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About La Tomate

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.

1701 Connecticut Avenue NW
Washington, DC 20009
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
Italian, Bistro, Café

Hours of Operation:
Bistro: Monday - Wednesday: 11:30am - 10:30pm, Thursday: 11:30am - 11:00pm, Friday and Saturday: 11:30am - 11:30pm, Sunday: 11:30am - 10:00pm

Caffe: Weekdays 8.30 am - 8 pm Weekends 9 am - 8 pm

La Tomate will be open on Thanksgiving

Cross Street:
R

Dress Code:
Smart Casual

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(202) 667-5505

Website:
http://latomatebistro.com/

Catering:
A perfect solution for your catering needs, La Tomate a wide variety of catering solutions, from pastas, to entrees and salads, as well as individual or mixed platters from our Prosciutto Bar: a connoisseur selection of imported and domestic cured meats, cut to order on an artisanal hand slicer. Vegetarian options including fresh and creamy buffalo mozzarella, are also available.


Parking Details:
Laz Parking

2001 S Street NW

Washington DC, 20009

(Between Connecticut Ave. & 20th St.)

Hours: Weekdays after 5pm, Saturdays & Sunday is closed (However we offer a six dollar credit to park at a garage of your choice)

Public Transit:
Red Line, Dupont Circle

Executive Chef:
Natalina Meggi Koropoulos

Additional:
Bar Dining, Cafe, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Outdoor dining, Outdoor Smoking Area, Private Room, View, Weekend Brunch, Wine

Special Events & Promotions:
La Tomate provides on-site banquet facilities for all your special event needs, from private luncheons, receptions or dinners, to corporate events, wedding showers and birthday parties. We offer private and semi private spaces.

Catering services are also available for your parties at home, business lunches, cocktail parties and dinners.

Specials

Valentine's Day Special Menus & More

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Specials

Valentine's Day Special Menus & More

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

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Nothing says love like a romantic dinner at La Tomate. Treat your special someone to our Valentine's Day A La Carte menu.

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La Tomate Ratings and Reviews

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4.4

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.2

service

4.1

ambience

4.3

value

4.3

Noise

Quiet

90% would recommend it to a friend

Authentic (15)
Cozy (15)
Neighborhood Gem (14)
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Good for a Date (13)
Great for Outdoor Dining (12)
Good for Anniversaries (9)
People Watching (9)
Quiet Conversation (9)
Special Occasion (9)
Comfort Food (8)
Fit for Foodies (8)
Casual (8)
Good for Birthdays (7)
Great for Lunch (7)
Bar Seating (7)
Business Meals (6)
Good for Groups (6)
Romantic (6)
Local Ingredients (5)
Scenic View (5)
Vibrant Bar Scene (4)
Creative Cuisine (3)
Fun (3)
Handcrafted Cocktails (3)
Healthy (3)
Hot Spot (3)
Pre/post Theatre (3)
Sunday Lunch (3)
Worth the Drive (3)
Afternoon Coffee (2)
Happy Hour (2)
Late-night Find (2)
Notable Wine List (2)
Quick Bite (2)
Gluten Free Options (2)
Great for Brunch (1)
Good Vegetarian Options (1)
Disabled Access (1)
Organic (1)
Paleo Friendly (1)
Seasonal (1)
Spicy (1)
Kid-friendly (1)
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 14, 2018

Third time there, possibly again, not sure. Waiter over-worked and never checked with us after server brought the food to see if we were okay...we weren’t. Girlfriend’ entree wrong, I had to get up and go find the manager. He made it right, but still a pain. Appetizers: bruschetta too hard and difficult to eat, calamari good, olives good and Caesar salad very good. Entrees were tasty. Mixed drinks no alcohol. Gets back to service. This was a problem the other two times...slow and NO follow-up to see how we were. I guess we return because of the entrees.

Tags: Authentic
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 14, 2018

Its not amazing, hip, or particularly posh. It is a great place to drop in for good pasta, solid appetizers and entrees. Even all around. Priced fair as well! the staff is very friendly.

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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 11, 2018

La Tomate is a neighborhood gem as much for the wonderful service and friendly atmosphere as for the delicious food, the great out-door-on the avenue dining in good weather as well as the cosy atmosphere that makes a person or a family gathering feel special no matter what time of year it is!

Tags: Cozy, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for Anniversaries, Neighborhood Gem, Gluten Free Options, Quick Bite, Sunday Lunch, Special Occasion, Bar Seating, Scenic View, Good for Groups, Quiet Conversation, Good for a Date, Disabled Access, Good for Birthdays
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food5
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 (Richmond)·Dined on January 11, 2018

Great location at DuPont; friendly neighborhood dining spot for locals and visitors. Dependable quality Italian fare and a classic bar. Always a pleasure to eat here!

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 (New England)·Dined on January 6, 2018

This is one of my very favorite restaurants in the Dupont Circle Area.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Great for Outdoor Dining, Local Ingredients, Good for a Date, Great for Lunch, Bar Seating, Cozy, Quiet Conversation, Business Meals
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 30, 2017

We were there to celebrate a friend's son's birthday. He turned 6! The staff was understanding, pleasant and aimed to please our little celebrant!

The food and service were outstanding.

Very please!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Gluten Free Options
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·Dined on December 25, 2017

Fantastic Service and great specials. Everyone was very nice the host, bartender and waiter.

Tags: Cozy, Authentic, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, People Watching, Romantic
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 (Richmond)·Dined on December 25, 2017

Excellent choice for Christmas dinner.

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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 25, 2017

Great choices for special seafood Christmas Meal! Perhaps, you should consider as a special more frequently to supplement standard menu.

Thanks!

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vip
 (Tampa)·Dined on December 16, 2017

I have been to La Tomate several times and every time I eat there I enjoy the meal immensely. This was my first time having brunch and it was no exception. The bottomless mimosas were wonderful and the food was delicious. We had a lovely window table where could watch passersby and enjoy their incredible food. Their prosciutto makes you wonder whether you are in Italy. And there service is old world courteous.

Tags: Cozy, Fit for Foodies, Bar Seating, Good for a Date, People Watching, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 8, 2017

Always consistent. Have been coming for years - almost 20:)

Tags: Cozy
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·Dined on December 4, 2017

Excellent and varied lunch choices. Two soup specials were quite good. All three of us had a different glass of wine. The House Pinot, Chianti and Cabernet were all commendable.

Tags: Authentic, Notable Wine List, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Western NC)·Dined on November 29, 2017

Expensive, poor value for price on every level. But quiet and pleasant service. Used to be wonderful...wont return.

Tags: Quiet Conversation
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 28, 2017

The service was good as always. My only complaint is that the food was too salty.

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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 27, 2017

Excellent eatery two blocks from DuPont Circle metro. Terrific food and the wait staff is very attentive (without being obnoxious). Just an overall wonderful dining experience.

Tags: Good for Groups, Good for a Date, Great for Outdoor Dining, Bar Seating, Authentic, Quiet Conversation
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 19, 2017

La Tomate is always in our plans when we visit the city! Best caesar salad anywhere! Food and service are amazing.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 13, 2017

Attentive service, excellent food, comfortable ambience, completely reliable

Tags: Kid-friendly, Comfort Food
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 (Denver)·Dined on November 11, 2017

The wait staff was unbelievable. So friendly and making sure we were satisfied with our meal. The hostess even gave our 5-year-old a cookie. Reminded me of being part of big Italian family.

Tags: Authentic
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 11, 2017

La Tomate never disappoints, it has a unique personality and they actually serve dinner not "tapas" style mini dishes. If you want to get away from the craziness of 14th st and enjoy a tranquil venue, this is the place to be.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Business Meals, Cozy
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 8, 2017

The service was nice and dishes were also great. We enjoyed our dinner very much.

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 (Baltimore)·Dined on November 4, 2017

Our first time. What a gem. Branzino was excellent. We enjoyed the excellent food. The knowledgeable made for a pleasant evening.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 4, 2017

My favorite in DC! The best! Bon Apetito! The food is fresh, the wines choices fabulous! The staff best ever.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Fit for Foodies, Paleo Friendly, Good for Birthdays, Spicy, Healthy, Great for Outdoor Dining, Authentic, Good for a Date, Worth the Drive, Vibrant Bar Scene, Local Ingredients, Organic, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Afternoon Coffee, Bar Seating, Cozy, Romantic, Business Meals, Comfort Food, People Watching, Happy Hour, Great for Lunch
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 1, 2017

I have been there many times over the years for business and personal dinners. I have always enjoyed it. The food is very good, as is the atmosphere and service. I do like the ravioli....

Tags: Good for a Date, Pre/post Theatre, Good for Groups
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 (Toronto)·Dined on October 30, 2017

Wonderful restaurant near Dupont Circle. Unfortunately the service was very uneven: slow, forgetful, a bit sloppy here and there.

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 (Miami)·Dined on October 29, 2017

Below average food and very disappointed! I ordered my pasta bolognese and within three minutes of my order my food arrived. The plate was super hot which leads me to believe they don’t make it to order. They have pre made sauce and microwave it! The wine selection wasn’t good and neither was the food selection . I will honestly say that this was my only bad meal while visiting Washington.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Authentic, Fit for Foodies
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on October 28, 2017

Thank you La Tomate for another great experience. Food, service, and ambiance all above expectations. The salmon entree and the pasta special were both delightful. Dining on the patio is a must!

Tags: Great for Lunch, Fun, Comfort Food, Good for a Date, Casual, Seasonal, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Anniversaries, Quiet Conversation, Great for Brunch, Creative Cuisine, Good for Groups, Romantic, Business Meals, Good for Birthdays, Worth the Drive, Great for Outdoor Dining, Hot Spot, Cozy
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on October 22, 2017

The evening was perfect. We had a great table outside on a gorgeous night. The server was excellent. The timing of the meal was perfect and they made the birthday celebration so special. And the meal was fabulous. Everything was excellent. My new favorite restaurant. Local feel, authentic and I felt like I as in Europe. Outstanding. It is truly a neighborhood gem with a downtown vibe.

Tags: Authentic, Great for Outdoor Dining, Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Fit for Foodies, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on October 14, 2017

Wonderful Italian food and delicious fish dishes in one of the best locations in town. Excellent value and great view of those ambling up and down Connecticut. This is a neighborhood treasure.

Tags: Hot Spot, Special Occasion, Vibrant Bar Scene, Scenic View, Great for Lunch
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on October 11, 2017

Consistently tasty Italian food in a pleasant, convenient location at Dupont Circle Metro, lovely staff.

Tags: Casual, Fun, Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on October 10, 2017

Very good food in a unique, pleasant location, with very reasonable prices.

Tags: Casual, Cozy, Great for Outdoor Dining, Quick Bite
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on October 8, 2017

Excellent service. A great spot to have brunch or diner with a friend or to eat alone after work and watch people pass by.

Tags: People Watching
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on October 7, 2017

Great place for a good meal with out-of-town visitors.

Tags: Casual, People Watching, Local Ingredients, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on October 5, 2017

Great place for a simple meal and chat. I wish there were more options on the menu such as soups. Moreover, the food was delicious!. I would appreciate putting a note on the menu about the gratuity being added to the bill for groups of 5 or more. I had to explain my international friends about the rule of the gratuity. They were in shock of the addition of the tip to the bill.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Late-night Find, Fit for Foodies
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on September 29, 2017

Great ambiance, especially outside
Food was mediocre.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on September 28, 2017

Accueil et services excellent. Les plats de pâtes sont délicieux et copieux. L'ambiance est un peu rétro, très paisible et sympathique. Prix tres raisonnable

Tags: Late-night Find, Neighborhood Gem, Authentic, Comfort Food, Cozy, Casual
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on September 6, 2017

I loved our simple pasta dishes...the tomato sauce was rich and flavorable and definitely home made. The bread was equally good as was the simple green salad I requested. The wine menu could be stepped up, but otherwise I wouldn't change a thing. It feels like a small, intime restaurant in Europe with a small garden and outdoor seating to boot!

Tags: Bar Seating
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on September 3, 2017

Went with two friends on Sunday for brunch and we all left less than impressed. Besides the bottomless mimosas, this selection was not worth checking out for brunch. Would probably come back to see if their dinner is worth it.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on September 2, 2017

We had a very pleasant pre-theater dinner at La Tomate. Our waiter was attentive and knowledgeable. We shared an excellent Caesar salad and then had the branzino and the paillard of beef. Both were delicious.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 25, 2017

Good food very nice atmosphere and a convenient location

Tags: Good for a Date, Good for Groups
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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 22, 2017

Courteous wait staff. Delicious food. Reasonable prices. Good location.

Tags: Casual, Afternoon Coffee, Cozy, Afternoon Tea, Neighborhood Gem, Great for Lunch
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