Corduroy

4.6
3060 Reviews
$31 to $50
American
Corduroy serves the best of the season with much of the restaurants produce coming from local farms. Corduroy is not handicapped accessible due to the historic nature of our building.

Outdoor dining will close on rainy days. In the event we close outdoor seating we will do our best to accommodate outdoor tables inside. If you would prefer to reschedule or cancel please do so at your earliest convenience.
*** tables for outdoor alley seating will have to close out by 11PM ***
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New Year's Eve Special Menus & Offers

Dine in
Starting Dec 31, 2021

Chef Tom’s Surprise six course tasting menu. 90 per person. Limited substitutions can be accommodated.

Christmas Eve Special Menus & Offers

Dine in
Starting Dec 24, 2021

Create or continue a tradition. We will be offering a Holiday 3 course pre fixe menu for $75 (children 12 and under $45). Multiple options per course will be available to select from including holiday favorite Prime Beef Strip Loin with Lyonnaise Potatoes. Please call for more details.

Christmas Day Special Menus & Offers

Dine in
Starting Dec 25, 2021

Create or continue a tradition. We will be offering a Holiday 3 course pre fixe menu for $75 (children 12 and under $45). Multiple options per course will be available to select from including holiday favorite Prime Beef Strip Loin with Lyonnaise Potatoes. Please call for more details.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience3

I tried the 5 course tasting menu. They were all nice and the service was so professionally done. Only thing I didn't like was the cigarette. The smell was so strong that bothered alot. But other than that, the ambient was nice

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OpenTable Diner
Pittsburgh
7 reviews
Dined on November 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was outstanding

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viparoma
New York Area
95 reviews
Dined on November 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delightful place to dine. Good spacing between the tables. Excellent and interesting food choices with reasonable prices for a restaurant in an expensive city with high restaurant prices. Wine list is excellent, but pricy. Good values are there if you consult with the sommelier. Wait staff is friendly and attentive. Main courses were a little slow to arrive, but the overall quiet atmosphere made conversation with friends easy.

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Moonpanther
1 review
Dined on November 25, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

I had Thanksgiving dinner with my mother, brother and husband and very much enjoyed the experience. We were expected by the staff and taken to a table right away. The table was set for four, but a server had to get a fourth chair. This was done quickly and with some apology. The waitstaff was attentive, answering questions and bringing drinks as soon as possible. Our food was delicious and I felt that my main course was the perfect size. I'd visit this restaurant again when it isn't a major holiday -- it was clear that the staff was working hard to make sure every patron was happy.

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Royal
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on November 25, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Excellent food and service. Noise level was good, we could hear each other speaking in a normal tone of voice during most of the dinner.

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vipDJMB
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on November 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous Thankgiving dinner. Wonderful choices; each of which was excellent. Service was friendly and first rate. A delightful experience on a holday.

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CharlesH
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on November 25, 2021
Overall2food4service2ambience3

Not the level of service as when we last visited six or seven years ago. Soups which took an hour to arrive and were lukewarm. Main courses which arrived at the one and a half hour mark and, while good, were not necessarily noteworthy. The table next to us was seated long after we arrived and was the same group size, yet received their meals a half hour before us despite ordering off of the same prix fixe menu. Food is not worthy of the price point and service is so slow that conversation starts to falter and the meal became tiresome.

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vipMaryM
Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined on November 25, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Perhaps because it was Thanksgiving but the serice was very very slow (over half an hour between courses).

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vipval20003
Washington DC
30 reviews
Dined on November 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My go to restaurant for Thanksgiving.

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vipDenise
Washington DC
32 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Extraordinary service. The food and ambiance were outstanding.

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vipRachelT
Los Angeles
16 reviews
Dined on November 18, 2021
Overall2food2service5ambience1

It was a stiff and starch atmosphere and the food was too sweet. The waitstaff was great however

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VickiM
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on November 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful experience. Going back three times (including tomorrow). Very convenient for convention attendees.

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TaylorL
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Took my girlfriend here for our anniversary - service was outstanding and food/drinks were to die for! Exceeded expectations.

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OpenTable Diner
Denver
1 review
Dined on November 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic meal. Excellent wine list. Perfect cocktails.

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JimN
1 review
Dined on November 9, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

The food was wonderful as was the atmosphere. The service staff was over taxed as are many these days. Our service was wonderful everything considered.

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vipWineguy
Dallas
45 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2021
Overall4food4service2ambience3

This is worth going to. They also have to remember the weakest link theory. We ordered the tasting menu which, other than the roasted salmon was stellar. The servers were mostly clueless except for the captain/sommelier who was outstanding. For food this quality this says mismanagement to me. And don’t blame Covid! They work here! Train your staff it makes more money for the restaurant.

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DesreenD
1 review
Dined on November 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food, great service, nice setting. Difficult to find, tucked away, but worth the dining experience

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vipDeferentialDiner
Washington DC
30 reviews
Dined on November 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Dinner at Corduroy was an great experience, perfect for a special occasion, date night, or indulgent treat. The food was all excellent — a nice variety for a small menu with everything explained well and each bite absolutely delicious. The service was terrific: polite, friendly, enthusiastic, and informative in a helpful way. The ambiance was modern elegance, comforting and pleasantly serene. I will definitely return here.

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vipOzgurK
Washington DC
67 reviews
Dined on November 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was outstanding!!!
The ambiance is perfect. It’s a great getaway from the stresses of life. A very elegant place with wonderful service and fantastic food.
The chef is an artist. Everything was delicious and really a work of art.

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MbaimbaK
1 review
Dined on October 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A+ place to a romantic day with your significant other

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vipEricB
Washington DC
14 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I can’t say enough about Corduroy. I’ve walked past this place for years and finally dined there recently. I shouldn’t have waited so long. Our server was prompt, courteous, and very knowledgeable about the entire menu. The food was outstanding (get the tuna). Dining room was beautiful and quiet. All in all I will be visiting again soon!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
19 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience2

Corduroy used to be a very fine restaurant. Now, they have no sommelier and no one to discuss the wines, The servers are inexperienced and can’t explain the perpetration of any menu item. Questions are met with shrugs. No one checks back or fills water glasses. A shadow of what Corduroy once was. Don’t go.

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OpenTable Diner
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on October 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of the best dining experiences I have had in a long time. Service was terrific and the waiter explained the menu perfectly. Will definitely return

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HudnallW
Richmond
3 reviews
Dined on October 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service was fantastic and the food over the top great! We will be going back!

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vipChooseGoodness
Atlanta
38 reviews
Dined on October 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

World class dining and service.

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vipSniffer
Washington DC
18 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2021
Overall2food5service3ambience1

When we sat down there was a strong cigar smoke smell. We asked if we were in the smoking section. No, there is a cigar smoking lounge next door. The appetizer was lovely, but the taste was covered by the cigar smoke. We made it all the way to the delicious. Oh, wait did I tell you about the cigar smoke? Anyway I was telling you about the pistachio bread pudding. It was really delicious, if you can overlook the cigar smoke. I will be checking out the neighbors before I come back.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Thoroughly enjoyed the meal and the service!

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Pablo
Washington DC
13 reviews
Dined on October 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A jewel. Great ambiance and service. I don't even need 50 characters to recommend it!

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JoonP
1 review
Dined on October 20, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Amazing restaurant.
I would come back weekly basis.

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AndyE
Washington DC
13 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

I took three clients to this restaurant and we all agreed it was a terrific restaurant choice from salad to entree to desert.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
165 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went with friends for dinner. The wine list is decent size with great selection and reasonable prices. The food was great. Started with beet salad and roasted tomato soup. Very good. The had the salmon tonkatsu and duck confit. All of which were great. I would like to go back and try three tasting menu. I definitely will return.
Service was excellent. Always present when needed and never intrusive.

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SF58
Detroit
1 review
Dined on October 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent set-menu option, exceptional value. Highly recommend to anyone who appreciates New American cuisine.

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SaraS
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on October 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was absolutely exquisite! From the food to the service everything was absolutely perfect.

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vipEileenS
Washington DC
19 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Corduroy is one of my most favorite restaurants in DC. For my friend's birthday Chef prepared the tasting menu adjusted for special dietary needs. He outdid himself. Each dish was something neither of us had ever eaten nor seen on the regular menu.

The food had multiple layers of flavors which was perfectly presented and had wonderful contrasts of flavor, texture and color.

We started with a charred tomato soup with undertones of umami , followed by Chef's signature seaweed salad. Our next course was one of my favorites, tuna tartare with mountain potatoes and crispy shallots. I've never had better tuna anywhere but at Corduroy.

Our next course was seared black sea bass which was followed by seared salmon served alongside okra and daikon radish complemented by a light dill sauce.

We finished our meal with an assortment of sorbets and ice cream that were out of this world.

This is a restaurant for special and any other occasion!

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MonicaL
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and customer service. Diner is served at the same time for all sitting at the table and the bread is almost on the table as soon as you sit down.

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DeenaG
Atlanta
13 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food, attentive and knowledgeable servers

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vipJonathan
Washington DC
11 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience2

This is one of my favorite spots to dine for all occasions but especially birthday celebrations. We did the chef tasting menu and there was not one item that was not worth the trip! AMAZING food. With Covid-19 still in play and our friend of 92 young years dining with us we choose to eat outside. MISTAKE. There is construction happening next door to the outdoor dining area and the city rats are abundant. It made for a very tense experience when they would appear around the walls and trees set up. We survived but will wait until we feel its safe to inside.
The experience, without rats, is worth every penny!

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ToniV
1 review
Dined on October 7, 2021
Overall3food4service4ambience2

The food was great; the service a bit slow - and as we started the meal - the fish trucks had not yet arrived - so they were out of a great deal of menu items. The worse issue however, was we ate outside - and there were rats - first one - then about 3. We had to move inside - but truthfully - the unwelcome critters ruined the evening

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on September 25, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience2

The alleyway they’ve created for outdoor seating is a nice idea. They put up some lights and have a nice mural on the wall. However there were two rats that moved around during the course of my dinner underneath my table and other tables. When I mentioned something to the server it was obvious this is not the first time this has happened. I appreciate all that they’re doing to create safe outdoor options. The food is absolutely delicious and while not inexpensive, I normally would say it’s worth it but I will say to pay that money, I was less than thrilled to have two rats running around while eating.

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Recman
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on September 24, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Delicious food. Happy to make a return . Look forward to lunch someday.

FAQs

Corduroy offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (202) 589-0699.

Corduroy is rated 4.6 stars by 3060 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.