M Street Bar & Grill
M Street Bar & Grill

M Street Bar & Grill

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.mstreetdc.com/
  • Phone: (202) 530-3621
  • Hours of Operation:
    Breakfast - Monday - Friday: 6:30am - 10:30am, Saturday & Sunday: 7:30am - 10:00am; Brunch: Saturday and Sunday: 11:00am - 2:00pm; Lunch: Daily: 11:30am - 2:30pm; Dinner: Sunday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm, Friday & Saturday: 5:00pm - 11:00pm 21 M lounge: Open For Lunch Mon-Fri 11:30 AM to 2:30 PM Cocktails Mon-Sat 5PM- Closing
    Please note that Sunday Nights we provide a very limited dinner menu!!
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Diners Club,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Bar / Lounge / Bottle Service, American, Tapas / Small Plates
  • Executive Chef: Edgar Melendez
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking Area, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Smoking Area, Smoking Area (patio only), Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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  • Entertainment: Saturday Brunch and Sunday Brunch - Unlimited Champagne and Mimosas; Served 11am-3pm;
  • Special Events: Daily Chef Special Lunch Features at $9.75- Mon- Saturday Happy Hour. Also Click On Our “Menu” link above to access the most current Dining, Special Events and celebration offers. Private Dining Options for groups.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: 21st Street and M Street NW
  • Public Transit: Dupont Circle and Foggy Bottom located three blocks MStreet Bar & Grill. From Dupont Circle Metro Stop, walk down New Hampshire Avenue to M Street NW. From Foggy Bottom Metro, walk toward M Street 4 Blocks, restaurant is at the far corner of M Street coming up New Hampshire.
  • Parking: Hotel Parking
  • Parking Details: On the street parking readily available during evenings and weekends. Valet parking available thru hotel for $10.00 during dinner only. Based on Availability Ample parking in the area.
A word from M Street Bar & Grill
MStreet Bar & Grill, located in the St. Gregory Hotel, has undergone a transformation, the décor with a touch of 20’s glamour by introducing a bold Black and White Scheme, plushy upholstered furnishings create an elegant yet casual setting. Fabrics were selected for the nostalgic glamour of classic silver screen with very tailored “Tuxedo” black and white chairs, the look is decidedly sexy, retro-hip and contemporary. As for the food, enjoy the tastes of today, savory and international. Chef Edgar Melendez draws upon his Latino roots in bringing forth bold flavors in every dish.
Happy Hour introduces great libations a great price points with “small plates” to match; making our lounge an ideal after work gathering place. Bruch served on Saturdays and Sundays feature endless champagne and is ranked high amongst “Open Table subscribers for creative food and great value.
Please note that Sunday Nights we provide a very limited dinner menu!!
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M Street Bar & Grill reviews from OpenTable diners
50 reviews since July 30, 2014
Overall Rating4.1
  • Food3.9
    Service4.3
  • Ambiance4.1
    Noise LevelModerate
92% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
great for brunch (25)good for groups (23)great for lunch (18)special occasion (14)neighborhood gem (11)fit for foodies (9)romantic (8)hot spot (3)vibrant bar scene (3)late-night find (3)scenic view (1)Show More
  • Everything was excellent considerin
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 11/15/2008
    Everything was excellent considering the price of the food. I hope there Saturday nite special 2 dine remains after the holiday that would difintely guarantee another visit. According to my BOSS(wife)
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • nothing special - the burger
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 11/7/2008
    nothing special - the burger was fine but the fish and the cocktails were sub-par. interior/ambience looks more upscale than the service and food actually is. staff not knowledgable about their offerings. will not go there again other than for happy hour - maybe.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • The lunch items were lovely;
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 10/15/2008
    The lunch items were lovely; however, the desserts are not worth the extra nibble. Favorites items around the table were the water salad and the spring rolls. The bread has a nice topping of kosher salt and was a big hit! Also the menu had a variety vegetarian items, which helped one of our diners from suffering the "pasta dilemma".
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • New, a little rough around
    OpenTable Diner Since 2001
    Dined on 10/4/2008
    New, a little rough around the edges, but has potential.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Live jazz music and great
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005
    Dined on 9/21/2008
    Live jazz music and great food for a Sunday brunch. Good variety of foods to satify vegetarians and picky eaters. The food arrived quickly after ordering, but they were not busy. Service was lacking, I had to ask about the champagne that came with the brunch and we had to flag our waiter down for drink refills and the check. Website advertised valet parking, but no sign out front or staff outside left us to find parking on our own, with the parking garage closed and street construction blocking off parking close by.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • The M Street Grille was provided
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 9/16/2008
    The M Street Grille was provided excellent service in accomodating my birthday request to bring out cake after we were done eating our meals. Everything was flawless and my friend had an excellent experience, or as she put it, "it was the Perfect Birthday Lunch!".
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, special occasion, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • It was a good and convenient
    DateVIP
    Dined on 9/14/2008
    It was a good and convenient place to meet for brunch. Price was a little more than we expected but that is because it included free refills on Mimosas and Blood Marys.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Excellent Service. Good foor
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 8/26/2008
    Excellent Service. Good foor Quality. Good location.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • My first experience at M Street
    moonbelly
    Dined on 8/24/2008
    My first experience at M Street was excellent! We had a group of 8 for a birthday dinner and took advantage of extended restaurant week specials. The pretzel bread rolls were really yummy. Food was creative, including seared scallops in blackberry beurre blanc and crab-stuffed trout wrapped in bacon. Others had crab dip with pita chips, which had large lumps of crabmeat and was perfect for sharing. Portions were perfect. Service was attentive without being intrusive. Decor and lighting were lovely. (We were seated right by the large windows.) Definitely recommend and will go again!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Very fun, vibrant place with
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 8/14/2008
    Very fun, vibrant place with tasty food and adequate service. Free appetizers for the table was a nice touch.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Service was extremely slow,
    Jonnyman
    Dined on 8/12/2008
    Service was extremely slow, even with few patrons in the restaurant. Food was mediocre at best. Fish that should have been lightly seared was well done. Would not recommend this restaurant to anyone and will not be returning.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • My reservation was at the
    TerryT1
    Dined on 8/11/2008
    My reservation was at the end of the lunch period, so the restaurant was almost empty. I'm not sure how overall service and noise would be at the height of the lunch period.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • The food was very good however
    Coquette1VIP
    Dined on 8/11/2008
    The food was very good however the service was very slow! We had to order our drinks food and check at the same time to make sure that we had an hour to enjoy our lunch. They need to improve on the wait staff.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, great for lunch, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • We went for the Sunday Brunch
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005
    Dined on 8/3/2008
    We went for the Sunday Brunch and had a wonderful meal, until the desserts came out. They looked and tasted like they sat around in a refrigerator for a few hours/days. Everyone in the group enjoyed everything else. Great location, good service, nice ambiance and a pleasant surprise for a good brunch. We are planning on coming back in the near future.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Dessert was not very good.
    Outoftowner
    Dined on 7/31/2008
    Dessert was not very good. Portions were small except for the soup! Food (other than dessert) was very tasty. Live Jazz was nice.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • known for a good sangria at
    ParMieuxParks
    Dined on 7/31/2008
    known for a good sangria at happy hour, the bartenders will also customize a drink from the Happy Hour list to suit you. The menu seems to always be changing. The ingredients are semi-seasonal, and generally locally sourced. This last visit, I had the petit, lamb chops over a lentil stew of vegetables. It was very flavorful and tasty. The berre rouge sauce with the grilled salmon is also a great option.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Enjoyed the experience --
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 7/30/2008
    Enjoyed the experience -- we had a group of 10 -- service was excellent, food was good - and they accomodated with minimal notice.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • wait staff not very helpful;
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 7/11/2008
    wait staff not very helpful; when asked for something off the lunch menu (grilled cheese) they said they couldn't do it; when pressed to ask the kitchen it was determined they could.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • I caught up with a friend
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 6/24/2008
    I caught up with a friend for dinner. The openness of the restaurant made it a little noisy for our conversation at times, but the staff did not try to rush us out the door as we lingered after eating. I had the seared salmon which was interesting but overdone. It was somewhat dry, and I thought that "pan seared" meant it would be lightly cooked. They also had food at half price that day, but I didn't see it advertised. They could have had more business if people had known.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • We had breakfast on a Saturday
    Luv2eatVIP
    Dined on 6/21/2008
    We had breakfast on a Saturday moring. The food was very good and the service was also. We would return and recommend the restaurant.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Food was quite good. Service
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 6/20/2008
    Food was quite good. Service even better. We received a complementary small appetizer for reserving through Open Table: a nice touch. We would definitely go back.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Don't let the name fool you,
    BowtieVIP
    Dined on 6/15/2008
    Don't let the name fool you, this is no pub and restaurant. This was a very beautiful and elegant restaurant with a great atmosphere for brunch. The food and free-flowing mimosas were excellent. I took my family there for father's day and everyone was very satisfied.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, neighborhood gem, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • My wife and I knew nothing
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 6/7/2008
    My wife and I knew nothing about the neighborhood, and were not acting on a recommendation, so we did not know what to expect. Though the crowd was pretty thin for a Saturday night, the food did not disappoint. We each had appetizers and entrees, all of which were excellent. I will give a special plug to the stuffed trout. It was savory. The dessert was just okay, and we would skip it next time. In all, M Street Bar & Grille was an excellent experience, and we would go back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Quick service which is nice
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 6/2/2008
    Quick service which is nice during the lunch time.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, good for groups, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • It's perfect for business
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 5/28/2008
    It's perfect for business lunches. It's quiet enough, that groups may conduct business, the food is enjoyable, and the overall atmosphere is relaxing.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • This restaurant turned out
    PhillyFoodieVIP
    Dined on 5/24/2008
    This restaurant turned out to be a total disappointment. The hostess had no customer service training and a lousy personality. There appeared to be no management personnel on duty, and the young staff was poorly trained. Although we were the first diners to arrive for dinner that evening, the rug had clearly not been cleaned from the earlier lunch diners. The appetizer was good, but the entrees were tasteless and overcooked. I paid with a credit card, which disappeared with the waiter for some 15 minutes. The next day, I checked my credit card account online and found that over $600 had been charged to this card at the same time as my dinner. Coincidence? I will leave it to my credit card fraud department to decide. DON'T EAT HERE!!!
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  • I really enjoyed my meal.
    Delighted
    Dined on 5/17/2008
    I really enjoyed my meal. From a business standpoint, the smaller portions seem to maximize the average check. From a customer perspective and slightly health conscious, I enjoyed the smaller portion sizes. I was able to squeeze in dessert and not leave too full. I had the crab cakes and my husband had the lamb chops. They were both delicious. We plan to visit again. The server was very attentive to our needs.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, late-night find, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • There was no live jazz as
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 5/11/2008
    There was no live jazz as advertised. My meal and my sister's meal was not hot.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • I did not make it to the restaurant
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 5/10/2008
    I did not make it to the restaurant but the rest of my party did and they loved it. The rest of the party is from a rural area and they thoroughly enjoyed the restaurant setting as well as the meal. Thanks for a great dining experience and next time I am in town I will make reservations for M Street Bar and Grill.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • The tuna tartare was presented
    OpenTable Diner Since 2004
    Dined on 5/9/2008
    The tuna tartare was presented differently than I have seen before - almost like carpaccio. I would pass on it next time. The salmon was good as was the chicken. The scallop appetizer was a winner.
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  • Our server was not very pleasant
    DisappointedVIP
    Dined on 4/26/2008
    Our server was not very pleasant and did not know the wine menu very well. We had to point to menu to show her the wine that we wanted. The there were few items on the menu that we were interested in ordering. Based on our server's behavior and the limited menu items we decided to just have our drinks. We left to eat elswhere. As we were leaving we witnessed a couple at another table sending their meals back to the kitchen. We were glad that we decided to leave. We weren't willing to pay $40-$50 per person for a meal that we weren't going to be satisfied with and lack luster service.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • M Street Bar & Grill was able
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 4/26/2008
    M Street Bar & Grill was able to accommodate a last-minute get together for me and my 13 friends. They sat us right away eventhough our party had not all arrived. The cocktails were OK, although my husband raved about the Bloody Marry. But the Entrees and the dessert definitely stole the show.The NY Strip steak was the winner that night, although the lamb, duck and seafood was quite memorable as well. The Apple crumb had a superb phyllo 'crust' but the chocolate (tart?)was sublime. Love the new decor. The waiter was courteous and accommodating. Although there was another large group before us, the restaurant wasn't too crowded or noisy. I would definitely come back for the food and service!Thanks for making our night-out special, bravo!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • It was fun. Server had a
    TrevorVIP
    Dined on 4/25/2008
    It was fun. Server had a bad day, but don't we all? Mixed tastes with the sauce the veggies were sauteed in and the seasoning on the steak, but overall it was good. The pretzel rolls were certainly unique, I'd go back just for those!
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The food was good but the
    UpscaleRestaurant
    Dined on 4/22/2008
    The food was good but the portions were a little small for the asking price. I did love that the bread that accompanied the meal tasted like soft pretzels.
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • A bit overpriced for the quality
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 4/21/2008
    A bit overpriced for the quality of the food and wine. The menu was nice but nothing special. I don't mind paying that much when I find especially inventive menus, but this one was not that inventive. I found the cost of wines per glass a little higher than you might find at some restaurants that are much better than this one.
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  • This place was awful... the
    OpenTable Diner Since 2003VIP
    Dined on 4/19/2008
    This place was awful... the steaks were fatty, the side dishes were over cooked, the appetizers were cold, the service was "aggressive." Worse, the waitstaff didn't understand their own wine list. Dinner for two was $120 with tax tip - a huge waste of an evening.
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  • We absolutely loved it. From
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008VIP
    Dined on 4/6/2008
    We absolutely loved it. From the moment we walked in we were welcomed with the warmth of smooth live jazz, vivid colors and decor and a cozy, classy and relaxed environment. Our server, Rosa, was flawless. The food arrived in a timely manner. By the time we were done with our appetizers, it was not long before our entrees followed. We were at brunch for two and a half hours and our glasses were always filled and we never felt rushed. I have already recommended the brunch to several friends and am considering it for a larger party!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, romantic, special occasion, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • We picked the location from
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 4/3/2008
    We picked the location from magazine recommendation and found it to be good choice. Great live music.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • M Street Bar had a great Easter
    OpenTable Diner Since 2004VIP
    Dined on 3/23/2008
    M Street Bar had a great Easter brunch that was reasonably priced. The staff was very courteous to all of us (even the kids). We will definitely come back.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Had a terrific Easter brunch.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2004
    Dined on 3/23/2008
    Had a terrific Easter brunch. Entertainment and service were outstanding. Excellent for the money.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate