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About 1905

Cozy neighborhood bistro and roof deck in the heart of Shaw, DC. Our beautifully appointed dining room is the perfect location for a special occasion dinner with your significant other or a celebratory dinner with a group of your closest friends and family. Our roof deck boasts picturesque vistas of the DC skyline, and is ideal for a leisurely glass of wine, some tasty bar snacks, and catching up with good friends.

1905 9th St. NW
Washington, DC 20001
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
Comfort Food, Contemporary American

Hours of Operation:
Kitchen Hours:
Tuesday - Thursday: 5:30pm - 10pm
Friday & Saturday: 5:30pm - 11pm
Sunday Brunch: 11am - 3pm
Sunday Dinner: 5:30pm - 9pm
Monday: Closed

Bar and Roof Deck open late every night

Cross Street:
9th Street NW between T Street NW & U Street NW

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(202) 332-1905

Website:
http://www.1905dc.com/

Parking Details:

Public Transit:
Less than 2 blocks from the U Street Metrorail stop, and 4 blocks from the Shaw/Howard Metrorail stop - both on the Green/Yellow lines.

Executive Chef:
Joel Hatton

Private Party Facilities:
Call the restaurant for details

Private Party Contact:
Tony Lucca: (202) 332-1905

Additional:
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Outdoor Smoking Area, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wine

1905 Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

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food

3.9

service

3.5

ambience

3.9

value

3.5

Noise

Quiet

57% would recommend it to a friend

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on February 1, 2017

Went for Restaurant Week and it was wonderful. I had the cornbread, shrimp and grits, and the vanilla bread pudding. I loved the design of the space it was a really well done intimate space.

Tags: Comfort Food, Good for Anniversaries, Hot Spot
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 29, 2017

Found it way to noisey. Not mention for conversation.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 27, 2017

Great experience, chic ambiance with friendly staff, feels very French.

Tags: Romantic
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 27, 2017

Such a cute, hole-in-the-wall place for fun date night

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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 21, 2017

The architecture and decor was amazing

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 21, 2017

Yum! First time there - food and service was great!

Tags: Great for Brunch, Authentic, Comfort Food, Quiet Conversation, Casual, Fun, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Groups, Good for a Date, Cozy, Fit for Foodies
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 1, 2017

Went for New Year's Day Brunch with friends and had a blast!

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 1, 2017

Went for brunch. Love that you can switch between drinks with the bottomless. Food was all very good. I had the grits & porkbelly--would definitely recommend!

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 18, 2016

We went on a quiet Sunday for an early dinner following a concert at the Lincoln Theatre. Appetizers were very good and for the most part we loved the entrees. The beef short ribs did not get a good review, perhaps just an off day.

Tags: Happy Hour, Special Occasion
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 16, 2016

A bit louder than expected but this was our first visit. Would go back--food, drinks, and service were excellent

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 6, 2016

Food was super, bottomless drinks were full, service was great. Overall awesome brunch deal and can't wait to come back!

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on October 28, 2016

Consistently great. Antithesis of obnoxious, huge downtown restaurants and soulless corporate concepts restaurants.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on October 16, 2016

Hard surfaces = loud room especially with bottomless brunch drinks. I highly recommend the rooftop for a little zen to the downstairs dining room din. Yucka yucka

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on October 2, 2016

Birthday dinner for my daughter prior to a concert at Club 9:30 which is just a few blocks away. It is up a bit of a narrow staircase and the interior is of a darkish wood. It is described as a speakeasy and that is an accurate description. Servers were nice. It is very quiet on Sunday for dinner. The food is amazingly good. We had the deviled eggs with truffles, the hush puppies with quinoa (?), the grits with truffles, pork tenderloin, and roast chicken. All top notch. We sadly did not partake of spirits or dessert but the selections appeared on par with their appetizers and entrees. If you like good American cuisine, put this on your list

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 (Dallas)·Dined on September 30, 2016

Great place with a beautiful view on the roof. The food was outstanding!

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on September 30, 2016

Comfort food done well with some modern twists, in a setting reminiscent of East Village NY. Love this place and will definitely come back for the BURGER, which was freaking amazing.

Tags: Great Beer, Bar Seating, Worth the Drive, Fit for Foodies
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 (New Orleans)·Dined on September 9, 2016

Service was very good and the decor was very pleasant. The bench against the wall was very uncomfortable due to a large gap between the seat and back rest. Noise really travels, so no itimate dining, but still a nice atmosphere.

The cauliflower steak, truffeled grits and corn pudding were phenomenal. The smoked pork belly was very flavorful, but somewhat dry. The pork tenderloin was really dry and disappointing. The chef clearly has a great sense for flavor combos, but the kitchen lacks execution with cooking meat. Would have been an amazing meal if the pork wasn't cooked to death.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on August 26, 2016

We were surprised by how quiet the restaurant was for a Friday evening. We were very happy with our meals and the service and I would recommend it as a place to try. It's not really a must-see/destination place but definitely worth checking out.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on August 18, 2016

It's considered a speakeasy so its super dim instead and not particularly appealing inside BUT don't let that deter you from eating there. The food and drinks were quite tasty. A friend in town visiting and I decided to check them out since it was restaurant week. Thankfully they allow you to pick from their actually menu. We started with devil eggs and quinoa crayfish hushpuppies. The devil eggs have quite the kick to them but you will enjoy the flavor they have. Definitely not bland. My friend ordered the braised short ribs and I had the burger and fries. Both were tender and cooked to perfection. And since im a fry lover I will have to say that they have some great fries. Simple crispy and hot. I literally ate an entire bowl of them (also why I didn't have room for my entire burger lol). We both ordered dessert since it was part of the deal and that was probably the least memorable but this isn't a spot i wouldn't to looking for the best sweets anyway so I wouldn't hold that against them. Id definitely come back when Im on that side of town for drinks and food.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 16, 2016

Tuna was not cooked rare and veggies were not hot. Actually they were room temperature. Service was good but portions were small. Grits with pork belly was tasty.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on August 16, 2016

The main courses were ok, the salads are great. They also have good desserts. Customer service was subpar. The space is small, would not recommend for large groups. Overall experience was just ok.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on August 14, 2016

Great experience. Very friendly staff. Brunch was delicious.

Tags: Special Occasion, Romantic, Good for Groups, Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Scenic View, Great for Brunch, Late-night Find
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on August 13, 2016

We really enjoyed ourselves at 1905. Did not know what to expect but was pleasantly surprised. We ate inside due to the high temperatures outside. Our waiter was great and answered all of our questions and had good drink suggestions. The shrimp and Grits was very good and tasty. Big shrimp to boot. I will definitely plan to go back but on a cooler evening so we can check out the outdoor patio.

Tags: Scenic View, Great for Lunch, Special Occasion
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 (Seattle)·Dined on August 9, 2016

Great surprising food. Neighborhood is a bit rough but staff and food is absolutely fantastic.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on July 29, 2016

Second visit - loved this place again. Food is so well executed and staff friendly and efficient. Room is intimate but not too stuffy. Only request would be some new dishes on the menu as we'd love to come back again!

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on July 17, 2016

Killer ambiance- Mind blowing brunch!

1905 is speak easy meets brunching at its finest. From the bottomless brunch mimosas (elderberry mimosa?!) to the homemade scone/cheddar biscuit basket, 1905 is the epitome of all things awesome. Brunch is a big deal in DC and luckily, 1905 delivers. From the cool, dark speak-easy vibe to the southern inspired delicacies (truffled grits and pork belly anyone?) 1905 is a neighborhood gem.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Great for Brunch, Hot Spot, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic
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 (Austin)·Dined on July 16, 2016

Went here on a double date after a movie at the Atlantic. The four of us sat in booth situated in a window, which was super-romantic. The waiter was very nice and attentive - also had a great sense of humor! The food was fantastic. I had the special which was a buttery chicken with spaetzle - it was melt-in-your-mouth delicious! We all cleaned our plates and even made some room for dessert. We would all definitely go back again and will recommend to friends.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on July 3, 2016

Went for brunch. The food (chicken and waffles, and truffle grits and pork belly) was excellent. It is a small venue or at least the indoors part is, so as more people came in, the noise level drastically increased. Only "downside" was a fairly limited menu. Service was attentive, friendly, and prompt.

Tags: Great for Brunch
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on June 14, 2016

The service was great. It was my date's birthday and we just wanted something fun before a show at 8. I let them know it was her birthday and that I would appreciate anything they could do to embarrass her. The server brought her a glass of champagne and the bartender put "Happy Birthday" on the stereo. It was perfect and we all had a good laugh. We then asked the server for his recommendations and we were really impressed with both his knowledge and with how delicious his recommendations were. Thanks so much.

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 (New England)·Dined on June 11, 2016

Fair price for a wonderful meal.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on June 11, 2016

We went early, around 6:00 to have dinner. It was empty. It must've been too early. There were people on the rooftop, but it was not appropriate for eating dinner, just drinking. So we ate inside, which was kind of dark. The food was good and presented very nicely on the plate, but some of the dishes needed more balanced seasoning. I ordered the chicken which was fire-grilled perfectly with a great succotash and broccoli rabe , but the dish was a bit salty. The BBQ lamb and burger (with an egg on top) ordered by two people at my table was very good. The burger eater declared it to be the best burger he had ever eaten. The tuna was good, but could have used a bit more seasoning. I was not impressed with my drink, but my partner liked his. The service was very good. Overall a nice place with good food. It might be better for a later night crowd.

Tags: Fit for Foodies
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on May 28, 2016

Uncomfortable seats at table and AC working improperly

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on May 20, 2016

Husband and I shared our meals and both didn't feel well later. We were left thinking it was the food. Too bad, we liked the ambiance and the rooftop was hopping.

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 (Cleveland)·Dined on May 15, 2016

I thought 1905 had great décor when I walked in. A little gothic and unique. Dark reds, and mahogany wood. I found the food only so-so from a flavor perspective, but the freshness and quality was excellent. It was nice place to gather and get some food, but, at least their brunch menu, didn't leave me too excited. I enjoyed their bloody Mary and bread basket with unique spreads, but I found the breads a bit cold when they were served.

Overall an OK spot if you don't want to spend too much, but if you're looking to get really savory and delicious food, not the one I would recommend for brunch.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on May 12, 2016

Burger was good!

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 (Houston)·Dined on May 7, 2016

Very nice place indoor and outdoor (rooftop).
Food was good and creative but inside is far too noisy to fully appreciate the experience. Place to be avoided for a date!

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on May 6, 2016

Ambience is unique

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on May 3, 2016

The food at 1905 was good, however the service was not as good. The server forgot to put our order in, so it took awhile to get our food. My boyfriend's burger was also super red, even though he stated twice that he wanted it well done. The cornbread was delicious.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Great for Brunch, Late-night Find
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 (New York Area)·Dined on April 24, 2016

Loved the ambiance! The space is striking and the rooftop is great as well. The brunch food, however, was subpar. Would definitely come back again for drinks!

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on April 13, 2016

The food was OK but not a good value. My sister and I did not like the beets, and we both love beets and had never had a bad beet salad at a restaurant before. The rest of the dishes we tried, kale caesar, deviled eggs, and cornbread, were OK.

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