Finn & Porter

3.8
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386 Reviews
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$30 and under
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Contemporary American

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Finn & Porter is located in the Embassy Suites DC Convention Center right on the outskirts of downtown and Chinatown. We offer an ever changing seasonal menu of contemporary American cuisine that uses only the freshest local ingredients.
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BrianG
Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience2

Attached to the Embassy Suites in downtown Washington. We ended up here for a quick dinner between matches at the convention center. Our waitress was great, friendly and attentive. looked nicer on open table than it actually was. it was quick and efficient and served the purpose but not a place I would go out of my way to patronize with so many options surrounding this restaurant.
Overall not bad, just no wow.

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OpenTable Diner
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on January 19, 2020
Overall1food1service4ambience1

Terrible tasting & greasy food.

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Chris
Orlando
9 reviews
Dined on November 28, 2019
Overall2food2service3ambience2

Expected more atmosphere at the restaurant an a more thanksgiving style turkey buffet meal for this price category. This was pretty poor.

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RandallD
Portland
2 reviews
Dined on October 29, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Food was good, and service was excellent. The restaurant was quiet; so, it was easy to converse as a group. We had a good time!

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BillieA
1 review
Dined on October 25, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience3

We made a last minute reservation for a party of 9 and were not sure what to expect. We were pleasantly surprised! Waitress was amazing, food was great and everyone in our party left impressed and happy! We had a great evening celebrating a special event! Thank you Finn and Porter!

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vipTony
Baltimore
222 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Ate early with a client
He had steak I had the blackened salmon
Both were good
Dessert was blueberry cheesecake which is worth having

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vipPJH2016
Washington DC
49 reviews
Dined on September 23, 2019
Overall2food2service2ambience2

We wanted to go local and go casual and try something different. The reviews on OT were really not representative of our experience. This is a bone average, glorified 3 star hotel restaurant.

Sure, it’s clean but literally everything about it was average: the service, the presentation and most of all the food.

The steak flatbread had very little steak, too much garnish as well as too much drizzle.

The chicken sandwich with slaw was beyond unremarkable and for $18 for a chicken sandwich I wanted something a bit better.

Avoid.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Houston
26 reviews
Dined on August 4, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Amazing customer service

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vipSrkstk26
Chicago
15 reviews
Dined on June 23, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Kelly was awesome - we had a great time

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Foodlover
1 review
Dined on June 7, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience2

Plenty of seating was available. We didn’t need a reservation. Menu had a few elections, but everything was over priced. Wait staff walked around looking for things to do and when you would leave. That was a bit uncomfortable. Food tasted good, but wasn’t worth the value.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
27 reviews
Dined on April 3, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Nothing special. Food was fine service okay

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Stinger
Orlando
3 reviews
Dined on March 28, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience2

Loved the food and the service. However, the price for a beer is OUTRAGEOUS! Prices far too high. Otherwise, wonderful experience.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 4, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a great experience and friendly service. A classic American menu with ample variety. Everyone can find something they like.

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CourtJ
1 review
Dined on January 5, 2019
Overall3food4service3ambience2

Came here after a paint nite that was being held in a private room in the restaurant. Food was great, service was okay. Restaurant was empty, we were one of two tables there. Bar needs improvement. They didn’t have a lot of ingredients for drinks we asked for. Only reason I would come back is for the food.

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vipssnsailor
Richmond
68 reviews
Dined on January 5, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

My wife’s birthday dinner. Service was excellent, Food was very good, meats cooked to order, however purple mashed potatoes were unappealing. The overall meal was good.

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vipMalikaS
Washington DC
13 reviews
Dined on November 30, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I come here often and it’s always a great place for after work cocktails that also serve great food. Whether if you’re by yourself or with a group, the hostess and bartenders are always willing to give you the best experience.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
5 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nice menu and the food was delicious.

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vipRyanQ
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2018
Overall1food1service1ambience1

We waited 45 minutes for our food after we ordered, but it still was not ready so we left because we had to get back to work.

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vipdancingqueenDC
Washington DC
19 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2018
Overall3food4service4ambience2

The waitress is very seasoned and professional, much better and casual than DGBG faux french-wannabe, such a relief from the weird Flavorless artichoke purée. Typical American bar food and comfort food. It's inside the hotel and dark looking like it was closed from outside dark window panes, and was not as crowded by 930-945pm. I arrived one hour earlier than reservation and waitress and hostess were accommodating my disabilities. The entry door is narrow not quite ADA Code 36"+ however it's typical of older dc hotels and restaurants. I just wanted some comfort food so we had calamari, lightly battered deep fried golden and not over cooked as other places I've been. I didn't have the best experience here last time however this time it was a relief from the previous pretentious kitchen. We went to the Dabney but I couldn't find them to make reservation and they're usually very booked, so had a cocktail, then headed to fig&olive one of my faves hh til 6-7pm, then DGBG flop, and final fourth course here before we took our Book fest bags home in the drizzling rain. Thanks for being very accommodating and understanding. And non intrusive. No one was in the dark dining room so we sat behind the bar area. They need to lighten up the place a lil bit to cheer it up. It didn't help that it drizzled few hours after the book fest at convention center. At least we could relax in the leather and wooden booth before dragging ourselves home.

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vipDave
Baltimore
27 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great service and the food was very good. HAPPY ! will go again very likely !

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DebraC
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 18, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service. Booths are comfortable and tables are spaced far enough apart to allow private conversations.

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Fletch1906
Denver
46 reviews
Dined on July 24, 2018
Overall4food3service4ambience3

This hotel restaurant is central to downtown DC. It has great service and good food served without delay. A good environment for talking business or catching up with friends.

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BettyB
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on July 15, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was a nice place to visit my nephew and his family who I haven't seen since he was 12 years old and now he is 43... we had a very long dinner and great conversation. easy to get to and I got parking on the roads...

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Pottrams
Minneapolis
3 reviews
Dined on June 22, 2018
Overall5food4service5ambience4

They were extremely accommodating to our large group and rolled with flow as our 2 reservations of 6 turned into one group of 15. We ended up being the noisy ones late into the evening.

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vipJeanD
Baltimore
115 reviews
Dined on May 29, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My server was great and other servers helped when she was busy. Great experience. Yum salmon and mashed potatoes. Thank you.

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vipAbigailW
Washington DC
32 reviews
Dined on May 28, 2018
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Generally good, almost empty, and thus chilly, restaurant. Chosen for the 1k dining bonus and location. Only complaint was underdone sea bass. Service good and personable, drinks good, prices fair.

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JenniferT
1 review
Dined on April 26, 2018
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Quick efficient service, great menu, reasonably priced.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on April 7, 2018
Overall3food4service5ambience4

We arrived 5 minutes prior to our reservation and were to be seated almost instantly. Then the server for the area we were to be seated in approached the hostess stating she could not take another table. We were led back to the hostess station and told we'd have to wait as there was no other table for us. After waiting nearly 20 minutes past our reservation time, we were finally seated.
Fortunately that is where the bad experience ended! The service we received from our waitress was extraordinary. She was very attentive to the 3 hangry children in our party and got our order in quickly and accurately despite not writing a single order down!!! We were pleasantly surprised by the quality and taste of the food.

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vipJordan
Washington DC
11 reviews
Dined on April 6, 2018
Overall4food4service4ambience2

Excellent food and wines; service slow but professional.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on March 24, 2018
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Received wrong order. Ended up paying for a $35 steak dinner instead of. $18 Steak Pizza.

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vipDinner
Philadelphia
10 reviews
Dined on March 24, 2018
Overall3food3service3ambience4

The restaurant was completely unprepared for the number of people that showed up when they opened even though the event in the city was well publicized and had several hundred thousand people in attendance. The food was fine, nothing special, but very overpriced. Our waitress was overwhelmed and we felt that.

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OpenTable Diner
Tampa
1 review
Dined on March 4, 2018
Overall3food3service3ambience3

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vipMichaelL
Charleston
14 reviews
Dined on February 17, 2018
Overall3food3service3ambience3

This location is a hotel restaurant. Decent food though!

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Traveldiner
Charlotte
19 reviews
Dined on February 5, 2018
Overall3food3service5ambience3

Overall average hotel food. Service was very good

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vipDominickV
New York Area
20 reviews
Dined on February 3, 2018
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Good food. Great service our waitress was very attentive and did a great job!

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on January 11, 2018
Overall4food4service4ambience4

The experience was pretty good

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vipIvancho
New York Area
23 reviews
Dined on November 12, 2017
Overall2food3service3ambience1

Just a boring and uncreative hotel restarurant. Food was fine -nothing to return for-, but the decor and settings are boring, outdated, unremarkable.

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OpenTable Diner
Sacramento
1 review
Dined on July 1, 2017
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Our meal was delicious and the service was good. I had the BBQ Chicken and my husband had Fish and Chips. The waitress was familiar with the beer list and was able to offer suggestions when we asked.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Savannah
11 reviews
Dined on June 30, 2017
Overall4food4service4ambience3

They did not acknowledge our birthday Celebration.

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vipBklyn55
Washington DC
81 reviews
Dined on May 15, 2017
Overall3food3service3ambience2

Good restaurant located inside of the Hilton: if you want quiet, no tourists, and decent food with little wait...this is the location.