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About Dirty Habit

Dirty Habit located in the Historic Hotel Monaco DC delivers a vivid social scene centered around expertly crafted cocktails, an innovative social plates menu, provocative design and a dramatic urban patio.

555 8th Street NW
Washington, DC 20004
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Global, International, Asian, Tapas / Small Plates

Hours of Operation:
Breakfast - Monday - Friday: 7:00am to 10:00am

Brunch - Saturday - Sunday: 8:00am to 2:30pm

Lunch - Monday - Friday: 11:30am - 2:30pm

Dinner - Sunday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm , Friday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 11:00pm

Happy Hour: Monday - Friday: 4:00pm - 7:00pm

Late night - Monday - Thursday 10:00pm to 11:30pm , Friday -Saturday 11:00pm to 12:30am

Bar - Monday -Thursday: 10:30am - 11:00pm

Friday - Saturday: 10:30am to 2:00am


Cross Street:
F Street

Dress Code:
Smart Casual

Price Range:
$31 to $50

Payment Options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(202) 449-7095

Website:
http://www.dirtyhabitdc.com/

Catering:
Please contact our Private Dining Sales Manager, Raquel Sharma at raquel.sharma@dirtyhabitdc.com with any private dining inquires for Dirty Habit. If you are interested in an event with the beautiful Hotel Monaco, please contact our Director of Catering for the hotel, Buddee Clinton at buddee.clinton@hotelmonaco.com.

Parking Details:
Valet parking is available in front of The Hotel Monaco on F St between 8th and 7th street. Discounted Parking Validation is available upon request while dining at Dirty Habit.

Public Transit:
Metro – Gallery Place Metro – Gallery Place China Town Stop

Executive Chef:
Kyoo Eom

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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Details
Mon - Thu 11:30AM - 11:45AM 12:00PM - 1:00PM 1:15PM - 2:15PM

Fri 11:30AM - 11:45AM 12:00PM - 1:00PM

Private Dining

From intimate, seated meals to full restaurant takeovers, we offer alluring spaces spanning from gothic-inspired and completely private, to naturally lit and industrial, to open-air private patio including a patio bar.

Dirty Habit Ratings and Reviews

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4.3

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.1

service

4.2

ambience

4.4

value

3.9

Noise

Moderate

83% would recommend it to a friend

Happy Hour (28)
Vibrant Bar Scene (24)
Bar Seating (21)
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Handcrafted Cocktails (20)
Pre/post Theatre (19)
Good for a Date (19)
Good for Birthdays (18)
Casual (18)
Good for Groups (18)
Hot Spot (17)
Fit for Foodies (15)
Special Occasion (15)
Creative Cuisine (15)
Romantic (14)
Late-night Find (13)
Great for Lunch (13)
Great for Brunch (12)
Fun (12)
Great for Outdoor Dining (12)
People Watching (12)
Business Meals (11)
Cozy (11)
Neighborhood Gem (8)
Tapas (8)
Sunday Lunch (7)
Authentic (6)
Good for Anniversaries (5)
Tasting Menu (5)
Worth the Drive (5)
Quick Bite (4)
Quiet Conversation (4)
Good Vegetarian Options (4)
Comfort Food (3)
Notable Wine List (3)
Scenic View (3)
Seasonal (3)
Kid-friendly (2)
Gluten Free Options (2)
Healthy (2)
Live Sports (2)
Afternoon Tea (1)
Disabled Access (1)
Live Music (1)
Local Ingredients (1)
Paleo Friendly (1)
Spicy (1)
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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined 3 days ago

My husband and I drove down to DC for the weekend and stayed at the Kimpton hotel attached to the Dirty Habit. Having stayed at many Kimpton Hotels and knowing that the restaurants attached are usually very good and after reading the menu and some reviews on Open Table, I decided to make a reservation. My mistake. First, we were seated not in the restaurant but in the bar area at high tops, very uncomfortable. When we complained we were told that the restaurant seating area was really busy and we would be more comfortable in the bar!! There were lower regular tables off the bar area too, but they didn't seat us there either. I was very not happy. By the end of the evening the bar area filled up and my husband was being pushed by people juggling for space to stand with their drinks and screaming in their neighbors ears.
Now to the food, we ordered the brussels sprouts to share for a starter. I was amazed they even brought them out they were burned to a crisp. So oven done. Luckily, our entrees were perfect, I had the duck breast and my husband the steak frite. My husband mentioned ordering the truffle fries as a starter and I declined, so our waiter mentioned them with the steak frite. Then I noticed they charged us extra for the truffle fries on our bill! What a rip off.
We had reservations, we dress (I think) nicely, we are educated and therefor can speak nicely (my husband is a Dr. and I work in education), I don't believe we did anything that should have allowed the hostess to have treated us the way we were treated or treated anyone the way we were treated. I won't go back. I will go back to Kimpton, but not their restaurants.

Tags: Late-night Find, Pre/post Theatre, Casual, Good for a Date, Happy Hour, Vibrant Bar Scene, Bar Seating
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined 3 days ago

The drinks and service were excellent... and the space is very hip. Our server, Annie, was wonderful. The food was just OK, though. My wife had the duck which wholly lacked seasoning. My steak was pretty good. The real winner was the fresh-baked brioche loaf with fois gras butter. We'd try it again with our eyes back on the cocktail menu.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Good for a Date, Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (Oklahoma City)·Dined 4 days ago

Open Table suggestions & this placed did not disappoint, beautiful interior with a sweet, yet professional staff.

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 (Houston)·Dined 5 days ago

Great bustling bar scene. Had the short ribs and they were excellent! Very accommodating wait staff and friendly.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Pre/post Theatre, Fun, Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Birthdays
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 (Washington DC)·Dined 6 days ago

I don't have a detailed review we were just very pleased with the entire service. The salsify soup and wagyu tartar were fantastic, so was the brioche w fioe gras butter. The duck meatball served with the seared duck breast was fantastic (the table next to us ordered it too and agreed) . The manager really stepped up and made the experience all the more mememorable (I wanna say john, was his name)

Tags: Happy Hour, Good for Anniversaries, People Watching, Fit for Foodies, Vibrant Bar Scene, Special Occasion
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 14, 2018

We had great traditional brunch fare - which is exactly what our friend visiting from Germany requested. The food was quite tasty and well cooked. The breakfast burrito could use a bit more chorizo, though. Staff were freindly, efficient and helpful. At one point, a drink was spilled by a server (miraculously missing everyone at the table!), and a replacement was provided very quickly. We were impressed with the quick fix for what was a minor problem. We appreciated that we were allowed to linger over our meal for a while, with no pressure to give the table up.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Casual, Special Occasion, Good for Groups, Vibrant Bar Scene, Good for a Date
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 13, 2018

Steak frites amazing. Tables much too close and very awkward to get in and out of. That’s the only drawback to an otherwise very nice experience.

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·Dined on January 12, 2018

Unfortunately, despite booking a table on OpenTable, the restaurant was unable to accommodate us. We arrived 5 minutes early. They made no effort to resolve it and said we could sit at the bar (which did not have any seats available) or advised us to go to another restaurant.

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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 11, 2018

Portions small and not great

Small menu few choices

Nice place for a drink and appetizers but the meal portions are small

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 7, 2018

The place was beautiful but the food and service was not equally as nice. I had to send back food (which I do not like to do) and was just all around disappointed with the experience. Even though I spoke to a manager, Lowery (food runner) is the only one that seemed to care that we were having a bad experience and tried to help.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 7, 2018

My friends and I enjoyed a Sunday brunch with unlimited mimosas and punch. Our waitress was very attentive and helpful. The food was very good and arrived shockingly fast. Unlike many brunch places in DC, while the food was quick, and the drink refills faster, we did not feel rushed and had a wonderful dining experience.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 7, 2018

The restaurant did not have my reservation when I arrived. They made me wait at the podium while they discussed where to put me after I showed them my reservajon on my phone. They did not give me a wine list menu and it took forever to have the server come by. Very strange experience for a DC a restaurant like that.

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·Dined on January 6, 2018

I loved it! I will be back again! The restaurant is very nice. Food and drinks were excellent. Our waitress Stephanie was the best!!! 💓

Tags: Kid-friendly, Good for Birthdays, Good for Groups, Bar Seating, Happy Hour, Good for a Date, Authentic, Great for Brunch
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 3, 2018

Love Dirty Habit! Melissa, our server, was fantastic and very funny! The food was good but just a little overpriced, not major but just a little. The drinks were great but the moscow mules are served with way too much ice. Unfortunately, I went to Dirty Habit when it was freezing outside but the outdoor seating looks great and the ambiance was astounding!

Tags: Happy Hour, Good for Birthdays, Great for Outdoor Dining, Authentic, Romantic, Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 3, 2018

Friends birthday

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 2, 2018

Service was terrific, food was good, restaurant very quiet. It had to be since at lunch we were the only ones in it. It was January 2 so that might explain it.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 1, 2018

This was my second brunch at Dirty Habit. The staff is super friendly, and they make sure to bring the bottomless mimosas coming! Such a good deal - $16 for bottomless mimosas and Brunch Punch. The food is delicious, and I think the brunch menu expanded since I was there in the spring. I had the Pastrami Hash, which was spicy delicious and the perfect portion. My boyfriend had steak and eggs, and my friend had the DHDC burger. We also ordered the donuts - definitely order the donuts, the are soft, moist and lemony perfection.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion, Handcrafted Cocktails, Neighborhood Gem, Sunday Lunch, Casual
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 31, 2017

My wife, daughter and I went there for New Year's Eve dinner and were not disappointed. There was this wonderful prix fixe menu with items completely different than the normal menu. Those courses were insanely good and shows the creativity, passion and understanding of food that comes out of that kitchen. One of the most creative dishes was a halibut wrapped in cabbage, a preparation I have never considered. The fish was absolutely amazing, as was the dessert course which consisted of a chocolate lava cake. Overall a wonderful dinner and I can't wait to go back.

Tags: Special Occasion, Cozy, Good for Groups, Creative Cuisine
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 29, 2017

Welcoming service. Food and cocktails are great. My favs were the Shiso Twisted and the Tuna Poke.

Tags: Great for Brunch, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for Groups, Vibrant Bar Scene, Handcrafted Cocktails, Happy Hour, Good for a Date
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·Dined on December 28, 2017

The staff was so friendly, accommodating and kind. The hamburger and truffle fries were amazing as well. A perfect pre-game dinner spot!

Timothy and Rai, outside valet and bell hop, went above and beyond to help us. Also, the hostess that was working on 12/28, in the evening, was also very kind. She even charged my dying iPhone so I could be sure to get the babysitters call! Again, everyone went above and beyond!

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Casual, Happy Hour, Bar Seating, Fun, Quick Bite
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 (Tampa)·Dined on December 24, 2017

Didn't have a very good experience. It was Christmas Eve and we were looking for a nice place for family dinner after show at nearby theater. We were seated in the bar section, with multiple TVs blaring, and then ignored for 20 minutes. Finally got someone to pay attention to us and got served water! When we asked if we could sit someplace with a little less of a sports bar environment, we got sort of a snippy answer from the hostess. My daughter has been a waitress and normally always defends restaurant staff, but even she agreed that the response was not what one would have hoped especially on Christmas Eve. After all that, we simply got up and left. We won't be going back.

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·Dined on December 24, 2017

My birthday dinner was amazing! I absolutely loved the fried chicken wings! The ambiance was great!

Tags: Business Meals, Great for Outdoor Dining, Casual, Hot Spot, Bar Seating, Romantic, Late-night Find, Special Occasion, Good for Groups, Spicy, Authentic, Fun, Good for Birthdays
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·Dined on December 24, 2017

I’ve been here a few times and I love this place. I’ve been told it was great when It was poste but now with the awesome patio seating area it’s totally a knock out. My fave are cocktails and food. Hands down best old fashioned I’ve had. I usually get it with old forester. If not that, then woodford. They recently switched up the menu. Gone is the pork belly dish. Sad about that but finally a pasta dish! I’ve been hoping for a pasta dish here and it’s amazing. Tagliatelle! Nice thick al dente noodles with rich sauce and lamb. The fluke is mind blowing. If you like fish it’s a must try. Calamari and truffle fries are always on point. My fave place to go to for happy hour. Try the rude bwoy, old fashioned and rice and roses.

Tags: Afternoon Tea, Casual, Hot Spot, Good for Groups, Handcrafted Cocktails, Tapas, Romantic, Fun, People Watching, Notable Wine List, Business Meals, Late-night Find, Great for Outdoor Dining, Cozy, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem, Vibrant Bar Scene, Great for Lunch, Comfort Food, Creative Cuisine, Bar Seating, Seasonal, Happy Hour, Scenic View
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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 22, 2017

Really good service! It was a bit loud as it got busy in the evening but it was not annoying or anything. Loved the short ribs we ordered. It was fantastic!

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 (Baltimore)·Dined on December 22, 2017

My wife and I are both gluten free with Celiac Disease. The majority of the menu was GF friendly. Overall, the food was solid but the short ribs were a little fatty. The cocktails were fantastic. Darryl, our waiter, was a 10/10! Will definitely be back as the Monaco Hotel is one of our favorites in DC.

Tags: Quick Bite, Handcrafted Cocktails, Comfort Food, Cozy, Vibrant Bar Scene, Bar Seating, Tapas, Gluten Free Options, Pre/post Theatre, Happy Hour, Good for a Date
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vip
 (Detroit)·Dined on December 21, 2017

Loved the business lunch options and the salad was really fresh. Loved it!

Tags: Casual, Business Meals
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 20, 2017

Staff were great. Food excellent.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 20, 2017

Impeccable service; delicious food! I have now been to this restaurant several times and it has been consistently excellent!

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Disabled Access, Good for a Date, Vibrant Bar Scene, Cozy
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 (Miami)·Dined on December 19, 2017

Took advantage of pre-theater menu. Main course was rather skimpy, not sure if portion was cut back due to fixed price which was really not much different from a la carte prices. However, food was very good, nice preparation and creative. Will go back.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Fit for Foodies, Business Meals, Good Vegetarian Options
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 17, 2017

The staff seated my friend and I in a quiet room. Great Sunday breakfast spot before the theater and were able to catch up and trade stories. Just the spot we were looking for.

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Healthy, Pre/post Theatre
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 16, 2017

The was my first experience at Dirty Habit and I will say that it was a very good one. The atmosphere was energetic, the food was very good and they had a live DJ playing some “cranking” music. I’m not sure how it is during the week but if you’re trying to have a conversation, do not go on a Friday night. LOL. Overall I would definitely go again.

Tags: Special Occasion, Worth the Drive, Vibrant Bar Scene, Bar Seating, Live Sports, Good for Birthdays, Good for Groups, Hot Spot, Good for a Date, Happy Hour, Live Music
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 14, 2017

I have been to Dirty Habit several times for Happy Hour and lunch and loved it. This time, I have to admit, I was disappointed. The calamari was luke warm when it first came out, so we sent it back. It came back hot, but my friend (a caterer) said it was frozen calamari, not fresh, and was quite mediocre.
The cheese board, truffle fries, brioche bread and drinks were all very good. However, the waitress did not go out of her way to make us feel welcome. She gave us an obligatory smile when she brought the check, but the rest of the time she acted like we were an inconvenience. If it had been my first experience, I probably would not return. I will give it another try because of the other positive experiences.

Tags: Bar Seating, People Watching, Fun, Hot Spot, Pre/post Theatre, Vibrant Bar Scene, Creative Cuisine
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vip
 (Baltimore)·Dined on December 13, 2017

Birthday dinner. Delicious food, great service, lovely environment

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 10, 2017

Made reservation for 5.45pm got seated at 6.15pm didn't get our food until 6.35pm. they brought appetizers at the same as the main Courses. I ordered a 100 dollar bottle of white which arrive warm. we had to rush to get to the concert. I thought 1h30 mn would have been enough to have a nice easy dinner.
I understand that you can be overwhelmed on a concert night but the get more staff.
The food was excellent and our waitress Bethel very accommodating.
The overall experience was just ok. Too bad!

Tags: Late-night Find, Vibrant Bar Scene
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·Dined on December 10, 2017

The food was superb, as was the service. We were seated near the bar where there was a rowdy Sunday night football crowd...ugh!!!! If you’re there for football, great...otherwise, not so much. Request seats in a quiet location and you should be good to go.

Tags: Fit for Foodies
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 10, 2017

Over all I enjoyed dining at Bad habit.
I’d gladly recommend it to friends.

Tags: Happy Hour, Bar Seating, Vibrant Bar Scene, Casual, Worth the Drive, Sunday Lunch, Great for Lunch
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 10, 2017

We had a wonderful time!! Service was outstanding and only matched by the food!! Great!

Tags: Special Occasion, Casual, Handcrafted Cocktails, Vibrant Bar Scene, Good Vegetarian Options, Paleo Friendly, Good for Birthdays, Happy Hour
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·Dined on December 9, 2017

Bday dinner

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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 8, 2017

We walked in on a Friday and asked if there were any tables available. The hostesses response was “girl, no”. So I went on open table and easily made a reservation and walked back in. When I said I was able to get a reservation on open table, the hostess then informed me that it’d “be a quick turn” and we’d need to be fast. I’ve literally never been treated like this at a restaurant before and the food wasn’t anything special. Definitely won’t be back.

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vip
 (San Diego)·Dined on December 6, 2017

Dinner was pretty good but not remarkable. We went here before the Caps game for dinner & again post-game for drinks. Our post-game experience was disappointing. No food whatsoever (they found a bowl of peanuts for us), no wait servers working in the back bar so we had to visit the bar to reorder drinks (we were sitting at a table). Restrooms are on 3rd floor (though we were told that since the hotel/restaurant is a Smithsonian building, they could not add public restrooms to lobby/1st floor). Would return but hope bar service improves.

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