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About Sax

SAX is the only East Coast modern Supper Club, serving up reinvented New American cuisine alongside continuous live entertainment including choreographed dance sets, aerialists, pole ballet and contortionists. Creative modern American cuisine with a variety of seafood and steak entrees, unique craft cocktails and titillating entertainment combine to make each evening a unique one. SAX also transforms late night into DC's hottest nightclub/lounge with live DJs, entertainment and VIP bottle service.

SAX is your perfect special occasion celebration destination whether a birthday or bachelorette party, holiday or corporate party, or private event space.

Please visit our website for further details and inquiries.

734 11th Street NW
Washington, DC 20001
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Dining Style:
Fine Dining

Cuisines:
Contemporary American, Steak, Seafood

Hours of Operation:
Friday Dinner: 6pm - 11pm
Friday Bottle Service: 11pm-3am
Saturday Dinner: 6pm - 11pm
Saturday Bottle Service: 11pm-3am
Sunday Brunch: 11am - 4pm

Cross Street:
H Street

Dress Code:
Business Casual

Price Range:
$31 to $50

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(202) 737-0101

Website:
http://www.saxwdc.com/

Entertainment:
A 20-foot enclosed infinity stage is visible from almost all of the two-story space and hosts a theatrical entertainment revue throughout the evening including choreographed dance sets, aerialists, dance ballet, go-go dancers, contortionists and stilt-walkers.

Parking Details:
Valet every night. $12 before 10pm $20 after 10pm

Public Transit:
Metro Center

Executive Chef:
Joseph Evans

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Dancing, Entertainment, Full Bar, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Special Events & Promotions:
Specialize in bachelorette and birthday celebrations!
Buyouts and corporate events please contact mandy@saxwdc.com

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Sax Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

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food

4.2

service

4.3

ambience

4.7

value

3.8

Noise

Moderate

75% would recommend it to a friend

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Fun (5)
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Good for Birthdays (4)
Good for Groups (4)
Good for Anniversaries (3)
Hot Spot (3)
Romantic (3)
Handcrafted Cocktails (2)
Live Music (2)
Pre/post Theatre (2)
Vibrant Bar Scene (2)
Worth the Drive (2)
Late-night Find (2)
Tasting Menu (1)
Bar Seating (1)
Business Meals (1)
Comfort Food (1)
Cozy (1)
Creative Cuisine (1)
Fit for Foodies (1)
Happy Hour (1)
Neighborhood Gem (1)
Notable Wine List (1)
People Watching (1)
Scenic View (1)
Spicy (1)
Authentic (1)
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on May 5, 2017

Took my boyfriend here for his bday and he thoroughly enjoyed it! Food came quick, performers were great, elegant decor.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Hot Spot, Fun, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Cozy, Pre/post Theatre, Special Occasion, Vibrant Bar Scene, Good for Birthdays
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on May 5, 2017

I went with my friend for the first time and it was great. We went around opening which was good for us because it was quieter and we got to enjoy the scene at our pace.

We greatly enjoyed the dancers and the music that went with them. We were given great seats on the balcony so we could clearly see the routines and eat at the same time.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Late-night Find, Good for Anniversaries, Bar Seating, Romantic, Cozy, Good for a Date, Special Occasion
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 (New York Area)·Dined on April 29, 2017

I loved it! The food was awesome! Had a great seat upstairs. Only drawback was desserts had nuts in them so I couldn't partake :( Would def go again if in town and RSVP is a MUST!

Tags: Hot Spot, Good for Birthdays
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on April 28, 2017

We were celebrating my girlfriends graduation. The servers were very attentive and the performances were high quality! It was a great experience.

Tags: Live Music, Fun, Good for a Date, Cozy, Good for Birthdays, Romantic, Hot Spot
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on April 22, 2017

This place was great I took my wife for her birthday and we had a great time. The service was amazing and the food was too. The performances were awesome!!! The only reason I did not give 5 stars is because I had no idea that they turned into a night club around 11pm. It was cool they did but it seems like that should have been noted on something, especially since they go into great detail of how much needs to be spent and what time you need to be there. Overall I would definitely recommend checking it out.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on April 22, 2017

Place is awesome!!! Food was delicious. Drinks were good from bartender downstairs, however drinks upstairs once seated we're weak, and not so good. I won't hold that against the establishment because they made an effort to correct the problem.

Tags: Hot Spot, Good for Groups, Good for Birthdays, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Authentic, Scenic View, Fun
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on April 21, 2017

Authentic and unique experience! Amazing food plus outstanding service. Cirque du Soleil and Vegas meet DC for romance in the city!

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Live Music, Authentic, Romantic, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Hot Spot
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on April 15, 2017

I was here with a small group for a birthday. Everyone seemed to enjoy their food. The rib eye was amazing. The entertainment was awesome, especially the acro performer-her performances were hands down the best of the night. The food was expensive but I suppose that's to be expected based on the venue. Overall, we had a blast and I would probably return for another special event.

Tags: Romantic, Fun, Good for Birthdays, Good for Groups, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, People Watching
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on April 8, 2017

The décor makes for nice ambiance. The entertainment was a bit cheeky but entertaining nonetheless. The food was really good!!! It was the biggest surprise of the night as it exceeded my expectation. The service was excellent.

Tags: Romantic, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on April 1, 2017

Wife and I absolutely enjoyed SAX. Cant wait to go back!!

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Happy Hour, Fun, Late-night Find, Worth the Drive, Live Music, Good for a Date
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on March 31, 2017

This was very disappointing to us - - we had much different expectations of a "burlesque show" - we were very let down. We had an expectation that the burlesque would be continuous. Not criticizing.....just want to let people know that it is not a continuous dinner show. The entertainment was fabulous about every ten minutes.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on March 25, 2017

Had a great time at sax. The entertainment was amazing. The food isn't worth the price for the amount you get. My date had to return her food because the steak was too charred. I was still hungry after I was done with my meal and I wanted dessert but only 3 choice and nothing I wanted. Overall it was a nice experience and not sure if I'll go back any time soon.

Tags: Authentic
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 (San Antonio)·Dined on March 18, 2017

The food and service here are always quality; however, the same cannot be said for the performances, which is the reason most people to to SAX. The dancing has become incredibly cheesy and poorly choreographed. People go there for the sexy burlesque shows not tacky dress up, bad dancing and really bad wigs. SAX needs to go back to its roots and keep it strictly burlesque in order to keep people coming back.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on March 18, 2017

Great time! Very unique mesmerizing experience. There is a two-hour table limit though which kind of sucks if you want to take your time. Super expensive too but it is expected.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on March 17, 2017

excellent , food service , nice chandalers and chairs

Tags: Romantic
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on March 17, 2017

I go to Sax all the time. The food and service is great. I had a limited view of the dancers on my last visit because of the location of our table. I didn't have the same experience as I typically do because of the bad seating.

Tags: Special Occasion
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on March 10, 2017

atmosphere was very warm and inviting. Enjoyed the shows and the food was delicious.

Tags: Scenic View, Great Beer
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 (Houston)·Dined on March 10, 2017

I spent my bday there with a group of friends- dinner and live show were both fabulous. The staff was very attentive, and the shows were very entertaining.

Tags: Special Occasion, Fun
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on March 3, 2017

This place has so much to see, the show is outstanding every 15 minutes there is a show very well put together

Tags: Worth the Drive, Good for Birthdays, Happy Hour, Good for Groups
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on February 25, 2017

This is my 3rd visit and it is going downhill. Used to be burlesque, now it is more showgirls and bar scene. Service has become worse, lighting is brighter, music less creative, they are all about turning tables regardless of a couole dropping 500-600$ for food and drink. They let people constantly take flash picks which completely distracts from the ambiance that once was. Overall still a fun place but is going downhill.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Gluten Free Options, Romantic
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on February 25, 2017

I brought my girlfriend to Sax for dinner Saturday night. The table I got was perfect. The manager Nate came and checked on us and made sure we were okay. I forget the name of the lady that took care of us through out the night but she was very pleasant.
My girlfriend was very impressed by the food and everything else about the place.

Didn't get a chance to take enough pictures so we will def come back some time.

Thank you Nate.

Tags: Special Occasion, Outstanding Value, Creative Cuisine
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on February 25, 2017

Tip is included in the final bill which is a drawback since the service was poor. The manager was rude when we voiced concern about the seating upstairs in the corner which meant that one is seated with your back facing the stage, causing one to turn to right if to view the performance -- not ideal and very little wiggle room.

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on February 25, 2017

It was absolutely amazing, what a wonderful change from the normal dining experiences!

Tags: Good for Groups, Romantic
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on February 24, 2017

Want festive adult entertainment in a controlled upscale environment? Cirque du sole meets burlesque. This is an ideal setting. Entertainers are talented, healthy looking, and well rehearsed. Drinks were poured well. The food was good and it was enhanced by attentive servers. Valet parking was icing on the cake.

Tags: Spicy, Good for Birthdays, People Watching, Special Occasion, Vibrant Bar Scene, Late-night Find, Hot Spot, Great for Brunch, Good for Anniversaries, Fun
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on February 18, 2017

Venue and show are great but food was very oily. None of us can finish the food because they were soaked in oil. I would still recommend if you have never been there.

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 (Dallas)·Dined on February 17, 2017

Great dinner with an awesome atmosphere! Highly recommend for a fun night out!

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on February 14, 2017

I kept the third star because the hostess was gracious in sitting us even when we arrived after the grace period. The first time I went to Sax was restaurant week manu manu years ago and the food was delicious! The service this time was terrible. We waited at least 15m to even been seen and have our drink order taken. It was actually quite embarrassing the table next to us finished their dinner, ordered and received more drinks, and dessert before we got water. When we were finally serviced they were out of the wine we asked for. Anyway. We both had the lobster pasta. Listen.. Just honestly don't even-- very and I mean very little flavor. I asked for cheese in a desperate attempt to dr up some type of flavor but apparently there's no cheese in the restaurant. But what they did have was a service charge on our dinner bill! Everything about the visit was underwhelming including the dance shows- the girls looked so tired and amateur. Wasted my time and money. I ended up having McDonald's.

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 (Baltimore)·Dined on February 14, 2017

I've been to Sax a couple of times before and had a great time between the entertainment and the food. However, this time was incredibly disappointing and I won't be in a rush to ever return. On the positive side, the decor is lovely and the service was good. I won't put the show in either the positive or negative column- it's just incredibly average. The food was awful. We ordered from the regular menu - the crab Mac and cheese as a starter and then the ribeye (Medium rare) for him and the Wagyu steak frites (medium rare) for me. The mac and cheese was watery and the flavor was weak. We ate a few bites and then left it alone. When we received the meals his steak was clearly medium WELL. He didn't bother to send it back bc the quality of the steak was so bad (grainy, flavorless) that even a redo wouldn't have saved it. My wagyu steak was cooked correctly, but again, the quality was terrible (stringy, chewy) and I only ate a few bites. We took the leftovers to go and promptly threw it away at home.

Tags: Romantic
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on February 14, 2017

Wonderful atmosphere for a date and/or ladies night out.

Tags: Good for Groups, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Good for a Date
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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 14, 2017

Far exceeded our expectations. 10/10. Excellent entertainment with a great meal. My wife was very happy with the Valentine's Day dinner at the Sax. I expect it to be harder to get a reservation next year.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on February 11, 2017

Highly recommended for various occasions including date night, group dinner, bachelor/bachelorette dinner and drinks, etc.

Tags: Fun, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on February 10, 2017

We had a great time at Sax as usual. However I was there to celebrate my birthday and I was pretty disappointed that the restaurant didn't do anything special. The hostess mentioned it but that was it. Bummer.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Good for Anniversaries, People Watching, Romantic, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on February 10, 2017

Valentines Day!!!

Tags: Spicy
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on February 4, 2017

The service was excellent. From the valet to the server, they made you feel welcomed. The entertainment was great. We came during restaurante week and expected a limited menu, but the choices excellent although smaller portions than we were use to. Over all, we will still go back again.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on February 4, 2017

My friend and I were looking for a unique place to dine. This was definitely unique with entertainment that was intermittent throughout our stay. It was too bad we had a 2-hour limit, but it was worth the drive. The steak was tough. But the servers were polite and efficient.

Tags: Good for Groups, Vibrant Bar Scene, Fun, Bar Seating, Special Occasion
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on February 4, 2017

We went to Sax for my husband birthday and it was so fun! The staff was so amazing and set up a dance for him. The food and service was the best and we will definitely go back!

Tags: Good for a Date, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on February 4, 2017

Our immediate impression upon entering the facility was that it was dark and very loud. We expected the shows to be loud, but the music playing between the shows was much too loud to have a conversation at the table. They put us upstairs at a table for two that was so dark they had to bring a lamp for us to read the menu. The table was set back from the balcony edge so we could not see the shows unless we got up from the table. The shows were decent and about what we expected. The food was very good, though they really rushed our 3 courses in only 35 minutes. We hadn't even finished our appetizers when they brought the main courses out. It wasn't even busy. The prices are way too high for what you get, 4 scallops for $33, and to top it all off, they charged us an additional $25 service fee. When I asked what it was for, I was told it was to pay for the entertainment. We thought we'd try something new, but this was a bust.

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 (Baltimore)·Dined on February 3, 2017

My girlfriend's and I had a blast!!! Food was delicious and the shows were AWESOME!!!

Tags: Special Occasion
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on February 3, 2017

The food and show was great as usual and they brought a small birthday cake. It was a great surprise that they had a restaurant week menu.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 28, 2017

The food has improved since the last time I was there and the entertainment was great. The performers moved effortlessly through the crowd and were flirty without being vulgar.
My only complaint was the camera operator recording for the restaurant. The restaurant image presented by the staff and entertainment suggested a very refined attitude and look. However, the camera man - in his large over-sized parka, rolled up pants, work boots, long unkempt facial hair, long wild hair he attempted to control in a man-bun - looked as if some homeless guy had wondered in from the kitchen. He was a distraction.

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Late-night Find
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