We dined at the Monocle on a Friday night after a long drive to DC. It was the perfect choice. I ordered the Chicken Milanese and my husband had the pork chop. Both were excellent as was the warm shrimp over pesto bean salad appetizer. The wine list had lots of good choices. If we lived in the neighborhood we would dine at the Monocle frequently.
The food was delicious, the service was incredible, the people were wonderful to be around! One of my favorite memories from our trip to DC! I will be eating here every time I visit our nations capital.
Delicious lunch at this old-school movers and shakers local haunt!
I was disappointed, on how the ""soup container"" was bought too the table, I wanted too taking the rest of the soup home with me and I was shocked at how it was brought to me in a paper box, not a plastic container for my soup to go.
Kind and welcoming! Great food variety! Fun spot near Capitol Hill -- never know who you might sit next to!
Outstanding place, great food, good wine and service
This was the first time my wife and I had dined at The Monocle in at least 35 years, but the food was as good as we remembered. Although The Monocle seems to have undergone several renovations over the years, the service is still splendid. We wondered why we waited so long to return, and we will definitely visit again soon.
From the appetizers, to the main dishes and desserts, the food could not have been better. We had a great meal and will definitely be back. And for any people who love calf liver, it was the best I ever had!
A unique restaurant on the Senate side of the Capitol. Great food and attentive service. Fun people watching when the Senate's in session.
Relaxing, historic and conversational provoking atmosphere. Excellent quality ribeye steak, salad and desert. Diverse wine varieties by the glass and bottle. Our waiter was very attentive, and provided helpful advice on best food selections. Comfortable seating and desert perfect.
The Monocle is a must lunch stop on every trip to Washington DC. Just behind the Senate office buildings make it a good location after meeting with our Senators.
Nice place great food!
This was our first occasion to visit the Monocle. It was a pre-show (Folger, Shakespeare Library). We were delighted with the food and service. It was a 'bit' pricy, but well worth it.
The Monocle is one of my favorite restaurants when I visit DC. Great food, great service are just two reasons I love this place.
Excellent as usual. John, Nick and the entire staff always make dining at the Monocle a very special occasion. Outstanding food and great service in a splendid location.
Good, not extraordinary,food and service.
Don't feel compelled to go for the specials. Look at the full menu. (But specials were good.)
The food and service was excellent. Desserts were made on the premises and all we share at the table were delicious. There was something for everyone.
Really nice old fashioned place. Outstandingly attentive and polite service. Just as it should be. And if you love politics, this is the place.
Had lunch here with a work colleague. I had the fish of the day, which was outstanding. The food was great, the service attentive, the ambiance quiet and sophisticated, and the valet parking was very convenient. I will definitely go back for lunch or dinner.
The Monocle never lets us down. We had a friend in town who is a foodie and wanted to go to a DC spot, not a high end Chain, but a spot. The Monocle hit the nail on the head. Great meal, the Lobster special was amazing. The service is always high quality and even though we do not get there often, they treat you like a regular. We had a nice bottle of wine and a great meal.
Loved the Monocle. Our service was perfect, and the lamb was perhaps the best I’ve ever eaten. This is a great old DC experience.
It’s a great location close to the capital. The food was amazing and the drinks were great. The service is top notch. I will definitely be back.
The Monocle is the best restaurant in town. And John and Nick always make you feel welcome.
Steak was done right, however the two gentlemen attending our table acted like they were just "bored" with the whole customer service concept, and almost grumpy even though we gave them plenty of smiles and kind words to brighten their mood. Wine selection is very limited and not impressive for a steakhouse.
OUTSTANDING RESTAURANT, FOOD, SERVICE,and AMBIANCE! ...but very expensive.
I make it a point to eat here every time I m in DC. Great food place to sit and relax after a day on the Hill. The lemon curd pie and service are Outstanding!
Tons of character, excellent food, lots of history. Great place to make a deal or talk about current challenges!
Hadn’t been here for 30 years...it was terrific.
Since my first visit both the Manager and proprietor remember me upon arrival and I am routinely shown to a good table. Far from a weekly patron, their courtesy stems from my sharing a surname with a relative of the proprietor and their recognizing me as a Veteran. My "fame" is far from that of the Supreme Court Justices and Members of the Senate and
House who often occupy the tables, and whose photos are on the walls.
The food is superlative and I am delighted with the Calf's Liver with Applewood Smoked Bacon and grilled onions — a comfort food dish from my youth. The Monocle has a well-stocked bar and wine cellar, and the wait staff imparts the feeling that you are being protected from making a mistake, or being disturbed. Truly an original establishment which would be difficult to replicate.
Easily the best restaurant on Capitol Hill, it has a clubby atmosphere without being intimidating. I highly recommend it for a special date, a business meeting, or a special family occasion.
Wonderful experience. Delicious food. The best service. Highly recommend.
Excellent food! Came here after our elopment and it was perfect!
Great food and great hospitality. Will definitely make the stop everytime I'm in DC.
Delicious and a restaurant with "professional" waitstaff., which these days is a thing on the past. We will be back when we are in the city and would definitely recommend.
I think good is pre-prepared and reheated. Could have been very good with a little more attention.
Loved the Monocle. Food and services were both exemplary. Wait staff are well experienced and the outmost in professional as well as friendly and accomodating your every need.
We have eaten here before and this place does not disappoint!!! We have eaten all the steaks on the menu and the Salmon and all in our parties have been completely satisfied!! You will pay 55-75 per person which for DC isn’t bad at all. The only bummer was they didn’t have Moscato wine. This is a must try especially for the quality of service and food!!! Both were superb!!!
Excellent food and great service. We had crab cakes and calamari. Lots of professional political and diplomatic discussions. We arrived early and were seated right away. By the time we left afternoon it was very packed. Great place, would recommend.
The food and service were excellent. Our server was very attentive. Good selection of wine by the glass. Thank you.
It's always reliable...very good food, great service, a treat in the era of no table cloths (it has them), it's quiet enough to actually talk, relaxing, very fair pricing, and perfect location if near the Senate and Capitol.