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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

Specials

New Year's Eve Special Menus & Offers

Sunday, December 31, 2017

Specials

New Year's Eve Special Menus & Offers

Sunday, December 31, 2017

Details

Proof will offer two seatings for NYE:
5-7pm ~ 3 course prix-fixe menu for $89 per person (plus a limited a la carte menu)
8-10pm ~ 5 course tasting menu for $120 per person or $195 including wine pairings. Prices do not include tax or gratuity. We look forward to celebrating the New Year with you!

Proof Restaurant Ratings and Reviews

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4.5

Overall Rating

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food

4.5

service

4.4

ambience

4.4

value

4.0

Noise

Moderate

89% would recommend it to a friend

Fit for Foodies (44)
Notable Wine List (39)
Special Occasion (39)
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Good for a Date (38)
Creative Cuisine (29)
Good for Anniversaries (22)
Business Meals (21)
Pre/post Theatre (20)
Good for Birthdays (17)
Neighborhood Gem (17)
Romantic (17)
Quiet Conversation (13)
Handcrafted Cocktails (13)
Tasting Menu (13)
Bar Seating (12)
Cozy (10)
Local Ingredients (10)
Fun (9)
Happy Hour (9)
Great for Outdoor Dining (9)
Good Vegetarian Options (9)
Authentic (7)
Good for Groups (7)
Casual (6)
Great for Lunch (6)
Vibrant Bar Scene (6)
Healthy (6)
Comfort Food (5)
Worth the Drive (5)
Hot Spot (4)
Late-night Find (4)
Sunday Lunch (4)
Tapas (4)
Great for Brunch (3)
Organic (3)
People Watching (3)
Quick Bite (3)
Paleo Friendly (2)
Vegan (2)
Disabled Access (1)
Seasonal (1)
Spicy (1)
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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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 (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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 (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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 (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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 (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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 (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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 (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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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 10, 2017

No decaf coffee and management reflects owners who don't careo

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on October 8, 2017

The food was terrible. I went home with a stomach ache. I’ve had dinner at Proof many times and thought it would be just as good for brunch. I was very wrong. We paid way too much for a really bad meal. Super disappointed.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 7, 2017

We had a wonderful meal at Proof. Food was inventive, fresh & delicious. The restaurant has a great ambiance and it's very comfortable. Our waiter was amazing--cordial, knowledgeable and attentive. The sommelier is truly an expert. Don't miss this place!!

Tags: Quick Bite, Business Meals, Bar Seating, Paleo Friendly, Notable Wine List, Great for Brunch, Good for Groups, Good for a Date, Organic
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on September 30, 2017

Dined at the great place prior to the Bruno Mars concert. It's location and delicious food make it a most convenient dining/bar spot for pre and post venues at Capital One. It also has a key parking which is a plus those those not using Uber/Lyft.

Tags: Late-night Find, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies, Vibrant Bar Scene, Neighborhood Gem, Cozy, Fun, Bar Seating, Pre/post Theatre
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on September 28, 2017

Highly recommend, great food and service. Perfect for date night or special occasion.

Tags: Romantic, Local Ingredients, Great for Outdoor Dining, Special Occasion, Notable Wine List, Fit for Foodies, Happy Hour, Sunday Lunch, Business Meals, Bar Seating, Good for Groups, Great for Brunch, Great for Lunch, Cozy, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Handcrafted Cocktails, Tasting Menu, Good for Anniversaries
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on September 27, 2017

I had not visited proof since the end of the last hockey season and chose to revisit after the iffseason ended.
It was TERRIFIC.
Very welcoming.
Wonderfully inventive cocktail list, one if the most comprehensive wine offerings in DC and interesting, delicious and fairly priced food.
I can't wait to return.
The current management team honors the founders standards of hospitality.

Tags: Tapas, Good Vegetarian Options, Notable Wine List, Creative Cuisine, Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (Pittsburgh)·Dined on September 23, 2017

Meals had great flavor and we enjoyed them. Restaurant air conditioner was off line and room was way too hot and uncomfortable.

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 (Baltimore)·Dined on September 23, 2017

Proof is like the familiarity and comfort of an old friend, but surprises you with an evolved view on life, or in this case, food. Service is never a question here. I like to say it is New York quality service (as an ex NY foodie, this is high praise for me). They even had a glass of bubbly for us to help my wife and I kick off our anniversary celebration. But the food. We went with the tasting menu, and each course was on point, with the star of the show being the pork belly. The textures and melding of flavors was amazing, and the perfectly cooked pork came shining through. With solid wine pairings and an easy flow to the night, we left happy and still very much in love. With Proof.

Tags: Bar Seating, Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Vibrant Bar Scene, Tasting Menu, Fun, Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on September 21, 2017

Fresh ingredients and well-prepared items. Haven't had a bad meal here ever. On this occasion I had the prix fixe lunch menu and it was outstanding.

Tags: Notable Wine List
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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 20, 2017

A bit of a mixed review. The food was great and the server was friendly and well-meaning, so that's a positive thing. However we sat down and 15 minutes went by before I had to tell the hostess that we hadn't seen a server. Hostess apologized, server arrived and apologized, comped our cocktails which was appreciated. We ordered appetizers, ate those, and ordered food and briefly thereafter, wine to go with the food (which had not arrived yet). Then the food arrived but not the wine. So we sat, then we started eating, and 2/4 of us were done with our food and the other 2/4 close to done (eating s...l...o...w...l...y) before the wine actually made it out to the table, which was sort of silly. For what it's worth, the restaurant wasn't particularly busy, either. So my advice would be to try to coordinate a bit better, make sure things are there when they should be, timed properly with other things.

Tags: Good for a Date
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·Dined on September 20, 2017

Everything was fantastic!

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vip
 (Atlanta)·Dined on September 20, 2017

our waitress was fantastic- all her recommendations were great and she made the meal so much fun.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Great for Outdoor Dining, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on September 19, 2017

We have been dining at Proof since it opened. We have never had anything but great meals and fabulous service.

Tags: Fun, Casual, Notable Wine List, Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on September 17, 2017

Creative cuisine that always delivers! Fine dining in an informal relaxed atmosphere.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Fit for Foodies
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on September 17, 2017

It was nearly empty when we arrived at 1130. There were no specials, no outdoor dining, and no coffee offered for 24 minutes after group sat. Tried to make it up with extra donuts at end of meal. Generally an odd, uninspired meal. Cinnamon buns okay-same glaze as pancakes. Far from special.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on September 15, 2017

Celebrating 10 year anniversary

Tags: Good for Anniversaries
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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 12, 2017

The food was amazing. It just took a while - but it allowed you time to unwind. We sat outside which was lovely. Get the fried cauliflower and the Yucca fries. To die for!

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Romantic, Authentic
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on September 12, 2017

Lovely meal as always. Food and service were outstanding and it was a lovely evening to sit outdoors!

Tags: Business Meals, Quiet Conversation, Good for Birthdays, Notable Wine List, Neighborhood Gem, Fit for Foodies, Happy Hour
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vip
 (Austin)·Dined on September 11, 2017

Morgan and Mike took very good care of us. Wine recommendations were spot on. The creativity of the chef is in every artisan meat, cheese and entree.

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·Dined on September 9, 2017

Food was really good. Service was excellent. I wish there was more beer to choose from. But overall it was excellent

Tags: Special Occasion
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on September 8, 2017

charcuterie is a must! so yummy! nice wine list. tomahawk ribeye was great at dinner and leftovers the next day!

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