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.
Sat, Sun 7:00 am–3:00 pm
Mon–Fri 11:00 am–3:30 pm
Mon–Fri 4:00 pm–7:00 pm
Mon–Sat 5:30 pm–10:30 pm
Sun 5:30 pm–10:00 pm
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.View Private Dining Details
This was my second visit to Art and Soul. The first time I came was during restaurant week. Loved it. The second time around, Not so happy. I ordered a dish with sweet potato hash and kale which was extremely salty. I told the waiter and asked to have it exchanged for the chicken and waffles which was excellent. My problem was that the waiter offered no apology for the salty food. The manager brought the chicken and waffles again with no apologies
And a sour demeanor. It also arrived with no garnishes. My daughter had originally ordered the chicken and waffles which were nicely placed on the plate with a nice garnish. I expected more from this establishment. I felt like it bothered them to have to replace my meal. Unprofessional.
One of my favorite go to places in Washington DC, never a bad meal!
The BEST BLT and fries in town. It was the perfect day for outdoor dining.
We asked to sit outside but the host told us this was not an option due to rain. We were provided a very basic menu which did not include the items we saw when we reviewed the restaurant online. After we finished our order, we saw that others who were outside were ordering food from the menu that we looked at online. When we inquired, we were told that this was a bar menu. We expressed our concerns and we were addressed with defensiveness and hostility. The waiter did not check on us frequently. By the end of the encounter, we were ready to get our check and leave.
We were in Washington DC for a small vacation. Art and Soul was part of the package. The service was top notch and our server very friendly and personable. The food was not to our taste. It was more experimental and imaginative than we prefer.
Food was tasty! They even have a pooch menu for the outdoor patio! I had the blt benedict.
I was pleasantly surprised by the meal. My swordfish was very tasty, perfectly cooked. The scallop crudo was fresh and creamy and a little spicy. Really good. The ambiance leaves a lot to be desired, but if you're in the neighborhood or staying at the hotel, it's worth a visit.
Overall a little disappointing. The food was reasonable and well presented but service was slow and uneven. The space is very ‘hotel’ like. Compared to some of our other Washington dinners it did not hold up well. Too many other better options for us to go back.
BLT Benedict for brunch was outstanding! Chef created a dish for vegan member of our party, with a variety of veggies and curry that she really enjoyed. Pulled pork was amazing too. Nice, quiet space, friendly and good service, definitely return-worthy.
Great food and a right across the street from our hotel. Have the fried chicken. Yum and delicious chocolate tart
Went for a nice dinner out with a friend and it was such a lovely experience. On the high end of my scale on price, but well worth it. Team service is a plus too.
Seeing all the pictures of wonderful dishes on the web site, we were disappointed to see a very limited selection on their menu - one sided page included appetizers and main dishes - prices were high, food was just OK
Excellent food. Not just comfort food. Meat dishes are excellent.
Food was fantastic. Perfection. Fried chicken was better than Jesus. Branzino and mushroom pasta was superb as well. Service was a bit jumbled. It was a bit loud that night and they were probably understaffed, but all around I was not impressed. The hostess did not notice us standing in front of her until I called out to her. Then she had to finish what she was doing before she could seat us. We greeted by one server for our drink orders, then another server came over to pour water, then a third server took our order. A food runner delivered the food and put the plates on top of the silverware. I wasn't sure who our server was because we were rarely visited. That said, service was quick, staff were friendly, and the food was worth it. I just sort of expected more for 35$ a plate. I might come back on a quiet week night with a date next time.
Was in the area for National Police Week and after the Candlelight Vigil, we were very hungry. Since we were staying in the adjacent hotel, we thought we'd try this place out. We were very happy that we did because in our 4 night stay, we ended up eating here twice. The staff was absolutely wonderful especially since we arrived just before the kitchen was to close. They accommodated us along with several other parties that also arrived at the late hour. Loved the chicken thighs! Short rib was very tender and flavorful, and the salmon was absolutely delicious. Haven't had salmon done that way before and we're from salmon country (Pacific Northwest). So, in a nutshell, Great Service & Great Food.
The food was amazing. So delicious! Wow the fried chicken. The muffins. Everything was delicious. The server was so incredibly attentive-- always at the ready and really went out of his way to be welcoming, offer up good recommendations, be responsive, etc. Just a fantastic server-- I wish I remembered his name because he was amazing and made up for others' mistakes. Because the front desk hostess was a disaster. When we got there, the front desk was completely empty as the hostess had disappeared. We were waiting several minutes and a line had even formed of people also waiting to be seated behind us. I ended up having to go into the dining room and our eventual server ended up seating us and the woman behind me. When the hostess eventually showed up, she came to our table and confirmed we had a reservation. But apparently she never marked it in the system because I then got a no-show e-mail from Open Table. I wrote to you and have been waiting to confirm I received my points, because I was not a no-show. I told the hostess hours later when I got your email and she seemed to go into the system to fix it (hours later). After dinner we went to the bar and hotel lobby and noticed throughout the night the hostess left her stand multiple times unoccupied.
Not enough dishes to choose from. The mac and cheese was more noodles than cheese. The mash potatpiles had too much salt.
The service was excellent. We actually had two waiters who were very attentive.
The food however, left much to be desired. I had the pork chop, which wa soberly salty. Two other members in my party had the short rib, which was just ok per their report.
The beet and poached apple salad was delicious. The cornbread muffins were good. My sister had the chocolate torte. It was dry and the crust could not be cut with a fork.
It was also the start of Police week and the restaurant had made the poor decision to set up some sort of product demo sign up line inside the dining area.
We went for brunch on Mothers Day. The food was delicious especially the deviled eggs and our server was outstanding. We were also given cookies and complimentary champagne to the ladies. The mood was upbeat. Very impressive!
The chicken and waffles were good. My wife had the steak and eggs which she were good not spectacular. Our server was shaky at best. The servers that brought out the food did so great and brought extra napkins and drinks. Our waitress forgot to bring more drinks and extra napkins
A Mother’s Day Celebration for two. I was surprised to learn that Art, the original owner was no longer or very loosely still involved wit the Restaurant. I was assured that the same recipes were being used. The food was good, but service was very slow. It may have been due to the holiday, but the restaurant was not full during our time there
I have never eaten breakfast here. Good creative options. I had a Mexican themed egg prearation that was a multi-taste bomb!
Me and my girlfriend went there for brunch on Sunday around 1:30 pm. It wasn’t busy at all we may have came after the rush hour crowd in the morning to early afternoon. Also the weather was cloudy as there was a possibility of rain so I’m not sure if that had anything to do with the crowd as well. Food was delicious, well cooked and great temperature. The prices were moderate not expensive but definitely not cheap. I ordered the lemon pancakes they were so good it tasted like eating lemon cake, I also had the apple chicken sauce which was just as good. My girlfriend had chicken and waffles she like spicy syrup on the chicken it was just tad bit over fried so she picked around some of the skin. The only thing that I would say is that our server forgot about us and wasn’t as attentive to our needs but she did make up for it by comping a free dessert. Overall a great experience and nice ambiance.
Good but ordered a side salad with my burger and got fries instead.
Kenya, our server, was the best and so knowledgeable of the menu. The bacon corn muffins were worth the evening visit!!
The Snack Board appetizer was not as good as expected. Pork rinds (yes, I know) were terrible (styrofoam with paprika) with mainly cracker spreads. Everything on it was fairly spicy, even the fried green tomatoes. Just not my thing. Main entree (salmon) was very good and service was great. Overall good experience. Nice outdoor dining area and good wine.
A really nice restaurant with an extremely friendly staff. I brought my dog but didnt realize it was going to be cold. They sat me inside (at the hotel lobby) and were very accommodating. The food was great and the service was good! The staff is extremely friendly. I would definitely recommend going here.
Our family had brunch here last Sunday. Everyone loved their dish - from the three egg omelet to the fried chicken and waffles (really great menu and wonderful cooking). Mimosas for the table added a festive touch to our brunch. Service was outstanding, including accommodations for our almost one-year old grandson. He was happy and content throughout. Don't let being connected to a hotel send you someplace else. This is truly a great restaurant.
Wonderful dessert and service! They made our anniversary special!
Service was great, food was done well but nothing that blew me away. What I couldn’t get over was how run down the place was. All the chairs were old and cracking/wobbly.
The service was excellent - we didn't wait for anything. The food was good to very good, but nothing blew me away. I had the pork chop, which was fine, but the grits on the side were very good. My husband had the bronzino, and he said the same - it was very good.
Love Love Love the food and the atmosphere. The food was outstanding, and the service was impeccable. I would frequent this restaurant again, and highly recommend it to anyone wanting a complete food experience.
So I was getting lunch at this restaurant. I waited 40 minutes for my food and then then my hamburger showed up raw. I actually took a picture because I expect I may get sick from it. They did comp the meal but no manager came to talk to me. Seriously.
This is a nice place for leisurely Sunday brunch.
(No parking fees on Sunday!)
I was a guest at the Liaison Hotel and was pleased to find that Art and Soul was there. The food and service was excellent. The wait staff were familiar with the menu and made wonderful recommendations. On my next trip to DC, I'll be sure to go back. Thanks for a wonderful meal!
Server was pretty terrible
Well equipped for the lunch rush for in and out dining.
The worst grits ever. The grits were watery and the sauce/gravy was even worst.
Outstanding delicious fresh farm to table great!!!!⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️