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Dirty Habit

4.4
1104 Reviews
$31 to $50
Global, International
Upon Re-Opening and due to COVID-19 we will be by Reservation ONLY. All reservations will be held for 15 minutes and we will only be able to seat Full Parties.

We have introduced new technology to allow for a clean, sophisticated, and individualized experience with little disturbance.

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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Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

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Christmas Eve Special Menus & Offers

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Starting Dec 24, 2021

Less time in the kitchen means more time with your loved ones. Spend Christmas Eve with the Dirty Habit family over a delicious prix-fixe, family-style dinner crafted from scratch by Chef Escalante.

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vipDrCAT
Washington DC
46 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4food2service3ambience3

This was the Thanksgiving dinner private event, and there was a set menu and price with choice of white or dark meat turkey and choice of sides and dessert. With three glasses of wine, it was $75 per person, which seemed reasonable for D.C. The tip is automatically added on, so $200 a couple. I would think most people would be generous and tip at least 20% or more on Thanksgiving, so felt that was unnecessary but okay. Our server didn’t seem happy to be there, not that I can blame her working on that day, but any question we asked about the food was met with a kind of “well duh” response, like of course they’re cooked this way! The glasses of wine were more like sips, tastings of 1oz. The turkey was very dry; the stuffing was burnt. I’m just surprised as usually this place is nice and the food and service are wonderful. That’s why I chose it over other places. Hopefully, it was a one-time thing - but maybe management needs to reward those working on a holiday better to ensure the higher standards are maintained?

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vipCraig
Washington DC
860 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went in for a quick bite. Beets 4 ways always great, salad served with it is excellent and perfectly sized. French onion soup with short rib is an inventive and tasty take on an old recipe—the chef is a master.

Thank you Dino for a great evening.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall3food3service5ambience2

Very expensive; average food. Service was great.

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vipAngel
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was a great spot for an intimate dinner with family. The service was great and food was amazing!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always had an amazing time at the restaurant. Beautiful decor. Friendly staff and guests. I love this place.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Top Notch!!!!

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MollyL
1 review
Dined on November 19, 2021
Overall2food1service3ambience4

Ordered the steak and frites. The steak tasted great. Asked twice for two new garlic butters, both came out frozen and rock hard. Disappointed with the food quality was really looking forward to eating here.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I really enjoyed myself. I will definitely recommend to friends and family. I’ve listed the restaurant as one of my top five!!!!

TA
vipTonyaA
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on November 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place to eat, I would recommend for a date night!

DM
vipDelMarLocal
San Diego
1 review
Dined on November 18, 2021
Overall2food2service1ambience4

A restaurant that is conspicuously full of itself. A rude greeting on arrival, waitress who knew nothing about the menu and neglected us for the most part. Food executed without any imagination, unlike the adjacent hotel which has class. Setting aside diners, probably the worst eating out experience since economy started re-opening in the pandemic.Very expensive for what it is. Used to be a lovely establishment but now needs a brain transplant

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RichT
1 review
Dined on November 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were in a bit of a rush to make it to a concert nearby. Our waitress gave us good answers to all our questions about the cocktail and food menus. Drinks and food were first rate. She also made sure we were served in plenty of time to make it to the concert.

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CherylH
Washington DC
18 reviews
Dined on November 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was varied and delicious. The portions were also quite large.

LH
LucindaH
1 review
Dined on November 17, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience5

The ambience is fabulous but the food was very pricey for small servings.

JC
JennyC
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on November 17, 2021
Overall2food3service1ambience4

The service was very poor and food was just okay. However, I believe they knew the service was mediocre and tried to throw in free dessert and Prosecco. Very unfortunate as this restaurant seems to have potential. Terrible use of masks as well. Our server kept pulling his mask down to talk to us when we could clearly hear him just fine with it on.

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vipBday24
New England
31 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The restaurant was great. Good ambience, cool vibe, lots of people. Though they were very short staffed they took great care of us. The food was sooooo good! Desserts were great. Drinks were great. Everything was great!


Kimpton hotel restaurants are always top notch!

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reviewer918
1 review
Dined on November 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Quick service, good quality food, a little expensive and did not realize it is attached to a hotel. The ambiance was cool and I would recommend going here.

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OpenTable Diner
Miami
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Dino was a fantastic server. He went above and beyond. Great experience! We will absolutely be back.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on November 12, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Poor food and service

OT
OpenTable Diner
Baltimore
3 reviews
Dined on November 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great drinks and vibe.

AW
vipAlisonW
Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

So good! Highly recommend the Monaco Sidecar as well.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Atlanta
3 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Second time eating here. First time was for dinner and this specific time for brunch. Overall a very nice environment. I empathize with busy staff which can affect experience.

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SamanthaC
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food, service & atmosphere. Everything was top notch!

OT
OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Dino was our server this evening, and he truly was such a joy to be around. He was full of positive energy and attentive during our whole meal. The short rib and lamb ragu were both fork tender and flavorful. The lamb sliders were smokey and juicy. Our cocktails were expertly crafted and creative. We were so happy to see that menu retained its creative and indulgent flair and that the service remained to be top-notch, after not having visited since pre-pandemic times. Thank you, Dirty Habit. We’re so happy to be back!❤️

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Teresa
1 review
Dined on October 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is my second time visiting for brunch and I was so pleased with the service and atmosphere. The food was delicious. I brought some guests who have never dined here and they loved it!! I will be back!!

OT
OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on October 23, 2021
Overall1food1service2ambience3

Food tastes old. Restaurant lacks refinement. Noisy due to open kitchen. It has a cheap boutique hotel vibe, meaning furnished with cheap items that look nice in photos, but are not meant for commercial use. Service was comparable to what I would expect at a diner.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on October 19, 2021
Overall2food3service3ambience2

The floor was filthy. Larges dust balls covered the carpet.

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TonyaB
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2021
Overall3food4service3ambience4

Service was SLOW and our server kept forgetting things we asked for.

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vipJudithF
London
6 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The staff is very friendly and the food is good.

JA
JenitaA
1 review
Dined on October 16, 2021
Overall2food3service2ambience3

Reservation was at 9pm, got seated at 9:40pm. Had to rush dinner since parking closed at 11. Food was not that great. Most drinks on menu was sold out.

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vipFlashattack
Washington DC
272 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience3

We went for a pregame dinner. Arrived and were seated in the "side room" since the main dining room was booked for a wedding reception. The room was narrow but comfortable. Server arrived promptly and after reviewing the menu we order wine, appetizer, and entree. Everything arrived in appropriate timing. The food was tasty and well prepared. Service was friendly but not "professional".
They automatically add 20% to the food/beverage total - so beware!
All in all, we probably won't be back.

RG
vipRobG
San Francisco
12 reviews
Dined on October 15, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Quality food and pleasant dining experience at Dirty Habit.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Yummy food. Great ambiance. Delicious cocktails. Great outdoor bar

DK
vipDannyK
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Great experience

OT
OpenTable Diner
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on October 6, 2021
Overall3food1service5ambience5

Drinks and ambiance are good. Food is terrible.

OT
OpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing service from host answering questions about my reservation to the friendly goodbyes on our way out. The beverage program is truly genius. Cocktails were well balanced, unique and fresh. The food was also a knock out. Hats off to chef.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Dirty Habit was amazing!!! The ambiance was outstanding and our waiter Dino went above and beyond to make my husband’s birthday special. The drinks were delicious and the our favorite food items were the fried calamari and lamb sliders. Dino was definitely the highlight. He treated us like family and made a genuine effort to make sure we were happy. We will definitely return.

LK
vipLoriK
St. Louis
10 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

We loved everything about it except unfortunately the service was a bit lacking. With what is going on with the short staffing we could definitely tell! I kind of feel bad for the wait staff. They are doing the best they can. It is noticeable. But we loved the place and the food!!

SM
ShannonM
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on October 1, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience4

The service was okay. We had to wait for extended periods to receive our drinks. I requested some sriracha for my dish, but the busman agreed to get it after my wife asked for his assistance. I believe that the waiter had to attend to guests located in other restaurant areas to include the patio, thus the service delays. Overall, I would return but sit at the bar.

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vipLyasia
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on September 30, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Every dish was amazing and well plated!

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Paulamay32
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I hosted a business dinner for 10 people on Tuesday evening and we were set in a small private room and it was perfect for business setting. Staff was wonderful with appetizer recommendations and dinner was fabulous! Calamari appetizers,

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Dirty Habit is rated 4.4 stars by 1104 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.