Woodward Table

4.5
1509 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 1509 People Are Saying
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88% of people would recommend it to a friend
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Baltimore
32 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
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 3 days ago
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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ES
Washington DC
109 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
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
4 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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CA
Baltimore
5 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and service during business lunch

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OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on September 10, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Food is always

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RN
Philadelphia
9 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My family and I surprised my mom for her 70th birthday by gathering for dinner to celebrate. There were 6 of us on a rainy Saturday night. The restaurant had great ambiance, and wasn't crowded at all. The server was super friendly, and very attentive. We started out with the house rolls (a must have, they are beyond delicious) and the charcuterie board. It was tasty. Two people had the Lamb, others had the rainbow trout, the shrimp and grits, a steak and I had the duck with honey lavender glaze. Everything was absolutely amazing! We finished up with the creme brulee and the chocolate mousse. I cant say enough good things about our experience.

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g
Atlantic City
46 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always a great experience....excellent old fashioneds.....

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OT
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on September 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

It was a nice night so we sat outside. Great drinks, great food. Presentation was very nice. Waitress was attentive without hovering or being overbearing. Recommended to friends in the area, will definitely remember & return

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CY
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on August 23, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

The food was delish and the service was excellent. I will definitely go to this restaurant again. The cost is a bit pricey so not something I could go to weekly, but for that special occasion it's a must.

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SG
Washington DC
11 reviews
Dined on August 19, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our dinner experience at Woodward Table was very satisfying. We arrived at 5:30 pm. We liked the ambiance, the booth, the food was delicious. Our drinks well done. I had the trout entrée and my husband had the pork steak. Can't wait to try other choices on the menu. We will return. Decided not to try the Restaurant Week menu. The other regular menu choices were so much more appealing.

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F
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on August 19, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We did the bottomless brunch deal - entree and dessert plus bottomless mimosas for only $42.50. The portion sizes were enormous and it was delicious. Fantastic deal.

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OT
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on August 18, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Went there with friends. Food was very good and our waiter very attentive. It was quite noisy, but it was Saturday night

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R
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 17, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

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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M
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

It was a great quick lunch - good food and the location is close to my workplace.

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a
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on August 16, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 3

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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KM
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on August 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

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WF
Washington DC
16 reviews
Dined on August 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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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NB
Washington DC
19 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

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

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SC
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2018
Overall 2food 4service 4ambience 2

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

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ER
Washington DC
12 reviews
Dined on August 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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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OT
Richmond
1 review
Dined on August 11, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 3

Birthday Brunch

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KS
1 review
Dined on August 4, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

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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OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on August 1, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Business dinner with coworker from out of town was terrific.

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EK
1 review
Dined on August 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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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PH
1 review
Dined on July 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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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OT
1 review
Dined on July 26, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 5

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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HG
Washington DC
26 reviews
Dined on July 26, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 2

Food and service very good

Way way too loud. Willl not return for that reat

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SB
1 review
Dined on July 18, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

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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BW
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on July 16, 2018
Overall 2food 3service 2ambience 2

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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AM
Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined on July 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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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GM
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on June 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

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BB
Richmond
1 review
Dined on June 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A wonderful dinner all around.

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Raleigh
1 review
Dined on June 24, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 4

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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OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on June 24, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 1ambience 4

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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G
Washington DC
65 reviews
Dined on June 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 4

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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S
Denver
1 review
Dined on June 23, 2018
Overall 2food 1service 2ambience 2

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

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