The Front Page - DC

3.9
628 reviews
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$30 and under
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The Front Page Restaurant and Grill in Washington D.C. is a staple in the Dupont Circle neighborhood and has been serving guests for nearly 25 years. Connecting with people through a passion for food is the core value at The Front Page and it is this motto that has created returning guests young and old.

The menu at The Front Page is timeless with items such as fish and chips, pan roasted salmon, steak frites, blackened chicken fettuccini and sirloin. The remainder of the menu includes salads, sandwiches, lunch specials and a dedicated brunch menu. A private event space is available.

Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
American, Beer Garden, Contemporary American
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Hours of operation
Monday - Thursday: 11:30am - 11:00pm, Friday: 11:30am - 12:00am, Saturday: 10:00am - 12:00am, Sunday: 10:00am - 11:00pm

Brunch: Saturday and Sunday 10 AM-3:30 PM

Happy Hour: 4-8 pm Mon-Fri
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Phone number
(202) 296-6500
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Payment options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Freddie Melgar
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Catering
We cater to any event/group in the Metro Area!
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Neighborhood
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Parking details
street or garage available
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Public transit
Dupont Metro South Entrance/Exit.
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Entertainment
Dj's and Dacing Thursday-Saturday Night
Trivia Tuesdays.
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Special events & promotions
We have a semi private room, and a main dining room that can be used for private events. We do buffet and sitdown fixed menus ranging from $10-100 a person.
Additional
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Dancing, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wine
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Washington DC
1 review
Dined on July 17, 2016
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

Enjoyed the Sunday brunch and the outside seating. Great omelette station. Kudos to the staff who were attentive, friendly and courteous.

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OT
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2016
Overall 2food 2service 1ambience 1

The waiters were all hanging around, doing nothing (actually playing Pokemon). We had to ask someone to come to waffle station to make a waffle. We waited for 15mins before the waiter realized we were done and ready for the check.I knew we'd made the wrong decision when we sat down. Do yourself a favor and find somewhere better for brunch!

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v
Baltimore
3 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2016
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

I ordered the fish tacos from the brunch menu and they were delicious and quite sizable. We were there for the UEFA championship and all the TV screens were tuned to that. Unfortunately, the place we were was rather small and they were playing music rather loudly which made me unable to truly enjoy the experience.

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t
Jacksonville
17 reviews
Dined on July 1, 2016
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great lunch spot

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OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on June 25, 2016
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 4

The service seemed a bit disorganized. Our entrees were good. Enjoyed dining outside once the soccer fans watching TV left.

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OT
Washington DC
11 reviews
Dined on June 19, 2016
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 5

Bottomless brunch buffet is amazing!

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A
Washington DC
9 reviews
Dined on June 19, 2016
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My very favorite place for brunch in the country. Great atmosphere, great servers and exceptional food. Feels more like home than a restaurant.

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IL
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on June 11, 2016
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great brunch spot

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JE
Washington DC
98 reviews
Dined on June 10, 2016
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

Great service, good happy hour drinks deal, food so-so - crab cakes fine and tasty; flounder overcooked in microwave resulting in almost no taste.

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OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on June 4, 2016
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

I love the brunch with the mimosas. Great for groups. Will go back soon.

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l
Miami
36 reviews
Dined on May 29, 2016
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 2

The food was okay, not great not terrible. The bottomless mimosas were not very good. Tasted like pure orange juice. In addition our waitress was never around so it took forever for refills! A 2 hour limit is set but you can barley get out of there in that amount of time because it takes the server so long to do everything. I asked 3 people for help and still waited. We were there before it was busy, around 10 people in the entire restaurant. So I can't imagine how it is once it gets busy later in the day!

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BL
Washington DC
23 reviews
Dined on May 25, 2016
Overall 3food 1service 4ambience 3

The food on the happy hour menu was of poor quality and did not taste good. I was disappointed given the high reviews for this restaurant's happy hour. I probably won't return.

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Jacksonville
4 reviews
Dined on May 15, 2016
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The restaurant was fantastic; great atmosphere; great food and great service. There was 25% off a bottle of wine and marvelous desserts. Quiet music in the background made conversation easy.

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CK
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on May 13, 2016
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great drinks! Great patio area! We had a nice time at The Front Page after walking around DC we even hit it during happy hour!!

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d
Washington DC
12 reviews
Dined on May 7, 2016
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 1

I'm local and have gone to the Front Page often; however, this Saturday night, there was a "paint by numbers" class/wine party or something in the main room and it was LOUD! LOUD! LOUD! to the point that you could not hear anyone across the table from you. It was definitely something that should have been mentioned when making the reservation because I would not have booked a table had I known what a nightmare it was going to be that night. Usually, the Front Page is a good choice, but this time I just couldn't get it any higher than "Fair".

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m
Washington DC
9 reviews
Dined on April 30, 2016
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

The Front Page's brunch is solid. The buffet has just the right amount of items to keep me satisfied. The waffles, chicken wings, smoked salmon (cold), and salad bar are my faves.

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NI
Jacksonville
8 reviews
Dined on April 26, 2016
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

Cool Spring evening, outside table, old friends, good wine, $5 appetizers. Can't beat that.

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OT
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on April 24, 2016
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

I've dined at other locations for brunch and the food was always plentiful; however, this was not my experience while dining here. We constantly had to wait for the food to be restocked and it should never get to a point where diners are pulling for scraps before the food is restocked.

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OT
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on April 2, 2016
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 3

Not only is Front Page a fun place to drink on Friday night, but it is also a good for Brunch on Saturday morning.

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CP
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on March 27, 2016
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Service was exceptional!!! Ask for Javier, should you ever have lunch, brunch or dinner at Front Page.

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VH
Washington DC
18 reviews
Dined on March 27, 2016
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 2

I think that for brunch, the place was great. Our server was great.

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JL
Washington DC
23 reviews
Dined on March 16, 2016
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 3

Food was ok, but the server seemed uninterested to attending to us. He must be new, because he didn't ask us for drinks - we had to ask. He didn't come by after we got our food to see how it was. He seemed busy with someone else. Not great service. Also, the manager or lead guy couldn't get off his phone long enough to help us when we walked in. It was not a good visit.

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L
Washington DC
49 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2016
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 3

Hostess seated us at the bar
upon our arrival
She was friendly and professional
Decided to go for the buffet
Food was good, but not enough dessert options
Extra dry chocolate chip and blueberry muffin were the only option

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JL
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2016
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

I went to Front Page for Sunday Brunch to celebrate my birthday. The food is always excellent. I did have a bit of trouble with having enough space for my party, but we made it work. Also, my mimosa glass did get a little too low for my liking when ordering bottomless mimosas, but staff was nice and fun.

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OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on February 24, 2016
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful ambiance and great food choices. Would be great to order several appetizers and share among a group. Would definitely recommend to a friend.

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D
Washington DC
20 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2016
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great selection of good tasting food that was also a value for the price.

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Richmond
3 reviews
Dined on February 20, 2016
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Good place to take friends and relax. Wonderful staff who are friendly and inviting.

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GM
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on February 19, 2016
Overall 2food 3service 2ambience 2

Mostly a loud bar scene. Even though the dining room is away from the bar, noise dominates. Food is okay but not exceptional. Service is somewhat casual.

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OT
Washington DC
13 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2016
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

The server was very attentive and friendly.

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OT
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2016
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

Pretty average.

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RB
Washington DC
9 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2016
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

I enjoyed the Brunch Buffet, but my sister ordered of the menu. I think I would do that next time. Her Chesapeake eggs looked great. I enjoyed the bacon (but it was a bit salty), the sausage gravy, and grits. Never made it to the omelet bar.

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D
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2016
Overall 1food 3service 1ambience 3

My Horrendous Experience at The Front Page:

I have been going to this restaurant since the 1980's. when Vernon Jordan was an attorney at Weil, Gotshal and Manges, and never had a terrible experience like I did when my partner and I, along with four other guests went there for brunch on January 15, 2017.

Our original reservation was for 11:45 a.m. We were seated after 12:00 p.m. No problem. We were aware that there is two hour limit for Sunday brunch customers.

Prior to 1:45 p.m., our waiter informed us of the two hour limit. No big deal, because we weren't seated at our scheduled time. We decided to settle our check and continue with other plans for the day. However...

The manager came to our table and told us that they were very busy and we needed to pay our bill and leave. Okay? Then he had the nerve to say (loud and nasty) "NOW!"

I followed him to the area where the waiters process the checks and told him that his demeanor in approaching us was completely uncalled for and out of line. We are a bunch of grown men (Black) and would not put up with his crap. He attempted a half-hearted apology, to which I told him he could keep and shove where needed.

He is a very nasty person that doesn't need to deal with the public. The Front Page has been moderate to extremely busy each time I've taken folks there, and apparently he can't manage himself, let alone the volume of business. Suffice it to say, that after going to there for decades and recommending it to a large number of people, I will not be going back. I won't recommend it to another soul, and will pass this message along to everyone I know. The customer service slid completely downhill, off a cliff and drowned. What a shame!

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OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2016
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 3

Brunch buffet was quite good: omelette station was awesome (plenty of ingredients), carved prime rib was delicious and rare, buffet options were great. Fried chicken a bit dry and servers a bit overworked so you had to be aggressive to get drink refills. Overall, pretty great place though.

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OT
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2016
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 2

I will not be returning to the front page for brunch. I was not impressed with the buffet or the service. However, I did like the $10 bottomless mimosas.

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J
Richmond
1 review
Dined on February 12, 2016
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Excellent food and service. A restaurant that deserves a lot more attention.

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w
Washington DC
99 reviews
Dined on January 30, 2016
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 3

We were 15 minutes late for our 5:15pm reservation (couldn't easily find parking still a week after the blizzard) & they had already cancelled it!! Then we had to wait another 10 minutes for a table to be ready - not sure why when the place was empty except for 2 tables & we had a reservation! We told the waiter 3 times we had to be out of there by 6:30pm for a show, but he still was slow. Took almost 10 minutes to get beer, then when we finished, it took him a long time to come back to swipe credit cards. We decided to use 1 card to move faster, but we still got out of there almost 10 minutes late.

It's too bad the service is ALWAYS slow (this is the 3rd time we've experienced this, so 3 strikes...) because they have good food & beer selection. We probably won't go back again unless we have a long time to spend.

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OT
Richmond
2 reviews
Dined on January 3, 2016
Overall 5food 3service 5ambience 5

The Ambiance was very nice the food was okay

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M
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on January 2, 2016
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

This was the second time I've been here for brunch, usually we're here just to enjoy the bar. I got the buffet and bottomless mimosa, my fiancé for the same except champagne instead of mimosa. Our server was quick and attentive, but towards he end of our experience be frequented the table less and less.

Food was amazing as usual, I once again couldn't conquer but a third of the spread, but everything was delicious. Champagne was nice and cold. I definitely recommend this spot along with 1 or maybe 2 other places in DC for brunch goodness.

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MA
Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2016
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

Loved the Brunch, food is awesome, and service wasn't as well as it had been before. The server frequently forgot strays, drinks, and condiments. May have been over extended or overwhelmed. But she wasn't the best server.

Food was great. The guy that makes the waffles doesn't like jokes. Lol. Not sure why, but he is serious about those waffles.

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r
Washington DC
9 reviews
Dined on December 27, 2015
Overall 2food 4service 1ambience 4

Unfortunately, it was the incredibly rude service that stuck out. The fact that they didn't check-in my OpenTable reservation doesn't surprise me, as the hostess acted like we were scum walking in off the street. They played music with cuss words. They have all these regulations on how many hours you can stay and how many checks you can have. None of it applied to us as we were visiting the nearby embassy, but it was so off-putting. Aren't they supposed to be about customer service?

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