Proper 21K

4.4
23 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.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
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
What 23 people are saying
Overall ratings and reviews
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4.4based on recent ratings
4.4
food
4.4
service
4.6
ambience
4.3
value
Noise · Moderate
89% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipmbs12
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on December 23, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience1

When we arrived for a reservation it was closed. We were not given any notice. I know things are tough and change every day but that shows no appreciation for your customers. We went to a bar down the block and had a great time with friends. When places reopen we will return the to the place that was open and friendly.

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vipADayatTheTrack
Washington DC
21 reviews
Dined on December 20, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Great atmosphere... lots of upside with this place — food, service, vibe, setting, location and the manager worked the floor (engaged with the patrons). First time here but it won’t be the last time.

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MichaelL
1 review
Dined on December 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious spicy tuna salad and truffle fries. Restaurant manager Eric is a great guy as well - very hospitable!

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MeganM
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on December 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food! So unique, we will definitely be coming back

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Jedon415
Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined on November 29, 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience5

The food is delish but the service was very hit or miss and they definitely missed. Between the service staff bunching up at the hostess stand and paying the customers attention or them just being on their phones, thankfully the manager Eric came through to save the day. He really helped turn around the experience but the staff still needs some additional training.

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Katt
1 review
Dined on November 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

amazing hospitality and service. beautiful interior and the food is delicious

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vipOpenTable Diner
Miami
10 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Just ok. Food was average. Small tables hard to fit 4 entrees on. Chicken tacos were super hot and they gave no warning.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on November 16, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Made a reservation got there and they were closed.

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Vanessa
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on November 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server Hannah was so friendly and accommodating! The food was amazing and the truffle fries are a must have. Perfect outdoor seating too!

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JenH
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great Birthday Brunch! They're 90-minute, 9-course brunch is the best. The food was spectacular and a really nice variety of sweet and savory. Lots of distancing outside between tables, great service, and drinks!

Highly recommend if you're looking for something different.

AJ
vipAlexandraJ
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Please note — I attended during COVID times while on a work trip so I can’t vouch for normal noise level/vibe. But the food and service were amazing!! Delicious wings and Brussels sprouts, and a few good cocktails as well. Will definitely be back!

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OpenTable Diner
Hawaii
3 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2020
Overall5food2service5ambience5

TOO DAMN EXPENSIVE REALLY. THE CHICKEN A D WAFFLE EGG ROLL IS JUST 1 ROLL.....REALLY THOUGH

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall1food4service1ambience4

Service was absolutely horrific. Only saw our server every 45 min to an hour. Forgot to put in an appetizer, multiple drinks, and a dessert. When we pointed this out to our server she did not apologize, just looked at us blankly and walked away. I was so excited to visit Proper 21K since it is the Alabama Alumni Bar but I will not waste my time coming here for a game day (or any other occasion) again. Coming from someone who grew up in the restaurant industry, they could do a whole lot better.

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AliE
1 review
Dined on October 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

AMAZING BRUNCH! You can't go wrong and I am so full after it! I suggest wearing your "stretchy pants." The cocktails are also so delicious!

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Carol
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place to watch Alabama football on Saturdays.

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Naka
1 review
Dined on September 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and Drinks were delicious. Staff and management were attentive and extremely polite.

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AlyssaM
Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined on September 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved it here. Cant wait to go back for brunch. The food was amazing!

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FredL
1 review
Dined on September 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was outstanding, drinks were even better. We will be back!

JC
vipJeffC
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2020
Overall3food3service2ambience5

Ambiance was great.

Food very average

Service was choppy

Value was good

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ClaudiaH
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience4

Actually I made a reservation for lunch and went in and was told that the restaurant had not started serving lunch yet so I did not get to try any food but the place was beautiful. I'll have to try again one day

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ElHa
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Good burger and fries. Limited beer selection on tap

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Johnson
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience3

I made a reservation on open table for 12:30 for two people, and received a confirmation. When we got there the restaurant was closed and we learned from a worker on the patio that it’s only open in the evenings.

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DanielAhn
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent hospitality and scrumptious food! Great and caring staff! Very nice interior and ambience as well.

FAQs

Proper 21K is rated 4.4 stars by 23 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.