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Blue Duck Tavern

5563 reviews
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$31 to $50
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  • Fit for Foodies (79)
  • Special Occasion (76)
  • Good for Anniversaries (66)
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 5563 People Are Saying
Overall ratings and reviews
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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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OpenTable Diner (Washington DC)
4.0  Dined on February 4, 2018

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

vipOpenTable Diner (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on February 4, 2018

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.

alemaccina (New York Area)
3.0  Dined on February 2, 2018

Service was excellent and menu was interesting.

Kakw (Omaha)
4.0  Dined on February 2, 2018

Food was all excellent except the “fries”, which were odd and not well seasoned.

vipPatM6872 (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on February 1, 2018

Food & service were outstanding. Had the house special duck for two. Worth another visit to repeat the same entree.

OpenTable Diner (Richmond)
5.0  Dined on January 30, 2018

He beef tartare and bone marrow were amazing and the burger was the best burger I've ever had. Great meal!

JillC (Tampa)
5.0  Dined on January 28, 2018

Amazing! Ordered the bone marrow, braised rib & brussel sprouts, everything was so flavorful & absolutely delicious! Our waiter David was the best!

OpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on January 28, 2018

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.

OpenTable Diner (Atlanta)
5.0  Dined on January 28, 2018

Excellent food and superb service!

vipLongtalltexican (Washington DC)
2.0  Dined on January 27, 2018

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.

vipOpenTable Diner (Washington DC)
5.0  Dined on January 27, 2018

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!

OpenTable Diner (Washington DC)
2.0  Dined on January 27, 2018

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.

vipOpenTable Diner (Washington DC)
2.0  Dined on January 26, 2018

The menu changes are underwhelming. How did this place get a Michelin Star?

OpenTable Diner (Washington DC)
5.0  Dined on January 26, 2018

It was a wonderful experience for our anniversary dinner

OpenTable Diner (Chicago)
5.0  Dined on January 26, 2018

Everything was absolutely fantastic, from the service to the food and ambiance. Everything was cooked perfectly and we appreciate all the small details that was put into the evening as we celebrated our anniversary there.