Corduroy

4.7
2884 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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J
Washington DC
13 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

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

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F
Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
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.

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S
Washington DC
21 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

delicious food, beautifully presented by kind and attentive staff

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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.

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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!!!!

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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!

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OT
Washington DC
1 review
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.

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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!

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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.

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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.

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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.

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

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

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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.

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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!

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SB
Austin
3 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.

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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.

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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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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!

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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.

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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
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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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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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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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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F
New York Area
12 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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