "We had spent the day volunteering for the One Million Bones installation on the National Mall, we were returning to our hotel , and passed the Avenue Cafe and Bar. Quite tired from the activities of the day, we decided to make a reservation there, since it was only a block from where we were staying. What a nice surprise ! We were warmly greeted by the staff, seated immediately, and ordered our beverages. Our order consisted of the pasta special, as well as ,the braised short ribs. Both meals were excellent, with the short ribs being among some of the best I have had. The servers were quite attentive without being overbearing. We would definitely dine at the Avenue again."
    Dined on 6/8/2013
  • "The menu is very extensive and I had a hard time picking just one thing. The portions are substantial and the value is exceptional. The ribs were very fatty, but that was my only bone to pick (so to speak). Recommended."
    Dined on 5/25/2013
  • "I chose this restaurant because I had a large party (15) on a Saturday evening in downtown DC. The location is great...just a few minutes walk to the bars on P St. at 15th St., but the food was just average. Typical American fare of burgers, chicken breasts and cheese steaks. No one had any complaints about the food quality, but it was nothing extraordinary and the food service was fairly slow. Our server seemed totally overwhelmed and, therefore, drinks went unfilled and it took forever to get the check."
    Dined on 5/18/2013
  • "They always make us feel like family at Avenue Cafe. That is why we keep coming back."
    Dined on 5/15/2013
  • "Our family dined at Avenue Cafe Bar and Grill for their Mother's Day brunch. Upon arrival we were immediately seated at a table reserved with my name on it. This was a nice personal touch. The staff was very friendly and attentive. Very nice that the manager took time to stop by each table to ensure customers dining experience was going well. The food was good and included the typical buffet offerings, including an omelet and meat carving station. Mimosas and champagne was included in the buffet price. Our only complaint was the pancakes and waffles on the buffet were cold and a little hard. The cafe should consider only preparing waffles/pancakes as patrons orders them. Overall the food and service was very good."
    Dined on 5/12/2013
  • "I had a great time at this restaraunt, the food was excellent and the ambiance was great. The restaraunt jut underwent some major renovations so the place looked amazing. The service was extremely good. The waiters were very kind and pacient and knew a lot about the menu. I had a question about some of the food and the chef personally came out to talk to me. I had a great time at this restaraunt and would recommend it for anyone."
    Dined on 5/5/2013
  • "I went here because they had a 1,000 point promotion. My first impression was that the front door to the place was locked even though they had a sign that said open. I was confused so I walked into the hotel (Holiday Inn) and entered through the side. I arrived at noon so it was weird that this door would be closed as it is the street entrance. I was the only person in the place when I ate lunch. The menu has plenty of choices and the food was prepared well. The service was perfect and the pricing appropriate. I just wish they did a better job filling up the place so it didn't feel like such a ghost town."
    Dined on 4/25/2013
  • "If you're looking for an affordable lunch spot, this is your place!"
    Dined on 4/24/2013
  • "The food was horrible! The worse that I've had in Washington and I've been here 30 years. The rice that came with my crab cakes must have been sitting around since lunch. There was obviously no concern about food quality."
    Dined on 4/12/2013
  • "This is a hidden gem! The welcome was fantastic and all of the staff members were extremely pleasant and accomodating, several going above and beyond. Th place itself is small but comforting and the food was flavorful(especially the pasteries-which they make in-house fresh daily YUMMY!!) They even make eggs to,order not just omelets(how fantastic is that)! This is a must visit brunch location, the price is right, the service devine, food delicious. I give it an A+. My mom is wheelchair bound and they went out of the way to accomodate her and paid her extra attention. WOW!"
    Dined on 3/31/2013
  • "I was super impressed by this restaraunt, this is the first time I ever went here and I was blown away by the amazing food and service. I was recommended to come here by a good friend of mine after he went to the brunch here and had an amazing experience and I regret nothing. The service was superior compared to all of the restaraunts I had recently went too. The chef even came to my table to talk to me in person, he did the same for many others as well. The food was just delicious and wonderfully flavored. I look forward to coming to this neighborhood gem again because I'm sure it will be yet another great experience."
    Dined on 3/24/2013
  • "Overall, it was "meh." There was no one there and we were able to get a large party seated quickly, but it took them over 45 minutes to make the food, so I assume they had to start the burners in the kitchen and wake the chef since we were the only people eating. The lights also were flickering a lot, which made several of our party uncomfortable. We went there out of convenience and because it was 8 pm in Logan circle and there were waits everywhere else."
    Dined on 3/12/2013
  • "After their recent renovations, the whole place is sparked with newfound life, the restaurant went from good to amazing, the staff are still just a friendly and carrying and the food is only getting better. The bar is and has gone through some seriously awesome renovations. This is defiantly my new favorite place to eat. I recommend this place to anyone and everyone, it such a nice place."
    Dined on 3/3/2013
  • "Very happy with the service, menu, and food. Great place to eat that you might just miss. I highly recommend stopping in for breakfast, lunch, or dinner. I had both breakfast and dinner there during my stay at the hotel and I was not disappointed."
    Dined on 2/9/2013
  • "I took my family to the Thanksgiving buffet. They had our table waiting on us by a window like we asked. The staff was very nice. The buffet was great and had just enough options. I recommend this if you are traveling with family to DC during this holiday. We did not stay at the hotel but it looked very nice and updated. I will consider it next time."
    Dined on 11/22/2012
  • "I really loved this place, from what I heard Its undergoing some renovations"
    Dined on 11/22/2012
  • "My family went here for our first Thanksgiving Day dinner at a restaurant and it was a fabulous experience. I am not one who normally likes buffets, but this was was very clean and the food was quite good. With the exception of the turkey, everything else was seasoned quite well. My favorite food item was the carved roast beef. It was OUTSTANDING! My favorite thing I will remember was the OUTSTANDING service. From the time we walked in the door with a resounding greeting by the manager, to the time we walked out with several hardy goodbyes from the waitstaff and bartender, it was wonderful. Again, this was Thanksgiving so imagine my surprise when we walked in 5 minutes before our reservation, to find the table ready without NO wait!"
    Dined on 11/22/2012
  • "more like a gem, you need to find the beauty of this restaurant!"
    Dined on 11/19/2012
  • "I had a really good time at the restaurant. The food was great and me and my family had a great time. I recommend this to anyone. The decor could use a little improvement it seemed outdated."
    Dined on 11/18/2012
  • "We had an stupendous time. the brunch was positively excellent and the service was great. the waitress we had was really nice and quite fun to be around. to top of the food there was a unexpected bottomless cocktails feature in the brunch package. The price was defiantly worth what we paid and We walked away feeling stuffed and chipper. I would really recommend this restaurant to anyone. All in all we had an exceptional time."
    Dined on 9/9/2012
  • "Very quiet dining room for lunch. Very friendly staff."
    Dined on 8/17/2012
  • "Amazing, we were at Avenue Cafe for dinner, and I have to say we are quite surprised to see such admirable dishes and light-hearted service. The food was just as good as it looked, which is to say, excellent. the price was definitely reasonable and we had a great time at this restaurant. I would definitely recommend this restaurant to everyone. I've also heard good things about their Sunday brunch from a few people i know and look forward to going to one."
    Dined on 4/24/2012