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About The St. Regis Restaurant

Distinctive. Delightful. Designed by renowned architect David Rockwell, the restaurant highlights many of its original features, including the landmarked ceiling, and is set in a landscape of bold hues of black, silver, brown, cream and gold which intermingle with rich textures to create a lush, warm environment. The décor beautifully complements our cuisine, which features an eclectic blend of American cuisine with bold Spanish influences.

923 16th Street N.W.
Washington, DC 20006
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Spanish, American

Hours of Operation:
Breakfast: Daily: 7:00am - 11:00am; Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:30am - 2:00pm; Dinner: Tuesday - Saturday: 5:30pm - 10:00pm

Cross Street:
16th & K

Dress Code:
Smart Casual

Price Range:
$50 and over

Payment Options
AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(202) 509-8000

Website:
http://www.decanterdc.com/

Parking Details:
Valet parking is available upon arrival at St. Regis Hotel main entrance.

Executive Chef:
Nicolas Lopez

Additional:
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking, Private Room, View, Wine

Special Events & Promotions:
For large parties and special events please contact Camille Pisano at camille.pisano@stregis.com, or Andy Powell at andy.powell@stregis.com

Private Dining

The St. Regis Restaurant is available for private events for up to 78 guests. Existing set up can be modified to accommodate smaller groups seated at banquettes and alcove tables.

The St. Regis Restaurant Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

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food

4.2

service

4.6

ambience

4.7

value

3.7

Noise

Quiet

92% would recommend it to a friend

Quiet Conversation (5)
Special Occasion (5)
Good for Anniversaries (3)
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People Watching (1)
Seasonal (1)
Vegan (1)
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on September 29, 2015

Totally forgot to do this review, so it's a bit delayed.

Delayed or not though the dining experience at Decanters stands out as still very memorable, and actually quite wonderful.

I went for the Chef's Tasting Menu, paired with the Sommelier's Wine Pairing. I deliberately did not look at the menu in advance, and upon seating I told the server 'Surprise me'.

They didn't disappoint. Every dish was perfectly prepared, and the wine-pairings that went with them were expertly chosen to match or beautifully contrast with the flavors of the food.

Excellent service from the floor team. Excellent wine pairings from the Sommelier. Excellent ambiance in the restaurant. Even though it was pouring rain from a thunderstorm outside, the quiet dining experience was simply sublime on all accounts.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Hot Spot, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on September 19, 2015

Amazing. Practically empty on a Saturday night! Beautiful interior, fantastic food, delectable desserts. Dine here!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Late-night Find, Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on September 11, 2015

Decanter has an attractive and quiet room for business lunches. The service is pleasant and discrete. The food, however, was not ideal on my first visit. I am not sure where the communication broke down, but my medium rare order arrived very well done. While they were very willing to replace the order, it was an awkward delay in the meal. I would have expected an apology for the inconvenience at the end of the meal but none was offered. Not sure if I will give it another try.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on September 10, 2015

I started dining here regularly about one year ago and now it is one of my favorite spots for meeting friends and colleagues for lunch. The dining room is beautiful with a wonderfully decorated ceiling and spectacular windows that light the room in a way that keeps me coming back. The food is excellent and the service is attentive and 5 star level. Our server spent time with my friend helping her select the items for her charcuterie plate and shared his personal experience with the foods. The wine list is expansive with something for every taste. I highly recommend this location for lunch, but it is also a great selection for dinner or drinks.

Tags: Good for Groups, Great for Lunch, Scenic View
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on August 22, 2015

I booked this reservation for our anniversary dinner. This is not your run-of -the mill DC dining experience. Entering the lobby, you know you are in an upscale establishment.

The staff at Decanter goes out of their way to make the experience perfect. There isn't a bad seat in the room. The atmosphere is quiet. It has just the right amount of ornateness.

This special occasion turned out to be home run. My wife was very pleased.

Tags: Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on June 10, 2015

I often entertain for breakfast and can struggle to find a good spot that allows for great food and a quality einvrionment. Decantur was perfect. There's nothing on the menu that stands out or makes it extraordinary, but you can trust that the service is top notch. Do not get me wrong, the food is good. I just don't walk away from it with a desire to tell all my friends about my omelette. However, if you want a truly delicious cup of coffee, it's here. Top notch French press and fantastic. I will continue to entertain here for breakfast meetings.

Tags: Good for Groups
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on May 21, 2015

Special celebratory meal - food very good - wine/drinks way overpriced!!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on May 14, 2015

I had breakfast at the Decanter recently and have done so on prior occasions (business breakfast). The service is fast and the coffee and food is excellent. The room is very majestic, too. All in all, it's a good place to meet for a business breakfast.

Tags: Special Occasion
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on April 6, 2015

Decanter's atmosphere was good. I have no complaints about that. I have stayed at the St. Regis and like the hotel. My family and I went to Decanter's for breakfast on Monday, April 6th. The day of the White House Easter Egg Roll. The place was busy but not filled with people. We had made a reservation days in advance because of the day. When we got there, we were seated with a minimal wait. However, after the waiter took our order, it took 45 minutes to get our food ! When I complained the manager just said we are busy. When I pointed out the the family who were seated ahead of us even though they did not have a reservation had been served, eaten their food and were leaving, the mamager said That's because they ordered before you. When the food arrive it was not great certainly for the price they were charging. I am going to think twice about going back there for breakfast, lunch or dinner.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on April 3, 2015

The chef's special Bronzino was one of the best I have eaten. Their award winning lemon soufflé with sorbet deserves the accolades! Very highly recommended for high end delicious food and dessert. Oh yes, they know how to make their cocktails- absolutely wonderful. They got it right!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Late-night Find, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Special Occasion
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on March 27, 2015

Beautiful restaurant. Food was certainly good, but I wish they had a few more vegetarian options.

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 (Baltimore)·Dined on March 23, 2015

My family had breakfast here while staying at the the St. Regis. There food was great. My wife and I enjoyed it and so did our 8 and 10 year olds. The service was great as well.

Tags: Great for Brunch, Kid-friendly
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on March 7, 2015

Love walking into the St. Regis. Elegant, calm and so gorgeous. The white dining room is a bit more modern, lots of white comfortable leather chairs, large windows look onto Busy K Street, but you never hear a sound. Dinner was perfect; poached flounder w/ mushrooms, lamb three ways on couscous. Service was unobtrusive but very efficient. No room for dessert, unfortunately.
Will be returning soon.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Scenic View, Special Occasion, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on March 4, 2015

Went to dinner to celebrate a birthday, and chose Decanter based on Open Table reviews. The reviews were spot on - this is a gorgeous restaurant, and the food was devine. I had the braised lamb dish which was delicious, and served with lamb sausages - just delicious. There were only one or two other tables filled in the dining room - where was everyone? This is beautiful setting, very elegant, and quiet - and it was great to be able to speak to each other and easily hear the conversation. Quite a notable - albeit quite expensive - wine list. A beautiful place; we'll be back- great for special occasions, feeling elegant, and hearing each other talk!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Notable Wine List, Special Occasion
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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 21, 2015

My entree (braised lamb) was superb as was the dessert (frozen lemon souffle). My only criticism -- and a very minor one in the scheme of things -- is that the restaurant does not have a simple salad unless requested and $13 for a plate of simple greens with a few tomatoes seems exorbitant. But it IS a reasonable price for the other fancy salads on the menu, some of which I've tried before, but not for my substitution. The service is both warm and professional, a rare but much appreciated combination.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on February 19, 2015

Their level of service was amazing and not something I have seen in DC restaurants for the past 10 years. Sea dishes were cooked in unconventional ways and were delicious. Steak was seasoned perfectly.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Hot Spot, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Special Occasion, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on February 14, 2015

Beautiful Valentine's Day dining space with extremely attentive service and a well thought out and prepared menu.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on February 14, 2015

My husband treated me to a romantic valentine's day dinner. The dining area is beautifully decorated; modern and sophisticated. So is the food. Service was great - just enough to be considered attentive without being intrusive.

Tags: Romantic
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 30, 2015

We expected this place to be pretty and it was. But the food was fantastic! Every dish was outstanding, the service impeccable, and the wine recommendation perfect. We were just puzzled as to why it was more than half empty. Need to do better marketing maybe? We'll be back- it was great!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Great for Brunch, Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 17, 2015

My fiancé and I wanted a special date and Decanter delivered. The good, cocktails, and service were all exceptional. One of the most elegant bars and restaurants in DC. Highly recommended for a special occasion or just a great meal.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Romantic, Special Occasion
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 7, 2015

At a prime business lunch hour, our party was the only one in a gorgeous dining room with massively high detailed ceilings in one of Washington's premier hotels. So where was everyone? Probably somewhere else where food at these prices tastes good. The service was flawless, but let's face it, you go to a high end restaurant for the food and the food was very mediocre. The soup was bland - all cream with no roasted corn flavor. The turkey club sandwich was on toasted wonder bread and what tasted like pre-packaged turkey.

When this restaurant closes (and it will) another restaurant would be well-advised to steal the waiters, as they were near perfect.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 31, 2014

My partner and I enjoyed another outstanding meal at the Decanter this past New Year’s Eve. Menu was pre fixed and was a wonderful array of tastes and ingredients. What I like best about Decanter is the chef gets the small things correct. Although, the plate may feature venison the accompanying items have just as much flavor as the main event. Sauces are done with expert precision and provide just the right amount of flavor as to not overwhelm the feature of the dish. Truly high marks once again from two foodies that often make an elegant meal the entertainment for the evening. The menu provided some suggested wines we chose a bottle for our table of four over a lovely Spanish 2006 wine. My recommendation is if the chef has suggested a wine, you go with that suggestion. That recommendation by the chef was not made without careful consideration.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Hot Spot, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 25, 2014

While we dined here on Christmas evening tasting a pre-fixed dinner menu, we have little doubt their regular menu is nothing but spectacular as the menu items we experienced that night. The balance of spices and texture of each dish was marvelous, tantalizing your taste buds. We certainly didn't have a traditional Christmas dinner but this one will be one of the most memorable.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Special Occasion, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (Denver)·Dined on December 24, 2014

Great food and service!! The flatbread and then the fish that we had were absolutely wonderful. We would return to this fine restaurant next time we're in town!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Great for Brunch, Great for Lunch, Late-night Find, Notable Wine List, Romantic
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 1, 2014

It's can be difficult to find a good spot for breakfast downtown DC. Decanter is a true gem. The service is a quick as you would like it to be, and the food always great. Enjoy!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on November 27, 2014

For the first time, three of us celebrated Thanksgiving at a restaurant. The experience was very pleasant. Food was wonderful; service was attentive and professional; atmosphere was elegant; noise level was quiet. I would recommend this restaurant to anyone who enjoys exceptional food, wine and service.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Notable Wine List
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 4, 2014

Took a business client here and it was very good atmosphere service and food. It was a Tuesday night and very quiet (2 other tables) if I was there for a social meal I would have felt it lacked atmosphere - but for business was OK.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Special Occasion
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 4, 2014

Decanter has a very modern dining room tucked away behind a vibrant bar with a fireplace. I'm a sucker for the grand dame type hotels and St. Regis certainly is one of them. The uber modern decor belies the olde world menu with short notes by the chef paying homage to a relative for evoking the particular dish. The duck procietto was presented beautifully with a variety of condiments and a small basket of hearty country bread. Our dinner companions raved about the lamb shoulder while my rockfish special was fantastic. My husband thoroughly enjoyed his steak and all loved the ice creams. Would we return to Decanter? Definitely yes!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Notable Wine List, Special Occasion, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on October 26, 2014

While the restaurant is quite lovely to look at, it is severely overpriced for the quality of food. I had brunch with friends and while it was tasty, it was nothing to write home about for a $20 eggs benedict. The more atrocious price crime was the sad tiny bottle of diet coke I was charged for $5. Coffee and tea was also $5. I had also gone Friday night for drinks - while a incredible wine/drink menu - again it's on the higher side ($15), so really special occasions only. The ambiance is much nicer in the evening.

Tags: Late-night Find, Special Occasion
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 (New England)·Dined on October 23, 2014

I had the tasting menu. The elements were all pretty heavy-- a corn cream soup, a lamb with couscous, cake desert among others. The wine choices were all excellent, but I would have enjoyed some lighter fare for the $ 185. There was a loud and noisy group adjacent to the dining room; my waiter moved me to a quieter table. Service was excellent.

Tags: Notable Wine List
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on October 21, 2014

We celebrated my husband's birthday here and it was amazing. Food was outstanding, wine list was top-notch, and service was excellent. They suggested a wine we would have never even thought about and it was perfect. We loved the decor and though modern, it was quite lovely. We were there on a rainy Tuesday night, so the restaurant was quiet and not terribly busy. We will definitely visit again! Outstanding!!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Special Occasion, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on October 18, 2014

The place was elegant. Food was outstanding experience. Wonderful wait team. The bartender made great drinks mixed with warm conversation.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on October 14, 2014

My food was cold and the staff did not care... They also waited on another table that was seated after me and my party of 4.

Tags: Great for Lunch
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 (New Orleans)·Dined on September 30, 2014

This is a special place to dine and spend time with friends and colleagues. The service was grand, the food spectacular and the ambience special.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Scenic View, Special Occasion
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on September 26, 2014

The food is beautifully prepared. The poached Flounder was melt in your mouth exquisite. The restaurant has an exclusive private dining atmosphere. The wine list is one of the most extensive in dc.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on September 23, 2014

We had a lovely meal in an attractive setting. Every dish we had was excellent.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Romantic, Special Occasion
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on September 22, 2014

A beautiful, comfortable space and friendly service. But food choices are limited and food is mediocre.

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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on September 5, 2014

Delicious risotto, but strangely empty during lunchtime downtown (not in August).

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on September 1, 2014

Six of us took a friend there for lunch for her birthday and it could not have been more perfect. The food and wine were wonderful. The service was a bit lacking when it came to attention (we had to ask for water after our glasses sat empty for a while, as well as the check) and it took a while for our food to get to us. This was a little surprising as there were only three other people in the restaurant at any given point. I would go back; just make sure you have plenty of time.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Great for Brunch, Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on August 27, 2014

My partner and I celebrated his birthday at Decanter this past week. We started with drinks in the newly remodeled St. Regis Bar. Drinks were on the pricy side I think $38 dollars with tip for two drinks but that was not unexpected and the drinks where well executed. We arrived early for our reservation but found no issue and were seated without delay. My lamb was spot on perfectly cooked and came pared with a spicy sausage which was great combination. Portions were proper and price was very reasonable. Staff was attentive but not intrusive and my water glass was always well filled. Dessert was a frozen lemon souffle. We were very pleased as we have been in the past with Decanter.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Special Occasion
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