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About Cedar Restaurant
Located in the heart of Penn Quarter
Cedar serves up a contemporary take on country fare.
Our dishes are prepared with local and seasonal ingredients reminding us of the bounty from the great outdoors with a polished urban style.
Cedar's menu has expanded to accommodate our Vegan and none-Vegan friends and family. Our menu features: WILD GAME meats and sausages, Beef Tenderloin or strips from Creek Stone Farms. Fish, and forest forage-berries, Mushrooms, herbs, greens to accommodate our vegetarian, vegan & gluten-free diners.
Cedar Restaurant is Located in the heart of Penn Quarter
in downtown DC within walking distance of many attractions.
We are surrounded by many great theaters including Shakespeare Theaters, National Theater, Woolly Mammoth , Ford's Theater and also E street Cinema.
Washington, DC 20004
Contemporary American, Vegetarian / Vegan, Steak
Hours of Operation:
Sat 11:00 am–3:00 pm
Sun 10:00 am–3:00 pm
Mon–Fri, Sun 4:00 pm–7:00 pm
Mon–Sat 5:30 pm–10:00 pm
Sun 5:00 pm–10:00 pm
On E Street Between 8th & 9th
$30 and under
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
$7 Self-parking Mon-Fri after 5pm only for PMI parking garage on D St (between 8 & 9 Sts) 875 D Street NW.
Metered street parking also available.
Gallery Place-Chinatown (YL,GR,RD), Archives-Navy Mem-Penn Quarter (YL,GR), Metro Center (BL,OR,RD)
Private Party Facilities:
Cedar's team of professional planners, servers, mixologists & culinary team create custom menus, experiences, & events at any budget & request. Our custom packages and group options will put your mind at ease and dazzle your guests. Cedar will always go above and beyond to ensure a flawless and unforgettable event.
Private Party Contact:
Info@cedardc.com: (202) 637-0012
Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
Special Events & Promotions:
Prix Fixe 3-course dinner for $35 available Mon-Sat 5:30 to 7 pm.
Don't forget to check out facebook.com/cedardc or twitter.com/cedardc for seasonal menu additions, cocktail specials and other updates!
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Cedar Restaurant Ratings and Reviews
We went pre theatre for a drink and light fare. Loved the coziness of the bar/restaurant and the ability for quiet conversation. Staff was friendly, responsive and professional. Spinach balls followed by fried oyster sandwiches. Very good mixed drinks and wine choice.
Cedar was fine. We went because its pre-theater menu looked appealing. The service was friendly but a little aloof. The food was tasty and well portioned, but nothing spectacular. The pre-theater meal is a good value, and we will likely go again for the convenience. Our experience overall was fine and standard: solid food and service but nothing to write home about.
We went to Cedar for a birthday dinner and were not disappointed. The Chef had extended restaurant weeks specials so not only did we have a great meal, the price was great as well. My girlfriend and I had the Mahi Mahi special. Super. One of us had the Wild Boar, also very good.
Cedar has a nice variety of comfort foods and wild game. If you go to Cedar plan to spend a relaxed evening in a nice setting with delicious food.
This was our first time here and we really enjoyed it. We did the previous theater menu, which was excellent. Service was attentive without being intrusive and there was plenty of space between the tables so you had privacy. Definitely will return to dine here again!
We enjoyed the wild boar chops and beet salad. Flavors were great-the sauce on the wild boar was deliciously sweet & spicy. Wine was very good - we received tastes so we ended up with something we would definitely like. Service was friendly and attentive. Nice find.
Small restaurant in basement on E street between 8th and 9th. Quiet with good food for brunch. Fried oysters are fresh and tasty with very light breading. These are featured in both fried oyster sandwich and Hangtown Fry (fried oysters with scrambled eggs and bacon). Portions were adequate -- not large but not tiny; chicken and waffle came as three small waffles with a piece of fried chicken on each. Also tried the wild game sausages (pheasant, boar & elk), which came with a mustard sampler and bread. Sausages had good taste and texture. The butternut squash soup was a bit thinner and less creamy than expected, but it still had good flavor. The only down note was dessert. The recommended creme brûlée was out by the time we ordered, and the chocolate layer cake was dry and stale. To their credit, the cake price was removed from bill when we sent it back.
I went with two friends from NYC, hoping to catch up with them at a restaurant that had really good food and was not too loud. We went on the evening after New Years Eve, and all agreed that Cedar filled the bill. I had eaten there before and found the food to be really good. I did have some concern about the noise level possibly being higher than I would prefer -- especially if there were lots of people in the bar -- because being able to comfortably have a conversation is important to me. The evening could not have turned out better. Because the food was so interesting and exceptional, we all sampled each others' dishes and shared a dessert. The staff, including our server, Lauren, performed superbly. And we were able to enjoy our conversation, something that can be too rare in DC restaurants. I look forward to returning to Cedar soon.
Lovely restaurant that is below street level. Reminds me of an old speak easy. Food was excellent and well presented. The three course pre-Theatre menu was filling. Delicious and fairly healthy. Handmade cocktails are available. The wine list is limited but the wines available are quite good.
This restaurant is wonderful! My wife and I went before a show at the national theater. We arrived late (and stressed) from weather-related traffic and Cedar was just what we needed. They couldn’t have been better to us! The service was easygoing and friendly, drinks were fantastic (and much appreciated), and the food was phenomenal. We left in great spirits and in perfect time for the show. I can’t wait to go back!
The food is delicious and beautifully presented. I was in a group of 5 going to Ford's Theatre for a 7:30 p.m. performance. I mentioned this at the time I made the reservation and when ordering. The service was smooth and attentive until the main course was over. Then there was an unexplained delay before dessert was served (we picked dessert when we ordered). Despite two queries, dessert only arrived in time to gobble it down, pay the bill, get coats and dash two and half (long) blocks to the theater. Don't know what happened with dessert. Otherwise, our group enjoyed this restaurant.
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