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219 Restaurant

379 reviews
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$30 and under
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Housed in a historic 19th century townhouse blocks from the waterfront, 219 offers modern Southern cuisine with creole influence. Our menu focuses on classic dishes with a southern influence to make for an exceptional dining experience.

We offer private dining rooms in addition to our elegant main floor and offer pre-fixed banquet menus suitable for any event. After your meal, you can unwind in our spacious second story lounge and be entertained by world class blues/jazz music seven nights a week or head downstairs to our Bayou Room for live DJs and dancing.

Whether you're looking for a casual night out or something a little more intimate, 219 has what you're looking for seven days a week.
Dining Style
Elegant Dining
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Southern, Contemporary American, Creole
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Hours of operation
Mon-Thurs 5pm-10pm; Fri 5pm-11pm; Sat 10am-11pm; Sun 10am-10pm
Basin Street Lounge Fri - Sun 2:00pm - 1:30
Bayou Room Mon-Fri Happy Hour 5:00-7:00 Closing at 2:00am
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Phone number
(703) 549-1141
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Payment options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Smart Casual
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We do offer catering upon request.
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Cross street
N. Fairfax Street
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Parking details
In addition to available street parking, we recommend the affordable, municipal parking garage underneath City Hall just around the corner on Fairfax Street.
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Public transit
King St. Metro [<1 mile]; free trolley services King St. from metro
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Live blues music [including Grammy-winning acts] six nights a week upstairs in our massive, well-appointed cigar lounge, the Basin Street Lounge. Downstairs, in our casual bar the Bayou Room, we offer DJ format dance music complete with laser lights.
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Special events & promotions
Please inquire. We regularly host wedding parties, rehearsal dinners, showers, corporate functions and retreats, and hail and farewells. We host regular wine tastings, wine pairing dinners, cigar tastings and cigar pairing dinners, and scotch tastings.
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cigar Room, Dancing, Entertainment, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Indoor Smoking Area, Late Night, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wine
What 379 People Are Saying
Overall ratings and reviews
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93% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner (Washington DC)
5.0  Dined a day ago

Loved the food and upstairs area, music, cigars, drinks.

OpenTable Diner (Washington DC)
5.0  Dined 5 days ago

Valentines dinner with my wife. They offered a 3 course meal with options. We had the salad with beets and beef filet with Brussel Sprouts, mushrooms and potatoes. Everything was great! Our compliments to the waiter staff and chef! We will return to try the other dishes.

vip219Wow (Washington DC)
5.0  Dined on February 11, 2018

If I could give more than 5 stars for the service I would! Eva ws wonderful! Attentive and enthusiastic!! It was a wonderful experience!

vipElleJ (Washington DC)
5.0  Dined on February 11, 2018

We had quite an enjoyable time at 219! We went this past Sunday for brunch. We ordered the shrimp & grits and the blackened salmon at the suggestion of our waitress - Eva the Diva. :) She was an uncommonly friendly & inviting host. She was SUCH a warm and personable presence & makes an awesome team member especially at a place that seems to be intended to exude southern charm. And if that’s indeed the case, Eva is steeped in it! The beignets were excellent. They were light & airy with just the right amount of sweetness as they’re supposed to be. I found the collards that accompanied the salmon to be a smidge too vinegary, acidic for my particular taste but they were still good. The salmon was excellent at a perfect medium rare. And the dirty rice was a great addition for the entree. My guest enjoyed the shrimp & grits although I noted that I’d have liked more shrimp & grits with less sauce/broth. Our entrees came with a complimentary Bellini & it was well-made. Keep at it, 219. We enjoyed ourselves. And Eva, don’t change a thing about yourself! We’ll be returning.

OpenTable Diner (Charleston)
5.0  Dined on February 3, 2018

Lovely ambiance and wonderful server!

OpenTable Diner 
5.0  Dined on February 2, 2018

Wonderful food, appetizers, entrees, desserts. Attentive staff. Charming dining..

vipFromDC (Washington DC)
4.0  Dined on January 27, 2018

loved having our meal by the fire place next to the bar. Very nice treat on a cold night. Excellent Creole food

OpenTable Diner (Tampa)
5.0  Dined on January 26, 2018

The food was excellent! I had the Salmon and it was cooked perfectly and flavorful. The staff is extremely friendly and will take care of your every need for a wonderful experience.

OpenTable Diner (Washington DC)
5.0  Dined on January 18, 2018

Bartender made an excellent mock tail!

OpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
4.0  Dined on January 13, 2018

The food was delicious however there were two other parties in the room so we found ourselves screaming to talk. Our waitress although sassy and fun was very slow; she messed up checks even though she gave us all a number; she forgot to bring change.