Whiskey & Oyster

4.4
371 Reviews
$31 to $50
Seafood

Reservations are for DINE IN ONLY, patio is first come, first serve.

WE DO ASK THAT GUESTS KEEP THEIR DINING EXPERIENCE TO NO MORE THAN 90 MINUTES.

Happy Hour Mon-Fri 3pm-6pm

Taco Tuesdays 11am-10pm

Whiskey Wednesdays- 1/2 off whiskeys from 11am-10pm

$1 Oyster Day- Every 3rd Monday of every month

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

Support Whiskey & Oyster during COVID-19

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
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
  • Staff temperature check required
  • Contact tracing information collected
What 371 people are saying
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vipGmedsmart
Washington DC
12 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service was fantastic!!!!! Thank you for a wonderful lunch, we had an amazing time❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️.

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EdfromArlington
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2022
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Repeat customers. The food was very good with the raw oysters, cauliflower appetizer and lobster entree being outstanding. We sat at the bar where the services was also great. The staff didn't "hover" but were there when needed. If you don't see something on the menu you like, including fine wine, just ask. You might be pleasantly surprised.

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Denise
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on January 16, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was my first time at W&O and I really enjoyed it. I went would a group of friends for brunch and it was so delicious. I had the whiskey skillet and the potatoes in particular were so yummy. The coffee old fashioned is also not to be missed.

I can't wait to come back for Happy Hour outside which I've heard is a must during good weather.

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vipUSCrox
Washington DC
39 reviews
Dined on January 10, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always fresh seafood. Servers are very friendly and knowledgeable. Don’t miss the bread pudding with fresh fruit and ice cream— the best!!

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LeslieS
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on January 2, 2022
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We did brunch and it was tasty! Highly recommend the beignets!! Drinks were wonderful. Atmosphere was enjoyable, bright, and clean. Our group had a lovely time chatting and spending time with laughing.

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SheriM
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The NYE menu was exquisite. A beautiful balance of foods and textures and tastes. The folks who work there ate like family to everyone they meet.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
19 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We came for the New Years Eve experience… 5 course chef choice!!! It was different yet very tasty and overall great experience!

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JoanneD
Richmond
2 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience4

The NYE dinner was ok. Nothing all that special. My sea bass was cold and the grilled octopus was very tough. However, at different times, Ive had your New England clam chowder which was EXCELLENT and before Covid you used to serve a fantastic bouillabaisse! I so wish you would put it back on the menu! Whenever I’m in the area, I stop in to see if you have.

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OpenTable Diner
Des Moines
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

New Years Eve five-course special menu by Chef Mason was incredible!

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OpenTable Diner
New Mexico
3 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall1food1service2ambience3

The “experience” as advertised was way below expectations maybe one of the courses were edible and at that I would not have fed that to a street dog.
Stick to whiskey and oysters or replace your chef.

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vipMamaPeach
Seattle
33 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This place is amazing! Super kind staff, great menu, awesome specials (Whiskey Wednesday!), and nice ambiance. We especially loved the Kung Pao cauliflower, mac and cheese, clam chowder and the oyster selection. As residents of Alexandria we plan to become regulars. Delightful! 😊

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vipAlex2dine
Washington DC
50 reviews
Dined on December 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Thus restaurant consistently delivers on the quality of food and service,

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The chipotle bourbon oysters were to die for, and the cran rosemary mimosa was delicious and refreshing.

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vipBrianC
Washington DC
71 reviews
Dined on December 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great team wonderful food. Excellent service

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
13 reviews
Dined on December 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing dinner!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Memphis/West TN
1 review
Dined on December 13, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience4

The food was great. The service, once seated, was also top-notch. The only hitch was the “wait to be seated” for 5-10 minutes (in a half-empty restaurant) because the host/hostess was nowhere to be found.

I certainly go back.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on December 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The team was amazing and felt very taken care of!

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ChristopherM
1 review
Dined on December 11, 2021
Overall1food1service3ambience5

Waited at least 20 minutes to order 1st round of drinks, wife’s food was served cold, they ran out of the alcohol I was drinking, and charged me for a drink I never received. Very Dissapointed!!

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Elaine1
Washington DC
14 reviews
Dined on December 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Oysters with family member

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KarenM
Washington DC
11 reviews
Dined on December 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, great drinks and great friends!

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vipClarabelle
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on December 8, 2021
Overall2food4service4ambience1

It was my first time at this restaurant and likely my last. The music was so loud that it was hard to hear my guests at the table.

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DateMaker
1 review
Dined on December 6, 2021
Overall3food4service3ambience5

Out of Oysters on the menu, no ice in drinks. Food was excellent!

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BoogieDiner
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on December 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Whiskey and Oysters is always a nice relaxing place to eat. The variety of food is great along with the drink selection. Whether you choose to eat outside, at the bar, or a booth you're sure to have a great time.

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vipBrianC
Washington DC
72 reviews
Dined on December 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food. Excellent service.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on December 3, 2021
Overall1food1service4ambience4

Sides were cold, they brought us out whole new entrees and sides were still cold and I had hair on my second dish. Management never came back over to apologize or make it right.

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vipBrianC
Washington DC
72 reviews
Dined on November 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food. Wonderful service. Great shuckers

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JohnG
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on November 27, 2021
Overall2food1service3ambience3

Very poor quality food. The best part of the experience was the service

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 26, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience2

Cute local date night location with decent drinks. The service was good and attentive, however my lobster was overcooked, and the 4 medium sized potatoes were undercooked, that I had to request for a substitution of fries instead. The huge potatoes to me in terms of presentation, overshadowed the rest of the plate. Front desk was friendly, and helpful.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I love sea food and this clean restaurant was a great place to go. The booths are taller for privacy and covid partition. The food was great. The oysters are large. The oyster shooter did not disappoint. The shrimp and grits was perfect. The kids menu is plenty and it must have been good, since my picky eater demolished it. We didn’t leave room for dessert.

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Donfelice
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on November 19, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Great appetizers, excellent oysters, impressive list of local! And international whiskeys. VERY tasty desserts!

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vipBrianC
Washington DC
72 reviews
Dined on November 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food. Excellent service.

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JasonM
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on November 15, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Great atmosphere, with quality food and good customer service.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on November 15, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience3

My wife and I frequent Whiskey & Oyster quite a bit. On this last visit we were there for the $1 oyster night.

Our server however informed us the we could only receive the $1 oysters if we ordered an “Alcoholic Beverage.” This is pretty deceptive….

The online menu doesn’t make any reference to the requirement. The menu they had on the table reads “$1 Raw oysters with purchase of beverage.”

The server insisted it had to be an alcoholic beverage. Neither my wife or I are drinkers so requiring guests to purchase an alcoholic beverage is ridiculous.

The cheapest alcoholic beverage on the menu are beers which run $6.25. May as well call it $7.25 Raw Oyster night.

We ended up ordering an alcoholic beverage that sat on the table and went to waste because no one drank it. In the end this only benefited the server by raising the bill.

We ordered two dozen oysters, soup/salad and two entrees. That should have more than qualified us to receive the $1 oysters.

We will certainly be back because it is a great neighborhood spot. However, I would ask for W&O to revisit their $1 oyster night policy.

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vipAlex2dine
Washington DC
51 reviews
Dined on November 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Terrific oysters and great service. We might have been a “difficult” table, but the staff was responsive and gracious.

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vipPeteS
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Their Taco specials are very reasonable and being able to sit outside is a real asset, especially on a nice day

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on November 7, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience5

W&O was busy for brunch which was great to see. The food was excellent. All 5 of us enjoyed our food. I would recommend W&O and we will be back!

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vipLynn
Washington DC
15 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A little hidden gem...variety of oysters were excellent!

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Asiatai
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Greet place for drinks with friends or a private romantic dinner. Great ambiance.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and service was great!

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AzAz
Washington DC
20 reviews
Dined on November 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As usual, everything was great! Great food and wonderful service!

FAQs

You can order delivery directly from Whiskey & Oyster using the Order Online button. Whiskey & Oyster also offers 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 371 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.