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Alhambra, Washington, DC

Alhambra

4.6
4.6
662 Reviews
$50 and over
Mediterranean
*2023 WINE SPECTATOR AWARD OF EXCELLENCE*

Taking inspiration from the landmark Alhambra Palace and Fortress in southern Spain, one of the most famous monuments of Islamic and Spanish Renaissance architecture, our new menu exemplifies the blending of cultures and cuisines across the region.

Showcasing their rich bounty of produce and fish in a modern and convivial setting, Chef Brian Bladfält Landry presents a seasonally inspired menu enhanced with the bold flavors across a variety of the region’s cultures. With distinct menus offered across brunch, lunch and dinner, the dining concept focuses on four sections of small plated dishes – sea, land, garden and table – all meant to be shared.

Alhambra is located on the lobby-level of The St. Regis Washington, D.C. at 923 Black Lives Matter Plaza NW in the heart of downtown D.C. The restaurant is open daily for breakfast and lunch, as well as dinner from Monday through Saturday and brunch on weekends.

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2 people

10:30 PM


Booked 6 times today
Experiences are available.
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Additional information

  • Dining style
    Elegant Dining
  • Price
    $50 and over
  • Cuisines
    Mediterranean, Middle Eastern, Balkan style
  • Hours of operation
    Breakfast Daily 7:00 am–11:00 am Brunch Sat, Sun 10:00 am–1:45 pm Lunch Mon–Fri 11:30 am–1:30 pm Dinner Mon–Sat 5:00 pm–10:00 pm
  • Phone number
    (202) 509-8000
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Business Casual
  • Executive chef
    Brian Bladfält Landry
  • Private party facilities
    Alhambra offers an unparalleled venue for both business and social events in the heart of Washington, D.C. Whether you’re hosting a small group of friends or clients, or a large reception, Alhambra features unique venues for truly memorable events. The restaurant welcomes groups up to 75 for seated
  • Private party contact
    Alhambra Reservations: (202) 509-8009
  • Neighborhood
    Downtown
  • Cross street
    16th & K
  • Parking details
    Valet parking is available upon arrival at St. Regis Hotel main entrance.
  • Additional
    Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Vegan, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Experiences

  • ALHAMBRA EXECUTIVE LUNCH

    $39.00 per person

    Multiple dates available
    Join us for a swift and delectable Executive Lunch experience, whether you’re a looking for a quiet environment for an important meeting, intimate lunch with friends, or just making the most of your lunch break. Indulge in a three-course Mediterranean lunch, expertly crafted by our celebrated Chef Brian Landry. All dishes are served at once to ensure you satisfy your hunger and desire for sit-down service, without taking up your entire afternoon.

Offers

  • Monday Wine Series

    Multiple dates available
    Mon - 5:00 PM - 9:30 PM
    Whether it’s a Monday date night, parents in town or there’s a milestone to celebrate, we want to help our guests start the week on a faultless note! Monday Wine Series offer 50% off a selection of wines with a different focus each month and a Mystery Bottle of the Week (we always got secret stuff open!) carefully selected from our award-winning list!

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What 662 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.6
4.6 based on recent ratings
  • 4.7Food
  • 4.6Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4.3Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Washington, D.C. Area

    Mediterranean

  • District of Columbia

    Mediterranean

662 Reviews
  1. Jacqueline

    Washington DC

    4 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent food and service. Would definitely go back, however I came to celebrate my birthday here was thought they might do something special and they didn’t.

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    San Francisco

    16 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This restaurant was fabulous. Incredible blend of unique flavors and creative recipes combined to make a once in a lifetime experience. Highly recommend.

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  3. OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    1 review

    vip
    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 12, 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    Honestly, I was quite disappointed with the experience on Mother’s Day. First, there was no indication that it would be a buffet lunch when I booked - I was expecting the regular brunch experience at Alhambra, which I happen to love. Second, the cost was exorbitant - $150/person plus 10% food tax (what is this??) and automatic 20% service charge (while we all were getting our own food at the buffet). Had I known, I would have booked the High Tea experience and would probably come out much happier. Please be more transparent with your customers if you want repeat business. Never thought I’d be so disappointment at the St. Regis.

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  4. OpenTable Diner

    Richmond

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 12, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    Expected more for a mothers day event. Did not think a breakfast station was appropriate for a lunch event. Cost did not justify the value.

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  5. OpenTable Diner

    Greater Boston

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 11, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This was a wonderful experience. From the warm welcome, the complimentary beverage the bread and dips, the attentive service, great dinner choice advice. Top to bottom wonderful. The mushroom app and carrots and artichoke were amazing and generous. The brazzino and short rib delicious and perfect for sharing tastes. Strongly recommend this place for the ambience, service and the unbelievably wonderful food.

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  6. OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on May 11, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Ramiro was the most excellent chef I’ve ever encountered. He went above and beyond for my mother and myself . We had the executive lunch experience and the food was 10/10 ambiance 10/10 the st Regis is just so beautiful

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  7. smsailfast

    Philadelphia

    11 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on May 11, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 2
    This restaurant could be stunning and amazing, but it falls short sadly. They seriously need to dim the lights to create ambiance. Our waiter did not get our order right, and I ordered a glass of wine to have with my entree, he forgot and once reminded, I didn't get the drink until my meal was nearly finished. The bread is the best part, and that's not enough for a meal that turned out to be over $400 for 3 people, and my girlfriend paid for her own cocktails. The lamb and eggplant entree was trying to be creative, but it simply fell short of amazing cuisine. It was so-so. If they can get everything to be as wonderful as the bread and dim the lights, the place would be amazing. When we went here the next morning for breakfast, the service was excellent, but our waiter at dinner was not up to St Regis snuff, nor was the food. A waste of money!

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  8. Pool

    Washington DC

    21 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on May 10, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fantastic experience, and our server, Yaser, was amazing. Thank you so much … we’ll be back.

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  9. MartaM

    Washington DC

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 8, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I recently celebrated my friend's birthday at this wonderful restaurant and had an exceptional experience. Upon making a reservation for three, we were greeted warmly by our server, Sophiene (apologies if I misspelled the name). Sophiene's service was nothing short of phenomenal. He effortlessly guided us through the menu, offering insightful recommendations and explaining each dish with enthusiasm. Not only was he knowledgeable, but his friendly demeanor and sense of humor truly elevated our dining experience. The ambiance was delightful, the food exquisite, and the service impeccable. I am already looking forward to returning, and I wouldn't hesitate to request Sophiene as our server again. Highly recommended!

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  10. steveb

    New York City

    12 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on May 4, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Great night out with my wife. Everyone was very nice and welcoming throughout the dinner. Food was delicious overall with some clear favorites out of the 6 dishes we had. The only suggestion I would make and what held back perfect 5 stars was the pacing. As I said, we ordered 6 dishes, tapas style and they all came out just about at once, overwhelming us with food and filling the table to beyond capacity. It was a bit of a juggling act and didn’t allow us to sample as we’d thought. So - I would return and ask that they bring things out more slowly and not all at once. Otherwise - fantastic.

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  11. OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 27, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was impeccable. The staff were very nice, but not very attentive. We would have ordered more wine, but no one stopped by after the food was on the table, and we waited 30 minutes just to get our check.

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  12. OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 27, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food and service were excellent! I have only come for brunch and I was blown away by dinner! I will definitely recommend this place to my friends!

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  13. NikkiB912

    Pittsburgh

    33 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    33 reviews

    Dined on April 26, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Very nice restaurant serving tapas style Spanish infusion food. The drink menu was extensive as well. Had a delicious lamb. Prawns so sweet yet spicy it made me think about ordering a second. And the 100 layer bravas is a must. Our two servers were very nice, helpful and attentive. Would definitely recommend

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  14. MichaelH

    Washington DC

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on April 21, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    It was a very good brunch. Food was very tasty and great proportion's. It was in the St. Regis Hotel so the price was outrageous but the service was well worth it.

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  15. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on April 20, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had an amazing dinner. Sofiane took care of us and paid attention to every detail. He made incredible food recommendations, didn’t rush us and surprised us with a gorgeous anniversary dessert. The food was exceptional but his service made our night. We will definitely be back! Highly recommend!

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  16. OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    87 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    87 reviews

    Dined on April 16, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The entire dining experience was amazing, from the pre-dinner cocktails in the bar to the hostess, restaurant manager, sommelier, and server. They were all first-class. Their professionalism and knowledge of their food and wine were evident. It was amazing. I cannot wait to visit them again in D.C.

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  17. PaoloI

    Las Vegas

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on April 13, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Everything was amazing, from service to food! This is how a five star restaurant should be.

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  18. CKet

    New York City

    175 reviews

    5.0

    175 reviews

    Dined on April 12, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Wonderful experience. Food 5 star Wine List 5 Star Service 5 star. Thank you Yaser and Nikita for providing impeccable service.

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  19. Ladylovesjazz

    E. Tennessee

    19 reviews

    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on April 12, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Alejandro was excellent and made our dining experience extra special. He treated us like royalty. The food was good, although my over medium eggs were very undercooked. The coffee, croissant, eggs Benedict, and everything else was wonderful.

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  20. Ronald

    Baltimore

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 6, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food was really amazing and the restaurant is so beautiful. Amazing ambience. Our server Sofiane was really amazing and made the experience very special. I would definitely come back next time I am in DC. Fantastic!!!!

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  21. StaceyW

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 4, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Our family had a wonderful experience at this restaurant. The food was great; a broad selection of dishes made to near perfection. However, what put this restaurant over the top was the excellence service. Our server Sofiane was incredibly attentive, knowledgeable, and engaged my family in several languages. It was such a treat to be taken care of by him!

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  22. JaneC

    Milwaukee

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 31, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 1
    Was in town and reserved for Easter Brunch for $150 per person. Our table was right in front of the electronic music. Very loud. Service and food were mediocre. Not at what I expected from the St. Regis. Felt like we were at a wedding.

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  23. OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 31, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    The set up in the ballroom was not great and the table decor was a bit cheap. However, the live music was incredible! The food was very nice. For a buffet, especially. It was way, way overpriced. $675 for 4 people.

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  24. Danny

    San Francisco

    16 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on March 30, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Great food. Spanish Middle Eastern flavors. Tapas style appetizers and individual main courses. We tried the mushroom shish, 100 layer Patatas, grillled octopus, and the ribeye. All wonderfully spiced and delicious. Table bread with dipping sauces was especially delightful. Service good and courteous but could be more polished. For ex. Table prep prior to delivery of each dish, wine pouring with a napkin. Not complaining but a little polish could make for an even better fine dining experience!

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  25. OpenTable Diner

    Baltimore

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 29, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Loved the place. Upscale. Food was great. Sofiane is chef’s kiss. Best waiter. The ambiance was jazzy and Mediterranean. My sisters and I had a great time. Thank you for making our birthdays memorable

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  26. Darren

    Greater Boston

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on March 29, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our dining experience at Alhambra was exceptional especially our server Sofiane! Sofiane was knowledgeable, charming and charismatic which made for a memorable experience! The food at Alhambra comprised of tapas style dishes, each with its own unique combination of flavors. We had the Octopus which was charred to perfection, the rack of lamb which was again cooked to perfection (medium rare) and a few other small dishes, (Cauliflower, & a dessert). Overall the food was tasty so much so that we had breakfast at the restaurant everyday during our trip!

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  27. OpenTable Diner

    Phoenix

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on March 27, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Perfect place for a private dinner. Executive Chef Brian Landry creates fantastic cuisine and Sofiane is the amazing and meticulous waiter you want to cater to your needs. Well done Alhambra!

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  28. Bill

    Greater Boston

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 23, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Our server was very knowledgeable and helpful. One glass of wine we ordered was a disappointment and he immediately substituted an excellent replacement. The menu is unusual in having 4 categories of plates. This worked out very well. Our meal was a relaxing experience in a quiet, calm atmosphere. It was a wonderful meal and overall experience.

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  29. OpenTable Diner

    Atlanta Metro

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 20, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Beautiful restaurant with Mediterranean ambience….uniquely prepared food with a Mediterranean and North African taste….great value for a special dinner

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  30. Grace

    Washington DC

    9 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on March 16, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    I really enjoy their eggs Benedict and French toast. Additionally, I like the interior design.

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  31. OpenTable Diner

    Charlotte

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 14, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great spot for a business lunch or meaningful conversation. Interesting and delicious menu, good service, and aesthetically the space is a delight.

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  32. KellyH

    Washington DC

    9 reviews

    3.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on March 10, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    We were looking for Mediterranean food. Unfortunately it was a typical American brunch.

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  33. StephenP

    Washington DC

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 3, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    My wife and I were celebrating our anniversary and the staff made us feel special from the time we arrived until our desert was finished. I highly recommend the restaurant and look forward to returning again soon.

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  34. RachelS

    New York City

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on March 2, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Attention to detail!!! This is one of our favorite restaurants

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  35. CDG4

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 1, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    My wife and I went to Alhambra on a Friday night. It was quiet so we had a choice of seating and picked a lovely booth. Sofiane (our waiter) took excellent care of us. We ordered a wide selection of menu items and they were all very good. And I know that the usual DC restaurant experience is to pay relatively high prices for only so-so food. But Alhambra easily exceeded those expectations. I can't speak to the brunch experience, but I recommend Alhambra for a date night.

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  36. Ajune64

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 29, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Celebrated my daughters 17th birthday in the beautiful ambiance of this restaurant. The highlight was definitely the exceptional service provided by Soufian, who displayed excellent courtesy throughout the meal. The delicious food further enhanced the celebration, making it a memorable and enjoyable dining experience for our family.

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  37. OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 28, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Had a wonderful dinner, 28 Feb 24. This was a business dinner and our server was Sofiane. He gave us great menu recommendations and excellent service. He also made had exceptional wine pairing suggestions. I plan to return soon. A Brooks

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  38. Savanna

    Richmond

    31 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    31 reviews

    Dined on February 27, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 1
    I have an allergy to hot and spicy peppers, as well as bell peppers, and roasted carrots. It was indicated on my initial reservation, and when I had preemptively called, I was misinformed that they could accommodate my allergies accordingly. I couldn’t experience more than half of the menu, and was deceivingly underwhelmed. We also had to continuously repeat ourselves for small requests from our server, and received incorrect entrées that we didn’t order on a continual basis.

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  39. nats

    Washington DC

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on February 24, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Absolutely delicious food, great service with ambiance and wine to match

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  40. BillM

    Baltimore

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on February 17, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great sommelier that made our experience special. Thank you.

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FAQs

Alhambra is rated 4.6 stars by 662 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

10:30 PM


Booked 6 times today
Experiences are available.
Google Map for Alhambra

923 16th Street N.W., Washington, DC 20006

Additional information

  • Cross street
    16th & K
  • Neighborhood
    Downtown
  • Hours of operation
    Breakfast Daily 7:00 am–11:00 am Brunch Sat, Sun 10:00 am–1:45 pm Lunch Mon–Fri 11:30 am–1:30 pm Dinner Mon–Sat 5:00 pm–10:00 pm
  • Price
    $50 and over
  • Cuisines
    Mediterranean, Middle Eastern, Balkan style
  • Dining style
    Elegant Dining
  • Dress code
    Business Casual
  • Parking details
    Valet parking is available upon arrival at St. Regis Hotel main entrance.
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, Mastercard, Visa
  • Executive chef
    Brian Bladfält Landry
  • Additional
    Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Vegan, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Phone number
    (202) 509-8000
  • Private party facilities
    Alhambra offers an unparalleled venue for both business and social events in the heart of Washington, D.C. Whether you’re hosting a small group of friends or clients, or a large reception, Alhambra features unique venues for truly memorable events. The restaurant welcomes groups up to 75 for seated
  • Private party contact
    Alhambra Reservations: (202) 509-8009
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