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La Tomate
La Tomate

La Tomate Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://latomatebistro.com
  • Phone: (202) 667-5505
  • Hours of Operation: Monday - Wednesday: 11:30am - 10:30pm, Thursday: 11:30am - 11:00pm, Friday and Saturday: 11:30am - 11:30pm, Sunday: 11:30am - 10:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Italian
  • Executive Chef: Nalalina Meggi Koropoulos
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Smoking Area, Smoking Area (patio only), Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wine
  • Catering: A perfect solution for your catering needs, La Tomate offers individual or mixed platters from our Prosciutto Bar: a connoisseur selection of imported and domestic cured meats, cut to order on an artisanal hand slicer. Vegetarian options including fresh and creamy buffalo mozzarella, are also available. For fun and informal catering needs, try our Prosciutto Bar Panini, a selection of sandwiches served on a fresh baguette, hand-sliced to order.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: R
  • Public Transit: Red Line, Dupont Circle
  • Parking: Street Parking
  • Parking Details: Laz Parking

    2001 S Street NW

    Washington DC, 20009

    (Between Connecticut Ave. & 20th St.)

    Hours: Weekdays after 5pm, Saturdays & Sunday is closed (However we offer a six dollar credit to park at a garage of your choice)
A word from La Tomate
Since 1987, La Tomate has been Dupont Circle's neighborhood bistro, featuring affordable regional Italian cuisine in a warm ambiance. Our new Prosciutto Bar, equipped with an imported Italian artisanal hand slicer offers a connoisseur selection of domestic and Italian shaved cured meats and cheeses.
La Tomate is committed to providing quality service and excellent food in a warm and friendly atmosphere. Join us for a casual lunch, happy hour, dinner, weekend brunch or group events.
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Diner Reviews
  • "I met a friend here while on a business trip in DC. I loved the access to metro stop at One DuPont, the table by a window, attentive waiter and quiet environment which allowed a great dinner conversation. My second time at this restaurant and it didn't disappoint with quality of food, service and environment."
    Dined on 4/15/2014
  • "Very disappointed this time. Have been there many times but this was not so good. Pasta was undercooked and frankly the bolognese was just plain bad - salty and tasteless. smoked eggplant was tooooo smoky. will be a while before I go back"
    Dined on 4/14/2014
  • "The food was only fair. Too bad it isn't better since the restaurant has a wonderful location with great outdoor dining."
    Dined on 4/11/2014
  • "Favorite neighborhood eatery never disappoints. Extra points given for perfectly cooked asparagus and green beans."
    Dined on 3/29/2014
  • "We went on a rainy Saturday morning and it was warm and quiet inside. The food was great, the service was lovely."
    Dined on 3/29/2014
  • "La Tomate was fantastic. The food I ordered was delectable. My steak was cook just the way that I had requested it be. The calamari was very tasty. I would highly recommend this restaurant. Great location too!!! Mary"
    Dined on 3/12/2014
  • "Tasty food, nice service, reasonably priced, and with a low to moderate noise level, it's easy to have a conversation. Very pleasurable dining."
    Dined on 3/8/2014
  • "I don't dine out often, but when I do it's at La Tomate."
    Dined on 3/8/2014
  • "In a rapidly changing neighborhood where everyone flocks to the hottest new restaurants, it is comforting to have a place to go that has reliably good food, great service, and an atmosphere where you don't have to shout across the table. It's one of my favorite places to have a business lunch or a casual dinner. I'll leave the bling, the long wait for a table, and the ear-splitting noise levels to those that seek out the newest DC food sensations. Give me the tried and true neighborhood restaurant any time."
    Dined on 2/24/2014
  • "Love the entrees. Not the traditional italian spaghetti, lasagna, ravioli dishes. Selections remind me of meals I had in Italy."
    Dined on 2/25/2014
  • "Good Food! Havent been for years and was pleasantly reminded that I need to go back more often. Lots of mediocre places to eat on Conn Ave but this one actually serve delicious fare."
    Dined on 2/22/2014
  • "Nothing remarkable but nothing horrible either. It shouldn't take 45minutes to receive our meal when the restaurant is only 1/3 full."
    Dined on 2/23/2014
  • "Service was slow and the restaurant was not very crowded. This restaurant was recommended by a friend . Food was just okay . I don't think we will return"
    Dined on 2/22/2014
  • "It's been too long since my last visit to La Tomate, and I regret that, so I'm not going to let it happen again. The food, ambiance, and service were all exceptional, and I really enjoyed being able to carry on a quiet conversation with my dinner companion."
    Dined on 2/16/2014
  • "it took 15 minutes for our server to acknowledge us, once he did he asked us what we would like to drink and then realised he hadn't given us drink menus. The service was slow, not once was the menu described to us and if we wanted service I had to get the servers attention. We asked for our steak dish to be cooked medium rare and it was delivered to us rare, how ever it was still tasty as were our other courses. My last gripe would be the restaurant calling me to confirm it was in fact my fiancées birthday and then on the night nothing was mentioned. Great food, poor service."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "My boyfriend and I went here for Valentine's Day. Perks: 1)They have a nice, romantic area upstairs away from the bar area; 2) They have a $15 corking fee, so you can bring your own wine if you'd like! Unfortunately, the service left something to be desired. It was 15 or 20 minutes before anyone brought water, bread, or uncorked our wine, and we definitely starting to wonder if we were going to get service. The food was very good and the portions were very reasonable and things were very reasonably priced. Not the best meal I've ever had, but it was certainly suitable for a romantic meal."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "Great resto, has been for years. Jonathan runs a great set of restso. Great seafood, menu changes often enough to keep things interesting. Octopus salad was excellent, nice combo of octopus and beansn. Fish was delicious, very nice tomato sauce. Excellent pinot grigio."
    Dined on 1/31/2014
  • "I have walked pass this place for many years, so of course I thought this was a good place. Its been standing all these years. So I check it out during Restaurant week, POOOEY! The menu and Food was not good. Now, I've been told that I have to try La Tomate on a regular week, and order from the regular menu. Buuuut? IDK-- I don't think I'll return."
    Dined on 1/18/2014
  • "Decent wine list, dinner for 3 was about $140 including wine and tip, reasonable for DC. The wild boar ragu and lamb special were tasty but the meat was dry."
    Dined on 1/23/2014
  • "The food was as tasty as it has always been. The downside was the first floor wasn't even full (maybe only 6 other tables and folks at the bar) and it took us about 20-30 min to get our lunch. Both of our meals were the most basic on the menu. A good lunch still."
    Dined on 1/13/2014
  • "In the middle of our nation's capitol on very busy Connecticut Ave NW this a very good reasonably priced bistro both for lunch and dinner. Ask for the Cotechino with lentils. Excellent."
    Dined on 1/2/2014
  • "La Tomate never lets down. It's a great spot with GREAT service (truly, stand out, exceptional staff) and authentically good Italian food."
    Dined on 1/1/2014
  • "We were visiting DC on our anniversary and reserve a table at La Tomate. Literally from the moment we walked through the door, the service was superior. We had a lovely window table and proceeded to enjoy quietly attentive service and great food. The server brought us a complimentary limoncello, which was another nice touch. This is a neighborhood gem. If I lived in DC I would be a regular."
    Dined on 12/28/2013
  • "Service was great. Aside from that, I was disappointed in the menu and the food. My friend and I wanted a light dinner. The options for small plates and apps seemed somewhat limited, so we each ordered a bowl of lobster bisque and split an order of penne pasta with pesto sauce. The complimentary bread basket as nothing special. The bread was not especially fresh and could have been better warmed up a bit. The soup had very few chunks of lobster and was almost a light cream of tomato. The pasta was very tasty but swimming in oil. If it weren't for the attentive service, I would have given the place only 2 stars."
    Dined on 12/26/2013
  • "La Tomate is a lovely restaurant but on this occasion the pastas were all way too salty."
    Dined on 12/25/2013
  • "One of the few quiet restauarants where you can actually talk to your dining partners."
    Dined on 12/18/2013
  • "We have been enjoying this neighborhood gem for years. Great food, fun people, and Jonathan always makes us feel welcome. This was our first choice to hold our wedding rehearsal dinner. Many special occasions have been celebrated here. Highly recommended!"
    Dined on 12/6/2013
  • "I met an old friend for lunch, requested a quiet table, and we were able to spend 3 hours there, with just a wonderful plate of pasta, a glass of wine, and mint tea."
    Dined on 12/4/2013
  • "We really enjoyed La Tomate. It's in an excellent location right by DuPont Circle, and the food and service was great. We went there to get a late meal after seeing a play and found it relaxing and very enjoyable."
    Dined on 11/22/2013
  • "Started with the crab cakes; crab was ground to a pulp; very mealy texture. Didn't know I was eating crab. Also had the shrimp and salmon ravioli. Again, couldn't taste shrimp or salmon at all; ground into mush. Used to visit in the summer when it was much better. But, I won't be going back and would never recommend it. Waiter was also indifferent and just stared, expressionless. Couldn't wait to leave."
    Dined on 11/15/2013
  • "In a great location on Dupont Circle this neighborhood Italian restaurant has excellent food, good service and reasonable prices. It also his the virtue of being quiet enough to allow conversation, which seems to be a rarity these days. I particularly liked the prosciutto sampler."
    Dined on 11/12/2013
  • "While visiting DC for work, I took a group of colleagues out for dinner and we had an amazing time at La Tomate. From the prosciutto plate we shared as a table, which was ample and delicious, to the salads, entrees and dessert, overall wonderful time was had."
    Dined on 11/8/2013
  • "Nice variety of people. Relaxing outdoor atmosphere (indoor also available). Excellent selection of Italian dishes prepared with a modern twist. Flavorful and pleasing to the eyes as well as the palette. I will definitely return, for any occasion or none at all."
    Dined on 11/1/2013
  • "Three of us went here for a quick dinner before an event. The staff handled us perfectly. The food was great. I had trout. I'll be going back to have it again. Everyone left happy. I'll be taking groups there again. We better service and food than most of the places I've been to in DuPont Circle at this price point."
    Dined on 10/16/2013
  • "The calimari and the squid salad were fresh and tasty. I had the special veal short ribs, very delicious."
    Dined on 10/11/2013
  • "Especially liked the calamari with a basil olive oil dressing, in fact I enjoyed it so much I went back the following evening. The noise level was much lower than on the Friday night I was there. The host was most charming and remembered us from the night before."
    Dined on 10/4/2013
  • "La Tomate is prized for its fresh and tasty food, good service and attractive setting."
    Dined on 8/12/2013