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Tonic Restaurant @ Quigley's Pharmacy

854 reviews
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$30 and under
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Contemporary American
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  • Neighborhood Gem (1243)
  • Great for Lunch (1070)
  • Great for Outdoor Dining (860)

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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.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Contemporary American, Comfort Food, American
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Hours of operation
Sunday: 10:00 a.m. - 11:00 p.m.
Monday: 11:00 a.m. - 11:00 p.m.
Tuesday: 11:00 a.m. - 12:00 a.m.
Wednesday: 11:00 a.m. - 12:00 a.m.
Thursday: 11:00 a.m. - 12:00 a.m.
Friday: 11:00 a.m. - 12:00 a.m.
Saturday: 11:00 a.m. - 12:00 a.m.
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Phone number
(202) 296-0211
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Payment options
AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Sheldon Alexander
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Private party facilities
Complete with exposed brick, a private bar and versatile set up, the lounge at Tonic is the perfect place for your next private event. The lounge at Tonic can accommodate business meetings, office happy hours, holiday parties, sporting events, seated dinners, rehearsal dinners and much more!!!
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Private party contact
Brianna DeBrock: (202) 560-2858
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Tonic offers on and off-site catering for parties of 10-200 - for details contact our event coordinator at or 202-560-2858.
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Cross street
21st and G
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Parking details
Metered parking on 21st ST, two hour parking on G and F.
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Public transit
5 blocks from the Foggy Bottom Metro Station (Blue Line and Orange Line)
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Lounge space featuring local performance artists, musical acts, and student groups. Three flat-screen televisions, movie nights, board games available.
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Special events & promotions
Trivia Nights, Monday in the lounge @ 8:30 - food and drink specials, teams of 2-20. Bottomless mimosas at brunch from 10-3 PM Saturdays and Sundays with purchase of brunch entree for $16 for a maximum of 2 hours.
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 854 People Are SayingWrite a review
Overall ratings and reviews
3.9  based on all time ratings
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88% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner (Atlantic City)
5.0  Dined on September 17, 2017

Delicious meal in a great atmosphere! 10/10 would recommend! So many options for carnivores and vegetarians alike!

lunch (Hawaii)
3.0  Dined on September 16, 2017

The food was marginal drinks were ok, Cherry in the drink was gross and overripe. Service was slow, Location was great, it could have been a off night.

Tinkpack (Las Vegas)
4.0  Dined on September 15, 2017

We have eaten here about 3 times as it was a block form our Motel. The Mac and cheese is best. The crab cakes are from canned crab would not recommend this at all. They have great mocktails.

OpenTable Diner (Washington DC)
4.0  Dined on September 9, 2017

Recommend a reservation since a popular spot. The outdoor area is great when weather is pleasant. Food was tasty and service prompt!

WiseOneinDC (Washington DC)
4.0  Dined on September 6, 2017

All was great except for the hot water for tea--it wasn't! I loved the taco salad, and my companions really liked their burger and crab cakes.

Pammosk (Denver)
3.0  Dined on August 24, 2017

While our server was friendly our lunch order got lost. The response "it's coming" is unprofessional and immature. Acknowledge that there was an error and being corrected. Trying to fool smart people results in never returning versus returning.

vipLilly (Washington DC)
5.0  Dined on August 24, 2017

It was a perfect weather day to sit outside on our lunch hour. Always love their fish tacos and tried the Port City Optimal Wit beer for the first time and it was great.

OpenTable Diner (Washington DC)
5.0  Dined on August 24, 2017

Great tots!

EJ345 (New York Area)
2.0  Dined on August 23, 2017

Food was good. Great location by GW. Place gets very busy so don't expect speedy service at those times!

CherieK (Washington DC)
4.0  Dined on August 23, 2017

The first floor may appeal to the youthful crowd (outdoor, bar, and stool seating), but I appreciate the elevator, and the second floor table dining without mosquitoes and flies buzzing about and nipping at my blood. My guests cleaned their plates of the quinoa salad. I had the crab cakes. they were tasty as was the corn and asparagus side.

Claire (Washington DC)
4.0  Dined on August 16, 2017

I had driven by the this place the whole summer I was working in DC and it had always been buzzing with energy- it was past time that I tried it out. I went during happy hour, which was perfect!, I got a few apps and drinks. I sat outside, too. The tots were definitely worth it!! You get so many you need at least 3 people to finish the basket they give you. Try it out!

OpenTable Diner (Washington DC)
5.0  Dined on August 16, 2017

Great place for a good, quick lunch. Very much comfort food, but also some healthy options. Tots are a must...

OpenTable Diner (New England)
5.0  Dined on August 10, 2017

Don't skip the tots...EVER.
I hold business lunches here at least once a month and have never been disappointed. Great location, fantastic menu, attentive staff...what else could you ask for?
If you're in the neighborhood, don't miss out. And by the way, did I mention not to skip their TOTs?

NoogaDan (Atlanta)
5.0  Dined on August 7, 2017

Great atmosphere, easy to walk to, delicious food, good drink selections

vipDCDiner (New York Area)
4.0  Dined on August 2, 2017

Next time I would skip the tator tots. Two of us had entree salads that were very good. The server was very attentive and knowledgeable about the menu. The place was crowded and had a lively vibe. We were dining pre-Kennedy Center. It's about a 15 min. walk, but easy enough if the weather is good and you're able.