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 due to DC COVID-19 Guidelines, patrons are not permitted to bring their own wine or alcohol into an establishment.
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Celery Heart-Carrot Salad, Alabama White Sauce
Radish, Cucumber, Shallots, Capers Tomato, Herb Cream Cheese, Toasted Bagel
NY Strip Steak (Cedar River Farms, AZ)
Birthday dinner was excellent! Superb food with many delicate flavors! Duck, scallops, beef tenderloin.
This was truly a shame. Cold crabcakes, cold scallops, gritty root vegetables, and pockets of raw flour in the bread. This definitely was not what I was expecting at Blue Duck Tavern. I had heard so many good things about this place. The highlight was the waiter, he made some nice drink recommendations that we enjoyed, and seemed to be a nice guy.
Great brunch. Really excellent bloody. And worked out great bringing our 8mo old in a stroller. Will definitely be back
Booked in advance and were also guests at the Park Hyatt. Told everyone it was our 10th wedding anniversary. We were put in a dark corner while many others were in private rooms or sitting by fire towers outside. The door opening next to us for the patio meant we had to wear coats the entire meal. We were up sold on a whole duck (under the courtesy that it was the last one available) before we had a chance to see the menu. One in 50 couples might be able to eat a whole duck- it should only be recommended to groups of 3 or more. What’s worse is that the duck was dry. Our anniversary was forgotten. We spent money a crazy amount of money for a mediocre dinner with terrible ambiance. I was silly enough to expect that Blue Duck would be extra conscientious about caring for those people still willing to venture out for an occasional high class, expensive dining experience on a special occasion during COVID. Mistake.
Sitting outside next to the fountain was excellent. The heat lamps kept the space very comfortable despite the cold weather. The four-course menu with wine pairings was definitely the way to go despite the expense. I recommend the scallops and duck!
Very good food, professional service. Good social distancing outside. It’s a bit expensive but worth it.
Social distancing was very good. Servers were not very accessible. Good was good, but not outstanding. I will go back because Blue Duck Tavern is one of the few good restaurants in my new.
Always a fantastic experience!
It was wonderful autumn day to enjoy breakfast on the terrace. Service was excellent. The glass of champagne provided a little celebratory moment. The Blue Duck Tavern is a favorite of mine when I’m in DC. I’ll be back to dine again.
From cocktail and appetizer through wine and main course and eventually ending the evening with dessert and espresso, the experience was relaxing and enjoyable. It had been a long day of travel to arrive in DC and the Blue Duck Tavern is a must first stop. While it was a little chaotic arriving at the start of evening service with people queuing up near the host, once seated on the terrace things immediately settled into the Blue Duck standard. Excellent service. Exquisite cocktail and premium wine. Extraordinary entree. And when my colleague was unable to make it, the Blue Duck helped prepare a “to-go” meal to take away. Lots of reasons one comes back time and again to the Blue Duck Tavern.
Amazing food and amazing service
Food was pricey and the fish was disappointing
Everything was great, ambient was superb, service was good. All appt and food was delicious except chicken which was undercooked and we took it home to coock it more at home. But fish plates were one in a kind, fabulous.
The food was, as always, wonderful as was our waiter.
Great meal, great staff! We went for my husband's parents anniversary and everyone we encountered congratulated them on their anniversary which was a nice touch. We ended up ordering the whole duck and sharing it with a few appetizers. Highly recommended!
Food took quite long to come out. Apart from that no real complaints.
Great place, a little loud on patio but will be back. Short ribs were great
Always my favorite restaurant!
Food was awful and found myself longing for fast food
Food and service were very good. The salads were both tasty, colorful, and plentiful. The roasted halibut was excellent, as was the duck. The triple cut fries were huge and spicy. We would go back again.
The duck breast was very, very off. Had a chemical taste, vaguely of formaldehyde. Couldn’t eat it. Short rib was dry. Roasted vegetables were dry and under seasoned. Crab cake and potato purée were very good.
We went there for brunch and the French toast was melt-in-your-mouth! The short rib hash was to die for!! It was beautiful ambiance and atmosphere. The servers were excellent as well! 10/10 will go again!
Service was great but food was subpar compared to previous times.
Service mediocre. Food mediocre. Would not return or recommend
The crab cake was incredible, and so was the Benedict.
Wonderful place. We had the whole duck for two, which was delicious and a lot of food!
Wonderful dining experience the staff was more than accommodating and very warm. Our server was excellent and the house sommelier did an excellent job presenting the bottle of the last of an amazing poulley fusse that was almost the highlight of the meal. The scallops were amazing truly enjoyed the bone marrow as well. The duck was cooked perfectly but flavor wise left just a little to be desired. The short rib was incredible , and the roasted branzino was quite delicious as welloverall 4.5/5, don’t forget dessert!!
Still one of the best in DC. Simply amazing! Food was fantastic, outside area was perfect...heat lamps went up without having to ask...and staff were top notch, especially in respecting COVID-19 safety protocols. Definitely impressed.
given the challenging times, the staff did a great job in having us feel safe yes also enjoy the dining experience. one of our favorite restaurants in DC
The best outstanding dining space in town! Great food and service
Blue Duck is my go-to DC restaurant as the service, food and overall ambiance is consistently good.
beautiful restaurant, great food, excellent service. will come back
Amazing food and great service. Will definitely go back and recommend for celebrating a special occasion.
Good dishes, but overpriced. At $85 a fish dish with vegetables it's rather on the expensive side. Plates arrived a bit cold. Drinks were good. Service OK.
This was fantastic! Great experience.
The food, service and ambiance were wonderful. A must do again.
Food was excellent but it could have been delivered hotter, especially considering there were so few diners.
The service was excellent. Friendly, professional and inviting!
Blue Duck Tavern is rated 4.6 stars by 6841 OpenTable diners.
Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.