About Woodward Table

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.

1426 H Street NW
Washington, DC 20005
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
American

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)

Cross Street:
15th & H

Dress Code:
Smart Casual

Price Range:
$31 to $50

Payment Options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Pay with OpenTable, Visa

Phone Number:
(202) 347-5353

Website:
http://www.woodwardtable.com/

Parking Details:
We offer valet every evening exept for Sunday, beginning at 5:30 PM. Parking garages and street parking are available.

Public Transit:
We are located half a block away from the McPherson Square metro.

Executive Chef:
Eddie Moran

Private Party Facilities:
Private dining is available for groups of 15-40 people.

Private Party Contact:
Rachel Forester (office is at Vidalia): (202) 659-1990

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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Woodward Table Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

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food

4.1

service

4.0

ambience

4.1

value

3.7

Noise

Moderate

85% would recommend it to a friend

Great for Lunch (17)
Casual (16)
Good for a Date (16)
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Creative Cuisine (14)
Business Meals (14)
Comfort Food (13)
Bar Seating (11)
Fit for Foodies (10)
Quiet Conversation (10)
Neighborhood Gem (9)
Good for Anniversaries (9)
Good for Groups (8)
Handcrafted Cocktails (8)
Healthy (8)
People Watching (8)
Special Occasion (8)
Fun (8)
Good for Birthdays (7)
Great for Brunch (7)
Happy Hour (7)
Great for Outdoor Dining (7)
Pre/post Theatre (7)
Local Ingredients (6)
Seasonal (6)
Quick Bite (5)
Good Vegetarian Options (5)
Cozy (4)
Notable Wine List (4)
Romantic (4)
Afternoon Coffee (3)
Sunday Lunch (3)
Tasting Menu (3)
Vibrant Bar Scene (3)
Hot Spot (2)
Organic (2)
Authentic (1)
Kid-friendly (1)
Disabled Access (1)
Gluten Free Options (1)
Scenic View (1)
Spicy (1)
Vegan (1)
Worth the Drive (1)
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 (New York Area)·Dined 4 days ago

Bar was comfortable and moscow mule was well made. My friend didn't enjoy his whisky sour. The bare tables with plastic table mats was too casual for the menu. No real ambiance. The food was good. Steaks well prepared, excellent fried chicken, no fillers in the crab cakes. The bottom of the Parker rolls burnt - and don't charge me for bread. The smoked tuna was not to my liking. Didn't have dessert.

Tags: Good for Groups
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 (Washington DC)·Dined 7 days ago

Good formal downtown option. Slightly pricey but service is excellent.

Tags: Business Meals, Good for Groups
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·Dined on December 2, 2017

I reviewed the dinner menu on OpenTable and it looked great - flatbreads, burgers, Southern food, yum! When we showed up, the menu was completely different. I wondered if I had looked at the wrong menu, but I looked on Open Table again and the dinner menu they listed was totally different. I showed our waitress and she acknowledged that it was wrong and apologized. I asked if we could still get a flat bread, which I saw someone eating at the bar, and she said no, which I found surprising. They clearly had the ingredients, why not make an exception to make a disappointed customer happy? She was nice about it and the ambience and location were good, but the expectation created by the Open Table menu did not meet the reality. The dinner selection was more limited and expensive than we expected. However, the ambience was very good and most in our party enjoyed their meal. If you want a nice, pricier option close to the White House, this is still a good option, just make sure to check the Woodward Table website’s menu to get a (hopefully) accurate idea of the food and prices.

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 (Nashville)·Dined on December 1, 2017

It was a business meal with seven of us. So-so wine and beer list but we enjoyed good appetizers and steak. Dessert is something you must have there...home made ice creams are excellent.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Great for Lunch, Fun, Neighborhood Gem, Tasting Menu, Business Meals, Casual, Good for Birthdays
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·Dined on December 1, 2017

My brother recommended Woodward Table and we were not disappointed. Came for dinner and returned for brunch the following day! Fresh, delicious, and abundant food options make for a wonderful dining experience.

Tags: Fun, Happy Hour, Handcrafted Cocktails, People Watching, Pre/post Theatre, Casual, Great for Brunch
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 1, 2017

Had a great time and recommend it.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 26, 2017

Great super greens salad. Brunch menu was nice. Would definitely recommend.

Tags: Casual
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on November 24, 2017

Several of our dishes were VERY cold (refrigerator cold) and had to be sent back. However, it was 8:30 on Thanksgiving night and we felt lucky to have found a restaurant still serving. Servers were very slow in bringing food back and checking up on us, but other than that it was a nice experience. Would go back on a non-holiday to see if it is better.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Fit for Foodies
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 (Montreal)·Dined on November 24, 2017

Mauvais rapport qualité prix. Cuisine de qualité quelconques et HORS de prix.. à éviter!

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 23, 2017

Brought my patents for Thanksgiving dinner. Was not disappointed. Perfect.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 23, 2017

Our server did racism.

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·Dined on November 23, 2017

We went here for Thanksgiving dinner and it was wonderful. We all got different meals and desserts and everything was so delicious. Great service too. Highly recommend.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Cozy, Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date, Special Occasion
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·Dined on November 23, 2017

This was a last minute Thanksving Day decision. Our original plans were cancelled. The service was excellent and the food outstanding. It's on the pricey side but well worth it. Parking is a bit tricky as all the public garages were closed due to the holiday. The music level was perfect as well as the music selection (old R&B). I've only been there once for lunch and the noise level was slightly higher than I would have liked but the food and service was excellent. One of the dishes ordered was on the salty side but they gladly replaced it for something else. Everything else was perfectly season. Given we can't have much salt I was very happy with the food. You can always add salt but you can't take it off. Hope the Chef remains there b/c I am definitely a fan.

Tags: Tasting Menu, Healthy, Good for Groups, Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Seasonal, Business Meals, Great for Lunch, Good for Birthdays
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·Dined on November 22, 2017

Delicious and seasonal fare.

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 (Baltimore)·Dined on November 22, 2017

Nice atmosphere, good service, food was average at best, to many better options in the area to go to that are way better

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Happy Hour, Local Ingredients
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 21, 2017

Always a good time dining here.... the food was very tasty and Chef is has a creative fall menu. Good location for pre theatre dining if one is attending a show at National Theatre.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Spicy, Comfort Food, Hot Spot, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Casual
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 19, 2017

Food was very average. They sat us on the bar side which was not the experience we were looking for.

Tags: Quick Bite, Comfort Food
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 19, 2017

This was a very nice place. The food was good but a little pricey what I felt we got. The service was great. The drinks were delicious. It was nice ambiance for a little girls night out dinner. It felt very romantic as well, if you are looking for a date night place.

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 (Edinburgh)·Dined on November 18, 2017

The bartender made great recommendations and our cocktails were excellent. The Crab cakes were delicious. The rest of the food was good. Our entrees arrived with some of our appetizers and before one of them and it took a long time to get our check even though it didn't seem very busy.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Bar Seating
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 18, 2017

Woodward Table was enjoyable for the reception that we received from our host, Don and the delicious offerings from the menu. My overall rating would have been higher, but the service was lacking. An unacceptable wait for our Server/Waiter, having to refill our own water and wine, and failure to clear our table in a timely manner (before the next dishes arrived) detracted from the overall experience.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Local Ingredients, Cozy, Kid-friendly, Bar Seating, Good for a Date, Happy Hour, Quiet Conversation
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 14, 2017

This was my second visit and it was better than the first. I love Woodward Table and would return.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Good for a Date, Healthy, Organic
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 (Detroit)·Dined on November 14, 2017

Creative menu with many local ingredients. Our server Nate provided excellent and attentive service with great descriptions of menu items. Would definitely return again.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Authentic, Local Ingredients, Business Meals, Creative Cuisine
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 11, 2017

This was a fabulous experience for my sister and me. We were welcomed by our host, Don, as if we were family, and he checked on us throughout the evening. Our waiter, Antonio, continued our evening with suggestions about drinks and food.

Because I’m a Georgia girl, pimento cheese is an important staple in my diet, and I was delighted to see it on the menu as an appetizer. It was deeeelicious served with benne crackers and a selection of pickles. It was a perfect start.

For our main, we ordered one of their brick oven pizzas - a margarithea. There appeared to be a snafu in the kitchen (which is open to the dining area), which caused a wait that was probably a little longer than usual, but we were comfortable in our wait. Don checked on us, and when he discovered that we had not received our meal, he went to the kitchen and put the fear of God into the kitchen staff - then delivered the pizza himself with a complimentary glass of wine. The pizza was worth waiting for!!!

Definitely will return to Woodward Table!!!

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·Dined on November 11, 2017

Filet, chicken and pizza are all great!

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 10, 2017

Incorrect food order causing other diners to eat at different times.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 10, 2017

We celebrated my aunt's birthday at this restaurant. We had the best experience ever. Special thanks to the manager Moises that was making sure we were having a great time. Food was delicious, every dish was done so perfect that my aunt can't stop talking about it. We will definitely go back to this restaurant, and I highly recommend it.

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·Dined on November 6, 2017

Excellent food but lunch is quite busy and service was a bit slow and not that attentive.

Tags: Fun
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·Dined on November 5, 2017

Sunday night. Sort of slow. Service was subpar. People just didn’t seem into it. Food was ok, but overall a bit expensive. Bar prices were insane.

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·Dined on November 5, 2017

I went on a Sunday for brunch with some close friends. The waiter was excellent, and the food was very good. We had a great time and enjoyed catching up with eachother. Thank you!

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion, Great for Brunch, Sunday Lunch
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 (Charleston)·Dined on November 5, 2017

My friend and I made a last-minute reservation after we tried to go to another brunch spot and were told that they only do Summer brunch. We were not disappointed with Woodward Table. We had mimosas, she crab soup and shared an entree and fries. The food was delicious and the service was excellent. Our drinks -- waters and mimosas -- weren't left half full. I would go back to Woodward Table and would suggest it to friends.

Tags: Casual, Great for Brunch, Fun, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date
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 (New England)·Dined on November 5, 2017

Fabulous restaurant near Capital in DC location. We went for Brunch before leaving the city. We had the Waffle and Chicken and Parker House rolls with Bloody Marys's and coffee. The best meal for texture, taste, etc. Definetly would highly recommend. The bar area was very nice as well and wished I had come the previous evening. Next time....

Tags: Local Ingredients, Comfort Food, Bar Seating, Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 5, 2017

The restaurant is spacious and nicely designed, but the service was mediocre, the food was delivered all at once (though we requested it be brought out in stages), and the food was okay. It's a good location but I would not go back.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 4, 2017

I've eaten here before, but never got brunch. Quite the surprise, it was an excellent meal. This isn't to say anything here is ever not good, I had no particular expectations and I was pleasantly surprised. Great food and real portions, I'll definitely be back!

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 2, 2017

very comfortable restaurant with excellent service.

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on October 22, 2017

Chicken and waffles was excellent. Coffee was tolerable but not very good. We ordered an appetizer, and when the waiter brought us plates a couple of them were somewhat dirty. It's a minor issue and the waiter happily replaced the plates, but staff should pay more attention to detail (and make sure the dishwasher works well). We sat outside, which was very pleasant.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on October 22, 2017

Fall special with the duck breast was great. Top notch service as usual.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on October 21, 2017

This restaurant is attractive and lively. We sat in a table where we could see part of the kitchen. The food was very good and the service even better. We did not order drinks but did not feel rushed. The staff is welcoming and accommodating.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on October 20, 2017

Great food, excellent service and a terrific location at the Woodward table- one of my very favorite dining spots in Washington DC for ANY occasion. Thank you.

Tags: Business Meals, Great for Lunch, Handcrafted Cocktails, Special Occasion
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·Dined on October 20, 2017

my daughter and I meet here for lunch often. This time I made a reservation and was disappointed to originally be seated in the back by the kitchen! They moved us but thought we should have gotten a better table originally

Tags: Comfort Food, Bar Seating
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on October 18, 2017

The male host welcomed us warmly to the restaurant - such a wonderful voice! We are from MN, and he was a Viking fan, too! Our server, a hound man from Guatemala, was excellent, too. The food took a little time to arrive, but it was worth the wait. Parker rolls were super yummy! We had pork shank (so delicious - fell off the bone), steak, hamburger, pizza, lobster mac and cheese and kids cheeseburgers. Our 4 sons, my husband, and I all enjoyed our dinner.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Neighborhood Gem, Fun
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