The Smith – Penn Quarter, Washington, D.C

4.5
2013 Reviews
$31 to $50
American
The Smith brings its signature lively atmosphere to the Penn Quarter neighborhood of the Nation’s Capital, just steps from the Capital One Arena, The White House, Capital Hill, museums and more. By working closely with local farmers and purveyors that they trust, The Smith serves delicious food and drinks people crave. The menu features bistro classics, seasonal fare, and craft cocktails. Whether it’s an after work bite, drinks on the town, a birthday bash, a working lunch, a boozy brunch, or an I-don’t-want-to-cook-tonight night, The Smith has got you covered. A private dining room is also available for events of any occasion.

We are open for patio seating, delivery, and pick-up daily with expanded menu offerings, family style dinners for two, cocktails, beer, wine, and more!
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Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 2013 people are saying
Overall ratings and reviews
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4.5based on recent ratings
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4.4
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4.4
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4.2
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88% of people would recommend it to a friend
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ShawnH
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food3service3ambience4

My family and I went here for Mother's Day because I've been wanting to try this place out for awhile because I follow them on IG and their food looks soooo delicious. However, I wasn't as impressed with the food (it was good, but I expected better). The atmosphere was nice. Also, it was four of us and they sat us indoor near a window at a small square table and when I requested for us to sit somewhere in a corner at a larger table, I was told that was for larger parties. Keep in mind the restaurant was not even 50% capacity. No other parties came in to sit at those tables the entire time we were there. I definitely felt slighted. I doubt that I would go back.

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AllisonW
Charlotte
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time going and will definitely be back again! The Benedict Johnny was incredible!

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LaVerneT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great dining experience. Service was very good and the food even better.

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vipSocksimom
Washington DC
34 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Great meal before Friday night's CAPS game. The steaks were done to perfection. Restaurant tables spaced far apart so very safe.

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RosH
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely great! Good service, great food. A really nice evening. We’ll be back!

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vipGeGe
New England
4 reviews
Dined on May 4, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

The outdoor seating area is great for people watching. Drinks were delicious!

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BethR
Los Angeles
7 reviews
Dined on April 29, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Nothing extra special but everything was solid. Good location and nice outdoor section.

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vipOpenTable Diner
London
6 reviews
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had the best time! It’s been a little while since we’ve been able to dine at The Smith, and (as usual) it didn’t disappoint. The food was amazing, the ambiance was relaxing and positive, and most importantly – the staff were all incredibly kind, helpful, and hospitable. Thank you!!!

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on April 23, 2021
Overall1food2service1ambience5

Food was not good. Undercooked veggie burger. Over cooked burger. Bad service. Water tasted so bad.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on April 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service. We come here whenever we watch the Wizards game.

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vipCyclist
Washington DC
122 reviews
Dined on April 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Sat outside with heater. Very comfortable and safe. The waite staff was attentive as needed. An excellent venue for lunch.

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Cathy
New England
1 review
Dined on April 19, 2021
Overall1food1service3ambience1

Food was not very good and expensive. Servers and hostess were nice. Find someplace else to eat.

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Mariama
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on April 18, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Great food & staff! Excellent variety of food choices...I can't wait to go back.

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Nicole
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on April 18, 2021
Overall5food3service5ambience5

Service and drinks were great. Appetizers were good. The meal was blah. Ordered the steak and eggs. Won’t be back for that!

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vipBeckyJ
Hawaii
11 reviews
Dined on April 18, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Delicious food in a cool space. Complementary drinks are the best!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on April 16, 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience2

Food and ambiance was fair at best. Shrimp and grits not seasoned and the asparagus was so stalky and tough I couldn’t eat it.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on April 16, 2021
Overall1food5service2ambience2

- they put us outside and it was freezing and windy. They should tell you if you’re outside... most restaurants in DC do and or give clear options

- the service was really slow

- my filet was medium not medium rare like I ordered and it was not tender like a filet should be

This place has gone down hill . One of my favorite restaurants it’s sad what happened

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GwenH
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great first brunch in over a year! Thank you for your service

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Alexiss
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Overall experience was great. They are really serious about following the COVID-19 guidelines. Food was pretty good.

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CristinaS
Dallas
2 reviews
Dined on April 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Ate outside. Service was great. Food was great. Adherence to Covid rules was great. Felt safe and well fed and well taken care of. Would recommend!

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Birthday dinner!

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TomiO
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service! We felt cared for and the food was was worth it!

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OpenTable Diner
Nashville
3 reviews
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous overall with one minor exception- we were told as we checked in for our reservation that we would have to agree to be out within an hour prior to being seated. I was a bit shocked by that, but we agreed. Did not get our food until 35 minutes later, and we really had to watch the clock in order to comply with having to be done and out of there in the hour time frame we were given. I would suggest that if this is a policy for Saturday brunch (or any other time, for that matter) -it should be made clear during the reservation process that we may only have 1 hour at a table. It’s a little off-putting to have to consent to essentially have a meter running on your table prior to being seated. I think The Smith can do better than this.

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vipCarol
Washington DC
31 reviews
Dined on April 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was excellent. We had a great large tasy omelet. The service was superb. A cheerfulwaiter. The prices are reasonable. The restaraunt is very bright and cheerful

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Annieo
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on March 31, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience4

In from
Nyc staying at hotel across the street so booked this place out of convenience. Ordered the potato chips and blue cheese-delicious....wanted more!I had the butternut squash bucatini-not that good-was not hot and just not that much flavor. My girls had the ricotta gnocchi and the Mac and cheese-both of those were awesome. Waitress seemed to disappear-told me it was happy hour-except for the one wine I chose-totally fine but she could have told me that-then when I wanted to order another glass had to ask the runner because did not see our waitress any place-

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JustineW
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great service, good food. Need to reserve in advance.

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OpenTable Diner
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on March 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My younger sister’s 32nd birthday.

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vipMattN
Orlando
22 reviews
Dined on March 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a great evening at The Smith! Food was excellent and so was the service and atmosphere. We are in DC for the weekend and we are very glad we chose The Smith for dinner. I highly recommend!

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Grace
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on March 23, 2021
Overall1food1service2ambience1

Made an 8:30 reservation and they didn't tell me they closed at 9pm. So I took an uber all the way there and they didn't even contact me to tell me the restaurant was closing shortly after my reservation?

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vipBrianO
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on March 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food and service. We ate outside due to pandemic so a bit of road noise but no complaints.

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EmmaL
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on March 20, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

The dinner food was delicious and reasonably priced. The outside seating option was set up well and cozy. The waiters were attentive and pleasant.

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LadeshaM
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on March 13, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience4

Our waitress was great! Ordered French Toast that was nothing but bread pudding. Would not get that again.

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KHBB
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on March 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Was real good good good good food and open and good service.

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BellaB
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really enjoyed eating here, the service is great and the staff is super friendly. The food and drinks is also really amazing. Will definitely be coming back!

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BB20744
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

The food has always been good, everytime I’ve gone to the Smith. It’s slightly pricey for something’s but not overly expensive. Service is good & most of the drinks I’ve tried have been good.

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vipAnandaS
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on February 27, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Very COVID safe. They make you put masks on every time a server comes to your table. Very quiet because tables are very very spread out. Way more than 6 feet in my opinion. Not the same atmosphere as before COVID but very safe and food was still good.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
18 reviews
Dined on February 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time at The Smith, was there for Happy Hour and dinner. We were lucked into some great deals for oysters for a choice of three different types and good cocktails selection too.

The food was delicious. I had the Short Ribs Ragtoni and my friend ordered the Pot of Mussels with a side of fries. The service was on point and everyone was following COVID safety protocols as well. Atmosphere was great and perfect for any types of occasions, definitely will return again soon.

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OpenTable Diner
Detroit
1 review
Dined on February 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was nice and the social distancing was welcoming.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I ordered the Caesar salad and oysters. The food was amazing. Not only do you get a glass bottle of water for your table when you are seated, but also a bottle of sparkling water as well. It was a nice touch. The restaurant is also very sensitive to the current Covid situation. The wait staff would not even come to the table to bring or collect anything unless you are wearing your mask. I did feel that was a bit much, but I appreciate the measure they are taking to keep their patrons and staff safe and healthy.

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OpenTable Diner
Tucson
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Everything was great. Hard to understand the staff that muffles at you to put your mask on when they approach. Otherwise food was great, service was swell, and the oysters and drink specials during happy hour were rad. Vday menu was perfect portions and delish.

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You can order delivery directly from The Smith – Penn Quarter, Washington, D.C using the Order Online button. The Smith – Penn Quarter, Washington, D.C also offers delivery in partnership with Uber Eats. The Smith – Penn Quarter, Washington, D.C also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (202) 868-4900.

The Smith – Penn Quarter, Washington, D.C is rated 4.5 stars by 2013 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.

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