EDGAR Bar & Kitchen at The Mayflower Hotel

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$30 and under
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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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K
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on November 12, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

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!

BV
Columbus
1 review
Dined on November 8, 2019
Overall1food1service2ambience2

Horrible food. Medium steaks came out full of blood twice for two people. Tasteless french onion soup.

LS
New York Area
39 reviews
Dined on November 4, 2019
Overall3food4service4ambience2

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.

RM
1 review
Dined on November 4, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

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.

AO
1 review
Dined on October 18, 2019
Overall2food2service2ambience2

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

OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on October 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I lost a key fob at my table and they went they extraordinary lengths to notify me. Many Thanks!!!

J
Nashville
28 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful food and service. A go to place

EH
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall2food1service4ambience4

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.

K
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 4, 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Great ambiance and kind service. It would have been better if they had gluten-free/allergy free options available.

AS
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2019
Overall3food4service3ambience4

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.

L
Washington DC
28 reviews
Dined on September 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great pre show meal and drinks

OT
Atlanta
4 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience3

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.

PM
Washington DC
13 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

An excellent place for breakfast!

MH
1 review
Dined on August 7, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Fantastic drinks and food! Love the atmosphere. The wait staff could be more attentive but besides that the place is fantastic

RG
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on August 6, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience5

A great restaurant for a casual business lunch. The staff is very courteous and professional. Delicious burgers and crab cakes.

K
Pittsburgh
6 reviews
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Nice place for dinner after a busy day of sight seeing.

p
Washington DC
23 reviews
Dined on July 24, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience3

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.

PB
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on July 1, 2019
Overall3food4service2ambience4

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.

JM
Washington DC
77 reviews
Dined on June 24, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience4

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.

KC
New England
1 review
Dined on June 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Fantastic Food and service. Would absolutely return!

OT
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on May 28, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience4

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

KC
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on May 18, 2019
Overall1food3service1ambience1

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.

NK
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall2food4service1ambience2

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 >>>

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall3food5service3ambience4

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.

MA
Central Coast
3 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall2food1service2ambience2

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.

JB
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

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

JP
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on April 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place for business meeting

KK
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on April 21, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience3

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.

T
Orlando
2 reviews
Dined on April 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Quick and accommodating to our needs.

RG
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on April 1, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Great restaurant, but please don't seat two tables next to each other when the restaurant is virtually empty.

E
Raleigh
4 reviews
Dined on March 25, 2019
Overall3food3service2ambience4

Flatbread was sloppy but ingredients were good. Service was horrible! Server mixed our orders up, charged us twice and seemed in a horrible mood.

J
Orlando
32 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Attentive service, tasty cuisine

D
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

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.

p
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on February 26, 2019
Overall3food1service5ambience5

Crab cake was terrible. All filled with breading and very little crab.

t
Washington DC
54 reviews
Dined on February 25, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience4

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.

BA
Atlanta
3 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience4

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!

A
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall4food5service2ambience5

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.

p
Washington DC
23 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

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.

T
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on February 5, 2019
Overall3food4service2ambience4

The biggest problem is the service. Slow and inattentive. Also, $5 for ice tea? Seriously?!

M
Baltimore
3 reviews
Dined on January 24, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Very nice food. Servings at lunch (roast chicken) a tad small, hence 4 stars for value