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Michele’s, Washington, DC

Michele’s

4.2
4.2
137 Reviews
$31 to $50
Contemporary French / American
MICHELIN-starred Chef Matt Baker's second restaurant is an homage to his late mother. This deeply personal 3-Course Prix Fixe menu ($85 per person) celebrates her roots in NOLA, as well as his formative years in Houston. Both feature the multi-cultural flavor profiles of these two major American culinary centers that the team, along with Chef de Cuisine Rachel Bindel, bring with heart and soul to the Nation’s Capital.

Guests can also enjoy the bar and lounge, which serves an a-la-carte menu perfect for dining solo- whether you are enjoying a bite, one of Michele's soon-to-be famous-burgers, or soaking up the day/evening with friends. A slight departure from his highly-acclaimed Michelin-starred restaurant, Gravitas- the approach to all things culinary at Michele's is just as seasonal and serious, but playful and accessible.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 3 times today
Experiences are available.

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Other options

  • Order online

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    Contemporary French / American, Contemporary American, Contemporary French

  • Hours of operation

    Mon–Thu 4:00 pm–10:00 pm Fri, Sat 4:00 pm–11:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (202) 758-0895

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Owned/operated by

    Asian and Pacific Islander, LGBTQ+, Women

  • Executive chef

    Chef Matt Baker

  • Neighborhood

    West Loop

  • Cross street

    12th and K St.

  • Parking details

    Street Parking

  • Public transit

    Metro Center

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Delivery, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor Firepit, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Vegan, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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Experiences

  • Valentine's Day Celebration!

    $95.00 per person

    Feb 10 - Feb 14, 2023
    From February 10-14th, please join us for a special 3-course Valentine's Day Menu to celebrate with a loved one!

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What 137 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.2
4.2 based on recent ratings
  • 4.2Food
  • 4.3Service
  • 4.2Ambience
  • 3.8Value

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  1. DM

    DavidM

    Washington DC

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall4food5service5ambience3
    Food and service were superb. Website had not made it clear that full tasting menu was unavailable on Sunday night. Several of the tasting menu choices were available on the a la carte menu.
  2. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    1 review

    vip
    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 28, 2023

    overall3food3service3ambience3
    Disgusting bathrooms. Not worth putting down a credit card for deposit food wise. The viet beef appetizer was not cohesive and banh mi gone wrong. Best part of the meal was the cheesecake dessert and comfortable seating
  3. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 27, 2023

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    Tried their restaurant week menu and it was well worth it.
  4. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 22, 2023

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    Lunar new year Everything was good but server came bit late to take order
  5. f

    foodluver

    Washington DC

    20 reviews

    2.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on January 22, 2023

    overall2food2service3ambience1
    Very disappointing. The price-fixed menu looked inviting so we did it. As compared with other Restaurant Week offerings Michele's was expensive and the food was reminiscent of "gourmet" fast food. The entree was lukewarm - who likes warm cod? The service was fair to good. We should have left when we all felt that the ambiance was all wrong and it was noisy. Staff members were courteous.
  6. C

    Chris

    Washington DC

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 21, 2023

    overall2food1service4ambience4
    Very disappointing 3-course restaurant week Prix fixe. Appetizer of roasted oysters was good, entrée of cod was undercooked and completely lacked seasoning, dessert of coconut rice pudding was inedibly salty. Service and cocktails were nice. Really wish I hadn’t spent so much money on a meal I didn’t enjoy.
  7. MP

    MPOL

    Washington DC

    21 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on December 11, 2022

    overall2food2service2ambience2
    May have been an off night. Food was not up to par and service was stretched thin. The ambiance was nothing special.
  8. T

    Tarso

    Washington DC

    20 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on December 10, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Good food Planning to go back
  9. JF

    JosephF

    Washington DC

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 2, 2022

    overall2food2service1ambience2
    This was a big disappointment. My biggest issue is how they handle their menus. They only initially provide you a price-fixed menu for $85 a person. I am not a big dessert person, But lacking other choices presented, we ordered the price-fixed. Only to find after we finished dinner, they have an À la cart menu. You apparently have to ask for it. Second, the food was good, but no where near the price point. Third, service was very slow. We had an early dinner at 5:30. We finished at 8:00pm. And not because we were lingering and chatting. We essentially were done at 7:00pm - but a very slow desert course and even slower arriving check added an hour of impatience to our experience. There are much better option in town. Try them first.
  10. MR

    MayRod

    Washington DC

    6 reviews

    3.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on November 26, 2022

    overall3food2service4ambience3
    Non impressed at all. Sorry. I even got sick from the Oyster appetizer
  11. F

    Foodie

    Washington DC

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on November 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    What a wonderful experience. This was our first visit. The Thanksgiving menu they offered was excellent. Plenty to chose from. The young Chef treats ingredients with great respect, adding a touch of magic that in the end makes them shine. Great service. We normally spend Thanksgiving somewhere in Europe. Michele’s made this Thanksgiving memorable. The food is as good or better than many we have had in the past.
  12. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Thanksgiving day lunch
  13. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on November 20, 2022

    overall5food5service3ambience5
    They were having a soft opening so they didn’t have everything on the menu but the place looks very promising and I enjoyed the staff and the service
  14. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Wonderful evening at the bar. The foods were very good and well presented. We shared the whole fish dish along with hush puppies and celery and kale salad. The fish perfectly cooked and crispy and beautiful plated with rice and veggies and Vietnamese fish sauce.
  15. JD

    JonD

    Washington DC

    29 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    29 reviews

    Dined on November 7, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience3
    Great meal
  16. N

    Notchicagoquality

    Chicago

    13 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on November 7, 2022

    overall2food2service1ambience2
    Nothing special
  17. T

    Thumbsup

    Washington DC

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on November 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We went for my partner’s birthday. The food was great, and the staff incredibly attentive and kind. They truly made it a special meal.
  18. MS

    MarkS

    Washington DC

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on November 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Memorable…
  19. AP

    AnaP

    Mexico City

    3 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on October 29, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience4
    Brunch was just ok. drinks were good though. I think for dinner is a better option. Service was excellent.
  20. H

    Hanny

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 23, 2022

    overall3food4service2ambience4
    Service took forever. Aaron was flustered the whole time with his other tables. We did the prie fixe menu; 3 courses took 3 hours. Wayyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyy too long.
  21. N

    Nonya

    Chicago

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 22, 2022

    overall1food1service2ambience1
    The food was terrible, the drinks were awful, and the price was ridiculous. Will never, ever, dine here again.
  22. F

    Foodie

    New York Area

    36 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    36 reviews

    Dined on October 9, 2022

    overall1food1service5ambience3
    We came to eat oysters and they had run out of them. But overall, would not go back anyway.
  23. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Baltimore

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 9, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience1
    Good flavors, but very small portions. Prices were on the high side—spent around $400 on dinner for two. Not their fault, but every time the front door opened, the restaurant filled with the odor of marijuana smoke from the huge crowd of potheads hanging out front. Not likely to go back.
  24. PP

    PrinceP

    Washington DC

    6 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on September 28, 2022

    overall2food3service2ambience2
    The burger is pretty good however the cocktails are not good. Small staff which isn't their fault.
  25. G

    Geneva

    Washington DC

    39 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    39 reviews

    Dined on September 6, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    We had the prix fixe meal, and it was delicious! The grilled quail was a nice surprise - so few places offer this option. The langoustine pasta had a subtle creamy sauce that I enjoyed very much. The only disappointment were the desserts - flourless chocolate cake and bananas foster. Service was excellent and the space has a cozy ambiance. I highly recommend this restaurant.
  26. MS

    MaxS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great service, great good, great vibe. Will be back!
  27. EO

    EatOutAllTheTime

    Washington DC

    19 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on August 27, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    We went to Michele’s on a Saturday evening with another couple during restaurant week. The ambiance is pleasant but not amazing - with tables rather close together. The food was good but not amazing. The bread was really delicious as were the chocolate and lemon desserts. The waiter was a very pleasant guy, but the food came out extremely slowly. We were there for almost 3 hours. The restaurant week price of $55 per person was a bit deceiving as well - as it does not include appetizers or drinks - which are quite expensive - getting us to $125 per person.
  28. MP

    MarianneP

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 27, 2022

    overall2food2service4ambience3
    Not impressed with the food, quality and quantity wise. Too expensive as we had to order several more items to have enough food. Desserts were far too sweet and nobody finished their portion. Sorry to say that this was probably the most disappointing restaurant week menu we ever had.
  29. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on August 27, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    I enjoyed the food, atmosphere, and service! Loved the brunch Heirloom Salad and pancakes and. Will definitely be back!
  30. FT

    Food4Thought

    Chicago

    6 reviews

    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on August 20, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    Chips & dip is so fun! Very yummy to pair with some bubbly.
  31. A

    Anika

    Washington DC

    2 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 20, 2022

    overall3food1service5ambience5
    Their brunch/lunch option for DC Restaurant week were disappointing. Ambiance and service are excellent, the food was not cooked or seasoned well. The dessert tasted like a day old grocery store bought peach “cobbler.”
  32. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Las Vegas

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 20, 2022

    overall2food3service2ambience1
    The food was just okay. The "peach cobbler" was simply glazed peaches topped with crumble and a scoop of vanilla ice cream. The waiter was almost non existent. We had to wait over 30 minutes for two Arnold Palmers. However, the staff filling water glasses and clearing the table were very attentive. If it wasn't for them I would give this place one star. The food was uninspired. We won't be back.
  33. M

    Moni

    Washington DC

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 19, 2022

    overall2food2service2ambience3
    Went for restaurant week. Felt like the food lacked flavor. But the chocolate flourless cake has to be one of the best I’ve had. Servers were nice and attentive, but felt a little socially awkward. Was expecting more but wasn’t bad.
  34. A

    Anthony

    Washington DC

    36 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    36 reviews

    Dined on August 18, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    We went for restaurant week. It was nice to see other options for appetizers that wasn’t only on the restaurant week menu. A lot of good drinks and food. Definitely a spot to check out.
  35. JL

    JulietaL

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The restaurant week deal is worth it! The food was delicious: the combination of flavors and textures was amazing. We had the potato and black truffle tarte, duo pork and lemon lavender tarte (10/10). Ideal for a special occasion
  36. DB

    DavidB

    Washington DC

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on August 17, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience5
    The food was excellent but the staff was overwhelmed by the crowds due to Resturant week. They should have anticipated that better and not have the service run 20 minutes behind schedule. It’s not a good look for the place.
  37. t

    teafortwo

    Washington DC

    18 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on August 17, 2022

    overall2food3service2ambience5
    Nice ambiance. The bar area is really attentive and the outdoor seating is super cute.
  38. FD

    FfxDiner

    Washington DC

    28 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    28 reviews

    Dined on August 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fun and delicious!
  39. KB

    KimberlyB

    Washington DC

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on August 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    The best pancakes I have ever tasted in all my days on this here blue rock!!! The service was top tier and all the other dishes we ordered were 10/10! I will definitely be returning with friends 😊 I cannot say enough good things about this place!
  40. RC

    RobertC

    New York Area

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on August 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Birthday dinner for my wife was fabulous occasion even though it was just the two of us. The hostess Rosa made us feel most welcome and easy to enjoy our first time, especially with parking tips. Our waiter John was very gregarious and shared a wealth of knowledge about the restaurant, DC, each of the menu items, and we feel like we made a friend - that we want to see each time we go back!

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
    • Staff is vaccinated

FAQs

You can order delivery directly from Michele’s using the Order Online button. Michele’s also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (202) 758-0895.

Michele’s is rated 4.2 stars by 137 OpenTable diners.

Michele’s does offer gift cards which you can purchase here.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 3 times today
Experiences are available.

Order delivery or takeout

Other options

  • Order online
Google Map for Michele’s

1201 K St NW, Washington, DC 20005

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Cross street

    12th and K St.

  • Neighborhood

    West Loop

  • Hours of operation

    Mon–Thu 4:00 pm–10:00 pm Fri, Sat 4:00 pm–11:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Contemporary French / American, Contemporary American, Contemporary French

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Parking details

    Street Parking

  • Public transit

    Metro Center

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Owned/operated by

    Asian and Pacific Islander, LGBTQ+, Women

  • Executive chef

    Chef Matt Baker

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Delivery, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor Firepit, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Vegan, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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