Das Ethiopian - Georgetown

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Ethiopian
DAS Ethiopian offers you a cozy two story setting, with rare outside dining views and al fresco patio dining in season. DAS is located at the eclectically brilliant historic corner of the internationally renowned shopping district of Georgetown. A tent under which all come to feast is the very Amharic definition of DAS, and that is what you will enjoy here. From neighborhood diners, nearby students, journalists, to international visitors and performers, all enjoy the casual but refined atmosphere that serves up the freshest Ethiopian dishes from local and sustainable food sources. Let us know of your dining plans now so we may accommodate any extra needs or private dining desires you may have. We look forward to serving you again and again!
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MG
London
1 review
Dined on September 15, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

Close to our hotel (Fairmont) in Georgetown, it looked full of atmosphere when we walked past on a Saturday night. So we booked it for the Sunday.

Very friendly staff, nice atmosphere. Food however was distinctly average in taste even though it sounded quite exotic.

LG
Birmingham
3 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Unique food, great ambiance, and attentive service. The eggplant dish was our favorite.

TT
1 review
Dined on September 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent service and great Ethiopian food. We were seated upstairs and it had a great vibe and was quieter than the main dining area downstairs.

OT
Baltimore
2 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Celebrated a friend’s birthday and the waitresses came out to sing with a free lemon tart :)

OT
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

For our last night in DC we booked into Das to try something a little different and boy were we blown away. Great food good wine and friendly service at every step. I’d go back in a heartbeat given a chance.

OT
Naples
3 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love their food palette

OT
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food, great service and great ambiance. Can’t wait to come back and try more items on the menu!

EN
Toronto
1 review
Dined on September 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was some of the best food I have ever had. Can’t wait to go again!!

L
Pittsburgh
2 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic service and delicious food. Would definitely go back. Perfect for a date night.

H
Philadelphia
7 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was a wonderful dinner and wonderful food. Will definitely be back.

9
San Francisco
28 reviews
Dined on August 27, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

We have walked by this restaurant many times and it’s always busy so decided to give it a try. The ambiance is lovely and the service is excellent. The food was good but not outstanding and the menu seemed somewhat limited. Overall we enjoyed it however and will likely return.

BP
New England
15 reviews
Dined on August 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful experience. Service warm, knowledgeable, helpful. Food amazing. Ambiance warm and lovely.

OT
Richmond
5 reviews
Dined on August 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was delicious and the service was excellent. The owner came by and had a conversation with us which was especially nice.

JM
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on August 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent Ethiopian food and a great variety of it, as well. Quite vegetarian-friendly.

P
Los Angeles
9 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Every single aspect of our evening was perfect.

g
New York Area
109 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was a wonderful dinner. Everything was delicious. Service was excellent. Attentive and unrushed. Made birthday celebration extra fun.

MI
Las Vegas
16 reviews
Dined on August 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful food so many things to try. Highly recommended.

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

Simply sumptuous! A must sample restaurant for any visit to DC.

OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on August 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The place is gorgeous and the food beyond amazing! Owner was charming and sweet - will definitely return!

A
Seattle
5 reviews
Dined on August 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very delicious food. Good service. Excellent price-value ratio. You should try it. Enjoy!

A
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food, lovely service, nice choices for wine--my party had a great time!

OT
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on July 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The food was so good! Service was friendly and very helpful.

OT
China
2 reviews
Dined on July 25, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

My first time having Ethiopian cuisine and I liked it very much! Hard to not get full on the rolls though.

CL
1 review
Dined on July 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Absolutely great eating experience. We split the chicken and beef sampler and the vegetarian sampler because we wanted to try a little bit of everything. All of the food was really good, especially liked the beef dishes in the platter. I've eaten some Ethiopian street food before, but this was first time at a sit down restaurant. Be comfortable eating with your hands using the Ethiopian bread, which they'll continue to bring out fresh as you need it.

CR
1 review
Dined on July 17, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Delicious! Food was very good and it is fun to eat family style. Location right in Georgetown was also enjoyable.

m
Miami
23 reviews
Dined on July 14, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 5

Lovely service and decor. Have been several times in the last year or two. The quality of the meat in the tibs was lacking, tried the beef last visit and the lamb most recently. Would have been 5* with higher quality meats.

KD
Miami
3 reviews
Dined on July 12, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Recommend getting the sampler platters. We ordered a vegetarian platter, a chicken and beef platter and the Shrimp Tib. Shrimp was amazing!!

DM
1 review
Dined on July 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

I love the patio and even though it was raining and we had to sit inside we had a great evening.
Great service and amazing food!!!

Wish they had a few options for typical Ethiopian desserts.

A
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on July 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic experience. The food is amazing and the servers are super friendly. Only negative point would be that the room gets loud when it gets crowded

MS
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on July 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious food! Friendly staff, great location! Will go back!

OT
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on June 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Das was wonderful in every way. The staff are marvelous. Thoughtful. Passionate about their food. Attentive without hovering. The injera was very nice. We had the vegetarian sampler, beef and chicken sampler and the lamb tips. The lamb was nothing all that special (but would be good for less adventurous eaters or those who don’t like spice). The vegetables were my favorite. Just wonderful. My guess is that if you want something really authentic, this will not be as spicy or sour as you’d expect. But I was introducing my daughter and her boyfriend to the cuisine and so this was perfect. The room itself is lovely. The linens crisp and bright. Classy without being formal or stuffy. A lovely place to bring friends or family. Highly recommend!

EC
1 review
Dined on June 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious food and friendly service. We were here visiting from out of state and were not disappointed. Traditional recipes in a modern bright clean and quiet location.

l
Washington DC
10 reviews
Dined on June 28, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

Unbearable acoustics

DB
Kansas City
1 review
Dined on June 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had an incredible meal. First time to try Ethiopian and now we’re hooked! Service staff were very helpful and patient. Best meal we had in DC during our 4 day stay. Hope to return again.

L
Washington DC
87 reviews
Dined on June 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

As lovely as ever. Quiet and comfortable main dining room and very nice small patio. Very gracious and warm service, without fail. Vegetarian sampler is an excellent choice and the new lamb dish was very tasty. Always a pleasure to eat here - never had a bad night yet.

DV
1 review
Dined on June 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was exactly as good as we had expected. When we told the waitress we would be splitting two appetizers, she cut them in half and arranged them beautifully on a platter.

N
1 review
Dined on June 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our first experience with Ethiopian food couldn’t have been better. Every staff member was welcoming, friendly and helpful. Our waitress guided us through the menu selections with excellent suggestions. Four of us shared 2 appetizers and 3 main dishes. Everything was delicious!

DF
Washington DC
10 reviews
Dined on June 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outstanding food. The service is excellent in this attractive restaurant.

FN
Washington DC
13 reviews
Dined on June 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic food and more so an excellent honey wine to go with it! Service is stellar and the ambiance perfect! I’ve oft times passed this restaurant but I’m glad I stopped in today! You can’t go wrong! A first for me was flax seed or telba wat .... just delicious and highly recommended! Thank you!!!

VM
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on June 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Delicious food, great for sharing. Sat outside on a nice, sunny day. Great experience.

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