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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:
Brunch: Saturday: 11:00am - 3:00pm; Sunday: 10:00am - 3:00pm;
Dinner: Monday - Saturday: 5:30pm - 10:00pm;
Happy Hour: 4pm-7pm
On E Street Between 8th & 9th
$30 and under
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
$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.
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
I was impressed with the "tradiitional with a twist" brunch menu and the affordable prices! Service was good although a bit slow at times.
I had the deviled chicken hash, which was wonderful. The "hash" is not a greasy plate of diced up meat and potatoes, but rather a very fresh patty of pulled chicken, potato, stone ground mustard, and seasoning. It almost tasted like a light homemade sausage. It is served with 2 eggs any style and a bed of arugula.
I also had a "snowflake" (white cranberry with champagne) that was refreshing and delightful.
My friend had the omelet with garlic potatoes. She raved about the potatoes and mentioned they were the best she had ever had! She also really enjoyed the french press coffee.
My friend and I enjoyed the 3 course pre-fixed dinner before the theater. The menu for this option, (although limited - 2 selections in each category)was very well executed... the portions were reasonable, the presentation was beautiful and most importantly very delicious. The service was great. We arrived at 6:15 and there was already a small group enjoying the bar but the restaturant was still quite empty. This allowed for a pleasant noise level which made conversation easy. By 7:45 the restaurant was crowded & quite noisy.
I selected this restaurant sight unseen and without knowing anything about it except its location and cuisine (contemporary American, which I like) and--having not heard of it previously--was surprised at what a great restaurant it was. I would certainly to to Cedar again.
I had received notice of a fixed-price, 3-course menu being offered as a pre-theater special for all Shakespeare Theater subscribers, but I was not prepared to experience the wonderful food, ambience and service that I and my companion received, and our meal included a wine-pairing offered with each course. Don't pass up the opportunity to experience this gem of a restaurant for your next theater evening in downtown Washington DC!
The food was terrific, and the wine pairings were well-chosen. The pre-theater price-fixe dinner is both a great deal and good food, and the server didn't rush us, but she kept an eye on the clock and our comfort level with timing. If the Shakespeare Theatre needed an "official house restaurant" this would fit the bill.
The food was quite excellent. Simple, yet big flavors, nicely layered. We had the fluke and the pork tenderloin from the pre-theatre menu. Both very good. If that's what they're putting on their value-priced prix fixe menu, I can't wait to try their other more expensive entrees. Absolutely worth a visit.
We went went it was really empty (right before a major holiday), so I can't be sure how it is (e.g. the noise) when it's full, but this was a nice place. All three courses that we had--soup, entree & dessert--were excellent. I was surprised that it was in the basement, but you forget that you're in a basement after just a minute or two. A little pricey with $30 entrees, but worth it. One of the few places in DC I'd go back to or recommend.
A great dining experience. The restaurant is laid back yet elegant. Beautiful understated interior-with cedar paneling and forest photos, comfortably spaced tables. all dishes we tried were exquisite-oven roasted oysters in a cream sauce with wine and shallots-oysters fresh and cooked to perfection-sauce scumptious balance of herbs, butter and wine. Had the poached lobster with the henwood mushrooms and edamame and tuna for the main courses. Each dish was distinctive and delectable. Menu not extensive but each dish was tempting. Will certainly go back.
Cedar was great but it's a very small restaurant. That would usually be good for a date but there is no real separation between the bar area and the dining area and it was quite loud for our 7:00 pm reservation. Food and service were really good though, so I might go back with a group of friends, but it's not a good date place.
Very enjoyable. Had theater prix fixe menu with wine pairings. Butter squash soup and pork tenderloin were flavorful; soup was exceptional. We were at the table at the bottom of the stairs; seating was tight (almost pulled off tablecloth getting into my seat, and I'm of slim build). Wine pairings were absolutely on the mark. Would definitely eat here again.
I love this restaurant. Their menu is not extensive, but the selections are varied and well-thought out with something for everyone. We particularly loved the duck breast, and the pan roasted Virginia Oysters were fantastic. I also recommend the King Trumpet mushroom entree. The restaurant is in a cellar, so be prepared to walk down some stairs. It is conveniently located for the Harman Hall, Landsburgh Theater, Woolly Mammoth, and Verizon Center, so you can make a night of it with their 35 dollar 3-course pre-theater menu and their 25 dollar wine pairing which gives you a glass of wine picked to complement each of your dinner courses.
This is an outstanding, perhaps underrated restaurant. Excellent choice for pre or post dinner for events at Verizon Center or Shakespeare or Ford Theaters. Cozy basement dining room; particularly appealing in colder weather. Menu a bit limited, but food is on a par with the top D.C. restaurants.
This is the second time my fiancee and I have been to Cedar, and once again we were floored by the awesome food and experience! We both love how small and intimate the setting is, it makes for a perfect romantic evening in the city. Our service was excellent, even personal visits and recommendations by the floor manager. Now to the best part, the food! It is hard for me to describe the absolutely heavenly dishes they prepare at Cedar. They have accomplished a fantastic feat of contemporary American cuisine and French culinary preparation, a perfect fit! The price you pay for the meal, experience, service, ambiance, and memories is well worth the the time and money. We will most certainly be returning to the perfect hidden gem of downtown DC
The food was good, nothing overly special. The price was a little high as well. The atmosphere was nice, good for groups or a date. Service was very attentive however the hostess wasn't the friendliest. Only complaint was we were really looking forward to sitting in the main dining area, but was put in the corner behind the stairs...we had reservations, which may have helped with the crowds...but obviously not with the table choice...no one around us...literally could not see any part of the restaurant or any other guests...turned a other wise great experience into an average one.
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