Decanter at St. Regis
Decanter at St. Regis

Decanter at St. Regis

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.decanterdc.com/
  • Phone: 2025098000x
  • Hours of Operation:
    Breakfast: Daily: 7:00am - 11:00am; Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:30am - 2:00pm; Dinner: Tuesday - Saturday: 5:30pm - 10:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Carte Blanche,Diners Club,Discover,JCB,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Mediterranean
  • Executive Chef: Sebastien Rondier
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Farm to Table, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, View, Wine, Wine Bar

Getting there

  • Cross Street: 16th & K
  • Parking: Hotel Parking
  • Parking Details: Valet parking is available upon arrival at St. Regis Hotel main entrance.
A word from Decanter at St. Regis
Distinctive. Delightful. Designed by renowned architect David Rockwell and the talented Rockwell Group, the restaurant highlights many of the original features including the landmarked ceiling and is set in a landscape of bold hues of black, silver, brown, cream and gold which intermingle with rich textures to create a lush, warm environment. The modern décor beautifully complements the newly restored St. Regis. Decanter features Mediterranean cuisine, inspired by Executive Chef Sébastien Rondier’s childhood and culinary beginnings in in France’s Basque country as well as the French Rivera. Masterfully utilizing the freshest seasonal ingredients from the best local suppliers, Chef Rondier has created culinary offerings which feature elegant cuisine in a playful manner complimented by a diverse wine collection. The menu features delectable dishes and flavors from the South of France, Spain, Turkey, and Italy.
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerMediterranean
  • Diners' Choice WinnerMost Booked 1000-Point Tables
Decanter at St. Regis reviews from OpenTable diners
53 reviews since July 3, 2014
Overall Rating4.1
  • Food4.1
    Service4.3
  • Ambiance4.3
    Noise LevelQuiet
70% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasion (28)romantic (24)fit for foodies (20)notable wine list (19)great for lunch (9)good for groups (5)neighborhood gem (5)vibrant bar scene (3)scenic view (3)great for brunch (3)kid-friendly (1)late-night find (1)Show More
  • Only for a nice night out
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007VIP
    Dined on 10/26/2014
    While the restaurant is quite lovely to look at, it is severely overpriced for the quality of food. I had brunch with friends and while it was tasty, it was nothing to write home about for a $20 eggs benedict. The more atrocious price crime was the sad tiny bottle of diet coke I was charged for $5. Coffee and tea was also $5. I had also gone Friday night for drinks - while a incredible wine/drink menu - again it's on the higher side ($15), so really special occasions only. The ambiance is much nicer in the evening.
    Special Features:
    late-night find, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • disappointing food
    chrissy
    Dined on 10/23/2014
    I had the tasting menu. The elements were all pretty heavy-- a corn cream soup, a lamb with couscous, cake desert among others. The wine choices were all excellent, but I would have enjoyed some lighter fare for the $ 185. There was a loud and noisy group adjacent to the dining room; my waiter moved me to a quieter table. Service was excellent.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Fabulous!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 10/21/2014
    We celebrated my husband's birthday here and it was amazing. Food was outstanding, wine list was top-notch, and service was excellent. They suggested a wine we would have never even thought about and it was perfect. We loved the decor and though modern, it was quite lovely. We were there on a rainy Tuesday night, so the restaurant was quiet and not terribly busy. We will definitely visit again! Outstanding!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    The place was elegant. Food was outstanding experience. Wonderful wait team. The bartender made great drinks mixed with warm conversation.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • 1st and Last Time there
    Unobet
    Dined on 10/14/2014
    My food was cold and the staff did not care... They also waited on another table that was seated after me and my party of 4.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Grand and elegant experience
    Foodie2
    Dined on 9/30/2014
    This is a special place to dine and spend time with friends and colleagues. The service was grand, the food spectacular and the ambience special.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Excellent food and service
    Finedining
    Dined on 9/26/2014
    The food is beautifully prepared. The poached Flounder was melt in your mouth exquisite. The restaurant has an exclusive private dining atmosphere. The wine list is one of the most extensive in dc.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 9/23/2014
    We had a lovely meal in an attractive setting. Every dish we had was excellent.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • sseatsVIP
    Dined on 9/22/2014
    A beautiful, comfortable space and friendly service. But food choices are limited and food is mediocre.
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Not a Hot Spot
    CathJMoyn
    Dined on 9/5/2014
    Delicious risotto, but strangely empty during lunchtime downtown (not in August).
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Hit the mark!
    AllAboutTown
    Dined on 9/1/2014
    Six of us took a friend there for lunch for her birthday and it could not have been more perfect. The food and wine were wonderful. The service was a bit lacking when it came to attention (we had to ask for water after our glasses sat empty for a while, as well as the check) and it took a while for our food to get to us. This was a little surprising as there were only three other people in the restaurant at any given point. I would go back; just make sure you have plenty of time.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Yet to disappoint....
    SnazzyDiner
    Dined on 8/27/2014
    My partner and I celebrated his birthday at Decanter this past week. We started with drinks in the newly remodeled St. Regis Bar. Drinks were on the pricy side I think $38 dollars with tip for two drinks but that was not unexpected and the drinks where well executed. We arrived early for our reservation but found no issue and were seated without delay. My lamb was spot on perfectly cooked and came pared with a spicy sausage which was great combination. Portions were proper and price was very reasonable. Staff was attentive but not intrusive and my water glass was always well filled. Dessert was a frozen lemon souffle. We were very pleased as we have been in the past with Decanter.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Awesome Food!
    CarolynVIP
    Dined on 8/19/2014
    Great Food Quality. Great attention to detail. Superb Service. Nice Ambiance.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Impeccable
    kluv2dine
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    Everything was top-notch from beginning to end! We enjoyed our drinks lemon drop martinis and a virgin mojito too, they were excellent! Our food was to perfection!
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • underwhelming
    Omnivore28VIP
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    The restaurant was beautiful, but every other aspect of our dinner was disappointing. The wait staff was inattentive and rude, the food was mediocre and served at the wrong temperature (everything--including even our white wine-- inexplicibly was at room temperature) and the menu was way overpriced ($21 for flatbread, really?!). I expected more from a St. Regis.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Quiet and elegant
    LobbyistShawnVIP
    Dined on 8/13/2014
    A colleague and I enjoyed a quiet lunch in the Restaurant's main dining room. Excellent service and beautiful, plush ambience - what one would expect from a St. Regis. The lunch menu was short and heavier on sandwiches and the like than I expected. Will definitely return.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, great for lunch, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    A DC gem. Great food in a classic space. Wait staff attentive. Cozy bar too.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Quiet and Elegant
    PhilVIP
    Dined on 8/7/2014
    Quiet restaurant within the St. Regis Hotel, meaning it is elegant all around. Wonderful service and excellent food. A real gem near the White House.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, romantic, scenic view
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • One of many great meals here
    PeterHu
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    We often stay at the St. Regis, and have at least one meal at the hotel. It was not busy on a summer Saturday so was very quiet. There were three of us, each with a different entre, and all were great. They give you a few extra little mini courses which is a nice touch. Great wine selection. Impeccable service. What's not to like?
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Lovely atmosphere, limited menu
    abracadabaVIP
    Dined on 7/29/2014
    The space itself is very classy as one would expect from St Regis. But I was very disappointed by the very limited menu. Unless you enjoy fatty and heavy foods there really aren't suitable lunch options. I made do with a salad and had them hold the bacon and creamy dressing. Unfortunately I will not be returning.
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Just 'OK'
    Jav123VIP
    Dined on 7/28/2014
    I wasn't overly impressed by the limited lunch menu. The service was oddly slow and the place was practically empty. Beautiful decor but everything else was just average for what you'd expect from the St Regis.
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Swanky
    Anthony1960VIP
    Dined on 7/23/2014
    Great food and cool surroundings, outstanding wine list.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Special Occasion
    occasionalsplurge
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    I took my boyfriend here for his birthday and it was wonderful. We started with the flatbread then I had the flounder and he had the duck. The crunchy lemon meringue with the sorbet was amazing! I look forward to going back here some other time. It was fabulous.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2010VIP
    Dined on 7/18/2014
    It's the new restaurant at the St. Regis. Lovely space. It was very empty, so it was very quite. Food was great. Interesting choices. Great steak which surprised me. The wine list was a little on the expensive side.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • ZeyadVIP
    Dined on 7/18/2014
    Food delicious, Martini super, desert was grandmother Service polite and great
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Everything is Just Ok
    ExcellentVIP
    Dined on 7/17/2014
    Atmosphere is ok, food is ok but not exceptional, service is ok but not outstanding, food way too expensive even for downtown DC--$5.00 for a glass of watered-down tea is just crazy!
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 27 ratings-only reviews submitted since July 3, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.1
    • Food4
    • Ambiance4.2
    • Service4.4
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • The following 78 reviews are from the Decanter at St. Regis reviews archive.
  • Change of Chef's only a positive
    KB66
    Dined on 6/28/2014
    We had dinned in this restaurant twice when it was Adore. We loved the look and feel of the place and the same for the bar. Nice to have a drink before dinner if you like the old, traditional and clubby feel of the place. So we went back this past Saturday (6/28) for my wife's birthday to try the new menu/chef/name - Decanter. Bar has been updated to be a little brighter and less pure clubby. I like the changes. The restaurant décor has not changed which is fine with me. Food was great - new Chef has a terrific and creative menu. Mediterranean - very thoughtful and creative. My wife had the flounder poached in olive oil and I had the fish of the day preparation (fish of the day was rock fish) both were great.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Good spot for calm busines lunch
    JadedtravelistaVIP
    Dined on 6/10/2014
    The food was fine, but not exciting, and the steaks were very expensive. the dining room is bright and open, and we were able to get round table for a very productive business meeting. Service was fine. All in all i recommend it for good location, decent service and nice dining room. The CLUB SANDWICH was the most uninspired sandwich i have ever eaten. I agree with others that you are paying for the location and not the food, which was not interesting at all.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Awesome
    Masa
    Dined on 6/3/2014
    I had a table for two and enjoyed the tasting with wine pairing menu. Great modern French-American cuisine and rare wine selection. The price was worth to pay, definitely.
    Special Features:
    romantic
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Great place!!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2004
    Dined on 5/30/2014
    Business lunch. The ambience was elegant, the good quite delicious and the service formidable. Had one of the best burgers in a long time.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, good for groups, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food!
    love2usdayVIP
    Dined on 5/30/2014
    Went for lunch - appreciate that the restaurant actually reads the "notes" from OpenTable (I always list that I'm a "Pescatarian diner")! Service was pretty slow - it took quite some time for our order to be taken, and what was to be our appetizer came AFTER our entrees! They were very accomodating with splitting dishes to be shared between 2 of us by actually doing the sharing of them for us. FOOD WAS DELICIOUS! I mean incredible. From the lump crab wedge salad, the risotto, to the creme brulee. Just delicious.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great Experience
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 5/17/2014
    My wife and I enjoyed our 1st year Anniversary at Decanter. It was a wonderful experience! and we were treated like royalty.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, late-night find, hot spot, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Too Pricey for My Liking
    FoodieFromAldie
    Dined on 5/11/2014
    I took my wife and two boys here for Mother's Day, they required a credit card to secure the reservation which was highly unusual. The penalty for a no-show is $89 per person although the pre-fixe mother's day brunch menu was only $75 per head. The brunch was very expensive for the food that was served, I settled for the crab bisque and poached flounder, presentation was superb, food was quite good. However, $75 for appetizer, entree and the dessert bar was pretty stiff, unlimited mimosas/bloody mary for adults and juice/soda for the kids so I just had more than one drink so that I can feel like I got my money's worth. Tab was $346 including tax and tip.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Food was good, but not great...
    WillVIP
    Dined on 5/11/2014
    The decor, ambiance, and atmosphere are very nice. A very classy restaurant, wine bottles everywhere to be seen as part of the wall structure, overall very pretty. However, for the look of the place you would think the food quality would go right along, it does not. The food was good, but for what you pay you could do so much better somewhere else in DC! We went for Mother's day brunch, set menu, which had a nice selection. I had the bisque, a little too watery for my taste, and the NY Steak was good, but for this level of restaurant I want at minimum "memorable." The beet salad was very tasty, the flounder ok. The service was great, very attentive and friendly. Definitely not going back, can get better quality food elsewhere.
    Special Features:
    romantic, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • A gem
    Suburbanfoodie
    Dined on 5/9/2014
    Was very pleasantly surprised by the delicious food both at dinner and next day lunch. Veg tagine and spring pea soup were dream inspiring, and the turkey club sandwich and lightest ever Caesar salad at lunch were soooo good! What a gem for guests at the St Regis. Will def come back! GreAt service...great.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, fit for foodies, great for lunch, scenic view, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great Service/Food
    JPDB
    Dined on 4/25/2014
    My wife and I really enjoyed the chef's tasting and wine pairing here. Service was great. Wish the booth seats were more comfy, the backs are not shaped to support lower back, which makes one sit oddly.
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, Romantic, Vibrant Bar Scene, Notable Wine List
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fabulous for our Anniversary
    MerBear
    Dined on 4/24/2014
    I loved Adour, so I was sad when it closed but very pleasantly surprised when the St. Regis opened Decanter. The food is creative and fantastic. The frozen lemon souffle might be the best dessert I've ever had at a restaurant. One word of caution to gluten free diners - double check ingredients and discuss your allergies with your server, because one dish marked GF has bread (wheat flour-based) as a side.
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, special occasion, Notable Wine List
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • great tasting menu
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 4/22/2014
    Great Bar, nice dining room with excellent service. Had tasting menu, great value, but dessert not up to the rest of the meal.
    Special Features:
    Vibrant Bar Scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Impeccable Service, as expected...
    JayS
    Dined on 4/19/2014
    Decanter is the restaurant at the St. Regis hotel, and I've found that as with the service at the hotel, I can rely on the service and food at this chain to live up to it's reputation. Having eaten dinner and brunch at the restaurant, My wife and I couldn't have been happier with the menu, the preparation, or the service. I'm confident I'll be eating here again on my next visit to DC
    Special Features:
    Great for Brunch, Fit For Foodies, Romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Disappointing Food --Beautiful Room
    MacarthurErinVIP
    Dined on 4/16/2014
    I booked this birthday lunch and mentioned it was a special occasion in my reservation. Also mentioned it when we checked in. Sadly no recognition of the birthday occurred. My companion's hanger steak was tough but she enjoyed the sauce. My calamari sliders were served cold instead of hot and they came with no accompaniment. I would describe the food and service as mediocre at best. Such a shame in a really lovely and sophisticated setting.
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    • Noise LevelQuiet