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Slate Wine Bar

4.2
258 reviews
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Wine Bar
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  • Good for a Date
  • Notable Wine List
  • Neighborhood Gem
Slate Wine Bar + Bistro is a neighborhood wine bar helmed by award-winning chef & sommelier, Danny Lledó. With a New American menu inspired by Chef Danny's Spanish and Portuguese heritage and his upbringing in the kitchen, Slate redefines American cuisine to fit today's taste. The 180+ wine selection offers endless choices for every taste bud, and is paired with humble, honest hospitality that invites you to return again and again.

Specials:
Happy Hour Everyday 3pm-7pm
Late Night Happy Hour Fridays & Saturdays: 10pm-12am.
Taco Tuesday with a variety of specialty tacos
Wine Wednesdays 1/2 Off Wine Bottles
Thirsty Thursdays Happy Hour All Night
1/2 off Wine Flights on Sundays
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Private dining
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Wine Bar, Contemporary American
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Hours of operation
Brunch: Sunday & Saturday: 11am - 3pm
Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:30am - 3pm
Dinner: Monday - Saturday: 4pm - 10pm, Sunday: 4pm - 9pm
Happy Hour Everyday: 3pm - 7pm
Late Night Happy Hour Fridays & Saturdays: 10pm-12am.
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Phone number
(202) 333-4304
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Danny Lledó
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Calvert Street NW
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Let us host your special event whether alumni events, wedding parties, office holiday parties + more! Contact us for further details.
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Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wine

Private Dining

We have a beautiful, modern upstairs private dining area that can accommodate up to 65 people.

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Specials

Mother's Day Menus & Specials

Celebrate Mother’s Day Brunch at Slate Wine Bar + Bistro with Award-Winning Chef Danny Lledo. Enjoy our Two-Course Brunch for $22. Add Dessert for $5, add $15 for Wine Pairing, add $15 for Bottomless Mimosas or Bloody Marys, add $20 for Bottomless Sangria. Menu on slatewinebar(dot)com.

Sunday, May 13, 2018

What 258 People Are Saying
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4.2based on recent ratings
4.2
food
4.2
service
4.2
ambience
3.9
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87% of people would recommend it to a friend
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5.0Dined 2 days ago

Great wine selection, knowledgeable bartenders, especially Ellen and Ruben. Sexy little bites at happy hour.

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5.0Dined on March 29, 2018

The impressive wine list never disappoints. Knowledgeable staff and wonderful food. The best part of the experience is hanging out with the chef/owner/som, Danny!

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5.0Dined on March 28, 2018

Tuna burger!!! Awesome!

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4.0Dined on March 25, 2018

First time dining at slate Wine Bar. Food was absolutely delicious. Service was good Tad overbearing but would not discourage me from going back.

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5.0Dined on March 24, 2018

Love Slate Wine Bar. Not only is the wine bar varied, but the food is excellent and pairs very well with the wines. The service is friendly, warm and knowledgeable. I had the tuna tartare and pita chips appetizer with the French onion soup. These paired nicely with my flight of three sparkling wines. Delicious!

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5.0Dined on March 17, 2018

My wife and I loved our dinner at Slate Wine Bar. Don't let the name fool you, this wine bar is run by a known chef, and has seriously good food. Then again, it is a wine bar, so the wine pairings with that good food takes the experience to a whole new level. My wife and I are foodies, and we eat out often. Slate was one of the first really great meals I have had in 2018.
We got the 3 course tasting menu along with the wine pairings. Since my wife and I got different meals, the paired wines were different for her and I, and this is what is great about Slate. All in all we each had 4 different wines, and still only drank about 3 servings of wine each. The wine pairing were excellent for the course being served to the individual, but maybe not suitable for a whole meal, but then that's why we only got 2.5 ounces to pair with the course.
The waitress was a bit new, with a few rough edges to her service. She was, however, attentive and eager to please, and will most certainly be a fine addition to the waitstaff in a few weeks. I took off a star, but that was just our luck, and doesn't say much about Slate overall.
We will come back, next time with friends!

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5.0Dined on March 17, 2018

Loved it! Such a great find for my group of friends. Bottomless mimosas, variety of options, all wonderful!

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5.0Dined on March 7, 2018

Had the burger today. Cooked to my preference and excellent.

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5.0Dined on February 25, 2018

This was our first time visiting Slate - surprised we had not stumbled in sooner. A neighborhood gem with solid offerings for both drink and food. We'll likely be making this a regular stop in the local rotation.

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5.0Dined on February 21, 2018

Can't say enough about this place. Great food and wine, with a great owner.

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5.0Dined on February 17, 2018

If you want to relax and enjoy superb food, classy wine and superb service.....it's a sure bet!!

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5.0Dined on February 16, 2018

Amazing wine options, delicious food, attentive and cheerful service, quiet enough to enjoy a good conversation. I highly recommend!

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5.0Dined on February 14, 2018

It was simply amazing !!!! The service! The vibe!! I really enjoyed myself.

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5.0Dined on February 14, 2018

Slate is a local gem, with a great menu. It is primarily a wine bar, but my wife and I don't drink - we love it for the menu. Even if you don't drink it is worth the trip for the outstanding food. The onion soup is perfectly balanced and my favorite entree is the chicken and bacon tacos. The owner is very friendly and the staff is always helpful.

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5.0Dined on February 13, 2018

Had a very good time with the family (5 ppl). Enjoy every bite of each dish we had. Excellent paella also. Great service and nice atmosphere. The wine list is superb as well

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5.0Dined on February 12, 2018

Had the burger this time. Very flavorful and cooked exactly how I asked.

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5.0Dined on February 11, 2018

Julieta and Yaz we’re behind the bar and they were great! They were both personable and knowledgeable. We opted for the 3 course meal option with the wine pairing. We had the steak and tuna as our entrees. They were great! We had great conversation and they were both so easy to get to know. The customer service and the food were fantastic. I’m sure we will be back soon. Thanks for a great night!

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5.0Dined on January 30, 2018

Love Taco Tuesday! Never a disappointment with the food or the service. Definitely a favorite spot!

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4.0Dined on January 28, 2018

Don't let this smaller restaurant fool you - the food is amazing! Although the interiors are a bit underwhelming, the food was some of the best I've eaten in DC. Their paella is delicious and served to impress. Their scallops and duck dishes were very savory. The wine pairing complimented each serving. Overall I would recommend Slate for anyone looking for a great food experience.
*Street parking is your best option! I drove around for quite a while trying to find parking in a garage but most are have restrictions.

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2.0Dined on January 28, 2018

Came for restaurant week. Didn't allow any a la carte options just the strict restaurant week menu. Portions were extremely small. Most of the options had an upcharge. Food was low quality and wasn't memorable at all. Definitely won't be back.

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5.0Dined on January 28, 2018

We were there for brunch during restaurant week, and so glad that we came. The food was great and the wine parings on-point. We were seated upstairs, which was much quieter than the main level.

One negative - there was a surprise ingredient in one of our dishes, so if you have allergies, be sure to speak up in advance.

Good enough we'll be going back!

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5.0Dined on January 27, 2018

Went there for restaurant week, wait staff was pleasant and friendly. Atmosphere was amazing and food was incredible.

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3.0Dined on January 27, 2018

We had three-course restaurant-week meals. Lamb chop appetizer was good, as was crab cake entree. The paella my friend had was not good. Rice was undercooked grainy/chewy.

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2.0Dined on January 26, 2018

We were not a fan of Slate. Two stars for the drinks. Though we came during restaurant week, we ordered off of the dinner menu. I ordered the seafood paella and my partner ordered the crab cake. The seafood paella came out completely undercooked. The rice was unapologetically crunchy, and not in a good way. The Seafood laid atop it was over cooked. How? I'm not sure. I sent it back for a crab cake because my partner's looked good. I should have had him inspect it a bit more before making my choice. The crab cake was tasty but for $26, the plate was disappointing. The crab cake was about 6 oz and accompanied by about 4 haricot verts, chopped up by the way... and about two sprigs of cauliflower that appeared to be drunken in some type of sauce, with some halved cherry tomatoes. The side of vegetables was minuscule and the plate needed a starch, badly.

Our waitress was on a serious struggle bus. She dropped a least 3 items from our table and spilled some of my partner's $12 drink on the table. The manager was nice, but appeared overwhelmed with food running and waiter tasks. For the price tag and location, Slate just didn't meet my expectations.

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1.0Dined on January 25, 2018

We ate Slate thursday night and it was one of the worst dining experiences we have had in a long time. We had ordered the scallops and they tasted as if they had already turned. You might want to make sure you have fresh ones before they are served today to any other customers.

Additionally, the seafood paella was marginal. We had a table of 4 and I dont think one individual finished the whole course of any of the 3 courses we each had.

We had been wanting to try Slate for a while and Restaurant Week gave us a great opportunity to do so. Unfortunately after last night, I find it hard to believe we will ever be back.

Positively though, the wine was great.

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5.0Dined on January 21, 2018

I love Slate Wine Bar. Every time we come by its better than the last. While everything we've ever ordered has been great, last night we ordered the Paella, and oh my goodness!! I was instantly hooked. Love Chef Danny Lledo and his whole staff too, always a good time! Always coming back for more!

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2.0Dined on January 21, 2018

Staff was fine. Food was pretty underwhelming and overpriced. Space was pretty average. Food was clearly sitting out awhile before serving since the hollandaise on my eggs started to congeal. Won’t come back.

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4.0Dined on January 19, 2018

Great food and service. Try the shrimp appetizer and filet. Good selection of wines and Danny will take care of you!

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4.0Dined on January 5, 2018

Slate is a neighborhood gem. Tried the Chefs Valencia paella and had to return for more. My date had the seafood paella and I the vegetable. The paella was flavored to perfection and the rice was firm and flavorful. The vegetable were fresh and crisp and the seafood abundant. My starter was a green soup which was light and flavorful. My date enjoyed a fresh arugula salad with grated cheese and house dressing. The red wine t compliment the meal was superb.

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5.0Dined on January 3, 2018

Tuna burger. Simply awesome!

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1.0Dined on December 30, 2017

We had such high hopes! But the place was empty when we got there (on a Saturday night), and the loud pop music was unexpected and took away from the wine bar atmosphere. The food was okay, and the wine list was short and pricey.

Not some terrible experience, but we will not go back. There are plenty of wonderful spots to get wine and good food in the city!

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3.0Dined on December 29, 2017

The duck spring roll was great, but otherwise the food was fair to good. The service was good, notwithstanding that there were 2 new servers training and the chef was helping out with table service. In fact, I think the service would have been better if the chef had stayed in the kitchen - he was quite annoying, was not at all welcoming, and seemed to have a chip on his shoulder. Not worth going back.

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2.0Dined on December 28, 2017

Unfortunately, I did not care for this place. We were the only table in the loft area and service was SLOW! My water glass had lipstick on it, and my $30 filet mignon came out cold. It took so long to my food I ate it anyway out if fear that it would take twice as long to get a new steak. I can't honestly recommend this place due to my experience, but maybe it was just a bad night?!?!?

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5.0Dined on December 19, 2017

Quality, service, and most important, consistency. Good food and wine at a great place!

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5.0Dined on November 22, 2017

I have been to Slate for many special occasions from birthday parties to Easter Sunday brunch so there was no question this would be the perfect place to take family and meet friends the Wednesday before Thanksgiving. With a larger group of people (6-7) the owner/head chef Danny was able to make excellent recommendations on the wine knowing we were ultimately there for his famous paella but still wanted to relax and hang out with our loved ones. When it came time to order dinner we ordered one of each of his paellas (vegetarian, seafood, and Valencian) so everyone at the table could try all and debate which was best (we couldn’t decide on one.) When the food came out those at other tables with larger parties quickly followed suit in doing the same thing. After dinner Danny was able to recommend some excellent shareable deserts for the table and a lovely desert wine. Overall the experience was perfect for the evening. My family was able to catch up with family friends while enjoying paella, wine, and service at a quality that you can’t get elsewhere in DC. Well definitely be back!

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5.0Dined on November 21, 2017

As always, consistently great food at a great place.

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5.0Dined on November 16, 2017

Love the sommelier tastings at Slate! They never fail to disappoint, this time it was a superb Ribera and Rueda selection. We booked at 9:30 and the place was still packed, very lively atmosphere.
Chef Danny does a great job at cooking amazing food and selecting outstanding wines, all reasonably priced. And he is great at walking the room and making everybody feel welcomed and special. One of our favorite restaurants in DC.

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5.0Dined on November 16, 2017

I went for evening drinks and light snacks with friends, and had the most memorable time. Our evening began with a tasting menu of their best wines recommended by their Chef & Sommelier. The flights of red wine from Portugal, Argentina, France, to California were paired well with the cheese and charcuterie platter. I have a sweet tooth, so the addition of the marinated cherries and pineapples that were added to our cheese platter was divine. Our night did not consist of much more food, but the experience in all is what made the night so great. The wine selections were varied and at great prices, a win win! The ambiance in the dinning area was intimate enough to not hear my neighbors at the table next to me, but also so lively and somewhat informal. The staff were attentive, knowledgeable and extremely friendly. The owner and chef made his rounds and ensured that we enjoyed our time.

The experience that the restaurant provided made it that much better to sit with a few girlfriends, enjoy exquisite wine, delicious snacks and an evening full of laughs!

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5.0Dined on November 16, 2017

I joined a few friends for a Sommelier Wine Tasting event and it was great! Danny and all of his staff were very knowledgeable about the wines being offered and even helped us pair our food choices to go with the offerings. As always a fun night at Slate!

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5.0Dined on November 16, 2017

Great menu AND quality. Danny has a passion for life and it shows through his work.

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