About DISH+drinks

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.

924 25th Street, NW
Washington, DC 20037
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
American, Contemporary American

Hours of Operation:
Breakfast: Monday through Friday 7:00am-10:00am,
Saturday & Sunday 8:00am-11:00am.

Lunch: Monday through Friday 11:30am-2:30pm.

Dinner: Monday through Saturday 5:00pm-10:00pm,

Cross Street:
Between "I" & "K"

Dress Code:
Business Casual

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(202) 337-7600

Website:
http://www.dishanddrinks.com/

Entertainment:
Close to Kennedy Center and Georgetown.

Parking Details:
Valet parking generally available in hotel lot, $6.00 per vehicle for dinner, $10 for dinner and show.

Public Transit:
2 blocks from Foggy Bottom Metro Station at 23rd & "I"

Private Party Facilities:
The restaurant is available for private parties for up to 40 people.

Private Party Contact:
Nkaiso Akpabio: (202) 337-7600

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Fireplace, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine

DISH+drinks Ratings and Reviews

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4.3

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.3

service

4.7

ambience

4.3

value

4.0

Noise

Moderate

98% would recommend it to a friend

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Notable Wine List (4)
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Casual (3)
Handcrafted Cocktails (3)
Quick Bite (3)
Worth the Drive (3)
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Kid-friendly (1)
Happy Hour (1)
Healthy (1)
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 (Washington DC)·Dined 2 days ago

Went for lunch prior to a matinee show at the Kennedy Center. It's an easy walk!

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 (Washington DC)·Dined 4 days ago

Wonderful spot, very European in feel and service. Excellent menu, ambiance (especially by the fireplace) and service.

Tags: Cozy, Romantic, Creative Cuisine
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 9, 2017

Truly delightful spot with good food and especially great wait staff.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Neighborhood Gem
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 8, 2017

Very friendly waitstaff. Great food. Small venue

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 8, 2017

We enjoyed our Pre Theater dinner at Dish + Drinks. The food was very good and service was great getting us out in plenty of time for the theater. We also appreciated being able to valet park.

Tags: Cozy, Pre/post Theatre, Fun, Casual, Good for a Date
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on November 4, 2017

What a fantastic meal we had...and the drinks were on-point! A little pricey, but absolutely worth it for a date night or special occasion.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Special Occasion, Pre/post Theatre, Cozy, Neighborhood Gem, Fit for Foodies
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on October 28, 2017

One of my favorite restaurants anywhere. The fettuccine with shrimp and mussels was probably the best pasta I've ever had. The lamb was terrific. The bartender is extremely personable and knowledgeable, as was the wait staff. I always include this restaurant in any DC trip.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List, Pre/post Theatre, Cozy, Comfort Food, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on October 28, 2017

Great place to dine before Kennedy center. Easy walking distance . Can valet park in hotel for a reasonable sum compared to KC and retrieve car after the show. Food consistently good and great friendly service.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Authentic, Neighborhood Gem, Quiet Conversation
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·Dined on October 28, 2017

This place was great. We went before going to a show at the Kennedy Center and our server even made sure we got out in time for our play. Food, drinks, service, atmosphere—all fantastic. We will definitely be going back.

Tags: Good for a Date, Quiet Conversation
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·Dined on October 25, 2017

Loved the personalized service. After conversing with server, meals for me and my guest were customized based on server suggestions. Both meals were only made better by these changes. Food was delicious!

Tags: Pre/post Theatre
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on October 24, 2017

Located in a boutique hotel on a quiet, tree-lined street, this restaurant is less than 10 minutes walk from Kennedy Center and offers dinner/show valet parking. All the staff were friendly and attentive but it helped to get there early; diners arriving later seemed to be waiting much longer for service. Typical Washington prices for the food, with enough choices including fish and vegetarian options. We very much enjoyed our appetizers (gazpacho & perfectly fried calamari), good sized entrees (sea bass & vegetable risotto) and dessert (Chocolate cake with ice cream). Charming little bistro!

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 (Chicago)·Dined on October 22, 2017

Nice neighborhood gem just adjacent to GWU campus. Cute neighborhood feel, safe area. Small restaurant which is nice compared to some larger restaurants where you feel like a number. Our server was really nice with a good sense of humor and efficient. Really unique restaurant as it was run more like a home visit. I got the fish which was the special and it was very good.

Tags: Special Occasion, Hot Spot, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on October 21, 2017

We thoroughly enjoyed our experience at Dish + Drinks. The staff was very attentive and made sure we finished in time to walk to the theater.

Tags: Fun, Pre/post Theatre
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 (Dallas)·Dined on October 20, 2017

Food and presentation were amazing! Do the 3-course package...plenty of food for $40

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on October 13, 2017

We stopped here on our way to see a ballet at the Kennedy Center. The staff was lovely, from the doorman to our server and other restaurant workers. Everyone was helpful, pleasant and welcoming. We ordered cosmos from the menu and they were delicious- a generous portion, but at a steep price. We shared the cheese plate which was delicious, but very small for the price. I'd go again, but beware the expense.

Tags: Quick Bite, Quiet Conversation
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on September 30, 2017

We eat there regularly on our Kennedy Center nights ( subscribers) and always enjoy it. The manager, Keith, is wonderful. He makes the best Martini imaginable ( and the best Gimlet for my husband.) I love the Tuna ( always rare) and the Arugula salad. My husband often has the scallops and other appetizers. The Brownie Sundae is as rich and good as possible. Service is excellent and we are always happy with our evening.

Tags: Kid-friendly, Pre/post Theatre, Business Meals, Neighborhood Gem, Quick Bite, Authentic
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·Dined on September 15, 2017

My colleague and I chose DISH + drinks because of its location near the Kennedy Center. We were looking for a restaurant where we could enjoy an early dinner and get to our 8 p.m. show on time. We were not disappointed. Although, this restaurant is tucked away on a side street, it was a gem. We were seated immediately, and our sever came over for our drink order right away. We both had one of their speciality cocktails. While the Cosmos Deluxe was very tasty, we both thought that $12 was too much for the small portion that we received. For dinner, I had the fish special which was a Rock fish. The dish came piping hot, and I was very pleased with that. My colleague had the crab cakes, which she enjoyed. All in all, we had a pretty tasty meal, and we made it to the theater early.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on September 15, 2017

One of our regular dinner spots before Kennedy Center. The service is timely, they have never needed to rush us. Excellent wines that change. The only drawback - skip the desserts!

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Notable Wine List, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on September 11, 2017

Carlos, our waiter clearly had pride in what Dish had to offer. He was helpful and friendly and made it a very nice experience.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on September 9, 2017

Really nice venue, intimate and modern and small. I thought it was a great location to have dinner pre-theater (Kennedy Center), and the parking cost can't be beat. Short walk to the theater. Very good food!!!

Tags: Special Occasion, Quick Bite, Bar Seating
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 (New England)·Dined on September 9, 2017

Forgettable but pleasant for easy Kennedy Center access.

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 (Denver)·Dined on September 5, 2017

Service was great. Food was average.

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 (St. Louis)·Dined on August 18, 2017

When it's full can be noisy. Very nice pre-theater menu/experience but if you have an option, make reservations 7:30-later.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on August 18, 2017

Went here with a friend before a show at the Kennedy Center. This spot is an easy walk from Foggy Bottom station and then on to the KC (or go back to Foggy Bottom and take the shuttle). Sophisticated atmosphere. My friend is a VERY picky eater and the waitress worked with her to customize her meal. Good bread and attentive water service. They brought my friend's steak medium-rare and she sent it back; the second try it was correctly medium-well. I had the pre-show prix fixe. Caesar salad and chocolate cake were about what you'd get at a suburban chain restaurant, tasty but nothing unexpected. Chicken fettuccine alfredo (which I order about 50% of the time when eating out) was special, just a little twist on what you typically get, and delicious. Overall I think the prices were a bit high for the quality but consider the neighborhood. Wine list and cocktail menu looked pretty good, again a little steep, but I would happily go back for a drink or another dinner.

Tags: Good for a Date, Pre/post Theatre
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on August 18, 2017

Dish is a little known gem that is perfect for evenings with Kennedy Center events.
The food is very good (Tuna is my favorite), salads are great, best possible martinis, reasonably priced and very friendly, warm service. Conversations are easy and we never have a problem getting to KC on time since it is so close.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Pre/post Theatre, Business Meals, Good for a Date
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on August 12, 2017

The service was great! The servers were very friendly and attentive.

Tags: Comfort Food, Pre/post Theatre, Casual, Good for a Date
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on August 12, 2017

For the price I was expecting much more.

The calamari was really bland, my girlfriend's vegetarian risotto was both on the lower end of room temperature and close to macaroni and cheese than risotto, and my side of mashed sweet potato was actually cold on arrival.

The pork chop itself was good, but again, for the price I feel I should have been wowed. I was thoroughly disappointed with the meal.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on August 11, 2017

Excellent from start to finish. Food and service were above and beyond. Will be returning.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on August 9, 2017

We've gone to this restaurant over the years through various incarnations. This is our first in its current guise as DISH+Drink. It's kind of our go-to place for dinner when going to the Kennedy Center because the food is good, the prices are reasonable and it is within walking distance of the KC. Our food that night was terrific, and the bartender/waiter was engaging and knowledgeable about wines. I would very much recommend it.

Tags: Fun, Pre/post Theatre, Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on August 2, 2017

I've been coming here for years and LOVE the service and the food. Our server Maram has been there a long time (a very good sign) and one of the best in the city. The restaurant is very cozy, small, and a well-kept secret.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on July 27, 2017

A great alternative to other nearby places for Pre-Theatre dining. Diverse menu and very friendly service.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Pre/post Theatre, Quiet Conversation
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on July 22, 2017

The ambience is welcoming with attentive service. We had the crab cake entree and rockfish, both were well portioned and delicious. The new menu does not offer the apple beignets so we had butter pecan ice cream to finish the meal. Miram did not steer us wrong with the entrees and she kept us entertained throughout dinner. Dish + Drinks is within walking distance of the Kennedy Center and the Foggy Bottom Metro station.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on July 21, 2017

Food and drinks top notch; however the bar tender made the evening. We will return, often.

Tags: Healthy, Fit for Foodies, Good Vegetarian Options, Quiet Conversation, Handcrafted Cocktails, Worth the Drive, Bar Seating, Fun
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·Dined on July 20, 2017

So surprised to find this little place in the River Inn. There are only abut 20 tables and the food is great! The staff is fun and punchy so be relaxed when you interact with them. Fun time all around!!

Tags: Special Occasion, Fun
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on July 14, 2017

Gracious, friendly staff in a quiet little corner of DC. Always a pleasure to return. Looking forward to trying their new menu which will be introduced soon.

Tags: Quiet Conversation
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on July 13, 2017

The barkeep and host, Keith, was fun and friendly. He was entertaining.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Pre/post Theatre
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on July 10, 2017

I dined with a colleague and client for lunch. Our waiter seemed to be taking care of the entire dining room, which left us waiting a few times. It's not that he was inattentive, but he clearly had too much to handle during a moderately busy lunch. The food was fine, but was just fine - nothing special. I doubt I will return for business lunches.

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 (Baltimore)·Dined on June 29, 2017

We always enjoy the food and service and you can't beat the location within walking distance of the Kennedy Center!

Tags: Pre/post Theatre
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on June 24, 2017

Last minute dining decision in Foggy Bottom, great find. Tucked into the lobby of the River Inn, DISH offered great food and delightful service. Best vodka martini I've had in a long time. Ahi tuna and bok choy, pasta with sausage in a butter sauce, calamari, mussels and frites - everyone raved about their meal. They also offer a fixed price 3 course for pre KennedyCenter dining.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Late-night Find
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on June 17, 2017

The food was great and they have a great 3-course meal for anyone attending a show at the Kennedy Center. They were in the process of changing over their menus so some items weren't available, but the food we ate was absolutely incredible - especially the pasta. Its a very short walk from the restaurant to the Kennedy Center.

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