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Art and Soul

4.4
4055 reviews
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$31 to $50
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American
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  • Good for a Date
  • Great for Brunch
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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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Private dining
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
American, Southern
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Hours of operation
Brunch
Sat, Sun 7:00 am–3:00 pm
Lunch
Mon–Fri 11:00 am–3:30 pm
Happy Hour
Mon–Fri 4:00 pm–7:00 pm
Dinner
Mon–Sat 5:30 pm–10:30 pm
Sun 5:30 pm–10:00 pm
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Phone number
(202) 393-7777
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Payment options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Douglas Alexander
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Cross street
D Street NW
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Valet Parking Available
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Public transit
2 Blocks from Union Station
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Special events & promotions
For special event information, please email Amanda Lesko, our Private Dining Manager at ALesko@jdvhotels.com
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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.

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What 4055 People Are Saying
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3.0Dined on October 26, 2017

A little worn but very clean. Food was ok. Service was very good. Price was a bit high. Waitstaff was amazing and attentive. A good place to eat but not as amazing as some of the reviews. The locals seem to love the place so maybe it was a bad night for us.

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3.0Dined on October 26, 2017

Chef Art's food was much much better. I think they are now resting on past laurels. Was disappointed at both food and service. Subpar compared to the past

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1.0Dined on October 25, 2017

Meals ordered were not warm. Steak over cooked, bass without flavor. Some of other sides and appetizers were not what expected. Best portion was actually desserts. Had high hopes when made reservation. We won't return.

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2.0Dined on October 24, 2017

We arrived for our reservation and were informed we had to sit at a high top in the bar area (they apparently had an event scheduled in the dining room that they had to begin preparing for). The entire time we were there, we felt like we were an inconvenience and an after thought. The food was okay, but we will never return due to how we felt while we were there.

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5.0Dined on October 16, 2017

Good spot for a work lunch. The food is great, quick service, and comfortable space.

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3.0Dined on October 14, 2017

Our waitress recommended the sea bass, my wife had this and was fairly pleased. I had the shrimp and grits, which was a disappointment. A not-very-generous portion of grits surrounded by spicy peppers and shrimp in a tomato sauce. The shrimp were not very interesting, fairly tasty but small without much texture.

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2.0Dined on October 13, 2017

We were looking forward to a nice lunch, especially when the concierge mentioned the chef used to be Oprah's former chef. I ordered the salmon burger and while it was tasty my appetite was ruined 1/2 way through when I discovered a big hair in it.

Disgusting. Not going back.

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4.0Dined on October 12, 2017

Good food, good beer and good service. A bit noisy for conversational get together.... but you won't annoy other diners if you get a little raucous yourselves! Much quieter after the post-work crew have gone home.

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4.0Dined on October 5, 2017

Our waitress was fantastic! She was very attentive and have great service.

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5.0Dined on October 4, 2017

My visit to Art and Soul was a celebration lunch for the completion of a business project. The food was delicious. The weather was perfect, so my party chose to sit in the outside patio space. The staff was friendly and accommodating. I will recommend this restaurant to family and friends.

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3.0Dined on September 29, 2017

A bit overpriced and underserved. Unfortunately or fortunately will not be going back. Too many options for them to have slow service , one waiter and no water refill. Definitely a dissatisfied customer.

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3.0Dined on September 27, 2017

Server served wring item, had asked for side salad instead of fries...got fries, when I mentioned, she brought out a plate of dry salad greens...nothing else on it! NOTHING!

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5.0Dined on September 26, 2017

Very enjoyable eating outside.

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4.0Dined on September 22, 2017

Great food. The restaurant inside looks great, but the air conditioning was so high we decided to eat out in the patio. The space is nice enough but it is right on a major road, so it's very much a city setting, so to speak. There's a room to the side of the main restaurant which I'm not sure what they use for, but when we were there it was used by the servers to come in and out, there were a bunch of chairs in no apparent order and it looked quite unsightly. Anyway the food and service were great, and the road was quiet enough that night so we had a lovely time

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4.0Dined on September 21, 2017

Good food. Small portions. Expensive. We may be back though. Very healthy.

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2.0Dined on September 15, 2017

Highly disappointed with the menu. I couldn't order the chicken and waffles. It appears they have a second menu but only for high top tables. Unfortunately, it was the menu shown online and we were not able to order from it.
My wife had their ribeye steak and it was not anywhere near worth the $43 we paid for it.
This restaurant was by far the low note of the weekend. I would not recommend this restaurant.

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5.0Dined on September 4, 2017

Great patio! My dog wants to go back since they have a pooch patio menu!!

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5.0Dined on September 3, 2017

We actually sought out Art & Soul not only because it looked like a beautiful outdoor patio which was dog friendly- including their doggy menu! (Five stars in my book!) but the comfort food for our late sunday brunch was exceptional! You might consider adding a bottomless mimosa on sundays, other than that- I will reccommend it to EVERYONE!

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3.0Dined on September 3, 2017

We were disappointed this time. Went for Sunday brunch, lemon pancakes had no lemon flavor (complained, to no avail), waiter dropped half our pricey appetizer on the outdoor seating floor, and never replaced it despite repeated requests. Latte was late in arriving; we were told it would be complimentary but was still charged to our bill. About half the party of seven's food was excellent, the rest was mediocre or poor. Biggest disappointment was failure of the waiter/staff to rectify complaints.

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4.0Dined on September 2, 2017

Nice place for a business lunch, or a quick bite to eat.

The menu is limited, but what is offered is great quality versions of familiar recipes. I loved the chicken and waffles for brunch. It's not too much food, it's well seasoned and the restaurant is centrally located.

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4.0Dined on August 28, 2017

We were there for my dog's birthday. The waitress was very nice and the food was awesome. They had this special menu called pooch patio menu for dogs which was a huge plus. The only downtime that night was the patio lights were all out and it was a little dark and lack of ambience at night.

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3.0Dined on August 26, 2017

They have a beautiful view from the patio with the Capitol down the street. But that's really the best it gets. Everything else is good; food, service, etc. but nothing was good enough to make me want to go back soon. I would be more inclined to return due to convenience. (Which considering the parking situation, it isn't very convenient).

We went with my dog and their doggy menu is cute! I appreciate that there are things fit for smaller dogs as well as larger.

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5.0Dined on August 25, 2017

It was great! The fried chicken sandwich had just the right amount of heat to it. I was afraid the habanero sauce would be overwhelming, but it was perfect!

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5.0Dined on August 20, 2017

Everything was great, lily our server took really good care of us,

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5.0Dined on August 19, 2017

Great experience overall.

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1.0Dined on August 19, 2017

15 mins to get water, 25 mins to drinks. Service was so bad we only got to have the first course during Restaurant Week and left because the main course took over 30 minutes! Never again!

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3.0Dined on August 19, 2017

While the food was good, the service was extremely slow. Our brunch party of 3 was there for nearly two hours - and had to repeatedly request water refills for the table.

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3.0Dined on August 19, 2017

Food was good. Service was slow. Dog friendly. Good outdoor seating.

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5.0Dined on August 17, 2017

I was happy to be in DC during Restaurant Week 2017. This place knocked it out if he park! I had the tomato and burrata salad, fried chicken and grits, and chocolate turtle cake... all were excellent.

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4.0Dined on August 17, 2017

Great restaurant week menu! We enjoyed the various dishes and thought it was well worth the money.

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4.0Dined on August 16, 2017

We went during restaurant week. The menu was very limited.

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4.0Dined on August 14, 2017

The food and the service were excellent! We went for lunch during restaurant week.

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4.0Dined on August 14, 2017

Food was okay, nothing to write home about. Service was excellent. Staff very friendly. Noise level was very high.

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4.0Dined on August 11, 2017

Southern style food. Great meal and great presentation. Vernon was a tremendous waiter and really added to the experience. Fried chicken is a must!

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2.0Dined on August 6, 2017

The food was high quality and tasty but the service was disappointing. We will not go back when there are so many other options in DC.

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4.0Dined on August 6, 2017

I stayed at the hotel Friday-Tuesday and ate breakfast at Art & Soul three mornings. Delicious biscuits and bacon. Generous fruit bowl. Ask for a pot of coffee and weather permitting, dine outside on the terrace. We didn't eat dinner at the time of this review, but the menu looks delicious. Nice bar atmosphere in the evenings and I imagine the terrace is a great place to dine and chill.

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5.0Dined on July 30, 2017

Really enjoyed this restaurant. Wasn't sure what to expect because it seems that most places don't pay as much attention to their breakfast menus as they do the later meals. Well, that doesn't apply to Art and Soul. My friend and I had a great meal. The portions were fairly sizable, and the service was attentive and polite and not too much. Between us we ordered the lemon pancakes, chicken and waffles, home potatoes, smoked ham, and a fruit salad. Everything was excellent. It was quiet enough that we didn't need to raise our voices to have a conversation. Might be different later in the day, but for breakfast it was great. Prices were typical for D.C. which is to say they were a little higher than where I live, but it was worth it. Will definitely come back whenever I'm next in D.C.

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3.0Dined on July 23, 2017

We sampled several things. I have wanted to try this restaurant for a while. I'm an Art Smith fan. We started with the sampler platter which had a huge variety of items. My favorites on the platter was the pimento cheese, pork rinds, relish which included the best sweet pickles and the homemade crackers. My husband enjoyed his chicken sandwich. It had a sweet/sour mango mixture on it that he really loved. The sandwich was very big. It came with fries that were very good. I opted for the BLT eggs benedict. Another very large dish. I enjoyed it. I didn't really like the tomato jam. I wish I had gotten just a slice of tomato instead of the jam. We got some sides because we wanted to try as much as possible. I wasn't crazy about the mac and cheese. I am picky though. I like elbow instead of large spiral. The mashed potatoes were light and creamy. I would definitely get them again.

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5.0Dined on July 23, 2017

The food is amazing! Try the lemon pancakes or the chicken & waffles!

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5.0Dined on July 23, 2017

Had not been in a while. Had Sunday brunch. Open Table reservation was not showing up on their computer, but made me feel at home anyway and took care of my party. Food was great, satisfied our needs for hearty breakfasts. Bacon!Bacon!Bacon!

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