Succotash - Penn Quarter DC

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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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BS
Seattle
32 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outstanding food and service. Spot-on recommendations from staff. Stellar experience in every way

OT
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 5

Some new twists on southern comfort food. The collard greens were outstanding and the “Oh my Peaches” bourbon slushee is a must. Can’t wait to go back!

MS
Tulsa
2 reviews
Dined on September 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The atmosphere was elegant and the food was incredible. Highly recommended!!

CO
Richmond
10 reviews
Dined on September 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

We always look for local and independent restaurants whenever we travel. I am also a bit of a foodie and a huge fan of shows like Top Chef and MasterChef and I knew Chef Edward Lee had a resultant in the district. We made reservations for lunch as it was the only time we could dine with our train leaving at 4:00. Loved the atmosphere and the little touches like the glassware and the napkins with the buttonhole. The food was exceptionally prepared. My 12-year old loved the his puppies and skillet mac m”cheese and it is rare I go to a restaurant that has Pimento cheese which rivals mine (I have lived in VA my whole life and my grandma taught me had to make). We were there for the brunch menu on a Sunday so would love to be there to enjoy the broader dinner menu. My only complaint was the that the waitress delivers our check before I could even order dessert. I am a sucker for pecan pie and disappointed o wasn’t given the opportunity to try it!

OT
Orange County
2 reviews
Dined on September 15, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

For brunch, had very few egg options. Hostess wasn’t super friendly

OT
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 5

My best friend and I dined here on a girls weekend in DC. The building and decor were gorgeous! We did the Taste of the South and it was a great deal! So much food! They had a great wine and bourbon menu and service was good. I’d definitely recommend!

OT
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food is great and we have been here a few times now. Will certainly be coming back.

EH
Mobile
1 review
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 3ambience 3

Too loud. Middling food. Decent but not wonderful service. Not worth it.

KS
1 review
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

We loved the food, service and décor of this place, and would definitely return for another date night. I ordered the Dirty Chicken and my wife ordered the Fried Green Tomato Salad. We both thoroughly enjoyed our meals. Service was always on-time and friendly. The only nitpick I had was where we were seated. It wasn’t a big deal, because it was just us two, but we were seated in the far corner on the mezzanine level, next to the railing. Again, not a big deal. If we were with a larger group, I'm sure the seating options would have been better. It was still a very enjoyable evening.

TF
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

I enjoyed my food. My friend had hair in her food and they made her a new meal. The manager came out and apologized while removing it from our bill. Great service.

KE
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on September 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic and friendly service matched the quality of the food and super atmosphere. Definitely go again!

OT
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on September 13, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 4

not bad, just a casual place, a bit overpriced for quality

OT
Raleigh
14 reviews
Dined on September 13, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 1ambience 2

When we arrived we wanted to dine in addition to happy hour, was told that we had to sit at the bar for happy hour. We go over and there are no seats available. What where we go do? It was very disappointing and I was dissatisfied

BB
Washington DC
20 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Succotash was a delightful surprise! I took a business associate from out of town there to have a taste of southern cuisine. A total success! Great service, great food, the interior of the restaurant was a spectacular redo of what was probably a former bank. Highly recommended for any occasion.

OT
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

From the greeters to the servers the experience was wonderful. I can hardly wait to visit again!

MT
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on September 9, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

This was my second time at Succotash and the food was as good as the first time. Definitely try the Succotash side dish. It is better than anything you will find down South. The catfish and the sauce on it were delicious. Kudos to chefs.

The only drawback of the restaurant is the noise level. I went on a Monday night and the restaurant was not totally full. It was still noisy enough that I had a hard time hearing my companion. I can't imagine how noisy it is when the place if completely full.

j
Washington DC
23 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

food is very good; service was good at the beginning, but trailed off the second half of our dinner to the extent that our waiter simply disappeared. It was even a quite Sunday night. We were one of a few tables in the whole restaurant.

T
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on September 8, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 5

The food was pretty good. The greens could be cut smaller. The chicken and waffles needed more of a sauce to tie them together. Cocktails were good, no deals for sunday brunch though. Excellent service.

RL
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on September 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had an amazing time. Great staff and management. My husband ordered the chicken sandwich. He didn't like it...just his taste, and the took it off our tab. His birthday was acknowledged by the management and staff. The brought him a slice of cake. We will definitely go back. Amazing time!

t
Washington DC
16 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Great place to get away & catch up with an old friend. Recommend dining on the upper level.
Had the Delta Rice Bowl - Amazing! Just add salmon to it.

S
Washington DC
66 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love this restaurant, great southern soul food. The service is exceptional. If you don't want a full meal the happy hour is amazing.

OT
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Love the food. Great cocktails. Acoustics were super loud and disruptive (especially upstairs). Felt more expensive than a two $ sign restaurant should be.

OT
Tampa
1 review
Dined on September 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was Labor Day so we made reservations thinking it would be packed but to the contrary the place was empty I think there was only a total of 4-5 tables with people. So it was very quiet and the service was very fast. The food was good especially the Mac and cheese that I got it was amazing. The drinks we got where also very tasty.

D
1 review
Dined on September 1, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 5

We started with the deviled eggs, which are very tasty. My wife had the heirloom tomato salad and said it was very good. My daughter had the smoked wings. She loved the white bbq sauce, but the wings were very, very salty. I had the shrimp and grits. The grits were good, but the shrimp was too salty and over cooked. They were like rubber. The dining room is beautiful. The service is good. The food, - at least on this night - did not meet the same standards.

JJ
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 3

The space is lovely! The service is wonderful. The food is a bit too sweet for my liking (pulled pork and bacon especially). If you like bold favors w salty and sweet, Succotash is the great for that.

r
Raleigh
236 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

We had brunch at Succotash. Service was excellent, and the food was very Southern. I really liked the fried green tomato salad. Good coffee, mimosas, and Bellinis. Happy to go again!

OT
Cleveland
1 review
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Good experience!

MC
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Delicious southern cooking - loved the mac and cheese and the Delta Rice Bowl. Staff very professional and very attentive. Indigo, our waitress, provided great suggestions.

MD
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 3

Spareribs and short ribs collard greens and spicy fried oysters were good. Dirty Chicken was heavily crusted, salty and spicy not good.

LH
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Succotash was fabulous. We visited with friends from Wales as we wanted them to have a true Southern experience. Staff were so nice to us and the food and libations were terrific.

OT
Washington DC
12 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

We enjoyed this place immensely. The bartender was very nice, the Happy hour offerings were terrific. We were then seated by a warm, friendly Maitre'd and had a great waiter as well. The building is absolutely beautiful. Our food was great, the wine and cocktails were great as well. We had the hot oysters appetizer and our party had the fried chicken, salmon, and fish. All was great. We would definitely go there again.

BB
Richmond
5 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Sharing what we love about DC with dear friends who are visiting.

EB
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on August 25, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 2

The shrimp and grits was unseasoned and the grits grainy.
The fried green tomatoes and arugula was outstanding.
The smoked chicken wings were tasty.
The ribs were tender, but the sauce too sweet.
Overall, the prices were a bit out of line with the expectations.

CC
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2019
Overall 4food 2service 5ambience 4

The food was ok. The waitress was good.

AW
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Went here for an anniversary - not that this place stood out, but it was highlighted on OT and thought 'why not- I love comfort food!" it was kind of them to provide my partner and me with a complimentary glass to start off our anniversary (brunch theme) day.

If you're a cornbread person (the sweet kind) GET THE CORNBREAD TOAST/CAKE. I don't remember the actual name of the appetizer, but it's delicious. The berry jam and sweeten butter made it ah-maze-ing.

OT
Louisville
1 review
Dined on August 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Loved our Sunday Brunch! Was very good. Staff very attentive

OT
Dallas
5 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Beautiful decor, classic southern dishes & tasty libations!

BM
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A perfect place for a special evening out! The best place for deep south comfort food. The cocktails are delicious and inventive.

l
Baltimore
7 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 5

First time going to this location. Normally we go the national harbor but there were reservation times available. The DC location is beautiful. The waiters/waitress are more attentive in the harbor but over still an amazing experience.

OT
1 review
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Family Vacation Dinner in DC. We ordered the Taste of the South and it was outstanding. Food was great, service was terrific, and atmosphere was perfect.

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