Slate Wine Bar

4.6
279 reviews
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$30 and under
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Wine Bar
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  • Notable Wine List
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Good for a Date
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 200+ 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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Special events & promotions
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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What 279 People Are Saying
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3.0Dined 2 days ago

We went for Restaurant Week. I was disappointed by the small portions. Many restaurants still serve normal size portions. My husband ordered the steak and it wasn’t much more than three bites. We had to go get a burger after. I ordered the gnocchi and was sad to find it flavorless and the peppers very crunchy. The strawberry cake dessert has a liquor in it which was sitting in the bottom of the ramekin causing such a strong taste I couldn’t even eat it. Service was fine ES EOY I kept having to ask for more water. Overall I was hoping for so much more.

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5.0Dined 3 days ago

If you want to try real Valencian paella, this is the place. Great food and amazing wine selection.

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4.0Dined 3 days ago

We went to Slate for DC Restaurant Week and opted for the wine pairing. It was fabulous--better than expected. Our server was friendly and knowledgeable in the wines and food which made our experience even better. The food-wine pairings were mainly spot on and led to much conversation about what we were enjoying. We will definitely be back.

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5.0Dined 7 days ago

Such a beautiful restaurant and the food was delicious!

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4.0Dined on August 4, 2018

Friendly wait staff, great wine (rosé), excellent burger.

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4.0Dined on July 28, 2018

Great food. Small and intimate restaurant. Did the tasting menu with wine pairings—great value!! One waiter shared the specifics of each wine we requested he pair with each course. Portions a little small for my husband. We were gifted a drink pairing because it was our anniversary and then charged for dessert so the discount was only $2 instead of $20, but the thought was there. Didn’t complain because the service was good.

Update: Slate actually reached out to us because of the confusion. I wish we would have spoken up to give them a chance to rectify the confusion. Amazing customer service!!

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5.0Dined on July 25, 2018

The paella is amazing! The wine list is extensive! There is something here for everyone and all of it is delicious. My friends always request that we come back.

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5.0Dined on July 21, 2018

Great food! Staff and chef were knowledgeable, passionate, and approachable.

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4.0Dined on July 17, 2018

Food was excellent. Service was slow, due in large part to problems in the kitchen (according to our server). When we complained about the long wait for dessert, they deducted the cost.

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4.0Dined on July 15, 2018

The wine service and selections were excellent. The service was very cordial and welcoming. It is a good place for friends who want to talk and enjoy the wine. Our group of four never felt rushed. I rate the restaurant with high marks for wine and quiet conversation.

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5.0Dined on July 15, 2018

Slate is the best! It’s great for a casual happy hour or a special occasion. Just had an engagement brunch there and the service and food couldn’t have been better! Highly recommend!

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5.0Dined on July 1, 2018

We had a great time at Slate. The wine pairings were fun, information packed, and tasty. The food was delicious. The service- friendly and knowledgeable. We will recommend to friends and go back!

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5.0Dined on June 26, 2018

Had a wonderful experience, delicious food and great wine. The staff was friendly and attentive. The filet was outstanding, rivaling many great steak houses. A definite must when visiting DC!

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5.0Dined on June 24, 2018

We truly adore Slate. We have only ever gone for brunch, which is fairly quiet and low key. The bartenders and manager are very sweet and love to chat with customers. We enjoy going here and will be back!

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5.0Dined on June 24, 2018

Good selections of wine from across the world. Food was delicious. Nice hostess and friendly management staff.

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4.0Dined on June 10, 2018

We were 3 people , one person did not get what he ordered .
In good récupération they préparé the Wright meal extremely fast and did not charge us for it.
That concludes for a very good experience

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5.0Dined on May 29, 2018

Brought 10 people from my office to celebrate year-end event. Danny prepared a wonderful dinner with options for vegetarians and wine pairings with each dish. Event was simply outstanding. Paella is to die for. Wines were great. Even desserts were excellent. Highly recommended.

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2.0Dined on May 26, 2018

Cute wine bar, but brunch wasn’t good. Probably would go back just to sit at the bar for wine and apps. Service was slow.

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5.0Dined on May 13, 2018

We had a graduation/Mother’s Day brunch and it was fabulous! We had someone with dietary restrictions and they were more than accommodating!

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5.0Dined on May 6, 2018

Nicolas salad was excellent. Wine selection is thoughtful and extensive.

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4.0Dined on May 5, 2018

Food well prepared and delicious. Varied and interesting wine list. Excellent by the glass wines available with some outstanding choices by the bottle. Staff knowledgeable and owner is very involved and knows his wines.

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5.0Dined on April 19, 2018

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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