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Sun, 2/18
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Blue Duck Tavern

5561 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Blue Duck Tavern, a contemporary neighborhood restaurant, invites its guests to gather and celebrate in good taste with a menu focusing on the freshest ingredients available from local purveyors and artisans. The menu notes every farm where the main ingredient for the dish was raised before its journey to the table. Dishes are genuine, time-honored and traditional -- slow roasting in wood embers, braising, preserving and smoking techniques bring the true flavors of America's great, simple and wholesome foods to the 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 $35 corkage fee (per 750 ml bottle of wine), with a limit of two bottles, will be charged.
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Private dining
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Hours of operation
Breakfast: 6:30am - 10:30am
Lunch (Monday - Friday): 11:30am - 2:30pm; Weekend Brunch (Saturday & Sunday): 11:00am - 2:30pm Dinner (Sunday - Thursday): 5:30pm - 10:30pm; (Friday - Saturday): 5:30pm - 11:00pm
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Phone number
(202) 419-6755
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Payment options
AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Business Casual
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Executive chef
Troy Knapp
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Host your next gathering in our private Chef's Table, seating up to 18 guests, or our semi-private table, seating up to 12 guests. Allow our chefs to prepare a family-style menu, using the freshest ingredients of the day. The Chef's Table is available for breakfast, lunch and dinner. For reservations, please contact Marvina Tribbey-Williams at or +1 202 419 6620.
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Cross street
24 & M Streets NW
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Parking details
Blue Duck Tavern offers valet parking at $12.
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Public transit
Foggy Bottom Metro Station - Orange and Blue Lines
Dupont Circle Metro Station - Red Line
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Special events & promotions
On February 14, Blue Duck Tavern will offer a special Four Course Chef's choice a la carte menu. Our price is $130 per person, plus tax and gratuity.

On April 1, 2018, Blue Duck Tavern will offer our Farm-Fresh which consist of:
Cheese, Charcuterie, & Shellfish buffet along with, choice of appetizer, choice of entree and dessert buffet. Service hours are from 11:30 am-3:30 pm
$125 per person $55 for children 6-12;complimentary for children under 6.
Bar/Lounge, BYO Wine, Chef's Table, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Private Dining

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.

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What 5561 People Are Saying
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4.6  based on recent ratings
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88% of people would recommend it to a friend
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5.0  Dined 3 days ago

It was such an Inspiring experience ! Even it’s has become a more mainstream spot, it keeps its essence.

FloridaVisitors (New England)
4.0  Dined 4 days ago

Breakfast here is always wonderful. A DC favorite when we go.

Cosmo (Washington DC)
5.0  Dined 7 days ago

Always go to the Blue Duck anytime I'm in Georgetown!

Disappointing (Washington DC)
3.0  Dined on February 11, 2018

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.

vipOpenTable Diner (Washington DC)
5.0  Dined on February 11, 2018

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.

Amanda (Raleigh)
5.0  Dined on February 11, 2018

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.

OpenTable Diner (Washington DC)
5.0  Dined on February 10, 2018

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!

vipjlup (Washington DC)
3.0  Dined on February 10, 2018

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.

MsYummy (Washington DC)
5.0  Dined on February 10, 2018

Must have the braised short rib and mash potatoes.

vipDCdiner (Washington DC)
5.0  Dined on February 10, 2018

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.