Cedar Restaurant
Cedar Restaurant

Cedar Restaurant

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.cedardc.com/
  • Phone: 2026370012x
  • Hours of Operation:
    Brunch: Saturday: 11:00am - 3:00pm; Sunday: 10:00am - 3:00pm;
    Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:30am - 2:30pm;
    Dinner: Monday - Saturday: 5:30pm - 10:00pm;
    Happy Hour: 4pm-7pm
    Bar and Bites available everyday from 11am-10pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Vegetarian / Vegan, Wild Game, Contemporary American
  • Executive Chef: Aaron McCloud
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, High Tea, Late Night, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine, Wine Bar
  • Private Party Facilities: Cedar's team of professional planners, servers, mixologists &sous chefs headed by Executive Chef Aaron McCloud create custom menus, experiences, & events at any budget & request. Our custom packages and group options will put your mind at ease and dazzle your guests. Cedar will always go above and beyond to ensure a flawless and unforgettable event.
  • Private Party Contact: Eve 202-637-0012x
  • Special Events: Every Monday: $35 Prix-Fixe 3-course dinner & half price select bottles of wine...all night long! 5:30 to 10:00 pm.

    Prix Fixe 3-course dinner for $35 available Tues-Sat 5:30 to 7 pm.

    Don't forget to check out facebook.com/cedardc or twitter.com/cedardc for seasonal menu additions, cocktail classes, wine pairing dinners and demonstrations by Chef Aaron McCloud!

    Keep us in mind for custom events, special menus and personalized experiences. info@cedardc.com

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Between 8th & 9th
  • Public Transit: Gallery Place-Chinatown (YL,GR,RD), Archives-Navy Mem-Penn Quarter (YL,GR), Metro Center (BL,OR,RD)
  • Parking: Private Lot
  • Parking Details: $5 Self-parking Mon-Fri after 5pm only for PMI parking garage on D St (between 8 & 9 Sts). Metered street parking also available.
A word from Cedar Restaurant
'Field and Stream' with polished urban style - contemporary American cuisine using natural fresh flavors and vibrant presentation. Highlighting the seasons, local farms, and small batch brews with hand-crafted elegance.
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Cedar Restaurant reviews from OpenTable diners
166 reviews since May 24, 2014
Overall Rating4.2
  • Food4.3
    Service4.3
  • Ambiance4
    Noise LevelModerate
90% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
fit for foodies (87)special occasion (56)romantic (54)neighborhood gem (40)good for groups (34)great for brunch (26)great for lunch (24)notable wine list (19)late-night find (8)vibrant bar scene (7)kid-friendly (4)Show More
  • The food was very good - my
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007VIP
    Dined on 5/25/2009
    The food was very good - my steak was delicious! Service was attentive without being too intrusive. Loved the decor....overall a great experience. It is a nice addition to the Penn Quarter.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Cedar could benefit from a
    foodmeVIP
    Dined on 5/22/2009
    Cedar could benefit from a larger space, or less hokey pictures of cedar trees on the walls (the cedar paneling alone would have gotten the message across better). That being said, the food was good (though nothing special), and the desserts were top notch. I'm not sure this will ever compete with the big players in Penn Quarter, but I'd like to try it again.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • We ate here about a week after
    mcduke4VIP
    Dined on 5/18/2009
    We ate here about a week after the restaurant opened. Owner personally checked on how our meal was and was visible in dining room, clearly focused on making sure everything went smoothly. Think they were surprised by volume of early diners due to concert at nearby Verizon Center and main courses were a little slow coming out. Appetizers were excellent - especially the oysters with jerusalem artichokes in a light stew. Entrees were also imaginative. Service terrific. Great find.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Cedar had just opened. Even
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006VIP
    Dined on 5/15/2009
    Cedar had just opened. Even so, we had a very good experience. We will visit again; hope to see improvements for these ratings to be maintained. The menu was limited; however, the manager commented that additional dishes would be added and that the menu would vary based on seasonally available foods. I had the salmon, the bean ragout was excellent. My wife had the pork loin, thought it was sumputuous. Our server was knowledgable of the menu and his suggestions were very helpful. Among the nice selections of reasonably priced wines, we found one the complemented both the salmon and the pork. We shared the brownie; it was highly complemented by the peanut butter ice cream (need more ice cream or less brownie).
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • I really enjoyed my dining
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 5/15/2009
    I really enjoyed my dining experience at Cedar. The food was phenomenal. It was very exquisitely prepared in a creative way. My meal was visually pleasing as well as delicious. We had the NY strip steak with tomato jam, Ahi Tuna, chicken, and the wild quail. All were prepared well and delicious. As for appetizers, we chose the Fluke Carpaccio, Green Pea Soup, and the pan roasted oysters. The presentation was great and quite beautiful. Our dessert was a fitting end to a fantastic meal. The carrot cake was the best I've ever had and the rocky road brownie is decadent as it gets. The mango sorbet and the ice creams that accompanied the previous two dishes were creamy and well done as well. I highly recommend this dining experience.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • There is too much background
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005VIP
    Dined on 5/12/2009
    There is too much background noise (apparantely from some sort of ventilation fan, also periodically it seems another large machine starts up making noise. Excellent service
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic