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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Overall Rating

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food

4.2

service

4.1

ambience

4.1

value

3.9

Noise

Moderate

86% would recommend it to a friend

Business Meals (25)
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Casual (21)
Good for Groups (20)
Comfort Food (17)
Special Occasion (17)
Good for Birthdays (14)
Creative Cuisine (14)
Fun (13)
Pre/post Theatre (12)
Bar Seating (11)
Great for Brunch (11)
Quiet Conversation (10)
Romantic (10)
Happy Hour (9)
Neighborhood Gem (9)
Fit for Foodies (8)
Sunday Lunch (8)
Local Ingredients (7)
Good for Anniversaries (6)
Cozy (6)
Handcrafted Cocktails (6)
Notable Wine List (6)
Quick Bite (6)
Kid-friendly (5)
Worth the Drive (4)
Healthy (4)
Authentic (3)
Seasonal (3)
Tasting Menu (3)
Afternoon Coffee (2)
Gluten Free Options (2)
Hot Spot (2)
Organic (2)
Paleo Friendly (2)
Good Vegetarian Options (2)
Vibrant Bar Scene (2)
Disabled Access (1)
Late-night Find (1)
Great for Outdoor Dining (1)
People Watching (1)
Spicy (1)
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 (Washington DC)·Dined a day ago

This was an incredible dining experience, from start to finish. Delicious, unique food. Friendly and attentive staff who went out of their way to make my husband’s birthday very special. Thanks for creating a very memorable night!

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 (Washington DC)·Dined 3 days ago

As usual, everything was great. My only complaint is that the lighting was very dim.

Tags: Good for a Date, Quick Bite, Bar Seating, Great for Lunch
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 (Washington DC)·Dined 3 days ago

Everything was great!

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 (Washington DC)·Dined 5 days ago

Great place for a lovely dinner date. The food was well-portioned, delicious, and not overcooked. After apps and entrees we were stuffed. The service was fast and pleasant, and the atmosphere was nice and warm. I strongly recommend this place for anyone looking to have a nice, fancy dinner. I hope another reason to go comes soon.

Tags: Romantic
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on February 8, 2018

Another wonderful meal! Dinner before the theatre. Staff was very pleasant and chef's cuisine is quite lovely! Everything is displayed so attractively and lots of items to choose from on the menu. Delicious meal!!

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Neighborhood Gem, Business Meals, Fun
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on February 8, 2018

Great place with delicious food that never disappoints. Good for a nicer work lunch.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on February 7, 2018

Friends and I had dinner at Woodward Table before seeing a show at National Theater. I got there early and let the hostess know we would be in a bit of a hurry and she told me not to worry. She was right! Even though part of our party was late, they seated us at a great table, our waiter was excellent - noted our need to make the show and was attentive but we never felt rushed. The service is incredible.

The good is great too! I had the rainbow trout - minus the bacon b/c I don't eat pork - and it was delicious. One of my friends tried the burger and raved about it. Some other friends had salads and flatbreads (mushroom and brocollini). Everyone was very happy with their meal.

Plus, you can actually hear the conversation at the table. This place is a gem and I highly recommend. In fact, I am going back tonight for Happy Hour!

Tags: Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem, Business Meals, Bar Seating, Happy Hour
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on February 7, 2018

Our first visit, and glad for the reservation since the place was very busy. I was particularly pleased with our table near the window out onto 15th st., but most of the tables looked good except for the ones by the door that were not being seated so far as I could see. Service was tops, food was of the comfort variety, but with a nice twist. My fried chops were not too dry, a danger with this style of cooking pork, and my partner's stuffed trout was perfection. I saw a number of tempting beers but as this was a lunch, I try to behave - but it was hard to resist!

Tags: Business Meals, Kid-friendly, Casual, Great for Lunch, Good for a Date, Good for Groups
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 (Richmond)·Dined on February 4, 2018

We love this restaurant and will plan to return again. There was no indication on the website that they wouldn't have their regular menu due to the Super Bowl, and the service wasn't as good as usual. However, we still enjoyed our dinner and wine and will return when we are in DC.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Notable Wine List
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on February 3, 2018

Excellent service at Bar and Table.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on February 1, 2018

We told the waitress that we were in a hurry because we had theatre tickets and she had our meals to us really fast. We loved the oysters on the half shell, trout, tuna, and Parker House rolls.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Fit for Foodies, Bar Seating, Happy Hour, Hot Spot
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on January 31, 2018

Food quality was really excellent. Service was attentive and gave good guidance on choices. Loved cheese plate, crab cakes, Pork shank. Best house salad anywhere.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 28, 2018

I visited during Restaurant Week where you pretty much had your choice of selecting off all of their regular menu--only one or two upcharges. I found that welcoming and it enabled me to try different dishes at a fairly reasonable price point. The restaurant is spacious and was relatively quiet on a Sunday evening.

Tags: Gluten Free Options, Special Occasion, Pre/post Theatre, Paleo Friendly, Comfort Food
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 28, 2018

Outstanding Restaurant week brunch. The restaurant allows picks of appetizer and entree from normal menu. The peanut soup was great. The southern fried chicken over waffle with bacon was unique and delicious. Wife's mussels appetizer served the largest meaty mussels we've seen in the DC area. Shrimp and grits entree was delicious.
Our server, Steffen, did an outstanding job helping us pick menu items, keeping us informed of the status of the kitchen preps, etc. Well done to him on a busy Sunday morning.

Tags: Comfort Food, Great for Brunch
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 (Raum Stuttgart)·Dined on January 28, 2018

we went during restaurant week brunch and were very disappointed that everyones food arrived cold. seems that this was another restaurant that let the quality suffer during restaurant week! Appetizer and desert were great but the main course was terrible.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 27, 2018

Our table started out very chilly like cooler than it was outside. I think they were cooling down the adjacent group space because as the group arrived our space warmed. The staff also seemed occupied with the group since it took a while to see a waiter and then get our drinks. appetizers came out quickly but then entrees delayed. Not usually a problem but we were missing the opening act of a music show. Dinners were ok but over salted and not hot. We have eaten here before and had really good food so although I was disappointed, I will try again.

Tags: Casual
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 (Chicago)·Dined on January 27, 2018

It was my first time in DC and my first time in this restaurant. I went there for restaurant week and I was expecting to have a good experience, service took forever, my food was cold and overall I was just not happy. Honestly I wanted to finish my meal and get out of there.

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 (New Orleans)·Dined on January 27, 2018

Its very bad when you see the mimosas being mixed up ahead of time in a big container on the bar. It made me wonder what else was done on the cheap. Bad value if you drink mimosas

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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 26, 2018

Great menu selections. Very generous during Restaurant Week

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Great for Brunch, Romantic, Fun, Great for Lunch, Special Occasion, Handcrafted Cocktails, Business Meals
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 26, 2018

Even during Restaurant Week this place feels overpriced. We had fish entree that was pretty much just the skin. The pole appetizer was good and the dessert was very sweet. A friend had the Kentucky Hot sandwich which looked sloppy...oh and there was a 25 min wait between appetizer and entree...

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 26, 2018

Visited Woodward Table during Restaurant Week. This is a five-star restaurant! Great meal, absolutely delicious!! The staff was very attentive, superb service! I've added Woodward Table to my favorite restaurant list! I can't wait to visit again!!

Tags: Great for Lunch, Bar Seating, Good for Birthdays, Fit for Foodies, Worth the Drive, Good for a Date, Romantic, Quiet Conversation
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 25, 2018

A group of us came for winter 2018 restaurant week. I've been here several times before and have always enjoyed it, though I prefer lunch to dinner as there are more options on the menu. For my appetizer I got the peanut soup, which was delicious! I ordered the trout for my entrée, and though the portion was a little smaller than I imagined, it ended up being perfect for what I could eat (considering we got an appetizer and dessert as well). The trout dish was wonderful and I would definitely get it again. The only thing I didn't care much for was the lemon tart for dessert. It's more of a deconstructed tart... and the ratio of lemon to everything else was too much. Wish I had taken a photo. It's basically a big ball of lemon crème/mousse (not sure what to call it), and then two small pieces of some sort of orange cake and a drizzle of raspberry sauce. The flavors of each individual part were good, but all together the ratio of flavors/textures was off. My friends' brief reviews of their dishes are as follows: apple pie (very good - this looked very tasty), a chocolate cake (very good), gnocchi appetizer (really good), steak frites (good but a bit tough), salmon salad (very good). I'll definitely be back again.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 24, 2018

The Restaurant Week lunch deal was great. One of the best menus

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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 24, 2018

Restaurant week 2018- this was the best deal!

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 23, 2018

The entire place smells like fried food. You leave smelling like fried food. And not the good kind. The food is alright nothing here special and definitely not worth the service that took 30 min to prepare our food on a weekday while the restaurant was completely empty with few people having drinks at the bar.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 22, 2018

We went to Woodward Table for Restaurant Week. We were greeted cheerfully at the door. The gentleman who took us to our table was very nice, thanked us for waiting (not a long wait).

Our waiter was okay, she seemed rushed. We ordered from the RW menu which was the normal menu with an appetizer or salad, entree and dessert. Potato gnocchi was overcooked. Endive salad was good. Shrimp and grits and steak frites were both good. Lemon tart and chocolate caramel mousse were both good.

Biggest issue I had was that each course took FOREVER to come out and the waiter was not great at keeping us updated. We finally had to ask for our desserts to be take out and to get the check. We were there for an hour and a half--not what you would typically expect for a lunch on a workday. It was the first day of RW so hopefully they got some things worked out.

I will give it one more try to see how it is without the chaos of RW. The food warrants another visit.

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 (Cleveland)·Dined on January 21, 2018

Went for brunch! The service/ waiter was fantastic. Everything was timed correctly and delivered perfectly. The bottomless mimosas we’re great. We had the Nova Lok Eggs Benedict, which was delicious! Would eat here again.

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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on January 20, 2018

Food was delicious but service was a tad awkward. A few brunch items were sold out when the restaurant opened. Dutch apple pancake is mediocre, at best. Cold apples on a hot pancake was odd. Great: Bloody Mary, Mac & Cheese, fries, mushrooms, kale salad, pancakes.

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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 18, 2018

Really good!

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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 13, 2018

We went there for Sunday brunch. The food was really good and the service great.

Tags: Good for Groups, Sunday Lunch
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 13, 2018

Great place for Brunch, excellent choices, good quality food, excellent service and well worth it. Really good Bloody Mary's too.

Tags: Good for Groups, Great for Brunch
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 12, 2018

Great service; classic menu; great for a business lunch with a large group

Tags: Great for Lunch, Business Meals
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 9, 2018

Nice place for business lunch. Able to talk without yelling or straining. Service was quick and non instrucive

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 (Chicago)·Dined on January 7, 2018

We had a good time. The hostess was very helpful and she was able to get the pastry chef to make a quick design for a 40th birthday for my friend's birthday. The server was pretty dry at first, but he warmed up to us as time went on.

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Great for Lunch
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 6, 2018

Woodward Table is by far one of my favorite brunch spots. While the menu is more lunchy than brunch or breakfast. The food is always on point, service is amazing and always with a smile. It’s always very low key, i have never seen it be extremely busy. But in a way, i like it like that. I always start my meal with a latte and a biscuit with the seasonal jam. Regardless of anything else i choose to get. It’s a MUST.

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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 4, 2018

Friendly staff and reliably excellent food every time I have been there.

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 (E. Tennessee)·Dined on January 3, 2018

Wonderful lunch with large potions and delicious selections!

Tags: Fun, Romantic, Worth the Drive, Business Meals
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 31, 2017

So sad that this place was so terrible. From the moment walking in to the horrible hostess that would not even greet us, to the awful service, to the inconsistent drinks, and such mediocre food we will never go back. Not to mention that the service was so terrible and it was New Year's Eve!! Not a great way for guests to end the year.

First we had to send back their signature bread. We had been hearing about this for weeks and were so excited to taste homemade rolls going with butter and garlic. Not tonight. Dry, seemed reheated, the manager came and looked at them and said, no no no. Brought us a new batch that according to our guests was not up to par at all. We agreed.

The food was executed poorly. We ordered a lot -- fried chicken, foie gras, Brussel sprouts, Louie salad, Mac and cheese, Brussel sprouts, broccoli salad, pork wings and fried potatoes. All of it was bland except for the Brussel sprouts and Louie salad - but the Brussel sprouts were executed poorly, crispy on the edges and raw inside. The Mac and cheese was not baked so it was scooped into a bowl and then thrown under the broiler to heat cheese on top. The potatoes, just sad. Bland, unseasoned, how do you mess up potatoes? Brussel sprout salad? Out of balance, too sweet with too few Brussel sprouts.

On to the drinks. Many of the craft cocktails were just not tasty or good. We sent two back. The third that we were ok with we ordered 3 -- none of which was the same. Each time it was a new drink, less successful each time.

Service? No. We walked in to an awful hostess who never once greeted us. We were in a great mood because it was New Year's eve and she just barked at us and kind of started the evening off poorly. The waiter was unfriendly and frazzled even though the restaurant was nowhere near full. I can't imagine what it would be like if they were full. We had one fun, friendly thin waiter but only for a few interactions and got the frazzled upset one the rest of the time. Just bad.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 31, 2017

Service and food were great. Only caveat is that we were seated at the bar area and it was too quiet; it felt isolated in a sense. Wish we were in main area to experience better ambiance to celebrate New Year’s eve while enjoying a nice dinner.

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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 31, 2017

The greeter (Don) was outstanding. We were seated near kitchen which isn't ideal for a date or overall noise level. Overall the food and service were good not too many choices on the menu.

Tags: Business Meals, Good for a Date
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