Degrees
Degrees

Degrees

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.ritzcarlton.com/en/www.ritzcarlton.com/en/Properties/Georgetown/
  • Phone: (202) 912-4110
  • Hours of Operation:
    BREAKFAST

    6:30AM – 11:00AM



    LUNCH Monday-Friday

    11:00AM – 2:30PM



    BRUNCH A La Carte Saturday-Sunday

    11:00AM – 2:30PM



    LIGHT FARE MENU

    2:30PM – 11:30PM (SUNDAY -THURSDAY)

    2:30PM - 1:00AM (FRIDAY-SATURDAY)



    DINNER

    5:30PM – 10:00PM
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Diners Club,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: French American, Contemporary American
  • Dress Code: Business Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Fireplace, Full Bar, Non-Smoking Area, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Smoking Area, Smoking Area (patio only), Wheelchair Access, Wine

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Wisconsin & 31st
  • Parking: Valet
  • Parking Details: Valet Parking for $15.
A word from Degrees
Open for breakfast, lunch and dinner, Degrees offers an innovative small plates menu featuring internationally-inspired regional cuisine, complimented with an innovative cocktail and wine list. Located in the lobby level of The Ritz-Carlton Georgetown, Washington, D.C., the restaurant’s vibrant atmosphere complements the hotel’s modern, industrial-chic style with exposed brick, warm hardwood floors, classic bistro tables, and a sleek black slate bar.
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Degrees reviews from OpenTable diners
7 reviews since July 29, 2014
Overall Rating4
  • Food3.7
    Service4
  • Ambiance4.1
    Noise LevelModerate
80% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasion (3)late-night find (3)fit for foodies (2)hot spot (2)romantic (2)great for lunch (2)good for groups (1)scenic view (1)neighborhood gem (1)notable wine list (1)great for brunch (1)kid-friendly (1)vibrant bar scene (1)Show More
  • Easter brunch was very enjoyable.
    Andy
    Dined on 4/24/2011
    Easter brunch was very enjoyable. Leisurely and relaxed our server could not have been nicer or more attentive and without any hovering. The food was splendid.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, fit for foodies, great for brunch, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • This place seems to be under
    sseatsVIP
    Dined on 4/10/2011
    This place seems to be under the radar. My one dinner there and one brunch both took place in a nearly empty dining room. The food is great and service accommodating. A hugh plus is that with an empty room conversation is easy.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Fahrenheit is our favorite
    OpenTable Diner Since 2000VIP
    Dined on 2/5/2011
    Fahrenheit is our favorite restaurant for dinner-and-a-movie nights out -- the food and service are good, and the Georgetown movie theater is in the same building. We highly recommend the signature burger with foie gras and truffle fries -- it's as good as, or maybe better than, Daniel Boulud's burger at DB Bistro Moderne in NYC. Also, before or after dinner, and sometimes after a movie, we enjoy sitting down by the fireplace in the lobby lounge for a drink and/or coffee.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • The food was great but our
    feedmyfaceVIP
    Dined on 1/20/2011
    The food was great but our server was less than friendly. 3 of us were dining and our food did not come out at the same time. Also 1 of the waiters has such bad BO I could taste it on my food.
    Special Features:
    romantic
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Truly loved the decor of the
    beardown85
    Dined on 1/9/2011
    Truly loved the decor of the restaurant and seating arrangements. The menu caused for some difficult decisions.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Since Open Table warned us
    MarleyVIP
    Dined on 12/31/2010
    Since Open Table warned us that restaurants frequently have prix fixe menus on New Year's Eve, I went to the website to check. It said nothing, so we went to our 6:30 reservation. I should have called -- the prix fixe was VERY high for the slender portions served. We were not offered tap water and paid $20 for a bottle of "still". The server wouldn't leave us alone before she got our order. All in all, very expensive and quite a disappointment. We usually love Fahrenheit, not the least for the VALUE.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, romantic
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • We dined here for our anniversary.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2003VIP
    Dined on 12/18/2010
    We dined here for our anniversary. The Manager and staff were very gracious and made us feel special. Food was good. We'll be back
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The food was just OK, nothing
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 11/30/2010
    The food was just OK, nothing spectacular (given the cost and expectations). There was zero ambiance; the place was dead (so don't go on a Tuesday). Maybe it's better on the weekends? I hope the same is true for the food. Fortunately, the staff was friendly, professional and very likable.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • The lights were so low we
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 11/6/2010
    The lights were so low we couldn't read the wine menu(print also very small)-all flashlights had dead batteries-wine steward very solicitous and so nice. Waiter also very nice. Most food very good although one dish seemed to have been under a heat lamp too long. Service extremely slow, not to due waiter, even though restaurant not full. Very nice about substituting sides. Very quiet which was wonderful as one in our party had a voice problem.
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  • We love Fahrenheit...everytime
    RegularsFromArlingtonVIP
    Dined on 11/6/2010
    We love Fahrenheit...everytime we go we get VIP treament and fabulous food.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The atmospheric theme of Food,
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005
    Dined on 11/5/2010
    The atmospheric theme of Food, Wine and Fire was only enhanced as Ben our waiter educated us on Fahrenheit. We recommend this stop on everyone's food tour!! An overall 10 in our book!!
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, great for brunch, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The food was very mediocre
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 10/22/2010
    The food was very mediocre and the prices very expensive! We eat out quite frequently and the taste of the food was fair. The decor is nice, but you could find a much better restaurant in Georgetown for their kind of prices.
    Special Features:
    romantic
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great restaurant - such a
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 10/14/2010
    Great restaurant - such a pity that it wasn't better patronized - we were one of only 3 or 4 tables being served.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The atmosphere is so interesting
    malofroVIP
    Dined on 8/21/2010
    The atmosphere is so interesting in this boutique Ritz Carlton converted from an incinerator.The staff was exceptional. We were greeted personally by the manager who had helped us find the restaurant when we were lost. Then our waiter was so welcoming and attentive, he anticipated our needs. Starting with an heirloom tomato salad that was so sweet, we went on to have three amazing entrees: the sea bass was delicious, tender and buttery; the barbecue salmon had an interesting flavor, great sauce, and the rack of lamb was so generous and tasty. Our wine was the best Malbec we had ever had. It was a celebration of our daughter's move to DC and I now we will return to this restaurant.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Georgeous ambiance. V wry
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006VIP
    Dined on 8/20/2010
    Georgeous ambiance. V wry friendly yet unobtrusive service. Kitchen was mediocre. Fois gras was burned accompanied by what appeared to be smuckers apricot preserves. Cod w cherry compote was a bit dry but good flavor. Dessert was very generic probably sysco flourless choc cake tarted up with something advertised as a baileys marshmallow. Didn't workbwell for me. This plus charging $62 for a bottle of la crema Pinot noir added up to not a great value or experience
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Think there must have been
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 8/13/2010
    Think there must have been a change in the chef since our last visit. The food was over salted and not very good. Do not think I will return
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  • Fahrenheit is one of my regular
    OpenTable Diner Since 2002VIP
    Dined on 7/27/2010
    Fahrenheit is one of my regular favorites in DC. The food was excellent, the service was great and the experience is always worth fighting through Georgetown traffic!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • I really enjoyed Fahrenheit
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009VIP
    Dined on 7/24/2010
    I really enjoyed Fahrenheit at the Ritz Carlton Georgetown. The food was good and the service was excellent. My fiance and I will be going back to Fahrenheit.
    Special Features:
    romantic
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • I love this restaurant, great
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006VIP
    Dined on 7/17/2010
    I love this restaurant, great room, one of the few quiet places to eat in Georgetown. The only complaint I have is the pricing. It's expensive for what you get, $27 for 4 shrimp and pasta and Etude Pinot for $100??
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  • We really enjoyed our meal.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 7/17/2010
    We really enjoyed our meal. We especially appreciated the accommodation of our 6 year with an "off menu" meal composed of various kid-friendly elements of different dishes. We were also happy to be served quickly so that we could make it to our show at the Kennedy Center with plenty of time. The only negative comments I would have are that I ordered my salad with dressing on the side and it was on the salad and my husband's salmon was a bit overdone.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, kid-friendly, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Fahrenheit continues to be
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005VIP
    Dined on 7/2/2010
    Fahrenheit continues to be one of our favorite dining spots when visiting DC. Superb preparation and presentation are the norm, and impeccable service makes this venue an absolute gem. We've found it to be curiously uncrowded--nice for us, but others are missing out on a superb dining opportunity!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • My first brunch experience
    KateInDCVIP
    Dined on 6/20/2010
    My first brunch experience at Fahrenheit was lovely -- quiet, gracious and attentive service, good food. My second showed the strain of when things are busier. Several family groups with noisy children or crying babies lessened the sophisticated feeling of the room. After our entrees had been cleared we waited for a very long time, unable to get the attention of our busy waiter. Then someone brought us bread and butter -- meant for another table and which we had never received while waiting for our entrees! As a result, I'd say dinner is the more reliable experience.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Food was great. Wine list
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 5/22/2010
    Food was great. Wine list was good, though the champagne list was lacking. The service was much below par than what I was expecting. Though the waiter had great suggestions for wine, he was barely at the table, we didn't have silverware when they started bringing food, and my friend almost had her dinner in her lap when the food runner brought the food out. There were a few little things, such as not bringing sweet tea when asked (was unsweetened) or giving us the wrong food that I personally wouldn't expect from a restaurant in the Ritz. Also, my friend wanted to order a mixed drink instead of wine, but it seemed that ordering a drink that wasn't on the menu was a burdening task.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The food was great BUT if
    OpenTable Diner Since 2002VIP
    Dined on 5/9/2010
    The food was great BUT if they're going to have such a limited menu, they should post exactly what the menu will be. For Mother's Day brunch, it was disappointing there were no kid-friendly options (my 3 and 4 year olds simply won't eat chilled asparagus soup or foie gras!), and there was no traditonal brunch fare (even the finest restaurants offer something that you can load up with syrup for brunch!). that said, the room was great, the service was perfect, and our food was very tasty - albeit not what we had in mind.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • We tried out the restaurant
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 5/5/2010
    We tried out the restaurant for the first time to celebrate our wedding anniversary. The meal was terrific and the staff made it a wonderful evening by making a special effort to recognize our celebration.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great restaurant. Great place
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 4/24/2010
    Great restaurant. Great place for a quiet environment, good food and good service. Also has a nice bar in the hotel that is great for a pre- or after dinner drink. It wasn't crowded or loud which is exactly what we were looking for. Fortunately, or unfortunately as the case may be, because the restaurant and bar are in a hotel, most guests are hotel guests. With rare exceptions, this keeps the restaurant and bar from being overcrowded and eliminates the weeks long wait for reservations which is commonplace for most great restaurants in the DC area. For some reason, people just don't tend to frequent hotel restaurants/bars except as a hotel guest.
    Special Features:
    romantic
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Farenheit never disappoints!
    NeighborVIP
    Dined on 4/16/2010
    Farenheit never disappoints! The food is always excellent, and we never tire of one of the best designed rooms in Washington. Dining in this room, with great food presented simply but beautifully is always a pleasure. The service is consistently good - attentive but never intruding. The roasted tomato soup, which has been on the menu for some time, is amazing! The taste of both the tomatoes and the roasting process comes through, and the accompanying little grilled cheese sandwich is inspired - first class comfort food. My dining partner and I both had fish (salmon and tuna)for our entrees and they were prepared perfectly. Sauces are sparingly used, and enhance, rather than mask, the taste of the fish itself. Go! You will love it
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Food choices were disappointing,
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 4/4/2010
    Food choices were disappointing, considering that it was for Easter Brunch. The lamb chops were good, but the other dishes that our group ordered were not. I'd give a thumbs down to their dessert buffet. It was supposed to be the highlight of their menu, but it was not.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • We were the only ones in the
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 3/30/2010
    We were the only ones in the restaurant for 45 minutes, and the service was still slow. Once some other guests arrived, we were not served at all unless we asked for something. Bizarre! Food was OK, but not wonderful.
    Special Features:
    romantic
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • I took my husband and son
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 3/26/2010
    I took my husband and son there to celebrate my husband's 65th birthday. It was the first time for both my husband and son. I have been there several times with my friends and liked it a lot. But for some reasons this time was not a great experience. The service and food were not what we expected. And we were disappointed that the birthday dessert were included in our bill. My husband and son said they will not return. I might give it another try.
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  • Fahrenheit falls short at
    MDfoodie1VIP
    Dined on 3/24/2010
    Fahrenheit falls short at the price point. The food quality is somewhere between good and very good by today's standards and the prices. The kitchen produces plates with little to no culinary creativity. The dining room itself is beautiful. The service is very good but not excellent. In terms of our specific meal... Caesar Salad was basic and unexceptional. The tuna tartare was very good and garnished with a caper berry cut in half. We both had the strip steak ordered medium rare... both came med well to well and had to be sent back. We had the chocolate dessert which was definitely not house made (tasted like Sarah Lee) The wine list is unexceptional with pricing at 2.25 times retail which is not too bad.
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  • Great atmosphere and decor.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010VIP
    Dined on 3/23/2010
    Great atmosphere and decor. They have made excellent use of the large open brick space in a historic building. Use of lots of black, red, brick and metal worked well with the building's original use as an incinerator. Plenty of space between the tables made it easy to carry on a conversation. The food was very good but not quite great.
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    notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • My dinner and dining experience
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 3/13/2010
    My dinner and dining experience last night was was happily unremarkable. I am a 60 year old foodie and could find nothing wrong with this restaurant. My daughter was shocked and thrilled when I told her. The service was attentive, not obnoxious. Our table could talk in normal voice and be heard. The food, ah the food, flawless for everyone. We all left happily sated and felt our money was well spent. I am not Tom Seitsma but I hope he goes there soon.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Loved the dimly (but not too
    MarleyVIP
    Dined on 3/5/2010
    Loved the dimly (but not too dimly) lit, contemporary decor, the Ritz-quality, attentive service, and the duck spring rolls and sea bass! We will be back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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  • This is a wonderful place
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 3/3/2010
    This is a wonderful place to relax and dine. The food is fantastic. I had the macaroni and cheese truffle with filet migon. The side dish was unbelievable. I am going back for more. I have been here a number of times and consider it one of my favorites. The wine selection is great too.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch
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  • This turned out to be perfect
    KateInDCVIP
    Dined on 2/21/2010
    This turned out to be perfect for brunch before scooting quickly to the Kennedy Center for a matinee which will probably be my regular practice now. The staff was warm and friendly and sure to get us out in time to make the curtain. And our food was yummy -- especially the Eggs Benedict with smoked salmon.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • The food has improved quite
    OpenTable Diner Since 2000VIP
    Dined on 2/19/2010
    The food has improved quite a bit since my wife and I last dined at this restaurant.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • This was a great find for
    Kimmyt3VIP
    Dined on 2/14/2010
    This was a great find for Valentines Day! The four course pre-fix was wonderful. We would have appreciated a non-raw choice for appetizers, but everything was wonderful.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Took my girlfriend to Fahrenheit
    noloveonvalebtinesday
    Dined on 2/14/2010
    Took my girlfriend to Fahrenheit for Valentine's Day. They had a special menu that was over $110/person and was certainly not worth it from the food perspective. The appitizers were fine and the soup was fine as well, unfortunately the entres were both way under my expectations. No taste and nothing special from any perspective. Desserts were fine, but again we are talking about over $100/person. The setting was pretty though with a completely empty restaurant they sat us next to someone and we had to listen to the entire time because it was so quiet. The service was very good however and he was helpful in picking out a replacement wine because the one we chose was out. -Austin
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  • It was really disappointing
    OpenTable Diner Since 2004VIP
    Dined on 2/14/2010
    It was really disappointing for a restaurant at a Ritz Carlton location. It took someone over 5 minutes to come to our table and take our drink order. The furniture looked liked it needed to be replaced. In fact, the chair I was sitting in was coming apart. My wife and I both got the hamburger. The buns were stale, no bacon was on the burger as ordered, and the fries were lukewarm. It was not worth the price of the meal, and we think we would have had a better meal at McDonalds.
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    • Noise LevelModerate