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Cedar Restaurant

4.6
2312 reviews
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$30 and under
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Contemporary American
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  • Quiet Conversation (35)
  • Vegan (34)
  • Good for a Date (30)
​​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.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Contemporary American, Vegetarian / Vegan, Steak
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Hours of operation
Brunch
Sat 11:00 am–3:00 pm
Sun 10:00 am–3:00 pm
Happy Hour
Mon–Fri, Sun 4:00 pm–7:00 pm
Dinner
Mon–Sat 5:30 pm–10:00 pm
Sun 5:00 pm–10:00 pm
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Phone number
(202) 637-0012
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Smart Casual
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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.
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Private party contact
Info@cedardc.com: (202) 637-0012
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
On E Street Between 8th & 9th
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Parking details
$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.
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Public transit
Gallery Place-Chinatown (YL,GR,RD), Archives-Navy Mem-Penn Quarter (YL,GR), Metro Center (BL,OR,RD)
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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!

Keep us in mind for custom events, special menus and personalized experiences. info@cedardc.com

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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
What 2312 People Are Saying
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4.6  based on recent ratings
4.6
food
4.6
service
4.4
ambience
4.4
value
Noise · Quiet
97% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined 4 days ago

Great vegan options, super service.

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JulietteA 
5.0  Dined 5 days ago

Very nice restaurant, the staff was very attentive, our food was tasty and creative.

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MGM3 (Washington DC)
5.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

Had a great Valentines Day dinner. Girlfriend is Vegan/Gluten-Free and she was still able to have options (hard to find). Good food and nice people.

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OpenTable Diner (Washington DC)
5.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

Great fast service. Small intimate setting. Low lit. Great date spot. Parking Garage is validated. Great service people.

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KeonG (Washington DC)
4.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

Very beautiful, cozy place for dates. Very quite and warm. Great seating arrangements and the service was amazing. I would definitely come back again

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vipkaervin (Washington DC)
5.0  Dined on February 13, 2018

Cedar is a hidden gem on E-Street. Many walk right by the door that leads to the basement restaurant. It is my favorite spot to eat in DC.

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OpenTable Diner (Washington DC)
5.0  Dined on February 12, 2018

excellent restaurant. Food is amazingly tasty. No TV allows for no distractions. The server was very well acquainted with the menu and The cocktail list.

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Kelsey (Washington DC)
5.0  Dined on February 10, 2018

Staff was exceptional, food was creative and incredibly tasty

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Linda (Washington DC)
5.0  Dined on February 10, 2018

I love this restaurant. You have to know where it is to find it and that allows you to have a terrific meal in a quite location. No matter what your food requirements are they can accommodate you.

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valark (Washington DC)
5.0  Dined on February 9, 2018

Very enjoyable— chocolate mouse was too heavy but otherwise meal was excellent.

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arabrab (Washington DC)
4.0  Dined on February 6, 2018

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.

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TheaterDiner (Washington DC)
3.0  Dined on February 6, 2018

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.

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vip67Sox (Washington DC)
4.0  Dined on February 4, 2018

we have been to this restaurant several times . It has good food, nice atmosphere,reasonable prices

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viphockeyfan (Washington DC)
5.0  Dined on February 4, 2018

A peaceful place to enjoy a meal before the hockey game with $5 validated parking close to the arena. The food is delicious, the service attentive but not intrusive. Always a joy to eat here.

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vipspatzdo (Washington DC)
5.0  Dined on January 31, 2018

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.

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vipLQ12 (Washington DC)
5.0  Dined on January 25, 2018

As usual, the food and service was phenomenal! A must for Restaurant Week! Cedar has one of the best menus in DC for Restaurant Week!

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vipthompsodtable4four (Washington DC)
5.0  Dined on January 24, 2018

The entrance isn't great as it's downstairs and not very easy to see from the street, but the staff is friendly and accommodating and the menu offers plenty of vegetarian/vegan options which is tough to find.

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lissa (Washington DC)
5.0  Dined on January 24, 2018

Amazing dinner! the food and atmosphere were awesome.

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MHmd (Washington DC)
5.0  Dined on January 23, 2018

My restaurant week meal of beet salad, stuffed quail,
and creme brûlée was fabulous and beautifully presented on a decorative plate. Our service was superb. Because each table was filled with lively diners the ambiance was noisy.

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OpenTable Diner (Washington DC)
5.0  Dined on January 23, 2018

Thank you for offering a dedicated VEGAN menu!!

Our waitress was also very helpful in helping us decide which of the many options to pick. Her recommendations were perfect.

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vipBuongustaia (Washington DC)
4.0  Dined on January 22, 2018

Pleasant experience for Restaurant Week -- lots of options, nice presentation and good service with quiet atmosphere. Place could use some artwork to brighten it up.

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OpenTable Diner (Washington DC)
5.0  Dined on January 22, 2018

The service and food was great!

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vipLenj (Richmond)
5.0  Dined on January 21, 2018

Cedar has a great Sunday Brunch with unique menu items all prepared to perfection!

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Linda (Washington DC)
5.0  Dined on January 20, 2018

This is a great restaurant. Three times in three days.

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IUDad (Washington DC)
5.0  Dined on January 20, 2018

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!

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vipLQ12 (Washington DC)
5.0  Dined on January 18, 2018

The food and service are always superb! The duck fries are to die for!

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OpenTable Diner (Washington DC)
5.0  Dined on January 13, 2018

Great vegan options!!

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BWSD (Seattle)
5.0  Dined on January 12, 2018

Excellent food and service in a restaurant with ambience. I am vegan and was very pleased with both the creatively made and delicious entree and desert

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OpenTable Diner (Denver)
4.0  Dined on January 8, 2018

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.

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vipdcfdscn (Washington DC)
4.0  Dined on January 7, 2018

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.

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