Corduroy

4.7
2898 reviews
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$31 to $50
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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.
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94% of people would recommend it to a friend
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MG
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 3service 5ambience 5

Server, hostess, noise and ambience are the best in town.! Food could continue to get better. Thank you. We will continue to go and refer people. Selection of wines needs to be better

R
1 review
Dined on August 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The restaurant it’s just amazing, the table and ambience is quiet but elegant, the service just on point very friendly and professional, and the tasting menu the best, the flavors just increased in each course, beautifully presented, an exceptional experience

RD
1 review
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our Waitress was wonderful. She answered all our questions, observed us from a distance so that she could refill drinks and keep with our needs but did not interrupt any of our conversations. Her timing was perfect. I asked for her to pair the wine to my dinner choices and she was on point.

I wish I could remember her. She worked upstairs on Friday evening.

OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic food and superb service. It’s an expensive meal but really worth This is one of the best restaurants in DC; great cooking; great service ; and a quiet comfortable ambiance.

OT
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My wife’s birthday. They gave us a cozy table in a recessed part of the wall...nice and private. Tasting menu was awesome not to mention very reasonably priced considering the ingredients, location and venue. Will return.

MS
Baltimore
4 reviews
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The surprise tasting menu was outstanding. Made for a very good, relaxed evening — and great tastes. Good size portions, not just tiny bites.

EH
Washington DC
69 reviews
Dined on August 2, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

The appetizers were good. The desert was fine too.
But what made the dinner better were the main courses.
Both the tuna and the lamb were outstanding.
Mind you, not cheap (total was about $100 per person, including a shared bottle of wine)
And talking about wine -- the wine list is extensive. We selected one from Portugal, on the cheaper side - and were very happy with it. As for service, it was OK. Water service was a bit on the slow side. Also, they messed up the desert, but apologized and gave us an interim desert while redoing the one we ordered.

t
Nashville
6 reviews
Dined on August 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My husband and I loved our first visit here. It's small and warm. As it filled up, there was a great buzz in there. Our server, Byron, was terrific. Our salads were so fresh and tasty and not overdressed. My chicken was very tender and delicious, and my husband's sliced beef was cooked just right, and he loved it. We were already loving our experience, and then came the pistachio bread pudding! Wow! It is just amazing. We will definitely visit again when in DC.

NJ
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on July 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Loved it. Food was excellent, wine list was outstanding

F
Atlanta
17 reviews
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Exceptional in every way!

AB
1 review
Dined on July 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was delicious, I definitely tried some new things and I was pleased.

w
Baltimore
38 reviews
Dined on July 20, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 2

Although our food was good, not amazing but ok. I was very disappointed in my evening. We were escorted upstairs as soon as we arrived to a very dingy no atmosphere room. There was zero ambiance! Our waitress looked like she had worn her outfit all week. There one other table right next to us with a couple seated there. Our drinks were average but we were never asked if we wanted a second drink. We had the lobster carpaccio and a heirloom tomato salad. The lobster was very disappointing.. the salad was better. We both had Scallops and Grits. They were actually good but were not very warm when we were served. So disappointed in the entire experience!

OT
Tampa
3 reviews
Dined on July 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Out of town visir

JL
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on July 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always great food and service in a charming, calming environment.

J
Washington DC
13 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Fabulous. Delicious food and quiet with tables a respectable distance apart from each other.

F
Washington DC
10 reviews
Dined on July 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Four of us had a wonderful evening ( July 16, 2019)at Corduroy. We had happily worked together for years. This was our 1st dinner back together. We wanted a beautiful setting, ample opportunity to catch up in a relaxed , no rushed setting and it was exactly that. We avoided any restaurant so noisy we couldn't hear each other. Corduroy was the best possible setting for us. Service was exemplary and thoughtful. The food's preparation was lovely and the food delicious, full of flavor. I had the tuna and loved it! Another guest had the soft shell crab which was divine. We were able to try the beautifully made cold tomato soup, which I would have eaten even more of it was so good. We had 3 different desserts. All excellent. I had the blueberry tart with ice cream Popsicle. I would love to have everything I had over again a number of times. It was truly memorable. Corduroy really comes through as an outstanding restaurant that works well for every possible occasion, or just a great night out.

S
Washington DC
22 reviews
Dined on July 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

delicious food, beautifully presented by kind and attentive staff

BS
Greensboro
8 reviews
Dined on July 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We were there on a Tuesday night. Our reservation was at 8:30 but we were late due to a severe storm. When we arrived at 9:00 we were the only diners there. At no time did it seem they were trying to rush us so they could close. The server was great and the kitchen was very accommodating on shared appetizers and entrees. The wine list is extensive and the food was very good.

PM
Tampa
1 review
Dined on June 29, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 2

Food was great but very overpriced and that’s probably why there were so many tables, which is a shame because the food and service were really very good! Drop your prices and that will fill your tables and up the sedate ambiance!!!!

E
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on June 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This place was great!!! We had the five course meal and it was excellent. Great service as well!

OT
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on June 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent service. We tried the tasting menu - a great option if you have the time and friends/colleagues that are up for it.

P
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on June 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food and service at Corduroy were both fantastic. They also make a pretty good drink!

AS
Kansas City
15 reviews
Dined on June 22, 2019
Overall 5food 2service 4ambience 5

Lovely ambience in a great location. Delicious meal, affordable menu.

BA
Indiana
2 reviews
Dined on June 21, 2019
Overall 2food 4service 1ambience 3

Service well there was no service. It was excruciating to get wait staff to wait on us. We were in your restaurant 4 hours. Everyone at my table was irritated and this was a client dinner.

J
Minneapolis
46 reviews
Dined on June 20, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Wonderful for a business dinner, Corduroy has a clean design yet the space was cozy. The sound level was perfect for conversation, the service attentive and the food was quite good. The pea soup was tasty and the soft shell crabs were excellent. Other diners had the Heirloom Tomato Salad, the Crispy Crab Blintz and a Scallop special-not a bite was left of any of the dishes. We shared a dessert of berries with creme anglaise and a scoop of ice cream, a perfect way to end our dinner.

S
Washington DC
43 reviews
Dined on June 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Met a friend I had not seen in about 4 years!!

NW
Washington DC
24 reviews
Dined on June 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Beautifully prepared food in an understated setting. Attentive and professional service throughout.

EW
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on June 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food couldn’t have been more delicious and the service couldn’t have been more accommodating. Our first time here, and we will definitely return!

SB
Austin
5 reviews
Dined on June 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

This restaurant had some of the best service I have ever seen, very personable. The atmosphere as well as the food is fabulous. Excellent wine selection.

m
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on June 13, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Used to be my favorite but this time was a little disappointed .
Appetizer was good but my main dish ( crab) came on a bed of lettuce with water downed dressing.
My hubby’s lamb came with creamed spinach which took half of the plate and water down cream was running......
Definitely not high end restaurant dishes.

l
Washington DC
367 reviews
Dined on June 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Exceptional is always the word for food at Corduroy and this evening was no exception. I had the fried crab blintz - awesome! My husband enjoyed the red snapper soup- made with lobster bisque. It was amazingly wonderful. Main dishes were exceptional as well. A splendid restaurant in every way.

AG
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on June 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fabulous experience from beginning to end. Service was consistently attentive, the ambience intimate and quiet, and the food -- everything we tasted -- was top shelf. Very much on our "must-return-to-again" list of culinary faves in a city increasingly known for it.

OT
1 review
Dined on May 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The meal was spectacular. I had the “Local Lamb Loin with Garlic Creamed Spinach and Shallot Jus” and it goes up in my list of top five entrees I have ever had in my life. Starters as well as deserts were impeccable. I have nothing but praise for this place.

OT
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on May 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great dinner, never fails always a wonderful experience with food and wine and service.We had the tasting menu and shared a few bottles of burgundies, thanks to chef Tom and front of the house staff, so amazing.

MD
Yosemite
1 review
Dined on May 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

We went to Corduroy for our 20th Anniversary. The food was fantastic. Michael our waiter did a great job and served at a great pace...not to fast not to slow. Everything was timed well. We will be back and this time with our kids who love to try new and different food. The only small downside was that some of the furniture looked a little worn...OVERALL GREAT! Go and try and be amazed at the food and a great experience.

A
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on May 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

I was in the area due to having some cocktails and drinks at the Columbia Room. When I searched for nearby restaurants, Corduroy appeared and I gave it a chance. I am happy I did! For one, it was not crowded, the lights were dim but not dark, and I felt an intimate feeling being there. I decided on the tasting menu, and the hostess as well as waitress were happy to tell me about each course as well as answer any questions I had. The food was delicious and a real treat for me. I would love to go back, and highly recommend it for romantic meals or solo meals alike.

JM
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on May 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This restaurant offered some of the best food and service that I've ever experienced anywhere in the country! This place was so good that I went twice during my conference in DC in May 2019. I would have gone a third time but my schedule did not allow it to happen. I highly recommend the tuna tar tar and soft shell crab appetizer. The tuna entree was the best and most unique preparation that I've ever experienced and this is hard for me to admit since I'm a big fan of Ahi tuna served fresh out of the water when I visit Hawaii. Also, I can't end this review without talking about the attentive and personal service offered by the staff at Corduroy. Everyone was spectacular but I highly recommend that you ask for a table in Michael's section. He was absolutely wonderful! This restaurant should not be missed if you live in or are visiting the D.C. area!

SG
Washington DC
12 reviews
Dined on May 14, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 3ambience 4

Food was excellent!!!! Everything I expected. But the service was very slow. They also had cancelled my reservation made through Open Table. Wasn’t a problem but could have been on another day.
I hope they can get their act together . It’s a shame.

LP
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on May 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 4

Great place! Food and service was excellent. Definitely will be back again.

OH
Washington DC
47 reviews
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Outstanding wine list with excellent prices. Much lower markup than most restaurants.

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