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New Heights, Washington, DC
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New Heights

4.7
4.7
1231 Reviews
$31 to $50
American
New Heights consistently features innovative modern American cuisine. Locals, from Presidents and well-known dignitaries to international travelers, return time after time. Washington Post review by Tom Sietsema. " New Heights, a longtime favorite, undergoes a delicious reinvention"
ZAGAT dished out top honors for the food, service, and stylish decor. The wine list receives the highest praise awarded by Wine Spectator and Restaurant Hospitality. , The airy windows overlooking Washington DC’s scenic Rock Creek Park create a perfect atmosphere to enjoy the creative cuisine of New Heights. Intelligent and knowledgeable wait staff add to create a perfect dining experience.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 8 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    American, Contemporary American, Comfort Food

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner Tue–Sun 5:00 pm–10:00 pm Happy Hour Tue–Fri 5:00 pm–7:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (202) 290-2692

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Owned/operated by

    Latinx or Hispanic, Women

  • Executive chef

    Jose Molina

  • Catering

    Modern American Cuisine by chef Jose Molina. Available on request.

  • Private party facilities

    Special banquet menus and semi private dining space available.

  • Private party contact

    Kavita Singh: (202) 234-4110

  • Neighborhood

    Woodley Park

  • Cross street

    Connecticut Avenue

  • Parking details

    Street Parking

  • Public transit

    Woodley Park Zoo Metro (Red Line)

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Delivery, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Late Night, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Vegan, View, Weekend Brunch, Wine

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What 1,231 people are saying

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4.7
4.7 based on recent ratings
  • 4.7Food
  • 4.6Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4.4Value

NoiseModerate

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  • District of Columbia

    American

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  1. CH

    ClarkH

    Wilmington

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall3food5service4ambience5
    The food and ambience are excellent, service very good. But don't come here unless you live in the neighborhood or plan to use Metro or Uber/Lyft. There is no valet parking, no public garage nearby, and a spot on the street is nearly impossible to find. I let our party off at the door and then cruised far and wide before finding a place nearly into Rock Creek Park, a half mile from the restaurant. I arrived at our table a half hour after letting them off. Since new owners and chef took over, the restaurant is nicely remodeled, and the menu is outstanding. The tempura mushroom fries were fantastic. So was the kale and mushroom paella. My wife loved the tuna poke tacos, and our guest was similarly taken with the pan seared halibut. Warning: The peanut soup doesn't taste like peanuts. Chocolate pot de creme was amazing. Service was very good, though occasionally on the slow side. While wife and guest finished dessert and sat over coffee they said was delicious, I trekked the half mile back to the car and returned to pick them up. Did I mention there is no valet parking??
  2. MN

    MaryN

    Washington DC

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This was my third dinner at New Heights since late December—each with different companions, and each meal as delightful as the prior. I have especially loved the velvety halibut, the burrata-tomato salad, the honey cake and crème brûlée. My dining companions have variously sworn by the beef medallions, the mussels, the peanut soup, and the chocolate pot de crème. Those who tried the mock- tail on the menu found it too sweet. The two diners who tried the vegetarian “paella” gave it a thumbs up, adding that it would be even more interesting with more seasoning. The service at New Heights has been uniformly excellent. The bartender is charming and, I hear, very good at his job.
  3. MA

    MAKT

    Washington DC

    18 reviews

    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food—fried oyster starter and the PEI mussels were wonderful service excellent, sound level makes it easy t To chat!
  4. JE

    JanetE

    Washington DC

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Rosie was an amazing server and the food was outstanding! Thanks for a wonderful experience!
  5. S

    Sarah

    New England

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    Cosy ambience with tasty food, and dessert was the perfect ending
  6. AR

    AbbyR

    Washington DC

    19 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on January 21, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This was our 1st time eating at New Heights. We noticed how quiet it was as soon as we walked in—a rare find these days. The Restaurant Week menu was impressive & the food & accompanying champagne were all perfect! Very sweet waitress, as well. We’ll definitely be back!
  7. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on January 21, 2023

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Very nice neighborhood restaurant. Warm and welcoming. Good food and wine
  8. KJ

    KeithJ

    Washington DC

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on January 19, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Terrific and very generous restaurant week meal. We will definitely be back again and again…..a forgotten favorite.
  9. S

    Seafooder

    Washington DC

    66 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    66 reviews

    Dined on January 19, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    New Heights is PERFECTO !!! Not Imperfecto. We can't wait to return.
  10. KJ

    KarenJ

    New Orleans

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 19, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We went during restaurant week, and selected New Heights because they offered a great selection of dishes for the RW menu. Compared to other restaurants, their offerings were much more expansive. Each course was incredibly delicious. I had tuna tartar, rack of lamb and banana bread pudding. All were fabulous. I will definitely go back again. I hadn't been in about 20 years, and had forgotten how great it was. THANKS
  11. e

    eatthis

    Washington DC

    11 reviews

    4.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on January 18, 2023

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Gunchin was a great bartender making creative and delightful drinks. The food was on point and the restaurant was not loud like the majority in DC. Conversation easily held in a convenient location. Worth it
  12. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 18, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    I came here with my sister for restaurant week and we had a fantastic time. Our meals were delicious, our server was friendly, and we thoroughly enjoyed our time overall. We can’t wait to come back to explore the full menu!
  13. AR

    ARCHIPAYO

    Washington DC

    67 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    67 reviews

    Dined on January 17, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent owners. On top of their game. We’ll definitely be back!
  14. M

    Miriam

    Washington DC

    17 reviews

    4.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on January 15, 2023

    overall4food4service3ambience5
    The food was excellent, especially the cheese fondue. The entry - tenderloin - was excellent but the portion served was a bit small for the price. The ambiance was lovely and for a Saturday evening, it was easy to hear and talk. I highly recommend the restaurant. As an aside, the owner and several servers are Ukrainians who have family members on the front lines in the war. Our dining experience was heightened by our discussion with them.
  15. DC

    DCfishlover

    Washington DC

    39 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    39 reviews

    Dined on January 15, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and attentive service
  16. K

    Kaloraman

    Washington DC

    44 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    44 reviews

    Dined on January 14, 2023

    overall3food3service5ambience4
    Nice setting and excellent service. The food was good, but nothing special, and it was pricey. The borscht soup was quite good. The mushroom "fries" were a disappointment. No taste and greasy. We probably won't return anytime soon.
  17. WH

    WymanH

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 11, 2023

    overall4food4service3ambience4
    A pleasant meal in an attractive setting with good food and friendly staff.
  18. MK

    MichaelK

    Washington DC

    133 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    133 reviews

    Dined on January 10, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Four excellent dinners. Two of us had the branzino, one the halibut, and one the fairly new shrimp and fettuccini dinner. All were excellent. The one cocktail we had was terrific (a smokey mezcal concoction), and our service was exemplary. Kudos to the resurrected New Heights.
  19. JO

    JohnO

    Washington DC

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on January 8, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My wife and I enjoyed our meal! She had the Branzino and I had the tenderloin. Both entrees were great! We also had the ceviche for an appetizer and the pistachio ricotta for desert. Both dishes were terrific! The service was fantastic! We highly recommend New Heights!
  20. MW

    MWDC

    Washington DC

    13 reviews

    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on January 7, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Had a lovely meal with friends who were last at the restaurant 20(?) years ago. The pork buns were the outstanding appetizer and the seafood dishes also outstanding, while all were very rich. Pistachio ricotta cheesecake was very light, a great finish to the meal.
  21. d

    dcmonkey

    Washington DC

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on January 6, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We visited New Heights for the first time last night and absolutely loved it! The food and service were top-notch. The tempura beech mushroom fries were to die for. The lamb chops were cooked perfect. We had a nice chat with one of the co-owners, Olena Fedorenko and found out they’re about to celebrate their 1st year anniversary! We will definitely be returning to this neighborhood gem.
  22. TK

    TonyK

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 1, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food, service and experience was amazing and we enjoyed our family New Years Eve celebration.
  23. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 1, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Oh it was such a nice place to spend the New Years Eve! The ambiance is very warm and family like, but also dressy and special. The waiters are super sweet and the cook’s Ukrainian wife is a gem! Now the food. Fillet mignon medallions just melted in my mouth. Mushrooms that came with several dishes were not the cheap kind but woodsy and with excellent texture. The fish dishes - crevice and two main courses - were cooked to perfection. The cook knows his techniques and there wasn’t a dish that was a “miss”. I would highly recommend this place for special occasions but also for casual dining. The prices are reasonable for DC, while the food is a surprising step up.
  24. DD

    DerwoodDiner

    Washington DC

    15 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on December 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful to have New Heights back in the capable hands of the new owners. The wife is warm and welcoming and handles the front end and the husband is the chef. Food was delicious, reasonably priced and service was great!
  25. TL

    ThomasL

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Enjoyed our meal there. The ambiance was excellent, and our server was very knowledgeable and accommodating.
  26. FN

    FancyNancy

    Washington DC

    118 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    118 reviews

    Dined on December 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Perfect Christmas Eve dinner! Everything was spot on from service to food. Thank you for making it so special!🎄🥰
  27. L

    Leslie

    Washington DC

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on December 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Every item was delicious, the duck confit was outstanding! Service was helpful and kind. A+++
  28. J

    Jkdc

    Washington DC

    27 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    27 reviews

    Dined on December 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A jewel! Interesting menu Great good Wonderful service
  29. C

    Cathy

    Washington DC

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I arrived early and was graciously welcomed by Katarina. My friend arrived soon after, and we enjoyed lots of good food, drink, and conversation. Katarina was wonderful, perfect amount of attention and quick to respond to requests. Lovely evening.
  30. T

    Theatre

    Washington DC

    14 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on December 17, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience5
    This restaurant should have valet parking.
  31. M

    Mike

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The best meal out in memory…really—from beginning to end.
  32. DL

    DonL

    Washington DC

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Happy place!
  33. W

    William

    Washington DC

    39 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    39 reviews

    Dined on December 5, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    A neighborhood treasure. Staff very helpful and friendly. Good wine list.
  34. JC

    JillCasey

    Washington DC

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on December 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    food and service both delightful. menu has something for everyone. they make you feel like one of the family when you walk in. The ceviche and fried mushrooms were out of this world.
  35. JJ

    JoJo

    Washington DC

    11 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on December 3, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience3
    The fish entrees were excellent and the service was pleasant and attentive.
  36. NB

    NancyB

    Pittsburgh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delicious and excellent service!! Got the borcht and then the mussels. Others had the steak, the lamb chops, the halibut and the chicken. All enjoyed their dishes!
  37. LM

    LMW20

    San Francisco

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on December 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wait staff was outstanding as well as the food. Enjoyed our meal with friends. The co-owner/hostess was very attentive. I highly recommend this DC go to.
  38. DC

    DCFoodie

    Washington DC

    44 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    44 reviews

    Dined on December 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a group of 8 for a special occasion and very much enjoyed the food and the experience. They even brought us out a champagne toast for our celebration. Everything we ate was tasty but I do recommend the lamb in particular.
  39. DB

    DebbieB

    Washington DC

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on December 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was delicious, and the service and ambience were completely lovely. I highly recommend the restaurant. We will be back!
  40. M

    Martar

    Washington DC

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Loved our waiter Bernard

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

New Heights offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (202) 290-2692.

New Heights is rated 4.7 stars by 1231 OpenTable diners.

New Heights 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.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 8 times today
Google Map for New Heights

2317 Calvert St. NW, Washington, DC 20008

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Connecticut Avenue

  • Neighborhood

    Woodley Park

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner Tue–Sun 5:00 pm–10:00 pm Happy Hour Tue–Fri 5:00 pm–7:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    American, Contemporary American, Comfort Food

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Parking details

    Street Parking

  • Public transit

    Woodley Park Zoo Metro (Red Line)

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Owned/operated by

    Latinx or Hispanic, Women

  • Executive chef

    Jose Molina

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Delivery, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Late Night, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Vegan, View, Weekend Brunch, Wine

  • Phone number

    (202) 290-2692

  • Catering

    Modern American Cuisine by chef Jose Molina. Available on request.

  • Private party facilities

    Special banquet menus and semi private dining space available.

  • Private party contact

    Kavita Singh: (202) 234-4110

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