The Oval Room is pleased to offer various private dining options which range from intimate private dinners to larger scale events, including cocktail receptions and office parties.View Private Dining Details
Delight in Chef Bryan Moscatellos Valentines tasting menu
Wednesday, February 14, 2018
Great food, great service.
As usual, the food at the Oval Room was superb. The Restaurant Week selection was high quality, with unusual offerings. On earlier occasions, the salads I ordered were excellent, and there was no drop off on this visit. The only downgrade on this particular visit was the service. We had to ask for extra bread, my request for hot sauce was met with disbelief, and our waiter disappeared at times. But on other occasions the service has been stellar.
Food was superb--EVERYTHING was good (there were no duds). The server was friendly, accommodating, and was able to guide us with suggestions. We were a group of 6 and never felt rushed.
I eat at the Oval Room once or twice a year. It is always quite good. The food preparation, the recipes, and flavors are reliably very good. The wine choices are very good. I take guests there for a reliably safe and delicious dining experience. Oddly though, even though the room was fairly empty, at least three members of the table staff kept reaching to our plates to take them away while one or the other of us was still eating. This happened twice during appetizers, three times during the entree, and again at dessert. It was odd and off-putting. When everyone’s fork and knife are placed at the 2 o’clock position, that’s your cue...or when I tell you.
Update: I received a phone call from the general manager apologizing for the miscommunications among the staff. Getting a phone call is a rarity and shows genuine concern about a customer’s experience. Even with the oddity in the service I still rated the dinner and experience an overall 4. No doubt I will return to the Oval Room and enjoy another well prepared and served meal.
One of the best meals I have ever had in DC; the menu was creative and the food lived up to or exceeded the vision. The fois gras, the scallops, the lobster all superbly prepared. The service was excellent and thought the meal was a reasonable value. We could not have enjoyed the dining experience more!
We came here for Christmas Eve dinner, we had a lovely night. Our server was extremely friendly and attentive, the food was great and the ambiance very relaxing, no rush no pressure. I’d definitely come back.
Ended up being the perfect Christmas Eve treat with my parents. Wonderful and nicely priced menu. Sure proved why it gets great reviews!
Oval Room is reliably great! I like that it is quiet, roomy, understated. Great service and food, and a strong sense of the space around it. Great for dinner and then a stroll in Lafayette Park.
We went for a fixed Thanksgiving menu. It was a very nice luncheon, attentive and friendly service. The location feels like a place where political strategies are hatched. The food, though, was amazing! We enjoyed the afternoon out of the house. If you’re looking for a DC experience, go.
Adan was excellent and the entire meal was on point. Made us feel at home and well taken care of across the board. Highly recommend.