About Succotash - Penn Quarter DC

Inspired Southern Cuisine by Culinary Director, Chef Edward Lee

915 F St NW
Washington, DC 20004
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Southern, American

Hours of Operation:
Lunch: Monday - Friday 11:30am - 4:00pm
Brunch: Saturday 11am-245pm, Sunday 10:00am - 2:45pm
Dinner: Monday 4pm - 10:00pm, Tuesday - Thursday 4:00pm - 10:00pm, Friday 4:00pm - 11:00pm, Saturday 3:00pm - 11:00pm, Sunday 3:00pm - 10:00pm
Happy Hour: Daily 4:00pm - 7:00pm

Cross Street:
9th Street NW

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(202) 849-6933

Website:
http://www.succotashrestaurant.com/

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

Parking Details:
Garage and street parking are available throughout the Penn Quarter neighborhood and in close proximity to the restaurant.

Public Transit:
Gallery Place Station & Metro Center Station are located one block from from the restaurant.

Executive Chef:
Dean Dupuis

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, 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

Succotash - Penn Quarter DC Ratings and Reviews

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4.4

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.3

service

4.4

ambience

4.6

value

4.0

Noise

Moderate

89% would recommend it to a friend

Comfort Food (122)
Good for a Date (102)
Fit for Foodies (86)
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Special Occasion (84)
Creative Cuisine (76)
Handcrafted Cocktails (71)
Good for Anniversaries (67)
Good for Birthdays (62)
Pre/post Theatre (62)
Business Meals (60)
Bar Seating (58)
Romantic (49)
Fun (48)
Great for Brunch (45)
Good for Groups (44)
Happy Hour (44)
Great for Lunch (44)
Authentic (42)
Hot Spot (41)
Neighborhood Gem (35)
Cozy (34)
Sunday Lunch (34)
Vibrant Bar Scene (33)
Tasting Menu (31)
Casual (28)
Worth the Drive (28)
Spicy (19)
Local Ingredients (18)
People Watching (18)
Notable Wine List (17)
Quiet Conversation (13)
Seasonal (12)
Great Beer (9)
Gluten Free Options (8)
Good Vegetarian Options (7)
Healthy (6)
Late-night Find (6)
Kid-friendly (4)
Scenic View (4)
Afternoon Coffee (3)
Disabled Access (3)
Quick Bite (3)
Paleo Friendly (2)
Tapas (2)
Afternoon Tea (1)
Live Sports (1)
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined a day ago

Family style meal for 6 let us try a lot of different items and they were all good. Great value and everything was terrific.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined 3 days ago

Great food. Service was friendly but a little off - a day we hadn’t ordered arrived at our table before we’d even ordered, drinks and coffee took more than 10 minutes to arrive, wrong entree arrived for one of us (although our server definitely confirmed the order with us initially, so not sure how that happened). Minor issues, though, and worth overlooking for good brunch and beautiful spot.

Tags: Great for Brunch
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 (Washington DC)·Dined 3 days ago

We had seven people in our party for brunch, and so had to order the family-style brunch. It was somewhat annoying that they required this, but I can understand it from an operational perspective. It did give us the opportunity to try a bunch of different foods and believe me, none of us left there feeling hungry--it was SO MUCH FOOD! I don't think we left a crumb though, because it was so good. I also had a bloody mary and can attest that it was delicious. Others at the table also liked their mimosas and Irish coffee. Would definitely recommend coming here! It did get a little loud in the space once it filled up - there are basically no soft surfaces but the booth benches and there is mezzanine seating so just lots of people in a room with hard surfaces will do that inevitably. Overall very good.

Tags: Good for Groups, Fun, Pre/post Theatre, Creative Cuisine, Business Meals, Handcrafted Cocktails, Healthy, Sunday Lunch, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Great for Brunch, Comfort Food
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 (Washington DC)·Dined 3 days ago

Following up on a great experience at the National Harbor location, I chose the DC location for a friends get-together. What a great location! Service was wonderful (from reservation confirmation to dessert) and their bourbon list is impressive. I was a little disappointed with the chicken and waffles. The waffles were wonderful but the chicken (which should have been crispy and juicy) was certainly crispy - as in overcooked and dry. The pecan pie was good but didn't warrant a rave-about experience. However, the whisky sour was SUPER! I did grab a taste of my friend's burger with bacon jam. My first thought was "darn, should have ordered that!" It was yummy and deserving of a happy dance. Definitely getting that next time (and there WILL be a next time)!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Fun, Worth the Drive, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Washington DC)·Dined 5 days ago

The atmosphere was perfect for a cool January night. Cozy, warm and beautiful. Our food was delicious and the service was quick without making you feel rushed. Save room for the Hummingbird Cake -to die for!!

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 (Washington DC)·Dined 5 days ago

Great space, friendly and helpful service, and fantastic food. I took a friend visiting from UAE to introduce her to Southern food (as a former Southerner), and we were not disappointed.

Tags: Hot Spot, Creative Cuisine, People Watching, Special Occasion
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined 7 days ago

I visited Succotash twice in the last week. I would have graded it 5 stars across the board for dinner, but only 3 stars for lunch-so I'm giving it 4 stars. Dinner was excellent in every way. We had the cornbread cakes and special starters, flounder, catfish and salmon entrees and chocolate bourbon pecan cake for dessert. When we remarked that we liked the blackberry thyme jam, Chef Lee personally brought us some to take home! Our server, Colin, gave us a tour of the restaurant, which is beautiful. The restrooms, always a sign of how the establishment is run, are clean and attractive.

Lunch was a little different. We had the Delta Rice Bowl and catfish sandwich. When we asked where the catfish was from, we were told, "It's local, from the Bay." There are no catfish in the Chesapeake Bay, nor anywhere local. The food wasn't as good as at dinner, but still very good.

Succotash was almost empty when we had dinner (a very cold Wednesday evening) and more crowded at lunch the following week. That may have something to do with the level of service we received.

I highly recommend Succotash for dinner, and somewhat for lunch. The food and ambience are excellent.

Tags: Cozy, Special Occasion, Good for Groups, Business Meals, Good for a Date, Pre/post Theatre, Fit for Foodies, Bar Seating
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·Dined on January 8, 2018

Fantastic dining experience from start to finish. We loved the 8 course tasting menu. Enjoyed a brief chat as well with the owner/chef who answered some of our questions about how they did what we enjoyed: short ribs and deviled eggs and kimchi and collard greens. And fried chicken to die for. Such a great place.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Tasting Menu, Fun, Good for a Date, Worth the Drive, Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine, Business Meals, Comfort Food, Special Occasion
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·Dined on January 8, 2018

Food was delicious. A very good mix of southern cuisine. The only recommendation I would make is to have sweet tea available.

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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 7, 2018

I was excited to try this place out. I took my father for Sunday brunch. Unfortunately, we were both very disappointed. The Southern comfort food | Korean fusion just doesn’t work. It seems like Chef Lee is trying too hard to be creative. I ordered the Eggs Benedict , a classic brunch dish. Yuck! It was awful. The building is beautiful, but the food falls way short. :(

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 (New England)·Dined on January 7, 2018

We loved the gorgeous space, the noise level (low for a DC restaurant, thanks to the soaring ceilings and mezzanine seating!), and the creative and well-executed tasting option.

Service was a little spotty; multiple issues with runners knowing which table the food belonged to (an issue when we ordered the tasting and had no idea what to expect), had to ask several times for water refill, would've ordered an additional round of cocktails if we'd been asked in time. Regardless, we'll be back and be recommending it to friends!

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 (Chicago)·Dined on January 6, 2018

Our service was efficient, food outstanding and generous portions! My husband and I would highly recommend this restaurant!!

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Healthy, Authentic, Cozy
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 6, 2018

A most enjoyable and beautifully designed restaurant in an old bank. Congratulations on preservation. Food was even better with a creative chef that both understands southern food and that it can become a taste sensation with creativity and special preparations. Finally, the beverage director is to be congratulated on not only the best bourbon listing in the city but some of the most creative cocktails to enjoy. For once Setsima was correct.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Comfort Food, Good for a Date
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 5, 2018

I was really impressed with the interior; beautiful setting; great bars. The waiter was very attentive and friendly. Recommending to all my friends.

Tags: Creative Cuisine
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 5, 2018

Incredible! The taste of the south was just perfection and the setting helped my business meeting be more effective.

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·Dined on January 4, 2018

I made a special request through Open Table when I booked our seats asking if they could prepare a birthday plate/dessert for my friend. It was too bad that they didn't ask me about it and no celebration at all at the restaurant. The food was good, the staff was friendly.

Tags: Great for Brunch
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 3, 2018

Fantastic! Beautiful environment and creative, delicious food! Will certainly retirn

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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 2, 2018

i love the decor and the place, the whisky menu was impressive. the duck I ordered was alright, but I do hope to revisit the place and try for the platter. drink was amazing.

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 (Miami)·Dined on January 1, 2018

From the moment we walked in, the experience was amazing! Mario, our waiter, was extremely helpful and friendly. The food was hands down the best we’ve had in D.C.!! The honeycakes and fried green tomatoes were the best appetizers!! And the fried chicken is better than any fried chicken I’ve ever had! Great place!!

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 1, 2018

Sticky Buns came out cold and hard. Food was mediocre at best. Servers were very nice though.

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·Dined on January 1, 2018

This was a last minute New Years dinner. The food was delicious and creative with beautiful presentation. The service was friendly and the ambiance superb. Amazing fried green tomato salad, shrimp and grits and short ribs. Nice wine list too.

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for Groups
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·Dined on January 1, 2018

Great way to bring in the new year!

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vip
 (New England)·Dined on January 1, 2018

Thank you for a fabulous New Year’s Eve party!!

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·Dined on January 1, 2018

Amazing! Went for New Year's Eve! So romantic and everything was delicious!

Tags: Authentic, Cozy, Worth the Drive, Comfort Food, Good for Groups
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·Dined on December 31, 2017

Excellent food and space. Stellar service on NY eve. The family style option was well worth it. At first it seemed like not enough food.. but then about midway through the entrees I was so full. It was incredible and delicious and I couldn't finish! Dessert was my least favorite thing. However, I could eat a whole plate of the fried green tomato salad it was so good.
Smoked wings were terrific and my husband devoured the ribs.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 31, 2017

Service was good, building is visually interesting, but it doesn’t really match with the theme of the restaurant. Cornbread was great, the rest of the food was just ok, kind of missed the mark on shrimp and grits. Cocktails were great.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 31, 2017

While it's been open since October, I didn't know it had until I walked by last week. We had a happy hour there with friends and then my partner and I decided to go back for an early NYE dinner before a show. It was great. Service was perfect and food is a great mix of Southern influence with Asian undertones. Food and cocktails were great, with only small hiccup being the Seasonal Vegetable (Spaghetti Squash cooked in Maple/Orange sauce with Goat Cheese) came out lukewarm. Mentioned it to the server who insisted on getting a new order fired up, which was out in less than 5 minutes and was perfection. From service to food, it's quickly become a new favorite and highly recommend it, even if it means it will be harder to get a table!

Tags: Good Vegetarian Options, Cozy, Special Occasion, Fun, Vibrant Bar Scene, Bar Seating, Great Beer, Good for a Date, Seasonal, Hot Spot, Pre/post Theatre, Comfort Food, Neighborhood Gem, Happy Hour, Handcrafted Cocktails
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 31, 2017

we were excited to try succotash, but it is definitely not worth it. the building has a great location and the space is beautiful. the food was awful - we sent back the shrimp and grits, which gave us some fun digestive issues and literally left a bad taste in our mouths. the drinks were nothing special and overly sweet. service was not great, but not the worst. it's far too expensive to have been such poor quality.

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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 31, 2017

I have been to the Succotash at the National Harbor and was impressed back then but with multiple location you never now. I went in with an open mind. The food was pretty good. My wife and son loved the devil eggs and I had the avocado toast which was very tasty. The food was pretty good. I had the chicken and waffles which is my way to judge a southern brunch. It was pretty good. Nothing out of this world per say but did like the manchego cheese sprinkled on top of the chicken. Waffles and syrup was pretty sweet. Service was really good and the drinks were really good as well.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Romantic, Great for Lunch, Comfort Food, Great for Brunch, Handcrafted Cocktails, Bar Seating, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 31, 2017

It was a little heavier than I had hoped, and it seemed bacon was in almost every dish. One of the biscuits came with a raw centre with a promise to bring a fresh one, that unfortunately didn't happen. It was a cool space with a light and airy vibe.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 31, 2017

Great food, great atmosphere. Almost everyone chose the chicken and waffles, and we were not disappointed! The setting in an old bank building was unique and charming. Handcrafted cocktails were great, especially the milk punch - sounds strange, tastes amazing!

Tags: Authentic, Casual, Quiet Conversation, Comfort Food, Handcrafted Cocktails, Great Beer, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Cozy
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 30, 2017

We couldn't believe how quick our food came to the table. We opted to order a bunch of small bites, instead of dinner. Everything was delicious. And the cocktails were out of this world. Next time,. we will just eat at the bar - AMAZING!!!!!

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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 30, 2017

Great food and service!! Fried green tomatoes were excellent

Tags: Special Occasion, Fun, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine, Worth the Drive, Business Meals, Afternoon Coffee, Late-night Find
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vip
 (Baltimore)·Dined on December 29, 2017

This was our second visit to Succotash. The food is delicious and the service is fantastic. Make sure to try at least one of the cocktails!

Tags: Comfort Food, Local Ingredients, Hot Spot, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for a Date
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 29, 2017

Worst service In DC. Avoid at all costs!

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 28, 2017

I love the ambiance of the place. The restaurant has only been open for four months, but better than anything else, the food was actually delicious, it wasn't just a nice facade. IE Go with the Shrimp and Grits

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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 28, 2017

Great food. The taste of the south is totally worth it.

Tags: Romantic, Good for a Date
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 (Birmingham)·Dined on December 27, 2017

My third time to Succotash.
This trip was an annual outing with all of my family that we take annually between Christmas and New Years.
I pick a place I have eaten at in the past year and take the family.
We chose the "Taste of the South" option and were very pleased with the portions and variety.
The staff was once again, phenominal.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Good for a Date, Business Meals, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on December 27, 2017

The food was ok but nothing special. The service was absolutely atrocious. The worst I've ever experienced. The waiter forgot about us multiple times and was very inexperienced. They did a beautiful job renovating the space so it's lovely inside but given the excellent dining options nearby, I don't think I'll be back.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 27, 2017

Good service and food, dirty Cobb was good

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