Dirty Habit

4.3
545 reviews
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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 centered around expertly crafted cocktails, an innovative social plates menu, provocative design and a dramatic urban patio.
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Private dining
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Global, International, Asian, Tapas / Small Plates
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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 - Thursday 10:00pm to 11:30pm , Friday -Saturday 11:00pm to 12:30am

Bar - Monday -Thursday: 10:30am - 1:00am

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


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Phone number
(202) 449-7095
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Payment options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Smart Casual
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Executive chef
Kyoo Eom
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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.

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Neighborhood
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Cross street
F Street
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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.
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Public transit
Metro – Gallery Place Metro – Gallery Place China Town Stop
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

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.

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

What 545 People Are Saying
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Charleston
1 review
Dined on September 16, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 2ambience 3

It took a while for the waitress to take our order. I ordered my steak medium rare and when it came I out I was disappointed. It looked almost grey and was cooked through. The taste and texture was mealy.

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AK
Washington DC
360 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and Christian is really friendly!

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d
Seattle
8 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

food was good, but portions were very small and expensive compared to similar restaurants in DC.

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C
Washington DC
512 reviews
Dined on September 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Last minute decision to stay at the Hotel Monaco. Got a reservation at Dirty Habit. The prosciutto board is unreal but the pork chop is likely the best I’ve ever had. Thanks to Drew for bringing by some incredible wings and literally to everyone at DH, it was a treat.

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San Francisco
1 review
Dined on September 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Loved the food and decor

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OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on September 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Dirty Habit is a DC gem that I've been going to for the past three years. The food is outstanding, from a classically trained, Korean influenced, Boulud vet. The cocktails are unique, using exotic ingredients and unusual spirits. The atmosphere is supremely relaxed, inside you can lounge at a table-side armchair amidst the industrial backdrop, and if the weather is nice you can go outside to the gorgeous courtyard bar which might be DC's best kept secret. I literally tell everyone I meet about Dirty Habit. There isn't a better place in the whole metro area to spend a night with friends or family over some shared plates and cocktails. Everything I've eaten here is amazing, but I was most recently wowed by the eggplant (charred and glazed with honey) and the whole cooked fluke (fried whole in a sweet soy vinegar sauce). In years past I've also had incredible duck here, don't miss it if it's on the menu.

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l
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on September 2, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Everything went well and service was awesome. Basic brunch but the French toast is delicious! I didn't rate them a 5 star because the host didn't accommodate our seat preference.

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Washington DC
1 review
Dined on September 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I absolutely loved the food and staff i most definitely will come back when i visit again.

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KR
Miami
6 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had a great server who recommended the appropriate drinks for our tastes. Great atmosphere located in a one of a kind hotel.
Will be on my list when I return to the DC area.

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h
Washington DC
44 reviews
Dined on August 26, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Given the reviews we read, we expected great service, fun cocktails and ok food. Was much better than this. Service was, indeed, terrific. Cocktails were fun and excellent. Had the fuji-La and prickly position. Both interesting, terrific and good size. It was the food that surprised us. It was excellent. Had snapper and burrata appetizers. Both interesting and excellent. Already a hit, as the only reason we go out to eat is to find food we cannot make ourselves. Snapper had us guessing, and the Burrata gave us idea that we'll easily be able to do at home (but wouldn't have thought of before). Main courses: Spaghetti with squid ink simple and delicious. Pork with all kinds of stuff (that's why I got it - I always like the stuff that goes with a dish) was excellent. And desserts (creme brulee and tirimisu) were terrific. We couldn't have been happier with the meal - interesting, different, and delicious - good service and, got restaurant week price, which made it even better.

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EM
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on August 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The staff, food and drinks were all outstanding. Beautiful ambiance added to our delight.

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Baltimore
2 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2018
Overall 3food 5service 5ambience 5

I would have easily given this restaurant 5 stars. The food, drinks, waitstaff were excellent. The food was perfectly prepared. Staff made recommendations. Glasses were filled but bus boy did not interrupt dinner. I gave it a 3 star because the HOSTESS was so rude that we considered not even staying. If we hadn't been so hungry we would have left. She actually shrugged her shoulders that she didn't care when we replied to HER QUESTION. I've never been greeted or ungreeted at a restaurant like this. This place could be something. They need to start treating people right at the door. Get the chicken or the steak. Baked Alaska is too much for even 4 people. But fire the hostess!

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Washington DC
1 review
Dined on August 25, 2018
Overall 3food 1service 5ambience 4

Our server was wonderful, excellent service. Drinks were good too but the food was very disappointing. I ordered a medium rare filet mignon and both times it came out well done.

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OT
1 review
Dined on August 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Loved the atmosphere, staff accommodated my table of 12 seemingly well. The food was delicious and everyone wants to go back! Great mojitos!!

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Washington DC
1 review
Dined on August 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We went on a Friday and randomly picked the place. Restaurant week had ended but they were still offering the restaurant week menu. The food was divine and the ambiance was really cool. Our server Melissa was attentive and accommodating to my allergies. She was also kind enough to tell me that the squid ink pasta was turning my lips blue and helped me remedy that problem. Thank you! I can’t wait to go back.

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Washington DC
1 review
Dined on August 19, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

This was my second time coming here. The first time was good but this time was even better. The waiter made the experience very good. We had Rashad, he was amiable and funny. The food was great! We went during restaurant week brunch. The portion size was good and the meal was filling.

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JF
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on August 19, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Loud table of

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OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on August 19, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

nice food. clock room too cold

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M
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on August 19, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Went for restaurant week and did the beverage pairing as well. Amazing food, friendly service, loved the vibe of the restaurant as well as the hotel it's housed in. A great spot for a date.

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MJ
1 review
Dined on August 18, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The service was outstanding! I went here during restaurant week and loved the cocktails of choice to pair with each course. The waitress was excellent with giving suggestions. Since it was my birthday they brought out a special birthday dessert which tasted very good. I can't wait to come back.

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Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on August 18, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We went to Dirty Habit for Restaurant Week and it was a treat! Everything we had was delicious and I LOVED the cocktails and desserts! Besides, Hotel Monaco is such a great place to hang out!

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LW
Richmond
1 review
Dined on August 18, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We went to Dirty Habit for Restaurant Week, and it was fantastic. It’s a gorgeous restaurant with good food. The bar outside is also nice because it is in a courtyard sectioned off from the majority of the noise of the city. The drinks the waitress recommended to pair with our meals as part of the Restaurant Week special were one of the highlights. Definitely check it out if you are looking to impress someone.

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OT
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on August 18, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great experience, can’t wait to go back!!

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AH
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on August 18, 2018
Overall 2food 5service 1ambience 5

Dirty Habit food was good, but the service not so good... the waiter was trying to entertain the whole time, refused to serve my friend a pineapple juice mimosa, dumped a breakfast plate all over my other friend's lap/dress... and then didn't comp anything.

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KB
Washington DC
12 reviews
Dined on August 16, 2018
Overall 2food 1service 3ambience 5

This place is decent for a HH. They have a cool bar space in the back and outside. And the drinks and service are on point. Don’t eat here though. Food is below average and ridiculously overpriced.

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JH
London
10 reviews
Dined on August 16, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

I was intrigued by the name DIRTY HABIT and eager to take out of town business associates here during restaurant week. The atmosphere is fun and interesting, the service friendly and attentive, and we four were seated on time at 7 PM at a nice table. The food was the real disappointment. There were only about six entrees and after ordering we were informed that they were out of pork loin, the entree ordered by two of us. My second choice required a $15 upcharge and was the most ordinary filet mignon ever. I left half of it and the server seemed surprised when I declined her offer of a take-home box. None of our four entrees was a wow. The appetizers and desserts were decidedly better, however, we all left feeling let down. I wouldn’t feel comfortable recommending this place for anything but cocktails.

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LQ
Washington DC
43 reviews
Dined on August 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The atmosphere is pleasant, the staff friendly and attentive, and the food is excellent. I highly recommend!

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CL
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on August 14, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

The food and service were both good, but there was nothing spectacular about this experience. I would consider returning if a friend of mine wanted to go, but I would not seek it out myself. The food was good, but not worth the price.

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CH
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on August 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was amazing, service was fast, the servers were knowledgeable and friendly. A great time had over a great meal in an eclectic atmosphere!

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Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on August 12, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We celebrated a 21st birthday with brunch. It is very quiet at 10:00 am then picked up around 11:00. Service was outstanding! Food was delicious. We enjoyed the bottomless DH Punch.

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Washington DC
9 reviews
Dined on August 11, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 5

Our server was not very attentive. Did not like eating in the open bar room section. Prefer the seating as you arrive inside. More intimate and cosy. Not as good as before.

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LW
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on August 10, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 5

The presentation of the food and drinks was great. BUT the food wasn’t as great as I would have hoped.

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JK
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on July 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Always a good spot for a quick dinner in that area

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S
1 review
Dined on July 29, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 5

I really enjoyed myself here for a birthday brunch. The decor is stylish and beautiful and there’s tons of light. The drinks were tasty and flowing. The food was good on the whole — French toast was awesome, donuts were dry. Our server was efficient and he had fun with us!

That’s a yes for me!

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M
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on July 18, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Meeting an old friend for lunch and we arrived 10 minutes before the kitchen closed. No problem, the hostess, waiter and kitchen staff were fine with it. The meal came fast and it was great.

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P
London
3 reviews
Dined on July 15, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 2

The restaurant was empty which meant it lacked atmosphere

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J
1 review
Dined on July 14, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 3

Food was below average and over priced for Brunch. Our waitress was new to the restaurant however she didn't know the response to anything we asked about the menu (you would think if you're newly trained then it would be fresh in your mind). Very boring ambiance and very quiet (wouldn't recommend for a birthday brunch/dinner). Would only recommend for a quick drink.

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d
St. Louis
5 reviews
Dined on July 8, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 3ambience 5

Went for brunch on a Sunday. Great space and ambiance with the view of the courtyard, but the food was just so-so. Not bad but nothing amazing. It was pretty quiet/not crowded on a Sunday for brunch. Biggest complaint is the lack of a bathroom - you have to go far into the hotel to find one.

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OT
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on July 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious food. Great service. Beautiful restaurant.

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LG
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on July 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Interesting ambience, quality food, we had an awesome server-loved him. Great for a pre theater meal. Recommend it!

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