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The service was way too slow. The website promised valet parking on Friday and Saturday, not so on s Friday.
Great menu. Very creative. Everything we had was perfectly cooked.
Exceptional dining service. Drinks were great, service attentive and knowledgeable. Cannot wait to return on my next DC visit. This restaurant is a treasure.
Great food and fantastic wine list. Relaxed atmosphere and impeccable service.
Highly recommended! The tuna was to die for!
Staff was well informed. Food was magical.
Superb restaurant - outstanding cooking and perfect service .... one of the very best restaurants anywhere.
Went back to corduroy and loved everything about restaurant. Menu was imaginative and service was outstanding. We started with half a dozen oysters which were served quickly and were delicious. Followed that with kale salad and tuna tartare as starters and both were simple and excellent. For our main course, we both chose antelope, which was a special and it was indeed! Two large filets were cooked perfectly and served with chestnut puree and sautéed vegetables. We had a wonderful red wine which had been recommended by our waiter and it perfectly complemented the dinner. Overall, we had a delightful experience at a very adult restaurant.
At First the place was empty! But after 1/2 hour folks started to come and became packed. Our server, Michael did not miss a beat and was on top of everything. Everyone’s meal was delicious and exceeded our expectations.
I will totally go back again.
Excellent food, service, and ambience! Truly a wonderful place!!
Great tasting menu for New Year’s eve!
We have a dual purpose, birthday and new year's eve, dinner this past Monday which included the Chef's 6 course tasting menu. As usual Corduroy delivered on all accounts. They atmosphere is great for conversations, the food was over the top spectacular, and the recommended wines by the glass worked perfectly. The dessert course gave us both different dessert tastings for a total of about 6 flavors between the two of us. Having been to Corduroy several times in the past couple of years they ALWAYS deliver.
The food is spectacular, truly one of the better meals to have in the District.
I would not recommend Corduroy as the service and experience were as poor as the food was good. We went as family for Christmas dinner as we had traveled to DC on Holiday.
The table wasn’t ready although we arrived on time and we were directed to wait in the bar. We met another family who had been waiting 30 minutes for their reservation and there was no bartender.
After another 10 minutes a waitress showed up and went behind the bar to service one of her tables and reluctantly accept our order. We waited another 10 minutes for our drinks, at which time we were seated.
Our waiter was rude at worst, dismissive at best, and not really forthcoming about anything regarding a restaurant no one in our party had visited before. The pace was tedious for food, wine, water, bread - everything accept the check. About $120/person, including the included tip.
Dear Corduroy, If you’re going to be open for Christmas, please be actually open as families are planning around your commitment to serve a Holiday dinner.
I do not recommend thIs restaurant.
At Christmas dinner, restaurant felt understaffed with no bus service so we waited a long time for drinks, dessert course, etc. Food was exceptional though.
We ate Christmas dinner at the restaurant and thoroughly enjoyed ourselves. The food was delicious and beautifully presented and the service was very good.
This was a Christmas Eve dinner with friends. Everyone ordered different appetizers and entrees and everyone was sublimely happy with his choice. I highly recommend the lobster carpaccio and the tuna steak with coconut rice. Our evening was perfect in every respect.
Noise level made for easy conversation even for our hard of hearing friend. The service tempo was just right. Our food was delicious...loved the quail starter and the seared tuna was perfect.
We loved the food and our waiter. Almost like we were in Europe. Well done.
I love this restaurant. Small but good menu beautifully prepared. Lovely ambiance. We had first class table service and the food was, as usual, very good and generous portions. My only complaint is that the website says valet service on Friday and Saturday. When I arrived Friday, in the midst of a downpour, I had to run into the restaurant to find the valet only to discover that there is no valet parking on Friday! Aggravating and no way to start out a nice evening. My table service was extra good but had someone offered me a nice glass of wine to compensate, or some other expression of apology other than how hard it is to get good valet services, I would probably have forgotten the whole thing.
Food, ambiance and service very good. Wine was overpriced and slightly subpar.
Thanks to all staff and chef, our dinner was fantastic as usual, the food was incredible the black bass and lamb tenderloin was the very best quality.They seemed very busy with guest , our dinner came out properly never rushed thats what we love, great personalised service,we always recommend corduroy to everyone. Thank you chef Tom.
Delivered a fake substitute of the drink I ordered apparently hoping I wouldn’t notice.
Understaffed and hence slow and inept.
Food was dried out with very little taste.
Even the coat check was a bit rude.
Perhaps there’s an in group but we’re not members I guess.
The food at Corduroy continues to be excellent after decades of consistent attention in the kitchen by Chef Power. Wonderful food, and the service is very congenial. However, there seems to be a very unfortunate and increasing trend that causes the servers to find themselves apologizing all too often for a slow kitchen. "Thank you for your patience. Your food will be right out." "I'm sorry for the delay, but I hope it was worth the wait." Even though the food is outstanding, this kind of thing should be the exception, rather than the rule, but it has happened repeatedly over a period of several years. Not sure why it happens, and certainly wouldn't know how to solve the problem, but a problem it is, and it causes concern for the future of this establishment.
This place was fantastic. We all loved every dish of the Chef’s Surprise Tasting Menu. Can’t wait to go back.
We haven't been there in a few years. The atmosphere was warm and quiet as I remember it . The food was good but each dish seemed have something I didn't want to eat. But we were shocked and quite troubled by the lack of parking which has never been a problem before . And when someone went inside to check if there were recommendations for where to leave the car, they were told "Oh, I think there's a parking lot about 3 blocks away...somewhere, 'over there' "... I think you should be a little more helpful as it put a real damper on my evening.
Excellent waiter, superb service, delicious food – professionalism through-and-through.
Had a belated Thanksgiving dinner with my sister and couldn’t recommend this restaurant more to new-comers in the area looking to have a proper meal.
Fantastic food and service. The lobster carpaccio had a wallop of flavor for what looked like transparent slices. The lamb Lon was perfect. Best martini I ever had. Cheese course was delightful
Exceptional service and food! Priced point is lower than competitors
We had a lovely special occasion meal. Scallops and antebellum grits, roasted lamb, and pumpkin soup. All excellent and well-flavored. Service was gracious and attentive. And we could hear ourselves talk! Much appreciated ambiance!
Absolutely over the top everything. Nice and quiet. Outstanding food. Impeccable service. Took some dear friends we don't see often and there was a great atmosphere for catching up. Relaxed and no rush experience, we left the by the glass choices to pair with our dinners to the waiter and we were WOWED by the result. Thank you Corduroy! We'll be back!
I've loved Corduroy since the days that it was on K Street. This time, we were seated near a large party and, for a while, they were noisy. Also, my salmon and rice were tepid in temperature. I didn't send them back because I had company.
Creative menu -- lobster carpaccio anyone? -- served in a row house remodeled to have more intimate seating spaces instead of a large room. Look forward to enjoying the tasting menu next time. Are Corduroy and Baby Wale next door related? The server said their billing systems are somehow connected. I discounted ratings because of a full power failure near the end of the meal. The emergency generator kicked in immediately but stairs were shadowy and restrooms blacked out with only a tea candle for lighting.
Love this restaurant that I have eaten at many times.
There was a mouse near our table. We have to wait too much time for the plates.
Took some European friends there for dinner during their visit. They were impressed with the food and the quiet setting. One of them had the tuna and found it excellent.
Lovely oasis to enjoy excellent food and impeccable service!
We went to Corduroy for a nice date night on Saturday and everything was phenomenal. We both did the tasting menu and each dish was plated nicely and tasted great. I had the wine pairing - the wines were very good and well-paired, with some interesting flavors I hadn't had before and was pleased to try. Everything was great, even the iced tea and coffee! Highly recommend the tasting menu - great price too. We'll gladly come back.
Had heard good things but really was not impressed. I ordered the buffalo, and my boyfriend ordered the scallops. Buffalo came in 4 pieces, and the two end pieces were very chewey, so really only half of the meat was nice to eat. The scallops were nice but nothing great.
Surprised how few customers were there on A Friday night. Glad it was not busy as it was easy to converse. Good place if looking to dine near the convention center. I thought the menu was very limited. I also would have like to have seen a selection of California wines.
Service was warm and impeccable, with plenty of detail and responses to questions about menu, unobtrusive thereafter. Our waiter was charming, open to letting us have a taste of several wine options and added a few goodies to one of our friend's take home bag. We and they will return for sure!
Unique & creative flavor combinations, delicious food & lovely presentation. Could not ask for more. Best chocolate sabayon ever had. Try this restaurant.