District Chophouse
District Chophouse

District Chophouse

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.districtchophouse.com/
  • Phone: 2023473434x
  • Hours of Operation:
    Sat. 11:00am - 3:00pm Brunch
    3:00pm - 11:00pm Dinner
    Sun. 11:00am - 3:00pm Brunch
    3:00pm - 10:00pm Dinner
    Mon. 11:00am - 3:00pm Lunch
    3:00pm - 10:00pm Dinner
    Tues.-Fri. 11:00am - 4:00pm Lunch
    4:00pm - 11:00pm Dinner
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Diners Club,Discover,JCB,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: American, Steakhouse, Brewery
  • Executive Chef: Rigoberto Bautista
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Area, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Smoking Area, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wine
  • Private Party Facilities: We offer private dining rooms, which can accommodate 10 to 250.
  • Private Party Contact: Suellen Keller 2023471922x

Getting there

  • Cross Street: 7th Between E & F
  • Public Transit: Gallery Place/Chinatown on Red/Yellow/Green Line.
  • Parking: Valet
  • Parking Details: Valet parking offered is from 5pm, Tuesday - Saturday
A word from District Chophouse
A classic American gathering place, the District Chophouse & Brewery is conveniently located 1/2 block South of The Verizon Center. We pride ourselves in serving the city's finest handcrafted beers and succulent steaks, mouthwatering chops, tasty seafood, and over-sized salads. Once you've eaten here, you'll agree the 'DC' stands for District Chophouse.
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District Chophouse reviews from OpenTable diners
293 reviews since May 6, 2014
Overall Rating4.1
  • Food4.1
    Service4.2
  • Ambiance4.1
    Noise LevelModerate
88% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasion (108)good for groups (107)great for lunch (78)neighborhood gem (66)romantic (57)fit for foodies (45)vibrant bar scene (44)notable wine list (40)hot spot (36)great for brunch (28)late-night find (24)kid-friendly (21)scenic view (6)Show More
  • good steak
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    Went here for the steak and was not unimpressed. Must say that I was quite happy with the overall atmosphere as well!
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, notable wine list, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Fantastic
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 8/27/2014
    I took my Mom here for her birthday before going to National Theatre for a show. Chris, our server, was fantastic, very attentive and had great recommendations. The food was excellent and service was fast. My mom and I had a wonderful time and made it to our show with plenty of time to spare.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Gotta go!
    JAF1
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    The filet and lamb chops were superb! The white cheddar mashed potatoes were also great!! Topped it off with amazing chocolate cake. All with great service, timely food, and enjoyable atmosphere. Wide range of dress from casual to evening wear.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • happilyretired
    happilyretired
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    We went for brunch on a Saturday and it was not crowded, The petite filet with poached eggs, Hollandaise, asparagus and home fries was excellent! Had a beer flight as well - very interesting!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Lets go to chop house !
    GILS
    Dined on 8/19/2014
    We are from Germany and we enjoyed the dinner at the chop house very much. The sirloin steak was perfect and the mood in the restaurant very agile. The service was professionell. Thanky for this nice evining in Washington DC.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Not Impressed
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/19/2014
    Had 6 friends with us for dinner before a concert at the Verizon Center. Two had prime rib that was average, but one got the Rockfish "special" for $28. Anything but special, very small piece, still had the skin on it and the dark membrane had not even been removed. I called to complain and "Mehdi" was supposed to "do something" for my friend. (I was expecting a gift certificate or something). Never received anything or a follow up!
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  • Good food near the Verizon Center
    luv2dine
    Dined on 8/19/2014
    Enjoyed the meal. Quick service before a concert and the food was quite good. The service even better than that. I would definitely go again.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Pre-Event Must!
    Walker
    Dined on 8/19/2014
    Love the Chophouse. First time making a reservation. Normally visit before and after all Washington Capitals home games. Great beer. Friendly atmosphere. Service is always the best. Staff seem to like their jobs which makes going the experience that much better. The Chophouse will get packed at night. Normally a wait to get seated in the evening (sign of a great place). Would make a reservation if your going to an event near by. Food is top notch. Chicken Tenders at the best around but the whole menu is well worth the trip. Something on the menu for everyone. Rockfish (Striped Bass) is killer! And did I mention the beer. Brewed in-house and so fresh. Love this place. Can't say that enough. A must if your in DC. Let's go Caps!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/18/2014
    Amazing food and fantastic service!!! We got there early and were recommended to enjoy the last bit of happy hour then we were seated.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Just adequate
    Blake
    Dined on 8/18/2014
    Had dinner here with spouse and two children. Service was slow despite not being very crowded and the food was only so-so. Given the cost, which was close to $150 with a few glasses of unimpressive wine, there are better alternatives in the area. I would not return.
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  • Not impressed
    Jtownfab6
    Dined on 8/17/2014
    Overall not impressed with the quality of the food... Waitress not knowledgable about the menu and was very vague when asked a question. Good location, suboptimal dining experience ...
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  • Not what i was expecting
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 8/17/2014
    I've been wanting to try this place for years and we finally went this past weeekend. I've been looking for a good steakhouse in DC and District will not be that place. The quality of the meat was not impressive and it was not cooked to the way we liked it. We are not the type to send food back so just got through it. The most disappointing is probably the quality of the steak, I've had better cuts of meat at local/hole in the wall places across the country. The buffalo shrimp was very good. Other than the steak, everything else was fine. Still disappointed...
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  • OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    I thought the food was good. My only complaints are that my steak was a little under cooked. I asked for medium and it was medium rare. The bathrooms were disgusting. Overall the experience was good and my wife really enjoyed the crab cakes.
    Special Features:
    romantic
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    Nice selection of beers. I enjoyed the dark brews that were pretty smooth and tasty. My biggest problem was with the food and the service. I went there during Restaurant Week so the selections were extremely short. Unfortunately, they only had one steak option and I guess everyone ordered the same dishes so they ran out of certain items (baked potato) . The service was not quick enough so i ended up with a slightly warm steak that was kind of tough to cut through and the mashed potatoes tasted like they were out of a box. Our reservation was around 7-730pm and we didn't really leave until 10pm. I enjoyed the Spinach artichoke dip and the cheesecake, and most definitely the beer. Won't recommend going during Restaurant Week.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Average
    Steak
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    Went as a part of restaurant week and overall disappointed by the experience. Main dishes arrived only five minutes after appetizers, sent it back to have the same steaks return after another five minutes. Waiter was excellent and reordered immediately but then ended up with a Med-well steak instead of my Med-rare order. All was resolved thanks to the great waiter but overall, will not try again.
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  • The steak was ok
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    We ordered from the Restaurant Week menu and 3 of us ordered the NY strip for our entree. We asked to have them cooked at different temperatures and they all came out wrong. The steaks also had hardly any seasoning. However, the buffalo shrimp and wedge salad were delicious. Our waiter did the best he could, but he disnt visit our table that much nor did he refill our water glasses until we asked. He wasnt all that knowledgeable about the menu either...maybe he was new?
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  • Loved It
    jmoss
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    My friend and I decided to try out this spot for DC resturaunt week. So glad we did. I had the spinach artichoke dip appetizer, NY strip and potatoes with a cheesecake for dessert. Phenomenal. Steak was cooked to perfection. I will be going back soon
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent
    hard2please
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    I will definitely be back!!! Food and Service was the BEST
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, hot spot
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Spot
    Julia
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    Went to District Chophouse for a restaurant week lunch with coworkers and had a great experience. The service was fantastic, and they were very accommodating of our group of 8 right in the middle of prime lunch hour - they put us in a nice semi-private room. I called ahead to let them know it was a coworker's birthday and they brought out a piece of cake with a candle on it for him, free of charge! The portions were very generous and the food was good. Be sure to get the cheesecake for dessert!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • RoJo
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    I had the Chicago-Style Prime Rib Sandwich. It was tendered and cooked just right.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Tasty and traditional
    Remingtonpawpaw
    Dined on 8/14/2014
    The menu was traditional like many steakhouses. Stick to the basics-and make them taste good. Our wait or was polite and sociable.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Yummy!
    VenusDWino
    Dined on 8/14/2014
    We went Thursday night for Restaurant Week and enjoyed our dining experience at District Chophouse. Our server was pleasant, prompt, and we did not feel hurried or rushed. I had NYsteak and it was cooked perfectfly. The Buffalo shrimp was delicious. We would definitely go back, even though as the place filled up it did get pretty noisy (not unusual). Great craft beers too.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Tasty Burger
    DubC
    Dined on 8/13/2014
    I had an awful burger craving...a real burger, not some fast food sorry excuse for a burger. The burger was perfect (black crust on the outside, mooing on the inside). Very high quality meat. My boyfriend's Delmonico had great flavor, but the texture was a bit uneven. Sides are serviceable. But let's not forget that yummy cornbread with the honey butter. I could make a meal out of just that! Service was amiable, but a bit slow. Overall, a good meal!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food - disappointing service
    ILikeFood
    Dined on 8/13/2014
    The food was excellent once we got it, but it we were at our table for 35 minutes before we even received our drinks. It was an hour by the time our food was served, yet my colleague's steak was rare even though she ordered it medium well. I also asked for a refill before receiving our check, and although the server took my glass he never brought a refill. The place had great potential, but we left disappointed.
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  • Perfect!
    Arch17
    Dined on 8/13/2014
    The service and food was great! I try to go here every time I'm in DC!
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • DMVSupaStar
    Dined on 8/12/2014
    Overall, it was a good experience especially for it being the beginning of restaurant week. My girlfriend and I will definitely go back again.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great atmosphere, food, Service
    FamOf5
    Dined on 8/12/2014
    Great atmosphere and decoration. Adjacent bar and upstairs adds nice touch. Busy after work business. Great food and service. Steaks were prepared nicely. Great evening
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Food was great!
    ARae
    Dined on 8/12/2014
    I've been waiting to come here and finally came for lunch for Restaurant week. The Crab bisque was delish with chunks of crab on top. Chop House Salad was large and yummy. The cheesecake dessert was SO GOOD. Oh and the corn bread that came in the beginning was also fabulous.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • It was ok...
    dcdiner
    Dined on 8/12/2014
    I probably would have enjoyed myself more, but I couldn't get the musty smell of the carpet off my mind enough to enjoy my food.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Lunch Experience...
    Sinncerre
    Dined on 8/11/2014
    The DC Chop House was a very easy and good lunch experience for anyone in the downtown DC area. The atmosphere was nice, calm and intimate. The service was respectful but not overly chatty (allowing the dinning party to enjoy themselves). We didn't have to look for anything as the waiter anticipated our needs. As requested a booth was ready when I arrived for my reservation. Truly a nice experience...I'd recommend this spot.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great occasion spot - great steaks!
    PiTraveler
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    Food was really good but the waiter took forever to show up.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, hot spot, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Reliable quality, good atmosphere
    MarkNearRFK
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    2 friends and I chose to dine there because 2 of us had pleasant past experiences there and we liked the convenience to all of us coming from 3 different directions. The we had not seen one another in a long while and spent much time chatting but were not rushed by the server. The noise level was just right for our conversation. All of our food was at least good, mine very good. We shared a pan of cornbread. I had trout with crab meat, in which the crab meat was the standout, with a baked potato; a side of asparagus; and the flight of beers, an incredible value at $8. (Too bad I didn't have room to have another separate glass.) My share of the bill was $53, including a 20+% tip because we were there nearly 3 hours. I am by nature a miser bu
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    good for groups
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  • lunch meeting held here
    DCdinerGirl
    Dined on 8/7/2014
    Great place to go for lunch meeting - a bit loud, but overall a good place to pick. The service could have been better, but I believe they were busy.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • dcchop
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    service was poor, server seemed distracted...................................................................
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Hfur
    Dined on 7/31/2014
    Great service, great food, great beer. A DC must on every trip. Waiter Emilio was excellent.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
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  • Perfect DC experience
    Mjelisha
    Dined on 7/30/2014
    Loved this place! It had the feel of an old speak easy - great atmosphere - loved the 40s music - waiter was friendly and very attentive- food was good and served very quick actually.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Unfortunate
    24DinnerVIP
    Dined on 7/27/2014
    For the past several years we have visited the District Chophouse and have always enjoyed the occasion. Something has happened however to the quality of their waitstaff. They were certainly disorganized bordering upon incompetent. Upon our return to DC next summer we will return to Capital Grille in lieu of the Chophouse. Unfortunate!
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  • great for lunch
    Washington
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    Great lunch, too hot and noisy for dinner. Lunch was great, dinner was just ok. Very hot inside restaurant but dinner was just warm and very very noisy., Not a good choice for us. They were just too busy to make it a nice experiencde.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Awesome food
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    The food was excellent, service was stellar and the craft brews made me want to go home, grab my growler and get it filled.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Grown Folks
    7thstreetgoodeatsandwines
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    The restaurant was very nice food was good wine selection was over the top nothing they didn't have. Great place for special occasion.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.