Declaration – Nats Park

4.1
66 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 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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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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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
What 66 People Are Saying
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3.9
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4.2
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81% of people would recommend it to a friend
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L
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
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 3 days ago
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 4 days ago
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 5 days ago
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
19 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
43 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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NF
Washington DC
3 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
8 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
5 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
5 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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AR
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on July 20, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 5

I wish the pizza was crispier. A little on the soggy side!

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k
Washington DC
17 reviews
Dined on July 18, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Great service, food was very good. Very convenient location in a fun area.

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 16, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

It was right before the Home Run Derby held at Nationals Park and the place was absolutely packed. Sat in bar area but still had some trouble getting consistent service. Prices were great and food was amazing. Even other people’s plates looked great.

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OT
1 review
Dined on July 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food!

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SB
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on July 16, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 1ambience 4

I understand the extra noise and excitement was due to the Home Run Derby crowd, but our service was poor from the beginning of the meal to the end. The food was mediocre at best, to include barely being warm by the time it reached our table. I might tell a friend to try Declaration but I wouldn't recommend it as a regular stop. It left me disappointed and hungry for something more.

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A
Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined on July 14, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 3

Went with a group of 6. Server was not attentive. Entres came out at all different times. Also my fiancé’s salad had missing ingredients and the chicken was not cooked fully.

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BB
1 review
Dined on July 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Food was awesome. Our food came out about 35 minutes after the order and the server gave us a free pizza because the wait was long :)

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CV
Phoenix
7 reviews
Dined on July 3, 2018
Overall 2food 1service 4ambience 3

Typical food close to the ballpark. Unfortunately, fries over cooked and cold, calamari had enough oil on the plate to fry a whole chicken. Disgusting!!! Service was fine!!

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B
Chicago
68 reviews
Dined on July 1, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

Good pizza!

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H
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on June 24, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Dinner before Nats game.

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