Art and Soul
Art and Soul

Art and Soul

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.artandsouldc.com/
  • Phone: 2023937777
  • Hours of Operation:
    BREAKFAST
    Monday - Friday 6:30am - 10:30am



    Saturday & Sunday 7:30am - 10:30am



    LUNCH



    Monday - Saturday 11:30am - 2:30pm



    HAPPY HOUR



    Monday - Friday 4pm - 7pm



    DINNER



    Monday - Thursday 5:30pm - 10:30pm



    Friday & Saturday 5:30pm - 11:00pm



    Sunday 5:30pm - 10:00pm



    BRUNCH
    Saturday and Sunday 10:30am - 3:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Diners Club,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: American, Southern
  • Executive Chef: Wes Morton
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Area, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Smoking Area, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Special Events: For special event information, please email Shannon Collins, our Private Dining Manager at scollins@artandsouldc.com

Getting there

  • Cross Street: D Street NW
  • Public Transit: 2 Blocks from Union Station
  • Parking: Valet
  • Parking Details: Valet Parking Available
A word from Art and Soul
Four years after Celebrity Chef Art Smith opened Art and Soul, the Capitol Hill restaurant underwent a refresh and re-opened in late February 2013. In addition to beautiful herringbone wood floors, textured walls, and unique artwork, you'll also enjoy an exciting new menu. Our approach is driven by our chefs’ Southern roots. We serve simple honest food and partner with like-minded farmers, artisans and growers to provide products that are sustainably and responsibly sourced, whenever possible.

With celebrated two-time James Beard award winning Chef Art Smith as chef/owner, this Capitol Hill restaurant has received national and local acclaim for its "Food for the Soul" - modern regional cuisine with southern accents.
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Art and Soul reviews from OpenTable diners
212 reviews since May 25, 2014
Overall Rating3.9
  • Food3.9
    Service3.9
  • Ambiance3.8
    Noise LevelModerate
78% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
fit for foodies (86)great for outdoor dining (77)great for brunch (65)special occasion (63)great for lunch (62)neighborhood gem (43)good for groups (43)romantic (35)notable wine list (27)vibrant bar scene (25)hot spot (24)late-night find (14)scenic view (12)kid-friendly (8)Show More
  • Art and Soul Lunch
    Afan
    Dined on 8/12/2014
    I had the Catfish. It was perfect. Loved it. The staff moved the lunch crowd through and out without anyone feeling rushed. It was an enjoyable experience. The desert was tremendous.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for lunch
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Art and soul in a nut shell
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 8/11/2014
    Very nice vibe and atmosphere. Great lighting. Drink prices were a bit high. 16 dollars for a shot of jw black or 13 for a shot of jack for example. Liked the cheese and meat board but wish there were more options on the menu entree wise. Dessert was great by the way.
    Special Features:
    romantic
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Very Good Brunch
    WinenDine11VIP
    Dined on 8/10/2014
    Great place to eat brunch. The food was very good. They are remodeling the outside dining area and have no table umbrellas. The sun was beaming and we had to move several times to get out of the sun.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great brunch!
    NYCSavvyG
    Dined on 8/10/2014
    I went to Art and Soul for a Sunday brunch. The restaurant is situated in a hotel. However, it has a seperate entrance. The decorations and ambiance were great. Most important the food was amazing! I had the farmer's brunch platter and was very pleased. The bacon was the best I've ever had, it was thick cut and apple wood smoked. The wait staff were attentive and very accomodating. Great DC gem!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great place to dine!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    Art & Soul is a fine restaurant. Its like a diamond in the rough and a best kept secret, but I think everyone should know about this place. So I'm spreading the news. Letting all my friends and family know that this is the in place to be. They were so gracious that my sister's birthday cakes were on the house. We really appreciated that kind gesture. I love ART & SOUL!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great Atmosphere
    EBiggsVIP
    Dined on 8/3/2014
    This is a really nice restaurant, however the food was just ok & the service had much to be desired. The waiter was nice, but he was not very attentive at all.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Delicious
    VIgirl
    Dined on 8/3/2014
    From the complimentary scones to the Virgin blackberry mosquito, everything was well flavored and well done.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, special occasion, hot spot
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great Food Great Service
    Foodie4Life
    Dined on 8/3/2014
    I had the farmers breakfast and it was great. Substitted eggs for seasonal fruit. The fruit was fresh and the servings were large. The service was incredible. Always a pleasure.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, good for groups, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Dissatisfied customer
    LuvHB
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    Service was terrible, they forgot to bring 2 items ordered, had to remind staff and the food wasn't very good. I won't be back, it's overrated. Worst crab cakes ever!
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Excellent Food!
    AnnaBanana
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    This was the 2nd time I have eaten here and was so worth coming back. Shrimp and grits were perfect as was the cornbread.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Just Okay
    goodtothelastbite
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    The good: The buttermilk fried chicken meal was excellent! The chicken was seasoned so well and it was crisp. The mashed potatoes were creamy and delicious. The collard greens were excellent. We also had the appetizer of bacon cornbread, excellent. The waiting staff how ever was great. The Bad: Price!! I'm not cheap by any means but paying $25 for two pieces of fried chicken is steep. Yes it was delicious, but not $25 delicious. Also my girlfriend wasn't a fan of the shrimp and grits, she said she had much better and they could have left out the hominy. Also once again Price! The dish was $27 and the portion was small. Disappointed in the price, but may consider a return for the chicken dish.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Missed Chef Alexander
    Semi
    Dined on 7/30/2014
    This was only our 2nd visit. Our 1st was awesome! Food was superb. So we came back. But, the chef that was on the WEEKEND we 1st dined out, was at an event. This chef was so so. Okay, but not as fabulous. We later found out that our fav chef is usually only on WEEKENDS. Go on a WEEKEND! You won't be sorry!
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Not so hot
    Roscoe
    Dined on 7/27/2014
    My food arrived over cooked and cold. Also the case with my guest - his steak was over cooked. We had attentive wait staff until a large group arrived, suddenly our server was too busy to get our food out quicky or attend to requests from my small party of 3.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Pricey but nice
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    I'm not a fan of upscale Southern cuisine, usually it disappoints. I would say that this is definitely superior in that category. It is quite pricey for this type of food, but our starters and mains were done very nicely, no complaints for what we ordered and got, and I'm pretty hard to please.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Good place for dinner
    fabsime
    Dined on 7/25/2014
    I met an old friend visiting from LA at the bar and the cocktail list list although limited was quite fun. The bartender was very friendly and she gave us some strong and delicious cocktails to start the evening. At diner the food was good although not exceptional. We were probably expecting more from one of Art's restaurants.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Unexpected delight!
    experienceddiner
    Dined on 7/21/2014
    Upon arriving in DC, we dined at Art and Soul (which is located in the Liaison Hotel, where I had a room) for convenience. We went back for almost every meal during our stay for the pleasure of dining there! The dining room is pleasant, but unimpressive, but the food is superb. The menu offers upscale comfort food, highlighting fresh, local ingredients. The chef's southern roots are evident, but the menu is creative and emphasizes the fresh flavors of seasonal foods. The servers are knowledgeable and helpful, without being pretentious or overly solicitous. Desserts are imaginative and RICH! One is more than enough for two people. The wine list is complete and offers a range of prices. We enjoyed every bite of every meal!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • loud
    luvlunch
    Dined on 7/16/2014
    Construction. Noisy loud. Nerve racking . Hard to converse.
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Disappointing food
    MadFoodie
    Dined on 7/14/2014
    I ate here with a couple of business colleagues and the food was uneven. The appetizers we ordered (tomato salad, crab cakes) were fairly good, although there was tendon in the crab cakes. The entrees were universally disappointing. I ordered the stuffed trout and my colleagues both had the halibut, all recommended by our server. My trout was bland mush and neither of my colleagues finished their entrees.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Molleurii
    Dined on 7/12/2014
    We were to say the least, disappointed, based on past experience last in D.C. Two years ago and in Chicago four years ago. Kitchen specialty, fried chicken wasoverdon and dry. Service was only average. Do not plan to return here soon.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • great food, terrific service
    turbodogfish
    Dined on 7/12/2014
    went back twice in one business trip. tasty, well prepared food served by a very helpful and cheerful waitress.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Best kept secret in town
    ChristinaVIP
    Dined on 7/12/2014
    I've been a couple of times for weekend brunch now. It's consistently the best food and the best service around. And, for now, it isn't packed.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 7/11/2014
    Don't get your hopes up by looking at the menu. It's under-seasoned, overpriced, disappointing food. Corn bread by Sara Lee. Venison tartar by Fancy Feast. Gumbo by Zatarain's.
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  • Outstanding Service; great food
    BinrahVIP
    Dined on 7/10/2014
    Party of four for business dinner. Wine list was expansive and beer list had some very tasty yet uncommon selections. We had the Table appetizer which was an eclectic mix of good - deviled eggs, salmon smoked in house, a pickled mixture of carrots, jalapeno peppers, pickles - very tasty with toast points, and pimento cheese spread. I had the tuna special which was well seasoned with a side of mixed vegetables and greens - all well seasoned an tasty. Will definitely go again.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • What is it?
    LouisianaMan9
    Dined on 7/8/2014
    Is it a great foodie spot or is it a neighborhood bar? (I ask because the folks filling every bar stool musta been served their custom cocktails long before we were served the special cocktails we ordered.) I go for the food. It is good. But our most recent visit was for our wedding anniversary and the ambiance was not good. And what is up with the noise? The service was good.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Overpriced for good food.
    eat2live
    Dined on 7/4/2014
    Art and Soul undoubtably had delicious food. I went there for brunch and had lemon pancakes, which were delicious. However, I paid WAY too much for 3 pancakes and some fruit. Additionally, coffee and tea was incredibly overpriced. I paid $6 for a tea bag and a cup of hot water. If you don't mind spending money, it's not a bad place to visit. However, if you are price conscious, I would shy away from Art and Soul.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Highly Recommend
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 7/1/2014
    The service is impeccable, and the food was fabulous; even the salad!!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, hot spot
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Special dinner was indeed "special"
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 6/30/2014
    The food was wonderful and a bit different (however rich). Drinks were delicious and unique, ambiance was just o.k. Bar was extremely loud due to soccer match being played. Service was excellent. This was a special occasion meal for a friend and I while we were visiting the district. Art and Soul was recommended in The Unofficial Guide, Washington D.C. 12th edition. I made reservations a few weeks in advance and it did not disappoint. The web site made it quite easy. As it turned out the restaurant was located across from our hotel, so it was extremely well-located!
    Special Features:
    special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Terrific
    OnTheRoadOftenVIP
    Dined on 6/29/2014
    A warm and welcoming environment with excellent food and service - and, to my delight, flexible and gluten free options!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Want to take your pooch to brunch?
    aemirfa
    Dined on 6/29/2014
    This is the place. My dog enjoyed cool water and a frozen bone, while I enjoyed brunch. The staff was attentive and friendly, the venue was nice, laid out well, and clean. Food was also great. Would recommend!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 6/29/2014
    Sunday morning brunch menu is delicious and the portions are generous. Service was somewhat slow (seemed like there was some loss in efficiency due to disorganized server coverage). Dining logistics aside, the food was excellent.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great service!
    Jordan
    Dined on 6/27/2014
    We came to Art and Soul for a family dinner and the service was excellent. Kenya was very attentive and personable. Our only complaints were that the menu was very limited. Not a big variety. And they were a little overpriced. Other than that we had a great experience. Thanks!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Art and Soul tastes great.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006VIP
    Dined on 6/27/2014
    Lunch was great. Though hot outside our attentive waiter did not forget us and our salad with a beautifully crispy outside and creamy inside salad was great. My BBQ sandwich was tangy and just right.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • TERRIBLE SERVICE!!!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2003
    Dined on 6/24/2014
    The service last night was awful. We had a lengthy wait even though we had a reservation. Food service slow and I won't ever go back there!!! EVER!!!
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  • Real Gem!
    VermontAvenueFoodieVIP
    Dined on 6/23/2014
    Art Smith continues to provide food that shines and tastes so good. From a simple burger, to fresh soups, to fish and shrimp just off the boat. Don't miss the deviled eggs, or the baby cakes! :)
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Overrated
    Diner81
    Dined on 6/22/2014
    The food lacked flavor. Was expecting much better good!
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great Food, not memorable service.
    CinciDiner
    Dined on 6/22/2014
    Service was very slow and sometimes slightly awkward. Food was fantastic. I had the chicken and waffles which was phenomenal.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good for kids and adults
    Jendoo1
    Dined on 6/22/2014
    The food was terrific and it was a perfect brunch atmosphere on the patio. The staff were very kind to my toddler.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Emory
    Dined on 6/21/2014
    We visited for our parent's anniversary and had a wonderful time! The waitstaff went out of their way to make my parents (who are out-of-towners) feel special. The food was amazing. Shrimp and grits is a favorite of ours and this was one of the best I've ever eaten.
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  • Definitely worth a try!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 6/21/2014
    Had brunch there on a Saturday and it was delicious! The complimentary scones are to die for and my chicken and waffle was lighter than I expected which was perfect.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, special occasion, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wonderful Patio
    JrTerpVIP
    Dined on 6/20/2014
    Thank you to Harry for such great service! The view from the patio was beautiful and the food was fantastic.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate