The Front Page - DC
The Front Page - DC

The Front Page - DC

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.frontpagedc.com/
  • Phone: (202) 296-6500
  • Hours of Operation:
    Monday - Thursday: 11:30am - 11:00pm, Friday: 11:30am - 12:00am, Saturday: 10:00am - 12:00am, Sunday: 10:00am - 11:00pm

    Brunch: Saturday and Sunday 10 AM-3:30 PM

    Happy Hour: 4-8 pm Mon-Fri
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Diners Club,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Beer Garden, American, Contemporary American
  • Executive Chef: Freddie Melgar
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Dancing, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wine
  • Catering: We cater to any event/group in the Metro Area!
  • Entertainment: Dj's and Dacing Thursday-Saturday Night
    Trivia Tuesdays.
  • Special Events: We have a semi private room, and a main dining room that can be used for private events. We do buffet and sitdown fixed menus ranging from $10-100 a person.

Getting there

  • Public Transit: Dupont Metro South Entrance/Exit.
  • Parking: Street Parking
  • Parking Details: street or garage available
A word from The Front Page - DC
The Front Page DC, opened in 1985, has been serving DC's socialites for decades! We pride ourselves on prompt, friendly service, excellent food, long happy hours, and bountiful brunches. We have won DC's best happy hour and voted TOP 10 spots to Brunch. We have been known for our affordable pricing, including our famous $9 lunch specials. We offer insane specials including our half priced burger nights with trivia on Tuesdays and our biggest night of the week...Taco Thursday's with a free taco bar starting at 5 pm and $2 Coronas. The Front Page has always been family owned and operated, and we have always treated our restaurants like our home. We welcome you to our restaurant, and we hope you feel like you are home while you are here. Cheers, Alex Heidenberger
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerKid Friendly
  • Diners' Choice WinnerLate Night Find
  • Diners' Choice WinnerVibrant Bar Scene
The Front Page - DC reviews from OpenTable diners
40 reviews since July 27, 2014
Overall Rating4.2
  • Food4.2
    Service4.3
  • Ambiance4
    Noise LevelModerate
92% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
good for groups (25)great for brunch (22)great for outdoor dining (18)vibrant bar scene (17)great for lunch (16)fit for foodies (16)hot spot (15)kid-friendly (13)late-night find (13)neighborhood gem (9)special occasion (4)Show More
  • simple, cheap, accommodating
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 11/1/2014
    You get what you pay for, so don't expect fine dining. But the bottomless champs/mimosas are $10, food was satisfying and they sat my large where we wanted to be
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 10/26/2014
    The food was delicious. Nothing truly special about the menu, but the omelette I had was quite good. The service was great and my bottomless mimosa never even got close to empty. I would recommend this place to a friend, but I would recommend that you hit brunch before the church crowd gets there. It was a really nice atmopshere and then all of a sudden I couldn't hear the person next to me.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Celebrating
    bwife2012
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    I took my husband and his friends out to celebrate my husband birthday our server was April she was extremely helpful polite and sweet we would absolutely go back
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • The King's Review
    RestaurantKing
    Dined on 9/14/2014
    Brunch was loud, crowded (in some scenarios this is good, but not in this case), disorganized milieu, inconsistent service, and the food was fair. Somewhat disappointing considering previous visits were good.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Cass2157
    Dined on 9/14/2014
    We went for Sunday Brunch. They had great food ( eggs, bacon, biscuits, gravy, fresh fruit, ect) The service was wonderful as well. I would go back again and take some friends.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Sharon
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    We sat outside because the noise level inside was too high for conversation. The outdoor area was pleasant enough and the service and food were good and reasonably priced.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Brunch!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 9/7/2014
    This is my absolute favorite restaurant for brunch! Whenever I'm in DC on a Sunday morning, I eat here for brunch. I've been going for many years and they have never let me down. The food is delicious every time!!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • just ok
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    the food was just ok - I had a turkey hummus wrap - it had very little hummus, no red pepper and the turkey very salty. Others at my table weren't impressed either. I should have taken the other reviews more seiously - I would not recommend this restaurant.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Will Go Again
    Ntoit74711
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    In the early 90's The Front Page - DC was my favorite restaurant for brunch and dinner. Over the years the food went down, so I stop going. My friends and I needed a place to brunch a few weeks ago and thought lets give it a try after several years. FYI, WE were IMPRESSED, we had a great time. Our waiter was great but the guy running the carving station was never to be found! Not sure but maybe he needed help? Anyway, this is our spot again.......
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Food was Great, Hostess was Nasty
    Unwelcoming
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    Lets cut to the chase. We were not notified when our table was ready as the hostess had informed us upon arrival we would receive a text message. Then after returning back to the hostess stand she did not apologize for her over sight since we never received the text and was not accommodating. Our table was given away and she made us look feel like we were bothering her. Not usually a confrontational person but she really hit a nerve because I despise bad service especially when it is at will employment. She is the first point of contact to the public and can definitely destroy an experience before it is even started. Maybe she needs to be retrained but she is definitely not welcoming.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Decent Restaurant - Easy Location
    NIUshibbyman61
    Dined on 8/19/2014
    Overall, the experience was positive. The food was only average, and the place was a little noisy. However, the service was good and I didn't really have any complaints about anything. It is conveniently located right across from the DuPont Circle Metro station (south entrance), so it is really easy to get to.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Best brunch spot in the city!!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    This is mine and my husbands favorite brunch spot in DC!!!! Yum, yum, yum! Great buffet, awesome al la cart menu too!!! The omelet bar is my fave!!!! If you haven't been yet, make it your top priority for the weekend, you won't be disappointed!!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 28 ratings-only reviews submitted since July 27, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.4
    • Food4.4
    • Ambiance4.3
    • Service4.5
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 464 reviews are from the The Front Page - DC reviews archive.
  • Oh oh US soccer team
    Susan
    Dined on 6/26/2014
    The restaurant was crazy as a very large crowd outside and inside watched the US team lose to Germany. Bad planning on our part, but wait staff helped us find a "quieter" corner and service was good. Food as well.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Three waiters & none paid attention
    Christine
    Dined on 6/23/2014
    We visited Front Page on a weekday team lunch, frankly because it was the only place we could get a reservation last minute. We were a group of seven, so not an unruly number. I also had made a reservation so the restaurant would be prepared for us. We had three different people "watching" our table, but it was still a fight to get extra silverware and consistently had to ask for our waters to be refilled. We waited a long time for the food and one of the orders was wrong -- it took another 25 minutes to get him his dish (and a lot of getting up to find a staff member to make sure someone was on it). Front Page is fine for Happy Hours and the food is decent, but don't expect much service-wise.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Check the Specials!
    SF2DCDinerVIP
    Dined on 6/22/2014
    The flank steak special on Sunday night was incredibly high value for $14! I expected a small portion because of the price but was pleasantly surprised at the amount, thickness, and flavor for so little money. My server apologized for the wait on my cocktail because the bar was jammed with World Cup fans but the wait was not at all long. All the staff were gracious and friendly amid the pressures of a very large, exuberant group of customers. I chose this restaurant on the basis of an excellent experience at The Front Page in Virginia and was pleased to have an equally satisfying experience.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great DC location
    VAfoodie
    Dined on 6/20/2014
    The Front Page is a favorite of mine because it's one of the first restaurants I had a meal at when I moved to Washington, DC back in the '80s. The location is perfect for anyone looking for a place to eat near a Metro stop, and off one of the main thoroughfares in Northwest DC. The food is good for the price you pay. Some chefs over the years have been better than others. It was an exciting place on Friday with folks watching the World Cup matches at both the bar and the sidewalk seating area. As non-soccer fans, we were able to find a quiet table inside the restaurant.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Last Minute Success
    jmauden
    Dined on 6/11/2014
    We're visiting from out of town, and needed a dinner spot in a pinch. We found this on Yelp! and gave it a shot. There was a wide selection of food from burgers to pasta to pizza to steak. It will definitely meet anyone in your party's needs. The service was friendly and prompt. The bathroom was clean. The prices were extremely reasonable. I would definitely eat there again, next time I'm in town.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, great for outdoor dining, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Client Luncheon
    cparkVIP
    Dined on 6/9/2014
    I had the burger and it was great! We first sat outside and were getting eaten alive out there by mosquitoes so we moved inside. We shared the crab cake appetizer which was good.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great Burger
    Denise
    Dined on 6/5/2014
    Lunch at the Front Page was perfect again. A great burger with good company - who could ask for more!
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Bar Scene
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 5/28/2014
    Essentially a college/20's to early 30's bar and pub. Nice outdoor seating if weather is in the mood. Food is ok, but really more bar fare (pretty good, but not foodie material at all). Plus is outdoor seating, bar area is really loud, service with a smile, but think bar scene.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Good Food, Casual Dining
    CollegePoor
    Dined on 5/16/2014
    Selection of food was good, service was friendly and attentive. When in the DC area, I would go vack.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Happy Hour Fun
    jel1013
    Dined on 5/15/2014
    I came in with one of my friends after work for a Happy Hour. Very fun atmosphere, drinks were good, also had some tasty appetizers as well!
    Special Features:
    hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Good place
    Azure42
    Dined on 5/12/2014
    My wife and I ate here one of the first nights we arrived in Washington DC. We liked it so much that we returned a few nights later with friends. The bar can become very noisy and the sound carries throughout the whole place. We would have asked for outdoor seating, but couldn't stand eating so close to the cigar smokers stinking up the entire area.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Overrated; Go elsewhere
    ChepostVIP
    Dined on 5/11/2014
    Maybe it was just Mother's day, but talk about overrated! Buffet was not backfilled, the food that was there, was dried out. Service wasn't bad when we saw our waiter. In in the end, we should have gone elsewhere and paid less for better food.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • always yummy
    Tammy
    Dined on 5/10/2014
    I have dined here many times and am pleased each time. This time I took Mom and she too enjoyed it. Can't w to try the brunch. Love love love the shrimp and grits!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great service and food
    csing
    Dined on 4/25/2014
    This was a very nice find. Middle of the road pricing, and lots of choices on the menu. Service was very good. Kitchen sent out a sample of an appetizer for us. Accommodating to our kids, good selection for them. Great location on Dupont Circle. Very busy bar area with Happy Hour crowd, separate from dining.
    Special Features:
    Good for Groups, Vibrant Bar Scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Perfect for the weary Traveler
    JohnATLfoodie
    Dined on 4/19/2014
    I chose this restaurant on the fly using OpenTable filters looking for American Kid Friendly menus near the metro DC area. I got a bull's eye with this restaurant. I entered on the bar side at first and was afraid it wasn't suitable for my audience, but then I realized the dining area was on the other side and perfect for what I needed. The food was incredibly priced and delicious. I had the Cajun Chicken Fettucine, and it was packed a little spice but was very very satisfying. Our tall waiter origianally from Arizona was great, personable and friendly. It was the perfect dinner and precisely what we were looking for! Thanks
    Special Features:
    Kid-Friendly, Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem, Vibrant Bar Scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great Food
    Ellis
    Dined on 4/10/2014
    We were seated as soon as we arrived . Our waiter was extremely attentive. Great food . While reservations were made, they were not needed. The lunch hour was rather slow.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Weekend in DC
    puntacana
    Dined on 4/5/2014
    We went with another couple for our first visit to Front Page. The staff was very friendly and we got our table as soon as we walked in. The booths in the back of the restaurant are so small and very tight for 4 people to sit at . We didn't feel like we could relax at all. Our food came out cold and had to be sent back, but the waiter immediately fixed the problem. I don't think we would go back to this restaurant, nothing really stood out to us.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Best Happy Hour around!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 4/4/2014
    The deals at The Front Page cannot be beat, college bar prices for a sophisticated crowd and environment! I am looking forward to dining here again ASAP!
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, great for outdoor dining, great for brunch, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Christmas in March?
    GeorgiaPeach
    Dined on 3/10/2014
    I normally love Front Page, good happy hour vibe. Went for lunch with my hubby last week and every other song was a Christmas song...it's MARCH! Kind of funny at first, but then got annoying. Also, one of their delivery trucks hadn't arrived so none of the salmon meals, including the special, could be ordered. Not enough of a deterrence to keep me from not coming back though.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Just OK
    rtesmerVIP
    Dined on 3/10/2014
    Service was just ok, they were out of Salmon of all things! Never like it when a server pours iced tea into my coke!
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Never Disappointed!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 3/1/2014
    Front Page-DC is an amazing place to dine. The staff is always friendly and the food has never disappointed me taste-wise.
    Special Features:
    hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • We were in a hurry, which
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 2/24/2014
    We were in a hurry, which we let the wait staff know, and appreciated that they served us quickly.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • HIghly recommend
    Mason
    Dined on 2/14/2014
    Great food, service, and drinks. Highly recommend for 20s-30s.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, vibrant bar scene, great for brunch, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great for a Business Lunch
    Mark
    Dined on 1/9/2014
    Meeting over lunch was great. Food was good, server was responsive to our needs, but aware of the fact a meeting was going on.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • It was good.
    OriginalDC
    Dined on 1/3/2014
    I've been here for happy hour on two occasions and it's always been packed. The back part of The Front Page tends to be more quiet. The food was ok. I had the fish and chips. As much as I love talapia, this is not the right white fish to use for fish and chips. Also, i was thrown by the breading rather than a beer batter. It made the fish too heavy.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Didn't Know
    Tammy
    Dined on 12/20/2013
    I grew up in MD and have worked in the DC Metro area all my life and just cannot believe I didn't know about this place. Our server Javier was the best. The food was well presented and tasted yummy! My faforite drink "mojito" was also good. I will defenitely revisit Front Page....hmmm can I get over there today?! I'm making myself hungry just thinking about it.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Pub Atmosphere With A Good Vibe
    brontyman
    Dined on 12/18/2013
    This is a place for comfort food shared with good friends over stories about your day. For those who live near Dupont Circle it is a neighborhood place that must be tried at least once. The good mood and the good food stave off the blues of a bad week bad weather and perhaps even a broken heart. Save room for the chocolate cake, it'll make you want to call home to speak to mom!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, vibrant bar scene, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Open Table-Front Page
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 12/17/2013
    Worked flawlessly. Great stress reliever to find available space when I needed it for a small group meeting for viewing National Christmas Tree. Very accommodating for early arrival. Attentive staff with good food at reasonable(for DC) prices. Comfortable atmosphere for conversation. Great experience & our out-of-town relatives were duly impressed.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.