Enjoyed a quiet, classic dining experience. Very attentive, knowledgeable waiter. Menu was not huge but found this refreshing. Tired of hipster menus. We shared the special salad of the evening: heirloom tomatoes and burratta. Excellent! One had steak. One had chicken. One had lamb. All were very happy with their entrees. Sadly no room for dessert. Love the setting. Sits like an oasis amongst the sprawling granite government buildings & Union Station. Like stepping back in time.
Excellent food and service. A wonderful restaurant for a special occasion! Try the crab cakes!
Overall a great experience staff was friendly and the food was great
Great food, wonderful atmosphere, and very attentive wait staff! This place is a classic.
The Monocle has been my go-to restaurant near the Hill for years but I have never written a review. Amazing. I was there with old friends last week and had a chance to look around at the completed renovation, meet some new staff and study the new menu and wine list. If you are a DC-based person and have never been to the Monocle it is a must to go, if you are from out of town, you must go. Without question, the Monocle is THE best of the DC iconic restaurants ....and you may end up sitting next to a Senator or two!
Great as always!
Good for a business meeting luncheon. Great location.
A great Washington establishment eatery. Well worth it if you want to soak up the Capitol Hill vibe.
Great spot - good food and service couldn't be better.
Food was delicious. Staff was very attentive.
Classic! Wonderful tomato basil soup. Tenderloin salad is very good. Service is alway superb. Old fashioned but still consistently a really good restaurant.
Always a fun place! Great service, happy to see the next generation of owners taking over!
Great food and outstanding service in a classic DC setting.
It was restaurant week and we participated in that menu. The choices offered were all on the main menu, portions large and meal very good. The service was exceptional from the moment we walked in and were told after asking where to park, to the pre-dinner drinks, to dinner and beyond. They ran out of one of the options on the restaurant week dessert menu but offered us anything off the regular menu.
The Monocle is an other era steak house and seafood restaurant and the quality of the food is definitely above normal. It was fun to be there, enjoying the photos of politicians of the past and imagine a time when everyone was civil and came here to entertain and have a good meal.
The food was mediocre and service was condescending. Won’t go back.
Wonderful service and the food was excellent! If you are visiting DC this is a must visit!
Service was poor. Had to ask for bread and for menus, waiter got an attitude when we asked to split the bill. Drinks were poorly made as well. Felt like we were getting treated differently bc we were there for Restaurant Week, disappointing considering the reputation of the restaurant.
checked out this place for restaurant week. it was good. glad i got to finally go
The food and service was spectacular! We went for restaurant week but will definitely return.
Crown jewel of Capitol Hill.
Amazing place, Marinos you were amazing with our family!
Great institution- food is solid and service outstanding..it is one of the few places where the noise level is such you can do business
The atmosphere, food and restaurant staff were fantastic. Our waiter was engaging and always attentive.
I plan to go there every time I am in Washington.
Attentive and gracious service. Well prepared food. Comfortable setting.
the food and service are consistently excellent at the Monocle
Great food and perfect for social or business, lunch or dinner.
Day trip to Washington
Very convenient if you are visiting The Senate.
Very nice hosts.
Fun to visit
This is the place to go for outstanding food and service on Capitol Hill. Interesting signed photos of members of Congress adorn the walls. Eligant and comfortable - Wonderful for a date night or for special occasions.
This establishment hasn't changed sinceI first dined there 42 years ago. And that's part of its charm. The service is impeccable The food (while a relatively limited menu) is consistent and artfully prepared. And it's an atmosphere where one can easily carry on a conversation and hear the others at the table. If I lived in DC, this will be my go-to spot for most every occasion.
I took my team out for holiday lunch. The service was gracious and the meal was delicious.
Always a great spot for lunch or dinner. Best service in town!
Excellent location for lunch, esp. close to either the Senate office buildings or Union Station. Never had a bad meal. Even full of people, easy to have conversations across the table. I especially like the liver and onions ... if one likes this dish, The Monocle is the place to order this item. Service is always nice and very professional. Always seated on the time of the reservation. All around excellent and recommended.
Terrible service. Tardy, rude, inattentive.
Waiters have a lot of experience and make you feel that you should be glad they are serving you. Very expensive for what you get but this is a place you pay to see the history. Likely see spoiled congress members there that should have been subject to term limits long ago.
I have been coming here for 15 years and it is one of my favorite venues. Excellent staff and a good variety of well-prepared food.
A bit off the beaten path. Very very good! Went the night before thanksgiving so it was pretty quiet as most govt workers had left for the holiday. Food was top notch. Simple upscale American fare but done quite well. Crab imperial was excellent, good sized portion and quite reasonable at $15. Filet was cooked perfectly and reasonable by DC standards at $39. Even the bread basket was tasty. Look forward to returning.
For those from the Buckeye State, there's a photo of U.S. Senator John Glenn prominently displayed on the wall.
I have been going there for years. It is always like going home. Nick and the staff have a knack for connecting with patrons of long standing. The consistency of service and food are above standard.
Just a sensational dinner. Quiet Friday night - Congress out (great for America). Crab cakes were perfect. Kind, personal attention from staff.