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About Blue Duck Tavern
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.
Washington, DC 20037
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
24 & M Streets NW
$31 to $50
AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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 email@example.com or +1 202 419 6620.
Blue Duck Tavern offers valet parking at $12.
Foggy Bottom Metro Station - Orange and Blue Lines
Dupont Circle Metro Station - Red Line
Bar/Lounge, BYO Wine, Chef's Table, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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.
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.
Blue Duck Tavern Ratings and Reviews
Blue Duck Tavern is hands down one of the most all-around best restaurants I have been to. The food melts in your mouth (everything!), the service is impeccable, and the ambiance is calming. Blue Duck Tavern would make a great outting for an intimate dining situaiton or for a group! Personally, I have an affinity for open kitchens and recommend anyone with the same feeling to check out Blue Duck Tavern - A HUGE thanks to the staff for such great service. Their ellegance makes the delicious food that much better!
Get the Apple Pie desert :)
“Bright” is the best description for the cuisine here. Fresh pea soup (not the fall/winer split pea) tasted brighter than fresh peas. Whole red snapper was roasted just until opaque, so that it was still juicy. Crab cakes were mostly sweet crab, lightly seasoned. The fresh summer fruit crumble and the home made ice creams and sorbets (we sampled them all) allowed the intense flavor of the fruits (and other flavors) to shine. If a tea list could ever be called exciting, it would be BDT’s: the white Darjeeling is sublime. Service was as good as the food--attentive without being intrusive, informed, pleasant without being overly friendly. BDT exemplifies American cuisine at its best and I can't wait to return.
The Blue Duck Tavern remains one of my favorite restaurants in DC. I have been many, many times and the food is consistently great. The beet and goat cheese salad with walnuts and apple, the short rib, the polenta with blue cheese (when the regular chef is there) - all excellent. The french fries get a second fry in duck fat - superb! I am never able to leave without taking one of their amazing apple pies with me. This time I also took a tin of their sugar cookies home to hubby. I love the open kitchen and the decor is perfect for enjoying conversation and a great meal with a friend.
From out of town - Third time here and I'm trying to figure out how I can get back. We shared the Foie Gras Brulee and Heirloom Tomato Salad. The Foie Gras was OUTSTANDING - I'm going to ask for the recipe - the contrast between the richness of the foie gras and the sweetness of the brulee was just ingeneous. Tomatoes weren't quite ready - needed to ask for sea salt. The server promised me Scallops to perfection - he didn't disappoint - 6 or 7 perfectly cook scallops. My husband had weisswurst and sauerkraut. Took us back to Munich. For dessert we shred the blackberry, necterine and almond crumble - simply delicious - i can still taste it
Amazingly good. Certainly in the top 3 of restaurants where I've eaten in the DC area. The lamb belly was a first for me and was incredibly rich and delicious. Another first was the rabbit which was moist and had a wonderful flavor. Probably just as good was the heavily smoked slab bacon that accompanies the rabbit. Truly outstanding. Not to be missed are the duck fat fried fries. Thick, crunchy and well seasoned, the flavor was really good for a fry addict such as myself. My companion had the braised rib steak which was braised to perfection. Surprisingly good was the Spanish style rice very reminiscent of paella rice with a nice crunchy texture. A real treat were the low country collard greens. By the end of those courses I was
It was sunday and the brunch menu is rather limited. We ordered eggs benedictine, but it took like one hour for the food to arrive... Some table that arrived after ours were served before... When we complained, the waiter brought free drinks, probably realizing that he had forgotten us... unacceptable for such a high-end restaurant...
Enjoyed a fabulous brunch this past Sunday, and I cannot recommend it enough. Thoughtful menu, outstanding cocktail list (loved the Chesapeake Caeser!), gorgeous outdoor patio, superlative service. Very good looking, chic crowd dining there. It was very hard to choose what to order, something that usually does not happen at brunch! Can't wait to go back for dinner.
I learnt about Blue Duck Tavern from "Unique Eats". I first went for lunch a month ago and was seated inside. My server, Andrew, was delightful, very knowledgeable of the menu and took the time to describe several items to me. I selected the crab cakes, asparagus and BDT fries, all of which were outstanding and came in generous portions. For dessert, I was considering the famous apple pie, but Andrew's face lit up when he described the homemade strawberry ice cream, made with only a handful of fresh ingredients. I am not usually a big fan of ice cream, but that one could convert me. I visited DC again briefly and squeezed in a wonderful outdoor Saturday brunch of green salad and chicken & waffles before catching my flight. I will be back.
First time there, and an amazing surprise. After having been in at least 150 different restaurants in DC Area in less than two years (in some of the most expensive and luxurious as well), I can rate this restaurant among the top 10 in food quality, and even higher on service quality. Right from the beginning we felt that a lot of care (without pressing us at all), and a very positive attitude was paid on us.
We will not only repeat there, but strongly recommend it to our group of friends.
This may be the most fabulous restaurant we have ever eaten at!! Everything we tried was OUTSTANDING! The wood roasted bone marrow was to die for as was everything else!! Save room for dessert because you must try the apple pie! We LOVED our waitress who made excellent recommendations on the menu and paired our wines with our meal. We can't wait to go back to DC again next year just for this restaurant
I remember being in love with my last visit, wish I could remember why. The menu has interesting things, nothing really wow'd us this visit. I did like the sheep's milk and chard pie as well as the asparagus and duck bernaise. The beef ribs looked great on other patrons table, must have tried that previously. Worth a visit if you have a special occasion or some money to throw away, I likely won't be back for a third trip.
We took our family there for a birthday celebration/Sunday Brunch. The restaurant is in the Park Hyatt hotel but it has a separate entrance. Entrees are small. My wife ordered salmon and bagel entree for 21.00 and what she got was NOT a meal-sized portion, more like an appetizer (she only weighs 110 pounds!). Our side orders did not go in with the main order so we got our sides after we were done with our meal (they comped them, but that's not the point). Crab cake appetizers were small. Fresh squeezed apple juice was excellent as was the bread basket. Overall, I would have to call this one as not being worth the price.
Very friendly staff. Interesting, varied menu for brunch. Excellent drink list to pair beverages with food. Most food items were very good - with the cod cakes being exceptional. The eggs with creme freche seemed to be made backwards, with just a little of the veggies on top instead of a generous bed on the bottom covered by potatoes and eggs. Charge for a second cup of coffee was a surprise. Only the second cup seemed individually made or fresh. Spacious setting. Fun to sit near the kitchen. Apple pie as featured on "Cooking" channel was very good, but we can make a better bottom butter crust. Prices pretty good. One of the few places to get "new food" in DC area. I would love to have one in my neighborhood.
Tasty brunch offerings, artfully presented. Unusual and tasty "mocktails" (nonalcoholic cocktails--had the cucumber lemonade, which I enjoyed). Waiters professional and helpful--had to remind them to bring milk for the coffee, though. Pretty decor, and tables spaced far enough apart. Problem is that coffee, espresso, etc., are overpriced at $7.
We frequent the Blue Duck, I bring our organizational members from all over the world to this restaurant, and it has always been a wonderful experience. I always say that the wait staff can make or break your evening. This time we unfortunately had a disgruntled waiter and it made for a very uncomfortable and unpleasant meal. It was obvious to us that he engaged all the other tables in conversation and information, but when he came to our table was cold and unpleasant. I am not a complainer, but this was really embarrassing as I brought guests from out of town, and had been talking about my dining experiences at the Blue Duck for weeks. The focus became the waiter's behavior, instead of the exquisite food and atmosphere.
We took our grandson to Blue Duck for his 13th birthday. Wanted him to have a grown-up dining experience. The waiters treated him like royalty. We were very impressed with the attention they gave us all. The food was wonderful. Enjoyed how the dishes were served separately, so we could pass them around and share the tastes of everything. Excellent menu. Loved the fact that everything on the menu came straight from a farm, with the farm name mentioned. Lovely experience.
So enjoyed our girls night. Everything we had was so good - crab cakes, short ribs, triple fried fries, rice with peas, asparagus, baked alaska and chocolate cake- loved it all! Even though the food was great, it was the atmosphere and the attention to the little details that really made the night special. I enjoyed walking passed the display of pies and breads, and the prep station where you got a quick peek at the food. I loved that the bread was served with soft room temp butter, that the ice tea was served with simple syrup and that we were offered wooden stools to place our purses on so they did not sit on the floor. Great evening.
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