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

Thanksgiving Dinner Special Menus & Offers

Thursday, November 23, 2017

Christmas Eve Special Menus & Offers

Sunday, December 24, 2017

New Year's Eve Special Menus & Offers

Sunday, December 31, 2017

Specials

Thanksgiving Dinner Special Menus & Offers

Thursday, November 23, 2017

Details

Join nopa for Thanksgiving 2017 with a prix-fixe $52pp menu

Christmas Eve Special Menus & Offers

Sunday, December 24, 2017

Details

Join us for a cozy Christmas Eve Dinner - ala carte menu with seasonal specials.

New Year's Eve Special Menus & Offers

Sunday, December 31, 2017

Details

Ring in the New Year with class in this chic Penn Quarter Brassiere. Chef Matt Kuhn has prepared a delectable 3-course farm-to-table menu for $75 per person with a complimentary sparkling wine toast at midnight.

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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

4.4

service

4.6

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4.5

value

4.2

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Quiet

95% would recommend it to a friend

Good for a Date (30)
Fit for Foodies (20)
Quiet Conversation (19)
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Great for Lunch (18)
Special Occasion (18)
Creative Cuisine (16)
Pre/post Theatre (15)
Business Meals (14)
Bar Seating (10)
Romantic (10)
Good for Anniversaries (10)
Handcrafted Cocktails (9)
Cozy (9)
Good for Birthdays (8)
Neighborhood Gem (8)
Great for Brunch (7)
Good for Groups (7)
Healthy (7)
Seasonal (7)
Casual (6)
Comfort Food (6)
Notable Wine List (6)
People Watching (6)
Authentic (5)
Local Ingredients (5)
Sunday Lunch (5)
Worth the Drive (5)
Happy Hour (5)
Fun (4)
Scenic View (4)
Good Vegetarian Options (4)
Quick Bite (3)
Tapas (3)
Gluten Free Options (2)
Great Beer (2)
Tasting Menu (2)
Afternoon Coffee (1)
Afternoon Tea (1)
Kid-friendly (1)
Hot Spot (1)
Late-night Find (1)
Organic (1)
Vegan (1)
Vibrant Bar Scene (1)
Waterfront (1)
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on September 20, 2017

Very Enjoyable. Went there before a concert at the Verizon center. 1 1/2 blocks away! Great ambiance. Not too loud at all. Great service and great food. It happened to be our 27th anniversary as well. Would go back again.

Tags: Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Fit for Foodies
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on September 20, 2017

This was my first time to eat at NoPa. We booked for 5:30 p.m. to avoid the later dining hours which tend to be very noisy in most DC restaurants. Three of us chose the Pre-Fixe menu and one person a la carte (lobster). The chicken meat balls on a bed of lentils were delicious. The salad offered on the fixed menu was the best salad my husband has had in a DC restaurant. Two of our party ordered the steak/frites and found the beef tasty and the portions quite generous. I ordered the multi-grain risotto. Very tasty, but too filling after the starter course. For dessert we all had poached pears which were subtly spiced. We all agreed this was a great find, especially for pre-theatre at the Lansburgh, the Shakespeare Theatre or Woolly Mammoth.

Tags: Happy Hour, Good Vegetarian Options, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on September 19, 2017

Nice ambience. Food was great! Had a window seat which was very nice. Couple great group dining rooms available.

Tags: Business Meals, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Good for Groups, Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine, Healthy
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on September 10, 2017

One of the best restaurants in DC. Farahn, I believe, was an excellent guide for the evening. I had some of the best fish I've ever tasted, the chef is amazing. Deviled eggs are always a hit. Very worthwhile, and moreso if you let them recommend items you haven't tried as there are a lot of new options based on the season.

Tags: Special Occasion, Bar Seating, Neighborhood Gem, Great for Lunch
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·Dined on September 10, 2017

The food and ambiance were fantastic. Even as it started to get fuller, the noise levels were low enough that you could still hear each other. Would highly recommend it for a nice dinner date or lunch/brunch with a small group of friends.

Tags: Special Occasion, Hot Spot, Creative Cuisine, Pre/post Theatre, Sunday Lunch, Bar Seating, Local Ingredients, People Watching, Good for Anniversaries, Great for Brunch
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 (New England)·Dined on September 9, 2017

Fantastic experience. Service was impecable. Food was delicious!

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·Dined on September 8, 2017

We walked in and were instantly nervous bc the dining room was 1/2 full .... at 8 pm on a Friday night. But this ended up being one of the best dining experiences we've had. We will be back to this gem!
The service was outstanding. Our waiter, Chris, was phenomenal. He was perfectly chatty (friendly but not over the top), informative, attentive and professional. The food was really really good. My husband got the deviled eggs as an app and actually ordered another bc they were so good (something he has never done and completely out of the ordinary for him). He then got the seafood stew and raved about how good the broth was. I got the squash and pear soup to start (amazing), the risotto for my main (perfect) but my favorite was the chocolate malted cake - divine!

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 (Miami)·Dined on September 2, 2017

Just an awesome place. Chilean Sea Bass was great.

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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on August 30, 2017

Went to this establishment for lunch. They had run out of my first option, but still had my second option. Good wine list.

Tags: Healthy, Notable Wine List
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on August 30, 2017

Everything was perfect. I'm looking forward to going back.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Great for Lunch
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on August 26, 2017

Great seasonal restaurant in Penn Quarter, adjacent to the Spy Museum. Food is outstanding and the dining room had a nice ambiance. Not noisy at all and the red leather chairs were very comfortable. Bar area looks very cool.

Tags: Romantic, Handcrafted Cocktails, Great Beer, Business Meals, Quiet Conversation, Notable Wine List, Worth the Drive, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Groups, Good for Birthdays, Great for Lunch
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on August 19, 2017

Nice date spot within walking distance of Verizon Center .

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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 19, 2017

This is a great restaurant. Classy and relaxed place for a date.

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·Dined on August 18, 2017

We had a wonderful evening at NoPa. The service was excellent- we had a great server that was exceptionally friendly and seemed to enjoy his profession. We were there for restaurants week, so the opportunity to have 3 courses for just $40 was also pretty nice. I had a prawn bouillabaisse dish for my main course and it was amazing. The prawns were huge and the broth was melt in your mouth with many steamed clams as well. The dessert I ordered was very nice: two rich chocolate brownies served with banana ice cream and some peanut butter mousse. A perfect finish. I would recommend this restaurant. I was not aware that it sits above the Spy Museum when I made the reservation.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Fun, Seasonal
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on August 17, 2017

Restaurant week - great value. Food was great. Service was pretty good too. Place is never busy for some reason - however it should be

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on August 17, 2017

Once again, we dined here for RW and requested our favorite server, Farhan. He was there to greet us with a smile and informed me that he ONLY came in to work that evening because he saw I had requested him. How's THAT for service? He is the best---we will so miss him when he graduates from college and moves on in life. Our food was terrific--we had an array--salads, gazpacho, strachiatella, chicken roullade, the BRUSSELS SPROUTS that are to die for, sea bas, and mahi. It was all delicious. For dessert most of us had the chocolate brownie which was the only "meh" part of the meal. It wasn't as good as a box-mix brownie, and the whole dish was underwhelming (banana ice cream, marshmallow fluff, peanut butter fluff). I love decadent chocolate desserts, like their dacquoise that they took off the RW menu (boooo), and this just missed the mark in a big way. The 3 of us that had it agreed on this. Coffee is still the best I've ever had, bread is amazing, and service is always a step above, or 3 or 4. We will be back soon!
NoPa---Farhan deserves some kind of bonus or reward for his service, knowledge, and exceptional service!!!!

Tags: Worth the Drive, Scenic View, Fit for Foodies, Business Meals, Special Occasion, Healthy, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Groups
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on August 16, 2017

The food is delicious and the service is outstanding every time I go. Fresh, healthy ingredients creatively prepared. Great wine selection. Good ambience. And the deserts are divine!

Tags: Local Ingredients, Good for a Date, Good Vegetarian Options
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 (Orlando)·Dined on August 13, 2017

Very impressed with the decor, service and food. I'll be going there every time I visit D.C.

Tags: Great for Brunch
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 (Denver)·Dined on August 13, 2017

Went for Sunday Brunch with friends. I really enjoyed the short rib hash and endless mimosas! The service was excellent and decor beautiful. Great location. Will go again!

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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on August 10, 2017

We had a fantastic dinner! Three generations met with friends and we all loved the food. The service was impeccable.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on August 10, 2017

What a wonderful lunch we had here the other day!

The decor and ambience are elegant and comfortable. The staff was welcoming and we got a very nice corner booth with a great view across the street to the entrance of the Museum of American Art.

Our waitress, Palesa, was wonderful throughout our meal!

Everything we ordered was delectable, and in generous portions: the crispy shrimp salad, the watermelon gazpacho, the burger with fries, and the chocolate layer cake.

We will definitely be back again!

Tip of the day: This is the perfect place to eat before or after your visit to the Portrait Gallery/American Museum of Art. The cafeteria there is so incredibly overpriced , serving ordinary fare that it makes much more sense to have a delicious meal paces away at NoPa!

Tags: Organic, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Casual, Quiet Conversation, Great for Lunch, Creative Cuisine, Neighborhood Gem, Cozy, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Seasonal, Local Ingredients, Healthy
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on August 6, 2017

Nice and quiet. Service is, like a lot of places in DC, more European than American; they'll gladly let you enjoy a long meal with friends and not pester you the whole time. The food is also delicious.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on August 4, 2017

We had the gazpacho, mussels, gnudi, and grilled octopus appetizers. All were excellent. I want to come back and work my way through the whole menu...

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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on August 4, 2017

My first time at NoPa Kitchen & Bar and I loved it! When I made the reservation I requested to have a table next to a wall or in a corner, and was delighted I got both when I was seated in the 3rd room facing windows across the room. I ordered the "Beef Coulotte Steak "Frites" for $28 and it came with Herbed Fingerlings, Local Oyster Mushrooms, Creamed Tuscan Kale, Black Truffle Vinaigrette. I am not a fan of kale because I find the taste sharp but this creamed version was delicious. Overall this entree was very delicious with interesting flavors with the beef cooked perfectly to order.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on August 3, 2017

Service was exceptional and the seating was so comfortable we stayed twice as long as we intended. Lovely spot.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Great for Lunch, Vegan, Quiet Conversation
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on August 1, 2017

We had a delightful lunch with excellent food. The service was attentive - our water and iced tea were kept topped off and the food was served as expected. There were vegetarian options for me. Very pleasant experience.

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·Dined on July 28, 2017

Ordered the $75 mixed grill, but was disappointed that the whole platter was cold.

Tags: Special Occasion
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on July 20, 2017

Risotto was amazing super service staff will be back

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Neighborhood Gem, Pre/post Theatre, Quick Bite, Seasonal, Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Business Meals
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on July 18, 2017

We were greeted at the door. We had reservations for lunch. Our server was friendly and knew a lot about the menu as well as the drinks. The food was tasty and the drinks refreshing.

Tags: Casual, Good for Anniversaries, Neighborhood Gem, Pre/post Theatre, Business Meals
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on July 17, 2017

I hate telling you how good it is as it puts me at risk of not getting in if too many of you discover this jewel.

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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on July 16, 2017

It was a little quiet, but it was also a Sunday evening. Food is always good there.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on July 14, 2017

Great food and service. The noise level was low, so I could actually have a conversation. A+

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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on July 14, 2017

I have had several business lunches at NoPa. All have been good. The option to have soup and and a sandwich is not only a great value, but the soup has always been delightful. Yesterday it was a watermelon based gazpacho, which was excellent. The real delight was a lime drink the bartender whipped up when asked by my waiter. I asked after asking for a lemonade, and then saying, do you have a good limeade? The waiter said, no, but would ask the bartender. He whipped up a great limeade, the waiter tried it and liked it, as did my business associate. It should be added to the menu - it is unique and excellent.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on July 11, 2017

I took my adult children to celebrate their birthday. Our server Matthew was outstanding , the food was delicious and the desserts provided gratis a lovely touch. It was the perfect place to go.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on July 9, 2017

As usual, excellent food, great new menu (the pork cheeks were delicious), very attentive service. We love the place.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Handcrafted Cocktails
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on July 8, 2017

Great but empty (Saturday night at 7:30p) - should be more full since the food and drinks were great!

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on July 7, 2017

My husband and I had a wonderful time.
Good food, good wine, nice atmosphere. .. Great service. Beautiful view on the National gallery of portraits... What elese ?
Enjoy!

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Quiet Conversation, Healthy, Romantic, Good for Birthdays, Cozy, Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on July 7, 2017

Outstanding meal in every respect. It had been several years since I last dined at NoPa, and my next visits will surely be more frequent. I set high yet reasonable standards for table service, and very few restaurants in DC seem capable of meeting them despite their pretensions (and prices) otherwise. NoPa did not disappoint! Excellent, attentive & unobtrusive service from seating, through cocktails, apps & entrees, plate clearing and periodic check-ins. Well done. And the meal was outstanding. Grilled oysters, Sea bass and pork cheeks were absolute highlights! A lovely evening -- thank you!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Fit for Foodies, Authentic, Good for a Date, Bar Seating, Quiet Conversation
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on June 28, 2017

We had the short ribs, and the fish stew with soft shell crabs, prawns, clams, and mussels. They were both excellent and then we had an excellent dessert with chocolate truffles. The waiter was very helpful in proposing a couple of good wines to go with the main courses. We will definitely be back. Also, we were there early for dinner and it was very nice and quiet.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Birthdays, Healthy, Good for Anniversaries, Notable Wine List, Pre/post Theatre, Local Ingredients, Special Occasion
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vip
 (Richmond)·Dined on June 25, 2017

Enjoyed the restaurant. Entrees were a bit pricey given the quantity, but quality of the food was good.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Quiet Conversation, Cozy, Casual, Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies
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