Morrison-Clark Restaurant

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$30 and under
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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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JB
Orlando
8 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful ambience, food and service

AT
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on August 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and customer service!

SN
Washington DC
11 reviews
Dined on August 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

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
1 review
Dined on July 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

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.

DG
Washington DC
11 reviews
Dined on June 23, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 5

Little gem tucked away in historic setting. Good food nicely portioned.

CM
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on June 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Such a calming and quite atmosphere and the service was excellent!

JC
Minneapolis
4 reviews
Dined on June 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Overall an exceptional meal, albeit a bit pricey. However the service and the quality of our meal were worth it. I’d definitely return again, and would recommend this restaurant without hesitation.

GS
Washington DC
127 reviews
Dined on May 29, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

It is the best kept restaurant secret in DC! I never miss an opportunity to dine at Morrison-Clark. The service was perfect, the décor of the dining room is exquisitely relaxing, the wine list is adequate and value priced, the menu can satisfy the desire of any palate. I had the minestrone soup and the paparadelle and lamb entrée, the ladies shared the crab-cake entrée along with the ahi tuna appetizer. A delightful red wine from Oregon added to our entrée consumption as well as three grey goose martinis to kick-off a fantastic dining experience. Presentation of each entrée, salad and appetizer is top notch!

NC
Raleigh
6 reviews
Dined on May 28, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 2

I am sorry to say I was not at all impressed with the quality of the breakfast at this restaurant. Perhaps it is better for other meals but for the price, this was not the best. The service was fine. This restaurant is part of a hotel and it was empty so that is a sure indication that the guests go elsewhere for breakfast! Nevertheless, since this was a breakfast meeting, the quiet was nice.

LK
1 review
Dined on May 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I enjoyed my dining experience immensely. The dining room is formal but welcoming, and you don't feel that you need to be dressed up, although if you were you would also be comfortable. The food was tasty, and the portions were generous. I had the baked mini brie which was scrumptious and the roasted salmon with crab. My dining companion had the caprese salad, which was lovely. The photos on the website are misleading as there were tablecloths on the tables when we were there for dinner. The service was good and there was also the option to eat out on the balcony, but it was a bit warm for that. Will definitely visit again the next time I am in D.C.

d
Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined on May 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My 2nd visit here and just as excellent as before. Everybody in our party of 7 enjoyed the food and also commented on good service. Glad I made this recommendation as it was a team pleaser.

R
Toronto
22 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 5

This restaurant does not honor open table or if it does, has issues with its management team. From time to time, human errors are acknowledged; but to give away a reserved table to some one, saying I had the name mixed up, and then there being an open table - saying oh that table is reserved - is Illogical. Moreover, if the manager asks one one of her servers - what should I do, there is clearly a skill set that is wanting. The servers all had attitude. The ratings are over rated. There’s a terrible smell entering the second floor leading to the restaurant. I am still waiting to hear back from the general manager. Don’t waste your time here; so many better places in DC -

JB
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 1

Went to a Mother’s Day brunch there. Food was quite tasty, particularly the duck. That said, there was zero ambience. This was supposed to be a pretty historic venue with charm; instead, It felt like a charmless hotel ballroom with no decoration. This is not the place I remember and I would not go back. Also, ignore the large metal Valet signs outside. There was no valet to speak of, which was particularly problematic as it was pouring outside.

JP
1 review
Dined on April 27, 2019
Overall 5food 3service 5ambience 4

The staff here are exceptional, very helpful. The rooms are comfortable too.

KT
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on April 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This lovely brick Victorian was our favorite dinner in Washington! The ambience is peaceful and elegant, and the staff friendly and attentive. The menu is inventive, and the food was spectacular! I am an excellent cook, and I could not have duplicated these delicious, perfectly prepared dishes. Get there, take your love, your boss, your mom...you'll be so glad you did!

KZ
1 review
Dined on April 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We enjoyed the Easter brunch. There was a lot of food (3 courses) and it was all delicious. The service was spectacular; everyone is very attentive but not intrusive. Highly recommended.

OT
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on April 21, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Went here for Easter brunch and was not disappointed. Great value and a high-end feeling ambiance, service was good.

F
Washington DC
15 reviews
Dined on April 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One of the kept secret in Washington!

O
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Decent brunch items but if you want a boozy brunch go after 1130 a.m.

DD
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on March 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One of the best meals I've ever had and the room was quiet and intimate will definately be back

K
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on March 25, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

We were very pleased with the food. When we arrived, we were told that service would be a bit delayed since it seems that they weren't expecting the restaurant to be as busy as it was. We appreciated the honesty but didn't find it to be so bad. The waitress was very pleasant. Portion size was good. Restaurant is attractive. We would definitely consider going back. I also appreciated the fact that vegetarian and gluten-free dishes were marked on the menu since I am a vegetarian. My only problem was that I was surprised at the price of my glass of wine especially since it the goblet was only half-filled. If you are going to put that amount of wine in a glass, it would look better to use a smaller goblet. I always get the same type of wine and this was the most expensive I ever paid.

MC
Washington DC
62 reviews
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Always a treat. The hotel and restaurant staff make you feel very welcome and the service is impeccable. Hors d'oeuvres, salads and house bread were especially superb. I generally do not care for brie but the brie wheel with apricot was very tasty and the sesame crusted tuna appetizer also was excellent. I wanted to try the toasted brussels with gruyere grit cake and the gruyere crab fondue, but how many appetizers can one eat?

K
Washington DC
22 reviews
Dined on February 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Morrison-Clark is a royal gem of a restaurant! The service is high quality, the setting is elegant, the prices are reasonable, and this restaurant never disappoints! I go here more and more. There is no other restaurant that combines elegance and class for lunch well as does Morrison-Clark! I give Morrison-Clark Restaurant my highest recommendation

JM
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on February 24, 2019
Overall 2food 1service 5ambience 5

I was a little thrown off when we were the only one's in the room, but after the food came I understood why. The dining room was well appointed and very clean. The staff were kind and considerate. The food, however, was a atrocious. The cauliflower soup was watery with 1 or 2 small pieces of lobster. The seasoning was ok. I ordered the crab lump hash and sister ordered shrimp and grits. My hash tasted a bit off, the potatoes weren't well cooked and the "soft boiled" eggs were hard boiled. The shrimp was OK, but the grits were more like sticky rice. The lemon cake was burned around the edges and the fruit served with looked about a week past it's prime. To top the whole experience off, I got sick after I left the place. It was the only meal I had all day. I can't believe such a lovely place served such a below standard meal.

PN
San Francisco
37 reviews
Dined on February 24, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 1

Went for breakfast which was fine but there are other restaurants worth trying. The dining room is bland and tables are tight. The MC use to have a nicer dining space. Many better options in DC

GS
Washington DC
127 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Morrison - Clark restaurant is the best kept secret in dining in DC. My entrée was the crab cakes...two large crab cakes seasoned to perfection garnished with fresh, grilled vegetables. Her entrée was the red snapper, grilled on a bed of potato gallette with grilled vegetables. For starters I had the Arugula Cannoli, tasty fresh arugula, in a light salad dressing, wrapped in a toasted Indian flatbread. Her salad was crisp Boston lettuce and hearts of palm. Started the evening with two martinis crafted just as we requested and during the meal, two glasses of Italian red wine. The dessert menu looked fantastic but we were genuinely satisfied and opted for espresso. The dining room is small and cozy, a place with no background noise and the ability to converse with those at your table. I shall return, again, again...

DC
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Perfect setting for Valentine’s Day Dinner. The food was exquisite and the service was courteous and prompt. The night was topped off when they gave my wife a rose to send us off into the evening. Would definitely come back for a special occasion or casual fine dining.

MA
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

Our particular server was very nice but not terribly attentive.

OT
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on February 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Morrison-Clark was all we had hoped it would be. Nice food and ambiance; quiet.

D
Minneapolis
171 reviews
Dined on February 11, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

I only had breakfast, but it was a nice meal in a very quiet and intimate setting in the hotel where I was staying. I would recommend the restaurant for dinner because it has lovely ambiance and great service. The menu for other meals is creative and enticing. My breakfast was simple yogurt parfait and coffee, but there are so many other options. While it was a bit expensive, it was on par with hotel full service restaurants and it was the perfect antidote to those crazy all inclusive breakfast buffets. Such a serene way to start the day. The hotel is perfect - stay there if you can while in DC!

OT
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our party of 3 sampled 3 different appetizers, entrees and desserts. All were excellent and beautifully presented. Nice table spacing for easy conversation. Service was attentive but allowed us a leisurely 2 hours which was nice. A great value during restaurant week.

OT
Orlando
1 review
Dined on January 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We went for restaurant week, and everything was wonderful.

TK
New England
4 reviews
Dined on January 24, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

The restaurant week menu was appealing and the salad and main course were very good. The desserts were shockingly poor though. Overly sweet cake and too complicated brûlée. One cocktail we had tasted like grandma’s old perfume. The wine selection was fine and satisfied. Service was good but nothing special. It is a charming environment and served the purpose to be able to talk. I wouldn’t go back however.

2
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on January 24, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 5

My particular meal was just average, however, my friends loved their salmon and crab cake entrees. The place was quite lovely and quiet. We had a very nice time. Thank you.

NP
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on January 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

It was a quiet evening at the restaurant, likely because of the government shutdown or the bitter cold. All the same the food was very good and the fireplace a nice added feature.

E
New York Area
32 reviews
Dined on January 20, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

A lovely place for brunch or dinner, especially pre-show before heading off to a performance at the Washington Stage Guild theatre two blocks away. The service was friendly and un-rushed, but quick enough to get us to the theatre. It's a small, cozy restaurant with a nice ambiance and good food.

TK
Washington DC
12 reviews
Dined on January 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Went for Restaurant Week, but will return another time. Top notch experience. Don't be fooled by its location in a hotel--this is great food in a lovely setting with fireplace, tablecloths and tables spaced far enough apart that you can share a conversation with your dining partner, and not 3 other tables nearby. If you have room for creme brulee at the end, go for it! The chocolate sauce at the bottom took this classic to new heights!

J
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on January 17, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 5

Food was served at room temperature appeared to be sitting for awhile!

GS
Washington DC
127 reviews
Dined on January 16, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Unknowingly I made reservations for Wednesday 1/16 and then much to my surprise and satisfaction found out it was restaurant week. The fixed price $35, three course meals offered on the restaurant night menu were superb. Perfectly crafted grey goose martinis for all started the evening. I had delicious cauliflower soup with curry, while the two ladies each had a cannoli salad which was a cannoli shell stuffed with Belgian endive, nuts and cranberries. Entrees were delivered together, me the red snapper (grilled on a bed of homemade hash browns and vegetables), my friends had the rack of lamb cooked to perfection with a bed of risotto and the tuna tartare (a la carte). We all settled for the brulee for dessert and espresso. A great bottle of red wine from of all places Oregon complimented the meal. Plan a trip back in the near future!

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