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Convivial, Washington, DC

Convivial

4.6
4.6
683 Reviews
$30 and under
French American
Chef Cedric Maupillier welcomes you to his award winning American Cafe. Located in the heart of the historic Shaw neighborhood, Convivial brings diners to a table alive with the deep and provocative marriage of American and French cuisines.

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Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    French American
  • Hours of operation
    Sat & Sun Brunch Sat, Sun 10:30 am–2:30 pm Sun & Mon Dinner Mon, Sun 5:00 pm–9:00 pm Tue -Thurs Dinner Tue–Thu 5:00 pm–10:00 pm Fri & Sat Dinner Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–10:30 pm All Night Happy Hour Mon, Sun 5:00 pm–9:00 pm Weeknight Happy Hour Tue–Fri 5:00 pm–7:00 pm Late Night Happy Hour Tue–Thu 9:00 pm–10:00 pm
  • Phone number
    (202) 525-2870
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Executive chef
    Cedric Maupillier
  • Private party facilities
    In addition to a semi-private alcove table seating up to 8, we offer a full private dining room accommodating parties of up to 40 guests.
  • Neighborhood
    Shaw
  • Cross street
    Located on 8th Street on the corner of 8 and O
  • Parking details
    We offer the convenience of complementary two-hour parking in our building's dedicated underground parking garage. Parking entrance location on 8 or 9 street between O and P street
  • Public transit
    Mt. Vernon Square / 7th St. - Convention Center (Green / Yellow Lines)<br />Shaw - Howard University (Green / Yellow Lines)
  • Additional
    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 683 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

4.6
4.6 based on all time ratings
  • 4.5Food
  • 4.4Service
  • 4.4Ambience
  • 4.1Value

NoiseModerate

683 Reviews
  1. BruceC

    Washington DC

    12 reviews

    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on February 27, 2019

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Quiet, but probably because we were first for lunch. Good food, pleasant space. A white table cloth restaurant without the table cloth.

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  2. RyanM

    Greater Boston

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 26, 2019

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Do yourself a favor and get the Poulet Rouge. It's a simple meal with simple ingredients that is executed perfectly.

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  3. Gus08

    Washington DC

    2 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 18, 2019

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 1
    While our food was decent, our overall experience with service and ambiance was very poor. Our waiter disappeared between the time we ate our appetizer and the time we finished our entrees - never asked us how our food was or if we wanted other drinks. Tables are so close together that we could overhear the conversation of the 4 men next to us talking about their dating and sex lives. Unfortunately, the food wasn't good enough to make up for the service and ambiance mishaps.

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  4. CerenAy

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 17, 2019

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We went there for birthday dinner, service was great it was fast and the food was delicious. It got a bit noisy after couple of hours but there is nothing can be done about this.

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  5. RCZT

    Washington DC

    8 reviews

    3.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on February 17, 2019

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    Dinner has always been good, but brunch was lackluster. Bland food and sour coffee.

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  6. WilliamM

    Washington DC

    13 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on February 17, 2019

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great ambience & wonderful seafood dishes eat at bat enjoyed boulibase & skate fish both wonderful @ fresj

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  7. OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 17, 2019

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The chicken for two is incredible!

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  8. Welovefood

    Washington DC

    22 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on February 17, 2019

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Wonderful from start to finish. The service, the food, the atmosphere, everything....outstanding. We loved it and can't wait to go back.

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  9. Azad

    Washington DC

    13 reviews

    2.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on February 16, 2019

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 3
    The appetizers and entrees were mediocre, especially the salad mixed greens and wedge lettuce not fresh.

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  10. local

    New York City

    20 reviews

    2.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on February 16, 2019

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 2
    Crumbs all over the windowsill next to our table and a broken chair made for a mediocre experience.

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FAQs

Convivial does offer delivery in partnership with Uber Eats. Convivial also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (202) 525-2870.

Convivial is rated 4.6 stars by 683 OpenTable diners.

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Google Map for Convivial

801 O St. NW, Washington, DC 20001

Additional information

  • Cross street
    Located on 8th Street on the corner of 8 and O
  • Neighborhood
    Shaw
  • Hours of operation
    Sat & Sun Brunch Sat, Sun 10:30 am–2:30 pm Sun & Mon Dinner Mon, Sun 5:00 pm–9:00 pm Tue -Thurs Dinner Tue–Thu 5:00 pm–10:00 pm Fri & Sat Dinner Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–10:30 pm All Night Happy Hour Mon, Sun 5:00 pm–9:00 pm Weeknight Happy Hour Tue–Fri 5:00 pm–7:00 pm Late Night Happy Hour Tue–Thu 9:00 pm–10:00 pm
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    French American
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Parking details
    We offer the convenience of complementary two-hour parking in our building&#39;s dedicated underground parking garage. Parking entrance location on 8 or 9 street between O and P street
  • Public transit
    Mt. Vernon Square / 7th St. - Convention Center (Green / Yellow Lines)Shaw - Howard University (Green / Yellow Lines)
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Executive chef
    Cedric Maupillier
  • Additional
    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Phone number
    (202) 525-2870
  • Private party facilities
    In addition to a semi-private alcove table seating up to 8, we offer a full private dining room accommodating parties of up to 40 guests.
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