About Corduroy

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.

1122 Ninth Street, NW
Washington, DC 20001
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Dining Style:
Fine Dining

Cuisines:
American

Hours of Operation:
Dinner: Monday through Saturday: 5:30pm - 10:30pm; Corduroy is available for private dining and receptions during the day and on Sundays.

Cross Street:
Ninth Street between L and M Streets

Dress Code:
Business Casual

Price Range:
$31 to $50

Payment Options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(202) 589-0699

Website:
http://www.corduroydc.com/

Parking Details:
Valet parking available Friday and Saturday only.

Public Transit:
Mt. Vernon Square/Convention Center

Executive Chef:
Tom Power, Chef/Owner

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Wine

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Private Dining

Whether celebrating a special occasion with family and friends or hosting a corporate event, Corduroy can accommodate all of your special event needs.

Corduroy Ratings and Reviews

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4.5

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4.3

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4.4

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87% would recommend it to a friend

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Good for Anniversaries (18)
Notable Wine List (18)
Quiet Conversation (17)
Creative Cuisine (16)
Romantic (15)
Local Ingredients (14)
Good for Birthdays (14)
Tasting Menu (14)
Business Meals (13)
Neighborhood Gem (10)
Worth the Drive (10)
Cozy (9)
Authentic (7)
Handcrafted Cocktails (7)
Seasonal (6)
Comfort Food (4)
Good for Groups (4)
Bar Seating (3)
Fun (3)
Happy Hour (3)
Healthy (3)
Good Vegetarian Options (3)
Vibrant Bar Scene (3)
Organic (2)
Paleo Friendly (2)
People Watching (2)
Casual (1)
Great Beer (1)
Late-night Find (1)
Great for Lunch (1)
Pre/post Theatre (1)
Vegan (1)
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·Dined 2 days ago

My husband and I went in for dinner last Saturday night and we had a great time. The servers were very friendly and kind. The food and the servers were outstanding.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined 2 days ago

Corduary is ALWAYS great! Fabulous food and service.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Paleo Friendly, Neighborhood Gem, Local Ingredients, People Watching, Seasonal, Good for Birthdays, Quiet Conversation, Good Vegetarian Options, Vegan, Tasting Menu, Fun, Business Meals, Special Occasion, Handcrafted Cocktails, Comfort Food, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic
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 (New York Area)·Dined 3 days ago

We had an exceptional dining experience. The service was attentive and very helpful. We had the tasting menu. Everything was delicious and the wine recommendations were spot on. I only wish that we lived in DC so that we could dine there more often.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Quiet Conversation, Tasting Menu, Creative Cuisine
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 (Washington DC)·Dined 3 days ago

We heard many great things about this spot and went for a special birthday dinner. The service and food were outstanding. Our waiter described each offering, making our decisions easy, though hard because everything sounded amazing (and it was). The lobster and smoked salmon starters were spectacular. All our main course choices were carefully done, prime beef and Pennsylvania chicken with a perfectly hand whipped hollandaise sauce. This is a special place.

Tags: Special Occasion, Notable Wine List, Handcrafted Cocktails, Tasting Menu, Fit for Foodies
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 13, 2018

Delicious food and thoughtful service. Try the Japanese salad when in the mood. Excellent chocolate dessertts

Tags: Worth the Drive, Fun, Good Vegetarian Options, Seasonal, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Happy Hour, Casual, Good for Birthdays, Bar Seating, Tasting Menu, Good for Anniversaries, Creative Cuisine
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 13, 2018

Our meal was expensive but undistinguished -- in short, not a good value. I think we were paying for pretense, which was exemplified by the wait staff's tight little suits. On the plus side, the dining room was nicely lighted and quiet enough to carry on a conversation.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 12, 2018

Corduroy is constantly GREAT! Chef is very accommodating and so is staff!!!

Tags: Worth the Drive, Healthy, Bar Seating, Authentic, Fun, Quiet Conversation, Business Meals, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Groups, Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date, Tasting Menu, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Notable Wine List, Local Ingredients, Fit for Foodies, People Watching, Good for Birthdays
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 (Tampa)·Dined on December 26, 2017

Christmas dinner

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 25, 2017

This restaurant constantly outdoes itself. This is my 6th consecutive Christmas dinner there. Whatever you order, you won't be disappointed. But you better have a reservation !

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 (New Orleans)·Dined on December 25, 2017

We enjoyed an absolutely wonderful meal here on Christmas Day. The chef offered several “off the menu” specials that were unique, creative, and delicious. We highly recommend Corduroy!

Tags: Business Meals, Special Occasion
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 25, 2017

Great price, private space with natural lighr for oaety if 10

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 23, 2017

What a find in DC...excellent food and you can hear yourself and guests! The restaurant was busy but the intimate layout and sound-sensitive decor allows for comfortable conversation. Food is rich and well portioned. Party of five ordered an array of appetizers through desserts, and all were excellent. Service was very friendly but could afford to be a little more attentive, although preferable to the sometimes pretentious service that comes with this quality of a restaurant. Highly recommend for every occasion unless you need distractions to keep the date interesting. We will be back!

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 (Atlanta)·Dined on December 23, 2017

The restaurant was very quiet when we arrived for a 7pm reservation. Our server gave us attention right away with bottled water and wine. Then we waited . . . at least 45 minutes until the first course arrived. Meanwhile, servers whizzed by with the meals of other patrons who had arrived long after we did. After the first course was cleared, we waited another 45+ minutes. The server never came over to assure us about our meals. Only when we asked did he say they would be out soon.

I hasten to add that the food was delicious. But something was very wrong with our table service and we should have received an explanation if not an apology.

Tags: Romantic, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 21, 2017

Amazing food. The tuna was fantastic!!!!

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 21, 2017

They were great in tailoring our meal to the many dishes we wanted to try

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 15, 2017

Coduroy's tasting menu, at $70, is one of the best around. Squash soup, creative crap cake, seared tuna done rare and the most tender pork tenderloin followed by excellent desserts all combined with great serbice. Wine pairing at $55 also worth the price. Coduroy's never fails to please.

Tags: Cozy, Good for Anniversaries, Worth the Drive, Local Ingredients, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Quiet Conversation, Fit for Foodies, Tasting Menu, Special Occasion, Notable Wine List, Good for Birthdays
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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 12, 2017

Great restaurant

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 (Baltimore)·Dined on December 12, 2017

My wife and I met our daughter who was in DC for business. We drove in from the Eastern Shore in Maryland and were not disappointed. Our server was exceptional and it turned out his father and my daughter attended the same university. The food was exceptional with a fusion of Japanese and French for the dishes that we experienced. The fish, short ribs and duck were all done well. The cauliflower soup and Japanese salad were awesome. Will definitely return and would like to experience the fantastic wine menu in more depth. One of the best I've seen.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine, Worth the Drive, Notable Wine List, Good for a Date
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 10, 2017

It took an hour for us to get our drinks served. The recommended wine was pedestrian and a disappointment. The food lacked imagination. Don’t think I will return.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 6, 2017

We very much enjoyed our dinner for 5. I had the antelope special which was delicious! My friend's fish special was very good as well. excellent service, accommodating of dietary preferences.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Good for a Date, Notable Wine List, Romantic
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 2, 2017

This used to be one of our favorite restaurants, but after dining there last Friday with friends, we will not be back. Where to start? Perhaps with my husband's $16 scotch, which may have had as much as a tablespoon full of liquid buried among a dozen ice cubes -- but it may have been less than a tablespoon. Or with the kir I ordered; I specified (and had to repeat this twice to the waiter, who seems not to have known what a kir is) that I wanted it "light on the cassis." What I received was deep purple, and my guess is that it was 2/3 cassis and only 1/3 white wine. The service was generally awkward, and our waiter literally hovered over us, watching us, waiting for us to order while we chatted with our friends. He had no sense of when to approach our table and when to stay away. Then there was the food. We had raved about Corduroy to our friends, who were from out of town, on the basis of past experience. The food this week, however, was ordinary. Three of us had a salad of tomatoes with burrata -- good but nothing special -- and I had a squash soup that was quite good. The entrees, however, were humdrum. One of us had roast chicken -- again, not bad but nothing out of the ordinary -- and three of us had sea scallops with grits. Boring; not even any herbs sprinkled on top to mask the bland flavor. And the menu in general contained nothing that seemed inventive or special.
This is a beautiful restaurant. It's a shame that the quality of both the service and the food is not what it used to be.

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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on November 18, 2017

In town for a few days and Corduroy was recommended. Did the tasting menu which exceeded my expectations. Lovely experience from beginning to end.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Tasting Menu
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 18, 2017

They had my flourless chocolate cake so all was good. Had a new waiter who was attentive, engaging and fun. Friends' first time and they loved Corduroy. Waiter caught on we were celebrating bdays and on his own had special dessert design 'Happy Birthday'. Fish was flavorful and cooked perfectly; I even ate the crispy, seasoned skin. Homemade ice cream selection is always a must-have. All-around dinner was excellent, which is why 5 yrs later Corduroy continues to be a top dining favorite of mine, I always recommend.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Creative Cuisine, Romantic, Good for Birthdays, Happy Hour, Worth the Drive, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Business Meals, Fit for Foodies
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 18, 2017

It was a very special day to celebrate my best friend/boyfriend’s birthday for the first time after our loss of most precious family members. We both were emotional so easy to get sad but the atmosphere of this restaurant, all the great dishes, and the best server we had ever had made us really relax and happy. He was so kind and amazing. We had been many countries and many restaurants all over the world but we will definitely go back to now, one of our favorite restaurants in the world, (the best in DC for sure!) Corduroy. Thank you for the amazing night!

Tags: Tasting Menu, Creative Cuisine, Handcrafted Cocktails, Comfort Food, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Quiet Conversation
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 18, 2017

The service was impeccable!

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 (Birmingham)·Dined on November 15, 2017

Corduroy is kind of a hidden gem in its neighborhood, due to the construction going along. Once you get inside, it is a pleasant surprise, nice interior, nice friendly staff. The dinner we had was excellent, from starters to desserts. Very pleasant service, too.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Handcrafted Cocktails, Local Ingredients
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 13, 2017

Actually a business mtg.
Love this place!!

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 (Pittsburgh)·Dined on November 11, 2017

I have eaten at Corduroy several times over the last several years.. and every time my meal and the service exceeds my expectations.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 11, 2017

Birthday. Service was an odd combination of frenetic and late. Has front of house staffing changes?

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 (Baltimore)·Dined on November 11, 2017

Terrific meal and comfortable elegant space. Good service made the evening better. Acoustically awesome for good conversation.

Tags: Business Meals, Special Occasion, Notable Wine List, Seasonal, Worth the Drive, Comfort Food, Romantic, Cozy, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 10, 2017

Wonderful all around as usual. Not much more to say past wonderful but website required 50 characters. I could do it in three: YUM

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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 10, 2017

Corduroy is reliably wonderful. The menu is innovative, clever and always very well executed. The service and staff were terrific. One of the reasons I especially like it is that it is quiet. I cannot recommend it too highly.

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Romantic
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 (Montreal)·Dined on November 9, 2017

this is a must for anyone who enjoys fine food and stellar service. It is imaginative and the plates are well executed. a home run for sure

Tags: Authentic, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on November 7, 2017

Fine Dining at its best!
Chef Tom Powers' surprise tasting menu is to be strongly recommended for special occasions.
And get the wine pairings as well.
A nost enjoyable evening!

Tags: Tasting Menu, Local Ingredients, Seasonal, Special Occasion, Authentic, Worth the Drive, Notable Wine List, Business Meals, Creative Cuisine
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 7, 2017

I have been to Corduroy many times because the food is lovely and it is a very quiet and non-hassle restaurant. I was very disappointed in the professionalism of the service this past visit. Perhaps because it was a Monday evening. It felt like we had the J.V. team. My guest noticed it as well. I will be back, and hope the service is back to normal.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Business Meals
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 4, 2017

Food and service were excellent.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on October 31, 2017

Average food, below-average ambience

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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 29, 2017

Wagyu beef special and lobster carpaccio were pretty good. That’s about it. Otherwise, the bad..... Service was odd, ambiance (on the second floor, the first seems better) dated, and the majority of the food over/undercooked and over salted.

The pork came out very undercooked; and I don’t mind a little pink. I asked to have it cooked a little more and it came back gnarled and smelling of cooking fuel. We ate two bites, they still charged us for it. We were too polite, not a good idea, as the service though relatively prompt could have cared less that the food was bad. My expectation of a restaurant like this is that they should have recognized the problem and taken it off the bill.

The steak and pork came with the same mediocre pseudo A1 sauce. Wine by the glass and 1/2 bottle selection bad (that’s not a huge deal though, just a comment). Wine menu broken and crusty, literally. Pages were falling out. I’m guessing it was from a time the restaurant cared, long ago. Cocktails watered down.

I think this place was good once, but it was a very off night or now it’s just plain bad. It rates around college dinning hall food, with better but poorly executed ingredients.

Plenty of choices in DC. I wouldn’t risk a night out here.

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 (Key West)·Dined on October 27, 2017

Spectacular Dining Experience!!!!
The bar excels at creativity. Small batch everything. You will get to try same truly creative ideas, and the bar is warm and welcoming. As far as the menu is concerned - It Is Amazing. Creative and delicious are the best two words to describe the chefs creations. Special!!!

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Worth the Drive, Authentic, Cozy, Quiet Conversation, Good for Groups, Creative Cuisine
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on October 26, 2017

Great food at very reasonable prices. The vegetable as well as fish and meat are fresh and tasteful

Tags: Authentic, Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion
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