Blue Duck Tavern offers semi private dining for up to 18 people at the Chef's Table. The Chef's Table 4 or 5-course, family-style menu, created by our Chef de Cuisine on the day of your reservation, uses the freshest ingredients available in the kitchen from our regional purveyors.View Private Dining Details
Really good food and wine list
Blue Duck Tavern is worth the hype! It took a while for me to get a reservation here and it was most certainly worth the wait. From the moment we walked in I felt as though everyone very much cared about our dining experience. Someone even brought my friend and I stools for our purses since there was no room on the table. What a nice touch!
Michael brought us this bread with cranberries in it and holy smokes it was so flavorful. Then we had the foie gras creme brulee style and I simply cannot say enough about this dish and the many rich and perfectly combined flavors that were brought out. Collectively our table had steak, duck, pork tenderloin as well as the variety of potatoes and vegetable options. We were so stuffed that we couldn't have dessert but I will definitely be back to try everything on the menu!
We arrived earlier than reservation and enjoyed drinks at the bar...
When we got to our table, they presented us with the menu which had Happy Birthday on top!
So many choices, but the soup of the day was butternut squash and yam...absolutely delicious..
My husband had the Roasted Cauliflower . tahini, cashew butter and golden raisins... beyond delicious! main courses did not disappoint - chicken and a beef choice!! Delicious cookies and coffee for dessert...a real treat!
It was such an Inspiring experience ! Even it’s has become a more mainstream spot, it keeps its essence.
Breakfast here is always wonderful. A DC favorite when we go.
Always go to the Blue Duck anytime I'm in Georgetown!
We were very excited to try this Michelin Star restaurant but was very disappointed with the service. It was 40 minutes after we sat before anyone even talked to us again and finally asked if we wanted drinks. After we finally ordered, the drinks and then food came out in a reasonable time but wasn't anything super special. Everything was good to very good but I guess we were expecting more.
Went for brunch with the family. The pecan buns were delicious. The breakfast sandwich and brown butter pancakes were awesome. Will definitely go back to try the other menus.
This was by far the best brunch I've ever had. And while the bill hurt, we paid it gladly. I think we'll be talking about this for as long as we are together.
Bone Marrow - It was incredible. I don't have words to describe it.
Pecan Sticky Buns - I thought they were a little dry, but my husband loved them. Made us realized that he likes breakfast pastries a lot more than I do.
Chicken and Biscuit: My husband raved about this. He said that it hit the mark 100%.
BDT Eggs Benedict: This was above and beyond the best eggs benedict I've ever eaten. It hit every flavor profile for me. I'm still dreaming about them.
Chocolate Tort: This one came with duck fat snow and a duck fat caramel. It was delicious.
Poached Pear: I mean, there's never anything wrong with a poached pear.
My girlfriend and I️ were celebrating Valentines Day a little early and decided Blue Duck was the way to go. The food was fantastic, as was the service. Shankar and Craig were very helpful and the night turned out wonderfully. Can’t wait to come back!
Rated as Michelin 1 star but I find that surprising. Not on the same league as Inn at Little Washington, or French Michelin winners. Service was slow, poorly paced and stuffy. They acted superior. Abrasive. Then they tried to ply with unrequested, dry desserts. Ir's former incarnation if Melrose was better.
Must have the braised short rib and mash potatoes.
I chose Blue Duck Tavern because we'd never been there and really wanted to try it. It was great. We were given a very lovely, private room. The service was impeccable. Our server filled my water glass as soon as it was half full and was very attentive. I had the roasted cauliflower appetizer, which was delicious, and my husband had the lobster bisque, which he enjoyed very much. We shared the foie gras creme brulee, which was heavenly over the homemade cranberry bread. Since we had eaten all the cranberry bread in our initial basket, our waiter brought us another basket of the cranberry bread, which I polished off (no cranberry bread left). For our entrees, my husband had the duck, which was cooked just as he liked it. I had the braised ribs, which was good, but not quite as moist and delicious as I'd expected. It was also, as I should have expected, a bit fatty. I really wanted to order a fish dish, but the only fish on the menu that night was a rockfish (and I only like really soft fish like Chilean sea bass or salmon) and a whole snapper for two (and my husband doesn't like fish, so he wouldn't have wanted to share that dish), so I ordered the braised ribs. Overall, the meal was wonderful, so I can't complain. We would definitely recommend this restaurant. So glad we finally tried it.
First Michelin experience and it was worse than a pizza store. Server was not friendly. Food was cold. Food is not at Michelin level at all. I can cook better omelet.
Amazing! Always enjoy dining here
Blue Duck is good. There's no doubt about that. But every time I've come here has been on an expense account and that's a good thing as I'm not sure I think the food is worth the price of admission. The vegetable appetizers tend to be too sweet, and the entree dishes don't WOW the way you'd expect from a Michelin starred restaurant. This is a classic, very good business lunch place, but I don't think I'd want to spend my own money here.
The waiters are so sweet, every of them keep saying “happy anniversary “ to us, and even gave us two scoops of ice cream and a bag of cookie as gifts
Always an outstanding by experience. Our server heard us wish my daughter’s friend happy birthday and brought over a cookie to go pack and a plate with a candle to sing.
Service was excellent and menu was interesting.
Food was all excellent except the “fries”, which were odd and not well seasoned.
Food & service were outstanding. Had the house special duck for two. Worth another visit to repeat the same entree.
He beef tartare and bone marrow were amazing and the burger was the best burger I've ever had. Great meal!
Amazing! Ordered the bone marrow, braised rib & brussel sprouts, everything was so flavorful & absolutely delicious! Our waiter David was the best!
Great experience. Food was fresh, interesting and delicious. Excellent wine list and wines by the glass. We will be back when we are in DC.
Excellent food and superb service!
Our salad and the beet salad were very tasty but our entree was less than over-whelming for a starred Michelin restaurant. Whole Red Snapper was under-cooked at medium rare and the waiter did not filet for us or even ask if we wanted it fileted. Left two spoons and for a under-cooked piece of fish it was an ugly chore to eat it.
Not worth the wait to get a reservation.
I have been reading about the Blue Duck Tavern for years and finally got the opportunity to dine there. My guests and I were not disappointed. The bone marrow was excellent as was the halibut, the short ribs, brussel sprouts and the duck. The truffle fries were unbelievable! Our waiter Michael was awesome. explained in detail the menu options and surprised us with a dish of grits since it was our first visit. Everyone should order those grits! I have grown up eating grits and without a doubt those were the best ever! I cannot wait to return!
It was ok. When we walked in, we were made to wait until our reservation time even though the restaurant was empty. We were only a few minutes early.
The menu changes are underwhelming. How did this place get a Michelin Star?
It was a wonderful experience for our anniversary dinner