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The design of the 12,000 square foot restaurant space includes a beautifully striking bar, large sake lounge, raised dining area, open kitchen, and private dining room suitable for 30 guests. The sleek, modern, yet approachable space draws on the chef’s Spanish and Japanese influences. Bright polished metals and thoughtfully placed wood elements layer amongst dark textures and dramatic lighting.
- Surfaces sanitized between seatings
- Common areas deep cleaned daily
- Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
- Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
- Contactless payment available
- Sealed or wrapped utensils used
- Limited number of seated diners
- Distancing maintained in common areas
- Extra space between tables
- Waitstaff wear masks
- Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
- Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
- Staff temperature check required
- Contact tracing information collected
excellent presentation and taste, we will definitely come back for more.
The food was ok. We are vegetarian and I did add specific notes to my reservation of our dietary restrictions. May be the meat eaters will have better luck. I do have to say that I loved their Zucchini Ensalada. It is a must must try. Our biggest complain was the service. Our waiter was very frustrated with any questions we asked regarding the menu. At one point he said, he'd rather be making what we asked then answering our questions. He was pretty jump, even took off his mask while talking and acted really weird. He said he was frustrated training somebody but it doesn't explain his overall demeanor. It was just odd. He would even answer some of our questions walking away without even looking back. One of the most weirdest dining experience at a restaurant that actually received a Michelin. We weren't sure how they could even secure a Michelin with such service. As I mentioned earlier, food is hit or miss. We tried a combination of omakase and tapas. Some dishes were really good & some dishes were lacking basic salt. I would definitely order the Zucchini Ensalada for to-go again but I am not sure if we will ever dine their again. :(
Hello, Thank you so much for the valuable feedback. We apologize for the sub-par dining experience you've had with us. We are very proud of what we do here at Cranes and are always looking for ways to improve our service and standards. We cannot do that without feedback from our valued guests. We would love to have you back at the restaurant! Should you decided to give us another try, please email firstname.lastname@example.org m or call (202) 525-4900 Sincerely, Cranes Team
We are regulars and food and service gets better every time
Tempura was so light and fluffy, best I've had in a long time! zucchini salad very inventive and delicious. Small tapas size plates are, in my opinion, never good value for money as I always end up ordering two plates, going home hungry, while paying a high price. But tapas are all the rage and this is a great new restaurant for inventive and very tasty tapas.
The food is amazing. The atmosphere is great! Perfect for date nights and anniversaries!
Incredible food, nice relaxed yet upscale setting, attentive service.
A fabulous dining experience from beginning to end
Great mixture of ingredients and flavors. Food is delicious and presented very well. The chef has really done a nice job. Would recommend to anyone and already am to my friends. On top of the quality food, the prices are extremely reasonable!
Great new restaurant. Food was interesting and innovative.
Beautiful presentation and flavors to merit their Michelin star. The Hamachi and Bok Choy were standouts.
Absolutely delicious! We will be back!
Truly one of the most special meals I’ve ever had in dc. Everything from the staff, to the drinks, to each dish was absolutely outstanding. Never had such a well thought out meal.
We loved the food, its creativity, the ingredients and also our eyes were happy :) I had the vegetarian omakase and was super happy, they also had ramps :)
Lovely dinner, highly recommended!
The only so-so note..the service. It was a bit slow and the waiters were a bit distracted (the brought the wine after we had started) and some of them did not know the ingredients of the dishes we were presented with (fair to say that the ingredients are many and not the usual ones!).
Other than that, we would certainly come back!
Hello, Thank you for the valuable feedback! We are always looking for ways to improve and feedback like yours helps us. We look forward to your return and please let us know if you have further feedback.
Great dishes, great price. Will certainly be back. We did the omakase and I would be happy to do it again.
The bento box was perfectly portioned and each item was delicious!
The outdoor space is comfortable. Service was prompt and thorough.
Fabulous in all aspects!
Highly recommended. Hamachi and paella were amazing.
Service wasn’t so great. Drinks were forgotten and never came out. They were busy so slightly understandable but more attention to patio guests would be good.
One of the best paellas ever.
Great service & inventive tapas.
Love it here, staff very nice and friendly and food was amazing
I was very impressed by the food at Cranes. The oysters was very wonderful! The meal was delicious! The chef took some time to talk to us and I thought that was really nice of him. That added to the overall experience. I cannot wait to come back!
Thank you for joining us! were thrilled you had a great experience, we look forward to your return! :)
I generally steer clear of fusion-themed restaurants because making fusion food is a high risk business that can easily offend adherents/devotees of the various cuisines that form the basis of said fusion. In the case of Cranes, you have an example of a restaurant that successfully walked the fusion tightrope and delivered a culinary experience that was grounded in the Spanish tradition and further refined by Japanese influences. The result - the omakase option - was wonderful and satisfying. Every item was thoughtfully prepared and presented with a sensibility that reflects both Spanish and Japanese influences.
To top this off, the staff was friendly and attentive. Highly recommended. Look forward to the next visit.
Chef Pepe Moncayo and team have created an excellent experience. The Omakase menu is fantastic, showcasing a compelling selection of items blending flavors and textures. I look forward to returning many times.
We did the Omakase tasting menu. Everything was fresh and delicious- would definitely recommend. The service was great the restaurant and the chef came out to talk to us. We will definitely be back!
Easily one of the best, if not the best, restaurants in D.C. right now. Cannot recommend it enough. Both the dinner and lunch tasting menus are exceptional, as is the service.
Fantastic Food & Beverage!
The food wasn't as good as we were expecting. The service wasn't as professional as we think it should be for an upscale restaurant. The music was inappropriate for a restaurant of this level. In summary - we'll pass on Cranes next time.
Hello Ms. Lopez, Thank you for your feedback and giving us a try. We are very sorry we did not meet your expectations. If you have any suggestions on how we can improve our cuisine, service, and music please feel free to reach out by emailing email@example.com m or calling (202) 525-4900. We value our guests feedback and are always looking to improve. We wish you all the best. -Cranes Team
It was awesome! The food was on point and highly elevated.
I will recommend this restaurant to my friends. And post some pictures on social media.
Omakase was phenomenal. Refined, tasty. Gabby, our waitress, was knowledgeable of the entire menu. She also had great sake and cocktail recommendations. Pepe, the executive chef, came to our table to see how our meal was going. No rush even though our reservation was at 830. Just an overall treat!
Cranes offers the most interesting food that I know of in the District. The restaurant is beautifully designed, and as a five-time return customer, I can vouch for the very high level of service. Alfred
Every dish was delicious. Serving are very generous for small plates. Focused menu, yet good variety of dishes offered. The outdoor seating is welcoming, with greenery and heaters. Will definitely return.
The food was delicious I ordered the 6 course meal which was beautifully served and unusual. We ate outdoors which was not to noisy though it is in a busy part of DC
The food and service is amazing! We loved the Omakase and the service was impeccable
Food cold, drink sticky at bottom no napkin or coaster; food uninspired... dissapointing bao bun
Hello, Thank you for the feedback and were very sorry we did not meet your expectations. Please let us know how else we can improve. If you decide to join us again for another try, please email firstname.lastname@example.org om
The food was amazing, but the general beverage/checking on us/bringing the check part of the service was not so great. We ate outside with a view of the street traffic - the ambiance inside was much better.
The food was nothing short of sublime! When visiting order the Omakase, well worth the modest expense with the pairing. Got a chance to speak with the head chef and owner. Truly a humble artist and his craft clearly shows his passion. This is a can't miss and the DC area owes it to itself to make sure this wonderful experience doesn't fall victim to the economy/covid downturn. Please visit, we enjoyed it thoroughly during our visit during the cherry blossoms.
The food is extraordinary. You must try the churros. you’re welcome.
You can order delivery directly from Cranes using the Order Online button. Cranes also offers delivery in partnership with Uber Eats. Cranes also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (202) 525-4900.
Cranes is rated 4.8 stars by 246 OpenTable diners.
Cranes does offer gift cards which you can purchase here https://www.toasttab.com/cranes-dc-724-9th-street-nw/giftcards.
Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.