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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

91% would recommend it to a friend

Good for a Date (40)
Fit for Foodies (38)
Special Occasion (33)
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Notable Wine List (33)
Creative Cuisine (26)
Pre/post Theatre (21)
Business Meals (20)
Good for Anniversaries (18)
Neighborhood Gem (16)
Handcrafted Cocktails (16)
Tasting Menu (16)
Good for Birthdays (15)
Romantic (15)
Quiet Conversation (13)
Bar Seating (10)
Good Vegetarian Options (10)
Local Ingredients (9)
Authentic (8)
Fun (8)
Happy Hour (8)
Great for Lunch (8)
Great for Outdoor Dining (8)
Casual (7)
Cozy (7)
Good for Groups (6)
Healthy (6)
Vibrant Bar Scene (6)
Great for Brunch (4)
Hot Spot (4)
Sunday Lunch (4)
Worth the Drive (4)
Comfort Food (3)
Organic (3)
Paleo Friendly (3)
People Watching (3)
Late-night Find (2)
Quick Bite (2)
Tapas (2)
Vegan (2)
Afternoon Coffee (1)
Disabled Access (1)
Seasonal (1)
Spicy (1)
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on August 11, 2017

I had lunch at Proof 2 days in a row, and had a terrific meal (salads) both times. A perfect place to hear one another when seeing someone else for a visit. And very friendly greeters and servers.

Tags: Casual
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on August 9, 2017

Homemade Ginger Beer made cocktails spectacular! The fish was cooked perfectly and gnocchi was tender and delicious.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion, Handcrafted Cocktails
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on August 8, 2017

A reliably good restaurant, whether you want to share a few small plates or have a full meal. Our waiter, Michael, was attentive without "stalking" and gave us great recommendations about the menu.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Notable Wine List, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for a Date, Casual
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on August 5, 2017

Consistency some of the best food in Washington.

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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on August 3, 2017

I love this restaurant, but don't get there enough. Wonderful food, wonderful menu. Prices are a bit steep.

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·Dined on August 3, 2017

Only eaten lunch there multiple times, so cannot judge the bar or dinner scene. For lunch, Proof is excellent - food is delicious and it is a great place for meetings - business or social - since it's not too noisy for normal table conversations.

Tags: Comfort Food, Worth the Drive, Creative Cuisine, Neighborhood Gem, Business Meals, Afternoon Coffee, Healthy, Good for a Date, Authentic, Pre/post Theatre, Quiet Conversation, Great for Lunch, Cozy, Good for Groups
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on July 31, 2017

Visited for a quick bite before a Verizon Center concert, but often lunch here as well. Proof offers innovation with delicious results. Would have been five stars but for a couple of minor issues---something that was supposed to be served warm came out chilly, the goat cheese appetizer was delicious but a little overpriced for what it was. But these were minor issues.

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food4
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on July 31, 2017

Fantastic experience at Proof. Awesome food, excellent service!

Tags: Tasting Menu, Quick Bite
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on July 30, 2017

What a great find! The food is great and the staff is excellent! Mina is by far the most well versed server we ever had! What a pleasure!

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List, Special Occasion, Tapas, Bar Seating, Handcrafted Cocktails
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on July 29, 2017

We were not informed of specials and the server mixed up the dishes. Hard to believe, as there were only two of us. The wine was good anyway.

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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on July 29, 2017

Would have given this place a 5 but the hostess who sat us seriously put a sour taste in our mouths. After that, great service and great food. The wine selection was amazing and the charcuterie and cheese board was excellent. Both the duck and oxtail entrées were delicious, and side of risotto fries were amazing.

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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on July 26, 2017

Loved that we could make a meal out of appetizers and salads. The fried cauliflower is excellent. As was the goat cheese flatbread. What really took us by surprise was the raspberry meringue dessert. Waiter was attentive and got us out in time for the theater. We'll be back!

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Creative Cuisine
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on July 24, 2017

A wonderful restaurant to catch up with friends and enjoy some quality conversations. Attentive but not intrusive service. An excellent wine list.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Notable Wine List, Quiet Conversation, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on July 23, 2017

Server helped us get out the door in time for our play, even though we were late. Food was fab. Octopus tender. Hen of the woods mushrooms? Yum. Chocolate hazelnut cake for dessert was divine. Chef is sadly misinformed about the impossibility of getting pasture raised veal,otherwise it was all lovely.

Tags: Business Meals, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Pre/post Theatre, Good for Anniversaries, Creative Cuisine
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on July 23, 2017

My wife and I came to Proof for an after workout Brunch and we loved it!! The food was absolutely amazing including the Foie Gras Waffle!!! I highly recommend Proof and not just for the food, the service was excellent. It is also in a great location right in the hear of downtown DC.

Tags: Disabled Access, Romantic, Bar Seating, Great for Brunch, Casual, Great for Outdoor Dining, Sunday Lunch, Good for Birthdays, Great for Lunch, Handcrafted Cocktails, Vibrant Bar Scene, Notable Wine List, Good for a Date, Good for Groups, Healthy, Business Meals, Quiet Conversation, Happy Hour, Fit for Foodies, People Watching, Good for Anniversaries, Cozy, Pre/post Theatre
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vip
 (Denver)·Dined on July 23, 2017

Great service and wonderful food! Our first night in Washington DC and found a great spot!!! We may go back on this trip just for the bone marrow and foie gras!

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on July 21, 2017

We had a delicious meal. Savored every bite and enjoyed the setting - people watching near the Portrait Gallery and Verizon Center.

Tags: Special Occasion, Pre/post Theatre, Good for Birthdays
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on July 21, 2017

Fabulous food and fabulous service. The hostess Elizabeth was very accommodating when we arrived early. Our server Mike was extraordinarily attentive and Monica helped us select a perfect wine. If you like carpaccio you should try their preparation. And the halibut also was a fantastic preparation. We really enjoyed our evening!

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Notable Wine List, Fit for Foodies
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food5
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on July 19, 2017

Our wait staff knew every aspect of their menu and were very forthcoming on recommendations steering us to those items they considered exceptional. When we were about to order too many sides for the size of our group they recommended against it, even though we tip based on the total cost of the meal. One of our favorites, year in and out. Thanks, folks.

Tags: Creative Cuisine
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food5
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 (Hawaii)·Dined on July 19, 2017

Lovely south African wine and a fun selection of appetizers made for a nice evening meal.

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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on July 19, 2017

Great food. Good location!

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on July 16, 2017

Proof never fails to deliver. Great food, great drinks, and excellent service makes Proof my go-to restaurant in DC. The Risotto Fries are out of the world!!!!!

Tags: Good Vegetarian Options, Business Meals, Fit for Foodies, Quiet Conversation, Cozy, Authentic, Great for Brunch, Handcrafted Cocktails, Sunday Lunch, Bar Seating, Neighborhood Gem, Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Notable Wine List, Good for a Date
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on July 15, 2017

What an enjoyable experience as a one-top! Abby's timing and attention was superb. I ordered the Summer Tasting Menu and she helped to provide more background on the wines, as well as local recommendations on where to find them or those that might be similar. The food preparation and wine pairings were delicious and great fun- I felt like I learned quite a bit about the possibilities of Riesling, regardless of former opinions! I will be sure to recommend Proof to friends, both in town and visiting!

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on July 14, 2017

As always, great: meal, ambience, food and service. And let's not forget the wine! I always discover a new one when I am there.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Special Occasion, Business Meals, Great for Lunch
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on July 11, 2017

In my opinion, this place should be on the D.C. Michelin Star list. I would out their food up against the other "hyped" places in the city all day long.

Tags: Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Happy Hour, Vibrant Bar Scene, Notable Wine List, Good for Groups, Cozy, Special Occasion
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vip
 (Orange County)·Dined on July 10, 2017

Fantastic food! The wine list was over 60 pages. We tried several dishes and loved them all. The octopus was so tender and fabulous flavors. Their fried cauliflower is a must have.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Tapas, Creative Cuisine, Tasting Menu
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vip
 (Des Moines)·Dined on July 6, 2017

Sommelier was excellent.

Tags: Good for a Date, Notable Wine List
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on June 29, 2017

Amazing wine list and food.

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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on June 29, 2017

We recently dined at Proof to celebrate an anniversary. We both had the summer riesling tasting menu. The food was great and beautifully presented. The wines were paired well with each course and represented a fine sampling of different makers and regions. The service was excellent. We enjoyed ourselves so much that we signed up for another of their special tasting events before we left. The courses included an amuse bouche of a croquette, a latin-inspired soft shell crab dish, bone marrow & foie gras, bacon-wrapped rabbit, and a peanut butter and jelly bar (which was so much better than it reads).

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

Return visit for lunch with a friend. As usual, good food and we were lucky with the weather to sit outside. Greeter was beyond friendly, service continued to be spotty.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Happy Hour, Casual, Notable Wine List, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on June 26, 2017

Food was fantastic and our waitress (Mina) was awesome. She was very attentive, bubbly and knowledgeable especially of her wines. I would come back again for another date night.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Good for Anniversaries
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on June 21, 2017

OMG is all I can say about this place. The food was out of this world, great wine list (Wish they had some wines that weren't so far on the high end) and the service was very welcoming. I am so glad to have found this place while we were in town.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Notable Wine List, Good for Groups, Good for a Date, Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion, Bar Seating, Tapas, Handcrafted Cocktails, Business Meals, Good Vegetarian Options
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on June 21, 2017

Outstanding meal. Ramos was one of the best waiters I've ever had.

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vip
 (London)·Dined on June 21, 2017

Excellent food and service

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 (New England)·Dined on June 20, 2017

Went there for a double date and the service was absolutely fabulous. Food was also delicious though I didn't love my entree just due to the fact that I tried something very new for me. Otherwise, wonderful date.

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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on June 19, 2017

Love love love this place

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on June 16, 2017

Always well done, delicious, and service is prompt.

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 (New Orleans)·Dined on June 16, 2017

We went to check out Chef Austin's new spot. We love Trummer's and we wanted to see how Austin was doing at Proof.

Overall, the food was very good with service to match. The Som was extremely knowledgeable and selected the perfect wines to go along with our food choices.

The prices were lower than we would have expected. A great value considering the stunning wine list!

We'll be back!

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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on June 16, 2017

food was great. Service was a bit snooty.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Vibrant Bar Scene, Great for Lunch
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on June 12, 2017

The server was just OK. The food was good but I wish I'd gotten the pairing. I think that may be the key to greater enjoyment for me. Overall, it was acceptable.

Tags: Notable Wine List
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