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Cities Restaurant & Lounge

Cities Restaurant & Lounge Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.citieswashington.com
  • Email: info@citieswashington.com
  • Phone: (202) 331-3232
  • Hours of Operation: Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:30am - 2:30pm; Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 5:30pm - 10:00pm, Friday & Saturday: 5:30pm - 11:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Global, International, International
  • Executive Chef: Jose Barrientos
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Special Events & Promotions: For Special Events or Private Dining contact Carla Urquhart

Getting there

  • Cross Street: K Street
  • Public Transit: Metro Line exit Farragut West
  • Parking: Valet
  • Parking Details: Valet is offered from 5pm Monday through Saturday.
A word from Cities Restaurant & Lounge
Cities atmosphere is warm, contemporary, modern and comfortable. The restaurant features a 50" (fifty) media wall, including 19 LCD screens featuring panoramic scenes of the "featured city" corresponding with the themed menu, which will change quarterly. Cities concept is to create a restaurant and lounge that showcases a menu from a featured cities along with perennial American classics in a relaxed modern atmosphere. The featured cities will change every 4 months, with the core of the menu being the American favorites. The interior is detailed with high gloss maple wood, glass enclosed wine display, persimmon colored banquettes and grey slate tabletops creating a comfortable atmosphere. A two-way bar bridges the lounge area and offers clear views to the dining room. Continued
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Diner Reviews
  • "Good service. Portion size for flatbread hearty. Portion size for entree special pretty small. Raspberry chocolate tart actually more of a brownie/cake."
    Dined on 4/17/2014
  • "I've been to Cities quite a few times and have not been overly impressed on past visits. On this occasion, however, the food was very good, as was the wine. We were one of only two tables sitting outside so, for the most part, we had excellent service as there was little competition. I hope that I have such a positive experience on future visits."
    Dined on 4/3/2014
  • "We decided to go to Cities Restaurant for a small gathering of friends. We were seated in the back section, away from the bar and noise of happy hour. We were told a band would be playing that evening and we were worried that it would be loud and we just wanted a quiet place to chat and catch up. The band was very good and not overwhelming at all. I thought the atmosphere was very nice- the back area has many large televisions, which they were showing a basketball game that evening but it wasn't intrusive-I'm not sure if they always have sporting events with the Televisions ...The food was really very good - the menu isn't overly large but there are plenty of selections to satisfy-"
    Dined on 3/26/2014
  • "I ate here for lunch today. Service was very good and the mood relaxed. Crabcake appetizer - not bad, but a bit on the salty side. Mac & cheese - bland. Not the worst I've ever had but certainly not the best. Sea bass entree - light w/ good flavor. The carrot and turnip puree accompanying the mashed potatoes was interesting and tasty. All in all, not bad but I probably wouldn't be returning for a meal."
    Dined on 3/20/2014
  • "Requested a table in a "warm spot" of the restaurant away from the windows and was taken to a table next to an outside door so when someone walked in, a gust of cold wind would come in as well. Selected another table near the center of the restaurant and thought the waiter would set it with silverware, etc. But no, since we were in a new section, the waiter 'forgot' to request/reset the table. The busboy eventually did we we showed him there wasn't silverware or plates for the bread. After all that, the food was ok, nothing special."
    Dined on 3/13/2014
  • "Cities was in a convenient location so I selected it. Staff was rushed food was sloppy and no flavor. Seafood special was very over cooked. Not going back."
    Dined on 3/12/2014
  • "I went to Cities because I had a living social deal for this place and I was very pleased with the food and the service. I would definitely go there again!"
    Dined on 2/28/2014
  • "A group of us met to say bye to a friend going to another position. Our initial reservation was for 6 people but it increased to 10 and Cities made it happen! A great night for everyone ... And the Love Potion ... You've got to try it!"
    Dined on 2/20/2014
  • "I think the problem here is the concept - you can't really do so many different kinds of cuisine well. The idea is that there are dishes from different cities, which we thought would be good for a group with a variety of tastes. Turns out it means most dishes leave much to be desired. Although the vegans were happy. I'd just go for happy hour, the drinks are good and interesting and the lounge area is nice."
    Dined on 12/12/2013
  • "I took a group of business colleagues. For some reason, they were suspect when I selected the restaurant. Everyone thought the food was outstanding. One of those rare DC restaurants where you can have an actual conversation. The lay out is nice. Has a pretty cool bar area but the restaurant seating is far enough away to not be disturbed."
    Dined on 1/9/2014
  • "Overall okay experience. Group business dinner. Ordered cocktails and apps then dinner. Service was in attentive and very slow. We had to ask for everything and flag a server down at times. If this wasn't the case the dinner would have been fantastic because the food was good and atmosphere inviting. Not sure I will return since service was really sub par and they were NOT crowded!"
    Dined on 12/4/2013
  • "This was my and my guest's first time at this restaurant and we were very happy to have found it. The friendly service was prompt and attentive but not intrusive. The booth was roomy and perfectly suited to a business discussion, even with moderate noise around us. And the food did not let us down. Our flatbreads were so good we had to take the left-overs home. I will recommend it to others on those merits. The only thing I would change is the bland, slightly worn decor."
    Dined on 11/19/2013
  • "good for groups early in the week - service was not great - confused and not very friendly"
    Dined on 11/19/2013
  • "I have been here twice for lunch - it is a great place for lunch meetings. Not too loud, good food and service. Would like to try for dinner sometime."
    Dined on 11/8/2013