Corduroy

4.6
2849 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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4.4
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89% of people would recommend it to a friend
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New York Area
10 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Corduroy was a wonderful experience. We were greeted as soon as we walked into the restaurant. Once at our table, our server introduces himself and offered water and the drink menu. We were not rushed at any time during our meal. The server offered a complete description of specials as well as his personal choices. We had an amazing dinner!

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Miami
4 reviews
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Superb service by Michael. Delicious food ( I had tuna tartare great value. Good spacing between tables this allowed for easy & private conversation.

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g
Denver
3 reviews
Dined on April 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

the waiter was very attentive and the meal was delicious

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Q
Washington DC
33 reviews
Dined on April 8, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 4

75% of the meal was delicious and we enjoyed it muchly. Then came the bad fish with the smell even the waiter acknowledged was bad when he picked it up from the table. I quickly pivoted to the tuna tartare so that my husband wouldn't be eating along. Normally in a situation like this, they would have made some accommodation on the bill. Nothing was offered and I was not going to ask. We just won't go back. It's unfortunate because we have loved it for the past 10 or so years.

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MG
Washington DC
20 reviews
Dined on April 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

As always, Corduroy delivers. Excellent service, the best Sazeracs outside of New Orleans, delicious meals. While the menu is small, the chefs specials are always plentiful - sign of a kitchen that is always fresh. Don't hesitate, just go.

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j
Washington DC
59 reviews
Dined on April 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I don't know why this eatery is not high up on the city's best restaurant lists. For starters, the room is warm, comfortable and supports conversation without raised voices. The service is superb as were the quail and tuna tartare appetizers and especially the first of the season soft shell crabs. My one qualm: the martinis could be more generous and the ice slick on its surface promised by the waiter never materialized. I plan to go back next week.

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M
Columbus
56 reviews
Dined on April 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was our 23rd Anniversary and we thoroughly enjoyed every aspect of our meal and the experience. The blend of flavors in our meals was so great! Service 5+++

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JS
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on April 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is an attractive restaurant that is close to the convention center and the Marriott Marquis that is an excellent choice for a quiet dinner. Everything is excellent - the food, the ambiance and the service.

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MO
1 review
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Food, ambiance and everything was amazing. Only one complaint. The restaurant was very noisy

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OT
Columbus
6 reviews
Dined on March 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food. Attentive service. Amazing wine list and sommelier.

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Denver
6 reviews
Dined on March 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Wonderful evening out. Food was delicious. Lovely presentation and good portions.

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F
Washington DC
35 reviews
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

FABULOUS!!! This place deserves a Michelin Star for sure!

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GC
Washington DC
17 reviews
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

Chef Power gets my vote for best Chef around. His simple but elegant preparations are always excellent.
It’s a beautiful restaurant and not too noisy.
At our recent visit the Valet had a personal problem. The restaurant needs a back up as there are few parking lots and they are not very near.
Also, there was a problem in the kitchen which kept us waiting for 45 minutes. An apology from our server came rather late. It seems there should of been given a complimentary appetizer or dessert. Didn’t happen. I must say the dinner was worth the wait.

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SZ
Adelaide / SA
10 reviews
Dined on March 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful experience! Attentive staff & deliciously creative food! This was our first time at Corduroy and we hope to return next time we are in DC.

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G
Washington DC
82 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 2ambience 3

As I reported last month, and nothing has slipped, the food is outstanding. But this time the service was noticeably sub-par. In one meal alone, for three, soup was served without a spoon and I had to go find a waiter to get spoons (the soup cooled meanwhile); I asked for the sauce on the side for the chicken, but it came with the chicken; a salad of rugola, radishes and pistachios was order with no radishes but extra pistachios, and it came with no radishes or pistachios (again, we had the find the waiter); and two of the three main dishes were served to the wrong people. Why this occurred I do not know.

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M
Columbus
57 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Nice presentation of well prepared flavorful food Thoroughly enjoyed my entire meal. The service was impeccable!

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A
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fabulous meal with great service. We ordered the tasting menu with wine pairings. I love that we don't know what the menu will be-whatever chef decides. The wine pairings were very generous and really great. We can't wait to go back! I loved that is was quiet enough to have a conversation. A really great experience.

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OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on March 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The chef is willing to work with you if you have food sensitivities or allergies

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GH
Nashville
3 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 4

The food was good, but the service was slow even though the restaurant was not crowded.

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T
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was terrific. Service fabulous. Ambiance lovely. Had heard wonderful things from friends and I'm sold!

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New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always a celebration. If you want the feel you are going to a delightful five course dining experience at an elegant home in DC, then head to Corduroy’s.

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OT
1 review
Dined on February 28, 2019
Overall 2food 5service 1ambience 4

We ordered the chefs menu for the part of four. There was an hour delay between our 2nd and 3rd course. An explanation was said that the kitchen couldn’t handle the orders for a slow Thursday night. The server ghosted is most of the night and the manager was mostly present to take care of our table. It was really disappointing to have zero explanation of the menu or what was to be served. One of our guest is on a non-fish diet and the there was terrible communication on alternatives. It was like the stag forgot our table existed. The food was delicious but service was awful.

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F
Philadelphia
9 reviews
Dined on February 26, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 4

This was my 4th time at Corduroy. Food is outstanding and the reason I keep going back. Service has always been outstanding up until this experience. Clearly an issue with the disfunction between the different servers. From bringing the wrong dishes, totally messing up the pulse of the dining experience, and lack of followup ( we had the server pick the 3 cheeses for the cheese plate and needed to be asked to come back and explain what he picked andnpit on the plate), this restaurant clearly needs a better oversite on how the experience is progressing. Very disappointed since expectations are so high based on past. Too many quality choices in DC to experience this again

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Washington DC
1 review
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was great and service was superb

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m
Atlanta
23 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The wine list was inclusive with fair by the glass and bottle pricing and were well curated, by the chef, with his menu. We enjoyed the quail and red snapper soup starters followed by the black bass preparation. Sauces sopped up by the crusty bread were delightful. We made room to share the tart tatin and were not disappointed. The flavors were enhanced by the achieved caramelized crust and creamy ice cream.

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NB
Washington DC
81 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Consistently excellent food with very good service and comfortable ambience in a set of small dining rooms. Surprised that no there is no valet parking available on a street where there is little street parking. The sign in front of the restaurant is small and easy to miss, but it is well worth the stop.

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OT
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

The food was a little slow to be served but the quality was outstanding. Decor and ambiance were lovely. I will definitely be returning to Corduroy.

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GB
Washington DC
14 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

the food was exquisite the service was attentive but not pushy. the place is beautiful and buttoned up but not stuffy at all. it was really a great start to an amazing evening. we will definitely be back.

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CR
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lovely—restaurant made it especially memorable

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JC
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 2

We had a late reservation. It was not very busy but for some reason it took a long time to get our enteees. Service was great and food was delicious. The ambiance was less than romantic which was what we were looking for and what it was listed as in my search. Most likely an once and done experience for us.

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EO
Washington DC
27 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Corduroy is our special-occasion restaurant. Everything about it is outstanding. The food is consistently made of the finest ingredients and beautifully and simply prepared. The servers are friendly and well-informed. We especially love being seated in a small booth. Sitting there allows us to hear one another and feel like it's just the two of us celebrating.

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BC
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Never disappointed here. Quiet, excellent food, never hard to find a street pkg spot vs paying for a lot. Lamb and creamed spinach amazing. Still remember the venison and pureed chestnut I had there years ago.

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TN
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 1ambience 3

Very disappointing meal this last weekend. I am convinced that they simply forgot we were there. Our cocktails took 25-minutes to come to the table. Add another 15 minutes for our orders to be taken, and another 1/2 hour for the bottle of wine to be delivered. We finally got served our mean at the 2 hour mark. All of this after we had requested a rush as we had other plans after dinner.

As far as the food, it was ok at best. The salmon appetizer was inedible, with nothing else to be excited about. We had been before and found it a nice place when you are in that area, but I would have difficulty ever going back.

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C
Washington DC
66 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We have been coming here once or twice a year for many, many years. Never disappointed in a single sip or bite.

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OT
1 review
Dined on February 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Well received when entering the restaurant , great out of the way bar to sit and relax prior to dinner, the waiters had a high degree of knowledge from food to drinks and locations from where.
Overall it was a very exciting place to enjoy a lovely meal, business or family and friends

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G
Washington DC
82 reviews
Dined on February 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Congratulations to chef-owner Tom Power for his long dedication to his kitchen. In an age when chefs have megalomanic ambitions of expansion, writing cookbooks, etc., it is a pleasure to enjoy the serious cooking of someone who not simply concentrates on his long-established restaurant, but whose name does not even appear on the restaurant's website! Everything here is top rate, from the quiet (what a rarity in D.C.!) and handsome ambience, to the excellent food. The menu is limited, more than in most restaurants, but to judge from our orders of red snapper bisque, a salad, tuna, and chicken roasted and confit, what is offered is made with love. The wine list is much longer and reasonably priced. Bravo Tom Power.

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F
Washington DC
13 reviews
Dined on February 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A spectacular meal!

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h
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on January 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Everything was perfectly delicious, but especially the lobster carpaccio! My friend thought the wagyu beef was outstanding.

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CC
Washington DC
11 reviews
Dined on January 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is a grown up restaurant. The menu is small enough to be understood but the variety is amazing. The food and service were absolutely first class. Loved my evening at corduroy.

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MB
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on January 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We were delighted by the inventiveness and taste of the prix fixe tasting menu. Our waiter was deservedly enthusiastic about the food, and the presentation was excellent. I can't recall the last time I had prime rib that good. I would gladly go back to Corduroy for a delicious, extravagant meal that is not extravagantly priced.

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