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For 2
Date
Sat, 2/24
Time
11:30 PM
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Alhambra

4.3
230 reviews
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$50 and over
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Mediterranean
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Distinctive. Delightful. Designed by renowned architect David Rockwell, the restaurant highlights many of its original features, including the land-marked ceiling, and 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. The décor beautifully complements our cuisine, which features Modern Mediterranean cuisine.
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Private dining
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Mediterranean, American
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Hours of operation
Breakfast
Daily 7:00 am–11:00 am
Lunch
Mon–Fri 11:30 am–2:00 pm
Brunch
Sun 12:00 pm–2:00 pm
Afternoon Tea
Daily 2:00 pm–5:00 pm
Dinner
Tue–Sat 5:30 pm–10:00 pm
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Phone number
(202) 509-8000
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Payment options
AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Smart Casual
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Executive chef
Sebastien Giannini
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
16th & K
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Parking details
Valet parking is available upon arrival at St. Regis Hotel main entrance.
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Special events & promotions
For large parties and special events please contact Camille Pisano at camille.pisano@stregis.com, or Andy Powell at andy.powell@stregis.com
Additional
Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, High Tea, Non-Smoking, Private Room, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Private Dining

Alhambra is available for private events for up to 78 guests. Existing set up can be modified to accommodate smaller groups seated at banquettes and alcove tables. We also have a private dining room available for up to 14 guests.

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What 230 People Are Saying
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4.3  based on recent ratings
4.2
food
4.6
service
4.6
ambience
3.7
value
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88% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipOpenTable Diner (Washington DC)
4.0  Dined 6 days ago

Food was delicious. Service started off sparse but got better. I think due to patrons to staff ratio, not that the very nice waiter was inattentive. The waiter was actually very personable and thoughtful. The only real issue was that we were two seated at a four top. At one point the hostess tried to sit two others at "our" table. Before I could speak up the party that they were trying to seat said "no". Of course no. And they were seated elsewhere. I spoke to that couple during brunch to say how odd that they tried seating us together. They agreed and apologized if I was offended. Very gracious and of course we were of the same mind so I was not offended. Still very odd to have put either of us in the position to say we don't want to sit with them!

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OpenTable Diner (Washington DC)
2.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

The restaurant is beautiful but the food just wasn't very good.

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vipOpenTable Diner (Washington DC)
3.0  Dined on February 10, 2018

Ambiance and service were phenomenal. Drinks were perfect. The lobster salad with champagne soaked apples was great. Now the bad: we ordered the tomahawk steak medium. Was served some really fatty pieces of rare meat. Thoroughly unappetizing. Also ordered the scallops. They had a fishy smell and were meh.

We would definitely go back - to the bar. Pass on the food.

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vipjbac (Washington DC)
2.0  Dined on February 9, 2018

The evening started off very well. We were promptly seated, our order taken, and our first course arrived in a timely manner. We were then asked if we minded waiting a bit for the second course. "It will give you time to enjoy the wine," we were told. It seemed a bit odd to us considering that we were the only people in the entire restaurant. The wait turned out to be way too long and the food, when it finally arrived, was tepid, not hot. After that the wait staff literally disappeared. There simply was no one in the dining room. My husband was on the verge of getting up to pour more wine himself when I spotted the hostess. I had to call her over to do the honors. The bread, butter, and water were never replenished. The waiter later explained everyone was in the kitchen tasting the new menu. Obviously, his explanation was unacceptable to us.

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OpenTable Diner (Washington DC)
3.0  Dined on January 26, 2018

The ambiance is great for a date night. Very chic and cozy in the booths and the service was wonderful. The wine was ok (we tried 4 reds on their by the glass list). The food was good but not what I’d expect at those prices with all of the other high end restaurants in DC. While the lamb and ox cheek both tasted good, the presentation was lacking as everything was just brown and soft. I would have loved a vegetable served with it, some color, and some different textures. The peanut bar was delicious for desert.

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vipksd1 (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on January 24, 2018

This was my first time dining at the newly remodeled restaurant. The room is as lovely as ever, the food was excellent, but the service was outstanding. I ordered an octopus appetizer and discovered it was a bit heavy on olives (a taste I simply don't care for). My colleague ordered the same thing and devoured it. When a waiter stopped by to ask if everything was alright I relayed that as a result of my own ignorance (i.e., not reading the menu carefully) I didn't care for the dish. I also told him I'd be happy to pay for it and not to worry about it. Instead, they remade the dish without the olives and brought it back out. Totally unnecessary, but greatly appreciated nonetheless. The ox entree was exceptional and I would order it again...and again...and again. The food prices were completely reasonable and the wine markups were standard. I will absolutely return.

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vipTessF (Washington DC)
4.0  Dined on January 24, 2018

Icelandic Cod was superb. Orange Lady cocktail hit the spot. But what we loved most was the hushed atmosphere, the superb service and the sophisticated European vibe. Nice lunch spot.

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SusanT (Washington DC)
5.0  Dined on January 16, 2018

Beautiful Setting but Not Vegetarian Friendly
This is a stunning and beautiful restaurant with impeccable service. Rather pricey in my opinion and the food selections were not particularly innovative. Traditional man fare - meat on just about every option. I had to request a salad without meat which seemed to puzzle the server a bit but they were very accommodating. But if you are a vegetarian or vegan, I would go somewhere else.

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vipRuchiS (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on December 31, 2017

St. Regis staff and food was great on new year's eve! We were two couples with two toddlers and the staff was extremely patient and courteous. 5 course food was delicious and the staff customized the pre fix menu to cater to some of the diet restrictions. Glad to have spent New Years eve at St.Regis.

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vipMills (Washington DC)
5.0  Dined on December 31, 2017

We went for New Year's Eve. The menu was superb, very reminiscent of France, as one would expect in a Michelin-starred restaurant. The service was impeccable. There were several children there, but happily they were very well-behaved. And the food was innovative and delicious, in just the right portions. Magnifique!

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OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on December 25, 2017

Christmas Brunch

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EllenTuttle (Washington DC)
4.0  Dined on December 24, 2017

We tried to have Christmas Eve dinner at the St. Regis. The service was pleasant, but the food totally unacceptable. The Beef Cheeks looked like black blobs and had absolutely no taste. The mashed potato concoction was equally tasteless and very watery. None of us would eat it. We were compensated with a steak after a long wait. by that time no one (we were 5) was hungry anymore. The dinner put a big damper on ourChristmas Eve, we had expectations of an elegant and tasteful meal. Needless to say, we will never go back.

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OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on November 23, 2017

Food and service was great. A lovely day however, One thing that really annoyed us. 20% service was included on the bill but no one told us until after we had paid. That was bad manners. They did rectify it after we notice but ruined the the afternoon.

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vipOpenTable Diner (Washington DC)
4.0  Dined on November 21, 2017

Overall quite good, but failing to offer to decent a two hundred dollar bottle of Cote de Rhône is rather weak. Had some substantial sediment in my last glass. All natural, but still. Please remedy that

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vipPatrickDC (Washington DC)
5.0  Dined on November 11, 2017

I'm surprised there isn't more business at this restaurant. The food is great, the setting beautiful. The service was a tad slow on the mains but very attentive otherwise. A good choice when looking for a last minute reservation, when others are booked up.

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Amir (Washington DC)
4.0  Dined on November 11, 2017

Food was good, and the place is beautiful, but definitely overpriced. $18 for a Caesar salad? Come on, guys.

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Zfood (Chicago)
4.0  Dined on October 31, 2017

An elegant, well served dinner, thank you, The restaurant is a bit close to the lounge so cocktail hour gets some spill over noise. Other than that, elegant but comfortable space, attentive staff and delicous food.

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Alan (Washington DC)
5.0  Dined on October 28, 2017

Their service was among the best, love it. The chef's tastings are great value.

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vipOpenTable Diner (Washington DC)
5.0  Dined on October 13, 2017

Amazing service beautiful dinning room excellent

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vipOpenTable Diner (Washington DC)
5.0  Dined on September 10, 2017

Gourgeous historic dining room, tranquil atmosphere and beautifully prepared food. Gentle jazz music being played made it the Best Brunch in D.C.!

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