EDGAR Bar & Kitchen at The Mayflower Hotel
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.
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Daily 7:00PM - 10:00PM
I’ve been going to Edgar for work lunches and after-work cocktails for years. I convinced my office to hold our holiday party lunch there a few years ago. It’s close to our office and the food is good, though the service isn’t always up to par.
I had such a bad service experience last week at lunch that I will not return to Edgar, absent a significant effort at correction from the restaurant.
A colleague and I went to Edgar for lunch last Thursday and ordered Cobb salads. When the bill came, we were clearly charged an incorrect amount, more than the items listed. I alerted the waiter and asked him to please correct it quickly, because I had a meeting to go to. Long story short, after this, it took over 20 minutes to process the check - despite intervention from the manager! - and I missed my meeting. There were multiple errors made, and we did not receive an appropriate apology for the ridiculous delay (they weren’t busy; there were very few customers in the restaurant). No customer should have to put up with such terrible service. I expect the restaurant to make it right, or I won’t be back.
The crab cakes used lump crab meat and were flavorfull - but had too much filler. You could see the breading. The manhatten (drink) I ordered was expensive for a glass only half-filled. Also, I prefer a more traditional ambience at the Mayflower.
The service at dinner was terrific! Our waiter was great. Friendly, attentive and so kind. The food was really good - the presentation was lacking. The plates were like an earthen ware. At the steak and side came out of two separate plates and not well plated.
The desserts were just ok. But again the service was 1st rate and the location was terrific. The Mayflower is still a beautiful hotel!
Horrible food. Medium steaks came out full of blood twice for two people. Tasteless french onion soup.
The Edgar is a nice update in the classic Mayflower Hotel. I was not a hotel guest, but it looked inviting as I walked past to my nearby hotel, and I thought it would be a fun spot although I was dining alone. The menu was great and everything I ordered was tasty and satisfying. The waitress was warm, welcoming and efficient. However, the hostess walked me back to a table in what was clearly Siberia; one could hear a pin drop. As I dined, the room got more filled, but all with either solo diners or those who could be parents of those seated in the other lively dining rooms. A pity, especially for a spot which probably could cater to a lot of solo business travelers.
We went here for several business meals. The bar closed early in the evening (at 11:00P), however it might be for the comfort of the hotel guests. The food was hit and miss--the cheese on the onion soup smelled a little strong and the pasta wasn't a favorite, but some dishes (like the avocado toast and the eggs benedict) were great. Their poached eggs were perfect which is a rarity!
Not my favorite place in DC but is convenient and worked ok for a business breakfast and lunch.
The bar noise spilled over to restaurant.
Food quality and presentation was substandard
The bread was hard
The steak was not value for money
The mushrooms were drowned in sauce
The flatbread was good though.
For $120 for 2 of us it was not worth the money
I lost a key fob at my table and they went they extraordinary lengths to notify me. Many Thanks!!!
Wonderful food and service. A go to place
My chicken was way too salty and my husband and friends sea bass was very watery. They took my chicken back and I got French onion soup which was pretty good. The wait staff was nice, but the food was not great especially for the price.
Great ambiance and kind service. It would have been better if they had gluten-free/allergy free options available.
Very busy and loud on a Saturday night. Hard to get server's attention. But the food and décor were good. Great cocktails. I'd go back when it is less busy. Would like to try more of the menu items. Decent happy hour specials.
Great pre show meal and drinks
The flat bread oven was not working, which limited selection. They apologized profusely. The calamari appetizer was delicious and large. A whole meal. Wine was way overpriced.
An excellent place for breakfast!
Fantastic drinks and food! Love the atmosphere. The wait staff could be more attentive but besides that the place is fantastic
A great restaurant for a casual business lunch. The staff is very courteous and professional. Delicious burgers and crab cakes.
Nice place for dinner after a busy day of sight seeing.
Always a reliably good spot for breakfast with attentive service and a varied menu ranging from lighter to heavier options. I've eaten here many times and have always enjoyed the food. The service is attentive without being oppressive and I've never felt rushed or ignored.
was a challenging experience from the very beginning: I arranged a business meeting with two executives, in advance of their arrival, and getting set at the table seemed beyond her comprehension (it took ten minutes and the restaurant was empty). Beyond that, we had to wait far too long for service, repeatedly. I would have given 1-star, but I don't want to seem obnoxious about it. The food was good.
Wish i saved her name, but the waitress was superb and sometimes the service can be spotty there. But the service was spectacular this time. And the food and drinks too.
Fantastic Food and service. Would absolutely return!
The food was good. We asked for unbuttered English muffins and they came with butter. It was pretty noisy too. Maybe some nice area carpets would cut down the noise. Other than that, it was fine
Our reservation was not noted by anyone in the restaurant. They did not have a host or manager available to run the floor and since we were six people the servers would not seat us at first. when they offered a table it was not appropriate for a child because it was a high top. My friend walked around the restaurant until she found a table in the back which would seat us with a high chair for the child.
My reservation through open table was useless to this restaurant and I was embarrassed to bring my friends. My friends made the best of a bad experience and we were able to get food.
Food was good to great, came in for Mother's Day between the lunch and dinner rush as I was able to get a last minute reservation. Beautiful and varied spot, very comfortable. Took 10 minutes for someone to come to front of house to seat us. Seated in the back dining room, it felt like we were eating in the middle of a (very loud, very behind the scenes) staff meeting as they were prepping for dinner service, assumedly a large party. Unsure why we were seated there, as the restaurant wasn't crowded at all during this time. Wait staff dropped silver ware on the ground and it sat there for 15-30min. We asked to speak to a manager at the conclusion of our meal and the server was unsure if she was present... and they acted as such.
Flourless chocolate cake >>>
You would have never thought they’d handle a Mother’s Day event. Who doesn’t know that Mother’s Day is the busiest day to go out and eat. The hostess was never available and allowed checking out hotel guests walk in and take reserved tables. Our waiter was great and after we watched guests get served their meals that were seated after us, the staff figured out we weren’t very happy and did the right thing and comp’d our order.
I did take care of the waiter but my overall view of a Marriott run property was not positive.
Food quality was low, packaged and not fresh. They had to cook my omelette twice because they couldn’t get the ingredients correct and in the end it was still wrong! Never go their again.
My girlfriends and I stumbled into here for breakfast and we're met with excellent service and absolutely delicious food. Would totally recommend to anyone
Great place for business meeting
I feel like maybe they had an off day. We went to Easter brunch at 10am. The service was very slow, and yet they did not seem to be very crowded. We ordered one mimosa and one orange juice. The juice came out fairly quickly, but the mimosa took forever. And by the time our meals came out 45 minutes after we ordered, our eggs were pretty cold. My sausage was cold. And the plate wasn't even hot, so it didn't appear that they sat under a heat lamp waiting to be picked up. Everything was pretty mediocre for an expensive place. I would potentially give them a second chance at some point, but there are so many other great restaurants in the city, that I don't think I'll be going back any time soon.
Quick and accommodating to our needs.
Great restaurant, but please don't seat two tables next to each other when the restaurant is virtually empty.
Flatbread was sloppy but ingredients were good. Service was horrible! Server mixed our orders up, charged us twice and seemed in a horrible mood.
Attentive service, tasty cuisine
The meal was good. The server was friendly. The hostess was not very engaging, but seated us promptly. The music did not seem appropriate for the venue. As an extension of the Mayflower hotel, I thought it would be nicer. Overall, a good meal, but I thought a Mayflower restaurant would have been more.
Crab cake was terrible. All filled with breading and very little crab.
Fairly handsome hotel restaurant. Bar is busy, but tables have good separation for conversation. Server did not tell us you have to order sides - we just got a piece of meat on a plate. Be ready to order, because they will let you sit. Food took awhile to arrive after it was ordered.
This hotel restaurant is kept lively by a very active bar that adjoins it, but that also makes it a little noisy. While the prices are high for most items, they are well within the range one expects in a classy downtown hotel in a city like Washington. Presentation and preparation were excellent and the service was polite, prompt, and well-trained. My wife had sea bass, which she found to be superb. My crab cakes were composed of lump meat and very little filler, but were blandly seasoned and thus were overcome by the robust garlic flavor of the spinach they were on. I enjoyed the spinach and highly recommend it!
Waiter seemed distracted and was slow. Ambience was fun and the food was unique. Bread was amazing. Would have liked fruit with the cheese plate.
Great place for a work breakfast downtown. Service is attentive but not oppressive and the food is served quickly and consistently tastes and looks great.