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Table was selected by Bon Appetit as one of America's 50 Best New Restaurants in 2013. You will find New American dishes with European roots on our menu built with the best ingredients within our reach. Intended to be a neighborhood restaurant, Table embraces our neighbors in Shaw as well as travelers from afar. With focus on seasonality, the menu changes often however not eliminating crowd favorites, such as crab bruschetta with curry aioli or veal milanese with violet mustard.
Washington, DC 20001
Hours of Operation:
Tuesday- Friday - 11:30am - 2:00pm
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Sunday 5:00pm - 10:00pm
Friday, Saturday 5:00pm - 10:30pm
Saturday Brunch 10:30am - 2:00pm
Sunday Brunch 10:30am - 3:00pm
We are closed on Mondays.
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9th Street, NW
$30 and under
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
The closest Metro station is the Green/Yellow line stop at Mt. Vernon Square / Washington Convention Center.
Banquet, Chef's Table, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access
Table Ratings and Reviews
The waiter seemed annoyed to be there and more annoyed when we asked him questions. I asked for no sauce on my sandwich and he informed me they were pre-made and they could not accommodate me. We couldn't identify the raw vegetables on our plates but they were hard as a rock. And don't get me started on the $ 15 drink! Although the drink was good it was the smallest drink we have ever seen!
Great experience. Business lunch, but could hear our conversation easily. I didn't feel like anyone around us would be tuning in. The waiter was clearly being trained, but I only say "clearly" as I would see him get feedback and instruction when he would leave. He presented very well and I appreciated that the training aspect was subtle and off to the side. It was nice to see the time being taken and in such a courteous way (to the staff member and to guests). Food was great, oysters were great, the Rose they have on the menu is phenomenal (think Parisian cafe Rose).
I've been going to take for a few years now. On and off, no more than say 4 times a years. The food quality remains high, some of the best in town. The wait staff? Needs work. They just totally switched their wait staff out and well, it is really rough. Some of the staff have problems with English. This causes several problems, one they have a hard time explaining the menu and compounding this they have a hard time answering questions regarding the menu. Part of the fun of the place is that interesting things are being done with the food but the menu description does not do it justice. For example I had a roasted chicken. Boring right? Wrong. It was perfectly cooked leg and thigh meat with the crispiest skin I've ever had on a chicken. The wait staff should be able to convey part of the fun when question about it instead of saying, "its good." If you like Table, you should go soon. I fear they will not be around much longer. They are are just never busy, and totally switching out the wait staff is always an ominous sign of a failing restaurant. Checking out the crowd when I was there Wednesday night, it looks like it was pretty much composed entirely of foodies. The see and be seen crowd, the people on dates, the people with special occasions, they all don't look like they are there. The restaurant business is tough foodies don't eat out enough at a single restaurant to keep them in business for long. I hope I'm wrong and Table is around for a long time, because, wow the food is amazing.
This was our first visit to Table and we were impressed. We ate a bit early, so it was quiet for a while but getting more crowded as we were leaving. Even then, not so loud you couldn't easily talk across the table. Service was attentive and friendly.
Dan, said to have the palate of a 7-year old, had the Amish Chicken and declared it the best chicken he has had! The veal and sea bass were wonderful. Everything was fresh, crisp, nicely and interestingly seasoned. The chefs are working in the dining room, so that's fun to watch. The desserts, from ice cream, to tarts to beignets were lovely and delicious.
We'll go again.
The food was beautifully plated and mostly delicious, with a slightly over-eager palette (some flavors were bizarre but not bad). The main courses were appropriately priced as the portions are quite large but I did feel like the overall meal was more expensive than it was worth - the wine and cocktail lists take this sweet restaurant from an upscale everyday place to a place I can't afford to frequent regularly. Also the menu in general is so hard to read - the handwriting font is not cute. Overall good experience but I think I would rather keep trying new places than return to this one faithfully.
First and foremost, the food fantastic. We had the black sea bass and chicken plus broccoli Rabe and asparagus, both great with plenty of food. Staff were very friendly, but professional.
The space is tight, which means you might have to listen to your neighbor, but the interiors are warm and gorgeous.
Definitely, worth the visit...such good food.
Good food; attentive service. Not cheap, but the staff is genuinely interested in making sure you have a good evening. The food is very good and includes a really nice melange of flavors. The restaurant is small: that's a good and a bad. All the tables are close to the kitchen (good); noise is amplified (not so good). I would recommend tho pricey because the food is very good and the attention of the service is very good.
Wife and I went on a Wednesday night. The restaurant never filled up (always at least one table empty). Aside from two tables against the cook station, all others are in a row so that one of us could watch the cooks and the other faced a wall. Decor is industrial chic.
Service was OK, although slow to get started; bread was offered one time with an excellent olive oil to dip, but despite the wait for service, no additional bread was offered.
Waiter was pleasant and enthusiastic, though when I ordered a glass of Shiraz, he asked me if that was a white wine.
Food was imaginative, well prepared, and presented. For a few of the dishes, a slight miss in flavor balance or preparation kept this from another star. Banana ice cream is way too sweet to serve with a sticky toffee pudding; the roast pork loin was a little over-cooked, making it dry. On the other hand, the starter buckwheat crepes with pickled rhubarb was a treat and the roast quail main course a pleasure.
The hard concrete surfaces make it loud - and an extremely loud group of Spanish speakers at the next table needed to learn you can converse without shouting.
It was an extremely humid Washington July night. The exposed air conditioning ducts running above the tables sweated and splashed drops of water on or near diners -- not enough to ruin things, but the sort of place that runs $65 per dinner should notice and fix.
We will consider dining at Table again, but it hasn't risen into our group of regulars.
I've enjoyed a number of good meals at Table in the past. But last night was a disaster. It was a hot night and evidently there was no air conditioning (or maybe the open kitchen is the problem). Whatever the case, it made for an extremely uncomfortable experience. It was not improved by service that was at best negligent (basically AWOL), a meal that was mediocre (compared with the good food and careful preparations of the past), and at an outrageous price: $150 for two entrees, one salad, and a middling bottle of wine (before tip). That is a lot to pay -- worth it for a fine dining experience, but not for this. It seems they just don't care anymore. Probably time to wind down.
Went for brunch and it was absolutely delicious. As a metro area native now living in New York, this place compares to good New York brunches. While the beignets were not your traditional style, they were very tasty as was the bacon. Friends had steak and eggs, salmon, french toast, and the sashuka--nothing left on the table. And they do not skimp on the champagne in the the bottomless mimosas.
Food was great, service was great, but I can't recommend the place unless they fix the temperature. Even though it was an unseasonably cool late June evening with a lovely breeze outside, the restaurant itself was swelteringly hot. Have you ever watched the show Bloodline, which takes place in the Florida Keys? Everyone there is dripping in sweat, just like at Table.
We sat on the first floor. There were kitchen preparation items covering two tables. It felt like they weren't ready for us. The oysters on a bed of salt were nice. The other dishes were not memorable. The service was SLOW. Despite being one of two tables, lunch took 1 hr and 45 min.
Just a spectacular meal, from start to finish. Each course was perfectly prepared, and thoughtfully presented.
I've eaten at Table several times, and each time it gets better. This is clearly a kitchen that really cares, and it shows. The staff seems to have hit that perfect point of being attentive without being either intrusive or obsequious.
A genuine favorite. I'll be back!
The good... The food was interesting and quite good. The ambiance was casual high-quality dining. The bad... Wait staff acted as if they could care less if we were there. It's not a big or busy place, so I would think they would appreciate a group of six with a reservation. Not very friendly with questions or accommodations with food options. The ugly... It was so hot in there, I used the napkin to wipe my brow more than my mouth. Albeit it is summer and it's an open kitchen concept, but it needs to be comfortable to be an enjoyable dining experience. And, I was surprised to see the gratuity already added to the bill for a party of only six. It's like they expected a low tip so they wanted to guarantee they got one.
This was a very unexpected treat. The restaurant is unassuming from the outside and almost hidden from the street, but inside was a super cute ambience that made you feel like you had transported to an exotic country. Everything we tasted was excellently prepared and had high quality ingredients. Must haves: beet salad, crab toast, asparagus carbonara. It's super easy to get a table at lunch, so I recommend going then because I heard dinner and brunch are packed.
The food was very good. My kids got the pancakes and I got the panini sandwich, my husband got the french toast. The service was great. Our only complaint was it was extremely hot inside the restaurant. The restaurant is very small and the tables are so close to the open kitchen it got extremely hot very quickly.
We heard amazing things about Table so we booked reservations 2 months in advance. Once we arrived, we should have known there would be problems by the way our server hovered around our table, asking repeatedly if we were ready to order drinks, appetizers, etc. She rushed us through the ordering process and we had to find her to tell her we wanted a second bottle of wine (golden rule of food service - always ask if customers want a second bottle once they finish the first)!
Overall, the food was good (crab toast, asparagus carbonara, and garganelli were the stars of the night) but the sea bass was overcooked and the portion was laughable. We were taking our time, finishing dessert and talking when the manager came over to tell us we needed to leave because others were waiting for our table. There was still food on the table and we had ordered a full meal (wine, appetizers, salad, entrees, and dessert) totaling well over $400. When we protested, we were met with more attitude and defensiveness, saying that we couldn't expect to spend more than 2 hours at a small restaurant.
All of us present that night have served in the hospitality industry in one form or another and unless you have specifically stated that there is a time-limit on reservations (specific seating times), then you are shooting yourself in the foot by rushing patrons out the door.
Customer service is the first order of business in the hospitality industry, Table. The glaring lack of respect coupled with overpriced food and upcharged drinks ($2.50 for a rocks glass of club soda? Really?) ensured that we will never be back. We will also make sure that others know to avoid your establishment as well.
This is a great little find! It's a very small restaurant but seems to have plenty of room. My only complaint is that the air duct that runs in the open ceiling directly above the tables drips water. I had to ask for another table due to the constant dripping on our table. The food was excellent! I started with the octopus as a appetizer, had the sea bass for the entree, and ended with the caramel tart. All was very good and priced reasonably.
I heard a lot of hype about Table before going myself. I was surprised to find it was a tiny crevice of a restaurant in Shaw, seating only about 20-25 people at a time. I went for brunch with a friend. The food was very good--I had Shashuka and he had the duck eggs. The coffee was also good. Service was friendly but a little slow. I'm not sure I would recommend Table for brunch on a sunny day. It is very dark inside, which is probably lovely for dinner, but for brunch made me anxious I was missing out on a rare sunny DC spring day. But I would go again for a romantic dinner.
We found this restaurant two years ago when in town for the National Book Festival. Coming back for a legislative event we knew we had to come to Table. Not to be missed--the food, the service and the ambiance are perfect. We will be back whenever we travel to DC.
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