DISH+drinks

4.1
1481 Reviews
$30 and under
American
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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4.1based on all time ratings
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4.2
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3.9
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4.2
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vipMyronL
Washington DC
42 reviews
Dined on March 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I made a reservation but was told when I stopped by 90 minutes prior to the time that, because of the coronavirus, service was no longer being provided to diners inside the restaurant. I was courteously told I could order take out from the menu. I did and it was ready 20 minutes later. I live in a condo right behind the establishment so this worked out well.

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SharonB
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on March 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I brought a group of 10 people to Dish for lunch. We had our own quiet area of the restaurant. Service was very good. Waiter was quite attentive. Food was very good. I would definitely go here for lunch or dinner again.

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vipFavoritePM
Raleigh
18 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Carlos (waiter) fantastic. Good food. $45 3-course FP option very reasonable. This was 2nd visit. There will be a 3rd :)

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CarolM
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and service were wonderful.

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vipCyclist
Washington DC
120 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A great location for pre-theatre, special dinner to chat with friends. Excellent wine options.

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vipFeliciaB
Washington DC
99 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent. Mille grazie, Carlo

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vipDeliciousDinner
Washington DC
73 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Enjoyed a delicious and relaxed dinner before our opera. Service was outstanding, as usual.

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Carmen
1 review
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall3food3service5ambience3

TL;DR: Come for drinks and dessert with excellent service, pass on appetizers. Expensive for what you get.
We came here for dinner prior to a show at the Kennedy Center. It's a convenient walking distance. The restaurant is small and located in the lobby of a hotel, but not cramped. We both ordered the prix fixe menu. First and foremost- the service here is absolutely stellar. I really cannot say enough good things about the server, the manager, and the chef- all of whom we met over the course of dinner. Lovely people and extremely attentive. They're the main reason I'd recommend coming here.
Appetizers- I ordered a mixed salad and I'd rate it a solid "meh". Pears weren't in season and didn't add anything to the dish. My partner got the calamari, which while the squid itself was fresh, the breading left a lot to be desired.
Entrees- I ordered the steak frites, which was a little tough to cut but well-seasoned and not hard to chew, oddly enough. Overall, I enjoyed it. My partner had the pasta with chicken, which he thought was quite good.
Dessert- Best part of the meal, hands down. Wherever they get their strawberries from, it's a great source. I had the gala apple beignet. I'll admit, my expectations were low. It was EXCELLENT. Out of the two, it was the better dessert. The only thing I'll say about it (and this is because I'm an idiot and didn't think to ask), was that it does have ice cream on it. It's great ice cream, but I can't eat it. It wasn't listed on the menu as part of the dish. I let them know, and I'm 99% they probably had it fixed by the next morning. My partner had the banana bread pudding and loved it. IMO it was pretty tasty.
Overall, the price tag for the meal didn't quite jive with what we ended up getting. For a prix fixe, of course it's a deal, but the tab came out to $110 before tip- and we don't drink alcohol. I had a soda and tea with dessert, and my partner got coffee. Wine runs about ~$15/glass.

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vipfeedme
Washington DC
19 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Outstanding service. Our waiter went out of his way to make sure we got to our show at the Kennedy Center on time and even gave us the suggestion to keep our car in their valet parking to save money on KC parking.

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vipFeliciaB
Washington DC
99 reviews
Dined on March 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent 😊

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vipdancindvm
Washington DC
18 reviews
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and service.

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vipGJHGJH
Washington DC
45 reviews
Dined on February 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Hidden gem with a Convenient location for the Kennedy Center. Food & service were both fabulous.

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vipFeliciaB
Washington DC
99 reviews
Dined on February 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service. Bravo!

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JeanneM
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A few blocks from The Kennedy Center, DISH+drinks is a great place to grab dinner before a show. With a preset three course menu, it is very economical and also delicious.

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vipdebi
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on February 20, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

This is our go to restaurant when visiting the Kennedy Center.

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ELH08
New England
2 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience3

Service was pretty slow; one of our appetizers didn't come out until we reminded the waiter and had to go up to the bar to ask for refills of drinks a couple of times. Entrees were decent though, and dessert was delicious.

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ClaireP
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had excellent service and great food.

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vipdebi
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

perfect place for pre-theater dinner before going to the Kennedy Center.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall3food4service3ambience3

The food was very good. The service was ok but slow.The restaurant is very noisy. They were out of the house wine and then the computer was down and we had to scramble for cash. We were going to the Kennedy Center so we could not wait around for a long time after we finished our meal.

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EvetteB
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Favorite restaurant/bar in DC! Amazing service, fantastic food, and great drink selection.

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5words
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall2food4service3ambience3

We had a reservation yet no table was available w/o a wait. Mngr offered free drink and did not deliver. Pre fix was so slow, we couldn't eat dessert there before we left for KC show. We were there over 90 min. Tho' we jokingly stipulated that our to go dessert not include ice cream (of course) we opened our desserts to see soggy floating ice cream mush. Not much to favorably review.

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vipSeafoodSunshine
Washington DC
41 reviews
Dined on February 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Celebrated a friend's birthday with a delicious lunch. The setting is elegantly relaxed & cozy, on quiet 25th street in Foggy Bottom, with good bus & metro stops close by.

We chose the 3 course prix-fixe, which had a tasty range of options for apps, entrées & desserts at a very reasonable prix 😉. The calamari was nice and happily breaded with a light touch. Our steaks was cooked perfectly to rare & medium rare and the frites looked & tasted hand cut. My friend loved her warm flourless chocolate cake (that arrived with a birthday candle!) & I thought my pistachio creme brûlé was yummy (although I couldn't taste pistachio). Definitely plan on going back.

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Buccaroo
Washington DC
18 reviews
Dined on February 5, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Very enjoyable place for meeting friends or companions before a Kennedy Center show. At 5pm mid-week it's quiet enough to talk very easily, but by 6:30 or 7, expect the pre-performance crowd to be plentiful and exuberant. There is a prix fixe menu for big meals, the drinks/wine menu is quite nice, I wish there were more options for small plates, however. Still, very nice indeed, and there's not much else in this neighborhood that really suits a pre-performance social site.

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vipbookwormwmb
Washington DC
9 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

my husband and friend have gone twice now. the maitre d ' is very helpful. the restaurant is small and service is excellent. food comes out hot and everything was cooked perfectly. wine which was recommended was a good choice. we could hear each other at dinner which i appreciate. atmosphere is lively.

if i had a suggestion it would be more dessert options and some lighter ones. there was a bread pudding with banana bread which is quite heavy, chocolate flourless cake, and other options were ice cream ... maybe a couple other options with fruit, something a bit lighter for those who just want something small with their coffee. a few beignets or nice cookies or something and a fruit dessert.

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vipHungry
Washington DC
16 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Keith is the best bartender in the DMV......... he can make a martini that you will never experience again.
Carlos is also wonderful, just wants to make your experience the best and they both did!!
Love the DISH because of them!!

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Izzie
Baltimore
6 reviews
Dined on January 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great place for a pre-theater lunch or dinner. Food was excellent and the service was outstanding.

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Craig
New Orleans
6 reviews
Dined on January 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A neighborhood gem. Wonderful wait staff complemented great food.

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TracieInMaryland
Washington DC
21 reviews
Dined on January 15, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Wonderful place to go before a night at the Kennedy Center; just a few blocks walk past the Watergate Complex and onto 25th Street. Small though, and very popular with the pre-theater crowd, so reservations are highly recommended. They have a great 3 course menu for $45 and so far everything we have had on it has been delicious!

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SharonA
1 review
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything about this dinner was awesome, our waiter was super attentive, the food was hot and HUGE servings, we had the crème brulee and the flourless chocolate cake, and we ate every bit, best desserts in a long time.

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BarbaraT
Baltimore
5 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

My husband and I had dinner here with our four grandchildren before going to the Kennedy Center to see a show. The food was absolutely delicious and the presentation was excellent. The service was very good considering the restaurant was full with every table occupied. Our server did a great job considering how busy he was with many other tables to cover and we got done in plenty of time to make our show.

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JamesN
1 review
Dined on January 10, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great time
The vegetables for my wife salmon was not the best, should of been green beans of some kind

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SoozyM
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on January 10, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience2

It was fine for the purpose of meeting an out of town friend for dinner on a Friday night, close to her hotel. Fine is the best word I can use to describe the experience, restaurant, food, staff, and decor. It was fine, fairly priced, food was good/fine.

It was peak busy when I arrived at 7 PM and the staff seemed overwhelmed. They did do a good job of managing considering. It is a small space directly off a hotel lobby, when the earlier crowd started phasing out, it alleviated any tension and crowding. It wasn't until then could finally have a proper, relaxed conversation.

If you are staying in the area or want a light meal on a weekend night that is better than Cava or Shake Shack but not over the top $$$$ in the area, this place is fine.

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vipDCzoogirl
Washington DC
10 reviews
Dined on January 10, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Good food and service, with a well-priced wine list. Might be my new go-to for dinner before the Kennedy Center.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on January 9, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great experience from the time we entered everyone was hospitable and ready to help. Very cozy and a great time pre-theater.

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vipDcdiner
Washington DC
43 reviews
Dined on January 3, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Our go to place in the West End. Before theater but honestly anytime. Food is always solid, great wine list and superb service. Nice to know there are some constants in DC. Keith and Carlos make everything terrific.

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vipWarriormom
Washington DC
11 reviews
Dined on January 3, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Great place to go before the Kennedy Center. We parked at the Kennedy Center and walked over for dinner. Very nice people who serve you. Great atmosphere! Food and drinks were delicious!

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vipanniec64
San Francisco
11 reviews
Dined on January 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We loved our waiter

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vipmsAnnandale
Washington DC
100 reviews
Dined on January 2, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Enjoyed the steak and frites pre-fixe dinner. Very big portions for the steak and the calamari appetizer. Will happily return before another show at the Kennedy Center (an easy 10 min walk)

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SelaiA
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best restaurant I’ve been to in awhile. Loved every part of it.

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Christopher
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Our server Carlos was outstanding. The butternut squash soup and branzino were delicioso!

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DISH+drinks is rated 4.1 stars by 1481 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.