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Dirty Habit

4.3
1009 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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  • Drag Show Brunch at DHDC

    $75.00 per person

    Jun 26, 2021 only

    Come enjoy an entertaining brunch with a new menu, unlimited sides and mimosas at Dirty Habit DC. Featuring a Drag Show Brunch inside the restaurant Parties of 9 or less are subject to a 20% service Charge Parties of 10 or more are subject to a 24% Service Charge Parties of 16 or more, please call for more assistance.

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
What 1009 people are saying
Overall ratings and reviews
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4.4
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83% of people would recommend it to a friend
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ToryC
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely place food was great will definitely be going back once the outside open up .

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Suzy
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The service at Dirty Habit was excellent. The pre-dinner briefing on the location, the history of the building was really interesting. Our server was awesome; knowledgeable and personable. The drinks...were very good. You can sense the bartender enjoys what he does. The food was 10++, it was so so good. We had the District chicken and also the miso sea bass. Top notch preparation, presentation and flavor. Not very crowded; understated elegance. Will plan for a return visit!

Dirty Habit
Responded a day ago

Hi Suzy! Thank you for your wonderful review and recommendation! Have a wonderful day and I look forward to seeing you again soon. All the Best, Robert General Manager - Dirty Habit DC

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great! Excellent service and better food. A great place overall, would definitely come back again

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vipNickN
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

First time going to dine in DC since the pandemic. The food was amazing, the service was great. I did not know this but they charge a service fee now as part of your meal. Our service fee came to $28 dollars. I asked if that was the tip and the waitress said no, that goes to all the servers, busers and bartenders. My tab came to $180 dollars with that service fee and they expect you to put additional gratuity on top of that. I have never seen this before and I will not be going back to a place that nickle and dimes you. Pretty much if you spend $200 dollars, get ready to spend $60 dollars in additional service charges.

Dirty Habit
Responded a day ago

Dear NickN, Thank you for enjoying Dirty Habit DC and for the kind words about the food and service. I am sorry the Service Charge was not well explained. Due to having Service Charge there is no obligation to add additional gratuity as well - through the Service Charge we are able to take care of our service team members making gratuity completely optional. Should you need any assistance with your check, please feel free to contact me directly. All the Best, Robert General Manager

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MJSB
New England
1 review
Dined on June 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

An energetic hot spot with excellent food and a very creative drink list

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vipfrank
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined on June 14, 2021
Overall2food5service1ambience5

Good great
Service horrible

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on June 13, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great place! Jacob was attentive and welcoming, along with every one we encountered. Will be back!

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vipDonatello
Baltimore
11 reviews
Dined on June 13, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience2

My friends and I did a Sunday brunch just before heading to a baseball game and we decided to head to Dirty Habit since many of the other restaurants in the area were fully booked. We had only been to Dirty Habit for cocktails in the past, so checking out their brunch options was something we looked forward to.

I would consider the overall experience relatively great. However, the seating arrangement was very questionable. We were a party of 5 and we're seated in a booth and chair hybrid setup which resulted in a very tight and uncomfortable seating experience. When one member had to use the restroom, we had to essentially play musical chairs to get around.

Besides this, the food and drinks were great (a bit pricey), as well as having a comical server.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on June 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Michael is the best server, he took great care of us for our birthday celebration. Please ask for him as he will take immaculate care of your party. Food was amazing and ambiance was great, perfect for a date night

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vipLavendergirl
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on June 10, 2021
Overall2food3service1ambience1

Food was good. However …. pre dinner drinks had to be chased up several times and the arrived as the starters and main course arrived …all simultaneously. Very bizarre. Friendly but hopelessly incompetent wait staff. And…. when we asked for tea at the end of the meal no black tea was available. This is in an expensive Kimpton hotel. Surely to goodness they can manage tea?

We have eaten in this dining space several times before. In its iteration as Dirty Habit it was sadly very disappointing.

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Victoria
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on June 6, 2021
Overall2food4service5ambience5

We tried the restaurant for the first time for brunch and apparently, their brunch menu had went live the day before so the items I wanted to order wasn’t available on the menu (American Basket, French Basket and Chix Waffle). That was disturbing because I had to settle for something that I could typically make at home.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food, ambiance, and staff were amazing! Def a fun place to go grab drinks or a nice dinner. The only thing I’d change is the bottomless mimosas were very weak. Mostly OJ.

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RyanE
Baltimore
3 reviews
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Second time during stay all the staff was friendly and attentive. It was our second time being served by the bartender who exhibited a cool confidence and warm demeanor!

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vipCraig
Washington DC
822 reviews
Dined on June 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very nice. Trevor did a great job. Watermelon tartare was phenomenal and worth going for even if you don’t get anything else. New menu features include Kara -ok chicken sandwich which was great. New chef is terrific!

Dirty Habit
Responded on June 5, 2021

Dear Craig, Thank you for the acknowledgement of Trevor, he a wonderful example of the care, skill, and personality of our team members here at Dirty Habit DC. It is also a pleasure to see you enjoyed the new menu items! I hope you are able to visit us again soon - should you need any assistance with a future reservation, please do not hesitate to contact me. Have a wonderful day! All the Best, Robert General Manager - Dirty Habit DC Robert.Micheli@DirtyHabitDC

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DebraA
1 review
Dined on June 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Server Portia was phenomenal. Drinks wonderful. Good superlative!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on May 30, 2021
Overall2food1service1ambience4

Marginal at best. Food was very bland and lacked seasoning. Server brought out condiments to French toast but never the French toast! Waiter which also served as bartender had a hard time taking it off our tab when it never came! Bartender wasn’t really friendly and barely wanted to keep our bottomless mimosas (which was primarily juice) coming. He told the bar back guy they only have a few minutes left. Like wow, how?
The ambiance is what you pay for now it seems like and not quality food or service.
Oh and for my small party of 3 they charge a 20% gratuity automatically when the website states parties of 6 or more. So why would the server even care to be friendly.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Celebrated anniversary with friends here we had a quaint table for 8 Food and drink were great

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was great and the ambiance was nice. Great location for a date or outing with friends.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on May 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service...the food was awesome and the mimosas were mixed to perfection!

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vipMDvadc
Washington DC
25 reviews
Dined on May 23, 2021
Overall2food2service4ambience3

Our waiter was very attentive, quick and friendly. I was disappointed in the food - very subpar.

Dirty Habit
Responded on May 29, 2021

Dear MDvadc, I do apologize you were not satisfied with you recent experience. As of June 2nd we will have a completely new menu and hope you will be able to come back and experience us again. Should you need any assistance with a future reservation, please do not hesitate to contact me directly. Have a wonderful evening! All the Best, Robert General Manager - Dirty Habit DC

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on May 22, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

We tried Dirty Habit for our date night. The ultra-modern ambiance paired well with its gourmet dishes and elegant cocktails. It felt a little loud for a date night, but doable.

The service seemed a tad slow - we needed to call our waiter over to us. In retrospect, that wasn’t a bad thing for a date. We were able to talk amongst ourselves without being interrupted.

The truffle fries were delicious and of good portion. We ordered the salmon and the sea bass. Both dishes were plated well and tasted nicely. However, the portion sizes were a bit small for what I expected. The value for the meal was nearly there.

They implement a 20% “COVID gratuity,” which apparently helps pay for masks, sanitation stations, social distancing equipment, etc. A part of the gratuity also goes to the server. I found the included gratuity easy to overlook. I wish they were more explicit on how much the server receives of that gratuity.

Dirty Habit
Responded on May 29, 2021

Thank you very much for you review and I hope you are able to come back soon! Please let me know if you need assistance with a future reservation, I will be happy to assist. Have a wonderful evening! All the Best, Robert General Manager - Dirty Habit DC

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AtlantanReview
Charleston
3 reviews
Dined on May 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing! Such a cute find in the city. Glass restaurant in the center of the Kimpton Monaco hotel courtyard. Fantastic service by Trevor, bar drinks (even those off-menu) were DELICIOUS (recommend the portini), and the food was so so so good (tartare, beet salad, tuna, vegan curry lentils #spicy, house made linguini with pancetta and pesto, etc)! We took our last cocktails out to the courtyard to enjoy on beautiful outdoor furniture/sofas (which manager-type Roberta expertly carried on a silver tray out to the courtyard for us and made us feel like royalty) and enjoyed our last sips by the light of the stars and the roaring gas fire pit. Great city locale for these country lovers!

Dirty Habit
Responded on May 29, 2021

Dear AtlantanReview, Thank you very much for your wonderful review and your acknowledgement of our service team members Trevor and Roberta. I hope you are able to visit us again soon, and should you need any assistance with a future reservation, please feel free to contact me directly. Have a wonderful evening! All the Best, Robert General Manager - Dirty Habit DC

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on May 20, 2021
Overall2food2service3ambience4

Service was too slow. Drink came out incorrect. Appetizers was just okay

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ZenO
1 review
Dined on May 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Great service, ask for Ivan... The brunch was delicious as were the mimosas. The staff was friendly and we had a blast!!!

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Derrick
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on May 15, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience5

WOW. What can I say about the Dirty Habit. If you are looking for a great night out with your significant other. Dirty Habit is it.

Located inside a hotel, when you first arrive you feel like your going into an upscale dinning.

Reservations are highly recommended for this restaurant as it gets fairly busy. We were seated and all the sleek furniture and romantic ambiance is what I liked the most. For me I really enjoy getting dressed up and dinning out. The food was fresh and tasted very well. The cocktails are strong but a little pricy.

The only odd experience I had was the restrooms were located on the 3rd floor. Although this may seem like a minor point, most restaurants have restrooms on sight in which you do not have to leave the actually business.

All and all Dirty Habit is a great place for an evening out and I highly recommend anyone look to grab a great dinner, along with a wonderful experience.

Dirty Habit
Responded on May 29, 2021

Dear Derrick, Thank you for this review, your feedback is an extremely important part of us being a success. I do apologize about the bathroom experience. I hope you are able to come visit us again soon, and should you need any assistance with a future reservation, please do not hesitate to let me know. Have a wonderful day! All the Best, Robert General Manager - Dirty Habit DC

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vipKevinCallahan
Richmond
11 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love Dirty Habit

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vipTonishaT
Atlanta
3 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and food ! Second time visiting location. Will recommend.

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vipDCFoodie
Washington DC
16 reviews
Dined on May 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Out waiter was just lovely and made sure that the entire experience was special. As we transition to a more open environment he was so wonderful at putting us ease and helping us all relax and really enjoy what has become a special treat - eating out. The seas bass was delicious as were the appetizers.

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Dasher
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on May 8, 2021
Overall2food1service5ambience5

Service was impeccable. Maybe the best I’ve ever experienced. Sincerely. Also, place has a cool ambience.

The apps were mediocre, but the dinner food is absolutely awful. Both our dishes were poor quality. Speaking for myself the steak I had was the worst steak I’ve ever had at a restaurant and it was around $40. Wouldn’t have paid $2 had I known.

Can’t give the service team enough credit though. They deserve much better quality food to work with.

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LuvBrunch
Los Angeles
14 reviews
Dined on May 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

LOVED! this place! The atmosphere, the food, the service all on point.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on May 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Such a great ambiance, the food was perfect! Loved our waiter! Just 5 stars all around!!

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TenikaCherese
Baltimore
3 reviews
Dined on May 8, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

As a first time patron Travis was our waiter and we enjoyed ourselves. I took my aunt and work mom here for brunch to celebrate Mother’s Day and they had an amazing time. The Cobb salad was truly delicious with the salmon.

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MichaelM
Washington DC
14 reviews
Dined on May 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service.

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vipMarcoG
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on May 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome place to enjoy company and have great drinks and food!

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Crystal
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on May 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing!! The entire staff was attentive and the food was amazing!!!! The tres leches french toast is delicious! Everyone was really spaced out too which made it easier to relax. I will definitely be back. :)

Dirty Habit
Responded on May 8, 2021

Dear Crystal, Thank you so very much for this fantastic review! I am so thrilled to see you would recommend us as well!! Please come back soon, and should you need any assistance with a future reservation, please do not hesitate to let me know. Have a wonderful day! All the Best, Robert General Manager - Dirty Habit DC

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on May 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great space. Food is great. Their private rooms are wonderful.

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vipfoodie21
Baltimore
21 reviews
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall3food5service5ambience3

Mixed thoughts....

The restaurant tries to come across as more high end than it actually is. We made a reservation through OT and had to input our cc# and agree to a $35 fee if we canceled with less than 24 hours notice.

We arrived on time and waited for awhile to be seated outside. There were very few diners. Trevor, our waiter, was great. The drinks were weak and over priced. Everything was overpriced - $17.00 for a bowl of French onion soup...

The really annoying part is that at the very bottom of the menu, in very small font is the statement that a 20% service charge is added to ALL checks. I assumed this was gratuity for the servers but something made me ask if this was the case. I was told the servers only get a small portion of that 20% and the rest is "due to Covid related costs and them not raising their prices this year". This fee was not disclosed to me when I made the reservation online or when I spoke to someone on the phone confirming the reservation. We did not have a large party - just 2 of us. This of course was not Trevor's fault, and he was great, so we tipped him 20% in addition to the 20% service fee. The whole thing seemed a little shady to me. Of all the restaurants we ate at in the area last weekend, this was the only fee like this we encountered. It was also the least busy... There are so many amazing restaurants to pick from in this area - we would not dine here again.

Dirty Habit
Responded on May 8, 2021

Dear Foodie21, Thank your review, feedback is an extremely important part of a successful business. Although disappointed you felt the service charge is anything but honest, I have very much taken to heart your point and will have all platforms and our website edited to include such information. Thank you for the category suggestions and acknowledgement of Trevor (he is fantastic). I hope you will come back again soon! All the Best, Robert General Manager - Dirty Habit DC

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall1food5service2ambience4

So let me first state that this used to be one of my favorite restaurants. I have conducted many business meetings here and have fostered great connection the this venue. But I think since they have reopened they have fallen off the band wagon. Our server was perfect the hostess was perfect. But when it comes to efficiency I have to give them a poor grade. As an owner of five restaurants in midtown Atlanta and owning multiple restaurants in Manhattan and Brooklyn I know the order of how things are supposed to be done. And my last visit after not being g able to dine at dirty habit because of the temporary closure was a big let down. The worst part about it is when I tried talking to the general manager ( Robert Micheli ) just so he was informed he looked down upon me and was rude, disrespectful, and extremely condescending. Unfortunately I will not be eating here again. It’s a true disappointment. The worst part about it is that after his staff talked to him about my frustration he brushed it off and laughed. I don’t know any manger that would act like this. It was very immature and I will be speaking to 34th Floor Hospitality who manage the restaurant.

Dirty Habit
Responded on May 12, 2021

Dear Milton, When my staff came to me they were visibly upset after speaking with you, and were concerned after they saw the way you aggressively approached me - I made a few jokes off to the side to make them feel better. You being the owner of multiple 5 star restaurants in multiple states - I can only hope you do not treat your restaurant employees the way my team saw you treat me. I wish you the best. Robert General Manager - Dirty Habit DC

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on April 30, 2021
Overall2food1service5ambience5

Unfortunately, found a long strand of hair on my steak AFTER it was in my mouth.

Dirty Habit
Responded on May 3, 2021

Dear Darryl S. I do apologize for this extremely unfortunate and regrettable situation. I had hoped after speaking and quickly agreeing to your recommended resolution you would have left this embarrassment at the table. I wish you the Best, Robert General Manager - Dirty Habit DC

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TristanK
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on April 29, 2021
Overall2food2service3ambience5

Probably a great place for drinks but the entrees were not worth the cost. Computers were down and several patrons were upset with their cards not being able to be read. I was able to pay cash with no issue but still not great to have multiple upset customers in the dining area. Might come back for a cocktail and an appetizer but never a full meal. Beautiful location though.

Dirty Habit
Responded on May 3, 2021

Dear TristanK, Thank you for the recommendation! I hope you are able to experience us again in the future (and without any technical issues). Hope you have a wonderful day! All the Best, Robert General Manager - Dirty Habit DC

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Dirty Habit is rated 4.3 stars by 1009 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.