Permanently Closed - Woodward Table

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1719 Reviews
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$31 to $50
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American

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About

This restaurant is permanently closed. Located just one block from The White House, Woodward presents a myriadof dining possibilities with two eateries...the main restaurant with its creative and diverse American menu and Woodward Takeout Food, a sprite artisanal alternative for breakfast and lunch. The soul of Woodward Table's cooking involves creating seasonal iconic American dishes with our chef's contemporary approach and a regional repertoire of ingredients.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
American
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Hours of operation
Woodward Table
Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:30am - 2:30pm
Dinner: Nightly: 5:30pm - 10:30pm

Woodward Takeout Food
Breakfast and Lunch Monday - Friday 7:30am -4:30pm (No reservations)
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Phone number
(202) 347-5353
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Payment options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Pay with OpenTable, Visa
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Dress code
Smart Casual
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Private party facilities
Private dining is available for groups of 15-40 people.
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Private party contact
Rachel Forester (office is at Vidalia): (202) 659-1990
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
15th & H
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Parking details
We offer valet every evening exept for Sunday, beginning at 5:30 PM. Parking garages and street parking are available.
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Public transit
We are located half a block away from the McPherson Square metro.
Additional
Banquet, Bar Dining, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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OT
New Orleans
4 reviews
Dined on August 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The restaurant is closing tomorrow :(

RF
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I'm so sorry they have closed, they will be missed

OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall 1food 5service 1ambience 4

Waiter & food were good. It was the hostess who left a bad taste.... I had a reservation, but had to wait nearly 30 minutes before being seated. Other ppl came in after me and were seated first. I asked her nicely why we weren’t being seated and she was just plain rude. Not worth the attitude to come back here.

OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Customer service and food were both great!

OT
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

We went for Restaurant week brunch with 11am reservation. We had to wait outside until a t least 11:15am with everyone else, since the restaurant doors were locked until then. Once inside, hostess was slow to seat all of us with reservations. We were given the dinner menu and asked our waitress about it, she said it was correct. She had a hard time explaining what we could pick for restaurant week, we ordered and she came back to tell us we had the wrong menu. Gave us brunch menus then took our orders. The appetizer bagel and lox came out with no cream cheese at all, and we had to request it. There was not enough smoked salmon for both sides of the bagel and the bagel was of poor quality. The entrees were sub-par, they used deli meat ham and turkey for dishes which should have used hand carved, and the portions were too big in the dishes we ordered. Wait staff was very slow and non-attentive. The desserts were also very underwhelming and the petit four platter came out with frozen cookies and chocolate so hard it could not be eaten. Will never return here and do not recommend to anyone. Entire staff seemed very disorganized during the brunch service.

Woodward Table - Permanently Closed
Responded on August 19, 2019

I apologize for your experience. That was our last day of operation and we were severely short staffed.

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ML
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on August 16, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

Food was just okay. Service was a bit better but not exceptional. I got the feeling that they were just going through the motions because the restaurant closes at the end of the month.

SL
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on August 15, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

It doesn’t matter because the restaurant is closing tomorrow, but they did not have what they advertised they would for restaurant week and the server was rude about it.

SS
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on August 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Great meal! Kicking myself that I never went before. Glad I went before it closed but sad I won't be able to go back.

D
Washington DC
11 reviews
Dined on August 15, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Made the reservation for Restaurant Week and then happened to find out it's closing the end of August. The food was wonderful (I had gnocchi, a house salad and the cobbler). The only downside was the noise level: had to speak with raised voice. This could have been my go to place if not for shutting down.

EO
Washington DC
31 reviews
Dined on August 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was fabulous! The baked chicken was well seasoned and juicy; the rolls -- well I could not stop eating them. No complaints here

EL
Austin
2 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Woodward Table has an excellent menu of seafood, comfort food, and classic American food. They were very attentive and they paid close attention to our needs. We went for lunch during restaurant week so the value of our meal was excellent.

JH
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on August 13, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 1ambience 2

So I usually like Woodward Table, but they clearly couldn’t manage crowd for restaurant week. Had a 12:15 reservation and were seated quickly. Took a long time for waiter to come to the table. Didn’t get appetizer until 1:15 and then entree 20 minutes later. At 1:45 I asked to have our deserts wrapped to go. I don’t know a lot of working people who can have an unexpected 2 hour lunch. Waiter also forgot to bring bread that we ordered. Fortunately he also never charged for it. Will be some time before I go back.

CC
Washington DC
18 reviews
Dined on August 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The best Restaurant Week lunch in DC! It is a shame that Woodward Table is closing.

RF
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on August 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

So sorry they are closing Sunday, I would certainly recommend this place

C
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on August 11, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 3

Hmmm... first time at Woodward Table. We had trout and the half chicken. Chicken was fine... nothing to write home about but good food. The trout was over cooked and dry... I mentioned to the wait person and just got a a sort of "Oh... okay" response. Right thing to do was to offer us a gratus meal or at least dessert. No offer... so probably not too excited to go back there.

m
Washington DC
31 reviews
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 1ambience 3

Had no service, needed those lighted batons you see on a tarmac to direct planes to get their attention. Overheard the servers say they wish it was their last day but it doesn’t matter because they’re closing in 2 weeks anyways.

r
Washington DC
51 reviews
Dined on August 8, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Savory flavors, locally sourced, healthy Americana cuisine in a very warm atmosphere, I look forward to seasonal visits to Woodward Table to enjoy their ever-changing menu.

AS
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on August 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My boyfriend and I love eating here for brunch because he believes they have the best chicken and waffles. I appreciate that we can always get a table even without a reservation and the atmosphere and location is perfect. I truly am please with my hot mess dish I order and they always are accommodating to my substitutes. Plus it’s clean and not so loud.

d
Washington DC
44 reviews
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

sorry such a nice restaurant with good food and quiet atmosphere is closing this month!

M
Washington DC
21 reviews
Dined on July 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Enjoyed trout. The apple pie was yummy.

OT
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on July 28, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Service was outstanding and we absolutely loved being sat by the window.

JM
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on July 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Business meeting/lunch.

Everything went well from the service and food. The trout was delicious.

Thanks for seating me early as I waited for my friend.

TB
Washington DC
11 reviews
Dined on July 25, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Parker House rolls are the best -- warm, buttery, and flavorful. The entree salad is delicious and satisfying. Order the house made ginger beer. Trout stuffed with crab is one of my go-to dishes at Woodward Table. Dessert menu is tempting but I'm always too full to order -- maybe one day.

KK
Philadelphia
31 reviews
Dined on July 24, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 1ambience 4

Took forever for beverages to arrive and they weren’t correct. The website menu didn’t match the menu and worse the one dish didn’t match what was served.

We then read in Eater they are closing. Sorry to hear that as our two earlier visits had been excellent.

TD
Washington DC
10 reviews
Dined on July 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Excellent service and food, if a little loud. Our table was close to the bar. Would definitely go back for both drinks and food.

OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on July 20, 2019
Overall 2food 5service 1ambience 3

Awful service and that makes for an awful experience. The food was delicious...Crab cakes were divine! But the waiter was annoyed the whole evening and in the end we were too!

R
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on July 19, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 3

Somethings different here of late. I can’t say anything is wrong but the food seems to have lost its magic. They’ve gone from “I can’t wait to come back and have that again and try everything else on the menu” to “There’s nothing wrong with this, but I won’t remember what I had after we walk out”. I don’t know what the change is but with all of the other choices in the area, I don’t think we’ll be back.

OT
Nashville
2 reviews
Dined on July 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We loved Antonio our server! Food was delicious, timely and wine was fantastic!! Wonderful experience!!

h
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on July 12, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

the salad was very good but a little more expensive than i remember it for the portion size.

J
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on July 6, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

The hostess was extremely unfriendly and began our reservation in an off-putting sense.
The food was good, but not worth the amount of money.
Our waiter was fantastic!

OT
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on July 6, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 5ambience 1

Loved the food, but the decor and atmosphere was so heinous that I doubt we’ll return for anything besides take out.

RF
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on July 5, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Food was some of the better food we had in DC during our short trip. It was close to the White House so we walked there after.

EW
1 review
Dined on July 1, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 2

Our portion of the restaurant was absolutely freezing - far too much AC! My salad also contained gluten after multiple requests were made to leave out the grain.

OT
Baltimore
2 reviews
Dined on June 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great Food and Experience! Antonio our waiter was awesome!

M
Houston
6 reviews
Dined on June 28, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 3

Food was fine. Service ok

OT
Washington DC
157 reviews
Dined on June 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent 1st time experience with a delicious salad and great service!

GN
San Diego
1 review
Dined on June 23, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 1ambience 4

Our table of seven was unable to receive dinner rolls, which cost and were ordered. Dinner salad came late, with entree. One entree arrived 5 minutes after the others and two tasty asparagus sides arrived several minutes later.

T
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on June 21, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 2

We went on a Friday night and the restaurant had less than ten guests. The music didn’t match the nice meal I was looking forward to and it was blaringly loud. It was on a 90s radio station and the ambience was more sports bar than a nice dining establishment. The waiter was super gracious and had the music volume lowered. The food was really good. Hopefully they will rethink the ambience they are trying to create.

J
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on June 21, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 3ambience 4

The swordfish was so good! We had a great salad, I forget the name of it! 24 hour? Waiter did not have proper knowledge of the drinks on the menu.

KC
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A wonderful layout - plenty of room at each table - and a great dining experience.

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