Corduroy

4.6
2869 reviews
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$31 to $50
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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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Austin
3 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
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.

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m
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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SG
Washington DC
11 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.

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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.

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OH
Washington DC
46 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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JM
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on May 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Chef amazing - each meal here is exceptional! The Ahi tuna is the best I've ever had.

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RB
Washington DC
39 reviews
Dined on May 8, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Great food and service. Always fresh and local.

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OM
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on May 7, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 5

Nicely appointed environment. Food is very tasty and beautifully presented. Great for business dinners as well as romantic dinners. Overall the prices for food are OK but the wine prices are expensive!

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CF
1 review
Dined on May 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food and service was great though the neighboring table was a bit loud.

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

Great food. Excellent special occasion restaurant. Very attentive staff. Chef's choice is worth it.

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K
Baltimore
2 reviews
Dined on April 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The best dinner we have had in 20 years. Excellent service and amazing food and cocktails. Yes, it's pricey but we felt it was worth every cent. We started with oysters. So light, tasty and tender. The Red Snapper soup was delicious. The bass was cooked perfect with a delicate crispy skin with an addictive sauce.
The service is unparalleled. Such a pleasant dining experience. We will be back. Absolutely top notch.

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m
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on April 27, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Nice and quiet. Food was very good but not great. They have an enjoyable dessert/ cheese/ drinks menu. It’s a shame you have to pay real money to keep out the hoi polloi.

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JO
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on April 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Continues to be the most wonderful food in a beautiful room with good service and very low noise level.

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d
Washington DC
20 reviews
Dined on April 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our tasting+wine pairings were fantastic! The waitstaff was as well. We need to visit more often

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F
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on April 22, 2019
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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OT
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
34 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
61 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
60 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
7 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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P
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
37 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
85 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
60 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
9 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
4 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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