DISH+drinks
DISH+drinks

DISH+drinks

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.dishanddrinks.com/
  • Phone: (202) 338-8707
  • Hours of Operation:
    Breakfast: Monday through Friday 7:00am-10:00am,
    Saturday & Sunday 8:00am-11:00am.

    Lunch: Monday through Friday 11:30am-2:30pm.

    Dinner: Monday through Saturday 5:00pm-10:00pm,
  • Payment Options: AMEX,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: American, Contemporary American
  • Dress Code: Business Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Beer, Counter Seating, Fireplace, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Private Party Facilities: The restaurant is available for private parties for 40 people or more.
  • Private Party Contact: Rudy Campos - GM 2023388707x
  • Entertainment: Close to Kennedy Center and Georgetown.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Between "I" & "K"
  • Public Transit: 2 blocks from Foggy Bottom Metro Station at 23rd & "I"
  • Parking: Valet
  • Parking Details: Valet parking generally available in hotel lot,$6.00 per vehicle for dinner,$10 for dinner and show.
A word from DISH+drinks
DISH+drinks is casually elegant American neighborhood restaurant set in historical Foggy Bottom. DISH+drinks features innovative American regional cooking focused on the freshest local ingredients and influenced by foods from the Bay to the Blue Ridge.
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerNeigborhood Gem
DISH+drinks reviews from OpenTable diners
75 reviews since July 28, 2014
Overall Rating4.1
  • Food4.2
    Service4.2
  • Ambiance3.8
    Noise LevelModerate
92% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
neighborhood gem (59)fit for foodies (31)notable wine list (13)great for lunch (10)good for groups (9)late-night find (8)romantic (8)special occasion (6)hot spot (2)kid-friendly (2)vibrant bar scene (1)great for brunch (1)scenic view (1)great for outdoor dining (1)Show More
  • Great Deal
    BelliottVIP
    Dined on 11/19/2014
    We went for lunch before a Kennedy Center matinee and loved it. They have a $20 3-course, fixed price lunch that is an amazing deal. The portions are dinner-size and the quality of the food is very high. I had a mesclun salad, trout, and a chocolate soufflé with vanilla ice cream. All were delicious.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Food Close to Ken Cen
    Django
    Dined on 11/15/2014
    I've had lunch and a great dinner here prior to attending the Kennedy Center for a show. Fppd and servive are outstnding. My only reservation is with the noise level if you get, as we did, one loud table.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Our New Favorite!
    ilovetoeatVIP
    Dined on 11/13/2014
    We were seeking convenience, since DISH is an easy walk to the Kennedy Center. What we found was a restaurant worthy of being the destination. Small, cozy venue, situated in a hotel, with hundreds of small lights outside to create a fantasy, it works. The food and the personalized service were the stars of our evening. The most exquisite pureed squash soup (with sunflower seeds) that we've ever tasted. Scraped that bowl and still couldn't figure out the ingredients that made it so perfect. Duck spring rolls were delicious- taste and texture. Tuna steak that disappeared before I could taste it. Obviously a hit. And I had shrimp with hand-cut pasta that I demolished but still left room for one dessert to share. Hard choice but the pistachio creme brûlée bordered on spectacular. Saw our show and I think we loved it but all we recapped on the ride home was dinner.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • What a find!
    princeton
    Dined on 11/13/2014
    This was a great find for lunch before a matinee at the Kennedy Center. The prix fixe lunch is a bargain and the food was very good. Our waitress was attentive but not intrusive.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great place before KC
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005VIP
    Dined on 11/7/2014
    Dish always delivers a great meal and gets me out with plenty of time to walk to the KC for a show. The wine list is always changing and excellent. Not a large menu but very good.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Loudest dining room in the District
    PaulVIP
    Dined on 11/5/2014
    With nothing to absorb the sound, and cafeteria-grade tables, this is the loudest dining room in the District. Merely a hotel lobby restaurant, with waiters regularly shuttling room service trays to the lobby elevators, this is not a destination for food and merely a travel stop that happens to be among the closest restaurants to the Kennedy Center (sadly). My request to be accommodated at one of the several empty quieter tables was denied by the wait staff "for security reasons," to the extent you can call visiting diplomatic bureaucrats important (I don't). Never coming back.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Good for Pre-Theater Dining
    Nelly
    Dined on 11/4/2014
    Our reservation was for 5:30pm. We had tickets for a 7:30 show at the Kennedy Center. It took our waitress 15 minutes to ask us for our drink requests. We clearly looked unhappy, and a different waitress took care of us from then on. She was great, and the rest of the evening was lovely. The 2nd waitress was very good at giving suggestions, and evaluating the menu for us. We finished and were out by 7. The restaurant has valet parking, and you can leave your car there until the show at the Kennedy Center is over. It's a moderate walk from the restaurant to the Kennedy Center. The weather was perfect, so we enjoyed it the walk.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Food was great - service lacked
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006VIP
    Dined on 11/1/2014
    Food was great here - service lacked some. Came in and the bartender yelled across the room to "sit where we like" and as we moved to a table he said, "not there". For the price and setting, this is a place that should be a tad more formal than that. It's not a sports bar. The food is amazing, but we our apps and main course came out at the same time. We've been before and we'll return, just hope the service is better.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, romantic
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Never disappoints
    DoctorDickieDVIP
    Dined on 10/31/2014
    Keith runs a solid operation - bar and kitchen our consistently on the mark with great martinis and meals. My friends from Wyoming declared the lamb and duck breast some of the best they have ever had. We left for Lisner Auditorium event fully sated. A great place for pre/post events at the Kennedy Center.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, late-night find, neighborhood gem, romantic
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fine Foggy Bottom Bistro ...
    MyReviewVIP
    Dined on 10/30/2014
    Dish, located in the River Inn, is just a 10 minute walk from the Kennedy Center. It offers a stylish, small dining room with some very good food.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Attentive service
    LB123
    Dined on 10/25/2014
    The staff was very friendly and it was clear they had great teamwork. Our server Marim was helpful with the menu and quite concerned that we were able to enjoy our full meal and not be late for the theatre. Everything was delicious and all her suggestions were enjoyed. Great dining option with easy walk before theatre at the Kennedy center
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • awesome food
    DecoDCS72VIP
    Dined on 10/17/2014
    This is a small place with fabulous food and friendly staff. We enjoyed all of our entrees, especially the home made pasta and our apple dessert was amazing. Would definitely come back here again.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 10/17/2014
    We were disappointed by the food. My husband and our guest ordered the steak, which had to be sent back because it was inedible. When the bill came, no adjustments were made (a substitution was made, but this was very disappointing and I feel that this should have been reflected in the price). The waitress acted like she was inconvenienced by the bad food and was not as polite as would be expected. Overall, a big mistake. And an expensive one at that.
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  • Service and food was great
    SaltEWater
    Dined on 10/17/2014
    A small restaurant in a small hotel in a narrow tree lined street. Very cozy with great food. Would go back again. Pistachio creme brûlée was excellent
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, romantic
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Perfect for Kennedy Center Dining
    SWAM
    Dined on 10/15/2014
    The wait staff asked if we had plans and served our meal so that we had a leisurely dining experience before our performance. They allowed us to try two wines so we could make the best selection; the second recommendationwas outstanding. The pre-fixed meal was wonderful and the price was excellent. We have been to DISH several times and have never had a bad meal there. Our huge salmon portion was cooked well and the lentils and spinach made for perfect main course. The salad was huge, fresh, tastey and beautiful. The butternut squash soup was excellent. Unfortunately we could only choose one desert, which made choosing difficult.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Best Option for KC Dining
    DCDinerVIP
    Dined on 10/15/2014
    Flash fried calamari and vegetables to start was a real hit, as was the New Zealand lamb chops accompanied by a delicious sweet potato and chorizo side dish. Save room for the apple beignets-you won't be sorry!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Post kennedy center dinner
    KimJongUn
    Dined on 10/10/2014
    I had the duck, friend had pork chops, both nicely complimented with squash. Menu and seating are limited, but every item was delicious and creative without being ostentatious. Prices are reasonable. Great little hotel restaurant . I highly recommend the pistachio creme brulee.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Service and food done right
    CMTL
    Dined on 10/4/2014
    A repeat visit...and the intent is to return as often as possible. Friendly and knowledgeable staff who provide for a comfortable atmosphere. Food was delicately prepared , with the most carefully chosen ingredients.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • So happy with our meal
    fabulousrose
    Dined on 10/4/2014
    We had been looking for a restaurant we could enjoy for pre theatre dining. I believe we have found it. Dish was perfect. Great food, amazingly wonderful and relaxed service, and a hop skip jump from the Kennedy center shuttle. We enjoyed our meal so much that even two days later, we are still smiling and raving about it. Loved it.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Good restaurant in a hotel
    Phillygirl
    Dined on 10/3/2014
    We were pleasantly surprised when we ate dinner and breakfast at DISH+Drinks. We stayed at an AirBnB across the street and looked for something close, comfortable, with good food. We were happy on all counts. Noise level was fine when we arrived (it was not very full), but as the evening went on, more people came in. There was a lively scene at the bar, and tables were full of people enjoying the relaxed atmosphere. Everything we ordered was tasty, well prepared. My husband got crab cakes that were full of crab, not excessively breaded. I had the pork chop. Veggies were fresh and well prepared. Mango sorbet was a lovely finish to the meal. Staff were uniformly helpful and friendly. We went back for breakfast the next day - also very good.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Terrible and unfriendly service
    Disappointed
    Dined on 10/1/2014
    The service for the night I dined at Dish and Drinks was appalling. It took twenty minutes for the drinks to arrive. Another half your for the food, and the check just never appeared until I walked up to the waiter and demanded it. Never again!
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  • Surprised!
    GWSteve
    Dined on 9/29/2014
    With a dearth of fine dining in this part of town, I was surprised to find both excellent plates and attentive service. I had an important client with me and needed somewhere with a decent menu on a week night after a late meeting, but was also quiet enough to talk business. It hit the mark on both. It's tucked inside a boutique hotel, close to but hidden from the loud bustling crowds on Washington Circle and Penn Ave. The name of the place put me off at first, but the experience was terrific. I wish I could remember the name of our server. She was excellent and pleasantly conversational too. I will remember this one and go back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • RonJoan
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    Very noisy, no carpet. Crab cakes excellent. Stuffed flounder a bit mushy. Maitre-d said it was "northern flounder" not southern which is firmer.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Just great
    Ralph
    Dined on 9/24/2014
    This was our first time here, and we loved it. Everything we had was prepared with flair and beautifully presented, and the service could not have been nicer. We'll be back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Fun & talented bartender
    bujoldVIP
    Dined on 9/23/2014
    We left it up to him & he made tasty concoctions. The duck confit egg rolls were very good.
    Special Features:
    late-night find, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Try the crabcakes!
    CAngelesVIP
    Dined on 9/17/2014
    Although the restaurant/bar is attached to the River Inn, the food and wines are very good. Keith is the wine expert! We took a visiting friend here and urged her to try the crabcakes. She loved it! Dish is a neighborhood gem.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great find in Foggy Bottom
    Discriminatingdiner
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    I found this through another review and with its proximity to the Kennedy Center, we thought we'd try it out. Cozy restaurant located on the lobby floor of The River Inn on 25th street only a short stroll from the Kennedy Center. The menu had a nice variety of things from which to choose and even offered a pretheatre special. For the main course we both chose the salmon. It was tender and cooked just right. Their dessert choices are varied as well, and the apple beignet that I chose was delicious! Mention must be made of the attentive service. Despite the basic job that each employee had, all would tend to any needs of the customer right then. We felt cared for, but not smothered, the perfect mix of attention. We thorough enjoyed ourselves.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • fresh & tasty salads
    ChilangaVIP
    Dined on 8/25/2014
    I usually don't like hotel restaurants, but this will certainly be one of my exceptions. Met up with some girlfriends to catch up after a busy summer. We all ordered salads of some sort, and all were tasty and very fresh. Restaurant was dead ... as in no other patrons... wondered about this, but maybe at the end of August all the Foggy Bottom folks from the WB and GW were still away. Meant that we had great service and a quiet space to chat.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Una perla a Foggy-Bottom
    Klingsor7
    Dined on 8/20/2014
    Piccolo ristorante all'interno del River-Inn Hotel. Pochi tavoli, ambiente rilassato, luci soffuse. Atmosfera piacevole. Cibo di qualità a prezzi giusti. Grande simpatia del proprietario da cui vi conviene farvi consigliare. Un bella cena, da ripetere.
    Special Features:
    romantic, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Consistently wonderful
    PickyVIP
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    This was our second visit to Dish as we couldn't stop thinking about the scallops and taglietelle pasta dishes. We ventured out this time with the tuna appetizer and pork chop and everything was wonderful. The service is personal with table side tasting for our glass of wine. Highly recommend, but afraid of the word getting out.. he he
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, late-night find, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great find in Foggy Bottom
    Nancy
    Dined on 8/14/2014
    We've been dining in DC for years and never knew about this lovely boutique hotel The River View and restaurant, Dish + drinks. Perfect for a pre-Kennedy Center dinner, with valet parking and a 10 minute walk to KC. Will definitely return!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, late-night find, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Dish + Drinks
    SJdining
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    We love Dish + Drinks for our pre Kennedy Center dining. It's an easy 5 block walk. They valet park your car for $10 and you can pick it up after the show. The food is excellent and the menu offers many choices. It certainly saves time leaving the Kennedy Center and not having to fight that parking situation.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Perfect before a show
    JwlaVIP
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    Ate here prior to a show at the Kennedy Center (right down the street). Super place, great staff, and super helpful picking out a very good bottle of wine. Try the flourless choc. cake, yum!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • reliably delicious
    MorrVIP
    Dined on 8/7/2014
    Good tasting, American food, with creative style. Casual dining.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • CMTL
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    good food made with quality ingredients; attentive staff
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Hidden Gem!
    Aprimom
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    Great little restaurant within walking distance to the Kennedy Center! Delicious meal, nice ambiance, reasonable prices, and very friendly staff. Would return again!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Pre-theater menu
    DinerDave
    Dined on 7/29/2014
    We ordered from their pre-theater menu, and told them when we had to leave for the show. However, the food took too long, such that we had to take our dessert (that included ice cream) with us and run out in order to get to the theater in time for the show. Since they have a pre-theater menu, they need to pace things so patrons can get to the theater on time.
    Special Features:
    late-night find
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 38 ratings-only reviews submitted since July 28, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.2
    • Food4.2
    • Ambiance3.8
    • Service4.1
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 782 reviews are from the DISH+drinks reviews archive.
  • Great off the beaten path place
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008VIP
    Dined on 7/22/2014
    This place combines great food, great service, and a great atmosphere. Take your picky eaters here and the foodies will love it as well. Great wine list at reasonable prices.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Good in concept, poor in execution
    ShermVIP
    Dined on 7/22/2014
    This place has a good menu (including a reasonable prixe fixe lunch menu) and cool ambiance, but the food and service are poor. I chose Dish for a business lunch, which took much longer than it should have. My steak was overcooked and my fries were oily like sponges. I'd give everything a "meh."
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  • Keith will take care of you
    ArlingtonJayVIP
    Dined on 7/15/2014
    When you visit DISH you'll most probably encounter Keith, who's the manager/bartender/overall go-to-guy, and shining star of the place. He can mix a great drink for you, pair a wine with your meal, and has a load of great stories, if you're the talkative, engaging, social type. My wife and I have been to DISH somewhere about a half dozen times, and will return. Oh yes, the food is really good, and that's the extra added bonus!
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    I would recommend this to a friend.