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About Fourth Estate Restaurant at the National Press Club

Dine at the Fourth Estate restaurant at the National Press Club and you'll enjoy great food in a setting rich with history. It is the perfect place for a business lunch, interview or dinner with friends and colleagues. Executive Chef Susan Delbert offers up New American cuisine in a place where famous and newsworthy persons aren't just autographed pictures on the wall, they are probably speaking in the next room! While the venue is historic, the food is rooted in the here and now. Chef Delbert works with organic and small farmers in the Mid-Atlantic region, giving her access to the freshest, most flavorful meats and produce.

529 14th Street, NW
Washington, DC 20045
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
American

Hours of Operation:
Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:30am - 3:00pm; Brunch: Saturday 11:30-2:30pm Dinner: Tuesday - Saturday: 5:30pm - last seating, 8:30pm

Cross Street:
14th & F

Dress Code:
Business Casual

Price Range:
$31 to $50

Payment Options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(202) 662-7638

Website:
http://press.org/fourthestate

Catering:
In addition to the a la carte dining in the Fourth Estate, we offer 10 other rooms, with seating up to 400, in which to hold your event.

Parking Details:
We offer parking during our dinner hours at the PMI Lot on 1325 G St, NW. Bring your ticket with you from the garage and we will gladly validate.

Public Transit:
Take Metro to the Metro Center Station. We are located on the corner of 14th and F. Enter on the 14th street side under the awning for the National Pres Building, and take the elevators to the 13th Floor. Ask the front desk attendant for the Fourth Estate Restaurant.

Executive Chef:
Susan Delbert

Additional:
Banquet, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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Details
Mon 11:30AM - 11:45AM 12:00PM - 1:00PM 1:15PM - 2:30PM

Tue - Fri 11:30AM - 11:45AM 12:00PM - 1:00PM 1:15PM - 2:30PM 5:00PM - 7:00PM

Sat 11:30AM - 2:00PM 2:15PM - 2:30PM 5:00PM - 7:00PM

Private Dining

Dine at the Fourth Estate restaurant at the National Press Club and you'll enjoy great food in a setting rich with history. While the venue is historic, the food is rooted in the here and now. We work with local organic and small farmers to obtain the freshest, most flavorful ingredients.

Fourth Estate Restaurant at the National Press Club Ratings and Reviews

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4.6

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4.7

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4.3

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4.5

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99% would recommend it to a friend

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on March 4, 2017

Fourth Estate has become my favorite place to entertain guests. Food is always outstanding, service is excellent, and the ambiance is more than interesting.

Tags: Business Meals, Quiet Conversation
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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on March 4, 2017

Celebratory brunch after getting engaged ☺

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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on March 3, 2017

We were the only diners in the restaurant all night. Food was average, no ambiance.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on February 15, 2017

This was the first time I've gone there and was not pleased with my food. I ordered the crabcakes as I always do. This time, it smelled and tasted as though I was eating fish. I couldn't even finish the sandwich because of the taste and smell.

Tags: Business Meals
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on February 14, 2017

The Fourth Estate dining Room is a place I take friends and family members when I want them to experience a classy atmosphere and excellent food. The service and menu never disappoint!

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Good for Birthdays, Neighborhood Gem, Fit for Foodies, Worth the Drive, Good for Groups, Special Occasion
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on February 11, 2017

At the National Press Club, the restaurant was a historic location, and the food was 5 star.

Tags: Fun, Special Occasion, Quiet Conversation
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on February 4, 2017

It was a great night.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Quiet Conversation, Good for a Date
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on February 4, 2017

I had been there for lunch several years ago, and it was good, and that's why I wanted to return for dinner. It was part of a holiday present for my news junkie boyfriend. I thought the food was mediocre at best. (He had the calamari salad, and I had the cod.) The pears in the pear crisp dessert were either not cooked or not ripe. Disappointing, and particularly so, because it was a special gift.

Tags: Sunday Lunch
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on February 1, 2017

It's always a fun experience to dine at Fourth Estate. Ambiance is great...service is outstanding, and the food is superb.

Tags: Worth the Drive, People Watching
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 28, 2017

This is one of our favorite restaurants in DC. It is quiet. The food is delicious. The staff is exceptional. I will definitely go back.

Tags: Disabled Access, Healthy, Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 27, 2017

Second time dining at Fourth Estate and both the food and service were consistently outstanding. Highly recommend this restaurant for a pleasurable dining experience.

Tags: Special Occasion, Cozy, Good for a Date
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 26, 2017

The cooking seems to have deteriorated. The lobster/cheese sandwich, billed as coming on a brioche, came on toast, and the lobster was tough. There was almost no one else in the restaurant but the waiters were rarely in evidence and the food took a very long time to arrive.
All too bad, as this restaurant used to be a real find in downtown DC.

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 (Seattle)·Dined on January 21, 2017

Our first interaction with the host was pleasant. He seated us as soon as it was possible. Our server was also friendly. The busser was surprisingly rude...very rude.

We ordered Veal, Oyster Sliders, French Onion Soup and a House Salad. The Veal arrived cold. The Oyster Sliders were made up of grocery store grade breaded oysters with a few pieces of cabbage, and our French Onion Soup was luke warm. There were no problems with the salad. The server reduced the offending food from our bill, which we appreciated.

I would have to rate the restaurant a MESS.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on January 14, 2017

Came to D.C. And thought it would be cool to eat at the press club. The place was EMPTY. There were two other tables, both with a group of elderly guests. You could hear a pin drop. The food was fine, nothing special. The busboy must have come over 12 times to see if he could clear out plates while we were mid-chew. I can't imagine that they were short on plates as no one was there.

There are plenty of other spots to check out while you are here.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 30, 2016

The food, service, and ambiance were all outstanding. Also, the photos on the walls are fascinating.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 30, 2016

The interior dining room is pretty stark. A few pictures of people who have frequented the establishment hand here and there. Overall ambiance is corporate in feel. We were greeted and welcomed at the front desk and explained the menu offerings. One of my party got the baked squash lasagna which was excellent. I got the scallops. Pretty good portion but a little salty. We choose the chocolate pudding cake for dessert which was nice. Waiter took quite a while between checking on us and getting the dessert to the table. Someone stopped by to refill our water glasses but I found it strange they didn't offer to refill the wine glass from the bottle for us. However, they corked our unused wine for us to carry home. The Travel Zoo voucher was a great deal but I'm not sure I'd go back if I were paying full price.

Tags: Good Vegetarian Options
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 28, 2016

The food was good and the staff was attentive. Didn't like that people were taken in the order they arrived and not according to reservation.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Business Meals, Good for a Date, Late-night Find, Fun
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 28, 2016

This was my third time for dinner and it was the best, far better than the other two previous dining experiences. Both the food quality and service were much improved, and based on this, I would go back again. The veal chop was outstanding, well presented, and the sides were tasty as well.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 27, 2016

Best kept secret in DC. On the 13th floor of the Press Building and the restaurant is open to the public. Food is prepared fresh and I've never had a bad meal there. Everything on the menu tastes fantastic. This places in only a few minute walk to Warner Theater. Great place for dinner before the show. Park at PMI garage at 1325 G Street after 5pm and the restaurant will validate your parking. I highly recommend this restaurant (it is rarely crowded).

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Business Meals
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 23, 2016

My wife and I had a really nice dinner there on a Friday night! We used the Travel Zoo coupon. The food and portion sizes were good. The bottle of wine was tasty as well. The place is quiet and suitable for dressy or casual occasions. Service was top notch. We will definitely go there again.

Tags: Business Meals, Romantic, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Quiet Conversation, Good for Birthdays, Cozy, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 22, 2016

Our server Cecelio was perfectly fantastic. He engaged us, he new the menu and had proper etiquette. The atmosphere and ambiance was very subtle and intimate. The only drawback was my food. I ordered the veal chop it was served in a timely manner and presented well on the plate but I believe the cut was too thick. Most of it was too tough to eat. I will try Fourth Estate again just to check out other items on the menu.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 21, 2016

I enjoyed the historic aspect of the Fourth Estate. The waiters were all attentive and helped us enjoy a nice quiet dinner. The crab cakes and the house cab were exceptionally good.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Cozy
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 20, 2016

Great Service! Food was delicious! Thank you.
Great place to relax after visiting local museums.

Tags: Good for a Date, Quiet Conversation, Business Meals, Good for Groups, Casual
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 20, 2016

It took one hour plus to be served at lunch. Waiters just disappeared. Actually had to go back into kitchen to remind them we were still at the table .

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 (Kansas City)·Dined on December 17, 2016

Attentive and friendly waiter, food was well seasoned, good portions, house red wine was a nice surprise. The overall experience was great. I will definitely recommend this restaurant to anyone who likes nice intimate dining.

Tags: Cozy, Pre/post Theatre, Good for Groups
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 16, 2016

Excellent crab cakes, good wine. We got a deal through a coupon. Otherwise, it's pricey - but very good. And the National Press Club is an interesting place.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Business Meals, Good for Birthdays
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 16, 2016

As always, wonderful food, well prepared.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 16, 2016

Four of us went to the Fourth Estate for our annual Christmas lunch. Three of the four of us had the Lobster and Brie sandwich, which was every bit as good as it sounds. (If you like seafood.) Our waiter was attentive and pleasant, a trait that is sorely lacking at other restaurants, while giving us the space to have good conversation. I would highly suggest giving this "hidden" gem a try.

Tags: Hot Spot, Good for Groups
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 9, 2016

Great food , hidden gem. Best crab cakes in town! Service is extremely professional. Ambiance is old-school formal, but showing its age (think old hotel), but the food and professional staff make up for it. It is definitely not a scene, though, so if you're looking for trendiness, you'd best go elsewhere.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 9, 2016

Great place to see photos and revisit memories of the icons of the news business.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 9, 2016

We didn't know about the Fourth Estate Restaurant but when we went there, we thoroughly enjoyed the experience. We had an early reservation so the restaurant was not crowded. The food was good, our waiter was friendly, informative and efficient, and the atmosphere with the pictures on the walls of famous reporters leading to the entrance of the restaurant, as well as the pictures in the restaurant, were fascinating to look at and remember. Open Table allowed us to have a great introduction to a restaurant we were unfamiliar with.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Good for a Date, Outstanding Value, Authentic
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 8, 2016

We had a ten person lunch that turned into 11. There seemed to be a disconnect between their system and open table b/c I had trouble making a large party reservation, yet the place was virtually deserted--only one other table. The food was excellent and came pretty quickly considering the size of our party, but there weren't many wait staff (maybe because the place was pretty empty) and we had to kind of flag them down for drink refills, etc.. Very minor overall, we all loved our food and were happy to be able to converse easily. I would totally recommend.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Quiet Conversation, Business Meals, Cozy, Great for Lunch
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 7, 2016

French onion soup was mediocre. The stuffed chicken was very good and the veal shank was fabulous.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 7, 2016

We love this restaurant because it is unpretentious, formal, genteel, and so respectful, even though we've gone on special deals. We also love the food and the house wines. The portions are perfect. We divided a lamb chop dish and a scallops dish and they were both excellent. Nothing is over-done.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Quiet Conversation, Pre/post Theatre, Authentic, Business Meals
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 6, 2016

Great food and service. Got a deal on Travelzoo and was not disappointing

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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on December 3, 2016

Never fails to deliver very favorably on ALL fronts!
You will not be disappointed!

Tags: Good for a Date, Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Anniversaries
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 3, 2016

Was great. Staff and service excellent. Very nice ambiance

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 3, 2016

Went for a Saturday brunch, when the place was largely empty and very quiet. It was the perfect place for an informal business lunch. Service was very nice and unobtrusive; food was basic brunch fare, but nicely done and presented.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Great for Brunch
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 2, 2016

I was excited about visiting this restaurant due to the reviews I read online.
Unfortunately, my experience wasn't as I hoped. The waiter was abrupt as not as friendly as I expected. My friend ordered the cod and it was so under cooked that he didn't eat it. Instead he ate one of my crab cakes, which was an unusually small portion. Sorry, but I won't be going back.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 1, 2016

Took my daughter there as a combination late Birthday dinner and break from a hectic season at work. It was perfect! Ambiance, food and service were great! We shared a bottle of house Pinot Grigio and both had the crab cake dinner. All great choices. We were there on a Thursday evening, and while there were several guests, I would say it was fairly quiet. We will be back!

Tags: Good for Groups, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Healthy, Business Meals, Quiet Conversation, Good for Anniversaries, Great for Lunch
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