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Avenue Café & Lounge - Holiday Inn Central, Washington, DC

Avenue Café & Lounge - Holiday Inn Central

3.8
3.8
84 Reviews
$30 and under
American

Avenue Cafe & Lounge @ Holiday Inn Washington DC-Central/White House, is located near Scott Circle in NW Washington, DC. We are in a prime location, just minutes from all the major attractions, theatres, and hottest nightlight one could ask for. We provide the perfect fusion of American/Italian cuisine. Our Executive Chef Hamid Marchoud, culinary expertise lends itself to a more contemporary style infused with Creole/Southern spices. Guest can stay at our hotel or just eat at our restaurant. Perfect for
every occasion, you can dine in our formal dining area, our outer lounge, serving some of the most exotic and delicious drinks. We are also available for onsite catering in any of our three event spaces. Come for the food, come for the fellowship, come for the drinks; just come to Avenue Café . We look forward to serving you at your next visit.
Holiday Inn Washington DC-Central/White House
1501 Rhode Island Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20005
202-483-2000

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Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    American, Italian

  • Hours of operation

    Breakfast Daily 6:30 am–10:30 am Lunch Daily 11:30 am–4:00 pm Dinner Daily 5:00 pm–10:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (202) 349-3030

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Executive chef

    Hamid Marchoud

  • Catering

    On-Sire Catering & Meeting Facilties through the Sales Office at:<br />Holiday Inn Washington DC-Central/White House<br />1501 Rhode Island Avenue, NW<br />Washington, DC 2005<br />202-483-2000<br />http://www.inndc.com

  • Private party facilities

    On-Sire Catering & Meeting Facilties through the Sales Office at:Holiday Inn Washington DC-Central/White House1501 Rhode Island Avenue, NWWashington, DC 2005202-483-2000http://www.inndc.com

  • Private party contact

    Marshall: (202) 349-3025

  • Neighborhood

    Logan Circle

  • Cross street

    15th Street & Rhode Island Avenue

  • Parking details

    Garagge Partking for Hotel Guests at:<br />Holiday Inn Washington DC-Central/White House<br />1501 Rhode Island Avenue, NW<br />Washington, DC 2005<br />202-483-2000<br />http://www.inndc.com

  • Public transit

    McPherson Sq merto station (Orange and blue line)and Dupont Circle (Red Line)

  • Entertainment

    25% off on featured wine bottles available all week during Lunch and dinner with chefs daily specials or ordering entrees from our dinner menu. Join us for Happy Hour from 4 – 7pm in the bar/lounge. Enjoy $3.95 happy our drink specials.

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Menu

Appetizers

  • Buffalo Wings*$10.50

    Flash-crisped and sauce slathered. With carrot and celery sticks. Buffalo, Coca-Cola BBQ or Honey Sriracha

    • Chicken Strips*$10.00

      Tender chicken breast battered and fried to a golden brown. Served with your choice of honey mustard or barbecue sauce and house made pub chips

      • Fish Tacos*$15.00

        Grilled fish, shredded cabbage, fresh Pico de Gallo and a zesty cilantro lime sauce served on warm flour tortillas

        • Quesadilla*$8.00

          Peppers, onions and a blend of cheeses grilled in a buttery tortilla. Served with salsa and sour cream

          • Sliders*$11.00

            Three mini burgers topped with crisp bacon, Cheddar cheese and a side of our house made pub chips

            • Buffalo Chicken Sliders*$10.00

              Three bite-sized Buffalo chicken sandwiches with blue cheese, lettuce, tomato and house made pub chips

              • Firecracker Shrimp*$15.00

                Jumbo shrimp lightly breaded and tossed in a red chili sauce that pops with sweet Asian heat

                • Garden Flatbread$9.00

                  Tomatoes, roasted peppers, caramelized onion, mushrooms, pesto and mozzarella

                  • Pulled Pork Sliders*$10.50

                    Tender pulled barbecue pork crowned with crisp onion rings and dill pickles for an unexpected sweet and spicy crunch

                    • Tuscan Chicken Flatbread*$10.50

                      Alfredo, roasted peppers, caramelized onion, mushrooms, pesto and mozzarella

                      Burgers & Sandwiches

                      All of our burgers are served with lettuce, tomato, red onion and your choice of one side

                      • Classic Burger*$12.00

                        8 ozs. of char-broiled Angus, seasoned and topped with your choice of cheese

                        • BBQ Bacon Cheddar Burger*$15.00

                          8 ozs. of char-broiled Angus, seasoned and topped with barbecue sauce, crisp bacon and melted Cheddar

                          • Build Your Own Burger*$14.00

                            8 ozs. of char-broiled Angus topped with your choice of the following toppings, Cheddar, Swiss, or Pepper Jack cheese, grilled onions, sauteed mushrooms, jalapeno peppers, Pico de Gallo. (770+ cal)

                            • Tuscan Chicken Sandwich*$15.00

                              Marinated chicken breast, grilled and topped with Provolone, roasted red pepper, crisp greens and sliced tomato. Served on a grilled Ciabatta with pesto mayonnaise

                              • BLT Club Wrap*$14.50

                                Shaved turkey, ham, bacon, lettuce, tomato, Swiss and Cheddar cheese wrapped in a flour tortilla

                                • Grilled Veggie Sandwich$11.00

                                  Grilled zucchini, tomato, caramelized onion and roasted red peppers served on a Ciabatta with Provolone and pesto mayonnaise

                                  • Blue Burger*$14.00

                                    8 ozs. of char-broiled Angus, seasoned and topped savory blue cheese

                                    Salads

                                    • Caesar Salad*$10.00

                                      Crisp romaine lettuce, shaved Parmesan cheese and croutons tossed in Caesar dressing and served with grilled Ciabatta

                                      • Grilled Sirloin Salad*$17.50

                                        Sliced grilled sirloin served over mixed greens tossed with balsamic vinaigrette. Topped with blue cheese, tomatoes, red onion and served with grilled Ciabatta

                                        • Southwest Chopped Salad*$16.00

                                          Mixed greens, grilled chicken breast, roasted corn, avocado, house made Pico de Gallo and a blend of cheeses tossed with chipotle ranch dressing and served with grilled Ciabatta

                                          • Crispy Chicken Salad*$15.50

                                            Mixed greens topped with cucumbers, tomatoes, shredded Cheddar cheese and crispy chicken strips tossed in honey mustard dressing

                                            Entrees

                                            Most of our Entrees are served with your choice of two sides; Pasta dishes are served with side salad

                                            • Citrus Grilled Salmon*$18.00

                                              A grilled fillet of salmon finished in a citrus, white wine butter sauce

                                              • Garden Penne Pasta*$11.50

                                                Sauteed garden vegetables and penne pasta tossed with roasted red peppers and pesto. Topped with shaved Parmesan and served with grilled Ciabatta

                                                • Monterey Grilled Chicken*$14.00

                                                  Tender grilled chicken breast topped with barbecue sauce, diced tomatoes, crisp bacon and Monterey Jack cheese

                                                  • Sriracha Sirloin*$25.00

                                                    A center cut, choice Top Sirloin grilled and topped with a Sriracha glaze

                                                    • Southwest Chicken & Shrimp Penne*$19.00

                                                      Penne pasta, grilled chicken breast, shrimp, peppers and onion in a delicious smoked chili cream sauce

                                                      • Asparagus Stuffed Chicken with Swiss*$16.50

                                                        Seasoned chicken breast folded with grilled asparagus, Swiss cheese and a savory pesto sauce

                                                        • Fish & Chips*$15.50

                                                          Flaky beer battered cod, fried to a golden brown with our house made pub chips and creamy cole slaw

                                                          • Tuscan Chicken Penne*$14.50

                                                            Mushrooms and charred tomatoes tossed with penne in a light parmesan pesto cream, topped with marinated char-broiled chicken and served with grilled Ciabatta

                                                            Sides

                                                            • French Fries$4.50

                                                              • Rice Pilaf$4.00

                                                                • Pub Chips$4.50

                                                                  • Seasonal Vegetables$4.00

                                                                    • Red Skin Mashed Potatoes$4.00

                                                                      • Side Caesar$4.50

                                                                        • Side Salad$4.50

                                                                          Drinks

                                                                          • Coffee$3.00

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                                                                            • Tea$3.00

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                                                                              • Milk$3.00

                                                                                • Assorted Soft Drinks$3.00

                                                                                  (0-160 cal)

                                                                                  Desserts

                                                                                  • NY Cheesecake$7.50

                                                                                    • Brownie Sundae$7.50

                                                                                      • Icecream$5.00

                                                                                        • Key Lime Pie$7.50

                                                                                          Beverage Menu

                                                                                            Wine

                                                                                              Whites

                                                                                              • Chardonnay, William Hill, Central Coast, CA

                                                                                                • Glass$9.00
                                                                                                • Bottle$33.00
                                                                                              • Chardonnay, Canyon Road, California

                                                                                                • Glass$7.00
                                                                                                • Bottle$25.00
                                                                                              • Chardonnay, Kendall - Jackson, California

                                                                                                • Glass$10.00
                                                                                                • Bottle$36.00
                                                                                              • Sauvignon Blanc, Matua, New Zealand

                                                                                                • Glass$9.00
                                                                                                • Bottle$35.00
                                                                                              • Riesling, Chateau Ste. Michelle, Washington

                                                                                                • Glass$9.00
                                                                                                • Bottle$35.00
                                                                                              • White Zinfandel, Beringer, California

                                                                                                • Glass$7.00
                                                                                                • Bottle$25.00

                                                                                              Reds

                                                                                              • Pinot Noir, Monterey Vineyards, California

                                                                                                • Glass$9.00
                                                                                                • Bottle$35.00
                                                                                              • Merlot, Canyon Road, California

                                                                                                • Glass$7.00
                                                                                                • Bottle$25.00
                                                                                              • Merlot, Rodney Strong, California

                                                                                                • Glass$9.00
                                                                                                • Bottle$35.00
                                                                                              • Cabernet Sauvignon, Canyon Road, California

                                                                                                • Glass$7.00
                                                                                                • Bottle$25.00
                                                                                              • Cabernet Sauvignon, Kendall-Jackson, California

                                                                                                • Glass$11.00
                                                                                                • Bottle$38.00
                                                                                              • Red Blend 14 Hands Stampede, Washington

                                                                                                • Glass$9.00
                                                                                                • Bottle$35.00

                                                                                              Cocktail Drinks

                                                                                              • Holiday Inn Iced Tea$11.00

                                                                                                Vodka, gin, white rum, Blanco Tequila, orange liqueur, fresh lemon sour, cranberry juice and Sprite

                                                                                                • Rockin' Rita$12.00

                                                                                                  Sauza Blue Agave Tequila and Cointreau orange liqueur shaken with fresh-squeezed lime juice

                                                                                                  • Bloody Mary$9.00

                                                                                                    Smirnoff vodka and our zippy Bloody Mary mix

                                                                                                    • Manhattan$10.00

                                                                                                      Dim Beam Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey, sweet vermouth, Angostura bitters

                                                                                                      • Mojito$9.00

                                                                                                        Bacardi Superior rum muddled with garden fresh mint, hand-squeezed limes and a little sugar

                                                                                                        • Moscow Mule$10.00

                                                                                                          Smirnoff vodka, ginger beer and fresh lime over ice

                                                                                                          • Classic Martini$10.00

                                                                                                            Smirnoff vodka or Beefeater gin, a splash of M & R dry vermouth - olive or lemon twist

                                                                                                            • Appletini$9.00

                                                                                                              Absolut Citron, DeKuyper Sour Apple Pucker, orange liqueur and fresh lemon sour mix

                                                                                                              Beer

                                                                                                                Craft

                                                                                                                • Blue Moon$6.00

                                                                                                                  • Goose Island IPA$6.00

                                                                                                                    • Sam Adams$6.00

                                                                                                                      • Sam Adams Seasonal$6.00

                                                                                                                        • Leinenkugel Seasonal$6.00

                                                                                                                          • Angry Orchard Cider$6.00

                                                                                                                            Imports

                                                                                                                            • Corona Extra$7.00

                                                                                                                              • Heineken$7.00

                                                                                                                                • Stella Artois$7.00

                                                                                                                                  • Guinness$7.00

                                                                                                                                    Domestic

                                                                                                                                    • Bud Light$6.00

                                                                                                                                      • Budweiser$6.00

                                                                                                                                        • Coors Light$6.00

                                                                                                                                          • Miller Lite$6.00

                                                                                                                                            • Michelob Ultra$6.00

                                                                                                                                              Drafts

                                                                                                                                              • Bud Light$6.00

                                                                                                                                                • Stella Artois$7.00

                                                                                                                                                  • Samuel Adams Boston Lager$6.00

                                                                                                                                                    • Goose Island$6.00

                                                                                                                                                      Last updated: February 3, 2022

                                                                                                                                                      What 84 people are saying

                                                                                                                                                      Overall ratings and reviews

                                                                                                                                                      Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

                                                                                                                                                      3.8
                                                                                                                                                      3.8 based on all time ratings
                                                                                                                                                      • 3.7Food
                                                                                                                                                      • 4Service
                                                                                                                                                      • 3.3Ambience
                                                                                                                                                      • 3.7Value

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                                                                                                                                                        stephend

                                                                                                                                                        Washington DC

                                                                                                                                                        16 reviews

                                                                                                                                                        4.0

                                                                                                                                                        16 reviews

                                                                                                                                                        Dined on February 15, 2020

                                                                                                                                                        overall4food2service3ambience2

                                                                                                                                                        My barbeque was slathered with cold sauce. Destroyed the meal.

                                                                                                                                                      2. SH

                                                                                                                                                        StephaanH

                                                                                                                                                        Washington DC

                                                                                                                                                        3 reviews

                                                                                                                                                        vip
                                                                                                                                                        3.0

                                                                                                                                                        3 reviews

                                                                                                                                                        Dined on November 29, 2019

                                                                                                                                                        overall3food3service4ambience3

                                                                                                                                                        Fine restaurant and selection. Not great, but good.

                                                                                                                                                      3. A

                                                                                                                                                        Ammr

                                                                                                                                                        Richmond

                                                                                                                                                        6 reviews

                                                                                                                                                        vip
                                                                                                                                                        5.0

                                                                                                                                                        6 reviews

                                                                                                                                                        Dined on November 28, 2019

                                                                                                                                                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                                        Thanksgiving dinner was amazing! We loved everything we ate and all the staff was approachable and provided great service. The buffet included a soft drink or tea, which is great value!

                                                                                                                                                      4. TM

                                                                                                                                                        TashaM

                                                                                                                                                        Washington DC

                                                                                                                                                        1 review

                                                                                                                                                        4.0

                                                                                                                                                        1 review

                                                                                                                                                        Dined on November 28, 2019

                                                                                                                                                        overall4food4service5ambience3

                                                                                                                                                        I made a reservation for 12 for Thanksgiving Dinner and in the notes I added that we need room for a stroller at the table. When we arrived at the hotel there was a long line to get into the restaurant. We went to the front and informed them of our reservation however either someone didn’t pay attention to the reservation system or staff didn’t communicate because they were not prepared to seat a party of 12. We were told by the manager that another staff member sat a group at the table that was supposed to be for us but they would make something work. It took a minute but they got it together and reconfigured the tables to comfortably accommodate our party. Aside from the initial reservation snafu, everything else was good. The menu included all of the traditional Thanksgiving fixins... turkey (which was cooked to perfection), ham, stuffing, green beans, cranberry sauce, mashed potatoes, sweet potatoes, roasted veggies etc. along with some non-tradition options such as salmon, shrimp cocktail, and tomato, mozzarella and basil. Overall it was quite a nice spread with something for everyone. The service was wonderful! Our waiter was very attentive often refilling our drinks before we even noticed and just overall pleasant. The rest of the staff, including the manager also checked on us at comfortable intervals that were appreciative and not annoying and intrusive. Lastly, the price was right. The cost was approx. $30/pp for adults and for the amount and selection of food and on Thanksgiving Day I found the price reasonable. Overall, based on my experience I would recommend this restaurant to a friend but would encourage them to make a reservation and to speak up immediately if something is not right with that reservation.

                                                                                                                                                      5. T

                                                                                                                                                        Traveler

                                                                                                                                                        Washington DC

                                                                                                                                                        3 reviews

                                                                                                                                                        1.0

                                                                                                                                                        3 reviews

                                                                                                                                                        Dined on May 27, 2019

                                                                                                                                                        overall1food3service3ambience1

                                                                                                                                                        Nonexistent greeting. I had to ask 3 times for them to check me in on opentable. Since the restaurant was empty (we were the only table), the server insisted that no check in was necessary. The food was just ok. I ordered iced tea. The server brought sugar with it but no spoon or straw. When I asked for a straw, she said they were out.

                                                                                                                                                      6. OT

                                                                                                                                                        OpenTable Diner

                                                                                                                                                        Washington DC

                                                                                                                                                        2 reviews

                                                                                                                                                        5.0

                                                                                                                                                        2 reviews

                                                                                                                                                        Dined on April 21, 2019

                                                                                                                                                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                                        This Easter buffet was amazing, I could not find a better buffet at the price. Unlimited prime rib and mimosas for about 28 a person is the definition of value. The food was fresh and great tasting, and they kept everything filled to the brim. Service as usual was stellar. I highly recommend this place!

                                                                                                                                                      7. OT

                                                                                                                                                        OpenTable Diner

                                                                                                                                                        Washington DC

                                                                                                                                                        4 reviews

                                                                                                                                                        5.0

                                                                                                                                                        4 reviews

                                                                                                                                                        Dined on April 21, 2019

                                                                                                                                                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                                        Easter buffet=incredible! More food than I could imagine, drinking flowing and an amazing vibe. Every who worked there seemed to be on the top of their game, it was great! Did I mention the food? Because that was the best part, the buffet was a never ending flavorfest!

                                                                                                                                                      8. OT

                                                                                                                                                        OpenTable Diner

                                                                                                                                                        Washington DC

                                                                                                                                                        5 reviews

                                                                                                                                                        5.0

                                                                                                                                                        5 reviews

                                                                                                                                                        Dined on April 14, 2019

                                                                                                                                                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                                        I have been here several times and the service and food was up to par as usual. Everything arrived at a timely manner and the staff was as friendly as I remember them to be. Still highly recommend this restaurant, I'll be returning for brunch on the 21st!

                                                                                                                                                      9. OT

                                                                                                                                                        OpenTable Diner

                                                                                                                                                        Washington DC

                                                                                                                                                        4 reviews

                                                                                                                                                        1.0

                                                                                                                                                        4 reviews

                                                                                                                                                        Dined on March 31, 2019

                                                                                                                                                        overall1food1service1ambience1

                                                                                                                                                        Firstly, this is a Holiday Inn cafe. Food quality was poor, we were serve smuckers syrup in the disposable packaging. It is not a brunch place that is good, it is poor at best. The food is what you would get if you made pancakes out of a box. Everything about this place screamed breakfast in a 2 star restaurant. So I would not recommend coming here for brunch if you are hoping to have a good DC brunch experience.

                                                                                                                                                      10. CD

                                                                                                                                                        CriticalDiner

                                                                                                                                                        Washington DC

                                                                                                                                                        69 reviews

                                                                                                                                                        vip
                                                                                                                                                        5.0

                                                                                                                                                        69 reviews

                                                                                                                                                        Dined on March 10, 2019

                                                                                                                                                        overall5food5service5ambience3

                                                                                                                                                        You won't believe this restaurant is in a Holiday Inn. Best crab cakes and short ribs. Excellent craft cocktails. Quiet enough for conversation.

                                                                                                                                                      11. OT

                                                                                                                                                        OpenTable Diner

                                                                                                                                                        Louisville

                                                                                                                                                        5 reviews

                                                                                                                                                        4.0

                                                                                                                                                        5 reviews

                                                                                                                                                        Dined on January 16, 2019

                                                                                                                                                        overall4food5service5ambience2

                                                                                                                                                        We weren’t sure what to expect when we walked in. It was a Tuesday evening and there were very few people outside of the bar area. The dining area had very little ambiance— bright lighting and sparse decor. However, we were pleasantly surprised by how much we enjoyed the food. Starting with our salads, there were limited dressing choices but the greens were fresh. Overall it was a good start. Between the three of us, we had short ribs, steak kebabs with pita and chicken kebabs with pita. They were all pretty large portion sizes and were excellently prepared. The onion sumac pita that came with the kebabs was especially unique and tasty. I’d definitely order either of those again just for the pita. The service was also a perfect balance between attentiveness and having the ability to enjoy uninterrupted conversation.

                                                                                                                                                      12. OT

                                                                                                                                                        OpenTable Diner

                                                                                                                                                        New England

                                                                                                                                                        6 reviews

                                                                                                                                                        5.0

                                                                                                                                                        6 reviews

                                                                                                                                                        Dined on December 30, 2018

                                                                                                                                                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                                        We dinned there 3 times because the atmosphere was very harm. Nice place for families. The steak was very good and in a very good price. Highly recommended. The barman is a nice bro with lots of fun

                                                                                                                                                      13. OT

                                                                                                                                                        OpenTable Diner

                                                                                                                                                        New England

                                                                                                                                                        7 reviews

                                                                                                                                                        5.0

                                                                                                                                                        7 reviews

                                                                                                                                                        Dined on December 29, 2018

                                                                                                                                                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                                        Hostable attitude

                                                                                                                                                      14. OT

                                                                                                                                                        OpenTable Diner

                                                                                                                                                        New England

                                                                                                                                                        7 reviews

                                                                                                                                                        5.0

                                                                                                                                                        7 reviews

                                                                                                                                                        Dined on December 28, 2018

                                                                                                                                                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                                        The best for a family. Nice and warm attitude. The prices were to low for what they serve. Every cuisine in the menu. Nice place to relax. The waiter was one of the most kinds that we have ever meet.

                                                                                                                                                      15. OT

                                                                                                                                                        OpenTable Diner

                                                                                                                                                        Washington DC

                                                                                                                                                        5 reviews

                                                                                                                                                        5.0

                                                                                                                                                        5 reviews

                                                                                                                                                        Dined on November 23, 2018

                                                                                                                                                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                                        Went here for thanksgiving, and wow! The food in the buffet was great and never ran out (or even low, thinking back in it). Despite the restaurant being packed, the staff were attentive to us and really went out of their way to make sure we had a great time! If you don't feel like defrosting a turkey for several days next year, consider treating yourself and your family here, I would definitely recommend it.

                                                                                                                                                      16. OT

                                                                                                                                                        OpenTable Diner

                                                                                                                                                        Washington DC

                                                                                                                                                        3 reviews

                                                                                                                                                        5.0

                                                                                                                                                        3 reviews

                                                                                                                                                        Dined on November 23, 2018

                                                                                                                                                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                                        Hubby and I came here because we were not about to spend our holidays cooking and I have to say that I was impressed with how it was handled. There was a real big spread with a ton of food, which was much appreciated as I came to EAT. The carving station had this prime rib that was omg, so soft and tender. This is totally a hidden gem, literally, I had a hard time finding the location of the restaurant only to figure out it was right in front of me. When you go here keep in mind that it doesn’t exactly broadcast its location, it’s attached to the Holiday Inn. Trust me, you won’t regret taking a evening off to come here.

                                                                                                                                                      17. SN

                                                                                                                                                        SewNice

                                                                                                                                                        Washington DC

                                                                                                                                                        96 reviews

                                                                                                                                                        vip
                                                                                                                                                        3.0

                                                                                                                                                        96 reviews

                                                                                                                                                        Dined on November 12, 2018

                                                                                                                                                        overall3food3service3ambience3

                                                                                                                                                        The restaurant is slow but the servers are nice. The food is okay.

                                                                                                                                                      18. OT

                                                                                                                                                        OpenTable Diner

                                                                                                                                                        Washington DC

                                                                                                                                                        3 reviews

                                                                                                                                                        5.0

                                                                                                                                                        3 reviews

                                                                                                                                                        Dined on November 6, 2018

                                                                                                                                                        overall5food5service5ambience4

                                                                                                                                                        Avenue Cafe is a great place to snag a meal in a casual setting, the food prices are more than reasonable and the quality exceeds what you would expect. The staff are fun and attentive. I can’t think of anything glaringly wrong to write about. Do yourself a favor and fill up here!

                                                                                                                                                      19. OT

                                                                                                                                                        OpenTable Diner

                                                                                                                                                        Washington DC

                                                                                                                                                        5 reviews

                                                                                                                                                        5.0

                                                                                                                                                        5 reviews

                                                                                                                                                        Dined on November 6, 2018

                                                                                                                                                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                                        I had an extremely pleasant visit, I am a repeat customer and have found that my experience is just as good as it was the previous times; the staff was friendly, the food was reasonably priced and of great quality and the service was fast and accurate. Would recommend stepping in for a bite!

                                                                                                                                                      20. OT

                                                                                                                                                        OpenTable Diner

                                                                                                                                                        Washington DC

                                                                                                                                                        5 reviews

                                                                                                                                                        5.0

                                                                                                                                                        5 reviews

                                                                                                                                                        Dined on October 18, 2018

                                                                                                                                                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                                        My friend and I decided to get Dinner here after hearing about their specials. I got the steak and my friend got salmon. My steak was both tender and juicy, excellently cooked as well. It felt like I was in a quality steakhouse. My friend seemingly enjoyed his salmon too, im not a huge fish guy by it looked pretty good. The only thing I'd like to note is that we had some issues finding the location because there was no sign with the name. A literal hidden gem. Would recommend to anyone.

                                                                                                                                                      21. SS

                                                                                                                                                        SusanaS

                                                                                                                                                        Washington DC

                                                                                                                                                        1 review

                                                                                                                                                        5.0

                                                                                                                                                        1 review

                                                                                                                                                        Dined on October 18, 2018

                                                                                                                                                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                                        Food was excellent. I ordered NY strip steak. Great choice. my server Emon was super friendly and Knowledgeable .highly recommend this place.

                                                                                                                                                      22. OT

                                                                                                                                                        OpenTable Diner

                                                                                                                                                        Washington DC

                                                                                                                                                        2 reviews

                                                                                                                                                        2.0

                                                                                                                                                        2 reviews

                                                                                                                                                        Dined on September 23, 2018

                                                                                                                                                        overall2food2service3ambience1

                                                                                                                                                        False advertising. Looks nothing like the picture. Didn’t even know where to go and randomly saw a banner with the name on it. Food came out wrong and took a while.

                                                                                                                                                      23. WS

                                                                                                                                                        WilliamS

                                                                                                                                                        Washington DC

                                                                                                                                                        18 reviews

                                                                                                                                                        vip
                                                                                                                                                        2.0

                                                                                                                                                        18 reviews

                                                                                                                                                        Dined on September 1, 2018

                                                                                                                                                        overall2food3service3ambience1

                                                                                                                                                        Its a Holiday Inn - you cant expect much. Food is cheap which is a plus.

                                                                                                                                                      24. JP

                                                                                                                                                        JohnP

                                                                                                                                                        Columbus

                                                                                                                                                        11 reviews

                                                                                                                                                        3.0

                                                                                                                                                        11 reviews

                                                                                                                                                        Dined on August 12, 2018

                                                                                                                                                        overall3food3service4ambience3

                                                                                                                                                        The service was great. The food was good but not much better than your typical hotel restaurant cuisine. The decor wasn't much to write home about, but there were some interesting and amusing pictures lined around the walls. I was using an app for a discount certificate but they asked me to print it out using one of the hotel's printers. I'm not sure why since it had all the same numbers, but getting them the printed version only took a few minutes.

                                                                                                                                                      25. WS

                                                                                                                                                        WilliamS

                                                                                                                                                        Washington DC

                                                                                                                                                        18 reviews

                                                                                                                                                        vip
                                                                                                                                                        1.0

                                                                                                                                                        18 reviews

                                                                                                                                                        Dined on July 21, 2018

                                                                                                                                                        overall1food3service1ambience1

                                                                                                                                                        Arrived to find a 15 minute line of people waiting to be seated. Very disorganized.

                                                                                                                                                      26. WS

                                                                                                                                                        WilliamS

                                                                                                                                                        Washington DC

                                                                                                                                                        18 reviews

                                                                                                                                                        vip
                                                                                                                                                        3.0

                                                                                                                                                        18 reviews

                                                                                                                                                        Dined on May 6, 2018

                                                                                                                                                        overall3food3service4ambience3

                                                                                                                                                        Great value!

                                                                                                                                                      27. DR

                                                                                                                                                        DavidR

                                                                                                                                                        New York Area

                                                                                                                                                        17 reviews

                                                                                                                                                        5.0

                                                                                                                                                        17 reviews

                                                                                                                                                        Dined on March 31, 2018

                                                                                                                                                        overall5food5service5ambience4

                                                                                                                                                        Much better than expected for a restaurant in a Holiday inn!! Food was delicious ! Very friendly waiter.

                                                                                                                                                      28. SN

                                                                                                                                                        SewNice

                                                                                                                                                        Washington DC

                                                                                                                                                        96 reviews

                                                                                                                                                        vip
                                                                                                                                                        4.0

                                                                                                                                                        96 reviews

                                                                                                                                                        Dined on December 29, 2017

                                                                                                                                                        overall4food4service5ambience4

                                                                                                                                                        I really liked the service the waitress was very nice and friendly. The angus burger was very good and plentiful. The restaurant however, seemed very slow. I think that they need to promote the restaurant and offer daily specials on the menu. This will also help to bring in more business. They need to offer discounts to the Holiday Inn hotel guests. It can help so much, try these ideas!

                                                                                                                                                      29. OT

                                                                                                                                                        OpenTable Diner

                                                                                                                                                        Washington DC

                                                                                                                                                        1 review

                                                                                                                                                        4.0

                                                                                                                                                        1 review

                                                                                                                                                        Dined on December 20, 2017

                                                                                                                                                        overall4food4service3ambience3

                                                                                                                                                        Amazing queso dip, awesome yucca fries, and delicious taco salad. Beans and cheese burrito was served cold with a little salad on the side. They give you chips with red and green salsas while you wait. Service was ok, she did not give us a refill on soda or offer. Very very noisy restaurant so prepare to talk loudly across the table. Overall food was great and experience was good. Would go again for Mexican food.

                                                                                                                                                      30. OB

                                                                                                                                                        OlgaB

                                                                                                                                                        Washington DC

                                                                                                                                                        1 review

                                                                                                                                                        5.0

                                                                                                                                                        1 review

                                                                                                                                                        Dined on November 23, 2017

                                                                                                                                                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                                        I went there with my mom for the Thanksgiving buffet lunch at a very reasonable price (27.5$ per person before taxes/tips). They had a variety of traditional choices, food tasted great, staff was super friendly and provided excellent service. They asked several times during our meal how we liked it and whether we needed anything. We felt taken care for. I liked the restaurant's abmience: they have many historical photos related to the US Presidents, and an exhibit of Presidential Dishes in a hall between the hotel lobby and a restaurant. We will come back! Thank you!

                                                                                                                                                      31. AB

                                                                                                                                                        AnnaB

                                                                                                                                                        Seattle

                                                                                                                                                        13 reviews

                                                                                                                                                        vip
                                                                                                                                                        5.0

                                                                                                                                                        13 reviews

                                                                                                                                                        Dined on November 11, 2017

                                                                                                                                                        overall5food4service4ambience4

                                                                                                                                                        This place is great! We ate there three days in a row. FYI, they do NOT take reservations.

                                                                                                                                                      32. OT

                                                                                                                                                        OpenTable Diner

                                                                                                                                                        Dallas

                                                                                                                                                        5 reviews

                                                                                                                                                        vip
                                                                                                                                                        1.0

                                                                                                                                                        5 reviews

                                                                                                                                                        Dined on July 3, 2017

                                                                                                                                                        overall1food1service1ambience1

                                                                                                                                                        Horrible overpriced food!!! Don't eat here

                                                                                                                                                      33. OT

                                                                                                                                                        OpenTable Diner

                                                                                                                                                        Houston

                                                                                                                                                        8 reviews

                                                                                                                                                        3.0

                                                                                                                                                        8 reviews

                                                                                                                                                        Dined on June 11, 2017

                                                                                                                                                        overall3food3service5ambience3

                                                                                                                                                        We had the buffet. The waffles were good as was the omelette. We had the fruit which was fresh. The buffet had a good variety of food.

                                                                                                                                                      34. DC

                                                                                                                                                        dancingqueenDC

                                                                                                                                                        Washington DC

                                                                                                                                                        19 reviews

                                                                                                                                                        vip
                                                                                                                                                        4.0

                                                                                                                                                        19 reviews

                                                                                                                                                        Dined on April 24, 2017

                                                                                                                                                        overall4food3service3ambience3

                                                                                                                                                        There was no signage outside building where restaurant entrance was from sidewalk/street, only tiny unmarked door outside hotel(not very accessible). Access is better through main hotel lobby however, as I discovered few days later from night auditor that they do have an accessible restroom to the right of restaurant, even though management/staff only showed me to tiny inaccessible one on other side of hotel lobby pretty far from restaurant. Waiter didn't hear or understand my order for fish after I asked him about it, he thought I only wanted appetizer. They were able to accommodate my gluten food allergies by substituting bread with lettuce. The main dish was overcooked, baked flounder was dry around edges, not as moist buttery as fresh fish should be. I used my Belly points for the free house wine which was not supposed to be billed to me; basic average American fare, little over priced for the quality, but considering the neighborhood Thomas Circle and it's high rent area, it's typical overpriced than Logan Tavern. Beacon Bar Monday nights happy hours specials are better. I had to call the main phone number which goes directly to Concierge desk who also didn't understand what I was asking for, someone to help me out of the tiny restroom. There was language barriers with service staff and concierge desk. I told him I'm not in a hotel room, I'm a restaurant patron stuck in the restroom without wheelchair access/doors, etc. They didn't register my open table points until after I called and left a few messages for the manager. Overall it was quiet, almost empty only 4-5 patrons between bar and restaurant, mostly caters to businesses lunch and conferences. Service staff were all pleasant. A tourist family from Midwest sat next to me and enjoyed late 9-10p, burgers and desert after a busy day sightseeing. They seemed pleased with the area, food, ambiance, and took my recommendations. It seemed odd staff were unaware of the bigger more accessible restroom.

                                                                                                                                                      35. h

                                                                                                                                                        hayspl

                                                                                                                                                        Washington DC

                                                                                                                                                        7 reviews

                                                                                                                                                        3.0

                                                                                                                                                        7 reviews

                                                                                                                                                        Dined on November 8, 2016

                                                                                                                                                        overall3food3service3ambience2

                                                                                                                                                        The food was pretty good but the overall experience was nothing special

                                                                                                                                                      36. AK

                                                                                                                                                        AlanK

                                                                                                                                                        Washington DC

                                                                                                                                                        451 reviews

                                                                                                                                                        vip
                                                                                                                                                        5.0

                                                                                                                                                        451 reviews

                                                                                                                                                        Dined on October 12, 2016

                                                                                                                                                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                                        I had the chance to work with Emon I. he was a great server and very patient. Also Luis Arias the Manager on duty was extremely professional and kind. Thank you and kudos!

                                                                                                                                                      37. OT

                                                                                                                                                        OpenTable Diner

                                                                                                                                                        Washington DC

                                                                                                                                                        121 reviews

                                                                                                                                                        vip
                                                                                                                                                        1.0

                                                                                                                                                        121 reviews

                                                                                                                                                        Dined on August 19, 2016

                                                                                                                                                        overall1food1service1ambience1

                                                                                                                                                        This was my first and last time to eat at this restaurant. Let me begin by stating that there were no more than 5 or six customers. When we arrived, I stated that I had an Open Table reservation. Not one of the wait staff understood what I was talking about. I even spoke to the clerk at the front desk and she was clueless. One woman, who was part of the wait staff, told us that all the tables were open. The so-called manager, who immediately spoke the Caucasian women, who was my mentee, was clueless about Open Table. The manager told me that she was unfamiliar with Open Table because most of their guests were there for overnight stays. The manager claimed that they rarely booked customers on Open Table. The we ordered hamburgers, and they were awful. It took the kitchen over :25 to bring the food. I make a lot of reservations with Open Table, but this is the worst restaurant that I have ever gone to under your recommendations.

                                                                                                                                                      38. B

                                                                                                                                                        Brunchbuddies

                                                                                                                                                        Washington DC

                                                                                                                                                        4 reviews

                                                                                                                                                        5.0

                                                                                                                                                        4 reviews

                                                                                                                                                        Dined on March 27, 2016

                                                                                                                                                        overall5food5service5ambience4

                                                                                                                                                        This place is my total favorite for Sunday Brunch‼️it is a hidden gem as far as DC restaurants go as to the bang for the buck. I considerate it my happy place to take friends & family. Saturday Brunch would be a good idea too. Management please take this into consideration. I love the staff here, they are the very best! Extremely attentive, friendly, & willing to make special accommodation when requested. Love love love this restaurant. The chef is great & I can't begin to thank the managers Marshall & Mehret. Special people all‼️💖. And last but not least the waitstaff Carlota & Lee - fantastic. Anyone looking for a reasonably priced, delightful , unpretentious Sunday Brunch buffet with unlimited mimosas all under $30 should definitely put this place on your list to check out. I'm sharing my secret special place with you, so please put on your happy face, come hungry & enjoy.

                                                                                                                                                      39. O

                                                                                                                                                        Olivia

                                                                                                                                                        Washington DC

                                                                                                                                                        4 reviews

                                                                                                                                                        vip
                                                                                                                                                        2.0

                                                                                                                                                        4 reviews

                                                                                                                                                        Dined on March 22, 2016

                                                                                                                                                        overall2food3service2ambience4

                                                                                                                                                        I went there for a birthday dinner. We had happy hour at the bar. The beer didn't taste right - really watered down. The bartender even said so. He ended up changing the kegs, but something was still off. In addition, it took him a long time to do anything, even though it was not very busy. My mom had the crab cake sand which and before she even too a bite she said it smelled fishy. It tasted horribly so she sent it back and got the pulled chicken sandwich, which she says was very good.

                                                                                                                                                      40. SN

                                                                                                                                                        SewNice

                                                                                                                                                        Washington DC

                                                                                                                                                        96 reviews

                                                                                                                                                        vip
                                                                                                                                                        3.0

                                                                                                                                                        96 reviews

                                                                                                                                                        Dined on January 14, 2016

                                                                                                                                                        overall3food4service3ambience3

                                                                                                                                                        The service was great and the food okay. But the restaurant was so quiet. They only had three tables full in the whole place. Maybe they need to offer daily specials and offer dining specials for the guests that stay at the Holiday Inn hotel to get more business.

                                                                                                                                                      FAQs

                                                                                                                                                      Avenue Café & Lounge - Holiday Inn Central offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (202) 349-3030.

                                                                                                                                                      Avenue Café & Lounge - Holiday Inn Central is rated 3.8 stars by 84 OpenTable diners.

                                                                                                                                                      Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

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                                                                                                                                                      Google Map for Avenue Café & Lounge - Holiday Inn Central

                                                                                                                                                      1501 Rhode Island Avenue NW Washington, DC 20005

                                                                                                                                                      Additional information

                                                                                                                                                      • Cross street

                                                                                                                                                        15th Street & Rhode Island Avenue

                                                                                                                                                      • Neighborhood

                                                                                                                                                        Logan Circle

                                                                                                                                                      • Hours of operation

                                                                                                                                                        Breakfast Daily 6:30 am–10:30 am Lunch Daily 11:30 am–4:00 pm Dinner Daily 5:00 pm–10:00 pm

                                                                                                                                                      • Cuisines

                                                                                                                                                        American, Italian

                                                                                                                                                      • Dining style

                                                                                                                                                        Casual Dining

                                                                                                                                                      • Dress code

                                                                                                                                                        Casual Dress

                                                                                                                                                      • Parking details

                                                                                                                                                        Garagge Partking for Hotel Guests at:<br />Holiday Inn Washington DC-Central/White House<br />1501 Rhode Island Avenue, NW<br />Washington, DC 2005<br />202-483-2000<br />http://www.inndc.com

                                                                                                                                                      • Public transit

                                                                                                                                                        McPherson Sq merto station (Orange and blue line)and Dupont Circle (Red Line)

                                                                                                                                                      • Payment options

                                                                                                                                                        AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa

                                                                                                                                                      • Executive chef

                                                                                                                                                        Hamid Marchoud

                                                                                                                                                      • Entertainment

                                                                                                                                                        25% off on featured wine bottles available all week during Lunch and dinner with chefs daily specials or ordering entrees from our dinner menu. Join us for Happy Hour from 4 – 7pm in the bar/lounge. Enjoy $3.95 happy our drink specials.

                                                                                                                                                      • Additional

                                                                                                                                                        Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

                                                                                                                                                      • Phone number

                                                                                                                                                        (202) 349-3030

                                                                                                                                                      • Catering

                                                                                                                                                        On-Sire Catering & Meeting Facilties through the Sales Office at:<br />Holiday Inn Washington DC-Central/White House<br />1501 Rhode Island Avenue, NW<br />Washington, DC 2005<br />202-483-2000<br />http://www.inndc.com

                                                                                                                                                      • Private party facilities

                                                                                                                                                        On-Sire Catering & Meeting Facilties through the Sales Office at:Holiday Inn Washington DC-Central/White House1501 Rhode Island Avenue, NWWashington, DC 2005202-483-2000http://www.inndc.com

                                                                                                                                                      • Private party contact

                                                                                                                                                        Marshall: (202) 349-3025

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