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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.
Washington, DC 20001
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.
Ninth Street between L and M Streets
$31 to $50
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
Valet parking available Friday and Saturday only.
Mt. Vernon Square/Convention Center
Tom Power, Chef/Owner
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Wine
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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
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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!!!
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