Woodward Table

4.4
1492 reviews
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$31 to $50
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American
Top Tags:
  • Business Meals
  • Great for Lunch
  • Quiet Conversation
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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Executive chef
Eddie Moran
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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.
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Gift Card
Additional
Banquet, Bar Dining, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 1492 People Are Saying
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4.4based on recent ratings
4.3
food
4.2
service
4.2
ambience
3.9
value
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88% of people would recommend it to a friend
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4.0Dined 2 days ago

It was great! We came as a group of retirees for lunch. But we did it as a result of restaurant week. Part of the party ordered from the menu and the other half selected from the restaurant menu. Everyone was happy.

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2.0Dined 3 days ago

We went here for Restaurant week
The items on the menu sounded great
What we got was another story

1. Salmon with bacon?
2. Pasta with popcorn and corn?
3. Pork belly with pork rinds on top?

Flavor combos were weird
Staff treated us poorly
Service was poor

Overall totally disappointing

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5.0Dined 3 days ago

WT is classy and reliable. Nice ambience, good service, tasty food. Yay!

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5.0Dined 4 days ago

We visited Woodward Table for Restaurant Week but it's always been a favorite. The menu is robust and has options for every palette and dietary restriction. Everything we've ordered here has always been of the highest quality and flavor, and the service is always kind and could be as fast or slow as the diner would like.

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4.0Dined 5 days ago

Great, reliable spot for a lunch meeting or happy hour. Food is delicious

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2.0Dined 5 days ago

Second time make a reservation and seated in the farthest darkest area next to the kitchen.

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5.0Dined on August 11, 2018

The food was excellent. I had the lobster salad and the old fashioned I had was one of the best I had had in a long time. I also was able to adjust my squash order to not have breadcrumbs. These were fantastic.

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4.0Dined on August 11, 2018

Birthday Brunch

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5.0Dined on August 4, 2018

We enjoyed dining here two times on vacation in Washington DC. The food was delicious and the service was good too.

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4.0Dined on August 1, 2018

Business dinner with coworker from out of town was terrific.

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5.0Dined on August 1, 2018

I met a friend for lunch. We had not seen each other for some time and wanted a place that was comfortable, good for conversation, and had delicious food. Woodward Table fully met our expectations. Our waiter was so very kind and took good care of us. Thank you!

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5.0Dined on July 29, 2018

Was my daughter's birthday and she was thrilled. My boss had brought me there for Admin day and I so enjoyed the food/atmosphere. The waitress was outstanding and we loved the music that was playing. Will consider for a 'date night'.

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3.0Dined on July 26, 2018

When our meals came out, one of them was input wrong and they brought the completely wrong dish. While the other dish sat on the table getting cold, they had to make the other correct dish. The server apologized however they didn’t offer to give any discount or comp the wrong dish (I also didn’t ask). The food was just ok.

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4.0Dined on July 26, 2018

Food and service very good

Way way too loud. Willl not return for that reat

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5.0Dined on July 18, 2018

I think of Woodward Table as comfort food, tasty but on the heavy, pricey side. But I just had a summer salad with lobster that was light and delicious and at $12, not expensive. Sat outdoor on an unseasonably unhumid day, and it was just fantastic. The service was super pleasant, but he did bring the wrong tuna dish to one of my fellow diners -- not sure he understood the difference. Oh well.

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2.0Dined on July 16, 2018

Hostess did not pay attention to special seating request that had been provided with the Open Table reservation. Appetizers (Watermelon gazbacho soup, and salad) and main courses were good (Trout, Pork Chop, and Flatbread). Wait staff was inattentive and we had to request water refills on a couple of occasions which was met with a bit of attitude. The booth seating had duct tape on the seat portion to apparently repair a tear in the material - not a good look.

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5.0Dined on July 2, 2018

We asked for a quiet table in order to have a work meeting, and the team gave us a perfect spot. We really appreciate this place!

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5.0Dined on June 28, 2018

A real find for visitors to DC. The AHI Tuna = A MUST!

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5.0Dined on June 28, 2018

A wonderful dinner all around.

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3.0Dined on June 24, 2018

Made reservations, upon arrival the hostess was busy chatting to another staff member. The place was not busy at 8pm. Over have the tables were empty not sure why it took so long to seat us. Next we waited over 5-10 minutes for a sever to ask us about drinks. Remember most of the tables were empty. We thought the waiter who brought us the water was only serving the water. He never introduced himself. He finally came back with drinks & asked about ordering the food.
In the end, good was good but the service was slow.

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4.0Dined on June 24, 2018

The only Disappointment was the poor service. The waiter did not want to be there. Manger needs to be more attentive of his wait staffs demeanor. Otherwise great food and nice restaurant.

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5.0Dined on June 23, 2018

Terrific food! Another reviewer had said "try the shrimp and grits", and boy, were they good! Very good cheeses offered on the cheese board, and the wines by the glass were also quite good. Loved the food here, will definitely go back.

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2.0Dined on June 23, 2018

The food is not as good as a year ago. The sides are too big. We will not be back.

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3.0Dined on June 23, 2018

If you want to escape the bustle, crowds and parking of Penn Quarter downtown DC on the weekend, and you are not overly picky about food options, this may be a worthwhile option for you. Our party of 8 had lunch reservations for 2:30pm on a Saturday, which were impossible at the popular well-known restaurants downtown. I was familiar with the location, but had not dined there since the name change several years ago. The spacious restaurant was practically empty, therefore no waiting for a table. Two groups of about 6 came in after we had ordered. The wait staff took our drink orders promptly. The manager even conversed with us about our group that included Ms. Senior America 2017. I think everyone was pleased with their food order, although one senior member of the group with medical and allergy limitations had difficulty finding a something she could eat. She had them create a salad with specific ingredients she could tolerate. The salad was presented beautifully and I think she was pleased. So it could be a challenge for vegans, gluten-free or picky eaters. Those who ordered the "Hot Mess" and Crab Cake said it was good. Large portions--I took half of mine home. Restroom was not as clean as I would like and there was extremely low water pressure in the faucet -- a not reassuring plumging issue in the facility. We also had complimentary parking in the lot next door...a plus. However, I would go again in similar circumstances. It made our afternoon downtown less stressful.

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5.0Dined on June 22, 2018

Very lovely.

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5.0Dined on June 21, 2018

Excellent experience all around!

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5.0Dined on June 21, 2018

Great food and service rather loud

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3.0Dined on June 17, 2018

Service was good but the food was just okay. Chicken was overcooked, French toast was soaked with sauce and had no texture. Price was a little high given the quality of the food.

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5.0Dined on June 11, 2018

Food was great and our server was cordial and attentive.

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4.0Dined on June 4, 2018

The food was delicious. The service was very slow. Waters weren’t refilled and we weren’t offered additional drinks. The manager came out to help out at the end. We’d love to go back and hope this was an off night in terms of service.

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5.0Dined on June 3, 2018

Food was delicious and different.

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5.0Dined on May 24, 2018

We both enjoyed the steak fretes. The steaks were juicy and the fries were served hot. A generous salad was served on the side.

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4.0Dined on May 24, 2018

Obnoxious that they don’t give Open Table points.

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4.0Dined on May 24, 2018

Good food and service with pleasant atmosphere. We found the food interesting and service attentive. It was warm evening so we sat outside

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3.0Dined on May 23, 2018

The crab cakes are amongst the best I’ve had. Nothing but jumbo lump crab meat.

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4.0Dined on May 23, 2018

The trout was delicious and large enough for two. I wish they still served rolls gratis. I have been here many times for business lunches, and from the man who seats us to the wait staff, they are uniformly professional and attentive. I thought the cauliflower steak was boring on another visit, and I miss the fried oyster salad. Didn't have room for the dessert sampler which is always a treat.

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3.0Dined on May 23, 2018

Steak was grisled and tough.

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5.0Dined on May 19, 2018

The food was great and the server very kind. I love WT!

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3.0Dined on May 18, 2018

Food good at the price — every time I eat here, I wonder why it took me so long to return.

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4.0Dined on May 15, 2018

My party was seated promptly according to our reservation. Food and service were great. Alcoholic beverages were strong, some people in my party didn’t enjoy them. But overall I would definitely recommend his place to anyone

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