Declaration – Nats Park

4.1
76 reviews
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$30 and under
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Contemporary American

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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Cuisines
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 am
Sat 11:00 am–12:00 am
Sun 11:00 am–9:00 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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Catering
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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Neighborhood
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Cross street
1st St & M St
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Public transit
Metrorail Green Line - Navy Yard
Additional
Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Specials

New Year's Eve Special Menus & Offers

Come out and rendezvous for our $45 per person 3-course dinner or choose from favorites on our regular menu. We will fill your champagne glass at midnight on the house and entertain you with great music and prizes including Nats and DC United tickets. Plenty of party favors too!!

Monday, December 31, 2018

What 76 People Are Saying
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J
Washington DC
24 reviews
Dined on November 25, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

Great add to the Navy Yard area. Really happy with the food!

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OT
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Manager was gr8. Attentive

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CA
Washington DC
9 reviews
Dined on November 1, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 1ambience 3

It was our first visit to Declaration. We had a reservation in the table was waiting for us when we arrived. While overall the table service was slow, our big problem was with the bar service. After sitting down it was 10 to 15 minutes before someone came by to take a drink order. Shortly there after the waiter returned and we ordered our entrées. By the time our entrées arrived 30 minutes later, we still hadn’t received our drinks from the bar. We reminded both the hostess and our waiter multiple times that we hadn’t received our drinks, but neither of them seem to be able to resolve the problem.

Our beers finally arrived as we were taking the final bites of our entrées. Since we were heading off to a sports event we didn’t have the time to sit around and enjoy the drinks, so we requested they be removed from the bill and we wrapped things up. The two tables on each side of us had similar problems with their drink orders. With one table waiting more than 45 minutes for a couple margaritas.

Yes the restaurant and bar were busy, but when you open the place next to a sports arena you’ve got to account for the expected crowds. While the waiter service was a bit slow, their bar service in particular was abysmal and they really need to work out and prioritize the restaurant service bar over the cash bar. Either have a dedicated bartender handling the restaurant drinks (service bar), or teach the bartender to prioritize restaurant drink orders over to walk up cash bar.

Lastly, I want to add that the manager, our waiter, & the hostess were particularly nice and understanding regarding the issues we’ve experienced. They all apologized profusely and waved our charges for the drinks. I appreciate the gesture, but they really need to get there food and drinks delivery processes improved.

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M
Washington DC
16 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 1ambience 3

Our server was really bad. I had to ask for water four different times -- but never from our actual server, it was from other staff. At one point in our meal, he asked my friend if he could take her diet coke away (not so he could refill it, just take it away altogether), and it was still half full. He was very unhelpful when I asked him about something on the menu and really didn't seem like he wanted to be there at work. It was a disappointing experience.
The food was decent. Not great, but good. I'm not sure the price point was appropriate for what we got.

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B
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on October 20, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

The food was fairly good (some meals were on the colder side) but the service was a bit slow. Overall I will try this restaurant again but not for a special occasion.

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c
Washington DC
10 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2018
Overall 1food 3service 1ambience 3

I love the other Declaration location, but my first time at the Navy Yard location was a bad experience. The server was not attentive at all. Didn't know the menu at all. Didn't check on us at all. And didn't try to rectify the poor service/situation.

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DB
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Excellent food and superior service.

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SN
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on September 29, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

good food and great drinks. Went for brunch, pricing for bottomless mimosas was high especially since they wouldn't leave a carafe for my table of 6. We kept having to ask the server to come back and refill. Considering we were the only ones in the restaurant, asking for refills seemed like it shouldn't have been necessary. Chicken and waffles are good, the sriracha maple syrup sounds weird but it blends well with the chicken. Not too spicy but has a kick. it also comes with Coleslaw... which it doesn't say on the menu. Its not too bad but if you don't want it let them know.

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k
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on September 26, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We had a work lunch at this restaurant. It was a bit loud so it would not be a good spot for a working lunch. Luckily, that is not why we were there and everyone enjoyed the service and the food!

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OT
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on September 25, 2018
Overall 1food 3service 1ambience 3

Forgot one pizza. The other was cold. The place wasn’t busy.

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L
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on September 22, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 5

We enjoyed the pizza very much as well as our entrees. It was moderately busy but we felt ‘left’ by our waiter for far too long. Had to call him over to take our entree orders.
Braised pork Ragu was wonderful.

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BL
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on September 22, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 4

Went after Nats game with my family who loves pizza. Pizza was so-so and service was slow. It took several minutes for waiter to come to our table after we sat down, despite the fact that there were few tables full when we arrived. After we got our drinks, the waiter disappeared. Finally, someone who appeared to be a manager walked by and I was able to place our order. Then it took a while to get our check and pay.

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B
Washington DC
17 reviews
Dined on September 22, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 2ambience 4

If you are heading to a game, the location cannot be beat. It wasn't very crowded, but the bar was exceedingly slow. The brunch food was average, but it's a cute, casual spot right next to the park.

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L
Washington DC
42 reviews
Dined on September 20, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I love this place..

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TE
1 review
Dined on September 8, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

First time at Declaration. Food was very good, but the menu is somewhat limited, although the Gluten Free pizza was clutch. Great vibe for a Nats pregame. Service was very good. The drinks were good, although pricey. Overall, a great time.

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RM
Washington DC
9 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 3

Selected this restaurant to grab a bite during rain delay at Nats park. Reservation was honored immediately and service was good. Ordered wings, double cheeseburger, and margerita pizza with meat toppings. Wings were a little over cooked but good, double cheeseburger was just ok, and pizza had absolutely no flavor!

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EN
Washington DC
30 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Good spot to get a solid meal before a Nats game. It's just around the corner from the stadium, but doesn't get as mobbed as the places around 1/2 Street. Good beer and cocktail list. I just had the pizza for dinner and it was very solid.

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J
Washington DC
22 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2018
Overall 2food 1service 4ambience 4

Outside of the pizza which is acceptable, nobody in our party liked the food

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EK
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on August 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wondering service and excellent food in a relaxed atmosphere

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L
Washington DC
43 reviews
Dined on August 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I LOVE THIS PLACE!! Marcus and Jasmine are great staff.. Thanks for the home town feeling.

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DC
Washington DC
19 reviews
Dined on August 20, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

One of my fave lunch spots in Navy Yard. Love the meatball and Brussels sprouts starters.

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M
Washington DC
46 reviews
Dined on August 19, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

This was our first time at Declarations. The brunch menu was quite short, but had a lot of variety. The service was good and our server knowledgeable and attentive. The food looked very good -- all of the various dishes I saw coming out of the kitchen. I had the fried chicken and waffle. The chicken was well cooked and moist; however, it had NO seasoning -- therefore NO taste. There was no salt or pepper on any of the tables, so I couldn't add myself. So... the meal was disappointing. I will give it one more try -- want to test out the pizza.

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l
Pittsburgh
1 review
Dined on August 18, 2018
Overall 2food 3service 3ambience 1

The flies inside the restaurant really ruined the atmosphere

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L
Washington DC
43 reviews
Dined on August 18, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

2nd time was just as great as the 1st. Servers are attentive and welcoming. my new favorite place.

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L
Washington DC
43 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

the atmosphere is great. I felt welcomed at the moment I entered.

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VF
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on August 15, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 2

Went for restaurant week. They’re apparently known for their pizza, but didn’t have any on the prix fix menu. Food was ok, nothing special. Fruit flies and other flies around my food (melon and beet salad) was pretty offputting. I know it can be hard to control flies in the summer, but I’ve never experienced a restaurant situation with numerous bugs flying around and constantly landing on my food. They need to set up some traps.

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OT
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on August 15, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

The food was on point and the waitress was friendly

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K
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on August 15, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 3

We went for restaurant week. It took almost 2 hours to get all our courses and 20 minutes to get our checks. The food wasnt BAD, but it was only okay. Spend your valuable Restaurant Week lunchtime somewhere else.

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F
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was my first visit - took advantage of Restaurant Week and what a pleasant treat just around the corner from my office. Nice, casual atmosphere, excellent food, good service. Bonus - a really pleasant surprise when I was informed by the waitress that the Restaurant Week lunch included a glass of wine!

Will be returning again today.

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MM
Washington DC
10 reviews
Dined on August 12, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Stopped in before a DC United game. The staff was friendly, the food was good, and the drinks were extremely reasonable ($8 cocktails!). You can't really ask for more from a pre-game spot.

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LH
Dallas
2 reviews
Dined on August 11, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

I'd definitely come here again! Great, casual atmosphere with fresh modern-rustic décor. Solid cocktail menu and unique pizzas. Outstanding service. One of my friends ordered his pizza "extra crispy." The chef thought he overdid it, and even though my friend told the waitress he thought the pizza looked great and was happy with it, the chef wasn't satisfied with it so he made a second one the way he meant to the first time. We enjoyed both pizzas! Above and beyond on service,

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JR
Tulsa
8 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 3

Food was wonderful, great happy hour portions. Limited seating though.

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CP
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on August 5, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Popped in after a Nats baseball game. Zucchini Chips and The Thomas Jefferson pizza w/added pepperoni. We shared both and they hit the spot. It was quiet and peaceful. Our waitress was spot on and attentive. Only negative is the cat that brought the pizza...didn't speak other than a mumble, had a tooth pick in his mouth(very unprofessional) and he didn't take away the empty zucchini chips bowl that was in the way on the smallish table for a pizza. Will pop in again.

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F
Washington DC
10 reviews
Dined on August 5, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 1ambience 1

We were just about the only diners after a Nats game. Inattentive servers delayed our ordering and meal. Additional drinks were not offered. Mediocre food.

Location is good, but we will not go back.

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SA
Washington DC
16 reviews
Dined on August 2, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 5

Declaration is pretty standard fare. I found the selection to be good and the pizza my table split was good. It's a nice choice if going to a Nats game.

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OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on August 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Everything about this place was amazing... just a little uncomfortable with the amount of flys that was flying around while eating. It was also very hot in there. Besides that, I loved everyone who worked there and all the amazing food we had there... Them meatballs were freaking amazing!!

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OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on July 29, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 5ambience 5

The apps were very good. For dinner we ordered a pizza and the raft. The raging came put and was cold. Our server, who was excellent, took it and apologized but it came back out barely lukewarm.

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OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on July 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had a good time.

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R
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on July 27, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 5

Good food and service, very quick. We will definitely go to Declarations again when attending an event at Nat's Park.

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J
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on July 22, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 1ambience 4

This place would have gotten a higher review, but the service we received was pretty terrible. Food was ok, but there were major meal items that were not listed on the menu which would have impacted my choice had I known. I believe with a different server, the outcome would have been better. I did like the decor and the location to Nats Park is great.

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