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

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4.5based 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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Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Great staff, great atmosphere and good southern cooking.
We wanted to have a very nice dinner to match a very nice theater performance and this we did. Ask for the vault, the noise level is better.

L
Washington DC
24 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Bring an appetite. The portions are ridiculously generous. Food is inventive and flavorful. The staff are incredibly thoughtful and attentive. Fun and romantic atmosphere.

C
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I love the relaxed feel of this place, like a comfortable dining room in a friends home. I definitely would return to try more dishes. Service was well-timed and friendly, drinks were great as well

OT
New England
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service3ambience5

Best chicken and waffles we’ve ever had. The warm cider was delicious!

OT
Washington DC
35 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall3food3service2ambience5

I ate at Succotash once before and enjoyed it, so I brought my wife on a lunch date. What a disappointment. Our server was very blah, like he was doing us a favor by waiting on us. We wanted to take our time, since we had the day off and wanted to enjoy a relaxed lunch date. So we ordered drinks and appetizers first, and took our time deciding on entrees. We just started the first bites of our appetizers and our entrees came out. We told the food runner to take the food back and he looked shocked. Why should we let our entrees get cold or feel rushed to eat everything all at the same time? The food runner mumbled something about putting the food under a heat lamp and our server came by and apologized for the bad timing. When they brought our entrees back out, we can tell he wasn’t joking about the heat lamp. My shrimp and grits had a “skin” on top that developed from sitting around, and to top it off, the dish wasn’t even all that flavorful. My wife’s salmon was supposed to be a medium-rare, and was more like medium well/well and the salad greens were hot and had wilted under the heat lamp. Also, the menu advertised an egg on her steak tartare app, which was missing. It’s a beautiful restaurant, but there are SO many restaurant choices in DC, I doubt we will be back.

OT
New England
8 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

The interior reminded us of places we’ve dined in New Orleans. The southern-influenced menu isn’t extensive, but everything was good; the Shrimp & Grits were especially tasty. The wine and drink menu is well thought out. The noise level is on the high side, so ask to sit upstairs (where you’re lieterally above the din) if that bothers you. We had a good time, and good service. Would definitely go back.

SF
Washington DC
38 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Really enjoyed the food and service here. Tried many of the apps and the vegetable special of the week was delicious.

d
Washington DC
44 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A fabulous lunch of southern fare was enjoyed in a beautiful renovated bank. Seating was quite comfortable and sound level was delightful. Service was excellent without being stuffy. We enjoyed fabulous chicken and waffles with pickled okra, a great burger and nicely spiced pulled pork. A yummy bottle of French Pinot and the best mint julep ice cream topped off a delightful meal. Highly recommend! We can't wait to go back.

EB
New England
7 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food5service3ambience5

Food was delicious, service not so great. Bad-tempered waitstaff and busboys who take plates away while you’re still eating (!) even on a slow weeknight when there’s no one waiting for your table... it detracted from the delicious food, unfortunately.

TS
Okinawa
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent experience, food was great, service was timely and friendly.

SH
Washington DC
13 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was our first time at Succotash and we will be back! The food and service were great! I got the cornbread cakes and the halibut with a side of kimchi collard greens - all delicious!

DC
Washington DC
51 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience4

We ate at Succotash prior to a performance at Ford's Theatre. The restaurant is beautiful. The food was interesting and quite good (two of us had the fried catfish and the other person in our party had the halibut). Service was excellent -- when I asked about a certain wine, I was offered a tasting pour to try before I had to decide on my order (we ended up getting a whole bottle). There appears to be no handicapped entrance -- there are three or four shallow steps up to the front door (no railing). My main complaint was the noise level. Although we ate on the early side, were seated at a back booth, and the restaurant was initially not full, a party of six two tables away made it almost impossible to carry on a conversation.

SC
Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined on February 18, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Meal was better than I thought it would be! Service was quick. Food portions are good. My 2 coworkers and I had lunch and will be returning. Especially liked that service wasn’t slow and that we could eat lunch without hurrying. I would suggest they offer sweet tea as a beverage. Overall a great experience

TL
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on February 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was perfect! From start to finish, our meal, service, drinks, and atmosphere were perfect. This beautiful historic (once a bank) restaurant was clean and romantically lit. The server, Collin, was superb, attentive, a delightful personality. He truly enjoys the business. With Southern hospitality, Southern cuisine, authentic flavors, and perfect heat and sweet, we thoroughly enjoyed our time at Succotash. Make a reservation and enjoy!

B
Milwaukee
7 reviews
Dined on February 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The experience was great. Great food...the catfish was awesome. Colin was our service provider and he was fantastic, fun, and genuinely nice. This is a great place to eat or fellowship over drinks. We will return the next time we are in DC.

KS
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on February 17, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

The food was amazing. Our server was very kind. Truly overall it was a great experience and we all really enjoyed the meal. The only draw back was the check. Why restaurants in DC refuse to split checks is beyond me. It seems easy enough to do and always leaves a sour taste at the end of an otherwise fantastic meal.

DB
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall3food3service1ambience4

The waitress seemed overwhelmed. The kitchen forgot my food order, so I had to wait an additional 20 more minutes for my food.

RK
San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall3food5service1ambience5

We attended for a 2:00 Sunday brunch. The food was delicious however the service was unbelievably slow (two hours for a pre set menu). There was no notice by the waiter, servers, or menu of why there was a delay. It seemed the whole restaurant was running slowly too.

OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved the food, the service, the ambiance, etc. We will definitely come back again to try more food!

v
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service3ambience5

The drinks are great. I loved the milk punch. The rest of the table enjoyed a pitcher of Belle's punch. The food was amazing, though there are limited options for vegans. Service was slow.

FA
Washington DC
24 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Good food but not great; especially for the price. Go for the drinks but dine elsewhere.

OT
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience5

I enjoyed the experience. The food was great and our waitress was very attentive and took care of us. The ambiance of the restaurant was very grand but cozy.

OT
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was great, food was superb and the facility was beautiful. We will definitely be back. ❤️

LF
Nashville
8 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Food and ambiance were both amazing! LONG LONG wait to get our food but it was worth it when it finally arrived.

I
Phoenix
15 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food is fabulous. The culinary combinations are like none other. It’s one of those places you will think about how good it was long after you leave.

OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My husband and I showed up with our 6yo son (baby sitter fell through). They were very accommodating getting us a table for 3. We didn't have to wait longer and the manager brought us two complementary glasses of champagne. Our food was delish.😀

DG
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Fantastic Valentines Day dinner!

KB
Richmond
2 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great space. Feels like you’re in Charleston and not DC. Service was great and food was inventive and delicious. The hummingbird cake was so good! Highly recommend the catfish, too. Only (small) complaint was that the restaurant was really cold!

GG
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Valentines Day lunch. Sat in the bar area and the bartender waited on our table. He was awesome. Knowledgeable, friendly, knew the menu and offered great advice on cocktails. Old fashion was perfect.

Noise level was a bit high in the bar, but could still have a conversation.

Southern classics, shrimp & grits, hush puppies, fried chicken and waffles were spot on.

a
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 12, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Was my birthday and they did a great job of doing something special for us. The hummingbird pie they brought out for us dessert was great.

SB
St. Louis
1 review
Dined on February 12, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Overall, great experience and would go again. My friend's salmon was a bit underdone (almost cold in the middle) and the margarita I had amounted to one large ice cube with a side of 3 margarita shots. However, the ambiance and service were excellent, and the drinks and food still very good!

MN
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on February 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Incredible!

ML
Washington DC
30 reviews
Dined on February 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is one of my favorite restaurants in DC. It's always excellent!

KL
Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined on February 11, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Delicious, not crazy expensive. A good experience.

BR
Calgary
5 reviews
Dined on February 10, 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Great time and great food! And a very cool space.

OT
Zurich
2 reviews
Dined on February 10, 2020
Overall2food2service1ambience2

Bad service
No one came to the table for 15 minutes. No eye contact
Food is moderate. Everything is fried

SH
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on February 9, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

The restaurant has fabulous and interesting dishes with good service.

OT
1 review
Dined on February 9, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

This was our first time to Succotash in DC. It's a great place for couples, or a group of four. Charming decor, perfect for Sunday brunch or late night date.

Deviled eggs were just okay, drinks were passable and overpriced. Fried chicken was delicious, crispy and juicy. Fried green tomato salad is great. Chicken and gravy over biscuits was good. Greens were a bit tough and the kimchi really stood out. Opt for the salad instead.

We'll try it again for brunch sometime.

OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall3food5service2ambience5

Service on the southern spread for two was slow
Real slow

ES
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything here is amazing, but the dirty chicken and the kimchi collards are not to be missed!