Dirty Habit

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$31 to $50
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Global, International
Dirty Habit located in the Historic Hotel Monaco DC delivers a vivid social scene featuring provocative design and a dramatic urban patio. The concept is centered around expertly crafted cocktails, an innovative global menu, and every day brunch offerings.
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Mon - Fri 10:00AM - 11:45AM 12:00PM - 1:00PM 1:15PM - 2:00PM

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LH
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall3food4service1ambience3

Went for brunch at 11AM on a Sunday - not my first choice but we were going to a 12 noon Caps game and it was convenient. We had a reservation. Service was terrible. We had to ask multiple times for drinks. I got up to serve myself water since there was no server in site. Food was pretty good, but the complete lack of service didn't make up for it.

F
Washington DC
56 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great brunch menu! Good service! Beautiful restaurant!

LR
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Jackson was amazing and welcoming and made brunch 1000x more fun. The Bloody Mary was especially delicious - it’s spicy, so if that’s your jam, it’s definitely for you.

OT
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall1food1service2ambience3

Went with wife over Valentines weekend. The four course meal option was HORRIBLE!!! First course I chose came out and looked like a tuna fruit roll up rolled flat on a plate with two bread stick pieces... The second course was gnocchi which was good but portion size was so small, I think there was like four pieces of gnocchi on my plate. The third course was duck, which was cold, unseasoned, and just plain. The last course was there take on German chocolate cake. But far from it... it was a brownie at best. Left disappointed after spending $300 for a dinner that left us walking out and going to the closest fast food place to get something to eat. I wouldn’t recommend this place for dinner but if you’re there for a drink, it’s okay... Don’t waste your money!!! The hype is not worth it...

OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was wonderful. Liz was the best.

SA
New England
2 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience5

The food was very good and our waiter was excellent. However, there was a thirty minute delay seating us (8:00 reservation and seated at 8:30) and we didn’t get our main course until 10. The wait staff was very pleasant and did provide champagne for the wait but the delay was frustrating. We would like to give the restaurant one more chance because the food and staff were otherwise great.

EI
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great special date night location. I enjoyed the ambiance and the food was absolutely fabulous.

OT
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall2food2service4ambience5

I have very low standards when it comes to food and personally dislike food reviewers. But let me tell you. An $89 valentines deal for each person for a four course meal. Sounds great, but the food portions were very, very tiny. Good food, but maybe worth a $50 deal. I also got a call two days from an employee confining my reservation before Valentine’s Day telling me that the deal is the only option, so I was pretty much forced to paying more than double for what I originally budgeted for and keeping the reservation at that point since it was so late. Nice waitress though, although I can tell the hostess did not treat me and my girlfriend equally to other guests. We were barely acknowledged.

Z
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall1food1service3ambience4

The food was way overpriced for the amount they serve you. My wifi and I left hungry after spending over $200 and went to another restaurant for more food. We are not big eater but believe two appetizers and two main dishes should be enough for two people.

OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall3food4service4ambience3

This was our first time. We should have researched it better because we did not realize it is more bar than restaurant and we were seated right in the middle of it. The noise level - not surprisingly - was high because of that. As the bar started to empty out it did get quieter. We were there for Valentines Day and the menu was good. The food was also good but not great except my husband’s onion soup was not hot. The service was also good. I don’t think we will go back.

OT
Miami
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was absolutely delicious and the attention from the servers was superb. Will definitely recommend to friends.

AM
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

I went here for an early Valentine's Day and birthday celebration, and we absolutely enjoyed ourselves. The staff was very attentive to our table's needs and questions to provide an amazingly welcoming dining experience, even going as far as offering a pairing of wines for meals we ordered. Very good service! Would HIGHLY recommend giving them a try.

MM
Washington DC
12 reviews
Dined on February 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing lunch. Great place for a meeting.

OT
1 review
Dined on February 9, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Went for my birthday. the look of the place was great. Truffle fries were amazing. Burger was okay.

OT
Nashville
3 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Extremely fresh food, highly attentive staff, great drinks, highly recommend for any date night!

b
Washington DC
16 reviews
Dined on February 2, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Eating brunch before Caps game, and things moved at a brisk pace so we made it with time to spare. The eggs in my wife's benedictb were not as hot as they should have been, but the rest of that dish and my french toast were delicious. Server was prompt and friendly.

KS
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food , friendly and cert very polite service and the restaraunt is well designed for privacy

OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on January 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I loved the ambiance. I’ll be back during the hot months to enjoy the outside.

TB
Richmond
1 review
Dined on January 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Waitress Veronica was so helpful. Went out of her way to make sure we got to our next destination . Made excellent recommendations too.

RC
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on January 30, 2020
Overall3food3service5ambience4

Went here for lunch which I’ve done many times before. The menu has changed and it is now brunch everyday. Initially I was thrown for a loop, but ended up having eggs and sausage. It was fine. Just missed the traditional lunch.

MP
28 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall3food3service2ambience4

The ambience was the best thing about Dirty Habit. Romantic, contemporary and with muted lighting that was still adequate to read the menu. Although we had a reservation, we still left waiting ten minutes to be seated. Initial service was prompt but follow-on was lacking. We ordered off the restaurant week menu and found that some dishes came with an additional charge that was not well identified in the menu. The prime ribeye was served with fries that were average at best. Over all, the experience was disappointing.

KB
1 review
Dined on January 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I would highly recommend Dirty Habit. It was classy with a relaxed atmosphere. The staff happily accommodated my gluten free diet. I had the Tempura shrimp and Braised short ribs. My husband had the Chilean Sea Bass. Everything was wonderful and I still want more of the shrimp.

r
Washington DC
23 reviews
Dined on January 22, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

I enjoy Dirty a habit since quiet and elegant. Oil for roasting potatoes tasted a bit rancid but everything else was terrific. We mentioned to the waitress but no new potatoes arrived. Our reduced carb diet was thus maintained as we left the potatoes.

OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on January 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The hostess was a little bit rude when I asked for a different seating area . Being a Current hostess I know that it’s a certain way you handle things and customers when serving them and her response was very much so rude . Over all my server was very very helpful
And loving

MC
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on January 19, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience5

Great atmosphere - we were sat in the corner. The entrance gets a bit jammed up, but otherwise great the delicious food and bottomless mimosa make up for that.

X
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall5food5service3ambience5

The kitchen was really slow. I know the server couldn't really control that, but brunch shouldnt take over two full hours.

T
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience5

Pretty decent food, although portions were small. I could have eaten three more servings of the arugula salad! Server was very friendly but not very attentive—took a long time to get drinks/refills, plate was taken from one diner over objections that he wasn’t done yet. Decor was very hip and overall the place was fun. Would give it another chance.

M
1 review
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A great brunch place! Went for restaurant week with some friends and loved the food.

NA
1 review
Dined on January 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was amazing! Truly one of the best meals I’ve had in DC! Would highly recommend this place!

D
1 review
Dined on January 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We had a fabulous meal at Dirty Habit. Every dish was creatively and carefully prepared, infused with a balance of flavors that was perfect. Service by Alexander was great, highly attentive but not attentive.

j
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on January 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

OMG! I came during Restaurant Week. The RW menu was one of the most extensive I've ever seen. Our party of 3 each ordered different appetizers and entrees and we sampled each others. That was, by far, the best meal I've had in years. But the pièce de résistance was the Baked Alaska. If for no other reason, I will go back to Dirty Habit for this dessert. Wow!

DR
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on January 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The ambiance was great and the service was outstanding. I can't wait to return in the summer to enjoy the patio and outside bar.

SH
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on January 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I absolutely loved Dirty Habit. It's a very New York chic type of place. Perfect for our girls night out. Ann, our server was awesome. Even though it was restaurant week so the place was busy, she was the right amount of attentive without being intrusive. She was very nice and knowledgeable. I do wish I would have taken her suggestion on the Baked Alaska but the tiramisu was superb. I plan to schedule a reoccurring reservation monthly for myself atleast. 5 stars and plan to go again very soon

M
Washington DC
128 reviews
Dined on January 13, 2020
Overall2food1service1ambience1

Hostess had bad attitude . Rude
Seating crowded. Appetizer good shrimp tempura
Lamb shank delicious and large serving.
Hamburger prepared very well done even though ordered medium rare. Desserts good. Baked Alaska and Coffee mouse Drinks for restaurant week
Champagne. Sweet. Vodka mixed and something that wouldn’t identify. Extremely rude hostess her first day! Bad food. Not a good evening

SS
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on January 10, 2020
Overall2food1service4ambience3

We went to Dirty Habit for dinner before a show at Shakespeare Theater. The service was excellent. David was our server and we liked him. He did talk alot but was very upbeat and attentive. The food was overpriced and meh. They have all these sexy descriptions of the food but it didn't measure up in flavor. Beef in a French onion soup??? Yuck! Too much onion and cheese. I couldn't even finish a cup. I've been told it has a great happy hour though. My suggestion .... stick to just drinks!

M
Washington DC
128 reviews
Dined on January 7, 2020
Overall3food3service5ambience3

Great new menu! Lamb shank delicious !
Rock temp shrimp Onion soup, not flavorful.
Beet salad good choice. Dessert. Cappuccino
Yum as well s a s passion fruit tart

OT
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on January 6, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Just with a friend. I like the ambiance.

OT
Richmond
9 reviews
Dined on January 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious! Love to keep it a secret! So close to Capital One!

JL
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on January 4, 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience4

The food was amazing. The server did ask if we were in a rush or not and once we said no it seemed like throughout the evening that attending to us was a second thought. We didn’t intend for that response. The response to questions was great but timeliness could have been better.

I
Richmond
1 review
Dined on January 1, 2020
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Great food, however they stopped our bottomless drinks early