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About EDGAR Bar & Kitchen at The Mayflower Hotel
An upscale, modern eatery, EDGAR features traditional American brasserie cuisine and authentically crafted cocktails. Handcrafted cocktail culture marks The Mayflower's return to the iconic bar scene. EDGAR will be the place to toast with a classic beverage, but a creative and artisanal menu is the new star.
Located in the footprint of the original restaurant space with entrances in the lobby and on Connecticut Avenue, EDGAR replaces the former Town & Country and Cafe Promenade and promises a contemporary twist to the iconic hotel. Bringing the spirit of the grand bar back to Connecticut Avenue, EDGAR embraces the history of its legendary location and is poised to be a iconic yet modern fixture within DC social and cultural scene.
Our team is dedicated to making your experience at EDGAR as special as possible and we thrive on opportunities to create wonderful memories for our guests.
Washington, DC 20036
Hours of Operation:
Mon - Fri 6:30am to 11:00am
Sat & Sun 6:30am to 12:00pm
Mon - Fri 11:00am to 3:00pm
Sat & Sun 12:00pm to 4:00pm
Mon - Sun 11:00am to 12:30am
Sun - Thurs 5:00pm to 10:00pm
Fri & Sat 5:00pm to 11:00pm
Sat & Sun 2:00pm to 4:00pm
Mon – Fri 5:00pm to 7:00pm
**PLEASE INDICATE IF YOUR RESERVATION IS FOR AFTERNOON TEA ON SATURDAY AND SUNDAY**
$30 and under
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EDGAR Bar & Kitchen at The Mayflower Hotel Ratings and Reviews
It was a birthday lunch, and the Edgar Bar brought the birthday lady a surprise dessert that was small seeming until she and the rest of us dug into thick chocolate heaven, plus a strawberry as a nod to our five fruits and vegetables a day. Marvelous unhurried service. Just what you would expect at the Mayflower.
Service and food here were great. The only disappointment was that we may have been dining during a shift change, because we were rushed through our meal and checking out. I took half my sandwich to go because I felt so pressured to leave. The meal started well, but I did not feel like I could have a relaxed experience.
I was meeting a friend who was staying at the hotel for a conference; Edgar's was a great choice for lunch (very nice, wonderful salmon), but if you are driving there (which I realize, most people don't ...) the PARKING is your main issue. I made a creative payment deal with the bellhop to avoid a $34 charge to park there for lunch for 1.5 hours.
We were seated at a table by the window. The ambiance was lacking. It would be nice if they had lights on the candles and maybe some drapery by the windows. Just a very cold setting.
We only went there because it was close to DC Improv. The food however was very nice and service was good
We were staying at the Mayflower Hotel so ate at their restaurant twice during the visit - on a Friday evening and on an early Sunday afternoon. In both cases the food was fine and the service pretty indifferent. Friday evening happy hour crowd was vibrant and pretty loud. Sunday afternoon, the atmosphere was more laid back and relaxed.
The menu has very few options for those with dietary restrictions. My wife has a seafood allergy and cannot eat many of the dishes on the menu. Likewise a vegan or vegetarian diner will have sparse options. She did like the ravioli dish she had for one meal.
The salad I ordered on Sunday, they brought me the wrong one. I asked for a cobb with no bleu cheese and no tomatoes. What they brought me was basically a salad with grilled chicken I didn’t ask for, and some shavings of cheese like you might find on a Caesar salad. The second time they brought it back, it looked like the same bowl but they had just added some items to it - hard boiled egg, etc. still had the chicken it shouldn’t have had. Now it had tomatoes. Still don’t think it had bacon. They brought me the ranch dressing with the first salad, took it away, then didn’t bring me any dressing for the second. I asked for some ranch dressing when they came back to check, what they brought me might’ve been ranch, but it was chunkier than I expect ranch to be - more like bleu cheese. I didn’t feel like dealing with it, so I picked at it a bit, but was unimpressed. Kinda ruined my appetite dealing with an uncertain dressing that was either bleu cheese or spoiled ranch with chunks in it. In any case, I expect better from the fine dining restaurant attached to a high-end hotel in a major city. We’re going back in a few months for another visit and I expect we’ll find other dining options.
My date and I had dinner there before enjoying a lecture at the National Geographic Society. I had clam chowder and Cobb salad- both excellent, perhaps the best salad I've ever had. I got two more meals from the left-overs. My date just had the salad since she's vegan. She would have liked a soup, but those offered had seafood or chicken. She did not complain however, and was pleased with what she had. I would recommend Edgar Bar & Kitchen to anyone, and hope to dine there again soon.
Located in The Mayflower Hotel, Edgar's is a nice surprise. The menu is not extensive but has very good selections. We had the crab cakes and the seafood risotto - both were excellent. The apple galette for dessert was also excellent. The dining area is well separated from the bar, snd therefore has a very pleasant atmosphere. Pricing reasonable. Recommended.
The service was so bad I don't know where to start. There were only 2 other tables occupied on Saturday night at 8. No one noticed us until a Barback went looking for the server. Ignored once we ordered. To get water we had to go get the pitcher from serving cart in the other room and no one noticed it on our table. Couldn't find a manager until the next morning. Food was ok. We had salads and cheese tray and 1 glass of wine each ($75). I struggled with leaving a tip because it really was a server issue but gave in. I thought that the reviews were skewed but they're not. A shame because this could be a real gem inside the mayflower.
Very strange. Another party and I waited at the host stand for over ten minutes without a hint of anyone who might seat us. We finally sat ourselves, which seemed to confuse the waiter. At the end of the meal, asked for the check five times before it was brought to us.
We had dinner here our first night in Washington as we stayed in the Mayflower hotel. We had the calamari to start which was delicious and a very generous portion. We ordered the veal, chicken, and bass. While the flavour of the bass was good, both my mother in law and I ordered it and both pieces were very dry and over cooked. Would still recommend to others as we had an enjoyable experience.
Requested to be seated at a quiet location for a business meeting a day before the lunch. When we got there the place was empty except for one table where people were drinking and talking out loud. Of course, we were seated right next to this table. Barvo Edgar!
The hostess had a bit of difficulty finding our reservation. She was not very welcoming. We were seated at a table that wobbled from side to side. No wine list was provided, so we borrowed one from a nearby table. Service was acceptable, but the place was very noisy, so much so that conversing was a bit of a challenge.
We had wine, a cheese plate, and a crab cake appetizer. Food was good.
Went to dinner here before a magic show in the hotel. Our server was prompt, but not very friendly or personable. Dinner entrees are on the pricey side and portions are small for what you get. I got the veal chop and hubs got the rib eye. His rib eye was the smallest I've seen served in a restaurant. Overall, the food was just ok.
I ate at the Edgar Restaurant several times over the course of my recent stay at the Mayflower Hotel. The food was actually quite good- fresh and always well-prepared. Presentation was attractive and the portions were more than adequate. I had the mussels twice. They were done in a red sauce and were excellent and fresh. Their Spring Pea Risotto entree was a huge portion. The rice was creamy and well-seasoned with Asiago cheese.
Breakfasts were great. I had French toast and bacon, and the bacon was top quality. The brioche bread for the French toast was delicious., although I feel it could have been soaked a little longer as it was fairly dry in the middle. The breakfast buffet, while expensive, had a wonderful selection of favorite foods that never looked "tired"or old.
Service in this restaurant was always courteous and prompt. The various seating arrangements allowed for privacy. The acoustics were excellent!
It adds a great deal to a hotel stay if the in-house restaurant consistently serves good quality, tasty food. The Edgar is solid in that regard and I had five meals there during my four days in DC.
I should mention that the Edgar is also open to the general public.
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