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Gravitas

4.6
4.6
116 Reviews
$50 and over
American
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 atrium table.

Our Atrium features a secluded, greenery dining experience separated from our indoor dining room. This area exhibits a relaxing green space that is weather proof with air conditioning and heating units.

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

10:00 PM


Additional information

  • Dining style

    Fine Dining

  • Cuisines

    American

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner Wed, 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 116 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
  • 4.7Food
  • 4.8Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Washington, D.C. Area

    Notable Wine List

  • Washington, D.C. Area

    Most Booked 1000-Point Tables

  • District of Columbia

    Notable Wine List

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  1. S

    Susanb

    Washington DC

    27 reviews

    5.0

    27 reviews

    Dined on September 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Our meal at Gravitas was a sensory experience. Incredible ingredient combinations beautifully presented and impeccably served. Bravo!
  2. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Baltimore

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Incredible experience.
  3. AS

    AlphonsoS

    Philadelphia

    6 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on September 8, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience5
    😊 Happiness! We celebrated my sweet wife's birthday there on Wednesday night, being the last reservation of the evening and not only were they expecting us at 8:15pm, but they remembered all of the little nuisances I mentioned in my Open Table request (fresh purple flowers from their garden, her name, occasion and type of flavors). The food was even more nuisanced, with 24 different fresh vegetables from their roof top garden (pic#2), tasty gazpacho, chicken and lobster (pic#4), etc. A surprise also was the Bedlam vodka recommended by the Sommelier, a brand marketed by the singer Jason Derulo. We would recommend Gravitas mostly, clearly, not surprisingly, for the food. We would return, for the feeling!
  4. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Portland

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Truly one of the gems of the dc restaurant scene. The entire experience was delicious, the service was attentive, and the food transcendent
  5. MM

    MarieM

    Washington DC

    51 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    51 reviews

    Dined on August 27, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience5
    The food was innovative and very delicious. The service was excellent and the ambiance was warehouse chic. I deducted a point for the rather gross 🤢 bathroom. An updated powder room and regular cleaning will take this restaurant over the top.
  6. P

    Pete

    Philadelphia

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on August 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent meal, we really enjoyed our fun night out at Gravitas.
  7. KC

    KendallC

    Washington DC

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on August 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I really enjoyed the tasting menu and the service was really outstanding. I highly recommend coming to visit this establishment. After dinner a visit to the rooftop bar was so nice to relax and enjoy another delicious cocktail.
  8. KH

    KasandraH

    Washington DC

    23 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    23 reviews

    Dined on August 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing. Impeccable. Outstanding. Phenomenal. The food was delicious and exceeded expectations. The staff were friendly and the service they provided was superb. The rooftop is perfectly situated and so romantic; a truly beautiful space. I cannot wait to return and dine again.
  9. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing staff
  10. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on August 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    From start to finish, the staff was very attentive, friendly, and knowledgeable making our special night out all the more memorable. Tuna Sashimi and the Tile and Ratatouille were standouts. The Johnnie Walker cocktail was very creative and a personal favorite. Worthy of its star.
  11. 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.
  12. 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.
  13. C

    Chapel

    Richmond

    43 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    43 reviews

    Dined on July 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Fantastic!
  14. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Birthday Celebration
  15. 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.
  16. G

    Gerry

    Washington DC

    54 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    54 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.
  17. JV

    JosephV

    New England

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 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.
  18. 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.
  19. 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.
  20. MP

    MamaPeach

    Seattle

    49 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    49 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. :)
  21. M

    Mchandler808

    Charleston

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on June 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fantastic - our server Pat, was the best!
  22. 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.
  23. 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!
  24. 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.
  25. 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.
  26. 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.
  27. 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
  28. 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!
  29. 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.
  30. 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!
  31. 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!
  32. 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.
  33. 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!!
  34. 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.
  35. 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.
  36. 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
  37. 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.
  38. 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!!!
  39. 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.
  40. 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.

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 116 OpenTable diners.

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

Make a reservation

2 people

10:00 PM


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 Wed, 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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