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

4.6

ambience

4.2

value

3.9

Noise

Moderate

98% would recommend it to a friend

Pre/post Theatre (17)
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Good for a Date (7)
Fit for Foodies (6)
Casual (6)
Special Occasion (5)
Notable Wine List (5)
Cozy (4)
Good for Anniversaries (3)
Authentic (3)
Creative Cuisine (3)
Quick Bite (3)
Bar Seating (2)
Good for Birthdays (2)
Business Meals (2)
Comfort Food (2)
Fun (2)
Handcrafted Cocktails (2)
Great for Lunch (2)
Seasonal (2)
Worth the Drive (2)
Hot Spot (1)
Afternoon Coffee (1)
Kid-friendly (1)
Happy Hour (1)
Healthy (1)
Great for Brunch (1)
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Paleo Friendly (1)
Romantic (1)
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 (Washington DC)·Dined 2 days ago

We were late for our reservation due to traffic and they were very accommodating. Suggested a great wine and were attentive. My fish special (Char) was excellent and my companions's steak was very tender. This was a pre theater dinner and would definitely do again!

Tags: Good for a Date
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 10, 2017

I found my new pre-theatre spot! The catch was well prepared. My husband's seafood was delicious. Service was great. Parking drop off and pick up was a little confusing as there was only 1 valet and many cars.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 9, 2017

Good place for pre-theater meal. Very close to the Kennedy Center. Cozy spot that crams tables in next to the bar, so expect a lot of noise and not a lot of table space. Food was good, service needs work. Immediately tries to push bottles of wine on us, wine on the menu wasn't available and tried to assume an alternative and had to push to get the menu back, when clearing the table dropped food all over my wife's brand new coat. Good food, but don't expect the level of service typically for the $$$.

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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 7, 2017

Excellent squash soup. Delicious crab salad w/ mango and avocado. Rich chocolate dessert.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Casual, Comfort Food, Pre/post Theatre, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 1, 2017

I recommend this restaurant only if you need dinner before a show at the nearby Kennedy Center. I wouldn't make a special trip to come here otherwise when there are so many better, more creative restaurants in the DC area.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 1, 2017

We had a good experience at Dish. It is close to the Kennedy Center which makes it a good pretheater choice. There is a 3 course pre-theater prix fixe menu too. The waiter recommended a very good wine to accompany our meal.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre
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·Dined on November 30, 2017

It's our go-to choice for a casual dinner after work or before going to the Kennedy Center. Good menu, excellent choice of wines, knowledgeable staff.

Also, this restaurant is quiet enough that one can actually have a conversation. This is very unusual for a DC eatery. This is why it should be everyone's first choice.

Valet parking, quiet, good location, yummy food -- what else could one ask for?

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·Dined on November 18, 2017

A lovely experience. We were seated right away with no waiting. Our waiter not only saw to all of our needs, but even anticipated our walk to the theater for our show. Overall, I enjoyed the experience.

Tags: Good for a Date, Healthy, Great for Lunch, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 18, 2017

Food was really good. Our waiter was great and helped us get to a show on time with his spot on service. Good wines by the glass. After our show stopped in for dessert and drinks, dessert was okay. Entrees were better. Would return.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Good for Anniversaries, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Bar Seating
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 17, 2017

Good location in terms of proximity to Kennedy Center. Great service- had a theater menu and was respectful of schedule

Tags: Good for Anniversaries
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 17, 2017

Our usual pre-opera dinner location. We always have an excellent meal, fine wine, and am on our way with plenty of time before the curtain rises. DISH is a cozy neighborhood gem.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Neighborhood Gem, Casual
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 16, 2017

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

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 14, 2017

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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 (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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