Art and Soul

4.2
4258 reviews
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$31 to $50
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American
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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Restaurant Week

Its that time of the year! Come and join us at Art and Soul as we partake in restaurant week. this is a great chance to try a little bit of everything we will be offering a 3-Course Pre-Fixe Lunch, Brunch and Dinner. Lunch and Brunch will be $22 and Dinner will be $35. Please book your reservations through opentable. We will see you soon.

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Valid For: 1 - 20 people

Starts: August 12, 2019

Ends: August 13, 2118

Availability: Daily 11:30AM-10:00PM

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OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I went to Art and Soul for Restaurant Week and loved it. The ambiance was lovely, the service was phenomenal and the food was delicious! I would definitely come back and would totally recommend.

E
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 4food 3service 3ambience 4

Went for restaurant week lunch 2019. The the first course salad was delicious. Unfortunately, that was the best part of the meal. I ordered the fried chicken thighs and it was not that good. The mash potatoes were good. My friend ordered the veggie burger and didn't like it much. When the waiter, who knew we were frequently customers, saw that we didn't eat much of the entree, he insisted on telling his manager about our dissatisfaction. We told him there was no need but a few seconds later the manager came and offered us another entree. When we declined, he told us we would only have to pay for the salad. It was so nice! For dessert we both ordered the carrot cake. Let's just say, I'm glad we didn't hv to pay for it. It was all cream cheese with little cake. Historically the food is good so hopefully it was just an off day. Nevertheless, the service made up for our meal.

L
1 review
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall 3food 1service 2ambience 5

We chose Art and Soul SOLELY for the pooch patio. We were so excited to buy our furry friend steak so he can 'fine dine'. About 15 minutes AFTER we ordered our food, we were told that the only thing they had available from the Pooch Patio menu were the popsicles (no beef and gravy, no steak, nothing)....... such a disappointment. The food was subpar and we definitely would've rather spent our money elsewhere for food.

P
Los Angeles
8 reviews
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Happy Hour 7 days 3-7! Fantastic... fried green tomatoes 😊crab deviled eggs 😀. Three cheese sampler 😇. Great entree. Lamb merguza with pistachio dukkah. 😊. Great dessert menu. Ganache tort, superb. Bread pudding, 😇. Great friendly service.

JP
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on August 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Art & Soul indeed abound here--super waiter took good care of our business dinner.

M
Munich
1 review
Dined on August 8, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 2

Simpel food was ok but certainly overpriced
Table an chair worn out
Service was ok but not in accordance with the the image of star restaurant

OT
San Francisco
26 reviews
Dined on August 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We were a party of four, three of whom had never been to the restaurant before. From the reception to the end of our meal, we were warmly received and treated royally. Each of us had a different meal and we sampled each other's food. To a person, we enjoyed our individual selection and the selection of everyone else. As the organizer of the get-together, I could not have been happier. Kudos to our initial waiter and to his replacement. Art and Soul would do well to retain these gentlemen.

OT
Richmond
1 review
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Took our two dogs and could not have had a better experience. Vernon, our waiter, was incredibly friendly and patient, with prompt service for us and the dogs. The special dog menu was amazing - they literally got a steak meal for a great price. Our meals were delicious as well. Would definitely recommend.

AB
Washington DC
9 reviews
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 5

Only real complaint is my daughter's food. She ordered steak and egg breakfast. Steak was well done, dry and chewy and not medium well as she requested. Scrambled egg looked like it was scrambled once with the spatula and turned over like a pancake. Lumpy with large cheese squares dotted throughout. My veggie bean burger was good but my preference would be more pickled onions. I should have asked for more on the side. Ambiance was great.

PR
Washington DC
63 reviews
Dined on August 2, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

Salads are usually spot on. Yesterday’s were not great. Salmon is usually spot on but was way too raw and the skin not even crisped. Disappointing visit, but they are usually not like this so will be back. Service is always very good.

PM
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on July 31, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Yes, the ambiance is energetic and it's decorated nicely.

EH
Washington DC
17 reviews
Dined on July 31, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 4

Food seemed to taste better and portion sizes more reasonable than my previous experiences here. Good service, but a caution to those with parties of six or more. Be aware that an 18% gratuity is automatically added to your bill, but our waiter did not alert us to that. So we inadvertently tipped 20% on top of that. Won't make that mistake again.

EF
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on July 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had a great time and meal. We hadn’t seen each other in a long time so it was nice that we weren’t rushed.

DG
Philadelphia
17 reviews
Dined on July 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food, the service and the setting are great. We go to Art and Soul for brunch when friends from out of town come to visit and for special occasions. The lemon pancakes and the crab omelette are outstanding!

MH
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food here is amazing. Waitstaff and friendly and give good recommendations. Eating here is a treat!

S
Washington DC
202 reviews
Dined on July 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The fried chicken thighs and the salmon were both outstanding. The cheese plate made for an excellent shared appetizer. Thanks to Kenya and her colleague for excellent, unhurried service.

G
Washington DC
107 reviews
Dined on July 16, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

Art and Soul is the best of what is essentially a food desert - the area near Georgetown Law School. The food and service are solid and it's a good value - anything under $25 a person for a sit down lunch in DC is a bargain these days. My only complaint is that the food is super heavy, and on a hot day like yesterday, I'd prefer to see some lighter fare. I get that it's Southern Food, but still.

KY
1 review
Dined on July 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I had heard about the Fried Amish Chicken Thighs before I visited and decided to go with those. I was not disappointed! They definitely lived up to the hype. I highly recommend them!

OT
Houston
13 reviews
Dined on July 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great good, hearty portions and great service!

m
Richmond
22 reviews
Dined on July 4, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

Menu for July 4th is limited. Server rushing us to order. Read this online and got good review so we book. There’s nothing special about the pooch patio. Never comeback again.

JL
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on July 3, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

A great meal and wonderful service.

JP
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on July 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful food, attentive staff. If you're paying cash you might have a slight wait for them to make change at the bar. Outdoor seating is great when the weather is nice.

DG
Philadelphia
17 reviews
Dined on June 30, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

We have been to Art and Soul several times and have always enjoyed our visits. We like the service, the wide variety of menu choices and their presentations. We will return again, the next time we have friends visiting from out of town.

d
Austin
47 reviews
Dined on June 28, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

The waiters were friendly and knowledgeable. The food was creative and tasty. The collard greens were amazing, as was the grilled octopus with molé sauce. It was a bit expensive, but then again, this is DC.

BD
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on June 24, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 2ambience 4

I was disappointed that service was slow with no one else in the restaurant. I also didn’t have a spoon to stir my coffee as one was not brought to me, I asked and still never received one. It seemed the server had an attitude when I asked as though it was inconvenient and she was overwhelmed

D
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on June 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Absolutely fantastic and creative dishes. Service was perfect. Sitting outside was an added bonus! Enjoy!

ML
Little Rock
1 review
Dined on June 21, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 5

There were NOT enough servers at the restaurant and it was evident by how long it took to get drinks (1 of which we never received, but didn't get charged for) or to be checked on. It also took a surprisingly long time to get our food as well, but I'm not sure if that was a kitchen issue. The restaurant was far from busy.

The server we had was kind and the food was good. I saw the restaurant described as southern, but that seemed to have been a bit of a stretch as most of the entrees and starters seemed to be more French-derived.

AM
Washington DC
16 reviews
Dined on June 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love when I eat here..always full and satisfied, never stuffed. I normally get a salad with protein but opted for the fried chicken sandwich and a salad. My colleague got the salmon burger. Art and Soul never disappoints!

BF
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on June 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always accommodating. One of the best restaurants in DC with reasonable menu prices.

BG
New England
9 reviews
Dined on June 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We sat outside because we had our dog, and they were super nice and welcoming. There is even a puppy menu. The chicken and waffles were delicious, and the lemon pancakes were super fluffy and tangy. Service was great, food was great, no complaints!

Art and Soul
Responded on June 23, 2019

Thank you so much for dining with us! We hope to see you again! We love dogs here, and also host a lot of dog events as well!

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N
Baltimore
9 reviews
Dined on June 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

The food was wonderful and our server was very attentive.

HS
1 review
Dined on June 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was AMAZING. The service was great. The restaurant was kind of loud, but that was just due to two parties. Overall, i would completely recommend this restaurant to anyone!

KS
Washington DC
11 reviews
Dined on June 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was the star of the restaurant. We had the swordfish which was seasoned and strongly flavored. We ate at the ample outdoor seating where it was pleasantly quiet. Service was great. Our tomato and watermelon salad was superb, really the best salad we've had in a long time! We also had a side of collard greens that turned out to be seasoned with curry and they were fantastic! We will definitely return and we highly recommend this restaurant!

Art and Soul
Responded on June 23, 2019

Thank you so much for dining with us! The tomato and watermelon salad is one of our new additions! We hope to see you again!

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OT
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on June 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It is a great place to take your dog! Nice patio! Great menu for dogs too!

OT
Philadelphia
12 reviews
Dined on June 10, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

I have had dinner twice. Both consistent quality and service. Great waitress this time.

HO
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 8, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 3ambience 3

Staff was helpful and friendly. Food very expensive... Not sure why add the ambience was fine but nothing special. Two of our entrees were good. The third was almost inedible.

OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on June 4, 2019
Overall 1food 2service 1ambience 1

Horrible service. Had a reservation and had to wait 20 minutes to be seated and then another 20 for our drink order and then another 15 for food. It was ridiculous.

LG
Seattle
4 reviews
Dined on June 3, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 1ambience 2

I have eaten at Art and Soul whenever I visit the DC area but this time our waiter was nowhere to be seen and I had a long black hair in my ice tea when it was brought to our table. I ended up giving it to another waitress because our waiter was MIA.

S
New England
13 reviews
Dined on June 1, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 4

The food for brunch was fine. The only complaint was about the sticky buns - not very gooey.

ED
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on May 28, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

The menu is quite interesting. Basically it is Southern cuisine done up scale.

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