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DISH+drinks

4.3
1184 reviews
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$30 and under
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American
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  • Pre/post Theatre
  • Neighborhood Gem
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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.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
American, Contemporary American
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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,
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Phone number
(202) 337-7600
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Payment options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Business Casual
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Private party facilities
The restaurant is available for private parties for up to 40 people.
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Private party contact
Nkaiso Akpabio: (202) 337-7600
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Between "I" & "K"
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Parking details
Valet parking generally available in hotel lot, $6.00 per vehicle for dinner, $10 for dinner and show.
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Public transit
2 blocks from Foggy Bottom Metro Station at 23rd & "I"
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Entertainment
Close to Kennedy Center and Georgetown.
Additional
Banquet, Bar Dining, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Fireplace, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 1184 People Are Saying
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4.3based on recent ratings
4.2
food
4.4
service
4.0
ambience
4.1
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91% of people would recommend it to a friend
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3.0Dined 2 days ago

I've been to DISH numerous times. Always liked the food and the service is very personal. However, one of the things I like most about it is that it is small and intimate and a good place to have a quiet conversation. It was with this in mind that I asked an out-of-town friend to join me there for some quiet catching up. I made reservations a week ahead. Imagine my surprise when I walked in and this very small restaurant had put most of their small tables together to seat a party of 15 people! Not only was it loud, given the small space, but my friend and I had to share a tall common table instead of the nice little two-seater I was hoping for. The service was still mostly good, until the end, when the poor waiter had to deliver 15 checks (!)-- he apologized for not being terribly attentive towards the end. Please, DISH, don't do this again!

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3.0Dined 5 days ago

Eggs and home fries ok
Biscuits were dry
Bacon over cooked
Pancakes good
Could not eat sausage

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5.0Dined 5 days ago

We had a great meal before our Kennedy Center show. It was a little difficult to find because there was no sign. It is located at the River Inn. The food was really good and the service was outstanding. They also had well-priced valet parking for the meal (and the show), and an easy walk to and from the Kennedy Center. Definitely recommend.

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4.0Dined 6 days ago

Smaller restaurant in the Kennedy Center / Watergate area with good food and fast service.

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5.0Dined on April 16, 2018

Love this place- only wish they had a brunch on the weekends.

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4.0Dined on April 11, 2018

We found Dish last year and have come back several times since for a good pre-theatre restaurant within walking distance of the Kennedy Center. The valet parking is good until after the show. Restaurant staff is very attentive and the dinner menu offers a fixed price or a la carte. I always enjoy the mussels!

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4.0Dined on April 8, 2018

Great little place in Georgetown/Foggy Bottom. Food was delicious and service was terrific!

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5.0Dined on April 7, 2018

Excellent food. Great staff. I had the duck and enjoyed every mouthful.

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4.0Dined on April 6, 2018

The food was very good (we had the branzino special) and the service was great. They were very busy but our waiter was very attentive and checked on us just enough to makes sure each course was to our liking. Definitely recommend this place!

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5.0Dined on April 6, 2018

Wait staff was great. Very welcoming and made some excellent suggestions on both food and wine

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5.0Dined on April 6, 2018

The food, ambience and service were perfect at this great, neighborhood, intimate spot. Walking distance to the Kennedy Center!

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4.0Dined on April 4, 2018

The service was extraordinary and the food and wine very good with a nice variety of dishes. And, if you’re trying to make a curtain, the wait staff and kitchen will make sure you are served very quickly.

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5.0Dined on April 1, 2018

We were staying at the River Inn so this was super convenient. But also a place I’d go to anyway - delicious breakfast, attentive service, reasonably priced.

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5.0Dined on March 31, 2018

Had a delicious and quick meal before attending a show at the Kennedy Center. Service was great and my daughter thanks you for the apples (which were complimentary) from the hotel front desk right outside the restaurant. She’s a vegan & decided on apples for her dessert while the rest of us devoured our chocolate lava cake. Thank you!!!!!!

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2.0Dined on March 30, 2018

The food was very mediocre. They used the wrong rice in the risotto and the duck confit salad tasted like it didn’t have fresh ingredients in it.

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4.0Dined on March 27, 2018

Very good. Delicious Duck spring rolls. Fetuccine and chicken: also delicious. As were the beignets andj coffee.

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5.0Dined on March 22, 2018

Always a pleasant time eating dinner here prior to the Kennedy Center. Good food, terrific service.

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5.0Dined on March 17, 2018

Took out of town guests pre Kennedy Center. Steaks were very good as was the salmon. The only mediocre entree was the crab cake. Enjoyed the service,enjoyed the ambience of the dining room and loved the fact we could leave the car and walk to the Opera. Will definitely be back.

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5.0Dined on March 15, 2018

A regular venue for on Kennedy Center days but this visit was with a friend and no rush.
A great place for conversation, attentive but not intrusive service, and comfortable surroundings

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3.0Dined on March 10, 2018

Attentive great staff. Food is decent and fresh, but nothing to go out of the way for.

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3.0Dined on March 9, 2018

Need a staff/greeter to sit people or put a sign upfront to let customers know to pick their table. Jose did a great job as a server. Food was excellent. I like that the tea was served with a small teapot to keep it hot, not directly on the cup. Hotel reception staff were very cordial and helpful.

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4.0Dined on March 5, 2018

This is our go-to place for Kennedy center. The food is consistently good. Noted that the prices have been increased this last visit-still have a pre-theater menu, but that was also higher. Service is important and this visit there was definately a delay in getting our food. And we are talking salad. I think the server was new. Still a nice pre-theater experience and chance to relax and catch up.

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5.0Dined on March 4, 2018

This place has truly outstanding food and an excellent wine list. It has a neighborhood pub feel and half of the clients seemed to be regulars. The staff is very attentive and welcoming. Recommended very highly.

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4.0Dined on March 4, 2018

We went for a dinner with another couple. The food was a all excellent and the service was friendly. We had steak, risotto, pork chops, and pasta. It was all really good. Two of us had the pre-theater special, which gets you an appetizer, main course, and dessert , all for $40. The appetizers included a very nice butternut squash soup, and for dessert they had apple caramel beignets. And pre-theater is valid until 10:00. A very nice experience.

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4.0Dined on March 1, 2018

Birthday dinner

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4.0Dined on February 23, 2018

Good choice for dinner before a Kennedy Center performance.

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4.0Dined on February 20, 2018

This restaurant served very good food at a very reasonable price. We were able to grab a table right by the fireplace which bolstered the ambiance of the establishment, enabling us to have a very cozy dinner. I would highly recommend this restaurant to friends.

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5.0Dined on February 17, 2018

This is an excellent choice for anyone dining pre-theatre at Kennedy Center. The food and service were excellent, and prices are reasonable. Rom is nice with decent ambiance. It's hard to find good dining choices near the Kennedy Center, but this is a great find!

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4.0Dined on February 17, 2018

Once we found it (it's in a hotel and there was no sign for the restaurant visible on a rainy night) it was easy to use valet pkg. Service was excellent and got us to the Ken Ctr on time and meal was very good. I ordered the swordfish special and my friend got the prix fixe house salad, veggie risotto and choc cake. Everything was delicious including the recommended wine. Entrees alone are a little pricey IMO but the prix fixe was a good value.

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5.0Dined on February 14, 2018

I'm a regular at DISH for several years now and love everything about the place. It's understated, but has great food and service with a smart, attentive wait staff. Love going there and suggesting it to others.

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4.0Dined on February 14, 2018

Lovely before show dinner. Prompt and very good service.

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3.0Dined on February 10, 2018

The host was professional. We had a server who literally told us to hurry with ordering because she had to attend to other guests. I was taken aback by this and it made it harder to enjoy the evening.

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2.0Dined on January 25, 2018

I've been eating off-and-on in Foggy Bottom for nearly 40 years, and it has always been somewhat of a wasteland. No difference here. Service was friendly but seemed not to be familiar with the menu. We had the a prix fixe, so not that much to know, but itt got rung up as a la carte (for 50% more) which which prompted a 10 minute cancellation/re-do as we were rushing off to the Kennedy Center. The food itself was unremarkable; overall OK, but the fish and chips were thin fillets in a heavy batter, so the whole thing was rather dry after its time in the fryer.

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5.0Dined on January 19, 2018

We go to this restaurant very often for several reasons:

1. You can hear yourself talk (very rare in DC restaurants).
2. Good food reasonably priced.
3. Very good wine selection and knowledgeable staff.
4. Good location -- walk to Kennedy Center and Metro
5. Valet parking
6. They're usually very good at seating you on time

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4.0Dined on January 18, 2018

Quiet before the storm! Very nice quiet atmosphere and excellent service before 6:30 -- then it became really busy and louder. Nice find with good food!

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5.0Dined on January 16, 2018

This is our favorite restaurant for a pre-theater dinner. The food is consistently well prepared, the wines are well chosen, and the service is always attentive, to get us out on time. It is a hidden jewel.

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5.0Dined on January 13, 2018

The waiter was amazing-funny, charming, warm and inviting! He gave me a free glass of red wine that I loved (and I don't even like red wine)!

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5.0Dined on January 13, 2018

Awesome food, great service, 10/10 would recommend!

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5.0Dined on January 9, 2018

Great place for a pre or post dinner meal. Very diverse menu with a nice wine list and handcrafted drinks. The $40 three course pre-show menu has plenty of options and is a nice value. Food is prepared perfectly and the wait staff is friendly and helpful.

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5.0Dined on January 2, 2018

Dish has improved in its cuisine. We dined prior to a Kennedy Center performance and then took a short walk to the theater.

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