Blue Duck Tavern
The restaurant has an elegant residential feel through the open staff pantry and kitchen, wood-burning oven and the showpiece Molteni range.
*Please note that for diners bringing in wine, a $50 corkage fee (per 750 ml bottle of wine), with a limit of two bottles, will be charged.
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Valentine's Day Special Menus & More
Enjoy our special three-course, prix fixe menu this Valentine's Day. Begin with canapés, followed by your choice of a first AND a main course. Conclude with a special dessert. Valentine's Day menu is priced at $125 per person, exclusive of tax, gratuity & beverages. Please see the menu for details
Friday, February 14, 2020
Breakfast at the BlueDuck for Martin Luther King Day for the family was wonderful. Great service and food.
Everything was fantastic! Our service was excellent! Our beverages were memorable. The food was delicious and nicely presented. Could not ask for more!
Had higher expectations for the food especially what they were charging per dish
One of favorite meals. Best duck in DC, seriously
Fantastic high end dining experience. Great food and ambiance. Highly recommend.
So the mighty has fallen. When in town over the last five years Blue Duck was a must dine destination. We noticed the decline beginning last year thought it was just a fluke. Today’s brunch confirmed the party is over. We had eggs Benedict with pork belly , hollandaise and pickled vegetables on a piece of French bread. Supposed to be evocative of a bon mi sandwich. Unfortunately It was served barely warm and the vegetables were too lightly pickled so they did not serve their intended purpose of balancing the richness of the pork belly. By the way serving barely warmed pork belly is a sin as it’s unctuous nature turns greasy when served at just past room temperature. Completely uninspiring. Also had the fried chicken thigh on a waffle with a sorghum syrup. The syrup had no flavor. I asked for some maple syrup to try to rescue the dish. Again the waffle was obviously pre-made and not warm. The chicken was barely warmed. Served with same pickled carrots as the previous dish. Odd taste to carrots slightly musty. A poor rendition of the dish. We had a bagel that was fine. The coffee was meh. At this price point I expect freshly made food served hot and with skillful preparation. They missed on all points. All in all not an $80 dollar breakfast value. I am sorry to say take the Blue Duck off your list DC has plenty of other options that will do you better :(
I sent my parents here for their 50th wedding anniversary. The restaurant and staff couldn't have been better -- from the menus saying happy anniversary, to the champagne toast, to the wonderful waiter, and the fabulous food. Nailed it!
Very good as usual. Duck was a bit overcooked, which was a disappointing surprise given the otherwise extremely high standard here.
Good food.... excellent service - this is very close to my office so it is a great lunch option - you can get in and out in an hour
Anniversary - great experience!
Wonderful space, delicious food, and fabulous furniture by Thomas Moser. Highly recommend
I have eaten lunch here many times having a salad and side of chicken.. always very good. This time I ordered the short ribs... I cannot believe that the waiter didnt tell me that it comes with ABSOLUTELY NOTHING... out comes an empty plate and a pan with a slab of short ribs and nothing else!
consider yourself warned.
Excellent service and food
The food was amazing. We really enjoyed the unique combinations of flavors paired with everyday items, like pasta and chicken. We also enjoyed the unique whimsical take of various dishes.
Service was impeccable. Also the atmosphere was that of one of the highest end restaurants.
We highly recommend and can’t wait to go back.
Food was delicious, and the service was outstanding! I’d highly recommend it! Cheers and enjoy!!
Always phenomenal. Superb service. Jeremy is the man. Food is always above and beyond superb. Always enjoy coming in.
Delightful presentations of wonderful food; exceptional service by all staff - would definitely return
Family was in town staying nearby wanted to bring him to one my favorite places in DC.
Delicious food. Nothing will disappoint. The duck was amazing.
Great experience. The waiter was very attentive. We were so full, and didn’t want dessert but were intrigued by the guava and kefir sorbet, so he brought us a small taster.
My boyfriend and I had a wonderful time here. Our server Andria was truly outstanding! We will definitely be returning.
Great food and atmosphere! The sides were a little overpriced, but maybe that’s standard for DC. I would definitely go back!
Michael was an excellent server! My sweetie and I really enjoyed the Brussel sprouts, short ribs and duck.
We wanted a special meal for my sister-in-law who was in town visiting. Blue Duck delivered in every way!
Excellent dinner, server did an incredible job. His suggestions were all great and we enjoyed way too much! We will definitely be back.
Everything GREAT, after all these years no decline
Went for the $175 per person New Years Eve fixed menu. Food was terrible. Everything from the 1st through main courses were over salted to the point where we did not finish our plates. Waste of money. Never going back. Couldn’t recommend less.
I went there for my birthday! The service was excellent! I like the menu has Happy Birthday on it. I got the garden salad, Duck and Brussels Sprouts. It was excellent! Definitely will go back again!
I was expecting better service. For instance - when we entered with a reservation, no one asked to take our coats, however- the party in front of us were offered that service. The duck was overcooked/dry
Everything was delicious! I heard they had a great tea menu but when I asked for tea, the waiter just asked me if I wanted "black, green, chamomile, or mint." Later when my friend asked for the tea menu during dessert, he brought it over and we found that they had WAY more than what he previously offered me. Just wish I had that option at the beginning of my meal.
This is not my first time eating here, but it is probably my last; while the food is consistently very good, at the end of the night the service insults me. I understand why they are no longer a Michelin star restaurant with this sort of service thinking. If the services is going to be as insulting as Red Lobster they should probably lower their prices to be more inline with Red Lobster.
Celebrated a father/son birthday dinner at Blue Duck Tavern. Very good food and service.
Terrific service from our waiter, David. Nice attention to detail from all staff.
What an amazing restaurant! We ent for their Christmas Day feast and we were not disappointed.
The food was absolutely delicious, beautifully cooked and presented.
Dave, our server, was attentive, polite and knowledgeable.
We will return one day!
Blue Duck Tavern is one of our favorite restaurants in DC. This was our first time enjoying the Christmas Buffet and it was absolutely outstanding! What we especially love is the upscale but casual vibe. Some fine dining in DC is a little too stuffy for us - Blue Duck Tavern is the perfect balance!
Our Christmas Merry and Bright ay Blue Duck. Everything was fresh and a holiday joy. We especially enjoyed the seafood at the appetizer station, although the foie gras mousse was a treat. The tasty entrees came with 3 equally delicious sides. The desserts were festive and the perfect way to end our dinner.
We were seated near the bar on Christmas Eve. Nothing special on the menu and service was slow. He messed up our Oder several times. Definitely not worth $$$
Christmas Eve dinner