Boundary Road
Boundary Road

Boundary Road

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.boundaryrd.com/
  • Phone: 2024503265x
  • Hours of Operation:

    Brunch:
    Saturday and Sunday: 11:00am - 3:00pm

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

    Dinner:
    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.

UPCOMING EVENTS:

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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Boundary Road reviews from OpenTable diners
63 reviews since June 4, 2014
Overall Rating4.2
  • Food4.1
    Service4.3
  • Ambiance4.2
    Noise LevelModerate
96% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
fit for foodies (35)neighborhood gem (35)special occasion (11)hot spot (10)good for groups (8)vibrant bar scene (8)romantic (8)notable wine list (7)great for lunch (7)great for brunch (7)late-night find (5)kid-friendly (3)Show More
  • Pricey and nothing special
    luvfood
    Dined on 9/26/2014
    Boundary road was a bit of a disappointment. The service was fabulous including unsolicited attentiveness to a main course that went uneaten(Blue Fish turns out to be a fairly fishy fish by nature), but the food quality was uneven and unremarkable for some fairly high-end prices. I would be willing to try again, but my dining companions were more likely to take it off the list.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 9/22/2014
    Love this place... Especially the pbj, the beers, cocktails, cheese, rotating menu, yummy and fun and excellent service
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, neighborhood gem, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Excellent Food
    KnifeAndForkReady
    Dined on 9/7/2014
    Really enjoyed the food. Great flavors. Perfectly cooked. Food quality is exceptional.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Brunch was decent
    EatingoutVIP
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    First time for brunch. It was pretty good with a rustic flair. Nothing outstanding, but definitely good.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • So good!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 9/5/2014
    Second time at Boundary Road and impressed yet again. The beef tartare literally knocks my socks off....just amazing. Overall, wonderful, simple, cozy food with unique flavors. It's just done well. Cocktails were also wonderful and the bartender made a mean old fashioned.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • H Street's Best Dining
    Hstreetdiner
    Dined on 9/2/2014
    I had dinner with a friend the other night and I was pleased to see the return of the North Carolina Blue fish on the menu. The service was excellent and always is. The food there is Top Chef quality and the presentation is fine dining. I live in the H Street Corridor neighborhood and dare say that this is our highest food quality restaurant to date.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Food Great, Slow Kitchen
    CandiVIP
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    We've dined at this restaurant for brunch before and have consistently been wowed by the freshness, flavor and creativeness of the food. This time, we waited way too long for 2 eggs, hash browns, rapini salad, BLT and fries! This might have been understandable if the place was full, but there were only about 20 filled seats (the place was not near its full capacity). About 25 minutes into the wait no one had come by to indicate when our order was coming out. Hungry, impatient yet polite, we asked the hostess about our order, and she told us there was a minimum 30-minute wait for brunch orders. We were surprised as there was barely anyone in the restaurant. Our food came about 15 minutes later, delicious as usual but untimely.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, great for lunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Everyone should visit at least once
    Amandypeebums
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    I've been to this restaurant several times. It NEVER disappoints. My friend had the fried chicken, and I had the bison hanger steak. Both were amazing! But my absolute favorite thing to order at Boundary Road is the beef tartare appetizer. Even if you don't typically like/eat tartare, I highly recommend you try it here. It is so rich and beautifully flavorful, my mouth is watering just thinking about it. We also ordered dessert. I have had the homemade cinnamon gelato before, and so we had to get a side of that! But we got the zeppoles to share, which came with a side of lemon curd. They were so fluffy and perfect, I could not have wished for a more delicious dish to finish the meal. Excellent service, superb atmosphere, delicious food!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Killer quiche
    Stone
    Dined on 8/17/2014
    Went on a Sunday at high noon and it was fantastic! Our mixologist, Sarah, did an extrordinary job at keeping us happy. The Brunch punch and Vespa cocktails were delish. I had the most heavenly light and savory quiche and heard tales of the apple pancakes and rueben benedict! They have lots of options for vegetarian and gluten free. Definitely suggest that you check it out.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, good for groups, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Service, Dissapointing Food
    Foodd27
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    Both the steak and duck were very average. Even the sides were pretty bland.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Boundary Road Review
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 8/6/2014
    This restaurant is great, good food, good service, but expect to pay for it. That is the only knock on this place food (and especially the booze) is quite pricey.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great perogies!
    Hilldiner
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    The perogies were an amazing appetizer. My wife had a nice risotto dish, well prepared and quite tasty. I had the steak, which unfortunately was quite chewy. The sides with it were excellent, but I should have had the chicken (which looked delicious on the table next to ours)! Dessert ice cream and brownie was awesome. This was our first date night out from our little boy in months; great place and an almost perfect meal.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, neighborhood gem
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great crudo!
    BobFVIP
    Dined on 7/29/2014
    Four of us had a terrific dinner. Favorites included the soft-shelled crab, house-made pasta with delicious crudo (vegetables warmed, but not fully cooked), and house-made ice cream for dessert.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Did not stay for the food.
    TOONOISY
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    Ordered drinks. It was so noisy, we could not have any conversation at the table. Paid for the drinks and left. Will try it again, but early and during the week.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Casual atmosphere, amazing food
    HillDiner
    Dined on 7/23/2014
    I'm lucky to live on the Hill close to Boundary Road. I keep going back and it is the standard for comparison for all the other fine places along H Street NE. Each dish - appetizer, entree, or desert - has layers of flavor that come forward from the first note to the finish. The cocktails, beer and wine change from visit to visit. The staple entrees are complemented by what is local and fresh. Chef Brad is friendly and always happy to talk about what is working with each dish. He is happy to talk food with kids, too. The casual atmosphere belies how sophisticated each plate is. I love this restaurant.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Eclectic Menu
    Sancerre
    Dined on 7/9/2014
    I ordered soft shell crabs on both of my visits and they were delicious. Had a wonderful dandelion, arugula, dried cherry salad with a wonderful balsamic dressing. I took my son and his girlfriend and we all ordered specialty drinks which were tasty and interesting. I love the wines offered by the glass as I look forward to exploring new wines that I am totally unfamiliar with drinking. Love this restaurant!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Average food great service
    Angie
    Dined on 6/21/2014
    The food was only okay because the flavor was hidden behind the use if too much sauce. The service was very good and friendly.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Just Right!
    Carrie
    Dined on 6/7/2014
    I was very impressed with the seasonings and combinations - the halibut was delicious, succulent and filling. Great service, nice wine list.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 45 ratings-only reviews submitted since June 4, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.2
    • Food4.2
    • Ambiance4.2
    • Service4.4
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 85 reviews are from the Boundary Road reviews archive.
  • Good food on H St
    jlem
    Dined on 5/31/2014
    We had a great experience at Boundary Road. While the menu was small, the food was well executed and tasty. I highly recommend the Maryland Crab Soup as an appetizer. It was delicious.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Good surprise
    Lentejitas
    Dined on 5/25/2014
    We found this place by chance, and it became a very good surprise. Original place, delicious brunch, kind and attentive staff. We´ll come back for sure!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Graduation
    chiz
    Dined on 5/17/2014
    We had a large group for a graduation brunch. The restaurant was very accommodating for setting it up and for changes that we requested. The food was very good, the service was great and they allowed us to linger at the table and enjoy each other's company. We never felt rushed or that we needed to leave. I would definitely recommend to others.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Hipster Central
    ctidi
    Dined on 5/16/2014
    Arrived early for reservation and headed to the bar. A variety of handcrafted cocktails, international wines, and microbrewery beers are on the menu. We tried several cocktails, all were outstanding. Service at bar was attentive and drinks did not take an outrageously long time to make despite the care that goes in to each one. Some bars make you wait just a little too long for the artisan cocktails. Once our table was ready we sat down and found the service to be quite fast considering how busy they were. It was artichoke week so we started with the artichoke flatbread. Simply easy and light. I had the blue fish, while my guest had the halibut. Halibut was good but sweet potatoes were too smoky. Finished with the donuts - lovely!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Outstanding
    Bartender
    Dined on 5/14/2014
    Brad has done an amazing job of creating a warm and welcoming establishment. His FOH & BOH staff are on point and the food, service and experience point to the fact that everyone there cares about and enjoys what they are doing.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • great cocktails
    DCdiner
    Dined on 5/3/2014
    Had a very good dinner at Boundary Road on Saturday night. Was able to book reservations in the afternoon for a dinner that night without any problem, and when we showed up with 5 instead of the 4 we thought we had, they were very accommodating. Cocktails were outstanding and food was very good. Service was attentive and efficient. A little noisy for good conversation, but where in DC isn't?
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, Good for Groups, Vibrant Bar Scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great H Street dining option
    MJOY
    Dined on 5/2/2014
    Party of 8 for birthday celebration - Samantha saw to our every need. Began w drinks and meat and cheese plates; noteworthy beer selection, plus folks enjoyed the I'm thinking of buying a Vespa. Rye Rover basically a Manhattan. Onto the mains of Bison hangar steak and Bluefish - both great. We'll be back!
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, Neighborhood Gem
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Delish!
    DosMasMarg
    Dined on 5/2/2014
    First caught a glimpse of this place on a recent episode on Food Network. They did not disappoint! Service was easy going and excellent with recommendations. The food was crazy delish! Everyone at the table had something different and all raved about their plates. I hate the brick chicken. OMG! It was so flavorful, juicy and it was a huge portion! It was hot from start to finish. From drinks, to wine; appetizers to dessert, this place was fantastic. Will be going back again! THANK YOU!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • amazing
    kikicarbz
    Dined on 4/26/2014
    Boundary Road has been more than great with helping us have a great experience. I have dietary restrictions due to allergies and they make sure that I am able to eat and have a great meal. Staff knows their stuff and it seems like a great atmosphere to work and yet dine there! Recommend them!
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, Good for Groups, special occasion, Late-Night Find, Neighborhood Gem, Hot Spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Nice lunch on H Street at last
    jdubya
    Dined on 4/22/2014
    H street is close to my office, but I go home when all the H Street restaurants open up. It's hard to find decent food at lunchtime on H Street. The menu was limited for lunch but very satisfying and made good choices for all types. Don't have to drive downtown when you want something better than sandwich and pizza. Most H Street restaurants tend to play REALLY loud music and can't even talk. Here, the service was friendly and prompt for 8 of us at noon. Had nice cheese/meat tray to start. They got pretty busy. Hoping other restaurants take the hint! We're here...open up!
    Special Features:
    Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Bland food, great drinks
    LiCap
    Dined on 4/16/2014
    We had heard great things about this place. We had a good time, but the food was a bit bland and for one of us, undercooked. Boundary Road does have great drinks and a great atmosphere so I recommend it to those who are interested in that type of evening.
    Special Features:
    Vibrant Bar Scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Tasty
    NatScallion
    Dined on 4/14/2014
    Nice spot for a date and it was cool to watch the chef cook our food through the window.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • This is a great spot on the
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 4/13/2014
    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!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, kid-friendly, romantic, neighborhood gem, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • We came here and ended up
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010VIP
    Dined on 4/12/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Underwhelming at best
    hrkindcVIP
    Dined on 4/11/2014
    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.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • we had the bison short ribs.
    jeffVIP
    Dined on 4/4/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great place for brunch
    Karenfilms
    Dined on 3/30/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Best H street Restaurant
    ace2acesVIP
    Dined on 3/28/2014
    I love Boundary Road, its my favorite restaurant on H street NE. Food is always good, and service is quick .
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, vibrant bar scene, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • 2 years old and all growed up
    UnimpressedVIP
    Dined on 3/28/2014
    This is our go-to place in the neighborhood and it just keeps getting better. Variations on favorites and seasonal additions keep it fresh.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, vibrant bar scene, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Drinks Even Better Food
    NGrandVIP
    Dined on 3/21/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Thumbs Up For Brunch!
    JuliVIP
    Dined on 3/16/2014
    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!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • great risotto
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005VIP
    Dined on 3/14/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate