Whiskey & Oyster

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$31 to $50
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Seafood
Fresh Oysters. Rare Whiskeys. The latest concept from the HomeGrown Restaurant Group brings an exciting new dining experience to Carlyle.

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DelRayKate
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on March 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went there for Sunday brunch...great selection of breakfast as well as lunch items. All food was delicious, and the service was perfect.

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Funky
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on March 8, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience1

Some of the booths are way too small. The table are too narrow which means you are squeezed in too much.

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BeccaA
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our dining experience was excellent at Whiskey and Oysters. The seafood was fresh and delicious. The menu was generous with selections for every palate. The service and ambiance were truly wonderful. We will definitely be making this place a go to favorite.

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vipAnthonyV
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time visiting this restaurant and the atmosphere was calming and the service from the guys at the oyster bar was superb! Oyster were fresh and offered a good variety!

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DavidR
Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Great meal and some tasty cocktails also. Excellent service. Great if you have to eat gluten-free.

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jbrash
Washington DC
32 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

We dined at Whiskey and Oyster on Saturday evening and we ordered the Lobster Fries which was a Starter since I've read that it was excellent. We didn't think it was worth $18 but it was unique. The Seafood Cobb salad was large and tasty. The hubs ordered the lobster roll with sweet potato fries and he seemed to enjoy it very much. The place is energetic - it was crowded on Saturday around 6-7 pm. The servers were knowledgeable and efficient.

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vipCourtney
Washington DC
21 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, good menu choices, friendly service. We’ll be back!!

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KathleenJ
Washington DC
17 reviews
Dined on February 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The crabcakes and sweet potato fries were perfect.

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ARobinson
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on February 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food and great Service.

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PatT
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding food and value with free parking in lot behind the restaurant.

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OpenTable Diner
Charleston
13 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Great menu and ambiance.

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Anonymous
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food4service3ambience4

Birthday/Valentine's dinner at Whiskey & Oyster. Ambiance was nice, great menu, not overwhelming. I enjoyed the oysters and creme brulee.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
18 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I loved it, only thing that was a little uncomfortable, I'm a big guy and the booths were tight and the tables were very close together. Everything else was 5 star!!

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A great Valentine Day dinner!

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Carlyle15
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2020
Overall4food3service4ambience4

But the Bouillabaisse had very little in it and even less flavor.

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vipMNFoodie
Minneapolis
13 reviews
Dined on February 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good food and environment.

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PatriciaA
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food, drinks, and service were great. It was our first time tying this spot. We will be back.

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CrystalR
1 review
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall3food5service1ambience3

The service, are waiter was rushing us to take r food. Then one r food came late after we finish with everything

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CharlesP
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on February 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We enjoyed the beautiful decor & wonderful food. Came for Sunday brunch & there is plenty of parking in the garage. Will definitely be back.

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CharlesP
1 review
Dined on February 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This restaurant has great food,service, and ambiance.

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vipJudith
Washington DC
19 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful restaurant. Very friendly staff and delicious food. Spacious so no problem with noise.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
11 reviews
Dined on January 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Zack was great server and menu advisor. Everything we had was good (including some specials that were on trial).

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OpenTable Diner
Richmond
1 review
Dined on January 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Met an out of town friend for dinner. Food was great, drink was delicious. Only down side was that they sat us in a booth right next to the bar area. It was a bit loud but not too crazy.

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GreatHost
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on January 26, 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Great food. Really great food. The bang bang cauliflower was unexpectedly good. Good service but slow. Long gaps between visits. Tables and booths are a little narrow making it a little awkward to sit directly across from someone without them getting kicked in the shins.

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DavidB
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on January 26, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

The she crab soup was delicious spiced just right. The Asian style cauliflower
appetizer was excellent. Rockfish was very good. The rockfish could have been cooked a little less and the salmon a little more. The beignets were the melt-in-your mouth variety.

The physical space is beautiful. Service was friendly and professional.

A bit of a hidden gem in the midst of the tall buildings of the Carlyle development. It has free underground parking, but that could be made a little more obvious.

We will return.

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RondaB
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on January 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was excellent. Very fresh and I would go back.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had the restaurant week menu and everything was fantastic. We had three starters, the duck spring rolls, she crab soup and kung pao cauliflower. They were all delicious but the cauliflower was outstanding and I would definitely get that again. Next we had the chicken linguini and shrimp and grits. Both were outstanding. Finally for dessert we had the creme brulee and flourless chocolate cake. The chocolate cake was very decadent and rich so if you like rich desserts that's the one for you. I enjoyed the creme brulee because it was well balanced and not too sweet.

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MichelleW
Washington DC
28 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

You need to go! We had their fried and grilled oysters along with a cocktail to start and all was so good. Next we had the Restaurant Week specials and the chef hit it out of the park. It was nice too that the owner, Michael came around and checked in with the guests. We will be back and will bring our friends & family!!

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ClaudeT
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on January 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, great service, great ambiance!

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on January 24, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

The food was great. We went during restaurant week to try it and now we are hooked. Only issue we had was one of the creme burlees was not set. The vibe and the whiskey selection was excellent.

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EdwardK
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on January 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The maple shrimp and grits were excellent. The service was good.

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vipNoVaFoodie
Washington DC
80 reviews
Dined on January 22, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

First time here. I had the crab cake sandwich and it was perfect! Excellent crab on a delicious bun with a beautiful sauce. I had the flourless chocolate cake for dessert. Lets be real and just call it fudge! Yummy!
My server, Rayvon, was excellent. Great recommendations and checked in at timely intervals.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on January 19, 2020
Overall2food2service2ambience4

Great atmosphere. Friendly bar/wait staff but they need training - made 3 significant errors that could have been avoided. Restaurant was out of clams/clam chowder. Happy hour is great!

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vipDianaC
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We loved this place, the food and service was great.

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SusanG
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Stopped in for restaurant week and were able to enjoy happy hour oyster special and then restaurant week menu. Everything was delicious, especially the rockfish and the shrimp & grits. Beignets were also yummy! Staff were friendly and attentive. Space was lovely and parking was easy. Had a chance to chat with the chef who told us they will be doing an oyster tour/frequent visitor program soon. Definitely looking forward to that! Will definitely be back soon!

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KathyV
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on January 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We decided to give them a try during restaurant week and we were very pleased. Our server was knowledgeable and attentive but not annoying, the food was delicious and great portion sizes. The Kung Pao cauliflower appetizer was big enough for a meal, and so tasty with just the right kick. The rockfish and shrimp and grits entrees were also quite good. And the star of the night were the desserts- beignets and flourless chocolate cake, oh my! Also their Old Fashioned is just to my liking, a tad sweet and very smooth. We will absolutely be back! As a very nice touch, the owner came around and chatted with all the diners, very welcoming.

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vipSlater
Hertfordshire
19 reviews
Dined on January 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Just perfect to meet friends

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
11 reviews
Dined on January 3, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

A new favorite restaurant for me! Adjacent to Old Town in Alexandria’s Carlyle area (easy parking in the evening), Whiskey and Oyster has a bright and open design with two large bar areas. Extensive whiskey selection. For diners there are comfy booths that also serve to limit noise from the bars. Love the menu — everything from raw bar selections and appetizers (Kung Pao cauliflower and Duck Spring Rolls were especially yummy)to salads, soups and sandwiches (e,g,, burgers, crab cake, po’ boy), and pasta and full dinner options. Service is very good/excellent — servers are very knowledgeable about menu items, courteous and efficient. On my most recent visit they appeared to be short-staffed, which delayed service somewhat, but not enough to be bothersome for us. Kitchen staff and the owner helped get the food out and make sure diners were happy and getting what they needed/wanted. This is a well-managed operation! Great addition to the Old Town restaurant scene. I will keep returning to Whiskey and Oyster!

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KimP
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on January 3, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

The service was exceptionally and food was very tasty

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Tfleck
Jacksonville
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was delicious and oysters were superb. Looking forward to going back!

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Whiskey & Oyster does offer delivery in partnership with Uber Eats. Whiskey & Oyster also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (703) 567-1533.

Whiskey & Oyster is rated 4.4 stars by 130 OpenTable diners.

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