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SAX restaurant & lounge - Washington DC
SAX restaurant & lounge - Washington DC

SAX restaurant & lounge - Washington DC Details

  • Dining Style: Fine Dining
  • Website: http://www.saxwdc.com
  • Phone: (202) 737-0101
  • Hours of Operation: Wednesday-Thursday Open @ 6pm

    Friday & Saturday - Open @ 6pm

    Sunday - 11am - 3pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Contemporary French, Contemporary French / American
  • Executive Chef: Michael Fusano
  • Dress Code: Business Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Chef's Table, Entertainment, Full Bar, Late Night, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Entertainment: A 20-foot enclosed infinity stage is visible from all corners of the two-story space and hosts grandly costumed cabaret performers throughout the evening. Guests can expect to see alluring performances of cabaret, artistic acrobatic pole performances to modern dance/ballet.
  • Special Events & Promotions: Specialize in bachelorette and birthday celebrations!
    Buyouts and corporate events please contact lindsey@saxwdc.com

Getting there

  • Cross Street: H Street
  • Public Transit: Metro Center
  • Parking: Valet
  • Parking Details: Valet every night, $12 per Vehicle
A word from SAX restaurant & lounge - Washington DC
SAX Restaurant Lounge is here… Celebrate your special occasion in a Moulin Rouge setting with grand costumed entertainment offering a full dinner menu & specialty cocktails with late night bottle service specials. SAX features nightly continuous performances ranging from acrobatic pole, threatrical ballet to other alluring performances throughout every evening.
SAX enforces a strict dress code. Please visit our website for further details and special themed evenings.

Whether its a celebration party or corporate event, SAX's full service event team handles every detail. Our opulent venue, exceptional cuisine and outstanding service ensures a memorable event. If you are interested in hosting a 350-person corporate event or a bachelorette party for 10 of your closest friends, our team will ensure your event is a success.
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Ambiance
  • Diners' Choice WinnerSpecial Occasion
Diner Reviews
  • "The fees charged for the weekend are ridiculous. We understood the $75.00 minimum on Friday, but was surprised by the additional 20% fee and automatic gratuity. If you choose to go to this lounge, be prepared to spend. The drinks were delicious and the food was decent, however I suspect the fish I had was not fresh and one of our desserts was freezer burned. Our server did offer a different dessert, in fact our server was excellent. All in all, it was definitely a different experience to see aerial performers and burlesque routines while dining. The venue and seating is very plush and comfy and the service staff is excellent."
    Dined on 7/25/2014
  • "This was my first time and wanted to something special for my man and let me say yo see the smile on his face was priceless. Sax was the best. Everything was great. I will come back and bring my friends. We really enjoyed our services and the entertainment."
    Dined on 7/25/2014
  • "took my sister who was visiting last week. good service as expected: prompt, polite, fun, engaging. food was tired and not that great. shows were entertaining as always, but seemed to be spread out longer than previously enjoyed"
    Dined on 7/25/2014
  • "Definitely recommend the place! Awesome on thursdays"
    Dined on 7/24/2014
  • "A very nice restuarant....definitely worth visiting."
    Dined on 7/20/2014
  • "I went here on a Friday night for my best friend's birthday dinner. Our server was awesome, food was amazing, and the dancers were crazy talented. Super entertaining. We had the best time and it was worth the cost. I would definitely recommend this place for a special night out. It's a unique concept (especially in DC), It reminded of a place I would find in NYC."
    Dined on 7/18/2014
  • "Food was good but overpriced. The best thing we ordered was the fondue appetizer. Dessert was horrible, the SAX Opera Cake was dry. The acrobatics entertainment was the only part of the entertainment worth going for and it was very short. The other dancers were poorly trained and distasteful."
    Dined on 7/18/2014
  • "We went to Sax for our 5th wedding anniversary and I was excited as soon as we walked in the door! Our server was great. She was very sweet and helpful with the menu. The burlesque dancers were amazing! I've been to a few shows like them before but this blew the others out of the water. The dancers were all on point and simply mesmerizing. The food was fantastic, a culinary delight. We will definitely come back and suggest Sax to our friends!"
    Dined on 7/17/2014
  • "it was my daughter's 34th birthday! 2 days before she went to a movie and dinner, the day before she went to a show but she said SAX restaurant was the highlight of her birthday weekend. She really enjoyed everything about the SAX restaurant. We took so many pictures for her to always remember that day. Also the service was amazingly attentive. Thank you!"
    Dined on 7/13/2014
  • "The food was amazing, the staff very accommodating the shows were lovely I just wish they are more frequent... love this place!!!"
    Dined on 7/5/2014
  • "Top knotch in terms of entertainment and atmosphere. The crowd attracted Herr is very professional and mature. I appreciate that in a townhouse where there are not many mature adult lounge scenes. It was our first time there and we've already planned our trip back. Awesome talent in the entertainment. and it was every 10-15 minutes so you got your money's worth."
    Dined on 6/27/2014
  • "Completely different experience. Not just another restaurant. The show and elegant beauty make it completely different."
    Dined on 6/26/2014
  • "It's DC's latest and the greatest! Is recommend this to anyone."
    Dined on 6/25/2014
  • "Excellent shows, friendly staff, great food, and energetically charged atmosphere."
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "My husband took me there for my 37th birthday. We had the time of our lives. The ambiance was great. I would definitely return."
    Dined on 6/20/2014
  • "Lots of fun for special occasion. Awesome entertainment. Good music and dancing. Would go again"
    Dined on 6/20/2014
  • "This was my first experience at Sax. I'm a mom of 3 and live in the Suburbs. I was looking for a romantic night out with a flair of excitement. Sax gave us this. The ambiance was a touch of Medival/European. Very sexy romantic atmosphere. Food was "excellent" Cant wait to go back!!!!"
    Dined on 6/14/2014
  • "I love this restaurant. It was there for my wedding anniversary. I also like the entertainment and there service was excellent."
    Dined on 6/14/2014
  • "I took my Husband for Father's Day. We loved it. Very pricey, but enjoyed the ambiance and the show. The show was very tasteful. We actually just saw a lot of dancing (some of the dancing wasn't very good)....but had a great time."
    Dined on 6/14/2014
  • "Fantastic place for ambiance. Great food and experience for groups and a great evening for all."
    Dined on 6/7/2014
  • "If you want return customers you need the whole package. While ambiance is what all the reviews rave about, this is not great enough of an incentive to come back. You can't charge a lot of money for mediocre food and expect people to come back. Be the full package - great entertainment, great food, and great ambiance."
    Dined on 6/5/2014
  • "Celebrated Birthday with family and friends! Great entertainment, food,and service!"
    Dined on 6/1/2014
  • "Send me some coupons! I would like to bring some friends along."
    Dined on 5/31/2014
  • "This was my first visit. Another friend and I were taking a girlfriend out for her birthday. We could not stop talking about how much fun we had and how the experience was awesome! Good and drinks were great. "
    Dined on 5/30/2014
  • "My husband and I went on a Friday night. The atmosphere what beautiful and fun. The entertainment was great!!!! Our waitress was very knowledgeable, attentive, and sweet. The food was so delicious!!!! Truffle fries and cheddar fondue were amazing and the duck was perfectly cooked.Highly recommended!!!!!!!"
    Dined on 5/30/2014
  • "Perfect find for a more adult oriented dinner. (21+ only) The food was good, not great, but the entertainment and atmosphere was awesome. I will definitely return!"
    Dined on 5/29/2014
  • "I went here with a couple of friends to celebrate my birthday. We decided to go on the Friday before my birthday and it was the beat night to go. Great food, great ambiance, great staff."
    Dined on 5/23/2014
  • "This was my first time at this lounge. I brought my husband here to celebrate his graduation from graduate school. We had a fantastic time! We had to make a last minute change to our reservation because our babysitter was late, but the restaurant was extremely polite and very accomodating. We were seated on time and greeted by a sweet waitress. The service was amazing, the food was great, and I couldn't have had a better time. I will definitely be back in the future and I will definitely recommend this place to friends! Thank you are a great time!"
    Dined on 5/17/2014
  • "Ambiance is fabulous...reminiscent of a New Orleans speak easy. Four course brunch with bottomless mimosas and Bloody Mary's was wonderful. White hot chocolate starter is to die for. Short ribs with eggs was terrific, shrimp étouffée was great as we're all the dishes. Burlesque show was very entertaining and great fun. I can't wait to go back. "
    Dined on 5/11/2014
  • " We went for brunch; the décor was very vegas -like, but interesting, it was dramatic and fun to watch the dancing, BUT the food was really terrible, a two ounce smoothie with a bloody mary chaser? such a bad combo. My arugula salad had one caper and one drop of dressing, so dry! and my entrée was a madame croque which was cold meat and unmelted cheese under flavorless white gravy over burnt toast and had a poached egg on top that was over cooked. They had brought us muffins and jellies and butter which were tasty, but no bread dishes, so it was messy. I wont recommend it or bring my out of town visitors to Sax. it was a disappointing menu. I felt we did not get our money's worth for brunch at all. "
    Dined on 5/11/2014
  • "My husband and I celebrated our one year anniversary here and we had a great time! The staff was very friendly and they surprised us with a glass of champagne and a dessert. The atmosphere was very sensual and romantic. I loved it! As it got later, the venue started filling up with people and the atmosphere became more vibrant. The one 'negative' thing I would note is the show. I was expecting a burlesque type show but it was not burlesque at all. The show was entertaining but I would have preferred more of a burlesque type show."
    Dined on 5/10/2014
  • "Everywhere you look in Sax your senses will be treated to something beautiful. The staff is courteous and attentive without being overbearing/cloying, the menu is inspired and executed by a highly skilled Chef and his team, and the entertainment is a resplendent visual/auditory feast. It's rare to find a restaurant/lounge that "gets it" with appropriate sound levels and artistically executed lighting, but Sax not only gets it - they've raised the standards - the result is a wonderful multi-faceted sensory experience. Fine dining used to be considered a full evening's experience - thanks to the creative Sax visionaries - it is once again. "
    Dined on 5/10/2014
  • "The staff and service was excellent, along with the ambiance. The drinks and food great."
    Dined on 5/8/2014
  • "I was recommended this spot by a good friend, and boy did it deliver. I was trying to celebrate my wife's birthday and she was truly blown away. Although the food was "ok" the ambience and the decor more than made up for it. We will definitely come back!!!"
    Dined on 5/3/2014
  • "I would give them 5 stars if the food had been above average. I would expect much more from flavor from $20 appetizers and $30 entrees. Even the desserts were just ok. Compared to the food at sister restaurant OYA and SEI not up to par . The ambiance is great too. "
    Dined on 5/1/2014
  • "What a great find! My husband and I came for our 20th anniversary dinner. I had noted that on the reservation. The service was the best. Top notch and they also brought us two glasses of champagne and a little cupcake for our anniversary! We will be back and we will tell others about it. Thank you!"
    Dined on 4/30/2014
  • " My group included eight ladies that were celebrating a great friend's birthday! As mentioned previously in my rating, the service was excellent and the ambience was outstanding. The food however was blah and overpriced! Forget about the dessert menu! I ordered a $13 cupcake. The presentation was great but the cupcake was dry and flavorless! Sax is great for adult beverages and entertainment but the organization should think about re-creating their menu!"
    Dined on 4/26/2014
  • "My wife and I were looking forward to a romantic night out, and Sax was highly recommended by a life-long NOVA resident. Wow, were we blown away! It was an amazing experience. The ambience was perfect, the entire room was beautiful, and the people were amazing. The staff was as attentive as any we've ever experienced. There were soooo.... many bachelorette parties, it was awesome! Everyone was having a great time. At about 10PM, they moved a few tables back, and opened up the floor for dancing. Also, I've gotta thank ANGELA MILAS from Pax especially. She was super attentive, and over-the-top Friendly and made our experience extra special. We'll DEFINITELY be going back... a LOT! This is an ABSOLUTE MUST GO TO!!! "
    Dined on 4/26/2014
  • "I love this place. I live in Manassas, VA and I traveled all the way to DC to attend. This is my 2nd time going and I love it. If you plan on adding a different location, please consider Manassas. I have a commercial building and I have a lot of people asking about entertainment in Manassas. "
    Dined on 4/26/2014
  • "Menu and food could've been better. The food was covered in clover like garnishment. I don't feel as if the dancers did enough sets as described. Great for a one time only, / special event. Our waitress Aubrey was sweet and very attentive. "
    Dined on 4/20/2014