NoPa Kitchen + Bar (Washington D.C.)

4.6
1367 reviews
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$30 and under
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Contemporary American
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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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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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.
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
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Christmas Eve Special Menus & Offers

Let nopa make your Christmas Eve stress free. Join us as we kick off the holiday season with an ala carte menu specially designed to bring cheer to all!

Monday, December 24, 2018

New Year's Eve Special Menus & Offers

Celebrate New Years Eve in a vibrant but elegant setting. nopa Kitchen & Bar will be offering a our regular ala carte menu with some seasonal and celebratory additions for you to enjoy!

Monday, December 31, 2018

What 1367 People Are Saying
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Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

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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AH
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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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s
1 review
Dined on December 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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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MT
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on December 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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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OT
1 review
Dined on November 25, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

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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d
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on November 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and amazing service!

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p
Washington DC
13 reviews
Dined on November 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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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OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on November 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

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OT
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on November 22, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Just a nice quiet dinner out. Great staff.

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TL
Washington DC
116 reviews
Dined on November 21, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

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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PC
Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined on November 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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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M
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on November 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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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KK
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on November 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

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KC
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on November 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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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KR
1 review
Dined on November 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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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JR
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on November 7, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 4

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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Memphis
6 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

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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MP
Washington DC
15 reviews
Dined on November 5, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

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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CB
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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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S
Washington DC
56 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 5

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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E
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on October 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

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C
Washington DC
31 reviews
Dined on October 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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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MI
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on October 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

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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LH
Washington DC
118 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

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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OT
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

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SB
1 review
Dined on October 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

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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s
Washington DC
103 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

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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OT
1 review
Dined on October 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

First time eating here. It was PERFECT. Truly excellent burger, fries, and side rolls to make my night a whole lot more memorable. Beautiful atmosphere and great, helpful service! Definitely would eat here when I come back to the city! Good views of the Art Museum from where I was sitting as well! Bottom line: A must-visit!

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EP
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Nopa is an ideal place for a business lunch. Service is highly professional and attentive. The ambiance is pleasant but relatively quiet. the menu is interesting and entrees are delicious. Pricing is reasonable. This is my "go to" business lunch venue.

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Raleigh
11 reviews
Dined on October 15, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Service was friendly, but not intrusive, and the food was fresh, seasoned to perfection, and prepared masterfully. The nopa burger was outstanding, and the sea bass congee exceeded my expectations.

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SL
1 review
Dined on October 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We enjoyed a delicious meal to celebrate our anniversary. The space is quiet, up the stairs from street level with a view of the portrait gallery. Our server was attentive and helpful. The food was terrific. The location is perfect for an after dinner walk along the mall.

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E
Washington DC
22 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

This is a great place for an early dinner before a sporting event at capital one arena. We got there when it opened at five. They were very welcoming and we had great service. This was a return visit for me, but a first time for my friend. Great table by a window and we loved our food. Thanks to our waiter we got the octopus appetizer and it was so good-really tender. Short ribs and gnocchi also excellent. A great experience! We will be back.

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BB
Denver
2 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Good food, great service.

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m
Washington DC
23 reviews
Dined on September 22, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

Good food , large portions

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T
1 review
Dined on September 12, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Terrific experience, very friendly and accommodating bartenders. Excellent food with sensible, tasteful portions, selection of ingredients and presentation. We walked in randomly for a quick drink and were pleasantly surprised, stayed for lunch, came back for dinner, then back again the very next day for a last lunch bite before heading back out of town. Highly recommended!

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p
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We were pleasantly welcomed to a lovely modern decor and friendly receptionist who took us to a roomy table at the window--our hoped-for. Wish I'd gotten the lovely young waitress' name to comment her, as she was considerate, friendly, eager to help, and attentive.

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OT
Washington DC
60 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I always enjoy this quiet, sophisticated restaurant. Our server was lovely and knowledgeable. The meal was yummy and it is quiet enough for a personal catch up dinner

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C
Washington DC
532 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Eduardo and the entire NOPA team were amazing as always! Food was exceptional, service was impeccable. I’m a huge fan of the ever changing menu, erythema deviled eggs.

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L
San Francisco
56 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

This is a great Peruvian restaurant which happened to be two blocks from the hotel where we were staying. We didn't arrive until around 10 PM, so it was quiet but the staff was interested in going home. The meals were wonderful, my wife had a tomato gnocci and I had the braised beef short rib, and we both thought are meals were delicious. The service was impeccable, and it was nice to have a quiet atmosphere.

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TL
Washington DC
116 reviews
Dined on August 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Been awhile since I have been to this favorite of mine, and the usual combo of a nice setting, good and quick service was there. BUT the gem of the lunch was the (for me) new ramen bowl. I've always wanted to see more light dishes on the menu, and this one was both delicious and very light.

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