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Bresca - Bresca, Washington, DC

Bresca

4.7
4.7
726 Reviews
$31 to $50
Contemporary French / American
Bresca is a Contemporary French restaurant and cocktail bar located in the bustling 14th street neighborhood. We explore the finest in seasonal ingredients paired with genuine hospitality.

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Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    Contemporary French / American, Contemporary American, French

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner Tue–Thu, Sun 5:00 pm–10:00 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–11:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (202) 518-7926

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Executive chef

    Ryan Ratino

  • Neighborhood

    Logan Circle

  • Cross street

    T Street

  • Parking details

    Street Parking- Metered Street Parking is available on 14th Street NW and surrounding side street parking also available.Closest recommended parking lot- Reeves Center Parking Garage covered parking located on the corner of U St. and 14th St. NW (Building Address 2000 14th St NW. Washington, DC 20009, US)

  • Public transit

    Metro Accessible via the Yellow and Green lines using the U St./American Civil War metro station - located at U st between 12th and 13th- 5 minute walk to Bresca- walk west to 14th st, make left, 1 block down on west side of street near corner of 14th and T st.

  • Additional

    Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 726 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

4.7
4.7 based on all time ratings
  • 4.7Food
  • 4.6Service
  • 4.5Ambience
  • 4.3Value

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  1. D

    Debsm

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on March 13, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always am amazing experience
  2. AL

    AnneL

    Washington DC

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on March 11, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This is the best restaurant - and the best deal for a high end meal - in the entire city. I adore this place!
  3. YR

    YvonnickR

    Washington DC

    31 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    31 reviews

    Dined on March 8, 2020

    overall4food4service5ambience3
    Great service.. great food.. the place was a little cold in the temperature of the restaurant
  4. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    6 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on March 7, 2020

    overall4food4service3ambience2
    We enjoyed the food more than the atmosphere. The chicken was excellent — made us forget our disappointment over there being no more duck! The small plates got a little annoying; chicken leg hung off the edge. Maybe go to larger plates for the mains?
  5. DC

    DCNative

    Washington DC

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on March 7, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Excellent food, and outstanding service. The tasting menu was superb.
  6. P

    Patricia

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 7, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    The meal was amazing. The chef -- a 28 year old Michelan chef was attentive and wonderful.
  7. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    6 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on March 6, 2020

    overall3food5service4ambience4
    Portion size for a tasting menu was extremely small and skimpy. Dishes were fantastic but left very hungry still and wanting more food. Tasting menus shouldn’t leave you hungry
  8. L

    Luvtoeat

    Washington DC

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on March 5, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Outstanding!
  9. JC

    JorstinCheerios

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 2, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The meal was spectacular. The staff worked well with each other and Harrison (our server), expressed thorough knowledge of the menu and wine pairings. The tasting menu offered sensational bite after bite. We tasted the passion and creativity of the chef and enjoyed heartfelt conversation between a well spaced, five course offering.
  10. a

    asdfas

    Washington DC

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 2, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Incredible food and service.
  11. R

    Rbell

    Washington DC

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 1, 2020

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    Tasting menu was really enjoyable (normally we order a la carte here, so this was a first time trying tasting). Wagyu upgrade was decidedly not worth it, but its fine to have tried it just so we know. If duck presse is available go for that!
  12. J

    Jevans

    Washington DC

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on March 1, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    Excellent creations
  13. JD

    JasonD

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 29, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Bresca is an amazing restaurant with excellent food and service, and the tasting menu is a surprisingly good value for fine dining in DC.
  14. BG

    BrettG

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 28, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Took my wife here for her birthday. One of the best meals we’ve ever had. We both had the 5 course dinner. Every course was unexpected and delicious. Service was outstanding. Look forward to eating there again!
  15. JB

    JoyceB

    Washington DC

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on February 28, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The meal was outstanding. The pressed duck is a must, but everything was first rate. The Amish chicken was rich and flavorful; the fluke was also outstanding. The sides accompanying the entrees were perfectly executed - lots of citrus and lightness. We thoroughly enjoyed it. Ask fir the round table up front - wish we had been able to sit there.
  16. P

    Peter

    Washington DC

    34 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    34 reviews

    Dined on February 26, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The duck is unbelievably good. Don’t be put off by the price - it easily will feed four people, as in addition to the roast duck you get a delicious duck tart, cured apples and a small salad, along with plentiful housemade rolls. This is not Peking duck with glazed skin, rather it is roasted and served rare with a delicious sauce prepared tableside. If you are squeamish about the thought of rare duck, think rare/medium steak, very similar in appearance and texture. But they only prepare four ducks a night, so arrive early. I look forward to returning to try the roast chicken. Service is smooth, attentive, efficient. Atmosphere very relaxed - you will be comfortable in your dress jeans. Noise level is high - maybe some acoustics treatment on the ceiling will help.
  17. MD

    MikeD

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 24, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    One of my favorite DC restaurants, and for good reason. Excellent and attentive service, mind-bogglingly delicious food with beautiful presentation, great overall experience. I hope to be back many more times.

    BrescaResponded on February 25, 2020Greetings MikeD, Thank you very much for sharing your experience with us. We all here at Bresca are very happy you enjoyed our food and service. We are looking forward to having you join us many more times in the future. Best,

  18. DT

    DianaT

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 23, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Consistently delicious, impeccable service, creative menu
  19. W

    Waitwhatwhyfood

    New England

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 22, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Bresca has an unreal 6 course meal that tops anything in D.C. The price value, experience, and taste were all exceptional. Located on busy 14th street, the restaurant somehow transports you away from the bustle into a unique, modern yet cozy small restaurant.

    BrescaResponded on February 25, 2020Greetings Waitwhatwhyfood, Thank you very much for your experience with us. We are very happy that you consider us one of your top choices in DC. It is such a compliment. We are looking forward to your visits in the future. Sincerely,

  20. VI

    VIPULK

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 21, 2020

    overall3food4service5ambience4
    The tables up front were uncomfortably cold even with sweaters on. The food and service were amazing but a restaurant of this caliber and this level of business where the door is constantly opening should include a vestibule or air curtain so it's not freezing up front
  21. R

    Robdog

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 21, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    great food and knowledgeable sommelier. great food comes out at the perfect temperature
  22. a

    anneb

    Washington DC

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 21, 2020

    overall4food4service3ambience3
    Our dinner was very good. It was extremely noisy which seems to be the norm at dc restaurants. We had a good time regardless of the noise.
  23. c

    cheesefries

    Washington DC

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on February 19, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The tasting menu is a must!! And if possible please get the wine pairing.
  24. TM

    TiffanyM

    Washington DC

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 19, 2020

    overall3food3service5ambience5
    Lovely spot with amazingly attentive service but the food fell a little flat. Glad to have tried it but probably won’t be back.
  25. KL

    KevinL

    New York Area

    13 reviews

    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on February 18, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything we tried was off the chart amazing! But the duck stole the show!
  26. A

    Andrew

    Washington DC

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 16, 2020

    overall3food5service2ambience4
    I was not impressed by the service at all. Needs work on appearance and professionalism.
  27. I

    Ilovefoodtoo

    Houston

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 16, 2020

    overall3food3service3ambience5
    I placed a request for food restrictions and was expecting a follow up call or email for restaurant of this tier, but received none. I had to contact the restaurant to inquire about it for confirmation. The response for my request was not what I expected. I understand the substitution available for dietary restrictions but if I’m paying for a prix fixe menu, I prefer not be limited to a vegetarian dish if the original menu item has protein. This is unacceptable. I also requested for the regular menu service so that I can choose items that can accommodate my restrictions because I understand the alternatives to the prix fixe is not of equivalent value and would like to avoid the complicated adjustments chefs have to make. If given the option to order from a regular menu, I wouldn’t have to forfeit my experience. E.g. for protein temperature, I would like medium plus. The server would bring out and tell me medium well. If the server and chef is not aware of what “plus” implies, then let me know so I don’t have to be disappointed when I hear the temperature of my protein is something else. For a Michelin restaurant, the level of service was mediocre, and less of what I usually receive from a Michelin establishment in general. If someone had reach out to follow up on my request, I would’ve been able to plan accordingly to fit my expectations.
  28. SV

    StefanV

    Washington DC

    15 reviews

    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on February 16, 2020

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Had a belated Valentines dinner with my wife on Sat 15 Feb. We chose this restaurant because of previous good experiences. We had the fixed Valentines Menu without wine pairing. Overall the dishes were great! Well presented, good portions and very tasty. The only dissappointment was the dessert and that is not the first time this happened. Pastry chef needs some guidance. The service was good friendly and efficient. Want to particularly highlight the two bartenders on that night. Very friendly and well organized. They clearly had skills! We will come back in the future to savour the Duck a la Presse. Warmly recommended:)
  29. AS

    AlexS

    Orlando

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 15, 2020

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    Great food, very good service. Went for Valentine's day special and they accommodated for our taste preferences. Slight mix up with the drinks but they comped for the mistake. Happily would go back.
  30. B

    Bernie

    Washington DC

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on February 15, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great lunch treat and location. Service was superb and the food thoughtful, well presented, and very good. Great location. Don’t hesitate an outstanding experience.
  31. IU

    IUBOI

    Washington DC

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on February 15, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Visited Bresca for Valentine's Dinner. Top-notch service, great food flavors and texture and exceptional service. Quite impressive!!
  32. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    4 reviews

    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 15, 2020

    overall3food3service5ambience5
    We really loved the setting. Very beautiful decor. The food was good not great. The portions are very small. The service was impressive. We enjoyed everything but the portion sizes
  33. SZ

    ShileiZ

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 14, 2020

    overall3food2service4ambience4
    The food is want to salty. But the beef course is very good, excellent. Other courses are way too salty.
  34. B

    Brandon

    Chicago

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 14, 2020

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    Very nice experience. Pricy but enjoyable. The portions were on the smaller side for being a la carte.
  35. TM

    TM20

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 14, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The short rib was exceptional. The beef shavings were also really good. Great experience
  36. m

    mike

    Washington DC

    21 reviews

    5.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on February 14, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    All excellent...only exception is the small size of the plates that each person receives. And we shared all of the dishes - the four of us - the fluke was served a little too early...we were still finishing the chicken. But as good...no a better restaurnat...than i have visited in a long time...and i have eaten in a great number of restaurants.
  37. a

    awooga

    Washington DC

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on February 13, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We have come to Bresca several times, the first was when they first opened. It has improved every time. This visit, the food was truly excellent and the service was also impeccable. The tasting menu was exquisite, and the wine pairings were thoughtful. We will certainly be coming back.
  38. F

    Foodie12

    Washington DC

    40 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    40 reviews

    Dined on February 12, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    First time at Bresca but will be sure to be back. Drinks were made exactly to my liking and the food exceeded my expectations even though it is a Michelin Star restaurant.. Will definitely go back more often!
  39. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    22 reviews

    4.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on February 12, 2020

    overall4food3service5ambience3
    We came here to see if the advertising's are really correct or if they're just paid partnership. Ambiance was lovely except loudness problem. Dishes don't come less than 20 minutes(even startings) so if you're going rush skip this place. It was very clear that food freshly made with fresh and high quality ingredients. Cocktails were good but not strong and small amount (4-5oz). Am I going to go again? I don't think so.
  40. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 9, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fantastic. The duck was unbelievable.

FAQs

Bresca offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (202) 518-7926.

Bresca is rated 4.7 stars by 726 OpenTable diners.

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Additional information

  • Cross street

    T Street

  • Neighborhood

    Logan Circle

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner Tue–Thu, Sun 5:00 pm–10:00 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–11:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Contemporary French / American, Contemporary American, French

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Parking details

    Street Parking- Metered Street Parking is available on 14th Street NW and surrounding side street parking also available.Closest recommended parking lot- Reeves Center Parking Garage covered parking located on the corner of U St. and 14th St. NW (Building Address 2000 14th St NW. Washington, DC 20009, US)

  • Public transit

    Metro Accessible via the Yellow and Green lines using the U St./American Civil War metro station - located at U st between 12th and 13th- 5 minute walk to Bresca- walk west to 14th st, make left, 1 block down on west side of street near corner of 14th and T st.

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Ryan Ratino

  • Additional

    Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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