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About Finn & Porter
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.
900 10th St. NW
Washington, DC 20001
Hours of Operation:
Sunday - Thursday 4:00pm-11:00pm
Friday - Saturday 4:00pm-12:00am
New York Ave.
$30 and under
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
Metro Center or Gallery Place Metro Stations
Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine
Finn & Porter is the perfect location for your next private event, offering fun and family friendly contemporary American fare. Our skilled staff will help you create the perfect gathering, from delicious cuisine to craft beer and cocktails. We'll help you make your event one to remember.
Finn & Porter Ratings and Reviews
The food was tasty for what it was (Restaurant Week menu) and the space is quite pleasant. But the service was terrible for a restaurant of this calibre. We waited at least 15 minutes before the waitron approached our table. Waited 15 minutes while they couldn't find the wine we ordered. And for ordering off a pre-determined menu, the food took forever to arrive. By the time the entrees arrived, the bottle of wine was on fumes!
The restaurant is in the Embassy Suites and I would certainly recommend it if you're staying in the hotel, but expect to spend a while dining. Our stay from getting seated to getting our credit cards back: 2 hours 10 minutes. Entirely too long for a salad, filet, and cheesecake!
I use restaurant week as an opportunity to try out new restaurants, especially the higher priced ones. My money is hard earned and I don't want to pay a lot for a dining experience that I don't enjoy. F&P was a huge dissapointment. First, they did not have all of the menu items stated on their website. Second, they had a very samll selection of the menu available for restaurant week patrons. Third, the waiter seemed reluctant to allow me to order from the regular menu. I ordered the fish & chips. It was very well presented, but the fish (sticks) were greasy and the chips were dried out. Chef Geoff's has become one of my regular lunch time stops because of a restaurant week visit 3 years ago. I won't be going back to Finn & Porter
Finn & Porter was a decent experience. The appetizer and dessert courses were great. They used fresh ingredients and were the perfect size. The main course was not as good. We waited 45 minutes between courses and the steak was bland. The only saving part was the mashed potatoes. The ambiance was ok, a little too bright, but the fireplace was a nice touch.
It was good but I did not realize it was linked with the Embassy Suites. Really great sushi, the scallops looked incredible (did not try) but the restaurant week menu was extra slim. My steak was delicious but I would probably go to a nicer steakhouse in the future.
I was very disappointed. The food was average. I ordered the crab bisque soup that had a "skin" on the top (like milk that's been sitting too long) and it was luke warm at best. My steak sandwich had to be sent back because although I order it medium well, it was bleeding. The steak on my second sandwich was half the size of the first (punishment for sending it back?). The cheesecake was decent at best. The hostess was rude but our server was nice. I won't be going back.
The sushi and the wine list were very good, the steak and other items on the menu were pretty good as well. The service, however, was poor from beginning to end. The hostess couldn't be bothered, the table was halfway set, we had to get up to get our menus, we rarley saw our server, some of the food didn't make it to the table and some orders were wrong. And there were only a few other customers in the place so it wasn't because they were busy. It was also overpriced and a 21% grautity was included for our group. I'll gladly pay 20% or more for good service but 21% for the lousy service we had was too much to take, we won't be back.
To sum our dinner for four up...this resturant is a fancy HOJOs for the Embassy Suites. The service was horrible from the host down to the cleaning staff. Server was incapable of quality service in a near empty resturant (now we know why resturant was nearly empty during DC resturant week), never delivered a salad order, water and drinks were empty, and table was not pre-bussed of empty plates in any kind of timely or orderly fashion and had to yell order for coffee and tea with dessert due to him quickly running off. Food was of good quality and portions but soup and sides were cold with the filet mignon. Unless you stuck at the Embassy Suites, choose other finer dining establisment in DC.
It is a good thing that the food at Finn and Porter is first rate, or it would not be worth the incredibly long wait experienced when my husband and I dined there for Valentine's Day this year. The surf and turf special was delectable, with succulent lobster tail, and filet mignon that melted, literally, like butter, in the mouth.
The service was painfully slow, though, and waiting for the check was like an eternity. If you are impatient, or have little time, the restaurant could not be recommended.
However, if you LOVE filet mignon, and want to sample some of the best in existence, I highly recommend taking the time, and bring reading material so you can be oblivious to the slow service and just enjoy the food...
My fiancee and I had dinner there for Valentine's. Quite a disappointment. The food was just about average. We struggled throughout the entire stay to get service from anyone. We were taken to our table and waited at least 10 minutes to have someone offer us menus and water. Then at least another 15 until someone (not our server) noticed we were upset and stopped by to take our order. The restaurant was at least two-thirds empty, yet the personnel seemed distracted, with no one in charge. When the food finally arrived, my fiancee's steak was way undercooked and had to be returned. Dessert was decent. It took us another 15 minutes to get someone to bring us the bill. It was wrong and we returned to fix the overcharge. Never going back.
It was a very lovely experience despite the fact that it was Inauguration night and very crowded. The service was surprisingly excellent for how crowded it was. They ran out of a number of items but were most apologetic and accommodating and thanked us for being so easy-going about it. Overall, a very pleasant experience.
Before Jan 19th I had lunch at this Finn & Porter & it was a very nice experience. Since I had family coming in town for the Inauguration I decided that this would be a great place to host the dinner. Boy was I wrong. The food was nowhere as good as it was for lunch. The Manager did try to fix it, but the food was not good at all. Unfortunately I would not recommend Finn and Porter to anyone for dinner; maybe the lunch chef is different than the dinner chef.
Quite possibly one of the worst dining out experiences I have had in quite some time. I almost turned away when I realized it was in an Embassy Suites, but I had hope. Upon sitting down for dinner my hope quickly diminished. The wine was okay, the appetizer wasn't bad but the entree course was appalling. Incredibly overpriced for a quality I would expect from a Ruby Tuesdays. Please don't waste your time or money.
The restaurant is very nice. The service is poor. The value of the meals does not justify the cost. For example, a $28 crab cake entre came with two cakes a little larger than a couple ofsilver dollars nicely positioned on about two tablespoons of corn. I felt sorry for for the 6'3" 195 lb adult male who had placed the order because he left hungry.
A raspberry and creme dessert came in the form of a chocolate cupcake with raspberry jam. I was expecting a small bowl of actual raspberries.
My company is scheduled to host a large group at the this restaurant next month. I will definitely recommend that we go to another facility.
My husband and I went to dinner since we hadn't been out for a while. The food was great, maybe a little over priced but good for a special occasion. There weren't many people at the restaurant and the staff seemed a little disorganized. But once they came to your table they were great. We would recommend this place and will go back for another special occasion.
The service was terrible. We had to request multiple times to have water refilled, sodas refilled. When food arrived at the table it was auctioned off by the server and the food runners. I find that practice unacceptable. It is not hard to follow the seat numbering procedure to prevent this from happening. One guest in our party had a problem with their entree being terribly overcooked. By the time the server came by to see how everyone was doing, the rest of the party had already finished their meals and the one guest was still waiting to send back their entree. Overall, the food was good, nothing exemplary. Based on service alone, we will not be returning to this restaurant.
I don't know if I would've tried Finn and Porter were it not for Restaurant Week, but I'm very happy I did. If the the rockfish they selected as an offering represented the rest of the menu, then the offerings must be great. It was flavorful and tasty, without being drenched in a sauce. The mango sorbet was dreamy and perfect for a summer night. It's set away from the bustling downtown scene at Gallery Place, but close enough to get there quickly if you'd like to go out after a quiet dinner.
bombay martinis served on small cocktail glass filled to the brim so it overflowed. squid appetizer was very greasy. expensive entrees were pretty awful. one was grilled scallops and the other grilled halibut. both overcooked and unseasoned.
two thin asparagus spears and steamed white rice. soy sauce with ginger on the side.
entrees arrived before we were done with cocktails and appetizer. fancy wine glasses but water was served on overfilled cafeteria-type glasses. maitresse'd took away the wrong wine glasses and left the them to the our left rather than to our right.
waiter and buswoman dressed very informally. i hate to sound so negative, but i have to say this was one of the worst, expensive restaurants we have ever been to.
I went to this restaurant on Restaurant Week, and I was very disappointed that their RW menu was so limited. Off of the regular menu, the crabcakes were excellent, and all the fish was unbelievably fresh. Everything was a bit bland, though - the saffron risotto needs more saffron, the salmon with bechamel needs something, etc. Our waitress was fine, but for wine she sent the sommelier over. He was utterly unhelpful and "couldn't" recommend me a white wine he thought I would like for less than $50, even though I specifically asked for it. I will not be going back.
My friend and I wanted to try this restaurant during restaurant week, so we didn't spend a fortune on food that isn't good. The food was just average. my crabcake was pretty boring. I didn't finish the side that came with it. We are big eaters and my friend didn't finish all of her food either. The mango sorbet for dessert was a highlight, but here again, just ok. The service was good and the decor is nice, but that alone isn't a reason to return.
Very underwhelming, food was fine but not what should be expected for the price, very bland. The service was a bit better than expected for a hotel. No restrooms, had to walk to other side of hotel lobby. The web site says "Jazzy and cool. Hip and inviting" We found it to be none of those. There are so many great restaurants nearby we will not return.
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