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Succotash - Penn Quarter DC

4.6
595 reviews
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$31 to $50
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American
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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.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
American, Southern
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Hours of operation
Brunch
Sat 11:00 am–2:45 pm
Sun 10:00 am–2:45 pm
Lunch
Mon–Fri 11:30 am–4:00 pm
Dinner
Mon–Fri 4:00 pm–10:00 pm
Sat, Sun 3:00 pm–11:00 pm
Happy Hour
Daily 4:00 pm–7:00 pm
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Phone number
(202) 849-6933
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Payment options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Catering
SUCCOTASH Penn Quarter offers a selection of private and semi private dining options. For more information please contact our Events Director at Kaye Newsome at kaye@kneadhd.com
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
9th Street NW
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Parking details
Garage and street parking are available throughout the Penn Quarter neighborhood and in close proximity to the restaurant.
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Public transit
Gallery Place Station & Metro Center Station are located one block from from the restaurant.
Additional
Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 595 People Are Saying
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4.6based on recent ratings
4.5
food
4.5
service
4.7
ambience
4.2
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91% of people would recommend it to a friend
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4.0Dined 2 days ago

Getting seated for our reservation took a bit longer than we expected (about 20 minutes after), but once seated service was perfectly timed. Food was great. The chicken and waffles weren’t really a hit with us, but everything else on the taste of the south menu was very good.

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5.0Dined 2 days ago

Stellar service and amazing food! After learning we were in a bit of a hurry (U2 concert), our server took our order and helped make sure we received our food quickly. Fried Green Tomato Salad and Succotash Curry were on point. The bar made a mean Negroni. We will return and have the Hummingbird Cake! I highly recommend Succotash.

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4.0Dined 2 days ago

The restaurant is beautiful and I love their flexible seating that can seat 2-7 people at a table. The place is really large and energetic so prepare to speak loudly to be heard! It might be quieter upstairs. Service was very good--warm and friendly. As to the food, don't come here if trying to eat light. It's Southern that doubles down: adding blue cheese, Korean accents, heavy sauces. Highly recommend ordering the fried green tomatoes with arugula. That was fantastic (and I don't generally love raw tomato slices)! Also, drinks are fantastic, especially if you like Bourbon.

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4.0Dined 2 days ago

Overall fine, was there for Fathers day. Service slow - water refills, food coming out, the check. Food was good, except the Dirty Chicken was awful. Could only taste the Gochujang - the red bean sauce. Seems like all other ingredients were left out. No nori flakes. Like fried chicken dunked in a tub of Gochujang. Disappointing.

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5.0Dined 2 days ago

I made reservations in advance for Father’s Day and was looking forward to this visit seeing it was our first time coming to this succotash location. From the moment I walked in I was greeted by a smiling gentleman who checked me in and seated me right away. While I was waiting for my son and husband someone came to check on me a few minutes after I was seated. That was nice! It was not that busy seeing we came after brunch time.

We ordered the smoked wings, octopus and the corn bread. The only thing we wished that the delicious cornbread came without the toast so we could have maybe a extra piece of cornbread instead?:) We also ordered the chicken and waffles and the beef short rib with Mac and cheese and grits and cheese. The portions were so generous we took the rest home for a midnight snack! All in all the food was AMAZING!
And From the moment we were seated and received our food dishes they (including the manager) would come and check to see if everything was up to par. The guys who helped bringing out the food were professional too. Jameel our waiter was so funny and professional from beginning to the end it really made our first experience at this location extra enjoyable. I’ll definitely will come back again.

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5.0Dined 2 days ago

Our visit was for Father’s Day Brunch - our server Emoni (sp?) was very attentive and overall ah-mazing!! The food and Belle’s Punch were all equally delicious - clean plates n cups all around!!

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5.0Dined 3 days ago

This is a fun place but i wouldn't exactly call it kid friendly... though they do try to accommodate for your needs well. It's more of a date night atmosphere. Loved it but wish I knew a little more about it before bringing my 4 and 6 year old.

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5.0Dined 3 days ago

Great restaurant for a group dinner. Food was outstanding, especially bites to share like pimento cheese, deviled eggs, smoked chicken wings and country ham board. And for dessert - the mint julep ice cream is to die for!

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5.0Dined 4 days ago

Recommended by a friend and will be forever grateful. We had a memorable dinner here. The atmosphere is unique as the space was originally a bank. The food is sublime. We are fans of Edward Lee and own his cookbook, Smoke and Pickles. The waitstaff is perfectly trained, gracious, cordial, and extremely helpful in making suggestions allowing for a wonderful evening. So, flawless service, a bespoke atmosphere, combined with Edward Lee’s inspired and creative menu makes this one of the best places to dine in DC.

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5.0Dined 4 days ago

We had a family dinner here (cousin from CA, father from SC, and 2 NoVA residents) on Friday 6/15/18 and it was DELICIOUS! All of us are from the south and wanted southern cooking. We did the Taste of the South menu plus a couple of other dishes and it was phenomenal! Our waitress Indigo took care of us and was an absolute pleasure! My husband and I will definitely come here again and recommend anyone looking for southern food.

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5.0Dined 6 days ago

Great food and wonderful service

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4.0Dined 7 days ago

Good food and nice atmosphere. Great addition to the Penn Quarter dining scene.

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5.0Dined on June 11, 2018

Excellent food, service, ambience. Went on a Monday and it wasn't busy, but I imagine it gets busy on other nights

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4.0Dined on June 10, 2018

Good food, good ambience, inattentive waiter

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5.0Dined on June 9, 2018

Great food with beautiful ambiance! Definitely try to sit upstairs, where you are closer to the beautiful high ceiling. Recommend the Hangover Special for brunch. The food is on the heavier side so don't plan on doing too much the rest of the day!

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5.0Dined on June 9, 2018

Great food and service

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5.0Dined on June 9, 2018

We loved the atmosphere and the food was delish! We especially enjoyed the chicken and waffles, French toast and warm potato salad on the side. I would highly recommend and will definitely return!

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1.0Dined on June 9, 2018

The food took an extremely long time to come out. We arrived on time for our reservation and had to leave early before we received all of our food (sampler meal) which was after 10:00.

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5.0Dined on June 8, 2018

This was our first time here. It is a nice restaurant. Very open feel, although we had a somewhat private room for a birthday celebration. The drinks were good, and the food was good. Good spot for happy hour too.

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5.0Dined on June 7, 2018

Excellent meal. Country ham and biscuits, local blue catfish, deviled eggs and chocolate bourbon pecan pie all wonderful. Beautiful interior and superior service. We'll be back.

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5.0Dined on June 6, 2018

Ordered the pre fixe meal and came out of the restaurant stuffed to the gills. Excellent service, great flavors. Recommend for special occasions or casual get togethers.

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5.0Dined on June 6, 2018

First timer-- loved it! Setting is architecturally fascinating, Waiter was helpful, and food was delicious (the most refined and tasty chicken and dumplings ever, dirty chicken Cobb salad, and chicken sandwich. ) I'll be back!

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3.0Dined on June 5, 2018

The staff and service were impeccable. The beer selection was not as robust as I would have liked. We had something identified in the menu as cornbread. It was not. Totally unsatisfying. The accompanying jam and honey butter were delicious though. I had the ribs. They were a little on the dry side, but tasty. A companion had the dirty fried chicken, which is clearly the dish to go with here. It was amazing. The wings were also very tasty. In short, stick to chicken and enjoy cocktails instead of beer. Ps the design and decor is gorgeous.

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5.0Dined on June 5, 2018

Beautiful setting, impeccable service, and fabulous food! We got the Tast of the South which was awesome but you better be hungry! Would definitely return just for the catfish, corn cakes and berries and cream! Thanks Ed Lee for a great menu!

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3.0Dined on June 3, 2018

SUCCOTASH is a pleasant place to dine if you're looking for something in the Penn Quarter area and have a concert at the Cap One or a show at the nearby theaters. Their menu is a mix of Southern cuisine with Asian flourishes that--for the most part-work. My partner had the catfish and I had the chicken with waffles. Both were good--just nothing outstanding. The chocolate waffle with ganache and bananas was an interesting dessert in that there were too many elements on the plate and the dish couldn't make up its mind as to what it wanted to be. Our waiter was fine, but we did feel rushed as he kept taking plates away before the fork was on the table. The place was not busy, but I felt as if we were being hurried as there was no space to talk between the appetizer, main dish and dessert. Let your guests savor the dinner--do not hover. All in all, I may go back if I run out of places to dine before a show. SUCCOTASH is a good meal--it just needs to punch up the flavors to make the meal memorable.

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5.0Dined on June 2, 2018

This is the second time eating here and I wasn’t disappointed. The salads are delicious and the dirty fried chicken is simply divine. The cocktails are pretty yummy too. Our server was excellent. Would definitely recommend this restaurant.

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5.0Dined on June 2, 2018

Absolutely beautiful building. Super friendly service. Very very good food.

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5.0Dined on June 1, 2018

Nice atmosphere and ambience, unique historical building, several different bar and dining areas upstairs and downstairs. Service was excellent, very attentive, helpful, knowledgeable. Food was good, standard stuff with a twist. Cocktails were excellent. Not cheap, but almost nothing is in D.C. these days, especially a quality restaurant for dinner. I'd definitely recommend for locals or visitors, at least for a try.

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5.0Dined on June 1, 2018

Always great food...the catfish was perfect and the Mac and cheese with bacon is the best around town.

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5.0Dined on May 31, 2018

Delicious take on southern classics.

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5.0Dined on May 30, 2018

Great food & ambiance; staff was very friendly. Memorable experience!

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3.0Dined on May 30, 2018

Went to succotash with higher expectations given the good reviews. The family style options left much to be desired. They korean inspiration is rather subtle in most dishes, but sometimes takes away from the southern classics. Desserts need a lot of work.

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5.0Dined on May 30, 2018

I loved Succotash. I've told everyone I know about how great of an experience this restaurant is, and I can't wait to go back. The service is incredible, the decor and ambiance is stunning, and the food is top notch. So glad Ed Lee graced DC with this fantastic restaurant!

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5.0Dined on May 29, 2018

Excellent!⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

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5.0Dined on May 29, 2018

The flounder is the best I have ever eaten. So many levels of flavors, yet the flavor of the fish
was not overpowered.

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5.0Dined on May 28, 2018

Great date night out! We had the Taste the South menu, which was amazing! So much delicious food and a wonderful way to try so many of the great things they have on the menu. Service was wonderful and so friendly, even when things didn't go according to plan. Overall we will be back!

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3.0Dined on May 28, 2018

Everything was ok except the dinner felt super rushed for a Sunday 8pm arrival, with only 30% of the tables occupied. What was annoying was the check was brought the same time as the dessert (we ordered the tasting menu), so seems like the staff wanted to check out early for the evening.

Dinner was heavy but it was our first taste of Southern food.

Also, the front desk couldnt find our reservation from opentable, saying we had booked instead in June (??!), but it didnt matter as again as tables were only 30% occupied.

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4.0Dined on May 27, 2018

The restaurant is very beautiful - the rehabilitation of the building has been done with grace and style. The food is southern but there are plenty of options for all types of picky eaters from vegetarians to the health conscious.

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5.0Dined on May 26, 2018

Great food, really cool restaurant

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5.0Dined on May 26, 2018

We really enjoyed the southern style cooking of this restaurant. The service is attentive and excellent. The food was really tasty. We had a really enjoyable evening. My only suggestion would be to add a few more fish and vegetarian dishes. That said, we managed just fine and thought the value for money was tops.

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