Morrison-Clark Restaurant

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$30 and under
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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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CB
Washington DC
116 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
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

F
Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
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.

JG
Austin
5 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food4service3ambience5

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

OT
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing hidden gem. Will return.

r
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was delicious and service was top notch!

NR
Washington DC
49 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful food and ambiance!!

m
Washington DC
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.

C
Washington DC
76 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
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.

OT
Washington DC
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.

l
Philadelphia
23 reviews
Dined on December 25, 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.

GS
Washington DC
144 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.

KS
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on December 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great Christmas dinner with family.

PD
Washington DC
35 reviews
Dined on December 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

CB
Washington DC
117 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!

c
Washington DC
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.

DD
New York Area
65 reviews
Dined on December 14, 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.

LH
Washington DC
2 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.

OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on December 10, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great. Everyone thoughtful and helpful.

F
Washington DC
15 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.

OT
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on December 8, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Eating breakfast before I went to my training

AF
New York Area
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!

n
Washington DC
4 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.

OT
Kansas City
1 review
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.

n
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on November 17, 2019
Overall5food4service4ambience4

A nice get-together

K
Washington DC
24 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.

T
Toronto
267 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2019
Overall4food5service3ambience3

Loved the lamb chops food was excellent

MK
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on November 8, 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

DA
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on November 6, 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.

GS
Washington DC
144 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Love Morrison-Clark. The food is excellently prepared and presented like a work of art. Service is timely but not over-bearing. Drinks are well-crafted ad served at the right temperature, plus a wine list that will please most anyone. The dining room is perfect for that person you want to impress or that person who has made an impression on you...excellent décor, quiet and immaculate. Price...the quality overrides the cost but it is not expensive. Best kept dining experience in all of DC.

OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on October 24, 2019
Overall3food4service2ambience4

Food was good but it was disappointing to wait an hour for our meal on a slow Thursday night

JF
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2019
Overall3food3service2ambience4

It is a fine breakfast but the service was a little slow. A better option for a business meeting than the other hotels around though because it is a quiet room.

MS
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall3food2service3ambience4

Nice historic building with quiet dining room, but it has clearly seen better days. Menu needs a significant overhaul to update and compete with modern dining experiences.

t
Chicago
49 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2019
Overall4food5service3ambience4

This is an old building with some modern attachments to make it easier to get around. We arrived for a 6:30 pm reservation and found no one to welcome us, or help us find the restaurant! (The entry is to a new bar/lounge). We were the first to enter the restaurant area and it wasn't obvious they were even open for business! After all - they DID accept our reservation, eh? On the other hand - the menu selections were very good, and food and the food presentation was outstanding! By the time we left around eight - there were more tables occupied. On balance - yes, do go!

OT
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on September 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was perfect!

OT
Los Angeles
6 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

The food was delicious, but best of all it was quiet compared to the louder volume I experienced at the convention I was attending.

JB
Orlando
11 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful ambience, food and service

AT
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on August 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and customer service!

SN
Washington DC
11 reviews
Dined on August 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful service and the Truffle Salt Roasted Atlantic Salmon was probably the best I have ever had. Have been here several times throughout the year for lunch and have never had a bad mead or service. Highly recommend this place for upscale food and service.

A
Minneapolis
28 reviews
Dined on July 21, 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience1

We figured because it was Sunday night we could explain away the fact we were the only people in the restaurant. Then there were gnats everywhere and we were told by our waitress that it was because one of us had a glass of wine. Then.... there was a mouse running around the floor. I wish I was kidding but I’m not. We got up, I told the waiter we were leaving because there was a mouse and then pointed to the corner the mouse ran toward. He apologized.
As far as the food - I kind of ate a caprese salad. The lettuce was gross and I didn’t eat any of it. The burrata was off. I ate a few bites and let them take the rest.
That’s as far as we got until the mouse.

WB
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on July 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The Morrison-Clark restaurant provided an understated but comfortable dining destination that helped an anniversary celebration. The dinner menu had interesting American and International options, small bites, mains, and salads. Friendly professional service from Nely also added to the overall very positive experience.