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Michele’s, Washington, DC

Michele’s

4.3
4.3
126 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

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Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    Contemporary French / American, Contemporary American, Contemporary French

  • Hours of operation

    Wed–Fri 4:00 pm–11:00 pm Sat 11:00 am–12:00 am Sun 11:00 am–10:00 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, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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What 126 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

4.3
4.3 based on recent ratings
  • 4.3Food
  • 4.3Service
  • 4.4Ambience
  • 3.9Value

NoiseModerate

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  • Washington, D.C. Area

    Most Booked 1000-Point Tables

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  1. F

    Foodie

    Washington DC

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    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.
  2. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Thanksgiving day lunch
  3. 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
  4. 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.
  5. JD

    JonD

    Washington DC

    29 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    29 reviews

    Dined on November 7, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience3
    Great meal
  6. N

    Notchicagoquality

    Chicago

    13 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on November 7, 2022

    overall2food2service1ambience2
    Nothing special
  7. 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.
  8. MS

    MarkS

    Washington DC

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on November 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Memorable…
  9. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    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.
  10. 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.
  11. F

    Foodie

    New York Area

    34 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    34 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.
  12. 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.
  13. 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.
  14. 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.
  15. MS

    MaxS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 28, 2022

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

    EatOutAllTheTime

    Washington DC

    16 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    16 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.
  17. 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.
  18. 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!
  19. 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.
  20. 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.”
  21. 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.
  22. 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.
  23. A

    Anthony

    Washington DC

    35 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    35 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.
  24. 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
  25. 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.
  26. 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.
  27. FD

    FfxDiner

    Washington DC

    26 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    26 reviews

    Dined on August 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fun and delicious!
  28. KB

    KimberlyB

    Washington DC

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 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!
  29. 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!
  30. VJ

    VictorJ

    New York Area

    30 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    30 reviews

    Dined on August 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Rosa is always so welcoming and hospitable. She helps to make it a great experience each time :)
  31. AS

    AmirS

    Grand Rapids

    9 reviews

    4.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on July 31, 2022

    overall4food5service3ambience4
    Food was delicious. Party of four ordered 2 cocktails and two wines. We got the cocktails but the wines came out much later. Should all come together so we can make that toast! :) Servers were very nice and courteous.
  32. l

    laurab

    Washington DC

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    Great service, very good food. Menu was kind of limited if you weren’t looking for the raw bar or caviar.
  33. t

    toutoften

    Washington DC

    177 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    177 reviews

    Dined on July 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Michele's is our new favorite restaurant...fabulous food, wonderful ambiance, and excellent service. The trout and pork dishes were incredible! We celebrated a birthday and Michele's couldn't have been more generous and welcoming. We were served a complimentary cake with candle and a glass of champagne. We'll be back and very soon.
  34. MM

    MichelleM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing experience as always! Server was great and attentive and special treat sent to out table was the perfect touch.
  35. SC

    ScottC

    New England

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on July 22, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Unique menu selection with diverse flavor profile. Bread is delicious and porkchop big enough to share.
  36. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Baltimore

    3 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 15, 2022

    overall2food3service1ambience3
    Poor or no service
  37. RB

    RobertB

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 14, 2022

    overall2food3service2ambience1
    It was very very noisy because the hotel had apparently hosted a conference and the attendees were having dinner in the restaurant.
  38. LF

    LawrenceF

    Miami

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on July 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything about our dinner at Michele's was wonderful. A friendly, welcoming, reception, awesome waiter (Brian) and very creative menu. The drink menu is equally creative and I really enjoyed the She Sells Seashells cocktail; variation of a martini with a nice caraway aftertaste due to a mix of aquavit. The Baltiamaro digestif was also unique; amaro infused with Szechuan hot peppers. Michele's is definitely on our top "go to" places from now on.
  39. c

    calder

    Washington DC

    15 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on June 29, 2022

    overall2food3service5ambience2
    Interesting food, but not enough of it, given the high prices. A cilantro brioche for $12 -- just one !!!! And it was small. Way too expensive for what you get. Bottled wine list also is pricey. Service is outstanding, however. Desserts totally delicious.
  40. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    29 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    29 reviews

    Dined on June 25, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Service and ambiance were great!

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 4.3 stars by 126 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

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

    Wed–Fri 4:00 pm–11:00 pm Sat 11:00 am–12:00 am Sun 11:00 am–10:00 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, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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