Great food, great value, and great service. We'll definitely be back!
Nice little treat! Good experience. Good wine!
Absolutely delicious meal and quant quiet atmosphere. The skirt steak was tender the sangria was amazing-not to sweet. I would definitely recommend for any occasion. I also appreciated that service was not rushed. We enjoyed a very relaxing evening.
My steak and sangria were excellent; veggies were limp and overcooked. Service was friendly but...leisurely. Sidewalk seating was lovely, but 17th Street is super noisy around there (18 wheeler making loads of noise backing up into Safeway, homeless person with boombox...) and it didn't help that Malbec piped its own music through outdoor speakers. Still, it was possible to carry on a conversation.
I'll go back.
Amazing service and the dood was phenomenal
We had the most amazing time at Malbec. It was our first visit there, but we will most certainly be back. The service was impeccable- everyone was so kind and cautious with sanitary practices. The food was absolutely delicious and completely stood up to meals we’ve had in Argentina. Fantastic wine capped it all off.
This is definitely a place for meat lovers! Servings are ample, the meats are grilled to perfection. And the predominantly Argentinean wine list is both reasonably priced and well-curated. The desserts are limited, but I don't think we could have stuffed ourselves any further! Service was attentive. Ambience? Well, it's hard to tell in this age of Covid-19, with tables spaced far apart and outdoor dining on a busy local street. Indoor dining was quiet, but rather austere.
The food recommended for 2 of us was a meat mix platter. All the meat was lacking salt and flavors really no flavor. I have never tasted something soo bland. The service was good. I did like the wine and apps.
Amazing food and ambiance to sit outside. Service and wine selection is great.
The area sets a high bar, and Malbec its a promotional cost/quality step up than their neighbors
It was a very pleasant with good food and service
Good food, great location and very good service Recommended
The food and service was great. I am sad the place didn’t have more patrons. Noise level was not their fault, some idiot with a motorcycle was in front and wouldn’t move.
The food was absolutely delicious. Argentinian cuts right on point. The service was outstanding, kind people always attentive to your needs. They respect social distancing and bring your cutlery on a paper bag. They have also replaced their regular napkins for paper napkins. All the experience was amazing. Worth venturing out to a restaurant for the first time in a while. Thank you for everything!
Great place. I am from Argentina and I can say that the food is authentic and high quality. Excellent service!
Love Malbec! Honestly the best food at the best value in DC. Great wine list and delicious food with great service!
Dinner is always outstanding food and service are exceptional.
Great Food, Great Service,reasonable prices. overall a great place to go. I will definitely recommend it.
I came here for my birthday. The staff are excellent and the food is exceptional. Highly recommend the white sangria to pair with the entraña.
Argentine beef, excellent quality!!!!, authentic Argentine cuisine
Great food! No complaints. Would come again for another date night.
Great Argentinian steaks and the sangria was excellent!!
Just coming back from Mendoza, Argentina, this restaurant, right in our back yard was a dream come true. They know meat!!!
Good food although the flank stank was cut a little thin and therefore a little bland and tough for my taste. I really liked the restaurant and the attentive staff. We were there on a Friday night and only 4 other tables came in while we were there. This restaurant deserves to have more people visit!
Great food and wine, with the exception of the beef ribs, that were hard and impossible to eat. Still, 4 stars because everything else was excellent, including the dulce de leche crepes.
Amazing Valentine’s Day special and meal. Food was top notch, ambience was cozy and intimate. Definitely recommend.
Excellent meal, steaks were top notch, and the provoleta was quite good. Next time we will try the Milanesas!
Recently saw Malbec in the Weekend section of the Post and went for lunch. We were excited to go since both of us had spent time in Argentia and fell in love with their beef. This is an Argentine restaurant. We met the owner and were promptly seated and served as it was a late weekday lunch. We split the sweetbreads, a salad, and the new york strip. The sweetbreads are to die for and the salad was tasty and not overdressed. The steak was cooked perfectly and tastes way better than any Angus steak you will ever have. We are going back to try the ribeye which they only serve at dinner. Go here if you want a great steak!
This was such a fun and wonderful night out! Definitely recommend for a date night!
Food was excellent and features grass fed beef. Not at all crowded.
Good food and I enjoyed it. No qualms there. It gets my recommendation and the salmon was very good. But for a Friday night, it was very quiet. There was only one table when we were seated. More people filled in during the next two hours but it was far from packed. Hope more people check it out.
Loved absolutely everything about Malbec. The low low noise level that made our dinner for two cosy and romantic, the low lit warm and plush decor, the unobtrusive yet very attentive service, the comprehensive wine list and the delicious and perfectly cooked steaks. Definitely one of my favourite restaurants in DC now
The steaks here are amazing. Service was great too. However, my only complaint is to check your receipt several days afterwards. Server somehow charged $20 more to the tip even we left cash tip and WROTE “cash” in the tip section. Very disappointed with the manager who promised to fix it but nothing got refunded after two weeks. We ended up calling the credit card to dispute.
Delicious food, incredible service
Second time at Malbec! Such a lovely find with beautiful ambience for getting together with close friends.
Very good food; attended by the owner. Quality food, great atmosphere
We ordered a Malbec. It was so reasonable and so tasty. And the chimichurri was awesome.
Our filet was very good but not cooked as ordered.
The rib and flank steaks were over cooked but i don’t know if less cooking would have mattered. They had no flavor. The arugula salad had no flavor I literally added salt and pepper. The mashed potato was light and fluffy but again no seasoning.
I was so hopeful but this evening our food was lacking.
Certainly not the Argentine experience i was hoping for
Wonderful food and fantastic service. This is more of a traditional Argentine restaurant, they do NOT bother you unless you need something. Don't complain about being left alone and not rushed.
Malbec offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (202) 232-0437.
Malbec is rated 4.6 stars by 355 OpenTable diners.
Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.