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New Heights

4.2
990 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Contemporary American
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  • Creative Cuisine (7)
  • Quiet Conversation (5)
  • Neighborhood Gem (5)
New Heights consistently features innovative New American cuisine. Locals, from Presidents and well-known dignitaries to international travelers, return time after time. 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 award winning architectural interior, original art adorning the walls, airy windows overlooking Washington DC’s scenic Rock Creek Park and dramatic floral arrangements create a perfect stylish atmosphere to enjoy the award winning creative cuisine of New Heights. Intelligent and knowledgeable wait staff add to create a perfect dining experience.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Contemporary American, Bar / Lounge / Bottle Service, American
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Hours of operation
Dinner-Dining Room:
Monday - Thursday: 5:30pm - 10:00pm
Friday - Saturday: 5:30pm - 10:30pm
Sunday: 5 pm - 10 pm
Brunch-Bar, Patio and Dining Room:
Sat-Sun:11am to 2pm

Bar and Patio:
Monday - Sunday: 4:30pm - Close

Patio:
Monday - Sunday: 5:00pm - Close
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Phone number
(202) 234-4110
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Payment options
AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Smart Casual
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Executive chef
Takeshi Nishikawa
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Private party facilities
Special banquet menus and semi private dining space available.
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Private party contact
Kavita Singh: (202) 234-4110
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Catering
Contempory American Cuisine by chef Takeshi Nishikawa. Available on request.
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Connecticut Avenue
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Parking details
$10 Starts at 5:15pm
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Public transit
Half a block from Omni Shoreham and Marriott Wardman Park Hotels. Woodley Park Zoo Metro (Red Line)
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Special events & promotions
Private Dining room and conference space available. For more information contact Kavita Singh at 202-234-4110
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Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cafe, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, View, Wine
What 990 People Are Saying
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4.2  based on recent ratings
4.3
food
3.8
service
3.9
ambience
3.8
value
Noise · Quiet
89% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
3.0  Dined 5 days ago

Food was meh, service was sub par. Would not go back

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vipGroovySister (Washington DC)
2.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

My husband and I went for Valentine's Day Dinner because they were advertising a 4 course meal with wine pairings. We have been to this restaurant several times and like it. It is close to our house so we decided to go. We were on time for our 7:15 reservation. They took our order on time. There was a bit of a delay getting our drinks, then we got bread a few minutes after that. However, we did not get our first courses until 8:45. When we said something they gave us 2 drinks complementary. When we got our food it was very good (although the vichyssoise was warm). In the past the service was fine, so I'll chalk it up to Valentine's Day, but really, it wasn't crazy crowded and they had advertised this dinner, so you would think they would be ready.

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OpenTable Diner (Cleveland)
5.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

Lovely dinner at New Heights. Really enjoyed every aspect of my meal. While the service was a little slow, the wait staff were attentive and pleasant.

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vipDCFoodLoverCapitolHill (Washington DC)
5.0  Dined on February 13, 2018

Always a delicious and delightful dining experience!

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vipDCfoodie (Washington DC)
5.0  Dined on February 2, 2018

AMAZINGLY CREATIVE CHEF!! Every time we eat here the food is creative and absolutely delicious. This visit we had sweet potato soup with a homey thanksgiving comfort flavor then with an amazing spicy kick at the end. I could have eaten a few bowls it was so wonderful. 2nd course was duck breast with cabbage and wonderful romenesco - Large portion that was absolutely delicious!! Couldn’t resist dessert - deconstructed apple pie - edgy and fun and melt in your mouth fabulous with bourbon ice cream!

Service was attentive and personable. Overall experience - top notch all the way!

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vipOpenTable Diner (Washington DC)
5.0  Dined on December 31, 2017

A really great meal for a reasonable price. Don't overlook this longtime DC favorite.

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vipOpenTable Diner (Washington DC)
5.0  Dined on December 14, 2017

Hadn’t been in a long time. The food was truly excellent...can’t wait to go back.

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vipNavNtheCity (Washington DC)
3.0  Dined on December 1, 2017

1- we made reservation and there was clear place to receive us; we assumed a waiting area and waited for direction.
2- got seated and service was very slow and inattentive.
3- had to remind people of orders (Brussel sprout and dessert)- not a good showing for visiting (international) friends/colleague.
4- desert was delayed and horrible- no one cared to check on our satisfaction. We had to pay bill and leave because we were running late for a professional social nearby.

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OpenTable Diner (Washington DC)
4.0  Dined on November 30, 2017

Gin drinks excellent! Food good. We arrived about 7 and did not get served dinner until almost 9 PM . We ordered fairly soon, but COOKING AND SERVICE MUCH TOO SLOW! The atmosphere is very pleasant and not too loud. Service was friendly but cooking/serving food and drinks way too slow.

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vipJinruigakusha (San Francisco)
4.0  Dined on November 28, 2017

Quiet, balanced menu, nice choice of dishes, amusing service. Good food,
elegantly cooked and prseented.

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JWFB (Philadelphia)
3.0  Dined on November 11, 2017

This was my fourth or fifth time at New Heights over several years. I was disappointed in the service and the food reaction from our group was mixed. The salads were lettuce and a bit of dressing -- no color, no crunch. definitely need to rethink the salad. The oysters had a bad taste and didn't seem fresh--the person ate one and sent the rest back. the beef dishes were fine, cooked to the specified temperatures. so it's probably my last visit to New Heights. There are too many other great options in DC.

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OpenTable Diner (Washington DC)
1.0  Dined on November 11, 2017

Sat there for 40 minutes. No waiter, no water, no menus.

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vipSBck (Washington DC)
3.0  Dined on November 11, 2017

The food was good but service was weak. Never got one of our appetizers. Fish dishes were good.

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vipLisa (Washington DC)
4.0  Dined on November 10, 2017

We appeared to be the lowest priority table in the place. Our waiter disappeared several times, one time for at least 45 minutes.

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Babs (Washington DC)
5.0  Dined on November 1, 2017

I’ve never had a less-than-wonderful meal at NH. Bravo!

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vipPearl (Washington DC)
4.0  Dined on October 28, 2017

Neighborhood gem with excellent food, low noise level, and nice lighting.

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vipommbaby (Washington DC)
4.0  Dined on October 28, 2017

New Heights consistently provides good food with lots of choices, pleasant service, nice ambiance, quiet setting. We recently celebrated our daughter's birthday. She is on a restrictive diet allowing only small portions. She found lots of choices. Those of us who are hardier eaters also found ample dishes. We all had a great time.

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vipOpenTable Diner (New York Area)
4.0  Dined on October 26, 2017

Great food. Bar downstairs extremely noisy. Service OK but nit amicable.

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vipDavidatlanta (Atlanta)
5.0  Dined on October 12, 2017

Excellent menu selection which is not extensive but diverse. Dishes are very light but well seasoned with attention to detail in quality sourcing of ingredients and platings. The space is charming with a lovely pastoral view over the treetops of Rock Creek Park. I have been dining at New Heights for over 20 years and have always been delighted.

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ADMLandrysFan (Washington DC)
5.0  Dined on October 4, 2017

Excellent food and service. Street noise on Calvert Street tolerable with outside seating (there were only three sets of EMT sirens during the two hours.....) Go there - food and service excellent (but I repeat myself).

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