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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What a wonderful restaurant! Food and service was spot on. Sat outside and it was a perfect evening.
Great food and atmosphere. Love that they’re dog friendly.
The experience at Art and Soul was amazing. The food, drinks and service were fabulous. I will definitely return to try another meal.
delicious brunch as always. Suggest you feature or recommend the chef-cured bacon.
Excellent food every time I eat there
Always great food and service
Excellent experience, surprised it wasn’t more crowded on a Friday night. Food was outstanding
Server was pleasant however I have a huge thing about putting my mouth on restaurant glasses and requested a straw but they no longer carry them in the restaurant. Also I selected this restaurant due to the s’mores French toast on their website but was told it had been discontinued for over 6 months. That was very disappointing.
The food was so incredible. Our waitress Kenya was the best. I will absolutely return!
We enjoyed our meal! The menu had some very interesting options. I asked for a slight change to a menu item, the chef obliged and my meal was excellent! Our waiter, Vernon, was phenomenal!
I couldn’t stand the smile of then restaurant and the coffee cup had lipstick on it... I refused to go any further. Was not a great experience.
Great restaurant but a bit small as it is attached to a hotel. Making a reservation was easy uaing open tanle and there was availability if you book early enough. Came here for restaurant week and it was superb. Everyrhing from the greeting to the delivery of the check was swift. Drinks are pricey but it is Dc, what do you expect? I had the baby earth and greens salad and it was really good. The sirloin steak was a great cut of meat and the green beans were smothered in a tomato sauce (never had beans like this but will definitely try it again) and the fried potato puffs were to die for. Who doesnt like fried potatoes?! The dessert I chose was carrot cake it was a bit dense and it is not fluffy which is what I prefer, sort of like a bread density. The icing was not super sweet and had a nice ginger flavor. Waiter was kind and polite and didn't bother us. Will definitely come back!!! Near the capital building and about a 10 min walk from archives. Ubering is best as the sidewalk becomes limited closer you get to capital building. There is also outdoor seating!
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.
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.
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.
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.
Art & Soul indeed abound here--super waiter took good care of our business dinner.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
Yes, the ambiance is energetic and it's decorated nicely.
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.
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.
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!
The food here is amazing. Waitstaff and friendly and give good recommendations. Eating here is a treat!
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.
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.
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!
Great good, hearty portions and great service!
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.
A great meal and wonderful service.
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.
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.
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.
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
Absolutely fantastic and creative dishes. Service was perfect. Sitting outside was an added bonus! Enjoy!
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.
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!