Overall very good experience - food and service were excellent. Definitely plan to be back!
La comida DELICIOSA! todo lo que pedimos fue delucioso
Of the many times we have gone to Convivial, this was the best. Each dish was a home run - the potato chips, leeks dijonnaise, salmon boudin, french gnocchi, and lamb sausage.
One of our all-time favorites! The Rockfish app is a favorite, and the Poulet Rouge for Two is amazing (and I don't usually order chicken dishes). Just LOVE Convivial!!!
Great Vegetarian selection. Excellent service (efficient, friendly, helpful). It was nearly 300 for two starters, 4 entrees, 2 bottles of wine and 2 desserts. That was a splurge on a Tuesday night! The kiwi key lime and sticky toffee pudding were divine! The chickpea pancake was dense and filling and the shaved/roasted vegetables on top were so lovely to look at and eat! I think this dish may be able to be made vegan as well. We also had the mushroom gnocchi, I did really like it but the gnocchi were bit "fried" tasting. The chips are seasoned very strongly like salt and vinegar, and the mushroom onion dip was the perfect amount...they were delicious! Our friends had the "seafood chowder" they have a fancier name for it; and they loved it..though as a vegetarian I was put off by the eyes and skin in the bowl...eww haha. We also had the roasted cauliflower starter, the creamy cheese sauce was rich and the spice really took the dish to the next level.
Every bite of every dish was delicious. So glad I picked it. Will definitely be back.
This is a perfect place for brunch, especially for those who enjoy healthy and fusion-kind of cuisine
Friendly staff, good service, delicious food. The setting is pleasant, comfortable and not too noisy (many otherwise very good restaurants are so loud your party cannot comfortably converse). We all enjoyed ourselves immensely!
Delicious food and great atmosphere, but it was packed for brunch so the waiter wasn’t very attentive (although friendly).
This place was awesome!!! The food, the service, and the atmosphere were perfect for a date or special occasion. We will definitely be going back.
The food was wonderful. I cannot wait to go back. The three of us all had the same reaction..perfectly cooked fish ( three separate dishes) beautifully
Seasoned and accompanied. Great starters ad well. Topped off with great service. A winner.
Excellent attentive waitstaff who knew the menu well. The food was delicious!
Food not great, the flavors were a bit strange. Ambiance was good and so was the service. Cocktails were original and quite good.
I love to try new things but I did not love my meal. I had the chickpea pancake. My friend had the duck, she said it was great, but the meal was tiny, more like a started than a second plate.
Convivial isn't cheap either, so one expects to get great food.
Always a pleasure to dine at Convivial! I frequently recommend this restaurant to others.
Great Sunday Brunch! I had the excellent omelette and my wife had the white fish salad.
Our first visit to Convivial for our small family of 3. Much enjoyed the overall Saturday brunch experience. Very good coffee. My family enjoyed the grilled bread. Will be great to see vegetarian hot (in temperature) food options on the menu. Storage space on way to restrooms could be kept more discreet.
This was my second visit the restaurant. The food is good and the service is superb. However, it's bit noisy for my taste. My friend, who was celebrating her birthday, enjoyed herself as well. I would visit again in the future. The food presentation was "eye catching ".
On paper the menu looked interesting, but in real life the food was a bit flat - as if the chef was trying to hard. wait staff were very attentive. ambiance was nice. food and the clash of flavors and styles did not appeal.
I've been coming here since they opened and the food and menu continues to improve. This was probably my best meal to date and I think the food is fantastic. Service tonight was actually not that great. But I've usually had a good experience, so perhaps a one-off. It was not a busy night, but the waitress was MIA. Forgot things. Brought the wrong things. Lost the order for the wine so the appetizers all showed up and we didn't even have glass and had to re-order. Etc.
Since the last time we were there, they started offering only a prix fix menu. I prefer a la carte, so will not return until they make that an offer again. Also, the food was very salty.
Convivial is a really good restaurant. All the food was well prepared. The service was a little too attentive for us but quite good. The kitchen is very accommodating which we don’t find in a lot of places. This is definitely on the go back list.
We enjoyed our meal very much. We were on the earlier side of brunch and got the feeling that we were supposed to leave quicker than we'd have liked. But the food, coffee, Nueske's bacon!, incredible cinnamon roll, etc. was very delicious.
Great unusual combinations of food, service was great , energetic ambiance but still comfortable having a conversation. Can’t wait to go back
We were looking forward to going to Convival and was so disappointed from the start. We were celebrating a birthday and the cocktail that was ordered had so much ginger in it we had to return it. We stuck to a few small plates because the fried coq au vin that got such good reviews was pretty mediocre at best and decided to not go for entrees. The only thing that was remarkable about the place was the desserts. I would not go here again, nor recommend it.
This is the second time we have chosen Convivial to celebrate a special occasion. The brunch menu is delicious, particularly the Quiche Lorraine. Upscale without being stuffy, a very warm ambiance, service is excellent.
The food was imaginative and delicious , served with flair. Our server was charming, helpful, and knowledgeable about the dishes.
The food was overly salty and I sent back my entree, but I’m sure they will get that under control. We will definitely go again.
To be able to make a reservation online for 11 people was special from the get-go. To then have a terrific space for our party with a server who handled us flawlessly and with ease was special. Her food and drink recommendations were consistently on point, as was her attentiveness. Convivial exceeded my expectations and I’ll definitely be back.
We loved it. The food was great. My daiquiri was wonderful and strong. No one likes a weak cocktail so I was pleased with mine.
Great overall. Never tastes heavy and food is very bright and flavorful. Highly recommend the whitefish and the cinnamon bun.
This is my favorite restaurant in DC. My mom and I love it. Fantastic service, delicious food... yum!
The second courses were much better than the nibbles. The drinks were great, all in all, a good meal but maybe not the best I've ever had.
It was fine.
Restaurant is well laid out and inviting. Food was as ordered and came promptly after ordering. Everything tasted great. Our server was inattentive and slow, water glasses and bread/butter and other condiments had to be asked for multiple times. Dishes piled up on the table.
This place is solid gold. Every part of our experience was excellent. The cocktails and wine list are great, the ambience was perfect - not too casual and not too fancy. That can be said of the food as well. We ordered the chicken coq au vin bites, escargot in a blanket and French smoked herring. I will definitely get them again. I had the daurade which was cooked perfectly and had such an amazing flavor throughout. Husband had the sausage and cabbage, which was also delicious though nothing super special. But the desserts! We aren’t dessert people and generally think it’s a restaurant’s weakest link every time we have ordered. Not here! The floating island (meringue) and hot sticky pudding were to die for. Thank you for an awesome meal and time!
Best meal I’ve had in a long time. Two apps, two mains, two desserts - every bite bursting with flavor.
Have been to Convivial twice in the last couple of months and both meals were outstanding. The menu riffs on French classics such as Cassoulet and Choucroute, giving them a fresh interpretation. The fried Coq au Vin minibites appetizer is a great thing to share to kick things off. I had the Pickled Rockfish appetizer on the last visit and it was outstanding. The wine list is especially good -- well curated and moderately priced. The crowd on a Monday night was more likely a weekend crowd. This place is catching on!
Went there for the first time on Monday night with a group of friends and LOVED every detail - service, food, ambiance. Amazing food and very unpretentious, unlike many of the "hot" places in DC. The bouillabaisse took me back to the South of France. I can't wait to go back.
The atmosphere was great, the food was phenomenal and the service was even better. Highly recommend Convivial as a date night or to celebrate a special occasion.