NoPa Kitchen + Bar (Washington D.C.)

4.6
1325 reviews
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$30 and under
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Contemporary American
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  • Creative Cuisine
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  • Pre/post Theatre
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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5.0Dined 2 days ago

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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5.0Dined 3 days ago

Consistently good food and service

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4.0Dined 6 days ago

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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5.0Dined on August 9, 2018

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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5.0Dined on August 8, 2018

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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4.0Dined on August 6, 2018

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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5.0Dined on August 5, 2018

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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5.0Dined on August 3, 2018

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

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4.0Dined on July 29, 2018

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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5.0Dined on July 25, 2018

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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4.0Dined on July 24, 2018

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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5.0Dined on July 23, 2018

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

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3.0Dined on July 22, 2018

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

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3.0Dined on July 20, 2018

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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5.0Dined on July 14, 2018

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

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4.0Dined on July 14, 2018

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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5.0Dined on July 7, 2018

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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5.0Dined on July 6, 2018

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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4.0Dined on July 6, 2018

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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4.0Dined on July 6, 2018

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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5.0Dined on June 30, 2018

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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5.0Dined on June 30, 2018

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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5.0Dined on June 28, 2018

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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5.0Dined on June 27, 2018

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

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5.0Dined on June 21, 2018

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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5.0Dined on June 18, 2018

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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5.0Dined on June 17, 2018

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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3.0Dined on June 17, 2018

Father’s day

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5.0Dined on June 15, 2018

I liked the ambiance, the service was great, and most importantly the food was delice!

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4.0Dined on June 10, 2018

Exceeded expectations. We went for an early, pre-theatre dinner, so the place was quiet--fortunately, since we had my 90-year old mother with us. Terrific location, with easy Metro access, easy (if expensive) parking, and proximate to theaters, sports, museums, and the Mall. Food was excellent. We had oysters, the short rib cassoulet and the black cod. Both are apparently their 'signature' dishes, and it's easy to see why. Really creative preparation with delicious results. Lemon tart for dessert was a fitting conclusion. We really enjoyed NoPa and would definitely return.

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5.0Dined on June 9, 2018

Food was great.

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5.0Dined on June 9, 2018

Unexpectedly very very good. One of the better meal experiences we've had in quite a while... we'll definitely be back soon.

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4.0Dined on June 8, 2018

Overall good but not exceptional. However, I would return.

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5.0Dined on June 6, 2018

Exceptional service and outstanding food...

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5.0Dined on June 6, 2018

I loved the whole night i love this restaurant

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5.0Dined on June 4, 2018

We had a great quick meal and drinks before the Caps Game 4 Victory.

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5.0Dined on June 3, 2018

Fantastic service, wonderful dinner. We will be back!

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4.0Dined on June 3, 2018

Had a great table near the window and the service was fine. Would liket to have had a few more choices on the menu.

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5.0Dined on May 30, 2018

The service was prompt, curteous and timely. Our server was knowledgeable a personable! The atmosphere was relaxing, the food was very good and just the right portion size

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5.0Dined on May 27, 2018

Not too extensive a menu but good food and great service!

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