Succotash - Penn Quarter DC

4.6
739 reviews
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$30 and under
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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.
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Private dining
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–3:45 pm
Dinner
Mon–Thu 4:00 pm–9:00 pm
Fri 4:00 pm–10:00 pm
Sat 3:00 pm–10:00 pm
Sun 3:00 pm–9:00 pm
Happy Hour
Daily 3:00 pm–9:00 pm
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Phone number
(202) 849-6933 ext. 9
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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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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

Private Dining

We offer various private and semi-private options in our beautiful historic bank building. We also offer custom menu options for parties of 10 or more. Please contact our Events Director, Kaye Newsome, Kaye@kneadhd.com, for more information.

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Sun 10:00AM - 11:00AM 3:00PM - 5:30PM 8:00PM - 10:00PM
Mon - Thu 11:30AM - 11:45AM 3:00PM - 5:45PM 8:00PM - 10:00PM
Fri 11:30AM - 11:45AM 3:00PM - 5:45PM 8:30PM - 10:00PM
Sat 2:30PM - 5:45PM 8:30PM - 10:00PM

What 739 People Are Saying
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5.0Dined 2 days ago

Every aspect of this restaurant experience was incredible!

The building /architecture was stunning - we couldn’t stop staring at the details! Lol

The service was amazing! Very attentive, genuinely nice, super fast! Unfortunately I forget the waiters name, but one thing my table noticed was every waiter/waitress was on their A game.

The food is INSANE! Everything was delicious, but the Chicken and waffles are unparalleled.

Thank you for an incredible experience. We will be back :)

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5.0Dined 2 days ago

Killer brunch for restaurant week! Fried green tomatoes, cinnamon rolls, fried chicken and waffles, and pecan pie. Plus a bourbon bloody. All was perfect. The place is gorgeous too. Definitely going for dinner next time.

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2.0Dined 3 days ago

The service was poor... slow wait staff with no eye contact. Had to ask other attendants for condiments (salt, pepper, sweetener for tea) after waiting 20min for assigned waiter. We had the southern sampler— food over cooked except the smoked wings and fried chicken. They were delicious. The catfish was heavily breaded and fried hard. The ribs were tough, the greens were tough and dry. The waffle with the chicken was over cooked and cold. The atmosphere was extremely loud... not a place for an intimate dinner.

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5.0Dined 3 days ago

We visited for Restaurant Week and was pleasantly surprised that the menu included a sampling of the restaurant’s best sellers. Our waiter was very accommodating and explained the foods once they were brought to the table. Everything was DELICIOUS, especially the smoked wings and catfish. I personally enjoyed the fried green tomato salad! My friends even commented that they enjoyed the food at this location (DC) better than National Harbor. Thank you for a great experience! Will be back!!

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5.0Dined 3 days ago

Great 👍 Food and waitress was kind and nice. Ate the Halibut with crawfish Etoufee, it wa delicious spicy. Parking is expensive, park on next street is cheaper than valet.

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5.0Dined 3 days ago

Succotash was delicious! The four of us (including a toddler) went to dinner on a Saturday night at 6. We weren't the only family with a child (there were at least 4 other families dining when we arrived) and although there isn't a separate children's menu, the sides portion of the menu had some great options for her. We all ordered the family meal and loved every dish that came out. The wings were delicious (my toddler loved them!), the butter served with the cornbread was amazing, and the fried chicken and waffles were crispy, salty, and sweet in just the right ways. Our waiter (Colin!) was awesome. He was attentive, great with our toddler, and had her meal come out a little after the apps came to the table (much appreciated!). He had several tables but really made us feel like we were his only one :) I highly recommend Succotash. We can't wait to go back!

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5.0Dined 3 days ago

Came for the Restaurant week menu but will definitely be back for more.

Best 'southern' style cuisine I have ever had outside of Louisiana. Actually, I take that back.. best southern food I have EVER had. Will definitely be back.

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5.0Dined 3 days ago

This was the best restaurant experience I’ve had in DC in my three years living here. It was absolutely wonderful. The wait staff were exceptional and the food was delicious.

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2.0Dined 3 days ago

The manager Michelle started off great. She took our drink orders and when she requested my ID I provided my passport because I recently cracked my license in half....she scrutinized my passport more severely than customs has ever. Then went on to ask me if I had a credit card with my name on it , which I provided ( I’m 32 if that even matters in this situation) . When I asked her what the issue was she said she just needed a second form of identification...I’m very unfamiliar with showing my credit card as a second form of ID. Not only was I put off by her, but so were the ladies dining next to us.
My waiter provided great service, and the food was good.

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4.0Dined 4 days ago

The drinks were delicious, but a little weak. The food was consistently really good, but there wasn't any one dish that blew me away. Overall, I would say this place is very good, but not amazing.

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4.0Dined 4 days ago

This place was delicious! The cocktails were the best I have ever had.

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5.0Dined 4 days ago

Restaurant Week! Celebrating back to school with daughters.

First impressions are lasting and BOY was this night ever. My daughters and I enjoy Restaurant Week every season so finding new places to eat is always a win. Succotash was actually suggested to us by another server at another establishment. He was spot on with this suggestion. We enjoyed the fixed menu. It was served family style. There were five of us. We absolutely ate our fill and took food home. Our server, Collin, was absolutely a key ingredient to our stellar experience. He was AWESOME! Thank you so much for such an amazing night. Food, family, friends and fun!

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3.0Dined 4 days ago

Stunning setting.
Housed within the space of an old Bank, the ionic columns outside are formidable. The space within is respectful of the original architecture which gives the restaurant a very special feel. I was there for restaurant week lunch, I loved the setting, I don’t care for the food, mostly fried and a somewhat sweet.

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5.0Dined 4 days ago

Lovely historic setting. Vibrant ambiance. Welcoming service. Interesting menu.

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2.0Dined 5 days ago

I eat out in dc a lot in good restaurants. Sloooow kitchen. Ridiculously expensive totally a la carte menu. Good eah. Too loud. Meh cocktails. Tried twice won’t go back.

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5.0Dined 5 days ago

Food was delicious. Drinks are amazing. Not good for conversation because is super loud.

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5.0Dined 5 days ago

So very delicious!! I can't wait to go back and try more menu items.

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5.0Dined 5 days ago

Everything was a “10” Service was great, food was great, especially the chicken and waffles and fried green tomatoes, the absolute best!

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4.0Dined 6 days ago

The deviled eggs and curry succotash were the low points of what was otherwise a very flavorful and fun meal. Standout dishes were the Nashville oysters and ganache waffle dessert.

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5.0Dined 6 days ago

My guest was blown away. She thought she knew food--and then Succotash. It was a delicious taste adventure.

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5.0Dined 6 days ago

Absolute steal for restaurant week! Only had to pick a side, and definitely made the right decision- the collard greens are fantastic

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5.0Dined 6 days ago

A celebration of great American comfort food...smoked chicken wings/legs, fried green tomatoes, fried chicken with waffles, watermelon salad with mint and spicy peanuts...in an elegant setting (a former bank restored to its original grand setting).

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3.0Dined 6 days ago

Family gathering

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2.0Dined on August 14, 2018

Fell way short. Lovely setting but food was mediocre at best with the namesake succotash with curry being terrible.

Service was friendly but poor.

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3.0Dined on August 14, 2018

The food was just ok - nothing special. I had higher expectations but they just weren't met, unfortunately.

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5.0Dined on August 14, 2018

The food was exceptional and the interior design was great

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5.0Dined on August 14, 2018

We had a delicious lunch at Succotash this week. Our waiter, Will, was marvelous at keeping it moving because half of our party had time constraints and we chose the restaurant week menu, which is served family style in courses. Everything we tried was fabulous and the service was exceptional. It was quiet when we started lunch, but got much louder as the restaurant filled. I especially appreciated that the restaurant took my nut allergy seriously and, even though there were no substitutions listed on the menu, made sure the peanuts in the watermelon and peanut salad were on the side so the others could enjoy. The watermelon salad was delicious without them. We enjoyed everything and finished each course, although that left us stuffed at the end. We ordered (not on the restaurant week menu--we took home the pecan pie) the chocolate ganache dessert and it was amazing. I'd go back for that alone. Definite winner.

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5.0Dined on August 13, 2018

Succotash was an AMAZING find for restaurant week. Their Taste of the South is scrumptious. Collard greens with kimchi is a great surprise. The staff was beyond kind, the service exceptional, and the building is gorgeous. This was the best food find I've had this year!

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3.0Dined on August 12, 2018

100% recommend for brunch. The dinner service was okay but brunch is amazing.

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5.0Dined on August 12, 2018

Good southern food, good service and great fir a late evening bite.

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5.0Dined on August 11, 2018

Excellent service in a lovely setting. The pulled mushroom appetizer was a standout. As we told the server, our only complaint was that the shrimp and grits came in a bowl with a ridged bottom and a fork. A smooth bottom and a spoon would have made it easier to get every bit of deliciousness out . . .

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4.0Dined on August 10, 2018

The look of the place is great and it has a nice atmosphere. The waiter was very attentive and the food was good quality, but it did not have any flavor.

I think this is a better happy hour place for me than dinner. The wings and deviled eggs were great appetizers. The menu just felt limited to me.

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3.0Dined on August 8, 2018

I enjoyed the layout and the decor. The food was not to our taste.

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5.0Dined on August 8, 2018

Loved everything about this restaurant.

We ordered the tasting meal (for $39 each) since we had more than 6 people in our group. At that price you get your money's worth for sure. And the food is just scrumptious.

The decor is great too. It has upstairs -- like a catwalk... Tables are not on top of each other. Very spacious. You have privacy -- we did not hear other diners conversations at all.

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5.0Dined on August 8, 2018

I had family visiting from out of town. Our waiter was wonderful. He made the experience perfect.

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3.0Dined on August 8, 2018

Food was mediocre and expensive. Sandwiches (specifically the burger and the chicken sandwich) fell apart and had to be eaten with a knife and fork. The space is loud.

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2.0Dined on August 6, 2018

The food was awful. The Korean flair on Southern food did not add flavor or appeal to the cuisine, it was quite simply unpalatable. The restaurant is beautiful and the service was great. This is the kind of place to meet friends out for drinks, but if you are hungry this is not the place to go!

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5.0Dined on August 5, 2018

The place is beautiful and light-filled at brunch. The white asparagus and endive salad was to die for! Perfect balance of flavors and textures. The sticky buns themselves are worth a trip back for brunch.

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5.0Dined on August 5, 2018

Went for a family brunch after having been to the National Harbor location for lunch last year. Lovely venue, very professional and nice staff. Had the Southern Eggs Benedict, was presented beautifully and was delicious. DH had chicken and waffles, excellent, large portion. The Bellini was nothing special, basically a flute glass of bubbly with a little fancy topping, not worth the money. Coffee refill could have been quicker.

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5.0Dined on August 5, 2018

The ambiance of Succotash is great, combining an industrial building with simply elegant Southern-style interior. The seating is spacious and comfortable, the lighting is excellent, and each area has its own unique feel.

My girlfriend and I went for brunch and tried the tasting menu, which was excellent. The sticky buns were fluffy and perfectly sweet. The gravy and biscuits had an interesting take with a poached egg, and it came off very well. the collard greens were good but could have used a bit more salt, and the chicken and waffles were excellently balanced and full of flavor. The chocolate pecan pie at the end was the perfect dessert. We got a side of mac n cheese and were a bit disappointed, but that was our only complaint. Definitely try the bacon-soaked bourbon old fashioned!

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