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La Tomate

4.6
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716 Reviews
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$31 to $50
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Italian
Since 1987, La Tomate has been Dupont Circle's neighborhood bistro, featuring affordable regional Italian cuisine in a warm ambiance.

A window-clad bar and dining room offer charming avenue views onto Connecticut avenue . Enjoy an extended season of “al fresco” dining on our lush outdoor patio.

La Tomate proudly inaugurated La Tomate Caffè adjacent to its current Bistro in which serves up brioche and homemade sweets, espresso, coffee drinks , traditional breakfast as well as artisanal-cut domestic and Italian charcuterie and panini.

We are committed to providing quality service and excellent food in a warm and friendly atmosphere. We invite you to join us for breakfast a casual lunch, happy hour, dinner, weekend brunch or group events.

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
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
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 716 people are saying
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4.6based on recent ratings
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4.5
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4.6
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vipEdwardD
Washington DC
15 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I celebrated a friends engagement.

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vipAlbertT
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Not only was our meal terrific, but the staff went above and beyond in chasing a young man who stole a pocketbook from our party, returning the pocketbook to its owner. We are enormously grateful!

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vipCityprof
Washington DC
36 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

One of our favorites during Phase 2 reopening (and before): always welcoming; efficient and friendly service, and food very well presented, in a way that highlights the difference between dining in a restaurant and takeout. Don't miss their spacious patio during the autumn.

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Raffi
Charleston
3 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, nice service, easy to hear and have private date.

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vipFrancophile
Washington DC
53 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

I’ve been dining here for 25 years. The food went downhill I’m recent years. Went for lunch and was pleasantly surprised that the food quality had substantially improved. However, the prices have really gone too high.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and fantastic service. Great ambiance on the patio.

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vipConradm
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on September 27, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great patio for Socially distanced dining. Highly recommend.

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vipCharlesZ
Austin
4 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing service, nicely done decore, great good. It was an authentic Italian experience all around.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Friendly host, bar tender and servers. Delicious food and drinks. Comfortable outside seating. Overall a wonderful time!

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CbobM
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 19, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Food was good but priced as if it were great. Ambiance was very pleasant as we sat outside on a beautiful night. Service was efficient and friendly. Pasta dishes were average to good, meat dish was cooked as ordered and good. I'd give an overall rating of average to good.

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vipCarol
Washington DC
25 reviews
Dined on September 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great neighborhood place. Good food and safe distancing

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ChristopherP
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on September 12, 2020
Overall3food5service2ambience5

Service was slow, and despite checking on the table several times, the water glasses went empty (sin) the food was slow to arrive, and hap-hazard. The cocktail, well comped, came after we were ready to go. Disappointing as I have always loved Tommat, and given high ratings and praise on other reviews.

The food was to die for, worth the wait, but they need to pick it up a bit, if they want to remain a viable option for DC. Fingers crossed.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Celebrated a birthday party. The staff didn’t do anything special but that is exactly what we wanted. Ordered a bottle of wine, some appetizers and entrees and it was all delicious. Would highly recommend.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2020
Overall1food2service2ambience2

Waited 15 minutes before a server even came to our table. I work in the hospitality industry and a simple acknowledgment of your customer is a very simple thing to do

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AshleyW
1 review
Dined on September 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This place was AMAZING! My boyfriend and i decided to come to DC for the weekend and we were searching for a nice italian restaurant with nice outdoor seating, and this place just blew it out of the park! Vincenzo was our server and he was hands down the best ever. He made sure we were comfortable, had everything we needed and wanted, and was very helpful with choosing wines. the service was quick and all employees seemed like they really enjoyed being there. this was hands down the best dining experience of our lives.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on September 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

La Tomate always pleases the food is delicious, the service attentive and the ambiance is lovely out door dining is perfect for this time, with plants and nice lighting.

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vipPhyllis
Washington DC
87 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a lovely meal, dining on the patio. Our server was top notch, food was outstanding. A perfect spot always and especially during COVID

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vipcarolgalaty
Washington DC
79 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The weather on La Tomate’s outside patio was lovely and sunny, the shade was welcome, the service quick and friendly, and the brunch outstanding! The special offer for $29.00 was certainly a great value, but we knew with the multiple courses we would have overeaten and it would have been too much food for us. So, we ordered off the menu and left happy and full!

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vipDCWAS
Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2020
Overall4food5service2ambience5

Brunch menu was amazing. Great food at a decent price. Service was a little slow but great time on the patio.

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vipPCat
Washington DC
116 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I wish I could give 6 stars for food and service. The ravioli was fantastic.

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ScottP
1 review
Dined on August 25, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Great food, great wine, and even greater service. Our server took care of us even though a thunderstorm that was fun to watch while under the awning. It has been years since I have been to La Tomate, and I was pleasantly surprised to see that it is as good as ever and still anchoring that spot north of Dupont Circle when so much else has changed in the area. Thanks for a fun night.

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vipEdwardP
Washington DC
32 reviews
Dined on August 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The brunch was a fantastic experience - absolutely perfect 👍🏻❤️

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vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on August 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing experience! They were lovely.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on August 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Ravioli with brown butter sauce is amazing.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on August 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent food and friendly service. Even our picky children loved it.

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BeatrizG
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on August 11, 2020
Overall3food4service2ambience3

Service was slow, took long to get menus, silverware, and someone to take our order for drinks. Asked for oil and vinegar for bread and came when we already had our meals and only after asking for a 3rd time.

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vipclevelandparkguru
Washington DC
474 reviews
Dined on August 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Very good Italian food. Great salami's and cheese starters. Great vino, Pasta dishes were excellent. Full of flavor. Staff is very goo, service is excellent.

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GoBlue
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on August 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We enjoyed a late dinner on the outside terrace. The food was delicious and our waiter was wonderful. Very attentive.

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vipEdwardP
Washington DC
32 reviews
Dined on August 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Tasty food - lovely space - excellent service!

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vipCarol
Washington DC
25 reviews
Dined on August 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I love La Tomate as a local neighborhood spot. The food is great, prices good and safe distancing.

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SoLo4Review
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on July 31, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

This is an long-established restaurant with inventive cuisine and attentive service. The adaptation to generously spaced tables on the patio was much appreciated and attractive.

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StanM
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on July 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent fresh and tasty salads, all pastas cooked al dente & good wines at moderate price - what do you want more? And nice italian music!

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SYLN
1 review
Dined on July 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Good place...great food and friendly service... must go For Dupont

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Casper
1 review
Dined on July 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely delicious; will be going back again and again!

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vipCarol
Washington DC
25 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Such a great neighborhood restaurant. Good food, nice patio.

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Molly
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on July 12, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience5

The food was fantastic (Caesar salad and branzino) and the ambience was lovely and relaxing. Servers were wonderful but it felt like we had to wait a long time for our dinner. Possibly they were understaffed that evening. But it was a real treat to be there.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on July 12, 2020
Overall5food4service4ambience4

Met my girlfriends mother for the first time.

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lgm14
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on July 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

So so great! La Tomate is in such a great spot and has such great food.

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vipCarol
Washington DC
25 reviews
Dined on July 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food always good. Social distancing good. Nice neighborhood place

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AdeleR
Washington DC
11 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Lovely restaurant. Particularly good pasta and fish dishes. Staff are helpful but do not hover.

FAQs

La Tomate does offer delivery in partnership with Postmates and Uber Eats. La Tomate also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (202) 667-5505.

La Tomate is rated 4.6 stars by 716 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.

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