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About Morrison-Clark Restaurant
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.
Washington, DC 20001
Hours of Operation:
Breakfast: Sunday - Saturday: 7:00am-10:30am
Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:30am - 2:30pm
Brunch: Saturdays and Sundays: 11:30am - 2:30pm
Dinner: Sunday - Friday: 5pm- 10:00pm
Happy Hour 7 Days a Week: 4pm - 7pm
Between 10th and 11th on L st
$30 and under
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
Full creative catering service is available.
$15 Valet Parking through the hotel
Metro Center (Red, Blue and Orange) and Mt Vernon Square, 7th St. Convention Center (Green and Yellow)
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Outdoor Smoking Area, Private Room, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
Special Events & Promotions:
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.
Morrison-Clark Restaurant Ratings and Reviews
We celebrated New Years Eve 2018 at Morr is son-Clark. The food, service and ambiance was first rate. The restaurant was quant and the staff was very personable, especially our server. There were several different ethnic backgrounds enjoying the menu, which speaks volume of Morrison-Clark. The only downside of the evening was the valet parking device, they were very confused and had us miss our 8:00pm reservation by 37 minutes. That being said, once we did finally sit down, we really enjoyed ourselves and will definitely revisit again very soon.
Thank you to our server, Mary, for a wonderful dining experience. It was our first time in the restaurant. Clearly, they are accustom to and cater to groups so dining there as a couple was almost too quiet. But, the food and the attention we received was great. We had a memorable anniversary dinner.
My colleagues - all friends now - wanted to meet somewhere for dinner where we could all talk and listen to each other without straining ourselves, especially since two of us are in our mid-50's and the other two are in their early-mid 70's. Having had convivial and quiet lunches a few years ago in the Morrison-Clark restaurant, I knew that this would be the best place to accomplish this on an evening when we could expect many holiday revelers to raise the noise levels at most other eateries around the downtown DC area. We were not disappointed, nor with the cuisine, which was all very delicious.
This is one of the few restaurants in DC that have an elegant feel and are QUIET. The dining room is high-ceilinged and elegant in a beautifully renovated hotel. The service is very friendly, helpful and attentive. Our server made sure we were taken care of even though he also was taking care of a table of 16. The food was very tasty--comfort food made in a fancy way (shrimp and grits, meat loaf).
The bar area in the main lobby, a level below the restaurant, looks to be a "vibrant bar scene" (we passed it on our way upstairs to dine).
Very disappointed in our Thanksgiving meal here. Did not in anyway resemble the rave reviews that it has here on Open Table. Clearly, not only was the “a” team taking the holiday off, but also the “b” and “c” teams were out. Food was unappealing and overly sweet, barely lukewarm and service was sad and lacking. We never got bread, everything had clearly been preplated (prix fixe menu should not mean plate it and leave it til an order comes in!! )The soup we were served had a “skin” on the top and was unpleasantly thick. The beef had a really unpleasant and strange sweet flavor. The other entrees, the meat was ok but the sides were sickeningly sweet. Dessert was dry cake that had been oversauced, plated too early as we we were served half melted sorbet. This was not the special treat of eating out on Thanksgiving we expected.
Went for the Thanksgiving dinner with high hopes! Nice salad and soup options, but the turkey dinner was bland. We asked for white meat only and received dark shredded(like pulled pork) under the dry white slices of turkey. The only thing that saved the dish was the cranberry sauce. The whole entrée was lacking in flavor. Dessert was just ok. Not a good value for $55.00 per person.
Had Thanksgiving late lunch here. Fixed price was reasonable for 3 courses. Very creative use of interesting ingredients. Mary, our server, was friendly, conversational, made excellent recommendations. But while the flavors were outstanding, I suggest the chef use a bit lighter touch. Each course was quite rich, and the overall effect was too heavy.
The dining room was near empty. Wait staff was polite but did not seem well informed. Made repeated requests but were ignored. The food was very good. The small plates are quite large. The duck confit was excellent. The main course Meat load and short ribs were both large portions and very tasty. Too full for dessert. Overall food made this place a place to return but need better instruction on wait staff.
All the years Ive lived in Washington DC and driven by The Morrison-Clark hotel, Ive never been in. Its lovely. The restaurant is quiet and elegant and the service was attentive. My guest and I shared the "chips and dips" appetizer - three dips with bread and pita. The dips were delicious and the bread was toasted and came to the table hot. We both had the sage and butternut ravioli. It was nicely prepared and also came to the table hot. It was garnished with pickled beets which neither of us liked and it was all a bit too sweet but overall we enjoyed it.
Quiet Friday...few other patrons..Arugula salad with candied pecans and duck confit was quite large and quite tasty. Bloody Mary's were nothing special...needs some OOMPH. Some crusty bread and butter should have been offered with salads being the only entree for all three of us.
Our party of five had Saturday Brunch at Morrison-Clark to celebrate a very special occasion. The place is beautifully designed - it is historic, yet incorporates contemporary elements - kudos to those who were involved in updating a historic inn and retaining its historic flavor yet with a clean, polished, updated ambience - not stuffy or fusty. The menu was diverse and seemed to satisfy most if not all of the varying tastes that a party of five might have. The atmosphere in our dining room was tasteful and quiet, elegant but not oppressively so, perfect for a business lunch or intimate gathering. The cuisine fused the historic and the contemporary, with a few unique twists (e.g. grilled cheese and lobster sandwich, cranberry-flavored mini-meringues floating on butternut squash bisque). The service was understated yet efficient and accommodating. Best of all, it is a very short walk from the DC convention center, yet gives the feeling of being "off the beaten path". A truly wonderful experience. I would come here again should the opportunity arise.
Arrived nearby for meeting. Option very close to convention center. Quaint, quiet, elegant small restaurant. Food excellent: duck confit, squash soup, pork, and Bibb salad. Portions generous enough to share some things. Pace provided for a relaxing dinner. Restaurant hidden gem on 2nd floor of a small hotel.
I've probably walked by this place a million times since I've been in DC and decided to check it out on a whim. Came for brunch with my husband and another couple. Sammy (our server) was polite and attentive. Drinks were wonderful. Mimosas were made with a better quality champagne and there was just the right amount of horse radish in the bloody mary. I had the sweet potato and crab hash and it was amazing. The egg was cooked perfectly and there was a generous amount of crab. I think what I loved most was the ambience. The large room wasn't overcrowded with tables and I think maybe 6 of them were in use. It was possible to have a conversation and not scream over drunk people (unlike every other brunch spot in DC). Looking forward to many more visits before too many people ruin this little gem hiding in plain site.
We dine out frequently and enjoy occasional "fancy" meals.
We did not know what to expect from our date to Morrison-Clark as we were in the neighborhood and just thought the entrance was appealing. We were surprised that on a Thursday night it was so slow and it made us question how good the restaurant could be.
We did dine at 8pm. Oh my were we shocked and pleased. It was truly one of the best meals we have had in DC. EVER. The fried green tomatoes with crab was one of the best dishes either of us has ever had. The Ahi tuna was spectacular and we truly enjoyed the burrata with grilled octopus. The wine list was interesting in that there were some great less known wines from well known wineries for a reasonable price. We enjoyed the Trefethan Malbec blend which was really amazing. Service was outstanding. Our two female servers were knowledgeable, attentive and helpful but never hovering and never rushed. They really topped off a great night.
thank you so much. We will definitely be back!!
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