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Rural Society

628 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Rural Society is a contemporary Argentine steakhouse from nationally renowned master of Latin cuisine Chef Jose Garces. Inspired by his travels to South America, Rural Society is at once rustic and luxurious, bringing the energy and sophistication of Buenos Aires to Washington. Our menu and primarily South American wine list, combined with our warm hospitality and welcoming décor, transport you far from the bustle of the District to the sweeping cattle ranches and grill-fired kitchens of Argentina.
Dining Style
Fine Dining
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Argentinean, Tapas / Small Plates, Steakhouse
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Hours of operation
Monday - Sunday
Happy Hour: 4pm - 6pm
Dinner: 5pm - 10:30pm

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Phone number
(202) 587-2629
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Business Casual
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Executive chef
Jose Garces
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Private party facilities
Rural Society is proud to host private events of all sizes, from intimate dinners to corporate meetings to grand celebrations, throughout the year. Our private and semi-private rooms are available individually, and can also be combined to facilitate significantly larger gatherings.
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Private party contact
Jessica Malone: (888) 925-0452
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Cross street
M Street
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Parking details
Valet is $10+tax for up to 4 hours
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Public transit
Rural Society is located a few blocks from both the Farragut North station on the Red line and the McPherson Sq station on the Orange and Blue lines of the DC Metro.
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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4.3  based on all time ratings
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84% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipDeby (Washington DC)
5.0  Dined on August 19, 2017

In spite of the fact that the main location is under repair, the hotel staff who were handling the restaurant during this time, were very gracious and the food was simply delicious!

OpenTable Diner (Washington DC)
5.0  Dined on July 4, 2017

Lovely food would go again , the food was filling and looked amazing

FFLG (Miami)
5.0  Dined on June 24, 2017

Good food and great service! The ambiance is very nice as well, different.

vipAGoodFindinGtown (Washington DC)
3.0  Dined on June 23, 2017

Meat overcooked. Salad overdressed. Service was gracious.

vipRV98 (Washington DC)
4.0  Dined on June 21, 2017

Food was very good but tables were pushed together, uneven and wobbly. For the price, there should have been tablecloths. Tables were like a diner. Our server, Javier, was wonderful.

viprazorburt (Washington DC)
4.0  Dined on June 21, 2017

As you would expect for an Argentinian restaurant, beef is the star of the menu. And, it is top quality and very good (although not cooked to the requested doneness on first attempt). However, it was the grilled avocado that exceeded my expectations. Cooked simply with 1/2 a lemon it was sheer perfection. The potatoes in bacon reduction sauce was also a stand out.

I chose the tasting menu and they were willing to listen to my preferences in designing the menu for me.

Cocktails are another element that exceeded expectations.

MelB (Washington DC)
5.0  Dined on June 13, 2017

Meat so tender you can cut it with a fork! Javier provided superb service to our table and the meal was quite memorable. A nice mix of authenticity and modern presentation.

vipBARSTL (St. Louis)
5.0  Dined on June 12, 2017

I am always happy to get a chance to have Argentine food, and I was delighted by Rural Society—if a bit perplexed by its name. Both the beef and the other dishes were perfectly prepared. The staff made me feel truly welcome. When I am next in D.C., I'll go back!

Jenn (Los Angeles)
4.0  Dined on June 11, 2017

The prix frixe brunch option was phenomenal and more than enough food (but I still ate everything because it was just that good). Staff were very friendly and willing to split checks without a fuss.

vipDirkDiner (Cincinnati)
5.0  Dined on June 10, 2017

Christina the hostess is remarkable, Javier our server is extraordinary, and Andrew is awrsome