Both private & semi-private spaces are available for groups of any size. We have one small private dining room that holds 12 people comfortably. Our Corner View room can seat 22 people. We have semi-private larger areas that are defined by large columns and architectural features.View Private Dining Details
701 Restaurant requests a credit card number to hold this reservation. Cancellations made within 72 hours of seating time will be subject to $25 per person cancellation fee
Sunday, April 1, 2018
Service exactly as we like it--attentive, friendly, but not "Hi, My name is ... and I'll be...." All the food tasted delicious, was attractively plated, and had interesting touches.
The server did not check on us throughout the entire meal. In fact, he wouldn’t make eye contact. There were 2 managers on the floor and did not come check on us. When we finally would flag down one of the servers, they didn’t speak English... so asking for a Coke and then for ginger was a chore. Food was decent, but will not return due to poor service.
From start to finish, we were pleased with the knowledgeable service. Our waitress is a sommelier of a certain level who listened so she could advice us about wine pairings without condescension. While the menu is not extensive, there is variety. Preparation allowed ingredients to shine - from the green salad, tuna tartare, to papardelle and venison, to spiced chocolate tart and cheese plate. They offer a reasonably priced, 3-course pre-theatre meal. There’s live music from Thursday through the weekend!
We were more than pleased with our after theatre dinner at 701. Beautiful restaurant in a great location with valet parking. Service was exceptional, from entering to leave taking. Everyone was pleased with their choices for cocktails and dinner. Welcoming ambiance, animated but without the noise found in most DC restaurants. Loved it and will return.
701 is our go-to restaurant in downtown DC when we want a tranquil meal with a low noise level that fosters easy conversation. The food is meticulously prepared and served, and the dishes usually include creative touches that enhance diners' enjoyment. The pre-theater menu is a great deal, but the regular menu also offers good value. The wine list is solid, and the bar delivers well-made cocktails. Desserts are interesting, too, so save room for a final course.
Valet car parking is available in the evenings, and a small jazz combo (usually a duo) adds sophistication and zest to the evening while still allowing diners to converse. This professionally-managed establishment is reminiscent of some of the best-run, classic New York restaurants. We plan on returning often.
Excellent food, great to have menu with not any choices), food perfectly seasoned, gracious service, very helpful sommelier made perfect choices for our meal, quiet atmosphere a BIG plus.
Take note: Valet parking is on 7th at the corner. Courteous and helpful valet - went above and beyond.
701 is known to locals as one of the premier restaurants in the Washington, D.C. Metropolitan area. The food and service are consistently first rate. The seating arrangement and acoustics are the best that can be found, allowing for easy conversation. The friendly greeting at the entrance sets the pace for a relaxed evening of excellent unhurried service. The valet parking is reasonably priced and extremely efficient.
Beet salad and chicken main were excellent. Staff quite helpful.
Great food, a little "twist " to authentic food makes them so unique. We love this place!
High quality food and good wine choice in a quest but businesslike atmosphere. But not so pompous we couldn’t take out 14yr old son. Highly attentive service.
Waiters rushed us. Also throughout the meal they kept pouring bottled water even as the meal ended without asking if we wanted more bottles.
Always a go to spot for us...good food and service.
701 is always extraordinary and returning regularly!
Great for a downtown DC experience. I would certainly recommend this location to others, but this is not place for regular dining due to the price. Great for occasions or to impress a date.
Wait staff was excellent. Food was lack luster, and over priced.
Service was pleasant nothing to denote excellence meal portions were small lobster tail very small three course for $85 each was not a value. We actually stopped on the way home to get something else.
The food, service and ambiance were spot on! Perfect location for a date.
Table and ambience was nice. Jazz in background good touch. Our server was prompt and clear, maybe a lil rushed but good overall. Food was delicious but a little pricey for a valentines day special. Dessert was delicious. You ice cream is the best I've tasted. Valet service was convient.
Overall experience was good. Great service just a lil pricey for small portion of food .
Always enjoy my meal; but Brian, the bartender is the real draw. He consistently provides excellent service!
The food was good, but not outstanding. Service was attentive, but not obsequious. Food came a bit too quickly, suggesting that it was prepared in advance. Primary complaint was the restaurant was not crowded, but they bunched everyone in the same area, creating a circle of noise, which made for a difficult conversation.
Went for a light lunch. Kale salad was large and flavorful. Filling. Also the beet tartare was tasty and inventive the best was the Brussels sprouts. A must try. Wonderful lunch for two light delicious and wanting us to return for a more hearty meal.
Our dining experience was very enjoyable. The food was delicious and we had very good service. Both the waiter and maitre de were very attentive and friendly. We are planning on returning soon.
Overall it was good. We ordered tuna burger which came with potato chips. Really?! It could've been something more sophisticated. They did have delicious bread and butter!
Bad food, don’t worthy the price. :(
It had been some time since I dined at 701. The staff were exceptionally attentive, courteous and very professional. But the facility showed a great deal of wear and tear. For example, the ladies room was badly in need of repairs - broken tissue holder and toilet seat, dim lighting. Throughout the facility there was worn carpet, chipping paint, etc. The cost for two pumpkin soups, two Caesar salads (just one with steak), sparkling water and coffee came to $73. The food was ok, a bit on the bland side. Again, I commend the staff for exceptional service and courtesy but I doubt I will return.
Great service and friendly staff! I enjoyed my family outing for my mother's birthday! I will definitely dine here again!
The overall consensus was that the service (from the manager, the host, server, etc.) and ambiance was amazing. The food was pretty terrible, however. The gnocchi was so bland and probably the worst I’ve ever had. The sauce tasted literally like watered down liquid. My friend ordered it as well and doesn’t like saying anything so she ate it out of hunger because we arrived starving, but I left it uneaten. That said, they were so kind and understanding and swapped it for a tortellini for me- thank you awesome server! We did discuss that the things we enjoyed were the tuna tartare and the bourbon dessert. Whole group agreed it was definitely not a place worth coming back to and we eat out in DC frequently. The service and atmosphere with live music was so fun, but didn’t make up for the lackluster food.
Pleasant staff, great service and the food was flavorful.
Had a great time at 701. We went for restaurant week which had a pre fix menu. Everything we got was very good, especially the hanger steak and the pecan dessert.
I enjoyed my time at 701 restaurant. We went there for a business lunch as a large group and they did a great job accommodating us in short notice for restaurant week lunch. The mushroom gnocci was not my favorite, but I really enjoyed the carrot appetizer and the desserts. Overall, I would definitely recommend going to the restaurant!
My friends and I went here for restaurant week. The food was delicious and service was great!
I went for Restaurant Week and it was just okay, not bad, but not great or memorable. The server was borderline annoying- too familiar and cracking jokes. The bread basket came after the apps and was cold and hard. The salad was good with a nice tangy dressing, the beet app was pretty bland and the yolk added nothing special. Both main courses were very small portions-the hangar steak was very good but the salmon was bland and did not pair well with the stiff watercress. The fudge cake portion was good and bigger than the entrees! However, I found the Budino to be inedible, it had a strange taste so I only ate the cookie. The server noted that and said "oh well, that's why we have RW to see if you like something or not" (weird). I give them credit for being the rare restaurant that has good spacing between tables; however, the ladies room was too dark and cramped. I doubt I would return.
Overall experience was great. The waitress was extremely helpful and pleasant. She answered all of our questions about the menu and constantly checked on us throughout the meal. Only issue was my wife's salmon was not fully cooked and the waitress gladly took it back to the kitchen for more cooking. Otherwise our dining experience went extremely well.
It was great
701 is always a great Restaurant Week Restaurant. While others seem to scale back their menus, 701 offered a nice selection of unique and classic dishes. The service was wonderful and we will be back soon!
701 is one of go-to destinations for Restaurant Week. The menu was great and we felt well looked after.
I'm recently retired, but was meeting friends who are still working. Everything was great, especially that we were able to linger after dinner so one of the friends didn't have to wait an hour or more at Union Station for her train. The staff made us feel welcome throughout the evening.
I always enjoy a meal at 701. For the first time since I started going to this restaurant (5-6 years) I sent something back. The tuna burger had far too much ginger-which overpowered the tuna and other seasonings. No problem the waiter took it back immediately and returned with a lovey Cobb salad.
I won't hold the tuna burger against them - the food is too consistently good for that.