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Gravitas

4.6
4.6
106 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.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 2 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

What 106 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
  • 4.4Ambience
  • 4Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Washington, D.C. Area

    Notable Wine List

  • District of Columbia

    Fit for Foodies

  • District of Columbia

    Notable Wine List

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  1. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Baltimore

    5 reviews

    3.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on July 28, 2022

    overall3food4service3ambience4
    There were some hints of racism here. I made a reservation for my birthday at Gravitas. Upon arrival, there wasn't anyone at the host stand, but a man walked up fairly quickly. He asked for our name and struggled to find our reservation, while he explained his hostess just left. He asked if we made the reservation on OpenTable....I said yes...and then he asked, "are you here for Gravitas for the 5 course menu?" At the time I couldn't hear him so I thought he was asking if we requested to sit inside, but my fiancee explained what he said, and I'm like....isn't that the only option? So we go in, the vibe is nice. There's a mix of music playing in the background (they played Ceelo at some point, which was pretty ironic given the experience we were having). Our server comes over fairly quickly. We get drinks and so far everything is fine. Then he asks if we have any questions about the menu. I noticed "line" on the menu...I'm not familiar with line, but the preparation sounded like fish. I still wanted to confirm and get more of an explanation so I ask if he can tell me what the line is. He explains, it's like flounder but better, yada yada. I tell him I'm good, that was my only question. Then he says...."are you sure? There's nothing else that looks unfamiliar to you?" I thought the word choice was a bit condescending, but we tried our best to try to ignore the microaggressions in order to enjoy a nice dinner on my birthday. Lastly, nobody said happy birthday or even wrote happy birthday on the dessert plate or anything. Oh and the food was good but not amazing. I feel like for the price that should've been the most amazing meal I've ever had but the sashimi was the best thing I had. And I probably could've done without a course or two.
  2. JP

    JoseP

    New York Area

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on July 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Staff is awesome, food was incredible. Worth every penny. We will be back.
  3. C

    Chapel

    Richmond

    43 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    43 reviews

    Dined on July 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Fantastic!
  4. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Birthday Celebration
  5. AS

    AlexS

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 3, 2022

    overall3food4service4ambience2
    The tasting menu was fantastic and service was decent. In hindsight, I should not have ordered the wine pairing, as it was quite pricey and I think the cocktails would have been better. Minor thing is that small specs of insulation kept falling from the ceiling, probably from the overhead air duct.
  6. G

    Gerry

    Washington DC

    51 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    51 reviews

    Dined on June 25, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience3
    Gravitas was good - not outstanding. We found the fixed menu somewhat limited; the service and ambiance were ok. Some of the dishes were very good (tuna starter), others were just average (pork belly). Portions were on the small side - even considering this was a 5 course menu. Overall, it did not meet our expectations, both as a Michelin rated restaurant, and particularly in value. We asked for two bottles of some of the lowest priced wines and our bill went way north of a $1K for 4 people.
  7. JV

    JosephV

    New England

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Absolutely one of my most memorable meals. Every course and every wine pairing was exquisite. Definitely a place to go for special occasions.
  8. EO

    EstelaO

    Orange County

    16 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Celebrating Father’s day…chefs tasting menu was phenomenal. Staff was so attentive…from the the hostess, sommelier, waitstaff and chef. Food was exceptional…beautiful presentation and delicious. Wine selection was also wonderful. A very memorable experience.
  9. KW

    KyraW

    Washington DC

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 15, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Very nice. The food was tasty. The presentation was beautiful. I recommend the rooftop menu over the main dining room menu. We will be back to try the gin flight.
  10. MP

    MamaPeach

    Seattle

    46 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    46 reviews

    Dined on June 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Perfect seasonal and local menu, outstanding and caring staff, interesting gin flight for my husband in the conservatory, the service and meal were faultless… truly a delightful dining experience and worth every cent. We will be back.. and soon. :)
  11. M

    Mchandler808

    Charleston

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on June 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fantastic - our server Pat, was the best!
  12. N

    Ninaballerina

    Baltimore

    8 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on June 10, 2022

    overall2food2service4ambience4
    Sadly, it was a disappointment. I expected more from this restaurant. I do feel that perhaps it was an off night for the restaurant as I have only heard positive reviews. But my entire party of 4 was disappointed with our experience.
  13. JL

    JillL

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Probably the best food I have ever had. Everything was fabulous!
  14. NN

    NNKH

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Prefers more choices for first 2 courses for 5 course. When we visited first time in Feb/March we had more choices . Oyster was awesome.
  15. A

    Alan

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    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.
  16. 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.
  17. 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
  18. 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!
  19. 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.
  20. BA

    BobA

    New England

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 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!
  21. 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!
  22. 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.
  23. BE

    BESTsushiInDC

    Washington DC

    13 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on April 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Another excellent experience of food and wine at Gravitas!!
  24. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    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.
  25. 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.
  26. 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
  27. 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.
  28. 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!!!
  29. 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.
  30. 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.
  31. 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!
  32. 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.
  33. 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.
  34. 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!
  35. 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.
  36. 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.
  37. 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.
  38. 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.
  39. 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!
  40. D

    Deanna

    Washington DC

    19 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on February 21, 2022

    overall5food4service3ambience5
    Mother daughter dinner

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 106 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 2 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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