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The Dabney, Washington, DC
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The Dabney

$50 and over
American
Located in historic Blagden Alley in D.C.'s Shaw neighborhood since 2015, The Dabney continues to pay tribute to the wonderful farmers, watermen, and purveyors of the mid-Atlantic region whom provide some of the best and most unique products in the country. We celebrate these ingredients by preparing them in a large wood burning hearth which is the centerpiece of our open kitchen. The current dining room experience is an 8-course tasting menu honoring the Mid-Atlantic's bounty. We offer an additional 3-course experience at our bar and bar area tables. Walk-in guests are welcome to enjoy the bar area as well.

The Dabney has been awarded one Michelin star every year since 2017, James Beard Foundation Best Chef Mid-Atlantic for Chef Jeremiah Langhorne in 2018, and Washingtonian Magazine's #1 restaurant in 2023.

At this time we are unable to accommodate severe allium and dairy allergies as well as vegan and vegetarian diets.

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2 people

11:00 PM


Booked 15 times today
Experiences are available.

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Why we love it

Executive chef: Jeremiah Langhorne

  • Award icon

    MICHELIN 1 Star

    2023

  • Award icon

    MICHELIN 1 Star

    2022

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    MICHELIN 1 Star

    2021

At the laidback The Dabney, the modern farmhouse vibe, rootsy soundtrack, and roaring hearth make you feel like you’re at an intimate living room dinner party—but hosted by James Beard Award-winning chef Jeremiah Langhorn. Dig into his seasonal, Mid-Atlantic-leaning tasting menu with bold dishes like a mini apple cake and foie gras torchon that have earned the restaurant MICHELIN Star status.

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Fine Dining
  • Price
    $50 and over
  • Cuisines
    American, Farm-to-table
  • Hours of operation
    Dinner Tue–Thu 5:30 pm–9:30 pm Fri, Sat 5:30 pm–10:00 pm
  • Phone number
    (202) 450-1015
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Business Casual
  • Award-winning
    1. MICHELIN 1 Star 2023
    2. MICHELIN 1 Star 2022
    3. MICHELIN 1 Star 2021
  • Neighborhood
    Shaw
  • Cross street
    M St. NW
  • Parking details
    Street Parking
  • Additional
    Bar Dining, Beer, Corkage Fee, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Experiences

  • Large Party Reservation in the Garden Patio

    Multiple dates available
    We welcome large party reservations to dine with a custom, coursed menu in our lovely garden patio space. Groups 8-12 can be accommodated for a 4-course meal. Wine pairings and full beverage service are also offered. Enjoy the fresh air, in view of our hearth! Offered weekdays only. $150/person We are limited in our ability to modify our pre fixe menu, specifically for severe allium, capsaicin, and dairy allergies as well as vegan and vegetarian diets. Any cancellations made under 48 hours of the scheduled reservation time will be subject to the full cost of the 4-course experience.
    Large Party Reservation in the Garden Patio Photo
  • 8 Course Tasting Menu in the Dining Room

    Multiple dates available
    Price: $235 /person Experience the best of the Mid-Atlantic region with a special 8-course tasting menu in The Dabney's hearth lit dining room. The seasonal menu reflects the soul of our beloved mid-Atlantic: with every ingredient representing the history of the region we call home. Curated Classic & Reserve wine pairings are available to enhance and highlight the evening's menu. We are limited in our ability to modify our tasting menu, specifically for severe allium, capsaicin, and dairy allergies as well as vegan and vegetarian diets. Any cancellations made under 24 hours of the scheduled reservation time will be subject to the full cost of the 8-course experience.
    8 Course Tasting Menu in the Dining Room Photo
  • 3 Courses Prix Fixe in The Bar Area

    Multiple dates available
    Price: $105 /person Experience The Dabney with a 3-course set menu in our warm and comforting bar area. We are limited in our ability to modify our pre fixe menu, specifically for severe allium, capsaicin, and dairy allergies as well as vegan and vegetarian diets. Any cancellations made under 24 hours of the scheduled reservation time will be subject to the full cost of the 3-course experience.
    3 Courses Prix Fixe in The Bar Area Photo

What 160 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.8
4.8 based on recent ratings
  • 4.7Food
  • 4.8Service
  • 4.8Ambience
  • 4.2Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Washington, D.C. Area

    Innovative

  • District of Columbia

    Best Ambiance

  • District of Columbia

    Innovative

  • District of Columbia

    American

160 Reviews
  1. LauraM

    Washington DC

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Truly outstanding food- delicious and inventive. Service was subtle yet attentive. Room is not too noisy at all which was really nice. Overall a great evening- if an expensive one.

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  2. OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Lovely ambience with a very fresh classic feel. Service was impeccable and professional while feeling friendly and not stuffy. Food was interesting and delicious.

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  3. StanNick

    Washington DC

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Wonderful dining experience. Service was perhaps the best I have ever had. Food was wonderful. We shall definitely return.

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  4. OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 6, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    For the price point, the value of the prix fixed course is hard to justify

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  5. DavidS

    Detroit

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on July 4, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    "Interesting" to have to step through a gap in a broken chain-link fence they have to reach a Michelin star restaurant. Food was innovative, and excellent with an emphasis on locally produced ingredients. Waiter missed that we were a pescatarian couple and brought me the red meat option, but recovered quickly, and brought me the seafood quickly. Noisy enough that it's hard to hold a conversation without shouting.

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  6. Lucas

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 3, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Absolutely yes! We had an amazing time! Service, food and ambiance, everything Outstanding!

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  7. OpenTable Diner

    Hawaii

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 3, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Every course was outstanding. First time dining there.

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  8. OpenTable Diner

    St. Louis

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 2, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Absolutely great experience every time we go there.

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  9. OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 2, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Highly recommend! Food, service, cocktails all fabulous. I try to come each time I visit DC

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  10. FarinazV

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 2, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing food and great service! We had a fantastic experience. Thank you chef.

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FAQs

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The Dabney is rated 4.8 stars by 160 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

11:00 PM


Booked 15 times today
Experiences are available.

Order delivery or takeout

Google Map for The Dabney

122 Blagden Alley NW, Washington, DC 20001

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Award-winning
    1. MICHELIN 1 Star 2023
    2. MICHELIN 1 Star 2022
    3. MICHELIN 1 Star 2021
  • Cross street
    M St. NW
  • Neighborhood
    Shaw
  • Hours of operation
    Dinner Tue–Thu 5:30 pm–9:30 pm Fri, Sat 5:30 pm–10:00 pm
  • Price
    $50 and over
  • Cuisines
    American, Farm-to-table
  • Dining style
    Fine Dining
  • Dress code
    Business Casual
  • Parking details
    Street Parking
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Mastercard, Visa
  • Additional
    Bar Dining, Beer, Corkage Fee, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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