Gypsy Kitchen - DC

4.7
588 Reviews
$31 to $50
Mediterranean
Just like the bohemian travelers who inspired our name, Gypsy Kitchen’s alluring flavors aren’t bound by borders. Instead, our chefs go wherever the inspiration takes them, crafting deeply creative dishes that transport you to uncharted places around the Mediterranean and beyond. A menu designed to taste and share gives guests the freedom to explore the menu at their own pace, connecting over seductive flavors, festive craft cocktails and curated regional wines.

The alluring interior matches the menu, with welcoming dining spaces that foster connections and spark conversation. Antique tapestries and rugs, twinkling lights and vibrantly patterned tile set the scene in the expansive dining room. Or, take a seat on the rooftop patio oasis, where lush greenery, plush cushions and the sky overhead evokes the feeling of being on a caravan to explore a distant land.
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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
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 588 people are saying
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EliL
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Creative food, excellent staff, and cheap for what you get. I’d recommend Gypsy Kitchen to everyone from the know-it-all foodie to the beginner. 11/10

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NicolasB
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing experience! Great food, amazing staff very friendly and professional.

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vipRaquelI
Washington DC
17 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time there. Great service and meal, high energy vibe on a Friday night, busy. We had the Deja Vu drink (delicious if you like mezcal), lamb hummus, steak kabobs, meat/cheese plate were all delicious, the charred romaine was ok.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Easy to find near U street. Food was delicious! Recommend the steak main meal and cheese stuffed roto!!! Will come again!

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Chuck
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on January 9, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Cauliflower dish is amazing. I don't actively stick to a vegetarian diet, but found myself enjoying mostly vegetarian dishes and all packed with flavor.

Gypsy Kitchen - DC
Responded 6 days ago

Chuck, our Crispy Cauliflower is one of our most popular small plates and we're happy you enjoyed so many vegetarian dishes with us. Thank you for your visit and we hope you'll be back soon!

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KevinS
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on January 8, 2022
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Food was great. The wine list by the glass needs some real upgrades. The waiter was actually not very good.

Gypsy Kitchen - DC
Responded 6 days ago

Hi Kevin. We appreciate your compliments on our food, and hope you found wine you enjoyed. Our list is curated from the Mediterranean's costal wine growing regions, but we'd love to hear more on what you would like. Also, please accept our apologies if you felt your service was not quite ideal. I will message you my personal email and would appreciate any insights you could provide on your experience so we can look into it. Thank you and hopefully your next visit will be perfect in every way!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Dallas
2 reviews
Dined on January 7, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I should write reviews more, since this place was OUTSTANDING. It’s so close to my home and I have been meaning to go here. We ordered from the small plates, since I like trying everything. Each dish was good sized and perfectly spiced. Each dish was unique and different which made the meal an adventure. I can’t wait to go back as I am on a mission now to try the whole menu. Their wines were a nice selection and not the same you see at every restaurant. Spain, Greece, France, and much more were represented.

Gypsy Kitchen - DC
Responded 6 days ago

Yes! We love more reviews like this and especially love when people from the neighborhood enjoy our food and service. Please introduce yourself next time you are in so we can thank you in person and we hope to see you back soon!

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AmberM
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on January 4, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience4

My only complaint was that the downstairs was FREEZING. Everything else was phenomenal but I had to keep my coat on majority of the time and didn’t really linger for more drinks or dessert due to being uncomfortable but the FOOD, SERVICE, and ATMOSPHERE was great!! I love the food here!

Gypsy Kitchen - DC
Responded 6 days ago

Amber, we appreciate your very kind comments on our food, service and atmosphere, and also your valuable feedback about the temperature. We'll be sure to keep an eye on that and it shouldn't be an issue moving forward. Next time you are in please let us know it is you so we can make sure every aspect of your visit is perfect. Thank you!

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Wayne
Minneapolis
4 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Best meal we had in DC.

Gypsy Kitchen - DC
Responded 6 days ago

Wayne, that's fantastic to hear and so kind of you to say. We hope you'll be back in town some day to join us again! Thank you.

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Julia
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service was absolutely amazing, my two friends and me ate there for New Years Eve dinner last night. Our waiter did not greet us after 10 minutes had passed (understandable because it was busy), and we eventually asked someone for our server. The staff did everything they could to make up for the delay. Managers checked on us multiple times. They brought hummus and pita to the table immediately and put it on the house. Our server, Julian, brought us free shots to ring in the New Year. The food came out in a very timely manner and was delicious and served at the perfect temperature. The cocktails are also fantastic (highly recommend Golden Hour). The food had my friends and me comfortably full. Definitely go here if you enjoy mediterranean food!

Gypsy Kitchen - DC
Responded 6 days ago

Julia, that's wonderful to hear and thank you for joining us on your New Year's Eve. We appreciate your patience on any wait you had and are happy the service and the meal worked out to be so enjoyable. We'll definitely let Julian know you appreciated the New Year's shots and hopefully we'll see you and your friends back soon!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Mobile
4 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was excellent!!! We will be back!!

Gypsy Kitchen - DC
Responded 6 days ago

We look forward to having you back and appreciate your very nice review. Thank you!

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KellyC
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on December 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

delicious food and cocktails! lovely attentive service and good option for a big group.

Gypsy Kitchen - DC
Responded 6 days ago

H Kelly. We love serving large groups and are happy to know you enjoyed your visit. Thank you for your compliments and we hope you will join us again someday soon!

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience last night! Our server Sam was lovely!

Gypsy Kitchen - DC
Responded 6 days ago

We'll be sure to let Sam hear your compliments and we're happy to know you enjoyed your visit so much. Thank you!

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MelB
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on December 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved this restaurant - it's cozy & warm, the staff is friendly & efficient & the food is wonderful!

Gypsy Kitchen - DC
Responded 6 days ago

We love hearing that, Mel. Thank you! Next time you are in please introduce yourself so we can thank you in person and see to it you enjoy your visit just as much.

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MeinDC
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on December 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really nice setting and the dinner was perfect. Hummus with flatbread was amazing. Beef kebabs were delicious. We sat by the front window (6 of us). Highly recommend this restaurant… something for everyone.

Gypsy Kitchen - DC
Responded 6 days ago

Thank you Mein. We're happy to hear you enjoyed so many items and the six of you had a great meal. We hope to see you back some day soon!

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StacieS
Washington DC
11 reviews
Dined on December 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service…delicious food and cocktails. This restaurant does not disappoint!

Gypsy Kitchen - DC
Responded 6 days ago

Hi Stacie. We're happy to hear you enjoyed our food, cocktails and service so much. Thank you!

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ToddS
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on December 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

great spot, knowledgeable servers, good atmosphere

Gypsy Kitchen - DC
Responded 6 days ago

We appreciate your very nice review, Todd. Thank you for joining us and next time in please introduce yourself so we can thank you in person. We hope to see you back soon!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Tampa
3 reviews
Dined on December 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Such a great experience! The employees/management were awesome and the food was delicious!! Also, the ambiance is a check plus!

Gypsy Kitchen - DC
Responded 6 days ago

That's wonderful to hear and thank you so much for your kind words. We take great pride in having our service and ambiance be just as enjoyable as our food. Hopefully we'll have the chance to serve you again soon.

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vipLauren
Baltimore
12 reviews
Dined on December 18, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Went here for a double date and will definitely be back. The tapas options are perfect for a small group. We got to try so many incredible tapas. We loved everything!

Gypsy Kitchen - DC
Responded 6 days ago

Hi Lauren. Tapas are meant for sharing and we're so pleased you and the rest of your double date got to sample so many. That's wonderful to hear you enjoyed your meal and next time you are in please introduce yourself so we can thank you in person. We look forward to serving you again soon!

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ChristieF
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on December 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Found was fantastic! Highly recommend the beef kabobs and lamb hummus!

Gypsy Kitchen - DC
Responded 6 days ago

Christie, thank you for your visit and wonderful comments on our Beef Kababs and Hummus. We're happy to know you enjoyed your meal and we hope to serve you again someday in the near future!

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mrb17
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on December 17, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

The food and service was great! It did make me nervous that a lot of servers and diners were not wearing face masks

Gypsy Kitchen - DC
Responded 6 days ago

MRB, thank you for your kind compliments on our food and service. Please know we take Covid precautions very seriously and follow all local mandates. We apologize if you felt uncomfortable in any way and if that is ever the case again, please ask for a manager so we can make whatever adjustments are necessary.

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MarianneB
1 review
Dined on December 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

So good, excellent service, a little pricey but the food was really unique

Gypsy Kitchen - DC
Responded 6 days ago

Hi Marianne. Thank you so much for the kind review. We appreciate you mentioning our food as good and unique, and we work hard to bring the compelling flavors and techniques from Spain, Greece, Lebanon, Morocco, Israel and beyond to our menu. We hope you will visit us again some day!

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DeanShilo
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on December 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Many small plates to choose from and share. Absolutely delicious.

Gypsy Kitchen - DC
Responded 6 days ago

Hi Dean. Thank you for your comments We're happy to know you enjoyed our small plates and we hope to serve you again someday in the near future!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on December 13, 2021
Overall3food4service2ambience5

Food was good but the server was not. Several mistakes were made by the kitchen - server failed to check on the status or the delivered food and when finally corralled was quick to blame the kitchen/bartender/expediter etc, taking no responsibility and putting us in charge of QA/QC. Finally he gave us a bill for .03 for the entire meal for three people. It was that damn computers fault! Not his failure just to look at it to see if it made sense. Management was apologetic at this point, but it was already a frustrating experience. Might go back if someone else is taking me there but there are other, better, places, that don’t leave you annoyed at the end of the evening.

Gypsy Kitchen - DC
Responded on December 17, 2021

We are happy to hear you enjoyed your food, but please accept our apologies if you felt your service was not at the same level. That certainly is not the guest experience we aim to deliver and are sorry if it caused you any inconvenience. We will look into what could have happened and make sure it is not an issue moving forward. Hopefully we will have chance to serve you again, and next time please introduce yourself so we can see to it your visit is perfect in every way. Thank you.

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Amanda
1 review
Dined on December 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Overall, incredible! Such a fun menu. Dishes came out great. Our waitress was so funny and great at recommending items. It was a slow night so she told us to take our time chatting and not to rush out even though she knew we weren't ordering more. My only 2 recommendations for them would be to offer more "large plates" and provide more serving utensils for the shared food. But incredible experience and can't wait to return.

Gypsy Kitchen - DC
Responded on December 16, 2021

Amanda, we are so happy to hear about your experience with us, thank you! It's nice to see that you enjoyed our food and service so much, and we can't wait to serve you again when you return!

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EroicaW
Nashville
1 review
Dined on December 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, service and not rushed out… the pita bread is outstanding

Gypsy Kitchen - DC
Responded on December 16, 2021

Eroica, we're so happy to know you enjoyed our food and especially the pita so much. Thank you for your very kind comments. We look forward to serving you again soon!

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vipMaryamF
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on December 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was excellent and the service was outstanding! Will definitely be back.

Gypsy Kitchen - DC
Responded on December 16, 2021

Hi Maryam. Thank you so much for the kind review. We hope you will visit us again some day!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
19 reviews
Dined on December 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful experience! Birthday dinner- great service, food and atmosphere- SO nice. Our server was delightful:)
My husband left his credit card and they were so nice and called us immediately to let us know.
Highly recommend this restaurant!!!

Gypsy Kitchen - DC
Responded on December 16, 2021

Thank you so much for celebrating a birthday with us and for your kind review. We're happy to know you and your husband enjoyed the meal so much, and that you got your card back safely. We look forward to having you back some day soon!

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vipFoodInvestigator
Washington DC
12 reviews
Dined on December 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A great place to catch up with friends or have a holiday meal.

Gypsy Kitchen - DC
Responded on December 16, 2021

Thank you for your visit and nice review! We're pleased to know you enjoyed your meal and we look forward to serving you again soon!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Seattle
3 reviews
Dined on December 10, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience3

Good for groups not as great for a table of two

Gypsy Kitchen - DC
Responded on December 28, 2021

We're glad to hear you enjoyed your visit, thank you for coming in and for the nice rating. We're sorry to hear if you felt like your table was not ideal for you. If you have any feedback to share about why you feel like your visit could have been better, please let us know and we'll do everything we can to make sure your next visit is perfect in every way. We hope to see you again soon!

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on December 10, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

All was amazing the waiter was a bit anxious and kept slamming flatware on table when we requested clean utensils. But he did make great recommendations for cocktails and paring of foods with them

Gypsy Kitchen - DC
Responded on December 16, 2021

Thank you for the 5-star review! It's nice to see that you enjoyed your visit and that the food and drinks were tasty. Hopefully we'll see you back in sometime soon!

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Maskup
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on December 9, 2021
Overall3food4service3ambience4

Food and ambiance were great, but we were shocked to see the staff weren't wearing masks. Our server was really understanding when I explained I'm pregnant and high risk and asked if he would wear a mask when coming to the table, but there were 3 different food runners dropping off food to us who we didn't have a chance to ask. Overall it just seems so unsafe for patrons but moreover for staff to be exposed like that in the middle of a huge covid surge! Definitely makes me question the management and their decision making and overall treatment of staff.

Gypsy Kitchen - DC
Responded on December 17, 2021

Maskup, thank you for your kind compliments on our food and ambience. Gypsy Kitchen is currently following all guidelines and regulations set by the District of Columbia. DC is currently not requiring masks as an ordinance. We will continue to follow and adjust to any regulations set by the District and do apologize if the current ordinances made it an uncomfortable experience for you and your guests. Thank you for the feedback and we hope to get another chance to serve you again someday soon!

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Lisa
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on December 8, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

I would have given an all 5 Star review except the timing was WAY WAY off. We felt VERY rushed. My husband and I ordered a cheese board, and at the recommendation of our waitress, we ordered 4 small plates. After getting our cocktails, all 4 small plates showed up at the exact same time and there was hardly any room on our 2-top table. We turned away the cheese board when it arrived as there was no room on the table and we had hardly had time to taste any of the dishes before they were getting cold. They brought the cheese board after they cleared away some of the small plates. We watched as the same thing happened to the table next to ours. I must say, the food was OUTSTANDING so we will definitely try it again. I think the key is to let your waiter/waitress know that you would like things paced and not rushed.

Gypsy Kitchen - DC
Responded on December 16, 2021

Lisa, we truly appreciate your visit and kind comments on our food, thank you. We are happy that everything was delicious, but are sorry to hear if the timing could have been better. While usually our dishes come out at the right times we apologize if you felt like there could have been room for improvement in the pace that the dishes were served. We appreciate the feedback and hope to serve you again sometime in the near future and we'll make sure you will have a 5-star experience.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on December 5, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

We waited around 15-20 min for a server to come by. Ended up asking an employee to send someone. The noise level is so loud. I wish they would put something on the ceilings to reduce/absorb it.

Gypsy Kitchen - DC
Responded on December 17, 2021

Thank you for this feedback. We apologize if you experienced any delay in your service. That is certainly not the norm and we'll keep any eye on it to make sure it doesn't happen again. Also, we'll certainly adjust the music if we get complaints on it, and always feel free to ask you server as our goal is to make sure all guests enjoy their visits. We hope to see you back soon for what we'll make sure is a perfect visit in every way.

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vipSteveC
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on December 5, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Lovely place with terrific service. Look forward to trying the enclosed roof deck on a sunny winter dayy.

Gypsy Kitchen - DC
Responded on December 15, 2021

Steve, that's great to hear! Thank you so much for your very kind words and we're happy to know you enjoyed your visit. We look forward to serving you again soon!

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Michelle
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 4, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience2

The noise volume at this restaurant is WAY too loud. It's hard to have a conversation in here. It felt more like a night out a club. We were also interested in trying out some of the cocktail week specials and were told we couldn't do that at a table. We could only try those at the bar.

Gypsy Kitchen - DC
Responded on December 28, 2021

Michelle, thank you for your visit. Please accept our apologies if you felt like your experience could have been better. We appreciate your feedback about the noise and the cocktails, and we will certainly look into both of those matters. We hope to get another chance to serve you again sometime in the near future and we'll do everything we can to give you a 5-star experience.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on December 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Friends from Chicago came to visit. We haven’t seen each other in 2 years because of the pandemic. We were so pleased with the food and the fantastic service by Julian. Many thanks for making our get together so nice.

Gypsy Kitchen - DC
Responded on December 28, 2021

We're so pleased you chose us for your meal, and are happy to know you enjoyed both our food and Julian's service. We'll be sure to pass your compliments on to the kitchen team and Julian, and we hope to see you back soon. Thank you!

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ParkerH
1 review
Dined on December 3, 2021
Overall1food1service5ambience1

They sat a party of 5 at literally a coffee table that was lower than our knees. When we asked for a new table, they said they would check but never changed us. We had a reservation and I can’t believe they thought this table was acceptable to any dinner. I was insulted and it’s degrading to have to basically eat off the floor like a dog. The icing on cake was the streak. Medium rare steak was completely charred and inedible. Our server was nice and doing his best to accommodate, but management and the hosts really need to improve their professionalism. Will not be returning.

Gypsy Kitchen - DC
Responded on December 28, 2021

Parker, thank you for your visit but we sincerely apologize if you felt your experience was not perfect. That certainly is not what we aim to deliver nor the kind of comments we normally receive. If possible, please email me at the address I will message to you so I can apologize more directly and see what we can do to make sure you will come for another visit. I hope to hear from you soon!

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KJTfromMN
Minneapolis
3 reviews
Dined on December 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, cocktails and atmosphere!

Gypsy Kitchen - DC
Responded on December 15, 2021

We're so happy to hear that, thank you! We're glad your visit was a positive experience in all ways and we hope to see you again sometime soon!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 1, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

The food was amazing and the service at the bar was great. We had requested outdoor seating thinking it would be COVID-conscious and actually outdoors. Instead it was in what is an outdoor area during warm months but is currently fully enclosed and people are seated nearly on top of each other. We debated leaving as we felt a bit uncomfortable, however, relocating to the upstairs bar area helped because it was a bit emptier/more spaced out.

Gypsy Kitchen - DC
Responded on December 15, 2021

Thank you for the nice rating and for your compliments on our food and service. We're sorry if your first seating option was not idea for you but we are glad that you found an area that was the right fit. Hopefully we will get a chance to serve you again sometime soon!

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Gypsy Kitchen - DC is rated 4.7 stars by 588 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.