Cure Bar & Bistro
Bar Menu: 3:00PM-12:00am
Cure Bar & Bistro is the best place for lunch in Washington, DC. It's an undiscovered treasure. I have been here countless times--and it NEVER disappoints. The whole concept of small portions is really unique, and the food is magnificent. And it's very reasonable. Of all the places I've had lunch in DC, this is my favorite.
Cure Bar & Bistro is the in-hotel restaurant at the Grand Hyatt in Washington, DC. As hotel restaurants go, the ambience good, but it does not compare with the best stand-alone restaurants. The food is very good, but the selection is limited. The service was excellent, even though our meal was interrupted by a fire alarm in another part of the hotel.
We were in DC for 11 nights and just wanted some "normal" food. For a hotel restaurant, this was great. Private, quiet seating. Both had the chicken and it was Excellent! Wished we had returned to try the salmon. From trying this place only once, would recommend.
We ate here three times in the past week while staying at the Grand Hyatt. Food was delicious and service 2 out of 3 nights was outstanding. Only negative was one night wife ordered a cheeseburger plain and said specifically “meat, cheese and bun, that’s it.” Server brought burger with added ingredients. When wife asked to send it back, server said if you wanted it plain, you should have ordered it that way.
Lunch at Cure a real crowd pleaser. Excellent value, food and attentive service. Highly recommend butternut squash soup and tuna poke, though all dishes delivered to our table looked and I’m told tasted great.
It was not what I expected, but an excellent dining experience. Limited menu. Bar area seemed lively with a modern city feel. Definitely go for the booth for a quieter ambience.
our waitress memmie was outstanding, she made excellent suggestions and checked on us through out out meal. Food was delicious. i had the filet and hubby had salmon we split a salad and each had cocktail. total price was 114 before tip. yes it is pricey but also understand you are in d.c.
Great waiter and superb food!
What can I say other than the food was mediocre at best and the ambiance was a typical hotel restaurant/lounge and with so many excellent restaurants nearby, this was a mistake. This is over rated.
The food is chunked full of flavor. There is a unique and authentic flavor usually unmatched in the US. The staff are caring and attentive. The setting is inviting after dinner stroll or to sit along the water front.
Our waiter was the best! Great food/bev recommendations. The food was good. Specifically the asparagus was a real favorite. But the mac/cheese and Brussel sprouts were disappointing.
Stopped in here before the Pink concert as we parked under the Hyatt. We had first gone over to Capital City Brewing which was Packed, crowded and Noisy. Since we had a reservation we came back to Cure Bar and thank god we did. We opted to sit at the bar as it was more social. The bartenders were AWESOME. Knowledgeable, friendly, I would hang out with them. Since it was a hotel bar, there were folks by themselves, we even got to talking with them. This is definitely the the type of bar/restaurant I would want to visit if I was traveling alone as it was quiet, yet entertaining. The food was really good. The Tap list outstanding (Local Craft Brews) and the cocktails very good. It was only a few blocks from Verizon Center, and parking below was only $12 via SpotHero. We will definitely return and may make it a regular for pre/post events.
The food selection was great and was delivered quickly. The fried chicken is a must. Get 2 orders. There were vegetarian and vegan options as well. Everything was delicious. Great atmosphere. Exceptional service with a smile.
met friends at the Cure Bar and Grill.. conveniently located, pleasant atmosphere, good food, quiet enough to have conversations.. a good time.. would return..
I have eaten at Cure a few times and happily brought two new people with me (5 in my party). They loved it. Cure's menu caters to all tastes. If you're vegan, you can find dishes, same for vegetarians, fish eaters, and meat eaters. The food is creative, beautifully displayed, and tastes great.
Only restaurant in Grand Hyatt open in the evening. Has diverse menu that allows smaller or larger food and cost options. Food is good, not great. Better to stick with traditional hotel fare. Great bar staff; good table staff. Multi-level dining is not really user friendly. Would think someone will be doing redesign.
Taxi drivers know everything, and ours tried to warn us we would be displeased here. My steak was beyond dry even at medium-rare. The menu is deceiving because accompaniments are not listed with each entrée. Instead there is a separate list of side dishes, leading a diner to believe the menu is à la carte. We ordered sides, which were redundant. The server could have informed us but perhaps she was building a check. This place appears to be a watering hole for drunkard hotel guests and conventioneers. The noise from these ill mannered patrons was out of bounds. (This is an overdue review for a March 18 dinner.)
Great service, good selection of food at a good price. Great value for a hotel restaurant.
Cure never disappoints me, the food, the service, the ambiance are all perfect!!
I work nearby and often stroll to Cure for a very well-priced and tasty lunch. Folks who think hotel food is always inferior should try Cure. It's a great resource in our trendy but also expensive City Center neighborhood.
Lovely place to catch up with a friend. My burger was very tasty, secretly I think I loved the fries more! Our drinks were fabulous— Hot tottie! Chorizo flat bread needed some more sauce or something— it was on the drier side. We were pleased with the service. ‘‘Twas a good evening!
I keep coming back to CURE. The food is excellent and they offer up items everyone knows, but with a bit of imagination and flair.
The wait staff is so good and solicitous. This last time was crowded, but our waitress & the man who helped bring out the food were very much aware of what we might need and asked if we were good, without hovering.
Don't be put off by the hotel setting. This place is attractive, w/ interesting layout that nicely separates diners on different levels and in different sections. And more important, the menu is innovative and the food is delicious. Service is warm and attentive. A great find near my office for business lunch!
This is your average hotel lobby bar. The burger was dry but the half chicken was verynice We were seated promptly however had to wait on a soda after asking for it twice. The wrong side item was provided with the burger. This was not worth the price of the meal
Great service, lots of options, and great location. I will definitely return.
It is always great to come here!
Cure Bar & Bistro is a "hidden gem" in downtown DC. Located inside the Grand Hyatt hotel near CityCenter, the restaurant offers local organic food in a cozy atmosphere. They have a lunch menu where diners can select 2, 3, or 4 menu items; plus they offer the option of half glasses of wine for those of us who prefer a smaller portion. Lunch prices are very reasonable and correspond to the number of items selected. I had a bowl of their butternut squash soup, a lobster roll, and a tune poke -- all were delicious. I'll definitely be going back to Cure Bar & Bistro.
Cure is my new go-to lunch place. Good food and easy to have a conversation. The food concept is interesting---choose 3, 4 or 5 dishes for set prices. Portions small but not micro. Good value, quality, taste and service.
There lunch menu is reasonably priced and it’s fun to get three small plates for $15. I had small lobster roll, fried chicken piece, and salad. Not a bad deal.
Great lunch option. Delicious!
Great service. Great good. Reasonable prices. Overall great experience.
Yummy food! I would definitely go there again for the food, service and overall restaurant vibe.
The menu is chocked full of foods you know, but they're all done with a twist. My table had the fried chicken, the posole soup, a pear and pistachio salad, mac & cheese, and we tried all three desserts. Everything was delicious. Nothing was left. It was filling and for a good price--3 small plates for $15.00. I recommend.
This place has an interesting layout, multi-leveled and opening up into an indoor hotel courtyard area. The food was good (not bad, not great) and the prices were very reasonable. Service was not good; we had to ask several times to get our water refilled, and the server made a rude comment about what my friend chose not to eat from her plate.
Service was bad, not poor. Waitress was inattentive and clueless. Food was average, and it was extremely loud. Thought it would be better when connected to a Hyatt. Truly disappointed.
They don't know how to cook beef. One night, I ordered a burger medium and it was almost raw around the center. Another night I ordered a ribeye steak medium and it was well done. Other wise the food was decent.
Our second night there we were seated next to a bridal party of 8 even though there were plenty of empty tables. Out tables was less than 2 feet from their noisy party. The party wasn't rowdy. Just a lot of conversations. It would have been nice if my wife and I could have heard each other instead of their party.
We had a great time at Cure Bar and Bistro. We had a large party (12) and it was great fun to select different options from the small plates. The wine was good and decently priced. The food came quickly and we enjoyed nearly everything. The seating arrangement (several tables in each area with a seating area on several floors of the restaurant) was nice and kept the noise to a minimum even in the atrium setting. We would definitely come back for lunch or dinner.
The staff was extremely friendly and attentive, the drinks were very good, and the food was outstanding. Would definitely dine there again.
Cure Bar and Bistro has a lot going for it. It's an attractive, comfortable space. If you like the opportunity to sample several dishes (which I do), its small plate format makes it easy and enjoyable. The prices are reasonable. The service is attentive without being intrusive. The booths and some of the tables are sufficiently set apart that it is possible to have a quiet, private conversation which is impossible in many noisy, more crowded DC restaurants. The one fly in the ointment is the coffee, which, in my recent visit was among the worst I've had anywhere. To call it "gross " would be a step up. It certainly was not the way I wanted to wrap up a pleasant meal. The experience won't stop me from returning to Cure, but it will stop me from ordering coffee there again.
Had a good experience at Cure after a day at meetings. Did not realize that it is a hotel restaurant. Pleasant atmosphere and the food was quite good. The service started off good, but as the evening progressed, it became more and more difficult to get our waiter's attention. The restaurant seemed busy for the staffing levels. Nevertheless, it was a good experience, the cocktails were good and the food above average.