Woodward Table

4.5
1542 reviews
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$31 to $50
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American
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.
Additional
Banquet, Bar Dining, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 1542 People Are Saying
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87% of people would recommend it to a friend
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1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Office Holiday Luncheon

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C
Washington DC
56 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We had show tickets and the wait staff went out of their way to ensure we left on right, but we're not rushed. The steak tartar was excellent, as was the Woodward salad. Our main course, the fried chicken and trout, were out of this world. We will absolutely be going back to this wonderful place. Our table was in a quiet room behind the bar area. Tables in the bar area, which we visited before dinner, were in the loud zone. Just a caution that conversation in those tables will be challenging.

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l
Washington DC
29 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a great time! Fabulous food and excellent service!

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VM
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food and service. My go-to place for meeting friends for lunch.

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OT
1 review
Dined on December 7, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 3

We went in to celebrate our anniversary and ended up at five guys after because the food was underwhelming and lacked taste. Staff was very pleasant but the food was not as good as others made it out to be. We were expecting hot food prepared before it was sent out to us and what we received was reheated, warm fried chicken that you could see sitting on a rack in the kitchen with not that amazing Macaroni and cheese, decent collard greens, and a small muffin corn bread. We ordered the bread for the appetizer and it was their saving grace. It was hot and delicious. Unfortunately once the bread got to the table, our food was immediately there after. It felt like a place where they push you through to get the most customers in and out of the restaurant. I would recommend going somewhere else.

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MW
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on December 4, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always a great dining experience. Service is efficient and quick, the host team is always professional and responsive.

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OT
Baltimore
3 reviews
Dined on December 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best brunch ive ever had. Soup was amazing, service was fast would 10/10 return.

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M
Washington DC
12 reviews
Dined on December 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Woodward Table was 'simply the best' (cue Tina Turner voice). Our waitress was top notch and kept our bottomless drinks flowing throughout our whole stay. There were 7 of us who dined for brunch and most of us had the brunch special which included bottomless with an entree + appetizer or dessert. Super good deal and the food was very premium. Our occasion was just a girls brunch but I definitely recommend for any casual get-together/ occasion. They nailed it, and we can't wait to go back.

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OT
Washington DC
32 reviews
Dined on December 1, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 2ambience 3

I’ve been here before for dinner and have always had a good experience. However, for brunch things seemed a little off. We had pretty bad service, had to wait forever for our food even though it wasn’t crowded and they forgot to bring one of our dishes. Our waiter was very inattentive and we had trouble tracking her down when we were ready to leave.

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AW
New England
1 review
Dined on December 1, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

A very nice brunch spot with good southern -tinged food, attentive service and relatively quiet, spacious ambiance

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OT
Cleveland
38 reviews
Dined on November 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Had brunch - fantastic again! The bottomless mimosa option - entree with a starter or dessert AND bottomless mimosa was a great deal! We had the eggs Benedict with smoked salmon and avocado. We love this dish!!

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C
Miami
17 reviews
Dined on November 23, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

We went for family Thanksgiving dinner and everything was delicious!

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CM
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on November 22, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

All around it was a very nice Thanksgiving experience.

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AM
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on November 22, 2018
Overall 3food 5service 1ambience 4

Customer service was very poor and slow. For party of 10 took for ever to get everyone’s plates the same time. Even some of the items on the menu were not available.
Food was pretty good but experience took that away.

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J
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on November 22, 2018
Overall 2food 1service 3ambience 3

The quality of the ingredients is lacking significantly for a restaurant of this type. Not even close to what you are paying for. Server disappeared and it took more than 40 min to get our food. It wasn’t even busy at that point.

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 22, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

Thanksgiving

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OT
1 review
Dined on November 22, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Thanksgiving

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OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on November 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Thanksgiving dinner

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DA
Washington DC
30 reviews
Dined on November 22, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

Thanksgiving

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JC
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on November 19, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great restaurant with excellent salads and friendly atmosphere. Superb staff who have a welcoming attitude. Recommend highly.

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KF
Washington DC
10 reviews
Dined on November 17, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Great spot for brunch! Food was great and the bottomless brunch option is a deal! $39.95 for appetizer and entree or entree and dessert plus bottomless mimosas and Bloody Mary’s. Can’t beat that!

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OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on November 17, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

Really unimpressed

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H
London
23 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and service for a group of 7

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OT
1 review
Dined on November 10, 2018
Overall 3food 5service 3ambience 4

Duck was GREAT! Expected better service for the price and reputation.

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WM
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 3

Standard fare, good food.

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 7, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

I was pleasantly surprised. The Parker house rolls were excellent and the southern salad was amazing .

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CB
Cincinnati
18 reviews
Dined on November 5, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Good menu featuring seasonal ingredients with a number of different fish and shellfish courses. The wine list was good with reasonably priced selections. Overall, this is a good choice if you're looking for something very near Lafayette Square.

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C
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 2ambience 2

The restaurant wasn't very busy which is never a good sign. A little uptight and the food was way overpriced. In my opinion if you are going to charge that much for food then proper dining manners should be followed such as, bringing everyone's meal at the same time (which did not happen). For the price, the quiet environment and awkward emptiness I would not recommend it.

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OT
Miami
1 review
Dined on November 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service and delicious food!

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CA
Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Reserved a table for 10 for a pre-theater group dinner. While they didn't have a dedicated pre-theater menu, the regular menu offered some great options. Everyone loved the meal and the overall ambiance. The service was solid. We only had one complaint : we ordered a bottle of wine (Sirah) with dinner and liked it, so much that we decided to order 2 more bottles, but they were out. That first bottle was the only bottle they had. We had a similar experience with another bottle that we liked, they also had only had one bottle of that wine on hand. If a good, reasonably priced wine is on your wine list, you should stock up. Doesn't look good when you're telling guests that you're out of their wine selection twice during the same meal. Otherwise, we were happy with the meal and would recommend this restaurant for a group outing.

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M
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Prices have gone up significantly since I was last dining here in 2016. Basic sandwiches, lemonade and coffee for two was $80

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D
Memphis
4 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 5

Outstanding food, with really good presentation. Had a great night. Only issue was at the start, it did not seem like we had a server assigned to the table. That got cleared up and everything was right after that.

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E
Baltimore
34 reviews
Dined on October 21, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 3

For the extreme price of $22.50, I expected my Eggs Benedict to be, at the very least, properly done. However, instead of a lovely poach, my eggs were hard-boiled. Our server was great, but the hostess was completely clueless, and even though the restaurant was practically empty, everything took excruciatingly long.

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R
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on October 20, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was delicious. The desserts were the highlight of the meal. Plenty of options for all dietary needs. Great service

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SC
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on October 18, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

The food was good as always and our waiter recommended an excellent wine that wasn't too pricey. Would definitely return.

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ES
Washington DC
114 reviews
Dined on October 18, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

Solid restaurant in a great location. This is conveniently located for a business lunch and does a nice job. My salad came with two generous pieces of chicken that were perfectly cooked. My guest's gnocchi was good but too small a portion for him - luckily I had extra chicken. Table service was nice and mostly prompt. The lunch hour is noisy and very busy - the front desk service felt a little like I was at a Greyhound bus terminal.

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LM
Toronto
7 reviews
Dined on October 15, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 3

The food was OK but lacked the wow factor. Could have had more flavor to the Crabcakes.

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DC
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The salmon special was amazing as was the duck. Great food for the prices and great servers

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Phoenix
34 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 1ambience 4

Typical hostess greeting if struggling to find your reservation even though it is at 915 on a Sunday night and only 5 other patrons in the restaurant. Acted like she was trying to squeeze us in a packed night. Then our waiter shared with us he was new but untrained.... so trying not to hold that against him; but holding it against the restaurant. Train your staff!!! Educate them on what is on the menu... literally everything our family of four ordered the waiter had to look at our menu and read it to see what we were ordering and what to ask us ... like oh you get a side and a sauce.... he had to read our menus for all of the apps/ entrees that we ordered! Menu stated they are known for their famous Parker House rolls.. but ran out when we ordered. The delivery team brought our apps out with our entrees... when I complained, they took our entrees away like we were weirdos for not wanting all of our apps and entrees at once... never mind their was not even room on our table for all of the dishes. Of course, then when we were ready to eat the entrees, they brought them back now cold and limp. I ordered a sparking wine off the menu and then the waiter told me they could not accommodate... but told me that they would bring me a Prosecco ... which totally fine except I said their is no Prosecco listed on the extensive wine menu and they said they know. And this was not like a special or unique specialty vineyard Prosecco... it’s the crap that you can buy at CVS... so weird! Need to up their game in this restaurant competitive city!!!

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VW
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on October 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Birthday celebration was a blast! Simply great service! Antonio made sure that we all celebrated! Thank you!!!

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