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Estadio Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.estadio-dc.com
  • Phone: (202) 319-1404
  • Hours of Operation: Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 11:00pm, Sunday: 5:00pm - 9:30pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Spanish
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Full Bar

Getting there

  • Cross Street: between N Church St & N P St
  • Parking: Street Parking
A word from Estadio
From the talents behind Proof, Estadio recently debuted on trendy 14th St NW, above Logan Circle. According to blog.zagat.com 'offering contemporary takes on regional classics in pintxos, tapas and entree-sized portions, along with sandwiches on housemade bread, all washed down by Iberian wines (many under $10 a glass) and frozen alcoholic slushies; the über-stylish setting incorporates decorative wrought iron, reclaimed timber, colorful tiles and themed murals, with seating at a large concrete bar, a marble counter facing the open kitchen and window-side tables perfect for scoping the vibrant street scene.'Continued
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Food
  • Diners' Choice WinnerSpanish
  • Diners' Choice WinnerFit for Foodies
Diner Reviews
  • "Came very early on a Sat night. There were no restaurant week specials. Also rather disappointed we were initially seated in probably the worst table in the restaurant, a two-seater squished into a strange corner and chair against the wall could barely even be pulled out. Asked to be re-seated. Personally don't think I should've had to ask. Didn't matter, everything was delicious, and we ordered a fair amount. Best plate we ate: roasted corn. I wanted a whole dish to myself. Also recommend the scallops (really tender, not overcooked); deviled stuffed egg; mushroom croquettes; the pintxos. Be careful about portion sizes and ask server about whether it's just literally one bite or is a whole shareable dish. Wished there was outdoor space."
    Dined on 8/16/2014
  • "Loved the food. Good service. Bright, well-conceived dishes with all the flavors of Spain. Really great."
    Dined on 8/15/2014
  • "nice atmosphere and great food! The plates sizes made it fund to share dishes and try a lot of food."
    Dined on 8/12/2014
  • "The food was phenomenal! The atmosphere was great! All in all it was a great dinner!"
    Dined on 8/9/2014
  • "Everything was wonderful! Great for dinner, and also would be great if you wanted a light snack (since it's tapas)"
    Dined on 8/8/2014
  • "A friend and I met for an early dinner at Estadio...it was nothing short of amazing! We started with an assortment of cheese and meats...followed by the hanger steak, shrimp and the duck. All three were served promptly, hot and delicious...but, the marinated shrimp was to die for. Wine by the glass for me...beer for my friend...we were both completely satisfied with our choices. Wonderful ambiance...couples, families and friends gathering for a wonderful tapas meal in a cool, welcoming environment. Try it!"
    Dined on 8/6/2014
  • "Perfectly balanced food and drinks, very flavorful - and in a vibrant setting!"
    Dined on 8/3/2014
  • "My wife and I went here for our 1 year anniversary based on recommendations from others. The food was amazing and service was outstanding. The restaurant isn't as quiet or fancy as some might expect, but the ambiance was great, it's definitely a place you go for special occasions or for casual dining. All the food was fresh and flavorful. They recommend 2-3 tapas per person and my wife and I ordered 6 total plus dessert and this seemed to be the perfect amount for us."
    Dined on 8/2/2014
  • "Estadio has one of my favourite brunches in DC and so when my sister came to visit we took her there. We all enjoyed it and certainly over ate!"
    Dined on 8/2/2014
  • "I particularly enjoyed the mussels with chorizo which pairs wonderfully with the bread!!"
    Dined on 8/1/2014
  • "My husband and I are foodies and this restaurant didn't disappoint. Excellent service, the server was very knowledgeable about the food and was helpful in making recommendations. You won't be disappointed and the pricing is very reasonable."
    Dined on 8/1/2014
  • "This is my second time at Estadio. I've really enjoyed both meals. Fresh, interesting take on traditional Spanish dishes. Great sangria; also with a fresh twist on the traditional version. Lots and lots of gluten free options, too!"
    Dined on 7/29/2014
  • "Food was excellent. Only previous tapas experience in DC was at Jose Andres' Jaleo. Estadio equals and often exceeds Jaleo in menu variety, freshness of ingredients, creative pairing of ingredients, and its wine list. Service was attentive, but not overbearing, and there was a relatively short waiting time between ordering and the delivery of the food to the table. Our table looked out on 14th Street, providing great people-watching. Noise level was a bit too high, but that's not a deal-breaker. I would most certainly go back and recommend Estadio to others."
    Dined on 7/28/2014
  • "The tapas style of the food made food that was already delicious even more exciting and interesting!"
    Dined on 7/27/2014
  • "Food was wonderful as always! Service was a little slow, but we weren't in a hurry and didn't mind a long, leisurely brunch."
    Dined on 7/26/2014
  • "Love Tapas! This place has some great choices for foodies and some comfort choices for the less adventurous. Great service. We had the only kids in there-they enjoyed the meal, but might be better for families with older children or couples."
    Dined on 7/25/2014
  • "Everything we ate was wonderful. Flavors were complex, but with simple ingredients. The service was amazing - our waitress was wonderful. Loved the cocktails - nice variations on the gin & tonic with herbs. Can not wait to go back."
    Dined on 7/22/2014
  • "I absolutely lived dining at Estadio, not only was the decor great but the food held up to my expectations after I had read so many great reviews. Our server was great and super friendly! I will definitely be recommending this place to anyone who goes to DC"
    Dined on 7/18/2014
  • "Wonderful food, great cocktails, and impressive wine list. This was my second visit and the food and drinks were as wonderful as I remember. That said, our waiter was terrible. He couldn't explain the menu, left for inordinate time periods, and was generally rude and unhelpful. I'm guessing it was a fluke. The waiter we had on our first visit was fine, but it was a disappointment. I'm not someone who usually complains about service but the menu includes a lot of Spanish, you'd think they would teach their waiters to explain things."
    Dined on 7/17/2014
  • "The food was excellent. It is a restaurant that I would go back to and certainly will recommend it to friends."
    Dined on 7/17/2014
  • "Must go! Outstanding service and the best scents as you wait for your food. Love garlic and all the flavors!"
    Dined on 7/12/2014
  • "Just as good as the reviews said. Will be back to enjoy the food and the great bar and wines. ."
    Dined on 7/12/2014
  • "Drink menu was notable, with some great sangria, and an awesome array of gin and tonic drinks. Many of the items on the menu were new to us, but the waiter was helpful in making some suggestions. Our favorites were the mushroom croquetas and the open faced blue crab sandwich. Would recommend this to others."
    Dined on 7/8/2014
  • "Order yourselves a ton of plates. You really cannot go wrong with a touch of experimental-ism. There is food for every palate and dietary restriction here. Everything we ordered was rewarding and tasted great. If you are familiar with Spanish Tapas, upon first glance, the menu lets you know you are in for a treat."
    Dined on 7/4/2014
  • "The menu was so full of amazing items, we had trouble choosing, and our wonderful server made some excellent recommendations. We tried grilled octopus, garlic shrimp, scallops, and a selection of cured meats and cheeses. Great stuff!"
    Dined on 7/3/2014
  • "Loved the food and will go back for that but the cocktails look great until u realize that there is a large block of ice taking up most of the room in the glass...maybe someone thinks the ice block is cute, I say, eliminate it and give us a decent pour for our money!"
    Dined on 6/30/2014
  • "Estadio always delivers. The food and drinks are excellent."
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "I went with a group of friends and Estadio did not disappoint! The ambience was really cool and we sat next to the window so it was fun to people watch. The service was superb. We got many different meals to try, but some of our favorites were the patatas bravas, spice grilled chicken, braised short ribs, and hanger steak. We were looking forward to trying the brussel sprouts but they are seasonal and only during the winter; however we got the corn and it was a fine alternative. The roasted mushrooms also were delicious. We ended with two amazing desserts-the peach bread pudding and the mascarpone cheesecake, I will be dreaming of both of those. I cannot wait to go back!"
    Dined on 6/26/2014
  • "Not the biggest portions, but the food is fantastic. Most of our party got seafood, all of which was difficult to eat slowly. Really great atmosphere and decor as well."
    Dined on 6/23/2014
  • "Only my second time here but wanted to make sure I came for my birthday and I think it was even better this time! While everything that Ive had is good my top favorites are the Sauteed Shrimp and the Mussels. I'll be back over and over again!"
    Dined on 6/22/2014
  • "One of the best restaurants I've ever been to. Great food, service and environment. Couldn't have picked a better place to celebrate an anniversary."
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "The waitress and hostess were too bothered to smile"
    Dined on 6/20/2014
  • "I've been to Estadio twice and each time the food has absolutely blown my mind. The food is ridiculously good. Foods that I don't even like tasted good."
    Dined on 6/15/2014
  • "We came to DC from Philly for the weekend and this restaurant was recommended by a coworker. The food was ABSOLUTELY DELICIOUS and very well presented. The waitress was very knowledgeable and we had a fantastic time. Only bad part was we are late night folks so the fact they don't take reservations for 2 past 6 was a bummer."
    Dined on 6/5/2014
  • "I travel to DC often - this is a must place to dine!"
    Dined on 6/4/2014
  • "So I heard this place is really hard to get a reservation to. Now the food isn't bad, but it was not spectacular. After eating at Zaytinya earlier in the day, Estadio left us underwhelmed. The scallops were the star of the evening. We also had the Patatas Bravas which were average. The Jumbo Lump Blue Crab with Tomato and Jalapeno was also pretty good. I liked the hint of spice against the smoothness of the crab. The Braised Beef Short Rib was just plain bad. It was bland. It wasn't tender. And the flavor wasn't too good. Finally we had the street corn. Luckily that was good and removed the foul taste from the short rib from our palettes."
    Dined on 6/2/2014
  • "Excellent tapas. Innovative dishes. Great drinks. Solid desserts. Really really good."
    Dined on 5/31/2014
  • "Having dined at a large majority of the top restaurants in DC, my experience at Estadio topped my personal list. The food was incredible and the cocktails were exciting and delicious. Don't missed the grilled octopus!"
    Dined on 5/30/2014
  • "The food was fantastic. We went with one of the server's recommendation and it was delicious. We were seated at a very small tabel next to the kitchen and the bar. My only complaint was the table location and size. It would have been fine if we were only having drinks but we were there for dinner and wanted to sample a variety of the offerings. When making reservations make sure to request a table near a window or in the main area. They are much larger and better suited for tapas. The service was great; prompt and knowledgeable. The hostesses however were far less than welcoming. "
    Dined on 5/30/2014
  • "My friends and I rushed to make our reservation only to learn that there were only 4 other tables seated when we arrived. By not making more tables available on the reservation system, you likely lose potential guests. And the party of 6 or more rule is bad."
    Dined on 5/25/2014