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Boundary Road
Boundary Road

Boundary Road Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.boundaryrd.com
  • Email: eat@boundaryrd.com
  • Phone: (202) 450-3265
  • Hours of Operation:
    Saturday and Sunday: 11:00am - 3:00pm

    Lunch: (no reservation necessary)
    Tuesday - Friday: 11:00am - 3:00pm

    Every Day: Starting at 5:30pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: American
  • Executive Chef: Chef Brad Walker
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Full Bar

Getting there

  • Cross Street: 5th St. NE
  • Public Transit: Union Station on the Red Line.
    The X2 Bus runs down H st. stops across the street or a half block away.
  • Parking: Street Parking
A word from Boundary Road
Boundary Road is a stylish little bistro located at the west end of H St. NE. Our mission is to provide simple, carefully prepared meals, highlighting local ingredients in a comfortable and convivial atmosphere.


Thanksgiving- Boundary Road will open at 7pm for beverages and light snacks. No dinner service.

FRANKENLunch- Join us on Black Friday for our Brunch/Lunch fusion from 11am-3pm. No reservation necessary!

NYE 2014- Celebrate the New Year with us as we offer a 3-course prix fixe menu with an optional wine pairing. Please call us at (202) 450-3265 for more details and to make your reservation.
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Diner Reviews
  • "This is a great spot on the near NE side. Creative menu. Excellent and interesting wine and drink list. Casual with an attentive staff. We went on a Sunday night, but I imagine reservations are required most every night. Not to be missed!"
    Dined on 4/13/2014
  • "We came here and ended up eating a bunch of different dishes. The fries are delicious (and the mayo too!). The house salad is not a wimpy salad at all; you get a heaping portion, but it could use some form of crunch besides just vegetables. We also had the pork and beans and the sweetbreads, both of which were also very tasty. The bison short ribs were absolutely wonderful, with the smoky sweet potatoes really pulling the dish together. The halibut was well cooked as well. Only complaint was that the vegetarian dish, while delightful, is the same basic dish (farro risotto) that they've had since they opened. It's really tasty, and sometimes the vegetables change up, but it could be nice to see an interesting new vegetarian dish instead."
    Dined on 4/12/2014
  • "I've been wanting to eat at Boundary Road for some time so when we had a friend in town, it was the perfect reason. Unfortunately every element of our evening was "Meh" at best. The server cared for us like she had absolutely no interest in being there that night. When asked if there were specials for the night, her response, a soul crushing "Nope". I have two positive things to say. They can make a good french fry and they have a good wine list. Every other element was so underwhelming, it will be a long time before someone will convince me to return."
    Dined on 4/11/2014
  • "we had the bison short ribs. they were delicious. the crab soup was good but it could have had more of the crab meat in it. the food is innovative so be prepared for something a little different. We loved it and will come back again."
    Dined on 4/4/2014
  • "I love Boundary Road, its my favorite restaurant on H street NE. Food is always good, and service is quick ."
    Dined on 3/28/2014
  • "My best friend and I had a nice brunch and could hear each other perfectly well. The staff was very friendly. I loved the apple and cheese pancakes. I also really appreciated how they served us tea in tiny teapots. We had a great time and will be back."
    Dined on 3/30/2014
  • "This is our go-to place in the neighborhood and it just keeps getting better. Variations on favorites and seasonal additions keep it fresh."
    Dined on 3/28/2014
  • "The cocktails are outstanding. Sometimes the bartenders will even create something special for you off the menu. The menu changes to match the seasons and every bite is full of flavor. Worth the stroll from Union Station or a ride on the X2."
    Dined on 3/21/2014
  • "We could not have enjoyed brunch more. The menu was eclectic, with lots of fun options. After much deliberation, we settled on the Reuben Eggs Benedict and the Apple and Cheese Pancakes (both must-try dishes!), with a side of what was possibly the most amazing bacon ever. My breakfast cocktail--the ....Vespa--was good, and my friend's bottomless punch was light and delicious. We also loved the decor, especially the unique light fixtures. I am thrilled that Boundary Road is just a short walk away from my friend's new place... and she's even happier!"
    Dined on 3/16/2014
  • "I had the winter vegetarian risotto here one evening -- really, really good. The vegetables were perfectly done. Also had a house salad, which was lovely and fresh."
    Dined on 3/14/2014
  • "Delicious cocktails. Great wine and beer list. Menu not overwhelming. Allows them to do a few items well. A real foodie place. Amiable decor. Attentive, knowledgeable staff. Acoustics make it a little loud."
    Dined on 3/12/2014
  • "We had a great server which is something we value quite highly and know it can make good food become a bad dining experience without it. The food was delicious and the ambiance was really nice too. The brownie sundae was out of this world and we paired it with a rusty nail from the bartender which was perfect :)"
    Dined on 3/1/2014
  • "This place seemed like it was trying too hard. The menu was limited and everything was a little too fancy pants for me. A menu online would have been helpful."
    Dined on 3/1/2014
  • "I enjoyed a lovely and delicious dinner in a wonderful atmosphere - intimate but spacious. The food is delicious and the staff very nice and informative. Go! Enjoy!"
    Dined on 2/26/2014
  • "Boundary Road is fantastic... staff knows their stuff, the chef and his team make amazing food. Chef Brad Walker seems to have a true gift for meat. The cocktails are off-kilter and yet classic. The wine list is brief but well thought out and covers all the bases, and there is a constantly-changing and yet consistent beer list. A neighborhood joint that makes you wish you lived in that neighborhood."
    Dined on 2/22/2014
  • "I've eaten at Boundary Road several times while in DC for business. However, this was my husband's first visit. We loved everything about it. Interesting cocktails, wonderfully different beer selections. The Foie Gras PBJ is not to be missed. The entrees are simply wonderful. I've never had a negative experience with any of the dishes I've tried. I ALWAYS try whatever Chef Brad Walker suggests. Simply wonderful...and dessert is not to be missed."
    Dined on 12/2/2013
  • "Our food was quite good and the atmosphere was very nice. Service was a little slow, largely because our poor server seemed to be having to cover the bar as well (the bartender didn't seem to be able to handle more than two customers at the bar). However, our server was really nice and was doing her best! (Food was slow, too.) And it is a pleasant place to be! I would go back for the fish, and for the risotto dish."
    Dined on 2/15/2014
  • "Delicious, inventive, and beautifully-executed food in a environment that simultaneously evokes cozy intimacy, a passion for life, and lively sociality. Boundary Road gets right to the heart of what I love about good food and a good dining experience, and it keeps me coming back time and again."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "Boundary Road is almost someplace I would return to regularly but in several areas falls flat. The portions can be undersized. The pacing is slow, far too much of a gap between appetizers and the main course. There appears to be inconsistency of the quality of food, although that was observed by follow diners rather than myself. Being seated by the kitchen window is noisy and distracting, granted for some they find it enjoyable. Overall I enjoyed it but am doubtful we shall return."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "Cheese and meat starter was nice sampler for group of 6. Crab soup was hearty and served nice and hot as soup should be. Entrees were filling with sides of mashed potatoes and seasonal veges - brick chicken could have used a tad more seasoning. Brownie dessert was nice finish. Drinks and wine were refreshing. Overall experience was above expectations. Recommend for group of 6. Service was just right with recommendations when asked for but allowed our group to enjoy our own space and company."
    Dined on 2/1/2014
  • "one of my favorite new neighborhood places. nice mixture of good food, great cocktails and nice ambience."
    Dined on 2/8/2014
  • "This was my second time at Boundary Road. The first time, with four people, the service was fantastic and the food was even better. This time around, also with four people, the some of the food was really outstanding and some were just okay. The most disappointing thing, however, was the service. Our server was very nice and knowledgeable but I expected a little more attention to the timing of our food. I expected the main course to take a while but it took too long to get the appetizer. The server also forgot to check on some of our drinks. Overall, it was fine but I'm not chomping at the bit to go back again."
    Dined on 2/1/2014
  • "So glad to see the H Street NE Cooridor came back to life and it is places like this one that are helping to make it happen. A solid place that is family friendly and I suspects rocks on Friday & Saturday mights."
    Dined on 1/26/2014
  • "I had the honor of organizing a group dinner before a concert on H Street. I had to change the reservation a total of three times, and BR was completely accommodating and nice about it. Dinner was great. The food was tasty. The highlight of the drink menu is a cocktail called, "I'm Thinking About Getting a Vespa." Best.cocktail.name.ever. The ambiance is very H Street. Trendy/hipster vibe. Fitting for the area. The service was fantastic. Overall, great dining experience."
    Dined on 1/25/2014
  • "With all of the new places cropping up in this neighborhood, restaurants and bars really need to put forth a solid effort if they want to stick around. Don't get me wrong, the rusted metal mattress transformed into a light fixture hanging from the ceiling was cool and all, but it would have been cooler if our server was actually attentive (like, maybe offered us dessert), the food wasn't bland and a tad too pricey, and I didn't go home still starving. It was a Monday night and not very busy, so there's really no excuse. I really do like the decor and the bar looked like a fun place to hang (my cocktail was very good), but I don't think I'll be returning for a meal."
    Dined on 1/20/2014
  • "Really enjoyed my visit here Sunday night. Really no complaints. The food, service and atmosphere were all well above average and even the cocktails, which I usually never even consider in a menu but looked so tempting, were very good. I would highly recommend this place for a nice, casual night out."
    Dined on 1/19/2014
  • "Physically, Boundary Road looks like most of the other newer restaurants on Capitol Hill -- "railroad flat" design, stripped-down furnishings, bar running the length of the room, wood accoutrements, etc. But there is nothing ordinary about the food, which is imaginative without being fey, sized just right, and absolutely delicious. I had the "Hunter's Plate" -- duck leg confit with sausage -- and my wife ate the risotto with faro: both deeply satisfying dishes. The service, warm and efficient, was just right. What more can I say? If I owned the place, I'd add a little color to the decor and put in a fireplace -- but this would just be icing the cake. We will be back!"
    Dined on 1/17/2014
  • "I had my favorite local hangout spot that the neighborhood folks loved. The business closed and the gang scattered to different locations. I would past by the restaurant and I knew some important folks had dined there but never entered myself. On a recommendation from one of my old bar mates, I decided to give it a try. It was amazing. The waitress explained some of the dishes, "we tend to get asked about these often" and we tried them out. We started with the Quark and PIEROGI which was delicious so much so I had ordered another to go. I had the buttered roasted chicken goodness that was so succulent that the portion I had left for lunch tasted just as good as if I was in the restaurant. I will be back especially since its close."
    Dined on 1/15/2014
  • "Sometimes the food is great, sometimes it is really not worth the price. The cocktails are usually quite interesting though."
    Dined on 12/27/2013
  • "Excellent meal. Bison short ribs had lots of flavor and fell apart with my fork. Loved the garlic broccoli. Brick chicken was moist and flavorful. The mint ice cream on the brownie sundae had just the right punch. Service was a little slow, but overall a very nice evening."
    Dined on 12/16/2013
  • "I would suggest this place to anyone looking for a unique brunch experience. My wife had the rueben eggs benedict and I had a barbecue pulled pork potato dish with an egg sunny-side-up on top. We would recommend this place is an heartbeat. The lighting and mood around 12noon is perfect for the laid-back brunch types. Service was phenomenal and our waitress was very knowledgeable and enthusiastic about the menu choices....which were all phenomenal."
    Dined on 12/15/2013
  • "Given the great reviews we were looking forward to dining at Boundary Road, but there were problems. The Maryland Crab Soup was spicy (in a good way) with crunchy vegetables, but no discernable crabmeat. We ordered a meat and cheese plate but the Pate was not available and two of the four cheese selections were Blue Cheese! The salami and cheeses were delicious but the portions were small. For entrees we ordered the Flank Steak and the Risotto. I assume there were timing problems, as the steak was cold while the Risotto was perfectly cooked and delicious. For dessert I highly recommend the Zeppoles. They were great. Management dealt with the problems and took several items off the bill. Hopefully they were having a bad night!"
    Dined on 11/30/2013
  • "The restaurant was very nice. I had traveled all the way from Boston just to eat here; but I was not very trilled. The menu was very small and I did not have much to choose from. Especially with three people all trying to order different things we struggled. I got the fish and my mother and sister got the brick chicken. Everything was delicious; except the bread that was a little too charred."
    Dined on 11/23/2013
  • "i don't usually write these but feel moved so to do. we have been late to sample boundary road's offering. we loved that the restaurant was unstuffy. yet, there was an understated sophistication in how we were attended to from the host/greeter to the wait staff(this sophistication is lacking even in the stuffy places). we were blown away by the attention and creativity to the menu's offerings on our 11-23-13 visit. it was a pleasant surprise. the common theme is that it is american cuisine rendered in a very refreshing way."
    Dined on 11/23/2013
  • "Love this place. Never disappointed and they recognize, acknowledge, and appreciate regulars."
    Dined on 11/21/2013
  • "The food was really good. The interior looked first rate. The service was great. It's a good place to take friends for a nice night out. Ready to go back."
    Dined on 9/20/2013
  • "Boundary Road's menu changes all the time based on available local ingredients. Very good food!"
    Dined on 11/3/2013
  • "Great food and drink. The staff is very knowledgeable and friendly...well worth it."
    Dined on 10/17/2013
  • "Has a great time with a large group of friends. Made a reservation for 6 but they were able to accommodate 8 at last minute. Food was a little pricey, but comparable to bistro fare. Chicken and Short Ribs were divine! Charcuterie board was delicious, but the beer is what I would return for! Great find on H street!!"
    Dined on 10/26/2013
  • "My family and I had a marvelous time at Boundary Road. My family is pretty picky, and everyone loved the food that they had. Also, the beer selection was great, with several good local options. I would totally go there again and again with my friends. Great local spot, total gem."
    Dined on 10/19/2013