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The Front Page - DC

3.9
3.9
628 Reviews
$30 and under
American

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.

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3.9
3.9 based on all time ratings
  • 3.9Food
  • 3.9Service
  • 3.6Ambience
  • 4.2Value

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91% of people would recommend it to a friend

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  1. TS

    TangieS

    Washington DC

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 17, 2016

    overall4food4service3ambience4

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

  2. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    4 reviews

    2.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on July 17, 2016

    overall2food2service1ambience1

    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!

  3. v

    vmasati

    Baltimore

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 10, 2016

    overall4food5service4ambience4

    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.

  4. t

    traveler3

    Jacksonville

    17 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on July 1, 2016

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great lunch spot

  5. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 25, 2016

    overall3food3service2ambience4

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

  6. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    13 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on June 19, 2016

    overall5food5service3ambience5

    Bottomless brunch buffet is amazing!

  7. A

    Angeswan

    Washington DC

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on June 19, 2016

    overall5food5service5ambience5

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

  8. IL

    ILuvFood

    Washington DC

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 11, 2016

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great brunch spot

  9. JE

    JohnEO

    Washington DC

    105 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    105 reviews

    Dined on June 10, 2016

    overall3food3service4ambience3

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

  10. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 4, 2016

    overall4food5service5ambience4

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

  11. l

    lovetodine

    Miami

    49 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    49 reviews

    Dined on May 29, 2016

    overall3food3service2ambience2

    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!

  12. BL

    BluesLover

    Washington DC

    23 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    23 reviews

    Dined on May 25, 2016

    overall3food1service4ambience3

    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.

  13. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Jacksonville

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on May 15, 2016

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    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.

  14. CK

    ColleenK

    Washington DC

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 13, 2016

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    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!!

  15. d

    dc2london

    Washington DC

    12 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on May 7, 2016

    overall2food2service2ambience1

    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".

  16. D

    Dante

    Washington DC

    11 reviews

    4.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on April 30, 2016

    overall4food4service5ambience4

    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.

  17. NI

    NobodyImportant

    Jacksonville

    8 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on April 26, 2016

    overall4food4service3ambience4

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

  18. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 24, 2016

    overall3food3service3ambience3

    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.

  19. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    9 reviews

    4.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on April 2, 2016

    overall4food3service4ambience3

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

  20. CP

    CoreyP

    Washington DC

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 27, 2016

    overall5food5service5ambience5

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

  21. VH

    VeryHappyGuyDC

    Washington DC

    19 reviews

    2.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on March 27, 2016

    overall2food2service3ambience2

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

  22. JL

    JwL808

    Washington DC

    23 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    23 reviews

    Dined on March 16, 2016

    overall3food4service2ambience3

    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.

  23. M

    Marco

    Washington DC

    60 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    60 reviews

    Dined on March 13, 2016

    overall3food3service5ambience3

    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

  24. JL

    JasmineL

    Washington DC

    7 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on March 6, 2016

    overall4food5service3ambience4

    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.

  25. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 24, 2016

    overall5food5service5ambience5

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

  26. D

    Darnell

    Washington DC

    20 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on February 21, 2016

    overall5food5service5ambience4

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

  27. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Richmond

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 20, 2016

    overall4food4service5ambience4

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

  28. GM

    GrnMtns

    San Francisco

    5 reviews

    2.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on February 19, 2016

    overall2food3service2ambience2

    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.

  29. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    14 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on February 15, 2016

    overall4food4service5ambience3

    The server was very attentive and friendly.

  30. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    6 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on February 14, 2016

    overall3food3service4ambience3

    Pretty average.

  31. RB

    RinBethesda

    Washington DC

    9 reviews

    4.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on February 14, 2016

    overall4food4service4ambience5

    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.

  32. D

    Duanealonzo

    Washington DC

    8 reviews

    1.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on February 14, 2016

    overall1food3service1ambience3

    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!

  33. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 13, 2016

    overall4food5service3ambience3

    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.

  34. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 13, 2016

    overall2food2service2ambience2

    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.

  35. J

    Jenny

    Richmond

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 12, 2016

    overall5food5service5ambience4

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

  36. w

    wendfish

    Washington DC

    101 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    101 reviews

    Dined on January 30, 2016

    overall3food4service2ambience3

    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.

  37. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Richmond

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 3, 2016

    overall5food3service5ambience5

    The Ambiance was very nice the food was okay

  38. M

    Mochaboi12

    Washington DC

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on January 2, 2016

    overall4food5service4ambience5

    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.

  39. MA

    MsAunaMonae

    Washington DC

    11 reviews

    4.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on January 1, 2016

    overall4food5service3ambience4

    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.

  40. r

    rubianumerados

    Washington DC

    11 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on December 27, 2015

    overall2food4service1ambience4

    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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