Ana at District Winery

4.5
366 reviews
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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.
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OT
Washington DC
10 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall 3food 2service 5ambience 4

We went for restaurant week and did not have a great meal. The service was friendly and the cocktails were great. But everything about the food was sad—odd flavors and uninspiring technique. The desserts were cold and tasted like they’d been prepared that morning and left out to get stale.

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AF
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Went there for restaurant week and everything was perfect.

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OT
Washington DC
17 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Simply excellent food and service.

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OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I took myself on a solo birthday lunch, and the staff couldn’t have been more kind. Ill definitely be back!

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L
Oklahoma City
5 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

It is a great place to meet for a drink or a date. The views are beautiful, but the menu is slightly limited. I like the food i have had there, but not a ton of options. Preview the menu before you go there just in case. Great location.

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SP
Washington DC
35 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious restaurant week lunch, including wonderful vegetarian options. Highly recommend!

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MP
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on January 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Went for the Pajama Brunch on New Year Day. Excellent menu options and wonderful food. Even had a free photo booth.

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OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Absolutely delicious NYE menu. Every course was wonderful. Best: Possibly the French Onion Toast.

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KA
Washington DC
15 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food and service were great, as always! Still love the fact that the restaurant can be pretty busy yet you can still hear everyone at your table without having to shout. Great acoustic design.

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f
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on December 15, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

Service was good and prompt. Food was so-so. Wine was good and enjoyed the Cabernet Franc.

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F
Washington DC
10 reviews
Dined on December 14, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

My friends and I went to Ana on a Thursday evening for dinner. It was pleasantly full and not noisy. We ordered drinks, a wine flight and the boozy cider option (rave reviews from my friends) and spent most of the night talking about the presidential portraits on the wall. Those were awesome and very entertaining! The food was very good too, especially their donut dessert. Would definitely recommend.

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TR
1 review
Dined on December 14, 2018
Overall 1food 2service 1ambience 5

The service at the District Winery was despicable. Arriving at 6:15, there was not a maitre'd managing the front desk, I went into the restaurant and received no acknowledgment of the lack of service. The maitre'd was very ignorant and lacked customer service, I made my reservation standing in front of the front desk due to his lack of service etiquette. I noted I would wait at the bar, I waited from 6:15 to almost 7:45 (I had to continuously check on the status of the wait). When my guests arrived they also received the same treatment. Once we were seated at our table we were told the restaurant could not accommodate seafood allergies. I found it appalling that a restaurant of this caliber only has one fryer ?! Bottom line, I spend a lot of my time visiting wineries in the DMV area and I would never recommend this one. The only saving grace was the daily punch and the bartender who was very professional.

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KJ
1 review
Dined on December 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food, drinks and service were top notch!! The happy hour specials were delicious and the seasonal crafted cocktails will knock your socks off!

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HL
Baltimore
3 reviews
Dined on December 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The entire experience is always top notch. Nigel is an amazing server. Attentive and pleasant.

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KV
Washington DC
19 reviews
Dined on December 9, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 3

Food is what I was looking forward to. The bacon and gruyere was delicious but the omelette was plain awful. I had the omelette of the day which was supposed to be made with fried oysters. It has about 3 eggs and one oyster spread out in tiny pieces. Definitely got cheated. The side salad was too citrusy that it wasn’t edible. The wine was ok simply because they didn’t have residual sugar. Altogether, this experience was disappointing!!!

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GF
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on December 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love the food, the wine and the service!

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s
1 review
Dined on November 30, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Appreciated that they had vegan options! Noise level was high, and I think this would be lovely in the summer months.

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J
Washington DC
50 reviews
Dined on November 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A very relaxing post holiday gathering with a few friends, very good food, and wine to enjoy

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KB
San Francisco
8 reviews
Dined on November 18, 2018
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 on November 18, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Birthday
Very happy with food service etc

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EG
1 review
Dined on November 17, 2018
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 on November 15, 2018
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 on November 14, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Loved the art work!

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SH
Washington DC
15 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
2 reviews
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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L
Washington DC
30 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

Thought it would be special occasion dining but more a lunch place

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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
28 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
16 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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m
Washington DC
3 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
6 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
8 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
4 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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