Arroz

4.5
828 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Spanish
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Arroz is a contemporary Spanish restaurant in the Marriott Marquis, Washington DC. Look for inventive takes on regional cuisine, pintxos and snacks, bomba rice dishes; as well as a Spanish and Portuguese-inspired beverage program.
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Private dining
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Spanish, Moroccan, Portuguese
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Hours of operation
Dinner

Monday-Thursday 5:30–10pm
Friday-Saturday 5–11pm
Sunday 5pm-10pm

Lunch

Monday-Friday 11:30am-2:30pm

Brunch

Saturday-Sunday 11am-2:30pm

Happy Hour

3pm-6pm 7 days a week at the bar
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Phone number
(202) 869-3300
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Pay with OpenTable, Visa
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Dress code
Business Casual
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Catering
Whether you’re feeding a handful of coworkers at the office or a few hundred guests at a wedding reception, let our expert culinary team make it an event to remember. Bring a taste of Mike Isabella’s restaurants to your event. Our expansive catering menus offer an array of dining options in a number of cuisines, including Italian, Greek, Mexican and Contemporary American. Contact us at events@mikeisabella.com for inquiries.

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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Massachusetts Ave NW and 10th Street NW
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Parking details
Valet parking available at the Marriott Marquis. Garage and meter parking also available.
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Public transit
Located near both Mt. Vernon Square 7th St./Convention Center (Green & Yellow Lines) and Gallery Place/Chinatown (Red Line) metro stations.
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Special events & promotions
Please contact events@mikeisabella.com
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Additional
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Outdoor dining, Private Room, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Private Dining

Our expansive restaurant can hold up to 150 seated and 250 people standing. Arroz also offers a private dining room for seating up to 12. For larger parties, please contact us for more information.

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Sun 5:00PM - 6:00PM 8:30PM - 9:30PM
Mon - Thu 12:00PM - 1:00PM 5:30PM - 6:30PM 8:30PM - 9:30PM
Fri 12:00PM - 1:00PM 5:00PM - 6:00PM 9:00PM - 10:30PM
Sat 5:00PM - 6:00PM 9:00PM - 10:30PM

What 828 People Are Saying
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4.0Dined 4 days ago

Delicious food. Great service but the event happening at the hotel took away from the romantic atmosphere.

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5.0Dined 5 days ago

Great dinning experience with friends! The service was great. Food was delicious and made for sharing. The reservation was easy to arrange. The restaurant was lively but not overcrowded. The servers were very professional and cordial, thinking for the group when we placed our dinner orders, and leaving us to enjoy our meal without hurrying us out. The only thing to note is the menu is slightly on the pricy side, but personally I think it was well worth the overall experience.

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5.0Dined 5 days ago

Amazing service, outstanding food

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2.0Dined 6 days ago

For a restaurant called 'Arroz', you would expect the signature rice dish to be better. The best part of the meal was the ham, which they did not make, though the bread that accompanied it was also good. Basically just go to Jaleo.

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5.0Dined on August 6, 2018

Mother in law in town

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4.0Dined on August 2, 2018

Charred asparagus salad is exceptional... followed by the flat iron steak - a truly delicious meal. I tried a single order of their signature aged duck bomba rice dish last time I was here; it was good but not exceptional. I'm going to stick with the small plates in the future.

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5.0Dined on July 28, 2018

Wonderful meal! We liked sharing the small plates. The food and service was outstanding. We also liked the layout of the restaurant—especially the small booths.

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5.0Dined on July 28, 2018

Denise was an amazing server- def request her- she is the best!!!!! And the food was stellar!!!

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5.0Dined on July 28, 2018

Great food. Duck Romba was a big blast. Great creation by the chef. The duck breast was perfectly cooked. The rest of the food and service was also impressive

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1.0Dined on July 26, 2018

Food wasn’t great

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4.0Dined on July 26, 2018

It was a wonderful dining experience. However, the food is definitely overpriced. Worth the trip if planning to indulge/pay the price for it.

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5.0Dined on July 20, 2018

The pork rice dish was amazing! Way better than I expected.

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5.0Dined on July 20, 2018

Mark was our server and he was fantastic. He makes a great comedy duo with Ryan. The food was excellent. We had the cauliflower, eggplant, the bone marrow and patatas bravas.

When you have a great experience you want a restaurant to get everything perfect which is why i want to mention the room was way too bright and the music almost nonexistent. All ambiance came from service and the food.

Also the bartender remade my old fashioned (too sweet the first time)

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5.0Dined on July 18, 2018

Had a great experience. Food was fabulous. The cod was excellent.

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3.0Dined on July 14, 2018

Lovely room. Actually quite quiet for the number of tables and that is refreshing. However, the food is just ok; Kapnos Kousina is much better food. Prices are way too expensive for what is served. Lamb ribs very fatty and served with uninteresting salad; burned eggplant was tasteless; bombes were good but not nothing special; octopus had funny aftertaste. Dessert was good. One item we ordered did not show up at our table. Overall, energetic and interesting setting and location, but clearly not worth the money.

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5.0Dined on July 14, 2018

Great dinner! All very tasty!

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2.0Dined on July 13, 2018

Wow this was not a good place for lunch. The food was uninspired - some options greasy, some bland and the cheese and meat sides were so tiny, it was ridiculous. We were told to come back for a rice dish as the staff acknowledged lunch options were limited. I can’t imagine going back to pay those prices for rice.

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4.0Dined on July 13, 2018

Food was good. Service was not the best. But drinks were nice.

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5.0Dined on July 9, 2018

Great food! Enjoyed the octopus appetizer, arroz bomba and desert. The best "arroz" I have ever had. We will be back again. Our friend wanted to come back to bring his family. The server was great -very helpful and accommodating.

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5.0Dined on July 7, 2018

Arroz is a MUST in DC. Everything was spectacular! The food was unbelievable and the waiter's recommendations we're so helpful. Drinks and dessert are just fantastic too!

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1.0Dined on July 6, 2018

Mike Isabella's restaurants continue to underwhelm and lack luster in a city like DC with a flux of new and exciting restaurants burgeoning.

Food was quite priced and the taste and quality of the dishes left much to be desired.

The Gamja Ajillo which is usually a simple yet delightful dish lacked proper garlic and was far too salty.

The fried cauliflower with Pig's ear and the croquettas were so-so

The bone marrow was the only redeeming dish!

Certainly not a restaurant i would recommend given the price point vs. quality!

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5.0Dined on July 5, 2018

Quality food and excellent service

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5.0Dined on July 3, 2018

Food and service was excellent. Loved the mix of African spices with a tapas service.

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4.0Dined on June 30, 2018

It was my birthday and I had looked forward to eating at Arroz. We loved the food in Andalucia and Morroco and we had also read the rave reviews. We found the decor interesting but the food left a lot to be desired, service was good, ambience not special. It was overpriced. I will not recommend this restaurant.

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5.0Dined on June 27, 2018

Great service, great cocktails, and a variety of options for the foodies!

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5.0Dined on June 26, 2018

Great food. We did the testing menu, and there was nothing on the menu we didn't like!

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5.0Dined on June 25, 2018

Pricey but some of the best and most creative dishes we’ve had in a long time. Plus, our water was extremely knowledgeable and helpful. Will definitely return.

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1.0Dined on June 25, 2018

All the food was too spicy to even eat. The value for what we paid was not worth anything. The wait staff noticed that we didn’t eat the food and still did not address the question how was your meal tonight?

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1.0Dined on June 24, 2018

Food critic Sietsema has spoken positively of this restaurant. This proves that even well -regarded food critics can make mistakes. The 3 of us who were there last night agree that it is overpriced, of unimpressive quality and definitely not worthy of a return visit even allowing for an "off night." The server was polite but not of the level one might expect for a restaurant that charges top dollar. Specifics are not needed here, but we had to ask for water. The good news is that they brought the various plates more or less to the right people. We had mostly small plates with the chicken large plate as an add-on. The eggplant dish was weird and hardly worth $15. The ribs were good and the potatoes were also good. The chicken for $30 or so was somewhat unusually presented but not special by any measure. Owner Isabella must possess some kind of low view of patrons, figuring that a place without even tablecloths (and with no soap dispenser working in the men's room), exceptionally expensive small plates and an otherwise very limited set of choices if one does not want a major (and expensive) rice dish (patterned on paella but apparently with a lot of fried rice included), and even desserts that do not impress is a formula for success in Washington, DC. The restaurant Sunday evening had only 4 tables filled, which perhaps suggests that the public is not so easily hoodwinked for long.

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5.0Dined on June 24, 2018

We went to Arroz for brunch to celebrate our good friend’s birthday, we had a wonderful time. Great food, great service, restaurant is beautiful, we all love it. I’m going back to Arroz with my husband!

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4.0Dined on June 23, 2018

This was my third time eating at Arroz. The food and service never disappoints. In terms of ambiance, however, towards the end of our meal there was a roving troubador/mariachi-type group. I purposely mix these otherwise distinct adjectives because, while the look and outfits of the band were of traditional, Spanish troubadors, the music was straight mariachi and poorly performed (think tonality of an air raid alarm in WWII London).

In addition to the musical cacophony, one member of the group went around to the various tables soliciting donations. While the entreaties were most polite, it reminded me of my days in New York City when rose peddlers would come into restaurants and zero-in on obvious couples to buy their wares. You were thus faced with the dilemma of looking to your date like you were a cheap cad, or looking like a schmuck who vastly overpaid for a cheap, wilting rose. No one needs that sort of pressure when you are already paying top-dollar for your food.

So, Arroz, keep up the amazing job with the food and service (the traditional bomba, not an early favorite of mine due to the burnt, crusty bits on the bottom of the obviously un-stirred paella pan, was markedly improved). Just lose the roving entertainment. Your patrons will assuredly thank you.

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5.0Dined on June 23, 2018

Spectacular menu. On a business trip. Ate here Saturday after colleagues raves about it from their Friday visit.

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5.0Dined on June 23, 2018

The food at Arroz is delicious! I stopped in for a quick bite at the counter, and was delighted by the quality. I had the house sangria and the grilled shrimp small plate. The shrimp didn't come with enough bread to soak up the divine garlicky sauce, so I ordered a side of a pita-type bread. Very good overall.

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5.0Dined on June 22, 2018

First in my life that actually liked everything in a MI joint. Food and service were great!!

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5.0Dined on June 20, 2018

Amazing tapas, perfectly prepared.

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5.0Dined on June 19, 2018

Creative and Tasty. Offering more small plate options would be welcome. Price was a bit high.

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5.0Dined on June 18, 2018

Muy buena alternativa en el Marriot Marquis. Recomiendo el menú degustación para probar la excelente cocina del restaurante con un buen maridaje de vinos.

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4.0Dined on June 17, 2018

The food and service were awesome, and our drinks were great too. The World Famous is an experience if you like fruity drinks. Overall, we liked the restaurant but it’s pricey.

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4.0Dined on June 17, 2018

Food was delicious. Some of the portions were smaller than anticipated, but overall a wonderful meal. Loved the burnt eggplant and cauliflower, and the Jamon and Egg Bomba rice was amazing. Look forward to returning.

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5.0Dined on June 16, 2018

My niece was in town.

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