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701 Restaurant

3363 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Contemporary American
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  • Special Occasion
  • Business Meals
  • Quiet Conversation
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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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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Cross street
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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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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
Overall ratings and reviews
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4.5  based on recent ratings
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88% of people would recommend it to a friend
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MargaretR (Washington DC)
5.0  Dined 2 days ago

701 is always extraordinary and returning regularly!

4.0  Dined 5 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.

4.0  Dined 6 days ago

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

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.

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

Valentines day

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

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

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.

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 .

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!

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.