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Estuary at the Conrad DC, Washington, D.C., DC

Estuary at the Conrad DC

4.4
4.4
476 Reviews
$30 and under
Unspecified
Sourcing ingredients from the Chesapeake Bay region, Estuary offers a seasonal menu that highlights the bounty of the entire watershed, including not just seafood, but the plants and land animals that bolster the distinct flavors of Mid-Atlantic cuisine. Chef de Cusine Ria Montes and her team work in partnership with local farmers, fishers and ranchers who practice sustainable methods that ensure the integrity of the land and waterways. Incorporating these incredible ingredients with a melange of cultural influences that have come to define DC dining, Estuary presents a dynamic approach to our regional cuisine and invites you to indulge in a taste of the place we call home.

Enjoy a cozy experience at one of our intimate lounge tables featuring soft seating and illuminated by lamp light or take in gorgeous views of CityCenterDC with a more traditional experience at one of our dining room tables. We look forward to welcoming you.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 26 times today
Experiences are available.

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Elegant Dining

  • Cuisines

    Unspecified

  • Hours of operation

    Mon–Thu, Sun 11:30 am–10:00 pm Fri, Sat 12:00 pm–10:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (202) 844-5895

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Executive chef

    Ria Montes

  • Private party facilities

    Private dining at Estuary is a curated experience. With our unique spaces, including the intimate Private Dining Room, stunning Blue Willow Room, and the open kitchen Main Dining room, Estuary can host events from 15 to 100 people.For more information, please contact our events team:Email: Wasci.Hotel@Conradhotels.comPhone: 202-844-5900

  • Neighborhood

    Penn Quarter

  • Cross street

    10th Street at New York Avenue, NW

  • Parking details

    Valet Parking $14 for 1 - 3 hours

  • Public transit

    Metro: Gallery Pl-Chinatown; Metro Center; Mt. Vernon Sq-Convention Center

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Experiences

  • Valentine's day Special

    $125.00 per person

    Feb 14, 2023 only
    Celebrate the day of Romance and Love with a specially curated 3-course meal by our Chef Ria. -first course Roasted Bone Marrow Onion jam & grilled bread -second course Frisée Poached apples, cheese custard, candied walnut -OR- Potato Pave Golden jus, truffles, smoked parmesan -third course Butter Poached Monkfish Sauce meuniere, charred leeks, preserved lemon -OR Grilled Bavette Sauce charcuierre and charred brussels sprouts -Dessert Choice of House Made Dessert

What 476 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

4.4
4.4 based on recent ratings
  • 4.3Food
  • 4.5Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Washington, D.C. Area

    Unspecified

  • District of Columbia

    Great for scenic views

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  1. BB

    BetsyB

    Richmond

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Went for a late lunch be myself. Eugene was my server and he was amazing! He suggested a great wine to go with my food. Rafael also stopped by to ensure all was well. Between the two of them my experience was better then expected. Thank you to both of them and I can’t wait to return.
  2. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I had a wonderful experience. I usually treat myself to brunch after church to unwind and reflect on the days sermon. The food was delicious and overall the customer service was impeccable. They were very accommodating. I was not a hotel guest but they did not treat me any differently. I ordered way more than I should, but I’m 5 months pregnant. The food came out quickly and they allowed me to take my time to eat and let my food digest, although they were closing down for the day. Five stars across the board!
  3. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    One server spoke in a near whisper. The food met expectations and was well seasoned and interesting. The white wines we ordered were fairly insipid.
  4. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 25, 2023

    overall3food2service5ambience5
    The ambiance was nice and quiet. The food and wine choices were limited and we didn’t feel it was a good value for the money. The service was also great so the rating is more about the lack of selection.
  5. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 21, 2023

    overall3food4service3ambience3
    We went to this establishment for restaurant week. While I might have misread the online menu, there was a rigid menu that did not allow for any choices besides the dessert. In addition, everyone at the table had to order the same restaurant week menu. With the lack of options, everyone at the table would be eating the same items, removing the ability for us to try multiple dishes. The place was also inflexible. We asked our server if it was possible to order two items a la carte and then order a restaurant week item. If profit was their concern, we were paying triple by our suggestion. While the server was excellent and attempted to ask on our behalf, the establishment refused and would only offer a 6 dollar discount off the full price main course item ($26) being offered on the restaurant week menu. This option also didn’t include the salad or dessert from the restaurant week menu. Therefore, we’d be paying 20 dollars for one item off the restaurant week menu and get nothing else compared to the restaurant week course set that was $25 dollars. The restaurant week courses were also a reduced potion size. Therefore, the value was nonexistent. We settled on ordering 2 completely different main courses normally and skipping the restaurant week option. We did also order the restaurant week main course item separately since we were already there and hungry. The food was quite good. However, I would definitely not return and I would advise anyone who wanted to try it out for restaurant week to skip it. There is no value and it is such a small sample of what this place offers.
  6. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on January 20, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fantastic!
  7. g

    good2beout

    Washington DC

    28 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    28 reviews

    Dined on January 18, 2023

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    My husband and I were celebrating our anniversary and decided to take advantage of restaurant week and try this restaurant. Overall very nice experience, the food had very good flavor. We both ordered the Caesar salad and short ribs. For dessert my husband had the sorbet and I had the carrot cake. As I said everything was very tasty. My only concerns, my short rib had a large chunk of fat which made my portion smaller. I thought I would make up for the smaller portion with dessert, but the slice of cake was small. It was the first time I left a restaurant hungry and I am a small woman. My husband on the other hand was very happy and comfortable. I was also surprised it was not noted we were celebrating a special occasion which I put in the notes. Everyone we came in contact was very pleasant. Yes, I would try the restaurant again.
  8. N

    Nico

    Palm Springs

    4 reviews

    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on January 10, 2023

    overall3food3service3ambience4
    Confusing menu and confusing server. Otherwise good food but more like $$$$ than $$.
  9. L

    Lugo

    Mexico City

    80 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    80 reviews

    Dined on January 9, 2023

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Servicio atento Ambiente tranquilo y apacible. La avena bien preparada
  10. AW

    AllieW

    Baltimore

    7 reviews

    3.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on January 8, 2023

    overall3food3service3ambience5
    We came here for our usual date night, the service could have been better, our initial server lacks personality, just dry!. Rafael saved the day, very pleasant, and was helpful with taking our orders for appetizers after almost 25min. Also, brought me hot water for my tea that was served Luke warm. The manager was also present and checked on us a few times. We ordered the fish (flounder ) to share, was good and came a la carte. We ordered the smoked cabbage for the rice to share but that was a mistake. The plate had like 5 tablespoons of rice on it with a big huge cabbage for $29. You have this huge fish that was served with nothing but some veggie on top. The roasted oysters were the star of the night. Hush puppies were just okay. Also, the oysters had trout ROE and the grilled fish. I think am good on trout Roe for a while. We went to the bar and was charged $10 more for something I didn’t order. The bar tender said “I just clicked a button”. Well you clicking the wrong button was going to cost me $10 if I had not paid attention….. will I come back ? Maybe for the ambience and drinks but not for the food. It was okay.
  11. EB

    ElenaB

    Atlantic Canada

    26 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    26 reviews

    Dined on January 4, 2023

    overall4food3service5ambience4
    The service was great the food not so much. It’s wasn’t bad but it’s wasn’t great either. Both of our Salads was ovelsalted and fish overdone. We was on lunch here maybe dinner is better.
  12. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 1, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was a wonderful time. We are high maintenance people and picky eaters…and we were pleased with everything. From the cinnamon bun, to the avocado toast, to the crab Benedict and the omelette, everything was delicious. Service was outstanding, shoutout to the hostess, waiters, manager, and especially the chef. Thanks for making our day so special.
  13. J

    Judi

    Washington DC

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on December 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Richmond greeted me warmly and escorted us to my preferred table without my even asking. Our server could not have been nicer.
  14. R

    Radskis

    Richmond

    16 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on December 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    An amazing Christmas dinner with a great pre fix menu selection at a fair price!
  15. D

    Dreyf101

    Washington DC

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on December 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Dined at Estuary on Christmas Eve and enjoyed their 4-course (5 with dessert!) Feast of the Seven Fishes. Every course was delicious, from the roasted oysters with smoked marinated trout roe—which converted two roe skeptics—to the beautifully presented whole fish and creative playful dessert. Service was attentive and lovely without being smothering. The ambiance was cozy and elegant, but not so formal as to feel stuffy. We would gladly return to dine a la carte or enjoy a drink (the cocktails were fabulous too!) at the bar. Looking forward to it!
  16. R

    Readyourbill

    New York Area

    57 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    57 reviews

    Dined on December 24, 2022

    overall2food5service1ambience4
    Tried to add $320 in wine that I did not order to my bill. Thieves. Food was great. Sorry that the entire holiday meal was ruined by attempted petty larceny. No apologies even offered. Just corrected the bill like it was standard operating procedure to “fix ” overcharges.
  17. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    5 reviews

    3.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on December 22, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience4
    The complimentary bread for the table was awesome , hush puppies too much breading not enough filling . ribs and grits were good , didn’t particularly enjoy my pasta dish . The deserts weren’t the greatest. Didn’t like the pear desert , the other was fine . Looks like their menu changed because most of the beer food reviews they had online weren’t on the menu . Our waiter did good considering his tables were so far apart from each other . Quiet ambience
  18. D

    Debra

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 13, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience5
    Beautiful restaurant, great atmosphere, good food, slightly let down by slow service
  19. U

    Urbandweller

    Washington DC

    28 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    28 reviews

    Dined on December 4, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    First time to go back to Estuary after 2 1/2 years of pandemic absence. The new female chef has brought Asian flavors to the menu, a surprise discovery. My friend and I tried seven dishes ( four appetizers plus one dessert) The fish dip , the crispy pig ear lettuce wrap and the zucchini noodle Dan Dan mien style are standouts. The service was very attentive and professional. The place has the best view in DC, overlooking the glittering City Center Plaza with the towering Christmas Tree.
  20. RM

    RachelM

    Baltimore

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    My husband and I were staying at The Conrad and had a dinning credit to use from our credit card. We were celebrating our anniversary and this restaurant was amazing. Prior to our reservation we had drinks and hush puppies out on the heated patio, Winter Bay. Excellent service and such a great spot to hang out. My husband love the inn keeper cocktail. Back at Estuary we were seated along the windows near the kitchen. It did not seem loud, but my only complaint is that it was too bright. The tables all had little lights on them, which seemed like they would look great with the lights lowered. It almost seemed like someone forgot to lower the lights. For our appetizer we got the fish dip, which was great. It came with some crackers and a couple of slices of toasted bread. We each had a glass of wine and complimentary champagne because of our anniversary (thank you!) For dinner we ordered the bouillabaisse and the braised short ribs. No joke, my mouth dropped when I tasted both of these dishes. They were so delicious. Like mouth watering, almost cried with how amazing they were. The short rib melted off and it was paired with yummy grits. My husband said that the shrimp in his bouillabaisse tasted like lobster. The broth of the bouillabaisse was one of the most amazing things I have ever tasted. For dessert we split the chocolate crème brûlée and had a complimentary slice of cake that was decorated with a happy anniversary note. Both delicious! Amazing service and the most delicious food ever.
  21. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    2 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 13, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    We stayed at Conrad and enjoyed our Sunday brunch at Estuary. Staff was helpful offering avocado for a vegetarian breakfast sandwich.
  22. D

    Dinner

    Philadelphia

    98 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    98 reviews

    Dined on November 13, 2022

    overall3food3service5ambience4
    Expansive and chic open dining experience..beautiful views with elegant furniture but lacking the intimacy since it is next to a lively /loud bar.. Very interesting and eclectic menu which excited us but unfortunately the taste fell short. Starters: The best dishes: smoked oysters were plump and well balanced - pigs ears- very crispy, savory and combined well with the condiments Oyster toast..eye popping sour with the escabeche smothering any semblance of oysters..why 2 types of bread?.( inedible) Cassoulet- heavy on beans and tart enough to give goosebumps..this is nothing close to the French dish we adore ( perhaps the chef did not taste) Pasta with kare kare sauce…it was savory, robust and filling with a faint semblance to the original Filipino dish dessert: pana cota pear—pleasant and comforting taste but confusing and inharmonious elements Cocktails: well done Service: excellent Cost: reasonable Overall- disappointed but sated…there are better choices around town
  23. DW

    DylanW

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My family and I all had dinner, and it was amazing. Not a single thing to complain about, and all of the apps, entrees, and desserts were so good.
  24. IB

    IraBfromCSG

    Jacksonville

    127 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    127 reviews

    Dined on November 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent experience at Estuary. The food is creatively prepared, and delivered with wonderful service from a team of true professionals. Pricing is higher-end, but you can enjoy a multi-course meal still for less than $100/person all-in including appetizers, drinks, dessert, etc. The view is beautiful, with a 3rd-floor overlook of the surrounding area, especially beautiful at night with the trees lit up all around.
  25. MB

    MariaB

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 5, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Very quiet table for business lunch.
  26. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This place was amazing!! The food was FANTASTIC with a wide range of flavors and styles that made us excited to return and try more of the menu. The ambiance of the restaurant is perfect for a date night or fancier dinner and the sommelier gave us amazing recommendations. Can’t wait to head back!

    Estuary at the Conrad DCResponded on October 25, 2022Dear guest, We are extremely delighted to hear that you enjoyed your experience with us. Thank you for your review. We look forward to hosting you and your party again in the near future!

  27. DH

    DavidH

    Washington DC

    17 reviews

    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on October 20, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    The food was equal to the splendid dining room, with floor to ceiling windows offering a magical view at night. It wasn’t a fluke—the fluke was on the menu!
  28. DK

    DKDC

    Washington DC

    28 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    28 reviews

    Dined on October 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Stunning decor and very upscale ambiance. We were given a table by the window with a panoramic view for our anniversary dinner. The service was attentive without being intrusive, and the food quality was superb.

    Estuary at the Conrad DCResponded on October 25, 2022Dear guest, Thank you for joining us here at the Estuary on your special day! We truly appreciate your review. We look forward to hosting you and your party again in the near future!

  29. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Atlanta

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food and drinks always terrific. Service is impeccable, ambience is perfect. Favorite place in DC. Staff is over the top friendly and super attentive. We had Chef Rita that night. Kiva always takes great care of us sitting at our favorite spot.
  30. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Atlanta

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Outstanding from start till the end. Food, drinks, dessert, service, ambience are top notch. Food served without a long wait. Got complimentary champagne and dessert for celebrating a special occasion. Our favorite restaurant in DC.
  31. T

    Timo52

    Orlando

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on October 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Lunch & Dinner Both excellent on Oct 8 Saturday
  32. b

    brianl

    Philadelphia

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 26, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    My halibut was awesome. The brunch was really good. I had the salmon bagel one day and yogurt parfait another day. The staff was very professional and friendly.
  33. m

    mikeyclimb

    New York Area

    164 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    164 reviews

    Dined on September 21, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    Elegant romantic setting. Wonderful bar. Halibut perfectly done.
  34. J

    Judi

    Washington DC

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on September 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Lovely evening, warmly welcomed, excellent service and, so rare, easy to have a conversation!
  35. A

    Alice66

    Philadelphia

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on September 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My husband and I had the most enjoyable dinner celebrating our Anniversary. The food was amazing from the appetizers to dessert. Each dish was perfectly prepared and beautifully presented. The staff was so attentive while allowing us time to savor the meal and enjoy our Anniversary celebration. The next time we are in DC we will be eating at Estuary.
  36. NH

    NickH

    Kent

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 14, 2022

    overall1food3service3ambience3
    Staying at hotel and booked in advance. Not told restaurant was booked for convention party. Had to eat in bar area which was ok, but very limited choice of food as most of dishes were off the menu to help the kitchen serve the large party. Would not have eaten here if we were aware of this situation. Food ok but not great.
  37. BM

    BrooklynMichele

    New York Area

    12 reviews

    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on September 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I’ve eaten there twice, and both times the food was very good, although the second time I was there, the kitchen was out of the appetizer I really wanted, so I had to make an alternate choice that I enjoyed, but didn’t love. The service is always very solicitous, and the servers are more than attentive. It can be a little loud depending on the crowd, so keep that in mind.
  38. PM

    PietroMc

    Washington DC

    121 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    121 reviews

    Dined on September 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fantastic food served elegantly and with outstanding professionalism. Could not have been a better experience.
  39. W

    Warwillow

    Baltimore

    31 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    31 reviews

    Dined on September 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful food and service, they even offered to move us to a quieter area when there was a toddler roaming but we were fine and loved every minute of the meal.
  40. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Dallas

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great ambience. Food was amazing!

FAQs

Estuary at the Conrad DC is rated 4.4 stars by 476 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 26 times today
Experiences are available.
Google Map for Estuary at the Conrad DC

950 New York Ave NW, Third Floor Of The Conrad Hotel, Washington, D.C., DC 20001

Additional information

  • Cross street

    10th Street at New York Avenue, NW

  • Neighborhood

    Penn Quarter

  • Hours of operation

    Mon–Thu, Sun 11:30 am–10:00 pm Fri, Sat 12:00 pm–10:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Unspecified

  • Dining style

    Elegant Dining

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Parking details

    Valet Parking $14 for 1 - 3 hours

  • Public transit

    Metro: Gallery Pl-Chinatown; Metro Center; Mt. Vernon Sq-Convention Center

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Ria Montes

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (202) 844-5895

  • Private party facilities

    Private dining at Estuary is a curated experience. With our unique spaces, including the intimate Private Dining Room, stunning Blue Willow Room, and the open kitchen Main Dining room, Estuary can host events from 15 to 100 people.For more information, please contact our events team:Email: Wasci.Hotel@Conradhotels.comPhone: 202-844-5900

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