Station 4

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$30 and under
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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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Specials

Celebrate your special day with us!

In honor of your special day, Station 4 has something special to choose from: 🎉 Complimentary Bottle of Champagne 🎉 Loyalty Card with $25 Included Reservation required, only for parties of 8 people or more. Not valid with any other promotions.

Terms and Conditions:

Valid For: 1 - 20 people

Starts: July 11, 2019

Ends: July 12, 2118

Availability: Daily 4:00PM-11:00PM

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

Birthday Special

Happy Birthday. Show us your ID and Receive a Free Appetizer with the purchase of an Entree.

Terms and Conditions:

Valid For: 1 - 20 people

Starts: March 20, 2019

Ends: March 21, 2118

Availability: Sun-Wed 11:00AM-4:00PM

Thanksgiving Dinner Special Menus & Offers

Our Bar and Restaurant will have an event so please call us for more info.

Thursday, November 28, 2019

Christmas Eve Special Menus & Offers

Our Bar and Restaurant will have an event so please call us for more info.

Tuesday, December 24, 2019

Christmas Day Special Menus & Offers

Our Bar and Restaurant will have an event so please call us for more info.

Wednesday, December 25, 2019

New Year's Eve Special Menus & Offers

Our Bar and Restaurant will have an event so please call us for more info.

Tuesday, December 31, 2019

What 2869 People Are Saying
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3.9based on recent ratings
4.0
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3.9
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3.8
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3.7
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85% of people would recommend it to a friend
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AB
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our bartender Keisha was outstanding! Wonderful service!!!

Station 4
Responded 16 hours ago

Keisha will be thrilled to hear this. Thanks Ashley.

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J
Washington DC
18 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall1food1service3ambience3

Even though we had a reservation and Station 4 was not full, we were seated against the back wall overlooking the kitchen and serving station. My husband's french toast had barely been cooked so the interior was wet and cold. The filling in my greek omelet was not incorporated with the egg but rather was added after the omelet was cooked. Since the spinach and feta had not been heated with the egg (or at all) the spinach was cold and the cheese was solid. We sent both dishes back as both were inedible--something we have never done before. The waiter was very apologetic and we felt he was doing his best. We were going to an afternoon performance at Arena Stage and were looking for a restaurant close by. Other than location, there was nothing to like about this restaurant .

Station 4
Responded 3 days ago

James, we are extremely apologetic for this unfavorable experience. Beyond the great location, we pride ourselves in the quality and tastiness of our food. Our kitchen staff puts its heart in every dish from preparation to presentation. We are very sorry for not being able to prove that to you. We appreciate your feedback and would like to turn your experience around. Please contact me at your convenience at salwa@station4dccom /(202) 488-0987. I look forward to speaking with you. Best, Salwa

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OT
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall3food4service3ambience5

Please consider revising your automatic gratuity policy for 5 people and more. This is not necessary and detrimental to the service.

Station 4
Responded 3 days ago

We love hearing customers’ feedback! Thank you for taking the time to share yours!

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CP
Los Angeles
8 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience3

We had a table that was a little right to fit 6 people. Once the group next to us left we got and extra table which was nice. I loved my house salad and pepperoni pizza. One person ordered the special which was scallops/jambalaya which was very good. Everyone loved the Mac n cheese as well. Unfortunately we also ordered duck fat fries and fish tacos but they never came. Our waiter kindly took them off our bill.

Station 4
Responded 3 days ago

Christina, Thank you for sharing your experience with us. We are sorry to hear about the fries and tacos. We look forward to seeing you again soon and thank you for your feedback. Best, Salwa

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OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall2food3service2ambience3

Server was very attentive initially and then went MIA.

Station 4
Responded 3 days ago

Dear Guest, I am sorry to hear you didn’t have the service you deserved. Our waiters are usually known for their exceptional service. I hope you will give us another chance to prove that to you. Next time, please ask for me – Salwa or one of our Manager’s on duty – so that we can ensure your experience with us is smooth and attentive. Best, Salwa

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OT
Baltimore
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall1food2service1ambience1

Took 15 minutes before I was able to flag down a manager to have a server come to the table for the first time. Loud and crowded, and none of the staff seemed to care about serving anyone. The food was overpriced for what it is.

Station 4
Responded 3 days ago

We really appreciate your feedback; it helps us improve guest experience! I have personally addressed the issue with the entire staff. It is unacceptable that you had to wait 15 minutes to get a server. I hope you will give us another chance to make things right. Please contact me at your convenience to discuss how we can make things right. Salwa (202) 488-0987

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NC
Raleigh
13 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall2food4service1ambience1

This was a bad experience. We weren’t seated until 30 minutes after our Open Table reservation time and we had lots of other company waiting. The noise was so deafening that we couldn’t converse and our ears rang after we left. The server emptied an entire bottle of wine in just three glasses and then asked if we wanted another bottle. The unpriced scallop “special” only included three scallops for which they charged $40. A disaster! Never again.

Station 4
Responded 3 days ago

Dear NCfoodie, I want to start by apologizing for not meeting your expectations on your last visit. I also would like to thank you for sharing your feedback. Our goal at Station 4 is to exceed guests’ expectations at every visit. I have shared my contact information with you on a private message and I really hope to get in touch with you very soon. Please feel free to contact at your best convenience. I look forward to hearing from you.

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TD
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic night! Went for my mom's birthday with a large group and it was great. If you go with 8 or more you get a choice of a gift card or free champagne! We had Ali as our server and he was phenomenal.

J
Washington DC
49 reviews
Dined on November 12, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Food was good. Service here has been generally very good but it was a bit off for us on this visit.

Station 4
Responded 6 days ago

John, we strive to improve everyday. Your feedback helps us a lot. Thank you!

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DB
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on November 10, 2019
Overall1food3service2ambience1

I won’t be going back. Staff did not deal with yelling customers.

Station 4
Responded 6 days ago

Dianne, I am so sorry to hear you did not enjoy your time with us. We would love to give you a better experience if you are willing to give us a second chance. I sent you a private message, I hope to hear from you soon. Best, Salwa

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KB
1 review
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall3food5service2ambience3

The food was excellent, but the service was inconsistent. The team was very nice however the drink order was incomplete and the main course arrived before we were finished with our cocktails and appetizers. Desert was delicious, but my tea never made it to the table! Perhaps the servers were new, but they definitely need some additional training. Station 4 requested a private review so they could correct any problems which I gave them. So far I’ve heard nothing from them. Too bad, this is a really nice place with good food and reasonable prices for the DC waterfront.

Station 4
Responded 2 days ago

Dear Kathleen, thank you so much for your thorough review. Your business is of the utmost importance to us and we appreciate you helping us improve. We unfortunately didn’t receive a private message from you, if you would be so kind to address it directly to me at salwa@station4dc.con or (202) 488-0987. I would appreciate the opportunity to talk with you and ensure your future experience with us is smooth. I look forward to speaking with you. Salwa

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P
Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2019
Overall3food3service2ambience3

Service erratic. Never received the fries I ordered. Had to wait thirty minutes for bread and had to ask three times. Food was ok, but so overpriced. Dinner for two with just one glass of wine for almost $100 is ridiculous.

Station 4
Responded 6 days ago

We are sorry to hear we missed the mark on this. We would love the opportunity to make it up to you. Please contact us at your convenience us. (202) 488-0987 Best, Salwa

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DR
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on November 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food is good and it is a very nice atmosphere.

Station 4
Responded 6 days ago

Thanks David!

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DT
Washington DC
32 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Everything was great except the woman who greeted us at the door, checked off my name, then said nothing further and walked away and never came back. We asked a server to seat us, and he did, at a quiet table by a wall, as requested, but consequently I got an email from OpenTable asking why we missed our reservation! Our server was terrific, made good recommendations. Food and drink were tasty, especially my husband’s short ribs on pappardelle, my charred seafood salad, and the very excellent cocktails. We’ll go back again, but I hope they give that hostess some training first.

Station 4
Responded 6 days ago

Thank you so much for your feedback! We look forward to providing you a 5 star service on your next visit!

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G
Washington DC
45 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

This is across the street from Waterfront Metro Station, and only a 5 minute walk from Arena Stage. The three course pre-theatre meals are tasty although the selections are a bit limited. Service was prompt and attentive. Our only criticism relates to the very small tables, which are even more problematic because the entrees are served in over-sized bowls. My wife dropped her knife, and I spent much of my time trying to find space for my coffee cup. (We had asked for a booth before we were seated, but the hostess told us they were reserved for parties larger than 2. Ok, but it was a rainy, midweek night, and it wasn’t crowded). Otherwise, good food and service, and convenient to Metro and Arena Stage.

Station 4
Responded 6 days ago

Thank you George for the great feedback, it helps us improve everyday!

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P
Washington DC
18 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2019
Overall4food3service3ambience4

This restaurant is all about location. It is only a few blocks from Arena Stage Theater. The menu is simple, the food good, but not great, so don’t expect a “foodie experience”. The service can be a bit disorganized, but our waiter worked with us to make sure we were finished in time to walk over to the theater for our play.

Station 4
Responded 6 days ago

Thank you so much for your feedback!

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AA
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our waiter Said really made the experience fantastic! He was super kind, ready with great suggestions, and incredibly attentive, but didn’t hover. He balanced all of his tables fabulously offering everyone his undivided attention. We will definitely be back and will be asking for him!

Station 4
Responded on November 8, 2019

Anna, Said will be thrilled to hear this. Thank you so much for your trust in us.

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J
Baltimore
50 reviews
Dined on November 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great spot. Delicious dinner and wonderful service. Location is terrific -- right around the corner from Arena Stage.

Station 4
Responded on November 8, 2019

John, we love your review. Thank you!

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h
Washington DC
69 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A great place to eat before the matinee shows at Arena Stage. I miss the specials with the half sandwich, cup of soup, and small salad.

Station 4
Responded on November 8, 2019

Thank you for your feedback!

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OT
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on October 27, 2019
Overall2food5service5ambience4

ALI is an EXCELLENT! He’s attentive, polite and overall respectful. Ali was a treat to deal with for our dining pleasures. I was delighted to have him as our waiter.

BRANDON was also a source of delight. He was helpful and attentive to our needs.

Mustafa, the so called “ restaurant manager” was the WORSE!!! He is disrespectful certainly NEEDS a lesson in restaurant management.

That host...I cannot remember his name. However, he was the WORSE! All of the extra DRAMA was totally unnecessary. He was totally over the top and DISRESPECTFUL. He not only NEEDS a lesson in restaurant management, but how to professionally and RESPECTFULLY present himself.

For the record, I NEVER leave poor reviews but the last two individuals and their behavior forced my hand.

Station 4
Responded on October 31, 2019

Dear Guest, thank you for bringing this matter to our attention, our team is committed to always creating an enjoyable experience for our guests. I’m very sorry we failed to meet your expectations. Your feedback is important to us and we are investigating this issue internally. Please feel free to reach out anytime at (202) 488-0987

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BG
Anchorage
17 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

The eggs benedict was okay although I felt the ham was too sweet. Service was great and the ambiance was very nice. I think I'd like to go back for lunch or dinner some day.

JS
San Diego
10 reviews
Dined on October 25, 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience3

Nice restaurant with good food and friendly albeit slow service.

F
Washington DC
22 reviews
Dined on October 25, 2019
Overall2food2service2ambience3

Nothing to write home about...I expected more but was let down. The food was presented well but definitely lacked seasoning/flavor. When I go out to dinner, expect the food to be better than what I make at home. The waiter was friendly but not attentive, my friend asked for a soda and waited over 20 minutes for him to come back with the drink and the restaurant wasn’t even busy. I wouldn’t recommend Station 4 because there was no wow factor...just a flop.

RL
1 review
Dined on October 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Met a friend for dinner before the baseball game. It was a good experience.

PB
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on October 25, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Great restaurant. Lovely setting, great staff - very accommodating. Good food selection. Give it a try!

FM
Baltimore
8 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2019
Overall5food4service4ambience4

Mac and cheese small plate, roast chicken and wagyu burger were very tasty. Duck fat fries were to die for!! Biggest disappointment was the "lemon" tart. Couldn't taste one iota of lemon...just sweet, on sweet, on sweet, with no particular discernible flavor...like a tasteless, custard pie. Complete waste of calories! Pistachio cheesecake was tasteless and plasticky. Great food, but skip the desserts.

WD
Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined on October 22, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Food was very good; priced well for some items. Waiter rushed us to order when there were very few people/tables. Didn’t ask our choices of salad dressings; just brought a dressing.

P
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on October 21, 2019
Overall2food1service5ambience3

The food was terrible. Everything was over cooked. I ordered 7 shots of Tito’s chilled because we were celebrating a birthday. What they served us was not Tito’s and they didn’t think we would notice. Over all I won’t be back to this restaurant.

f
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on October 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Chesapeake Benedict was delicious with just the right amount of crab. The candied apple cocktail was good to but it was such a small size. Dino was a great server as well

Station 4
Responded on October 22, 2019

Thank you for the great feedback!

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JO
New Orleans
4 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall4food3service5ambience3

Ordered pork chop. When received the pork chop was hot the vegetables were cold. Waiter returned food to the kitchen and order was prepared again, this time vegetables were hot. The pork chop was delicious and the hot vegetables were fine. The restaurant was preparing for a party of forty (the waitstaff was doing the work), tables were dragged and banged. May have been reason for cold vegetables.
Must say they made it right when told of the cold vegetables. Would eat there again and would definitely have the pork chop again.

Station 4
Responded on October 22, 2019

Thank you for the feedback. We hope to see you soon!

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CC
Washington DC
155 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall3food4service2ambience3

Can't say that I was impressed or pleased by this place. I found the waiter to be sub par and the food just average. From the start the waiter did not try to make me feel welcome, failed to mention the specials or offer options when what I wanted was out, and did a poor job of making sure my friend and I had what we needed. The other guests were being treated quite nicely though which only made me madder. I told him we were going to the theatre and had an 8 pm show. He asked for my ticket but failed to mention he needed one for each of us then charge my friend the regular price for her meal even though it was clear she was ordering from the pre-fixe menu. We had to ask for bread, for them to clear our plates and bring the next course and almost missed the start of our show for an average meal at best. The grilled pear was limp, the crostini wasn't toasted and balsamic reduction wasn't great. My salmon was prepared well but serving size was small. They look pretty on the outside but all that glitters isn't gold. Great presentation of food (which is why I took a picture) but sadly the taste didn't match. The best part was my cocktail but for what I paid on the meal, I could've eaten at the Arena stage, been early, and more content. I probably won't return.

Station 4
Responded on October 22, 2019

Thanks so much for sharing your experience with us. I'm so sorry that your experience with us fell short of expectations. We hope you give us a chance to amend things.

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L
Western NC
23 reviews
Dined on October 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service! Our waiter knew everything about the wines and entrees. Delicious food. Will be back next trip to Arlington

Station 4
Responded on October 22, 2019

We look forward to seeing you again. Thank you!

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KP
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We was going to see a play at the Arena Stage and made reservations at Station 4 before the play. The staff was excellent and good very good. We was in and out with plenty of time to spare before the play.

Station 4
Responded on October 22, 2019

Thanks so much for your the positive feedback.

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OT
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Our waiter Dino was fantastic. Food very good. Location great. Traffic and parking a bear.

Station 4
Responded on October 22, 2019

Thank you for taking the time to share your experience!

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EG
Washington DC
14 reviews
Dined on October 15, 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience3

This was my second trip to Station 4. Food was very good - tuna sesame seared perfectly, the veggies were a little heavy on the soy. Server was hard to understand because of the background noise and it's a bit tough to talk with a larger group (we had 7). Décor is distinctive and fun!

Station 4
Responded on October 22, 2019

Thank you for your feedback!

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GR
Washington DC
42 reviews
Dined on October 15, 2019
Overall4food3service3ambience4

4p happy hour biz meeting so had a limited menu but good va

Station 4
Responded on October 22, 2019

Thanks for the feedback!

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l
Washington DC
44 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Dino is a terrific waiter. Outstanding service.

Station 4
Responded on October 22, 2019

Thank for you so much for your positive feedback.

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C
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

We had a reservation and upon arrival were promptly seated. Our waiter service was excellent, and my meal was delicious. Thanks.

Station 4
Responded on October 22, 2019

Thank you Chris for the great review!

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KV
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2019
Overall2food2service3ambience3

I reserved outside seating and was initially sat inside which was very loud w music completing w TVs in the bar. Hostess seemed annoyed when I asked to sit outside. Outside was much nicer. Our server was friendly and efficient. Food came out quickly. The “Carnival” pizza was plain, no real carnival. The grilled fish tacos were just ok. My ahi tuna salad was fine. There was no dressing on the greens wrapped in cucumber. We passed on dessert.

Station 4
Responded on October 22, 2019

We apologize for the inconvenience you encountered while visiting us. We regret that we missed the mark. We hope you give us another chance.

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DM
Washington DC
9 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

We had kids and they had good kids pizza plus adult food and drinks. Everyone was happy ;)

Station 4
Responded on October 22, 2019

We're happy that you're happy, and we're looking forward to your next visit.

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