About NoPa Kitchen + Bar (Washington D.C.)

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. Our brunch is served from 11am-3pm on Sunday featuring unlimited mimosas.

800 F St. NW
Washington, DC 20004
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Contemporary American, Organic, Farm-to-table

Hours of Operation:
Monday- Thursday 11:30am-10:00pm
Friday 11:30am-11:00pm
Saturday 5:00pm-11:00pm
Sunday 11am- 9:00pm

Cross Street:
corner of F St. & 8th St

Dress Code:
Smart Casual

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(202) 347-4667

Website:
http://www.nopadc.com/

Parking Details:
We offer valet parking in the evenings beginning at 5:30pm for $10.

Public Transit:
One block from Gallery Place Metro- 9th Street exit.

Executive Chef:
Chef Matt Kuhn

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

Special Events & Promotions:
Join us for Happy Hour Monday- Friday from 4pm-7pm and Sunday all night.

Specials

Valentine's Day Special Menus & More

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Specials

Valentine's Day Special Menus & More

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Details

Treat that special someone to an intimate dinner at NOPA, complete with a 3-course prix-fixe menu for only $75 per person. Enjoy a cozy and romantic dinner in an unrushed environment away from the craziness of the typical Valentine's Day locales.

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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.

NoPa Kitchen + Bar (Washington D.C.) Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

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food

4.5

service

4.7

ambience

4.5

value

4.2

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96% would recommend it to a friend

Good for a Date (34)
Pre/post Theatre (25)
Special Occasion (25)
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Quiet Conversation (22)
Fit for Foodies (22)
Creative Cuisine (20)
Good for Anniversaries (15)
Business Meals (15)
Bar Seating (14)
Good for Groups (14)
Great for Lunch (14)
Romantic (13)
Neighborhood Gem (12)
Cozy (11)
Handcrafted Cocktails (11)
Good for Birthdays (11)
Notable Wine List (10)
People Watching (10)
Authentic (9)
Happy Hour (9)
Comfort Food (8)
Great for Brunch (7)
Fun (7)
Seasonal (7)
Casual (6)
Sunday Lunch (6)
Good Vegetarian Options (6)
Scenic View (6)
Healthy (5)
Local Ingredients (5)
Worth the Drive (4)
Gluten Free Options (3)
Organic (3)
Quick Bite (3)
Afternoon Coffee (2)
Kid-friendly (2)
Great Beer (2)
Hot Spot (2)
Late-night Find (2)
Tapas (2)
Tasting Menu (2)
Vibrant Bar Scene (2)
Afternoon Tea (1)
Paleo Friendly (1)
Spicy (1)
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on January 7, 2018

nice menu with lots of options for dinner whether you want a full meal or enjoy tapas style dining. Service was attentive and the cocktails good. Some kind of party was happening nearby so maybe a little noisy but it was so cold outside I was thrilled to be seated away from the door. Would go again

Tags: Business Meals, Healthy, Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (San Antonio)·Dined on January 1, 2018

The food was so good, we ate here 2x in 5 days.... everything was very fresh, full of flavor, and just enjoyable.

Tags: Special Occasion, People Watching, Authentic, Bar Seating, Hot Spot
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 1, 2018

Service was fantastic, and ambience perfect. The food? Well enough prepared, but for the most part it was not exciting. Appetizers were the best: Kumamoto oysters delighted. Foie grad on gingerbread with huckleberry jam was delectable. Entrees of duck, and surf and turf, were boring at best. We expected to be transported, given the pedigree. We weren’t.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 1, 2018

New Years Eve Dinner. ‘Twas a great experience. I little disappointed with the Chilean Sea Bass, which is a signature dish. Tasty, for sure, but it really wasn’t the best I (or my companions) have had by a long shot. Everything else was super tasty and fabulous. The staff was amazing and attentive. The atmosphere fantastic.

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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 31, 2017

We had New Years Eve dinner and the food and customer service were outstanding and wonderful experience as always.

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 (Baltimore)·Dined on December 30, 2017

This was a first class experience from walking up the steps through walking back down. Wait staff were attentive and knowledgable. The view across the street to the portrait museum through huge front windows evoked Paris. We had the venison carpaccio appetizer - fabulously complex and flavorful. Main dishes were the pork shank and steak. The pork shank was a unique preparation that was a true surprise and treat. The steak was done medium rare to perfection and was served on a bed of kale with fingerling potatoes. Everything was superb. We had a very nice Bordeaux from an outstanding wine list.

Give this one a tumble.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 28, 2017

Everything was great! We were in a big party of 12 and the service and food were perfect. We had four kids at our table and they were very kind!

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 27, 2017

Always great service with delicious and fresh food. I would highly recommend the restaurant.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Pre/post Theatre, Vibrant Bar Scene, Fun
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 26, 2017

Very convenient to DC museums. Was not crowded when we stopped in for dinner. Service was very attentive and thoughtful. The sea bass entree is not to be missed--excellent! Stopped by a couple of days later for lunch and enjoyed a wonderful appetizer salad in the lounge. Again service was very good. Loved the big window views too.

Tags: Bar Seating, Afternoon Coffee, Good for Groups, Worth the Drive, Casual
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 23, 2017

Fantastic food and good service. The waiter was spot on with his wine recommendations. It's heavily seafood and steak oriented. A very fine experience

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Good for a Date, People Watching, Quiet Conversation, Fit for Foodies
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 22, 2017

It was quiet for a Friday night. Made it a very intimate date night with my SO. Seafood tower was excellent and the chicken roulade was very tender and delicious. Our waiter Anan made our experience even better.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 17, 2017

The wait staff was informative, professional, and attentive. The food was outstanding. We particularly liked the fact that the ingredients were local (farm to table). The set price menu for theater goers offered a variety of options at a reasonable price (3 courses for $35). We highly recommend securing a window seat with the cushy arm chairs overlooking the portrait gallery.

Tags: Cozy, Quiet Conversation, Creative Cuisine, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Romantic, Organic, Good for a Date, Scenic View, Pre/post Theatre, Fit for Foodies, Local Ingredients
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on December 17, 2017

Great meal. Friendly service. Would highly recommend for anyone looking for American cuisine.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Business Meals
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on December 16, 2017

Another exceptional meal. Our go-to place in that part of DC.

Tags: People Watching, Fit for Foodies, Notable Wine List, Good for Groups, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on December 16, 2017

Delicious food, courteous and attentive staff. We'll be back.

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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 15, 2017

Incredible service and food quality

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 14, 2017

We come here about once a month. The staff is courteous, the service is excellent, the food is delicious. Great place for before theatre or music event . The bar is busy; the dining rooms are spacious with just the right level of conversation. Great oysters, also try the NoPa burger , the Beef Coulotte Steak and the Ancient Grains Risotto.

Tags: Business Meals, Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Healthy
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 13, 2017

Delightful excellent dinner outstanding service.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 12, 2017

Met a friend at Nopa before the Caps game. Everyone enjoyed there entrees. The portions were generous. I had the Cod, it was cooked perfectly. There is a nice sized wine list and craft cocktails. Also the "rolls" melt in your mouth. We did not have appetizers or desert. will go again

Tags: Happy Hour, Notable Wine List, Handcrafted Cocktails, Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 11, 2017

I rated the food less than I usually do, but because the salad I ordered was not as good as virtually everything I've ever eaten there. Just didn't find it to be tasty. BUT always love NoPa, just won't order that salad again (shrimp......)

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Happy Hour, Creative Cuisine, Neighborhood Gem, Quick Bite, Authentic
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 (Tallahassee)·Dined on December 10, 2017

Lovely staff-- very tasty menu. Would highly recommend.

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 (Adelaide / SA)·Dined on December 10, 2017

3rd time there. Convenient to concert and games at the CapOne Center. Food is excellent and pricey. Not a quick bite venue. Service was very good, server attentive and kind. Highly recommend for special occasions.

Tags: Special Occasion, Authentic, Creative Cuisine, People Watching, Pre/post Theatre, Fit for Foodies
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 10, 2017

Server and food were great!

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 (Richmond)·Dined on December 10, 2017

We picked NoPa because it was next door to our hotel and reservations were available. We ended up with a very nice window table and our waiter was highly personable, funny, and unpretentious. We had a really fine meal and got good recommendations on wine. The service was pretty quick. The dining rooms are small, which helps keep the noise down, and even though we heard every word said at the table next to us, it was not annoying.

Tags: Good for a Date, People Watching, Pre/post Theatre
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·Dined on December 9, 2017

This was my second time vising NoPa and it lived up to my first experience. The hostess and waiter were very professional and charming. The food came out quickly and never had to wait too long for anything. The food was cooked perfectly and the restaurants atmosphere gave off a very cozy yet sleek feel. Would recommend going for a date night or special event as you get a great value for your money. Also the size of the portions are very filling compared to other restaurants.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Romantic, Good Vegetarian Options, Pre/post Theatre
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 9, 2017

My friend and I often go to NoPa before theater. The food, ambiance and service are consistently excellent. This time I ordered the short ribs and they were absolutely delicious and tender!

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 6, 2017

The food was delicious and the service was on point. Edoardo was our bartender and he was very attentive.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 5, 2017

We had the lunch special -soup/salad and a sandwich. Service was helpful and friendly Food was delightful and innovative. We really enjoyed our squash dessert. It was SO good!

Tags: Fun, Good for Groups, Good Vegetarian Options
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 (Nashville)·Dined on November 26, 2017

NoPa was fabulous for brunch! The Carolina Rice Bowl, Chicken Salad Tartine, and Squash and Pear soup were huge hits! And the mimosas were delicious. Loads of gluten free options! No problems either. Will definitely return!

Tags: Local Ingredients, Scenic View, Sunday Lunch, Handcrafted Cocktails, Creative Cuisine, Bar Seating, Organic, Worth the Drive, Pre/post Theatre, Good for a Date, Happy Hour, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Birthdays, Spicy, Great for Brunch, Paleo Friendly, Great for Lunch, Gluten Free Options, Good Vegetarian Options, Good for Groups
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 25, 2017

Nice, centrally located and with tasty bites. This is my go to place for pre show dinner

Tags: Bar Seating, Good for a Date
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 23, 2017

We enjoyed the fixed price Thanksgiving 3-course meal that was a lot of tasty fun. Recommendations from our waiter were spot on. The farm-to-table desserts were phenomenal, bread pudding with herbs de Provence and butternut squash, yes for dessert! We had a great seat overlooking the Portrait Gallery. Will come again!

Tags: Local Ingredients, Organic, Creative Cuisine
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 18, 2017

Consistently good dining choice near the Capital One Center. Service is friendly and efficient. I always start with the deviled eggs, which are straight up delicious without the need for any weird ingredients. There is a good selection of Entrees that similarly seem to strive to be solid, well prepared and presented dishes. We’ve tried meat, seafood and vegetarian (a risotto), and all have hit the mark.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 18, 2017

We came to Nopa for the prefix theater dinner menu. And just like every other time we’ve been to know but this did not disappoint! Three courses for $35 was wonderful deal and everything we ordered was fantastic. We will definitely be back.

Tags: Cozy, Good for Anniversaries
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·Dined on November 17, 2017

The Chilean sea bass and the squash and pear soup were both outstanding. The Brussels sprouts and the poached pear dessert were both pretty good, too. The vegetarian risotto was just ok.
The ambiance, service, and location are all top notch.

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·Dined on November 16, 2017

The food was nicely crafted and original-you can tell there’s an awesome chef! The presentation of the food was really lovely! However it was a little bland and lacking in flavor. I would recommend a little sriaracha on the tables for convenience.

Tags: Good for a Date, Notable Wine List, Special Occasion, Quiet Conversation
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 15, 2017

We did the theatre tasting menu. Everything was impeccable. The squash and pear soup added to its other ingredients at the table. It was suprising, but well done. We had Chardonnay and Pinot Noir respectively paired with our meals. Our server was perfectly attentive. (11/15/17)

Tags: Seasonal, Good for a Date, People Watching
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 (London)·Dined on November 12, 2017

We had visited NoPa 3 years ago and it was very good, but on arriving for Sunday lunch this year and sitting down it was clear it was a totally different restaurant and the menu and ambience not at all to our liking, so we gave our apologies and left. Think its important to indicate that a restaurant has changed style and level.
We tried to book a table with Fig and Olive through you but the application wouldn't let us, so we just walked up and were pleased to get a table. That was very good and to our liking.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 12, 2017

The food here is amazing! I've been to NoPA for brunch and dinner and always leave very happy with my meal.

Tags: Casual, Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Good for a Date, Great for Lunch, Great for Brunch
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 5, 2017

Went with my teenaged niece for dinner before a concert. We both found items we liked on the menu and were very happy with the curry chicken meatballs, burger and short ribs. The service was terrific as we had little time to spare. My cocktail was just okay, not exactly what I expected by that was my fault. I thought it a little too strong and not as cold as I'd like. We loved the cozy, rustic, dining atmosphere and the bar area looked like fun. I would definitely go back! It's so convenient to Capital One Arena.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date, Business Meals, Bar Seating, Comfort Food, Pre/post Theatre, Cozy
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 4, 2017

Wonderful, attentive service, as well as thoughtful recommendations. Absolutely amazing food!

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