NoPa Kitchen + Bar
NoPa Kitchen + Bar

NoPa Kitchen + Bar

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.nopadc.com/
  • Phone: 2023474667x
  • Hours of Operation:
    Monday- Wednesday 11:30am-10:30pm
    Thursday- Friday 11:30am-11:00pm
    Saturday 5:00pm-11:00pm
    Sunday 11am- 9:30pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: American
  • Executive Chef: Chef Greg McCarty
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wine
  • Special Events: Join us for Happy Hour Monday- Friday from 4:30pm-6:30pm. All drinks are 20% off!

Getting there

  • Cross Street: corner of F St. & 8th St
  • Public Transit: One block from Gallery Place Metro- 9th Street exit.
  • Parking: Valet
  • Parking Details: We offer valet parking in the evenings beginning at 5:30pm for $10.
A word from NoPa Kitchen + Bar
nopa Kitchen + Bar, a new 160 seat American brasserie in the heart of the Penn Quarter. This is the award-winning restaurateur's eighth restaurant in the nation's capitol and it serves American fare with French and Asian influences. The restaurant offers lively dining in the main dining room, and also offers quieter dining options and several private dining rooms. The name represents nopa's location just north of Pennsylvania Avenue and it welcomes guests for lunch and dinner, and Sunday brunch. Our newly launched brunch is served from 11am-3pm on Sunday, order a la carte or partake in our Champagne Brunch- any two courses with infinite mimosas for $30!
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NoPa Kitchen + Bar reviews from OpenTable diners
233 reviews since June 24, 2014
Overall Rating4.3
  • Food4.3
    Service4.3
  • Ambiance4.2
    Noise LevelModerate
89% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
fit for foodies (124)special occasion (71)good for groups (67)neighborhood gem (62)romantic (55)great for lunch (53)vibrant bar scene (41)great for brunch (38)notable wine list (35)hot spot (31)scenic view (22)late-night find (8)kid-friendly (2)Show More
  • entertaining out of towners
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    My friends are from NYC and are used to great dinning. Needed a place to show off DC. NoPa fit the bill nicely.
    Special Features:
    late-night find, notable wine list, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • average
    OpenTable Diner Since 2004
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    I read the inferior reviews on NoPa, but we gave it a chance given the owner's success at Rasika nearby. We knew there was a problem when we showed up and there were only a handful of people there since all the other neighborhood spots were full. The entrees were so average---my wife's steak was over cooked and was as tough as beef jerky. My lamb shoulder was bland and very small in size. The positives? (i) The waiter was friendly. But, he never asked how our food was...I think he must have known. (ii) The cheese plate was good. (iii) The brussel sprout side order was good.
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  • Basic
    nycfoodieVIP
    Dined on 10/17/2014
    The food at NoPA is not anything out of the ordinary. The menu choices are fairly simple and basic. The flavors are not anything to rave about. With so many other restaurants in china town, we will not be frequenting NoPA. Appetizers and dessert selections are lacking.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • FriNightAppetite
    Dined on 10/15/2014
    Very chic decor. Although I went early with the family, the tables offer a lot of privacy that made me wish I had just gone there alone for date with my wife.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Perfect Luncheon for 5
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 10/13/2014
    Food was perfectly done. Desserts were wonderful. The menu had something of particular interest for each of us.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • NoPa, No more
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006VIP
    Dined on 10/12/2014
    Having read the generally positive reviews for NoPa, I was looking forward to trying it out. However I was underwhelmed by the meal. The best part was the appetizers--a nicely seasoned steak tartare and a very good hazelnut gnocchi. For the entrees, we tried the amish chicken and the pork chop. Both were overcooked and dry, especially the pork chop, and the accompanying sauces were just okay. Finally the dessert was downright bad, profiteroles that tasted like plastic with a nondescript chocolate ice cream inside. NoPa belongs to a family of very good restaurants like Bibiana and 701. Stick to those, NoPa is not worth a visit.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Mistaken Identity Punt/Find
    Old55
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    We saw Nopa from the gallery across the street. We wondered if it was connected to the SF one. Our meal in SF was fantastic. In the end, no, it wasn't. Trip advisor had v good reviews so we booked online. Went v early as we had not eaten since huge breakfasts in the morning. Food was sensational. Prices were very good for the food and comparable to Aussie pricing for fine dining. Dessert was (pear pies) unlike anything we had ever eaten before. Delicious. Our server, Kole, was an absolute champion and showman. We would go back again and again if we lived in DC.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • No Kidding - NoPa rocks!
    TmcFVIP
    Dined on 10/9/2014
    The menu at NoPa is a culinary adventure of incredible tastes. Well curated and vibrant is how I would describe the flare of NoPa. Must tries - the Amish Chicken, Barley Salad, Brussel Sprouts and Fried Pies. Yep, fried pie! Great for date night, business lunch, brunch or happy hour. Make a plan to enjoy for yourself!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, romantic, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Just Average
    John
    Dined on 10/8/2014
    Nothing special. Food id edible but not memorable. Would not return.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Stylish flare with exciting menu
    Jstar
    Dined on 10/8/2014
    My love of this place was sparked when I saw they had Beluga vodka with a bartender that provided the real martini preparation flare. And then I had the food!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wonderful New Find
    lshardy
    Dined on 10/5/2014
    Hazelnut gnocchi were little pillows of heaven. Hamachi tartare had amazing flavor and was very fresh. Split the seabass and it was perfectly prepared, flavorful and fresh. We split the red velvet cheesecake. It was beautifully presented and a nice sweet bite to finish the meal, but not nearly as impressive taste-wise as the savories. We went extremely early for dinner (5:30 p.m.) so that we could make it to the theatre by 7 on a Sunday. The place was deserted, but that was perfect for us! Cocktails were also quite good. They have prix fixe menu for pre theatre dining which looked like a great deal at $35 for three courses, but did not offer any of the items that we wanted to try. A great last minute find on yelp.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Delicious brunch
    rcs249VIP
    Dined on 10/5/2014
    My daughter and I decided to have brunch at Nopa last weekend, someplace she'd been to once before and thought is was quite good. It didn't disappoint. Very good service and delicious creative menu in a nice, open, bright setting. Would return again.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Fine experience
    JoeCountry
    Dined on 10/3/2014
    First trip to nopa and it will not be the last. Attentive, unobtrusive service added to an exceptional dinner. Highly recommend octopus appetizer, sea bass entree, and fried pies dessert. All four in our party enjoyed the entire evening. Decor added to overall experience.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, notable wine list, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Slipping a little
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 10/2/2014
    When NoPa first opened I was mightily impressed by the service: quiet, attentive. That has dropped a notch, judging from my last two visits.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Best night of the year!
    DinaRoundVIP
    Dined on 9/29/2014
    Must commend the exceptional service! Girlfriends thought we were attending Cher concert. Had not heard it was cancelled! Had better time at NoPa than we would have had at concert. Jesse took care of us from the start. Personal, fantastic service. Christian (Gen Mgr) serenaded us with Cher songs throughout the evening. Hysterical! Best night!! Serge (waiter) was divine…had a blast with him. And Saleem who was serving other tables knew of our saga (cancelled concert) and attended to us as well. Fantastic food. Exceptional service. You made our night. Actually you made our year. Thanks so much! Great bar scene too…attentive bartenders. Heading there again this weekend. Who needs Cher?
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Par for the Course!
    CraigVIP
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    NoPa is always top notch and tonight was no different. Sat in the bar area with Marta. Deviled eggs and burger were great. Brussel sprouts were fantastic--had to take them home. Great wine, great ambiance. Jesse, the wine director couldn't have been more helpful.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, late-night find, notable wine list, scenic view, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Finally working!
    SteveVIP
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    We were thrilled to find all aspects of our NoPa experience well done. The gnocchi was perfect, the trout really nice and the quinoa/barley salad was great. Saleem's service was excellent and it's clear that NoPa is finally clicking on all cylinders.
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2007VIP
    Dined on 9/26/2014
    Must. Order. Brussel sprouts. Nice bar if you have to wait for a table.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great place to catchup
    dawnomac
    Dined on 9/19/2014
    This is a great date venue or place to hangout with friends. Save room for dessert.The cocktails and wine options are delicious too.Perfect for me and my foodie friends
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Live the scenery
    Chipp
    Dined on 9/16/2014
    Beautiful atmosphere. Seabass was delicious! The staff and service was awesome and very attentive.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Brunch
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 9/7/2014
    They have a bottomless mimosa brunch that includes an appetizer and entree. The smoked salmon was amazing! So much food I had to take some home.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Food good, service not so much
    Indygal
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    We had a group of 12. Some arrived early to have a drink at the bar and witnessed a manager scold the bartender in front of other patrons, it was very unprofessional. Food was great. Loved the deviled eggs and the cheese board, although dried fruit would be a welcome addition. Everyone enjoyed their dishes: trout, salmon, pork chops. We had trouble with the bill when we asked to split it evenly amongst us all. May be better for smaller groups
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Dinner hit the spot
    Debb
    Dined on 9/2/2014
    I dined at Nopa at 9 on a rainy, Tuesday night so it was not crowded. The server was attentive, courteous and knowledgeable. I had the Amish Chicken and it was tender with great seasonings and accompaniments. I will definitely go back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great food, awesome service!
    MimiVIP
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    We went after seeing an exhibit across the street at American Portrait Museum. The food was delicious and ou waiter, Gokul, was awesome. He took note of everything and was on top of every request we had!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great find!
    CAngelesVIP
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    We really enjoyed our dinner at NoPa. The food was very good though the price tag was hefty because of the pricey wines. The sommelier was very accommodating and approachable but I wish the wine list had more moderately priced wines. Everyone in our group enjoyed the food especially the Brussel sprouts, the octopus, the hake, and the lamb burger. I did not care much for the bun but the lamb burger was delicious! We will definitely be back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • EmptynesterVIP
    Dined on 8/26/2014
    Service was excellent, wine was excellent, food was average and not worth the price.
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  • Nopa was great
    GrubGab
    Dined on 8/24/2014
    Our server, Ryan, was knowledgeable and attentive. It was our anniversary and the staff provided champagne and a specially printed menu for the occasion. The food was tasty
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Food and Service
    CriticalFoodie
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    The beet salad in combination with Wasabi resulted in surprisingly delicious flavors. The trout was perfectly cooked (not dried out) with a nice flavor from the basil pesto sauce. The chef was very accommodating of my special dietary needs. Our server was fantastic! Highly recommend this restaurant!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Pleasant surprise
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 8/20/2014
    I'm usually skeptical of the food during restaurant week esp. for a $35 dinner prix fixe in the Penn Quarter area, but NoPa delivered. The porkchop was tender and tasty, as was the beet salad. I had the profiteroles for dessert. It was good, but they also gave us complimentary dessert which was even better!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • It was OK
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 8/20/2014
    I ordered seabass with eggplant and sweet potatoes. I expected the sweet potatoes to be sweet, but everything was sweet, including the eggplant. The fish was a bit dry. I used to like this place. It needs improvement.
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  • Nice early dinner
    Tanker135
    Dined on 8/17/2014
    My wife and I arrived for an early dinner, and chose to sit in the bar area where the natural lighting was better. The menu was set up for "Restaurant Week" so we are not sure if the relatively small menu we received was the normal menu. The bartender was seated 5 tables in about 10 minutes time, and she seemed to be a bit overwhelmed by this and was almost "short" with her approach to waiting on us. We ordered the "full meal" option, and were then told that we had to decide on a dessert prior to our meal because the kitchen "wanted it that way." After the "rush," the bartender was very nice and attentive. The brussel sprouts side and salmon entree were very good--nice color, acidic balance, and cooked to perfection! We'll be back!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2003VIP
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    NoPA has a small but superb menu. The restaurant is beautifully designed. The staff is knowledgeable, friendly and well-trained. Most important, the food is exceptional, focusing on fresh seasonal ingredients and interesting combinations. We were three first-time diners and will all return soon.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Katherine
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    Went for a later-than-usual dinner, but unfortunately didn't realize that they were only offering the Restaurant Week menu to all diners in the dining room. Our waiter was phenomenal, though, and moved us into the bar where we could order a la carte. The food was good, though overpriced for what we got. Dessert (pistachio pot de creme) was the best part.
    Special Features:
    late-night find, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Except for One Thing...
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006VIP
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    Went for Restaurant Week. Food was great, service was attentive, but not intrusive, value really good. Only problem was being seated near the service station. THAT was intrusive. Waitstaff hung around there, chitchatting, and we felt not a little crowded. The kitchen entrance was next to us, I didn't care so much, but the ambiance was compromised by the knot of servers, etc, (really) nearby.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great dinner
    Larry
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    Just did restaurant week there and found the choices, food and service as great as my previous visits.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great restaurant week spot
    VegGal
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    Delicious restaurant week menu; vegan friendly, fantastic service
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Good Lunch
    AndyVIP
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    We all enjoyed our restaurant week lunch. We all got the trout which was well prepared. The succotash appetizer was my favorite item. Service was very good. The restaurant is noisy.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Not worth the money
    NamelessVIP
    Dined on 8/14/2014
    The food was not worth the price we paid. The Cheesecake Factory would have been better
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Fresh would be nice
    Wommie
    Dined on 8/14/2014
    Trout maybe frozen for a whie. Hisbiacus cocktail tastes like potpourri an liquor. Wait staff is eager but unprofessional. Sorry.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Good Restaurant Week Lunch
    GinaEats
    Dined on 8/14/2014
    Good lunch menu choices for DC Restaurant Week. The succotash was delicious.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.