The food, service and experience were phenomenal. Each of the 24 courses was a unique experience. Stand out dishes included the sour cream and beer yeast meringue with caviar; duck hearts with corn smut, grilled roses and popcorn and charred razor clam, sour apple, fennel, apple-ginger nage. The only dish we did not like and it was due to its texture was the grilled sepia bouillon, smoked cucumber, togarashi and seaweed. The paired drinks were excellent and the cocktail we were served unique (gnome mixed with haymen's old tom gin, cocchi americano, aperol, grapefruit and argula oil). The menu changes with the season, and the chef makes every effort to work around food allergies. Highly recommended for a special event.
When I made this reservation I was not aware that the restaurant was not open on Tuesdays. They accepted my reservation anyway. We were running late but the hostess was great in accommodating our schedule. We were pleasantly surprised to find that we were the only diners in the restaurant. I would love to see how this restaurant is on a busy night. The staff was great and the food was great. One of the best dining experiences I've had.
As we were waiting to be seated and the staff seemed a bit disorganized, we wondered if Rogue might be a bit too rogue. We also learned that Chef Cooper would not be there since he had opened a new restaurant. However, once we made it to our seats, the food theater began and did not stop. Watching the concentration and effort that went into preparing and plating each course was truly amazing. As our waitstaff had told us, we would find some items that we loved and some that were OK, but each and every course was unlike anything that we had ever eaten before. I particularly loved the venison carpaccio on an oatmeal cracker with elderberry as well as the basil fed snails. The desserts were amazing too. Well worth it for any foodie!
My husband and I are big foodies, and we really enjoy doing tasting menus, and so we decided to do Rogue 24's 10-course tasting menu. Unfortunately it really disappointed for us. There were a couple dishes that we couldn't even take down because the flavors were so intense that they caused a gag reflex in each of us. This is NOT a normal occurrence for us. The food fell into the category of molecular gastronomy, and so it might have been a preference thing because I felt like I was eating artwork rather than food. All of the presentations were exceptional, but the dishes left me wanting a good old burger and fries, rather than the multiple gels, aspics, and dehydrated creations they had given us. We won't be going back again.
This is so modernized, the food is like a peice of ART, everything looked like it belongs in a museum, pricey, but it definitely is a place to take a date you want to impress, it is a diamond in the rough!
24 course tasting menu is wonderful. Although time consuming almost four hours. It was worth it. I wouldn't recommend the wine pair. It's the same price as the tasting but not nearly as clever or really good pairings.
This is a very experience-oriented restaurant. The atmosphere is amazing, the staff is both knowledgeable and enthusiastic, and the presentation at our table was consistently unique. I give this place highest marks for service and atmosphere, but I can't quite do the same for the food. Knowing that some of the 24 plates were very experimental, I found some of the dishes to be either bad or uninteresting. On a positive note, there were so many courses that we moved pretty quickly from the ones that didn't work. Additionally, the wine pairing worked really well, which would seem pretty hard to master considering the diversity. As a total experience, I really enjoyed this restaurant and the experience overall. There's no way any restaurant could please with every dish in a 24 course meal, but where Rogue 24 missed the mark with some of its courses, it gained ground in other aspects that created a totally unique experience.
Sitting in the dining area of Rogue 24 allows you the experience of sitting in the kitchen of a fine restaurant. Chef quietly prepare some of the tastiest and extravagant small plates while you watch from your table. Every course is art.
Tried the new a-la-carte experience... Food as delicious as ever, and service impeccable. Portions, unfortunately, were tiny... almost identical to those from 24-course prix fixe (we could compare with the table right next to us...). Even after dessert, we were still hungry... and went to Five Guys for a burger (sigh...). Value for money at Rogue 24...? Not convinced.
I put this in the top five meals of my life. Had the 24-course with my son, had pretty high expectations and they were met and exceeded. Innovative, but continuously delicious courses. We commented through the early courses how consistently good they were. Urchin is not my cup of tea, but I won't fault them for that. Had my best ever tasting of duck. Indulged in a fairly crazy bourbon to end the night with dessert -- fantastic. Great service, very professional. Loved the view of the kitchen. Highly, highly recommended.
We had a great experience. All the food was wonderful. Service was impeccable. They accommodated my dairy allergy without any problems. They even called me to verify certain food items. I felt they went out of their way to make my dining experience a nice one. I would definitely go back and would recommend to others.
My husband and I celebrated his birthday here. We enjoyed each other's company, but the same could not be said for dining experience. We are not new to the tasting menu concept. We knew what to expect. Unfortunately, our expectations were not met. The service was scattered. It took at least 15 minutes from the time we sat down until someone offered us water and took our drink order. We did the 24-course menu. For the most part our meal was mediocre and forgettable. The timing of the courses was erratic. I would have killed for a piece of bread 1/2 way during our meal because the food was taking so long. Overall, the food may have been imaginative, but was not executed well (shell left in my oyster) & was either overwhelmed or lacked flavor.
Love the idea of 24 course. However, the courses were random and did not create a symphony of delight. Rather, they seemed to be individual instruments struggling to find a concert hall.
Had such a wonderful experience. Would go back every week!
by reading some great reviews of the restaurant i was expecting an unforgettable dining experience but a pricey as well. we ordered the "journey" which consists of 24 small plates or bites. all the foods are served nicely on unique plates or surfaces. all plates are in very small portions that we felt hungry after leaving. as for the taste of the food it didn't met my expectations. some plates are great and unique, and some were not good at all. Generally most plates were average and only 4-5 were great. in the end of the day what i liked most was the great service, the fact that the kitchen staff works directly in front of you and the careful presentation of the plates.
We loved the food experience at Rogue24. It was great to try so many different things in one sitting, but the place was freezing. Two people out of a very small dining area were wearing blankets. My wife and I had to order hot tea just to warm up. We asked them to turn the air up some and I didn't see anyone go near the thermostat. When the restaurant has blankets on hand, it is a sign they need to adjust the temp for the patrons. I get that the cooking area is in the middle of the restaurant but 65 degrees is freaking cold for everyone.
Is Rogue 24 ludicrously expensive? Yes. Will I return? Possible, but certainly not for a while. Was it "worth it?" Unequivocally yes. The amount of times that my date smiled and said, "this is a great birthday"; the genuine interactions we had with like-minded people who enjoyed food and booze as much as we do; the number of dishes that straight-up made me laugh when I tried them, whether that was out of joy or puzzlement or just deliciousness...those moments are what makes a meal "worth it." Incredible service by all the staff, especially Dara and Ralph, who couldn't have been more kind or attentive. Absolutely gorgeous, avant garde cuisine. Will you love every course? Of course not. Will you love your night out at Rogue 24? Absolutely.
The restaurant is somewhat hard to find (its actually in Blagden Alley), but that adds to its allure. The restaurant resembles a warehouse and has an awesome vibe. Before eating, you're seated for cocktails which are very innovative and fun! The restaurant is all about gastronomy. While we had the 10 course tasting-menu, we weren't left very full. Loved the fish dishes and the meat dish, but the vegetables were a little bit of a let down. I would advise to ask for more protein when you make your reservation. The setting is awesome and the restaurant is definitely worth a visit.
I would say Rogue 24 is in the Ferran Adria school, but less elaborate and gimmicky than Minibar. We had the 10-course jaunt, and it was truly a memorable meal. Each plate was an interesting combination of flavors and an adventure. You should not go expecting large portions, because the point is not to fill yourself up, but to experience what the chef is putting in front of you. Having said that, I left feeling quite full. The wine pairing was excellent. The cocktails are first rate. The plating deserves special mention--each plate itself, and the arrangement of food on the plate, was really a work of art.
This was my third visit to Rogue 24, having been previously in 2011 and 2012. This visit was the best. Very few misses -- nearly all hits. Excellent service. Highly recommended, and of course you will want all 24 courses.
Every taste is a new and wonderful experience. Service was great, cocktails were wonderful, food was amazing. We truly felt like honored guests that the chef and staff were sharing themselves with. We will be back.
Worst dinning experiences of my life. Made a reservation but we're seated 20 minutes late at a table that was available from the moment we walked through the door. It took over 4 hours to get all 24 courses of the meal. We could've finished a game of Monopoly faster. While most of the dishes were good (ish) the servings were so incredibly small that we were all still hungry afterwards. Their tag line should read, Rogue 24 come hungry, leave hungry. They added sparkling water to our still water multiple times. AND all of this set us back over $600 (for four people) even after the 10 percent off they offered after they asked if we had a good experience and I answered honestly. #comehungryleavehungry #stopaddingsparklingwatertomystillwater
Some of the most creative and unexpected dishes I have ever eaten.
We were seated right next to the open kitchen and had a great view of the goings on. The three of us were sitting at a table for four -- and much to our surprise, Chef R J Cooper spent a lot of time sitting with us. He even added a dish to our tasting that was not on the menu -- a white shrimp tartare. Delicious. He said he'd be adding it to the menu the following evening. And he got my wife to eat -- and like!! -- an oyster. Unbelievable!
For me, the entire experience -- food, atmosphere, cocktails, the chance to interact with Chef Cooper -- made this a truly unforgettable meal.
Amazing food, service and people. Pricey but worth it. Some of the dishes in the tasting menu are little bites of exquisiteness.
This restaurant did not meet my expectations at all. Instead of being surprising and delectable, as I hoped, the food was surprisingly bad. The service was not great either as the servers often stumbled through the course descriptions. They did not seem excited about the food at all.
I wasn't quite sure what to expect but I was overly impressed with the food, ambience and knowledgeable staff. It was definitely worth the experience.
Do you think you can discern the fleeting (minuscule) dashes of this or that flavor in your precisely arranged portion? Really?
Then take away the description and tell me what you taste.
We went to Table 21. Which had incredible food for the price. ROUGE24 food and exp was not on par with the price they charge. Also service is very slow.
Presentation is good but taste is ok.
Great option in DC. Chef RJ is very interactive and our meal was perfect. Ambiance also could not have been better. I would recommend it without any hesitation.
I will definitely be returning to Rogue24! I have never had such exceptional service! We had visited a similar restaurant in Barcelona (Comerc24), and we were excited to find something as fabulous near our home! If you are looking for a hamburger and french fries, don't go here…you won't find it on the menu. If you are looking for a culinary adventure, please go! We chose the "Jaunt" menu, which included 10 courses (all of them are small plates), and we left very full! Both of us were almost at the point of wanting to lick the plate clean, because the flavors were so good! Chef Cooper is amazing and was so attentive to all of his guests! It is like eating inside the Iron Chef Kitchen Stadium! Magic happens in this place!