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Cedar Restaurant

2313 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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Contemporary American, Vegetarian / Vegan, Steak
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Hours of operation
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
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 (202) 637-0012
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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 or for seasonal menu additions, cocktail specials and other updates!

Keep us in mind for custom events, special menus and personalized experiences.

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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 2313 People Are Saying
Overall ratings and reviews
Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant
4.6  based on recent ratings
Noise · Quiet
97% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipBillB (Washington DC)
5.0  Dined 3 days ago

A quiet night at Cedar was just what the doctor ordered! This friendly basement location is sometimes hopping but this Wednesday night was subdued and we had classic meals (lamb and tenderloin) at the bar prepared exactly to order with sauces and vegetables matched perfectly. Bartender Sean poured a wonderful glass of Cabernet for dinner and whipped up a delicious cappuccino and a well crafted cocktail after dinner. The bread deserves separate mention as the best in town! Serious conversation between us and among others at the bar was stimulating and a welcome change from the yelling required at other venues. A perfect evening! Highly recommended!

OpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined 7 days ago

Great vegan options, super service.

5.0  Dined on February 17, 2018

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

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.

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.

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

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.

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.

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

Staff was exceptional, food was creative and incredibly tasty

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.