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Provost, Washington, DC

Provost

4.2
4.2
40 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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Booked 5 times today

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

Menu

Soup and Salad

  • Soup du Jour$8.00

    Soup of the day, made with fresh seasonal ingredients

    • Superfood Salad$13.00

      Dried sweet cranberries, blueberries, fresh sweet potato, coconut rice, walnuts, & house vinaigrette

      • Tofu Salad$15.00

        Kale, crispy tofu, raspberries, and pineapple salsa with housemade dressing

        Small Bites

        • Spinach Dip$10.00

          White wine, vegetables, and artisan cheeses with toasted bread

          • Four Cheese Mac & Cheese Balls$9.00

            Gouda, sharp cheddar, cream cheese, and monterey jack with a quinoa and panko bread crumb crust

            • Stuffed Mushroom Bites$10.00

              Spinach, pepper, white wine, cream cheese, and parmesan stuffed into a portabella mushroom cap and topped with panko breadcrumbs

              • Lollipop Chicken Wings$13.00

                Grilled or fried and tossed in your choice of mouth watering sauce: jerk, buffalo, barbecue, sweet spicy chili, or naked

                • Jumbo Lump Crab Stuffed Colossal Shrimp$18.00

                  Lemon caper aioli, fresh lemon zest

                  • Cauliflower Bites$10.00

                    Lightly fried or roasted in a tempura batter with cucumber dill dipping sauce

                    Entrees

                    Served with your choice of one side

                    • Provost Burger$18.00

                      Choice of ground beef, ground turkey, or grilled or fried chicken topped with cheese, lettuce, and grilled onions

                      • Whole Wild Caught Red Snapper$29.00

                        Fried whole and served with coconut rice

                        • Crab Cake$28.00

                          Jumbo lump mixture pan seared and drizzled with our signature creamy black garlic aioli

                          • Wild Caught Coho Salmon$29.00

                            Served with lemon caper aioli

                            • Chicken Cordon Bleu$19.00

                              Crispy fried organic boneless breast, stuffed with turkey, spinach, and gouda, and topped with herb infused cream

                              • Portabella Mushroom Burger$14.00

                                Grilled or raw with a basil pesto aioli with roasted red peppers, served on a toasted bun or bed of lettuce

                                • Surf and Turf$36.00

                                  Grilled sirloin filet topped with shrimp

                                  • Cajun Chicken and Shrimp Pasta$28.00

                                    Jumbo prawns, chicken breast, tomatoes, spinach, and Cajun cream sauce

                                    • Chef's Special Wild Rockfish$33.00

                                      Dessert

                                      From scratch, small batch delights with fresh fruit

                                      • Assorted Sorbets$6.00

                                        Pineapple or mango-banana-orange

                                        • Fresh Strawberry Cheesecake$10.00

                                          • Ice Cream Cookie Sandwich$10.00

                                            Chocolate chip or sugar cookie with vanilla ice cream

                                            • Bread Pudding$10.00

                                              Served with vanilla ice cream

                                              Last updated: February 1, 2022

                                              What 40 people are saying

                                              Overall ratings and reviews

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                                              4.2
                                              4.2 based on recent ratings
                                              • 4.4Food
                                              • 4.3Service
                                              • 4.1Ambience
                                              • 4.1Value

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                                              1. OT

                                                OpenTable Diner

                                                New York Area

                                                4 reviews

                                                4.0

                                                4 reviews

                                                Dined 5 days ago

                                                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

                                              2. OT

                                                OpenTable Diner

                                                1 review

                                                5.0

                                                1 review

                                                Dined 5 days ago

                                                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.

                                              3. 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.

                                              4. B

                                                Bukks

                                                Washington DC

                                                5 reviews

                                                vip
                                                5.0

                                                5 reviews

                                                Dined on April 24, 2022

                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                Always a good time with great service!

                                              5. 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.

                                              6. 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.

                                              7. 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!

                                              8. 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.

                                              9. 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!

                                              10. 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!

                                              11. 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!

                                              12. OT

                                                OpenTable Diner

                                                1 review

                                                5.0

                                                1 review

                                                Dined on December 12, 2021

                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                Our bartender / waiter so amazing.

                                              13. 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

                                              14. 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!

                                              15. 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.

                                              16. 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.

                                              17. 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.

                                              18. 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

                                              19. 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.

                                              20. 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.

                                              21. 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. 😋

                                              22. 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.

                                              23. OT

                                                OpenTable Diner

                                                Washington DC

                                                3 reviews

                                                5.0

                                                3 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

                                              24. 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

                                              25. S

                                                Sodanotpop

                                                Washington DC

                                                4 reviews

                                                vip
                                                4.0

                                                4 reviews

                                                Dined on May 16, 2021

                                                overall4food3service4ambience2

                                                Our server, who also bartended was wonderful!

                                              26. 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

                                              27. 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.

                                              28. 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.

                                              29. OT

                                                OpenTable Diner

                                                Washington DC

                                                2 reviews

                                                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!

                                              30. 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!

                                              31. 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.

                                              32. LI

                                                LIZLAWLER

                                                Raleigh

                                                17 reviews

                                                vip
                                                5.0

                                                17 reviews

                                                Dined on February 20, 2021

                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                Love dining here!

                                              33. 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.

                                              34. 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.

                                              35. OT

                                                OpenTable Diner

                                                Baltimore

                                                6 reviews

                                                vip
                                                5.0

                                                6 reviews

                                                Dined on October 3, 2020

                                                overall5food5service4ambience4

                                                Overall good experience. I’ll definitely be back.

                                              36. MM

                                                MarliviaM

                                                Baltimore

                                                17 reviews

                                                vip
                                                5.0

                                                17 reviews

                                                Dined on August 2, 2020

                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                The food is always amazing. I just love this restaurant. You won’t be disappointed.

                                              37. f

                                                foodieforlife

                                                Washington DC

                                                23 reviews

                                                vip
                                                5.0

                                                23 reviews

                                                Dined on July 18, 2020

                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                Our time at provost was amazing! Luna and Courtney were so warm and welcoming. It’s a small, cozy spot but it has so much to offer. They had a vegan friendly menu and then lots of seafood options for non-veggies. We had great customer service and would definitely come again! The rooftop was reserved when we went, but definitely would love to check it out. Truly a neighborhood gem!

                                              38. MM

                                                MarliviaM

                                                Baltimore

                                                17 reviews

                                                vip
                                                5.0

                                                17 reviews

                                                Dined on July 5, 2020

                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                Brunch was nothing short of amazing. Drinks were awesome. I’ll definitely be returning.

                                              39. WI

                                                WIlliams

                                                Washington DC

                                                3 reviews

                                                1.0

                                                3 reviews

                                                Dined on March 8, 2020

                                                overall1food1service1ambience1

                                                It was the absolute worst experience I’ve ever had in my life. The service sucked, the food wasn’t that great, and the wait time sucked as well. It took about 40 minutes for our food to come. The waiter didn’t get the order right, just not a good experience. I will not be going back. The salmon was overcooked, the salad tasted weird, the shrimp & grits was like soup, and I didn’t like the chicken sausage link. The only thing that was decent was the French toast. after leaving the place, I had to go pay for food after just paying to eat there. The waiter was absolutely horrific. She barely checked on us and was not very attentive. She said our food was ready and we still waited another 15 mins for it. The place only had one additional party when we walked in, who were already almost done eating. She spent more time catering to them than make sure my friend and I were good. I’m just very disappointed.

                                              40. C

                                                Crista

                                                Baltimore

                                                9 reviews

                                                5.0

                                                9 reviews

                                                Dined on February 23, 2020

                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                Wonderful! Celebrated my sons birthday there for brunch. Food was fantastic!

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                                              Provost is rated 4.2 stars by 40 OpenTable diners.

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                                              Booked 5 times today
                                              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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