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

Estuary at the Conrad DC

4.5
4.5
444 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 17 times today

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

What 444 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

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

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • District of Columbia

    Special Occasion

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  1. b

    brianl

    Philadelphia

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    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.
  2. m

    mikeyclimb

    New York Area

    162 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    162 reviews

    Dined on September 21, 2022

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

    Judi

    Washington DC

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 21, 2022

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

    Den50

    Philadelphia

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 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.
  5. 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.
  6. PM

    PietroMc

    Washington DC

    111 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    111 reviews

    Dined on September 4, 2022

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

    Warwillow

    Baltimore

    26 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    26 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.
  8. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Dallas

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great ambience. Food was amazing!
  9. P

    Phil

    New England

    11 reviews

    4.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on August 29, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Overall a very pleasant dining experience, with very attentive and friendly staff. The menu was not expansive, and the food was good, but not spectacular.
  10. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    7 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on August 24, 2022

    overall4food3service4ambience4
    The view is very nice, the waiter was attentive, the only issue we had is my husband dish, the steak had too much fat in it. My salmon dish was great!
  11. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Anniversary
  12. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 6, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    My wife’s 50th Birthday
  13. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on July 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing experience at Estuary! The manager took care of me and my guest and we will return again.
  14. RS

    ReneeS

    Washington DC

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 24, 2022

    overall3food4service2ambience3
    I have frequented Estuary for quite some time due to the great food and service. I had a dear friend in town that I took to Estuary and unfortunately the service was not up to par. Our server appeared to be in a hurry to close us out and made us feel quite uncomfortable when were finishing up our meal. To my dismay he asked us pay before we were done eating. We also got the sense that he simply wanted to get off "duty" and move on to other things. So I must say that this was a disappointing experience to say the least particularly since we had been consistent diners at Estuary for brunch.
  15. KS

    KimberlyS

    Los Angeles

    11 reviews

    4.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on July 16, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience2
    There’s a lot to love about Estuary. The presentation, the quality of the food, the uniqueness of the dishes. I was in Washington DC for several days and it was by far the best meal I had while I was there. Unfortunately, I sometimes feel that open table reservations are given inferior seating in the restaurant. There’s a main restaurant at Estuary, a large bar, and then several tables off to the side between the elevators and the bar. We were placed at one of these side tables under the guise of being given a window seat but even the hostess asked twice if the table was OK or if we wanted to go somewhere else. Had I realized that the bar area was going to fill up and be so noisy with more casual patrons I would have insisted that we get placed in the restaurant. It significantly took away from the elegance of the experience and meal. Also, being out of the way, once the restaurant got busy, our waiter was hard to find.
  16. t

    tasjtime

    Washington DC

    20 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on July 9, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Dining at estuary is a fantastic experience. The menu is exceptional, the staff respectful and available, and the setting is very cool. We love estuary and look forward to our next visit.
  17. AC

    AndrewC

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 8, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Estuary is one of our favorite restaurants. We like to go for special occasions and this was for my wife's birthday and Estuary didn't disappoint. We did have some food temperature issues and weren't the biggest fan of the steak. However, our service was impeccable and any issues we had were quickly remedied. We had roasted oysters, softshell crab, the pork loin and all 3 desserts. Everything was amazing and I would highly recommend.
  18. JW

    JesseW

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My wife and I visited Estuary to celebrate our anniversary. We had cocktails, starters, mains, deserts… everything was delicious and our server provided spot-on advice whenever we had a question. The staff looked after us all evening and made it a truly special experience!
  19. JG

    JamesG

    Washington DC

    18 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on July 2, 2022

    overall2food3service4ambience1
    I’ve been three other times, however, this was the last. Even though they took a reservation on OpenTable, the “restaurant “ was closed. They seated us in the lobby. It was very odd. The food was ok but very expensive. My lamb was like warm. The entire hotel has gone downhill, it’s just young girls taking insta shots. There are many other places to go besides this place.
  20. H

    Hazem

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    One of the best fine dining in town, i am amazed 😍
  21. TR

    TedR

    Washington DC

    11 reviews

    3.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on June 18, 2022

    overall3food4service3ambience2
    We asked for a table (for 2) by the window in the main dining room, but realized after we were seated that the air conditioning was blowing directly on us from the floor. We were moved to a table in the bar area that was not very comfortable because the bench seat was way too low to reach the table top for a short person (me), so my husband kindly switched, giving me a chair that was higher. An insect was flying around annoying us during the meal. Annoyances like this should not be happening at a swanky, expensive venue like Estuary.
  22. AC

    AjCH

    Hawaii

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on June 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was amazing. Service was superb. Prolly one of the best restaurants in US. Five Star for me!
  23. t

    tasjtime

    Washington DC

    21 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on June 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our dining experience was exceptional in every way. Will recommend to everyone. The menu, service and ambiance was outstanding.
  24. SL

    SushiLover

    Washington DC

    21 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on June 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food and service with a beautiful view.
  25. A

    Ashley

    Detroit

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 5, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    My friends and I really enjoyed the outdoor dining experience. It felt like we were in a secret garden. The service was phenomenal. The breakfast was solid. We'd definitely visit again -- it kicked off a great Sunday afternoon.
  26. E

    Emily

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent service, excellent cuisine! Will definitely recommend. Dessert list could expand a bit, but had a lovely experience.
  27. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Will was an amazing server, friendly and knowledgeable. The food was exquisite and the portions were generous.
  28. MS

    MarquettS

    Washington DC

    36 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    36 reviews

    Dined on May 20, 2022

    overall3food4service3ambience3
    Great meeting at the hostess stand… She was engaged and attentive. Waiter started off strong with his greeting, but fell short after the main course was served — as a result we skipped a second round of drinks and dessert — we went across the street to Del Frisco instead.
  29. DC

    DCthirtysomething

    Washington DC

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 16, 2022

    overall2food3service2ambience4
    Was there for a business lunch, party of 2. The restaurant did not appear overly busy, but service was very slow starting with at the hostess stand, then once seated over 10 minutes after reservation time, it was close to 20 minutes before we first were greated by the server. Once we ordered, food timing was totally fine. Portions are not large but not small. Was good, but would say it was slightly overpriced for what you are getting. Overall, would not recommend to a friend.
  30. JJ

    JideJ

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 7, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Estuary is THEEE best restaurant I've ever been to. I dont think I need to say anymore.
  31. AH

    AlH1

    Washington DC

    9 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on April 23, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Very nice meal. Portions a bit small and time between courses a bit slow. Very attentive service and food was quite good.
  32. LB

    LoriB

    Toronto

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on April 21, 2022

    overall3food3service5ambience4
    Food did not measure up to the price nor ambience. The pairings were odd and not that great. Service was exceptional.
  33. DC

    DCDiner

    New England

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 10, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Entrees were overall good, but uneven, unnecessarily elaborate for what they were.
  34. GK

    GraceK

    Washington DC

    1 review

    vip
    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 7, 2022

    overall2food2service1ambience4
    I wanted to love it but they could really do so much better. The food is not executed well - we had to return the smoked fish dip because it was so salty that it was inedible. The butcher's cut steak (flank) was bland and very chewy. Prices were high and portions were very small. So bummed to be writing this bad review - but not good!
  35. LF

    LeighF

    Richmond

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on April 6, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    The hostess seat us in a fantastic spot near the fireplace and window. The waiter seemed very busy, but did a great job for the situation.
  36. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    15 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on April 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent meal, particularly enjoyed the ceviche and pans cotta dishes.
  37. KG

    KhariG

    Washington DC

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Honestly, I've never tasted a piece of chicken that simple-looking and so succulent. Wow... we're definitely coming back.
  38. AC

    AlbertC

    Los Angeles

    16 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on March 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great experience and highly recommended!
  39. SC

    SherrylC

    Washington DC

    1 review

    vip
    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 27, 2022

    overall3food4service3ambience4
    The food was excellent and the waiters and management outstanding. However, the kitchen's timing was disastrous. Portions were very small.
  40. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Had a great dinner

FAQs

Estuary at the Conrad DC is rated 4.5 stars by 444 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 17 times today
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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