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About Slate Wine Bar
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
Washington, DC 20007
Wine Bar, Contemporary American
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.
$30 and under
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wine
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We have a beautiful, modern upstairs private dining area that can accommodate up to 65 people.
Slate Wine Bar Ratings and Reviews
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!
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.
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!
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.
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.
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!
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.
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!
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.
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?!?!?
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!
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.
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!
My husband and I tried out this restaurant based on a recommendation from a friend who lives in D.C. We aren't often in the city, but when we are, we are always on the look-out for cute new places to go. As wine lovers who lived in Europe for 25 years, we happily surprised by Slate's wine selection. The food and atmosphere were also wonderful. As a German who loves to cook - I was shocked to see spaetzle on the menu, but they were really well done with a fun twist (they added duck confit). Great local with, good wine and food. My husband and I will for sure be back.
Whether you are looking for the perfect spot for a private event, romantic evening out or happy hour - Slate has got you covered. The staff is friendly and knowledgeable about the food/drinks, they have a wonderful wine selection and fabulous daily & happy hour specials.
I love Slate. The paella is truly award winning, the staff is incredibly knowledgeable about wine, and the overall experience is always amazing.
I’ve taken my work team here to impress, my friends for a fun night out, and even a romantic evening with my better half. This is a perfect spot if you love great wine and food.
Went for the restaurant week brunch to try something new and affordable. Beyond one choice per selection (or two for main course) you were required to pay an additional $4. The starter was two donut holes which were good but were literally two pieces of 1" fried dough on a plate. I ordered eggs benedict, which were fine, but my companion ordered the chicken and waffle. The waffle was dry and over cooked while the two pieces of chicken were undercooked, unfortunately, he hadn't realized it until the last two bites when blood was sweating out. The dessert was two cookies, easily of chain supermarket quality. We were so unimpressed and didn't want to cause a scene that we just waited to finish what we could and get out. I've never felt so disappointed by restaurant week or by a restaurant before. I left feeling like it was a scam, I don't think they should be allowed to advertise within restaurant week if they continue to operate like that.
Great place! Waiter was very nice but seemed to have a lot of tables and running around a lot. Got our drink flavors wrong a couple times but didn't ding him for it because it seemed like they were short staffed. Food was very good and the restaurant week menu was well worth it!
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