Art and Soul

4.4
4188 reviews
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$31 to $50
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American

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About

Our kitchen serves simple, honest food that reflects a devotion to quality and responsibility made possible by partnerships with like-minded farmers, artisans and growers who provide products that are sustainably sourced, whenever possible.

Helmed by Executive Chef Douglas Alexander, Art and Soul exudes true warmth and hospitality. Playful regional elements such as hand-painted farm signs and traditional folk art are also used throughout the space in honor of the D.C. restaurant's regional influences. In warmer weather, an expansive front patio provides an al fresco dining option with a fire-pit and grill.
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Private dining
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
American, Southern
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Hours of operation
Brunch
Sat, Sun 7:00 am–3:00 pm
Lunch
Mon–Fri 11:00 am–3:30 pm
Happy Hour
Mon–Fri 4:00 pm–7:00 pm
Dinner
Mon–Sat 5:30 pm–10:30 pm
Sun 5:30 pm–10:00 pm
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Phone number
(202) 393-7777
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Payment options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Douglas Alexander
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
D Street NW
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Parking details
Valet Parking Available
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Public transit
2 Blocks from Union Station
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Special events & promotions
For special event information, please email Amanda Lesko, our Private Dining Manager at ALesko@jdvhotels.com
Additional
Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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What 4188 People Are Saying
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4.6
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87% of people would recommend it to a friend
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M
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

Very good food. Wait staff was aloof. Seemed annoyed much of the time.

expensive.

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YB
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

It's really loud. I had a hard time hearing my companion.

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WD
Washington DC
14 reviews
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lucked up in this gem after I saw a friend’s Facebook post about eating there. The food was fresh and tasty and our server Vernith was attentive and gave great food and beverage recommendations. Will definitely come back and look forward to the rooftop scene the attached hotel has!!

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LB
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing food, great service, good drink pairing recommendations. Would definitely go back.

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Miami
4 reviews
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was my first visit. I had really great time. Everyone enjoyed their food.

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CM
Washington DC
22 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always enjoyable setting and with a great variety of food selections!

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OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on March 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent experience with wonderful service.

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New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 4, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Good quality and service, but protein sizes we're very small. Overpriced but that's DC

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OT
1 review
Dined on March 3, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 3

We were able to talk and enjoy each other’s conversation without a lot of noise. Our food was superb. Will be coming back.

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SW
Richmond
1 review
Dined on March 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

As usual, a tasty meal in a restaurant in which you can hear your self think as well as the other people at the table. Service top notch as always, from the hostess, to the waiter to the bus-staff.

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S
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on February 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I've recommended Art and Soul to EVERYONE. A 4 minute walk from Union Station takes you to the Liaison Capitol Hill Hotel, and awaiting you right off the hotel lobby is this gem. Art & Soul offers exceptional service - you truly feel cared for by people who really know their menu and wine list. Two of our party of 4 had the seared scallops, and they were truly melt-in-your-mouth delicious. The maple pork chop was bone in, incredibly flavorful and so tender you could cut it with a fork and the bronzino with spiced smoked sausage and crab stew was amazing. Honestly, you could close your eyes and point and the menu and you'd land on something delicious. A&S could teach a masterclass in how to make a real cappuccino and the desserts we shared, including the cheesecake, pecan sticky bun bread pudding and orange blossom creme brulee had everyone sighing with joy. By no means an inexpensive meal, but worth every penny.

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K
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on February 26, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

Art and Soul is still a good place to gather but it has become rather pricey. Charging $13 essentially for bread or $27 for their signature fried chicken...at lunch...is a bit much. The service was prompt and my chicken sandwich was very good though it is as spicy as advertised. This is not a complaint- just a warning.

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GG
Nashville
1 review
Dined on February 17, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 1ambience 4

Biscuits under blt Benedict were hard, bacon was cold. Salad was great. Husband's food was good, but the crab omelet could use a sauce. Service seemed like we were asking too much for even being there. We were seated right by thw kitchen, as the waitstaff talked amongst themselves about the dinners.

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T
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We visit D.C. frequently for a quick weekend getaway and each time we head out to Art and Soul. I love the vibe, the service was great and the food does the place justice. They’re also pet friendly (with a dog menu) Plus, you get a perfect view of the capitol right down the street.

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CH
Washington DC
14 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Very comfortable place. The food is tasty, and the server was quite knowledgeable and polite. I certainly will return.

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OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My love and I had an amazing time with great food and excellent service!!

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KL
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great ambiance. Very intimate. Service was prompt and professional. Food was great! Made our Valentine’s Day date nice!

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S
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It made date night such a huge success, and loved every minute of it.

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J
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 5ambience 4

Service was excellent but the food was not very good and the portion was very small for the price.

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MS
Baltimore
3 reviews
Dined on February 10, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

We were four adults for Sunday brunch. I had the eggs benedict which was very good. It was served on biscuits with bacon and jam, and eggs were perfect. A nice helping of salad accompanied the breakfast, along with cottage fried potatoes. Not exactly diet food, but very good. The same goes for the cinnamon buns and banana bread.
Two of my friends got steak and eggs, which they both liked.

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JP
Washington DC
13 reviews
Dined on February 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Actually a family get together with relatives from out of town, I suggested Art And Soul for brunch due to very favorable experiences there over the past few years for dinner. My relatives were staying nearby so this was convenient. The whole experience was perfect - food was excellent with great choices and the service was attentive and impeccable. I highly recommend this Capitol Hill neighborhood gem.

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OT
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I had the chicken thighs. Absolutely delicious dinner before Georgetown Law school dance. Highly recommend!

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JF
1 review
Dined on February 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I have had lunch at Art and Soul numerous times and each time the food has been excellent.

Just keep doing what you are doing!!!

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ME
1 review
Dined on February 2, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Made a last minute decision and it was a good one. Delicious food and the service was excellent. Would definitely recommend to friends and revisit next time I'm in DC.

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OT
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on January 31, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 3

Food tasted pretty good but it was not hot. This has been the case several times that I’ve eaten here.

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AT
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on January 28, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

The service is always fantastic. The food is generally very good. Get new chairs!

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Oklahoma City
3 reviews
Dined on January 27, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

We only went here because there was no wait. Really good for a hotel restaurant. Great service. I had the black bean burger and I enjoyed it.

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l
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on January 6, 2019
Overall 2food 1service 3ambience 5

Food was horrible, didn’t realize I needed to use valet parking in order to have it validated. When I tried asking for help, staff was very short with me. Will not return.

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Richmond
1 review
Dined on January 3, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Online menu was not updated in house menu was fabulous & more options. Raphael was fabulous & kudos to "mixologist" perfect chilled Cosmo

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DC
Washington DC
30 reviews
Dined on January 3, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Perfect lunch! Brussels sprouts were amazing. BLT delish.

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j
1 review
Dined on January 1, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

It was a nice way to bring in the new year. The staff was super friendly and the food was good. I enjoyed their twist on chicken and waffles. Not too expensive and plenty of comfortable seating.

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Manchester
10 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was brilliant! Tried a bit of my wife's and my Mam's too and everything was amazing.
Jazz duo for New Years Eve night were very good and volume just right for background.
Service was only a touch off perfect but very friendly and informative.
Commemorative Polaroid and complementary welcome cocktails were an unexpected treat too.

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DM
Washington DC
15 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 5

I had dinner with a group of girlfriends on NYE. The food was good but the hospitality was definitely the highlight. All of the staff we interacted with were so nice--especially our server Kenya who was awesome. The complimentary cocktail and little box of candy were also a very nice touch.

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EG
London
10 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2018
Overall 1food 2service 3ambience 2

Very disappointing dinning experience. When we arrived the restaurant was totally empty that is kind of strange considering the day and time. We asked for sparkling water and they did not have any! Not acceptable for this kind of restaurant. Menu was kind of limited and food nothing to justify the expectation and some reviews. Not an experience to be repeated or recommended.

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F
Houston
1 review
Dined on December 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We celebrated our engagement here and had an absolutely amazing experience. The food and service were impeccable. They even brought us a free bottle of champagne to have with our meal.
Highly recommend!

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PE
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on December 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I really enjoy dining at Art and Soul. The food is always good, location is great and the wait staff is friendly and attentive.

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MM
Washington DC
12 reviews
Dined on December 13, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

The food was very creative and tasty.
The wait staff was attentive but not overly intrusive - much appreciated during a business meal.

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Washington DC
23 reviews
Dined on December 8, 2018
Overall 2food 1service 2ambience 2

When you have limited options, this is your go to place. Not worth the time or money.

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J
Richmond
21 reviews
Dined on November 29, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

I always enjoy art and soul. They have a great variety of appetizers to share. Everyone in my group was pleased with their food but I was disappointed to see that they took Quiche off the lunch menu.

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Richmond
4 reviews
Dined on November 22, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Family came to town during Thanksgiving and we were expecting the regular menu. The buffet was good but they kept running out of dishes and not refilling them quickly.

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