Station 4

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Contemporary American

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Modern American Cuisine and Creative New American cuisine in a swanky setting within walking distance of Arena Stage.

Station 4 is a modern American cuisine restaurant in Washington, DC, located a block away from Arena Stage and 2 steps away from Waterfront Metro Station/Green Line.

Station 4 was one of the first restaurants that opened in the new SW development in 2011.

We offer lunch, dinner and brunch. Our happy hour Monday thru Friday attracts SW residents along with office crowd.

We thrive to make every guest welcome and triumphant.
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Free Dessert on International Women's Day Special!

Celebrate the International Women's Day with a Free Dessert with the purchase of Bottomless Brunch or Dinner Entrée (Offer Applies to Women only, sorry guys next time!)

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Valid For: 1 - 20 people

Starts: February 26, 2020

Ends: March 10, 2020

Availability: Sun 10:00AM-11:00PM

Wine Down Monday

Half Off Select Bottles of Wine

Terms and Conditions:

Valid For: 1 - 20 people

Starts: December 18, 2019

Ends: December 19, 2118

Availability: Mon 4:00PM-11:30PM

Late Night Happy Hour

$5 Beer, $5 Wine, $5 Bar Special
Available in Bar & Patio

Terms and Conditions:

Valid For: 1 - 20 people

Starts: December 18, 2019

Ends: December 19, 2118

Availability: Sun-Thu 9:00PM-11:30PM

Complimentary Soup

Haven’t tried our soups yet? Now’s your chance!

- SOUP OF THE DAY (Chef's Selection)
- FRENCH ONION SOUP (Gratinèe with Gruyère Cheese)

Valid one per Guest with the purchase of one Item from Lunch Menu.

Terms and Conditions:

Valid For: 1 - 20 people

Starts: April 20, 2019

Ends: April 21, 2118

Availability: Mon-Thu 11:00AM-3:30PM

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Mon - Wed 12:45PM - 1:00PM 1:15PM - 1:15PM 5:15PM - 5:30PM 8:00PM - 8:30PM
Fri - Sat 9:00PM - 10:30PM

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3.9
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ZO
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is one of the best restaurants in the DMV area. The food was very good, the waitress and host were very polite and professional. It was a great experience for me and my wife for Valentines Day. I would surely be returning to Station 4 again. 5-Stars

AR
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Visited Station 4, this was my first time visiting this venue. I was entertaining my daughter who is visiting from Florida. The ambiance was very cozy, food was absolutely wonderful, from preparation to presentation, very pleasing. We especially enjoyed the special bottomless Mimosas, was a Great experience. The service was awesome and very accommodating, Will be back definitely!.

OT
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Visited Station 4 for the first time on Valentine’s Day, was so pleasantly surprised with the friendliness and nerves of steal of staff for an extremely hectic night, the cherry on cake was the good food! I had the special NY dry aged steak, it was to die for. I of course had to come back to this place, so I convinced my coworker to stop by here for lunch and sure enough their lunch items were top notch! Highly recommended the crab cake sandwich. I found my new go to spot in DC!

OT
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food, nice atmosphere, professional staff. Highly recommend, will definitely return for that short rib!

S
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Second time eating here, Station 4 food fails to disappoint. I would rather come eat here than go to the Wharf (which is 5 min walk from Station 4). Station 4 definitely has better food, ambiance and friendlier staff. Oh, and portions way better than what you'll get from restaurants nearby, every bite is simply so good, great quality and reasonable pricing.

s
Washington DC
36 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall2food3service1ambience1

Even though we had a reservation, we were kept waiting 10 minutes for a table. The service was slow at the table as well. We ordered the pre-theater dinner and it should have been quick. The fare was simple, not requiring a chef, but also lacking in variety. It tasted good, but wasn't anything special for the price. With so many other great restaurants in DC, we won't return.

Station 4
Responded 3 days ago

Sandra, Thank you for posting a review and we’re sorry to hear your experience was not of the quality you expected. As you can see on other reviews, many of our guests choose the pre-theater menu for its value, quality and promptness. We are bumped you didn’t experience that. We are hopefully, you would give us a chance to prove this to you. Sincerely, Station 4

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OT
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall2food4service2ambience2

The food was fine but a bit pricey. The service was very bad. We did not even sit down before they wanted our drink order. I was still enjoying my soup when the waitress asked to take it. A minute later she came with my entree and had me move my soup so she could put it down. We were sitting at a table for 4 when they had us move our things and separate our table for another party while we were eating. Apparently a large party was coming so they needed our table and did everything to rush us along.

Station 4
Responded 3 days ago

Dear guest, thank you so much for your feedback. At Station 4, we always aim to deliver a great experience. We are gutted to hear you felt rushed. Beyond delivering exceptional food, our goal is to provide an unforgettable dinning experience to our guests. We are hopefully you will give us a second chance to prove that to you.

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MS
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Good food and nice atmosphere along with reasonable prices can't be beat.

Station 4
Responded 3 days ago

Thank you so much for this great review. We hope to see you again very soon!

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LJ
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall3food2service2ambience3

Chicken breast on salad was frozen/processed with no flavor. Server admitted so when asked. Lettuce soggy and no flavor in dressing. Soup tasted like it was from a carton, definitely not homemade. Steak had good flavor and macaroni and cheese was excellent. Very slow service and we ate at 5:15 pm when restaurant less than half full. For the prices would definitely not go back.

Station 4
Responded 3 days ago

Lynn, your review is very concerning to us and we want the opportunity to make things right with you. Our Executive Chef prides himself in every dish served to Station 4’s guest and would never allow his staff to serve anything that doesn’t meet the highest standards he puts for them. Thank you for bringing this matter to our attention, we are looking into it. I’m very sorry we failed to meet your expectations and I would appreciate another chance to earn your business.

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OT
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and server. Ali is amazing!!!!

J
Washington DC
49 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food3service5ambience3

I probably recommend others for Station 4. The waiter I had was very hospitable.

OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall2food2service1ambience3

It was ok food

service was below satisfactory

Definitely over priced.

Skip this place and go to la vie.

KM
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went for valentines dinner. The food was amazing! The service was excellent especially for such a busy night. The noise was high but that’s to be expected for Valentine’s Day. Definitely will be back!

AW
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall1food1service1ambience1

This was one of the worst dining experiences I’ve ever had. We booked a table a week in advance and got placed next to the kitchen. We were told there would be 2 dinner menus but there was only one special menu. The noise level was extremely loud and was hard to have a conversation. I’d honestly rather have taken my date to McDonalds.

Station 4
Responded 3 days ago

Andrew, we are very sorry for the confusion that happened the day you visited. We are usually known for our precision and attention to detail. We’re sorry to hear that your experience was not of the quality you expected. We would love the chance to make this up to and your date. Please reach out to me directly, I will be honored to personally welcome you back and make it a date to remember.

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OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Went for Valentine’s Day dinner. Online was told I don’t need to do their Vday menu. Went there and had to choose from it. They overcharged a ridiculous amount for a horrible steak. They didnt listen to how we wanted it cooked. They automatically put a 20% gratuity on a two person meal where I was stuck in between two couples with no room to move our from table. A table they took an extra 30 min to seat us at, despite having a reservation. A table that we had to move twice Bc the table cloths were disgusting and dirty. Disappointing. Waste of money. I wish I got my time and my money back.

Station 4
Responded 6 days ago

We are very sorry to hear our Valentine's Special did not meet your expectations. We put a lot of time and effort in creating a hospitable nest for all guests to enjoy on this day. Our team made sure every table was clean, welcoming and decorated for the occasion. Chef and his crew put their heart and soul to impress our guests at first bite. We are sorry this didn't meet your expectation. While we can't erase the past, we would love for you to give us another chance.

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B
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall1food3service4ambience5

Disappointed. We had to stand and wait almost an hour while being passed over by other people who came way after we arrived. They had no system for seating people. This is even after having a reservation. Manager came and spoke with us but ultimately couldn't give back the time and the mood offset. Pretty much offered nothing But a “sorry, its busy tonight” and a phone number.

....And then they even had the audacity to automatically charge the 20% gratuity in top of bad service and not having everything for the “special” menu for that particular night.

Of course there are other things to be upset about in life but this is just an honest review from Vday 2020.

m
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall2food3service5ambience1

Yes, we eaten here plenty of times before, but I would Not ever on Valentines Day again. They seriously overbooked their reservations. We arrived 10 min before our reservation and was told we'd have to wait 45 min to be seated. We ended up sitting at the bar. Not the romantic evening planned. MUSIC WAS WAY TOO LOUD to even carry on a conversation. Then charged an outrageous amount for a simple dinner.

Station 4
Responded 3 days ago

Mark, we are gutted when guests are disappointed, and it’s even harder when we let down our regulars. We are sorry to hear your experience was not the quality you are used to receive. We always aim to deliver an exceptional experience and we hope you understand that it was an uncommon instance. We look forward to making amends with you. Warmly, Station 4

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P
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall1food3service3ambience1

I never write reviews but I think this deserves to be seen by others. When I made my reservation through open table, I was given the option to pick the Valentine’s Day menu out the regular menu. I choose the regular menu since I preferred items on that menu. Day of the reservation my wife and I get there on time and the check in process was a total chaos. I can let that go because it was Valentine’s Day and pretty much any restaurant would be the same. We were shown to our table of two (which were packed like sardines) in about 5-7 min. The ambiance was very noisy, not what you would want for an intimate dinner for two. There were tables next to us that were mere inches away. We could almost hear their conversations and they, ours if it wasn’t for the loud noises.

About 5 min after being seated waiter #1 comes and pours our waters. The table only had the Valentine’s Day menu so I asked waiter #1 if the regular menu was available since that’s what I picked when I made my reservation. He proceeded to say no since it was Valentine’s Day but mentioned we could pick a la carte off the pre fixe menu. The pre fixe menu was $130 for a couple (not including and alcohol) with an ok choice of appetizers, entrees and desserts. I was disappointed and angry because I was now locked out of going anywhere (no restaurants would have any tables on Valentine’s Day!) and would have to pay $130 for food I didn’t particularly like. But after we were told we could pick a la carte, my wife and I debated whether we should just suck it up and order entrees. We decided we would.

Now being so busy the service was quick (not surprisingly since they were only serving the Valentine’s Day menu). But now waiter #2 comes to take our order and says we can’t do a la carte. When we mention were told we could, he says well guess you could but it’s the same price regardless. So why would you pay for just the entree. I was now fuming, felt we were deceived and the restaurant was hustling everyone.

Station 4
Responded 3 days ago

Thank you for your feedback. We’re sorry to hear your experience was not of the quality you expected. Besides the valentine’s special, guests had the option to order individual items from either the special/the regular bar menu including items served on a daily basis. I'm sorry this wasn’t explained properly to you. It's an uncommon instance,we are using your feedback to ensure it won’t happen again. We would love to make up for the confusion if you are willing to give us a second chance.

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MS
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall2food3service2ambience2

Third and last time here. First two courses rushed. Then service basically stopped. Dessert, salt, and glass of wine never arrived. Similar issues on prior visits. Restaurant was overwhelmed.

AB
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall3food3service3ambience2

Though the restaurant only accepted reservations for Valentine's Day, the restaurant staff seemed very overwhelmed. Servers were arguing amongst themselves and with management. A large party that made a reservation was waiting around for almost 45 minutes for staff to put tables together - and staff briefly tried to seat them on both sides of a different party! The food was satisfactory but this wasn't a place I wanted to linger - I wanted to leave as soon as we finished eating.
There was also false advertising. They listed $129 per couple on their site and even on the menu. When I saw that I was charged more on the check, I was told that the $129 per couple was only for a certain food item. When I asked the server to show me where the caveat was listed he couldn't and ended up giving me a discount. I don't think I'll go back to this place unless it's under new management.

C
Washington DC
45 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall3food4service3ambience3

I am writing this review for the Valentine's Day evening alone. There was a special Valentine Day fix price menu for $129.00 per couple. The menu was limited and these menus always include dessert which my husband and I rarely have. The restaurant must have only opened at 6:00 which is when we had our reservation, before an 8:00 pm production at Arena Stage. Our waitress was pleasant and tried to be efficient but the number of diners arriving at the same time seemed to overwhelm everybody. Our appetizers had just arrived and just as we started eating, our entrees arrived. We sent them back to the kitchen. While we usually like Station 4, they need to have a better plan for special days

Station 4
Responded 3 days ago

Carolleem, thank you so much for sharing your feedback, it helps us improve. While we were very excited to host a memorable valentine's experience for all guests, we are sorry to have missed the mark with you. We value your input and we will continue to work diligently to give all guests the hospitable experience Station 4 is known for. We hope to see you very soon to prove that to you. Again, thank you so much for taking the time to write to us. Cheers! Station 4

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D
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall1food2service2ambience2

Made reservation for 2/14/20. NOTHING on the website or on Open Table indicated that they were ONLY serving their fixed price Valentine's Day menu. Three app choices, three entree choices and three or four dessert choices. Nothing appealed to us, so we left after having some mediocre cocktails.

Station 4
Responded 3 days ago

We are very sorry you felt disappointed on such a loving day. We are even more bumped that the special menu offerings did not meet your expectations. Our menus are known to be creative and succulent, it's too bad the choices did not appeal to you. We would love for you to try our cuisine, we are certain you will forgive us at first bite.

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h
Washington DC
73 reviews
Dined on February 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food served promptly and with requested substitutions. Perfect for a quick light lunch before a matinee play at Arena Stage.

MP
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on February 9, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

The pre-theater special is excellent value. Service is professional and attentive.

Station 4
Responded on February 11, 2020

Michael, thank you so much for your feedback!

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p
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Wait staff seemed to rush us to turn the table over quickly so we had to pause it a little but overall the experience was good all around.

RM
Washington DC
13 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Very loud restaurant but nice buzz. Decent calamari. Decent fish and chips. Decent pork chop. Drinks were good. Service solid and friendly. Not the cheapest place to eat.

DW
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is one of the best restaurants in the DMV area. The food was very good, the waitress and host were very polite and professional. It was a great birthday brunch for my daughter who was turning 18. I would surely be returning to Station 4 again. 5-Stars

EO
Washington DC
17 reviews
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall4food3service5ambience4

I have only ever been to Station 4 for brunch, so I was glad to finally experience their dinner. The service was great (Ali was our very attentive waiter) and the portions were large. There was also live music that was very enjoyable.

Station 4
Responded on February 8, 2020

Essence, we are so happy to hear this. Thank you for trying us out for dinner too! Please stay tuned for our upcoming Spring Specials!

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PT
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall2food3service1ambience2

A party of 6 of us went to a per-theatre dinner but had difficultly getting our order in for cocktails, and the meal. One of our mains didn't arrive with the others. And one of our appetizers arrived after the main course had been served (we weren't charged). We were stressed as we were the last of the pre-theatre diners to get out of the restaurant. Of course, service was included for a party of 6 so I wonder if that explains it because that wasn't our experience previously. Food all around was good.

OT
Washington DC
21 reviews
Dined on January 31, 2020
Overall3food4service1ambience3

We were rushed by our server. Enter served before one guest finished soup. No refills offered for the coffee. It was clear they wanted us to leave, even though it was 45 minutes before the show.

Station 4
Responded on February 7, 2020

We are very sorry to hear this, your feedback was shared with the entire staff to ensure this doesn't happen again. We hope you give us another to provide you a better dinning experience.

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AM
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on January 26, 2020
Overall2food1service4ambience2

The food here was underwhelming (burger burnt and dry; Bloody Mary extremely spicy). The service was average - it was hard to get a refill on coffee. The decor is a strange nightclub vibe with very beat-up furniture.

Station 4
Responded on February 7, 2020

AnneMarie, I'm so sorry we missed the mark with you. Our brunch entrees are very popular and guests usually enjoy the burger. We hope you give us a chance to amend things with you!

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NH
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on January 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and excellent food and drink. I highly recommend the 2-hour bottomless mimosa/bloody Mary plus a brunch entree special for $38. My two friends and I all ordered the steak and eggs entree to truly take advantage of this special and each plate was perfectly cooked to order. Our wonderful server refilled our (already large) glasses regularly without us even having to ask. I will return to this restaurant and encourage others to do the same.

Station 4
Responded on February 7, 2020

Neil, what an amazing review! Thank you so much, we would love for you to try us out for dinner too!

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MM
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on January 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great Brunch!

LM
Chicago
19 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Great neighborhood spot. I always enjoy the food. We had Kobe burger, mussels and steak salads. Everything was great. Nice wine list and friendly, attentive service.

SG
1 review
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall3food2service2ambience3

Calamari was tough, crab cakes were mushy, and the desserts weren't very enticing ( skip the cheesecake). The server was the worst part. I am ok with mistakes but don't argue over it with paying customers. My party of 8 dined on 1/18/2020 at 6:30pm. The restaurant wasn't crowded but our server was very absent

L
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on January 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful, excellent service, great atmosphere, delicious food.

VG
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food, service, and atmosphere was great as always. We will definitely return again. Special shoutout to Ali R for the excellent service.

EG
1 review
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall4food3service5ambience4

Almost $100 for something just good. Flavor of food was ok

LB
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on January 5, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience5

As always, great food and customer service! The hostesses are always very professional and accommodating.

R
1 review
Dined on January 1, 2020
Overall4food3service4ambience3

Went for Brunch Good food, cute atmosphere, love the Mimosas!

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