Succotash - Penn Quarter DC

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1161 reviews
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A progressive perspective of classic Southern favorites. James Beard Award nominee Edward Lee brings his Korean roots and Southern repertoire to a soulful Southern menu.

SUCCOTASH is named after the classic dish that has been a longstanding staple of the Southern table. While many know “Succotash” when they see it, the dish has been interpreted, modified and passed from generation to generation for centuries. While Succotash between families will share similarities, each family’s recipe is deeply personal and reminiscent of those special suppers that brings kin together. Our “Succotash” is special to us and we invite you to experience the South from our point of view.
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Sun 2:30PM - 4:30PM
Mon - Fri 2:30PM - 3:45PM 4:00PM - 5:00PM
Sat 2:30PM - 4:30PM

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New York Area
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food is amazing!! Perfect!!

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l
Washington DC
11 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 5

Some times less is more. Fry the chicken less hard and less sauce on the shrimp and grits.

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RM
Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Great food until the dessert. The “chocolate bourbon pecan pie” was a tiny, stale tart that tasted months old. Very surprising given how good the apps/entrees were. Not sure where they get the desserts but it’s time for a change

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g
Washington DC
11 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 5

We have found a new favorite! Food was amazing and well-portioned- not too big, not too small. The restaurant has elegant but fun decor and a great bar. Our waiter was delightful and very pleasant although service overall was a bit slow. The catfish (entree) and smoked sausage appetizer were delicious. We will definitely be back!

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OT
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 2food 2service 4ambience 5

Went here for a late Valentine’s Day dinner (Friday night). Our reservation was at 8, we were seated around 8:15 or so which was fine since the place was packed. When the server came to our table, my boyfriend ordered a drink first and the server said something snarky like “women always order first”. Needless to say, my boyfriend did not appreciate that comment since I was still looking at the menu anyways. The server by the end of the night won us back overs I’m sure he was just stressed from the amount of people in the restaurant. It was about 9 before we actually ordered our entrees.We ordered hush puppies and corn bread, both were hard, dry and not very flavorful. I got the fried chicken and waffles, great chicken, horrible waffles. Literally just two waffles, no syrup or sauce? Which was weird. His shrimp and grits were the most unusual thing I’ve ever seen. Soupy grits, Chewy kale. The only thing good about this restaurant was the ambiance, it’s very beautiful and clean inside. Overall I was not thrilled with the experience especially when i saw that we paid over 120$ for our meals. I have no problem paying for a good dinner. That was not one of them. I was just expecting more from a chef that has notoriety.

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OT
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

I thought the food was just ok. Halibut was not bad but the Etoufee left much to be desired compared to what I have had in New Orleans.

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OT
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Went there for Valentine’s Day

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OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing food!

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JD
Washington DC
9 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a tremendous Valentine meal at Succotash.

Everything was hitting on all cylinders. I was amazed at how everyone smiled, everyone checked on every table, our server, Solo, was right up there in the ranking with some of the best service we have ever had.

The food was absolutely wonderful. We started with the cornbread muffins and the pulled bbq mushroom dish. BOOM!!! A little mostoco wine from the dessert menu as suggested by Solo, and OMG!

I could drag this review on for a few more paragraphs but for what reason.

5 stars go there!!

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AW
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 2food 2service 4ambience 5

This place is overrated according to me. The place itself is beautiful but the food was not that great at all.

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R
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Valentines Day

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CB
Washington DC
104 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

I love the food at this restaurant - and the service is impeccable. I'm a particular fan of the fried chicken sandwich it's my one indulgence.
I prefer sitting in one of the booths - they seem to be a bit quieter than sitting at one of the tables but a (slightly) higher noise level is the price I have to pay for that sandwich!

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CB
San Francisco
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lunch was to be a special event for my daughter and Succotash made it special from the service to the food!

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KW
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Enjoyed dinner before the Caps game on Monday. Food and service never disappoint! Shared cornbread app- a must every time! We each had the pimento cheeseburger with bacon jam. I was nervous for the bacon jam but it worked so well with the burger! The hostess was very sweet and welcoming. Our server was very friendly and enjoyed sharing some of her favorites from the bar and dinner menu.

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OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent menu!! Food was outstanding.

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Went for our one year first date anniversary. Food is delicious, drinks are outstanding and the service is perfect.

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MV
New England
1 review
Dined on February 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

What could possibly be lacking in a Southern-style restaurant with 85 kinds of bourbon available? Nothing, it turns out. This beautiful restaurant in a remodeled, stately old building was a last minute choice after seeing its ad in a playbill at Ford's Theater, and we had a wonderful sampler dinner, titled "Taste of the South," served by an efficient and knowledgeable waiter. The first courses included tiny corn muffins served with homemade apple butter and a fried green tomato salad that was refreshing and seasoned just right. There followed courses of spice-rubbed spareribs that fell off the bone (accompanied by wonderfully spicy, acidic collards), fried catfish with spicy aioli, and fried chicken and waffles. Everything was skillfully prepared, spiced perfectly, and accompanied by inventive sauces, relishes, and side dishes. The finishing touch was a dessert plate of chocolate/pecan tarts, pecan cookies, and fresh berries. It was a completely satisfying tour through modern, Southern cuisine that we highly recommend.

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J
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on February 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Desi was amazing! Our party enjoyed her suggestions and she was delightful as our Ambassador to Succotash! It made my brothers birthday gather a great experience!

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

The food never disappoint!

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F
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on February 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Delicious food, as usual. Lovely service, too. Such a pretty place.

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OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on February 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our server was the best! I can’t remember his name but he guaranteed he was going to take care of us and he definitely did! Busy Sunday brunch but seated right away. A great dining experience!

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M
Washington DC
44 reviews
Dined on February 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our dinner and service in the restaurant was outstanding. The only negative part of the evening was the bar. we had a cocktail there first. The bar was full of dirty glasses and dishes and it was hard to get a bartenders' attention to get served.

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OT
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Real nice atmosphere good food took an hour and 45 minutes though to get our food but will try it again

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LL
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

I really, really loved the ambience and the service which was impeccable from the host, to the bar server to our dining server. We had the Belle's Punch which was soooo good!! For dinner, we had several appetizers , a side of succotash curry, dirty chicken and hummingbird cake. The succotash curry is to die for. I wasn't crazy about the dirty chicken but my dining partner loved it. Warning: the slice of hummingbird cake is large enough for at least 2. Overall, a great dining experience and will go there again.

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OT
San Diego
1 review
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Phenomenal brunch spot!

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DB
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 4food 2service 5ambience 4

Loved the service, very hospitable and welcoming. Even brought out a little dessert for my mothers birthday. It was unfortunate that the food was not too great.

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OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 5

I thought the food was mediocre

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CC
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It's wonderful to have a taste of the South in DC. The service was excellent and the food, very flavorful. The only downside was that it was rather loud and difficult to have a conversation among two people - maybe there is something they can do to absorb the sound. Otherwise, it's a wonderful establishment and I'll be back.

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CC
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 3

The food was excellent! We started with the friend green tomatoes, then moved to the following entrees: the chicken and waffles and the fried catfish, both of which were well prepared and tasted great.
We shared the hummingbird cake which was just ok. It seemed like it was taken directly out of the refrigerator. Therefore, it was too cold and dried out instead of moist.

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E
New England
7 reviews
Dined on February 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

So amazing. Hush puppies had a nice kick, corn bread was great, Mac n cheese was tasty. But chicken and waffles was the best. Omg. Ate too much but so worth it. Restaurant is beautiful and although packed with people could talk with folks at table easily. Service great. No complaints only complements. Will come back again and will recommend to friends.

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s
Washington DC
113 reviews
Dined on February 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My friend had the short rib. Wow, huge portion and yummy! The hot fired oysters are a must. Nice variety of cocktails and wines. Only negative is that is very loud

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AL
Washington DC
81 reviews
Dined on February 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had another amazing lunch at Succotash on Tuesday. In addition to the delicious fried green tomatoes, smoked wings, and catfish, the service was PHENOMENAL. Exactly what you want when your friend is in town visiting.

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d
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on February 5, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 5

overall was good with 2 exceptions - One of the popular cocktails we ordered they said they were out of. we then chose something else and it took forever to get that drink. we had already had our appetizers and entree was served and we were still waiting for the drink. our server said they were looking downstairs for a new bottle as what we chose the 2nd time apparently they had none on the bar.
the second thing was I had the salmon - although was good was very salty.
Overall, beautiful restaurant and probably would give it another try.

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TA
1 review
Dined on February 5, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 1ambience 3

Service was lacking. Poor menu knowledge and explanation made ordering difficult. As a chef I was very disappointed in the delivery of such amazing food. The table of unimpressed business men getting “complimentary” dishes and desserts left and right made it disheartening as a person who would’ve enjoyed the opportunity and will probably not get the chance to eat this food again.Overall not pleased with our dining experience.

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P
Washington DC
20 reviews
Dined on February 3, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

Overall great experience! Food was very good, though service could have been a little better.

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NN
Baltimore
3 reviews
Dined on February 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everyone in my party was extremely happy with their brunch dish, those who had dessert raved about that as well. Every component was balanced and thoughtful. The portions were also larger than we expected.

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EW
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on February 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Fabulous experience!! Amazing food and drinks. Overall good ambiance.

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e
1 review
Dined on February 3, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 5

I had eaten here previously and the food was quite good. This time it was really off--no one liked their food out of the five of us in our group. Things were lukewarm, salty, and didn't taste fresh. The chicken and waffles was the best bet of the group.

It might have been an off night, but it was a big bummer. The service and ambiance were fine. Not sure I'll be back to try again.

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LV
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on February 3, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 5

the only major issue was the food was entirely too salty!

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FD
Washington DC
25 reviews
Dined on February 2, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

This was the first time dining here. The atmosphere was calm. While there was plenty of chatter throughout the restaurant the high ceilings seem to absorb it. the food was great, well prepared and presented. The only downside, it was pretty chilly upstairs. Definitely would dine there again.

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