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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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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
Brad Deboy Chef de Cuisine
Bar/Lounge, BYO Wine, Chef's Table, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
Special Events & Promotions:
On Thursday, November 24, Blue Duck Tavern will offer a special Thanksgiving Feast from 12 p.m. until 8:30 p.m. Guests will enjoy a three-course holiday meal in Blue Duck Tavern’s inviting ambience. A bountiful selection of starters will be placed throughout the open-air kitchen for guests to help themselves to their first course. Starters will include seasonal salads, breads, seafood, meats, and cheese to be followed by a choice of plated entrées and side dishes showcasing regional produce. Seasonal desserts on display in the Pastry Pantry, will complete the Thanksgiving feast. The holiday menu is priced at $110 per person for adults and $55 for children six years of age and twelve years. Children under six years of age are complimentary.
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 Dock Tavern is beautiful and they produce delicious food. Last night the service wasn't up to usual standards. The glass of wine was poured immediately. But the cocktail took 20 minutes to be delivered. The server was great but the woman assisting was in a rush. She tried to remove the bread while we were still eating it. She took away our bread plates when it was clear we had ordered a side of brussel sprouts to share that didn't make out plates look great as the chef wanted. She removed my plate while my friend was still eating. While our water glasses were low she said "you can't want more water", but we did.
The salmon was very good but nothing extraordinary. Ditto for the brussel sprouts. The chocolate pudding with candy corn was great but I expected the chocolate to be more intense.
The food was delicious as I remember. Service was horribly slow and untimely. None of the appetizers came out together and we waited 30 mins after our apps for our entree which also did come out together. Two from our group had to leave before their entree came to return to work after being there for 90 mins without entrees.
We have been trying get reservations when we were in town for almost a year...and it was worth the wait. The food was perfect, starting with a charcuterie platter for the table, Duck breast, braised beef rib, tuna tartar with black garlic, and even the MY Strip. The grits were to die for. Topped off with the Grape Aviation cocktails it made for a really enjoyable meal and evening.
Blue Duck Tavern does not disappoint. Ever. Consistently well-prepared, inventive (yet not too much so) food, great service and a comfortable, yet sophisticated setting. There's a reason they just got a star from Michelin: they do everything they can to provide the best food in a city filled with excellent restaurants.
We were not given a quiet window table as I had requested on a reservation placed 1 week before, so the ambience was a bit louder than I had hoped for. But the food & service were excellent, and it quieted down as the lunch hour passed, so all in all, it was a very nice experience.
Did not meet my expectations at all. The only dish we enjoyed was the bone marrow, the beef was overcooked, the duck was average, and the pork belly was very oily. My husband and I went there for our anniversary, nothing complimentary was given but the table next to us got a bag of cookies for no reason.
The food was delicious, the portions were generous, the service was attentive. The menu of mains and sides is not huge but covers all the bases. The wine list offered excellent choices. We had a table tucked in an alcove and it was lovely and quiet and with a good view of things, but not in the main space -- not sure about the noise level in the larger, more open areas.
BDT is always a great place to go for special occasions. For the last 5-6 years, we have been going there for Thanksgiving dinner. The food is always exceptional but we were a little disappointed this year with the change in the Thanksgiving menu. Some of us are great fans of lobster, others are not, even others have a shellfish allergy. So the change in the appetizer structure from being able to choose the items we liked and can eat versus being provided with the restaurant's recommendation was not our cup of tea. Also Overall, still a great meal but the increase in the price along with the loss of choice in appetizers was a thumbs down for us.
We came to Blue Duck for an early celebration for my daughter's 15th birthday. They rolled out the red carpet for her from the moment she sat down until the final presentation of her dessert. Most of the dishes are classics with excellently sourced ingredients that are flavorful and executed perfectly. My duck breast with confit leg was delicious as was the squid ink pasta with scallops.
Expect nothing less than Michelin service with thorough knowledge of the menu, attentiveness to the table, and timeliness of courses. Pricing was anticipated as our three courses with drinks was $85/person before tip.
Excellent meal with truly lovely tasting dishes. Interesting menu in a casual dining setting. Overall larger portions than used to at a Michelin Star restaurant that in all honesty were a little too large but I guess in the USA everything is just bigger. Service was quite attentive but we were surprised to be presented with the check before being asked about tea coffee, brandy etc. which we did go on to order. Tea was an experience and my comment would be that serving loose tea in a teapot is great but beware of brewing times - the tea came to the table a little late and was already stronger that I like so I needed to have extra water - heat under the tea pot is a bit gimmicky and really not necessary. Overall this is an expensive meal needing to be saved for special occasions but the food was equisite and ultimately that is what a Michelin Star is all about. I would definitely recommend
We had a wonderful dinner at BDT. It was our 50th anniversary dinner and our server Louis was very attentive and made us feel special. We were treated to a complimentary glass of champagne which was a wonderful way to end the dinner. The braised ribs were the best I have ever had. Every aspect of our dinner was exceptional.
We went (only restaurant open late near the Kennedy Center) for after-theater birthday dinner
(they took my reservation for 10:30, but close their kitchen at 10:30, so you must get there before 10:30). Elegant setting, excellent ambiance, quiet, glass-enclosed private dining rooms. Succulent duck confit and exceptionally moist, tender and tasty trout. Expensive but delicious mushrooms and squash on the side. Superb service. All ala carte and very expensive. Indicated in making our reservation that it was a birthday dinner, but only acknowledgement was "happy birthday" atop the menu (something like a birthday cookie would have topped it off nicely).