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EDGAR Bar & Kitchen at The Mayflower Hotel, Washington, DC

EDGAR Bar & Kitchen at The Mayflower Hotel

4.4
4.4
480 Reviews
$30 and under
Contemporary American
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.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 18 times today

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Contemporary American
  • Hours of operation
    Breakfast Mon–Fri 6:30 am–10:30 pm Brunch Sat, Sun 6:30 am–2:00 pm Lunch Mon–Fri 11:00 am–2:00 pm Dinner Thu–Sat 4:00 pm–10:00 pm
  • Phone number
    (202) 347-2233
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Cash not accepted, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Smart Casual
  • Executive chef
    Jay Redington
  • Catering
    For all of your special event needs, please contact Lauren Sondheimer at 202.570.8096 or lauren.sondheimer@themayflowerhotel.com
  • Private party facilities
    EDGAR's dining room accommodates up to 166 guests with a Private Dining Room that seats 18 guests and private event restaurant, Tolson Bird Bar, that can accommodate up to 50 guests. Our team is dedicated to making your event as special as possible and we thrive on opportunities to create wonderful memories for our guests.
  • Private party contact
    Jessica Dankos: (202) 776-9191
  • Neighborhood
    Downtown
  • Parking details
    Hotel Parking
  • Public transit
    Farragut North
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wine

What 480 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.4
4.4 based on recent ratings
  • 4.3Food
  • 4.3Service
  • 4.3Ambience
  • 4Value

NoiseModerate

480 Reviews
  1. Hbrasil

    San Francisco

    50 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    50 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent service and amazing food. Ambiance beautiful and inviting.

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  2. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 30, 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 3
    The early dinner crowd was very small, but the server would not wait on us until our third person arrived. The server was apathetic and at times difficult. Th food was badly prepared: we sent back two of the three entrees. The manager tried to be sympathetic, but he was disinterested. I cannot recommend, and I certainly will not return.

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  3. OpenTable Diner

    Detroit

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on March 29, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had a great experience at both happy hour and breakfast. Prices for happy hour were some of the best in DC! Breakfast seemed expensive but the portion was decent. The service was outstanding and we would return.

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  4. OpenTable Diner

    Cancun

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on March 27, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 5
    Everything on the menu is amazing but my absolute favorite was the avocado toast!

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  5. MikeO

    Washington DC

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on March 26, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great for business lunch meetings - excellent food and atmosphere to talk.

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  6. PeterJanBoiseTravelers

    Cleveland

    21 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on March 25, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Wonderful, attentive service. So many great choices on the menu. Settled on signature clam chowder and brown butter salmon and both were fantastic. Nice selection of wines to accompany. Can’t wait to return to try other menu offerings.

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  7. OpenTable Diner

    New Orleans

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 24, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our server was so pleasant. We ate here two mornings in a row since we stayed at the hotel and he remembered us and was so friendly and attentive. Delicious food and love that they open so early for breakfast and that they take reservations for busier times.

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  8. OpenTable Diner

    Las Vegas

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on March 24, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Rober provided great service and attentive. The food was tasty and good value.

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  9. Nikkicap

    Philadelphia

    32 reviews

    5.0

    32 reviews

    Dined on March 22, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The wings were the best my sons have had!!! The winter green salad was so good!

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  10. MikeO

    Washington DC

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on March 19, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great business lunch

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  11. AlishaN

    Greater Boston

    9 reviews

    3.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on March 14, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 3
    Food was subpar for the price. Service was inattentive. Drinks were strong. Better for bar service than food. Convenient restaurant location. Not somewhere I would recommend.

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  12. DavidC

    Greensboro

    24 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    24 reviews

    Dined on March 14, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    We started with the chowder, still the recipe from 1925, which was absolutely out. The beets in whipped feta cheese is also recommended. Entrees were the salmon and the sea bass. The later was in a sauce with a variety of vegetables such as corn, Lima beans, tomatoes, etc. It had a South American preparation, it seems, with just the right amount of spice to it, and again it is highly recommended. The restaurant was very busy due to a conference at the Mayflower but the service was excellent and the noise level a bit high. Overall, it was an excellent dinner and Edgar’s is highly recommended!!!

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  13. Shaune

    Atlanta Metro

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on March 13, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    The food was delicious and the service was good. We absolutely enjoyed everything that we ate and the wine list was varied as well.

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  14. DanielS

    Washington DC

    12 reviews

    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on February 21, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food and service, always a pleasure to be there. Been coming to this place for 25 years, never disappointed!

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  15. Emma

    Washington DC

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 18, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    Food and drinks were very good. Small food menu, no specials. Service could've been better. There didn't seem to be one server assigned to a table or section like most places. Multiple people served us which seemed to make the drinks take a bit longer, and service wasn't overly friendly or personable.

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  16. OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 17, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We ordered all vegetarian dishes and everything was very tasty. Big portions and interesting/different! Great atmosphere if you’re into old world style! Super fast service!

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  17. Esobaby9

    Baltimore

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Nice location. Tasty food, smaller portion sizes. For the price one would expect more. Ambience nice. Even though we had reservations we were sitted by the bar which was a bit noisy.

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  18. RobertS

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 14, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Outstanding Valentines Day Dinner. Food and Service was excellent.

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  19. RichardF

    Washington DC

    16 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on February 14, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Love this place! The staff is incredible and the food is wonderful!

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  20. AlwaysForever

    Kansas City

    19 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on February 4, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    A nice breakfast, customer service was wonderful!!!

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  21. OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    2 reviews

    1.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 26, 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 4
    I was really excited to celebrate my goddaughter’s 21st birthday dinner at the Edgar Bar and Kitchen at The Mayflower Hotel. Despite the food being good it was one of the worst dining experiences I’ve ever had. One of the orders was messed up had to wait for almost 15 minutes for the correct order to come out after everyone already had their food. No apology. We had one cocktail each and the waitress never asked if we wanted another one. When the bill came, that was wrong too and when I pointed it out to the waitress she tried to tell me it was fine because she didn’t charge for the chicken wings. Instead charged for a salad we didn’t have that was $12 more than the wings. Overall, it was a really disappointing experience.

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  22. 0xDF

    New York City

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on January 5, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Food is awesome, best steak & frites in DCA. Service was nice but slow though.

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  23. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 1, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 2
    Oh goodness, where to begin? First, I want to say that everyone was so very nice and friendly, and this review is not a statement about that. However, the level of confusion and incompetence and total lack of customer service was beyond any we’ve experienced elsewhere. It was mind boggling. We originally made reservations for what was supposed to be their special New Year’s Eve dinner event. This was to include what we thought would be extensive appetizer and dessert stations in addition to our choice of entree and a bottle of champagne for the table. This came at a premium price, but hey, it’s a special occasion so why not. Plus, we were told that the regular menu would only be available until 6:00 pm and we were eating later. Fine. We arrive for our reservation and are greeted oddly by the hostess asking us if we knew that the dinner would cost $150 per person. Ummm, yes. She then lead us to our table and handed us a menu that had the restaurant’s regular offerings with prices next to each item with none of the special entrees listed. It was confusing and when we inquired, nobody seemed to know what we were talking about. I pulled up the menu on my phone and showed the server who looked quizzically at it and tried to compare it to the menu in front of us. She needed to get the manager because she was thoroughly confused. He came over and he was confused too. He said we should have gotten the special menu when we walked in. Okay, but by this point, we were so over wanting to spend over $600 for dinner (those appetizer and dessert stations??? Not so appetizing. Picture a few trays of cubed cheese and a few mini pastries…no thank you) and so we asked if we could just order from the regular menu. Crisis averted. We went ahead and ordered and felt good about it. Our server was very sweet but still seemed confused. We did eventually get our drinks and appetizers…the meal took a long time to arrive. Nobody checked on us. Anyway, we made the best of it, but wow.

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  24. Joyless

    Washington DC

    31 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    31 reviews

    Dined on December 31, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 2
    Noise level is a little high. Food was good but price too high for what you get. Service is fine.

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  25. OpenTable Diner

    Hawaii

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on December 29, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Stayed here at the hotel and enjoyed dinner here our last night. Great food and beautiful ambiance!

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  26. OpenTable Diner

    Orlando

    7 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on December 29, 2023

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 1
    El servicio es muy malo a pesar de estar en un hotel lujoso el restaurante es sucio y el personal es desatento y mal entenado. No es un lugar agradable para desayunar o comer

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  27. Jerry

    Greater Boston

    71 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    71 reviews

    Dined on December 28, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Excellent drinks (Manhattan & Old Fashioned) as well as the food. Service was fine. The person greeting us might consider smiling on entering the restaurant.

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  28. richJ

    New York City

    16 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on December 13, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    All was great. Table request was not met. Otherwise all good

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  29. MyriamL

    Washington DC

    5 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on December 11, 2023

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Issue with my meal. Management went above and beyond to accommodate. Very impressed by their response time, kindness and professionalism.

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  30. Wayne

    Washington DC

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on December 10, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    I didn't like the J. Edgar Hover theme but heck the Marriottt/Mayflower hotel gave us a bunch of discounts. Menu was small and predictable.

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  31. Katrin

    Washington DC

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on December 9, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Breakfast was excellent as well as the service. Would highly recommend

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  32. ChrisLamb

    New York City

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on December 3, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The tuna poke was outstanding! Loved the Bees Knees cocktail. Lovely bar and restaurant!!

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  33. HarryS

    Richmond

    22 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on December 2, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    Food quality was not as expected. My wife had the steak frites and the meat was very fat and hard to chew. Not what we expected.

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  34. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 1, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Good food. Nice ambience. Would recommend to others who stay at the restaurant.

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  35. RobertaS

    Washington DC

    27 reviews

    5.0

    27 reviews

    Dined on November 24, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I really enjoyed it. The food was excellent, and the service was cordial. It is very close by so I will try to come again.

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  36. DashantaF

    Washington DC

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 23, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We chose this place for Thanksgiving dinner. It was very attractive, the server was excellent and the staff was pleasant. I had an issue with my dessert- it was an ice cream sandwich (two cookies with ice cream in the middle) the issue was that it had what looked like cookie crumbles. They were pop-rocks! I had a blow up popping in my mouth. It did not say that on the menu. Also the cookie was solid frozen. They obviously do not sell many of them. The best part was they removed the item off my bill. Awesome!

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  37. FrancisU

    Philadelphia

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on November 21, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Wonderful dinner and service. The shrimp crab risotto was a winner

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  38. ToomuchHummus

    Philadelphia

    35 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    35 reviews

    Dined on November 13, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent. Drinks , atmosphere , good food. Note that there is a hamburger that is not on the menu, but regulars know it exists ! Excellent.

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  39. AlanS

    Los Angeles

    13 reviews

    3.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on November 9, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 3
    It was busy and the food was good but the service was extremely slow. We waited for our soup for over 15 minutes.

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  40. MarlaM

    Los Angeles

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on November 3, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Waiters were attentive- bar drinks, superb and food was beautifully prepared

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FAQs

EDGAR Bar & Kitchen at The Mayflower Hotel is rated 4.4 stars by 480 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 18 times today
Google Map for EDGAR Bar & Kitchen at The Mayflower Hotel

1127 Connecticut Ave NW, Washington, DC 20036

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Neighborhood
    Downtown
  • Hours of operation
    Breakfast Mon–Fri 6:30 am–10:30 pm Brunch Sat, Sun 6:30 am–2:00 pm Lunch Mon–Fri 11:00 am–2:00 pm Dinner Thu–Sat 4:00 pm–10:00 pm
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Contemporary American
  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Dress code
    Smart Casual
  • Parking details
    Hotel Parking
  • Public transit
    Farragut North
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Cash not accepted, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Executive chef
    Jay Redington
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wine
  • Phone number
    (202) 347-2233
  • Catering
    For all of your special event needs, please contact Lauren Sondheimer at 202.570.8096 or lauren.sondheimer@themayflowerhotel.com
  • Private party facilities
    EDGAR's dining room accommodates up to 166 guests with a Private Dining Room that seats 18 guests and private event restaurant, Tolson Bird Bar, that can accommodate up to 50 guests. Our team is dedicated to making your event as special as possible and we thrive on opportunities to create wonderful memories for our guests.
  • Private party contact
    Jessica Dankos: (202) 776-9191
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