King & Rye

4.4
49 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

    Starting Sep 12, 2020
    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 49 people are saying
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Corey
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
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.

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vipVictoriaM
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
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!

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SusanJ
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
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!

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vipmckaygirls
Washington DC
26 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
18 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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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing experience with Aziz, excellent server.

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vipTaraC
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We sat in the courtyard and it was quite lovely! The service was great and the food was excellent. I find it hard to find a brunch place up here that I am really wanting to go back to, but I will definitely be back here. Try the cinnamon roll--it was perfectly warm and didn't give me a cavity for being too sweet!

King & Rye
Responded on October 27, 2020

Thank you so much for taking the time to write a review, Tara! We are happy to hear you enjoyed meal including the cinnamon roll. 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
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2020
Overall3food2service4ambience4

Food was good but portions were tiny given the price

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EvelynD
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on October 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My first time there and I truly enjoyed it. I will be back when I return

King & Rye
Responded on October 27, 2020

Thank you Evelyn 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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Huyleum
Kansas City
1 review
Dined on October 23, 2020
Overall1food3service1ambience3

My table of four came here for dinner before a tour in Old Town. Apparently the kitchen was backed up because we never received our entrees. We waited for over an hour before we HAD to leave for our tour reservations w/o our dinner. Although our waiter said that he would take it off our bill, my friend STILL had his entrees charged on his bill. It was truly an unfortunate experience.

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Izzy
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on October 23, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

The vibe was very relaxing and chill. The drinks were great. The service was really good.

King & Rye
Responded on October 27, 2020

Thank you Izzy 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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vipnycfoodie
Washington DC
108 reviews
Dined on October 22, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience2

Overall it was a good evening. The food was good but not great. The pot roast entree should have been served hotter. The service was good.

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LindseyH
1 review
Dined on October 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The biscuits!!! So buttery, so good. We went for breakfast/brunch and got to sit outside in the cute courtyard area, felt safely distanced from other tables. Highly recommend

King & Rye
Responded on October 23, 2020

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

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BristowResident
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience4

We were seated promptly with a nice window view. All staff were masked and gloved up nicely. Our food was served hot and quickly. My friend and I ordered the grits but they were served extra spicy. My husbands hollandaise sauce was also spicy. Our server took them back and removed them from our check. I would suggest the menu be altered to reflect the heat/spice level in certain food items, as it was not noted anywhere.
Other than that, the food and service was good.

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EricaL
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I loved my visit and I will be back soon. My food was delicious. The energy was great and the people were friendly.

King & Rye
Responded on October 14, 2020

Thank you Erica 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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ClayT
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience4

The famous biscuits were rock hard and had trouble cutting them with a knife. The best part of the meal were the starters - deviled eggs, cinnamon buns and pancakes with vanilla sauce.

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StaceyW
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Great experience, staff were kind and our server was attentive and efficient. The food was great and I had no complaints.

King & Rye
Responded on October 14, 2020

Thank you Stacey 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
Denver
2 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was great!

King & Rye
Responded on October 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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Bobbi1022
Pittsburgh
10 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Homemade cocktails were awesome. We only ordered a charcuterie board that was very good so I really cannot comment on the overall food.

King & Rye
Responded on October 14, 2020

Thank you Bobbi 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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JohnM
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Exceptional Southern themed food. It was slap your momma good! My wife had the chicken and i had the pork. The meals were perfectly proportioned and flavorful. Definitely a hidden gem on King Street. We will definitely return. Service was attentive and superb. Thanks for a four star night.

King & Rye
Responded on October 14, 2020

Thank you so much for taking the time to write a review, John! 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
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on October 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely the most wonderful time. Delicious cocktails and food! Highly, HIGHLY recommend :)

King & Rye
Responded on October 9, 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
Washington DC
12 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2020
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Great brunch! We will be back!

King & Rye
Responded on October 9, 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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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on September 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was amazing. Service was good and the ambient is gorgeous. Can’t wait to go back

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DanS
Baltimore
6 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Great brunch! Food came out quick and the wait staff was very pleasant.

King & Rye
Responded on October 2, 2020

Thank you Dan 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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Susan
Tallahassee
1 review
Dined on September 27, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Great spot for brunch! We sat outside and enjoyed looking out onto King St. Cold Brew Irish coffee was fantastic.

King & Rye
Responded on October 2, 2020

Thank you Susan 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
Baltimore
4 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went there for breakfast/brunch on Sunday morning. Service and food were spectacular. Ordered the Eggs Benedict and my wife ordered the biscuits and sausage gravy with a side of bacon. The bacon was 1/2 think and amazing! Service was friendly, on-point and great. Sat indoors and felt safe during Covid-19. Would definitely go again

King & Rye
Responded on October 2, 2020

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

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vipMiaW
Washington DC
17 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Gretchen was amazing! Managing her tables and the bar is a task that she did a stellar job at. She made great recommendations, was very friendly, and I can’t wait to go back. Cinnamon bun is a must have, chicken and biscuits was great.

King & Rye
Responded on October 2, 2020

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

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vipaliasyko
Washington DC
29 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience5

Hosts were very nice and accommodating, service was ok - we never got waters and meal was put in wrong but corrected, and food was fine. Bacon was delicious and other items were acceptable.

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vipLove2eat
Washington DC
25 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2020
Overall3food3service5ambience4

Birthday celebration - service was awesome Assiz and special bday cobbler was delish - cinnamon rolls were wonderful as were the eggs!

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing! The food was insane will definitely be back! & Gretchen was amazing!

King & Rye
Responded on October 2, 2020

Thank you so much for taking the time to write a review! We are so 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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FAQs

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

King & Rye is rated 4.4 stars by 49 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.