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About Station 4

Modern American Cuisine

1101 4th Street SW
Washington, DC 20024
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
American, Contemporary American

Hours of Operation:
Monday - Friday: Open at 11 am. Saturday & Sunday: 10 am. Open late night 7 days a week.

Cross Street:
M street

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(202) 488-0987

Website:
http://www.station4dc.com/

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.

Public Transit:
We are directly across the street from the Waterfront Metro stop on the Green Line.

Executive Chef:
Orlando Amaro

Private Party Facilities:
Please contact our Private Dining Contact for details.

Private Party Contact:
Maryna Masciandaro: (202) 488-0987

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

Special Events & Promotions:
please email info@station4dc.com

Specials

Thanksgiving Dinner Special Menus & Offers

Thursday, November 23, 2017

Specials

Thanksgiving Dinner Special Menus & Offers

Thursday, November 23, 2017

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THREE-COURSE MENU WITH AMUSE $46 PER PERSON. KIDS UNDER 12: TRADITIONAL THANKSGIVING PLATTER $14. WE WISH YOU A HAPPY & SAFE HOLIDAY!

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Station 4 Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

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food

4.0

service

4.1

ambience

4.0

value

3.8

Noise

Moderate

89% would recommend it to a friend

Pre/post Theatre (32)
Casual (26)
Neighborhood Gem (23)
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Good for a Date (22)
Great for Outdoor Dining (16)
Good for Groups (16)
Good for Birthdays (15)
Great for Lunch (15)
Special Occasion (15)
Happy Hour (14)
Great for Brunch (13)
Sunday Lunch (13)
Good for Anniversaries (12)
Creative Cuisine (12)
Business Meals (12)
Fit for Foodies (11)
Late-night Find (11)
Worth the Drive (10)
Hot Spot (8)
Romantic (8)
Good Vegetarian Options (8)
Waterfront (8)
Bar Seating (7)
Fun (7)
Healthy (7)
Quiet Conversation (7)
Vibrant Bar Scene (7)
Quick Bite (6)
Comfort Food (5)
Disabled Access (5)
Handcrafted Cocktails (5)
Kid-friendly (5)
Authentic (4)
Cozy (4)
Notable Wine List (4)
Seasonal (4)
Great Beer (3)
Afternoon Coffee (2)
Afternoon Tea (2)
Live Sports (1)
Local Ingredients (1)
Paleo Friendly (1)
People Watching (1)
Tasting Menu (1)
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined 5 days ago

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.

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 (Baltimore)·Dined 6 days ago

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.

Tags: Disabled Access, Neighborhood Gem, Pre/post Theatre, Great for Outdoor Dining, Happy Hour, Bar Seating
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined 7 days ago

Chose the restaurant for the location and was pleasantly surprised by the quality of the food (we had the Ahi tuna salad with beets and the Cuban sandwich) and value.

Tags: Happy Hour, Hot Spot, Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 12, 2017

Amazing lightning fast service once I told server we had Arena Stage tickets for a show starting in less than an hour. Excellent pan-fried salmon arrived in less than 15 minutes, made it to show with time to spare!

Tags: Good for a Date
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 11, 2017

The service was fantastic!

Very accommodating and the food was great as well

Tags: Fun, Good for Groups
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 10, 2017

Our Server Maroun from Lebanon was great.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 10, 2017

Great restaurant and especially enjoyed the ambiance and staff knowledge of wines. Our food was tasty and I especially enjoyed the brie appetizer.

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 (Atlantic City)·Dined on November 10, 2017

Great food, Great atmosphere

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 7, 2017

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.)

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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 4, 2017

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.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 4, 2017

My friend treated me to brunch for my birthday. The Mimosa's and food was great.
The server surprised me with a slice of cake and a candle on the cake to blow out and make a birthday wish. It was really special! I just love Station4.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Waterfront, Sunday Lunch, Good for a Date, Authentic, Vibrant Bar Scene, Live Sports, Paleo Friendly, Business Meals, Fit for Foodies, Healthy, Neighborhood Gem, Great for Outdoor Dining, Late-night Find
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 3, 2017

A wonderful restaurant! The food and service were amazing! Great for pre-theatre dinner!

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Handcrafted Cocktails, Happy Hour, Neighborhood Gem
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·Dined on November 3, 2017

Great food!

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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 3, 2017

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.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 1, 2017

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.

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 (Baltimore)·Dined on October 29, 2017

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.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on October 29, 2017

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!

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 (Atlanta)·Dined on October 29, 2017

It was yummy. Nothing to rave about. But a nice quiet brunch.

Tags: Afternoon Tea
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on October 28, 2017

Our new favorite pre-theatre restaurant - mainly because service is always excellent! Tim was quick to bring our cocktails and quite attentive.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Pre/post Theatre
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on October 28, 2017

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.

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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on October 28, 2017

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.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre
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·Dined on October 27, 2017

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.

Tags: Happy Hour, Late-night Find
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on October 22, 2017

Salmon is very nicely prepared with vegetables. The French onion soup is very good. The sorbets and gelatos are delicious. The service is very attentive and considerate.

Tags: Happy Hour, Vibrant Bar Scene, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Pre/post Theatre, Good for Groups, Kid-friendly, Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies, Sunday Lunch, Worth the Drive, Great for Outdoor Dining, Special Occasion, Great for Lunch, Great for Brunch, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Bar Seating, Disabled Access, Quiet Conversation, Good Vegetarian Options, Good for Anniversaries
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·Dined on October 22, 2017

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.

Tags: Waterfront, Casual, Great for Brunch, Sunday Lunch, Great for Outdoor Dining, Comfort Food
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·Dined on October 21, 2017

Wasn't expecting much and had one of the BEST dinners I have ever had, Greek seafood salad and the Bronzino fish special with fennel and tomatoes in a white sauce! Fantastic

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Worth the Drive, Bar Seating, Creative Cuisine
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on October 21, 2017

Not a fan of their unisex bathrooms-design was confusing to people with urinals in one place, and everyone else hurded elsewhere. Sexist.

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Fun, Special Occasion, Good for Groups, Great for Lunch, Good for Anniversaries, Healthy, Cozy, Pre/post Theatre, Great for Brunch, Good for a Date, Casual, Worth the Drive, Business Meals, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Birthdays
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on October 19, 2017

It gets a bad rep, but it is a good neighborhood place. The food is quite good and the service is really good.

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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on October 18, 2017

It was enjoyable. The food was good, the service was good & the wine was good. I wasn’t overwhelmed but didn’t dislike anything! A nice place for an evening out!

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on October 17, 2017

I met a colleague for lunch and the staff was attentive and we received our orders quickly. The food was tasty and I will definitely visit the restaurant again.

Tags: Waterfront, Casual, Business Meals
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on October 15, 2017

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.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on October 12, 2017

Wonderful food, friendly service, but way too loud for us.

Tags: Happy Hour, Bar Seating, Vibrant Bar Scene, Pre/post Theatre, Comfort Food
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on October 11, 2017

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.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on October 8, 2017

Very good service. Good value. I recommend they improve the bread they serve start of meal

Tags: Good for Groups, Good Vegetarian Options, Waterfront
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·Dined on October 8, 2017

Pros:
Great atmosphere
Great Food
Descent pricing
Reservation is a must
Loved brunch

Cons:
My party of 4 had lipstick stained on all the cocktail glasses but the waiter was nice enough to change them all without us getting a manager.

Tags: Hot Spot, Special Occasion, Romantic, Great for Lunch, Good for Anniversaries, Worth the Drive, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Business Meals, Great for Brunch, Sunday Lunch
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on October 7, 2017

Genuinely warm and professional team providing good eats. Thank you, Station 4.

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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on October 7, 2017

The hostess and manager are always very pleasant. It great to go to a restaurant and the people are always smiling.

Whenever I have to usher at Arena Stage, I always have breakfast there.

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Cozy, Great for Brunch, Hot Spot, Tasting Menu, Casual
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·Dined on October 5, 2017

Solidly good! Good service!

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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on October 1, 2017

Another great experience at Station 4 and our waitlist staff was excellent.

Tags: Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Sunday Lunch, Great for Lunch, Happy Hour, Seasonal, Healthy
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on September 30, 2017

Outstanding choices for salmon. Great French onion soup. Tasty desserts, like tiramisu.
Very nice service

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Good for Anniversaries, Great for Brunch, Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Vibrant Bar Scene, Hot Spot, Special Occasion, Great for Lunch, Disabled Access, Worth the Drive, Great for Outdoor Dining, Sunday Lunch, Good for Birthdays, Great Beer, Romantic, Kid-friendly, Good for Groups, Pre/post Theatre, Good for a Date, Happy Hour, Healthy, Creative Cuisine, Good Vegetarian Options, Business Meals
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on September 23, 2017

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.

Tags: Seasonal, Late-night Find, Fit for Foodies, Authentic, Notable Wine List, Good for Groups, Business Meals, Worth the Drive, Special Occasion, Pre/post Theatre, Quick Bite, Good for Anniversaries, Healthy, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Fun, Romantic, Great for Outdoor Dining, Neighborhood Gem
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