Corduroy

4.5
2837 reviews
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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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F
Washington DC
35 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

FABULOUS!!! This place deserves a Michelin Star for sure!

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GC
Washington DC
17 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
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 6 days ago
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
82 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
56 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
7 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
3 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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New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always a celebration. If you want the feel you are going to a delightful five course dining experience at an elegant home in DC, then head to Corduroy’s.

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OT
1 review
Dined on February 28, 2019
Overall 2food 5service 1ambience 4

We ordered the chefs menu for the part of four. There was an hour delay between our 2nd and 3rd course. An explanation was said that the kitchen couldn’t handle the orders for a slow Thursday night. The server ghosted is most of the night and the manager was mostly present to take care of our table. It was really disappointing to have zero explanation of the menu or what was to be served. One of our guest is on a non-fish diet and the there was terrible communication on alternatives. It was like the stag forgot our table existed. The food was delicious but service was awful.

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F
Philadelphia
9 reviews
Dined on February 26, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 4

This was my 4th time at Corduroy. Food is outstanding and the reason I keep going back. Service has always been outstanding up until this experience. Clearly an issue with the disfunction between the different servers. From bringing the wrong dishes, totally messing up the pulse of the dining experience, and lack of followup ( we had the server pick the 3 cheeses for the cheese plate and needed to be asked to come back and explain what he picked andnpit on the plate), this restaurant clearly needs a better oversite on how the experience is progressing. Very disappointed since expectations are so high based on past. Too many quality choices in DC to experience this again

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OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was great and service was superb

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m
Atlanta
23 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The wine list was inclusive with fair by the glass and bottle pricing and were well curated, by the chef, with his menu. We enjoyed the quail and red snapper soup starters followed by the black bass preparation. Sauces sopped up by the crusty bread were delightful. We made room to share the tart tatin and were not disappointed. The flavors were enhanced by the achieved caramelized crust and creamy ice cream.

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OT
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

The food was a little slow to be served but the quality was outstanding. Decor and ambiance were lovely. I will definitely be returning to Corduroy.

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NB
Washington DC
81 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Consistently excellent food with very good service and comfortable ambience in a set of small dining rooms. Surprised that no there is no valet parking available on a street where there is little street parking. The sign in front of the restaurant is small and easy to miss, but it is well worth the stop.

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GB
Washington DC
14 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

the food was exquisite the service was attentive but not pushy. the place is beautiful and buttoned up but not stuffy at all. it was really a great start to an amazing evening. we will definitely be back.

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CR
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lovely—restaurant made it especially memorable

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JC
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 2

We had a late reservation. It was not very busy but for some reason it took a long time to get our enteees. Service was great and food was delicious. The ambiance was less than romantic which was what we were looking for and what it was listed as in my search. Most likely an once and done experience for us.

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EO
Washington DC
27 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Corduroy is our special-occasion restaurant. Everything about it is outstanding. The food is consistently made of the finest ingredients and beautifully and simply prepared. The servers are friendly and well-informed. We especially love being seated in a small booth. Sitting there allows us to hear one another and feel like it's just the two of us celebrating.

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BC
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Never disappointed here. Quiet, excellent food, never hard to find a street pkg spot vs paying for a lot. Lamb and creamed spinach amazing. Still remember the venison and pureed chestnut I had there years ago.

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TN
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 1ambience 3

Very disappointing meal this last weekend. I am convinced that they simply forgot we were there. Our cocktails took 25-minutes to come to the table. Add another 15 minutes for our orders to be taken, and another 1/2 hour for the bottle of wine to be delivered. We finally got served our mean at the 2 hour mark. All of this after we had requested a rush as we had other plans after dinner.

As far as the food, it was ok at best. The salmon appetizer was inedible, with nothing else to be excited about. We had been before and found it a nice place when you are in that area, but I would have difficulty ever going back.

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C
Washington DC
65 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We have been coming here once or twice a year for many, many years. Never disappointed in a single sip or bite.

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OT
1 review
Dined on February 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Well received when entering the restaurant , great out of the way bar to sit and relax prior to dinner, the waiters had a high degree of knowledge from food to drinks and locations from where.
Overall it was a very exciting place to enjoy a lovely meal, business or family and friends

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G
Washington DC
82 reviews
Dined on February 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Congratulations to chef-owner Tom Power for his long dedication to his kitchen. In an age when chefs have megalomanic ambitions of expansion, writing cookbooks, etc., it is a pleasure to enjoy the serious cooking of someone who not simply concentrates on his long-established restaurant, but whose name does not even appear on the restaurant's website! Everything here is top rate, from the quiet (what a rarity in D.C.!) and handsome ambience, to the excellent food. The menu is limited, more than in most restaurants, but to judge from our orders of red snapper bisque, a salad, tuna, and chicken roasted and confit, what is offered is made with love. The wine list is much longer and reasonably priced. Bravo Tom Power.

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F
Washington DC
13 reviews
Dined on February 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A spectacular meal!

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h
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on January 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Everything was perfectly delicious, but especially the lobster carpaccio! My friend thought the wagyu beef was outstanding.

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CC
Washington DC
11 reviews
Dined on January 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is a grown up restaurant. The menu is small enough to be understood but the variety is amazing. The food and service were absolutely first class. Loved my evening at corduroy.

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MB
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on January 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We were delighted by the inventiveness and taste of the prix fixe tasting menu. Our waiter was deservedly enthusiastic about the food, and the presentation was excellent. I can't recall the last time I had prime rib that good. I would gladly go back to Corduroy for a delicious, extravagant meal that is not extravagantly priced.

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M
Washington DC
51 reviews
Dined on January 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

CORDUROY is an absolute MUST for those who wish a perfect meal. DELICIOUS FOOD. GENEROUS PORTIONS, THE BEST SERVICE, we booked for VALENTINE's day when we were there on my birthday on January 26. Had the chefs 5 course tasting menu -- so delicious and satisfying. Cannot express how satisfied we were with everything, especially the food!!!!

THIS restaurant is much PREFERRED over the 2018 and2019 restaurants just opening in DC that are "in" because the critics (whose validity is questionable in many peoples minds) suggest them and give them great ratings -- their menus lack and food quality really disappoint.

GREAT QUALITY IS AT CORDUROY

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DE
1 review
Dined on January 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I come to Corduroy for special occasions where failure is not an option. This was a third anniversary dinner. My lady chose Corduroy. And, as usual, Corduroy delivered.

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M
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on January 21, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Nice setting, great food and wonderfully quiet. The service was friendly though a bit slow to respond to requests. I am looking forward to going here again and bringing other friends to enjoy the experience,too.

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L
Washington DC
43 reviews
Dined on January 19, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

We enjoyed our dinner but some dishes were not quite as we expected: smoked salmon was more of a smoked crudo dish

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B
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 3

The service was way too slow. The website promised valet parking on Friday and Saturday, not so on s Friday.

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great menu. Very creative. Everything we had was perfectly cooked.

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DC
Dallas
15 reviews
Dined on January 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Exceptional dining service. Drinks were great, service attentive and knowledgeable. Cannot wait to return on my next DC visit. This restaurant is a treasure.

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V
Washington DC
12 reviews
Dined on January 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and fantastic wine list. Relaxed atmosphere and impeccable service.
Highly recommended! The tuna was to die for!

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OT
1 review
Dined on January 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Staff was well informed. Food was magical.

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MA
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on January 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Superb restaurant - outstanding cooking and perfect service .... one of the very best restaurants anywhere.

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OT
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on January 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The decor was unique fit with the name of the restaurant. The staff was very knowledgeable about the food and wine pairings. Very friendly staff. Food was excellent and I strongly recommend following the course recommendations offered by the staff.

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