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, Gluten-free Menu, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Weekend Brunch
  • 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 May 23, 2014
Overall Rating4.2
  • Food4.2
    Service4.3
  • Ambiance4.2
    Noise LevelModerate
90% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
fit for foodies (124)special occasion (77)neighborhood gem (58)good for groups (53)romantic (53)great for lunch (50)great for brunch (37)vibrant bar scene (35)notable wine list (32)scenic view (21)hot spot (20)late-night find (7)kid-friendly (2)Show More
  • Excellent edition to Penn Quarter
    Hollynyb2013VIP
    Dined on 5/16/2013
    Delicious. Awesome fried chicken! Our server Grant is a rock star.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • There was so much buzz about
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 5/15/2013
    There was so much buzz about this restaurant; we were happy to score a table in the first week. Good food and very good service, but nothing very special (except the wonderful rolls) to distinguish it from all the other "industrial chic" restaurants that have opened in recent years.Too many other good restaurants in the neighborhood in its price range. We'll give it another try later on. Quiet initially (we went pre-theater), but got pretty noisy as the bar filled up.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fabulous addition to Penn Quarter!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009VIP
    Dined on 5/15/2013
    An airy, modern -- but warm -- brasserie-style gem. A colleague and I had a lovely lunch during NoPa's second week in existence -- the service was seamless, the food delicious (recommend the brussel sprouts!), and we will certainly be back often. Our new favorite restaurant. Congratulations!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, vibrant bar scene, romantic, neighborhood gem, hot spot, great for lunch, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great new addition to DC
    VSKfoodieVIP
    Dined on 5/14/2013
    My friends and I had a nice dinner at Nopa. The space is much lighter than it was Zola, which I found too dark and red. Our waiter was really friendly. We were disappointed that they ran out of the soft shell crab dish, but we enjoyed the bluefish pate, cheese plate, and brussel sprouts. The meatballs were ok, but nothing spectacular. The frozen chocholate bar was really good. My only negative comment is that the (orange/yellow chair I was sitting in was too high for the table, so I felt as if I was leaning over the table the whole time (and I'm only 5'3").
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Should be good...in a few weeks
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 5/14/2013
    This place has a lot of potential to be great. Love the decor, location and ambitious menu. They still need to work out a few of the kinks that a young restaurant encounters, specifically very very slow service, but the overall experience was enjoyable, everyone was friendly and pleasant, the food was delicious and its worth a try.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, notable wine list, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • We were there less than a
    OpenTable Diner Since 2003VIP
    Dined on 5/14/2013
    We were there less than a week after the official opening. Service was great, decor is fabulous - very industrial and a change from the owner's other restaurants. The bar looks great and I will look forward to happy hour there soon. The brussel sprouts were amazing. Frisee salad with classic poached egg presentation also great. "Salmon" croquettes were the disappointment - should be reworked or removed from menu altogether. Overall, another winner for a great restauranteur.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Food needs work
    Drew
    Dined on 5/12/2013
    Several of the dishes we ate need a serious overhaul. The radish salad had too many herbaceous black radishes which overwhelmed the dish including the pineapple (fresh?) which was probably cut too small. Bibb salad with buttermilk dressing seemed to lack buttermilk, which might have been fine paired with something other than bibb & sweet grapes. Twice fried chicken was crispy and juicy, but nothing special and it's an odd choice for a sharing plate since you get a thigh and a leg. Soft shell crab with avocado purée suffered from the puree looking/tasting like baby food. The burger was fine. The porchetta sandwich had promise but was a little too liquidy and the napa cabbage was hard to identify. Gnocchi was good. Sticky bun was great.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great Experience
    caraVIP
    Dined on 5/11/2013
    we were in a little early so noise was not a factor. The food was delicious and our server Stephanie was fantastic.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great addition to DC restaurant sce
    SusanVIP
    Dined on 5/11/2013
    Recently opened, service was a little uneven - some patrons had delays in getting their orders, which is a problem in this location because its main business will be for pre-event (theater, concert, sporting event) meals. the problem seemed to be in the kitchen. The staff were aware and handled things well. They were very gracious to the large number of pre-teen girls there for the Taylor Swift concert, which was very nice. Will definitely eat there again.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem, hot spot, special occasion, kid-friendly
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food a block from Verizon
    greatfalls
    Dined on 5/11/2013
    The soft shell crab appetizer was very good. The chicken entree was excellent and the pork chop entree was also very good. The brussel sprout side wasn't very good, but our serving may have just been overcooked. The frozen chocolate bar desert was very good and the fried strawberry pie was worth a try, but we probably wouldn't order it again. We were very pleased to have such a nice meal a block from Verizon Center and we will definitely be going back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Growing pains?
    BensreviewVIP
    Dined on 5/10/2013
    Of course one will have high expectations from this restaurateur so I'm going to chalk this first experience up to growing pains. Love the decor and the energy...the menu was a bit odd for me - nothing really stood out and didn't seem extremely appealing. Although I am a vegetarian I can appreciate food and still have to cook for a non vegetarian family. Hubby tried the meatballs (thumbs up), ribs (ok), and the double fried chicken (dark meat - really?). The one of 2 or 3 vegetarian options they had that I ordered was not available so I had to have the gnocci which was just ok. The food was very slow to come out and of course the restaurant was bustling. Cocktails were great and so was the service...I'll be back to give it another go.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Sea Bass
    Steve
    Dined on 5/10/2013
    The sea bass was excellent. The wine pour some generous. Overall the meal was excellent and I look forward to dining there again.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Verizon Center-area Excellence
    TreehousedadVIP
    Dined on 5/10/2013
    We had an early dinner at NoPa on a Friday before a Capitals playoff game, happy to be within eyesight of the Verizon Center. The restaurant had just opened so we had little sense of what to expect. Having tried the predecessor , Zola, several times with "nothing to write home about" results, we were extremely pleased with the replacement. The makeover gives the place a fresh, open and bright feel. The menu is original, eclectic and interesting. Our waiter was very well versed in the ingredients and provided friendly and attentive service without hovering. We enjoyed starting with a very fresh lobster salad and delicious hamachi tartare and split a gnocchi with glazed mushrooms. All aspects of the experience were delicious.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, vibrant bar scene, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Food, Great Space
    DaveVIP
    Dined on 5/10/2013
    THe place just opened. Whole team wanted to ensure everything was perfect. THis is a great spot, with great food, and very good service.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Service and Ambiance are excellent.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2004
    Dined on 5/10/2013
    Service and Ambiance are excellent. Servers provided recommendations on food and drinks. The only item on the menu that didn't live up to its title - double fried chicken. The dish was too greasy and needed more flavor.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Delicious light food late
    FormerFedVIP
    Dined on 5/9/2013
    Dropped in for a light dinner after a Smithsonian lecture at the Navy Memorial. We were delighted with everything we tried from the appetizers and salad sections. The country pate was the best I've had in a long while and my girlfriend thought the shrimps in my shrimp cocktail were the largest she'd ever seen. The flakey biscuits in the bread basket were so ggod that my date tried to buy some to take home, but was told they wre unavailable because the restaurant needed to assure there were enough for later customers. The host, in fact, said he'd had to forbid staff from eating any before the restaurant closed. We'll likely return after shows at the Shakespeare Theatre.
    Special Features:
    late-night find
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • nice do-over
    DiningDadVIP
    Dined on 5/9/2013
    Familar space and a great team makes this re-do of Zola a hit. Oysters, fish, steak frites and pork chops on the menu were all perfection. Nice wine list and wonderful staff. Don't miss out on dessert - pastry chef has a few surprises in store. Try the sticky bun ...
    Special Features:
    good for groups, vibrant bar scene, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • We went to NoPa on Tuesday,
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007VIP
    Dined on 5/7/2013
    We went to NoPa on Tuesday, the day after it opened, and were extremely happy with the whole experience. The service and food were fantastic and we were taken care of. I have already and will continue to recommend this to friends.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, vibrant bar scene, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great new spot
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012VIP
    Dined on 5/7/2013
    Once I figured out NoPa was by the same owner as both Rasika and Ardeo and Bardeo I was very intrigued. I went the second night it was open and it was outstanding. It has a great atmosphere inside with exposed brick walls. Great crowd for a Tuesday and for it being the second night open. I was really impressed with the food selections--there was a lot to choose from. Some highlights--meatballs appetizer and the sea bass--it was melt in your mouth good! I definitely recommend this place--great new find.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.