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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.
Washington, DC 20004
Contemporary American, Organic, Farm-to-table
Hours of Operation:
Monday- Thursday 11:30am-10:00pm
Sunday 11am- 9:00pm
corner of F St. & 8th St
$30 and under
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
We offer valet parking in the evenings beginning at 5:30pm for $10.
One block from Gallery Place Metro- 9th Street exit.
Chef Matt Kuhn
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
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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
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.
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.
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!
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.
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!!!!
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!
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.
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.
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!
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.