The Source
The Source

The Source

  • Dining Style: Fine Dining
  • Website: http://www.wolfgangpuck.com/restaurants/fine-dining/3941
  • Phone: 2026376100x
  • Hours of Operation:
    Brunch (served in our Bar & Lounge):
    11:30 a.m. – 3 p.m., Saturday

    Lunch:
    11:30 a.m. – 2 p.m., Tuesday – Friday
    Closed Sunday & Monday

    Dinner:
    5:30 p.m. – 10 p.m., Tuesday – Thursday
    5:30 p.m. – 11 p.m., Friday & Saturday
    Closed Sunday & Monday

    Bar & Lounge:
    4 p.m. – 11 p.m., Tuesday – Thursday
    4 p.m. – 12 a.m., Friday & Saturday
    Closed Sunday & Monday
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Asian
  • Executive Chef: Scott Drewno
  • Dress Code: Business Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Non-Smoking Area, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Smoking Area, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Catering: For catering information please contact Erica Frank at (202) 637-6106 or erica.frank@wolfgangpuck.com. Thank you!
  • Special Events: Please contact Erica Frank, Catering Sales Manager, at (202) 637-6106 or erica.frank@wolfgangpuck.com

Getting there

  • Cross Street: 6th Street
  • Public Transit: Metro to Archives/ Navy Memorial
  • Parking: Valet
A word from The Source
The Source is the first fine dining restaurant in the nation’s capital headlined by Master Chef Wolfgang Puck. Designed by EDG, the three-level restaurant is the signature dining experience at the Newseum, an interactive museum of news. The Source offers two distinct dining experiences as well as a private room located on the lower level that seats up to 40 guests. The ground floor bar and lounge where guests enter offers approachable dining in a casual setting and features a traditional Japanese Izakaya menu offering sushi, sashimi, noodle dishes and authentic "Robata" grilled dishes. Upstairs, guests can enjoy a menu that features Puck’s modern take on Asian cuisine. The Source is the recipient of many awards and accolades including #3 ranking on Washingtonian Magazine's "Top 100 Restaurants" list, "2008 New Restaurant of the Year" Award and "2008 Restaurant of the Year" from DC Magazine plus has received three stars from Washington Post food critic Tom Sietsema.
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The Source reviews from OpenTable diners
205 reviews since June 22, 2014
Overall Rating4.4
  • Food4.5
    Service4.3
  • Ambiance4.2
    Noise LevelModerate
86% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
fit for foodies (134)special occasion (110)notable wine list (61)romantic (58)great for lunch (50)hot spot (48)good for groups (40)great for brunch (33)neighborhood gem (24)vibrant bar scene (20)scenic view (12)late-night find (9)great for outdoor dining (6)kid-friendly (3)Show More
  • Delicious food, okay service
    CelesteVIP
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    I would absolutely recommend going here for brunch. The food is outstanding and VERY reasonably priced.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • SOURCE LOVE
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006VIP
    Dined on 10/15/2014
    When I want a great burger. Puck. Wagyu. Me. Done. My lunch partner had the short ribs which he loved and I have loved every time. There is no dish that is not fabulous at The Source. Every dish is great and I love coming here for drinks after work. BTW Sewrvice is always spot on professional world class at the top.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, hot spot, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Annually perfect
    JohnVIP
    Dined on 10/15/2014
    We only get here once a year in conjunction with a school trip, but make sure we get here! We had lunch in the bar area, served perfectly by both the maitre d and the bar tender. I had the lobster/shrimp spring rolls first followed by the sushi/sashimi combo. My wife had the hour of power lunch with pumpkin soup and spicy tuna and tempura shrimp rolls. Everything was magnificent. The Source is a gem of a restaurant that we hope to return to whenever we find ourselves in DC.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Washington favorite
    Paddc
    Dined on 10/14/2014
    I find the food at the Source always interesting and delicious, and the presentation is so beautiful. Great table service, not too obtrusive, just right. Love that they bring tastes from the kitchen while you decide what you want to eat. Great for friends coming from out of town, easy to get to, and valet parking. Not too crowded and not too noisy.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great Sushi
    goodstufffoodVIP
    Dined on 10/13/2014
    Although the Source has a number wide assortment of menu options. The Sushi is always fresh and great.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, hot spot, notable wine list, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • The best small plate brunch!
    joshuadcVIP
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    The brunch was so good and so unusual. Each small plate was enough for two, and they were all incredibly flavorful. Our party of 4 ordered 18 small plates and we were stuffed!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Nice Dim Sum Brunch
    LadyRedSoxFan
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    Had a dim sum brunch at The Source, which they have on Saturdays. While the plates are indeed small and hence pricey, there was no complaint about the food. Our very cordial server said we could order as many dishes as we wanted at a time, even one at a time. My daughter and I started with four plates, and ended with eight. Very satisfied. The pork potsticker, with its ultra thin wrapper, was our favorite.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Can't wait to return!
    FickleFoodieVIP
    Dined on 10/10/2014
    Waited three years to go. The location always seemed a bit out of the way, but in reality it was not. That is even with a large portion of Penn Ave being closed that evening. We still made it. Everything was delicious and satisfying. Quite a mix of people as well. It was obvious everyone was having as nice a time as we were. Wonderful dining experience. Reminded me of NYC restaurants we love. Please go!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, late-night find, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • wonderful birthday celebration!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005VIP
    Dined on 10/7/2014
    Went here for lunch with a group of five friends, to celebrate a birthday. Thanks to the kind attention of the entire staff (and a fabulous complimentary appetizer), the birthday girl felt truly celebrated!
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • npgsykes
    Dined on 10/6/2014
    Planned a last minute dinner for 21st birthday - restaurant was very accommodating and even took initiative to give us special "21st birthday" menus had prosecco waiting for our party. Great food, as always, but service was above and beyond this time.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A go for brunch
    Repoman
    Dined on 10/4/2014
    This fusion based restaurant serves nice dishes but not particularly great dishes. Most dishes are a bit too sweet for my taste. Liked the cocktails and services was good. Great bargain for brunch.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • excellence
    DCfoodie
    Dined on 10/3/2014
    The best way to describe the source is "commitment to excellence." The food, service, and ambience are fit for kings and queens.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, late-night find, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent
    WillieVIP
    Dined on 10/1/2014
    This was our first trip here. Food was great - most of our party had fish, one had duck and one had a steak. All diners were very pleased. Steak was especially good. Appetizers were excellent although very small portions. Price was a bit higher than I had anticipated. Appetizers and drinks were more expensive than most other places we dine.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Newseum Source?
    Rooster
    Dined on 9/30/2014
    Outstanding food in appropriate portions. Romantic atmosphere. Excellent way to conclude a visit to the Newseum.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Classy service, decent food
    JayJayYoni
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    We had a lovely dinner at The Source. First and foremost, I must mention the gracious service. Everyone was helpful and kind, and we never felt rushed. Moreover, we happened to mention to our server that we were there to celebrate a special event, and he had a gratis dessert ready for us at the end of our mean--a completely unexpected and lovely gesture. The food was good--nicely presented and certainly tasty. That said, there was little we ate that sent our mouths into orbit. In other words, we thoroughly enjoyed our meal but did not leave thinking "I've got to have that again" (except perhaps for the chocolate souffle!). Finally, although classy, we found the decor a bit cool and corporate.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Dim Sum Yum!!
    kmlateVIP
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    Very nice dim sum brunch on Sat. Drinks were delicious, dumplings were tasty and the buns were yum yum.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The Source had no resources
    Bluntbutfair
    Dined on 9/26/2014
    The food was disappointing, ordinary and pedestrian. Would have no way of knowing the appetizers were anything other than frozen Trader Joe potstickers. The bar was excruciatingly slow, despite the $14.00 price tag on cocktails, some of which we're filled to the brim and others less so. The mains were ok but not up to celebrity chef reputation and prices. A manager hovered about but had no apparent impact on the food service. Overpriced and overrated.
    Special Features:
    late-night find
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Exquisite
    Smartwalker1
    Dined on 9/26/2014
    The flavors and presentation of each dish ordered was just exquisite!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • W.Puck's The Source
    tommyv
    Dined on 9/25/2014
    Great food. Uniquely prepared Asian dishes that will amaze in an inviting atmosphere. Great location on Pennsylvania Ave.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good food.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    The food was great, as always. No complaints about the food and service. My only complaint is with the bathrooms. I went a couple of times and there were very long times both times.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Superior Experience
    deliciousdiningbyjeri
    Dined on 9/19/2014
    The Source is worthy of distinction in the DC firmament of outstanding dining spots in DC. Very Welcoming, superior service, and beyond excellence in food. The lamb chops were yummy, the pork chop was delicious, the steak was to die for, and the sea bass was incredible...A once in a lifetime experience... Worth every penny. yet definitely not a frequent place to dine unless you have won the lottery...if you have, get yourself to The Source..
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • TashiVIP
    Dined on 9/19/2014
    A lovely lunch at The Source after a morning at the National Gallery. So nice to have such a fabulous lunch option near one of our favorite museums. The entrees of drunken noodles with shrimp and the steamed salmon with bok choy were both delicious and beautifully complemented by the "riot of vegetables".
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Made Birthday Special
    kellgirl22
    Dined on 9/15/2014
    When making my reservation, I mentioned it was my boyfriend's birthday and the restaurant went out of their way to make it special. They printed "Happy Birthday" on the menu and let us sample two amazing appetizers (the spicy tuna tartar was absolutely phenomenal!). When another customer nearby slipped and broke her glass, shattering some of it near our table, the staff immediately provided us with a new tablecloth and round of drinks. Several managers came up during our meal to wish him a happy birthday and ask about our meal, which was much appreciated. The duckling and halibut were top notch, and the carrot cake was one of the best desserts I have ever had! Will definitely go back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
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  • A foodies delight
    LiindaBVIP
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    The food at The Source remains superb. Many new trendy spots have opened but really cannot compare in the quality and presentation of food. The dumplings and tuna tartar appetizer are still outstanding. The Asian fusion gives everything s special taste. The lamb chops and chicken were outstanding. My only criticism would be the noise level. It was difficult to converse with the other couple we were with even though there were some empty tables around us.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great job, Chef Scott!
    Live2Eat
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    Great job, Chef Scott and waiter Jason! Apps were sumptuous, perfectly seasoned. Entrees were well portioned and delicious, balanced with a medium Cabernet. Fabulous chocolate soufflé accompanied with a chilled Moscato and coffee. Overall excellent food, service and location.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Way overpriced
    dtizzle
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    The apps and sides were good but not worth it. The entrees weren't even that good, and were way way way overpriced.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great food!
    Topchef
    Dined on 9/11/2014
    I've been here four times and the entire experience was great. I love eating and the food was great every time. I'm hoping Wolfgangpuck opens another restaurant in DC.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Delish!
    cheryl
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    We had the Saturday Dim Sum. Taste and presentation was superb. We had reservations and were seated almost immediately after arrival by a very pleasant hostess. Our main server, though fairly efficient , was snobby and seemed rather judgy. My husband and I had been on the Smithonian in the morning and though we were not in jeans we were not super dressy either, we were obviously tourists. The younger servers brought our dishes out with perfect timing. There was not one thing we were served that wasnt 100% wonderful in both taste and looks. Our next visit to DC will include a dinner at The Source.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great dinner
    BrianMVIP
    Dined on 9/5/2014
    Enjoyed dinner there with my wife and three kids (14, 11 and 7). All the food was great, and the service was excellent.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • High prices, tiny portions, food ok
    FineDinerVIP
    Dined on 9/5/2014
    A lobster dinner costs $65 and the chef refused to substitute a green vegetable for rice. Rice is about the cheapest thing you can serve and they make it the side to every dish. Who wants rice with a fish dish. Who wants an all white food uninteresting plate. The Source needs a new chef. Average food at exorbitant prices. Btw, I refused the lobster when the chef refused me the vegetable. I will not have dinner or lunch at the restaurant again though the hosts and the server were good. Stay in the bar and try 3 appetizers for $22. That was the only value and that food was not served in the dining room.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Fabulous brunch!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006VIP
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    We just love dining here on Saturdays. The brunch selection of dim sum size portions are simply wonderful! Luis, our favorite server, always takes such great care of us. And the Adios Nonino is my absolute FAVORITE bourbon cocktail of all time!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, hot spot, notable wine list, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Third time
    Thought4food
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    Ambience tastefully chique, accommodates single conversation among 4 possibly 6 in certain spaces. Small and main dishes original, delicious Asian-inspired treats, desserts a bit more ordinary--accounting for lost star, nice variety of wines, with somewhat top-heavy prices. Service appropriately informative and attentive. Another very fine dining experience overall.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Nice service and excellent food
    Geneva
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    We chose the 8 course tasting menu for the dim sum brunch. Our favorites were the dan dan dumplings, lobster and shrimp roll, Chinese sausage fried rice, and Shanghai noodles. Pomegranate mimosa was delicious. Chesapeake bloody mary with horseradish panna cotta and crab was a production. The bloody mary came out first then the garnish came out much much later from the kitchen. Why would you put a drink on the menu that the bartenders can't make themselves? The restaurant was very busy but we still received good service. However, we were not too pleased about being seated next to the service station which was uncomfortable with the waiters bumping into us.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Poor Service Great Food
    LAG2114
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    We went here last night (Friday) for a last DC dinner for our friends who are moving today. When we arrived, we were greeted nicely, then we went to the bar and got wonderful drinks quickly. Then, we went upstairs and were excited for dinner because we'd been here years ago and it was great. Unfortunately, it took us about 45 minutes from the time we sat down to when we got a glass of wine. The waitress was very nice but took a really long time to get to us, then she sent the sommalier over, but that took about 10 minutes. Then, it was another 10 minutes before we got to order our food. So, overall we just felt like we were waiting a lot. Food was good when it came. Would have been 4/5 stars if not for the service.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • denise
    denise
    Dined on 8/19/2014
    great place to dine while visiting newseum best warm chocolate chip cookies amazing sushi rolls fun time!!!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Been open for years...still great!!
    JaketheSnake
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    Some of the recent reviews seem to be very negative. Yes, if you're from "podunk," or are used to chain dining like Outback, Longhorn, Red Lobster, etc., this is not the place for you. We've been going here since it's opening. Yes, the prices are high, but welcome to the big city. You need to stay at home if you are looking for cheap dining in D.C., New York, LA or any world capital city. The prices have "creeped" up over the last 10 years, but so have food costs. I will admit that the price creep here is higher than many other restaurants. Our service was stellar and we're not A-list celebs. However, if you go dressed like a thug or you're just off the farm, you will probably get treated like such. Dress for the place!!!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • 50th Birthday
    Thebig50
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    Our first experience and it was very nice. We enjoyed a great meal with our family celebrating a milestone birthday. Thank you for the great service!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, notable wine list, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Name - little wow
    downtownfoodieVIP
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    We booked The Source during restaurant week, which comes at its own risk Our lunches, steak salad, salmon, and chicken curry were good, but did not have the wow factor expected. Our first course was good, but, again didnt have a standout that would warrant consideration again in the future. The best item was the carrot cake, it is a must order. At the end of the meal, the check arrive, and it appeared that there was a error with the soft drinks. To inquire we asked the waiter about the check and were informed about the Linguistics/Etymology of the English language and how ordering "at fine dinning restaurants work." The waiter was rude and did not handle the issue, how I would expect at a fine dinning restaurant.
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  • Very good lunch
    OpenTable Diner Since 2004
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    The food was amazing. The only thing I would change is it took awhile for the food to come out, but otherwise, it was a very pleasant experience.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great food - energetic noise
    DinArlington
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    Food was fantastic - enjoyed all of it. Noise level was way too much. Interior doesn't have much to it - expected more given the location inside the Newseum and Wolfgang Puck. Odd service approach - asked us if we wanted something to drink but we had to ask to see the menu with the drink options (and specify whether we wanted to look at the cocktail or wine menu).
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic