Station 4

4.2
2555 reviews
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$30 and under
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Contemporary American
Modern American Cuisine
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Contemporary American, Mediterranean
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Hours of operation
Monday - Friday: Open at 11 am. Saturday & Sunday: 10 am. Open late night 7 days a week.
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Phone number
(202) 488-0987
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Orlando Amaro
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Private party facilities
Please contact our Private Dining Contact for details.
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Private party contact
Maryna Masciandaro: (202) 488-0987
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
M street
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Parking details
Street Parking along with Parking Garage available. Station 4 does not validate parking garage tickets. We are directly across the street from the Waterfront Metro station on the Green Line.
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Public transit
We are directly across the street from the Waterfront Metro stop on the Green Line.
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Special events & promotions
please email info@station4dc.com
Additional
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Fireplace, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Outdoor Smoking Area, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 2555 People Are Saying
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4.2based on recent ratings
4.2
food
4.2
service
4.1
ambience
3.9
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88% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OT
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined 7 hours ago
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 3

Smells like bathroom sanitizer. Food was okay. Service was mediocre at best.

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JM
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined 14 hours ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful service. Brunch is always tasty!

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SG
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 2ambience 3

The food is excellent but the service is a bit rocky. This is our second visit with similar results. Dining room is pretty but chilly and not a place for quiet conversation.

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PR
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

Seated promptly at 6:00PM. Had good service. We mentioned we were there for the Pre-Theatre dinner for the Arena Stage. Fried calamari was a bit rubbery and soggy. Short ribs entrèe over polenta was tasty. We saved dessert for after the show. The brownie à la môde was deliciously decadent.

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CC
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

We ate brunch here, and the food was generous and delicious.

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OT
Washington DC
11 reviews
Dined on December 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The food was fantastic and the service was too. Great place before Arena stage

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AD
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on December 8, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

The food was great. I had the French toast which was very filling and delicious. The drinks were not that strong but they had really good drink options. I had the mimosa and French awakening. They have a bottomless mimosa + brunch option that is a good idea for anyone that plans on having more than three drinks.

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a
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 8, 2018
Overall 2food 1service 1ambience 3

The food was subpar and the server was not helpful.

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LC
Washington DC
9 reviews
Dined on December 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Food was very good.Service and resae4rvation process were great. But our little round table was so small that it would not even hold our two plates and drinks. I urge others to not accept the teensy tables

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GT
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on December 6, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Overall, a lovely dining experience before going to a show at the Arena Stage. Our waiter, Andres, was excellent; he knew we had a limited time to eat & served us quickly. Going back in a few weeks!

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h
Washington DC
60 reviews
Dined on December 5, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A great place to have an early lunch before matinees at Arena Stage. The service is prompt and attentive, and the food delicious.

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ME
Washington DC
10 reviews
Dined on December 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food and service were excellent. They easily accommodated friend with food allergies. Nice, casual atmosphere. Worth walking a few blocks before a show at the Anthem.

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GK
Washington DC
73 reviews
Dined on December 1, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

The grilled octopus and mushroom pizza were very good as was the Ahi tuna; the burger however was overdone. The noise level is a major negative, especially if you are seated in the middle of the restaurant. We arrived early to allow time for a leisurely dinner before theater, but our dinner was served before we finished our appetizers which is very annoying.

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A
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on December 1, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Dined here with 3 friends before a Saturday 2 PM performance at Arena Stage. It was a surprise to be limited to the brunch menu. If you don't like eggs in some form you are very limited. However, everyone seemed to enjoy their meals, French toast, omelet and the smoked salmon. I had the salmon, which was served on a bed of salad greens and toasted pita bread with a chopped boiled egg and cream cheese mixed in. It looked like a lot of food but I finished most of it. It was very tasty--Would recommend as the least breakfasty offering. Would like to return sometime to sample the regular menu.

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OT
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on December 1, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

The hostess greeted us warmly and professionally. We were seated immediately as there weren’t many diners at 8pm. The menu and specials were shared by our waiter. He was very attentive ! The food was delicious! The only issue I had was the noise level - with few people in the dining area, the noise level made it difficult to hear the waiter or the 4 of us at the table.

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w
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on November 30, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 2ambience 3

Service/ waiter rushed us to an unusual degree at the onset. Sole concern was getting drink order, and then trying again. Was impolite.

The tables provided to couples are very small. Had to put the bread basket off the table on the bench seat when one shared appetizer arrived. Not a nice touch.

Food is very good.

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T
Washington DC
35 reviews
Dined on November 29, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 3

The octopus and grilled pear crostini appetizers were quite good. And my husband enjoyed his ahi tuna entree which was perfectly seared. My carnival pizza, not so much. It was tasty but hard to eat. The pizza had been cut prior to laying on the proscuitto. Draped across the whole pie, it was difficult to cut and the pie should have been cut with everything on it. Not that there was much else - 4 basil leaves and no shaved parmesan that I could see. We will be back because of Arena Stage's proximity, but pizza won't be on my tab.

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MB
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on November 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Station 4 was great as usual. Great food, great service!!

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DC
Washington DC
35 reviews
Dined on November 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

We dined at Station 4 prior to a Smithsonian talk. Getting to the Smithsonian on time afterwards was tricky but the dinner was superb! We enjoyed the special of the day, a Mediterranean Sea bass was prepared perfectly and served with fingerling potatoes and broccolini with a fire roasted lemon. Wonderful!! Service was excellent and prompt. The location at Waterfront metro was convenient and we will definitely be back.

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LI
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on November 28, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

We had a 5:45 reservation on Wednesday prior to a show at Arena Stage so we took advantage of the 3 course fix priced theater menu. The food was delicious and served quickly but could have been hotter. The ambiance was nice but although we were not next to the bar, it was still very noisy. Also by 6:45 it had quieted down a lot. Would definitely go again.

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p
Washington DC
15 reviews
Dined on November 28, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 3

Convenient location near Arena Stage, entree was very good (-pork chop), french onion soup was standard, lemon tart was not very good- no lemon flavor at all - not worth the calories or cost

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SG
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on November 27, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 3

Overall a good experience, and we will likely go back. Service was a bit brusque, and we were seated too close to the front door on a chilly night. But the short rib and seafood linguini were excellent.

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AJ
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on November 25, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 2ambience 4

I've been going to brunch here for years. I love the bottomless mimosas and atmosphere.
I was disappointed to see the menu items have changed. I usually order eggs benedict and have for years; however, they've changed and don't include with mixed greens anymore which completed the entree! Also, my waiter (Tim) wasn't as pleasant as others have been in the past.
Overall, I would recommend Station 4; however, would be great to bring some of the addition to the standard menu items back; and hoping to get a better wait staff next time!

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OT
1 review
Dined on November 25, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Birthday brunch

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CJ
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on November 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

The food was delicious. Definitely recommend the short rib - it was the best I’ve ever had.

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F
Toronto
21 reviews
Dined on November 24, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 2

Came because it was close to Arena Stage. I'd come again for that reason, not so much the food. The French onion soup was mediocre at best. The sea scallops were nicely prepared, but the jambalaya bed was pretty dull in flavor, they could add some Emeril's Essence to jazz it up a notch. The restaurant was extremely noisy, lacking sound baffles to make it easier to hear one's companions.

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S
1 review
Dined on November 23, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 3

Thanksgiving dinner was horrible. Turkey was very dry and uneditable. Fish was good (3 options that night). Waiter was very nice & took the Turkey off the bill, which we appreciate.

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PM
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on November 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Station Four always does an excellent job with food and service. I have been going there since it opened. Always have a great time.

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SC
Washington DC
9 reviews
Dined on November 17, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

What really made this restaurant special was the service. The food was great and the drinks were tasty, but the staff is absolutely fantastic. Our waiter and the rest of the crew were friendly, attentive, accommodating, and incredibly fast! We stopped in for a quick dinner before a show at the Anthem and had three courses with cocktails all in less than 45 minutes- it was a perfect pace, never rushed but when lever we’d just finished something the next item was on the table. We were so impressed!

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OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on November 16, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 3

Not a lot of authenticity and was fairly overpriced. Pizza was really good and to food came out quick though.

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BE
Washington DC
41 reviews
Dined on November 15, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 3

Food was delicious but tables were very small and bowls were unwieldy with too many plates for the tiny table.

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OT
1 review
Dined on November 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was spectacular. The service amazing. The price, well, a little pretentious. But I would do it again. And will.

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LC
Los Angeles
34 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had a wonderful dinner with my husband on our first night in DC. Ambiance was great. A fellow customer actually commented to us that we appeared to be having a nice time.

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K
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 1ambience 3

Pleasant hostess. Rude unfriendly waiter ruined the meal.

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L
Washington DC
103 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 3

I have been coming here for years when attending Arena Stage. It goes up and down. This visit was a bit of a down, with very noisy atmosphere and a long wait for our food, even though we had told the waiter we had to get to the theater. It meant that the meal itself was rushed.
That said, I had the Ahi tuna salad and though there was a minimum of salad, the tuna was delicious, the green beans well prepared and the presentation unique. My companion enjoyed his Kobe burger.
Because of its convenience, I will likely come again and hope that it will go "up' - especially since it now has competition in the neighborhood.

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h
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

The restaurant was very busy with many diners going to Arena Stage, but the staff was very efficient in getting everyone their meal in a timely manner.

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g
Washington DC
10 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 4

Although we did enjoy our pre theater dining experience, I had specified that we were celebrating 2 birthdays and there was no acknowledge on that. Wouldn't recommend celebrating a birthday there.

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PB
Washington DC
11 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great service from our waiter Timothy. We encountered an issue with our table (out of balance). and. upon. notifying our waiter, the two management staff on duty. were immediately there to adjust the table and take care of the situation. Our meal was also. well prepared and delivered hot.

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OT
1 review
Dined on November 4, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

We had an amazing brunch for our girls’ weekend getaway. We will be back one more time this weekend!

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KS
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 4

We went before a show at Arena Stage because we couldn't get a reservation on the Wharf. Our server didn't tell us the restaurant has a three-course theater special that includes dessert after the show. It could have saved us over $50. Also, he was very hard to find after he took our dessert order. After-dinner drinks and dessert were served by a runner and we waited a long time for our check after we were done. We had to ask another server for our check so we could pay and not miss the beginning of the show. Still, it was a nice evening of dinner and theater. The location of the restaurant is perfect to go to Arena Stage.

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