Art and Soul

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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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Thursday, November 28, 2019

What 4285 People Are Saying
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TG
Salt Lake City
3 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The only misstep was the way they served the devilled eggs. Need to be on a bed of something so they don't slide around. However, everything else was exceptional. Loved the duck confit.

OT
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service!

P
Baltimore
9 reviews
Dined on October 31, 2019
Overall3food2service4ambience3

Cocktail not exactly right (I have been drinking and mixing negronis for years), burger was tasty but greasy—I had heartburn for the rest of the day.

LS
Baltimore
3 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was delicious! Service was very good, too. I️ was worried when we arrived because the restaurant was pretty empty for 7:30 on a Saturday night. But we were very happy with the whole experience!

OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

My husband and I enjoyed our visit to Art and Soul. The food was truly unique, colorful and delicious without being too heavy. I had the scallops and my husband had the pork and kimchi ragu. In addition to great food, our server Kenya was fantastic!

AY
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great place to while away time before catching the train. Unrushed atmosphere. Food was good not great, but coffee was unlimited!! Staff very courteous and attentive.

OT
Jackson Hole
2 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2019
Overall3food4service1ambience4

Poor service. This place used to be so busy and there was hardly anyone there this time. It has potential to get back to being the “place to eat” but not with service like I had tonight.

OT
New England
3 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Convenient to our hotel and recommended by my son who lives in DC, it was a very nice meal with excellent service. The interior had a nice decor, but it was a little loud and quite cold inside. Overall an enjoyable experience.

OT
1 review
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was INCREDIBLE!! The staff was so sweet and attentive.

AD
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2019
Overall1food2service1ambience2

I did not enjoy my experience at this restaurant because my server was not the best and the food was not what I expected. The lemon pancakes were good but the menu implies the berries are included in the price but it’s 1.00 and this is misleading. Second the geechie boy grits were not good. The pork sausage was bigger than a corn dog and not cooked throughly.

AE
Baltimore
2 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Delicious food! It was a little dark sitting out on the patio, but overall a nice place!

OT
London
4 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellence food. Great ambience! Will recommend to anyone.

S
Richmond
33 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Up from Charlottesville for theater at Wooly Mammoth and some Capitol area sites. Great location for both and excellent dinner and breakfast prior to both.

L
Washington DC
28 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Beautiful evening to sit outside on patio
Perfect amount of attention from server! She was exceptional! Food was good dessert really good and just the right amount. Cocktail was very refreshing.
Overall enjoyed the evening very much

SG
Central Coast
9 reviews
Dined on September 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What a wonderful restaurant! Food and service was spot on. Sat outside and it was a perfect evening.

OT
St. Louis
1 review
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Great food and atmosphere. Love that they’re dog friendly.

BL
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on September 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The experience at Art and Soul was amazing. The food, drinks and service were fabulous. I will definitely return to try another meal.

AH
1 review
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience3

delicious brunch as always. Suggest you feature or recommend the chef-cured bacon.

JD
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on August 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food every time I eat there

OT
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on August 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always great food and service

SH
Richmond
3 reviews
Dined on August 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent experience, surprised it wasn’t more crowded on a Friday night. Food was outstanding

OT
1 review
Dined on August 18, 2019
Overall4food3service4ambience4

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.

JM
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was so incredible. Our waitress Kenya was the best. I will absolutely return!

D
New England
20 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

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!

C
Washington DC
12 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall1food2service1ambience2

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.

s
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on August 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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!

OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on August 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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 on August 12, 2019
Overall4food3service3ambience4

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
Overall3food1service2ambience5

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
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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
Overall5food5service5ambience4

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

M
Munich
1 review
Dined on August 8, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience2

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
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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
10 reviews
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall3food2service4ambience5

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
Overall4food3service4ambience4

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.

DP
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on July 31, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience3

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

EH
Washington DC
19 reviews
Dined on July 31, 2019
Overall3food4service4ambience4

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
6 reviews
Dined on July 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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
18 reviews
Dined on July 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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!

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