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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4.1

service

4.1

ambience

4.1

value

3.7

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Moderate

87% would recommend it to a friend

Great for Lunch (18)
Good for a Date (14)
Business Meals (12)
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Casual (11)
Quiet Conversation (10)
Bar Seating (9)
Comfort Food (9)
Great for Outdoor Dining (9)
Good for Anniversaries (8)
Creative Cuisine (8)
Fit for Foodies (8)
Great for Brunch (7)
Healthy (7)
People Watching (7)
Special Occasion (7)
Good for Groups (7)
Fun (6)
Happy Hour (6)
Neighborhood Gem (6)
Good Vegetarian Options (6)
Good for Birthdays (5)
Handcrafted Cocktails (5)
Local Ingredients (5)
Notable Wine List (4)
Quick Bite (4)
Seasonal (4)
Pre/post Theatre (4)
Afternoon Coffee (3)
Romantic (3)
Sunday Lunch (3)
Organic (2)
Vibrant Bar Scene (2)
Worth the Drive (2)
Authentic (1)
Kid-friendly (1)
Cozy (1)
Disabled Access (1)
Gluten Free Options (1)
Hot Spot (1)
Scenic View (1)
Tapas (1)
Vegan (1)
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 (Washington DC)·Dined 2 days ago

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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 (Washington DC)·Dined 3 days ago

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 6 days ago

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 7 days ago

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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 (Washington DC)·Dined on October 17, 2017

We had a fantastic meal at Woodward Table. The food was phenomenal and the environment also wonderful. I would definitely recommend dining here.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Healthy, Business Meals, Scenic View, Fit for Foodies, Quick Bite
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·Dined on October 13, 2017

When we arrived for our reservation we requested a nice table because we were celebrating our wedding anniversary. The hostesses, waiter and chef responded like we were celebrities. They seated us in a private area and treated us with sparkling wine and a special dessert. The food was very good and the presentation of it was lovely. We will definitely return with friends or family

Tags: Happy Hour, Comfort Food, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Groups, Vibrant Bar Scene, Notable Wine List, People Watching, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Fun, Bar Seating, Creative Cuisine, Business Meals
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on October 8, 2017

Excellent meal as always. Nate our server was great!

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 (Atlanta)·Dined on October 8, 2017

Varied menu. Something for every taste. Waitstaff stopped by frequently to check our needs. Would return for breakfast or brunch again.

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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on October 7, 2017

Aside from an improperly cooked steak, the food at Woodward Table was good. The service however was atrocious. It took over 10 minutes after being seated for a server to approach our table, said server never wrote anything down so she constantly got parts of our order wrong. My steak referenced earlier was the wrong temp both times I tried to have it fixed. Overall not impressed and will not be returning

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on October 5, 2017

Very pleasant staff, good food, good value. Will be back often.

Tags: Great for Lunch
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 (London)·Dined on October 2, 2017

Always love Woodward Table - they make healthy food taste good! Also WTF next door has some delicious and memorable sandwiches to go. I love making my co-workers jealous when I bring WTF take out to my desk!

Tags: Bar Seating, Gluten Free Options, Good Vegetarian Options, Great for Lunch, Business Meals, Quiet Conversation
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 (Richmond)·Dined on September 30, 2017

Table for 1? No problem, the staff makes you feel like you're family. I enjoyed another delicious meal - this time I took advantage of the chef's special fall dinner and it didn't disappoint. Everything from soup to dessert, with wonderful wines to accompany the meal. When I'm in Washington, DC, Woodward Table is one of my reliable, go-to restaurants!

Tags: Romantic, Healthy, Neighborhood Gem, People Watching, Seasonal, Local Ingredients, Notable Wine List
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on September 27, 2017

Good place

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on September 27, 2017

Great spot for a business lunch. Great Service. Recommend the salmon and steak frites.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on September 26, 2017

Deciding what to order is always challenging because everything is wonderful. I'm always tempted to order an item I've enjoyed in the past, but then I won't be able to enjoy a "soon to become" favorite. The food quality is surpassed only by service quality. Definitely on my short list of favorite restaurants!

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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on September 26, 2017

Had the chicken -
Over cooked, not that flavorful.

Also has the halibut - it was fine. Nothing notable.

Have had better meals here.

Service was great.

Also, get the farmhouse rolls - seriously.

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·Dined on September 24, 2017

Waiter was dishonest, unhelpful and extremely slow. His lack of professionalism was incredible. Similar bad experience 3 months ago with hostess (she's been replaced since, it looks like). Are the owners or someone else at the top failing as leaders and somehow sending the message to the restaurant staff that substandard service is acceptable? I'll never go back.

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

I think this is the best restaurant in DC. We have been there twice and were very fortunate to have Antonio as our server. He is the best in the business and makes us feel very special and his recommendations are spot on. We now ask for his section and he flawlessly guides us through the menu and pairs perfect drinks. Such a wonderful dining experience. Thank you, Antonio!

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Handcrafted Cocktails, Creative Cuisine, Hot Spot, Romantic, People Watching, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date
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 (Portland)·Dined on September 23, 2017

Pleasant spot for brunch. Very friendly and attentive staff. Food portions were great. Drinks and food were delicious.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Great for Lunch, Great for Outdoor Dining, Comfort Food, Business Meals, Quiet Conversation, People Watching, Casual, Bar Seating, Sunday Lunch, Creative Cuisine, Great for Brunch, Good for a Date
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vip
 (Miami)·Dined on September 20, 2017

Can always count on Woodward Table for innovative and tasty food.

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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on September 12, 2017

I enjoy Woodward Table for its convenience, creative entrees, friendly staff, and casual atmosphere. Lunch choices are fantastic--pizza to fresh seafood. I enjoyed seared scallops served atop a seasoned creamed corn. Absolutely marvelous. My companion ordered a fresh salad that for him was too big to finish. Desserts choices were great, but we didn't indulge. Next time.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Good for Groups
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on September 8, 2017

Service was friendly but odd; the table behind us complained that they were served too fast and we waited a long time between appetizers and our entrees, and then also for our check. I suspect there was a mixup in food delivery and that ours went to the other table. The three course daily special with short ribs was excellent, as was the pork chop. The shrimp and grits was the big disappointment. The grits were very good and tasty, but the shrimp were small and tasteless and seemed to have been pulled from the freezer -- not the quality I had come to expect from WT. (Perhaps they sat under a headlamp for too long.)

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