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About Arroz

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.

901 Massachusetts Ave NW
Washington, DC 20001
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Spanish, Moroccan, Portuguese

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

Cross Street:
Massachusetts Ave NW and 10th Street NW

Dress Code:
Business Casual

Price Range:
$31 to $50

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(202) 869-3300

Website:
http://www.arrozbymic.com/

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.

Parking Details:
Valet parking available at the Marriott Marquis. Garage and meter parking also available.

Public Transit:
Located near both Mt. Vernon Square 7th St./Convention Center (Green & Yellow Lines) and Gallery Place/Chinatown (Red Line) metro stations.

Executive Chef:
Michael Rafidi

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Late Night, Private Room, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Special Events & Promotions:
Please contact events@mikeisabella.com

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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.

Arroz Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

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food

4.5

service

4.5

ambience

4.3

value

4.0

Noise

Moderate

89% would recommend it to a friend

Creative Cuisine (113)
Fit for Foodies (105)
Good for a Date (77)
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Special Occasion (72)
Tapas (60)
Good for Birthdays (51)
Good for Anniversaries (47)
Authentic (45)
Handcrafted Cocktails (41)
Business Meals (39)
Hot Spot (38)
Good Vegetarian Options (37)
Good for Groups (36)
Worth the Drive (34)
Great for Lunch (34)
Fun (31)
Notable Wine List (22)
Romantic (21)
Casual (19)
Quiet Conversation (18)
Tasting Menu (18)
Great for Brunch (16)
Bar Seating (15)
Pre/post Theatre (13)
Cozy (12)
Neighborhood Gem (12)
Healthy (12)
People Watching (11)
Spicy (9)
Comfort Food (8)
Gluten Free Options (8)
Seasonal (8)
Sunday Lunch (8)
Happy Hour (7)
Disabled Access (6)
Local Ingredients (6)
Late-night Find (5)
Vibrant Bar Scene (5)
Kid-friendly (3)
Organic (3)
Scenic View (3)
Afternoon Tea (2)
Great for Outdoor Dining (2)
Paleo Friendly (2)
Quick Bite (2)
Great Beer (1)
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 (Cancún)·Dined 16 hours ago

La comida es excelente !

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 (St. Louis)·Dined 3 days ago

The food was incredible. The service was a little spotty. Our server was very attentive to dietary restrictions at our table, but wasn't always attentive. Would certainly recommend.

Tags: Fun, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Washington DC)·Dined 3 days ago

Cocktails were some of the best we have had in the city!

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 (Washington DC)·Dined 4 days ago

Food was delicious, and an unusual find in DC (not much Spanish-Portuguese-Moroccan fusion in the area). Small plates, large dishes, and desserts were all excellent! Decor was nice too.

Tags: Fun, Fit for Foodies, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Groups, Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine
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 (Washington DC)·Dined 4 days ago

Suburb meal. The menu is very inventive and the wine list is full interesting Spanish, Portuguese and Greek wines not often seen. The Foie Gras Parfait was one of the best things I've ever eaten.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Fit for Foodies
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 (Washington DC)·Dined 5 days ago

Service was excellent, our server knew the menu inside and out, and had great recommendations. Food was superb

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 (Richmond)·Dined 6 days ago

Our second visit lived up and in some respects even exceeded our first visit. WE arrived early, to beat the crowds and noise. As hoped we were seated in one of the very cozy, semi-private alcoves. Our wine and cocktail choices were served promptly and were perfect. Rather than ordering one of the big plates we chose 5 of the small plates, each was better than the preceding ones...the shrimp and the sauce that bathed them were remarkable. Ditto, the roasted carrots and the sausage.

Arroz needs to be experienced by anyone who appreciates a first rate dining experience.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Business Meals, Romantic, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined 6 days ago

Awesome, creative food combined with friendly and attentive service! Plus we love the sangrias!

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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined 7 days ago

We had high hopes from Arroz. Was disappointed. Did not have a good selection of wine. The food was mediocre at the most. Service was good even though it was a busy night. For the price of the meal it was not up to expectations at all.

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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined 7 days ago

The Marriott Marquis may be the flagship hotel, but it is one ugly design decision after another; tacky & patchwork. That said, the Arroz restaurant has an interesting menu, lots of good ideas & execution. Restaurant design is boring & definitely not ambient, entree prices are high, service was very good.

Tags: Creative Cuisine
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 (Washington DC)·Dined 7 days ago

We visited Arroz for Valentine's Day and thought the experience was very good but not excellent. We tried four different small plates and similarly they were good but not out of this world. The doughnut dessert was a standout. Would definitely recommend requesting a booth if possible, I think this also would have made for a much better dining experience rather than being crammed into one of the dozens of small two-tops lining the windows as we were.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on February 12, 2018

My wife and I went to Arroz recently for an early Valentine’s Day dinner. Food and drink were both imaginative and well executed and exceeded our expectations. The attention to detail in ingredients and preparation included beverages as well as the food. The menu features small plates. The small plate format really lets this restaurant shine. The multiple offerings provide opportunities to showcase the imagination and skill of the kitchen. The dishes each had the right combination of spices and accompanying sauces to enhance the character of the main ingredients. The best items we ordered were the burnt eggplant, fried cauliflower, and octopus. We certainly enjoyed each dish we ordered. We both were quite pleased that we had selected Arroz for our special celebration, and we’re looking forward to a return in the near future.

Tags: Cozy, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Birthdays, Quiet Conversation, Tapas, Worth the Drive, Authentic, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Healthy, Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on February 11, 2018

Delicious!

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on February 11, 2018

My husband and I went to Arroz for dinner the Sunday before Valentine's Day to celebrate the holiday early. We arrived before the dinner rush, and asked and were seated in one of the Middle Eastern-styled blue booths along the wall. Service was great, and our server explained the menu and dishes as they arrived. The food and cocktails we tried were all tasty, with the pig bomba and chocolate custard dessert both being standouts. Arroz particularly shines at presenting dishes with a variety of colors and textures, making them attractive and interesting to taste. The bomba also arrived quicker than the 30-45 minute wait noted in the menu, but I'm sure that may vary at the busiest times. We'll definitely plan to visit again!

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Handcrafted Cocktails, Tapas, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Fun, Fit for Foodies
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on February 10, 2018

We were very disappointed with Arroz. The food is not great - everything was far too salty and some dishes were just appalling. The Spanish tortilla was truly awful. The restaurant ambiance was lacking and the prices were silly. For a far superior menu, atmosphere and value, try Barcelona or Estadio.

Tags: Quiet Conversation
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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on February 10, 2018

Another 'tapas' like restaurant in DC but with a Mediterranean flare. While some of the dishes were of a substantial size i.e. the Cauliflower and good for sharing for three or more others like the charred eggplant were not and did not seem to justify the higher than normal prices. Many of the tapas size dishes were $15-19. That being said all the dishes were excellent and the wait staff did a good job guiding us through our selections and were concerned that the dishes met our needs i.e. not too spicy etc. The menu did NOT clearly say that the rice dishes could be ordered as 1/2 orders which I think is key because of the $58-64 per dish price is steep and precludes trying these wonderful dishes. The waiter only mentioned the 1/2 order in passing or we would not have gone that route. It should be clearly stated on the menu and explained by the wait staff. The dessert was equally as good and highly recommended by the table next to ours. The menu provides a lot of flexibility once explained thoroughly and we can't wait to go back to try yet more dishes.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Late-night Find, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Authentic
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on February 10, 2018

I have not often seen great restaurants located in hotels, even high-end ones, but Aroz at the Marriott Marquis was very good. I've been to several Mike Isabella restaurants before and they never disappoint. The atmosphere was good, the service was great, and the food was delicious.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good Vegetarian Options, Special Occasion, Pre/post Theatre
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on February 10, 2018

Service was excellent. I enjoyed the decor. The food was very imaginative and more importantly, very tasty. Became a believer of the duck leg bamba rice.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on February 10, 2018

Burnt eggplant plate was phenomenal. Fried chicken bomba superb. And red and rose sangrias were excellent.

Tags: Great for Brunch, Good Vegetarian Options, Creative Cuisine, Handcrafted Cocktails, Authentic, Gluten Free Options, Seasonal, Good for a Date, Casual, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion
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 (Chicago)·Dined on February 9, 2018

exceeded the hype; salt cod fritters; potatoes brava; bomba with pig were amazingly flavorful and well execited. service was friendly and attentive. highly recommend.

Tags: Authentic, Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on February 9, 2018

Excellent food. Extremely loud- hard to hear the person across the table.

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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on February 8, 2018

The bomba was fantastic as was the burnt eggplant appetizer. Service was perfect. Prices are a bit high.

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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on February 8, 2018

Arroz is amazing. Each dish was a surprise and burst with flavor. This is a don’t miss dining spot.

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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on February 7, 2018

Interesting and creative menu. Our party focused on small plates and had no mains. With this caveat, some of the creations are interesting, others over the top, and others too clever by half, e.g., gambas al ajillo--typically very simple dish--were smothered in a tomato sauce; octopus was dry, tough nested on an interesting parsnip puree and beans; foie gras was delicious, accompanied by intriguing brioche with creative herbs. Service was amazingly good and attentive. Sounds like the chef is a tad too keen on deconstructing traditional dishes and using a million new ingredients to try new renditions, and this urge could usefully be dialed down.Dessert list was interesting but surprisingly short. I'd like to come back to try the mains.

Tags: Good for Birthdays
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on February 6, 2018

Amazing. Simply amazing. A must.

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vip
 (Caribbean)·Dined on February 6, 2018

I discovered Arroz a week ago and have been back twice in that week with foodie friends, for a happy total of three visits! The eggplant appetizer is outstanding, as are the salt cod fritters. The service is attentive and cordial. Definitely a favorite.

Tags: Tapas, Neighborhood Gem, Creative Cuisine, Great for Brunch, Great for Lunch, Fit for Foodies, Disabled Access
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on February 4, 2018

first I never review a restaurant from brunch. It is not reflective of the quality of
the place. We tried the "not for brunch" plates, which were ok, but not spectacular.
We are fans of other Isabella restaurants, but this one does not measure up, at least at
brunch.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on February 3, 2018

We so, so loved this meal! We'd been reading about it for awhile, and finally made reservations. It's fabulous from the very warm welcome you get from the host to the service during the meal and the thank-ious when we reluctantly left. Note - the tapas are actually bigger than normal tapas. So if they at first appear pretty pricey (they're $14-24, in that range), they're really not, considering the size of the plates. There were two of us and four plates were plenty. Hard to pick what we loved the most - the merguez sausage on lava beans is something I'm still thinking about weeks later. And the "burnt" eggplant (an excellent sort of baba ganoush) is also excellent. The full-plate meals looked amazing but we wanted to taste as much as we could. The sangria must be tried - it has allspice in it, which gives it a nice little spicy kick. And it's not *too* fruity and definitely not too sweet. We were too full for dessert but we looked longingly at the desserts on other tables and they looked amazing. Our server, Kristina, was terrific - very knowledgeable about the food, and had perfect timing in bringing us the food. Can't wait to come again.

Tags: Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Hot Spot, Tapas, Creative Cuisine, Bar Seating, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Authentic
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on February 3, 2018

We went to Arroz to celebrate a birthday over brunch. Every dish we ordered was fabulous and our server, Reyes, made the occasion fun and festive with his spot on food recommendations and attentive service. We loved some of the items so much--like the burnt eggplant--that we had to order it twice. I was soooo full afterward that I didn't eat for the rest of the day! But no complaints because this is now my hands down, favorite restaurant in DC. I can't wait to try Arroz for dinner!

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Hot Spot
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on February 2, 2018

We decided to try based on the reputation of the chef and we were not disappointed. I had reviewed some comments from other patrons who did not have such a good experience and I beg to differ. Our waiter, David, explained each and every ingredient and dish and let us know when each item would arrive. He gave a detailed explanation of the menu items and made drink recommendations. He was fabulous and as first time patrons, based on his service we will definitely make a return visit. If you wish to add some enticing flavors to your palette, this is the place. Kudos to the Chef for such a wonderful infusion of herbs and spices!

Tags: Late-night Find
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vip
 (Caribbean)·Dined on February 2, 2018

Interesting food combinations, beautiful setting, and very attentive service.

Tags: Spicy, Great for Lunch, Organic, Fit for Foodies, Great for Brunch, Good Vegetarian Options, Creative Cuisine, Handcrafted Cocktails, Tasting Menu
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on February 2, 2018

Great place for a quiet memorable lunch. Food was creatively prepared and delicious. Service was outstanding. Burnt eggplant was probably my favorite dish out of the 4 small (but big) plates we tried. Can't wait to go back.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on February 1, 2018

We had dinner for 8 friends to celebrate a promotion and job change. The food was wonderful and creative. The Moroccan chicken was excellent - juicy and flavorful. The carrot tapas was wonderful, not to mention beautiful. The cauliflower was wonderful. Our waiter, David, was particularly excellent. We will ask for him every time we are in Arroz. Go now and enjoy it.

Tags: Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on February 1, 2018

Disappointing — flavors and service were completely off. Server did not seem knowledgeable about the food.

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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 29, 2018

Seems like the kitchen has a very difficult time getting food out of the kitchen. It takes forever, the orders are confused and the timing is a mess. Some people got their food after others had finished theirs.

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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 29, 2018

Great food, HORRIBLE service. The first time I went I assumed because it was Saturday night. Today, here for a Monday lunch and service was just as bad despite seatings being at about half-capacity. Slow waiters, no overview of menu or explanations upon greeting, runners don't say what dishes are when they bring them to the table.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 29, 2018

Great food, but as a restaurant in a hotel, outside noise detracts from the quality of the food

Tags: Tapas, Quick Bite
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 28, 2018

I went with a couple of friends to this restaurant after hearing great reviews and we were not disappointed! We went for restaurant week and this was the 5th restaurant I had tried for restaurant week and it was the best. Our server, David really made our whole experience. He explained the menu and each item as it came out and you could tell he was excited and that he had tasted and really enjoyed the food. He gave us background information on each dish and His recommendations. The food itself was very flavorful and excellent presentation. It was definitely an awesome experience and we would go back again!

Tags: Good for a Date, Handcrafted Cocktails, Tasting Menu, Casual, Fun
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 28, 2018

My 2nd visit. Went for restaurant week and loved the 2 $35/55 options especially when I found out you got to taste everything. Loved the Arctic Char on my first visit and was excited that it was also featured. But.....it was nothing like the main menu. Substituted beans for the rice. The 1st 2 courses were really good. The 3rd course (included the Arctic Char) was our least favorite. Beans were included in 3 dishes. I found them all under seasoned. The desert round was good. Funny for a restaurant called Arroz, the $55 menu had no rice! I’ll go back because the food on my first visit was amazing. But I did learn which small plates to avoid.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 28, 2018

2d visit. Restaurant Week. Food fine. Noise level off the charts.

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