Alhambra

4.5
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350 Reviews
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$50 and over
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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.
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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

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What 350 People Are Saying
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86% of people would recommend it to a friend
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L
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Very good food and service

VC
Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall4food3service5ambience5

The ambiance and service are top notch. Both our server and Nichola the sommelier were absolutely the best, professional, helpful and knowledgeable. I was disappointed with the food. I ordered bouillabaisse and it came with the blandest mayonnaise, no rouille, no garlic taste and the broth was actually so salty, I couldn't finish:(

JD
Washington DC
24 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Never been here before. But great atmosphere, good service, wonderful food, and a nice quiet place to talk with friends. The grilled octopus and lobster ravioli were spectacular. So was dessert - Yazu something? - though I have no idea what it was. And after lunch we retired to the comfortable St. Regis bar for more drinks and conversation.

SG
Washington DC
10 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Blueberry Pancakes were divine.

OT
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Ambience was perfect and my main entree, the braised lamb shank was Amazing....

KS
Miami
13 reviews
Dined on October 31, 2019
Overall3food1service5ambience5

Location, staff, ambiance is wonderful. Food is pretty terrible. Very salty and/or covered with butter. Not good at all. Pretty disappointed.

SG
Washington DC
11 reviews
Dined on October 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing! In every way.

OT
Washington DC
9 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall2food2service1ambience5

We had to request water, one main was wrong so we didn't eat at the same time, one drink was wrong, and sadly, they TRIED to automatically decide tip, $25.60 tip for horrible service and bad food and they knew it was our 10th Anniversary....

k
Baltimore
37 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great ambience. Great service. Great food.

l
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on August 27, 2019
Overall2food2service3ambience3

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
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was memorable and the service was impeccable.

LM
Washington DC
25 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall3food4service3ambience2

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
Overall3food3service4ambience5

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
Overall2food3service1ambience2

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
Overall5food5service4ambience5

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
Overall4food4service4ambience5

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
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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
Overall4food4service4ambience3

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
Overall5food5service5ambience4

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
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great meal! Special dessert for our anniversary

A
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on July 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Great setting for a delicious brunch!

R
Washington DC
38 reviews
Dined on July 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

R
Pittsburgh
38 reviews
Dined on July 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

DC
Washington DC
10 reviews
Dined on July 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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
Overall3food2service4ambience4

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
Overall3food3service3ambience3

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
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on June 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

FB
1 review
Dined on April 19, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience5

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
Overall3food4service2ambience3

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
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nice food, great service. Beautiful and intimate space.

SG
Washington DC
11 reviews
Dined on March 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

They have a new Chef and menu! Delish.