Tonic Restaurant @ Quigley's Pharmacy

4.6
1025 Reviews
$30 and under
Contemporary American
Tonic at Quigley’s Bar and Restaurant offers classical American cuisine with a contemporary Southern twist. Tonic is located in the heart of Washington DC’s historic Foggy Bottom neighborhood.

Come and enjoy signature tater tots with homemade dipping sauces, weekly specials and craft beers on draft. Tonic at Quigley’s Bar and Restaurant caters to all tastes.

Tonic at Quigley’s Bar and Restaurant serves beers on tap, wines by the glass, and many specialty cocktails that complement our new American menu.

A quick stroll from the Foggy Bottom Metro and a few blocks from the Kennedy Center, Tonic at Quigley’s Bar and Restaurant is the perfect place for a happy hour cocktail, a fun night out, or a leisurely brunch. No matter your mood, Tonic cures what ails you.
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vipmanhattanbrat
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall3food3service5ambience4

Tater tots rule!

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OpenTable Diner
Richmond
1 review
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

The service was absolutely abysmal. The weather was 75 degrees and they were blasting heating lamps outside and it took over five different requests to get them to turn it off. As well, the server was dismissive and did not bring condiments when asked on multiple occasions. We’re never going back, the food just isn’t good enough to justify the horrible experience

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kateielovett7
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on April 7, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience4

GreAt!! Thanks a million to Ryan and Ronnie for taking such good care of us.

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vipRick
Washington DC
38 reviews
Dined on April 6, 2021
Overall3food1service4ambience3

Good beer and tater tods! However, Food was too saucy and fatty. It made half of the table sick afterward.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had brunch on Easter Sunday. We sat outside in the back. The food and drinks were great as was the service. We will definitely go back. It is a really cute spot.

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vipAlexandraK
Washington DC
11 reviews
Dined on April 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love Tonic! The fish tacos and tots are our faves!

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Kenny
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Our waitress Chole was great. The food and drink was good as well. Tim Chicken Tots are my favorite!

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on March 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

By far one of the best restaurants in Foggy Bottom. The tater tots and Mac-n-cheese were too die for! I over how the provided heaters for outdoor seating. I will definitely be back in the near future!

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on February 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The tots are amazing

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was great, service was great. All together great experience

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on February 7, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

This was my second time here and I loved it. The Tatter Tots and sauce options are my favorite. Drinks were great and from observing other people’s food everything looked tasty.

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BondGirl
Tampa
3 reviews
Dined on January 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent brunch--we all liked the Eggs Benedict, brunch burrito, and pancakes. The staff went out of their way to get our party seated near each other (and near a heater).

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timpresley
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on December 15, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience1

I was very disappointed that the restaurant did take it's inventory off of Open Table and allowed me to book a reservation for a night that they were closed. I even received several email confirmations that my reservation was coming up. When I walked up to the restaurant the lights were off and there was a sign on the door stating they were closed on Tuesday's during the holiday season. While I was there three other couples arrived who also had Open Table reservations. This is solely negligence on the establishment not to manage their reservation system and inventory. Reservations should be closed off if the restaurant is not open. I love this place and was excited to take my cousin for our holiday celebration but instead we had to walk through Foggy Bottom in the cold till we found some where else to eat. Very frustrated with the management and not sure I will come back here again.

Tim Presley

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DoctorJ
1 review
Dined on November 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

GREAT place to celebrate Biden's election! Service was great and the ambiance was fantastic. Plenty of outdoor seating. Great tots. 10/10.

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Maura
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Follow COVID guidelines very well! Amazing food and drinks, as well as service. Bring a blanket if outside and chilly! They do have heaters too but I just run cold.

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PamH
1 review
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Was exactly was we were looking for. Quiet, good atmosphere, nice staff and delicious food and drink. Fish tacos delicious!

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vipJdsmms
Pittsburgh
46 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Great food, huge portions, nice selection and great service. Will definitely return when in the area again.

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BobM
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2020
Overall3food1service3ambience3

Pork BBQ entree, food was very blah; service a bit slow on check delivery.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2020
Overall1food2service2ambience1

Rats ran around where used and dirty dishes were piled up along a very short wall at the end of the patio in broad daylight. This was my former happy place during grad school and it was embarrassing because I brought a friend.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on September 21, 2020
Overall1food4service1ambience4

Unfortunately we encountered a rude waitress and actually ended up leaving the restaurant because of it.

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SouthsidesFinest
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on September 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Heard that there was a band that plays during brunch. My friends and I were craving live music in Corona times. The social distancing and outdoor seating was great! My only problem was that the television was a bit of distraction from the live music. Otherwise I enjoyed myself and will be back.

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LexC
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2020
Overall4food3service5ambience5

Happy hour was great. Loved sitting outside. Food was ok.

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Dave
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on September 3, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience3

Good but not fantastic like I recall. Increase size of portions, or lower the prices.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on August 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Law school meet up

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love the homies at Ton @ Quig

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vipElizabethL
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very clean and everyone's wearing masks. Plenty of hand sanitizer available, and clean bathrooms. It's great to be able to get out, and do it safely!

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OpenTable Diner
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on June 13, 2020
Overall3food2service5ambience5

It wasn’t the best food but the Bloody Mary was lit, and our waitress was very sweet ♥️

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JenniferW
1 review
Dined on June 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great all around food options. I'm vegetarian and was able to find options withouta struggle. Their Truffle Mushroom and Onion Mac and Cheese is phenomenal. They have a regular portion and mini mac size and to be honest, with the richness of the dish I was satisfied. Mini is not a mini as you think. I can't wait to go back and try more from their cocktail menu. I ordered the Tonic G&T which is an infused Gin and Tonic that they make in-house and my friend (who doesn't drink much) got the Frose and I knew it was good because she ordeed a second.

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vipDiningindmv
Washington DC
153 reviews
Dined on June 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great staff, food and a beautiful evening on the patio.

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vipKimL
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on May 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent sanitation measures being taken to ensure a positive dining experience.

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vipTheFritalian
Washington DC
10 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2020
Overall2food2service3ambience3

The service was very good but the food was not worth it. There were four of us and none of us would recommend coming back. Dishes were burnt and one of the burgers had an odd consistency to the meat. Fine for drinks but would not recommend for food except the tots.

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LoriS
Miami
9 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Love the tater tots and the atmosphere!!

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AnOccasionalMan
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall2food4service5ambience1

For some reason the restaurant was freezing cold. It was as if there was no heat on! People at the table next to us had their coats on their heads and even the server said she was freezing. Though there were only two tables occupied upstairs and not that many people downstairs, our food took an HOUR to serve. Our server said she did not know what the problem was in the kitchen. Now curry vegetable bowl was very good and the server was excellent, but no food is worth sitting in a cold, half empty restaurant for an hour to be served.

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mmmrh
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on February 19, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

We went for lunch and they have a decent set of burgers with Tater tots

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vipKpndc
Washington DC
42 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Consistently great food and service. Can get busy and noisy.

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OpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
5 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Visiting from out of town, and found this through a google search. The vibe is great, and we can see why it’s popular. I’m not giving 5 stars for a few minor reasons: 1) it was FREEZING in the dining room. More than one customer complained, and when we commented that it felt as though the air and not the heat was on, nothing was done to fix the problem. Even the wait staff was working in sweaters and cardigans. 2) our app came out with our dinner. We ordered the hummus plate, which was excellent. However it was on the table for 2 minutes before our dinner was served. 3) as a result of the cold air pumping into the room, our food got cold rather quickly. We would be willing to go back again, but maybe in the warmer months!

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vipManny
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall2food1service2ambience1

Food isn’t bad, but nothing worth going to a restaurant for

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BobbyW
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

I thought they should have had a more of a variety of tea's and the tea wasn't sweet outside of that the food was great.

JC
JodiC
1 review
Dined on February 5, 2020
Overall3food2service3ambience3

This place is hit or miss for me. I had the same dish, one week apart--a turkey sandwich with brie and sliced apples on ciabatta. The first time it was delicious. Yesterday, the turkey was tough, the apples were brown and mealy, and the brie had an odd taste. Service is fairly good, tables upstairs are nicer than the bar area or the plastic-encased outside tables.

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MelissaB
1 review
Dined on February 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place! Known for their tots. Good location for lunch as near our office.

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You can order delivery directly from Tonic Restaurant @ Quigley's Pharmacy using the Order Online button. Tonic Restaurant @ Quigley's Pharmacy also offers delivery in partnership with Uber Eats. Tonic Restaurant @ Quigley's Pharmacy also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (202) 296-0211.

Tonic Restaurant @ Quigley's Pharmacy is rated 4.6 stars by 1025 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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