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About Ana at District Winery

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.

385 Water St SE
Washington, DC 20003
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
American

Hours of Operation:

 


Restaurant


Mon to Thurs 5pm - 10pm

Fri 5pm - 10:30pm

Sat 11am - 10:30pm

Sun 11am - 9pm

Bar


Mon to Thurs 5pm - 10:30pm

Fri 5pm - 10:30pm

Sat 11am - 10:30pm

Sun 11am - 9pm

More Information on Ana at District Winery

Cross Street:
4th Street SE

Dress Code:
Smart Casual

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(202) 484-9210

Website:
http://www.anarestaurant.com/

Parking Details:
The Yards Lot Q; Limited street parking

Public Transit:
Navy Yard/Ballpark

Executive Chef:
Michael Gordon

Specials

Christmas Eve Special Menus & Offers

Sunday, December 24, 2017

New Year's Eve Special Menus & Offers

Sunday, December 31, 2017

Specials

Christmas Eve Special Menus & Offers

Sunday, December 24, 2017

Details

Enjoy Christmas Eve dinner along the waterfront at DC’s first winery. We will offer a three-course a la carte menu for the evening. Optional wine pairing will also be available. Christmas Eve dinner will included an appetizer, entree and dessert of your choice.

New Year's Eve Special Menus & Offers

Sunday, December 31, 2017

Details

Ring in the New Year at Ana at District Winery! Four course prix fixe tasting menu and optional wine pairings. Be the first to taste sparkling from our sister winery, Brooklyn Winery, as well as carefully selected wines from our library collection.

Ana at District Winery Ratings and Reviews

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4.4

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.3

service

4.1

ambience

4.5

value

3.6

Noise

Moderate

87% would recommend it to a friend

Waterfront (64)
Special Occasion (53)
Good for a Date (52)
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Notable Wine List (48)
Scenic View (47)
Fit for Foodies (45)
Creative Cuisine (37)
Good for Anniversaries (33)
Neighborhood Gem (32)
Good for Birthdays (30)
Hot Spot (29)
Romantic (25)
Fun (23)
Great for Outdoor Dining (22)
Handcrafted Cocktails (22)
Bar Seating (19)
People Watching (19)
Good Vegetarian Options (19)
Vibrant Bar Scene (18)
Business Meals (17)
Good for Groups (17)
Worth the Drive (14)
Cozy (13)
Local Ingredients (13)
Happy Hour (11)
Authentic (9)
Casual (9)
Seasonal (9)
Great for Brunch (9)
Quiet Conversation (8)
Great for Lunch (7)
Sunday Lunch (7)
Tasting Menu (7)
Healthy (7)
Pre/post Theatre (6)
Vegan (4)
Kid-friendly (3)
Paleo Friendly (3)
Gluten Free Options (3)
Comfort Food (2)
Disabled Access (2)
Organic (2)
Spicy (2)
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 8, 2017

Food, wine, cocktails fabulous. Noise level at 6:30 was great; picks up 7:30-8. Fabulous location. Will go again.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 8, 2017

Excellent food. Really nice. Menu under sells this. Service at bar is quite slow. Felt ignored. Service overall isnt spectular

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·Dined on December 6, 2017

Great meal. The rabbit sausage pasta dish was out of this world good. We also had a really nice and engaged server. Definitely a new favorite in DC.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Waterfront, Good for Birthdays, Business Meals, Good for a Date, Notable Wine List, Creative Cuisine
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 4, 2017

Our waiter was fantastic and the food was really good. A favorite being the perogies. We will definitely be back.

Tags: Good for a Date, Handcrafted Cocktails, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for Birthdays, Cozy
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·Dined on December 3, 2017

Overpriced and under proportioned! $150 later We left hungry and went straight for a burger.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Romantic
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 3, 2017

The food was interesting and well prepared. Excellent meals all around. The planned speech by the waiter when we arrived, however, was annoying. It is unnecessary to tell me I am eating at Ana, the restaurant of the Winery. I know that. I am there. The recitation of the names of all of the owners, chefs, and bar managers, and the sources of the food is annoying and wastes time. To tell me that the restaurant is an adjunct to the upstairs event space seems to denigrate the restaurant. Really, is that speech necessary? It nearly wrecked our experience.

It then took at least 10 minutes after for the waiter to return to take a drink order and took so long to get the second cocktail delivered that the food and wine arrived before the cocktail.

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·Dined on December 3, 2017

Fabulous find! Food is absolutely amazing- don’t skip the apps or dessert! The Cabernet is FABULOUS.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Notable Wine List, Bar Seating, Scenic View, Good for Groups, Business Meals, Cozy, Hot Spot, Healthy
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 2, 2017

Absolutely delicious. Great service. Can’t wait to go back to try more dishes!

Tags: Bar Seating, Waterfront, Happy Hour, Special Occasion, Business Meals, Cozy, Scenic View, Authentic, Seasonal, Good for Birthdays, Fun, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Worth the Drive, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List, Great for Outdoor Dining
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 2, 2017

Bar service is slow. Bar is not that big and restaurant not that busy. Ordered a Manhattan; bartender insisted I order his (one listed on their bar menu). I did and he proceeded to pour from a pre-mixed bottle...pretty lazy. Later were seated in dining area. Very slow in getting wine by the glass. Also, watched tables near us waiting forever for their drinks.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 2, 2017

Fantastic food and service. Best meal we have had in DC.

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 (Denver)·Dined on December 2, 2017

Right on the water and a trendy feel. The service from both the hostess stand to the waitress left A LOT to be desired. They come off as very snotty and aren’t welcoming. The food was fantastic though... I had a vegetarian option and it was amazing and fresh! The wine list is only ok, especially considering it’s a winery.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Romantic, Good Vegetarian Options, Good for a Date, Hot Spot, Good for Anniversaries, People Watching, Waterfront
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 1, 2017

The food and wine were really good. Service was warm but not polished. We also ordered a hummingbird cake to go and the kitchen put the sorbet in the box with the cake, which promptly melted on the way home.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 29, 2017

Excellent food but the wine is very pricey (over $50 or $60 for almost all bottles). Great venue and location. Service was good, but hard to find at times.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on November 29, 2017

We have wanted to try Ana since it opened and when we read the recent Post review it strengthened our resolve. But you know when you have high expectations, they are sometimes hard to meet? NOT AT ANA! This restaurant is a winner. Creative dishes with a farm to table feel and terrific ambiance make this a must for great fine/casual dining. The restaurant is open and comfortable and the setting will make you want to linger over a glass or even a bottle. Cant wait to return

Tags: Good Vegetarian Options, Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Business Meals, Good for Anniversaries, Fun, Worth the Drive, Vibrant Bar Scene, People Watching, Local Ingredients, Cozy, Romantic, Sunday Lunch
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·Dined on November 27, 2017

My boyfriend and I were in the DC area for a weekend getaway and we mainly went for the wine tasting, which was fantastic. I was worried about the menu because this probably was the most high end menu I've ever ordered from and I can be picky, but I made myself try the capeletti with rabbit sausage, something I never would have chosen otherwise. This meal was the most enjoyable meal of my life. Everything I tasted was unbelievable. The flavor combinations were unique and a perfect blend of seasonal and traditional ingredients. While it was on the more expensive side, I would eat here again in a heartbeat. Vanessa and Michael made our experience a whole level better. This topped the caked for our weekend away.

Tags: Tasting Menu, Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies, Romantic, Cozy
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 26, 2017

I was worried because I saw the complaints about the service, but my friend and I had a superb experience here today. Our server waited on us and checked on us plenty throughout our visit and was more than helpful, gave us recommendations for food and was genuinely interested in us having a good time. The staff repeatedly filled our water glasses when they got low (we were hydrating before our wine tastings). The manager at one point care around and randomly checked on us. That was nice. I got the burger and my friend got the crab on app menu. Both were delicious.

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·Dined on November 25, 2017

Amazing food and great service! The wine list is short but has some really great wines on it.

Tags: Good for a Date, Handcrafted Cocktails, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Waterfront, Good for Anniversaries, Scenic View, Good for Birthdays, Hot Spot, Romantic, Authentic, Creative Cuisine, Notable Wine List
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 22, 2017

It was a sensational evening. Appealed to all senses... rutabaga pierogi was voted best all around

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Romantic, Notable Wine List, Organic, Cozy, Good for Groups
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 19, 2017

Ana at District Winery has a creative menu that is well executed. The service was slow this time, but after complaining to the manager, he took over our table and all was fine. The sound level is a little high for effortless conversation, but the food makes it worth having to project your voice to be heard on the other side of the table.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 19, 2017

This places has a lot of 'pluses'. We did a wine tasting before dinner, and our server was great at explaining the vintage. After that we sat down for dinner. The food itself was good, and the menu was well put together. However, the service was the real disappointment. The bar was extremely slow in getting our drinks to us once we ordered, and the waitress seemed so overwhelmed that she brought out the wrong appetizer. The couple next to us also complained that their drinks were excruciatingly slow.

Tags: Happy Hour
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·Dined on November 18, 2017

I was not impressed by the service our waiter provided. Our waiter was eager to sell us alcohol from the menu upon arriving but failed to check on our table thereafter, even after we received our meal. We give this restaurant a fair rating because of the wonderful friendly staff that did help us during and after our meal. They checked on us and saw when our plates needed to be cleared, when we needed more beverages, and brought us our check when they saw our wondering eyes looking for our waiter. The staff here are amazing - we just weren't lucky with our server. Overall, the food was good but we did wish the brunch menu had a little more variety. I think we will definitely be back to give the dinner and wine menu a chance, but for now I can't say that I would recommend this restaurant to a friend.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Seasonal, Scenic View, Casual
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 17, 2017

Great location, dining room was a little too crowded with tables, hard to walk through. We sat at a table for two. The tables was too deep and close to next table. This was good for placing appetizer's and meal, but not good for having a private conversation. I would rather sit side by side in those circumstances. The wine was very good and the food was delicious.

Tags: Waterfront, Fit for Foodies, Notable Wine List
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 12, 2017

Beautiful venue with great views of the water; however, overall the brunch was just OK. The appetizers were tasty and we particularly enjoyed the crab beignets. Highly recommend. But, we were both disappointed in the entrees. The grits porridge sounded better than it tasted. The cracklings were extremely dry and the pork was overcooked. At least the egg came perfectly poached. For our other entree, we had the mushroom "faux gras" tartine. The crust of the toast it was served on was so hard we literally had to saw through the bread with the knife. My dining companion commented that she needed a steak knife to get through it. Also, the egg that came on the tartine was completely overcooked, with no semblance at all of runny yolk. Perhaps the yolk would have brought some much needed moisture to the toast!

Tags: Casual, Creative Cuisine, Waterfront
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 12, 2017

The location is fabulous, the service appropriately attentive & professional & the food ranges from interesting to delish. Will DEFINITELY return to check out the winery & other items on the menu.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 12, 2017

Gregory treated us like friends. We had a lovely birthday brunch and will be coming back!

Tags: Good for Groups, Fun, Worth the Drive, Great for Lunch, Vibrant Bar Scene, Scenic View, Seasonal, Good for a Date, Waterfront, People Watching, Great for Brunch, Good Vegetarian Options, Creative Cuisine, Casual, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Bar Seating, Fit for Foodies, Quiet Conversation
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 11, 2017

The dinner was a bit over priced, but the food and wine were excellent. Definitely a place to go for a special occasion, not a place to go for friends to catch up.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Healthy, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Local Ingredients
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 11, 2017

Wonderfully creative menu. Good food prepared in unusual ways, including outstanding vegetarian option. Excellent service. Very accessible by metro and a parking lot directly across from the restaurant/distillery. I will definitely return and highly recommend the place. Reservations are a necessity for restaurant. Wine tasting bar looked crowded and I'm curious to try that next time.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Scenic View, Vibrant Bar Scene, Good Vegetarian Options
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 11, 2017

Great experience. Put off was the host and manager who made such a big deal of adding an extra chair to our table for a 5 PM reservation. There was so much space right upto 6:30 Pm. Otherwise everything else was great about the evening.

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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 10, 2017

Enjoyed our first meal here on a Friday evening, starting with cocktails in the comfortable bar area. For dinner, smoked duck was well prepared and delicious, albeit a little fatty. The sirloin was also good. Sides of Brussels sprouts and mashed turnips were perfect. The wine list is interesting, ranging in price from $60 to over $100 for a bottle. The service was quite good -- welcoming, friendly, and efficient -- and we enjoyed the ambiance (and wonderful presidential portraits) -- energetic and sophisticated. Look forward to warmer weather and a chance to sit outside.

Tags: Happy Hour, Hot Spot, Handcrafted Cocktails, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for a Date, Bar Seating, Paleo Friendly, Fun, Seasonal, Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Authentic, Waterfront
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 8, 2017

The food was trying too hard and the portions were very small!

Tags: Happy Hour
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on November 5, 2017

My fiancee and i as our last date before we get married and it was awesome! Food was delicious and drinks were amazing. We even got a complimentary glass of champagne which was a nice touch!

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Happy Hour, Neighborhood Gem, Fun, Notable Wine List, Waterfront, Special Occasion, Good Vegetarian Options, Vibrant Bar Scene, Handcrafted Cocktails, Fit for Foodies, Bar Seating, Creative Cuisine, Worth the Drive, Good for a Date, Hot Spot
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on November 5, 2017

Service was awful. Our waiter was inattentive and had to be flagged down several times just to order our food as well as to pay our check. Food was mediocre and the pours were small for glasses of wine. Very disappointed because there's so much potential with the beautiful view and space.

Tags: Waterfront, Good for a Date, Special Occasion
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 (New England)·Dined on November 4, 2017

Had high expectations given prior reviews I had read. Food was adequate but the service was really disappointing. Not sure if it was just our waiter but he made the experience unpleasant. Noise level was very high. With all the food options, wouldn’t spend your money here the way it is now.

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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 2, 2017

Food was amazing! LOVED the vegetarian dish. Wine was great. However, the service was really lacking. Our server acted nearly like it was a chore to take our order.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 1, 2017

Wines are very nice. Chief definitely needs to work on the vegetarian menu. The broccoli steak was too much to digest.

Tags: Scenic View, Notable Wine List, Special Occasion, Local Ingredients, Good for Groups, Waterfront, Good for Birthdays
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 1, 2017

Good ambiance and fun wine tasting. Menu seems significantly overpriced for the experience and the menu items / wine quality.

Tags: Waterfront
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on October 29, 2017

Everything we tasted was delicious and the service was far above average. The setting is beautiful to boot.

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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on October 29, 2017

Great food and ambiance; excellent service; ability to taste different wines a real plus

Tags: Local Ingredients, Notable Wine List, Neighborhood Gem, Casual, Organic
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 29, 2017

I was very excited to eat here considering the rave reviews. I found the wine list to be extremely overpriced (cheapest bottle was over 100 bucks) and the food was mediocre at best. My chicken was bland - yet our waitress said it was a #1 seller. This is a great spot for a small bites and a glass of wine. I wouldn't recommend dinner.

Tags: Tapas, Vibrant Bar Scene
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on October 28, 2017

Absolutely awesome! Ana is going to become my new favorite restaurant in the DC. Everything we had a fantastic. The wine, the food, the service -- all top notch. Avoid the Wharf crowds and check out this gem!

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Good Vegetarian Options
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