Alhambra

4.5
icon/ic_reviewCreated with Sketch.
342 Reviews
icon/ic_price_rangeCreated with Sketch.
$50 and over
icon/ic_cuisineCreated with Sketch.
Mediterranean
Designed by renowned architect David Rockwell and the talented Rockwell Group, Alhambra highlights many of the historic building’s original features, including a landmarked hand painted ceiling. It is set in a landscape of bold hues of black, silver, brown, cream and gold, which intermingle with rich textures to create a lush, warm environment.
avatar copy

Private Dining

Book your next event with us

View details

Specials

Thanksgiving Dinner Special Menus & Offers

Special pre-fix menu at $79.00 per person, more information to be revealed soon! Credit card needed to take reservation, cancellation policy of 72 hours, $50.00 per person if cancelled within this time period. Please call 202-509-8000 for more reservations.

Thursday, November 28, 2019

Christmas Eve Special Menus & Offers

Special 3 course dinner menu from 5:00 - 9:00 PM. Credit card required to book reservation. Call 202-509-8000 for reservations.

Tuesday, December 24, 2019

Christmas Day Special Menus & Offers

Special 3 course menu from 12:00PM-8:00PM. Credit cards required to book reservation. Please call 202-509-8000 for more information/reservations.

Wednesday, December 25, 2019

New Year's Eve Special Menus & Offers

Special 5 course tasting menu from 6:00 PM - 10:00 PM. Credit card required for reservation. Please call 202-509-8000 for reservations or more information.

Tuesday, December 31, 2019

Instantly increase your points with dining rewards

See availability for bonus point tables

Sun 11:30AM - 2:00PM

What 342 People Are Saying
Overall ratings and reviews
Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant
4.5based on recent ratings
4.5
food
4.5
service
4.6
ambience
4.1
value
Noise · Quiet
82% of people would recommend it to a friend
5
4
3
2
1
Sort by
Filters
k
Baltimore
37 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food, service, ambience were all wonderful! Our waiter and the other staff made us feel like we were the only customers in the restaurant.

B
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The most perfect brunch in DC! I live in NY and make it a priority to gather the girls for brunch here every time that I visit the District. There's so much opulence, top-notch service, delicacies... it is definitely a treat that I look forward to. The food is delicious, the service is excellent it is a true gem!

J
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on August 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great ambience. Great service. Great food.

l
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on August 27, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 3

Chose this restaurant for a work lunch. One of our colleagues is vegan. He asked for a vegan meal, but he was served a meal that was not vegan. Two of our diners did not enjoy their sandwich and burger. Overall, it is a quiet place for a work lunch, but there are better options in the neighborhood.

TR
Baltimore
6 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was memorable and the service was impeccable.

LM
Washington DC
25 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 2

Tried this place a few weeks ago and was not thrilled. The food was very good, particularly the cauliflower and filet mignon, but it wasn't so incredible that it justified the high cost. You can get a comparable meal for a lower price, but no complaints outside of that. Our issue was largely with the ambiance (to be fair, it's a beautiful space) but children were screaming and jumping on tables, big parties (possibly a wedding) raised the volume of the place, and no one was dressed for a dinner out but rather a tailgate. It just really wasn't the date night we hoped for.

D
Washington DC
12 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 5

We went there for restaurant week and was disappointed that they did not open up the entire menu for the tasting. I understand the profit margin may be way less if they do this but they could always upcharge for special items like lobster or veal. The only thing that I liked was the cauliflower appetizer and the rest was just mediocre. My husband ordered the filet Mignon and that was good but many restaurants can do this with perfection as well. This did not stand out. I ordered salmon and it was poorly done because the fish was over cooked. It was not a busy night so I was expected to not have anything go wrong with such a simple dish. The skin not crispy on the fish not sure if that’s how it was supposed to be but what was disappointing was that the salmon was over cooked and my husband who is not a chef makes this dish better. I picked this restaurant because it was on the Washingtonian that it was one of the best restaurants and should not be missed during restaurant week. I am highly disappointed of this choice. The place however was absolutely amazing and beautiful for pictures. Service was good too. I cannot say the same for food.

f
Kansas City
5 reviews
Dined on August 16, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 1ambience 2

Waited 20 mins for water and a menu. Food was OK, whole experience was subpar...would not return.

OT
Yosemite
1 review
Dined on August 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

The best Filet Mignon I’ve ever had! Love the aesthetic of the dining room especially the ceiling, the wine wall and the booths. Service was fine at first but we felt that our server disappeared on us towards the end.

C
Seattle
3 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Loved the ambience. Alhambra is a classy, sophisticated, and elegant place. My Filet Mignon was cooked perfectly.

M
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on August 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Truly elegant place, wonderful service with beautiful interior, amazing and creative French chef, and great quality HEALTHY food!
Highly recommended for dinner with someone very special, also works perfectly well with business partners, or for special occasions with friends.

OT
Washington DC
18 reviews
Dined on August 13, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

We visited for Restaurant Week, the menu did not have many options, but the food we ordered was nice. Service was very kind, the place is beautiful but it was really quiet.

OT
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The two ravioli dishes were excellent (porcino and lobster), which matched the excellent service from Ana and her team!

l
Washington DC
10 reviews
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I had the lobster ravioli which was amazing!!! As usual, the crafted cocktails, although expensive, are delicious and uncommon. Try the items with a star since they are house specialties. I live in DC and really enjoy the service here.

OT
1 review
Dined on August 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great meal! Special dessert for our anniversary

A
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on July 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We went for brunch. I had the lobster benedict and my husband the chicken and waffles. They were both outstanding. The hot starter bar, dessert bar, and seafood bar were all excellent as well. Bloody Mary's and Mimosas were also good. We will return.

F
Washington DC
224 reviews
Dined on July 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Great setting for a delicious brunch!

R
Washington DC
38 reviews
Dined on July 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food and service were excellent! Porcini mushroom ravioli and cauliflower tanging - best meal all year!

R
Pittsburgh
37 reviews
Dined on July 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Beautiful setting. Professional service. Delicate and delicious food. Lovely for a special occasion.

DC
Washington DC
10 reviews
Dined on July 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful Sunday jazz brunch experience. Having a discount from the Gilt City voucher makes this expensive brunch more accessible...lovely ambiance, high-quality food, and wonderful, not-rushed service.

J
Raleigh
8 reviews
Dined on June 29, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 4

Stick a fork in it, it's done. At one time it may have been a good place. That time is long gone. It's another place waiting too long to upgrade or change. Weak wines, the good ones horribly overpriced. I knew before I was told, no mussels, or Lobster to be careful. It seems that the neighborhood is in need of an upgrade, but hey, what do I know. I'm a tourist.

JW
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on June 23, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

I would recommend with caveats. Nice location. Brunch was just Ok. Limited menu and seems like quality has dipped.
Ok to return with travelzoo price point not full price

A
Pittsburgh
3 reviews
Dined on June 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Every staff member was friendly without hovering. We felt very welcome. The food was great. I had plenty of seafood in my bouillabaisse, but more importantly the flavors were well-balanced. My wife enjoyed her halibut (and so did I) for the same reasons. The truffle fries are a must!!! My only confusion is why the restaurant is marketed a Mediterranean place, when it seemed like there was only one dish from each section (app, entre) that seemed characteristically Mediterranean, but that could be due to my own ignorance. The food was good regardless.

EB
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on June 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

great ambience, good food, varied choices, great service, entertaining waiters especially Sam

OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on June 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was amazing. The lamb shank was falling off the bone. The service was prompt and took care of us throughout our brunch. Excellent first time experience!

CA
Charlotte
15 reviews
Dined on May 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I actually was booking to have Afternoon Tea but reservation was for brunch but the staff was wonderful and was able to get me and husband in for tea. Which I would highly recommend. It came with tea and both savory and sweet treats. Very elegant and a treat.

OT
Miami
5 reviews
Dined on May 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was amazing! The staff were all so welcoming and accommodating! Very pleasant evening and experience

n
Dallas
18 reviews
Dined on May 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outstanding food & service. Highly recommend!! Every aspect of our evening and dinner was perfect.

FB
1 review
Dined on April 19, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

Our dining experience was wonderful. Food & presentation first class. Our server was knowledgeable & friendly & we enjoyed talking w him.
We ordered a bottle of white wine that we would have preferred to be chilled & it took a bit of time to get it chilled on ice. Otherwise happy & will return.

BJ
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on April 9, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 3

Took over 10 after being seated to see our server. Service didn’t get much better after that.

Food was excellent. Good value on wine list. Attitude of staff borders on arrogance

s
1 review
Dined on March 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Nice food, great service. Beautiful and intimate space.

SG
Washington DC
9 reviews
Dined on March 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

They have a new Chef and menu! Delish.

j
Washington DC
27 reviews
Dined on March 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful birthday experience! Wonderful attention to detail and excellent service! Brunch with cold bar including raw oyster, shrimp along with charcuterie, cheeses and fruit. Hot bar with lobster thermador and wonderful corned beef. Then you choose delectable items from the menu. Our lobster Benedict and lamb shanks were marvelous! Would definitely go again.

S
Raleigh
42 reviews
Dined on March 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Great experience!

LB
London
42 reviews
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 5ambience 3

A very nice setting but a short menu for a restaurant of the type which my choosing rather difficult. Overall, the restaurant served well prepared food but the restaurant does not have any buzz.

NR
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on March 10, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 5

Very nice restaurant. Overall, the food is good. The restaurant is very overpriced. $69 for brunch is really over priced for what is included. It should not cost $200 for 2 people to have brunch.

CK
New York Area
28 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 2

Went for a birthday . The room was beautiful but poorly lit. That greatly reduced the ambiance. Wildly under staffed, we waited for almost 15 mins to before we saw a waiter. A manager came and assisted which helped. Very very poor representation for a st Regis property and luxury experience that you pay for at a property of this type was absent. Two of three entrees were delicious. One was cold.

OT
Atlanta
7 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

The lobster ravioli was exceptional. The restaurant is a stark contrast with the traditional St Regis so that was a bit of a shock but if you’ve looked at photos of the restaurant it shouldn’t be a surprise. Excellent wine selection and desserts were great as well.

MB
Baltimore
15 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Absolutely 5 stars, from the hostess to Maître d'hôtel to servers and busser! Praises to the chefs. We all enjoyed every meal. Now, this missed the Diamond mark because of bellhop. The older gentleman with red jacket never greeted nor interacted with us warmly. He was even brash with us as we left. Otherwise, all else was superlative!

GV
Mexico City
3 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Excellent service paired with extraordinary food. The lobster ravioli is a most

1
2
3
9