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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.

822 E Street, NW
Washington, DC 20004
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Contemporary American, Vegetarian / Vegan, Steak

Hours of Operation:
Brunch: Saturday: 11:00am - 3:00pm; Sunday: 10:00am - 3:00pm;
Dinner: Monday - Saturday: 5:30pm - 10:00pm;
Happy Hour: 4pm-7pm

Cross Street:
On E Street Between 8th & 9th

Dress Code:
Smart Casual

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(202) 637-0012

Website:
http://www.cedardc.com/

Parking Details:
$5 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.

Public Transit:
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

Additional:
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!

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

Specials

Thanksgiving Dinner Special Menus & Offers

Thursday, November 23, 2017

Specials

Thanksgiving Dinner Special Menus & Offers

Thursday, November 23, 2017

Details

Holidays are truly the time to enjoy the food we love with the people we love. We'll be hosting our first ever Thanksgiving Dinner on Thursday, November 23! We’ll be serving a traditional three-course dinner from 12 PM – 8 PM for $50. Vegan options and a children's menu will also be available.

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Cedar Restaurant Ratings and Reviews

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4.6

service

4.6

ambience

4.3

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92% would recommend it to a friend

Vegan (27)
Good for a Date (26)
Quiet Conversation (23)
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Special Occasion (21)
Good Vegetarian Options (20)
Romantic (18)
Good for Anniversaries (15)
Cozy (15)
Fit for Foodies (15)
Pre/post Theatre (15)
Creative Cuisine (14)
Good for Birthdays (12)
Neighborhood Gem (11)
Business Meals (11)
Handcrafted Cocktails (9)
Healthy (9)
Great for Brunch (8)
Local Ingredients (8)
Sunday Lunch (8)
Authentic (7)
Casual (7)
Gluten Free Options (6)
Organic (6)
Happy Hour (5)
Worth the Drive (5)
Notable Wine List (5)
Comfort Food (4)
Great for Lunch (4)
Tasting Menu (4)
Bar Seating (3)
Kid-friendly (3)
Fun (3)
Vibrant Bar Scene (3)
Great Beer (2)
Good for Groups (2)
Late-night Find (2)
Seasonal (2)
Afternoon Coffee (1)
Disabled Access (1)
Hot Spot (1)
Quick Bite (1)
Tapas (1)
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 (Washington DC)·Dined 3 days ago

The frittata was very different than expected. The Burger and Steak was absolutely great. The waitress acted like she was having a bad day. She was unfriendly. It seemed she was having the worse day of her life. She didn't check on us. Didn't provide a status of our order. Did not say goodbye. The other two waiters were assisting her and they were very nice and considerate. They provided the status of order and brought it out.

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·Dined 6 days ago

Enjoyed a pre theatre dinner. The menu was creative and our small group was very pleased with their dinner, from salad to dessert. The staff were helpful and attentive.

Tags: Healthy, Local Ingredients, Pre/post Theatre
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·Dined on November 10, 2017

The food and the service was amazing. I will definitely be coming back to Cedar again to try the other options on the menu.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Pre/post Theatre, Gluten Free Options, Tasting Menu, Healthy, Casual, Vibrant Bar Scene, Creative Cuisine, Comfort Food, Good Vegetarian Options, Romantic, Authentic, Local Ingredients, Fit for Foodies, Kid-friendly, Vegan, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Business Meals, Quiet Conversation
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·Dined on November 10, 2017

We went here for my boyfriends 21st birthday. It was absolutely amazing. All the way around! Service, food, and cuisine was amazing. I would go back!

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Bar Seating, Vegan, Worth the Drive, Quiet Conversation, Handcrafted Cocktails, Notable Wine List, Cozy, Comfort Food, Good for a Date, Romantic, Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion, Authentic, Good for Birthdays, Tasting Menu
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 7, 2017

Great pre-fixe pre-theater offering. If you are a member of the Shakespeare Theatre Bard Card, you can get select discounts on parking , wine, or specialty drinks too. Fantastic server (Lauren); outstanding chefs; interesting drinks from Sean the bartender. Nice vegetarian options. All around perfect.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Quiet Conversation, Tapas, Vegan, Bar Seating, Cozy, Happy Hour, Special Occasion, Pre/post Theatre, Good Vegetarian Options, Romantic, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on November 4, 2017

We visited Cedar with friends before attending a show at the Warner Theater. My husband and I are vegan and they had a designated part of the menu for vegan dishes. The food was great! The vegan ceasar salad was so good. Our Omni friends loved it too.

Tags: Good Vegetarian Options, Vegan
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 4, 2017

It had been close to two years since my friend and I last dined at Cedar. The menu is limited, but very interesting. My friend had an appetizer neither of us seen before: a petite lobster tail. It was served with parsnip puree & sautéed kale in a cider reduction. For her entrée, my friend had pan-seared rockfish served over orzo in a light lemon sauce with grilled baby root veggies. For my appetizer, I had brie baked in fuille de brick and served with fig jam, roasted pecans and toasted brioche crostini. I then had beef tenderloin with baby root veggies and roasted purple potatoes & onion in an awaze sauce. We finished with espresso crème brûlée served on an almond cake. It was all delicious! One thing we thoroughly enjoy about places like Cedar is the servers know how to be attentive without hovering so allowing us to savor the evening.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Romantic, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Vegan
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 2, 2017

Everything was great. Gracious hostess. Lauren recommended the daily soup--butternut squash and the fish of the day--rockfish. The soup was excellent, the fish was light and moist and the accompanying vegetables were terrific. Cozy relaxed atmosphere makes you feel like you could be anywhere in the world.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 1, 2017

Another great dining experience. We ordered from the vegan menu and everything was phenomenal (cauliflower/broccoli soup, Caesar salad, ravioli, and linguine). The manager/owner came to our table to greet us and make sure we enjoyed our meal. A hidden gem in DC and one of my favorites.

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 (New England)·Dined on October 28, 2017

Calm atmosphere and delicious interesting menu selections. this is a gem!

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·Dined on October 28, 2017

The atmosphere is warm and inviting. Our server was great and the food is amazing. Be sure to try the roasted oyster soup it is delicious.

Tags: Good Vegetarian Options, Sunday Lunch, Fit for Foodies, Great for Brunch, Romantic, Quiet Conversation, Cozy, Organic, Vegan
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on October 27, 2017

Food was great. Service was impeccable. Our entire party was vegan. Your menu contained lots of options with a variety of flavors, textures, and choices.

Tags: Vegan, Gluten Free Options, Good Vegetarian Options
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on October 24, 2017

We had a lovely meal. One of us had the vegan ravioli and Spanish onion soup; the other had the garganelli, brussels sprouts and chocolate-peanut butter mousse. All was very good. Service was friendly and prompt. It would be good to have more nonsweet mocktail options.

Tags: Special Occasion, Good Vegetarian Options, Vegan
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on October 23, 2017

Really love this restaurant, second time back which is a rarity for me. great pre-theatre options, but we enjoyed selecting their salad (yummy), the brie appetizer - pretty and tasty, the sausage and the chicken. it was lovely, quiet setting and I highly recommend

Tags: Happy Hour, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Cozy
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on October 21, 2017

The vegan menu was superb and a great added value to what seems a great menu. Not too big. Not too noisy. Just the right amount of ambiance and a great location. Will return.

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·Dined on October 20, 2017

Pre-theater dinner. Meals were outstanding, service was very good. Ambiance was quiet and relaxing.

Roast pork loin and lentil soup were absolutely delicious. Snapper was very good, but somewhat overcooked.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 15, 2017

Food was delicious, creative, healthy. Staff was helpful,friendly, professional.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Organic, Fit for Foodies, Afternoon Coffee, Creative Cuisine
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on October 13, 2017

Food, service, atmosphere--superb. Vegan/vegetarian options a bonus!

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·Dined on October 13, 2017

Great food and lots of vegan options! The service was rather slow, so make sure you have lots of time, but the food is worth the wait. There was a good wine list for bottles, but the selection for by the glass is a little limited. There were many cocktail options.

Tags: Cozy, Good Vegetarian Options, Good for a Date, Vegan, Pre/post Theatre
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on October 13, 2017

It will be very hard to find the words to describe how incredible our 3 year anniversary was at Cedar but I'll try.

We began with a very warm welcome from Mikias, the owner and found ourselves at a cozy table in the corner. We started off with delicious cocktails, my boyfriend had the Gold Rush and I had the Cocktail No. 9 which is bartenders choice (it was a refreshing Cucumber Gin Martini). For our food we were able to try the oven baked brie, the bacon cherry glazed pork chops (a combination that was incredibly decadent, sweet and savory) , the chicken supreme (perfectly cooked chicken with a bit of crisp on the skin, stuffed with a spinach goat cheese mix, on top of spinach risotto and mushroom puree-- truly everything I wanted and more), and had an incredible strawberry cheesecake square with fresh which was the creamiest cheesecake I've ever had with fresh strawberries from that week's local farmers market. Not to mention, we were surprised with the beautiful plate design helping us celebrate! I had only mentioned it in our Open Table reservation and Mikias and crew went above and beyond to truly make it feel like our own personal celebration.

The atmosphere was cozy and we could have a great conversation without having to strain to hear or yell towards one another. Mikias was incredibly warm and welcoming the entire evening, which truly is just his way and his staff were kind, knowledgeable, and the right amount of attentive you want during a meal.

If you are looking for great food and a staff/restaurant you can rely on, go to Cedar. Use Cedar's food at your next event. Bring a work event/rehearsal dinner, etc there. You will not be disappointed by the service and product.

Tags: Disabled Access, Good Vegetarian Options, Tasting Menu, Fun, Fit for Foodies, Handcrafted Cocktails, Authentic, Good for a Date, Great for Lunch, Good for Birthdays, Romantic, Hot Spot, Seasonal, Worth the Drive, Bar Seating, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Business Meals, Creative Cuisine, Cozy, Quiet Conversation, Vegan, Gluten Free Options, Neighborhood Gem, Local Ingredients
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vip
 (Houston)·Dined on October 6, 2017

Tapas restaurant. Great service. Good food. Nice atmosphere.

Tags: Casual
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on September 30, 2017

Food is always good and the service is friendly and efficient. We went for the pre-theater prix fixe dinner and had plenty of time to make our show.

Tags: Good Vegetarian Options, Creative Cuisine, Pre/post Theatre
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·Dined on September 29, 2017

Very nice ambiance once we got seated. We came for dinner before a show. The food and atmosphere was very nice.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails
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·Dined on September 28, 2017

This was such a lovely and delicious experience. Highly recommend!

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Vegan, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on September 25, 2017

Party of six, all with very specific diets ( vegetarians, vegans, meat-eaters) and everyone left happy! Fantastic food, really delicious options, and great wine suggestions.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Quiet Conversation, Vegan, Good for Birthdays
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 (Columbus)·Dined on September 22, 2017

The food was amazing, service impeccable. We have been traveling to Washington DC for many years and this restaurant is a jewel. I would highly recommend this restaurant.

Tags: Good Vegetarian Options, Authentic, Cozy
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on September 11, 2017

My girlfriend took me for my birthday. The exotic menu was fantastic and we really enjoyed our order. The staff was very friendly and helpful. They are undergoing an expansion, which detracted from the experience, but we will definitely go back.

Tags: Special Occasion, Vegan
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on September 9, 2017

Looking for something a bit unusual, that you probably couldn't prepare at home? Perhaps something that most groceries stores wouldn't even carry? Then this is the place. The menu includes meats such as quail, wild boar, elk sausage, and other treats that you just don't find too often. And everything is just right. Be prepared to part with a pretty significant chunk of change (these items are NOT cheap). If you're an adventurous diner, then this is for you.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Notable Wine List
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 (Columbus)·Dined on September 2, 2017

We booked Cedar in order to have a very nice family get together while we were all in town for the long Labor Day weekend. The location was perfect for us being close to the Mall and we could not have been happier. Lauren was our waitress and she was a delight. Service and food were top notch. We enjoyed the menu and were pleasantly surprised with the exotic selection which we sampled and which added a great deal of fun to our evening. The only reason that Ambiance received only four stars was because the entrance was under renovation. The Ceder will become our go-to place when in central Washington DC.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Great Beer, Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Quiet Conversation
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on August 25, 2017

Wonderful as usual - had a drink at bar before dinner and from the host to the bartender to the waitress - all was absolutely wonderful and very pleasant people which help to allow you to enjoy yourself. Oh - food was the normal great too.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Happy Hour, Special Occasion, Quiet Conversation
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on August 20, 2017

Great place for a nice dinner, particularly if you have some dietary restrictions in the party. The separate vegan menu was fantastic!

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Vegan, Romantic
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on August 20, 2017

We had a great time at Cedar for Restaurant Week. Delicious food! That oyster appetizer is fantastic!

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Special Occasion, Romantic
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 (Richmond)·Dined on August 19, 2017

Cedar was an incredible experience, the food was amazing, and the service was spectacular. Lauren, our server, made our night very special.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Vegan, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Good Vegetarian Options, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on August 19, 2017

I went for brunch on a Saturday and the service was great. Or waitress was very polite and was informative.

The ambiance was a tad old looking and needed to be updated. Brunch at 12:00 pm and walking into a restaurant that was almost empty made me a tad scared to eat there but the food was good, no complaints. I was told right before walking in and prior to deciding to try this location that there happy hour is much better and not so dead.

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·Dined on August 18, 2017

Awesome food, great service

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·Dined on August 16, 2017

Loved the boar.

Thoroughly enjoyable experience.

Tags: Good Vegetarian Options, Business Meals, Casual, Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on August 15, 2017

Great for restaurant week!

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on August 14, 2017

I was very impressed by the restaurant week vegan menu! I wanted to try everything! I also really enjoyed the vibes here.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Anniversaries, Healthy, Local Ingredients, Romantic, Authentic, Vegan, Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion, Good Vegetarian Options, Notable Wine List, Good for a Date
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 (Dallas)·Dined on August 12, 2017

The chocolate peanut butter truffle is amazing! Lauren, our server, was delightful and the manager checked on us to make sure everything was great.

Tags: Romantic, Healthy, Neighborhood Gem, Fit for Foodies, Organic
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on August 10, 2017

Every item of food we ordered was delicious! Nice wine choices. Quiet and elegant, very good setting for conversation. Excellent service. Nice jazz standards playing in background. People at bar seemed to enjoy the atmosphere also. A very enjoyable dining experience.

Tags: Romantic, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Quiet Conversation, Business Meals, Cozy, Vibrant Bar Scene, Pre/post Theatre
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