Degrees Bistro at The Ritz-Carlton, Georgetown

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334 reviews
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Contemporary American
Open for breakfast, lunch and dinner, Degrees Bistro offers an innovative small plates menu featuring internationally-inspired regional cuisine, complimented with an innovative cocktail and wine list. Located in the leisure level of The Ritz-Carlton Georgetown, Washington, D.C., the restaurant’s vibrant atmosphere complements the hotel’s modern, industrial-chic style with exposed brick, warm hardwood floors, classic bistro tables, and a sleek black slate bar.
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Sun 6:00AM - 2:00PM 4:00PM - 11:45PM
Mon - Fri 12:00PM - 1:00PM 4:00PM - 11:45PM
Sat 6:00AM - 2:00PM 4:00PM - 11:45PM

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GP
Atlanta
5 reviews
Dined on March 10, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 5

This cannot be in a Ritz Carlton. The food was horrible and the service was just as bad. The stiped bass smelled and tasted fishy. I had to spit it out. My soup was brought at the same time as my entree. The waiter charged me for a full bottle of sparking water and only poured half. The waiter didn't tell us that we should order sides, as the entree doesn't come with any. We had to request for water refills (for those drinking tap). My friend also had the bass and didn't eat hers b/c it was so terrible. There was no hostess at the front and we had to inquire about seating from the bar (and no sign w/ instructions). The restaurant only had two other parties and THREE servers! Service was slow as well. They need to do a better job of training and ensure that the food is fresh. I would never go back to this restaurant again.

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Washington DC
15 reviews
Dined on March 5, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 3

It's just overpriced for what you get. We ended up with an $80 check for a meal I could have made at home. Everything was well-cooked and the ingredients were nice, but no originality. Also, they charge for bottled water instead of offering tap. The hotel is nice but the restaurant was almost completely deserted. Usually I like a quiet meal but it was just not worth the $. If there were a few lower-priced drink and meal options, or if they included sides with the entree (without raising the price of the entree) it would be an improvement.

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Washington DC
1 review
Dined on March 1, 2019
Overall 1food 2service 2ambience 4

Though we had a reservation we stood at the host's table for a few minutes with no acknowledgement from the staff. Eventually, we went up to the bar and were told to sit anywhere we liked. Though it was several minutes before our server showed up with menus and took our drink order, he was pleasant throughout. The food was lack-luster and not worth the prices charged. The restaurant did not live up to our expectations in the least.

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Hawaii
2 reviews
Dined on February 26, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

The butternut squash soup was exceptional. In addition, the truffles fries were really good.

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Salt Lake City
39 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Quick Valentine's dinner before off to a party. Pre-arranged menu was excellent. We were very pleased. Might be our favorite Ritz.

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Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 3

Despite the fact that me and my guests were the first for Breakfast. We had to ask to be seated while the employees shuffled behind the bar . Not welcomed . Service was delayed and slow , not the Ritz I’m used to . Shame.

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Hawaii
7 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Really enjoyed having lunch here after getting a massage at the Ritz Carlton Spa. Our service was outstanding and loved the food!

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Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on December 23, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 2

The food was basic hotel food, which was fine. The atmosphere was like a dormitory food room. I woujd not go back.

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IL
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on December 20, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

I made an opentable reservation at this restaurant, we were excited for the experience. We get there and they say we are closed for a private event.

Not sure whose fault it was but neither the Ritz or open table get a good review right now I made an opentable reservation at this restaurant, we were excited for the experience. We get there and they say we are closed for a private event.

Not sure whose fault it was but neither the Ritz or open table get a good review right now

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OT
Washington DC
12 reviews
Dined on December 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Pancakes are awesome!

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C
1 review
Dined on December 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food, great venue, and great staff. Will eat here again.

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DM
Austin
18 reviews
Dined on December 8, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 1ambience 1

Not at all what I expect from the Ritz. Service was weak, our order was wrong more than once and drink order was forgotten , not to mention that I felt like I was at a 2 star hotel dining room and not the Ritz.

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Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on November 22, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 2ambience 1

We were here for Thanksgiving. Food was mediocre. Also, given that it was a fixed menu, the long wait between courses was inexcusable especially given that there were not that many tables. Not what we would expect from a Ritz-Carlton.

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OT
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great cocktails and excellent service!

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Washington DC
62 reviews
Dined on November 4, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Attentive service and very nice menu and food. Perfect for a Sunday lunch with football!

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Washington DC
49 reviews
Dined on October 21, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 3

Limited menu, very spotty service despite (or because of?) a lack of customers. This restaurant is basically a bar and light fare affair for the hotel guests. Valet parking is available which is nice but it costs $15.

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HH
Washington DC
10 reviews
Dined on October 14, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 1ambience 3

After waiting a while for our meals, one was served luke warm at best. As we finished our main course, the server dropped a check and disappeared. We had to flag someone down to ask about dessert and tea. That person dropped a menu and disappeared. Not sure why we didn’t give up but we flagged someone else down to order two desserts (neither required cooking) and a cup of tea. The tea came but no sign of dessert for 15 minutes or more. We were one of only three tables in the whole restaurant so they weren’t busy. Very disappointing overall. The service, or lack thereof, really ruined the experience.

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Baltimore
5 reviews
Dined on September 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent!!!

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Cincinnati
6 reviews
Dined on September 2, 2018
Overall 1food 2service 2ambience 3

The waiter was nice but kinda a airhead food was cold and we had to wait a long time even tho we were the only people ! We had to ask continually for berries and toast ! Toast had what looked like mold on it and berries were on strawberries and raspberries although it said blackberries and blueberries also ! Not what we expected for a ritz Carrollton !

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DT
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on August 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My wife and I went there for our anniversary dinner. The service was exceptional. They really took care of us. The food was excellent.

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GK
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on July 31, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Greet service and staff! Ambiance is wonderful too..........

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Houston
23 reviews
Dined on July 28, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 5ambience 5

I was very unimpressed with the food salty very salty was my dates meal and my steak was ok. The staff was fantastic and that was the only thin positive about my meal. A waste of money as I view it

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E
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on July 25, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 5ambience 4

Very attentive, but limited & pricey menu. Quiet because bar was empty

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AS
Las Vegas
28 reviews
Dined on June 26, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Came on a slow day with only one other couple dining in the restaurant. That was ok for us though because it gave us more time to talk and we could relax more. We both had steaks that were amazing and the drinks were great as well. I’d dine here again for sure.

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JH
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on June 17, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Great service, perfect breakfast menu and food quality.

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OT
Washington DC
10 reviews
Dined on June 3, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 3

Food is on par with what you’d expect from a Ritz. Unfortunately the service was lacking. Our server neglected us and once my husband had to get the coffee pot and refill my coffee for me. Fortunately there were other wait staff roaming around who were much more responsive to our asks for refills. The couple who sat at the table next to us waited for 15 minutes before the same server stopped by to take their order. Hopefully we just came on a bad day and others have a better experience.

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MT
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on May 20, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had a very nice dinner

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Birmingham
1 review
Dined on May 19, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our Hostess was fantastic
Merriet -Our Server was fantastic and attentive. She made us feel very special!

We look forward to returning!

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New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on April 27, 2018
Overall 2food 3service 3ambience 2

Next to our table there was a birthday party of 10 year old girls shouting the whole time we were there. And the wine was 28 dollars per glass! The restaurant looked like a more informal dining place with wine prices that fit a high end restaurant. We paid 200 dollars for 3 people , of which half were 4 glasses of wine. Never going back.

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Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on April 10, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Perfect for a reconnection with a distant friend for good cocktails and delicious dining. Lovely atmosphere and outstanding service that helped us be comfortable and enjoy dinner without moving out of the very comfy cozy corner where we enjoyed pre dinner drinks.

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Philadelphia
19 reviews
Dined on April 4, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Been coming here for years. Swanky, urban atmosphere. Doesn’t disappoint.

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Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on March 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic food and service.

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New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 5, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Most pleasant chat with Maria Stoya, who gave us all the ins and outs of a good experience at the Ritz-Carlton, and in D.C. Tasty seafood salad platter, and relaxing lounging by the fireplace thereafter.

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OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on February 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The waitress and whole service was outstanding. Perfect place to bring your date!

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Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined on January 27, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

A very nice bistro. Had the eggs Benedict with salmon. The end was superbly finished by the waiter when they gave my daughter two small stuffed animals.

We will probably return to this bistro in the future.

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RM
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on December 22, 2017
Overall 2food 3service 3ambience 4

The food was good, but basic considering the price, without much selection. I'd recommend finding a restaurant outside the hotel.

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Washington DC
9 reviews
Dined on December 17, 2017
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

The restaurant and bar are together.

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PM
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on December 9, 2017
Overall 3food 5service 1ambience 2

There was a private event in the hotel and bistro was way understaffed. John and Michael did a heroic job trying to cover a large area and holiday crowd. Did not get any food for more than an hour!!

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TD
Philadelphia
10 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The is the second time I took clients to Degrees Bistro for lunch. The service, food, and ambiance were great. This restaurant will stay in my repertoire for entertaining clients.

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TD
Philadelphia
10 reviews
Dined on August 7, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service, food, atmosphere and location. (located in the Ritz-Carlton, Georgetown) I would definitely eat here again.

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