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dLeña, Washington, DC
Award-winning

dLeña

4.7
4.7
1775 Reviews
$31 to $50
Latin American
  • Good for special occasions
  • Hot spot
  • Good for groups
Welcome to dLeña, a Wood-Fire Mexican Cocina & Mezcaleria by Chef Richard Sandoval.

dLeña is derived from the Spanish word “leña,” meaning firewood. The restaurant is centered around it’s wood-burning grill - a nod to the rustic open-fire cooking techniques of Mexico’s past.

The menu transports diners to Mexico through a multi-sensory experience in every bite of the signature smoked entrées, fresh ceviches, and unique sharing plates. The expansive bar features hand-crafted margaritas, Latin cocktails, cervezas and vino.

CHEF'S TABLE EXPERIENCE:
Book an exclusive dining experience at our chef’s table tucked behind the main bar facing into the open kitchen. Chef will prepare eight courses for 160.00 per guest, with an optional beverage pairing for 75.00 per guest. Please visit our Chef's Table OpenTable page to book:
https://www.opentable.com/r/dlena-chef-table-washington

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 74 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    Latin American, Contemporary Mexican, Cocktail Bar
  • Hours of operation
    Brunch Sat, Sun 10:00 am–3:00 pm Lunch Mon–Fri 11:00 am–3:00 pm Dinner Mon–Thu, Sun 5:00 pm–10:00 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–11:00 pm
  • Phone number
    (202) 560-5999
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Business Casual
  • Executive chef
    Chef Richard Sandoval
  • Private party facilities
    Please email events@dlenadc.com for more details
  • Award-winning
    1. MICHELIN Plate 2022
  • Neighborhood
    Mount Vernon Square
  • Cross street
    K Street & 5th Street
  • Parking details
    Street Parking
  • Public transit
    Gallery Place / Chinatown
  • Additional
    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Delivery, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 1,775 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.7
4.7 based on recent ratings
  • 4.7Food
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.7Ambience
  • 4.5Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • District of Columbia

    Hot spot

1,775 Reviews
  1. OpenTable Diner

    Dallas

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    It was a great time! Food was 7.5-8/10 Service was great. It was a little loud but too be expected on a Friday night. Would visit again.

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    Cincinnati

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had a wonderful time at dLeña! Our server (Bri) suggested delicious cocktails and was great!

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  3. OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    It was absolutely perfect. Thee best way to celebrate my birthday.

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  4. carolinnec

    Washington DC

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Went for a birthday dinner first time there . The service was excellent, food exceptional and great ambiance. We ordered Tomahawk steak for 2 with 2 sides, did not disappoint and very filling!! Crab guacamole was delicious as well. Only complaint was we were not able to enjoy downstairs bar area, closed early without notice (Monday night) and they would not let us in. Looked really nice. Gave us information on scheduled events. If you go you won’t be disappointed 😊
    dLeñaResponded 2 days ago
    Thank you for choosing to celebrate your birthday with us and for taking the time to share such a delighful review! We're thrilled to hear that you enjoyed our Tomahawk steak, crab guacamole, and the overall ambiance. Your kind words about our service are truly appreciated. We're glad that we could contribute to making your birthday so special and look forward to welcoming you back soon. Next time, we'd love for you to enjoy the bar area as well and we'll work on better communicating our hours and events moving forward!

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  5. OpenTable Diner

    West Palm Beach

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    My husband and I enjoyed our food and service at Dlena. The food was spectacular and the ambience was lovely.
    dLeñaResponded 2 days ago
    We are so fortunate to receive such a warm and fabulous review—we take great pride in giving you a fantastic experience and look forward to another memorable culinary adventure with you! Thank you very much for your 5 star recommendation!

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  6. OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our server Jesus was friendly and explained the menu very well! The Tomahawk steak was delicious as was the ribeye. We enjoyed our experience!
    dLeñaResponded 2 days ago
    Wow! We try our best to make sure that we're not only providing an exceptional experience, but also a memorable one. We're grateful Jesus was amazing and provided top notch service. We agree ~ our tomahawk steak is an exquisite dish!

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  7. OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    28 reviews

    5.0

    28 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We loved everything about dLeña! The food was very tasty. The service was on point. The atmosphere was pleasant they have a good selection of Mexican wine, the best we’ve seen so far in the area. The lounge in the basement, Roja, is beautiful and inviting. The cocktails were well made and tasty. We’re looking forward to going back and trying more food and drinks!

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  8. OpenTable Diner

    Pittsburgh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Ricardo was an amazing server and truly enhanced our whole experience for the night!
    dLeñaResponded 2 days ago
    Wow! We're so grateful to hear you enjoyed your time at dLeña. We try our best to make sure that we're not only providing an exceptional experience, but also a memorable one. We're grateful Ricardo was amazing and provided top notch service!

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  9. 757Kurt

    Washington DC

    18 reviews

    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on July 5, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Good lord was the food delicious! Rebecca did everything to make the experience a delight. The queso with cecena beef was amazing. The elote with mini corn was sooo good with the peanut sauce. Every thing was unique, delicious and beautifully presented. One minus- I ordered a drink with vodka instead of tequila and there was a surprise $5.00 upcharge. They should at least tell us before that shows up on the bill.
    dLeñaResponded 3 days ago
    Thank you so much for your kind words! It's such a pleasure to hear that you enjoyed your dining experience at dLeña. Rebecca will be delighted to know that her efforts made your visit so memorable. We're glad you loved the queso with cecena beef and the elote with mini corn and peanut sauce—our chefs will be pleased to hear your feedback on their unique and delicious creations. We apologize for the surprise $5.00 upcharge on your drink. We appreciate your feedback and will ensure our team informs guests about any price differences in the future to avoid such surprises. We hope it won't be long before your next visit!

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  10. OpenTable Diner

    Richmond

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 5, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    First time visiting the DC area and it did not disappoint. Dlena food, service and atmosphere was amazing. I will definitely be returning to try this place again.
    dLeñaResponded 3 days ago
    Welcome to the DC area! Thank you so much for joining us at dLeña, we are so glad you enjoyed everything. We hope to welcome you back in the future to enjoy more of our delectable dishes, excellent service and amazing ambiance. ¡Salud!

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FAQs

You can order delivery directly from dLeña using the Order Online button. dLeña also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (202) 560-5999.

dLeña is rated 4.7 stars by 1775 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 74 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Google Map for dLeña

476 K St NW, Washington, DC 20001-2531

Additional information

  • Award-winning
    1. MICHELIN Plate 2022
  • Cross street
    K Street & 5th Street
  • Neighborhood
    Mount Vernon Square
  • Hours of operation
    Brunch Sat, Sun 10:00 am–3:00 pm Lunch Mon–Fri 11:00 am–3:00 pm Dinner Mon–Thu, Sun 5:00 pm–10:00 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–11:00 pm
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    Latin American, Contemporary Mexican, Cocktail Bar
  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Dress code
    Business Casual
  • Parking details
    Street Parking
  • Public transit
    Gallery Place / Chinatown
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Mastercard, Visa
  • Executive chef
    Chef Richard Sandoval
  • Additional
    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Delivery, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Phone number
    (202) 560-5999
  • Private party facilities
    Please email events@dlenadc.com for more details
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