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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.
Washington, DC 20003
Hours of Operation:
Mon to Thurs 5pm - 10pm
Fri 5pm - 10:30pm
Sat 11am - 10:30pm
Sun 11am - 9pm
Mon to Thurs 5pm - 10:30pm
Fri 5pm - 10:30pm
Sat 11am - 10:30pm
Sun 11am - 9pm
4th Street SE
$30 and under
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
The Yards Lot Q; Limited street parking
Ana at District Winery Ratings and Reviews
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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