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Art and Soul

4.4
4081 reviews
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$31 to $50
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American
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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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AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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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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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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5.0Dined 2 days ago

Great food and a right across the street from our hotel. Have the fried chicken. Yum and delicious chocolate tart

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5.0Dined 4 days ago

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.

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2.0Dined on May 20, 2018

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

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5.0Dined on May 19, 2018

Excellent food. Not just comfort food. Meat dishes are excellent.

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5.0Dined on May 18, 2018

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.

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5.0Dined on May 16, 2018

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.

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4.0Dined on May 13, 2018

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.

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4.0Dined on May 13, 2018

Mothers Day

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3.0Dined on May 13, 2018

Not enough dishes to choose from. The mac and cheese was more noodles than cheese. The mash potatpiles had too much salt.

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4.0Dined on May 13, 2018

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.

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5.0Dined on May 13, 2018

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!

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3.0Dined on May 13, 2018

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

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3.0Dined on May 13, 2018

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

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4.0Dined on May 13, 2018

I have never eaten breakfast here. Good creative options. I had a Mexican themed egg prearation that was a multi-taste bomb!

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4.0Dined on May 6, 2018

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.

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3.0Dined on May 2, 2018

Good but ordered a side salad with my burger and got fries instead.

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5.0Dined on April 30, 2018

Kenya, our server, was the best and so knowledgeable of the menu. The bacon corn muffins were worth the evening visit!!

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4.0Dined on April 30, 2018

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.

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5.0Dined on April 29, 2018

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.

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5.0Dined on April 29, 2018

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.

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5.0Dined on April 28, 2018

Wonderful dessert and service! They made our anniversary special!

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3.0Dined on April 28, 2018

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.

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4.0Dined on April 27, 2018

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.

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5.0Dined on April 26, 2018

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.

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1.0Dined on April 26, 2018

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.

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4.0Dined on April 22, 2018

This is a nice place for leisurely Sunday brunch.
(No parking fees on Sunday!)

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5.0Dined on April 21, 2018

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!

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3.0Dined on April 14, 2018

Server was pretty terrible

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4.0Dined on April 10, 2018

Well equipped for the lunch rush for in and out dining.

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2.0Dined on April 10, 2018

The worst grits ever. The grits were watery and the sauce/gravy was even worst.

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5.0Dined on April 9, 2018

Outstanding delicious fresh farm to table great!!!!⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

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2.0Dined on April 8, 2018

This was my first time visiting Art & Soul and I was very disappointed. The server wasn't very friendly or knowledgeable about the food, the drinks were ridiculously over-priced - a small martini was $17 and a regular 12 oz coke was $5. Two mini-loaves of banana bread was $10. Bottom line: the brunch menu was very limited and the food wasn't very good. I initially ordered the corned beef hash with potatoes and eggs, but I didn't like it so I changed my order to lemon pancakes. The pancakes looked really good but didn't taste like anything special. I still don't understand why they were even called "lemon" pancakes, I never tasted any lemon flavor. The biggest kicker for us was being told that the restaurant no longer provided straws for our drinks then seeing the woman at the table across from us ask for a straw and receive one right away.

My friends and I regularly attend brunch in the DMV and this is the first place we have been to that we probably will never go back to again. At least not for brunch, maybe.

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5.0Dined on April 8, 2018

Late evening meal at the bar was outstanding. Blackbean burger was the best I have had, and the service was excellent. Sunday brunch was delicious. As a single diner I felt a bit overlooked at times, but the service was acceptable. Definitely recommend it for the food and atmosphere.

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5.0Dined on April 6, 2018

Atmosphere, service, wine list and food were terrific! The salmon was amazing

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4.0Dined on April 4, 2018

Really meat heavy menu. Needs more seafood. Please bring back the shrimp and grits.

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5.0Dined on April 3, 2018

Our server wasn’t paying attention regarding our order. I asked for a cappuccino and we got two. Also had to ask twice for the dessert menu. Just have a better attention to detail.

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5.0Dined on April 1, 2018

Food was delicious!! Waiter was very helpful and nice. Would definitely dine here again when in the area.

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2.0Dined on April 1, 2018

We went for Sunday Brunch and the food was awful. The staff was great and the restaurant itself was what you’d find in your typical three star hotel. Between the soggy fried chicken and waffles, overdone turkey and stale desserts I wouldn’t recommend this place. I’m not a picky eater and think you’d be better off getting a brunch from a chain restaurant instead of eating here. The best thing we had was a bottle of champagne and our server was outstanding. I don’t mind spending money on good food but the $185 for two was certainly not worth the price.

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4.0Dined on April 1, 2018

We chose Art and Soul for Easter Brunch because of its reputation and vicinity to my son's college. We knew it was always well-rated and had a history of famous diners enjoying meals there. We are both from the Deep South and had high expectations for some traditional southern cuisine. We weren't disappointed. The biscuits were wonderful, the greens were delicious and the rest of the spread reminded us of being back home. It is comfort-food done well.

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4.0Dined on March 31, 2018

Good food and a nice atmosphere. Recommend the duck breast. We were traveling with our dogs so we were interested in patio seating. They did not yet have the patio open(it snowed the week before) but the lobby is dog friendly and has some nice lounge tables where we were able to have dinner. Service was very attentive and paced well. Nice wine list as well with a range of selections.

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