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Maydan, Washington, DC
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Maydan

4.7
4.7
249 Reviews
$31 to $50
Middle Eastern
We want you to have a different approach to dining: one that’s about the food, but also the love, respect, and traditions that go into each dish. Our food tells the story of our own travels, from Tangier to Tehran and Batumi to Beirut, but it also tells the stories of voices that often go unheard. Hope to see you tonight, walk-ins welcome!

Join us at Maydan to taste the flavors of Northern Africa and The Middle East. The beauty of the space will catch your eye, our one of a kind hearth will grab your attention, and the flavors will steal your heart!

The piping hot bread that comes to every table is sure to be the perfect accompaniment to our salads, spreads, skewers, grilled vegetables, and condiments.

See you at Maydān soon. We’ll be waiting.

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Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    Middle Eastern, North African, Persian

  • Hours of operation

    Bar​ ​Hours:​ ​Sunday-Thursday​ ​5pm-2am ​Friday-Saturday ​5pm-3am Kitchen​ ​Hours:​ ​Monday-Saturday​ ​5pm-11pm; ​Sunday​ ​5pm-10pm

  • Phone number

    0000000000

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Executive chef

    Chris​ ​Morgan​ ​and​ ​Gerald​ ​Addison

  • Private party facilities

    Please note that for parties of 9 or more please email Meet@maydandc.com or visit our website www.maydandc.com

  • Neighborhood

    U Street Corridor

  • Cross street

    14th​ ​St

  • Parking details

    You’ll have the most parking success in the garage located on 14th Street and U Street in the Reeves Center Parking Garage (Sunday through Thursday: 6 pm-1 am; Friday through Saturday: 6 pm - 3 am). Additionally, there is metered parking on 14th Street.

  • Public transit

    We recommend the Metro or any number of buses that come up and down 14th Street.<br /><br />Once you have turned onto Florida Ave.--take a right down the alley after la Colombe coffee shop and you will find us just past the colorful overhead walkway. Our restaurant may not be marked "Maydan" but its hard to miss our beautiful curved door on the ri

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Indoor Fireplace, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 249 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

4.7
4.7 based on all time ratings
  • 4.7Food
  • 4.6Service
  • 4.8Ambience
  • 4.4Value

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  1. L

    Larry

    Washington DC

    28 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    28 reviews

    Reviewed on November 27, 2018

    overall1foodserviceambience
    I based making the reservation on the Smokey Lamb Shoulder that my friend had there twice (and would have loved to have tried the goat). Unfortunately, my two friends wanted to select something else and I did not want to have the the Lamb Shouldert by myself. If they had went with my recommendation, I would probably be writing a beautiful review to let people know how great Maydan is. We ordered the following for starters: Beiruti Hummus, M' Talbal and Muchamarra. Kebabs for main dishes: Aleppo, Tenderloin, Saffron Lamb and the lady in our group had the Barramundi. Additionally we had all the condiments. Our experience was terrible. The Aleppo, Tenderloin and Saffron Lamb were horrible and miniscule for the money spent. When these three puny kebabs arrived separated in rows on the same small metal dish I was shocked. The Aleppo was tasty but for the price was a ripoff........I could have gone to many places for a better dinner for the same price. The saffron lamb was some of the worst lamb I have ever had.....maybe 5 or 6 puny little chunks of the toughest and chewiest. The Tenderloin I did not try but my friend said was ok. Lastly, my other friend liked the fish, but again, very overpriced. As for the spreads, the miniscule amount of the Beiruti Hummus and taste was an epic fail. I can go to dozens of local restaurants and get the best hummus in town with twice the amount for half the price. The other two were good but such a small portion for the price. We got all the condiments which for the price were the only good value there. Lastly, thank God for the bread! I did not go there for the bread, but this turned out to be our savings grace. Without the bread, I would have left on an empty stomach. My recommendation: Do not listen to the local food critics. Although I loved the inside of the restaurant, the ambiance and the excellent service, the food was sub-average.
  2. CP

    CourtneyP

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 6, 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Best dining experience in DC! Staff was amazing, food was so fast and the flavors were incredible. We felt great eating healthy food yet feeling spoiled!
  3. C

    Candy

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 5, 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    As someone in the food and beverage industry (a roaster) I appreciate the attention to the flavor of the food. North African/ Mediterranean cooking is normally not at the top of my list as I find the ingredients usually presented in a boring and bland fashion. However, when prepared as well as at Maydan, these types of dishes move there. Well done and thanks for the fresh take on the Mediterranian diaspora.
  4. SB

    SuzanneB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 4, 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We went for my husband's birthday and absolutely loved it! Great atmosphere, delicious food and great service! The music was a little loud, however overall very festive!
  5. LA

    LidaA

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 31, 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I'm from Chicago but saw your review in Food and Wine. I was in DC for one night, and was thoroughly impressed with everything. Service, Ambiance, and Food. I'll be back when I go back to DC!!
  6. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 28, 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Great food to share. Definitely had to make reservations in advance. Hummus was out of this world and bread was delicious.
  7. SC

    SeanC

    Denver

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 27, 2018

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    Excellent food and timely service, cocktails were great as well. The overall experience was worth it.
  8. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Miami

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 27, 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    First rate in all respects.
  9. s

    shannonc

    Washington DC

    27 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    27 reviews

    Dined on May 27, 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fabulous dinner celebrating our anniversary with friends. A bit noisy but not unmanageable. Food exceptional! Wish our reservation was earlier as very shortly after seating we were unable to order any other proteins because they had closed down the “fire”. Also, no acknowledgement of our anniversary although I made note on arrival as did our friends. We will return!
  10. CP

    CarriP

    Raleigh

    10 reviews

    4.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on May 27, 2018

    overall4food4service3ambience5
    The ambiance was a definite 10/10. The open fire/grill is unique and fun to watch. Unfortunately food was good but not amazing, and our server clearly wanted to be elsewhere. Overall, it was a bit underwhelming. Definitely not worth the hassle of logging on to opentable at midnight 2 weeks in advance to snag a reservation at a reasonable hour.
  11. LH

    LHRfoodie

    Washington DC

    36 reviews

    3.0

    36 reviews

    Dined on May 26, 2018

    overall3food4service3ambience2
    The good news: interesting food, well prepared. The rest: noise is unbearable and conversation impossible, very dark making it hard to read the menu (service stated she finds it hard to read in the dining area), AC not adequate due to fire for cooking (even receptionist was fanning herself), service is uneven and simple requests have to be repeated (sometimes more than once), reservations very hard to come by. Washrooms need attention. Despite the interesting menu too many negatives. Probably would not return.
  12. RW

    RobertW

    Nashville

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 24, 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent all the way around,
  13. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 23, 2018

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Amazing, great new flavors for me. I enjoyed the eggplant and kabobs. Rose was also worth trying
  14. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 23, 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent - great setting
  15. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 23, 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Love love loved it.
  16. C

    Chris

    Washington DC

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on May 23, 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Overall amazing experience. The moment you step into the dining room and see the open fireplace you know you are in a special place. The service was very friendly, gave recommendations and enough time to study the menu. We liked that the plates are small enough that even as a party of two we were able to try 10 of them. We enjoyed so many different aromas, it's hard to choose a favourite. But we especially liked the shrimp, which were marinated in a herby, garlicky sauce and the sticky, sweet squash. I recommend getting all the condiments, which were a highlight by themselves together with the freshly baked bread. They also have good cocktails and a small but nice wine selection. The price of our meal seemed very reasonable for what we got.
  17. S

    Sallygal

    San Francisco

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on May 20, 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Simply the best!!
  18. KP

    KarenP

    San Francisco

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on May 18, 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fabulous experience, our waitress was phenomenal and walked us through every dish. Amazing service and the food was spectacular. Loved the vibe of the place
  19. D

    Danvillefoodie

    San Francisco

    13 reviews

    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on May 15, 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Absolutely fantastic food and service. If you are unfamiliar with a menu like this allow your wait person to suggest your menu choices.
  20. SB

    SarimB

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 14, 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing experience! From the food to the service and the ambiance! It definitely is one of the top restaurants in DC hands down
  21. M

    Mona

    Washington DC

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on May 12, 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything was delicious. Favorite dish was kombucha squash. Chef plays exquisitely with the flavors for an authentic yet unique twist. Great cocktails.
  22. RB

    RayB

    Philadelphia

    24 reviews

    4.0

    24 reviews

    Dined on May 11, 2018

    overall4food5service3ambience4
    Good service, fun food experience. The lamb shoulder is an experience to try. Overall, we'd go back for that, but not the rest.
  23. IE

    IEYauhari

    Orlando

    16 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on May 11, 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was amazing
  24. DA

    DavidAguayo

    Washington DC

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on May 10, 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I went for my birthday and it did not disappoint. Best lamb I ever had
  25. B

    Brendan

    Washington DC

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on May 10, 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A fabulous experience! A little more expensive than the menu seems at first glance, because you end up ordering from up and down the menu, but worth the price for the food and ambiance.
  26. RB

    RobertB

    Washington DC

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 10, 2018

    overall1food1service1ambience5
    All around terrible service experience. Too much to go into. I was really excited to go. Place looks awesome though.
  27. M

    Mona

    Washington DC

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on May 8, 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Maydan was phenomenal! We heard from several friends that this place was the real deal. I stayed up until 12:01am to snag rezzies for two weeks in advance....worth it! Faves: Eggplant Carrots Halloumi Barramundi Shrimp Good, but not super crazed about: Squash Whole chicken Muhamarra Both dessert options Yes, we ordered a lot of food and ALL of the condiments. Will definitely be back to try the rest of the menu!
  28. FO

    FoodieOO

    Tampa

    55 reviews

    5.0

    55 reviews

    Dined on May 7, 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Absolutely excellent. A memorable meal. Would definitely return if traveling to DC again.
  29. IH

    IvanH

    Washington DC

    16 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on May 7, 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We were guided by Sierra through the menu and we took her advice. Wow! The flavors were amazing and service was top notch!! Can’t wait to dine again!! Advice: Try Everything!!
  30. MF

    MetamorphicFoodieHaven

    Washington DC

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 7, 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Maydan is certainly gem of a locale for special-occasions and foodies with diverse palates. With the variety of food options and their array of dressings, flavor pairings can change throughout the meal in extraordinary ways. The only thing I would suggest is skipping dessert: it's definitely of the same caliber, but you don't need something sweet after such a flavorful array of savory main menu items.
  31. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 5, 2018

    overall5food5service3ambience5
    Overall pretty good. Lamb was $100 but it was 62 oZ of meat and was good for dinner next night. We tried to order the small plates as “apps” but the chef only wants you to order everything at once...even though they end up bringing out the smaller plates first, like apps. Waitress was kind of odd but otherwise was all good. Very dark inside.
  32. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 4, 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing meal, service and atmosphere. Could not recommend highly enough.
  33. M

    Mimi

    Washington DC

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on May 3, 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful! Will be back many times and most definitely recommend to anyone looking for great food, great service and a wonderful ambience.
  34. SF

    SarahF

    Washington DC

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on May 3, 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    What an experience! The food was delicious, the drinks were refreshing, and the vibe was PERFECT! can't wait to go back again
  35. FO

    FOOD101UNC2010

    Washington DC

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on May 2, 2018

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    This was our second time at Maydan and it definitely does not disappoint. The atmosphere is great and the bread never stops coming. The first time we visited, we sat down stairs where all of the action is. I preferred this experience compared to the upstairs, but the upstairs was still fun and well decorated. For the food, the beef tenderloin is the one of the best I've ever had. I recommend getting all of the condiments! They are delicious on the bread and meats. The cauliflower and carrots are notable. The lamb kebab was great the first time, but was dry and crumbly the second though had great flavor. The drinks are excellent and the draft wine was particularly good (and cheap). Highly recommend.
  36. t

    tmdc

    Washington DC

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 1, 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing!!!
  37. LH

    LizH

    Washington DC

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 29, 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Absolutely amazing! So delicious with so much variety! Well worth the wait to get the reservation!
  38. E

    Eliana

    Dallas

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 27, 2018

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    Absolutely delicious! I would highly recommend to anyone looking for authentic middle eastern cuisine.
  39. GG

    GGD100

    Washington DC

    114 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    114 reviews

    Dined on April 27, 2018

    overall4food5service3ambience4
    The food at Maydan is creative and delicious, as are the drinks. Service was a bit brusque. It is very loud.
  40. AG

    AlexG

    Washington DC

    3 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on April 27, 2018

    overall3food3service2ambience4
    Cool setting, but too loud, too smoky, service was subpar. Food was ok but not fantastic.

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Maydan is rated 4.7 stars by 249 OpenTable diners.

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Additional information

  • Cross street

    14th​ ​St

  • Neighborhood

    U Street Corridor

  • Hours of operation

    Bar​ ​Hours:​ ​Sunday-Thursday​ ​5pm-2am ​Friday-Saturday ​5pm-3am Kitchen​ ​Hours:​ ​Monday-Saturday​ ​5pm-11pm; ​Sunday​ ​5pm-10pm

  • Cuisines

    Middle Eastern, North African, Persian

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    You’ll have the most parking success in the garage located on 14th Street and U Street in the Reeves Center Parking Garage (Sunday through Thursday: 6 pm-1 am; Friday through Saturday: 6 pm - 3 am). Additionally, there is metered parking on 14th Street.

  • Public transit

    We recommend the Metro or any number of buses that come up and down 14th Street.Once you have turned onto Florida Ave.--take a right down the alley after la Colombe coffee shop and you will find us just past the colorful overhead walkway. Our restaurant may not be marked "Maydan" but its hard to miss our beautiful curved door on the ri

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Chris​ ​Morgan​ ​and​ ​Gerald​ ​Addison

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Indoor Fireplace, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    0000000000

  • Private party facilities

    Please note that for parties of 9 or more please email Meet@maydandc.com or visit our website www.maydandc.com

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