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NoPa Kitchen + Bar
NoPa Kitchen + Bar

NoPa Kitchen + Bar Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.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
  • "Everything was fine. But not good enough. There's too much competition now; it needs to be better. It's too bad because the space is very pleasant and the bar is very very nice."
    Dined on 7/21/2014
  • "Our server - he was very attentive, filled our glasses whenever it reached halfway down to the glass (we got the $30 unlimited mimosa/sparking wine brunch). He didn't rush us - he let us enjoy our time and food. I can't recall his name though...but I do remember him saying "I see that the magic has happened here, would you like for me to bring anything else?" - service was awesome! He deserves an award. THANK YOU. The benedict and the bluefish pate....they definitely do not skimp on the portions! I will definitely be returning."
    Dined on 7/20/2014
  • "Great food excellent service. One of our favorites."
    Dined on 7/16/2014
  • "Food lackluster, servers tried best to recover but won't be back."
    Dined on 7/15/2014
  • "We had yet another fantastic meal at Nopa, The menu has changed a lot since our last visit, I had the gnocchi and the trout and they were exactly what the doctor ordered, our server a young latino was awesome (sorry I don't remember his name). All in all another great experience"
    Dined on 7/11/2014
  • "We made this reservation for three at the last minute on Friday, and I wasn't sure what to expect since several restaurants in that area are big and uninteresting for me. We lucked out... Got an 8 pm Rez and were immediately seated along the windows near the bar with an excellent view of the street below. All of the food items (shortrib, gnocchi, seabass, brick chicken) were terrific. Our friend also ordered the "Tiny Bubbles" cocktail and fell in love with it. Service was excellent and helpful. We were also able to enjoy the vibrancy of the scene and still hold a conversation among us. This was a terrific experience, and we will be back."
    Dined on 7/11/2014
  • "Food was very good and we really enjoyed our meal. The big problem was our server. He would take an order then disappear. He would go missing for long periods of time which made the evening drag. The only time he was fast was to return the credit card charge. In the restaurants defense when I spoke to a manager upon leaving he did apologize and gave us a nice gift card to return but that doesn't repair a botched night out."
    Dined on 7/11/2014
  • "The food is great, but the service is amazing. Everyone at Nopa is welcoming and makes you feel like their only customer! Will definitely go back."
    Dined on 7/11/2014
  • "I needed a good spot for a business lunch and decided to try NoPa. I was very pleasantly surprise by the restaurant's delightful atmosphere and diverse menu. The Barley & Quinoa Salad, Orange Vinaigrette, Pine Nuts, Dried Cherries was fresh, light and bursting with flavor. The Glazed Vegetable Pastiche was equally amazing, as were the Crispy Brussels Sprouts. Although the restaurant was fully occupied, they were strategic in their table placement, which allowed each table to have a private, quite conversation. I'm looking forward to going back for a nice romantic dinner and Sunday brunch. The service was also superb. I'm looking forward to returning to try their dinner and Sunday brunch menus."
    Dined on 7/10/2014
  • "My boss brought me here for my birthday lunch (I wanted to try someplace I'd never been). The service was so-so: our 1st server asked us if we had questions, but then said something about not being our actual waiter, then got another one. That one couldn't seem to answer all our questions & had to read from his notes when asked about specials &ingredients, though he made a point of telling us he'd worked there for years! Food was AMAZING, though! Hatami tartar & seabass! Yum! And their rolls are YUMMY! hey didn't do anything special for my b-day (other reviewers said they did), but that was ok."
    Dined on 7/9/2014
  • "Our waiter Aylice mad our brunch experience I would gladly dine again with her."
    Dined on 7/6/2014
  • "Food was fantastic -- don't miss the sea bass! Service was impecable as well. We got there a half hour before our reservation and they welcomed us and seated us before the rest of our party arrived."
    Dined on 7/5/2014
  • "We had a 6:00 pm reservation, but likely didn't need one for that hour. There were several other tables seated, but we easily could have walked in and been seated promptly. Our server was very attentive and offered great suggestions. We opted for the three course menu option and couldn't have chosen better. Each appetizer, entrée and dessert turned out to be a gastronomic delight. We weren't expecting that level of an experience, but were pleasantly surprised. This is a place we will be returning to on our own as well as when we have company in town. Unique, clean, comfortable, service oriented, and conveniently located near Metro."
    Dined on 7/5/2014
  • "We had a delicious meal with good service and comfortable surroundings. Cocktails were great."
    Dined on 7/4/2014
  • "I had Chilean sea bass. Nicely done but not "knock your socks off" good. Ditto, the wine by the glass list. My bottom line: Probably a reasonably good choice but there are much better restaurants nearby."
    Dined on 7/2/2014
  • "I was there for their tomato menu and was very impressed. Definitely would recommend!"
    Dined on 7/1/2014
  • "Came in on a whim on a Sunday. Well, let me say, after moving to the area from the suburbs, I was surprised so many restaurants were dead on a Sunday! Started out at the bar and was mixed a great cocktail. When we were seated, we had great service and good food. I totally went for the steak frites. My steak was prepared perfectly, although it was a little salty for my liking. The frites were delicious and crispy, not as salty, but i was bummed when I asked for frite sauce and none was provided, let alone known about ... please add! I love arugula and the salad was fresh with a great dressing. My boyfriend loved his meal! Absolutely loved the decor and the inside of the restaurant. definitely want to go back to try again."
    Dined on 6/29/2014
  • "Noisier than I thought it would be given that the restaurant wasn't crowded. Tables are nicely spaced, but the ceiling could probably use some sound-proofing."
    Dined on 6/29/2014
  • "I live in Cleveland Park and enjoy Ardeo/Bardeo, so I was excited to try NoPa. We went for a friend's birthday, and they brought us special menus that said "Happy Birthday", which was a lovely touch. Overall, the menu was nice. I had Chilean Sea Bass, and started with the the Lamb Gnocchi, both of which were tasty. The biggest issue we had was the service. We ordered drinks before dinner, and we didn't get them until well after we were into our meal. They didn't appear to be busy, so I am not sure if they were short staffed, but we were a bit disappointed that we needed to remind the waiter for a drink. I would probably return, but it wouldn't be my first choice in DC."
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "My wife and I spent a delightful evening at NoPa on June 26, 2014. The service was excellent and the food was outstanding (soft shell crab, tenderloin steak, sea bass, and red velvet desert). Additionally we received wonderful service from the beverage manager (sommelier), Jesse, who helped select the perfect wine for our dinners."
    Dined on 6/26/2014
  • "This was our 3rd or 4th visit, but our first doing a full dinner in the main dining room, and we were not disappointed. The food was quite good, we enjoyed the beef short-ribs and the sea bass, each paired with perfect sides, and wish we had made time for appetizers. The menu is interesting, as are the wine-by-the-glass options, and we look forward to trying more. What sets many restaurants apart for me is the service, and here it is outstanding -- attentive without being intrusive, knowledgeable, helpful, highly professional, and enthusiastic. A very enjoyable experience all around."
    Dined on 6/26/2014
  • "I went here for the first time this past Wednesday night with a girl friend. The place was very nice inside and the service was great. Super friendly staff. Nice vibe. The food is unique and everything we got was delicious (soft shell crab appetizer, hake and steak). The cocktails were perfect too (we got the manhattan and an old fashioned). Definitely recommend!"
    Dined on 6/25/2014
  • "Good food, good service, nice bar, convenient valet, and nice theater fare. We will be back."
    Dined on 6/25/2014
  • "We had been at NOPA soon after its opening and were not happy. On this, our first return, we were delighted with everything: the food, the ambience, the service, the wines, etc. Congratulations. Another winner for the group."
    Dined on 6/24/2014
  • "The ambience and food were very good. Service was attentive and helpful. Overall a very nice spot for dinner!"
    Dined on 6/22/2014
  • "Bar has a fantastic selection of small batch bourbons and other hard to find spirits. Creative and tasty cocktail list. Service in the bar and dining room is top-notch. Menu has a nice variety of items and everything was very good. Fair warning: the Croque Madame is HUGE. I made the mistake of ordering it thinking I was ordering something relatively light. Not so much!"
    Dined on 6/22/2014
  • "Sea bass was very tasty. Mushroom side was lacking in flavor - so would suggest sticking with the entrees."
    Dined on 6/22/2014
  • "I took my wife here for her birthday, and it was our first time at Nopa. Having to decide between the many good restaurants in DC, we could not have been any happier with our decision. From the amazing food to the great service topped with the best overall atmosphere of a restaurant in the city, we enjoyed all 120 minutes at Nopa. We are already planning to go back for lunch and dinner and bringing our friends along."
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "We sampled drinks, salads , appetizers, entrees and desserts and there wasn't a low point among them. Everything was interesting, tasty and fresh."
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "Invited an out of town guest to dinner here. Food has always been good, with something on the menu for just about anyone. Good location and valet parking make it an easy place for dinner from any of the downtown hotels. Our server was personable and able to answer our questions. Good values for downtown. My wife's salmon was warm at best. They asked, we told them, but no one offered to do anything to make it right. Desserts were wonderful and the highlight of the evening. Save room, They are a must."
    Dined on 6/18/2014
  • "The brunch menu is limited but really excellent. Golden beet soup was flavorful and great compliment to the ceasar salad for a vegetarian option. The rest of my guests had the croque monsieur or croque madame - the portions were very generous and the ham was especially delicious."
    Dined on 6/15/2014
  • "Dinner at Nopa is always a pleasure. I am sorry that the skate is no longer on the menu, but my hanger steak was delicious, and the gnocchi were unbelievably rich and tasty. Standards are high and consistency is maintained. The wait staff are very courteous without being officious, or overly friendly. A favorite dinning spot."
    Dined on 6/14/2014
  • "I recently took some out of town friends for dinner at NOPA. Our very positive experience began with Jesse who took our reservation and was the MC for a very memorable evening. The radish salad is outstanding; a treat for the palette -- a lovely combination of tastes and textures that was interesting and creative without being fussy. Our wait staff was excellent-- attentive, very nice and knowledgeable and not at all intrusive. Great!"
    Dined on 6/12/2014
  • "We ate here before Shakespeare theater. It was so yummy and they made sure we got out in time for the show The food was OUTSTANDING! i highly recommend it."
    Dined on 6/7/2014
  • "NoPa was super- service was the perfect mix of friendly, helpful but not intrusive. The strawberry pies and ice cream was one of the best desserts I have ever tasted! One diner at our table had the yellow beet soup and raved about it. Overall, a delightful and delicious dinner; can't wait to go back."
    Dined on 6/4/2014
  • "This should sum up our experience in as much as we were visiting DC and looking for that one great spot. Called last minute the first night there Jessie (a NOPA stakeholder) invited us to walk on over. And are we thrilled we did. The vibe here is fresh as is the decor and cuisine. Kind of a Foodie destination as well and when there are fried brussel sprouts with pear sauce and their signature chilean sea bass (unlike a prep we have never tasted), the experience was telling and impactful. In a town where so many chains, old standard fares and other restaurants share similar themes or ol standards which are tired and feel like others, NOPA offers a breath of fresh cuisine and service like one might find in S.F.; L.A. or NYC. "
    Dined on 6/1/2014
  • "I came for brunch with two my girlfriends. Service was excellent! Our waiter gave us detailed suggestions and made sure our glasses of delicious mimosas were full at all times. The manager was very accommodating of our special requests and made us feel right at home. The food was unique and fresh. Don't miss the peach mimosas. Will definitely be returning! Great brunch spot!"
    Dined on 6/1/2014
  • "While service and atmosphere met expectations of a $$$ establishment, food did not. Lobster over pea risotto w/ nori and passion fruit seeds. Lobster was average quality. Pea risotto had nice delicate flavor that would have been nicely complimented by nori and passion fruit seeds. However, I'm almost 100% sure that nori was replaced with spinach, and passion fruit seeds were very hard and tangy like PopRocks. Small serving size. This dish was NOT worth its price tag. Other dish ordered was chicken dish. A step up from lobster dish, but not great. Serving size was bigger and price tag smaller. Chicken was cooked well, lots of good flavors. Other parts of dish were pureed and same texture - hard to distinguish and appreciate."
    Dined on 5/31/2014
  • "The food was unbelievable. Everyone in our party was satisfied with what they got. Also, Jesse's beverage recommendations added an extra sparkle to what was already a fantastic meal. The service, the food, the abience, all STELLAR! Definitely check it out."
    Dined on 5/29/2014
  • "Excellent selections from the longer menu, and oh, those profiteroles!"
    Dined on 5/25/2014