We went here for restaurant week because it had more options on their menu than most places. We were very pleased! The portions were the perfect size and the food was great. We had a lovely waiter as well who was very attentive. The location is great too!
Food was very good - and the portion sizes were generous, which isn't always the case during restaurant week. An excellent value. For $22 we got an appetizer (pimento cheese w/cornichons and sliced pickles), chicken paillard - with two generous portions of chicken breast atop a large salad, and a creme brulee.
Service was a little spotty - but didn't detract from our experience
I have eaten at Woodward Table several times and it's always an amazing experience. The servers are friendly, attentive, and helpful with menu suggestions, and the food is consistently delicious. This time I brought some friends who had not been here before one of whom is espeically tough on restaurants and they had a great time, the self proclaimed food critic was blown away by the food quality and service we received.
Cocktails are superb. Food is good. Patrons should opt for the outdoor dining when weather permits. There is no better place to sit and watch the world go by.
Experience was pretty good until there was a black string in my dessert. The manager stated it was a stem from the pastry brush. He did comp my entire meal as a result.
We had a food allergy, and the item a friend was allergic to wasn't listed as an ingredient in the salad she ordered. When the salad arrived, it had the ingredient in the salad - when we pointed it out to the waiter, he immediately took the dish back to the kitchen and had it remade without the ingredient. Our friend loved the salad and prompt customer service!
The flatbread and burger we also enjoyed were delicious!
I heard so much about this place and was excited to finally get to eat there. The service was great but the food was average.
My experience was pretty middle of the road. Showed up with a group of 9 with intentions of doing bottomless. The drinks were relatively slow and it seemed like they almost didn't want you to get too rowdy. The food was good but not overwhelming. I got the mac and cheese and shrimp and grits. The okra was under cooked in the shrimp and grits. Not really anything negative to say but I don't think I'll go out of my way to come back.
After a bit of anticipation, I finally ate at Woodward Table. It's a beautiful restaurant and their take-out lunch option, WTF, is known for great food. Surprisingly, the food at Woodward Table was not up to expectations. Everything was extremely salty, but otherwise there wasn't much taste. We had rabbit, ratatouille, and a mushroom side. The waiters were also a bit random in whether they would show up. Overall, it was expensive and sub-par.
Very enjoyable lunch, but the noise was louder than I would have liked. Had the vegetable plate which was really good and four vegetable small plates.
I went this past weekend for dinner but wasn't overly impressed. My fiance's $52 steak came out very under-cooked, and we had to send it back. The wine list also didn't have a very good range of prices. Overall, we felt that the quality of food did not match the cost of dinner. We enjoyed the cheese plate, and the outdoor seating looked nice.
We were looking for a casual, but nice spot for dinner in downtown DC and the Woodward hit the mark. The menu has enough variety to satisfy the tastes of a group of people and the location is convenient. We were there on a beautiful summer night and elected to enjoy the spacious patio.
The food was great. Service was attentive, but not rushed (we lingered for some time after we finished our dessert). And the decor and atmosphere was classy without being pretentious. All in all, a great experience. I will definitely be returning!
It will be good if the guest can see more from the the kitchen -especially from the fire place, perhaps a mirror on the room roof could help
Good food and good wine. Had a blast catching up with my friends and sharing for extremely delicious desserts.
Salmon was okay, crabcake, as usual, was delicioius. Skip the oysters - you can get better oysters somewhere else.
The quality of this restaurant surprised me. Service lacked a bit, but it was acceptable. The food, though, was superb. We started with flavorful garlic hummus. I moved on to gnocchi, fried a bit and really delicious.
Ideal for professional business meetings and office get-togethers. The flatbread with fontina cheese and shiitake mushrooms is my favorite item on the menu.
This place is four blocks from my office and it is the prefect lunch spot. The flat breads are really good and the service is outstanding.
Nice place, quick service, good food, decent prices. A good place to meet in a group or for a quiet conversation. Classy but not too expensive.
We were considering other places for brunch but then we heard about their amazing biscuits. So thankful we went here for lunch! The food was very good; the service was ok (our section seemed to be in a cross point of several servers, so we had several servers ask to take our order; we had to wait a long while for our dishes to be cleared/receive the check).
The restaurant is very nicely appointed, and was not busy at all for an 11:30 am Sunday brunch. I'm definitely recommending Woodward Table to friends and family visiting from outside DC as it's really close to touristy hot spots.
I dined alone for lunch and had 1/2 a kale salad which was a perfect size for me with the tasty bun. Next time I'll order dressing on the side.
The romaine salad good, the tuna crudo was too smal and had no flavor, and stawberry desert was not good and tasted like it was a week old. Waiters and witresses run into each other and do not have ther act together.
Had the oyster salad (came highly recommended), blackened catfish sandwich, and the salmon lunch - it was all amazing. everyone was very satisfied with the food - including the strawberry dessert that was selected for my brothers birthday. This was a lunch and I would return to sample other menus (brunch and dinner).
Four small portions on the plate (and no protein) - one of which was just plain/buttery white rice; the watermelon salad portion arrived with ham on top (which they corrected after I pointed it out). Gnocchi portion could have been good but tasted like it had been under a heat lamp too long. The only thing good about this meal was the fresh bread and the beer.
My wife and I opted to eat dinner here during a recent work weekend in town. I was reminded that this is one seriously good restaurant. Great martini (if a bit pricey), nice deal on oysters, and the best trout dish, bar none, that I have ever had. Hard to explain, but two beautifully crisped, very moist filets, filled with tiny potatoes, diced celery, sliced radishes, and an ethereal sauce, with an generous $8 glass of a very nice rose, made for avery happy me. My wife had the Southern fried Cornish hen, which came with a fantastically fresh succotash (with green beans!), a perfect if quirky potato salad, and white gravy, and she loved every bit of it (even the leftovers the next day). Very reasonably priced for what you get. Highly recommend it.
I enjoy the seasonal menu, friendly service, excellent food, and robust wine and cocktail list. Keep up the good work!
In a time of many different dietary requests, from vegan to gluten-free, most quality restaurants make some effort to at least provide information for someone like me (I'm allergic to dairy.)
Woodward Table was not only of no help but they were rude about it throughout. First, the server didn't have a clue what's in the menu ("You can't have the French fries because they're cooked in oil..." Huh?)
When I asked to speak to the manager, he said they were too busy to make ANY substitutions or arrangements and told me the few dishes I could have if I bought them basically unchanged. True, we were dining on the Fourth of July, but the kitchen appeared fully staffed and I was looking out on four empty tables in my immediate area.
I ended up spending about $15 more than I'd intended to get the lamb chops (they agreed to cook them without adding butter) and went away with a determination to go to a friendlier restaurant next time. (The Hamilton down 14th is noisier and busier but much friendlier.)
Excellent location near the White House and perfect for dinner. Burger was one of the best I had!!
Woodward Table was highly anticipated. We were very exited to try the delicious menu, but this whole visit was rocky and not relaxing. Our waiter was rude and disrespectful. My mother has a severe gluten allergy and we asked him kindly just to double check with the chef that the lamb was gluten free and you would have bought we asked him to cut off his right thumb he was so inconvenienced. Then he assures us he told the chef and her lamb came out on a big slab of bread. You had one job. He wasn't attentive and really just was so condescending. It was really quite upsetting especially because three of us pulled in a $250 bill. The food was quite good. But the service ruined it for us. If you want a REAL farm to table restaurant, head up to Shaw and go to TABLE. The food there is exquisite, the service is unparalleled, and the quality cannot be beat. We won't be returning; the service and the cost do not add up.
The seasoning was interesting but not most tasteful combination of flavors. It made an ok dinner. Service was subpar and lacking. Overall, fair dinner.
We got our dinner booking via OpenTable for a reservation very fast, which was great since they were making walk ins wait quite a bit. We ordered glazed pork ribs and Southern fried chicken after we figured it was essentially an American cuisine place. The ribs were somewhat cold, and not great at all. The chicken on the contrary was quite good. The best bit of the meal was, surprisingly, the dessert, a Strawberry Bavarian.
Ambience-wise, this is a nice place in the White House neighbourhood, with a nice bar we did not really take advantage of much.
My first time here and I loved it! The prices were reasonable and the food was delicious! I recommend their flatbreads for lunch
No one seems happy to work at Woodward Table. It's a good location w/ good food and so it's often a place for a biz lunch. BUT glasses of iced tea and water are rarely refilled without lots of work asking; people who work there don't smile. On this occasion, it was odd: a manager (perhaps the GM?) was waiting tables. There appeared to be very few staff even for a packed restaurant. I want this restaurant to be great. IF they can't keep staff or they can't make staff happy, then something needs to be done soon.
Came for lunch without a reservation and discovered we should have had one. Still, the service was excellent. Had a blackened catfish sandwich that was arguably the best I've ever had. Portions were quite large and the fish was delicious. Liked it so much decided to make a dinner reservation for the following night. Our server Angel was amazing. The Gulf Shrimp Cocktail was delicious as was the Cheese Board. Our entrées of Halibut and Cornish Game Hen were quite tasty and reasonably priced. We had the Crème Brulee and the Apple Tart for desert. Both were outstanding. Service was friendly yet professional. We never felt rushed and thoroughly enjoyed our time here. Would definitely recommend it to anyone.
The evening started out badly with an horrific summer rainstorm that soaked us to the bone. Despite the fact we were still drying out for most the meal, we really enjoyed our dinner at WT. The halibut special was really nice - a perfectly cooked halibut filet accompanied by Israeli couscous and a delicious sauce. One of our dining companions enjoyed the crab cakes - 2 large crab cakes consisting mostly of crab and not filler accompanied by crisp fries and a tasty coleslaw. Dessert was a delicious apple tart served on a cutting board with a very thin crust, accompanied by a caramel sauce and whipped cream. The rose' wine specials were a nice complement to the food. Our server couldn't have been nicer. By the time dinner was over, so was the storm, the near 100 degree temperature of the day was gone and we enjoyed a nice walk back home.
I enjoyed the energetic feel of this place. I definitely would return to try more dishes. We both enjoyed our burgers, one with the egg over easy, one without. Can't wait to try other food.
Had a party of six and showed up 20 minutes early for our reservations because of a thunderstorm . They were very accommodating and showed us to our table right away. The food was well prepared and the service was delightful. We really enjoyed Woodward table.
Staff was very accommodating to my changes in request for seating: for 4, then 2, then finally 3. They checked on me often as I waited for my guests. We all enjoyed our food, but I think my meal was a tad oversalted. Otherwise, great! Restaurant is a little noisy, even on a Monday night.
The lunch menu offered a good variety of options, from light to substantial and familiar to unexpected. The Kentucky Hot Brown sandwich sounded like it would be very heavy on a hot day, but in fact was a lighter and still flavorful interpretation. The pickled beets that accompanied the chicken-fried cornish hen were delicious! The dining room is softly lit and comfortable, and you can carry on a conversation without shouting.
Our party enjoyed the crayfish hushpuppies and hummus apps. Mains were rabbit, scallops and crab cakes. All the dishes were delicious and service was great as always. The only negative of WT is how loud it is.