Art and Soul
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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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.
Online menu was not updated in house menu was fabulous & more options. Raphael was fabulous & kudos to "mixologist" perfect chilled Cosmo
Perfect lunch! Brussels sprouts were amazing. BLT delish.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
I really enjoy dining at Art and Soul. The food is always good, location is great and the wait staff is friendly and attentive.
The food was very creative and tasty.
The wait staff was attentive but not overly intrusive - much appreciated during a business meal.
When you have limited options, this is your go to place. Not worth the time or money.
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.
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.
The ambiance was nice. However, the buffet on thanksgiving was not good. Paid too much money for cold and tasteless food. A friend suggested the restaurant we went on the same day and both was dissatisfied.
We were celebrating Thanksgiving and had been there a few years back but this time it was very poor and extremely expensive. Bad wine, not enough variety in the food, not even corn was available. Bottom line we won’t be visiting Arrt and Soul again.
Thanksgiving meal was just ok for me for the $65. Other person liked it. Collard greens and whipped potatoes were really good other items average. Prime rib was raw. Simple cheese and cracker platter. But curry in the pumpkin pie?
I have been going to Art and Soul at Thanksgiving for 3 years. Always great food, ambience and servers.
Enjoyed our Thanksgiving Dinner at Art and Soul. Tasted better than homemade!! Only improvement could be to add whipped cream or ice cream for the pies.
This restaurant is located in a hotel lobby, which wasn't what we expected when we reserved the table. The service here was good, but I had to spit out one of my bites of steak due to it being too tough and my wife got a very small portion of food for the price. We had to grab some pizza after the meal.
The food was tasty and service was great! I will certainly return.
Fantastic food. Great variety. A little more on the expensive side but worth it.
Though the service was exceptional, the food was subpar. I ordered the onion dip which was delicious but my Scottish salmon entree lacked flavor. My friend ordered the crab cake deviled eggs and that too was lacking. She had the lamb as her entree and said it was worth the cost. The restaurant it’s self was beautiful and relaxing. I would return for their cocktails though.
Delicious food and friendly attentive service. The cauliflower entree was delicious!!
The service was great. I requested a bottle of champagne ahead of time and they had everything set up. Food was good but - if this makes sense - tried too hard. The creme brulee was really good. Overall atmoshere was good as well.
The food was great a little expensive there wasn't a lot of options for brunch we felt rushed the restaurant wasn't crowded by the waitress act like she was in a hurry and she could've been a little more sociable
Fantastic dinner. Attentive waiter. Great evening with friends.
Disappointed. I was expecting so much more, and given how empty this was during weekend brunch, this place does not seem to be as good as when it came on to the scene a few years ago. It has definitely been surpassed but others in the DC food scene.
Service was great with only one caveat, a little slow on refilling water. The Maple Brined Pork Loin was cooked perfectly. The maple and salt of the brine was a little heavy handed for me and perhaps that's why the water refill was an issue for me. The Fried Amish Chicken Thighs' coating was soft, not crispy as expected.
Deserts were much better. The dessert menu offered was slightly different than the one currently posted on the website. The two desserts we tried are not on the menu posted so I cannot identify them by name. One was a lemon pudding with the consistency more like a custard covered in fresh berries. I would go back just for that, great balance of sweet and tart. The other we tried was a maple cinnamon cheesecake with vanilla ice cream. Another delight.
Dog friendly. Even with rainy weather we sat in the lobby. Delicious chilaquiles.
Best Brussels Sprouts we have ever eaten. Every dish was wonderful.
Art & Soul is simple divine.
- the service is excellent
- the chefs make amazing creations (apps to
- the all dogs and even have a dog menu
Their happy hour selections are great and whenever your celebrating, Art & Soul brings on the cheer.
Had the best chickpea and black bean burger! Service was awesome.
The food was very good, my server was friendly & helpful. Pretty much what I would expect from Art Smith. I took off a star for service due to the. hostess. The restaurant was not crowded at all. I was dining alone so she sat me at a two seat that was along a wall with a number of other two seats - all empty. Nice table. But a few minutes later she led another single person to the table right next to me. Why not at least put a table in between us? It created some awkwardness that made the experience not as pleasant as it could have been.
I have always wanted to eat at this place. The food was ok. It actually wasn't bad. I didn't like the syrup with my waffles, which was spicy, however, someone may like it. The grits had green onions in them and I didn't care for them, however, I am sure someone would like that. The lemon pancakes were really good. The chicken on the chicken and waffles were thighs instead of breast and there was entirely too much breading. The bacon was good and so was the chicken sausage..delish. My biggest concern came when dogs were being allowed in the outside area where we sat. I am sure there are a bunch of dog lovers out there, however, I am not and if I had known that this was a dog friendly restaurant, I would have probably sat inside.
We were not impressed with this restaurant. I’m not sure if it’s still affiliated with Art Smith, but it lacks his soul and authenticity. Service was slow but the courses came one on top of the other. The food was just okay. The fried chicken tasted like it was fried two days back and was dry and unseasoned. One standout was the pork belly. It was delicious. Desserts were particularly mediocre. We went for my daughter’s 16th birthday as she loves Chef Smith’s restaurant in Disney Springs. This was the opposite experience. Very disappointed.
Food was amazing. Waiter a little odd. Failed to serve Cappuccio. The fried chicken was delicious and oh the muffins.
Tremendously attentive wait staff, amazing variety in flavors, and without question the best meal I've ever had. Must visit.
Restaurant Week 2018 DC
Not a good experience and embarrassing when taking business colleagues to lunch.
One of our party ordered the Restaurant Week special but we had to leave