Woodward Table
Woodward Table

Woodward Table

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.woodwardtable.com/
  • Phone: 2023475353
  • Hours of Operation:
    Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:30am - 2:30pm; Dinner: Nightly: 5:30pm - 10:30pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Diners Club,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: American
  • Executive Chef: Joseph Harran
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Getting there

  • Cross Street: 15th & H
  • Public Transit: We are located half a block away from the McPherson Square metro.
  • Parking: Valet
  • Parking Details: We offer valet every evening, beginning at 5:30 PM. Parking garages and street parking are available.
A word from Woodward Table
Jeffrey and Sallie Buben's Woodward Table, housed in the historic Woodward Building is a concept that exudes a timeless feel with neighborhood charm. Located just one block from The White House, Woodward presents a "table" of dining possibilities with two eateries...the main restaurant with its creative and diverse American menu and Woodward Takeout Food, a sprite artisanal alternative for breakfast and lunch. The soul of Woodward Table's cooking involves creating seasonal iconic American dishes, a chef's contemporary approach and a regional repertoire of ingredients. Woodward Takeout Food, aka WTF, adjacent to the restaurant, creates a quick serve American breakfast or lunch for the busy Washingtonian, available to eat in or take out. Woodward Takeout Food is like being in a good cook's kitchen...a venue of sights and sounds with the bakery of the entire restaurant located at one end. Smell the fresh baked bread and other concoctions as you place your ord
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Woodward Table reviews from OpenTable diners
263 reviews since May 18, 2014
Overall Rating3.9
  • Food4.1
    Service3.9
  • Ambiance3.9
    Noise LevelModerate
83% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
fit for foodies (118)great for lunch (88)good for groups (71)great for outdoor dining (60)special occasion (59)neighborhood gem (53)great for brunch (48)notable wine list (35)vibrant bar scene (31)romantic (21)hot spot (19)kid-friendly (16)scenic view (10)late-night find (5)Show More
  • Great addition to DC's dining scene
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 11/28/2012
    Great looking place with even better food. Very buzzy, vibrant ambiance. Prices are upscale but reasonable. Worthwhile addition to the DC dining scene.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • A winner!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 11/28/2012
    I work only a few doors away & eagerly anticipated the opening of Woodward Table. Any-thing had to be better than Potenza! I was not disappointed. The food was excellent, the service outstanding. We had the duck confit flatbread w/butternut squash, brussel sprouts as an appetizer. The crust was deliciously perfect & the ingredients were a perfect combination of sweet & savory. Best flatbread ever. We had the pan-roasted trout (w/yummy brown butter & sage sauce) & the crabcake sandwich. Both were delicious, perfectly cooked. We both thought the potato chips were too salty, but that certainly didn't detract from the rest of the meal. My only suggestion would be to add a starch (potato or rice) to the trout meal to round it out. Will be back!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • excellent food and great service.
    Jenny
    Dined on 11/28/2012
    excellent food and great service. We had informed the restaurant and the waiter that we were celebrating a birthday and they brought her dessert beautifully arranged on a plate with a candle and a script of "Happy Birthday." In our office, we often celebrate birthdays in Penn Quarter and Metro Center area restaurants and 9/10 the restaurant does NOTHING, even when you remind them. I would like to see a larger menu, but everything we had was delicious. The service was very attentive and friendly, but not overbearing. I will definitely come back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Hopefully will improve with time
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006VIP
    Dined on 11/28/2012
    Disappointment. Much prefer the chef's other restaurants.
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Well Done Mr. Buben!
    CPAfoodieVIP
    Dined on 11/27/2012
    We really enjoyed our experience this week to Buben's new Woodward Table. The food was outstanding (definitely get the Mac & Cheese side). The service was OK but reflective of what I would expect from a restaurant only open 2 weeks - I'm sure it will improve. Love the music - definitely added to the ambiance.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • The food was exceptional and
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 11/22/2012
    The food was exceptional and the service was impeccable. I will come here again and again!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, notable wine list, scenic view, great for lunch
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Food is prepared with a great
    OpenTable Diner Since 2003VIP
    Dined on 11/21/2012
    Food is prepared with a great deal of care. I think they need some more "safe" combinations for eaters that like more basic combinations. They should have some more basic options. The service needs a great deal of help. Waiter simply did not know what he was doing (He could not use a french press correctly) nor did he anticipate diners needs. Restaurant simply needs to train staff better, but its a new place so that will come I imagine.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Though a little expensive,
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 11/20/2012
    Though a little expensive, it's definitely worth the trip to the recently opened Woodward Table. The food was delicious (I highly recommend the sweetbreads), and our server, Mike, was knowledgeable and friendly. The restaurant was quiet, only because many have yet to discover it. I can't wait to go back once the place is packed and buzzing!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great food, great service
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010VIP
    Dined on 11/20/2012
    Great food, great service from this new American restaurant downtown
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, great for lunch, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • The food and service (both
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005
    Dined on 11/18/2012
    The food and service (both bar and table) was outstanding as expected. We enjoyed the entire meal from apps to dessert. Defintely will be going back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great idea and a nice menu
    Bill
    Dined on 11/16/2012
    Great idea and a nice menu but the service staff did not seem well trained and the meals came out very slow. Seemed to be understaffed and undertrained. Hopefully it will improve.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • wow! where do i start. the
    OpenTable Diner Since 2003VIP
    Dined on 11/16/2012
    wow! where do i start. the open kitchen concept is a BIG distraction. the servers are overly attentive to the point of being intrusive. the menu was for a very specific audience and i'm not sure who they are. the soup du jour was turtle. really? the crabcake sandwich was average. the dessert selections were boring. i had hoped potenza left so another high quality restaurant could take their place. wrong. wrong. wrong. this will not be on my "favorites" list.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Unique menu and nice to watch
    AnonVIP
    Dined on 11/15/2012
    Unique menu and nice to watch meals being prepared. The bar area is nice as well.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate