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Provost, Washington, DC

Provost

4.5
4.5
46 Reviews
$30 and under
American
Provost is a laid back, American style restaurant with soul food roots serving organic fare in a gorgeous setting. We believe in healthy food, good times, and great service. Join us for brunch, dinner, or drinks.

Our rooftop is now open for dining.

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2 people

10:00 PM


Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    American, Soul food

  • Hours of operation

    Brunch Sat, Sun 10:00 am–3:00 pm Dinner Fri–Sun 5:00 pm–10:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (202) 200-9852

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

What 46 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

4.5
4.5 based on recent ratings
  • 4.5Food
  • 4.4Service
  • 4.4Ambience
  • 4.2Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Washington, D.C. Area

    Outdoor Dining

  • District of Columbia

    Outdoor Dining

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  1. d

    diner305

    Washington DC

    15 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on June 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Very cool staff, delicious food and good drinks. I will definitely be returning.
  2. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Atlanta

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I love love love provost! Can not say enough good things about it I am a regular and the food service and ambiance always deliver!
  3. OJ

    OmarJ

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food, service and ambiance... My wife and I enjoyed our little dinner date on our first introduction toProvost. We absolutely had fun with some appetizers, strong mixed drinks with an incredible 90s playlist playing over the speaker. Lol It was a great night. Provost appears to be a place for us to dine out.
  4. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on May 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great service- Brian was awesome .
  5. AL

    ALC89

    Caribbean

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 29, 2022

    overall4food3service3ambience5
    Great location with meter parking on the street. There wasn’t a wait to be seated, but the wait time to receive our food was long. The food was bland (ordered cheese grits and lobster omelette), except for the lobster added to my omelette. It was seasoned really well. The rooftop is nice. Be sure to request a table with an umbrella.
  6. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on May 15, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    Let me start off by saying it’s my first time going. The ambiance just give me cozy coffee shop vibes, very chill atmosphere. I sat upstairs on rooftop, enjoyed the ambiance and setting. I went out for brunch with friends and enjoyed my dish which was the red snapper and grits. When I tell you, the snapper was season to perfection, it had a slight spice kick but definitely flavorful! The grits were nice and cheesy if you like cheese in your grits. The service was pretty decent! They also have hookah, but just take some time to come out. Overall my experience was nice! I would definitely go again and get the same dish…lol
  7. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This place is a hidden gem! Each of us ordered a different brunch entree. The food came hot! Don went above and beyond to make everything happen. I suggest the veggie omelette, chicken n waffles and the shrimp and grits. I plan to revisit for dinner soon.
  8. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    My mother and I loved the food and ambiance. It was the perfect spot to celebrate Mother’s Day together. Even my toddler loved the food.
  9. B

    Bukks

    Washington DC

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on April 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always a good time with great service!
  10. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 17, 2022

    overall1food2service1ambience2
    They were so understaffed. We waited 1 hour and 15 min for all our food to be delivered and it was cold and the pancakes were undercooked.
  11. MM

    MMH405

    Washington DC

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on March 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We really enjoyed everything about Provost. My boyfriend and I took our 1-yr-old daughter and they were very accommodating. They even had a toy for her to play with and offered her a juice box, although we declined the juice box. The food was very tasty. The crab benedict was well worth the price and included quality crab cakes that didn't have a bunch of filler. We loved the music choices and even got to enjoy the outdoor rooftop for a little while even though our table was inside. As someone who loves brunch mainly for the mimosas, theirs were great! We ordered a carafe and were glad that it was a good ratio of champagne to orange juice. We will definitely return as we want to try the dinner menu.
  12. RC

    RodneyC

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent service, food and experience. We would definitely be back!
  13. f

    flattire

    Washington DC

    4 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 12, 2022

    overall1food2service2ambience2
    Don’t feel like the reviews matched our experience at all. This place is basically a friendly neighborhood bar. We went for lunch. Place was very busy mostly with day drinkers. Decor is nothing special. Brunch menu is nothing special or creative. But our issues were the ridiculously long wait for our food (‘it’s coming!’). We never got an actual check to actually see what the charges were but we were so hungry and annoyed and ready to go by that point that we just paid. I think maybe they added service charge/tip but didn’t tell us. And the food was mediocre at best. Honestly they should have comped our drinks or something for the wait. Can’t see going back here to eat ever no matter how much I’d like to support the neighborhood and the because it was such a bad experience. I’m sorry Provost. Do better.
  14. B

    Bukks

    Washington DC

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on February 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything was great! One of the best hidden gems in DC!
  15. T

    Twiggy

    Los Angeles

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always a great time at Provost! Love supporting a Black-owned business, created by a DC native. Nina is amazing!
  16. PN

    PatrickN

    Washington DC

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on January 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    This is the perfect neighborhood find. It's a total gem. The owner and staff were wonderful and accommodating. They food was great and the drinks were outstanding! Will definitely be going back again and again!
  17. T

    Twiggy

    Los Angeles

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on December 19, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Nina has curated an amazing experience with great customer service and even better food. Black-owned and a DC native- HIGHLY RECOMMENDED!
  18. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 12, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our bartender / waiter so amazing.
  19. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 24, 2021

    overall3food2service3ambience4
    Shrimp and grits was really bland but service was good and ambiance even better
  20. AF

    AnneF

    New England

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 3, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We went to Provost while visiting University of Maryland. We had a wonderful brunch on the rooftop deck. French toast, pancakes, and omelet were delicious. The staff were welcoming and accommodating. We hope to be back again!
  21. KR

    KarenR

    Washington DC

    29 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    29 reviews

    Dined on September 19, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We loved every minute of our brunch. Some yummy southern style and standard options. Pitcher of mimosa. We were inside, staff was very friendly and accomodating. It was a busy Sunday for them but we never felt uncomfortable or left unattended. Clean restrooms. Next time we may need to check out their roof top.
  22. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 18, 2021

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    Black owned business! Was very welcoming!! Comfort food at its best! I enjoyed chicken and french toast (the were out of waffles) sangria was also very tasty. The only downfall I had was being served a meal on a glass plate and eating it with plastic cutlery. I would've loved regular silverware.
  23. PK

    PeteKappie

    Washington DC

    19 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on September 12, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Good rooftop spot for seafood and comfort food. Looks like they're just starting out and looking to expand.
  24. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Baltimore

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 20, 2021

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    The food is amazing the speed at which you get your food is not, be prepared to wait approximately 30 minutes to eat
  25. J

    Jackie2013

    Washington DC

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on August 15, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    We really enjoyed our brunch at Provost. My daughter and I took my dad there for his 94th birthday. The food was good — chicken and waffles. crab cake and grits and avocado toast with an egg on top. The staff was warm and attentive. They served his huge slice of cake with a candle while playing Stevie Wonder’s version of the Happy Birthday song. We can’t wait wait to return to check out the dinner menu.
  26. DM

    DaphneM

    Washington DC

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on August 14, 2021

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    The only reason I didn't give 5 stars on the food was because no desserts were available the day we went. That was a bummer. Otherwise I enjoyed the food.
  27. E

    Emily

    Washington DC

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on August 8, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Such a delicious discovery!! Highly recommend that everyone checks out this local gem. 😋
  28. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Baltimore

    6 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on June 27, 2021

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    The food is amazing. This restaurant offers a variety of options that are tasty and filling. It’s the prefect place if you’re looking for something off the beaten path. Very low key. Great music/atmosphere.
  29. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on June 20, 2021

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    I love a good local gem! The service was good, the food was tasty, depending into the time you can get decent parking. It was our second visit and we definitely should have been back sooner!! Thanks again for being a great spot in a wonderful location. Hope they are supported well so they stay on our neighborhood for years to come
  30. DD

    DonnD

    Washington DC

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on June 20, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Great food, services, and atmosphere. Would recommend to everyone
  31. S

    Sodanotpop

    Washington DC

    4 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on May 16, 2021

    overall4food3service4ambience2
    Our server, who also bartended was wonderful!
  32. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 25, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I went for my 33rd birthday. When I arrived, I was on the fence because of the look of the roof top. But after arriving and sitting, i received 5 star everything. Food and drinks was amazing. I had the chicken and pasta, stuff mushroom, and Mac and cheese balls— all top notch taste. Ooooooo don’t forget to ask about their hot sauce. Thank you again our waitress Angel
  33. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Seattle

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 4, 2021

    overall2food4service1ambience4
    The food was good and the ambiance was nice I would have gave a higher rating but our waiter Brian lost our order which made us wait an 1 1/2 hours just to receive our food. Additionally, the food was not brought out together which if I had to guess he took the food from other people orders. To make things worst the check was wrong which caused us to stay even longer to have the check corrected. Ultimately, I would recommend the restaurant to my friends but with a warning about Brian’s poor service.
  34. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 4, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Great place. They care about what they do. Very rare in the restaurant business these days.
  35. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 27, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    They were a bit busy (it was the first warm Saturday of the year) but all of the staff was attentive and friendly. Nina took care of us and she's the spirit of hospitality. We had the Provost Honey Bourbon (which Nina made perfectly) and the spinach dip. We we sat on the rooftop which was really cool. We will definitely be back. Truly enjoyed the vibe of Provost!
  36. TA

    TiffanyA

    Baltimore

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 21, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food and ambiance were amazing. This place is a hole in the wall. Would definitely recommend!
  37. JB

    JB18

    Philadelphia

    3 reviews

    2.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 20, 2021

    overall2food2service2ambience3
    Food was undercooked and my drink was made completely wrong. The music was also very loud and the service was slow.
  38. LI

    LIZLAWLER

    Raleigh

    19 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on February 20, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Love dining here!
  39. Z

    Zainab

    Washington DC

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 7, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We went for a double date and Provost never disappoints. We thoroughly enjoyed our time.
  40. KK

    KiKi

    Washington DC

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on October 11, 2020

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    Cute, casual place with lots of healthy options. Rooftop, covered seating. Great service.

FAQs

Provost is rated 4.5 stars by 46 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

10:00 PM


Google Map for Provost

2129 Rhode Island Ave NE Washington, DC 20018

Additional information

  • Neighborhood

    Brookland / Brentwood

  • Hours of operation

    Brunch Sat, Sun 10:00 am–3:00 pm Dinner Fri–Sun 5:00 pm–10:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    American, Soul food

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    None

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