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Proper 21K

4.2
4.2
111 Reviews
$30 and under
Contemporary American

Proper 21K, brought to DC from the New York City restaurateurs Rob Zahn and Will Strozier that own Manhattan Proper and Proper West, opening in August 2020. Located at 2033 K St NW, Proper 21K is a high end sports bar serving All American classics with a gourmet twist created by Executive Chef Steve Forbes. Proper 21 is the fourth location of NIEUW Group Inc.

Like its predecessors, located in New York City, Proper 21K 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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2 people

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Booked 12 times today
Experiences are available.
  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Contemporary American, Gastro Pub, Sports Bar

  • Hours of operation

    Brunch
    Sat, Sun 11:30 am–2:30 pm
    Lunch
    Mon–Fri 11:30 am–4:00 pm
    Happy Hour
    Mon–Fri 2:30 pm–6:30 pm
    Dinner
    Mon–Fri 4:00 pm–9:00 pm
    Sat, Sun 4:00 pm–10:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (202) 450-4485

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Executive chef

    Anthony Gallotto

  • Neighborhood

    Downtown

  • Cross street

    21 and K

  • Public transit

    Foggy Bottom

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Dancing, Entertainment, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Weekend Brunch, Wine

Experiences

  • Margarita Monday | Taco Tuesday

    $21.00 per person

    Multiple dates available
    ~Marg Monday and Taco Tuesday the Proper Way~ Guests will enjoy 90 min. of unlimited Street Tacos, Chips & Salsa and Elote. Guests may add 90 min. of bottomless House Margaritas, Sangria Roja and Modelo for $18. 4:30- Last seating 9pm every Monday and Tuesday (All members of party must participate. Must order unlimited eat food to be eligible for bottomless drinks. )

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
    • Contactless payment available
  • Physical distancing

    • Limited number of seated diners
    • Distancing maintained in common areas
    • Extra space between tables
  • Protective equipment

    • Waitstaff wear masks
    • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

Menu

Bottles and Cans (Must Be 21 to Purchase)

  • Bud Light Black Cherry Seltzer

    St. Louis, MO. Must be 21 to purchase

    • Strainge Beast Hard Kombucha

      Chico, CA. Must be 21 to purchase

      Proper Crushes (Must Be 21 to Purchase)

      • Classic Orange

        Hand squeezed orange, orange vodka, triple sec and lemon-lime soda. Must be 21 to purchase

        • Paloma

          Hand squeezed grapefruit juice, silver tequila, lime, agave and q grapefruit soda. Must be 21 to purchase

          Signature Cocktails (Must Be 21 to Purchase)

          • The Proper Lady

            Ketel one vodka, st-germain, strawberries and bubbly. Must be 21 to purchase

            • The Proper Gentleman

              Sagamore rye whiskey, fernet branca and angostura bitters. Must be 21 to purchase

              Red Wine (Must Be 21 to Purchase)

              • Pinot Noir

                Proverb, California. Must be 21 to purchase

                • California Pinot Noir

                  Imagery Estate, California. Must be 21 to purchase

                  Rose and Bubbly (Must Be 21 to Purchase)

                  • Brut

                    Dos Almas, Chile. Must be 21 to purchase

                    • Champagne

                      Vueve Clicquot, France. Must be 21 to purchase

                      Last updated: February 7, 2021

                      What 111 people are saying

                      Overall ratings and reviews

                      Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

                      4.2
                      4.2 based on recent ratings
                      • 4.1Food
                      • 4.1Service
                      • 4.2Ambience
                      • 3.9Value

                      NoiseModerate

                      Loved For

                      • District of Columbia

                        Vibrant Bar Scene

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                      1. PR

                        PaulR

                        1 review

                        5.0

                        1 review

                        Dined 4 days ago

                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                        Great food, great atmosphere! Staff was friendly with quick service.

                      2. f

                        feedme1982

                        Washington DC

                        4 reviews

                        4.0

                        4 reviews

                        Dined on November 20, 2021

                        overall4food4service4ambience3

                        I booked this location to celebrate a friend's birthday. The server offered a complimentary glass of champagne upon being notified of the birthday. Both me and my friend were between entree choices and the server offered up selections we both ended up enjoying. I will return in the future to try out by second choice entree.

                      3. DR

                        DaveR

                        New England

                        4 reviews

                        1.0

                        4 reviews

                        Dined on November 13, 2021

                        overall1food3service4ambience3

                        We had a party of 8 with a reservation for 7:30pm on a Friday night. When we arrived the hostess informed us that we needed to be done with dinner in 45 minutes because a private party was coming in at 8:30. We sat at a table and quickly ordered drinks and appetizers. The waitress was very sweet and apologized for the situation. When we tried to order a second round of drinks we were told the bar was closed. Not cool!

                      4. OT

                        OpenTable Diner

                        Washington DC

                        1 review

                        vip
                        4.0

                        1 review

                        Dined on November 10, 2021

                        overall4food5service2ambience3

                        Came in for taco tuesday at 7, didn’t get water to the table to about 7:30, after that we were served, The bottomless margaritas are made in a pitcher so the ice waters the drinks down to a point that they were terrible. That was the bad. The Good came in the form of The Poke nachos, mussels, truffle fries, bulgogi tacos, BLT that my party had ordered. So basically 1/5 on the drinks, 4.5/5 on the food.

                      5. OT

                        OpenTable Diner

                        Jacksonville

                        3 reviews

                        vip
                        2.0

                        3 reviews

                        Dined on October 27, 2021

                        overall2food2service2ambience3

                        Slow service, subpar tacos, the taco Tuesdays special is gimmicky, they take so long to bring each one out. Not worth a visit.

                      6. KH

                        KendallH

                        Washington DC

                        35 reviews

                        vip
                        5.0

                        35 reviews

                        Dined on October 8, 2021

                        overall5food5service4ambience4

                        A second visit to here was well-worth it! More crab dip and orange crushes. We tried different wings this time. All around a positive experience again.

                      7. LH

                        LauraH

                        Washington DC

                        3 reviews

                        vip
                        2.0

                        3 reviews

                        Dined on October 3, 2021

                        overall2food1service4ambience3

                        The food here is atrocious. "The world's greatest sandwich" that they have on their menu is the world's worst sandwich. It is there take on a BLT but with egg. The bread was stale and not even toasted. The egg was runny, and I am not talking about the yoke, and there was barely any bacon. The tomato was also mushy. My friend ordered the burger and she almost choked on it because it was so dry. The drinks and service were good, but I would pass on the food.

                      8. KH

                        KendallH

                        Washington DC

                        35 reviews

                        vip
                        4.0

                        35 reviews

                        Dined on October 1, 2021

                        overall4food5service3ambience3

                        This restaurant is known for their crushes. So you know I had to get the classic orange crush. It was great. We split apps. The crab dip and the bourbon bbq boneless wings. And lemme tell you…they were both BOMB! Server was really friendly, yet slightly inattentive. We are talking about going back to work our way through the menu. All of it sounds yum.

                      9. DM

                        DavidM

                        Washington DC

                        14 reviews

                        vip
                        5.0

                        14 reviews

                        Dined on September 26, 2021

                        overall5food5service5ambience3

                        Great food, Great staff, Great freshly squeezed orange Juice! Just loud as it's a sport club!

                      10. JY

                        JulianY

                        Washington DC

                        3 reviews

                        5.0

                        3 reviews

                        Dined on September 25, 2021

                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                        Food was great and the restaurant was very clean…I will definitely be back

                      11. MF

                        MichaelF

                        1 review

                        5.0

                        1 review

                        Dined on September 22, 2021

                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                        a little to loud - but food was very good as was service

                      12. OT

                        OpenTable Diner

                        Washington DC

                        3 reviews

                        vip
                        5.0

                        3 reviews

                        Dined on September 20, 2021

                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                        Good environment, very attentive staff and great seating . LOVE unlimited margs on happy hour

                      13. D

                        Drey

                        Dallas

                        1 review

                        vip
                        1.0

                        1 review

                        Dined on September 19, 2021

                        overall1food1service1ambience1

                        I just had a terrible experience we spent most of the time just waiting for the food so we only got through eating appetizers they were understaffed or poorly organized

                      14. JP

                        JoPa

                        New England

                        2 reviews

                        vip
                        2.0

                        2 reviews

                        Dined on September 12, 2021

                        overall2food2service2ambience1

                        The food was average at best. The service was not very good and the music was so loud it was impossible to have a conversation.

                      15. M

                        Mandi

                        Washington DC

                        10 reviews

                        2.0

                        10 reviews

                        Dined on September 10, 2021

                        overall2food4service1ambience5

                        Service was poor, other waiters/waitresses were attentive to our table because they realized. Maybe sitting at the bar is better.

                      16. JK

                        JillianK

                        1 review

                        5.0

                        1 review

                        Dined on September 1, 2021

                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                        The food and drinks at Proper 21K were incredible. We got BOGO crushers for Happy Hour and the Eggplant Katsu is to die for!! I’ll definitely be going back, there were so many other meals I wanted to try.

                      17. N

                        Notfromdc

                        1 review

                        3.0

                        1 review

                        Dined on August 22, 2021

                        overall3food3service3ambience3

                        Food took longer than expected and was OK, excessively salty

                      18. OT

                        OpenTable Diner

                        1 review

                        5.0

                        1 review

                        Dined on August 14, 2021

                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                        Wonderful time!

                      19. OT

                        OpenTable Diner

                        1 review

                        5.0

                        1 review

                        Dined on July 31, 2021

                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                        Brunch is always amazing! The new menu was the perfect touch for a Saturday brunch. Paloma was perfect, the french toast with blackberry peach cobbler topping was mind blowing, and the chicken sausage topped everything off!

                      20. BL

                        BeachLover

                        Washington DC

                        7 reviews

                        vip
                        1.0

                        7 reviews

                        Dined on July 10, 2021

                        overall1food5service3ambience1

                        The food we ordered was excellent; however, the service and ambiance was not so great. The hostess did not seat us at standard tables as requested in our reservation. Instead, we were at bar tops. We told our server that we were there to watch a soccer match but was notified after receiving our food that we would only be able to view the game without audio. Had we been informed of this earlier, we would have found somewhere else to eat and watch the game. We felt that we were deliberately misled since the server mentioned that this was discussed among staff earlier in the evening, prior to our arrival. We asked to speak to the manager who was as unhelpful as could be.

                      21. OT

                        OpenTable Diner

                        Washington DC

                        6 reviews

                        vip
                        5.0

                        6 reviews

                        Dined on July 4, 2021

                        overall5food5service4ambience5

                        My mom was in town for the weekend so I wanted to take her some place nice for brunch.

                      22. OT

                        OpenTable Diner

                        Washington DC

                        2 reviews

                        1.0

                        2 reviews

                        Dined on June 29, 2021

                        overall1food1service1ambience4

                        Yeah! 0 stars wouldn’t recommend! Pork tacos were BEYOND salty! Drinks weren’t good seemed like something was missing.

                      23. BB

                        BillyBlessed

                        Washington DC

                        20 reviews

                        vip
                        5.0

                        20 reviews

                        Dined on June 27, 2021

                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                        Great for Sunday late brunch The add bonus is the free Parking🤩🤩🤩🤩🤩🤩🤩

                      24. KL

                        KimberlyL

                        Washington DC

                        1 review

                        5.0

                        1 review

                        Dined on June 20, 2021

                        overall5food5service4ambience5

                        Free flowing brunch was great. The only thing I didn't like was the order of the food. The sweetest it's came out first and the savory dishes were last. I think the reverse order would of made more sense for the taste pallet

                      25. OT

                        OpenTable Diner

                        Washington DC

                        3 reviews

                        vip
                        3.0

                        3 reviews

                        Dined on June 19, 2021

                        overall3food2service3ambience3

                        Not sure about the food here, I started feeling sick after my good and drink. Also, the service took a long time not the best customer service

                      26. OT

                        OpenTable Diner

                        Philadelphia

                        6 reviews

                        5.0

                        6 reviews

                        Dined on June 13, 2021

                        overall5food4service4ambience4

                        Good food and service for a sports bar type restaurant. We had early dinner on a Sunday and is wasn't crowded at all. We sat outside, which was MUCH quieter than inside (so if loud music is a dealbreaker for you, you may want to consider outside as well). The cocktails were all on the sweeter side. Not necessarily bad, just a head's up!

                      27. P

                        Phurtis

                        Washington DC

                        20 reviews

                        vip
                        5.0

                        20 reviews

                        Dined on June 12, 2021

                        overall5food5service5ambience4

                        All but one course, the charcuterie plate, were fantastic. The food was all very interesting and tastes fantastic. Service was great as well, and with bottomless mimosas and 9 courses for $34, quite the value. The place was empty though, not hardly want people, but it was due to pandemic.

                      28. R

                        Ryan

                        1 review

                        5.0

                        1 review

                        Dined on June 10, 2021

                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                        Great food, great drinks, and great service. I really enjoyed my visit. I’ll be back soon. I had the Proper Burger, which was incredible, and a few of the cocktails (I highly recommend Somewhere on a Peach). I’ll be back for sure.

                      29. OT

                        OpenTable Diner

                        Baltimore

                        4 reviews

                        5.0

                        4 reviews

                        Dined on June 6, 2021

                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                        Love this place, exceptional service

                      30. CS

                        ChrisS

                        New England

                        1 review

                        5.0

                        1 review

                        Dined on June 4, 2021

                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                        The food was incredibly good. The staff were very friendly. Honestly, this place is great.

                      31. f

                        forieg

                        Washington DC

                        2 reviews

                        4.0

                        2 reviews

                        Dined on June 4, 2021

                        overall4food3service4ambience4

                        Had a coworker’s gathering here. Enjoyed the patio. The orange crushes were enjoyed by the party. The burger was good but the bulgogi tacos were subpar/no flavor.

                      32. TT

                        TiffanyT

                        Washington DC

                        1 review

                        5.0

                        1 review

                        Dined on May 30, 2021

                        overall5food4service5ambience5

                        This was a last minute brunch planned. Loved the ambiance and we had great service. I would return to explore the main menu. I would note, however, that the brunch includes 20% gratuity so be careful that you're not tipping twice.

                      33. AB

                        AllisonB

                        Washington DC

                        7 reviews

                        vip
                        3.0

                        7 reviews

                        Dined on May 30, 2021

                        overall3food3service3ambience3

                        The concept is great. However, the execution is lacking. With the exception of the potatoes and quiche, the food was not fresh. We could tell the food items had been sitting out for a while. The drinks are okay. The service was mediocre. Our server was lukewarm and my table was filled with empty/partial emptied plates.

                      34. OT

                        OpenTable Diner

                        1 review

                        4.0

                        1 review

                        Dined on May 30, 2021

                        overall4food4service3ambience3

                        Flow brunch is a nice idea but the meal was rushed and the tables too small.

                      35. P

                        Prettyk

                        Washington DC

                        2 reviews

                        5.0

                        2 reviews

                        Dined on May 29, 2021

                        overall5food5service4ambience5

                        Food was amazing! The ambiance was chic as ever. Will definitely go back.

                      36. OT

                        OpenTable Diner

                        Jacksonville

                        8 reviews

                        2.0

                        8 reviews

                        Dined on May 29, 2021

                        overall2food1service5ambience5

                        Went to their tasting brunch which might have been the worst thing I’ve ever experienced. They first served us potatoes and a small bread basket. That’s all we had for about 15-20 mins. The taste was fine, no butter or jam for the bread basket. Next came a very small breakfast charcuterie that consisted on 2 strips of bacon broken in half, o few noblest of sausage some grapes and a few slices of cheese. This was to serve 3 people who’ve only had potatoes. Then can funfetti pancakes. These were cold silver dollar size pancakes. At some point we were waiting for a protein, then came the crustless quiche. This was inedible. It was so dense and the flavor palette was off. We all took 1 bite and asked to have everything removed from the table. Finally the last course was bacon Mac snd Cheese. This was the only thing served hot. It wasn’t bad. At this point we began looking for a place to eat so we got our check and left. Biggest waste of $160

                      37. SS

                        ShamikaS

                        New York Area

                        6 reviews

                        3.0

                        6 reviews

                        Dined on May 23, 2021

                        overall3food3service4ambience2

                        Was cute but not so much of the “experience “ as advertised. More of a bottomless brunch of specific platters. Great for the price.

                      38. OT

                        OpenTable Diner

                        Washington DC

                        4 reviews

                        3.0

                        4 reviews

                        Dined on May 23, 2021

                        overall3food3service5ambience4

                        The service was spectacular. Hannah was attentive and friendly. They lifted an umbrella when it got sunny outside and gave us a free tequila shot. The mimosas were delicious. But the food was mediocre. Lots of carbs to fill you up, but not up to DC restaurant standards.

                      39. OT

                        OpenTable Diner

                        Washington DC

                        2 reviews

                        vip
                        5.0

                        2 reviews

                        Dined on May 23, 2021

                        overall5food5service4ambience5

                        A great value for phenomenal food! Ask for Hannah, she was very attentive and friendly.

                      40. SH

                        SippinHannah

                        Orlando

                        5 reviews

                        4.0

                        5 reviews

                        Dined on May 23, 2021

                        overall4food4service5ambience5

                        Great brunch set up and Instagrammable space.

                      FAQs

                      Proper 21K is rated 4.2 stars by 111 OpenTable diners

                      Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.

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                      Booked 12 times today
                      Experiences are available.
                      Google Map for Proper 21K

                      2033 K Street NW Washington, DC 20006

                      • Cross street

                        21 and K

                      • Neighborhood

                        Downtown

                      • Hours of operation

                        Brunch
                        Sat, Sun 11:30 am–2:30 pm
                        Lunch
                        Mon–Fri 11:30 am–4:00 pm
                        Happy Hour
                        Mon–Fri 2:30 pm–6:30 pm
                        Dinner
                        Mon–Fri 4:00 pm–9:00 pm
                        Sat, Sun 4:00 pm–10:00 pm

                      • Cuisines

                        Contemporary American, Gastro Pub, Sports Bar

                      • Dining style

                        Casual Dining

                      • Dress code

                        Casual Dress

                      • Public transit

                        Foggy Bottom

                      • Payment options

                        AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

                      • Executive chef

                        Anthony Gallotto

                      • Additional

                        Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Dancing, Entertainment, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Weekend Brunch, Wine

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