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.
- 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
- Limited number of seated diners
- Distancing maintained in common areas
- Extra space between tables
- Waitstaff wear masks
- Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
- Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
Pasta al Nero
Squid ink-infused home-made caserecce, shrimp, tomato sauce, orange zest, saffron, white wine, green onions
Roasted eggplant, garlic, tomato, olive oil
ADD GRILLED SALMON
Excellent food, wine, service and atmosphere! Lives up to its reputation. Gluten free friendly was a big plus for me! I’d definitely come back here again.
Went for a quick drink and light dinner with a friend for the night. Very quick service, probably the best caesar salad I’ve ever had. Can’t wait to go back and try the other dishes.
Great birthday dinner
Always consistently reliable food, service and value.
The food was great and we really enjoyed the atmosphere. Loved it and we will definitely be back!
The menu is very limited for an Italian Restaurant.
The servers are super polite.
Nice outdoor seating. Good food. Very nice staff.
Awesome Ragú...desserts are delicious. 100% recommended for family or business meals.
Excellent menu. Quality of food. Beautiful presentation. Perfect service.
My first visit back to this favorite spot after the pandemic. They were splendid and the experience was flawless. I'll be back!
absolutely stellar - gourmet highest praise - delicious and beautifully presented!
Great! We really enjoyed this evening. Food was elaborated.
Pasta I ordered was in a grainy watery sauce. The waiter was pleasant but never checked in. Disappointing because I like the restaurant. Food quality is spotty. Great the prior time I was there whereas disappointing on this occasion.
The host was rude. The server checked on everyone repeatedly but us (yes we were the only black couple there) 100% not worth it. Food was okay. Should’ve went to RPM
It was nice to visit an old favorite and find that it is pretty much the same.
Another great dinner with some friends. Salads and burrata were great and at to start dinner as guests were arriving. Very nice Chianti as well. Dinner was Salmon, pork and pasta neri dishes. All good as well as service and staff!
My friends and I enjoyed a very nice afternoon lunch on the patio. The lunch menu is simple, but offers good options. The gazpacho soup was delicious, as was the ravioli and mozzarella and pesto salad. The iced coffee was also very good. We never felt rushed or ignored. Great service and lovely outdoor space.
The staff, ambiance, and food was all above and beyond excellent at Tomate! We enjoyed our entire experience.
Enjoyed the setting outside. The delivery from the kitchen of food was slow, my mom filled up on bread and almost lost her appetite for the ravioli she had ordered. Nice wait staff.
Absolutely wonderful service and food! The complementary prosecco was such a clever touch. I do think it would be really well received if gluten free pasta were offered :)
An excellent experience. We'll return, maybe for lunch next time, since dinner, though outstanding, is a bit pricey - not crazy pricey - but too much for us to be regulars. Good place for special dinners.
We had a wonderful meal with my son and daughter-in-law. Very attentive service, excellent food and wine. We'll be back for sure next time in DC!
Had a great lunch out on the patio. The waiter was very friendly and accommodating, the grilled salmon was delicious, and it was a very pleasant way to spend the afternoon.
Our table of three ordered the Buono Buono Brunch and it was fantastic. The many courses included homemade chips with a roasted eggplant spread, a fantastic frittata, chicken Milanese topped with a poached egg, perfectly cooked steak, and baked rigatoni. The dessert of Italian ricotta cheesecake topped with raspberry gelato was superb. Our server, Juan, cheerfully guided us through the courses. He was very attentive and helpful, offering us seconds of the courses we fancied. An excellent experience overall. We highly recommend La Tomate for brunch or dinner!
Wines and Italian meats to start as we relaxed before dinner. Dinner was pasta dishes with meats sauces! Perfect. Everyone enjoyed. Staff and service always wonderful.
the host station and greeting was very awkward. they asked who I was and I said my party's reservation info and then they just stood there like they didn't hear me. thne the manager(?) came over to me in kind of a rude way to ask who I was. very weird. everything else was excellent. would recommend to a friend for a lovely meal. the outside setup was well done. they kept us fairly comfortable even though it was an scorching hot day.
The pasta was delicious and everyone enjoyed their food. The charcuterie board was equally as delicious, but they only have you three tiny little pieces
Met some friends for early dinner. Cocktails and grilled shrimp were excellent way to start follow my pork dishes and salmon! Meals were cooked perfectly and flavorful! Thanks!
La Tomate is one of our favorite “go-to” restaurants in DC. We love to sit out on the patio and enjoy a cold crisp bottle of white wine on a hot Summer day. Service and food is always perfection. Truthfully we have never had a bad dish. The chef is creative and develops amazing Italian cuisine. The waiters are attentive and personable and always ensure we have a fabulous dining experience.
What a lovely spot for an early Saturday lunch. Comfy patio. Great classic Italian plus perfect brunch items. Eggs Benny!! Crazy upstairs with antiques for sale.
We had lunch outdoors with guests and everyone enjoyed their meal and appreciated the good service.
We thoroughly enjoyed a weekend birthday celebration lunch at La Tomate. The food was delicious and so were the cocktails. What made the lunch fabulous was the excellent service. From the maitre d' to the server to the busboy, everyone was hospitable and helpful.
We had a lovely meal, all the food we ordered was well prepared and tasty, the ambiance on the patio was delightful and we had a charming and attentive server. We will be back!
La Tomate is a wonderful restaurant. I have enjoyed this Dupont DC gem for over twenty years!
Worst dining experience I have ever had! Waited over an hour for food that we barely touched because of how horrible it tasted. Had an extremely ridiculous bill with one bottle of water taken off as our discount for our troubles of the night….wish I had never even come here
The ambience was terrific. The calamari appetizer was exceptional as was the charcuterie plate.
We had both a good waiter and one we didn't think was so great.
But this is a hard time for getting a wait staff and overall, a terrific
We were looking for a lunch near a museum we were going to. My wife picked La Tomate and I’m glad she did. We asked for a window seat and were seated in the corner facing the patio and street. Great for people watching. We had the 7 course brunch special,that wasn’t advertised. We were so glad we did. Ended up getting a second round of prosciutto and were given an extra ice cream and some lemon cello. I highly recommend eating here.
Just the place for a charming lunch with friends. A short lunch menu but with several excellent items. Three of us each ordered something different and all three of us cleaned our plates! We finished with cappuccinos and an espresso and lingered chatting long after in those comfy chairs as the lunch trade petered out. Relaxed, delicious and welcoming, I will start bringing other friends to return often.
Had a great time, service and food was wonderful.
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 878 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.