About Nage Restaurant

An American Bistro with a Southern Touch, Nage Bistro offers casual upscale bistro fare in a cozy environment. Don’t let Nage's hotel surroundings fool you, this hidden gem is a chef-driven independent restaurant, allowing the chef to influence the seasonal menu with what they do best. It’s menu is designed for all types of dining… great for casual sharing to enjoying a multi-course dinner.
Find out why The Georgetowner labels Nage’s food as “Shamefully Delicious Edible Concoctions”.

1600 Rhode Island Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20036
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
Southern, Contemporary American, Seafood

Hours of Operation:
CAFE: Monday - Sunday: 7:00am - 11:00am
LUNCH: Monday - Friday: 11:30am - 2:30pm
BRUNCH: Saturday & Sunday 11:00am - 2:30pm
DINNER: Monday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm
Friday & Saturday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm
Sunday 5:00pm - 9:00pm
Bar: Daily 4pm - close

Cross Street:
16th street

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(202) 448-8005

Website:
http://www.nagedc.com/

Catering:
Private Dining Options available. Please call 202-841-3331 or email salesdc@nagerestaurant.com for more information.

Parking Details:
Valet offered through the Courtyard Marriott Embassy Row for $10.00. Spaces limited. Additional parking 1 Block away.

Public Transit:
METRO: Dupont Circle (2 Blocks), Farragut North (2 Blocks)

BUS: S-2 Bus A 16th and M streets

Executive Chef:
Dwayne Motley

Private Party Facilities:
Nage Bistro located on Scott Circle in the Marriott Courtyard Embassy Row, offers Food Excellence in a Casual Eatery Environment. Striving to be an approachable Dining Option with a neighborhood feel, Nage Bistro is a great opportunity for a short getaway from everyday life.

Private Party Contact:
Shannon Jetter: (888) 437-1571

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Special Events & Promotions:
Dining Out for Life. Proceeds of Dinner Service benefit Food & Friends. For more information, visit www.foodandfriends.org

Nage Restaurant Ratings and Reviews

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4.3

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4.4

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4.0

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4.0

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83% would recommend it to a friend

Good for a Date (6)
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Great for Brunch (3)
Cozy (3)
Fit for Foodies (3)
Good for Groups (3)
Pre/post Theatre (3)
Quick Bite (3)
Quiet Conversation (3)
Casual (2)
Creative Cuisine (2)
Healthy (2)
Neighborhood Gem (2)
Notable Wine List (2)
Romantic (2)
Worth the Drive (2)
Local Ingredients (1)
Good for Birthdays (1)
Comfort Food (1)
Disabled Access (1)
Happy Hour (1)
Business Meals (1)
Organic (1)
Seasonal (1)
Sunday Lunch (1)
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 (Washington DC)·Dined 4 days ago

We love NAGE...Our new FavRes!!!
The first time we ate here was for brunch, we loved it so much we said, let's do dinner the next time? Well, we were not disappointed the least bit. When my steak arrived I immediately thought it was overcooked? Boy was I wrong, it was the best tasting steak I've had in a very long time!!! The steak itself was very flavorful, tender and seasoned masterfully. The accouterments were well portioned and tasty as well. My wife loved her beef short ribs, they too were tender, well seasoned and served with great sides. The carrot cake wasn't anything special, but the ginger snap ice cream was memorable.
Our server, Mike, was very pleasant and professional, the quality of the food is awesome and the which lead to an overall wonderful food experience. Keep doing what'cha doing, we'll certainly be back !!

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Great for Lunch, Worth the Drive, Pre/post Theatre, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem, Quick Bite, Great for Brunch, Happy Hour
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·Dined on February 3, 2018

very tasty food but pretty pricey. the presentation could have been nicer with the prices as high as they were.

Tags: Healthy, Romantic, Good for a Date, Cozy
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vip
 (Atlantic City)·Dined on January 13, 2018

Amazing food and services. Equally as creative as Nage in Rehoboth. Try both when your are in either of those areas!

Tags: Local Ingredients, Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 11, 2018

arrived at restaurant during the week for dinner//no problem locating reservation; seated quickly//there was a large party the night we were there and only one waiter - the female at the bar assisted the waiter with bringing food out//large party plus another table of diners caused a delay in our food and drink order, even for appetizers//used gift voucher as well and no problems redeeming it//cocktails were good//food presented and tasted well.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion
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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on January 2, 2018

Service very good. Food blasé no love in the cooking. Served up visually appealing yet each dish we had fell flat. Scallops in some sweet sauce were rubbery and too sweet. Clam oyster shrimp bake looked great but just was not. French onion soup was salty and brown with a few onions and melted chees... just lacked any flavor. The salad with pears was beautiful and appreciated that dish. There was no one else in the restaurant so reservations were not needed.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 28, 2017

This is my second time to eat at Nage. During the first time, I thought the food was salty to my taste.

The second time, I thought the salad was salty to my taste. I could taste the salt.

The food was good except for the saltiness.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 20, 2017

A small gem in both DC and Rehoboth. Good food and service.

Tags: Good Vegetarian Options, Fit for Foodies
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 20, 2017

Nage is close to my office and whenever i go there, i enjoy the food. great lunch spot.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Great for Lunch
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 19, 2017

Nage is a wonderful little bistro in the Courtyard Marriott. The staff is exceptionally friendly and the services tends to be quite fast if you’re on a tight timeline for lunch. It’s also great for dinner. The cuisine is tasty with some unique dishes. My favorite for lunch is the kale salad with currants and pine nuts. I top it off with grilled shrimp for an extra charge. But the mushroom baklava, the burger, the barbecue pork sandwich are all scrumptious and I know many who have returned to the restaurant for these items.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 16, 2017

Friendly staff. Great selection of bottomless drinks for brunch. Didn't force us to leave after 2 hour time limit and giving us the check.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 14, 2017

The food was not worth the cost. Especially the crab cakes. Also the food lacked seasoning.

Tags: Cozy
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 11, 2017

This place is by my office. There was a Groupon available, so we decided to try it. My office mates often go to the happy hour here because it's a good deal. While this place is fine for HH, it wouldn't be worth the full price for dinner. Everything we had was fine but a little too rich, even the salad. While it was fancier, you left feeling like you'd eaten bar food.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 9, 2017

A great experience from an awesome staff. I’ve had brunch at a lot of places in DC and hands down nage was one of the best experiences with a great menu!

Tags: Good for a Date, Disabled Access, Special Occasion, Pre/post Theatre, Great for Brunch, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Worth the Drive
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 23, 2017

Thanksgiving

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on November 11, 2017

The food and service were very good. our guests enjoyed the Salmon, Bass and Crab Cakes

Tags: Good for a Date, Good for Groups
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 8, 2017

As always, great food and service. Late lunch with a friend... very quiet... conversation easy. Server was very peppy, even after normal lunch hour... made sure we had everything for an enjoyable lunch.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Great for Lunch, Fit for Foodies, Quick Bite, Organic, Notable Wine List
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 (New Orleans)·Dined on November 5, 2017

Enjoyed a very tasty brunch in a convenient DC location. Price was reasonable and food was high quality.

Tags: Great for Brunch
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 4, 2017

Loved everyone

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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on October 27, 2017

While the menu and some of the food very delicious and creative we had a bad experience re “pepper”. Both the French onion soup and spinach salad with honey vinegrette were loaded with pepper; almost inedible. If you are going to deviate from traditional and listed ingredients on menu i. E. Excessive pepper that should be noted. The calamari, stuffed dates, mushroom baklava were delicious San pepper.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on October 18, 2017

For a small place, the noise level - even at lunch - is deafening. Hard to have a conversation.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on October 15, 2017

The restaurant is in the Marriott Courtyard Hotel and you have to enter through the hotel.

The menu has lots of great selections, including good appetizer choices. My colleague and I had the bacon wrapped dates and jalapeño hush puppies. Just enough for two to share.

For entrees, my friend had the crab cakes and had so much food, he could not finish. But he raved the next day about how good the meal was. I had the beef short ribs, which were awesome, and a side of Brussel sprouts which were just okay. I had the caramel apple ice cream which was tasty.

If you're looking for good food, it's a great restaurant so give it a try!

Tags: Good for Groups, Comfort Food, Happy Hour, Quiet Conversation, Business Meals, Bar Seating, Casual
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on September 17, 2017

We really enjoyed our time at Nage. The server was very helpful, friendly and was very engaging the entire time. We will definitely return.

Tags: Good for a Date, Handcrafted Cocktails, Great for Brunch, Quiet Conversation, Sunday Lunch, Comfort Food, Bar Seating, Casual
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on September 12, 2017

Hadn't been to Nage in a while. The food continues to be delicious--thoughtful and interesting taste pairings, good portions, good selection, quality and value. But the service was surprisingly substandard for what I've experienced in the past, and what you'd expect from a Marriott property. The server was nice, but lacked basic training, and a person behind the bar (a manager? hostess?) was watching videos on her phone with the volume on speaker so loud that it competed with the nice background music. It was my birthday, but we lost interest to stick around for dessert. Maybe it was just an off-day for them. I hope so, because it's an otherwise great spot.

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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on September 10, 2017

Food was good. Nice servers. Be sure to check your reservation time against when the restaurant closes/kitchen closes, especially on the weekend. Open table let's you reserve right up until the kitchen closes.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on August 27, 2017

Great food, great cocktails and great location, once I found it (I walked the wrong way!). My only complaint was checking out with a coupon--the only person to redeem it was apparently on break just as we tried closing out the bill. No worries though--I'll be back again soon.

Tags: Great for Brunch, Cozy, Fit for Foodies, Comfort Food, Handcrafted Cocktails, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on August 27, 2017

We went for brunch and the food was amazing, so we're the bottomless mimosas.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Pre/post Theatre, Good for Birthdays
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on August 20, 2017

We went for Sunday brunch. The food was great. I especially enjoyed the live music by a local singer named Cecily.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on August 20, 2017

Great food, music, ambiance and service! The young lady who was singing had a melodic voice and the service was impeccable. I really liked the vibe of the place.

Tags: Good for Groups, Fun, Great for Brunch
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on August 20, 2017

Denise and Brandy are best. The food is wonderful, but the service is even better.

Tags: Hot Spot, Good for Groups, Special Occasion, Vibrant Bar Scene, People Watching
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 (Adelaide / SA)·Dined on August 19, 2017

small place great if your staying at the hotel . small joint. pitcher of sangria good value

Tags: Cozy
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on August 19, 2017

Food and service are always really good. I highly recommend the brunch.

Tags: Great for Brunch
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on August 16, 2017

Went here twice nice atmosphere. Food is goo. Desert is notable. Been here for brunch and a date night with my husband. Great time.

Tags: Quick Bite, Casual, Comfort Food, Bar Seating, Good for Groups, Great for Lunch, Happy Hour, Quiet Conversation, Neighborhood Gem, Cozy, Local Ingredients, Sunday Lunch, Romantic, Notable Wine List, Great for Brunch
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on August 9, 2017

Great ambiance and great food! The location was also perfect...nice little hidden treasure tucked away in downtown DC.

Tags: Scenic View, Special Occasion, Good for a Date
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on August 6, 2017

The food was flavorful and presentation was great. Our server and other waitstaff were extremely helpful. I'll be back.

Tags: Live Music, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on July 30, 2017

The food was great! Wait staff was excellent..Great locationz1

Tags: Hot Spot, Special Occasion
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on July 30, 2017

We came back for brunch. It was great, again! We tried different dishes and were pleased. Even better, the mimosa flavors changed. The blood orange mimosas were good!

Tags: Great for Brunch
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on July 29, 2017

Food was awesome!!! My daughter and I had the stuffed French toast, amazing!!! My husband had the country breakfast, which he thoroughly enjoyed. Our waitress was very welcoming from beginning to end. We will definitely dine here again.

Tags: Cozy, Romantic, Casual, Sunday Lunch, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Great for Brunch, Good for Birthdays
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on July 27, 2017

I had the veal chop and it was absolutely delicious.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on July 24, 2017

Not rushed, enjoyed a meal with good recommendations from the server. Comfortable atmosphere, able to talk, convenient to business site.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Comfort Food, Happy Hour, Casual
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on July 23, 2017

The staff was phenomenal from the hostess, the server/waitress, and the chef. Great ambiance for a gathering with friends or a date. Great scenery and amazing brunch!

Tags: Cozy, Good for a Date, Quiet Conversation, Worth the Drive, Good for Birthdays
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