King & Rye

4.5
74 Reviews
$30 and under
American
King & Rye is the reflection of Executive Chef Peter McCall’s four-generation culinary heritage and the bounty of the mid-Atlantic and Southern regions. We feature seasonal, intentional ingredients sourced through real relationships with farmers, makers and butchers. With humble, refined menus rooted in tradition and authentic flavors that go beyond the expected to offer a deeper exploration of Southern cuisine, we're a place where you can expect slow food, proper whiskeys and genuine hospitality.

Our menus are personal -- expect to find dishes featuring produce hand-selected from the Old Town Farmer's Market, and even Chef's great-grandmother's cornbread recipe. We also feature a hand-selected, carefully curated whiskey and bourbon list with notable selections intended to expand horizons. Chosen by General Manager and Executive Bourbon Steward Allison Strunk, our list includes a rotating selection of creative finds.

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  • Brunch is Back on King Street

    Multiple dates available

    Join us for brunch on Saturdays and Sundays from 8 am to 2 pm to indulge in Southern flavors like our house-smoked bacon benedict, cast iron cinnamon rolls or creamed chicken and biscuits. Our brunch cocktails are anything but expected and entirely delicious, like our Spicy Watermelon Crush featuring Olmeca Altos, jalapeño, watermelon and lime. We can't wait to serve you soon!

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
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 74 people are saying
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RachelM
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Birthday brunch was lovely

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SixTwo50
Washington DC
18 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Came for brunch and it was outstanding! The cinnamon roll was crispy on the outside/soft on the inside. Not too sweet. And the burger! How can you go wrong with aged cheddar between two thin patties and whiskey onions on a potato roll. 😍 I also had the Irish coffee with the bourbon cream. So yummy. Will definitely be back!

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vipSeanW
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on January 9, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great food and selection of cocktails. Enjoyed our experience even if it was tad chilly.

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JenniferR
1 review
Dined on January 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Their outdoor seating set up was great! Cozy by the heaters, great food and drinks, felt safely distanced.

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WordSmitz
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on January 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My boyfriend and I stumbled on King & Rye while looking for Virginia restaurants with indoor options - our city is closed. Old Town Virginia is an adorable area so we anticipated a cute ambiance and vibe. We were met with an exceptionally pleasant experience, from the service (which accommodated our near closing reservation), the food (completely delicious, prompt and flavorful), and our cocktails classic. We ended up sitting outside in the courtyard (which I think they share with the hotel) and staying SUPER warm thanks to their bountiful heat lamps. The had a few large igloos and beautiful lights glimmering throughout. I look forward to returning and lingering longer over more cocktails and delights.

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vipAnthony
Washington DC
25 reviews
Dined on January 3, 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience2

Restaurants are struggling and it was nice to see King & Rye take precautions with everything that is going on in the world.

Featuring a southern-style brunch, we wanted to check it out since we were staying in the area. Bacon was thick cut which is nice but not specified on the menu that I recall.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 2, 2021
Overall2food1service3ambience3

Staff was nice. Covid protocol was followed. Food left much to be desired. The burger was fast food quality and size. Definitely will not be be back to eat. Cocktail was ok but again nothing to go back for.

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Sawyer
1 review
Dined on January 2, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

The cinnamon roles were delicious. The staff were very friendly and helpful as well.

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WaitIllEatThat
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fresh, tasty, unique dishes. The peanut butter bacon bar thing was amazing. They’re doing a great job of making sure the place is clean and safe, too, so dine with confidence.

King & Rye
Responded on January 3, 2021

Thank you so much for taking the time to write a review, WaitIllEatThat! We are so happy to hear you enjoyed the Peanut Butter Bacon Bar! We hope to see you again soon!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Gretchen was great and made amazing drinks!

King & Rye
Responded on January 3, 2021

Thank you for taking the time to write a review! We think Gretchen is great too! Hope to see you again soon!

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and dranks

King & Rye
Responded on January 3, 2021

Thank you for taking the time to submit a review! We hope to see you again soon!

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vipRoseM
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Meh...the food is only ok

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vipRam24605
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service. Great drinks as well. Part of the Marriott Autograph property so convenient for hotel guests. On-site parking garage is convenient if street parking is at a premium. Well-spaced interior and outside patio seating as well.

King & Rye
Responded on January 3, 2021

Thank you Ram24605 for taking the time to share your experience! We appreciate your business and we hope to see you again soon!

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vipDeanaE
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had such an amazing dinner! Our server was delightful, knowledgeable and had a great sense of timing her visits to the table to exactly when we needed something! We all talked about our meals (Cornbread, cauliflower app, Trout entree, Vegetarian Golden rice, and the cheeseburger) well into the next day! It was fantastic!

King & Rye
Responded on January 3, 2021

Thank you DeannaE for the glowing review and for joining us on New Years Eve! We truly appreciate your business and hope to see you again soon!

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MichaelM
Miami
5 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had Gretchen as our waitress/Bartender for our New Year’s Eve dinner and she was absolutely wonderful! The food and bourbon was very delicious too!

King & Rye
Responded on January 3, 2021

Thank you MichaelM for the review! We think Gretchen is pretty great as well! Come back to visit her soon!

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vipShelbyA
Charleston
6 reviews
Dined on December 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The only issue was the front door causes a huge draft and it makes it very cold!

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vipPalmCoastVisitor
Miami
47 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food & service. Unique selections. Friendly, attentive staff. Very sanitary.

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vipMatt
Washington DC
17 reviews
Dined on December 19, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience5

made a reservation at 1:30 but clsoed at 2:00 pm. was not clear online or when I made the reservation.

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jbud324
Philadelphia
8 reviews
Dined on December 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Stayed at The Alexandrian, the hotel that King and Rye is located in. Every aspect was great.

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Tobeinerin
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on December 13, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Enjoyed our outdoor experience and good. Squash soup was AMAZING! Was disappointed that the Cinnamon Rolls were sold out. Also, bc we were one of the last reservations, felt rushed to order a cocktail as was informed the bar was shutting down. Didn’t feel like I could order Han other cocktail if I wanted to do so. But all in all, a nice visit for brunch.

King & Rye
Responded on December 17, 2020

Thank you so much for taking the time to write a review! We will pass along your feedback and positive comments to our management team. We hope to see you again soon!

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vipMelinda
Washington DC
26 reviews
Dined on December 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Brunch was delicious but what I really want to highlight is the staff. They are amazing! They are friendly, helpful and incredibly accommodating. I highly recommend King and Rye.

King & Rye
Responded on December 8, 2020

Thank you Melinda for taking the time to write a review. We are very pleased to see you enjoyed your experience with us. We promise to continue to earn your high regard on future visits. Thank you for choosing King & Rye!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely experience during covid - felt both safe and properly serviced without being over the top! Was my first time here and I will absolutely be back.

King & Rye
Responded on December 8, 2020

Thank you so much for taking the time to write a review! We are happy to hear you enjoyed your experience and will pass along your feedback and positive comments to our management team. We hope to see you again soon!

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B1Pilot
Washington DC
12 reviews
Dined on December 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was a pleasant surprise. Great cocktails and wonderful brunch food.

King & Rye
Responded on December 11, 2020

Thank you for taking the time to write a review. We are very pleased to see you enjoyed your experience with us. We promise to continue to earn your high regard on future visits. Thank you for choosing King & Rye!

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Antonio
3 reviews
Dined on December 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The outside area out back was amazing!

King & Rye
Responded on December 8, 2020

Thank you for taking the time to write a review. We are very pleased to see you enjoyed your experience with us. We promise to continue to earn your high regard on future visits. Thank you for choosing King & Rye!

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vipLikesEatingOut
Richmond
26 reviews
Dined on December 3, 2020
Overall3food4service3ambience1

The ham biscuit appetizer was very good. I also had the grilled shrimp appetizer as my main course. Also very good. Guest had the roast pork loin. It was outstanding. We shared the blackberry minipie desert. It was just okay. The restaurant is very loud due to all the hard surfaces and floor. Music was a little loud, but they turned it down a bit when we asked. I would like to see a few more choices on the menu. It is very limited right now. They need to add a small desert and after dinner drinks menu. They are new, so give them a chance. The food was really good.

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Corey
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on November 28, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Server had a bit of trouble understanding some of our minuscule requests, though she was very cheerful and happy to serve us. A few appetizers that seemed a bit overpriced for what you got. However, every thing tasted absolutely delicious.

King & Rye
Responded on December 2, 2020

Thank you so much for taking the time to write a review, Corey! We will pass along your feedback and positive comments to our management team. We hope to see you again soon!

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vipVictoriaM
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on November 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great all around! Hostess was accommodating when our reservation headcount changed, and when we moved from outside to inside. Great food (cinnamon roll and peach bellini were amazing!!) and service!

King & Rye
Responded on December 2, 2020

Thank you Victoria for taking the time to write a review. We are very pleased to see you enjoyed your experience with us. We promise to continue to earn your high regard on future visits. Thank you for choosing King & Rye!

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SusanJ
1 review
Dined on November 26, 2020
Overall5food4service4ambience5

We enjoyed a lovely Thanksgiving meal in the courtyard at King and Rye. The setting was welcoming and beautiful with outdoor lighting. At our request the outdoor heaters were readily turned on and we were very comfortable. The meal was delicious and we will certainly be back. Recommend the split Manhattan -tasted excellent!

King & Rye
Responded on December 2, 2020

Thank you so much for taking the time to write a review, Susan! We are happy to hear you enjoyed your experience. We will pass along your feedback and positive comments to our management team. We hope to see you again soon!

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vipmckaygirls
Washington DC
27 reviews
Dined on November 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

We loved King and Rye, the hostess and server were so pleasant and helpful and just overall very sweet. The food was amazing. It was a bit of a cloudy day so the place felt a little cold as it has bare floors and a grey color scheme, it's not cozy but on another day it may have felt different. It wouldn't deter me from going because it was great service and food!

King & Rye
Responded on November 18, 2020

Thank you for taking the time to write a review. We are very pleased to see you enjoyed your experience with us. We promise to continue to earn your high regard on future visits. Thank you for choosing King & Rye!

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AnnaW
1 review
Dined on November 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wow, cannot say enough great things. We had an amazing time - food was perfect and the drinks were SPECTACULAR.
GO HERE. YOU WILL NOT REGRET IT

King & Rye
Responded on November 18, 2020

Thank you so much for taking the time to write a review, Anna! We are happy to hear you enjoyed your experience. We will pass along your feedback and positive comments to our management team. We hope to see you again soon!

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KishaC
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on November 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went for brunch and thoroughly enjoyed our experience - from the drinks to the food to the service.

King & Rye
Responded on November 13, 2020

Thank you Kisha for taking the time to write a review. We are very pleased to see you enjoyed your experience with us. We promise to continue to earn your high regard on future visits. Thank you for choosing King & Rye!

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vip1776
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on November 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Pretty rad...just be mindful of the gap times (no kitchen or even bar service between lunch/brunch & dinner)

King & Rye
Responded on November 14, 2020

Thank you for taking the time to write a review. We are very pleased to see you enjoyed your experience with us. We promise to continue to earn your high regard on future visits. Thank you for choosing King & Rye!

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vipMiriam
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The outdoor courtyard is so wonderful. The service was exquisite. The food was absolutely delicious! Every bite. The cinnamon roll was scrumptious. The squash soup was savory. The burger melts in your mouth! Thank you for a lovely brunch!

King & Rye
Responded on November 14, 2020

Thank you so much for taking the time to write a review, Miriam! We are happy to hear you enjoyed the cinnamon roll, squash soup and burger. We will pass along your feedback and positive comments to our management team. We hope to see you again soon!

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on November 6, 2020
Overall3food4service3ambience3

I wouldn’t say our experience was bad, but the service could have been better. We some for some time before a server happened to be walking by and asked us if our server had been by our table yet. Thankfully that server ended up being our server.. Other than that, food was good, drinks were good.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on November 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great for brunch!!

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vipSushiLover
Washington DC
19 reviews
Dined on November 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Yummy brunch.

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vipLikeGoodFood
Baltimore
16 reviews
Dined on November 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

My other half said it was the best brunch he’d had in a long time. I concur. Everything our party had was delicious - cinnamon roll warm from oven, smoked bacon eggs Benedict, chicken/gravy/biscuits, and egg white omelet.

King & Rye
Responded on November 4, 2020

Thank you so much for taking the time to write a review! We are happy to hear you enjoyed your brunch including the cinnamon roll and also the Eggs Benedict. We will pass along your feedback and positive comments to our management team. We hope to see you again soon!

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viptimW
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on October 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Redwan was great!

King & Rye
Responded on November 4, 2020

Thank you Tim for taking the time to write a review. We are very pleased to see you enjoyed your experience with us. We promise to continue to earn your high regard on future visits. Thank you for choosing King & Rye!

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vipSue1983
Philadelphia
26 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

The food and cocktails were good but our server put it over the top. She was absolutely wonderful. We had the fried cauliflower and oysters to start and beef cheek pot roast and trout as entrees and several delicious whiskey cocktails. Very nice spot for our anniversary weekend.

King & Rye
Responded on November 4, 2020

Thank you so much for taking the time to write a review, Sue! We are happy to hear you enjoyed your experience. We will pass along your feedback and positive comments to our management team. We hope to see you again soon!

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OpenTable Diner
Miami
1 review
Dined on October 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was outstanding and so was the service. I also felt good about the social distancing protocols being followed. I will defiantly being willing dining here again.

King & Rye
Responded on October 27, 2020

Thank you for taking the time to write a review. We are very pleased to see you enjoyed your experience with us. We promise to continue to earn your high regard on future visits. Thank you for choosing King & Rye!

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FAQs

King & Rye offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (703) 842-2761.

King & Rye is rated 4.5 stars by 74 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.