Scarlet Oak

4.4
619 Reviews
$30 and under
American
Located in the heart of the newly developed Navy Yard area of DC right by the Washington Nationals Park. Located on the corner of New Jersey and K St, Scarlet boasts a large covered patio on both sides. Our menu is casual American fare with some Italian influence. We offer an extensive, rotating local beer list, an artisanal cocktail menu and daily happy hours all in a casual and modern space. It's all about brunch on both Saturday and Sunday with bottomless mimosas!

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
  • 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 619 people are saying
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4.1
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4.3
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4.2
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74% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on June 6, 2021
Overall1food4service1ambience3

food was great, ambiance is fun but service was absolutely horrendous...

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience5

I moved into a building around the restaurant and have always seen people outside eating so I figured I would check it out. Took my older parents who are quite picky about food when they came to visit, and they didn’t have a single complaint. They both got the beef short ribs and it was so tender they didn’t have to use a knife. I can see why this place is always packed. Great food and decently priced.

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vipWeena
Detroit
12 reviews
Dined on May 30, 2021
Overall2food1service1ambience2

O poor service there were only two servers working; no one enjoyed their meal.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall3food5service3ambience3

We missed our reservation on Saturday …definitely our fault and they were mostly accommodating given the fact that I set up a backup reservation for later. They may have been understaffed on this day which is completely understandable bc I was a Director of a staffing agency for some years so they probably had some call outs. The scramble for the current team that day was obvious but the food was great! One other issue I had was with an AMAZING dish but the menu was a little misleading. The Cajun Shrimp and Cheddar Biscuit was awesome, flavorful, and left you wanting more. Issue: the menu mentions Cajun Shrimp and Cheddar BiscuitS which implies more than one but it is only one. Other than that I would definitely go back.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on May 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best Brunch spot in DC

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missweetwater
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on May 23, 2021
Overall3food4service2ambience2

Food was tasty, as excepted, previously frequenting Magnolia and Southern Hospitality which were in the same group before closing. Service was subpar as we sat on side outside patio. She could’ve been more present and attentive, but overall all was well. It took very long for server to come to our table throughout.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on May 16, 2021
Overall3food5service1ambience4

Food was great! Definitely would go again. Our waitress was definitely having a bad day though and it did translate in the service we received

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on May 15, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

The food was amazing

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OpenTable Diner
New Orleans
2 reviews
Dined on May 13, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Great food!

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Sherry
Washington DC
13 reviews
Dined on May 4, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Everything was fine, but the service was a bit slow for the few number of diners there.

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vipmarvinr
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on May 3, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Wreat outdoor dining with friendly service and a varied menue.
Close to the Ballpark but far enough away that it is a great experience

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AG11
Baltimore
4 reviews
Dined on April 28, 2021
Overall1food2service2ambience2

Drinks are a good price, and our server was kind. The host was rude to our friend with a veteran service dog. Our food order took 30-45 minutes to take. The food was bland, and pizza crust had tons of flour left on it. Edible but not great.

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kennyd
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on April 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food! Great service

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vipCaltag
Washington DC
32 reviews
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Nothing significant either way regarding the food or service, but the bar options for bourbon and whiskey were excellent. We were happy to get a reservation on a Saturday when everyone else was full.

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JaneR
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall4food2service5ambience5

The ambience was amazing, great service with the mimosas, very attentive. That being said, in my eggs benedict, the poached egg was very runny in the whites, the biscuit was smooshy. The grilled cheese was pretty basic. But I will absolutely go back because the bottomless mimosas and ambiance made it all worth it.

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AlysonD
New England
3 reviews
Dined on April 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

My son and I had dinner before the Nats game. We were running late, they held a table for us. The service was excellent. Everyone was friendly and courteous.

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vipOHSResident
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on April 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of the best spots in the Navy Yard for consistently great food and fun service (with Carlos!)!

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ShirleyN
Washington DC
20 reviews
Dined on April 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent pre-game dining regular - fresh food, attentive service. Thrilled to be back and for many more pregame dinners. ⚾️🧢🏟

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on April 15, 2021
Overall1food1service5ambience1

A Trump supporter bar with unseasoned food and appetizers tasted like they just came out of the freezer

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AlexisW
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on April 12, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Really quiet night but the restaurant is super cute and quaint. The food was really good and reasonably priced! Would definitely come back!

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ShelleyP
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience2

Food was mediocre at best. Would not return as it was out of our way.

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DerrickP
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic experience, we will be back!

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lisal
Western NC
4 reviews
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was amazing and the staff were all super friendly. Had a wonderful brunch with bottomless mimosas on the patio. So glad we found this restaurant on the app.

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vipFoudie1
Houston
23 reviews
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Nice neighborhood eatery, good for everyday dining

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KristynS
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall2food1service4ambience4

The avocado toast was actually just toasted bread from the grocery store with pre-packaged guacamole spread also from the grocery store. Just take it off the menu if you don’t even want to use fresh avocado for the meal at a sit down restaurant

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vipKimD
Washington DC
12 reviews
Dined on March 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It looked like our waiter was covering all of the tables on the patio, but he did a great job taking care of us. The food was awesome and we enjoyed eating out on the covered patio. We plan to return.

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vipStephen
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on March 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always enjoy stopping here for food or drinks. The staff is always so pleasant and makes it feel like visiting friends.

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RobF
Berlin
1 review
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Music was too loud to hear family at table. Had to yell to hear each other.

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SafaeE
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall1food1service3ambience3

Food terrible. Made mistake in the order. Soggy stake and fries. they did not clear the table from previous customers.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience2

Terrible experience would not go again or recommend

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, bottomless brunch service was amazing.

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Chef2Foodie
Washington DC
12 reviews
Dined on March 26, 2021
Overall2food2service1ambience2

The brussel sprouts and Buffalo chicken sliders were tasty,but the rest of the meal and service left a lot to be desired.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on March 17, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Carlos is awesome! 10/10 would dine again. Patio is great!

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KOKOEA
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is my favorite restaurant in the DMV area! Great food, great serving portion, staff service is above and beyond!

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Shavonne
Cleveland
7 reviews
Dined on March 12, 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience4

Waiters are not very attentive...had to keep waiving someone down. Food and drinks were just okay.

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Zola
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on March 11, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience3

Terrible, Terrible, Terrible. Food wasn’t enjoying and I’m unsure how anyone’s palate could enjoy something so bland. Worse pasta I’ve ever had in my life. Sauce was watery as if it was poured from an a can that was mixed with water. My partner had the steak frites and the steak was overly cooked and dry. I would never recommend this restaurant to anyone.

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vipGiancarlo
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

This was the third time my girlfriend and I came in for brunch. Great service, great food and bubbly mimosas. The bartenders weren't stingy with the drinks which some unlimited mimosa places are. I would definitely recommend this place to anyone that wants a great brunch at reasonable prices.

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vipDC20005
Washington DC
12 reviews
Dined on February 27, 2021
Overall5food3service5ambience4

No food just drinks- tequila mule was very good!!

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OpenTable Diner
Dallas
4 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really great attentive service, and the food was delicious. We appreciate the effort during a pandemic to still ensure a positive experience that was super COvID cautious and exceptional in all areas. Thank you!

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vipHilWil
Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2021
Overall5food3service5ambience5

Good brunch price for bottomless, felt safe with CoVID measures in place.

FAQs

You can order delivery directly from Scarlet Oak using the Order Online button. Scarlet Oak also offers delivery in partnership with Uber Eats. Scarlet Oak also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (202) 780-0140.

Scarlet Oak is rated 4.4 stars by 619 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.

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