Ana at District Winery

4.6
347 reviews
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$30 and under
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American
Ana is a contemporary full-service Seasonal American restaurant offering refined fare inspired by worldwide cuisine from Executive Chef Michael Gordon and Chef de Cuisine Ben Lambert. Our menu showcases fresh, seasonal ingredients presented in thoughtful, approachable dishes.

Ana’s juxtaposition of warm and cool finishes is peppered with mid century modern elements. Floor to ceiling windows create a bright, airy, urban-industrial gathering space in Ana’s dining room and bar. The outdoor patio offers views of the Anacostia River with a mix of tables and soft seating around fire pits.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
American, Wine Bar, Winery
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Hours of operation

 


Restaurant


Mon to Thurs 11:30am - 10pm

Fri 11:30am - 10:30pm

Sat 11am - 10:30pm

Sun 11am - 9pm

Bar


Mon to Thurs 11:30am - 10:00pm

Fri 11:30am - 10:30pm

Sat 11am - 10:30pm

Sun 11am - 9pm

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Phone number
(202) 484-9210
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Payment options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Smart Casual
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Executive chef
Michael Gordon
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
4th Street SE
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Parking details
The Yards Lot Q; Limited street parking
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Public transit
Navy Yard/Ballpark
What 347 People Are Saying
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4.6
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KB
San Francisco
8 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was impeccable - from food to drinks to the incredibly attentive service - we can't wait to come back!

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OT
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Birthday
Very happy with food service etc

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EG
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Wonderful dinner; great wine; very attentive and knowledgeable staff. We had a table of 8 with lovely views. They have outdoor seating with fire pit tables which are lovely.

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CL
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great wine and food! Would go there again if I lived in the area.

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W
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Loved the art work!

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SH
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fabulous! Sitting right on the river the view is great during the day and night reflections make it incredibly special. We had four adults and one very tired 8 year old. Without hesitation they brought a children's menu and made sure that his meal arrived when our appetizers did. I appreciate a staff that can read the situation. The Caesar was amazing -- a great traditional dressing working with the innovative addition of roasted brussel sprouts and broccollini. The Monkfish was well received, the Cappelletti very special and my unexpected order of roasted chicken breast was perfection. We ordered the Robuchon Potatoes -- because no one wanted steak and everyone wanted the butter, whipped to perfection, chive laden bliss. The cocktails were creative and well mixed. 2 folks had the pinot flight -- recommended. Follow up glasses of Cabernet -- not recommended. Flavors are fresh, clean and inventive. Really well done and highly recommended

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T
Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

it was just awesome!

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JK
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on November 10, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

This was my second visit to Ana, the first being in May, and I would absolutely go back again. The winter entrees were incredible; better than the Summer menu in my opinion. It was the first truly cold night of the year, and the entrees were perfect for the weather.

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BS
1 review
Dined on November 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The food was spectacular! Chef Ben is creative and passionate. The dishes exceeded my expectations in terms of unique and local ingredients, expert melding of flavors, and variety. There were many vegetarian choices and the portions were large offering great value. Courtney was our server and did an outstanding job. Great restaurant and experience. I highly recommend!

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CL
Washington DC
21 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

Food was mediocre; menu was strange and very limited. Prices unreasonably high--$6 for a basket of sourdough bread??? And whipped chicken butter? Entrees were tasty--but hardly outstanding. And waaay overpriced. Desserts were delicious

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OT
Washington DC
16 reviews
Dined on October 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very good. Pumpkin croissant and steak and eggs for my favorite. French toast a little to sweet / rich (taste before asking for syrup)

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KA
Washington DC
14 reviews
Dined on October 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The thing I love most about Ana’s - other than the spectacular food and great service - is how quiet it is. Even with a nearly full restaurant, my husband and I felt like we could have a quiet, private conversation. Whoever did the acoustics here, knows their stuff! Thank you for that!

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M
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 26, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing experience. Great food (the best appetizer ever, so good we asked for seconds), creative desserts and excellent service!

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T
Birmingham
2 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Amazing food! Waiter wasn’t the friendliest person but other members on the staff were very nice !!! Food was to die for! Wine was amazing! I went for my birthday && it was very nice !!! Highly recommended place!

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OT
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

We sat at the bar. The food was great and they have a small but good wine selection. You can go to the tasting bar to try their brand of wine to see if you want a glass with dinner

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MS
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2018
Overall 2food 1service 5ambience 4

The food was a big miss. The dessert was inedible. The duck was good but came with an odd root vegetable with no flavor and lacking any interest. The NY strip was fine but covered in a sort of BBQ sauce that was unnecessary. The mashed potatoes were devine :-)

The wine was good and well priced. I’d go back to the tasting bar, but not the restaurant.

The service was very good. Friendly, attentive, knowledgeable.

For a $200 meal I expected a lot more and the food just didn’t deliver.

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h
Baltimore
29 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

I love Ana- wonderful staff, beautiful setting- but the brunch menu is lacking, especially for the cost.

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AH
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My daughter and I enjoyed our first lunch at Ana last Friday around noon. The setting is hip, modern and casual, yet elegant and upscale. The bathrooms are very clean and well supplied (dirty bathrooms are a turn-off for me, therefore I always comment on the condition). Tables filled quickly but, thank goodness, the acoustics were such that the conversation was not a loud din of voices. We could hold a conversation without raising our voices. Service was fast and attentive, water refilled quickly when the glasses were even slightly emptied. I had the Golden Beet Muhammara and my daughter, the Peach Toast. Portions are huge for an app and are a meal themselves. The presentation is beautiful and the combination of flavors unique. Loved the candied lemon peel in my dish. For entrees, I ordered the salmon with green curry rice milk —so creamy! and daughter had the burger with onion jam and crispy skinny fries. Although we took home a major portion of our meals, we look forward to reliving the experience in another meal.

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SG
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 1

Food was fine but I’m not going to lie the picture of Trump hanging on the wall is disturbing. I can’t believe you find that appropriate.

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IC
1 review
Dined on September 5, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

I will visit this restaurant every September 5th, it is one of my favorite places since that special day in my life ... thanks for everything

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EF
Charleston
3 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fully enjoyed our experience here. The crudo was amazing! Great service, very fast. Fairly expensive but worth it.

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S
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on September 2, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 3

I was unimpressed with the service, menu, and setting. Now, it's a beautiful setting outside, but when I was sat outside, it was flush against the railing where people were walking to and fro with a view of.. another building and right next to the outdoor service stand. You would think being beside the service stand may be able to get us easy access to the servers, right? Wrong. It took us about a half hour to flag down the attention of a waiter (not the one assigned to us.. whoever that was) and then is when we learned that, though this is a winery, we could not buy a bottle and open it there, but we could spend exorbitant sums on glass per glass of all right wine (two buck chuck is on par). The food we ordered was all right - but not extraordinary and was, given its price, a relatively smaller serving than expected.

This is a nice location, but there are other places who have more value both monetarily and experientially.

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EE
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 3

Beautiful location and excellent wine selection. We weren’t overly impressed with their current menu (especially for the cost), so we are uncertain if we’d come back regularly.

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DJ
Washington DC
14 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Ana at District Winery is a great lunch spot but it’s an even better choice for brunch. Creative food and beverage choices will appeal to foodies and the wine list is first rate.

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JT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on August 27, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

We celebrated a birthday. Five people. The restaurant was close to empty. The food was just okay. My main complaint is the presence of House flies and mosquitoes. They were very distracting through the entire meal, and the server did not offer any relief or even state that they would try to resolve the problem in the future. We had to constantly ward them off.

As for the food, the flavors were enjoyably interesting. However, neither my dish nor my girlfriend’s dish was very warm when it arrived. I had the roasted monk fish, and while the seasoning was great, I thought it was a bit too dense. I would have also appreciated some accompanying vegetables (the menu notes fava bee a and other accompaniment, but it was too sparse to note), especially for the price. I would not go back.

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M
Washington DC
22 reviews
Dined on August 26, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

It was a beautiful evening at Navy Yards, which added to our outdoor dining experience. Our waiter was quite good, as was the food. We tried the peach toast and spelt bread for appetizers. Beer selection was good; excellent cocktail (something about Bees with a honeycomb floating on top); and the wine was nice. Very noisy inside the restaurant but outside was more subdued. We enjoyed the free-range roast chicken, the summer vegetable pie and the capelletti dish with rabbit sausage. We would go back to this restaurant.

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DP
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The service and attention we received from the staff was exceptional. They consistently checked in on us during the entire time; more importantly, we didn’t feel like we were being rushed. The food and drinks were also exceptional. Will definitely go back!

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MC
Chicago
1 review
Dined on August 25, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 2ambience 3

Great if you sit outside. Inside does not get the same feel or service.

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MA
Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined on August 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our first visit for lunch: enjoyed by multi-generations. Great for nice dinners before Nats games. Always an intriguing menu! Friendly, informed staff.

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OT
1 review
Dined on August 22, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

We've been to Ana several times. The ambiance is great, the staff is super friendly and accommodating, and the food is very good. Our prior visits, I would give the food 5 stars. This time, 3 of the 4 of us ordered the halibut (which we had ordered previously and it was excellent) and this time it was overcooked and dry. We probably should have said something, but we were tight for time as we were going to a Nationals game.

Having said the above, we will definitely be back.

Scott C.

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OT
Washington DC
30 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Checkout this place! Great vibe. Excellent food & service with many vegetarian options. The duck was delicious! Close to visit pre-game.

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

Restaurant week menu was delicious and a great deal.

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

This is my favorite restaurant in DC and the food and wine is fabulous.

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

We took the Water taxi from Old Town to the resaurant to celebrate my birthday, which also happened to fall during Restaurant Week. The 3-course wine pairing menu, service and ambiance (waterfront view) were exceptional. This will definitly be our go-to place when we are in the area.

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SE
1 review
Dined on August 16, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

Our service was excellent and the waterfront views were really lovely. The menu offered enough for a variety of dietary preferences, and the dishes were executed and presented well. It was also great to see so many local and artisanal producers highlighted in the menu.

The only setback was the noise level, which made it very difficult to have a conversation. However, overall the experience was worth the drive in to the city.

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CG
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on August 15, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 1ambience 5

Food was absolutely delish. 10/10 for food. Loved every bite! Inventive, tasty and great portion sizes. Service was pretty terrible. It took a solid 30 mins just so we could put in our food order. Our waiter barely attended to us. My plate was taken away while I was still eating. (My food was in my hand about to go in my mouth when he took it.) We didn’t have silverware for our desserts. I had to go up and grab some myself. Our check was finally given to us by the manager probably because she could see we were waiting forever. It really hindered the overall experience!

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SL
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on August 15, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

The food and atmosphere were great! The service was very good as well. Would definitely recommend.

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OT
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on August 15, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 4

Food & serve good. Restaurant noise made the experience less enjoyable.

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T
Washington DC
18 reviews
Dined on August 15, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

A friend and I did lunch during restaurant week. We had eaten there once before and were eager to go back. It was a great deal...3 courses for $22! It was a hot day so the hibiscus cooler lived up to its name. I loved the peach toast with speck. So yummy! The roasted trout was fabulous...such a different preparation with shiitake mushrooms and a lovely turnip lemongrass purée. Dessert was fun...caramel apple with ice cream and cider donuts! I left happily stuffed!

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HT
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

I was blown away by my dinner here and will be thinking about the heirloom tomato tartare, vegetable shwarma and peach tart for weeks to come. Serious compliments to the Chef, who has a very sure hand with spices and a wonderful imagination for creative and utterly delicious dishes. The fact that it is a lovely, relaxing setting and the service is friendly but unobtrusive doesn't hurt either...All I can add is "Go, Go, Go!_

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