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Proper 21

124 reviews
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$30 and under
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Contemporary American
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  • Good for Groups (12)
  • Casual (11)
  • Vibrant Bar Scene (10)
Proper 21, brought to DC from the New York City restaurateurs Rob Zahn and Will Strozier that own Manhattan Proper and Proper West, opened in early October 2016. Located at 1319 F Street NW, Proper 21 is a high end sports bar serving All American classics with a gourmet twist created by Executive Chef Steve Forbes. Proper 21 is the third location of NIEUW Group Inc.

Like its predecessors, located in New York City, Proper 21 serves contemporary American cuisine. The space maintains the modern aesthetic and New York style of the Manhattan locations, which have best been described as Tom Ford meets Thomas Edison. The restaurant provides the best audio & visual for sports, corporate functions, nightlife and other events.

Proper 21 requests reservations be made 45 minutes in advance.
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Private dining
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Contemporary American
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Hours of operation
Saturday and Sunday: 11:30am - close
Monday - Friday: 11:30am - close
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Phone number
(202) 847-3674
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Business Casual
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Executive chef
Steve Forbes
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Cross street
between 13th Street NW & 14th Street NW
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Check out our Spot Hero site to find parking conveniently located near us, with a proper price tag.

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Metro - 1 block from Metro Center stop
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Dancing, Entertainment, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Private Dining

Lined with velvet wallpaper and leather banquets, Proper 21 is the trendiest spot to host your next next happy hour, corporate event, or birthday celebration. It is the perfect meeting place, conveniently located between The White House and Metro Center. From a reservation for 2 to 500 guests.

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What 124 People Are Saying
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78% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipBobby (Philadelphia)
1.0  Dined 6 days ago

Not a good experience. We were seated at a table that had preset water glasses, napkins, and silverware. One of the glasses was filthy with dirty streaks and lemon seeds stuck on the inside of the glass. No one acknowledged or served us for a long while. We took the poor service and dirty glass as a sign that we should find another place
For lunch. So that’s exactly what we did.

OpenTable Diner (Washington DC)
2.0  Dined 7 days ago

While the drinks (rum chai) and dessert (churro waffle) were good, the salad was awful. Fig, Brussels and bacon sounded amazing on the menu, however the the Brussels were raw and tasteless. Halved, not even shredded, hard as a rock. I would give the place another try if in the area, but never that salad again.

OpenTable Diner (Baltimore)
5.0  Dined 7 days ago

We wanted a place for A pre-theater dinner. This fit the bill. We were pleased with our entrées as well as the dessert. Service was fine.

OpenTable Diner (Washington DC)
4.0  Dined 7 days ago

Dined here pre theater. Convenient to Warner and others. Quiet initially but became louder after it started to fill up. Dark lighting, many needed cell phone light to see menu. Large number of TVs with sports (many with the same channel). American pub fare mostly, crabcakes, a salmon dish. Attentive, pleasant wait staff. Good beer selections. We sat at the back with booths. Up front has large table bar seating.

Burgers were great, crabcakes good. Fries excellent. Ice cream and coffee to end it.

Pricing fair for the area. Would recommend pre theater or other event. Maybe for happy hour.

Kitkat (Washington DC)
5.0  Dined on February 16, 2018

Perfect for pre theater dining on a Friday in lent. Crab dishes were good. Good meal and service at a reasonable price. Will definitely return

OpenTable Diner (Washington DC)
5.0  Dined on February 13, 2018

My waiter from Dallas, Texas was excellent and his service will have me coming back to dine again.

ECDiners (Baltimore)
4.0  Dined on February 10, 2018

Our party of 4 all enjoyed our food and drinks. The resturant was busy (Saturday night) but the service was good and the expierence nice.

OpenTable Diner (Washington DC)
3.0  Dined on February 10, 2018

We were going to the Warner Theater to catch Tedeski Trucks. Ordered the wings for appetizer, "buffalo" style, pretty good. Black and Bleu burger was done perfectly, Truffle fries were very good and worth ordering if you enjoy those. The Tacos sat under the heat lamp too long and were dry, the waiter was very cool and took it off the check. Watched the Hokies beat the Wahoos and they have massive TV's everywhere.

vipKiry (Washington DC)
3.0  Dined on February 9, 2018

What's good: Great burger, lovely house red wine at happy hour prices.
Drawbacks: Too many television screens, everywhere you look.
This is a sports bar and happy hour place that also has good food, but I wouldn't recommend it solely for the dining experience. It's busy, crowded and casual.

OpenTable Diner (Washington DC)
4.0  Dined on February 9, 2018

Exceptional and fast service on a busy Friday.