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About Dirty Martini DC

Set in historic Dupont Circle in Washington, D.C., Dirty Martini has created a new standard for dining out. The result of careful design and planning, and with great attention to detail throughout, Dirty Martini is upscale yet casual. It is the ideal place for a post-work cocktail, business or casual dinner and special event.

The menu at Dirty Martini includes inventive signature cocktails in addition to a great selection of vintages. Executive chef Walter Rhee has created a thoughtful dinner menu suitable to all tastes and preferences. Reservations are suggested, and you can explore all of the restaurant's menus online.

1223 Connecticut Ave Nw
Washington, DC 20036
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
Fusion / Eclectic, Latin / Spanish, Asian

Hours of Operation:
M-Th: 11:30am - 2:00am
Friday: 11:30am - 3:00am
Saturday: 4:00pm - 3:00am
Sunday: Closed for Private Events
Happy Hour: M-F 4pm-7pm

Cross Street:
Jefferson PL

Dress Code:
Smart Casual

Price Range:
$50 and over

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(202) 503-2640

Website:
http://www.dirtymartinidc.com/

Entertainment:
Wednesday evenings Live Latin Jazz 7pm-10pm

Catering:
Weddings, Bar/Bah Mitzvahs, Birthdays, All Celebrations, FULL Catering options(Onsite & Offsite

Parking Details:
Valet is offered for evening dining (starting at 5pm) and after hours.

Price $10.00 before 10:00PM, $20 after 10:00PM. Street parking is available.

Public Transit:
By bus: L2,42,L4 the Connecticut avenue corridor.
By Metro (subway): Red Line Farragut North and Dupont Circle Stops
Orange Line Farragut West Stop

Executive Chef:
Alexis Hernandez

Private Party Facilities:
Menus are presented in a classic semi-private tables with personal butler/waiter, there are 2 seating spaces with capabilities for Private dining set-ups.
Opt 1: The first floor table seats up to 20 people, is semi-private space divided by luxurious and elegant Drapes.
Opt 2: The second floor is offered as a private dining area, it seats up to 80 people and tables set up can be manage according to guest needs (also offered for smaller groups as a semi-private area)

Private Party Contact:
Kay: (202) 427-9610

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Special Events & Promotions:
Meze on the Mezzanine Please visit www.dirtymartinidc.com for more information.

Dirty Martini DC Ratings and Reviews

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3.7

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3.7

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3.6

ambience

3.8

value

4.0

Noise

Moderate

80% would recommend it to a friend

Vibrant Bar Scene (459)
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Romantic (153)
Neighborhood Gem (147)
Notable Wine List (81)
Great for Lunch (74)
Great for Outdoor Dining (60)
Great for Brunch (23)
Scenic View (9)
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 22, 2015

Service was great, food was very good, and the drinks were superb. Definitely will come back!

Tags: Good for Groups, Hot Spot, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 21, 2015

I went for Restaurant Week and it was a major steal because the food was excellent and the service was decent as well.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Hot Spot, Special Occasion, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on October 28, 2014

The hostess, the outdoor table, the drinks and the food were all really top-notch. Our server seemed like he would rather be anywhere else than our table - we had to flag him down each time we needed something (which was every 10 minutes or so). In spite of the hands-off approach we received from our server - we had an excellent time here and really enjoyed the cheese platter, and the grilled caesar salads. Also the cocktail list was quite extensive and impressive and the HH wines tasted like much higher quality than other HH wines in the area. I would definitely go back.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Notable Wine List
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 (Miami)·Dined on September 26, 2014

Everything was great. Food was great, server was professionals and courteous, and drinks were great. BTW ambiance was great too.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Hot Spot, Special Occasion, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on September 20, 2014

We go to Adega restaurant in downtown Silver Spring a lot, great food for great prices. We were told that Dirty Martini was ran by the same person. , so we went there for our 5th wedding anniversary. When we got there we should have just left as the seats were very stained and uncomfortable. The food was ok but in no way worth the $145.00 bill we received at the end of the meal.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on August 23, 2014

I had a good time there, the food was great, service was good. Little overpriced but I had groupon, so it turned out to be not as expensive.

Tags: Romantic
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on August 23, 2014

It was a very great experience, my friends and I had a blast! Great food, drinks, and music.

Tags: Great for Brunch, Good for Groups, Great for Outdoor Dining, Romantic, Special Occasion, Great for Lunch, Late-night Find, Neighborhood Gem, Hot Spot, Vibrant Bar Scene, Notable Wine List
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on August 20, 2014

Our food was cold and uninspired. This was to celebrate a birthday and they didn't do so much as to say happy birthday and we weren't offered a dessert menu. It was disappointing to say the least.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on August 19, 2014

This is a great restaurant/bar with excellent service but lacks the energy. It was too quite - may be because its Tuesday night! But music could have put me to sleep - nothing bar-like about it. Food was very tasty. We ordered lamb meatballs for appetizers, only 3 in an order, but delicious. The eggplant fries were something I never tried before and they were great and I guess healthier than the potato fries.

Tags: Special Occasion, Late-night Find
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on August 14, 2014

I was excited after reading the menu online and decided to go during Restaurant Week.
At arriving I was greeted nicely, by the host and a patio/windowside server who both had good energy. We ended up getting a server who wasn't good at all, especially considering the restaurant was maybe 1/5 full. Too many on staff and none were engaging. The food descriptions were not as they arrived on the plate. The steak was good, but very small for a list price of $32 with badly cooked, cooled and over-oiled veg. The chicken was tiny portioned. The cheesy grits were gross and cold. One desert was good but poor presentation-to-eat, the other, boring.
I could have done better with buying the ingredients for $11 and cook both meals myself.

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 (Baltimore)·Dined on August 13, 2014

Gathered some friends together for my birthday celebration and was not disappointed. The food was enjoyable, the atmostshpere lively and vibrant, but the service was really the 'icing on the cake'. We were treated as are their favorite customers even though it was our first time at this restaurant. Best of all we were treated to a bottle of champagne; will definely go again. Chao'

Tags: Great for Brunch, Romantic, Special Occasion
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on August 13, 2014

I've only been to this restaurant twice, but both times I was impressed by the service and the food. I would definitely go back!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Great for Outdoor Dining, Romantic, Special Occasion
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on August 11, 2014

Good drinks. Up beat atmosphere late in the night. Sometimes tough to get a drink at the bar unless you push to the front and rudely hail a bartender. There are never quiet, nod of the head, drink orders, its a process. But most places in dc are like that so its normal.

Tags: Good for Groups, Romantic, Special Occasion, Great for Lunch
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on August 9, 2014

It was our second time going to Dirty Martini and both times were great. We were able to indulge in wonderful cuisine as well as drinks! I would definitely recommend the Dirty Martini for couples that would like a romantic evening out.

Tags: Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on August 9, 2014

While I have had some BAD food experiences this does not fall into this category. The food was just ok. Presentation of the food was beautiful!!
My MAJOR COMPLAINT was, I had a BAD "Dirty Martini"! Now if the name of your establishment is Dirty Martini please make sure ALL of your bartenders know how to make a GREAT Dirty Martini. This was very disappointing.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on July 29, 2014

Great vibe that flows between social/bar type atmosphere and romantic/quiet atmosphere. It's all together, and yet it works. Food was great, service was outstanding. Good time.

Tags: Romantic
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on July 12, 2014

Ambience fantastic, food great, wait staff--wonderful!!! Will definitely go again!!

Tags: Great for Brunch, Great for Outdoor Dining, Romantic, Special Occasion, Late-night Find, Neighborhood Gem, Hot Spot
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on June 21, 2014

I woundn't recommend this place to anybody. Really disappointing. The seats were dirty, the food was tasteless.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on June 21, 2014

Bar area was fun. Great layout and fun place. Food was average. Drinks were pricey and the service was poor. Maybe just wasn't my cup of tea.

Tags: Late-night Find, Vibrant Bar Scene
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on May 28, 2014

PreSource dinner for 2. We sat inside, outside seemed fairly busy. Everything was just marginal. Not bad.. but not good either. Jambalaya had only one extra jumbo shrimp, unshelled, and fairly tough. Closing out was fairly slow as I think the staff was mainly giving attention to the outside group even though the inside clientele grew as we were there. At one point both of us looked at each other and complained about the noise. For a half empty restaurant, it was impressive.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on May 8, 2014

Unlike other places, this place doesn't fill up like crazy, which I love, because its quiet and relaxing. I hate crowded places and noise. They have good service and a great ambiance.

Tags: Hot Spot, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on May 5, 2014

I was at Dirty Martini with a few friends for Cinco de Mayo and the place was hopping! The atmosphere was energetic, and alot of fun! We had small bites (and a few margaritas!).....the fish tacos were outstanding. The fish was fresh, lightly breaded and lightly fried.....you could taste the fish and the additions to the tacos were modest to let the taste of the fish really shine!

This is the second time I've been to Dirty Martini, and it's rapidly becoming one of my favorite places!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Hot Spot, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (Chicago)·Dined on April 26, 2014

Small plate gem. We ordered 6 items and loved each one. The food service was incredible. Wait staff perfect.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Romantic, Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Hot Spot
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on April 18, 2014

Sat in bar area at a booth but was told could only get happy hour specials if we sat at the bar or one of the long high tops but both were full. Server took our appetizer order then disappeared. Other servers constantly checked on us but we had been there at least
35 mins before someone asked for our dinner order. Took our appetizer (6 drumettes) 20 mins to come out and were brought by another server ...still no sign of our original server. Did I mention the place was practically empty other than the bar area. Another server asked to take our order but we informed him we were ready for the check. He brought the check but our original server brought it back -_- ...we left and will probably never return!!!

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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on April 8, 2014

This place doesn't disappoint! I've been here many times and the food is on par (I've had the burgers, salmon and meatball appetizers and more). The service has been great and the venue is clean and modern. LOVE IT!

Tags: Late-night Find, Hot Spot
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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on April 5, 2014

Very hip, fun and great all around

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Vibrant Bar Scene, Great for Brunch, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Scenic View, Late-night Find, Neighborhood Gem, Hot Spot, Special Occasion
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on March 24, 2014

We went on a Monday night and the place was fairly empty. Even so, the service was slow and the food just mediocre. I am sure that this place is much better as a night club than a restaurant. I most likely will not go again.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Hot Spot
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on March 24, 2014

I really wanted to like this restaurant. It was nice looking and the staff was pleasant. I ordered a dirty martini expecting it to be incredible - it was not. I was worried since this was their namesake.

The plates were artfully displayed with very little food on them. My husband ordered the crab cakes - they were three silver dollar size cakes. I ordered a blue burger med rare and it came so well done, I ate less than half. The maitre'd came by and offered to bring another but it had taken an hour and a quarter (on a slow Monday evening) to get the salad and dinner and we did not have the time to wait. He offered a free dessert but we passed since we were going to be late for our appointment. Hard to justify trying this restaurant again.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on March 1, 2014

My fiancee and I had an awesome date night dinner at Dirty Martini. Our server, Antonio, was AWESOME. The food and drinks were good and the ambience was almost perfect! We were seated in a very comfy, gorgeous curved booth. The lighting was dim and romantic, and the staff was friendly and helpful. It's a little pricey but the portions are reasonable. We had a great time and will definitely be back again!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Vibrant Bar Scene, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Late-night Find, Hot Spot, Special Occasion
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 (Key West)·Dined on March 1, 2014

Our two appetizers, which were fabulous (bruschetta and garlic shrimp) made up for our disappointment in the catch of the day, sea bass, which was somewhat overwhelmed by a tomato sauce. I wish I had ordered the grilled salmon!

Tags: Romantic, Late-night Find, Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on February 18, 2014

We had an early dinner, and it was easy to talk. As the restaurant, and bar especially, filled up, the noise level got higher; still possible to have a conversation, but I ease of conversation depends very much on how many people are there.

Very good grilled grapefruit salad. And attentive, personal service.

Tags: Good for Groups, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on February 14, 2014

I was 2 hours late to my reservation but I was seated as soon as I walked in. The food was amazing, the service was quick and the prices were affordable for the quality of the food I was getting. I would defiantly recommend coming here if you're in the area!

Tags: Good for Groups, Vibrant Bar Scene, Great for Brunch, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Scenic View, Late-night Find, Neighborhood Gem, Hot Spot, Great for Lunch, Special Occasion
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on February 11, 2014

Had a fantastic late dinner with friends. This inviting location offered friendly service and a diverse menu. We tried the Dirty Martinis and we're not disappointed. I'll be back!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Vibrant Bar Scene, Hot Spot
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on February 10, 2014

We were a group of 8 with a reservation and a willingness to drink wine. The service was well-meant, but slow & amateurish. We had to ask for water refills every time. They tried to super upsell us twice when they were out of the chosen wines from their list. When we bought the better wine of the same vineyard, they mixed the 2nd bottle (the lesser one) into the first when pouring into our glasses because they misjudged the pour all the way around. No one finished their food except for one salad and the 2 orders of eggplant fries which were delicious. A place that prides itself on the bar scene should have better wine manners. It should not take 3 hours to get an appetizer & a main course for 8 people. And it should taste good.

Tags: Good for Groups, Vibrant Bar Scene
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on February 1, 2014

Nice surprise inside and food was good! Modern interior!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Romantic, Late-night Find
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on January 25, 2014

We were going to see a friend perform at the comedy club across the street. We stopped in for dinner and the place exceeded expectation. They even let us keep our car at the valet until after our show.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Hot Spot
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 17, 2014

The waitstaff was very pleasant and extremely knowledgeable. Read the menu then ask for their recommendations on all food and beverages. The Hot & Passion Martini was delicious. Very complex cocktail in terms of flavor. Be ready for a spicy punch after you take your first sip.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 3, 2014

Double dated on a Friday night here and sat in a booth. Lively, yet relaxing atmosphere. Big, open bar area with high ceilings and several flat screen tvs. Although there was a big party next to us it was remarkably quiet in the big rounded booth where we sat. All of the appetizers we had were delicious - lamb balls, ahi tuna, tuna ceviche, portobello mushrooms with goat cheese, lobster bisque. And, the drinks were very good - not weak! We'll definitely go back.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 31, 2013

Overall, it was ok but we're probably not going back. They had a special NYE set menu which was not advertised on their website at all. The choices were decent but the waiter failed to ask if we have any food allergies - luckily we spotted the pistachios in the cheesecake before eating. Service was poor for a restaurant that is trying to appear nice. No soup spoon brought out with the soup... no water refills between courses.... again, not even asking about food allergies?? I think the managers tried their best, seeing as they did stop by a couple of times and ask how things were. Food was ok but not great - the fish was very dry, nothing special. Surf & turf was better. The mixed drinks were fun but a little too sweet.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 23, 2013

The location and the environment is what defines this place. The food was just ok with just enough as a portion size. I would go againwhen out socially in the area but would not go out of my way to eat there.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Romantic, Hot Spot, Special Occasion
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