Took my son’s to dinner so they could try Ethiopian cuisine.
Delicious! Great service!
The food and service were both very good. It was crowded, so it was a little on the noisy side. Still, very much worth it.
We love Ethiopian, heard great things about Ethiopic, and were anxious to try it. The food was good, and (other than at least a 15 minute wait before anyone came to our table after we were seated) our service was good as well. Nice variety of mild and spicy dishes on the menu. Ambiance is a bit lacking - it's a small place, with no real place for people to wait for their table, so patrons end up standing right up against some dining tables (including the table we were at). In addition to that, the restaurant is very very "lively", so our group of 5 had difficulty hearing across the table. So bottom line, although I wouldn't refuse to go back (because the food was good), I'd probably seek out another Ethiopian restaurant to try the next time, in search of better ambiance.
Open Table tip - I made our initial reservation on Open Table, but then later needed to decrease our party size. I tried to do on Open Table, which said there was no availability at any time. I called the restaurant directly and they happily reduced our party size and also honored my request to move the reservation from 7:30 to 7pm, which I really appreciated. Lesson learned - Open Table is awesome (!) but always worth calling a restaurant directly if what you want isn't showing as available on Open Table.
Went to Ethiopic for a pre-theatre meal. The fish was outstanding and the other vegetarian dishes very good and flavorful. Nice heat in some of the dishes. The restaurant is beautifully designed and lends itself to quiet conversation.
Reasonably priced, very tasty Ethiopian food. I was very happy with my meal.
As always, Ethiopic is delicious and special!
Great for a group! Especially for vegetarians.
Service was a bit slow and waitress was not attentive at all. First timers need a little guidance on how to order and eat the food and none was given. Food was good. Actually enjoyable for a very reasonable price but service was an issue and ultimately a detractor
Service was exceptionally low and inattentive. They are typically slow at this restaurant and we are ok with that but the inattentiveness was augmented this time where our server never came by to check on us while the neighboring table had a much better experience with their waitress.
It was a fun different dining experience. The wait staff were very helpful explaining the menu. I highly recommend Ethiopic.
Love this place!!! Love the food and the people! Cozy and yummy
Lovely, upscale Ethiopian restaurant. I'd recommend ordering the sampler platter, but be aware the sampler two is a lot of food! We particularly enjoyed the curried potatoes and the lentils.
Tastefull vegitarian dishes, but do not order the lamb meat. They serve chewy meat.
I have been frequenting Ethiopic since they opened on H Street. Well before reservations were even an option. The Asa Tibs is my favorite, followed by the Signature lamb tibs. Always well prepared and delicious.
Great dining experience for a group. We showed up late on a Friday night with 7 people, including 2 vegetarians, and they graciously seated us. Service was prompt and food was excellent! Always a good choice for diners with various food preferences.
I followed advice given and ordered the vegetarian sampler along with two lamb and one beef dishes. Previous reviews were not enthusiastic about the chicken dishes. The lamb and beef were excellent. Will go back.
Wonderful as always! Delicious food and great service!
Friendly staff. Great food. Good suggestions and knowledge of menu.
Always outstanding. Our must go to restaurant whenever we are in or near DC. Food and staff are excelent.
Great service good food.
DC has lots of Ethiopian restaurants; this proved to be one of the best. Savory, appropriately spicy, and authentic selection, with unlimited injera. My friend and I ordered the vegetarian sampler plus beef ribs and “chicken curry” as the waitress called it. The chicken was a little tough but otherwise all was succulent. Their servers were slightly overwhelmed by a 75 percent filled dining room on a Friday night, but their smiles made up for their scarcity. Well worth the trek to H Street NE.
Ethiopic is always delicious! The staff is kind and extremely accommodating.
Enjoyable family meal with very good food
Found the lamb tibs and minish abesh (ground beef) entrees very tasty. The star of the show, however, was the Azifa salad, which was almost as good as the Yemisir Azifa at Red Sea in Adams-Morgan years ago.
My companion still regrets that one no longer gets a couple-three vegetable side dishes with each entrée as one used to do at Ethiopian restaurants. Only a pile of tomato salad came with our two entrees.
The food was great and we will be back.
Overall Ethiopic is underwhelming. The welcome by the hostess was borderline rude. Then another person came to seat us at the worst table in the house, and we had reservations, and there were only 3 other parties in the place. Staff seemed a little unsure of themselves and no one was inviting. We switched tables to a seat by the window and two new staff members tended to us. Minutes later a couple was seated at that same bad table location and they asked to be moved as well. The food was just okay, portions were small compared to most Ethiopian restos. There are far better Ethiopian restaurants in DC. On a positive note, you can order Teff Injera. The decor is tattered with scuffed walls, chipping painting, and nicked funiture; the restaurant could use a refresh. I noticed prices are lower than when this spot first opened. Perhaps it was better in years past.
The service was second to none. One of the best Ethiopian restaurants in DC.
Hands down our favorite Ethiopian spot in the city. We live in Georgetown where there is whats been named as the best Ethiopian in the city and though its great we rather make the trek all the way to H street for this gem.
Pleasant atmosphere. Outside seating. Excellent service. Great injera. Non-meat dishes better than meat dishes. Food and wine a bit expensive.
The food was excellent and the atmosphere was relaxed and friendly
Food, ambiance were good but service was not good . Our 1st server did not even smile , was not friendly at all and that really puts you off !
There's a lot of options for Ethiopian food in DC, no need to go here when service is pretty awful.
I love Ethiopic. They aren't fast but it is so worth the wait. The staff is lovely. The combination selections are excellent options and get the fish! Best fish ever!
It was our first time with Ethiopian cuisine. The wait staff was very attentive and helpful in explaining how the bread is used. We had the sampler platter with fish and a lamb dish which was our favorite part. The meal was more than enough for 2. It was a bit of a challenge to eat the fish without getting bones in most bites, even eating with our fingers. We enjoyed Ethiopian wine and beer. The biggest challenge is that the place was NOISY. It was very busy and the voices carried throughout the dining room so it was difficult to have conversation. A review I read said it was not noisy so I was disappointed in that, for sure...
As always, the freshness and absence of greasiness sets Ethiopic's fare well above most of the competition. Washington, DC, has a lot of Ethiopian restaurants, but this is the best.
Great food and great service!
Food was great! The ambience was nice and intimate for a date as the restaurant was dimly lit and had fewer tables; however, it was super loud inside so we opted to sit outside. Service was average.
Everything was wonderful! The service was especially slow tonight but the food is so good, it didnt bother us much.
I have eating here many times and I plan to return.