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BOE Restaurant & Bar

4.2
153 reviews
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$30 and under
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American
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  • Good for Groups
  • Special Occasion

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In Washington DC, BOE Restaurant & Bar serves delectable modern American tapas cuisine in its charming and rustic setting. For a truly tasty start to your meal, enjoy the crayfish hushpuppies with whipped brown butter honey and the sticky smoky chicken wings in xo sauce with pickled celery as sharable starters. Some of BOE Restaurant & Bar's specialty entrée dishes include the pork brisket with red eye espresso gravy and wild mushrooms, the grilled angus cowboy ribeye with marsala demi-glace and the sweet tea lacquered salmon with wood fired green chili grits and parmesan. Decadent desserts range from banana bread pudding with caramel sauce and run raisin ice cream, to adult milkshakes, like the chocolate chip root beer float with Bailey's, Not Your Dad's Root Beer and chocolate chip ice cream.

Of course, BOE Restaurant & Bar also a slew of non-dessert artisan cocktails to accompany your meal.

Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
American, Contemporary American, Comfort Food
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Hours of operation
Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:30am - 2:30pm
Saturday Brunch: 11:30am - 3pm
Sunday Brunch : 11am - 3pm
Dinner: Monday - Thursday : 5pm - 10pm
Dinner Friday & Saturday: 5:00pm - 11pm
Happy Hours: Monday -BOTTOMLESS
Happy Hour Tuesday - Friday: 4pm - 8pm
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Phone number
(202) 393-1400
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Payment options
AMEX, Diners Club, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Avinash Rana
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Private party facilities
For large groups, we can accommodate up to 250-300 for a standing reception or 120 for a seated dinner.
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Private party contact
Pejman Parker: (202) 393-1400
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
H & 9th NW
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Parking details
Valet Monday through Saturday evening starting at 5pm
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Public transit
Gallery Place/Chinatown on the red and yellow line. Get off at the 9th Street Exit and we are one block away.
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Special events & promotions
Small Lounge for 15-20 guests

Large Lounge for 30-40 guests

Lounge Buyout for 50-100 guests

Restaurant Buyout for 125 guests seated or 350 guests standing reception
Additional
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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4.2  based on all time ratings
4.1
food
4.3
service
4.3
ambience
3.9
value
Noise · Moderate
86% of people would recommend it to a friend
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83seasons (Washington DC)
1.0  Dined on December 8, 2016

THIS PLACE IS CLOSED updated 12/8/2016
THIS PLACE IS CLOSED updated 12/8/2016
THIS PLACE IS CLOSED updated 12/8/2016

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vipWordsrfun (Baltimore)
5.0  Dined on August 21, 2016

Everything was perfect for lunch today. The atmosphere was wonderful and it was packed. Everyone was so happy enjoying their wonderful meals. They had a very extensive menu with great dishes to chose from. Besides the meal, what really impressed us was how the manager was everywhere making sure that all his guests were happy. With his expertise and pride he took in his restaurant it is no wonder that we had a superb meal. I must go back and highly recommend this restaurant to anyone who wants an exceptional meal.

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bbbp (New York Area)
2.0  Dined on August 21, 2016

I had high expectations for BOE as it got great reviews online, but was disappointed. The food was good and we were able to take advantage of the restaurant week menu. The service was TERRIBLE - our waitress did not tell us certain things were not available on a Sunday. We decided what we wanted and waited 15 minutes for our waitress to come and take our order, only to tell us that those items were not available that day. She also took a while to get our check, and even forgot about it the first time we asked, so we had to ask twice. Food was good, but not good enough to make up for the bad service.

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vipOpenTable Diner (New York Area)
3.0  Dined on August 20, 2016

Great desserts!

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OpenTable Diner (Washington DC)
5.0  Dined on August 20, 2016

The food was outstanding! The only complaint I can make is the banana bread pudding didn't have the banana flavor I was looking for. The dessert as a whole with the rum raisin ice ceam and brulee banana was good though.

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Beyond (Washington DC)
4.0  Dined on August 19, 2016

A large of rowdy ladies getting for a friends good-bye. We wlked in with more people than we reserved for; not only did they accommodate they didn't even hesitate to accommodate us.

The drinks were beyond and the food amazing to say the least...there are no words to describe how hevenly the lobster mac and cheese was and how delectable and tender the short ribs are!

Great night out with girls for a great meal and over the top drinks!

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vipChristi (Washington DC)
4.0  Dined on August 19, 2016

The food was incredible! The aesthetic of the restaurant is extremely inviting.

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anon (Washington DC)
3.0  Dined on August 19, 2016

Friday lunch during restaurant week. Food was fair on average. Had the mac n cheese appetizer, came out lukewarm, bland and dipping sauce was not desirable. Next course was sweet tea lacquered salmon with chili grits. Yet, nowhere was there any mention that the dish contained cilantro. As someone who finds cilantro tastes like dish soap, this was highly disappointing. Server did not come back until he brought dessert, so I was unable to explain why I had not eaten any of the side dish. Finally, the dessert more than redeemed the entrée and appetizer, the chocolate torte with brandied cherries was amazing. Overall, an okay experience, but nothing to write home about.

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OpenTable Diner (Washington DC)
5.0  Dined on August 19, 2016

Really enjoyed a quick lunch here. Staff was great and the setting is really fun. Hope to return soon with more friends to impress.

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OpenTable Diner (Washington DC)
2.0  Dined on August 18, 2016

Good food. Very nice server. Food took over an hour to get to us. Nothing was comped.

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Danielle2216 (Washington DC)
5.0  Dined on August 17, 2016

Great experience and loved the ambiance! The staff was so accommodating and friendly. I didn't know what to expect with the cabin/rustic-like ambiance, but the it was a pleasant surprise!

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MikeP (Washington DC)
4.0  Dined on August 17, 2016

It was a late afternoon during restaurant week and the place was quiet. Service was extremely friendly and attentive and the food was fantastic. We enjoyed the casual ambiance.

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OpenTable Diner (Washington DC)
5.0  Dined on August 16, 2016

Decor was awesome

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anooru1 (Washington DC)
5.0  Dined on August 16, 2016

BOE (formerly Oya) is definitely not Oya, but still has a nod to the sushi/tempura specialties that Oya was known for. However, the menu is more distinct - we ordered what can be described as falafel sliders, hummus, salmon, sushi, and some sweets as part of their restaurant week lunch menu - they were all excellent. Jose, our server, was beyond solid - he made the experience truly memorable. While the decor is now more "log cabin/rustic" compared to the modern Oya vibe, you will find the quality is on point!

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OpenTable Diner (Washington DC)
5.0  Dined on August 16, 2016

Great food. The chef was so nice, mom doesn't like blue cheese so he prepared a dipping sauce for her.

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OpenTable Diner (Washington DC)
5.0  Dined on August 15, 2016

The food was all really good! And the service was great. I'd definitely go back again.

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OpenTable Diner (Washington DC)
4.0  Dined on August 14, 2016

Petite portions but delicious food.

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vipMsPhillips (Washington DC)
2.0  Dined on August 7, 2016

My family and I loved Oya and looked forward to BOE however, BOE falls flat. We went for Sunday brunch and walk into disco blaring through the speakers. Not great for conversation. I had the fried chicken and kimchee donut, thinking this was their takr in the chicken and waffle. The chicken was very good, but the kimchee donut was terrible. The texture of the donut and rhe taste were not pleasant at all. My daughter ordered the sticky sweet chicken wings, which arived with a hair on it. The manager was great, gr remembered my family and I from Oya and took great care of that issue. Had it not been for him, I would have given BOE a lower rating.

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viplov2eat (Washington DC)
5.0  Dined on August 2, 2016

Four of us selected BOE because of its location, having no idea what a wonderful experience was ahead of us. The food was excellent, and the ambience was quite a surprise, with a feeling of our being in a mountain lodge. Our server was attentive and knew the menu very well. Among the four of us we tried lots of small and large plates, and everything was excellent. I recommend this to anyone.

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vipOpenTable Diner (Washington DC)
2.0  Dined on July 30, 2016

Service was terrible. The server was not friendly. I ordered sushi for brunch and they don't have chopsticks or soy sauce the server told me they don't to cut down on cost.

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OpenTable Diner (Washington DC)
5.0  Dined on July 29, 2016

My girlfriend and I visited ate at BOE for the first time Friday (7.29.16) since it was transformed from Oya. We ordered a bunch of items from the Small Plates menu and overall the food was delicious. Particularly, we both thought the sliders were amazing. The service was also quite good but the noise level was a little high for us because we were seated at a table very close to the bar. There were quite a few people exclaiming at the bar. Aside from the noise level we had a great experience and will most likely be returning.

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vipALin (Washington DC)
4.0  Dined on July 29, 2016

Took visiting friends here after I had a great experience at its predecessor, Oya. We were all intrigued if not confused by the decor which is an odd blend of American lodge and cherry blossom springs. The bar was very lively and the dining area delightfully quieter. We took forever to choose what to order because there were so many interesting options, but everyone was sold on the bottomless drinks for $19. The prix fixe menu was good value at $29 for dinner, and the options were all tasty. I would return for the food, but probably not for the decor. Server was outstandingly patient with us. Wine list was limited to a verbal description of 'local' (meaning non-imports) house varieties.

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kinz31 (Washington DC)
5.0  Dined on July 23, 2016

We had a beautiful table for a friend's birthday. Our server was great and we enjoyed sushi, alligator baby back ribs, garbanzo bean fritters. The ambiance was really nice!

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vipOpenTable Diner (Washington DC)
4.0  Dined on July 23, 2016

We went here for my birthday dinner and were not disappointed. I had not been at this location since it was Oya and was relieved to see that the decor was just as eye-catching as the former. How one makes "rustic" glamorous, I'm not sure, but they did it. Also, the food was delicious. The only trouble we had was getting seated after being at the bar waiting for a few people to arrive. They told us to alert them when we were ready, but even after the second mention no one came. We were seated on the third try. In their defense, they were preparing for a huge party that would essentially shut the whole restaurant down to the public for the rest of the night. Our waiter apologized to us quite a few times and thanked us for being persistent. It was not really a big deal, just an awkward process. Overall, a great space for eating and for those (like me) who take particular note of the restroom area, it is a total win. Good job. Thank you BOE for a great birthday experience!

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vipBethann (Philadelphia)
5.0  Dined on July 23, 2016

We had an amazing brunch. Excellent food, excellent service. We were visitng DC for the day, so this was an extra special treat.

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vipJohnDoe (Washington DC)
5.0  Dined on July 18, 2016

The staff is amazing very friendly from the runners to the manger they made sure we had a great time

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OwenC (Washington DC)
5.0  Dined on July 15, 2016

Outstanding service in a interesting environment with a very unique menu. I highly recommend BOE to everyone in the area.

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vipAlltheBest (Washington DC)
5.0  Dined on July 13, 2016

Great menu! I have commented to random people in the street as they review the menu in the window and that the restaurant is great! The waitstaff is wonderful; "Z" is fabulous.

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vipOpenTable Diner (Washington DC)
3.0  Dined on July 12, 2016

The waitress was incredibly rude

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lorig (Washington DC)
5.0  Dined on July 12, 2016

Several items on the menu looked delicious. We went with the sandwiches that were amazing. Can't wait to go again. I immediately told everyone in my office.

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