Great food, as always! One of our favorite spots to eat
The food was good but the service was fair. We had to keep reminding our server for items that we ordered and some items we didn't receive at all. We most likely will not come back.
We dined at Declaration before going to a concert at the 930 Club. Our waiter was amazing! He had a lot of knowledge and made great recommendations. The handcrafted cocktails and sodas were delicious and the pizza was divine.
This was such a great restaurant. We had ever been there before. The kale salad was excellent and the squash pizza was a taste that new. It was so tasty. The servers were upbeat and attentive. Loved this place.
It's a really cute place and the menu is creative. But there was something off about each dish we had that made me lower our review. For instance, the arugula salad was over dressed and too vinegary, the pizza crust was too doughy and thick and the barrata didn't come with anything to spread it on ... So while very tasty, we were basically just eating spoonfuls of cheese for an appetizer.
Quality pizza, solid ingredients. I appreciate a place where I can grab grab a bite to eat and drinks that is straightforward, nothing fancy or pretentious and has fresh ingredients that just taste really good. For me, that is worth an extra dollar or two, so perhaps some people may think this place is a little expensive for pizza, but I would go back.
Good was ok. A little overpriced for the quality.
Food was ok. Service lacked. At the end of the meal I walked into the poorly marked glass panel by the door. Cut my forehead open. Emailed restaurant asking them to better mark it or take it down. Never received a response. Too bad, this was one of my favs.
I went for an early new year's eve dinner and it was delightful. I was informed almost immediately that I was there during Happy Hour (on new year's eve?!) Great cocktails - get their Manhattan. Pizza was good, not the best I've had but I'm from NY. The staff was awesome and the place looked beautiful. I will be back.
This was my 3rd time dining at Declaration. As usual, the food was fantastic (try their pizzas--excellent), they make a great martini, and the service was extraordinary. I highly recommend this place for just about any occasion.
Like many others, we wanted dinner before catching a show at the 9:30 across the street. If this is your plan, then reservations are a must. We were seated within a few minutes of our reservation time and saw a lot of other parties going on a waiting list or looking elsewhere. Because everyone's there before going to a show, they all arrive at around the same time, which means the servers are in the weeds; while friendly and polite, the service was waaaaaay too slow. Noise levels also quite high-- hard to have a conversation.
The food was really good; nice chewy crust on the pizza, and high quality ingredients. Perhaps a touch too much lemon in the Caesar dressing, and personally I'd like to see a bit more selection in the starters (with 7 starters, do two really need to be devilled eggs?). But what they do, they do very well--- the mac and cheese is pretty awesome (just weird to have mac and cheese before pizza).
Great drinks menu, good beer selection.
We'll be back, although if we want a more "interactive" dining experience, we'll come on a night when the 9:30 is dark.
A solid place for a meal before a show at the 9:30 club
Great place to go before a show at 930 club. Very happy with the drink selection and the wings were excellent.
Great place to go before a show at 9:30. Good food. Quick service
We went to Declaration before a show at the 9:30 club. Our reservation increased from 2 to 3 last minute, which was our fault, and the manager did everything he could to accommodate us! The service was fantastic and so was the food. An order of the mac and cheese is a must! I highly recommend for dinner and drinks and I'm already looking forward to the next time we go!
This was my second visit to Declaration's Restaurant. I am very pleased and look forward to the quality and distinction of this restaurant! Amazing choice!!! Our waiter, John, was extremely helpful and made our quick bite feel as though we were at a private home!
The cocktails were delicious and we put our food order in soon after we got there. Another table sat down and ordered about 10 minutes after us. That table started receiving food, which I thought were appetizers at first, about 20 minutes after their order. I soon realized that was their full dinner. It had been an hour since our arrival and still no food. The waiter asked how we were doing and we both said “Hungry!” He flipped through his book and said “I did put your order in ri.... I’ll be right back!” He went off to the kitchen, said the food will be right out and, magically, 10 minutes our food arrived.
I’m not a complainer but we were waiting at least 45 minutes for our food. Every other moderately good establishment will offer comps, without the customer having to ask. It’s sad the only way you get reconciliations is to complain and make a scene. It was very clear our order was forgotten and no apologies or attempts to reconcile were made. It seemed like they were trying to sweep everything under the rug.
Plus, the pizza was mediocre for the price. The cocktails were definitely delicious though!
Our server was great! Very personable and knowledgeable, and he made some good recommendations. For starters we had the meatball (so delicious!) and the cavatelli mac & cheese. The meatball is the size of a tennis ball, so it's definitely something to share. We shared a pizza and the brownie sundae dessert. Everything was delicious! We were visiting from out of state but would definitely return on another visit.
Is there a way to love and dislike a place at the same time?!? Declaration is such a great place and the people are amazing. It gets a bit noisy and the kitchen can get backed up sometimes but overall great. However, the food is all over the place; pizza is hit or miss... like I literally ordered two pizzas and one was amazing and the other was not very good. The Caesar’s salad tastes like you are sucking on a lemon and yet the entrees are decent. Chef sounds a bit full of him/herself, whenever something is wrong “that is how we meant it to taste” is the response from the kitchen. Wish they would rein in the kitchen as this should be a pre 930 club visit regularly.
The pizzas were previously priced at 17.76 in continuity with their 13 original colonies and American history theme. Though now, the pizza's are 18.76 and while just $1 more expensive, it takes away from the overall coolness of the restaurant. A great location and an awesome feel, nevertheless.
Creative and delicious pizzas, with an above average beer and cocktail menu, too.
My boyfriend and I really enjoyed our food. The only mix up was that they gave us the wrong menu and our food came out wrong but they quickly fixed it!
The food was just ok. However, the thing that stood out for me was that two meals were brought out, followed by a third. And then while we all stared at our plates waiting for the fourth one, we had to ask the waiter to bring it so we could all eat at the same time. I thought this was an odd delivery of the meal. Isn't it common restaurant practice to bring everything out at the same time?
The food wasn't bad, but all of the dishes need salt added. Food wasn't great, wasn't terrible. Service was good.
Delicious food in a great setting with excellent service
I didn't like how the waitress was pushy on getting an app, I thought they didn't have variety for the apps and I think they should had had a sample menu.
My boyfriend and I came here on a date. We love pizza and are from Ohio so we wanted to try pizza in DC area. The design of the restaurant was cool, and things were themed. I thought the pizza was good, nothing too special though. They do have "out of the box" pizzas, as well as other menu items that sounded equally as delicious. The dessert we got was AMAZING. I am a huge chocolate lover so I really enjoyed it.
Delicious food but disappointing service. Very different experience from the first time dinning there which was why we came back a second time. What saved the dinner was the yummy food.
We'd been excited about going here for a couple months. We decided to grab a 7:30p for a Saturday date night, and couldn't have been happier. Brussels for an app and then one of the excellent pizza choices from the 13 colony theme. The pizza was excellent, but Declaration's great concept just makes it all that much better. There are little hits of the theme no matter where you look, whether to the menu, drink list, prices, decor, or fun fact from a server. It really makes the experience that much more worthwhile. Our server, John, was ideal. Perfectly attentive, but not overbearing. He was engaging and full of personality. We were checked on by the manager as well, who was equally as engaging and really accommodating.
We will absolutely be back, and probably several times. I hear their brunch is great too...
Great specialty pizzas and good drinks! Added outdoor seating options recently.
Great Farm to Table restaurant. Great service and atmosphere!
Chose this restaurant because it is right across from the movie theater. The ingredient list for each item of food would make you think it is going to be tasty. However, the food is bland and salt isn't enough to fix it. Stale popcorn would have been better. Won't be going back.
Wonderful service, delicious cocktails, and high-quality food. I've been for both brunch and dinner and both were excellent!
I come here often, and always love the food - it's very tasty. Today, however, was below average service, which was super disappointing for how often we go, and how much we hype it up to friends and visitors.
The pizza is always amazing at Declaration! Our server guided us to a delicious beat salad and pasta as well as a pizza with brussel sprouts that was delightful. Get the draft cocktails for sure - the seasonal rhubarb liquor was super refreshing.
Lackluster food in great location, space, and service. For the ambiance and style of the restaurant, I was expecting better food. Went for brunch and the best dish is their pizza (which is their main attraction). It was good, but there is better pizza in the area (e.g. Bacio). The French toast was delicious, but the fried chicken it came with was only OK. The bloody Mary was a tad too spicy for my taste, the beet salad was wilted, and the burger was bland. I might go back for drinks and pizza because it's close by, but it's nothing special.
the Pizza was so delicious - i'll definitely be back. the bruschetta, tuna poke, and brussels were also wonderful!
Have check this place out a couple of times in the last year. Food is consistent with go to pizzas and delicious comfort fool. Good cocktails, cool vibe😎
Was meeting up with a friend I hadn't seen in years and needed to find a place conviently located for both of us that was also new, etc. After searching on Open Table, Declaration seemed to fit the bill. The location is great, the ambience is nice, the staff is very nice/attentive, and the menu has many choices. That said the overall experience was terrific minus the food itself. We ordered a bunch of different things including appetizers, entrees, pizza, and dessert. The flavors and textures were not quite right on any of the items. I was very disappointed. As a result, I cannot recommend Declaration and have mentioned this to several people that asked me how it was. Please note that I'm not the type to write negative reviews like this.
excellent brunch, very high quality food for a bottomless brunch. service was fast and friendly