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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 choose between two 6-course tasting menus: the Chef's Tasting or From the Garden.

We are consistently changing our standards and finding new ways to make everyone in our restaurant feel safe. For more information, please visit our website. Kindly note, a 2% Health & Safety Surcharge will be added to your final check as we ask you to partner with us in the ongoing health and safety of our team and beloved guests.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
Social Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
Personal Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
What people are saying
Overall ratings and reviews
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4.6based on recent ratings
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67% of people would recommend it to a friend
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Washington DC
1 review
Dined on July 23, 2020

Terrific food and service! Definitely worth a trip!

Washington DC
16 reviews
Dined on July 15, 2020

Bottom line: not Michelin star quality. The food was good, but not worth $400 for two people (inc tax and tip, with a reg menu [150] and garden menu [115] plus one supplement and one glass of wine]. For that much money, I expect something outstanding. This wasn't. A few weeks from now I won't remember any of the dishes we ate there. You are much better off going to Fiola, Kinship, or another fine dining restaurant.

Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on July 11, 2020

We dined at Gravitas on Saturday, July 11. On arrival, the staff was appropriately masked and they took my temperature. There was dining inside and on the patio. We were able to be seated outside ... beautiful evening with a bit of street noise but not too much. The service, and especially the sommelier, was impeccable and the wine pairings added to the meal. My guest had the Chef's Summer Garden Menu; I had the Chef's Tasting Menu. Both were superb. The Shashimi and the Squab were especially notable. We really enjoyed being able to share a nice meal at a wonderful restaurant!

OpenTable Diner
East Texas
7 reviews
Dined on July 3, 2020

Ambience, staff, and food were amazing. I will definitely be going back. The rooftop is a plus as well.


Gravitas does offer delivery in partnership with Toast.

Gravitas is rated 4.6 stars by 4 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.