Corduroy

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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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Thanksgiving Dinner Special Menus & Offers

We offer a three course dinner for $65 per person, $35 for 12 year olds and under. Each course will have multiple choices for you and your guest to select a unique Thanksgiving dinner.

Thursday, November 28, 2019

What 2919 People Are Saying
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94% of people would recommend it to a friend
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DS
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a wonderful meal with great service.

This is a good alternative to noisy, crowded restaurants...

t
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lobster carpaccio was amazing.

SF
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

All three in our party agreed that Corduroy's provided the best meal of our weekend trip to Washington DC, beating out two other highly recommended restaurants (Georgia Brown's and Centrolina). Excellent and interesting meal choices---and really delicious! Good service; good wine list. Noise level just right to carry on a conversation with family and friends.

OT
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We have been to this restaurant three times and the meal and dining experience was excellent all three times. Chef Tom is a magician and the service is super friendly and helpful. Quiet place so you can have an adult conversation is a huge plus. And the wine list is extensive and not badly priced. One of our favorites in DC, will certainly be returning.

M
Baltimore
2 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was an exquisite experience.

B
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 4

Food was excellent. Our primary server was not very professional. The food did come out correct and was very good. The rest of the staff was excellent.

r
Washington DC
12 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 2ambience 4

The food quality was very good but not exceptional. The service was very bizarre - We had a business dinner scheduled at least two weeks before so this was not a last-minute appointment. - we had a very nice table but we seemed to have multiple random people (not all waiters, and certainly not someone looking out for us primarily ) waiting on us who usually had to be flagged down with requests for ordering drinks, then dinner, then dessert or bill etc- There was an unusually long gap between our appetizers and main dish. Our entire dining time was 2 1/2 hours because of this. It was very bizarre because the restaurant was full when we arrived but we were literally the only ones left in the restaurant and not by choice by the end of the evening

MT
Washington DC
10 reviews
Dined on September 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Service was terrific, and the food was delicious. I started with a cold spicy tomato based soup that had a just the right level of spice and flavor, and for my entree the Tuna with Coconut Rice and Hijiki, which was prepared perfectly and was delicious.

Thanks for a delectable evening.

R
Atlanta
10 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2019
Overall 1food 2service 1ambience 3

They opened the bottle of wine away from the table and brought it in a decanter. We do not think it was actually the wine that we ordered.

OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on September 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The service by far was the best part of the experience. Thank you!

JB
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic!

S
Washington DC
47 reviews
Dined on September 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food and service was GREAT!!
Love Corduroy’s!!

JC
Richmond
1 review
Dined on September 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Superb food, attentive service and our waiter had a great personality .

g
Chicago
15 reviews
Dined on September 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing dinner. The wait staff is incredible! Cannot recommend more highly.

ML
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best restaurant in DC! We make a point to come here every trip we make to Washington, DC and recommend it to everyone that is visiting as well. Never disappoints!

OT
New York Area
36 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Very much enjoyed the restaurant and the food. Will definitely go back.

CT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food and service, great wine selection, quiet enough for a civilized conversation.

OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

We had a great time here and they made our first wedding anniversary so very special with complementary champagne. The food was delicious. Definitely recommend for a special occasion!

LM
Washington DC
10 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food and server. Our server was very helpful and his recommendations were appreciated and delicious

JE
Washington DC
17 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Food and service was excellent. I had a roast chicken dish and unlike most restaurants and also what you can buy at the typical grocery store, the chicken tasted like real chicken, a really deep chickeney flavor. Their source is a small farm in Pennsylvania. That alone was worth the visit. Also had the tuna which was also excellent. Overall a good choice, especially for a special occvasion.

SS
1 review
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was absolutely amazing. The corn soup with lobster is a must as was the halibut with a saffron fennel veloute. Next time we will go for the Chef’s Tasting menu - the table next to our had it and made us envious!

MG
1 review
Dined on August 16, 2019
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
70 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
15 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
23 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!!!!

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