NoPa Kitchen + Bar (Washington D.C.)

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$30 and under
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Contemporary American

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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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4.4
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vipmelikadasauce
London
21 reviews
Dined on February 27, 2019
Overall2food2service1ambience3

Sometimes a night is just off, and this was one of them. The food was poor, and the service was terrible. Not rude terrible. The guy was very nice. He simply had no idea about anything on the menu, and there was no sommelier, so he faked that, too. It was painful. Really poor evening.

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vipkathyd
Washington DC
31 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2018
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Food was fine, but not outstanding. Lots of better restaurants in the area. I reserved table via Open Table. When my reservation was confirmed, there was note saying that this restaurant was not eligible for points. I went there anyway, but what gives?

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TomR
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on December 23, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service. Never disappoints. Sleek decor. Wonderful location.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 23, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful service and exceptional food.Highly recommend this restaurant. You won’t be disappointed.

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OpenTable Diner
Orlando
3 reviews
Dined on December 22, 2018
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Food was excellent, expensive, but worth it for a nice night out!

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vipVegTaste
Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined on December 21, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went here for pre-theatre holiday dinner. Wonderful! The holiday market outside was sparkling and visible through the restaurants tall windows. Terrific cocktails, beautifully prepared food, a dining room spacious enough to spread out (and easy navigation around the table by one of our group on crutches). My son pronounced the salmon the best he’d eaten all year. We shared a medley of vegetable sides. Delicious! We’ll be back.

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vipJackie
Washington DC
26 reviews
Dined on December 19, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and fast service! I would go back again in a heartbeat

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vipBarbaraM
Washington DC
16 reviews
Dined on December 18, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lunch menu was filled with interesting items including an outstanding soup--server shared that the chef does great soups and he was right! Excellent service with just the right amount of help to select what to order. Deviled egg appetizer was beautifully presented and delicious! Will definitely return soon.

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vipEdwardS
Washington DC
21 reviews
Dined on December 16, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

All around a good restaurant in an interesting part of town.

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jake
Savannah
6 reviews
Dined on December 13, 2018
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Great place and food

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on December 13, 2018
Overall3food5service2ambience5

Food very late arriving

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on December 10, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were looking for a place to eat next to Capital One Arena in DC and came across NoPa. Bottom line up front: The food is amazingly good! The service was very good, the decor is a cute townhouse with fireplace, and they have sound dampeners everywhere (including under the tables) so you can have a conversation without straining your voice. All great, but truly the food was the star here. We had the special Lamb Ossobuco which was, no exaggeration, one of the best dishes I've ever eaten. They may put it on the main menu, which means we will be visiting NoPa often. We also tried the crispy Brussels sprouts, and again loved them. Our picky eater teens gobbled up the Brussels sprouts without even a pause. They all ordered the angus hamburger and there was not a crumb left on any of their plates. It was that good. We really enjoyed the ambience, but will definitely return to NoPa for the food.

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Lynn1940
Western NC
11 reviews
Dined on December 9, 2018
Overall5food4service5ambience5

I’m a NoPA groupie; best place in the neighborhood for a meal or a drink. Service and value outstanding. Ambience: no attitude which I treasure. Plus, location is superb for 7th-9th Street corridor. Can’t recommend highly enough.

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vipPeter
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on December 5, 2018
Overall5food4service5ambience5

The food and ambiance were excellent but the service was spectacular!
The manager,front desk and waiter combined to provide a very pleasant evening.

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AimeeHinVA
Washington DC
12 reviews
Dined on December 5, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this restaurant - great location, always great food and a changing menu. Every time we go there's a little something different to try. And though we always go in saying 'no desert this time', we end up walking out talking about how good the desert was!

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boodles
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on December 2, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The bottomless mimosa deal was amazing for brunch, and the location was perfect to walk around to all of the museums after!

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vipMadelineT
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on December 1, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

NoPa was delicious. Our server was great and gave us wonderful recommendations that we were happy to take. The inside of this restaurant is so cozy and delightful. Our group had Brussels sprouts, sea bass, short ribs and fried apple pie. Everything was great!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 25, 2018
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Nice wait staff . Food was so so and very small servings for the money. Felt like I was paying for the name.

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vipdjmikey75
Washington DC
10 reviews
Dined on November 24, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and amazing service!

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vipplumcobbler
Washington DC
21 reviews
Dined on November 24, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Korma Curry Pumpkin soup is so yummy and the steak "frites ' perfect with it's bearnaise sauce. Pre theatre menu is a real deal ! Service was excellent

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on November 23, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Highly recommend this place!
Food recommendations: steak frites, steak tartare

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OpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on November 22, 2018
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Just a nice quiet dinner out. Great staff.

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vipTameraL
Washington DC
144 reviews
Dined on November 21, 2018
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Another very pleasant return visit to a favorite, for its food, friendly staff, and on a bright day outside, for its big windows to enjoy the light.

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PatriciaC
Washington DC
12 reviews
Dined on November 17, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The restaurant was excellent. Sadly they didn't have one of the main meals that sounded so delicious - but there were other items on the menu I was able to select.

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Marcias
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on November 15, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

from the very effecient , attentive service to the extraordinary food our experience was wonderful. I was eating light on this wintery night and choose the pumpkin soup. The soup with those divine buttery rolls hit the spot. My husband had the salmon which was cooked just then way he likes it crispy on the outside and flaky tender on the inside. I had to resist ordering a second Moscow mule made with their homemade ginger beer. we will return to try the rest of the menu.

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KarenK
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on November 15, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We really enjoyed our meal. Sea bass and mussels are amazing. We also loved the lime tart.

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KCinDC
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on November 15, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We enjoyed a delicious dinner and attentive service after a day at museums in the area. They were very welcoming on a stormy day and we quickly turned our attention to the interesting and fresh menu. Just what we were looking for... not the same old Italian, something really unique. I had a fantastic sea bass prepared with an Asian accent. Let me just say YUM!

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KristyR
1 review
Dined on November 14, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

NOPA is a hidden gem in the heart of the city. Relaxed, elegant, beautifully laid out, the bar area is a great place to stop off for a cocktail and quick bite while the dining room offers a warm ambience conducive to an unrushed, impeccable dining experience. Menu is small but varied with creative, delicious and beautifully presented plates, wine list is excellent, service is terrific; personal, friendly without being overbearing. It’s quickly becoming a favorite!

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vipJamesR
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2018
Overall3food2service3ambience4

i have enjoyed this restaurant many times. For my recent visit I arranged to have 3 friends join me for a pregame dinner with bottle of wine. we all ordered the short ribs. very tasty but they all came out (of the microwave?) not very hot. Also, when we asked for the check to be split four ways, two persons received the right dollar amount, another got twice the correct amount, and the fourth got a tab for the whole bill. Really disappointing.

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vipJamieB
Memphis/West TN
20 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2018
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Made reservations here for 3 of us on a Wednesday night. We were seated quickly and staff was very friendly and helpful. We all ordered different things and everyone was very happy with their meal. Overall we were pleased with food, service and environment. I didn’t rate 5 stars simply because of the cost. We live in DC and expect higher costs and we eat at a large variety of places. Although the whole experience was great, I feel the cost was higher than it should have been.

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vipMarjorieP
Washington DC
17 reviews
Dined on November 4, 2018
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Out of town guests were staying at Hotel Monaco and asked me to join them for Sunday night dinner. At my suggestion we came to NOPA. This was my third or fourth visit and I have never been disappointed. Everything was delicious. I was very surprised at how slow it was though. Hope this is not an indication of how things are going there? Highly recommend NOPA.

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ChrisB
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very good food. The NoPa burgers was awesome. Wife loved the short ribs. Food came out quickly and staff was very helpful.

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vipShubhans
Washington DC
72 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2018
Overall3food3service5ambience5

We had great seating by the big bay window and service was amazing. Wine list was impressive. However, food was not that great. Very few choices to pick from and not many small plates to go with wine.

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Ellen
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on October 27, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely time, as always. We feel so welcomed and so well taken care of by all on the staff.

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vipPescetarians
Washington DC
35 reviews
Dined on October 27, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I appreciate that the host had read our request to be seated in a warm spot (which we include in our open table reservations). We had a nice evening of drinks & dinner & made it to our show on time without feeling rushed or delayed.

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vipMICHAELR
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on October 27, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience4

I went to NoPa with a friend. We were early, so we had tea in the bar area. When we finally did have dinner, the food was delicious -- particularly the entrée, which was superb. The service, from the bar manager, to the maitre d', to the server, was impeccable. We felt extremely well cared for.

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vipLHK429
Washington DC
135 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2018
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Always an interesting menu with lots from which to choose. There were two of us, and we ordered several appetizers to share: duck bratwurst, (pork) meatballs, fall salad, and brussel sprouts. It was plenty of food for two, especially with the terrific dinner rolls. Nice list of wines by the glass. My only "complaint" is that the dinner rolls were not hot, fresh and fluffy as they have been in the past. It seemed to me that they were either day-old or microwaved. Still delicious. The wait staff are friendly, competent, and attentive. The building is gorgeous and so well located. It's one of our favorite pre-theater restaurants.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This chef is fantastic. Service is up to the high standard of the food

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SergueyB
1 review
Dined on October 22, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We had a dinner for a party of six on Monday which is, of course, generally a slow day. Perhaps due to that, we were lucky to receive almost undivided attention from our very knowledgable server who explained in great detail how the kitchen sourced the food locally and how every dish was made from scratch in-house. The food was indeed of excellent quality and we really enjoyed the experience. The portions were not huge but quite satisfying, and all the meals were cooked perfectly.

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vipspatzdo
Washington DC
134 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2018
Overall4food5service5ambience5

We went to Nopa before a Caps game. The food was super. One of had salmon. Two had short ribs and one a burger. The entrees were all delicious. The rolls are to die for!
Our waiter was fun and right on the spot. It a great destination in Penn Quarter.

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