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About Proof Restaurant

Proof is a wine-centric restaurant serving Modern American cuisine.

The casual, elegant feel to this Penn Quarter destination is reflected throughout Executive Chef Austin Fausett’s menu. Proof showcases the best local, organic and sustainable ingredients in clean, beautiful preparations, an extensive international selection of cheese and charcuterie, as well as a wine list containing over 40 by-the-glass selections and 1,000 different bottles.

775 G Street, NW
Washington, DC 20001
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Contemporary American

Hours of Operation:
Brunch:
Sunday: 11:30AM - 2:00PM

Lunch:
Tuesday - Friday: 11:30AM - 2:00PM

Dinner:
Monday - Thursday: 5:00PM - 10:00PM
Friday & Saturday: 5:00PM - 11:00PM
Sunday: 5:00PM - 9:30pm

Cross Street:
8th and G

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(202) 737-7663

Website:
http://www.proofdc.com/

Parking Details:
Valet ($12) for dinner service only. Street parking and metro accessible.

Public Transit:
Gallery Place/Chinatown Metro

Executive Chef:
Chef Austin Fausett

Private Party Facilities:
Although we do not have a private space, Proof offers seating for large groups in our dining room with a contract. For parties of 9-20 guests, we offer a 3 course menu beginning at $70 per person (excluding tax and gratuity). For groups of 20 or more, we require a food and beverage minimum, which depends on the date and time you are looking to host the event. A full restaurant buyout is available for groups of 50 or more, where we can offer both a seated dinner, or a passed hors d'oeuvres/cocktail style reception.

Proof can seat up to 14 guests at one table in the dining room; groups larger than this will be split into tables seated next to each other. We are able to seat 85 guests, with room for 125 standing.

Private Party Contact:
sarah@proofdc.com: (202) 737-7663

Additional:
Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Proof Restaurant Ratings and Reviews

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4.5

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.5

service

4.4

ambience

4.4

value

4.0

Noise

Moderate

90% would recommend it to a friend

Good for a Date (39)
Fit for Foodies (36)
Notable Wine List (34)
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Special Occasion (31)
Creative Cuisine (24)
Business Meals (22)
Pre/post Theatre (22)
Good for Anniversaries (18)
Neighborhood Gem (17)
Handcrafted Cocktails (15)
Good for Birthdays (15)
Romantic (15)
Tasting Menu (15)
Quiet Conversation (15)
Bar Seating (11)
Good Vegetarian Options (10)
Local Ingredients (9)
Great for Lunch (9)
Great for Outdoor Dining (9)
Casual (8)
Cozy (8)
Fun (8)
Happy Hour (8)
Authentic (7)
Vibrant Bar Scene (7)
Good for Groups (7)
Healthy (6)
Great for Brunch (5)
Sunday Lunch (5)
Hot Spot (4)
People Watching (4)
Worth the Drive (4)
Comfort Food (3)
Organic (3)
Paleo Friendly (3)
Disabled Access (2)
Late-night Find (2)
Quick Bite (2)
Tapas (2)
Vegan (2)
Afternoon Coffee (1)
Seasonal (1)
Spicy (1)
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined 2 days ago

Proof never disappoints. The service was attentive but not intrusive. The food was delicious. The proportions were perfect. It was not too noisy, allowing for good conversation. Totally recommend it!

Tags: Bar Seating, Local Ingredients, Notable Wine List, Good for a Date, Pre/post Theatre, Fit for Foodies
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 (San Diego)·Dined 4 days ago

Excellent experience and best food of 4 highly recommended (by TripAdvisor) restaurants in a 4 day visit to DC. Wine list very extensive if also expensive.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Creative Cuisine
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 (Washington DC)·Dined 6 days ago

Food was pretty good, however service was a little lacking. Waitstaff seemed to lose interest in us once it became apparent that we would not be ordering any expensive wine from their rather extensive selection. Took them a long time to clear our plates once we were finished with our meal. Restaurant has such a low level of light to the point that the staff actually gives you a mini flashlight in order to read the menu.

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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 12, 2017

Arrived early on a busy Saturday night for a special birthday celebration. Was pleasantly surprised to be immediately seated at a lovely corner table. Service was attentive without being intrusive. Waiter was a cheerful and poised young man. Happy and upbeat disposition added to a festive atmosphere. Tuna tartare appetizer, veal and pork meatballs, and gnocchi appetizers were fabulous. Lamb main dish and Haddock main dish were wonderful. Haddock was a bit spicy. Complimentary champagne toast and dessert were appreciated for birthday celebration. Nice touches. Highly recommend!

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Creative Cuisine, Romantic, Fun, Good for a Date, Pre/post Theatre, Special Occasion, Hot Spot, Vibrant Bar Scene
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vip
 (Baltimore)·Dined on November 12, 2017

Delicious farm to table with fine service. A welcome addition to the Jose Andres lineup of excellent food. From cocktails to dessert great execution.

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·Dined on November 11, 2017

My waitress was amazing. I left her a $20 . I’m not sure if her name but she is a black woman with blonde hair and she’s about 5’6-5’7 . The host was amazing as well. Very sweet and considerate of our needs and situation. I have to admit the meat is phenomenal. Even if you get it “well done” it’s tasty and very well prepared. I had a steak that was well done and I got another that was medium well and they both were great!
I would go there again !

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Bar Seating, Late-night Find, Romantic, Vegan, Hot Spot
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 9, 2017

Great cheese selection accompanied by tasty dips of honey and apple. Meals presented beautifully and tasted wonderful. Even my fussy vegetarian son loved his meal. Second time here and we will definitely dine here again when we come to DC.

Tags: Happy Hour, Good for a Date, Romantic
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·Dined on November 6, 2017

Service was horrible. We had two waiters split our service and didn't seem to communicate at all. Waiter was weirdly talkative, and kept hitting on my friend and then asked us if we were lesbians when we were visibly uncomfortable. Portions weren't worth their price. Won't be back.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Tasting Menu, Notable Wine List
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on November 6, 2017

Extensive wine list, great location, impeccable service! Outstanding dining experience...a must visit in DC area!

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·Dined on November 5, 2017

Charming server who was totally inept. Go figure ...

Tags: Tasting Menu
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 5, 2017

The food was tasty and the service was phenomenal. Thought everything was pretty overpriced, but it was still a great date night. The ahi tuna and salmon flatbread starters were great!

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 (Houston)·Dined on November 4, 2017

the food seems to be getting worse over the years. bartending, too. we'd been coming here for a while, but don't really see the value any more. there are way more interesting restaurants at this price point. i think we're done, at least for a while.

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·Dined on November 4, 2017

My husband and I were blown away by the food, drinks and service. Everything that we ordered was spectacular. It's definitely on the pricier side, so you need to be willing to spend some money, but it is well worth every penny. We could not get over how delicious every single item was. We also loved that they had local ingredients as well.

Tags: Romantic, Local Ingredients, Cozy, Pre/post Theatre, Notable Wine List, Spicy, Healthy, Worth the Drive, Creative Cuisine, Organic, Handcrafted Cocktails, Tasting Menu, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Good Vegetarian Options, Special Occasion, Quiet Conversation
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 2, 2017

great charcuterie/small plate selection, never even made it to entrees, we saw too many good things and ordered too many

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on November 2, 2017

Love this place! Amazing food, wonderful service staff, and a great location and ambiance!

Tags: Bar Seating, Great for Outdoor Dining, Vibrant Bar Scene, Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion, Great for Lunch, Hot Spot, Good for Anniversaries, Great for Brunch, Romantic, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Notable Wine List, Neighborhood Gem, Good Vegetarian Options, Fit for Foodies, Comfort Food, Good for Groups, Happy Hour, People Watching, Tasting Menu, Handcrafted Cocktails, Authentic, Pre/post Theatre, Worth the Drive, Casual, Disabled Access, Business Meals, Sunday Lunch
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 1, 2017

Excellent wine - I enjoyed talking to the wine director while enjoying the tasting menu.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on October 31, 2017

Friends from overseas were visiting and asked me to choose the restaurant. Based on an excellent lunch from some months ago, I chose Proof. It was a Monday night, so was quieter, although we had a large group at the next table. Service was excellent, though there was a small glitch with one of the appetizers that was fixed quickly & to our satisfaction. Food was great (I highly recommend the pork belly main course). Everyone was very happy with the food and the pacing of the evening. Proof has an extensive & varied wine list and the wine with dinner was fine, though not exceptional. Definitely a place I would recommend to foodies. We will be back!

Tags: Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Great for Lunch, Creative Cuisine, People Watching, Business Meals, Good for Anniversaries, Notable Wine List
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on October 30, 2017

Great selection of wines and even the happy hour pour is drinkable. Food is always outstanding, the halibut was superb. Great decor and atmosphere, and staff is friendly without being intrusive.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Business Meals, Fit for Foodies, Happy Hour, Good for a Date
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 (New England)·Dined on October 29, 2017

Sunday brunch here was excellent....a must have the cinnamon brioche buns with lemon icing (loved that lemon icing). Cheese plate to start with honey from baltimore and nice crispy nut bread. The matilde omelette was so fluffy. The eggs benedict pairs great with a Pimm cocktail. The angry eggs are nice and spicy. We'd definitely come here again.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Comfort Food, Notable Wine List, Sunday Lunch
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on October 29, 2017

Service was slow, food was just ok and really overprice, very disappointing experience

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 (Atlanta)·Dined on October 29, 2017

Will was an excellent server. The charcuterie board was a great way to start the meal.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on October 27, 2017

The restaurant was hard to find--the outside sign was not lit, and I had to circle around 2x until I called them for guidance. There was a 4-top next to us and they were loud, but we didn't complain - we just had to speak louder. The appetizers came quickly but the entrees took quite some time, and we had to call the waiter to ask. I also ordered the guanciale to start with, but it didn't come with the other apps--the waiter forgot. The food was good. It will be a while before I go back there.

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 (London)·Dined on October 25, 2017

We had a great meal and attentive service. We enjoyed our time a great deal.

Tags: Special Occasion, Tasting Menu, Fit for Foodies, Casual, Vibrant Bar Scene, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on October 25, 2017

Beautiful dinner at Proof. The restaurant is perfectly located, just a quick walk from Gallery Place metro, wonderful service and wine selection. Also great vegetarian options on the menu. Try the cauliflower and veggie gnocchi. Delish!

Tags: Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Cozy, Creative Cuisine, Romantic, Notable Wine List, Special Occasion, Healthy, Good Vegetarian Options, Vegan
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on October 24, 2017

We have been to Proof several times before over the years, and it has continued to maintain high standards for food, wine and service. We've never been disappointed. The ambiance is casual, and the high-backed booths are cozy for a group. The abundance of charcuterie, cheeses, pates and small plates could comprise a meal on their own. The pastas and main courses are seasonal and in varied styles, with some perennial favorites that have been on the menu for years (like the Berkshire pork chop) and other rotating items. The wine list is extensive and provides a nice range from each region and grape/style. Our waiter, Will, was perfectly charming, not hovering and not rushing us out.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Pre/post Theatre, Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion, Business Meals
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on October 22, 2017

Everything was wonderful except there are NO vegan options (only vegetarian options full of either cheese or butter/cream).

Tags: Business Meals, Good for Groups, Notable Wine List, Pre/post Theatre, Good for a Date
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on October 21, 2017

Nice place with good service and food. The pictures are the Sticky Toffee Pudding Cake and Roasted Berkshire Pork Chop.

Tags: Casual, Fit for Foodies, Good for Birthdays, Great for Outdoor Dining, People Watching, Good for Groups, Notable Wine List, Special Occasion, Tasting Menu
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 (Louisville)·Dined on October 21, 2017

Amazing experience @ Proof. Great service, and exquisite food. This was our first time there so we tried the tasting menu – I would highly recommend you start there.

Tags: Good for a Date, Tasting Menu, Fit for Foodies
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on October 21, 2017

Our waiter was really knowledgeable and gave us great suggestions! The wine was delicious as well as the meats and cheeses. Highly recommend

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vip
 (Central Coast)·Dined on October 21, 2017

Friendly and thoughtful service--- good recommendations. enjoyed the variety and quality of food throughout. Will go again.

Tags: Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on October 19, 2017

Had another excellent lunch, and this time sat outside. I'd love to see the menu add more healthy salads, been a bit of the same ol' for awhile.

Tags: Cozy, Authentic, Great for Outdoor Dining, Fun, Quiet Conversation, Casual
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on October 17, 2017

Birthday. Wait staff went out of their way to make the night special.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 16, 2017

My party got: steak, pork chops, duck, squash/Apple soup, and potato gnocchi. Everything was excellent, and we would definitely go back again.

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 (Indiana)·Dined on October 16, 2017

Food was wonderful. We were treated as rude as I've ever been treated in a restaurant by the sommelier/manager. I felt like I made a mistake telling the hostess where we were walking from that was causing us to arrive a few minutes past our reservation time. The combination of poor service by our waiter and being treated rudely by the sommelier/manager made what should have been a great meal only mediocre at best and cause a negative overall experience. I'll never return and advise the same to any interested parties.

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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on October 15, 2017

Food and wine were very good

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on October 15, 2017

Food, service, wine (the sommelier is especially knowlegdable) were all excellent. We had the tasting menu and food, wine pairings and proportions were all top notch.

Tags: Bar Seating, Authentic, Tasting Menu, Good for a Date, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on October 15, 2017

I have loved Proof for many years and would happily return anytime.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Business Meals, Fun, Sunday Lunch, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date
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·Dined on October 15, 2017

This a great restaurant with excellent food. The sommelier is very knowledgeable and loves to help you find the perfect pairing for your budget.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Local Ingredients, Good for a Date
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vip
 (Baltimore)·Dined on October 13, 2017

We were late for our reservation due to DC traffic. Front of house staff were very accommodating and helpful. 30 min late and going to theater but meal was paced so beautifully that we did not feel rushed or stressed. Delicious food. Beautiful restaurant. Great location for both Shakespeare theaters. Worth going back and back and back.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date, Pre/post Theatre, Worth the Drive, Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on October 11, 2017

This was the second occasion I had the pleasure of dining at Proof. It has been a few years since my last trip. I was very pleased it was just as good as the first. I am a little apprehensive visiting restaurants that have been around for a while because there is a tendency of small declines in quality or service. That is certainly not the case at Proof. Our server Katie was pleasant, informative and fun. She brought out Chef Austin to our table and he was a pleasure as well. His influence within the restaurant is very evident and his passion shows through. Thanks again for an enjoyable evening.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Healthy, Pre/post Theatre, Quiet Conversation
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