Station 4

4.2
2577 reviews
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Contemporary American
Modern American Cuisine
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4.2
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4.2
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4.1
ambience
3.9
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B
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on January 10, 2019
Overall 4food 2service 4ambience 4

Nice ambiance in the restaurant, but my meal was I'll prepared. I ordered the salmon medium, but it was well in the inside and the lentils were overcooked.

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BC
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on January 6, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 3

The food was good - but nothing particularly call home or take a picture of your meal worthy. Portions were generous and well cooked. Drinks a bit pricier then I think necessary. Still scratching my head how dinner for four came out to as much as i did.

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D
Washington DC
58 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great lunch. The food was very good. I had the delicious chicken sandwich. The fish and chips looked wonderful

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M
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

We had dinner on New Year's Eve. The menu was excellent. It has gluten free options, and they were able to modify for dairy free. The lamb chops were executed perfectly. The tuna tare was very good. The service was great. I loved the staff. The noise level was a little loud for me. The acoustics are not great for some reason. I would go back to this place. It is close to the Waterfront which makes it a good spot.

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OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on December 29, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 5ambience 5

food was not good at all. omlettes did not have ingredients cooked in, but were folded in instead. you could
not substitute anything (add or take away ingredients from it). pancakes were worse than Aunt Jemima. very disappointed.

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PW
1 review
Dined on December 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Ate dinner here at Christmas Day. Overall a great experience. The food is outstanding and the waiter was really nice.
Only improvement: on this day, it was a little bit too cold inside.

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K
Washington DC
20 reviews
Dined on December 25, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 2

We enjoyed the crab cakes and seafood linguine, both of which were well-prepared in generous portions and met our usual pretty high expectations for Station 4, which we have patronized a good many times. Our one dissatisfaction was with the loud and unpleasant music blaring throughout the restaurant. We failed to ask that it be turned down, so I suppose it's too late to complain, but it decreased our pleasure and seemed out of step with the experience. I don't recall such a disturbing music sound track last time and hope this doesn't mean they will be driving us away.

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WB
1 review
Dined on December 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 1ambience 5

Outstanding addition to the Waterfront neighborhood! Service could use some work though.

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OT
Orlando
1 review
Dined on December 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service! Food was delicious. Location is off the waterfront right at the metro.

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OT
Washington DC
9 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

This was date with best friend to celebrate Christmas. This was her first experience here and desire to come back.

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OT
Kansas City
1 review
Dined on December 23, 2018
Overall 2food 4service 1ambience 1

Went for Sunday afternoon brunch. The waiter was inattentive (though not busy) and reluctant to get answers to our questions about the menu. Though it’s December and plenty of tables were available inside, one party was sitting outside on the 35 degree patio. We and one other party were seated at the two tables closest to the door. Because the servers had to use the door frequently, we were hit with a gust of cold wind every few minutes. Food was pretty good, though.

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MK
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on December 23, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

We were a party of 10 having a pre show brunch. Due to the size of our party and the holidays, we did make our reservation about a week or so in advance. We were seated immediately and greeted by our server right away. The brunch menu was small but contained everything you could want. The food was served hot in a timely manner. The omelets were very tasty as were the pancakes. Everyone was happy with their meal. Service was good. We had an 11:30 reservation and we were out in enough time to comfortably walk to the theater and settle in for a 2 pm show. I would definitely return!

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ME
1 review
Dined on December 20, 2018
Overall 3food 5service 5ambience 3

Great food and great service. The decor is nicely done. However, the noise level is so loud it was difficult to have a conversation with the person with whom I was dining. The music was much too loud and actually all you could hear the drums. Perhaps music more appropriate for dining would help with the noise level. While I loved the food and the service I doubt I will go back due to the noise level.

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b
Baltimore
34 reviews
Dined on December 19, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

This our favorite restaurant near Arena Stage, even with all the new waterfront menus. And our server, Mr. Maroun is the best. He's attentive, friendly and always has a great smile and handshake for us.

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e
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on December 19, 2018
Overall 1food 4service 1ambience 4

The service was terrible and it ruined our entire experience. The place was nearly empty and because I have a hearing problem, I asked if we could sit away from others. She, of course put us at a table right next to others and I had to ask her to find a different table. The waiter comes right away and asks if we want a drink. We ask for the list. Not more than a minute later, he's back asking again. We said we weren't ready and that was our mistake because we didn't see him for 15 minutes. He finally comes back and we order wine by the glass and he says we should get a bottle. We said we didn't want a bottle and he clearly was mad. Then we didn't see him again. No-one filled our water glasses and we had to ask for the check because we had tickets to Arena stage.

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FC
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on December 18, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Great place for a holiday lunch or date. Would definitely recommend it to friends.

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r
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on December 15, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 5ambience 2

much too noisy- food good but noise made it too unpleasant

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FR
Washington DC
25 reviews
Dined on December 15, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Although I requested a quiet table (if possible), we were seated next to a large and very noisy party--with an apology from the restaurant. The food was good, the value of the pre-theater menu is good, but the experience was somewhat unpleasant because of the noise.

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JC
Key West
1 review
Dined on December 15, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 2

Close to Arena Stage and parking lot...other than that, mediocre

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OT
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on December 15, 2018
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 on December 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful service. Brunch is always tasty!

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M
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on December 14, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Will be my go-to place before shows at Arena Stage...

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SG
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on December 11, 2018
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
2 reviews
Dined on December 9, 2018
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 on December 9, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

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

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OT
Washington DC
13 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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S
Washington DC
38 reviews
Dined on December 8, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

We usually go here for brunch before the theatre. Service is usually very good and we love getting the theatre discount. wish there was more variety on the menu though - miss the pizzas!

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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
63 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
12 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
38 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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