Finn & Porter
Finn & Porter
  • Address:
    ES Wahington DC
    900 10th St. NW
    Washington, DC 20001
    Neighborhood:
    Penn Quarter
  • Cuisine:
    Contemporary American
    Price: $30 and under

Finn & Porter

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Phone: 2027191600x
  • Hours of Operation:
    Open Daily 11:30 AM - 11:00 PM
    Friday and Saturday 12:00PM - 12:00 AM
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Contemporary American
  • Executive Chef: Nathan Wakefield
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Getting there

  • Cross Street: New York Ave.
  • Public Transit: Metro Center or Gallery Place Metro Stations
  • Parking: Valet
  • Parking Details: $5 w/validation
A word from Finn & Porter
Finn & Porter is located in the Embassy Suites DC convention center right on the outskirts of downtown and Chinatown. We offer an ever changing seasonal menu of contemporary American cuisine that uses only the freshest local ingredients.
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Finn & Porter reviews from OpenTable diners
9 reviews since May 2, 2014
Overall Rating3.4
  • Food3.6
    Service4
  • Ambiance3.4
    Noise LevelModerate
66% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
kid-friendly (3)special occasion (2)good for groups (2)hot spot (1)great for lunch (1)Show More
  • Great food, smooth service.
    Tech
    Dined on 5/31/2014
    The food was great. You have to try the bacon mac + cheese.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 8 ratings-only reviews submitted since May 2, 2014
    • Overall Rating3.4
    • Food3.4
    • Ambiance3.4
    • Service4
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 282 reviews are from the Finn & Porter reviews archive.
  • nice restaurant in Embassy Suites
    BobFromOhioVIP
    Dined on 5/1/2014
    I ate at Finn & Porter on a recent trip to DC. Having been to a reception earlier, I didn't want a large meal so I just had the baked potato chowder and classic burger with french fries - both of which were very good. The restaurant is located in the Embassy Suites, has a nice decor and variety of table sizes, and is certainly convenient if you're staying at that hotel or nearby.
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  • OK.
    Chris
    Dined on 4/27/2014
    Food and atmosphere was OK. The food in not worth the price. Happy hour time-frame might be a better time for this place.
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  • Food was just okay
    Foodie1908
    Dined on 4/26/2014
    The service and ambiance were amazing. However, the food was inredibly subpar and lacked flavor and seasoning.
    Special Features:
    Good for Groups
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Fire fire
    Havesome
    Dined on 4/20/2014
    There was a fire alarm so we couldn't eat. However we were treated promptly and the food that we saw others eat did look good. I will say that this is a hotel restaurant and there is nothing fancy or unique about the place. Just something to keep in mind when booking.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • 21st Birthday Dinner
    Sadie
    Dined on 4/12/2014
    I went with a huge group of housemates for dinner. The restaurant was fine, but not particularly outstanding. Speed dating was going on right behind our table, so that was a bit distracting. My co-worker found a hair in her pasta and the food was replaced but not comped, and the portion that they brought out for her replacement was half the size of the original. In all, the food was alright and the service was good, but I wouldn't necessarily recommend it as a choice spot to eat out.
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  • Surprisingly Good
    TimT
    Dined on 4/4/2014
    We were skeptical because its in a chain hotel but everything was exceptionally good. Try the brussel sprouts and make sure you save room for the chocolate dome dessert.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Only had drinks and appetizers
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005VIP
    Dined on 4/4/2014
    Only had drinks and appetizers before our concert. It was good.
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  • Perfect Place for Meeting a Friend
    auntannieVIP
    Dined on 2/20/2014
    A friend ws staying in the hotel and this was a perfect place for having dinner together. Good selection on menu. Quiet. Excellent service.
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Sad Valentine's Day
    DMLDVIP
    Dined on 2/14/2014
    We took a chance and went out for Valentine's Day. This was a great let down. From the hostess to the busboy the service was HORRIBLE. We will never return.
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  • Mother said....
    RoadWarrior45VIP
    Dined on 2/1/2014
    "If you don't have anything nice to say, then don't say it."
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  • Finn & Porter is OK
    74umgrad
    Dined on 1/25/2014
    If you're in the neighborhood, by all means stop in. the Maryland crabcake was excellent, and my wife enjoyed her beet salad. The apple pie desert we shared was disappointing....seemed like a Tastycake was tossed in the microwave. Service was attentive. My major quibble, not likely to happen to other diners, was that we were there relatively early in the evening, with many open tables, and we were seated immediately next to a group of a half-dozen very young women celebrating a night out. As the evening wore on, the decibel level increased. I'm not sure why restaurants seat diners next to each other early in the evening when it's unnecessary.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Atmoshphere Great, Average Food
    Antdines
    Dined on 1/24/2014
    Server was awesome. Food was average. I would definitely go back again. Nice date spot.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Good venue before Verizon
    Fabulous2dineVIP
    Dined on 12/28/2013
    On our way to Verizon Center with Grandchildren and this was a decent restaurant to take them before Wizards game.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Good before the game!
    CapsFan25VIP
    Dined on 12/21/2013
    Tried an alternate pre-game location -- away from the crowds, it worked well! Gotta love the special tater tots app!!!
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • The greatest.
    BB30
    Dined on 12/15/2013
    Great food. Great drinks. Great staff. Perfect for meeting with client.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, vibrant bar scene, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Glad we found you
    NattyPat
    Dined on 11/12/2013
    We didn't know there was a hockey game scheduled. Never imagined that a reservation for 8 would be a challenge in walking distance from our office on a Tuesday. We were "just" excited to sit together. But it was a great find. I think the "foodies" would have liked a more expansive wine list, but everyone enjoyed the apps and their entrees. Volume in the restaurant was perfect for conversation and a good time was had by all. Thanks!
    Special Features:
    good for groups
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Too Slow
    mnipock
    Dined on 10/28/2013
    It took over 45 minutes to get our order and the lunch was over 2 hours long. There were times when I could not find the waiter for any update on my food. My glass sat empty and the food was "okay."
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  • The Greatest!
    BB30
    Dined on 10/25/2013
    Food is really great! Staff are so friendly and helpful. Dining in Finn & porter is the best. I will bring my family and friends next week to have dinner. Thank you very much!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list, kid-friendly, romantic, special occasion
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OK place to eat
    dcvisitor
    Dined on 9/17/2013
    Ate at Finn & Porter this week. The service was quite slow for our small group of six. While the food itself was fine, there was very limited selection. The decor was alright and there was nothing particularly terrible about the visit, but we all agreed that we would not go back again.
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  • Disappointment at its greatest
    ThomasSR
    Dined on 8/18/2013
    Tables for 24 were set in the middle of traffic thoroughfare. Very poor service, half our orders were filled the other half we had to seek. This included, drinks, soups, diners and desserts. Ambiance was NOT. Other dinners appeared to have some of the same difficulties as we experienced, i.e. wrong orders served, delays, etc. Bills were a total mess. I do not recommend this location to any one for anything.
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  • disappointing
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 8/17/2013
    Perhaps I viewed the menu for the Finn & Porter in another city by mistake, so was surprised by the limited menu. From their website nothing prepared me for what was a very average hotel restaurant. We had planned a special occasion and were very disappointed. I had a thin steak and iceberg wedge. I could have done better at Applebees for a fraction of the price.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Downgraded menu
    WeeklyDiners
    Dined on 8/3/2013
    Menu has been redone from a higher end selections to a more general main stream selections. Wine Spectator rated wine list was nothing to be amazed by. Noise level was quite loud.
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  • I hope this was just a fluke
    HerculesVIP
    Dined on 7/25/2013
    Our service was slow, the food was awful, we had the beef slider Nacho's; there was little to no cheese on them and what was there was over cooked and dryed on. Then we tried the sliders which weren't much better. The restaurant wasn't crowded but our lunch took for ever. Clearly you all don't cater to the office workers in your area. We need to get in and out in less than an hour. I also ordered crab soup which was good but came with cilantro sprinkled all over it! Ughhhh! We had to ask multiple people and multiple times for different things. I can't say that I would return any time soon.
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  • We had some great Margarita
    fabfood
    Dined on 7/23/2013
    We had some great Margarita Flatbread with balsamic which we craved for days after... along with the Lump Crab Bisque. Both were Very very good!! Will be back when we are in DC.
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  • wonderful evening
    maf8
    Dined on 7/19/2013
    After a week of service work in DC, we just wanted a great steak and good service. We had both! Our server was attentive and the food excellent!
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Over-priced hotel restaurant
    DineDCerVIP
    Dined on 7/16/2013
    Lacking ambiance, I felt deceived because we had no idea this was a hotel restaurant. My fault for not doing a lot more research. The food was ok, but way over-priced. Drinks were more expensive than many DC restaurants. For the $300 we spent for 3 people to eat and drink, I would have much preferred Ruth's Chris!
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  • Menu
    Wonderful
    Dined on 7/14/2013
    Menu was not the same as it was on the App. Totally different and although the food was good it was not what I was looking forward to. Also it should be noted that this is a hotel restaurant.
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  • Somewhat Disappointed
    DST19132013
    Dined on 7/14/2013
    First time dining in DC location after dining many times in Alexandria location. Surprised by the sparse menu! Service was slow despite the limited number of diners (mostly sorority members) for a Sunday lunch.
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    good for groups
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  • Good venue for 4th of July
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007VIP
    Dined on 7/4/2013
    Ate there before walking to the mall for the 4th of July celebration - it was a great way to start the event! Great for kids too!
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • late night dinner
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 7/2/2013
    We checked into the hotel late Friday night and my son and I were starving, we decided to check out the hotel restaurant and was not disappointed at all. We had ministone soup and a salad and it was very good, the food came out very quick and definitely hit the spot. We sat in the dinning room with Stephen and he was excellent, very attentive and even though we were his last table we were treated like his first. He was able to give us tips on what to see and do in DC and made us feel right at home.
    Special Features:
    late-night find
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Expensive for the price
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012VIP
    Dined on 6/22/2013
    When I looked at the menu, I thought the prices looked good, but the portions are tiny and the food isn't anything special. Also, I given the name of the restaurant, I thought this would be a steak and seafood restaurant (a play on "fins" and porterhouse), but it's an Italian restaurant. Decent food, but nothing to write home about. Average for a hotel restaurant.
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  • Great Experience!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005
    Dined on 6/22/2013
    We were staying in the hotel and were celebrating my 11 yr old grandaughters birthday. We had a 5pm reservation and were stuck in DC traffic for 2 hours. Moved our time up twice and ended up getting there 2 hours later before the Bruno Mars concert and had to eat quickly. I ordered our meal and explained to our server. The food was served within 10 minutes. All staff was attentive, courteous and we ended up coming back after the concert for a more relaxed late night snack and found the service to be the same excellence. The food was great and the service we received really started our night off perfectly after a stressful time getting to DC.
    Special Features:
    late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion, kid-friendly
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  • Disappointing Italian Meal
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 6/18/2013
    My dinner at Finn & Porter was disappointing. The kitchen had run out of the flatbread pizza so I had to make do with 2 appetizers for my meal. The caprese salad was described as being made with teardrop tomatoes but it came out with just ordinary cherry tomatoes. The table bread was tasty but served in stingy portions.
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    kid-friendly
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  • The restaurant has changed
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007VIP
    Dined on 5/14/2013
    This restaurant was known for steaks and sushi. Neither is offered in the current menu. I ordered a steak medium rare and got a steak that was medium well. The staff was attentive and energetic but the food was disappointing at best.
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  • The night we were there we
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009VIP
    Dined on 5/4/2013
    The night we were there we were one of only a handful of groups. Thus the ambiance was a bit off. The service and food were very good however.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • The service was attentive,
    KWhy
    Dined on 4/26/2013
    The service was attentive, the portions were generous. The food was good but not great. I did find the waiter was helpful and accommodating with a substitution I wanted to make with my meal.
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  • Had a lovely late lunch following
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 4/14/2013
    Had a lovely late lunch following the theater, food was wonderful, cocktails superb and service spectacular!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch
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  • Delicious food, fast and friendly
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 4/10/2013
    Delicious food, fast and friendly service, quiet atmosphere. Will definitely go back!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, notable wine list, great for lunch
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  • The staff was very friendly.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 4/9/2013
    The staff was very friendly. Our waiter, Darrell, was friendly and attentive, with light conversation. The tables were spaced far enough apart that we didn't feel crowded at all. The food was very good. We had the appetizer sampler. The calamari was crisp and tender, not chewy. The pasta di mare was really good, as was the salmon. It's a nice gem by the Verizon Center, great for a preconcert dinner. We will return.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
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