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Declaration – Nats Park

22 reviews
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$30 and under
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Contemporary American
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  • Casual
  • Vibrant Bar Scene
  • Bar Seating

Declaration Nats Park, is just one half block from Nationals Stadium, we offer quality artisinal/gourmet pizza and new american fare to our guests. Our pizzas give you options: We offer our housemade crust but we also have a gluten-free crust that you may request for any of our pizzas. Our menu features pastas, poultry, meat, fish & vegetarian options from the region's most respected and thoughtful farms. Come in and enjoy one of our handcrafted cocktails, a great meal in an upscale casual atmosphere.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Contemporary American, Pizzeria, Italian
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Hours of operation
Mon–Thu 11:30 am–11:00 pm
Fri 11:30 am–12:00 pm
Sat 11:00 am–12:00 am
Sun 11:00 am–10:00 pm
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Phone number
(202) 558-9802
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Demetrio Zavala
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Private party facilities
Declaration Nats Park offers a private dining room that can seat up to 30 people and is perfect to host events prior to Nationals games. The space can also accommodate large parties and buyouts as well. We will work with you to tailor the space and menu if needed to make your next gathering unforgettable. Whether you’re planning a casual happy hour or special event – holiday brunch, Nationals tailgate, birthday, fundraising event, corporate happy hour, and more – Declaration Nats Park is perfect for your event.
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Declaration is excited to offer full-service offsite catering to the DC Metro area, including healthful, fresh and delicious selections for any occasion. All our catering is prepared fresh daily from our professional team and delivered on time with attention to detail and presentation.
From a business breakfast to a family luncheon to an office meeting or cocktail reception, Declaration can provide custom catering for any occasion.
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Cross street
1st St & M St
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Public transit
Metrorail Green Line - Navy Yard
Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 22 People Are Saying
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4.2based on recent ratings
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75% of people would recommend it to a friend
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2.0Dined 4 days ago

Yesterday's National baseball game (May 23rd) was at 4:00 pm so a friend and I opted to try a new area restaurant. Checking for reservations at a late date left few neighborhood choices. Declaration only two blocks from the stadium was available and I made a 2:45 reservation.

Upon being seated the waiter greeted us by saying the kitchen was closing in a few minutes. I suggested he better put our order in right away. The feeling I got was that lunch was over for him and he wanted to go home.

The restaurant only had a few customers. Most tables we vacant. That should have been a clue in the vicinity where most places were booked solid.

My friend and I ordered a pizza and as an appetizer, Arancini (a deep fried Italian treat). The pizza came first, a 14” $20.00 one followed a few minutes afterwards by the Arancini. It was easy to tell the kitchen began with good ingredients. It was a shame they spoiled them. The pizza crust was burned on the bottom. The Arancini were as hard as golf balls having been left in the deep fryer for too long.

Declaration is an attractive restaurant in a great and growing area with literally dozens of new restaurants to choose from. Next time I will choose one of those and make my reservation early.

5.0Dined on May 19, 2018

Grace was the most attentive and sweet server I've had in some time! She let us take our time, kept the alcohol coming, and was cheerful throughout. The pizza, pasta, and bruschetta were amazing. The Fries were soggy, underfried, and came in a bag that seemed to exacerbate the problem - simple enough fix though. Fantastic and welcome addition to Navy Yard

3.0Dined on May 19, 2018

Located a block from Nats Park one can eat an hour ahead of a game. Pizza was unremarkable. Appatizers looked better than the pizzas. Friendly service and moderate noise level. Modest prices.

3.0Dined on May 17, 2018

Service was really slow, inattentive, and borderline rude. It took about 20 minutes to even get our check processed. When my father finally just walked over to the bar to try to pay, the server was extraordinarily unapologetic. It wasn't just the check, but the whole meal and the server made it very clear we weren't a priority.

5.0Dined on May 16, 2018

Adam did a wonderful job of welcoming us, explaining the menu and serving both beverage and food. Glad to see this addition to the area. My only constructive comment is that I do not use salt, and I found the chicken in the Cobb salad very salty. Next time I request no salt.

5.0Dined on May 13, 2018

Declaration was excellent for a first time experience. The service, ambiance and food were excellent. The pizzas are a good size - if a couple and not that hungry, one pizza will be more than enough to share.

3.0Dined on May 13, 2018

I brought my family here for Mother's Day and the brunch food was so unbearably salty we couldn't eat the bacon nor potatoes.

5.0Dined on May 13, 2018

Lovely brunch on Mother’s Day. Look forward to making this part of our regular dining rotation!

3.0Dined on May 12, 2018

Food was fine but service was terrible. It took 40 minutes to receive our drinks. Waitress claimed the delay was caused by dishwasher taking too long on glasses....but burger, cheese steak, and appetizers were great. Pizza was okay.

4.0Dined on May 11, 2018

Pizza was very good, but the crust was very soggy in the middle. Had to eat with a knife and fork. Not a real

5.0Dined on May 6, 2018

Had a last minute brunch here before a Nats game. Convenient; plenty of space; great service and solid portions and food. Would definitely go back.

2.0Dined on May 2, 2018

The food is great. Service is horrible if they are packed. Most service anywhere is degraded if the restaurant is packed but service was absolutely non-existent the day we went. We tried to get service at the bar and in the main dining room. At the bar, the bartender focused solely on people who sat at the bar and not the high tops. In the dining room, waiters and waitresses buzzed around us but no one took our order. Recommend staying away from this place if they are packed or allow for extra time to get food/customer service.

5.0Dined on April 29, 2018

This place was a hidden gem. Surprisingly roomy on the inside with plenty of tables and some bar seating available. Food was delicious! Love that it was withing walking distance from several hotels, Nats baseball park, the Yard, and the RiverFront!

4.0Dined on April 26, 2018

Fit the bill, food was great, service was great, close to my hotel, just a bit noisy. That seems to be more the norm these days. Menu item that might go overlooked most times was the fried mozzarella, this one will knock your socks off. I will be back to dive into the rest of the menu.

2.0Dined on April 24, 2018

Took way too long to be seated in a mostly empty dining area with a reservation. No place for jackets or umbrellas. Server was menu knowledgeable but not efficient. We sat unattended to for a long time between appetizer, main entrée, dessert and bill pay. Calamari was overly deep fried - was like eating sticks without flavor. Fried mozzarella was also overly deep fried with the cheese barely melted inside - twice! Pizza was bland. The ambiance was okay. Bar was very loud and made for difficult dining table conversation. The bathroom needed attention. Manager comped appetizers.

5.0Dined on April 22, 2018

Brunch was unvelievable...from the presentation to the mix of flavors to the service!!! We will definitely be back!!!!

3.0Dined on April 22, 2018

Pizzas seemed thrown together and not very well done for a place that specializes in pizza

2.0Dined on April 20, 2018

For a pizza place, it sure does have terrible pizza ... Atmosphere is very cool and the drinks & apps were OK but would never recommend for actual pizza. Many better options (even within walking distance!)

5.0Dined on April 20, 2018

Excellent food (even for picky eaters) and great cocktails! Also convenient location near the Metro and baseball field.

1.0Dined on April 14, 2018

service and food were subpar, I will not be returning.

5.0Dined on April 10, 2018

Nice spot. Went with my wife for lunch and we both had a good time. Shared the beef carpaccio up front, which was really nice and fresh. I ordered the Hopkinson pizza and it was AWESOME. Wife ordered the entree burrata salad, and while I was annoyed that she ordered a salad at a pizza place and we ended up going half-and-half, the salad was actually really good. The things you do for love... Anyway, good food; good, casual ambiance; good value; friendly staff - checks all my boxes and would definitely recommend to a friend (even the ones that order entree salads at a pizza place).

2.0Dined on April 6, 2018

Terrible pizza, good service, cool ambiance