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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

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4.3

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4.2

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91% would recommend it to a friend

Vegan (26)
Good for a Date (25)
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Good for Birthdays (11)
Business Meals (11)
Neighborhood Gem (10)
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Healthy (8)
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 5, 2010

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.

Tags: Great for Brunch, Kid-friendly, Neighborhood Gem, Great for Lunch
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 4, 2010

Small and intimate space which was nice. Was expecting something a little more rustic in atmosphere but was surprised at how clean and modern it was which was a little disappointing but not a problem in the end.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Romantic
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 4, 2010

Food was wonderful... service was friendly but very slow which detracted from the experience. For example we ordered a bottle of wine which didn't come until after the appetizer was served.. We rarely saw our server after that..

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 3, 2010

Food was good but our car was backed in to a post by the valet and we were never told. We found out when we got home. Cedar wasn't any help and we've been fighting with U-Street Valet ever since. I would advise you not to valet your car at Cedar.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 2, 2010

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.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 2, 2010

Good, but not memorable

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 30, 2010

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.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 28, 2010

Very good service and brunch menu-- omlette was piping hot and filled with cheese and mushrooms. The side potatoes were crispy and spiced. The coffee press was a nice touch.

Tags: Great for Brunch, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 27, 2010

Great location for a pre-theatre dinner at the Shakespeare. We ordered ala carte (not the prix fixe) and enjoyed our meal very much.

Tags: Fit for Foodies
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 27, 2010

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!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Hot Spot
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 27, 2010

food portions are not commensurate with prices charged

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 27, 2010

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.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 26, 2010

Nice place to enjoy a pre-theater dinner.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 26, 2010

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.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Great for Brunch, Neighborhood Gem, Great for Lunch
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 24, 2010

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.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 23, 2010

Awesome. $10 braised beef rib lunch special was succulent.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Great for Brunch, Neighborhood Gem, Great for Lunch
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 (Portland)·Dined on November 22, 2010

I really enjoyed my evening. Food was great, service was helpful and not intrusive. I recommend Cedar and I will be back

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Fit for Foodies, Great for Brunch, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on November 20, 2010

parking valet tried to overcharge by $20 - fish was fatty and returned- the result from the kitchen was a amller than hors d s siz for $28

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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 20, 2010

Went for brunch; it is strange being down in the basement as other reviews have mentioned. Coffee took forever to come out - a must for brunch; due to being french pressed. Had the eggs any style - pretty standard. Fine for brunch.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 19, 2010

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.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Great for Brunch, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 19, 2010

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.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 18, 2010

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.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Notable Wine List
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 18, 2010

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.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 18, 2010

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.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Great for Brunch, Special Occasion
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 17, 2010

As always, the food was excellent. The beet with goat cheese fondu was heavenly.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 17, 2010

Really great menu, food was excellent and price was great.

Tags: Great for Lunch
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 17, 2010

Quaint, warm and inviting ambiance. Food is unique and tasty. Wait staff engaging, weren't afraid to make recommendations and provided great service. Would dine there again and recommend to others.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Special Occasion, Great for Lunch
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 15, 2010

We arrived after the lunch crunch. Place was empty. Food was very good. Service excellent. Only complaint was the strong smell of fried oil as you entered the restaurant.

Tags: Great for Lunch
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 13, 2010

Fabulous service and food! i wanted to order everything on the menu - so i will be definitely back and raved to friends about cedar.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Great for Brunch, Great for Lunch
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 12, 2010

This is my favorite restaurant in DC. I have taken many friends and clients who have loved it as much as I do. Wonderful bar; wait staff that is helpful and present without hovering; beautiful, satisfying food.

Tags: Fit for Foodies
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 11, 2010

Great food; excellent, attentive service. Five stars all the way!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 11, 2010

The restaurant lived up to all the good reviews. I plan to go back again soon.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 9, 2010

Very fine food and wonderfully presented. There is a nice selection on the menu and the service was perfect. Overall a winner and has become one of my favorites after just one dine. Nice relaxed atmosphere and not noisy as many eateries in this area are.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 8, 2010

Monday night 3-course dinner for $35 + half-price wine by the bottle: what a deal!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Romantic
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 7, 2010

Such good food and fun champagne cocktails! The service is outstanding and the whole place has a great vibe.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Great for Brunch, Great for Outdoor Dining, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List, Special Occasion, Hot Spot
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 7, 2010

Cedar remains one of our favorite restaurants, an oasis of calm in a very busy neighborhood.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Great for Brunch
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 6, 2010

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

Tags: Notable Wine List, Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 5, 2010

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.

Tags: Good for Groups, Special Occasion, Great for Lunch, Hot Spot
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 (Raleigh)·Dined on October 30, 2010

Nice job with designing a below grade space..food very good, especially the Va oyster specialty of the house!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on October 29, 2010

Great food. Attentive service. Marinated calamari is superb. Pork loin is fantastic. Apple financier could have been better for dessert. Will be going back soon !think.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups
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