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NoPa Kitchen + Bar
NoPa Kitchen + Bar

NoPa Kitchen + Bar Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.nopadc.com
  • Email: manager@nopadc.com
  • Phone: (202) 347-4667
  • 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, Gluten-free Menu, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Weekend Brunch
  • Special Events & Promotions: 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!Continued
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Diner Reviews
  • "nice option for a pre-theater dinner. service was very good, and restaurant is pleasant. menu is well planned with options for all diets, and the food is well prepared."
    Dined on 4/12/2014
  • "The food is very well-prepared and nicely presented though not especially adventurous. The kind of place to which you'd take your parents or older relatives when they visit from out-of-town and want to take you somewhere 'nice.' Works for business lunches and dinners too if you want a 'safe' choice. The noise level is very low so you can have a conversation, the location (over the Spy Museum) is convenient if you're downtown and close to the metro, and the service is excellent."
    Dined on 4/12/2014
  • "We went for Sunday brunch. What a great value! $30 includes unlimited Champagne or Mimosas, and two choices off the menu. Food was superb. Service was too! We highly recommend this place!"
    Dined on 4/6/2014
  • "We sat at the bar for the fixed $17 lunch + glass of wine menu. There was only one vegetarian option and it was fair. The service was very good at the bar, but I can't speak to the ambiance/service in dining area."
    Dined on 4/4/2014
  • "I enjoyed my meal and the bar is fun, too. My meal was a tiny bit delayed and they went out of their way to compensate with apologies and a free dessert. I'd definitely go back."
    Dined on 10/19/2013
  • "We enjoyed the room we sat in and the restaurant's vibe, but the food was disappointing and uninspired. Very little was inventive or creative, and even the simple dishes - like a frisee salad with poached egg - were poorly executed, with an overly sour vinaigrette."
    Dined on 3/29/2014
  • "Fish dishes are very well done. Like their wine list very much but corkage is a bit over the moon Everything we ordered was as menu and server described. Blue fish pate and Brussel sprouts are to die for. One thing that bugs me about DC restaurants are these blooming ponzi glasses of wine that they pour for wines by the glass. Nopa subscribes to this. Either make the glasses smaller or pour the blooming wine. Anyway that said thoroughly enjoyable. Been there before and most certainly will be returning. Thank you"
    Dined on 4/4/2014
  • "I've been to NoPa a couple times, and each time it's been a bit disappointing. The food is presented very nice, and it's alright, but the food has been underseasoned and in general doesn't stand up to the top restaurants in DC. I might give it another try, but for the prices, I'm slowly giving up hope."
    Dined on 3/28/2014
  • "We went to NoPa pre- theater with plenty of time - not enough though because didn't get main course served after 1-1/2 hours. Had to leave for theater just as dinner arriving. Not great excuses - "there was a Cher concert"' "it takes a long time to cook chicken" and so on. Others were seated after us and got their dinners way before ours. We didn't eat there and won't ever return. Suggest that don't go unless you have all night to wait for kitchen to cook dinner. So unfortunate."
    Dined on 4/4/2014
  • "This was our first visit and it exceeded our expectations. My wife and I both had the sea bass as an entrée and split the gnocchi as an appetizer. Food was spectacular and perfectly prepared. If the food was great, our server, Luis, was better: professional, knowledgeable and available when needed. The local sports arena is across the street and was holding an event that evening. The restaurant didn't miss a beat. We were not rushed and no one seemed stressed even though the place was full. All in all I highly recommend NoPa; we will certainly visit again!"
    Dined on 4/1/2014
  • "A great value - two menu items (main plus app or desset), plus unlimited mimosa or champagne for $30. Plus, there are a lot of other tempting a la carte options. Had smokefish pate and skillet eggs. Both substantial portions plus you receive a complimentary bread basket, with pretty good bread. Busy but not packed on a Sunday afternoon, took a while to get drinks though our waitress had a lot of tables. Seemed to be a slightly older, better dressed crowd than for your typical brunch. Could take your parents here! Only dislike - the mimosas seemed pretty weak. Definitely would recommend this as a good brunch option."
    Dined on 3/30/2014
  • "These people know a good brunch -- It's $30 for all you can drink sparkling wine plus an appetizer and entree, or entree and dessert (you pick two courses). The portions are pretty substantial and the food is delicious! Must try - the pecan sticky bun for dessert!"
    Dined on 3/30/2014
  • "NoPa is in the same location as the old Zola restaurant. We had a three course dinner, and every course was excellent -- the preparations were out of the ordinary and delicious."
    Dined on 3/29/2014
  • "We booked a table for 6, the easily accommodated a note extra 3 and had the table ready 1/2 befora schedule. Overall a very nice food, ambience and service."
    Dined on 3/29/2014
  • "We were attending a show at DAR Saturday night and found NoPa to be available at the time we needed. This was a first time experience. Upon entering we promptly greeted and seated. Our server was polite and professional. However, he was kind of a helicopter server. He was missing that understated presence of being available but not being obvious. We were not in a hurry but all of our courses did seem to come out quickly. The Sea Bass and Pork Belly were great for entree's. The duck confit was fantastic. All the desserts are worth the extra workout needed on Sunday morning following."
    Dined on 3/29/2014
  • "I thought the food and service were very good. The main course portion sizes were a touch on the light side, but not outrageously small. The Bread to begin the meal was uninspiring and the appetizer (beet salad) was average. The Steak Tartar was good, but not the best in the City. Main entries were good, but a bit small for the price to size ratio ($25 - Steak Fritz and $34 - Tenderloin respectively). Desert was a non-event. I was disappointed in the beer list - too shallow, but with some good beers available (Victory Lager, Rochefort 10, Devi's Backbone Vienna Lager, etc.). In DC I expect a better beer list and not just local City Brews, but some of the better beers from Colorado, Pennsylvanian, etc.)."
    Dined on 3/28/2014
  • "We have dined at NoPa twice: once before a Caps Game and most recently for a work day lunch. Both times were great. Wonderful choices on the menu. The mushroom gnocci were fantastic. We need to visit sometime when we are not pressed for time."
    Dined on 3/26/2014
  • "Service was excellent and table was ready even before our reservation. The food was good, we all enjoyed our meals. Nothing memorable to recommend."
    Dined on 3/26/2014
  • "Staff was great from the minute we walked in. Very helpful and cheerful. Food was delicious. wine recommendations spot on."
    Dined on 3/22/2014
  • "When you walk into the restaurant and the first thing you get is a greeting and big hug from Levi (who pointed out that I was cheating on 701...), you know you're in for a great evening. I brought four friends after a concert, and they loved the place - the service (Names was fantastic, knowledgeable, and patient with us), the rolls, and - not least - the rest of the food. The beer drinkers were pleased with the DC Brau on tap, too. We mixed up salads and appetizers, and they were all spectacular: lentil soup, baby lettuces (the champagne vinaigrette is perfect), radish salad, baby beet salad, meatballs with kale, gnocchi (get it - it's outstanding), beef tartare - all delicious, individually and in combination. Thanks, NoPa team!"
    Dined on 3/22/2014
  • "Quiet spot for a business lunch with good food and professional service."
    Dined on 3/21/2014
  • "Enjoyed a leisurely brunch--delicious food and wonderful service. Appreciate that they did not grab plates as one person finished. They waited until everyone was done and then asked if they could take the dishes. Superb service."
    Dined on 3/16/2014
  • "Saturday night reservation for two. The food was delicious and the scene was happening. However, our server botched up the order and timing of our courses even after a discussion about which items we wanted with which courses. Also, we were asked to leave our table within five minutes of paying the bill because there was a large party waiting. (I realize we had already paid, but we still had our drinks left. Also of note, we ordered several courses including dessert and drinks, so we weren't cheapskates; and we didn't dawdle over dinner, so we weren't slowpokes either. It was clearly their timing/planning issue.) I felt a little put-off by that conclusion to our otherwise great meal."
    Dined on 3/15/2014
  • "I was blown away by the bottomless Mimosas (literally)... and the food was fantastic not only in taste but presentation as well. Our waitress was also very friendly and attentive. Absolutely recommend checking it out!"
    Dined on 3/16/2014
  • "We had a group of seven on a Sunday for brunch for a friend's birthday. We were a little late but the hostess was very accommodating when we showed up. There were seven of us and four of us got the bottomless brunch option. The food was good and came out relatively quickly, but we often had to ask for refills on the mimosas, one person in our group had to ask for a fresh glass. I think this restaurant would be great for a smaller brunch group but I don't think they could handle our size. The bread they brought out was delicious as was the french press coffee."
    Dined on 3/16/2014
  • "Far below the standard set by the other owner's other restaurants."
    Dined on 3/15/2014
  • "We had 8pm reservations and didn't get seated until 8:45. We complained multiple times and each time were told it would be no more than 15 minutes. Waiting 45 minutes is unacceptable when you have a confirmed reservation."
    Dined on 3/15/2014
  • "NoPa had a reservation available in a pinch and I did enjoy the atmosphere. Mostly an after work crowd as it was a weekday. In our party there was a vegetarian so we noticed there was only one vegetarian option (and not the most filling-just veggies in a broth). Everyone else thiught their food was ok. Started with salads and the greens were a bit wilted. Service was attentive, but one of our items did not come to the table with the rest of the food and by the time it came much later, we had to leave 5 mins later. The waiter did take it off the bill. Overall ok-wouldn't come for the food again, but worth trying. Also liked to see they have room for larger parties."
    Dined on 3/13/2014
  • "Had friends in town for the weekend, I was hoping to have Names T as my server but he as out. My friends did enjoy the restaurants and the food was very good. Twice fried chicken, Chilean Sea Bass and the Hake. All great choices. The bread is to die for, if you can get it hot, not luke warm."
    Dined on 3/15/2014
  • "I had dinner at NOPA on a Friday evening and had a fantastic experience. The service was exceptional - particularly Maria and Colin. They both had wonderful suggestions on food and wine. The chef came out to check on our dishes and even offer some suggestions. The manager also came over to make sure we were enjoying ourselves. All of the food was absolutely incredible. Cannot wait to go back. Will make this a regular stop every time I am in DC."
    Dined on 3/14/2014
  • "We ordered off the regular menu and liked everything. They make their own bread and it is great! We were lucky to get a table that allowed us to sit at right angles...for two it was good, might have been tough to hear if we had a larger group. Great service."
    Dined on 3/13/2014
  • "From the host to the waiter, service was lax and lack attention to guests Food was ok"
    Dined on 3/13/2014
  • "We had a great time at NoPa. The food was lovely and our waiter was attentive. I will certainly go back!"
    Dined on 3/13/2014
  • "I went to nopa for the first time with 2 friends for brunch on a Sunday. We wanted to treat ourselves to a good brunch after running an 8K. The place was stylish, but not so fancy that we felt out of place in our running clothes. Two of us got the $30 bottomless mimosa and food deal (includes an app/dessert and entree) and it was a really great deal. Delicious, perfectly cooked smoked salmon benedict, and really substantial portions. We tried out a few other things - a grapefruit/tangerine brulee, donette sampler, fruit and yogurt - everything was excellent. The server kept our mimosas (which were mixed well) full and she was knowledgeable and friendly. HIGHLY recommend."
    Dined on 3/9/2014
  • "Food and service both were great and hospitality at it's best. Must try the Olives, Brussels sprouts and Cheese plate for App. Cheese plate were served with warm awesome toasted bread and honey which was a great combinations. Sea-bass is out of this world so as the Short ribs."
    Dined on 3/7/2014
  • "I'm pretty certain that NoPa is formerly known as Lola's, which I never had the opportunity to experience. So, when I saw it pop up on OpenTable and read the description I was excited to give it a try. It's such a great location, full of energy and it's a very cool building. I really loved the ambience and the service was great. In fact, we saw a familiar face on the management team (someone who formerly worked at the Palomar in Rosslyn) so we knew we were in great hands. The food was good but it didn't blow my socks off. However, they had an interesting menu and I'm definitely going back. Additionally, the bar has a great vibe so it's next on my list for Happy Hour."
    Dined on 3/1/2014
  • "Loved the dinner -- perfect preparation. Great service. A fun, vibrant atmosphere. Highly recommend."
    Dined on 3/1/2014
  • "Zola offered a fun bar scene with creative cocktails and delicious gourmet American fare. So Zola closed, I was sad. But NOPA is a worthy replacement, losing the kitsch of Zola's spy theme and replacing it was strong cuisine and a good bar program. The wine list was strong, with some decent values to be found and waiters who know the list. The food was very good - loved the gnocchi and octopus apps and the short ribs were pretty good. Grif our waiter was attentive and friendly. He didn't miss a beat when one of my dining companions asked to change her entree after the order was placed with the kitchen. The front of the house staff needs a bit of work though. They made us check our own coats and made the check in process a bit awkward."
    Dined on 2/27/2014
  • "Very much enjoyed dinner at NoPa on Saturday, February 22. The salmon with mushrooms and truffle sauce was outstanding. Owner Ashok Bajaj is a master - congratulations on another James Beard award nomination for Best Restaurateur! One minor suggestion - the chicken liver starter was very good, but the thick-sliced French bread made it difficult to handle - too big to bite into comfortably, and too tough to cut with knife and fork. You might consider serving the chicken liver mixture in a small terrine or pot, and arrange thinner bread slices alongside."
    Dined on 2/22/2014
  • "I was in the mood for vegetables, so I gave the "panache" a try and was really pleased I did. cubed, perfectly cooked root vegetable, long beans, spinach, and black quinoa was doused with a sweet/sour broth that was just plain delicious. Best vegetarian dish I have ever had. Dessert, too, was wonderful...a grapefruit mousse topped with grapefruit sctions, then a graperfruit foam. I can't eat wheat, but the dozed tiny madeleines resting in honey sent the table into swoons."
    Dined on 2/20/2014