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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:
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Morrison-Clark Restaurant Ratings and Reviews
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!!
The. Best. Meal. Ever. Literally the single best meal I have had in my entire life. MC was all-in for restaurant week in DC. Impressive offerings. Brilliant shrimp and tomato "stew." Sublime key lime pie. Portions substantial for all 3 courses. Really so impressed. We'll be back regularly.
I love this place! It truly is one of DCs best hidden gems. My husband and i held our wedding reception here a couple years ago and since then We return for a celebratory meal and champagne toast on our anniversary. On my recent visit, i came alone, my husband was out of town, and the server, Saizon (sic) who greeted me remembered me and gave me the best seat in the house! After ordering, i Facetimed my husband and when the server passed i handed him the phone on whim and without missing a beat he extended his warm greetings to my husband and congratulated us on the occasion. I was absolutely beaming! Its hard to articulate the quality of service i experienced, superb falls short of the mark. Saizon strived to make me feel like a VIP, warmly and patiently ensured that my order was prepared timely and to my specifications, even though their restaurant was busy with other patrons. The food was incredible, as usual. i ordered from the restaurant week menu: salad with tuna; filet mingnon; chocolate duo for dessert. Dessert and champagne i enjoyed on the outdoor veranda, which was perfect for people watching. My husband and i will be coming back for many many years to come!!!!
Really nice dining experience...The restaurant week menu was very varied. The Nectarine Bisque was a great first course...not too sweet. The main courses were generous and very tasty. And the desserts were as good as I've had anywhere. Thanks for a wonderful evening.
This is one of my favorite restaurants. Nestled in the heart of Downtown DC, once you enter the restaurant you feel miles away from the city's chaos. The food is amazing and the service is personable and charming. The atmosphere is calm and relaxing. A community gem.
We went to Morrison-Clark during Restaurant Week, so of course the value was good. But the regular menu looked very interesting, and I order gnocchi that was on both the special and the regular menu. The setting is quite elegant and the service was friendly and knowledgeable. It's nice to find a quiet dining place.
The hotel/restaurant was totally renovated two years ago, and we had not been back since--it's now beautiful and welcoming. There is valet parking, as well. We will be back.
We had dinner as part of Restaurant Week. The first course was splendid - chilled nectarine bisque - it was beautiful and delicious! I did not really like the Rockfish (but my husband did) and the strawberry shortcake was just OK.
The setting is gorgeous and our waiter, Season (not spelled correctly, I know), was outstanding. The hotel is distinctive and lovely. We might go back another time to try the regular menu.
Service could not have been more lovely. From the valet parking attendee to the warm and kind waitress. We totally enjoyed our meal and the 3 of us each had a different food items so we could taste each others. The food was perfect, beautifully presented in additional to have wonderful flavors. All 3 of us plan to bring other friends to this delightful restaurant. Thank you Morrison Clark. We had a warm and welcoming experience.
I am SO SO HAPPY that I decided to go here for my significant other's birthday event. While we practically had the place to ourselves, the room was stunning, the service was impeccable, and the food was OUTSTANDING! Our waiter shared the history of the dinning room and hotel. It was just fabulous. The short ribs are succulent. The pork chop was a touch dry, but the grilled veggies were delightful. Will most definitely come again! The best kept secret in DC!!!
Everything was delicious. Service was great, just a tad slow with water/coffee refills. We came for breakfast; I got the almond crusted French toast, my dad got a veggie omelette, and my mom got the crab cake benedict. Everything was phenomenal, and my parents are pretty picky :) We'll absolutely be back, and the restaurant is gorgeous while the meals are very reasonably priced for D.C. Definitely recommend!
As usual, Morrison-Clark does not disappoint. It was not a busy night, at least on the porch, but the service was attentive yet not obtrusive. We enjoyed a leisurely dinner and several glasses of wine on a very pleasant Washington evening. The asparagus, black bean and corn salad was delicious and my friend's salad with beets was visually attractive (if you like beets!). The salmon with hazelnuts and curry sauce was an unusual pairing but quite tasty. No room for dessert but the choices looked yummy.
I wanted a nice quiet place to read the Sunday paper (on-line), do a little work, and relax. Morrison-Clark fit the bill and then some! The food was amazing with special touches (e.g., the home fries include sweet potatoes), and the wait staff is very friendly, efficient, and knowledgeable. If you're like me, and you hate those loud brunch places, this one is quiet and the ambience is great!
This is a lovely, quiet restaurant with excellent food. I was visiting from Boston and staying in the hotel, but if I lived in DC this would become a go-to restaurant for business dinners. The food is good and it is very quiet and spacious. I would definitely go back.
Everything was excellent. We went there for our second year wedding anniversary. We had been some years before and it was excellent then as well. The hotel as well as the restaurant have all been beautifully redecorated. Prices are very comparable to the mid to high-end chain restaurants, but the atmosphere and the food are much, much nicer.
The best part of this Mothers' Day celebration for two was the food and the ambiance. We were not seated in the main (front room) and were confronted, rather than greeted, with no smile but demanding to know if we had reservations. Adequate service was lacking considering that there were empty tables after 1 PM and not enough severs in this relatively dark back room. We had to find our own cutlery from another table because no one was there to provide it. They, fortunately, could not ruin the high quality food and its imaginative presentation. I would return but insist on being seated in the main room to correct the flaws in service. At $195. For two for brunch, including tax, tip, and three Mimosas, I expected flawless service.
One of the best-kept secrets in the convention center neighborhood in DC. The food, service and ambiance are consistently consistent in their perfection. Would highly recommend to anyone wanting a quiet venue while served exquisitely prepared food by professionals in a lovely setting! It can't be beat.
The food was excellent. I had the shrimp and grits and my partner had the rack of lamb. Both were delicious. We also ordered the short rib as an appetizer and it was also delicious. Our service was a little spotty at times (initially we got the wrong appetizer) but they gave as a free glass of wine for our troubles.
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