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dLeña, Washington, DC
Award-winning

dLeña

4.7
4.7
1675 Reviews
$31 to $50
Latin American
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 97 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
  • Owned/operated by
    Latinx or Hispanic
  • 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 1,675 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
  • 4.8Ambience
  • 4.5Value

NoiseModerate

1,675 Reviews
  1. OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was 10/10 everything was delicious and flavorful. the drinks were amazing. Troy is our favoriteeeee ever❤️love everything about him. great service, he always checked on us, handled everything well thank you so much for another great experience dlena, the chefs, bartenders & troy. will definitely be coming back again!
    dLeñaResponded 1 day ago
    We're absolutely delighted to hear that you had a fabulous dining experience with us! Our chefs are passionate about delivering delicious and flavorful dishes, and we're thrilled that we hit the mark for you. Kudos to our amazing bartenders who crafted those drinks you loved! But most of all, we're so pleased with pride knowing that Troy provided you with the exceptional service that we strive for. His dedication to guest satisfaction is truly commendable and we'll ensure your kind words reach him. Looking forward to another unforgettable visit!

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  2. OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    It was absolutely delicious, and our server was phenomenal. This was our 2nd time here and we cannot wait until we come again. Please be on the lookout for my wife and I!
    dLeñaResponded 1 day ago
    Your praise for the wonderful food and phenomenal service is truly appreciated, and will certainly be shared with our team – they love knowing when their hard work has made a guest's day. We're already looking forward to your next visit, and please do say hello—we'll be keeping an eye out for you and your wife!

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  3. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Everything was perfect! Atmosphere was intimate and aesthetic, food and drinks were delicious, Jeff was our server and he was wonderful! We went for a birthday dinner and it was perfect!

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  4. BlancaG

    Chicago

    5 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Food was really good but took a really long time to come out.

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  5. OpenTable Diner

    Baltimore

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food and service was great. Loved the chicken & waffles and street corn
    dLeñaResponded 1 day ago
    Yes! We're absolutely thrilled to hear that you loved our chicken & waffles and street corn – they're definitely some of our favorites too. We take great pride in our exquisite food and exceptional service, and we’re glad it’s making a difference. Your satisfaction is our priority and it’s a pleasure we were able to impress you with such an outstanding visit!

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  6. MelbaC

    Washington DC

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had a wonderful brunch date at dLeña. The ambiance was festive, our server was fantastic and the food was delicious and kept coming. While I noted the noise level was moderate, I didn't feel bothered one bit. It seemed that everyone was having a nice time.

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  7. Kevin

    Washington DC

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Some of the best food i've had this year so far. Definitely will be back!

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  8. RochelleE

    Richmond

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our waiter Troy was just an absolute delight. He had such a great attitude and personality. He truly made our night great with laughter. We both ordered the branzino, it was so delicious and I also appreciate careful Troy was when it came to my shellfish allergy and made sure my meal did not have anything containing that.

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  9. OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The brunch food was sooooo amazing! I wish I had a second stomach because we would’ve reordered more.

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  10. OpenTable Diner

    Atlanta Metro

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 3
    Took 30 mins to get greeted. Received our crudo 5 seconds before our entrees and were aggressively asked to cut into our steak to ensure it came out at the right temperature. Which it didn’t, it came out over cooked. Two managers approached the table and I let them know the issues at hand but they weren’t any help at all. After realizing they forgot our carrot side dish that should’ve came with our steak, they took it off our bill and the crudo as well. But nothing else. They didn’t even offer to fix a new steak or any apology at all.. definitely would not recommend at all.
    dLeñaResponded 1 day ago
    We sincerely apologize for the delays and the sequence in which your courses arrived – these missteps are not reflective of the high standards we aim to uphold. We train our team to be attentive and efficient, and we deeply regret that the level of service you received was anything but exceptional. Regarding the quality of your meal, particularly the doneness of your steak, we understand how important it is for a meal to be prepared to your specifications. We appreciate you bringing these issues to our attention, and we apologize that our response at the time did not meet the compassionate and remedial action you deserved. Please know that we take your feedback to heart. We are reviewing our service and kitchen protocols with our staff to ensure we correct these shortcomings and prevent future occurrences. It is our hope that we can make it up to you on another visit with us as we work to make improvements.

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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 1675 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 97 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
  • Owned/operated by
    Latinx or Hispanic
  • 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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