Estadio
Estadio

Estadio

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.estadio-dc.com/
  • Phone: 2023191404
  • 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.'
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Food
  • Diners' Choice WinnerFit for Foodies
  • Diners' Choice WinnerSpanish
Estadio reviews from OpenTable diners
123 reviews since May 21, 2014
Overall Rating4.4
  • Food4.6
    Service4.3
  • Ambiance4.2
    Noise LevelModerate
96% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
fit for foodies (94)neighborhood gem (58)special occasion (42)hot spot (40)vibrant bar scene (36)good for groups (29)romantic (27)notable wine list (27)great for brunch (18)late-night find (10)great for lunch (10)kid-friendly (5)scenic view (3)great for outdoor dining (1)Show More
  • Wonderful brunch
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 9/14/2014
    Loved everything we had for brunch. Delicious, delicious food. Service was a tad slow, and the coffee cups are tiny, but I'd still go back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, hot spot, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • interesting menu
    MorrVIP
    Dined on 9/7/2014
    Good kale dish...good crispy duck...good scallops...cheese cake and chocolate cake were good. White sangria...just OK.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • lvtoeat
    lvtoeat
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    Excellent food and nice location service could be a bit more attentive
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great food. Great service
    Pete101
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    Had a great lunch here with excellent service. Went back for a light dinner. Same great service . The food is very good. The atmosphere is great. Was lucky to come across this restaurant and would confidently recommend to a friend.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, hot spot, late-night find, neighborhood gem, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Unexpectedly Delicious
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 9/4/2014
    Every dish was fabulous. We ate non stop for four hours.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • delicious tapas
    behappy26VIP
    Dined on 9/2/2014
    loved this place, get a slushie. very small portion for $9 but strong and delicious, got the rum and watermelon, perfect amount of spice. best dish was the halibut, cooked perfectly with a delicious romesco sauce. the roasted mushrooms were also a standout. good portion sizes, bring a lot of people to try more dishes. will definitely be back!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Consistent excellence
    otberburVIP
    Dined on 9/1/2014
    For the third consecutive Labor Day, we had dinner at Estadio. And for the third consecutive Labor Day, we had an excellent meal. Our party of four must have ordered 12-15 small plates. Every single one -- meat, vegetable, sandwich, omelet, cured meats, and dessert -- hit the mark. Not only is the range of tapas impressive, so is the consistency of preparation -- something I have not experienced in several recent meals at other highly regarded DC Latin small plates establishments. The cocktails are always a highlight here. And while the restaurant is not really quiet, it is one of the few on 14th St. where one can easily hear conversation at a table of four even when the establishment is full.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Brunch
    Kelly
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    Came to Estadio for the first time and had brunch. It was pretty empty most of the time we were there, likely because people were away for Labor Day weekend. Good service, tasty food. We got some small plates to share, and then some brunch entrees. Everything was really delicious and carefully prepared. Biscuits with bacon gravy YUM, jamon croquetas delicious, pork sliders with pickled something were really really good. I got the sausage polenta and fried eggs for my meal, and it was amazing, perfectly flavored. My eggs were cooked perfectly (nice and runny) but someone else at the table with the exact same meal had eggs that were overcooked (totally hard yolk). A little pricey, especially for brunch, but the food was really good.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Estadio
    bbblll
    Dined on 8/24/2014
    Fantastic food! Love their pintxos, grilled foie gras, seafood, etc. Great selection of authentic Basque txacoli wine (rare thing in the area). Cannot think of anything to complain about. Perhaps, having a valet parking could be a good suggestion.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fantastic Meal
    Frank
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    My third time going to Estadio. It just keeps getting better I swear. Had the desserts for the first time this time. Wow. We ordered 4 and shared and they all blew my mind. Can't wait to go back!
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Lived up to the hype
    TrayCeilingsVIP
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Felt like I was back in Barcelona!
    Robin
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    Loved the food. Good service. Bright, well-conceived dishes with all the flavors of Spain. Really great.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Very good
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/12/2014
    nice atmosphere and great food! The plates sizes made it fund to share dishes and try a lot of food.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent food!
    Fantastic
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    The food was phenomenal! The atmosphere was great! All in all it was a great dinner!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Awesome!
    skp2014
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    Everything was wonderful! Great for dinner, and also would be great if you wanted a light snack (since it's tapas)
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Amazing Experience!
    Cole
    Dined on 8/6/2014
    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!
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Just Wonderful
    JoochillVIP
    Dined on 8/3/2014
    Perfectly balanced food and drinks, very flavorful - and in a vibrant setting!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Amazing food
    cp80
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Fantastic brunch
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    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!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Tapas
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    I particularly enjoyed the mussels with chorizo which pairs wonderfully with the bread!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Awesome, Great food and service
    chic
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Not your average tapas place
    MargaretVIP
    Dined on 7/29/2014
    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!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Bullseye
    Dined on 7/28/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, late-night find, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great find!
    Endw
    Dined on 7/27/2014
    The tapas style of the food made food that was already delicious even more exciting and interesting!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food, fun atmosphere
    AlexisVIP
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 7/25/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Can't wait to go back.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 7/22/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food and ambiance!
    Kristen
    Dined on 7/18/2014
    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
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food, poor service
    asdfasdfasdf
    Dined on 7/17/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, vibrant bar scene
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Danielle
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Yummy
    WOODYWOOD
    Dined on 7/12/2014
    Must go! Outstanding service and the best scents as you wait for your food. Love garlic and all the flavors!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    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. .
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, hot spot, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great 14th Street Tapas
    DaveCalvin
    Dined on 7/8/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • THINK NO LESS OF TAPAS
    CRITIX
    Dined on 7/4/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Excellent tapas, Excellent service
    yumyumyum
    Dined on 7/3/2014
    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!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, hot spot, notable wine list
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food...stingy cocktails
    Katherine
    Dined on 6/30/2014
    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!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Lori
    Dined on 6/28/2014
    Estadio always delivers. The food and drinks are excellent.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Small bits of deliciousness
    SliebsVIP
    Dined on 6/26/2014
    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!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Small plates, great food
    Dctransplant
    Dined on 6/23/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Love this place!
    lionplusl
    Dined on 6/22/2014
    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!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.