NoPa Kitchen + Bar (Washington D.C.)

4.6
1310 reviews
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$30 and under
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Contemporary American
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  • Pre/post Theatre
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Creative Cuisine
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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Additional
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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What 1310 People Are Saying
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New Orleans
5.0Dined 2 days ago
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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Washington DC
5.0Dined 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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Little Rock
5.0Dined 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
4.0Dined 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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OT
Washington DC
4.0Dined 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
5.0Dined 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
5.0Dined 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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OT
Washington DC
5.0Dined 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
5.0Dined 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
5.0Dined 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
5.0Dined 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
5.0Dined 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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WW
Washington DC
3.0Dined on June 17, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

Father’s day

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AJ
5.0Dined on June 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

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PP
Phoenix
4.0Dined on June 10, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

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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OT
Kansas City
5.0Dined on June 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was great.

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CF
Washington DC
5.0Dined on June 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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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V
Kansas City
4.0Dined on June 8, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 2ambience 4

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

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OT
Central Coast
5.0Dined on June 6, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Exceptional service and outstanding food...

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OT
Washington DC
5.0Dined on June 6, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I loved the whole night i love this restaurant

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PC
Washington DC
5.0Dined on June 4, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

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KN
Chicago
5.0Dined on June 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic service, wonderful dinner. We will be back!

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FH
4.0Dined on June 3, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

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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OT
Washington DC
5.0Dined on May 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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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GH
Baltimore
5.0Dined on May 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

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OT
Washington DC
4.0Dined on May 25, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Anniversaries

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AH
Washington DC
5.0Dined on May 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

You must give NoPa a try! This restaurant was more delicious than I expected for a Wednesday night out with the girls. Our meal started with a basket of warm herb biscuits that were out of this world. I could have stopped eating right then, but I’m glad I didn’t. There were 2 outstanding dishes. The first was the crispy Brussels sprouts in a secret sauce. It was the perfect bite of sweet, salty and crunchy. Another table favorite was the cured sea bass served with Asian vegetables in a light sauce. It was memorable. And, lastly but certainly not least, our service was friendly and timely. Our waiters had smiles and actually seemed to enjoy working at NoPa. This is a gem of a restaurant. Don’t miss out.

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D
Washington DC
4.0Dined on May 22, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

Waiter was great, patient and polite. He provided great recommendations and I went with his recommendation for the sea bass. Food was delicious as well. Noise level was high as there was a group of young men being very loud. Overall great food and service, strongly recommend this place.

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MD
Washington DC
5.0Dined on May 20, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 5

Went for Sunday happy hour before the theater. Wonderful experience! Food and drink very good and well priced. The pea soup was very enjoyable. My friend was very happy with his dozen oysters at a Dollar a piece, and I liked my salmon croquettes. His beer and my wine (a decent Sauv Blanc for $5 a glass) were good, too. Definitely a keeper!

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OT
New York Area
5.0Dined on May 19, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Enjoyable evening - nice atmosphere complimented by great food and service

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AW
Washington DC
5.0Dined on May 18, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food and service were amazing! Will definitely be back soon

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SO
San Francisco
4.0Dined on May 18, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

The restaurant was attractive and we were happy to have a table quiet
enough so that we could talk. The food was good but not great--entrees were
ambitious but my beef short rib was not quite as juicy and flavorful as I'd expected,
given the price. We had a pleasant meal and made it to the theater on time.

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LJ
San Diego
5.0Dined on May 17, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Reasonably priced & a good selection of different entrees; nice wine selection; actually read my request for a round table & were able to accommodate us, even adding one more seat to our reservation.

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Cleveland
3.0Dined on May 17, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 4

Dinner was ok. We ate at the bar and the bartender (who was not busy) seemed more interested in interacting with other staff. We had multiple drinks and had to ask for each one of them. Not bad just not great. Better options right around the corner in DC.

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Charleston
5.0Dined on May 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had reservations at the restaurant but upon arrival saw a nice table by the window in the bar. As it happens the happy hour discount was still in effect. We tried exotic drinks and wonderful snacks. The waiter from Seattle was helpful and fun. In short we had a thoroughly wonderful experience

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OT
Washington DC
4.0Dined on May 13, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Mother’s Day brunch

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AH
5.0Dined on May 12, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I’ve probably eaten at this restaurant a half dozen times and this is my first time writing a review. For the most part I wanted to keep this place to myself. It’s never overcrowded, but it is always incredible. It is one of the many restaurants connected to the famed Rasiika and I would dare to say it is just as good. This is by far my favorite restaurant. I’m a pescatarian and they always have wonderful fish options. I would recommend this place to anyone.

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Baltimore
4.0Dined on May 6, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

The seabass was amazing, and the chicken remoulade was quite good. Didn't like the olive oil cake much (too dry), should have gone with the recommendation from the server. The wine list is very very good.

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S
Washington DC
5.0Dined on May 4, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 4

One of our favorites in Penn Quarter. This time our waiter, although personable, was not the most attentive. He never informed us of specials, did not come over to take our order, and seemed a bit distracted. All was well however and we managed to enjoy excellent salmon with perfectly cooked vegetable sides. Great table with nice view of all the street activity. Tables a bit too close for my liking but still quiet and easy to converse. Will certainly return!

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TD
Washington DC
5.0Dined on April 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Splendid food. Roasted cauliflower, pasta with pea pesto and ramps, fried apricot pie: each with interesting and unexpected tastes, emerging in a subtle sequence with each bite.

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