About Art and Soul

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.

415 New Jersey Avenue NW
Washington, DC 20001
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
American, Southern

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

Cross Street:
D Street NW

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$31 to $50

Payment Options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(202) 393-7777

Website:
http://www.artandsouldc.com/

Parking Details:
Valet Parking Available

Public Transit:
2 Blocks from Union Station

Executive Chef:
Douglas Alexander

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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.

Art and Soul Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

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food

4.1

service

4.2

ambience

4.2

value

3.8

Noise

Moderate

79% would recommend it to a friend

Comfort Food (12)
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Special Occasion (7)
Happy Hour (5)
Good for Birthdays (5)
People Watching (5)
Great for Lunch (5)
Good for Anniversaries (4)
Bar Seating (4)
Fun (4)
Quiet Conversation (4)
Sunday Lunch (4)
Handcrafted Cocktails (3)
Neighborhood Gem (3)
Pre/post Theatre (3)
Seasonal (3)
Cozy (2)
Hot Spot (2)
Romantic (2)
Vegan (2)
Good Vegetarian Options (2)
Disabled Access (2)
Authentic (1)
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Worth the Drive (1)
Late-night Find (1)
Local Ingredients (1)
Notable Wine List (1)
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 (Washington DC)·Dined 5 days ago

Good food and interesting menu. Can be a bit noisy.

Tags: Great for Lunch
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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 6, 2018

Art and Soul is a great spot for various dinner occasions. Our waiter was attentive and gave us time to be with our friends. Food was interesting and delish. You should check it out.

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·Dined on February 4, 2018

A quiet pre Super Bowl brunch at my home away from home in DC. The Chicken and waffles was just what the doctor ordered on a rainy Sunday. Delicious! My guest thoroughly enjoyed the Corned Beef Hash Benedict. Flavors were amazing! The service was great. Adrian was our main server but the staff worked as a team to ensure our experience was delightful. Can't wait to get back for another visit!

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·Dined on January 28, 2018

Our waiter got our food wrong twice.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 28, 2018

Did not enjoy food from brunch menu... shrimp was not clean... quiche was more like a salad with a side of quiche

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 (Chicago)·Dined on January 28, 2018

Food was tasty, but some of the staff were not especially hospitable and the service was incredibly slow. We had to ask for place settings and not all the diners received the items they requested. And almost $5 for a cup of drip coffee that was never refilled?

Tags: Happy Hour
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 28, 2018

Food and presentation of the food was really good. Very tasty. Interesting twist on citrus pound came and ginger sorbet. Pleasant surprise and absolutely delicious!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Good for a Date, Special Occasion
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 28, 2018

Three of us went to Arts & Soul for Sunday lunch. We all had different options of the Restaurant Week menu. The food was OK, deserts better than sour food. But service was bad. Inattentive, slow, distant. The place is well lighted for brunch/lunch, and the athmosphere really nice. I am giving the benefit of the doubt and will come back soon.

Tags: Good Vegetarian Options, Business Meals, Great for Brunch, Sunday Lunch
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 28, 2018

I highly recommend the Chicken & Waffles for Brunch! Very modern and elegant ambiance.

Tags: Great for Brunch
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 27, 2018

For restaurant week, the choices were not pleasing. I had to change my meal selection b/c the shrimp/grits were not good had no taste and the shrimp were infant sized shrimp. The menu needs to better.

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·Dined on January 27, 2018

Great time

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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 27, 2018

I went to this restaurant many years ago and it was beyond delicious. I guess I had high expectations because when I returned, the food was dramatically different. I wasn't a fan and probably won't return because of the food but hey, we all have different taste buds.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 27, 2018

Had a blast- loved the options for the week!

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 (Baltimore)·Dined on January 27, 2018

The atmosphere is absolutely beautiful , the food is amazing and the service is beyond attentive. Will be going back soon

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 25, 2018

Went to Art an Soul for lunch and I was pretty underwhelmed. The server was rushing us through the whole process and the food wasn't impressive. My French fries were wilted and over seasoned. My bun was drenched in butter. I was disappointed because I was looking forward to coming here.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 24, 2018

Good food. Great service. Excellent handcrafted unique cocktails. Will definitely be going back.

Tags: Comfort Food, People Watching, Fit for Foodies, Good for Birthdays, Good for Groups, Creative Cuisine, Handcrafted Cocktails, Great for Brunch, Great for Lunch
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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 22, 2018

Very good dinner, and surprisingly so since this is a restaurant in a hotel. Really nothing negative to say. Excellent fish and short ribs, very well prepared and presented.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 20, 2018

Great for brunch.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 18, 2018

Good food but a little pricey. Friendly service. Nice location near Capitol Hill.

Tags: Casual, Bar Seating, Good for Groups
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 (New England)·Dined on January 7, 2018

We dined early so it was nice and quiet. Food was very disappointing for the price.

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 (Baltimore)·Dined on January 6, 2018

My husband and I visited the restaurant on Saturday, Jan 6. It was a super cold night, right after the snow in the DC region, so it was very quiet. We got a great parking spot as result. The ambiance was great. The restaurant is cozy. The food was good. I had the Shrimp and Grits. Although it was very good, I thought the shrimp would be bigger. They were very small. Kind of like the frozen kind you get from grocery store. The grits also very tasty but the ratio of grits to sauce was off. Too much sauce and not enough grits. Again, while I enjoyed the food, it would only be a one time visit for me. Our waitress, Kenya, was outstanding - full of personality but not phony and very attentive but not intrusive. My only complaint was the booming bass from the club in the hotel. We were seated along the "bean wall". Suggestion, if you go at 8:30 or later, sit closer to the front of the restaurant.

Tags: Comfort Food, Creative Cuisine, Local Ingredients, Romantic, Casual, Good for a Date
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 4, 2018

On a cold January day, this was a nice spot for a quiet business lunch. The food and service were great!

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Great for Lunch, Business Meals, People Watching
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on December 19, 2017

Delicious! We really enjoyed our meal. Nice that it wa quiet.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Comfort Food, Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 18, 2017

Food great. Nice options on the menu for salads, entrees, sandwiches. Hotel cool. Service fair at best.

Tags: Business Meals, Casual
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 15, 2017

I was seated immediately upon arrival.
The menu caters to everyone and the service was very prompt.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 15, 2017

Service was very slow even though we arrived early for lunch and the restaurant was not busy. Burger was well done when I ordered medium well. The fries were saturated with terrible tasting spices. It is hard to ruin a burger and fries but the did it. One companion sent back the shrimp and grits because she said the dish just tasted like tabasco sauce. Food took forever to prepare and the server forgot to put in the order for our appetizer. Would not recommend. I used to enjoy this restaurant and the food, but not lately.

Tags: Happy Hour
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 13, 2017

Great time

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 12, 2017

I was very disappointed with food and the service. We had a business lunch today, the restaurant was not overly crowded but the service was extremely poor. We had a dairy free order which was delivered with cheese. We asked for a refill on ice tea which never showed up, we had to ask several times for water and condiments. In addition to the service the cost was over priced and the food bland. Not sure what has changed but will not be going back.

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 (Baltimore)·Dined on December 11, 2017

Generous welcome. We will be back.

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 (Richmond)·Dined on December 10, 2017

Shrimp and grits and crispy brussels sprout dishes were outstanding. Vernon took great care of us, too. We would definitely return.

Tags: Casual, Quick Bite, Pre/post Theatre, Comfort Food, Quiet Conversation
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 23, 2017

Great choice for Thanksgiving dinner. Want to try again for a date night.

Tags: Seasonal, Worth the Drive, Special Occasion
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on November 23, 2017

This was a Thanksgiving buffet meal, so really it shouldn't compare to normal dining. We were disappointed in the buffet selection, but all else was ok.

Tags: Late-night Find, Casual
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 (Denver)·Dined on November 23, 2017

Their attempt at a buffet Thanksgiving was a major fail. I wouldn’t have paid $25 per seat had I known . . . but $70?? Never again. I trusted them based on great brunch experiences - but Thanksgiving is NOT their forte. Flavorless sides. Cheese-less mac-cheese. Dry ham. The stuffing was the best thing I had that night: and it was mediocre.

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 (Baltimore)·Dined on November 23, 2017

The Thanksgiving buffet was pretty expensive, but nothing to write home about and the service was terrible. We were stuck in an auxiliary room off the side of the main restaurant that had water damage to the ceiling. Our water was not refilled at all, and we had to ask both to have the empty plates removed and for the check (which we waited on for 20 minutes).

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 23, 2017

We ate here for vacation while out of town for our Thanksgiving dinner together. We thought a buffet restaurant down town would be good for our teenagers and still the nicer atmosphere we are used to. It was $70 SEVENTY dollars EACH for this "thanksgiving" buffet which ran a close 2nd to elementary school food, especially the desserts. The meat was fine, comparable to Golden Corral (which we also like but, their buffet runs more like $22.50). I feel the price gauged for the holiday. There was barely a waiter or waitress around, you sit way too close to other people. I will never eat there again.

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 (Tampa)·Dined on November 23, 2017

My family went for Thanksgiving. We liked the ambiance. The noise level was pretty low. The Tahnksgiving spread was good. Mac&cheese was pretty good. We would come back ig in DC again.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 23, 2017

The food was so wonderful except the desert. You guys need to work harder to improve your desert!

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 23, 2017

Great meal during Thanksgiving. Good comfort food and very friendly staff.

Tags: Comfort Food, Sunday Lunch, People Watching, Cozy, Creative Cuisine
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 18, 2017

Terrific service, food quite good but not blow you away amazing, a little pricey for what it was, kinda empty on a Sat night

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 11, 2017

Excellent wait staff, very accommodating. The shrimp and grits was very nice and vegie oriented

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