DISH+drinks

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$30 and under
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DISH +Drinks is a casually elegant American neighborhood restaurant set in historical Foggy Bottom. DISH +Drinks features innovative American regional cooking focused on the freshest local ingredients and influenced by foods from the Bay to the Blue Ridge. It's a 10 minute walk to the Kennedy Center. Valet Parking for $10.
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Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always a nice experience

CH
1 review
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 3

Tables were small. waiter didn't know the menu that well. Food was ok.

JK
Washington DC
22 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Carlos and Dish consistently hit it out of the park when it comes to customer service, great food and convenience for theater goers. Great neighborhood venue with valet parking. Can't say enough good about it!

SM
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was delicious and the service was great! Our server was very friendly and attentive.

BB
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We have been going to DISH for over five years. We can not say enough about the service, and they go above and beyond to make us feel welcomed. The recommended wines, and never hesitate to have us sample something new on the menu.

The chef always has great specials, and there is something on the menu for everyone. Its a great deal, with a prix fixe dinner menu and perfect when seeing shows at the Kennedy Center. They always ask if you will be seeing a show so you can get out the door in time, but now feel rushed.

TI
Washington DC
19 reviews
Dined on October 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Very quick walk from the Kennedy Center, and a great place to go before a show. This small restaurant is inside the The River Inn hotel, and has a great pre fixe dinner menu that is the perfect amount of food before a show. They have a good wine selection, the food is very good, and their prices are reasonable. The staff are very friendly and attentive. We went here years ago before a show and decided to come back, we were not disappointed. They open at 5pm, so if you are early for your reservation (like we were), you may have to wait in the lobby, or find a place to go for a spell before sitting down to eat!

OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love this place!! We’ve been here twice before attending shows at the Kennedy Center. Both times the restaurant was super busy...but both times the staff handled everything beautifully! Lots of personal attention and great wine/food suggestions. Highly recommend!!

j
New York Area
35 reviews
Dined on September 20, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Good decent sit down food. OK adult restaurant—instead of the many, many takeaways, prepared dishes and sandwich joints.

N
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on September 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

perfect!we had a private table that was quiet and we were able to transact business over delicious food. I hope this is 50 characters!

m
Washington DC
80 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Always great! Good place to have conversation and good food

F
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

What a jewel! The food and service are consistently outstanding, and the casual atmosphere is welcome. The regular menu is varied, and there are always interesting specials. We often go before the theater, and the staff always gets us out on time without having to rush at the end. I would recommend DISH+drinks for pre-theater dining and a lovely quiet dinner any other time.

f
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 3

Enjoyed our supper with a friend before the Kennedy Center. Food was very good. It got noisy and hard to talk but we still would recommend going and the bar tender introduced us to a delicious cocktail made with Leopold Bros aperitivo. Not too sweet and a great replacement for Campari.

VA
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on September 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

This was our second stay at the River Inn and 2nd dinner at the restaurant. We loved our stay and dinner as much as we did the first time. Hotel staff are excellent, rooms are spacious and comfy, and dinner was absolutely delicious. Very convenient for us to walk to Kennedy Center and Georgetown which is why we select this hotel. We will be back!

AB
1 review
Dined on August 30, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Everything we had was fabulous! Very small restaurant but great menu. Walking distance from Kennedy Center.

OT
1 review
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service. Very decadent food and the ambience of this little restaurant will leave you feeling very relaxed

OT
Minneapolis
2 reviews
Dined on August 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had such a lovely time at Dish tonight. Keith (I think the owner) recommended a great wine we wouldn’t have normally chosen and absolutely loved it. We just noshed on appetizers and they were delicious and the tuna tartar and ceviche were particularly fresh. Would recommend to anyone!

GR
Washington DC
21 reviews
Dined on August 22, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

Everything was just okay. The host doubled as our waiter and would ask how was our dishes before we had a chance to try the food. Nothing was memorable.

HH
Washington DC
19 reviews
Dined on August 22, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Excellent service and nice food before theater. I wish they did something to make the place a little less noisy - I understand the concept of 'energetic', but it makes it hard to have conversations.

S
1 review
Dined on August 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food, valet parking, owner/operator very fun and engaging. Pre theatre dinner and quick service to be on time. Thank you!

JC
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Delicious food and lots of it. It's a small space and it was very noisy. We were seated at a table near the bar, and thus were sitting on high chairs, which I didn't like. Personable and attentive server. The apple beignet dessert was amazing. Highly recommended!

BB
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Have been going to Dish and Drinks for several years.

N
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on August 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

delicious & excellent service and considerate/efficient staff. Since we were in lunch-meeting we needed a quiet table to hear one another, which is not always easy in Dish's available space, but your staff directed us to a good table - we were able to hear one another!

J
1 review
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Excellent food and kind service. Lovely people. Asked to charge my phone, no problem.

SS
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We very much enjoyed the service, wine, meals, and ambience. Also I had forgotten to print my tickets to an event at the Kennedy Center and the registration desk at the hotel kindly printed it out for me and brought it over to our table. Date nights are few and far between, so a good time is definitely appreciated (and so needed!). We'll surely be back!

T
Washington DC
15 reviews
Dined on August 16, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Food was good. The drink I ordered not done especially well. It had a funny taste

ND
Washington DC
16 reviews
Dined on August 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Memorable dinner and evening! Carefully crafted cocktails, sumptuous red, delicious starters (ceviche, Greek salad and tuna tartare stood out), perfectly prepared mains (ahi and char were exceptional), and lovely desserts, all professionally served by Carlos and D+D team! We look forward to our return!

A
Washington DC
12 reviews
Dined on August 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Bartender and waiter were both very friendly and knowledgable. Food was great, drinks were great, fun atmosphere

m
Washington DC
49 reviews
Dined on August 15, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

A perfect spot for dinner before going to the Kennedy Center. Service was divine!

MH
Charleston
7 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Good food. Service of food a bit slow, but we were a group of 8. Burger ordered medium rare came medium well.

CA
Washington DC
87 reviews
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

A neighborhood gem! Keith will help you find a good bottle of wine at an affordable price, which is rare in the current restaurant scene.

MC
1 review
Dined on August 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service by Carlos and Keith! The food was amazing.

T
Washington DC
9 reviews
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food, friendly, accommodating service. The gazpacho soup was wonderful - nice flavors and texture.

RC
Washington DC
48 reviews
Dined on August 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Sat at our favorite table and enjoyed excellent service. Whether choosing fixed price or ala carte, the meals are delicious and great value.

AB
1 review
Dined on August 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The food was amazing, service was great. A short walk to the Kennedy Center.

OT
Shreveport
2 reviews
Dined on July 31, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

We had dinner prior to a night at the Kennedy center. Wonderful !
Good food, staff and atmosphere.

OT
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

A special place for dinner before or after Kennedy Center. Keith and Carlos are so welcoming.
Reservations a must during THEATRE TIME. Very good food and drink.

BH
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on July 25, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Excellent restaurant located in a small boutique hotel in a residential neighborhood. The food is very good and Carlos runs a very welcoming front of house. It's an easy walk to the Kennedy Center and they valet park for $10, much more reasonable than parking at the KC and no traffic jam on the way out. We've been 4 different times always with new menu options.

HH
Washington DC
11 reviews
Dined on July 23, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Could not have been nicer. Very convenient if. Going to the Kennedy Center. You can leave your car there.

CM
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on July 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Pre-Theatre dinner was fabulous, wait staff was attentive yet not overwhelming.

TM
Washington DC
9 reviews
Dined on July 19, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Great food and good wine selection; plus excellent salads and friendly attentive service

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