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Morrison-Clark Restaurant

4.2
4.2
518 Reviews
$30 and under
American

Experience the storied legacy of a 19th Century Victorian mansion, now a full service hotel, proud to be on the National Register of Historic Places. The Morrison Clark Restaurant is consistently rated among Washington's finest. The Main Dining Room is highlighted by gilded mirrors, Italian marble fireplaces and crystal chandeliers. The tantalizing cuisine is innovative and fresh, its style is regional American.

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Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    American

  • Hours of operation

    Breakfast Daily 7:00 am–10:00 am Dinner Daily 5:00 pm–10:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (202) 898-1200

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Executive chef

    Russell Braitsch

  • Catering

    Full creative catering service is available.

  • Private party facilities

    Allow The Morrison-Clark Historic Inn and Restaurant to serve as a vibrant retreat guaranteed to infuse your special event with new energy and fresh ideas. One of the most storied hotels in Washington DC, our unique blend of historic elegance and modern facilities offers you a distinct advantage.

  • Private party contact

    Erin Sterling: (877) 649-1160

  • Neighborhood

    Downtown

  • Cross street

    Between 10th and 11th on L st

  • Parking details

    $20 Valet Parking through the hotel

  • Public transit

    Metro Center (Red, Blue and Orange) and Mt Vernon Square, 7th St. Convention Center (Green and Yellow)

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Menu

Small Plates

  • New England Style Clam Chowder$11.00

    Roasted Carrots, Baby Manilla Clams, Chive Blossom

    • Grilled Baby Wheel of Brie$14.00

      Apricot & Vanilla Preserves, Grilled Baguette

      • Crisped Leg of Duck Confit$16.00

        Red Pears, Banana Squash, Cauliflower Puree, Blackberry

        • Sesame Crusted Loin of Rare Ahi Tuna$16.00

          Seaweed, Wasabi Aioli, Caramel-Soy Glaze, Crisp Wontons

          • Chips & Dip$11.00

            Edamame Hummus, Tomato & Olive Tapenade, Pita

            • Jumbo Lump Crab Fondue$16.00

              Gruyere Cheese, Spring Onion, Grilled Pita, Petit Salad

              Salads

              • Classic Caesar$9.00

                Crisp Romaine Hearts, Garlic Croutons, Pecorino Romano

                • Butter Lettuce & Hearts of Palm$12.00

                  Black Beans, Asparagus, Corn, Queso Fresca, Sweet Garlic

                  • Arugula "Cannoli"$12.00

                    Roasted Beets, Goat Cheese, Crisp Indian Flatbread, Avocado, Truffle Vinaigrette

                    • Caprese$12.00

                      Field Greens, Baby Heirloom Tomatoes, Burrata, Basil Oil, Balsamic Reduction, Sea Salt

                      Add a Protein to Your Salad

                      • Chicken Breast$6.00

                        • Pan Seared Salmon$10.00

                          • Grilled Shrimp$8.00

                            • Grilled Hanger Steak$12.00

                              Sandwiches & Entrees

                              All Sandwiches are served with French Fries

                              • Grilled Chicken & Avocado Club$15.00

                                Bacon, Greens, Tomato, Gruyere, Garlic Aioli, Sourdough

                                • Lobster Grilled Cheese$22.00

                                  Truffled Pecorino, Lobster-Tomato Broth, Brioche

                                  • Espresso Marinated London Broil Sliders$15.00

                                    Gruyere, Lavender-Maple Aioli, Butter Pickles, Pretzel Bun

                                    • Jumbo Lump Crab Cake Sandwich$20.00

                                      House-Made Slaw, Tartar Sauce, Brioche Bun

                                      • Shrimp & Grits$22.00

                                        Creamy Southern Style Grits, Truffle-Honey Butter

                                        • Slow Smoked & Crispy Seared Pork Belly$15.00

                                          Belgian Waffle, Braised Mustard Greens, Candied Pineapple, Star Anise BBQ

                                          • Cardamom Scented Atlantic Salmon$23.00

                                            Toasted Yukon Gold Potatoes, Acorn Squash, Napa Cabbage, Honey Crisp Apple Cider Broth

                                            • Cumin Roasted Free Range Chicken Breast$23.00

                                              Duck Confit Croquettes, Pan Roasted Fennel & Butternut Squash, Lime Aioli, Roasted Garlic Emulsion

                                              • Vegan Posole$23.00

                                                Toasted Hominy, Black Chick Peas, Poblano & Guajillo Chiles, Baby Carrot, Cilantro, Crisp Blue Corn Tortilla, Lime

                                                • Morrison-Clark Burger$16.00

                                                  Bacon, Gingered Mushrooms, Gruyere, Pickled Red Onions, Brown Sugar Mustard, Brioche Bun

                                                  Desserts

                                                  • Coffee & Doughnuts$9.00

                                                    Bombolini, Lavender Honey, Vanilla Salt, Espresso Gelato

                                                    • Chocolate Truffle Cake$12.00

                                                      Molasses, Seed & Sorbet of Pomegranate, Crème Anglaise

                                                      • Tiramisu$15.00

                                                        Clotted Blackberry Crème, Chocolate Espresso Beans

                                                        • Honey Crisp Apple & Huckleberry Cobbler$11.00

                                                          Hazelnut & Oat Crumble, Sea Salt Caramel Gelato

                                                          • Trio of Sorbet$9.00

                                                            Please ask your Server about our House-Made Selection of Sorbet & Gelato

                                                            What 518 people are saying

                                                            Overall ratings and reviews

                                                            4.2
                                                            4.2 based on all time ratings
                                                            • 4.1Food
                                                            • 4.2Service
                                                            • 4.3Ambience
                                                            • 4.1Value

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                                                            1. GS

                                                              GSCMJOE

                                                              Washington DC

                                                              217 reviews

                                                              vip
                                                              5.0

                                                              217 reviews

                                                              Dined on March 14, 2020

                                                              overall5food4service5ambience4

                                                              We dined on Saturday evening 14 March and the dining room was empty BUT, the food, service, atmosphere, and drinks were still all top shelf. Two visiting friends from NY complimented on the elegance of the dining room and were overwhelmed with the quality of the food and the impeccable service. As DC residents we patronize this fine restaurant and have never experienced any reduction in quality or service.

                                                            2. SA

                                                              ShaunA

                                                              Austria

                                                              2 reviews

                                                              4.0

                                                              2 reviews

                                                              Dined on March 8, 2020

                                                              overall4food4service4ambience5

                                                              Beautiful setting, good food. We had breakfast and plan to come back to try dinner.

                                                            3. WJ

                                                              WaltJ

                                                              Seattle

                                                              1 review

                                                              5.0

                                                              1 review

                                                              Dined on February 27, 2020

                                                              overall5food3service4ambience5

                                                              Food was flavorful, however the meat, I had Medallion of Pork, was dry, overcooked.

                                                            4. D

                                                              Dana

                                                              Sacramento

                                                              5 reviews

                                                              vip
                                                              5.0

                                                              5 reviews

                                                              Dined on February 23, 2020

                                                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                              Delicious food, amazing service and we love the ambiance!

                                                            5. F

                                                              Fern

                                                              Washington DC

                                                              9 reviews

                                                              5.0

                                                              9 reviews

                                                              Dined on February 18, 2020

                                                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                              It was a perfect place to have a quality meal in quiet environment.

                                                            6. OT

                                                              OpenTable Diner

                                                              Washington DC

                                                              1 review

                                                              5.0

                                                              1 review

                                                              Dined on February 15, 2020

                                                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                              Great experience. Food was tasty and delicious.

                                                            7. JD

                                                              JordanD

                                                              Baltimore

                                                              4 reviews

                                                              4.0

                                                              4 reviews

                                                              Dined on February 15, 2020

                                                              overall4food4service5ambience4

                                                              Valentine’s Day dinner was fabulous. So many different flavors and great presentation. Service was wonderful.

                                                            8. LB

                                                              LeighB

                                                              Las Vegas

                                                              23 reviews

                                                              5.0

                                                              23 reviews

                                                              Dined on February 11, 2020

                                                              overall5food5service4ambience4

                                                              I made a reservation for dinner at the last minute when my boss let me know he'd be available for a meal and was looking for somewhere walkable from our hotel, and Morrison-Clark worked out very well. It is more upscale than I was expecting so we were a little under-dressed, but it wasn't an issue. The food (we both ordered the salmon entree) was EXCELLENT, and the prices were very reasonable by District standards. I would definitely return, and I know that my boss really enjoyed it and plans to return, as well.

                                                            9. SQ

                                                              SuzieQ

                                                              Washington DC

                                                              133 reviews

                                                              vip
                                                              5.0

                                                              133 reviews

                                                              Dined on February 2, 2020

                                                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                              Had a surprisingly wonderful 2.5 hour brunch at the Morrison Clark Inn restaurant. It was elegant, quiet and delicious too with wonderful service. I highly recommend taking the time if you want a peaceful place to dine.

                                                            10. s

                                                              sunny

                                                              New England

                                                              44 reviews

                                                              vip
                                                              5.0

                                                              44 reviews

                                                              Dined on February 1, 2020

                                                              overall5food5service5ambience4

                                                              The menu needed editing. The description of the items did not match definitions. However our server was able to clarify what was actually available. It was empty for a Friday night but food was superb!

                                                            11. M

                                                              Meltedcheese

                                                              Exclusive

                                                              12 reviews

                                                              3.0

                                                              12 reviews

                                                              Dined on January 31, 2020

                                                              overall3food3service4ambience4

                                                              We went out for dinner based on a recommendation from a friend. It was very quiet. We were the only ones there for a while and then a group of 6 came in. The food was mixed, with the crab cake entre being a little iffy. The salad and baked brie were good and the service was excellent. The prices were very reasonable for a nice sit-down restaurant in DC.

                                                            12. l

                                                              lovegoodfood

                                                              Washington DC

                                                              58 reviews

                                                              5.0

                                                              58 reviews

                                                              Dined on January 20, 2020

                                                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                              Morrison-Clark is a gem. Crab cake sandwich has no filler...just crab! What a treat. Great place to have a quiet lunch. Valet parking was at no charge since we were eating at the restaurant. Service is wonderful and unobtrusive. I have only good things to say about Morrison-Clark.

                                                            13. CB

                                                              CB00

                                                              Washington DC

                                                              122 reviews

                                                              vip
                                                              5.0

                                                              122 reviews

                                                              Dined on January 15, 2020

                                                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                              Love this restaurant! The Restaurant Week menu is delicious (I had coconut shrimp and the burger-both were yummy). Service as always was impeccable The rose cava was delicious Can’t wait for next time

                                                            14. F

                                                              Foodophile

                                                              Washington DC

                                                              8 reviews

                                                              5.0

                                                              8 reviews

                                                              Dined on January 14, 2020

                                                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                              We went for restaurant week. The selection was good. I had coconut shrimp as an appetizer and a Morrison Clark burger, topped off by chocolate truffle cake with raspberry sorbet. The food was delicious! My companion had. Caesar salad and the salmon. The food presented well and was scrumptious! The service was solicitous. I would definitely go back to try the rest of the menu.

                                                            15. JG

                                                              JoeG

                                                              Austin

                                                              5 reviews

                                                              vip
                                                              5.0

                                                              5 reviews

                                                              Dined on January 13, 2020

                                                              overall5food4service3ambience5

                                                              Excellent venue. Okay service, not great. Usually better. I enjoy going there for breakfast meetings.

                                                            16. OT

                                                              OpenTable Diner

                                                              1 review

                                                              5.0

                                                              1 review

                                                              Dined on January 12, 2020

                                                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                              Amazing hidden gem. Will return.

                                                            17. r

                                                              russ76

                                                              Philadelphia

                                                              2 reviews

                                                              5.0

                                                              2 reviews

                                                              Dined on January 11, 2020

                                                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                              Food was delicious and service was top notch!

                                                            18. NR

                                                              NancyR

                                                              Washington DC

                                                              56 reviews

                                                              vip
                                                              5.0

                                                              56 reviews

                                                              Dined on January 11, 2020

                                                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                              Wonderful food and ambiance!!

                                                            19. m

                                                              mgommclark

                                                              Washington DC

                                                              11 reviews

                                                              vip
                                                              5.0

                                                              11 reviews

                                                              Dined on January 4, 2020

                                                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                              One of Washington's most lovely gems of a restaurant. Beautiful and delectable in an elegant private setting with history and modern elegance. Perfect for a small gathering, special occasion or before the theater.

                                                            20. JB

                                                              JanineB

                                                              Washington DC

                                                              85 reviews

                                                              vip
                                                              4.0

                                                              85 reviews

                                                              Dined on January 1, 2020

                                                              overall4food5service4ambience4

                                                              NYE dinner was very nice. The food was delicious. We had crab dip as an appetizer. Yummy. I had the shrimp and grits and my daughter had pork tenderloins. Both very tasty. The drinks were expensive $12 each and our choices for dessert were not available. That’s 2 desserts out of about 5. Disappointing. Service was very good - they seem to use the team approach to serving. Will go again.

                                                            21. OT

                                                              OpenTable Diner

                                                              Washington DC

                                                              1 review

                                                              3.0

                                                              1 review

                                                              Dined on December 31, 2019

                                                              overall3food2service4ambience5

                                                              I thought the vegan option tasted like someone dumped a can of beans in a bowl. The caprese salad was great. My husband's meat dish was mediocre. There was very quiet music playing, almost inaudible and it was New Year's Eve and the atmosphere really lacking. There were no specials on the menu.

                                                            22. l

                                                              lookahead

                                                              Philadelphia

                                                              27 reviews

                                                              3.0

                                                              27 reviews

                                                              Dined on December 26, 2019

                                                              overall3food3service3ambience5

                                                              Oh dear. We had high hopes. We had Christmas Day dinner with a prix fixe menu. The waitstaff person did not arrive at our table for quite a while, but once there, service was timely and smooth. I would guess that there were not enough waitstaff on duty. Appetizers and rolls were fine. We both had the fish entree crusted with nuts (hazelnuts?), and it was overcooked. The nuts were quite browned and the whole item was tasteless. The white fish itself was so overcooked that it went to fish mush in our mouths. Having done that myself years ago, I know what I'm talking about. I would guess that it was pre-cooked and cut into portions to be heated again as needed. The dessert was a slice of a torte with a little scoop of ice cream beside and was quite nice. Cocktails were great and wine list was fine.

                                                            23. GS

                                                              GSCMJOE

                                                              Washington DC

                                                              217 reviews

                                                              vip
                                                              5.0

                                                              217 reviews

                                                              Dined on December 25, 2019

                                                              overall5food4service4ambience4

                                                              This was an exquisite holiday dining experience by Morrison Clark. I have dined there many times before and took advantage of dining there Christmas day with my two adult children. Everything was perfect and the staff at the restaurant made it special. Hopefully this dining experience will happen again next Christmas day.

                                                            24. KS

                                                              KSKN

                                                              Washington DC

                                                              5 reviews

                                                              5.0

                                                              5 reviews

                                                              Dined on December 25, 2019

                                                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                              Great Christmas dinner with family.

                                                            25. PD

                                                              PeaceDoc

                                                              Washington DC

                                                              42 reviews

                                                              vip
                                                              5.0

                                                              42 reviews

                                                              Dined on December 19, 2019

                                                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                              Excellent food in a quiet elegant setting. Will surely return.

                                                            26. CB

                                                              CB00

                                                              Washington DC

                                                              122 reviews

                                                              vip
                                                              5.0

                                                              122 reviews

                                                              Dined on December 16, 2019

                                                              overall5food4service5ambience5

                                                              This restaurant is elegant and warm an quiet - just right if you want to have a conversation. While I di not like the clam chowder (watery, tasted like a mix) the rest of the meal was great and my lunch mates were all satisfied with their choices. I give this restaurant a 5 - because the overall experience was so great. I've already booked a table at this restaurant twice!

                                                            27. c

                                                              calvin

                                                              Washington DC

                                                              1 review

                                                              5.0

                                                              1 review

                                                              Dined on December 15, 2019

                                                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                              Wonderful setting, staff, and meal! Great spot for holiday brunch for the women of our book club. So appreciated the ability to conserve along a large table.

                                                            28. DD

                                                              DiningDoc

                                                              New York Area

                                                              68 reviews

                                                              vip
                                                              4.0

                                                              68 reviews

                                                              Dined on December 15, 2019

                                                              overall4food5service4ambience2

                                                              Very nice room. Innovative food which was quite good. Unfortunately a table of 8 extremely loud, crude, and rude diners ruined dinner for everybody in the room. Staff did nothing to address this.

                                                            29. LH

                                                              LizH

                                                              Washington DC

                                                              11 reviews

                                                              vip
                                                              4.0

                                                              11 reviews

                                                              Dined on December 14, 2019

                                                              overall4food5service5ambience4

                                                              If it wasn't for the extremely loud party of 9 inebriated adults in the dining room, the dinner would have been perfect. The salad I ordered was fantastic with an A1 presentation. Their gelato was out of this world too. Would definitely go back.

                                                            30. k

                                                              kittym

                                                              Washington DC

                                                              2 reviews

                                                              vip
                                                              5.0

                                                              2 reviews

                                                              Dined on December 11, 2019

                                                              overall5food4service5ambience5

                                                              Great. Everyone thoughtful and helpful.

                                                            31. TU

                                                              TellingU2

                                                              Washington DC

                                                              17 reviews

                                                              vip
                                                              5.0

                                                              17 reviews

                                                              Dined on December 8, 2019

                                                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                              Morrison-Clark restaurant is a quiet gem! This is my go to place for dates, meetings, family gatherings, and more. The best kept secret in DC.

                                                            32. OT

                                                              OpenTable Diner

                                                              Washington DC

                                                              12 reviews

                                                              vip
                                                              4.0

                                                              12 reviews

                                                              Dined on December 8, 2019

                                                              overall4food4service4ambience4

                                                              Eating breakfast before I went to my training

                                                            33. AF

                                                              AnthonyF

                                                              New York Area

                                                              1 review

                                                              5.0

                                                              1 review

                                                              Dined on November 28, 2019

                                                              overall5food5service5ambience4

                                                              Delicious food, beautifully presented. The “adult beverages “. we’re great. Attentive staff . The dining room was well designed and invited quiet conversation. Reasonable prices. Worth the trip!

                                                            34. n

                                                              nomdeguerre

                                                              Washington DC

                                                              10 reviews

                                                              vip
                                                              4.0

                                                              10 reviews

                                                              Dined on November 28, 2019

                                                              overall4food4service4ambience4

                                                              We had thanksgiving with friends with good food and company. Service was friendly and courteous. Since it’s winter, coats and jackets should be offered to be coat checked before being seated. Overall, presentation of the food was nice and service was very attentive.

                                                            35. FI

                                                              ForkInThepickles

                                                              Kansas City

                                                              4 reviews

                                                              vip
                                                              5.0

                                                              4 reviews

                                                              Dined on November 28, 2019

                                                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                              This restaurant is DC's best kept secret. The restaurant itself is gorgeous and the food is nothing short of haute cuisine.

                                                            36. n

                                                              nomdeguerre

                                                              Washington DC

                                                              10 reviews

                                                              vip
                                                              5.0

                                                              10 reviews

                                                              Dined on November 17, 2019

                                                              overall5food4service4ambience4

                                                              A nice get-together

                                                            37. E

                                                              Excellent

                                                              Washington DC

                                                              28 reviews

                                                              vip
                                                              5.0

                                                              28 reviews

                                                              Dined on November 14, 2019

                                                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                              Morrison-Clark Restaurant is a fabulous elegant and reasonably priced gem of high quality food and service. I dine here often, and I am never disappointed. Every time I bring a colleague who has not been there before, the colleague is always so impressed and thanks me for introducing the restaurant.

                                                            38. T

                                                              Tank2k

                                                              Toronto

                                                              270 reviews

                                                              vip
                                                              4.0

                                                              270 reviews

                                                              Dined on November 11, 2019

                                                              overall4food5service3ambience3

                                                              Loved the lamb chops food was excellent

                                                            39. MK

                                                              MadoraK

                                                              New York Area

                                                              8 reviews

                                                              3.0

                                                              8 reviews

                                                              Dined on November 9, 2019

                                                              overall3food3service2ambience3

                                                              Hard to find the entrance to the hotel. Service was ok but we were forgotten for a long stretch of time and then told the dessert we wanted would take a long time to prepare

                                                            40. DA

                                                              DAnneS

                                                              Washington DC

                                                              1 review

                                                              5.0

                                                              1 review

                                                              Dined on November 7, 2019

                                                              overall5food4service5ambience5

                                                              This was a birthday dinner and we were very pleased. The atmosphere is luxerious but relaxed. The food was very very good. And we had a great conversation with our waiter and the gentleman at the next table. This is the perfect place for a special occasion or for catching up with friends and family -- when you want to relax and be able to talk and hear each other.

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                                                            Morrison-Clark Restaurant is rated 4.2 stars by 518 OpenTable diners.

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                                                            Additional information

                                                            • Cross street

                                                              Between 10th and 11th on L st

                                                            • Neighborhood

                                                              Downtown

                                                            • Hours of operation

                                                              Breakfast Daily 7:00 am–10:00 am Dinner Daily 5:00 pm–10:00 pm

                                                            • Cuisines

                                                              American

                                                            • Dining style

                                                              Casual Elegant

                                                            • Dress code

                                                              Smart Casual

                                                            • Parking details

                                                              $20 Valet Parking through the hotel

                                                            • Public transit

                                                              Metro Center (Red, Blue and Orange) and Mt Vernon Square, 7th St. Convention Center (Green and Yellow)

                                                            • Payment options

                                                              AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

                                                            • Executive chef

                                                              Russell Braitsch

                                                            • Additional

                                                              Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

                                                            • Phone number

                                                              (202) 898-1200

                                                            • Catering

                                                              Full creative catering service is available.

                                                            • Private party facilities

                                                              Allow The Morrison-Clark Historic Inn and Restaurant to serve as a vibrant retreat guaranteed to infuse your special event with new energy and fresh ideas. One of the most storied hotels in Washington DC, our unique blend of historic elegance and modern facilities offers you a distinct advantage.

                                                            • Private party contact

                                                              Erin Sterling: (877) 649-1160

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