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Slate Wine Bar

249 reviews
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$30 and under
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Wine Bar
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  • Neighborhood Gem (11)
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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.

Happy Hour Everyday 3pm-7pm
Late Night Happy Hour Fridays & Saturdays: 10pm-12am.
Taco Tuesday $3 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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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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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 249 People Are Saying
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4.2  based on recent ratings
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88% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipOpenTable Diner (Washington DC)
5.0  Dined 4 days ago

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

EddieFreddie (Washington DC)
5.0  Dined on February 17, 2018

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

fodder4thought (Washington DC)
5.0  Dined on February 16, 2018

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

OpenTable Diner (Washington DC)
5.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

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

5.0  Dined 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.

JuanJ (Washington DC)
5.0  Dined 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

vipOpenTable Diner (Washington DC)
5.0  Dined on February 12, 2018

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

vipLuke (Washington DC)
5.0  Dined 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!

vipOpenTable Diner (Washington DC)
5.0  Dined on January 30, 2018

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

OpenTable Diner (Washington DC)
4.0  Dined 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.

vipOpenTable Diner (Washington DC)
2.0  Dined 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.

OpenTable Diner (Washington DC)
5.0  Dined 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!

vipPhillypinoy (Philadelphia)
5.0  Dined on January 27, 2018

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

SueGoood (Detroit)
3.0  Dined 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.

vipGMnMD (Washington DC)
2.0  Dined 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.

OpenTable Diner (Washington DC)
1.0  Dined 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.

OpenTable Diner (Washington DC)
5.0  Dined 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!

vipOpenTable Diner (Washington DC)
2.0  Dined 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.

vipDenise (Washington DC)
4.0  Dined 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!

vipGSCMJOE (Washington DC)
4.0  Dined 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.