Boundary Road
Boundary Road

Boundary Road

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.boundaryrd.com/
  • Phone: 2024503265x
  • Hours of Operation:

    Brunch:
    Saturday and Sunday: 11:00am - 3:00pm

    Lunch: (no reservation necessary)
    Tuesday - Friday: 11:00am - 3:00pm

    Dinner:
    Every Day: Starting at 5:30pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: American
  • Executive Chef: Chef Brad Walker
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Full Bar

Getting there

  • Cross Street: 5th St. NE
  • Public Transit: Union Station on the Red Line.
    The X2 Bus runs down H st. stops across the street or a half block away.
  • Parking: Street Parking
A word from Boundary Road
Boundary Road is a stylish little bistro located at the west end of H St. NE. Our mission is to provide simple, carefully prepared meals, highlighting local ingredients in a comfortable and convivial atmosphere.

UPCOMING EVENTS:

Thanksgiving- Boundary Road will open at 7pm for beverages and light snacks. No dinner service.

FRANKENLunch- Join us on Black Friday for our Brunch/Lunch fusion from 11am-3pm. No reservation necessary!

NYE 2014- Celebrate the New Year with us as we offer a 3-course prix fixe menu with an optional wine pairing. Please call us at (202) 450-3265 for more details and to make your reservation.
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Boundary Road reviews from OpenTable diners
58 reviews since June 26, 2014
Overall Rating4.2
  • Food4.1
    Service4.3
  • Ambiance4.2
    Noise LevelModerate
100% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
neighborhood gem (30)fit for foodies (30)vibrant bar scene (9)hot spot (9)romantic (8)good for groups (8)special occasion (8)notable wine list (6)great for brunch (6)great for lunch (6)late-night find (5)kid-friendly (3)Show More
  • Meh...
    Dstrngr
    Dined on 7/19/2013
    If you like tight spaces, dining in the dark and loud people, then by all means, go for it. Expected better food after seeing it on the menu but it was just ok (had the oily fries for the appetizer but the dipping made up for it.; for entree, had the steak which needed more seasoning, the cauliflower was overcooked, kale was good tho). Waitress was rude (a little beforehand info...im Deaf) asking me if I read lips and talked only to my date that night making me feel like I wasnt there. So for other Deafies (the spot is in the heart of Gallaudet), I'd steer clear of this place.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Local friendly CREATIVE
    Dannyzzzzzzzz
    Dined on 6/27/2013
    This awesome neighborhood restaurant gem rivals the large group restaurants. The owner/chef is usually around and is ultimately charming and personable. Always an interesting cut of meat and great mainly local vegetaria. Amazing salads and starters and the sides with the entree's are excellent!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list, kid-friendly, romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Food had little taste
    Local
    Dined on 6/22/2013
    I had the steak and frittes which had no flavor. My date enjoyed her meal, but not at the level of the hype. DIsappointed.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Interesting, fresh food
    PretheatergalVIP
    Dined on 6/18/2013
    I have been to Boundary Road , once for lunch, and once for dinner a found it very good each time. They are very attentive and interested in your dining experience. I will go again.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Asset to City
    JeffVIP
    Dined on 6/3/2013
    WE are fortunate to have Boundary Road in our neighborhood. It warrants a trip across the city or from outside to visit. An open format in a historic space, great staff, and delicious food. We will go back again and again
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Food, service & drinks were
    goodfood4me
    Dined on 5/22/2013
    Food, service & drinks were very good. Noise level was ok on a mid-week night but weekend visits have been unbearably noisy, causing us to leave before dessert or coffee. We returned only because we had told our guest weeks ago we would introduce him to the restaurant.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • We went to boundary road with
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010VIP
    Dined on 4/20/2013
    We went to boundary road with a group of 6 and absolutely loved it. The food was amazing, from the charcuterie/cheese plate, to the bread, to all the appetizers (actually, the pierogies just tasted like regular pierogies...could barely taste the quark/black pepper, but they were still tasty!), and everyone loved their entrees. Boundary Road also has great ambiance; you feel a bit like you are sitting in a super trendy barn out in the country somewhere. Everyone was pleasant and helpful. The desserts were also really good! The brownie was the best, with the salted caramel gelato and caramel popcorn. Mmm, I want it now!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Service left something to
    DCSDinesOut
    Dined on 4/18/2013
    Service left something to be desired. Was left waiting for glass of wine for good 15 minutes. One item we ordered got mixed up.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Cool spot. Food was good...
    MelissaVIP
    Dined on 4/14/2013
    Cool spot. Food was good... maybe even a little better than good, but I enjoy other H St options more. We went on a Sunday night and it was really quiet.
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • My dining companion and I
    Diana
    Dined on 4/8/2013
    My dining companion and I enjoyed our meals, and our server was attentive, but not too attentive.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, romantic
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Go!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010VIP
    Dined on 4/5/2013
    Awesome service and awesome food. Could not be happier with my dinner!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great service. Nice atmosphere.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2004
    Dined on 4/1/2013
    Great service. Nice atmosphere. Ordered two entrees and neither were very good.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • I've been about 5 times in
    Julie
    Dined on 3/23/2013
    I've been about 5 times in the past 6 months. The people here are consistently friendly and happy to make a nice evening for you without being overly solicitous. The crowd is also low key and friendly and is a great place to meet up when you don't want an overly aggressive / energetic scene. Fabulous cocktails! And I have seen young children there earlier in the evening without incident, so it seems that it is family friendly without catering wholly to kids. It has become a go-to spot for us from across town.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Service was excellent. Decor
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010VIP
    Dined on 3/9/2013
    Service was excellent. Decor is rustic, which seems to be a trend right now. Food was good. I don't happen to live close to the restaurant but would go back when in the neighborhood.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Boundry Road on H Street
    AlisonVIP
    Dined on 3/8/2013
    First visit was great fun for our group of 5. Terrific service, and food. Love what they have done with the place. A great space, very energetic.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Disappointed that every dish,other
    galdcVIP
    Dined on 2/24/2013
    Disappointed that every dish,other than a bowl of crab soup, was unflavorful. Were there on a Sunday night so maybe the chef, who had been at Cashions and Fiola, 2 of our favorite restaurants, was not cooking and his substitute was incompetent. Also, was told they sold out of a dish(bison short ribs) on Saturday so it was not available Sunday. Hate to think that if it were still available I'd have been eating a day old dish.
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  • Great food, but we had a couple
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 2/22/2013
    Great food, but we had a couple of plates of goat that were not properly cooked to our requests. Been here before, but this is the first time we've had an issue with a meal. Overall great place and would recommend it.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Excellent food, prepared when
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005
    Dined on 2/18/2013
    Excellent food, prepared when you order. I went with a party of six, none of whom had been to Boundary Road before. Without exception, everyone enjoyed the food and would return. Service was friendly and attentive. Definitely on my list of restaurants to visit again!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • My wife and I have been here
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 2/9/2013
    My wife and I have been here several times and couldn't be happier to have this restaurant in our neighborhood. The staff are friendly and knowledgeable, the food and drinks are great, and the atmosphere is great for our date nights. We highly recommend it!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great to be abl to try a poular
    LWinDCVIP
    Dined on 2/3/2013
    Great to be abl to try a poular restaurant ith a group of six on Superbowl Sunday! We had the place to ourselves.
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  • The swordfish with fennel,
    Dawn
    Dined on 1/22/2013
    The swordfish with fennel, fingerling potatoes, tapanade was awesome;small portion but enough. Simple house salad with mixed greens, cherry tomatoes, and a light vinaigrette dressing. Desserts to die for. Shared apple pie with cinnamon gelato and a brownie sundae with salted carmel gelato and carmel popcorn. The apple pie had a very thin crust and the apples were finely cut. The brownie was almost a liquid consistency inside; the popcorn pieces were so small they were hardly noticeable which was OK. This is the place where the Obamas ate with a donor to Organizing for America early in the campaign. The chef/owner, Brad, told us all about the visit and Senators Warner (VA) and Bennet (CO) were eating there the night we were there.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Food was fantastic. Server
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013VIP
    Dined on 1/20/2013
    Food was fantastic. Server was obviously new, and didn't know what type of beverages they had on hand (iced tea??), and we had to ask to have our drinks refilled a couple of times. Otherwise, no problems. (And to his credit, the restaurant was quite busy.) Ambiance was nice. And did I mention that the food was FANTASTIC?? I'm definitely going back. Repeatedly.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Our server, who was wonderful,
    ElizabethVIP
    Dined on 1/15/2013
    Our server, who was wonderful, recommended everything we ate including recommending the wine and everything was great. We had the pork dish and the rockfish, shared their signature fries and their mini-donut dessert. Quite impressed. I would highly recommend it.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, hot spot
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • a must go. dining perfection
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 12/4/2012
    Boundary road is a fabulous place with a well thought out menu, bar and space. Everything is absolutely great and you can't go wrong with any food or drinks you order. Everyone should go and fall in love with it.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Ya gotta try it!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 11/29/2012
    Just had a wonderful first experience here on a Saturday. Came with my boyfriend for a late dinner- full menu served until 10:30. But after that, the late night menu kicks in, which looked good too, just more bar-foody. Anyway, we sat at the bar. Both bartenders were awesome! Service was amazing! The menu was great. We started with a delicious sampling of meats and cheeses that had a house made pickle assortment alongside it,which was sooo delicious. My chicken was amazing! And house made peanut butter cups were the perfect ending! Decor is pretty cool too- interesting lighting, nice and soft. Cool exposed rafters and bricks. Nice beer menu. I have tons of nice things to say!!! Really looking forward to going back!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, late-night find, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • My wife and I love Boundary
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 11/7/2012
    My wife and I love Boundary Road. We've eaten there several times, with groups and alone and have always had a great experience.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate