Succotash - Penn Quarter DC

4.6
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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 11:30AM - 11:30AM 2:30PM - 3:45PM 4:00PM - 5:00PM
Sat 2:30PM - 4:30PM

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4.6based on recent ratings
4.5
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4.4
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4.7
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4.2
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89% of people would recommend it to a friend
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M
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall3food2service4ambience5

This space is beautiful. Beautiful. Stop in. Have a drink. Maybe some appetizers and desserts, which are quite good. But the entrees are definitely lacking. I've gone here twice (wanted to give it a second try because its so beautiful) but they seem to think that the key to Asian / Southern fusion lies in really thick, overpowering, and unpleasant sauces on what would otherwise seem to be very fine ingredients. I found this to be especially true of the Dirty Chicken and the Roasted Salmon, but the Crispy Blue Catfish wasn't much better. Maybe there are entrees that don't have this issue, but I think I've lost my appetite to try again.

OT
Orlando
5 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall2food4service2ambience3

Always takes 2.5 hours to dine here. Service is remarkably slow even when the restaurant is below capacity.

Dined here right after Christmas, and in addition to being terribly slow and hardly seeing our server, the server joked about a severe peanut allergy at our table and took his time confirming with the kitchen as to whether the food on our table had come into contact with peanuts. The manager on duty promised great service if we returned.

I returned a few weeks later, was seated by the manager on duty in a nice booth. Very warm welcome. But as soon as we were seated, she disappeared and we reverted to the same old spotty service. We were in the booth for 2+ hours. Had to wait 30 minutes after being seated and immediately ordering for the tiny first course to arrive.

Food really is great. Management has some serious issues to work out. Surprised the problem is this bad seeing how timing directly impacts their profitability. Won’t be back anytime soon.

d
Washington DC
20 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I went for restaurant week and I was delighted with the service, portion size, the ambiance and most importantly - the taste. Their rye whiskey flight was memorable and good. I intend to return in the future.

TH
Richmond
10 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall3food2service4ambience5

The food was not very flavorful. It seems to be made for a less discerning palate. The portions were incredibly small and bland save for the sauces.

HP
Atlantic City
70 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent meal and service. Dining area was noisier that I would have preferred - but we were there at a busy time.

l
Washington DC
11 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A group of 5 ladies celebrating sisterhood during Restaurant Week...wow, what a meal! What great service!

SM
Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best Chicken and Waffles in the history of both chicken, and waffles -- and that is a long, long history!

I always love taking clients, friends and family members to Succotash DC -- it's such an interesting and unique space, very warm and inviting, and the menu has something for just about anyone. Could not recommend more for a nice relaxing and delicious meal whether you're sightseeing, or before an event at the nearby Capital One Arena. Thank you Succotash for always meeting and exceeding my expectations!

KB
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a great restaurant week experience and feel we definitely got a great value. Serving a family-style sampler was a great way to experience a lot of what Succotash can offer - which is amazing southern cuisine! Our server / management was very accomodating with our diner with dietary concerns. The building is beautiful as well.

B
Washington DC
9 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Succotash was a great experience! I went for the happy hour and enjoyed both the food and drinks! I will definitely go back!

OT
Kansas City
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Taste of the South was well worth it!

RC
Baltimore
79 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall3food2service3ambience3

I visited the restaurant for brunch with my wife and my son. We all ordered the "strawberry" salmon dish. In addition to that dish my son ordered biscuits, my wife hush puppies and I ordered pear feta salad. The Salmon was well cooked at medium temperature. The only downside was the "strawberry" topping that did not taste like strawberry. It really threw off a really good piece of fish. I enjoyed the pear feta salad as it was fresh. The manager and the wait staff were friendly....I just wasn't wowed by the food.

L
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall3food3service4ambience5

Food was okay. The building was gorgeous and the service was good. I would go back for dinner because the building was so beautiful, but I sense that they need to work on the consistency of the food. It was overly salty and the chicken was fried way too hard.

L
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Good service.
Had chicken and waffles. A lot of food. It was very good.

AW
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome service, intimate setting for our party of six, friendly and attentive staff, and the food was scrumptious. Thank you for a wonderful experience.

OT
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on January 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I have dined here for lunch, happy hours & dinner. Always a great experience. My go to for dining w/ friends.

PD
Atlanta
3 reviews
Dined on January 8, 2020
Overall5food3service5ambience5

The service was amazing. The ambiance was great. My halibut was overcooked and dry so I was very disappointed. The crawfish etoufee sauce was delicious though.

BH
Richmond
1 review
Dined on January 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was an amazing meal. I tried the Salmon, the Ribs, and the Chicken and Waffles. All were excellent. I can't wait to go back.

OT
Philadelphia
40 reviews
Dined on January 7, 2020
Overall4food5service1ambience4

Despite outstanding food and an incredible atmosphere, the service was awful. The bartender was more interested in chatting with his associates, who were just to my left, than in serving me. I felt as if I was interrupting him when I asked for pepper or had a question. Another sad example of where SERVICE needs to be drilled in. No matter how wonderful the food, the ambiance, the location, etc., people (ME) remember how they were treated. I told the host and he acted surprised, so perhaps it was just me or the evening. Whatever...

s
Washington DC
36 reviews
Dined on January 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous in every way. All 6 in our party were very happy with the drinks, appetizers and our meals. Perfect burger!!

SK
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on January 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I had not been before and will go again. Interesting menu, friendly staff, good food, attractive setting.

DC
Nashville
51 reviews
Dined on January 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was second visit, and first was Christmas Eve. Food was wonderful. Out of town guests loved it. Place is attractive and service is considerate.

SB
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on January 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great, unique food. Perfect service. Can’t wait to go back at supper time.

AK
Richmond
4 reviews
Dined on January 5, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Did not like the seating, however it was an overall good experience.

PP
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Can’t wait to come back with friends. Lovely space. Wonderful wait staff - appropriately attentive. Great drinks. And the food was superb!

C
Washington DC
16 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful interior, private banquettes, great Southern food.

NC
1 review
Dined on January 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nice place with very good service and some of the best ribs I've ever had

OT
1 review
Dined on January 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A religious experience. You will believe in a higher power when you’re done eating here.

OT
Savannah
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall4food4service2ambience4

Good food and in a central location of DC. Great ambience with some private booths. Service wasn’t what I expected from this type of restaurant. Despite that I would still recommend especially if you are a bourbon fan.

Y
Washington DC
10 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Great restaurant with Southern flair!
Superb bar-tenders, great food (try the fried oysters!), good service and elegant atmosphere. Worth the trip.

OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall1food1service3ambience3

Was there for dinner on New Year’s Eve. Place is really nice and staff is attentive but food is overrated. We were a party of 4 and ordered an appetizer to share and different main dishes. None of them were good. The bar is nice and drinks were good. Unfortunately food is not.

JL
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We requested a table away from high traffic areas; they sat us upstairs in a perfect location, overseeing the lower level. The service was prompt, and not hurried at all; I expected that given it was New Years Eve. The food was excellent. Our waiter, wish I got his name, was attentive and friendly. Will definitely return.

LB
Baltimore
6 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome meal and exceptional service.

OT
Miami
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Some of the best food I’ve had in DC! Edward Lee truly delivers an outstanding, authentic southern dining experience while the delightful ambience transports visitors to old-world New Orleans. A must stop for anyone visiting DC!

SD
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our waiter was exceptional. Very nice and energetic. Service was excellent.

SD
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Second visit this month! We’ll be back in the New Year! Food and service continue to be great!

JL
1 review
Dined on December 30, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Very nice ambiance and good service. The decor was very nice and the bar was well designed.

W
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A delightful experience, food was delicious and our server fantastic.....

OT
Los Angeles
9 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great brunch with family before visiting the National Portrait Gallery nearby. Inventive take on Southern brunch staples — every dish was familiar... but elevated. Creative cocktails. Attentive, professional service. Highly recommend.

MR
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

As part of a DC weekend, we chose Succotash based on its interesting menu and we were not disappointed! Our dinners were excellent and plentiful enough that, sadly, we had no room for dessert! The only downside was that our server appeared to have too many tables, so service was a little slow- still a great experience!

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Overall amazing! Collin is the best! We’ll be back!