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Alhambra

4.3
240 reviews
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$50 and over
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Mediterranean
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Welcome to Alhambra, a culmination of modern Mediterranean and French cuisine that celebrates fresh, local ingredients prepared simply yet masterfully. Showcasing the rich bounty of produce and fish in the region in a modern and convivial setting, Chef Sebastien Giannini presents a seasonally inspired menu enhanced with the classic flavors of the 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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Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Mediterranean, French
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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 11:30 pm–1:30 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, 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, Chef's Table, Cocktails, 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, and also offers a semi-private dining room

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Specials

Mother's Day Menus & Specials

Treat mom to a lavish Mother's Day Brunch at Alhambra!
Indulge in an extravagant buffet and a special a la carte menu inspired by the finest Mediterranean ingredients the season has to offer.
*Kindly note that a credit card will be required to guarantee reservations*

Sunday, May 13, 2018

What 240 People Are Saying
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4.5
service
4.5
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3.7
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79% of people would recommend it to a friend
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5.0Dined on April 14, 2018

Overall experience was excellent. One request—a larger table for our party of four. Not much room for dinner plates when you add sides pots, bread, butter, wine and water glasses.
Still, I am looking forward to my next meal here.

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4.0Dined on April 13, 2018

Very romantic- excellent service.
Wondered why it was so empty

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5.0Dined on April 12, 2018

Always a pleasure to dine at Alhambra. Excellent, professional staff; fine menu and reasonably priced for a "high end" restaurant in DC. Very peaceful, quiet atmosphere is most appreciated since finding a quiet restaurant in the District has become a bit of a challenge. Well done!

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5.0Dined on April 12, 2018

Absolutely wonderful new menu! Loved the lunch ‘box’ menu - very creative and well priced!

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5.0Dined on April 11, 2018

Wonderful service in an elegant setting. We all had club sandwiches and champagne (odd combo...) so hard to critique the food, but would definitely go back. Nice place.

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4.0Dined on April 7, 2018

We had a lovely dinner get-together for four couples. The food and the service were wonderful. The eggplant warm appetizer was especially good. The filet mignon was also good although it was not serve as hot as I would have liked. This may be because we had a group of eight and all of us were serve together. Was a great meal.

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3.0Dined on April 6, 2018

Service: We had a reservation for 8 PM, there were very few people there. My husband and I and at most 3 other tables with about 2-3 people at each table. My husband received the wrong beer. We had to ask for extra butter 3 times (2 different servers including the one assigned to our table) before we finally got it. For a lean day, that was almost unacceptable service levels. The servers were all very friendly and nice and when they stopped by they took time to talk to us but it seemed like we had to put in a lot of effort just to get their attention. We were tucked away in a cabana of sorts and it almost felt like we were forgotten.
Food: the menu is very limited. If you’re not a fish/sea food person (like me), add eggplant to the list. There are pretty much only 3-4 things on the menu you’re left with to pick appetizers and entrees from. The food was good, but not extraordinary in any way. Portions of sides except the fries are quite small. I picked the ‘Alhambra’ for dessert and really enjoyed it.

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3.0Dined on March 29, 2018

Warm appetizer - fried cauliflower with raisin, almonds, parsley and curry was delicious.

Entree - Striped bass was mediocre. Too thick, and not much flavor

Entree - Rack of lamb was terrible. It was undercooked pretty raw inside and very fatty, we sent it back but still didn't taste good.

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5.0Dined on March 20, 2018

This was one of the best dining experiences I’ve had in a while. The restaurant is gorgeous. Service was impeccable. Food was perfectly seasoned and perfectly cooked. Really nice choice of wines by the glass.. My husband had the chocolat tarte that was amazing (and I don’t like dessert) I very Highly recommend this restaurant.

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3.0Dined on March 15, 2018

They evidently need some time working out kinks in the service.

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4.0Dined on February 18, 2018

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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2.0Dined on February 14, 2018

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

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3.0Dined 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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2.0Dined 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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3.0Dined 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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5.0Dined 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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4.0Dined 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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5.0Dined 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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5.0Dined 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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5.0Dined 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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5.0Dined on December 25, 2017

Christmas Brunch

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4.0Dined 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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5.0Dined 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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4.0Dined 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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5.0Dined 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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4.0Dined 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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4.0Dined 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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5.0Dined on October 28, 2017

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

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5.0Dined on October 13, 2017

Amazing service beautiful dinning room excellent

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5.0Dined 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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3.0Dined on September 8, 2017

The ambiance of the restaurant was beautiful and the service was very good. The setting is great for a romantic evening or a night when you want a quiet place to have a lovely conversation. I ordered the snapper and although there was good flavor, I thought it was overcooked and a bit tough. For $32 entrees, the fish should be cooked perfectly.

The bunuelos for dessert were good but not mind-blowing. The cheesecake was very light and airy.

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4.0Dined on September 1, 2017

Lovely service. The staff is friendly and wonderful. Beautiful ambiance, music, and decor. My husband's steak was seasoned and cooked perfectly. Lots of fruit flies which was a turnoff. Despite that, we will def go back.

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5.0Dined on August 19, 2017

Stayed at the hotel for our 10th anniversary. The only person who knew that it was our anniversary was Melanie at the check-in, so she must have told the restaurant of our impending arrival. We had a wonderful vegan (and additionally for me a gluten free) dinner. They brought a fantastic dessert with "Happy Anniversary" written in chocolate on the sorbet. The wait staff was top notch and really cared. This was really one of the most pleasurable dining experiences (as well as a stay at the hotel) that I've ever had in my life.
After sharing a bottle of wine, we had little inclination to further imbibe at the bar located just outside the restaurant. But the bar is my favorite in the world (we've been to it a few times in the past) as it is beautifully appointed, excellent lighting, quiet so you can have a conversation with your companion and the waits staff is attentive, yet leave you alone to yourselves when necessary.

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5.0Dined on June 10, 2017

I was totally impressed with the Hotel and staff tentative to detail. Our meal and service match the premier atmosphere of the hotel. We are certainly looking forward to our next visit. Well done.

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2.0Dined on May 27, 2017

Poor food quality, not the St. Regis experience. Not many tables present for dinner, so there was no excuse, especially for the price. This was supposed to be celebrating a special occasion for our group and the experience really ruined it for us. With that said, waitress was very nice and the food quality seemed to be out of her control.

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3.0Dined on May 23, 2017

I was very disappointed. I ordered the 48 hour short rib. It was not a short rib, it was a sliced up cut of sirloin that was also like rubber. I did comment and did not finish the meal. It was removed from my bill. The food was not what I would expect. The restaurant is beautiful and the wait staff are great, they just need a new cook.

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5.0Dined on May 21, 2017

Decanter made my graduation celebration so special. In addition to delicious food, the waiters went above and beyond. I'll definitely recommend to friends and family!!

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3.0Dined on May 20, 2017

My wife and I recently took out-of-town friends to Decanter on a Saturday night. We had been there four years before and liked the atmosphere and food. This time, we were surprised at how the menu was limited. For example, they only had one fish entree, but numerous beef and steak dishes. We were only the third of two tables filled the entire evening. And this is on a Saturday in May.

The service was good, but the quality and quantity of food was lacking for the price. My terrine of vegetables was bland and it had a hard chip (like a nacho chip) on top.

There were extra side dishes that one could order, suggesting that this is a steak place. However, the rest of the menu, which was gourmet, did not suggest this at all. Overall, the place was nice, but the menu could stand to have more attention given to it as well as the food.

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2.0Dined on May 7, 2017

I was expecting something amazing (for the venue and the price). I ordered the Crab Cakes Benedict. The eggs were poached perfectly, but that's all I can say about the meal. The English Muffin was hardly toasted (soft to the bite and not crunch). The crab cakes tasted like they came out of VanDeKamp's frozen fish sticks box. The potatoes were tasteless and chewy. VERY disappointing.

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4.0Dined on April 16, 2017

I had the privilege of enjoying Easter brunch. Everything except the for Brussel sprouts was delicious. The price was $85/per adult. I thought that included unlimited mimosas, but I was wrong. Unlimited mimosas is an additional $25.

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