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Gravitas

4.6
4.6
92 Reviews
$50 and over
American

**PROOF OF VACCINATION IS REQUIRED TO DINE INDOORS. OPERATIONS WILL CONTINUE AS NORMAL FOR OPEN AIR DINING**

Housed in a former tomato packing warehouse in the historic Ivy City neighborhood of DC, Gravitas is a tasting menu destination from chef-owner Matt Baker. The menu, which changes with the seasons, draws inspiration from local produce and products, while the industrial-modern space (read: original brick and steel beams) boasts antique, floor-to-ceiling windows, which provides for an airy and whimsical dining experience.

Guests can enjoy a 5-course Chef's Tasting menu at an indoor or outdoor table.

Enjoy our rooftop, the Conservatory at Ivy City, as an experience by itself or as a stop before or after your dining experience. Conservatory reservations are available to book through the Resy app.

A gratuity of 22% will be added to all parties of 6 or larger.

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Booked 4 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Fine Dining

  • Cuisines

    American

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner Tue–Thu, Sun 5:00 pm–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–9:30 pm

  • Phone number

    (202) 763-7942

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Executive chef

    Matt Baker

  • Catering

    For all of your event and catering needs, please reach out to events@gravitasdc.com. Our team would be thrilled to discuss the specifics and work towards providing a fully customized and curated experience for you and your guests.

  • Private party facilities

    Make your next party one for the ages. Chef Matt Baker and his team will work with you to pull off any occasion, from casual gathering to elegant reception, with style. Whether you are planning a tasting menu experience or cocktail reception at Gravitas or our rooftop conservatory, or a custom banquet in your office or home, we would be thrilled to assist you in hosting your next unique event. More details: http://www.gravitasdc.com/events-2 For all of your event and catering needs, please reach out to events@gravitasdc.com. Our team would be thrilled to discuss the specifics and work towards providing a fully customized and curated experience for you and your guests.

  • Private party contact

    our Private Event Coordinator: (202) 763-7942

  • Neighborhood

    Capitol Hill

  • Cross street

    Fenwick St NE

  • Parking details

    Valet parking is temporarily suspended. There is a paid parking garage one block away above Mom’s Organic Market (1501 New York Ave NE 20002).

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Delivery, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Menu

Chef's Tasting Menu - $150 per person

1st Course

Choice of:

  • Winter Vegetable Salad

    Baby Radish and Carrot, White Wine Vinaigrette, Goat Cheese Espuma

    • Yellowfin Tuna Sashimi

      Soy Vinaigrette, Shaved Jalapeño, Black Vinegar Aioli, Crispy Shallot

      2nd Course

      Choice of:

      • Chestnut and Foie Gras Velouté

        Date Cake, Foie Gras Terrine, Pear-Vanilla Marmalade, White Truffle Air

        • Gently Poached Oysters

          Champagne, Oyster Jus, Mignonette Veil, Caviar

          3rd Course

          Choice of:

          • Hand Rolled Spaghetti

            Jumbo Lump Crab, Meyer Lemon, Brown Butter

            • Carrot and Ginger Tortellini

              Charred Scallion Dressing, Pickled Carrot, Miso Demi Glace

              • Lobster "Thermador"

                Buttered Swiss Chard, Creole Spices, Gruyere, Lobster Gastrique; $25 Supplement

                4th Course

                Choice of:

                • Roasted Duck Breast

                  Fig Gel, Wilted Swiss Chard, Poached Figs, Duck Glace; Add Seared Foie Gras $36 Supplement

                  • Poached Halibut

                    Vanilla-Almond Puree, Glazed Scallion, Smoked Butter Beurre Blanc, Charred Salsify

                    • Rosemary Lamb Loin

                      Carrot Butter, Watercress Pesto, Glazed Turnips, Spiced Lamb Jus

                      • A5 Wagyu Beef Ribeye

                        Oxtail Ragout, Butternut Squash, Black Truffle Jus; $90 Supplement

                        5th Course

                        Choice of:

                        • Chocolate Torte

                          Raspberry Coulis, Candied Cocoa Nib, Raspberry Champagne Sorbet

                          • Tropical Escape

                            Yuzu Cremeux, Pineapple Ganache, Calamansi Ice Cream

                            • Chef's Selection of Cheese

                              Served with Seasonal Preserves and Crostini; $18 Supplement

                              Last updated: February 27, 2022

                              What 92 people are saying

                              Overall ratings and reviews

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

                              4.6
                              4.6 based on recent ratings
                              • 4.6Food
                              • 4.7Service
                              • 4.7Ambience
                              • 4.3Value

                              NoiseModerate

                              Loved For

                              • Washington, D.C. Area

                                Fit for Foodies

                              • Washington, D.C. Area

                                Notable Wine List

                              • District of Columbia

                                Fit for Foodies

                              • District of Columbia

                                Notable Wine List

                              • District of Columbia

                                Special Occasion

                              • District of Columbia

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                              1. A

                                Alan

                                New York Area

                                1 review

                                3.0

                                1 review

                                Dined on May 14, 2022

                                overall3food4service3ambience3

                                I never understand why maitre d’ always seat my party at the worse table even thought other more desirable ones are available. Gravitas maitre d’ put us right at the door and next to the water station. I had to ask for a better table, which there was. Why? Is this happening to anyone else? It has become to tiring that I don’t want to go out to eat anymore. The meal was good, but not sure if it’s worth the $500 and the hassle.

                              2. OT

                                OpenTable Diner

                                Washington DC

                                5 reviews

                                5.0

                                5 reviews

                                Dined on May 11, 2022

                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                I think this is the best restaurant in DC. Exceptional food, helpful, friendly and knowledgeable staff.

                              3. NV

                                NoVaSpartan

                                Washington DC

                                2 reviews

                                vip
                                5.0

                                2 reviews

                                Dined on May 8, 2022

                                overall5food5service4ambience4

                                Pew-fix menu was limiting and very expensive

                              4. l

                                laurenlalo

                                Washington DC

                                10 reviews

                                5.0

                                10 reviews

                                Dined on May 6, 2022

                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                A MUST if you can do it! Highly recommend the sommelier tastings with each course on the Chef's menu. Not only is this restaurant aesthetically attractive with incredible food and drinks, you can get an education if you listen closely. Enjoy!

                              5. EB

                                ElsaB

                                Caribbean

                                1 review

                                2.0

                                1 review

                                Dined on May 6, 2022

                                overall2food3service4ambience2

                                Modern ambiance but cold. Too cold to sit for hours. There was only a 5-course menu for 150 dollar, which was quite pricey. The food was good though, apart from the hair in our daughters potato gratin. Wines were less than average. We were very disappointed. The merlot was sour, the sauvignon too sweet (maybe because it was served lukewarm in stead of cold), the second red was just okay and the Chablis was watery. All in all disappointing, especially for the price we paid.

                              6. BA

                                BobA

                                New England

                                8 reviews

                                vip
                                5.0

                                8 reviews

                                Dined on May 5, 2022

                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                Amazing space, incredible food, well rounded wine list, & tremendous service! Gravitas crushed it! Best dinner experience we've had in a long time! Highly recommend!

                              7. OT

                                OpenTable Diner

                                1 review

                                5.0

                                1 review

                                Dined on April 30, 2022

                                overall5food5service5ambience4

                                Anniversary! Staff and service was top notch; friendly, courteous, knowledgeable. Food was amazing!

                              8. BB

                                BrianB

                                Richmond

                                2 reviews

                                5.0

                                2 reviews

                                Dined on April 30, 2022

                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                The overall experience was very enjoyable. From the wine selection Turpino 2015 to the Chef choice menu. All was good. Also I have to mention the attentiveness of the staff and management to ensure everything was to our liking. I would recommend Gravitas any day of the week. Bon Appetit.

                              9. BE

                                BESTsushiInDC

                                Washington DC

                                10 reviews

                                vip
                                5.0

                                10 reviews

                                Dined on April 23, 2022

                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                Another excellent experience of food and wine at Gravitas!!

                              10. OT

                                OpenTable Diner

                                New York Area

                                1 review

                                5.0

                                1 review

                                Dined on April 23, 2022

                                overall5food4service4ambience4

                                Certain dishes were great. Quite disappointed with the mains and pasta courses. Most importantly quality did not justify the price. Good not great for the food. Great service and delicious cocktails.

                              11. BG

                                BrianG

                                Ottawa

                                1 review

                                5.0

                                1 review

                                Dined on April 22, 2022

                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                Knowledgeable staff, fantastic presentation, Instagram worthy. What more needs to be said? The food tasted incredible, even better than it looked. The wine pairings were outstanding, adding to the enjoyment of the amazing food.

                              12. RD

                                RichardD

                                Washington DC

                                8 reviews

                                vip
                                5.0

                                8 reviews

                                Dined on April 9, 2022

                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                Amazing food with great attention to detail. Great service and atmosphere. Can’t wait to go again

                              13. EB

                                EvaB

                                Washington DC

                                1 review

                                5.0

                                1 review

                                Dined on April 7, 2022

                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                We were celebrating a special night and were not disappointed. The experience was amazing.

                              14. OT

                                OpenTable Diner

                                San Antonio

                                1 review

                                5.0

                                1 review

                                Dined on April 1, 2022

                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                My wife and I were on DC for conference and needed a quick get away Gracitas was amazing more than expected We did 5 course wine pairing and was excellent well pair and done portion adequate and the wines exquisite Our server Patricio was personable and super friendly and patient their sommelier knowledgeable and expertly presented his wines A MUST!!!

                              15. DM

                                DreM

                                San Francisco

                                1 review

                                3.0

                                1 review

                                Dined on March 26, 2022

                                overall3food3service5ambience5

                                Entrees were amazing, duck and sweet potato tortellini out of this world. What an amazing dish the both of them. However,,,,,,, the amuse bouche salad had zero seasoning as did the oyster dish which was served luke warm with again no seasoning almost like they had been rinsed off and then dipped in a truffle mouse, with again no salt. We are usually not the ones to write reviews but its was a Michelin star night and when I spend $800, well its time to be a bit foodie.

                              16. OT

                                OpenTable Diner

                                Washington DC

                                3 reviews

                                vip
                                3.0

                                3 reviews

                                Dined on March 25, 2022

                                overall3food5service2ambience3

                                The food is just beautiful. Complex and interesting. Clean and straight forward. We shared so many good things and everything was very good to excellent. The trouble is that the service was off. Our main server was MIA much of the time. He was overly interested in a table purchasing multiple bottles of wine. He spent at least 15 minutes explaining different wines to them, while my glass sat empty and when he was done, he had to run to the 5 top that he had ignored since they had been sat. For what it costs to eat at this restaurant, it would be nice to have the matching service. Frankly, I’m not surprised that there’s one Michelin star. Food stellar. Service meh.

                              17. J

                                Jason

                                Washington DC

                                2 reviews

                                5.0

                                2 reviews

                                Dined on March 19, 2022

                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                The food was as beautiful as it was delicious. The service was just as good. I would highly recommend this place to anyone. We will definitely be back!

                              18. OT

                                OpenTable Diner

                                Washington DC

                                2 reviews

                                5.0

                                2 reviews

                                Dined on March 18, 2022

                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                We had a wonderful time. Service was excellent and all the food was amazing.

                              19. SM

                                SpudsMagee

                                Denver

                                11 reviews

                                vip
                                5.0

                                11 reviews

                                Dined on March 12, 2022

                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                Everything was fantastic and baby Arlo had a great time. Sorry for the confusion with the high chair.

                              20. SF

                                ShannonF

                                Washington DC

                                2 reviews

                                5.0

                                2 reviews

                                Dined on March 12, 2022

                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                Beautiful experience. Was a wonderful place to celebrate my birthday!

                              21. OT

                                OpenTable Diner

                                Washington DC

                                1 review

                                vip
                                5.0

                                1 review

                                Dined on March 5, 2022

                                overall5food5service4ambience5

                                We didn’t know what to expect, but it turned out to be an amazing night.

                              22. A

                                Arlingtonfoodie

                                Washington DC

                                7 reviews

                                vip
                                5.0

                                7 reviews

                                Dined on February 27, 2022

                                overall5food5service5ambience4

                                One of the best meals I have ever had with service to match! Came here for my birthday, staff could not have done more to ensure I had a fabulous experience and was 100% satisfied every step of the way. Server was Mike, sommelier was Angelo, but we were also spoiled by 5-7 other workers. I felt like a queen, honestly, so exceeded my expectations and the staff was clearly focused on the customer experience which is increasingly rare, sadly. Rather than rest on the laurels of the michelin star, everyone there was laser focused on the client experience. There are plenty of restaurants that can serve a great meal in the DMV, no doubt, but if you are looking for not just great food but a great experience, I highly recommend Gravitas and so look forward to returning. The restaurant is a bit hidden but when I called and said I could not find it, Mike waited outside to ensure we found our way, Staff took our coats, brought a chair to make it easier to place our bags, thoughtfully moved my friend's cane, and just could not have done more to ensure a superb experience.

                              23. OT

                                OpenTable Diner

                                Washington DC

                                1 review

                                5.0

                                1 review

                                Dined on February 26, 2022

                                overall5food5service5ambience4

                                Amazing meal! The tasting menu with wine pairings was a wonderful culinary experience! Each item was beautifully constructed and presented. We savored every bite. Definitely worthy of its Micheline star. Just be aware that it is priced as such. We look forward to coming back in warmer weather and trying the rooftop bar.

                              24. OT

                                OpenTable Diner

                                Washington DC

                                1 review

                                3.0

                                1 review

                                Dined on February 26, 2022

                                overall3food2service3ambience3

                                Overall overrated. Food and drinks were mediocre for the cost. The menu surprisingly was the same as past reviews. We were underwhelmed by their ‘famous’ tuna sashimi (first course option), which we’ve had better examples at DC sushi bars. We were similarly underwhelmed by the supplemental options, which put this meal at well over $200 each (so we were expecting something unique). Seriously surprised they maintain a Michelin Star, especially with other, better 1 Star restaurants in DC. Ambiance seemed okay in places but we were sat right by the wait-stand and door, despite advance reservation and half of the tables open. So it was a bit uncomfortable with waitstaff hovering at our our table and people passing through.

                              25. OT

                                OpenTable Diner

                                Washington DC

                                1 review

                                5.0

                                1 review

                                Dined on February 25, 2022

                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                An incredible dining experience. The service was spectacular and the food was delicious. We got the Chef Tasting Menu and the reserve wine pairing. We were very full three courses in and partially lit by the end of the meal. I definitely suggest coming to the restaurant very hungry. Looking forward to our next visit!

                              26. D

                                Deanna

                                Washington DC

                                16 reviews

                                vip
                                5.0

                                16 reviews

                                Dined on February 21, 2022

                                overall5food4service3ambience5

                                Mother daughter dinner

                              27. CD

                                CzinDC

                                Washington DC

                                7 reviews

                                vip
                                5.0

                                7 reviews

                                Dined on February 19, 2022

                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                What a stunning experience! We celebrated our 11-year anniversary last night and we loved every minute. The menu is inventive and balanced - while pricey, it was special enough to feel worth it. The service was the show-stopper of the evening - Patricio was excellent. I would highly recommend.

                              28. OT

                                OpenTable Diner

                                New York Area

                                8 reviews

                                5.0

                                8 reviews

                                Dined on February 18, 2022

                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                Dinner was wonderful and a great experience. Our server was very diligent about my allergies and even checked if the kitchen could prepare a different dessert for me! It was so sweet and very very appreciated. Everyone we interacted with were kind and helpful. I can't wait to go back!

                              29. J

                                Jeannoel

                                New York Area

                                53 reviews

                                vip
                                5.0

                                53 reviews

                                Dined on February 10, 2022

                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                Dinner at Gravitas with my partner was a flawless and most enjoyable experience. Food is amazing and well worth the One star Michelin. In fact I would think a second start should come soon. Service is prefessional, friendly, attentive and very efficient. After a bad exerience at another one Michelin star in New York last week, Gravitas was really refreshing and awesome. I will go back and strongly recommend without any reservation.

                              30. JH

                                JennaH

                                Washington DC

                                2 reviews

                                vip
                                5.0

                                2 reviews

                                Dined on February 6, 2022

                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                Absolutely delicious food. Seamless service, with just the right amount of attention.

                              31. SL

                                SrLen

                                Washington DC

                                9 reviews

                                4.0

                                9 reviews

                                Dined on February 5, 2022

                                overall4food4service4ambience3

                                Expected better. Had trouble finding the restaurant. No sign on the outside, walked around the area in the cold until somebody from our table came out and showed me where to go. Froze my butt.

                              32. f

                                franco

                                Baltimore

                                22 reviews

                                vip
                                5.0

                                22 reviews

                                Dined on January 21, 2022

                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                Excellent place

                              33. S

                                Spartan

                                Washington DC

                                31 reviews

                                vip
                                5.0

                                31 reviews

                                Dined on January 16, 2022

                                overall5food5service5ambience3

                                Excellent all around. Tremendous good and service

                              34. JB

                                JohnB

                                Baltimore

                                6 reviews

                                5.0

                                6 reviews

                                Dined on January 14, 2022

                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                Celebrating 2 birthdays. It was a fun experience and the food was delicious. Presentation was perfect. Thank you for a great evening

                              35. OT

                                OpenTable Diner

                                Washington DC

                                1 review

                                5.0

                                1 review

                                Dined on January 9, 2022

                                overall5food4service5ambience5

                                Absolutely delightful meal, the soup and salad were the real standouts but everything was delicious and we will definitely be back!

                              36. OT

                                OpenTable Diner

                                Cancun

                                1 review

                                5.0

                                1 review

                                Dined on December 30, 2021

                                overall5food5service4ambience5

                                Excelent food! The only thing is we wanted another table and they didn’t change us because it was “all reserved”, but the tables never got full.

                              37. OT

                                OpenTable Diner

                                San Francisco

                                72 reviews

                                vip
                                4.0

                                72 reviews

                                Dined on December 19, 2021

                                overall4food5service4ambience5

                                I am comparing my dining experience here with that at many other Michelin 1-star restaurants in New York and San Francisco Bay Area. I was not impressed enough and would rank Gravitas on the lower end of the Michelin 1-stars. The major disappointment was the wine pairing. We ordered the $175 vintage pairing. The wines were relatively cheap and did not go well with some of the dishes. The ambience was chic, relaxed and comfortable. The set menu allowed for choices for each course. The salad with over ten vegetables arranged artistically was a true delight. Lobster was poached extremely well: The flavors were balanced but tended to be salty for a couple of dishes. Surprised that the server was not able to tell us where the cheeses were sourced.

                              38. OT

                                OpenTable Diner

                                Richmond

                                4 reviews

                                5.0

                                4 reviews

                                Dined on December 19, 2021

                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                It was phenomenal immediately from walking in the door. The food was amazing and the staff was perfect

                              39. DH

                                DougH

                                Philadelphia

                                3 reviews

                                vip
                                5.0

                                3 reviews

                                Dined on December 11, 2021

                                overall5food5service5ambience4

                                Food was outstanding and the Somme did a great job with the wine pairings. Everyone at the table ordered different courses and all were exceptionally prepared. Highly recommend

                              40. OT

                                OpenTable Diner

                                New York Area

                                11 reviews

                                vip
                                5.0

                                11 reviews

                                Dined on December 4, 2021

                                overall5food5service5ambience4

                                Great food especially early courses and final course. Drinks are overpriced.

                              Safety precautions

                              • Cleaning & sanitizing

                                • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
                                • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
                                • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
                                • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
                              • Physical distancing

                                • Limited number of seated diners
                                • Distancing maintained in common areas
                                • Extra space between tables
                              • Protective equipment

                                • Waitstaff wear masks
                                • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
                              • Screening

                                • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
                                • Diner temperature check required
                                • Proof of vaccination required to dine indoors
                                • Staff temperature check required

                              FAQs

                              Gravitas offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (202) 763-7942.

                              Gravitas is rated 4.6 stars by 92 OpenTable diners.

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

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                              Booked 4 times today
                              Google Map for Gravitas

                              1401 Okie St NE Washington, DC 20002

                              Additional information

                              • Cross street

                                Fenwick St NE

                              • Neighborhood

                                Capitol Hill

                              • Hours of operation

                                Dinner Tue–Thu, Sun 5:00 pm–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–9:30 pm

                              • Cuisines

                                American

                              • Dining style

                                Fine Dining

                              • Dress code

                                Smart Casual

                              • Parking details

                                Valet parking is temporarily suspended. There is a paid parking garage one block away above Mom’s Organic Market (1501 New York Ave NE 20002).

                              • Payment options

                                AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

                              • Executive chef

                                Matt Baker

                              • Additional

                                Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Delivery, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

                              • Phone number

                                (202) 763-7942

                              • Catering

                                For all of your event and catering needs, please reach out to events@gravitasdc.com. Our team would be thrilled to discuss the specifics and work towards providing a fully customized and curated experience for you and your guests.

                              • Private party facilities

                                Make your next party one for the ages. Chef Matt Baker and his team will work with you to pull off any occasion, from casual gathering to elegant reception, with style. Whether you are planning a tasting menu experience or cocktail reception at Gravitas or our rooftop conservatory, or a custom banquet in your office or home, we would be thrilled to assist you in hosting your next unique event. More details: http://www.gravitasdc.com/events-2 For all of your event and catering needs, please reach out to events@gravitasdc.com. Our team would be thrilled to discuss the specifics and work towards providing a fully customized and curated experience for you and your guests.

                              • Private party contact

                                our Private Event Coordinator: (202) 763-7942

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