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Todd Gray's Watershed
1225 1st Street NE
Washington, DC 20002
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Todd Gray's Watershed Details
Hours of Operation:
Monday - Friday: 6:30am-10:00am
Saturday and Sunday: 7:00am - 11:00am
Monday - Friday: 11:30am - 2:30pm
Monday - Saturday: 5:30pm - 10:00pm
Sunday: 5:00pm - 9pm
Monday - Friday: 4:00pm - 7:00pm
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Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Area, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Smoking Area, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
Use the Hilton Garden Inn Valet parking, or street parking if available.
A word from Todd Gray's Watershed
A commitment to fresh, flavorful, seasonal American with a unique concept of time-honored Regional seafood specialties. Chef Gray's culinary focus will be on the coastal regions from Maine to Florida.
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As a cardinal rule, if you put
your name in the title, then it is fair to assume that it will be same caliber as your other restaurants. This visit was very disappointing. The beans were undercooked, fish was boring, there was nothing about the food that was regional or interesting. On the service front, our server came to our table after 10 minutes and asked if anyone had waited on us and then it was downhill from there. Overall, I was embarrassed that I selected the restaurant for a business dinner."
Dined on 3/5/2014
I have worked in what is now known
as the NoMa neighborhood for close to 20 years, and it is only now home to several nicer restaurants. Todd Gray's Watershed is a great addition to the area, and it's one of only a few restaurants of downtown quality. I met a long-time former co-worker there for a "catching up" luncheon, and we both enjoyed our meals. I had the Seafood Club Sandwich. I found that the fried fish was too dry for my taste, and the bacon was over-done, but the fries were hot and delicious. I finished with the mango sorbet, which was quite good. Service was excellent, and the ambience is very pleasant. Even though the restaurant isn't large, when the large center tables fill up, it can get noisy. Overall, very pleasant!"
Dined on 2/25/2014
There's nothing outstanding about
this restaurant that would entice you to come if you weren't staying at the hotel (which we were not but it was close to a venue we were headed to). That said, it was fine as far as a typical hotel restaurant goes. The food was good ; not great. Our waitress was lovely. It was one day after Thanksgiving and they were blasting Christmas music which really changed the mood/vibe of the dining room so you felt like you were in a mall instead. I don't ever see a need to come again and probably won't."
Dined on 11/29/2013
Great food. Service was good. Wine
list was reasonably priced. Would definitely go back."
Dined on 1/18/2014
I was so disappointed. I am huge
fan of Todd Gray. Nothing good to say."
Dined on 1/15/2014
My wife and I are consultants who
were in town for business and had dinner on New Year's Eve at Todd Grey's Watershed. We have dined all over the country and would place this restaurant at the top of our list for fine dining, great wine selections, excellent service and ambience. We are already discussing making plans to visit this restaurant next New Year's Eve."
Dined on 12/31/2013
Watershed was fair-to-good. The
lamb chops were very good. They were agreeable to substitute which was great for us watching our carbs. The food was overshadowed by the excellent service. Natalie was excellent in all ways: friendly, knowledgeable, and efficient."
Dined on 10/27/2013
A great place to have lunch with
friends to catch- up."
Dined on 9/24/2013
I really enjoyed the salmon filet.
It was prepared as I requested. Prices are reasonable and Watershed is a great place for business and group lunches."
Dined on 9/17/2013
Really accommodating waitstaff -
they were very helpful if organizing a work lunch."
Dined on 9/12/2013
In a newly developed section of
our nation's capital this restaurant offers a varied menu for those working in the local area and are looking for a nice place to sit and enjoy lunch. The cobb salad and lobster salad sandwich were both hits at our table."
Dined on 9/3/2013
We went here for Restaurant Week,
having not been for two years. The Watershed si as good as it was before. The food was amaaaaazing and the service excellent. Another fantastic meal at The Watershed. We recommend it to anybody."
Dined on 8/21/2013
We visit this hotel-based
restaurant several times a year for special occasion lunches near work. Not yet a lot of elegant lunch spots in NoMa, but the ambiance of the Watershed makes it memorable. Over the last several visits we've noted an upward trend in the quality of both food and service, making this more than just a default destination for special occasion and business lunches."
Dined on 8/16/2013
The patio looks really nice,
several folks were outside but being in business suits so we ate inside. Being from out of town I was very surprised at the food quality and the friendly service at this restaurant located in a hotel. There was a restaurant week deal going on but we chose the regular menu, the portion sizes were really good, I would order the lobster pappardelle again."
Dined on 8/21/2013
A wonderful setting to enjoy the
sunshine (not necessarily the views) and the delicious and well prepared food, attentively served, while discussion business, with plenty of room between table for privacy."
Dined on 7/30/2013
Took a client to lunch here --
chic and pleasing decor and the wait staff was wonderful. My client had previously ordered the Tuna Loin salad but they had been out of tuna so we both decided to give it a try...and they were out of tuna again at 12:30! My client substituted salmon and was very happy with his salad. I decided to go for the Watershed Cobb salad and was a bit disappointed -- only 3 medium sized shrimp and while the greens were very fresh and overall it was tasty, I'm not a big fan of frisee greens. My colleague had Pulled Chicken Sandwich and was happy. I would definately give this restaurant - and the Tuna Loin salad another try though. And I'll ask a few more questions about how a dish is prepared."
Dined on 7/22/2013
The dining spaces — in and out —
were beautifully appointed. However, the service left much to be desired. It took the server forever to take our orders and we couldn't understand why seeing as the dining space was pretty empty — only two other tables were occupied. The server was nice, but it just took too long for everything — and I do mean everything to get done. The wait for the food was slightly longer than typical, but we were having so much fun laughing, talking, catching up that we barely noticed. The shrimp and grits were DELICIOUS — though it was A LOT of grits for one person to tackle. The salmon was good. If you like bourbon, get the bourbon pecan pie because it is loaded with it. They accommodated dietary restrictions, too."
Dined on 7/20/2013
We had high hopes based on other
folks reviews of this establishment. It was new(ish) and in an area of DC we don't get into much so we took a flyer on something new. Hoping for good seafood dishes we ordered the halibut and crab cake entrees along with a starter called skipjack chips. The crabcakes were the highlight of the meal. Two good, if slightly small, crabcackes with a creative side were the highlight of the evening. The halibut came out cooked to perfection. However, they applied so much pepper to the halibut (just too much black pepper) you couldn't taste the fish. This wasn't a "blackened" or "spicy" preparation it was simply poached halibut. We had to send it back because it was inedible."
Dined on 6/29/2013
The restaurant had a nice setting
with a hotel inspired contemporary decor. After being seated and looking over the menu, the server took our orders. I would guess it wasnt about a half hour later until our food was served. Some of the plates were cold and the food was underwhelming. Sadly, after everyone at my table was served, the server asked me if I had placed an order. (Yes I did) They forgot to put in my order and I had to wait another fifteen minutes until my lunch was served. I am not sure if this was because there was another large party next to us but our drinks were not refilled frequently unless we asked and it was just an unimpressive experience."
Dined on 6/13/2013
We met friends who just were
displaced by a fire in their home in DC. They needed a break. We enjoyed everything about the Watershed. The deviled eggs were delicious as well as the gumbo. The food overall was well done and seasoned well. Our server, Patrick, was particularly attentive and professional. I have already recommended this place to my friends and hope to return very soon."
Dined on 6/8/2013
We took a friend here on Mother's
Day at her request because she had heard good things about it. For the first 1/2 hour we were absolutely the only people in the restaurant but still could not get a waiter to come take a drink order. We had the deviled eggs and cornmeal oysters for an appetizer. Both were fine, just not great. When I asked for a glass of champagne to celebrate, it came in a regular white wine glass. Not the kind of presentation I expected at all. The lamb chops were overcooked as well. I guess this place depends on the fact it resides in a hotel for its regular customer base."
Dined on 5/12/2013
The first impression is boring,
followed by VERY slow service from start to finish. The food came out slow, and want' even close to being hot. Flavor was ok, but the overall meal was not very good. I wouldn't ever come back."
Dined on 5/6/2013
Food was well prepared and
presented. Abundant selection from menu."
Dined on 3/27/2013
the food is always good. The mixed
green salad is a meal in and of itself. The rolls are to die for. Great southern style food with a few other dishes mixed in. Tood has great menus and a nicely priced wine list. They need to work on the delivery and coordination of kitchen and staff. I think it is a real good value with terrific choices and reliable staples on the menu."
Dined on 3/23/2013
The food was good -- the calamari
appetizer was excellent, cooked perfectly -- but the service was just stellar."
Dined on 3/15/2013
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