District Chophouse

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Steakhouse
A classic American gathering place, the District Chophouse & Brewery is conveniently located 1/2 block South of Capital One Arena. We pride ourselves in serving the city's finest handcrafted beers and succulent steaks, mouthwatering chops, tasty seafood, and over-sized salads. Once you've eaten here, you'll agree the 'DC' stands for District Chophouse.
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OT
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined 20 hours ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was fabulous! The steaks were cooked to perfection and the service was outstanding. Well worth the price.

AA
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic service, fantastic food. Always a pleasure to visit.

w
Orlando
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall3food3service2ambience4

District Chophouse is a decent restaurant. The steak was pretty good and the chocolate mousse cake was definitely good. The lobster was very fishy smelling and flavorless. The garden mule drink was awful. The Ceaser salad was just okay.

JC
Baltimore
25 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Service was good. We had tickets at 7:30 for an event and the waiter was very attentive in serving us in a timely fashion without a feeling of being rushed. Nice touch by the manager who came over and checked that all was good. We engaged him on the restaurant's history - the manager was very knowledgeable and quite pleasant.

OT
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall2food4service1ambience3

The waitress seemed not pleased to be dealing with my large party. Everyone in my party was aware of this and it made things uncomfortable.

OT
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Good service, we were seated quickly for Friday night. The food was good one of our steaks was medium rare and was severely undercooked. I would still go back

R
Atlantic City
26 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

It was the first time for this location. It has very unique decor with the old style steak house look. It was very easy to find and there are several parking garages close by. The food was very good. The service/server did a good job help us with whatever adjustments we need with our meal and offered some great suggestion with specials. I would suggest this place to family and friends.

m
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food3service4ambience4

Real busy on game night. Meal was served a little cool. Staff was working very hard and were very plesant

OT
1 review
Dined on February 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

AMAZING food.

LP
Washington DC
32 reviews
Dined on February 17, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

The $19 prefix lunch is a great deal. The Arnold Palmers and cornbread were terrific.

JG
New England
6 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Seriously one of the best meals my friends and I have ever had. We were seated quickly, and our server Curtis was PHENOMENAL. One of the kindest wait staff I've ever met. He could try to sell me just about anything and I'd do it in a heartbeat. The food came out perfectly timed, looked beautiful, and tasted equally as good. One of my friends cried because of how delicious his meal was. All I can say is that I can't reccomend this restaurant enough. Absolutely fabulous and will be returning!

OT
Denver
2 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was fabulous, the service excellent and the place fantastic, I am definitely going back
We had the spinach and artichoke dip, the house salad, all our meats were outstanding and we had no more room for desert, maybe next time!

OT
Nashville
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Great food. Slow service but it being valentines weekend it’s understandable.

OT
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall3food5service3ambience4

At the start of the meal we had told the server that we were celebrating. Overall the food was good except at the end the server brought out a slice of cake for my sister, whose birthday it was. We thought this was very nice of her and my sister enjoyed it but we were surprised when we got the check and noticed it was on there. We hadn’t ordered it and even my sister had said that she would have preferred a different dessert if the server had actually asked instead of just bringing it. It’s a little deceptive to present something as a gift and then charge them for it afterwards. Also the rest of the group was never asked if they wanted dessert so we just uncomfortably sat there.

JL
Salt Lake City
2 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience4

The food was excellent but the order was messed up twice. The waiter was very personable but the messed up order and then being charged an extra drink didn’t leave the best impression. Really cool old school classy look to the place.

TD
Washington DC
11 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service and food were excellent per usual. Always a good choice with The Chophouse.

f
Washington DC
13 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Valentines dinner with friends, great atmosphere, quality of drinks were good, my drinking glass was dirty and had a huge crack in my glass, our food was good but cold, I was disappointed with District Chophouse

R
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Great atmosphere in a great location downtown. Steaks are great and the choices of add-ons like sautéed mushrooms and various sauces add variety of flavors to choose from. The Chocolate Cake was outstanding as well. Even though it's considered a brewery, don't go for the beer, the selection is limited and the beers are not overly sophisticated but they have a nice wine list.

MF
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was our 2nd visit to District Chophouse and it definitely didn’t disappoint!!! They made our Anniversary dinner very special and the food was out of this world! We actually had the same female server on both of our visits and she made each experience that much more incredible. We will ABSOLUTELY be back to District Chophouse!!!!

OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing. The server Max was incredible!

S
Washington DC
23 reviews
Dined on February 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Love that corn bread!

BB
Washington DC
28 reviews
Dined on February 10, 2020
Overall2food4service1ambience4

We arrived early for our 5:15 reservation and got seated right away. The server came by and never introduced herself by name and appeared to be uninterested in being at work that night. ( later we learned from the check that her name was Mary) We ordered appetizers and an iced tea. The appetizer came quickly so we put in our dinner order. Within 15 minutes the dinner showed up. We were not even finished with the appetizer and they wanted to clear it away as the food was brought to the table.

The food was warm and cooked to the right temperature.

The server mentioned a birthday dessert to my son while he was eating dinner then walked away. Minutes later, while he was still eating she asked him what dessert he wanted. He told her.

Our son finished eating first and the server took his plate away while the rest of us were still eating. Then she brought him his birthday dessert and cleared my plate while my wife was still eating.

So picture this, son eating dessert, me watching and my wife still eating her meal. Just not right. Not at all.

The server dropped the check without asking if either of us wanted dessert or coffee or an after dinner drink. Not a word, just a check.

My wife and I looked at each other, realizing that we had both showered that morning and wondered what had just happened. We felt rushed and unsatisfied by the experience.

We paid the check and were out of the restaurant within 50 minutes. Way too fast for a quality placed to eat. My wife mentioned the rushed meal to the host and he said did you say you were in a hurry, she said no. He offered no explanation.

b
Baltimore
13 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience5

The District Chophouse is always good. The filet with cognac cream sauce is especially good

ML
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good restaurant great food and service. I will be back.

DT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Great, overall. Biggest problem was just having to use an elevator to get the restroom. Wish stairs were more accessible.

MM
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall3food2service4ambience4

Food was ok but the burger was no flavorful and was undercooked. the meat was compressed too tightly (overworked) and therefore not tender. The Manager was very accomodating and took the burger off our bill.

SJ
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was excellent as well as the service! Everything came out better than expected and will definitely return!

NN
Pittsburgh
116 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food...loved the charcuterie board, the onion soup, and the “chop chop” salad.

OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on February 6, 2020
Overall3food4service4ambience4

The food was very good, but fully priced. The manhatten drink special was a disappointment, served in a tumbler with no cherry but with excellent vermouth. Seats in our booth sank pretty low leaving the table high. Rather uncomfortable for eating. Ambience, food and service all very good.

OT
Denver
2 reviews
Dined on February 5, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great experience for my business dinner. Steak was slightly overcooked but everything else was excellent. Wait staff was very accommodating with table request. Ordered both starter towers and as always the crab bisque. I will bring future groups here for dinner.

DP
Washington DC
24 reviews
Dined on February 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time. Bryan was our waiter. A real pro! Very comfortable, not a game night so noise was low, food was really good. We dined before going to theater nearby. Perfect date! We’ll b back.

CR
Washington DC
26 reviews
Dined on February 4, 2020
Overall3food1service4ambience4

The last 3 times I've visited the Chophouse, I've sworn it will be my last. This time I mean it. I have to assume that a Gordon Ramsey visit to the kitchen would turn up a staff that doesn't give a damn and a whole bunch of dirty crap. Each of the last 3 visits has required me to send back a raw hamburger. I'm done.

s
Washington DC
134 reviews
Dined on February 4, 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience3

Great steaks and beer. good variety of sides. Service a bit slow the night I was there. had to ask 3 times for the check.

m
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on February 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was outstanding. We were greeted promptly upon arrival and received exceptional attention throughout the evening. The manager, Jeff, stopped by to ensure we were taken care of. The food was prepared well and tasted good.

KA
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on February 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is one of our favorite places to eat before or after a Caps game. We love the atmosphere! We've always had wonderful service and the food is always great!

AG
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 2, 2020
Overall4food3service4ambience4

We eat here often for dinner before CAPS games. We like the dinner menu a lot. This is the first time we have eaten their brunch and the food was a bit dry. Service is always good and it’s a great place to eat, the atmosphere is really good.

HF
Philadelphia
18 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Had a lovely birthday celebration with the family. Victoria, our server was great and very helpful with addressing food allergy issues so we could enjoy our meal without concerns. Steaks were a bit more done than we would have liked but sides were all tasty and we truly appreciated the birthday candles on the dessert and card at the table.

BY
Washington DC
51 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Prime rib ordered MR was served M/MW. My guests were unhappy, but time did not permit sending them back.

NL
Baltimore
8 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful food and service and atmosphere

M
Charleston
2 reviews
Dined on January 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Close to the Cap Center and the Metro. Our waitress Rachel was fabulous. She knew the menu, created a 'special' for us and was attentive but not intrusive. The food was the best meal I had all week. Seasoned to perfection, cooked as NY strip, asparagus, lobster should be. My only regret was I did not leave room for dessert. I will be back!