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Cure Bar & Bistro
Cure Bar & Bistro

Cure Bar & Bistro Details

  • Dining Style: Home Style
  • Website: http://www.curebarandbistro.com
  • Phone: (202) 637-4906
  • Hours of Operation: Lunch: 11:00am - 2:00pm Dinner: Nightly: 5:00pm - 10:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Contemporary American, Comfort Food
  • Executive Chef: Jeff Kelly
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Chef's Table, Counter Seating, Farm to Table, Fireplace, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Area, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Smoking Area, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine, Wine Bar
  • Entertainment: Our music selection is an array of world music which is perfect for a calm evening.
  • Special Events & Promotions: Cocktail receptions for groups up to 50 people are our speciality. We offer an array of packages to fit all budgets.

Getting there

  • Public Transit: Metro Center
  • Parking: Valet
  • Parking Details: The cost of valet parking is $8 for two hours. Upon leaving the restuarant, request the hostess validate your valet ticket.
A word from Cure Bar & Bistro
Cure's goal is to move your taste from one state to another by pairing your taste profile with our great selection of specialty beers, wines, cheeses, meats, and main courses.
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerGreat for Lunch
Diner Reviews
  • "Cure is my go to spot, where I can bring a friend or a business associate and know we will both eat well and be treated royally. I was so glad to return following a hiatus, and to see my favorite server - Juan! He always takes perfect care of me. The food was DELICIOUS, as usual."
    Dined on 7/9/2014
  • "Been here countless times......consistently excellent quality. A great place to have lunch in Washington, DC. Very unique. They make a great effort to be creative. It's fun."
    Dined on 7/9/2014
  • "I loved it as soon as I arrived. The reservationist was very friendly. We were seated immediately. The waiter approached us immediately and our food arrived timely. Very nice environment. I give it 5-Stars."
    Dined on 7/9/2014
  • "We shared the 5 for $20 lunch selections and enjoyed sandwiches, chips, mac'n'cheese, and a maple donut! We enjoyed the bubble tea also! Great stop for a quick, inexpensive lunch to share."
    Dined on 6/30/2014
  • "This is an excellent choice if you are meeting friends and are looking for good food and a place to talk and catch up."
    Dined on 6/23/2014
  • "This about my 10th visit here....and they're all very enjoyable. I just keep coming back and bringing new friends. And they enjoy it too!!! Cure is a very unique place.....a great luncheon concept. The food is extremely good, along with the service. You cannot help but enjoy your experience here."
    Dined on 6/19/2014
  • "I took a project team to celebrate the fiscal year end of a great project. We all enjoyed individual items that appealed to each. Service was excellent and the team enjoyed themselves tremedously."
    Dined on 6/19/2014
  • "Always great time with friends, tasty food for great price and good portions."
    Dined on 6/10/2014
  • "An overall very good meal - food was good and we were looking for smaller dishes to share for a light meal, but it was lacking overall. "
    Dined on 4/27/2014
  • "Went here to celebrate my girlfriend bday with some friends. The staff were great and even held our table for about 20 minutes. Food was a little overpriced for what you receive, but overall we all had a great time and really, that all that matters! "
    Dined on 5/3/2014
  • "I tried this restaurant out having read some positive reviews online. It was an expensive disappointment. We sat down for a drink first, and found our table already worn and stained. When we moved to our table we had another unpleasant surprise -- we were basically sitting inside a mall, next to the escalator. There was a cheesy water feature with a floating piano, too. Our appetizers were good, but entrée (a shrimp and oyster dish) was mediocre. Dessert, an apple cobbler, was quite bad. Too sweet, dry and undercooked all at once. The restaurant does not even have it's own bathroom. I had to leave, go down an escalator and use the one in the hotel lobby. "
    Dined on 4/27/2014
  • "Just a great place for lunch.....a Washington gem."
    Dined on 4/23/2014
  • "THE BEST KEPT SECRET IN D.C. FOR LUNCH. I KEEP COMING BACK WITH NEW GUESTS AND THEY ALWAYS FIND IT ENJOYABLE, TOO!!!"
    Dined on 4/16/2014
  • "My friend and I just had lunch there. The food was good and the service was okay. I did have to remind the waitress that we ordered drinks. But the food came quickly. It is really strange to be eating out the middle of the atrium with all those hotel rooms and travels walking by during the meal. We were there because we are trying to find a place for a business lunch. This definitely not it. The other levels had couches to sit on but given that the people sitting on the couches were scrambling for additional throw pillows to put behind them so that they could sit up enough to eat, I am glad I was not sitting there. It was quite while we were there and I could see how this place go get to be very loud very easily."
    Dined on 4/18/2014
  • "The staff was extremely friendly and our waiter was very nice and efficient. Our party of three went for dinner before a show--the atmosphere was very relaxed. We went 'tapas style,' ordering a cheese plate, smoked salmon platter, salad and a cooked vegetable plate. The items were made with very fresh ingredients and well executed. All was made even better with a bottle of Malbec and a piece of coconut cake to share. We will be back!"
    Dined on 4/12/2014
  • "My friend and I enjoyed lunch at this lovely spot in the city. The restaurant initially seems tucked away in the hotel, but the back section opens into the hotel atrium, with full skylights and beautiful shallow pool! There are multiple floor levels in the restaurant, adding to the visual interest and separation of guests. The food was delicious, and the way the menu is set-up you can try a variety of things. I definitely recommend it for lunch, and I plan to go back and check it out for dinner."
    Dined on 4/3/2014
  • "I have been to Cure on several occasions and always was pleased with the food. But on Tuesday, we took one of my employees to lunch for her last day as an employee, and the food and overall experience was... subpar. One person took only one bite of her dessert because it was so disappointing. The coffee order was screwed up (despite an order for two lattes, tea, and a regular coffee, we all received regular coffee - and it wasn't good coffee). The table wobbled. Bottom line: I've always enjoyed Cure as a lunch spot, but based on this experience, I probably won't be coming back."
    Dined on 4/1/2014
  • "Enjoyed the food and ambience. The server was polite, but less than helpful. Love this place and their menu variations. Great value and selection!"
    Dined on 3/11/2014
  • "At last, a place you can have a normal conversation and tasty food. Have not yet tried their main entrees as we've enjoyed sharing appetizers, sides, and desserts. Not at all busy the 2 nights we've been."
    Dined on 3/15/2014
  • "Excellent food, excellent service, excellent atmosphere. Not noisy."
    Dined on 2/20/2014
  • "This place is simply supreme - very friendly waiters and VERY great cuisine! Chef Costica does amazing things with food. Folks everywhere, you need to eat here!"
    Dined on 3/6/2014
  • "Just a unique concept. Have never been disappointed with the lunch. Fun, relatively inexpensive, nice ambience, good food and very good service. A real gem."
    Dined on 3/7/2014
  • "We had dinner before the Eagles concert and the food was great and service prompt snd friendly. The beet salad and pumpkin flatbread would have been more than enough and I could have enjoyed dessert too. The wine pour was not very generous, however. I asked for the 11/2 pour for $14.50 and it was more like a single pour and not a full one either. I will definitely try it again."
    Dined on 3/1/2014
  • "Huge portions of good food. We tried the roast beet salad, meat tray, cheese tray, fried oysters, all very good. The pulled pork flatbread was not great."
    Dined on 2/28/2014
  • "This restaurant is split among many levels and benefits from being within one of those hotels where the room ring around a large open space. There is a (man made) wadding pond and several tables have a view of the pond. The ambiance is nice, but some tables are out in the open and have really no privacy. There are a few that will - if you are on a romantic date, plan accordingly. The food is good and with small plates, portion control is easy. With their concept of ordering 3, 4, or 5 items, its almost like a price fixe menu."
    Dined on 2/26/2014
  • "Fanstactic special menu for Valentine's Day. Wine list was exceptional and ambiance was perfect."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "My husband and I came here for Valentine's Day after reading their amazing-sounding Valentine's menu on Open Table. From what we saw online, we were not expecting Cure to be a hotel restaurant (which negatively effects the ambiance, we think), so it was not quite the romantic experience we were expecting. However, the food was delicious (and we are foodies----we loooove to analyze what's on our plate) and the service was very accommodating. I'm pregnant and when raw shellfish arrived at our table (something pregnant ladies are not supposed to have) as part of the Valentine's menu, Cure quickly replaced it with something I *could* eat at no extra charge, for which we were very grateful. Over all a very delicious and worthwhile experience."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "The restaurant sat most people down near the bottom of the restaurant, near the bottom of the escalators at the Hyatt for those that are familiar with the location. The main area where the host desk was wasn't open yet for customers to be seated. Food was delicious on all accounts. Did want a lot more bacon and cheese in my Bacon and Cheese cornbread but otherwise good. The Roasted pork chop and NY Strip were both tender and flavorful. Great ambiance. Just sorry the piano player wasn't playing when we went at 5 PM. Small, focused menu but executed very well!"
    Dined on 2/8/2014
  • "Our server was not great. It was almost like he would forget we were there. And one of our shared plates came out after we had finished all of the others. It tasted like it had been sitting under the warmer for a while. Our server also never asked us for a drink order. That said, the food was pretty good. Sizable portions on the beets, and brussel sprouts. The pork flat bread was our late arriving dish, and was incredibly salty. I wonder if it was because it sat in the warmer for too long."
    Dined on 2/8/2014
  • "Cure occupies a number of levels of the Hyatt hotel downtown, affording it some very unique views of the lobby. Food and service was very good. I'd go again. Note there is a entrance into the Hyatt directly from the Metro Center station."
    Dined on 2/6/2014
  • "I took my girlfriend there for something a little different from our normal foodie adventure and it exceeded our expectations! The steak was perfectly cooked and the sliders were to die for. I was thinking to myself, maybe I was just hungry, (been on a strict diet for 6 weeks) but the reality, the food really was that good."
    Dined on 1/31/2014
  • "The food was good when it finally arrived, but the layout of the restaurant (several levels of a hotel lobby) made it difficult for the wait staff to make the rounds. Just getting an order in was difficult. Forget about ordering another drink or asking for anything extra. We went on a Friday night, 7pm. Perhaps a different day/time would be better to enjoy the food."
    Dined on 1/24/2014
  • "I dined several days at Cure...steak was fine, not exceptional...a little dry. The appetizers are terrific...cheese plate, roasted beets, baked squash, all prepared to perfection! Great place for afternoon people watching."
    Dined on 1/17/2014
  • "Was in a rush to find a place close by for a quick dinner. Almost 4 stars at the time. Did not realize it was a hotel restaurant. My fault. Weird layout for dinning. Food was average at best. Waitress was very nice."
    Dined on 3/23/2013
  • "Nice wine selection. Good service and a pleasant atmosphere. I had the cauliflower bisque and pork rabe flat bread. Bisque was very good. Flat bread was disappointing...mostly cheese."
    Dined on 1/20/2014
  • "We visited with our families for my birthday, and the entire staff made us feel wonderful! Answered our questions, gave great recommendations, and took very good care of us."
    Dined on 1/11/2014
  • "The food at Cure is excellent--delicate oysters, perfectly cooked fish and meats, interesting sides and desserts. But it's a restaurant in a conference hotel. Part of the restaurant is a corridor to the hotel lobby so guests are wheeling suitcases past your table while you're trying to have a nice dinner. The real downfall of Cure is the service provided by the hostess staff. On 2 occasions they’ve been terrible. This time, after being seated and waiting more than 20 minutes, we had to go to the station and remind the hostess we were there. She then did too much. Instead of sending a server to us as we requested, she tried to serve us herself--lukewarm water, incorrect order, missing items. Finally, the wonderful server corrected things."
    Dined on 1/8/2014
  • "The menu was very creative. Services amazing and the food was outstanding. I'm not big on hotel restaurants but this was a pleasant surprise."
    Dined on 1/3/2014
  • "If you are looking for a very nice evening out for a date, this place is on point. Very nice décor, not loud at all, and the menu is nice. Steak dinner was just how I wanted it and they will do the same for you."
    Dined on 12/31/2013
  • "Spread over three levels. Must enter at top or things get screwed up. We were seated three times because some tables had been reserved so we moved but the tables we had to move from went unused for three hours. We could have eaten and left. The waiter, Chris, who wound up with our table was great. Looked out for a food alleregy and took great care of us. The NY Strip was tender and very flavorful."
    Dined on 12/21/2013