703 bar + kitchen

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Contemporary American
We are a contemporary American restaurant featuring Chef-crafted interpretations of dishes from the Southeast United States. We take great pride in our scratch cooked menu featuring the best produce, seafood, and dairy Northern Virginia has to offer…so much so that we incorporated our area code into our restaurant name.

Our bar features creative craft cocktails, six local beers on a rotating tap, and an extensive wine selection. Bourbon Certified bartenders deliver education and recommendations for both experienced bourbon aficionados and novices alike.
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OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on November 6, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Great attentive service and good food. I understand it's a hotel bar/lounge/restaurant but overall that was a good thing because it wasn't packed or loud.

CW
1 review
Dined on October 30, 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience1

After looking at the menu online, I made a reservation for a business lunch. Worst experience and an embarrassing selection. We arrived with no host and sign that the dining room was closed. The waitress/bartender came from behind the bar and was about to sit us at a high top table even after we explained we had made a lunch reservation. We asked to be sat at a booth which was incredibly uncomfortable. The service was terrible, never checking in and we had to flag her down anytime we needed service. The food was cold and fast food quality. We were mortified we had suggested this place for a client meeting. Never again!

OT
London
2 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience2

Quality small plate starters to share. Main course was average at best. We had meat loaf that came out with a cool center. Dish had obviously been sitting out and not warmed all the way. Also had a burger that was just ok, and wasn’t given enough time to rest before serving— resulting a greasy, wet bun.

This restaurant is in a hotel. While it is tucked to the side of the lobby, the carpet is dingy and the wallpaper and lighting is hotel lobby style wallpaper and lighting. There is also a faint smell of stale smoke in the air.

Would recommend for a drink and starters. Would pass for dinner. Good service overall.

m
Washington DC
41 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Bartender Gretchen, rocks! Always attentive and makes GREAT drinks.

OT
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on September 20, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

A good hotel restaurant is rare; this is one of those. Winners are jambalaya, housemade tater tots, and the fresh fish whether Covina or salmon.

KM
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall3food3service2ambience2

I am not sure I missed it somewhere in Open Table, but I was not aware that this restaurant was inside Marriott until we arrived at the address. The food was tasty but I felt hungry after we left whereas at some restaurants, I only get the entree and I can't even finish it. The wait staff was friendly but seemed a bit overwhelmed even though there weren't many people seated - not sure if they were also responsible for bar patrons as well. It took a long time to get a beer given the number of people and we had to ask a second time for a second beer as I think the wait staff forgot the original request. As hotel restaurants go, it was less expensive than we thought and we did like the taste of the food, just maybe more of it.

MT
Washington DC
12 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience4

The setting of the restaurant is unusual in that it is in a relatively open space in the front of the hotel. At first, we weren't sure that we were in the right place. The variety of dishes on the menu was what attracted us to try the restaurant in the first place and we weren't disappointed. The food was prepared well and had excellent flavors. The dishes were meant to be small, almost tapas style, but the price appropriately reflected that; it was possible to try a number of different dishes at a reasonable price. One waiter was very personable and helpful while another waiter acted as if he couldn't get rid of us soon enough. Overall, we enjoyed our dinner and will definitely be coming back.

OT
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Excellent dinner at a little known spot inside the Marriott at Fair Oaks. Very modern take on comfort food and the bar selection, particularly whiskeys was amazing!

J
Washington DC
205 reviews
Dined on August 18, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Very fresh tasty salads. Caesar was really great as well as the beet salad.
Nice fresh all crab crab cake and salmon.

OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on August 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Restaurant week. Dinner was great! Shared the broccoli, beets, cobia, and salmon. Took the crab cake and short rib to go. “Small” plates are generous.

F
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on August 16, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

The food is delicious, and the price is reasonable compared to similar dishes in other restaurants. Definitely will go back in the future

OT
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on August 16, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

I was very excited about all the gluten free options. It is very hard to find crab cakes and short rib that are Gluten free and they had both. The small plates are actually very generous portions and everything we had was wonderful. While the menu feels upscale it is a casual environment and you can dress up or come in shorts.

CP
Washington DC
17 reviews
Dined on August 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

August 2019 Restaurant Week - pleasantly surprise at this hidden gem! Dined on 8/16 and the food was delicious for a hotel bar. First impression, upon entering the lobby it was bright, inviting and smelled wonderful! Remind me of hotels/malls in Dubai. Our waiter Colin was engaging and fun to talk to. The menu selection was plentiful and it was nice to learn that it was not created for this occasion only. The plates were advertised as tapas (small) but we didn't notice because the portions were filling for both me and my husband. For starters, we had the biscuits that melt in your mouth w/o the sweet butter spread, Mac & Cheese w/chicken (sauce had a Cajun taste) and beet salad (wonderful flavors), entrée a beef and salmon (cooked perfect, not tough, sliced easily with a fork) and …. drum roll... chocolate pie with cream cheese mouse! Heavenly! D E L I C I O U S! To top it off, the chef came by and shared the dessert was a family recipe. Thanks for sharing! Will definitely come back for the food and try some cocktails. A great place to unwind and get an awesome meal!

LH
1 review
Dined on August 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We tried this restaurant during Restaurant Week in Fairfax, since we don't usually venture into local hotel restaurants. This was an amazing find! Chef Naim Soued is doing some very creative things with Southern Fare, which we understand is a new introduction to their menu that he has been eager to try. Although the food is presented as 'small plate', the helping are quite generous. The bar carries an excellent assortment of whiskies, particularly bourbans, and some nicely crafted cocktails. Staff was very friendly and enthusiastic, with the perfect level of attention without being intrusive. We will definitely return to sample the bourbons and enjoy the cuisine.

JN
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We decided to try Kitchen 703 because of DC Restaurant Week and they did not disappoint. I did not realize Kitchen 703 is in the Marriott hotel steps from Fair Oaks Mall in sight of several run of the mill chain restaurants. Chef Naim Soued is excellent and took the time to come out and meet his guests and talk about his creations. Likewise the entire staff from the greeter to the busboys were all fantastic. Everyone was excited to be part of Restaurant Week and the Marriott team with literally every person helping each other to take orders, refill water, chat with customers, and so Five Stars for Service Above and Beyond is well deserved. What I really appreciated were the options the staff decided to provide for Restaurant Week. At a set price one could chose an appetizer, entree and dessert [standard for Restaurant Week], or any combination to include three of their more expensive entrees. Some restaurants [like Founding Farmers] limit choices based on price, but not Kitchen 703. Additionally, Chef Soued calls them Small Plates, but they were not small and all were delicious. We seriously enjoyed three separate meals from the "small plates" we sampled there and took home for later. Chef Soued's pasta twist on the traditional Cajun Jambalaya was delicious as was his Seared Cajun Cobia, which I paired with truffle buttered risotto that alone was filling and delicious. We also loved his Blackened Sixty South Salmon and the fantastic Red Pepper Chutney Crab Cake paired with grilled broccolini. Delicious! Thank you Kitchen 703 for an outstanding DC/Northern Virginia Restaurant Week experience.

OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on August 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was perfect. I felt so comfortable the food was impeccable they really went out for restaurant week 2019. Some restaurants do the bare minimum for restaurant week but the chefs at 703 bar and kitchen really showed out and i'm definitely coming back and recommending them to everyone!

JJ
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on August 12, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

I'm surprised I haven't discovered this place sooner. It's hidden inside the Marriott at Fair Oaks. It's not super busy so we got all the attention! Service was good, attentive, and they were super nice. The menu was new for restaurant week and I gotta say it was amazing. The friend chicken and waffles were great, make sure to ask for extra syrup on the side. The crab cake was incredible, the broccoli it sat over was a bit too salty for me. The Jambalaya pasta was just perfect also. All the flavors went well and even though they claim to be small plates, they are pretty big decent size plates. Definitely recommend it and going back!

OT
Hawaii
9 reviews
Dined on August 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent. Their Restaurant Week deal cannot be beat!

OT
Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined on August 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous 👏🏾👏🏾👍

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OT
1 review
Dined on August 12, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience3

This was my second time dining and the first time I was blown away and couldn’t wait to return. This time was still good, but not as good as before. We seemed to be a bit forgotten, although it wasn’t busy. Our seating arrangements were a bit awkward (stuffed between two other tables when there were plenty of other empty tables around us?). We sat waiting for water refills twice for a very long time and had to send a dish back twice due to errors in the cooking. Additionally, we waited for a long while after our meal for a to go container. The food was very good and staff were friendly, it just seemed that parts of the experience were awkward and not as well executed as they could have been.

AM
New Mexico
2 reviews
Dined on June 25, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

No culinary discoveries, but nice, satisfying fare with attentive service.

LA
Washington DC
52 reviews
Dined on June 16, 2019
Overall3food3service1ambience3

Seems that this location never has enough wait staff. There was one waiter for the whole dining area. Our dinner took over 2 hours for one that should have been about an hour. The waiter was very nice, but an over zealous group of young men at another table were beyond loud and became pretty annoying. The disappointing thing about my lobster dinner was that there were no sides ...no salads, rolls, or anything. My husband’s pork dinner was a bit fatty, but plentiful. The menu is fairly sparse for healthy dishes.

OT
1 review
Dined on May 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was outstanding. The salmon was delicious. The steak flavorful and tender . The only set back would be the scallops, although delicious you only get a couple so more like an appetizer then a entree. Not filling so my mother in law had to order something else to go along with it .

l
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall2food2service2ambience2

Web site was misleading. Picture of oysters on the half shell - not available as only a Mother’s Day brunch was being served. Eggs benedict were over cooked and Cajun Hollandaise was not very flavorful. Fried chicken looked suspiciously undercooked. Amuse bouche was deviled eggs (mine are better). Dessert bar - nothing good. Service was spotty. Drink order took almost 15 minutes. Had to ask for coffee twice. Overall a huge disappointment.

MD
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on May 4, 2019
Overall2food3service1ambience2

Unfortunately, the service was almost non-existent. But they were overwhelmed the night we went. The hotel had multiple events going on, the bar was packed and they seemed extremely understaffed. On another night our experience would have probably been much better. The food was tasty.

JB
Wilmington
2 reviews
Dined on April 27, 2019
Overall4food2service5ambience4

The drinks are FANTASTIC and very well-priced, but I found the food to be disappointing and a little bland.

JW
1 review
Dined on April 21, 2019
Overall1food2service1ambience1

I made a reservation at 10:30am for the Easter Brunch for my family after seeing this restaurant receiving strong reviews - thought it would be fun to try something new. We were all disappointed by the whole experience. I find their website very misleading: they present the establishment as a modern bistro, but in reality it is actually a vinyl-upholstered Marriott hotel restaurant. They are trying to be adventurous with the menu, but the wait staff is utterly unprepared to answer the most basic questions about the menu. They were offering only a pre fixe menu at roughly $40 @ person including coffee and orange juice (no mimosas or bloody mary's), and then didn't have all the foods prepared (notably the desserts) available for us to enjoy. They offered no apology or discount on our meal, in fact, when I asked about the menu which included dessert options including cheese cake, bread pudding, peach cobbler, etc, the wait staff told us that the reason there were no desserts was because we had come so early. I found this puzzling because we were right on-time with both a typical "brunch", our 10:30 am reservation, and certainly well after their Easter brunch menu and business hours were established. It was really a disappointing experience and I would never go back. We would have been happier at a local diner.

DR
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on March 5, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Very unassuming place for the location, very nice greeting and solid service. We were the 2nd table of the night(4of us).
Menu was explained thorough and had alot of options. Steak was tasty but it jad that vein in it. Salmon was over-cooked, out of a few desserts.

m
Washington DC
41 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Hansel is awesome at the bar! The food is superb, as usual. We will so be back.

H
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall3food2service4ambience3

Restaurant with potential. Unfortunately, part of the food was precooked and reheated. A big minus despite the creativity of flavor choices. Therefore disappointing experience

JI
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was amazing! Our server was Anthony and he was one of the best I've had. Smart, funny and informative. Definitely recommend and will return soon!

OT
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Service was great and food was delicious. My wife and I shared the lobster risotto, mac and cheese and the salmon. We were pleased with all three dishes. The complimentary bread was amazing and the beverage selection was exceptional. My wife ordered a peach martini and I ordered one of the bourbon flights. Would definitely recommend to friends.

DJ
Washington DC
22 reviews
Dined on February 10, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Our daughter suggested this restaurant for a weekend dinner. Everyone was pleasantly surprised. I had a peach vodka martini. Never having this drink before, I can't compare it, but it was delicious.
My husband was amazed with all the whiskey offerings. The bartender is quite knowledgeable. Now my husband is thinking of suggesting this venue for an afterwork gettogether.
The food is served in small plates, half-sized, and full size dishes. If you have a smaller appetite, that is nice to know.
Our daughter had the burger and fries. She thoroughly enjoyed it and had enough food to take home for another meal. I had the Caesar salad and lobster risotto. My husband had the tagliatelle.
Although I can not have chocolate for dessert at dinner, do have the ice cream. It is delicious with sorbet and ice cream available in many flavors.

b
London
36 reviews
Dined on January 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food creatively prepared. Varied selection to suit all tastes. Our server was outstanding!

703 bar + kitchen
Responded on February 8, 2019

Hi Bluebell, Thank you for visiting the 703 bar + kitchen and for your review. We look forward to seeing you again soon! We still have reservations available for Valentine's Day! Kind Regards, Allison Strunk General Manager

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OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on January 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely loved the food tried about everything and the service was great!! Our waitress was very attentive! Would recommend and go back!

AJ
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on January 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We wouldn’t normally go to a hotel bar for a date night, but I’m so glad we did!! The food was IMPECCABLE and restaurant week made it that much more worth it. The server was very friendly and we had a really nice date night experience. Every course we had kept getting better! We loved the scallops, lobster risotto (there was actually a TON of lobster in it!), ribeye steak, and tagliatelle pasta. The warm brownie a la mode was also amazing. We will definitely be returning!! 😊

M
Washington DC
10 reviews
Dined on December 25, 2018
Overall3food3service3ambience1

Thanks food was delicious but the portions we're tiny even for being small plates. The drinks were good so please note the bartender knows what they are doing. I just felt the meal was very over priced for the quality/quantity of food. The Brisket sandwich was delicious and filling though. I really would not recommend for any sort of special event as it's more a fancy hotel bar than a fine restaurant.

M
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on December 25, 2018
Overall1food1service2ambience1

Food was horrible. Went for breakfast Christmas morning. Buffet was cold. Ordered from the menu. Order was wrong. What did come to the table was not good. Left and ate at Starbucks!!

m
Toronto
4 reviews
Dined on December 20, 2018
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Surprisingly good bourbon and whiskey selection.

J
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on November 26, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience4

703 continues to impress. Flavorful renditions of Southern favorites made with local ingredients and finished with the chef's unique touch. It's not a cheap meal or a quick meal, but it's a very good meal.