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Permanently Closed - Boss Shepherds

4.0
607 reviews
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$30 and under
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American
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This restaurant is permanently closed. Boss Shepherd’s is Penn Quarter’s hottest farm-to-table restaurant, where guests can enjoy a fresh approach to traditional American cuisine. Named after DC’s original governor, who was often referred to as the Father of Modern Washington, Boss Shepherd was one of the most powerful city bosses in his day and was responsible for creating DC’s infrastructure, ultimately convincing Congress to continue to operate in the District of Columbia. A statue of Boss Shepherd reigns half a block away, in front of the John A. Wilson Building.

Instilled with southern inspiration, the menu boasts fresh takes on time-honored, rustic classics that can please the palate of any guest. Our use of farm-to-table ingredients is evident in innovative starters such as the Maine blue mussels with sausage, cider beer, vermouth and pickled chili, or delectable bone marrow served with herbs, pickled egg, breakfast radish and toast.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
American, Wine Bar, Vegetarian
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Hours of operation
Monday - Thursday
11:30 - 12 (kitchen at 10)

Friday 11:30 - midnight
(kitchen at 11:00)

Saturday
5 - midnight (kitchen at 11)

Sunday
Closed
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Phone number
(202) 347-2677
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Cross street: 13th & E Streets, NW / Metro Center
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4.0
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4.0
food
4.0
service
4.0
ambience
3.8
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85% of people would recommend it to a friend
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5.0
Dined on August 26, 2017

I have dined out often in DC and Boss Shepard's rank as one of the best. The service was old school and impeccable. The food outstanding. Excellent all the way around.

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vipCraig (Washington DC)
5.0
Dined on August 20, 2017

Maggie was terrific as always. Restaurant week compelled me to try more than their fried chicken. They have one of the best Cesar salads I've ever had. The fried chicken is the best in DC. Side of corn on the cob is unbelievable. Beautiful cheesecake, excellent Cabernet made for a perfect evening.

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vipJackson55 (Washington DC)
5.0
Dined on August 16, 2017

Our first visit to Boss Shepherds, and I'm sure we'll be back. We ordered from the Restaurant Week dinner menu. Both had the fried chicken for our main course, which was excellent, as were the Caesar and grilled flank steak salads. Desserts also were delicious - a white chocolate coconut cream pie was especially great. The portions of all three courses were AMAZINGLY generous, especially given it was a prix-fixe menu!! Service was very attentive and friendly, too. Glad we finally made it there!

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vipCraig (Washington DC)
5.0
Dined on August 12, 2017

Continues to be the best fried chicken in town. Corn on the cob was unlike any I've ever heard. Can't wait to go back.

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JW11 (Washington DC)
5.0
Dined on August 10, 2017

Class place without the pretentiousness. Excel net food and cocktails.

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vipMrdcball (Pittsburgh)
4.0
Dined on August 5, 2017

We really enjoyed our food and service at Boss Shepherds. They made an excellent vegan dish for my daughter and my fried chicken was excellent!

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neveragain (Washington DC)
2.0
Dined on August 1, 2017

I had the cheeseburger for lunch. The hamburger had gristle that I had to spit out. The cheese was hardly melted and had congealed. The bun seemed stale. The fries were cold...1 was even ice cold in the middle.

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vipCraig (Washington DC)
5.0
Dined on July 27, 2017

Perfection as usual. Gr eat service, great fried chicken. What else can you ask for?

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vipKarenH (Chicago)
3.0
Dined on July 20, 2017

Disappointing. We were referred here by the Grand Hyatt Concierge. Especially for the fried chicken dinner which we ordered. Waiter was stretched too thin and had difficulty understanding us. I wanted a bacardi and diet coke. Full bar but they had no rum. My husband wanted a vodka martini.....bar had no vodka. We ended up ordering wine which was fine but not what we wanted. The fried chicken was enjoyable. We were on a vacation in Washington DC. Only had 4 nights for dinner. We feel as if we wasted one night.....

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OpenTable Diner (Atlanta)
5.0
Dined on July 1, 2017

Order the fried chicken!!! You won't regret it. We loved the dipping sauces.

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Hours, Transportation, and Details

Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
American, Wine Bar, Vegetarian
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Hours of operation
Monday - Thursday
11:30 - 12 (kitchen at 10)

Friday 11:30 - midnight
(kitchen at 11:00)

Saturday
5 - midnight (kitchen at 11)

Sunday
Closed
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Cross street
13th & E Streets, NW / Metro Center
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Dress code
Smart Casual
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Price range
$30 and under
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Phone number
(202) 347-2677
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Parking details
$12 Valet Parking Nightly after 5pm
PMI Public Lot across the street on E St. Bet 13th & 12th
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Handicap Accessible parking at the PMI parking under the Warner with entrance on 12th St. bet E & F
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Public transit
Metro Center on Red, Orange, Blue, Silver lines
Additional
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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Special events & promotions
Please email all details to our manager: Boss@boss-shepherds.com