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Party Size
For 2
Mon, 2/19
10:00 PM
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Booked 1 time today


932 reviews
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$30 and under
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Contemporary American
Top Tags:
  • Good for Groups
  • Great for Brunch
  • Fun
“Start early, finish late …” Welcome to Policy Restaurant and Lounge

With a focus on colorful, creative dishes and cocktails, Policy‘s menu is designed using seasonal and local ingredients.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Contemporary American, American
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Hours of operation
Wednesday - Thursday: 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday - Saturday: 5:00 pm - 12:00 am,

Happy Hour:
Tuesday - Friday : 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Saturday & Sunday: 11:00 am - 3:30 pm
*last seating is 30 minutes before the kitchen closes*

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Phone number
(202) 387-7654
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Smart Casual
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Private party facilities
Host your next private event at Policy! This open and airy lounge space with unique graffiti art work and an outdoor patio creates a memorable event that your guests will always remember. Accommodating Happy Hours, Holiday Parties, Fundraisers, Social Events and Corporate events.
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Private party contact
Jessica Cifuentes: (877) 646-2451
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Cross street
T street
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Parking details
Metro Accessible via the Yellow and Green lines using the U St./American Civil War metro station

Metered Street Parking is available on 14th Street NW

Reeves Center Parking Garage is located on the corner of U St. and 14th St. NW
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Public transit
U Street Cardozo/ Shaw Metro Stop (Green and Yellow Line)
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Upstairs Lounge : DJ starts @ 10:00 PM. Music is top 40s. Friday (DJ Sung Kim) and Saturday (DJ Tom Lim) nights are the busiest. Please email Jessica at for bottle service and large party late night reservations.
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Special events & promotions

Wednesday - Half Price Wine Night - All wine's are half price!

Thursday - Happy Hour All Night

Tuesday-Friday - Happy Hour 5 - 7PM - Discounted Drinks and Food.

Fridays & Saturdays - Upstairs lounge. DJ starts @ 10:00 PM
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Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 932 People Are Saying
Overall ratings and reviews
Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant
4.1  based on recent ratings
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25% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner (Washington DC)
5.0  Dined on January 28, 2018

This place was great. Super brunch

vipSherman (Washington DC)
3.0  Dined on January 21, 2018

The brunch was not bad. Prices on brunch items are moderate for the area. The food and drinks were average. Decorations were cool with an industrial look and outdoor patio.

OpenTable Diner (Washington DC)
3.0  Dined on December 9, 2017

While the bottomless mimosas are great, the food was very disappointing (who serves waffles without butter or syrup of some kind?). Very limited vegetarian options. The service was understaffed and they only came by to check on us once.

OpenTable Diner (Austin)
1.0  Dined on October 28, 2017

Food is just terrible.

vipOpenTable Diner (Washington DC)
5.0  Dined on October 1, 2017

Fabulous food with excellent service. Couldn't have asked for a better brunch experience.

KSMN (Chicago)
1.0  Dined on September 16, 2017

Can't actually comment on my experience with Policy because they cancelled my reservation the afternoon of my event

vipOpenTable Diner (Washington DC)
1.0  Dined on September 3, 2017

We have been to Policy many times and it's always been good. It would have been nice if they would have let us know they were remodeling. And clearly, even with a reduced menu selection, they cannot remodel and prepare a meal at the same time. The food was absolutely horrible.

OpenTable Diner (Washington DC)
4.0  Dined on August 12, 2017

We went for brunch and the drinks were the main reason we went. The price for the bottomless mimosas and bloody Mary's was good and we definitely enjoyed it. The music was also really good and the rooftop was a nice addition to the experience. Can't say the food is good though, that's the only downside.

vipBrunchExpectations (Washington DC)
1.0  Dined on July 22, 2017

Unfortunately, we didn't even get to experience the restaurant. We walked in to no hostess, opened the door to the right where the main restaurant used to be. Of course the missing knob should have tipped up off for the construction on the other side of the door. No sign. Nothing saying closed. So we walk upstairs to where there was always additional seating and a bar to learn that that is now the "restaurant". We went to the bar and told the bartender that we had a reservation and were given menus. NOTHING like what was online. The menu is a short spaced out one pager with breakfast basics like All-American style. After asking about the menu, we were told, "oh yea. We are under construction. I'm sure if you looked st yelp pictures, this isn't anything that was on there and probably not what you were expecting". With that, we said thank you, and called a restaurant up the street to try.

vipOpenTable Diner (Washington DC)
2.0  Dined on July 22, 2017

Menu was sub par and didn't reflect the menu on open table. Therefore we were very disappointed in the options listed. Everything was pretty basic. Service for bottomless drinks were slow. We asked for a side of bacon and we were told they couldn't accommodate this request.. which was odd. But the server came back and said they could after all.