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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4.3

Overall Rating

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food

4.1

service

4.0

ambience

4.1

value

3.6

Noise

Moderate

85% would recommend it to a friend

Great for Lunch (18)
Good for a Date (15)
Casual (12)
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Business Meals (12)
Comfort Food (11)
Bar Seating (10)
Creative Cuisine (10)
Quiet Conversation (10)
Good for Anniversaries (8)
Great for Outdoor Dining (8)
Fit for Foodies (8)
Happy Hour (7)
Healthy (7)
People Watching (7)
Special Occasion (7)
Good for Birthdays (6)
Great for Brunch (6)
Fun (6)
Good for Groups (6)
Handcrafted Cocktails (6)
Neighborhood Gem (6)
Quick Bite (6)
Good Vegetarian Options (6)
Local Ingredients (5)
Pre/post Theatre (4)
Seasonal (4)
Notable Wine List (4)
Afternoon Coffee (3)
Romantic (3)
Sunday Lunch (3)
Hot Spot (2)
Organic (2)
Vibrant Bar Scene (2)
Authentic (1)
Kid-friendly (1)
Cozy (1)
Disabled Access (1)
Gluten Free Options (1)
Scenic View (1)
Spicy (1)
Vegan (1)
Worth the Drive (1)
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 (San Antonio)·Dined on June 30, 2017

Well excecuted dishes but sometimes the recipes had too much going on, creating competing flavors & textures that muted the flavors that should have been prominent.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Bar Seating, Creative Cuisine, Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on June 26, 2017

On my most recent visit to Woodward Table, I had a horrible experience. Shortly after we were seated, the server took our order and then was generally unavailable. Drink glasses were left unfilled, and we were consistently looking to obtain the status of our order. After waiting 45 minutes for our food to be delivered, we inquired on status with another waiter and were told it would be out in 2 minutes. Another 10 minutes passed, I spoke to a manager who was unaware of the delay. He eventually tracked down our food, which showed up one (1) hour and ten (10) minutes after our order was placed. At that point, we were late for meetings and had to take the food boxed up.

Overall a very disappointing experience. I won't be back anytime soon.

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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on June 25, 2017

I was disappointed with the brunch menu - would have liked more lighter fare and more egg choices. The scone in the pastry basket was super dry and my iced latte seemed more like iced coffee with froth on top.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on June 24, 2017

It was nice weather and we were able to sit outside to enjoy the evening.

Tags: Good for Groups
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on June 23, 2017

It was absolutely amazing

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on June 23, 2017

Our Bolivian waitress was awful. One fleck of crabmeat in the asparagus and crabmeat soup was pointed out to her. She did NOTHING. We asked for separate checks. Didn't happen. What DID HAPPEN WAS AS SHE GAVE US OUR CHECK WE GOT TO HEAR HER LIFE STIRY OF WORKING EVERY DAY OF HER LIFE WAITRESSING. HMMMM, hinting at a big tip? Really offensive. Love Chef and his food. Will avoid waitress and so should restaurant.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Seasonal, Good for Groups
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on June 23, 2017

We were a large party but the service was very slow.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on June 22, 2017

Had to wait 25 minutes to get seated despite arriving on time for reservation and seeing a few open tables. Waitstaff service was good once seated. Decor is nice, restaurant is lively. Food decent but not amazing.

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 (Miami)·Dined on June 21, 2017

We were seated in the dining area but the noise from the bar made conversation challenging. Wait staff were efficient and attentive. Lots of area outside for dining if weather is cooperative.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Fun
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 (Des Moines)·Dined on June 19, 2017

Odd server -- nice but a strange guy. Food was fine, but not amazing. Very quiet -- few people there on a Monday night.

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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on June 18, 2017

Our waiter was fantastic !! I didn't get his name, but he is from the Netherlands. He was attentive, professional, friendly and offered to give us six separate checks without us asking.
He made all the difference in our dining experience. Looking forward to trying their WTF option.

Tags: Casual, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Creative Cuisine, Quiet Conversation, Great for Brunch
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 (Charleston)·Dined on June 17, 2017

Great meal, great service. Everything, from the rolls to the wine, was delicious.

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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on June 15, 2017

The menu seems more condensed than the last time. The food and service are spot on. The deserts are made on site and are always good.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Bar Seating, Business Meals, Special Occasion, Quiet Conversation, Great for Brunch
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 (New York Area)·Dined on June 14, 2017

I always enjoy the Woodward Table when in Washington. Food is good and consistent.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on June 14, 2017

A forgotten spot for nice business lunch. The restaurant was quiet, the food was good and the service was fast.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Great for Lunch
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on June 13, 2017

My boyfriend had the best steak cooked to perfection. I had the dinner special and was blown away. We were very happy with everything there :)

Tags: Fun, Handcrafted Cocktails, Bar Seating, Good for a Date, Organic, Creative Cuisine, Romantic
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on June 13, 2017

Everything was fine, but I found a small strip of metal foil in the fried green tomatoes. Waiter was perfectly nice about it and took it off our bill. But also, yuck. Need to talk to the kitchen.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on June 12, 2017

The service was excellent! Though the restaurant was quite busy (was lucky to get a table because I booked 2 hours before and not many spots left!), I was well taken care of. Front staff very friendly. Anticipated ordering the crab cake BLT, was not disappointed. My first time will not be the last!

Tags: Casual, Cozy, Business Meals, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Great for Lunch
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 (Raleigh)·Dined on June 11, 2017

portions were small and left me hungry but food tasted great!

Tags: Great for Brunch, Comfort Food
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on June 9, 2017

We had a wonderful beet and carrot salad, felafel, artic char, stuffed squash, each dish better than what we just ate. Attentive service.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on June 9, 2017

Great food and atmosphere. Very nice find in downtown Washington DC

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on June 5, 2017

Food was great, as usual.

Waiter was poorly trained- not conversant on food menu and not able to understand the cocktail order.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on May 30, 2017

Our waiter was really terrific! He was pleasant, eager to please, knowledgeable, and more. He really made our dining experience special. The food was obviously great, too! Artful and tasty.

Tags: Good for Groups, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Great for Lunch, Business Meals
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 (Charlotte)·Dined on May 27, 2017

Disappointed in the duck. Tasted like dry chicken wrapped in bacon. Server didn't write down our food / drink order and forgot several items.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on May 26, 2017

Food is fantastic! Had a great time!

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 (Toronto)·Dined on May 25, 2017

I'm generally a fan of Woodward Table, for its setting and service, which make it a nice place to share with a friend or colleague. Previously, I had only been there for lunch, and have been favorably impressed by the food. However, this dinner was kind of a mixed bag in the food department. My colleague raved about the burger, and the rolls that came with the meal were delish. However, the "large bites" seafood board I ordered was odd; most of the individual components were fine, but the composite was jangly and not very satisfying. The special lobster bisque ordered by another tablemate was a bit pallid and lacking in the richness you'd expect for the price. However, the desserts were tasty and the decaf coffee was good. And the service, as always, was caring. Despite the food blips of this visit, I'd still return.

Tags: Good for a Date, Great for Lunch, Special Occasion, Good Vegetarian Options
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on May 23, 2017

We had a disappointing lunch. Here are some of our complaints: the waiter made us feel rushed in placing our order. We requested rolls, but there was no butter. Two of us ordered fries, but it took a very long time to get ketchup. The waiter also removed a roll that was left without asking (and told an employee to "toss it"---yes, within earshot of the table).

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 (Houston)·Dined on May 21, 2017

Food and service were excellent but the particular time the 5 of us went to dinner there was an extremely loud and obnoxious older women yelling and sounding kinda crazy. We mentioned it to the staff and they did NOT do anything. Even people around us were talking about how unsettling she was while we were trying to eat and enjoy dinner. Not cool.

Tags: Happy Hour, Fun
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on May 19, 2017

Woodward Table is always reliable for a good meal with a seasonal menu that features some unique dishes. However, what it is it can seem overpriced and is always very noisy.

Tags: Casual, Business Meals, Great for Outdoor Dining, Special Occasion, Great for Lunch
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on May 19, 2017

On Friday the 19th it took us -- two people -- about 45 minutes to get our food. The wait staff did their best to make up for slow service.

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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on May 19, 2017

Food was really good. The crab cake blt, steak salad and burrata appetizer were awesome. Very good flavors. Service was awesome.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on May 16, 2017

Our group loved dining here. The food and drinks were great!

Tags: Special Occasion
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on May 13, 2017

We arrived a few min early and the hostesses said you are early you will have to wait a few min.
I could see 4 tables for 4 open just around the entrance so I could not understand why we would have to wait. Even after another staff member came to the entrance the two of them jay chatted.
We wait 5-5 min and we're seated.
Our server was new and as best we can tell being trained. They were not doing a very good job and that is not his fault it's managements.
Our food was very good.
When you go out to dine a large part of the experience is the service and they failed miserably.

Tags: Creative Cuisine
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 (Seattle)·Dined on May 13, 2017

We had been to Woodward Table before on a trip to D.C. (July '15) and enjoyed it very much. It seems as if the menu had changed quite a bit this visit and prices had gone up, while options had decreased. The food was good, but our service was poor--so inattentive that we had to ask another server for a dessert menu and for our check.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Casual
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on May 13, 2017

Oysters, crab and asparagus soup, and Arctic char were fantastic. There was a long lag between first and main courses, and one of the entrees (crab cakes) was nearly cold when they came out. Waiter was charming and atmosphere was nice for a Mothers Day Eve dinner.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on May 13, 2017

Daughters graduation from CUA ... great food. Good service. All around A+

Tags: Good Vegetarian Options, Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Worth the Drive, Creative Cuisine
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on May 13, 2017

Early Mother's Day brunch

Tags: People Watching, Quiet Conversation
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on May 8, 2017

I had dinner with two friends. All of our food was excellent. The menu is interesting with items that would appeal to varied tastes. What we particularly appreciated was the noise level. So many restaurants are so loud I'm exhausted by the end of dinner. Not at the Woodward

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 (Charlotte)·Dined on May 6, 2017

Everything was great! Frok the service to the food. Can't wait to go back.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Business Meals, Romantic
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on May 5, 2017

Nice people!

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