Cherry at W Hotel DC

4.2
101 Reviews
$31 to $50
American
The primal art of smoke & flame

Honest. Straightforward. Communal

Cherry brings its name and inspiration to life with a unique approach to cooking - honest, straightforward, and communal. Cherry is your new open-fire kitchen destination in Washington, DC.
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4.3
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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on March 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent!

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Food was delicious, but service was amazing... made the meal and experience!! Will go back!!

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DMan
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Worst experience ever. Showed up to my reservation and they couldn’t accommodate my request for a booth that I had requested weeks in advance. They even tried to seat me at the BAR!!! Are you serious??? On Valentine’s Day!!!!! At 9:30pm which was my reservation time, they had run out of half the food items on the menu. Mind you it’s Valentine’s Day and everywhere else had no more open reservations. Never going back there

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vipNattacha
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food3service3ambience4

Great place!! Drinks were average.

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vipJake
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Valentine’s Day Prix Fixe was absolutely perfect.

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James
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall3food3service5ambience2

Went for Valentine's Day. Fiancee had Prix Fixe which included appetizer (mediocre; a type of mozzarella like cheese, apple sause/jam spread, and other bits), an entree (filet, medium like requested and very flavorful), dessert (olive oil cake or mousse-type cake - both less than mediocre, not very inspired or interesting), and a flute of champagne (not good). I had a whole branzino (bone-in; excellent) and a twice baked potato (Meh). Service was excellent - server made sure we had a great time and was very personable. Cocktails were good but expensive. Would not go again for the price - there are plenty of other places in DC to try.

The atmosphere from the advertisement that caused me to book made me think it would be a much more intimate setting. However, it was a very open seating space with a lot of small tables and no separation. Also, while they touted a flame grill, it's pretty much a small grill behind a sushi-like bar that you can watch if you sit side-by-side at the bar. It is not very intimate and not what I was expecting. Also pretty high noise level.

TL;DNR - Great entrees and excellent service, but mediocre to sub-par prix fixe starters and desserts and a la carte side. Would not go again for the price or even, probably, at a reduced price.

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BobbyC
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall2food2service1ambience5

Granted it was Valentine’s Day- but I’m only saying something because my experience wasn’t a single incident. They were out of several menu items, the waitress was cool but I think she was overwhelmed. I drink a lot of water and we only got a refill once.. once we ordered (pick n choose ordering since they were out of steak, Brussels, and sweet potatoes) the food took 47 minutes to arrive. It was warm, not hot and it was just “ok”. Needless to say, at this price point, I had a very underwhelming experience and was slightly disappointed with the experience overall.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Hawaii
3 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall2food1service2ambience4

Service was slow and inattentive. It was 30 minutes from sitting before our drinks we delivered then starter, main, and dessert cane rapid fire. Menu is limited which would be fine except both mains, especially the steak, lacked flavor.

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Sheila
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

I had a special request on Valentines Day - someone at a hotel took notes and promised to relay to Cherry. Was supposed to be executed with deserts, but didn't happen. Still had a good time though.

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JasmineS
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great ambiance for Valentine’s dinner!

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vipBleedCubbieBlue
Detroit
4 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very enjoyable dinner with attentive, friendly service. Pastrami beef rib was outstanding!

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Foodie1
Los Angeles
9 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and atmosphere.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on January 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food. Great service. Everyone left full

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on January 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Cherry was a nice restaurant experience overall. Updated an modern decor, the music gave a good vibe without being too overbearing. The wait staff and Chef are wonderful and the service was outstanding! The menu is short but well rounded and ghe food was fabulous. I would go there again in the future

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best staff and customer service

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vipketkarnt
London
9 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Menu is a bit too limited.
They dont have candles for birthday occasion.

Other than those, the food was greatly done. We ordered tomahawk for 2 and it was amazing.

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GerM
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

New restaurant with a new chef. Food was delicious and the service was terrific. Would definitely go this restaurant again.

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Kell
1 review
Dined on January 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I decided to check out a few places during restaurant week, this is one I will certainly be going back to, the food was amazing, the service top notch and the cocktails were delish!

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vipBNBN
Washington DC
47 reviews
Dined on January 15, 2020
Overall4food3service4ambience4

Had dinner during Restaurant Week. Ambience & service were excellent. Roasted avocado appetizer was very tasty. Grilled oysters was also good but a pricey serving of only 3 small oysters.

Main entrees were disappointing— grilled scallops was good but came in small portion, more like a small plate serving. The recommended pork chop was not so good — tough & with little flavor.

Wine was good.

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verde
Washington DC
27 reviews
Dined on January 15, 2020
Overall2food2service2ambience2

What happened? This is the question I was left with after enjoying a very good meal in August.

Everything was off at this meal for restaurant week. My beer arrived with about 3 fingers of space at the top, showing a combination of someone pouring the beer who did not know how to, and someone picking it up who did not care. I sat at the counter and could see that meats had been pre grilled, and were waiting to be put on the grill to be warmed up and served. Same with giant pans full of ether root vegetables or Brussels Sprouts. Efficient: certainly. But it led to my pork loin being overcooked and dry.

I started with the oysters, and these came in a trio, very small, and overgrilled. Then came the pork loin, which should have been juicy and had a tinge of pink. Instead it was dry, likely a consequence of being re-grilled. The menu said it would arrive with 'flamed apples'. Not an apple slice in sight. It came with a too sweet apple cider sauce, which would have been better used on the tasteless sprouts. Desserts should be served on a chilled plate, but both the plate and the dessert itself were room temperature, which tells me they were pre-plated.

Overall a barely fair culinary experience.

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Elizabeth
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on January 15, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

It was good, but not great. I didn't fall in love.

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vipashlobna
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on January 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Chef Ana is amazing

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vipOpenTable Diner
Denver
1 review
Dined on December 27, 2019
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Parents anniversary.

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vipGator73
Houston
47 reviews
Dined on December 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Eggs Benedict was superlative - sauce just right (not too heavy, not too light).

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vipMaya
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on December 12, 2019
Overall1food2service1ambience3

Some of the food was good, but there were a few almost in-edible dishes, such as the figs appetizer. The service was quite bad. Our server took a very long time to come take our order, and when she finally came to do so she informed us that they were out of the main courses we had selected. It would have been better to relay this information when she sat us down. We wound up ordering about six appetizers instead, and they all came out at the same time, which was very overwhelming. We also offered a side, which was delivered to our table 15 minutes after all of the other dishes. Overall, this restaurant has potential, but the service needs a lot of work.

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vipLINDA
Edinburgh
35 reviews
Dined on December 11, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Excellent service and cool setting. We would definitely go back.
My only suggestion would be to leave off the red sauce and bread on top of the grilled octopus and then you would have a wonderful dish. The red sauce overpowers the grilled octopus wood fired flavor, in my opinion.

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vipWayneC
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on December 3, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

The entire staff must be very well trained. They are exceptional across the board.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on November 30, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Loud. Needs more people. Good octopus

Cherry at W Hotel DC
Responded on December 4, 2019

Thank you so much for the feedback and your kind words about our octopus dish. Please let us know if there is anything we can do for you and we hope to see you back at Cherry soon! Tara and the Cherry Team

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Barbara
Miami
3 reviews
Dined on November 28, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Thanksgiving dinner. Expected a bit more.

Cherry at W Hotel DC
Responded on December 4, 2019

Hi Barbara, We are so sorry that we missed the mark on your experience with us on Thanksgiving. I would love to learn a little more about what we could have done differently to make this meal really memorable. If you are open to a quick conversation please feel free to reach out to me directly. I would love to make this right for you. Thanks for taking the time to review your experience and I hope to hear from you soon. Tara and the Cherry Team

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vipBlairw
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on November 20, 2019
Overall2food3service2ambience3

Appetizers and desserts were good. Wine was VERY over priced and the server couldn't answer questions about the different wines. Entrees was sub par.

Cherry at W Hotel DC
Responded on December 4, 2019

Hi Blair, Thank you so much for taking the time to review your experience with us at Cherry. I'm happy to hear that elements of the meal were good but sorry to hear that our wine and entrees missed the mark. I would love to learn a bit more about what we could have done differently and work to make this right for you. Please feel free to reach out to me directly. I sincerely appreciate your thoughtful review and hope to connect soon. Tara

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on November 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service staff were exceptional!
Our bartender and waitress served with excellence!
They were both friendly, funny and made our dinner delightful.

Cherry at W Hotel DC
Responded on December 4, 2019

We are thrilled to hear that you had such a great experience with us! Thank you for taking the time to let us know. I will be sure that your feedback is passed along to our team directly. Thank you again! Tara and the Cherry Team

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BrettS
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on November 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I had the pleasure of dining at Cherry with a coworker on a recent business trip to DC. What a great dining experience. Both the food and service were outstanding. We started by splitting the Octopus appetizer, perfectly tender and delicious, one of the best Grilled Octopus dishes I have ever had! I had the filet which was perfectly cooked, my colleague had the roasted chicken which also happened to be delicious. Every time one of us got up to use the rest room the waiter was quick to come by to fold our napkins and to refill our waters.

I 100% will return and would recommend to anybody looking for a delicious business meal or a fun night out.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 16, 2019
Overall3food4service3ambience4

Service was not great. Food was also not as great as we thought it would be. They did accommodate the dietary restrictions of one of her party very well

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OpenTable Diner
Manitoba
3 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2019
Overall2food2service4ambience3

Food was not great by any stretch. All the starters lacked flavor and the mains were not seasoned well. Flavor combinations were unconventional and just off. Beef tartare was bland. Tuna steak had no salt except the 30 olives it was sitting on. No one was happy out of our party. For the price I was expecting to leave mildly impressed, however this was not the case. Wouldn’t recommend

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LorissaB
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was great, service friendly, but not intrusive. Great place to meet friends for dinner.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on November 12, 2019
Overall2food1service5ambience2

The appetizers were good but food was very inconsistent. None of us finished our meals.

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vipVaGrant
Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience2

Beautiful space completely spoiled by the ridiculously loud music. It’s connected to the bar with the same dance club type music blaring. The food was beautiful but mostly very average in flavor. Rather disappointing overall.

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OpenTable Diner
Jacksonville
2 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service and fantastic food! Local and very unique to Washington DC with a fired wood pizza oven and a 15 feet wood burning grill. And their cherry pie tastes so good! Would certainly come back again!

Cherry at W Hotel DC
Responded on November 14, 2019

Thank you for joining us! We hope to host you again soon! Best, Cherry Management Team

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vipLoraM
Cleveland
4 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Relaxing setting and delicious food! Service was excellent.

Cherry at W Hotel DC
Responded on November 14, 2019

Thank you for joining us! We hope to host you again soon! Best, Cherry Management Team

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jeanne0213
New England
3 reviews
Dined on November 4, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent octopus. Great drink selection

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Cherry at W Hotel DC is rated 4.2 stars by 101 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.