NoPa Kitchen + Bar (Washington D.C.)

4.6
1338 reviews
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$30 and under
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Contemporary American
nopa Kitchen + Bar, a new 160 seat American brasserie in the heart of the Penn Quarter. This is the award-winning restaurateur's eighth restaurant in the nation's capitol and it serves Modern American fare. The restaurant offers lively dining in the main dining room, and also offers quieter dining options and several private dining rooms. The name represents nopa's location just north of Pennsylvania Avenue and it welcomes guests for lunch and dinner, and Sunday brunch.
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Private dining
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Contemporary American, Organic, Farm-to-table
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Hours of operation
Monday- Thursday 11:30am-10:00pm
Friday 11:30am-11:00pm
Saturday 5:00pm-11:00pm
Sunday 11am- 9:00pm
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Phone number
(202) 347-4667
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Smart Casual
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Executive chef
Chef Matt Kuhn
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
corner of F St. & 8th St
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Parking details
We offer valet parking in the evenings beginning at 5:30pm for $10.
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Public transit
One block from Gallery Place Metro- 9th Street exit.
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Special events & promotions
Join us for Happy Hour Monday- Friday from 4pm-7pm and Sunday all night.
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Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Private Dining

For private dining, nopa Kitchen+Bar offers three exclusive spaces: a 40-seat dining room with a working fireplace, expansive views and AV capabilities; a 24-seat dining room next to the bar, which also have floor-to-ceiling windows, and a cozy 14-seat dining room for smaller parties.

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Specials

Thanksgiving Dinner Special Menus & Offers

Join nopa in celebrating family and friends on Thanksgiving Day with a prix-fixe menu for only $55 per person. Menu available all day from 12pm - 9pm.

Thursday, November 22, 2018

What 1338 People Are Saying
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EP
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Nopa is an ideal place for a business lunch. Service is highly professional and attentive. The ambiance is pleasant but relatively quiet. the menu is interesting and entrees are delicious. Pricing is reasonable. This is my "go to" business lunch venue.

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Raleigh
11 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Service was friendly, but not intrusive, and the food was fresh, seasoned to perfection, and prepared masterfully. The nopa burger was outstanding, and the sea bass congee exceeded my expectations.

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E
Washington DC
20 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

This is a great place for an early dinner before a sporting event at capital one arena. We got there when it opened at five. They were very welcoming and we had great service. This was a return visit for me, but a first time for my friend. Great table by a window and we loved our food. Thanks to our waiter we got the octopus appetizer and it was so good-really tender. Short ribs and gnocchi also excellent. A great experience! We will be back.

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BB
Denver
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Good food, great service.

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m
Washington DC
20 reviews
Dined on September 22, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

Good food , large portions

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T
1 review
Dined on September 12, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Terrific experience, very friendly and accommodating bartenders. Excellent food with sensible, tasteful portions, selection of ingredients and presentation. We walked in randomly for a quick drink and were pleasantly surprised, stayed for lunch, came back for dinner, then back again the very next day for a last lunch bite before heading back out of town. Highly recommended!

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p
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We were pleasantly welcomed to a lovely modern decor and friendly receptionist who took us to a roomy table at the window--our hoped-for. Wish I'd gotten the lovely young waitress' name to comment her, as she was considerate, friendly, eager to help, and attentive.

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OT
Washington DC
56 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I always enjoy this quiet, sophisticated restaurant. Our server was lovely and knowledgeable. The meal was yummy and it is quiet enough for a personal catch up dinner

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C
Washington DC
515 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Eduardo and the entire NOPA team were amazing as always! Food was exceptional, service was impeccable. I’m a huge fan of the ever changing menu, erythema deviled eggs.

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L
San Francisco
56 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

This is a great Peruvian restaurant which happened to be two blocks from the hotel where we were staying. We didn't arrive until around 10 PM, so it was quiet but the staff was interested in going home. The meals were wonderful, my wife had a tomato gnocci and I had the braised beef short rib, and we both thought are meals were delicious. The service was impeccable, and it was nice to have a quiet atmosphere.

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TL
Washington DC
112 reviews
Dined on August 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Been awhile since I have been to this favorite of mine, and the usual combo of a nice setting, good and quick service was there. BUT the gem of the lunch was the (for me) new ramen bowl. I've always wanted to see more light dishes on the menu, and this one was both delicious and very light.

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TU
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

First time at Nopa -- but it wont be our last. Food was delicious and decently priced. We were a group of four and we shared appetizers and main dishes because we all wanted to try everything. Special props to the brussel sprouts, tuna tartare and short ribs.

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MS
San Diego
3 reviews
Dined on August 18, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Retro, eclectic decor with brick wall divided spaces & although it’s not my favorite look, it did feel kind of cozy, casual and comfortable. The food was very good. We went for dinner during restaurant week. Three courses, more than enough food. We chose Beef Coulette Steak with Bearnaise sauce and the other was the Braised Beef Short Rib. Both came with delicious sides beautifully plated. We particularly loved the rosemary biscuits they serve, best ever!!

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C
Washington DC
25 reviews
Dined on August 18, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Excellent restaurant week menu, with selections from the entire entree menu possible. Attentive and cordial service from our server, Colletta. And, in contrast to many DC restaurants, possible to hold a conversation without shouting. Overall, a fine dining experience in a well located restaurant.

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s
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Consistently good food and service

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KK
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on August 14, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Went for the DC restaurant week menu, 3 course dinner. Especially liked that we were able to chose our entree from the regular dinner menu. Food was very flavorful with a beautiful presentation. The chicken was tender and juicy and the beef short ribs were cooked to perfection and fell apart with a fork.

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A
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on August 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

the best of summer produce combined with the chef's creativity for a wonderful presentation led to a truly yummy experience. We were there for the prix fixe occasion of tomatoes and peaches. Go with a friend who loves to share and you'll get tastes of all the offerings. While I won't create the tastes of NoPa's chef, the watermelon gazpacho and tomato-peach dessert tart on my to-do list before the summer's produce run out. The staff's friendly and dedicated attention to detail gave us a very calm evening meal. And access via metro makes NoPa a terrific weekday evening time with friends.

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d
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on August 8, 2018
Overall 5food 3service 5ambience 3

Service was very attentive, but some dishes were overpriced. The overall taste of the food was just good, making the cost seem even higher than it was.

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D
Washington DC
24 reviews
Dined on August 6, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

Great night catching up with family. Loved the menu and the food preparation and service was excellent. They really excelled at helping to accommodate food allergies. Very appreciated. Lovely night.

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HY
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on August 5, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great place and good food with excellent service. We were there for brunch after visiting National Portrait Gallery and it was a perfect brunch.

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PC
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on August 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Was able to have wonderful business social conversation! Food and atmosphere wonderful!

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JL
Washington DC
21 reviews
Dined on July 29, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

We wanted to find a brunch before a Sunday movie and read good reviews of NoPa. The menu is somewhat limited but what they serve is excellent. We were eating on the early side, so the restaurant was not crowded, but the setup seems good to allow a reasonable conversation, something we very much appreciate. And the service was very good, attentive without hovering. This is definitely on our list for future times.

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L
Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined on July 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Jon J was my server . He was excellent! He suggested items , which all sounded wonderful. I ended up getting the beef tartar. It was amazing. Jon also gave me wine recommendations & had me try a beautiful Chilean rose . I’ll definitely be back

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NO
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on July 24, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

NoPa Kitchen & Bar, located across the street from the National Portrait Gallery and just a block away from the Capital One Center in DC's Penn Quarter, is a terrific restaurant choice for both locals and tourists visiting any of the numerous cultural and event venues in the neighborhood. The menu offers numerous choices and creative cuisine. Happily, the kitchen delivers delicious dishes, prepared as ordered. Service is both friendly and attentive.

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M
1 review
Dined on July 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One of the best meals I’ve had ever from start to finish.

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CA
1 review
Dined on July 22, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 4

Train the staff to better deal with allergies. Thank you!

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JA
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on July 20, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 4

The setting is nice and location is good. The service was attentive but too attentive if you wanted to talk with your dinner guests for more than five minutes uninterrupted. I also did not appreciate being told my meal was "good" by the server when I said it was "Ok."

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DC
New Orleans
9 reviews
Dined on July 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful service with well prepared dishes. The ambience is great for a quiet and relaxing meal.

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OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on July 14, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

The ambience was the main reason that I came to this restaurant. It was upscale, romantic but unpretentious. The food was great, my date and I truly enjoyed the mussel bowl, and were even more impressed by the seabass. The waiters were friendly and attentive.

I'd recommend the restaurant to serve fresh bread. I expect a high quality restartant to start off the courses by having fresh warm bread with desired texture. The bread that was served smelled amazing but was lacking the desired texture. It was not soft and almost feel like stale bread.

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C
Washington DC
15 reviews
Dined on July 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

NoPa has become one of my favorite places to eat, for the combination of really friendly, great service, location, price, and a menu that is reliably excellent -- reliable even though it is a changing and interesting assortment of appetizers, mains, and desserts. The mussel pot with lobster and chorizo was incredible; the skin on the salmon was amazing; wine recommendations were perfect. No room for dessert!

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S
Little Rock
14 reviews
Dined on July 6, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I’ve lived in DC for 6 years and always seen but never tried NoPa. I was very impressed. The flavors were unique and the combinations of meat, vegetable, and sauce were interesting and flavorful. Service was attentive and comfortable vibe.

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r
Washington DC
20 reviews
Dined on July 6, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

We were early for our reservation. Menus and wine lists could be update as they were well used. Drinks were as ordered and nicely done. Shared the deviled eggs - very good. Had the Salmon and steak and pom frites. cooked perfectly. Nice dinner. Paced nicely. Would go back.

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HM
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on July 6, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

The lunch menu was good, but the real standout was the dessert.
The dessert was the star of the menu, my wife and I loved the poached peaches with peach ice cream.

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RP
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on June 30, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Well-executed food, delivered by friendly and helpful servers. A strong wine list, and good selection of cocktails. The salmon, steak frites and cauliflower with hummous dinners were all expertly done, and the cookie plate was an easy-to-share dessert for four. Beware the sage buns: they're flaky, but quite filling.

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CV
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on June 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Service was absolutely wonderful, and our group had the best time. Servers did a great job of not making our party feel rushed. Food and drinks were absolutely delicious, and such a great atmosphere!

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SK
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on June 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Went to NoPa to celebrate my wife’s retirement along with two of our sons and their wives. Chose this spot because the menu addressed our needs to serve two vegetarians, a pescatarian and three omnivores. From drinks through our vast array of entrees, NoPa did not disappoint. Even our assortment of cookies and chocolate cake deserts were memorable.

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BD
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on June 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

First time. Pre-theater dinner. A hit it was great.

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SQ
Washington DC
119 reviews
Dined on June 21, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Stumbled upon Nopa while searching for a restaurant within a block from Sidney Harmon Hall for a pre-theatre meal. So very happy to have had the opportunity to dine here. Wonderful environment, great service and delicious food options. I look forward to coming again and will most definitely recommend to friends.

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BG
Baltimore
13 reviews
Dined on June 18, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

What a fantastic restaurant in DC! I've lived in the region for 15 years and dined at the best reviewed places, and this is one of my very favorites. The food is fantastic -- lots of local ingredients, all fresh, with really creative combinations alongside established favorites. They are especially great at incorporating one notable spice in a new way in a dish you normally don't associate with it -- and the results are simultaneously recognizable and surprising. The decor is great -- classic steakhouse combined with art nouveau -- and the big window in the front faces the Smithsonian Portrait Gallery, so you get some classic DC views as well. Prices are really reasonable for the quality of the food too, so it's a win-win-win.

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RG
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This restaurant is near the International Spy Museum. We had a nice dinner there. I had a steak and my son had the pork special. We really enjoyed their cheese plate appetizer. The service was outstanding! I would go there again.

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