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Date
Sun, 2/25
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7:30 PM
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701 Restaurant

4.5
3363 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Contemporary American
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701 is a modern American restaurant with exquisite food framed by an elegant decor. Join us in our bar & lounge for our signature cocktails and small plates or dine with us in our sumptuous dining room. During the spring & summer, our patio is tucked onto the Navy Memorial plaza, with splashing fountains providing a very Parisian feel.

We offer pre-theater menus if you are going to a show, light fare in the lounge, and lunch at the bar specials for those tight on time. Our lunch menu is a favorite among business clientele; dinner is perfect for a special occasion or simply a special night out.

*Please note, our pre-theater menu is not offered on Holidays*
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Private dining
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Contemporary American, American
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Hours of operation
Dining Room:
Lunch Mon - Fri 1130 AM - 2:30PM
Dinner Mon - Thurs 500 PM - 10 PM, Fri 500 PM - 1030 PM, Sat 5 PM - 1030 PM, Sun 5 PM - 930 PM
Bar, Lounge, & Patio:
Mon - Thurs 1130 AM - 10 PM, Fri 1130 AM - 1030 PM, Sat 5 PM - 1030 PM, Sun 5 PM - 930 PM

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Phone number
(202) 393-0701
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Payment options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Business Casual
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Executive chef
Benjamin Lambert
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
7th
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Parking details
Valet parking is available in the evening only from 530 PM onwards Monday-Saturday for $8/car. You are welcome to dine with us and leave your car while you enjoy the theater or a concert. We do not offer valet on Sundays.
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Public transit
We sit directly on top of the Archives - Navy Memorial Metro on the Yellow/Green Lines. We are 3 blocks south of the Gallery Place/Chinatown Metro on the Red Line.
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Entertainment
Enjoy live jazz while you dine or sip a cocktail at the bar Thursday- Sunday evenings. Gary Rowe plays solo piano from 6:30pm-10:30pm Thursday and from 6:00pm-9:00pm Sundays. On Fridays and Saturdays Gary is joined by bassist Eddie Eatmon, the duo plays from 7:00pm-11:00pm both nights.
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Special events & promotions
We do celebrate special events & holidays throughout the year. DC Restaurant Week in January/August, Valentines' Day, Easter Brunch, Mothers' Day Brunch, Thanksgiving & New Years' Eve. Please see our website for additional information.
*Please note, our pre-theater menu is not offered on Holidays*
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Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Outdoor dining, Private Room, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Private Dining

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.

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What 3363 People Are Saying
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88% of people would recommend it to a friend
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MargaretR (Washington DC)
5.0  Dined 4 days ago

701 is always extraordinary and returning regularly!

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ChanelR 
4.0  Dined 7 days ago

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.

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JoLyn 
4.0  Dined on February 17, 2018

Wait staff was excellent. Food was lack luster, and over priced.

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OpenTable Diner (Washington DC)
4.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

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.

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vipOpenTable Diner (Washington DC)
4.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

Valentines day

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EddieVanW (Washington DC)
5.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

The food, service and ambiance were spot on! Perfect location for a date.

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Manny (Washington DC)
4.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

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.

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STEPH (Washington DC)
5.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

Overall experience was good. Great service just a lil pricey for small portion of food .

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OpenTable Diner (Washington DC)
4.0  Dined on February 13, 2018

Always enjoy my meal; but Brian, the bartender is the real draw. He consistently provides excellent service!

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vipflevy (Washington DC)
4.0  Dined on February 13, 2018

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.

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vipOpenTable Diner (Washington DC)
5.0  Dined on February 13, 2018

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.

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vipOpenTable Diner (Washington DC)
4.0  Dined on February 9, 2018

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.

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Nope (Washington DC)
4.0  Dined on February 9, 2018

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!

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LM33 (Washington DC)
3.0  Dined on February 6, 2018

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.

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AlexisM (Baltimore)
5.0  Dined on February 2, 2018

Great service and friendly staff! I enjoyed my family outing for my mother's birthday! I will definitely dine here again!

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vipClarendon (Washington DC)
3.0  Dined on January 27, 2018

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.

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OpenTable Diner (Washington DC)
5.0  Dined on January 26, 2018

Pleasant staff, great service and the food was flavorful.

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AuNT (Washington DC)
4.0  Dined on January 26, 2018

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.

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OpenTable Diner (Washington DC)
5.0  Dined on January 26, 2018

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!

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vipOpenTable Diner (Washington DC)
5.0  Dined on January 25, 2018

My friends and I went here for restaurant week. The food was delicious and service was great!

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TGA7 (Washington DC)
2.0  Dined on January 25, 2018

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.

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OpenTable Diner (Washington DC)
5.0  Dined on January 25, 2018

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.

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OpenTable Diner (Washington DC)
5.0  Dined on January 24, 2018

It was great

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Billy (Chicago)
5.0  Dined on January 23, 2018

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!

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vipToolsmith (Washington DC)
5.0  Dined on January 23, 2018

701 is one of go-to destinations for Restaurant Week. The menu was great and we felt well looked after.

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kentuckyfilly (Washington DC)
5.0  Dined on January 23, 2018

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.

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vipCB00 (Washington DC)
5.0  Dined on January 23, 2018

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.

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vipPMPTerp (Baltimore)
5.0  Dined on January 22, 2018

Tried this for restaurant week. Wow - how did I miss this gem. The service was excellent and quick (I was on my lunch hour). The food had incredible flavor and was delicious. Even the biscuits were delicious with their butter and sweet/spicy jelly. On top of the delicious food - their wine was reasonably priced - very hard to find during lunch time in DC. I now have a new favorite place to go for lunch.

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vipJPgirl (Washington DC)
5.0  Dined on January 20, 2018

This is a great restaurant with exceptionally friendly and helpful staff. Our server, Tristen, was wonderful - not only attentive but a very engaging personality, as we dined a bit early and it was not too busy at the time, we really enjoyed conversing on a wide range of subject. We ordered venison, which is not commonly found on DC menus, and it was delightful. The sommelier recommended an excellent wine pairing. The lobster bisque we ordered arrived with the lobster visible on the plate with the bisque served by Tristen on top and was a generous portion of lobster. The home made ice cream was a nice finishing touch. Don't let the downtown location dissuade you, it is conveniently located adjacent to the Archives metro but there is also valet parking available for $8. What I have always especially enjoyed about 701 is the delightful live piano music and we again were not disappointed. On a recent visit to 701, a friend of mine requested ginger tea which was not on the menu. She advised the server to make it with fresh ginger and hot water and they accommodated so it is also especially nice to dine where the customers are treated as guests. Looking forward to our return visit soon!

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OpenTable Diner (Washington DC)
5.0  Dined on January 16, 2018

I chose this restaurant to bring my mother for her 50th Birthday, and it was a great choice. Everything was amazing! My mother felt special the entire time. The service was great, the waiter even brought out a birthday cake for my mother on the house. I’m so glad I chose 701 Restaurant for that special occasion!

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