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About Station 4
Modern American Cuisine
Washington, DC 20024
American, Contemporary American
Hours of Operation:
Monday - Friday: Open at 11 am. Saturday & Sunday: 10 am. Open late night 7 days a week.
$30 and under
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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.
We are directly across the street from the Waterfront Metro stop on the Green Line.
Private Party Facilities:
Please contact our Private Dining Contact for details.
Private Party Contact:
Maryna Masciandaro: (202) 488-0987
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
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Station 4 Ratings and Reviews
Disappointing pre-theater meal at a place that is always packed with diners. French onion soup contained burned onions and the broth wasn't very tasty. My partner's Caesar salad was overdressed, mine could have used more dressing. We both had digestive upsets the next day - something quite rare for us. We agreed that the only good thing about the meal was the overpriced domestic wine. Next time we'll stop at the nearby burger joint.
I have been twice within 30 days and ordered different dishes each time. On one occasion, I had the "special" which was a grilled whole branzino (deboned table-side) with brown butter, fingerling potatoes and a mixed green salad. The fish was cooked nicely but was over salted and the amount of brown butter poured over it made it too greasy, basically ruining the taste of the fish. The mixed green salad it is served with was served in a metal dish with the fingerling potatoes. The greens weren't "mixed" and were very wilted. I'd expected a crisp side salad. The waiter should specify that the salad will be warm/wilted if that is the intent. I'm not sure it was though. On the second occasion, I had the salmon which was cooked nicely but was not seasoned at all. My dinner companions had fish tacos (fish was over cooked) and seafood salad (very good).
The restaurant has a nice ambiance and is loud (lively). The bar is separate from the dining room and looks like a nice spot to get drinks and pizza (I saw people leaving with pizza boxes).
Station 4 offers a pre-theatre meal but you're limited to just 2 entrees and selected appetizer/soup. This limitation makes it seem a bit disingenuous given the wide selection on their menu.
Overall it's a nice restaurant, but I think they should tweak the preparation and presentation of their fish offerings. Next time I'm in the area I'll try some place else.
We chose Station 4 because it was close to Arena, but will go to Masala Art or the wharf next time. Food is mediocre and service lackluster. One person in our party was getting wet from a leak in the ceiling and mentioned it to the waiter. No one came to check on her or the leak. (We were able to bunch together - away from the drip.)
This was the first return visit for many months due to prior dining disappointments. Nothing has changed except some menu items. I looked forward to the seafood of the day...they didn't have it. The calamari was well seasoned... just a little salty. My husband's pork shank was very tender but overly sweet. My scallop dish was very tasty.
It may be awhile before we visit again.
Overall we enjoyed the meal; fortunately it was warm enough to eat outside. In side the noise level was unbearable. Recent changes to the menu were not on the website. Also some desired items were unavailable. On the expensive side. Handy nearby metro stop.
First time visiting and was pleasantly surprised at the quality of the food. The menu is a bit limited but given the quality, that really wasn't a problem. We were dining pre-theater and had a very leisurely meal. However, the acoustics in the restaurant are loud -- high ceiling, loft like and sound resonated a lot. We were leaning in for our table conversation.
This was my first visit to Station Four. Reviews that I had read were mixed, but it was a rainy night and it was convenient to Arena Stage where we were seeing a performance. We had the pre-theatre meal. We were seated at a table at the banquette which separated the bar from the dining area, and it was quite cramped. The $35 three course pre-theatre menu offered limited selections, but it was sufficient. I had the haricot verts appetizer and the salmon, both were excellent. The dessert choices were sorbet or tiramisu. I love tiramisu, so that was my selection. Unfortunately, when it was time for dessert to be served, there was no tiramisu so the substitution was lemon cake. It was good, but not what I wanted. We were told there was a wine special that night, for a bottle which was usually $60, but would only be $40. When the check came, we were charged $42, which was no big deal, but not what was promised. The service was good except we had to ask for bread. Overall, we enjoyed our meal at Station 4, and would probably return for the pre-theatre special. It was overall a good dining experience.
I visited Station 4 with a group of friend for brunch on Sunday(10/29). This was the first time I had heard of this location but do to a friend with a seafood allergy, we chose this restaurant instead of brunching at The Wharf. The location looked upscale and the hostess was exceptionally helpful since we had made reservations ahead of time. Once we were seated our waiter, Joseph Canelon immediately greeted our group. Overall, his professionalism and attentiveness was absolutely exceptional. Everyone purchased the bottomless brunch and he never allowed our glasses below half-full and his entree recommendations were perfect. The weather outside must overcast and rainy but the atmosphere and customer service brighten our day. Thanks again for a great brunch and a special thanks to Joseph for being a class act!
We went to Station 4 for dinner before a performance at Arena Stage. They offer a prix fixe pre-theater dinner which we decided not to take because we liked other menu items better than what was available on the special. We asked the waiter about the pre-theater menu and indicated that we needed to finish in time for our trip to Arena Stage. When we were at the theater we looked in the playbill and saw that Station 4 offers a ten percent discount for Arena patrons. We were disturbed that the waiter, although he knew were going to the theater, did not give us the discount. We stopped back at the restaurant after the performance and complained to the manager about this. He did not hesitate to give us the discount, but we should not have had to ask for it.
In general, the food was good (crab cakes excellent) but the service was only passable, at best.
We had tickets for the Arena Stage and had not been to Station 4 in a couple of years so we decided to give it another try. The salads and pizza were quite good. The tables are way too small for two people. They are the size of a small round patio table. The menus are large and there is not room to set them on the table to read the wine list. The salads arrived in huge bowls and there was barely room for two of them on the table. The entire meal felt like a balancing act or a game of Tetris.
Service was awkward. After we were seated, the manager stopped by to see if we had reservations. We did and it had been noted and acknowledged when we arrived. When we were ready to leave, we asked our waiter for the check. The manager brought it. Two minutes later, our waiter brought another one, exactly the same. The manager should get out of the way and let the staff do their jobs.
We had the scallops app which were very good, but the pizza had a commercial tasteless crust. Wasn't special at all . Other plates we saw looked pretty good, so I'd go back again. We went back later for a late night snack and the calamari were delicious and the drinks were good. The noise level, at least for dinner, was off the charts and the service, like most so so places now, was sparse and amateurish.
We went for brunch on a beautiful, fall day that allowed us to eat outside. The weather was perfect. We had reservations and were quickly seated. Let me tell you, the BEST dish was the S.O.S. (sh*t on a shingle). It was as if the cooked on the grill! The flavor was amazing! I also had the Salmon Benedict which was okay. I'll stick to what I know going forward. Good food though.
I do NOT recommend this restaurant. After our hostess seated us it took our server an exceedingly long time to take a drink order. Only when we were ready to order food did he inform us that they were out of ALL pizzas as well as a few other entrees. Once we ordered our meals it took over an hour to receive our food. We got few check-ins from our server and no updates on our food’s ETA. Only when we hit the hour mark was a basket of bread brought to the table. When our food finally arrived, a full hour and a half after being seated, my dish came without one of its main ingredients. We witnessed other tables get up to leave forgoing their meals and I was ready to go with them. Wouldn’t touch this place again with a ten foot pole.
Outstanding in its proximity to Arena Stage but might need to do something more with the opening of the Wharf restaurants. Food is good; Value is fair; Service is excellent; Timing of meal suits those going to Arena.
With the Wharf opening I would suggest enhancing attractiveness to theater patrons. Perhaps valet parking, need not be free, with ability to leave car there until after the show. This works well on 14th St. for Studio Theater visits.
The space and service are exceptional. The food was delicious and well prepared. The menu selection was not quite as exceptional or imaginative as the design, decor and flow of the space might lead a customer to expect. Don't be afraid to take some chances and be more original with the menu selections. Try mixing reliable and conventional menu items with unfamiliar and unconventional menu items.
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