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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

4.2

service

4.3

ambience

4.4

value

3.9

Noise

Moderate

85% would recommend it to a friend

Vibrant Bar Scene (28)
Happy Hour (26)
Handcrafted Cocktails (24)
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Creative Cuisine (23)
Good for a Date (23)
Pre/post Theatre (21)
Special Occasion (20)
Bar Seating (19)
Fit for Foodies (19)
Good for Groups (17)
Hot Spot (17)
Casual (16)
Business Meals (16)
Romantic (16)
Great for Outdoor Dining (15)
Good for Birthdays (14)
Fun (14)
Late-night Find (14)
Cozy (13)
Great for Lunch (12)
Neighborhood Gem (12)
People Watching (12)
Sunday Lunch (10)
Good for Anniversaries (8)
Authentic (8)
Great for Brunch (8)
Tapas (7)
Tasting Menu (6)
Worth the Drive (6)
Quiet Conversation (6)
Notable Wine List (5)
Quick Bite (5)
Good Vegetarian Options (5)
Scenic View (4)
Seasonal (4)
Gluten Free Options (3)
Comfort Food (2)
Healthy (2)
Live Sports (2)
Afternoon Tea (1)
Kid-friendly (1)
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Live Music (1)
Local Ingredients (1)
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·Dined 2 days ago

Dirty Habit is the perfect experience for friends to get together, and catch up over bottomless brunch cocktails. I’d suggest going for bartenders choice!!

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 (Washington DC)·Dined 5 days ago

The ambiance was amazing at this place. The food was interesting. We went on Valentines Day so there was a limited menu but I would say that 2 out of the four dishes we had with the tasting were REALLY good, the others were so so.

Tags: Fun, Creative Cuisine, Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (Washington DC)·Dined 5 days ago

Went for Valentine’s Day and were unfortunately very disappointed. I was so excited by their regular menu but the Valentine’s prefix menu didn’t contain anything that had caught my eye in the first place. The food ranged from sub par to inedible (one exception being the truffle ravioli which was the only tasty thing I had). The portions were very small for the price. We also waited an awkwardly long amount of time between certain courses. Overall major let down, won’t be back.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined 6 days ago

Very good service. Food was hit or miss for the Vday Prix Fixe menu— salt was in abundance in the food, in particular the salmon and duck. Ravioli was excellent. Bass too.

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 (Baltimore)·Dined on February 12, 2018

Business lunch menu is quite a value with appetizer, entree and dessert for $22. A glass of wine cost more than the meal! unlike many places, although informed it was a birthday celebration, the restaurant took no steps to acknowledge that occasion.

Tags: Good Vegetarian Options, Notable Wine List, Pre/post Theatre
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 (Denver)·Dined on February 11, 2018

Food and atmosphere were excellent. However, we felt very rushed. We had a 7:00 reservation and were out the door by 8:00. Very short gaps between appetizers and dinner, and dinner and dessert.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on February 10, 2018

Great food, relaxed and elegant lounge environment.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on February 10, 2018

Great! 10/10

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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on February 9, 2018

Tasty meal, nice ambiance, and delicious cocktails, but overall bill was a little pricey.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on February 3, 2018

Overall it was great. The food was awesome and the decor was trendy. There was an item that the kitchen ran out of and instead of asking if we wanted to substitute, the kitchen took it upon themselves to sub for us. It ended up being ok, but our whole table agreed that it would have been better to ask us first.

Our server forgot about us a few times and had us waiting to order. When he brought our bill to us, we were charged for different drinks than what we had ordered ($7more per drink than the price of the correct drink x 14!). We were able to get that corrected with no issues tho...just makes you wonder were we being hoodwinked or was it an honest mistake??

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on February 3, 2018

Food and service were fabulous. Loved the truffle fries, short rib, tartare and steak frites. The steak was gigantic and cooked perfectly.
Will definitely be back

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on February 3, 2018

My best friend and I met up for brunch. This was my second time at Dirty Habit - the first was for cocktails on the patio. Service was great and the food was very tasty! They had their restaurant week menu available and it was a great selection for $22. My favorite dish of the day was the yogurt/granola/compote - it was absolutely phenomenal! Dirty Habit’s decor is so chic and trendy, it’s definitely one of my top favorite places to frequent!

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 30, 2018

Absolutely yummy and the service matched the food. Look forward to going back and trying some other items outside of restaurant week.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Creative Cuisine, Good for Birthdays
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on January 30, 2018

Great all around experience

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 29, 2018

Great dine in experience, great service. Loved the restaurant week menu

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 28, 2018

Had a 4 course meal that was very good, chicken wings were amazing.

Tags: Gluten Free Options, Quiet Conversation, Pre/post Theatre, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 28, 2018

went for restaurant week with hungry people. they prided themselves on four options as opposed to the standard three, but maybe next time, have three and offer more food. portions were painfully tiny, left hungry.

Tags: Authentic, Late-night Find
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 27, 2018

Selected this venue because I was going to go here for brunch and then I saw it on the restaurant week list so I chose it. What attracted me most was the website because it's very appealing to the eye, BUT I neglected to view what was most important -- THE MENU! I'm a very picky eater and I had not idea that although it was restaraunt week the menu would be very eclectic to say the least! The food was not horribly BAD, it just was not incredibly GOOD either and I can't believe that there was not a seafood option on the menu to choose from. I am glad that I had the chance to eat eggplant for the very first time. I was very good, but I do not have to dine here again. The venue is beautiful, but the menu selections are not what I need for something so pretty.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Romantic, Business Meals, Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine, Authentic, Happy Hour, Good for a Date
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 27, 2018

Food was average. Trip to the restroom was inconvenient having to go outside the restaurant, into the hotel to another floor.

Tags: Quick Bite
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 27, 2018

Dirty Habit is in the Monaco Hotel so you can't see it from the street. I wish the website mentioned that the restaurant is inside the Monaco Hotel. The photos show a wall of windows, but those windows look out into the inner courtyard, not the street. When the weather is nice, the patio is the place to be. Their Restaurant Week menu prompted us to try it out. The place is pretty cool, with an upscale, dark bar vibe. Tables are close together. The chairs were nice and plush but very heavy making it hard to move the chairs. Our server Annie was very good. I ordered the house signature cocktail with lychee syrup, sake, vodka, rose water. I couldn't drink it as it was so thick with syrup. I tried to dilute it by waiting for the ice to melt and adding water to it, but it didn't help much. I asked our server to take it off the bill, which she did. The food was pretty good though. During Restaurant Week you got four courses for $35. The gluten free corn bread was served in cigar boxes -- very cute! There were two very large rounds of corn bread. The mushroom soup was also very good as was the fried chicken wings which came with an Asian style sweet chili glaze. The lamb pasta was good but a bit small. The steak frites for an additional $9 was a surprisingly large portion. It was pretty good and came with nice steak sauce and ketchup. Truffle fries was one of the options for the first course but since I was having the steak frites, there was no point in having a double order of fries. The dessert course gave you 4 options. we ordered the cake pop, the key lime pie (tiny individual pie in a pre-made crust), and the carrot cake. I would say the dessert course was the weakest as they were very tiny portions. The place seemed really nice for drinks and appetizers. We'd go back for happy hour and sit on the patio. Or maybe for a quick bite before catching a play or a movie, or maybe even after a play or movie. Service was really good.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Happy Hour, Handcrafted Cocktails, Pre/post Theatre, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on January 27, 2018

We arrived early for our reservation and spent about an hour in the bar before being seated, which was fine. We were glad that they could seat us a bit earlier than our reservation.

The meal was very enjoyable. We decided on the tasting menu, which had a good variety of choices. Everything we had was delicious! We also decided on the drinks tasting menu to pair with our food tasting menu. Nice variety of wines and mixed drinks. My only negative comment about the service was that as we moved from course to course, we had to keep reminding the waitress that we needed to order our tasting menu drink for the next course. Otherwise, service and food was excellent.

Tags: Tapas, Worth the Drive, Vibrant Bar Scene, Casual, Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine, Tasting Menu
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 26, 2018

A solid good rating with excellent service. The location appears to be more bar than restaurant. Those at the bar were definitely enjoying themselves.

Four course tasting menu. Well prepared. The cookie pop was a little awkward. Recommend a stick and not a bamboo pick. Poke was good bronzini was good.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 25, 2018

I knew that there was gonna be some issues considering I chose date night during restaurant week, thus I was not surprised that I left Dirty Habit not pleased.
Our waiter was disinterested and inattentive, our food was late and uneventful...the manager came over to apologize and sent us a glass of wine on the house....then the food came and it was over cooked and we had enough...

I was not pleased with my specialty drink, (that the waitress suggested) and was informed that it could not be swapped for another. This is were should could have earned her 18 percent...but she didn't

They sent us home with a doggy bag....smh

The manager was very apologetic but it I pretty much got what I was expected....but at least the wife was happy with date night.

Dirty Habit was a spot that we have not been to and we thoroughly enjoyed the ambiance. I will come back but only for drinks....

Tags: Scenic View, Good for Groups
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on January 25, 2018

The food and wine pairings were amazing. I loved the roasted brussel sprouts and beef tar tar. It’s a little dark in the restaurant, so besides the lighting, the ambiance is great for group meals.

Tags: Tasting Menu, Business Meals, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on January 25, 2018

Went to this place during restaurant week($37 for four courses if I remembered right though extra depending on what you choose). I arrived and was seated quickly. Have to say the décor of the restaurant is unique and trendy. More importantly, the food was excellent and the service was attentive.

First course - True farms mixed greens. There's not much I can say about this salad. It doesn't really stand out in any way.

Second course - Poke tuna. Now this was a very impressive dish. The tuna was well seasoned with all the different seasoning and garnishes. Nevertheless, they amplify the tuna's taste instead of overpowering it.

Third course - Braised ribs. The highlight of the night for me. Meat was incredibly tender and succulent.

Fourth course - German Chocolate Cake Pop. "Cake" is a bit of a misnomer considering how small the dessert was. The "cake" is really good, but it's more like a huge piece of chocolate that can be finished in like three bites.

I was satisfied with my meal overall. Though, be warned that portions can be a bit small so if you're really hungry you might want to order more food or find a different place.

Tags: Romantic, Business Meals, Quiet Conversation, Pre/post Theatre, Fit for Foodies, Hot Spot
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 25, 2018

The food and service were exceptional! I highly recommend for Restaurant Week!

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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 24, 2018

We went during Restaurant Week and had a four-course meal. The brussel sprouts appetizer is a must-have, and the steak was well-seasoned and juicy. The carrot cake dessert was moist and delicious, and the perfect size after three courses. Our service from Todd, the bartender, was perfect and spot-on even though and it was a very busy night for him. And although our entrees were late, management took good care of us. Overall, a vibrant and energetic evening out. Dirty Habit DC will definitelty be one of my go-to spots!

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 24, 2018

Outstanding food and service! Very impressed indeed! I highly recommend this restaurant and will be back. My only complaint was that our table was very close to other tables on both sides. The other people felt like they were on top of us, and almost knocked our table over when they had to leave their seats.

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 (Richmond)·Dined on January 22, 2018

Went for restaurant week - great food and enjoyed the Malbec :)

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 (Richmond)·Dined on January 22, 2018

The food was terrific, but the wine prices were ridiculous. Restaurant week menu was plentiful and every dish was delicious! Chicken wings were flavorful and short ribs were incredible.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 21, 2018

Great! We were greeted warmly at the door. Emani arranged for our accommodations. The waiters were very helpful.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on January 20, 2018

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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 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 20, 2018

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 on January 19, 2018

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

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 (Houston)·Dined on January 18, 2018

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 on January 17, 2018

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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 (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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 (Baltimore)·Dined on January 13, 2018

Very eclectic, upbeat, hip atmosphere. Super posh inside with tasty food options. The manager was very nice and the staff was pleasant. Will be back

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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 12, 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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 (Washington DC)·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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