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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
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4.3

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.1

service

4.2

ambience

4.4

value

3.8

Noise

Moderate

85% would recommend it to a friend

Happy Hour (20)
Good for Birthdays (19)
Hot Spot (19)
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Vibrant Bar Scene (18)
Good for a Date (18)
Handcrafted Cocktails (16)
Bar Seating (16)
Casual (15)
Creative Cuisine (15)
Pre/post Theatre (15)
Romantic (14)
Fun (13)
Great for Brunch (13)
Late-night Find (13)
Special Occasion (13)
Good for Groups (13)
Fit for Foodies (12)
Great for Outdoor Dining (12)
Great for Lunch (11)
Cozy (10)
People Watching (10)
Business Meals (9)
Tapas (9)
Good for Anniversaries (8)
Quiet Conversation (6)
Authentic (5)
Neighborhood Gem (4)
Sunday Lunch (4)
Tasting Menu (4)
Worth the Drive (4)
Quick Bite (3)
Seasonal (3)
Good Vegetarian Options (3)
Kid-friendly (2)
Comfort Food (2)
Notable Wine List (2)
Afternoon Coffee (1)
Gluten Free Options (1)
Great Beer (1)
Healthy (1)
Local Ingredients (1)
Paleo Friendly (1)
Scenic View (1)
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 (Washington DC)·Dined 5 days ago

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 5 days ago

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 6 days ago

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 6 days ago

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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 (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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 (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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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 3, 2017

Only order the truffle fries. Steak was literally cold. Even The salad was a fail. The rest of the menu is awful. Really. And they don't keep up with the restroom..men's and women's. Gross. Feel sorry for guest that stayed at the hotel.

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 (Greensboro)·Dined on December 2, 2017

Went to DC with a friend as this was his first time in the US. We found this place with good high ratings. We booked a reservation but got a little lost as we didn't find the entrance. It was inside Hotel Monaco but did have a side entrance. We got the Rib Eye Steak (Steak Frites) and the DHDC Burger and it was great. Service wasn't excellent but good enough.

Tags: Romantic, Vibrant Bar Scene, Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 2, 2017

Poor service was provided. Server was not made eye contact nor introduced himself and offered doughnuts to start out with until we wait for our friends. Drink was not prepared to my liking which I expressed to our waiter and I added that I am fine with my water. He still brought an other drink and kept it on our bill. Two servers seemed to have confusion identifying their section and they both introduced themselves as our server, female server even corrected me saying, no I am your server. We were not finished our plates when the male server were rushing us by trying to take our plates. Our check was dropped without asking if we were ready. We have planned to have dessert but never offered. With the check already on the table we have asked server #2 for the dessert menu which she stated “ we don’t have” and she explained the 3 options which we declined. The food was good quality, however crab-cake had corns in it which was unexpected and was not noted on menu. My food choice would have been different if I know there was corn added. Overall did not reach our expectations.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 2, 2017

We had a marvelous brunch at Dirty Habit. Our server Dave was fun and informative. Mimosas were good, egg burritos were excellent, Cuban sandwich was delicious and definitely get the donuts!!!

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 (Phoenix)·Dined on November 30, 2017

Great vibe, good service, EXCELLENT CALAMARI, overpriced. I like this place and will probably try it again because the high points were so good. The rest of the story is so-so: Cocktails & cheese board- meh; crispy brussel sprouts- excellent flavor and texture but greasy.

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·Dined on November 29, 2017

Food and atmosphere was great, but the service from the hostess and waitress was pretty abysmal.

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 (Mobile)·Dined on November 25, 2017

Service was EXCELLENT! The staff greeted customers as they walked in or approached the host stand. Our server in particular (tall, slim black guy) was very knowledgeable about the menu offerings as well as drink specials. I was actually here with a friend for our weekly get-together and I may have to start coming here regularly. Especially for business-purposes. VERY NICE PLACE!!! And the food was superb. I had the Duck and it was presented very well. The plate and sides were not "overdone" (presentation-wise). it was perfect and tender!!

Tags: Happy Hour, Business Meals
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 (Seattle)·Dined on November 25, 2017

Wonderful food and decent service. Went for a date, but they had the music so loud that we could not even talk to one another. The couple next to us actually sat side by side in the booth bc they could not hold a conversation.

Tags: Late-night Find, Tapas, Happy Hour
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 25, 2017

Cool hotel very convient to Caps arena but don’t eat here .... Poor food

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 23, 2017

The worse restaurant in DC. Don’t let the nice pics fool you. Very average food and the service was terrible. We go to lots of restaurants and I’m not trying to be picky at all but this place was extremely disappointing. It’s as if the wait staff didn’t want to be there! Kept reminding our waitress about our drinks. The food was mostly fired options. No one greeted us when we walked in. Overall not a good place for dates or even group gathering. The bar is just ok, that’s the only good thing I can say about this place.

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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 19, 2017

Great service. Took a while to be seated. Which was confusing because there were multiple tables available.

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·Dined on November 19, 2017

Staff were great in assisting me with a very personal manner. They were not informed about my decisions but they quickly adjusted and went beyond my expectation

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 18, 2017

The food was the star of the show! Those grilled oysters were fantastic and so too was the rest of our meal. Service, while professional, was rather slow, e.g., wine late for the meal. The ambiance is just as advertised - had a late 80s Eurovibe and very dark, but the the tables are nice, seats comfortable, staff very friendly.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 18, 2017

Limited menu and over priced for the value

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 16, 2017

Great underrated resto

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 16, 2017

I work locally and enjoy coming here for lunch. Dirty Habit is a little gem inside the Monaco that is normally not super busy for lunch.

Tags: Fun, Hot Spot, Handcrafted Cocktails, Vibrant Bar Scene, Good for Groups, Good for Birthdays
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 16, 2017

Great place for drinks apps...Food was presented well, however food was underwhelming and bland. The portion sizes were laughably small.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 14, 2017

Fantastic Service and the business lunch option was a great deal. Delicious food and big servings.

Tags: Bar Seating, Quiet Conversation, Business Meals
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 (Chicago)·Dined on November 12, 2017

We had Sunday brunch. The menu was limited, but the food and service were excellent.

Tags: Creative Cuisine
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·Dined on November 12, 2017

Tried Dirty Habit as a new brunch spot for our annual "sisters" weekend. Loved it and the service was superb! Will certainly visit again . . .

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Great for Brunch, Hot Spot, Creative Cuisine, Quick Bite
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 12, 2017

Great food and great service! My girlfriend and I have definitely found a new favorite spot for date night and even just happy hour!

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·Dined on November 11, 2017

Not vegetarian friendly or accommodating. Asked the waiter what was vegetarian and was told the menu changes and there was no entree now, so fries. We spent over 100 dollars here-was asked to leave when I brought in a sandwich from elsewhere so I could eat dinner. Really disappointing.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 5, 2017

Fell in love with Dirty Habit. Already have reservations to go back in a week!

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Tapas, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Scenic View, Pre/post Theatre, Special Occasion, Late-night Find, Handcrafted Cocktails, Cozy
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 5, 2017

Slow service

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 (Richmond)·Dined on November 3, 2017

Basically, this is a bar more than a restaurant with disappointing service, a frenetic atmosphere, even st 5pm, and underwhelming food.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 3, 2017

Fabulous lunch - everything we ordered was delicious and the service was impeccable!

Tags: Authentic, Good for a Date, Late-night Find, Pre/post Theatre, Worth the Drive, Neighborhood Gem, Cozy, Notable Wine List, Fit for Foodies, Gluten Free Options, Great for Outdoor Dining, People Watching, Vibrant Bar Scene, Special Occasion, Bar Seating, Seasonal, Business Meals, Quiet Conversation, Hot Spot, Great for Lunch, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Birthdays, Sunday Lunch, Local Ingredients, Happy Hour, Good for Anniversaries
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 2, 2017

Really? Would be nice if they could at least deliver the dishes ordered. Bottom line horrible service time and again.

Also nice is the waitresses not so obese, lest I lose my appetite.

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·Dined on October 23, 2017

Mussels and octopus were great. Calamari was average.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on October 23, 2017

The bartender was great. Revamped outdoor space aims for more sophistication, but is the same , if not worse. The new Indoor dining area is nice, despite a slightly over-neurotic manager. Unfortunately, the food is very heavy on deep fried. In the age of health consciousness it seems odd. I am not suggesting carrots and lettuce, but having that many items deep fried with no alternatives (I asked) seems odd. Overall, my impression is that they’re trying too hard to be. It’s hip and different from the old version - a recipe for failure . Won’t be back.

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·Dined on October 22, 2017

This the kind of restaurant that drips of sexy. Great exterior and interior. Nice service, food and vibes! I’ll be definitely be back!

Tags: People Watching, Late-night Find, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (New England)·Dined on October 21, 2017

It was quiet and kid friendly. Nice ambiance and very helpful staff. Servers were polite, friendly and attentive. Most of the dishes are upscale tapas, we ordered 5 or 6 for the four of us. We would enjoy going back.

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·Dined on October 21, 2017

The ambiance is very modern, sexy, and chic. So when I saw that they had a brunch I knew it was on...I just hope they had reservations for the time-frame we were vying for. To my surprise they had the reservations and I was elated!

So, everybody meets a Dirty Habit and If you've never been then it's kind of hard to find (something I enjoy. lol) , but we were promptly seated. Our Server David was nothing short of amazing. He was very knowledgeable about the menu and one of my friends had a Birthday and he made sure to make her birthday very memorable at Dirty Habit.

Appetizer wise we had the Truffle Fries and the Donuts. Both were pretty good. They really know how to make good truffle fries. I was pleased, because the last few places I have been with truffle fries has left me underwhelmed.

I decided on going with the Lobster Poutine and boy am I glad I did. I want to thank Yelp for the reviews as well as David. When they mentioned this is a hearty meal, they are not lying. You get your money's worth and it has pretty decent portions of Lobster. The majority of the group ordered this dish and everybody seemed to enjoy it. One other person ordered the Burger and mentioned it was really good as well.

I have to mention the bottomless Mimosas ( or punch deal). It was amazing. The punch of the day was a bourbon with lemon juice top with Prosecco. I did not even touch the mimosas, the punches had me feeling good. The manager I believe his name was JoJo (forgive me if i'm wrong, he's not hard to miss. It's the bald guy dressed really nice) was attentive and came over and introduced himself and gave us a little history about his background. Overall the service + food was amazing. I can definitely see myself adding Dirty Habit to my Brunch line-up.

Tags: Casual, Hot Spot, Great for Lunch, Great for Brunch, Happy Hour
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on October 19, 2017

Great service. Cool decor. Good drinks. Good food. Lively atmosphere. It is a great place to meet friends for a drinks and nosh. (The restroom is a short trek, but not bad, and the route is scenic. 😊)

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Pre/post Theatre, Happy Hour, Good for Groups, Tapas, People Watching, Hot Spot, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Casual
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