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The Source by Wolfgang Puck

4.7
4.7
3652 Reviews
$31 to $50
Asian
Located on Pennsylvania Ave in Washington D.C., The Source by Wolfgang Puck features innovative Asian cuisine, paired with unmatched hospitality and service. The sleek and contemporary restaurant and event space is spread out over three distinct levels.

Dining is in the bar and lounge area which offers approachable an dining experience where servers will guide you through a menu with contemporary interpretations of Asian dishes and create a culinary experience just for you.

Permanently Closed

This restaurant is permanently closed.

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Fine Dining

  • Cuisines

    Asian, Chinese, Dim Sum

  • Hours of operation

    Lunch Tue–Fri 11:30 am–4:00 pm Brunch Sat 11:30 am–3:00 pm Dinner Tue–Sat 4:00 pm–7:45 pm

  • Phone number

    (202) 637-6100

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Executive chef

    Jaime Guevara

  • Catering

    For catering information, please contact Catering Sales Manager Jenna Bernard at (202)-637-6106 or source.events@wolfgangpuck.com. Thank you!

  • Private party facilities

    The Source by Wolfgang Puck has three distinct floors and offers a myriad of private dining layouts. Capable of hosting everything from a large company retreat to a private multicourse dinner for friends or colleagues, our private dining options make it the perfect location for your next event.

  • Private party contact

    Jenna Bernard: (877) 618-8580

  • Neighborhood

    Penn Quarter

  • Cross street

    6th Street

  • Parking details

    Valet service by U Street Valet located at our main entrance on 6th St. for $8 cash.

  • Public transit

    Metro Accessible by Green & Yellow line: Navy Memorial/Archives station, or, Red line: Judiciary Square.

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 3,652 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

4.7
4.7 based on recent ratings
  • 4.7Food
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4.4Value

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  1. KH

    KarenH

    Washington DC

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on March 14, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My group chose a family style dinner, sharing 5 appetizers (lobster/shrimp spring rolls and assorted dumplings) and a duck dinner for 2. All very unique and delicious. The desserts we tried, 15-layer carrot cake and warm chocolate chip cookies were excellent.
  2. CV

    ChrissyVA

    Thailand

    74 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    74 reviews

    Dined on March 14, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Thanks, it was perfect.
  3. S

    Sandy

    Washington DC

    50 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    50 reviews

    Dined on March 7, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Brunch Never disappoints, but this last time, it was absolutely amazing. We celebrated 2 birthdays and our waiter, Jenardo couldn’t have made our experience more memorable. We loved everything, but most of all we loved how special he made us all feel! Highly recommend this place to everyone I know.
  4. DB

    DavidB

    Cleveland

    11 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on March 7, 2020

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    Overall the food and service were great. Really liked the nouveau take on dim sum. The ingredient and taste combinations were a delight. Would have given the restaurant five stars overall but for the fact that we had trouble trying to open the front door and had to go to the rear door to gain entry. The whole time we were struggling with the door the hostess just sat there and watched and didn’t bother to help. When we got inside, we were told the door had a tendency to “stick”. While we had lunch, we saw two other sets of customers try and failed to open the front door. Again, the hostess just sat and watch, and these customers had to go to the rear door to gain entry. Turns out the “sticking” door was locked. You would think the hostess would have wanted to welcome customers.
  5. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    1 review

    vip
    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 4, 2020

    overall4food5service3ambience4
    Great food and ambiance. Although time to get food was incredibly slow for a late Weds lunch (starting at 1pm).We did receive in on the house appetizer as a good gesture. But don’t know why the kitchen would’ve been backed up at that time.
  6. MK

    MaryKatherine

    Philadelphia

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 14, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I’m not usually a sauce girl, but this restaurant does it right. Each sauce was perfectly curated to the array of dumplings we ordered but tasty enough to mix and find new pairings. A fun experience for our Valentines Day!
  7. e

    elizabethmcdonough

    Washington DC

    96 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    96 reviews

    Dined on February 7, 2020

    overall3food3service3ambience3
    had annual lunch date - we always go here and we both thought food was off this time. Not as good as usual.
  8. TL

    TrappistLover

    Washington DC

    178 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    178 reviews

    Dined on February 5, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My wife, who is Taiwanese, says that this is really a Taiwanese restaurant. Otherwise, we would call it the best Chinese restaurant in the DC area (sorry, Peter Chang!). The dishes are subtle and sophisticated, rather than fried and overwhelmingly spicy. For the appetizers, the wontons and lobster spring rolls were great. We had the full duck for the main course, and while it may not have been as large as the "show duck" that they bring around before cooking, it was nevertheless large enough that we had to take the leftovers home. Also, a shout out for their cocktails, which are outstanding. The "Bullet in the Head" is so good that I tried to reverse engineer it at home.
  9. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    22 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on February 1, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was my birthday and I had a wonderful time.
  10. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 31, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This was an incredible dining experience. We will be back again, and for every important event from here on out!
  11. P

    Penmanship

    Washington DC

    185 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    185 reviews

    Dined on January 25, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a wonderful lunch on Saturday. It has to be the best kept secret of Washington's restaurant scene. Excellent service and wonderful food.
  12. e

    enriquec

    Washington DC

    29 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    29 reviews

    Dined on January 25, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The source if our favorite restaurant in DC, the food is delicious and best serviced, Jorge Martinez has been housing us an dour guest for the last 3 years and he add a tremendous value to the restaurant
  13. G

    Gacxep

    Washington DC

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on January 18, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The source is the most underrated restaurant in dc. The food has tremendous sophistication, is served with panache, and what’s more-it’s delicious. The cocktails are among the best in dc, too.
  14. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on January 16, 2020

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    Took a client here...dumpling sample special was delicious and unique! Chef made 5 dumplings (1 for each guest) and it was wonderful eating and talking about our favorite dumplings. We each then ordered our own entree. Chef also brought out warm chive rolls before the dumpling appetizer. Nice option to a traditional client steak house meal.
  15. I

    Intelqubed

    Washington DC

    120 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    120 reviews

    Dined on January 10, 2020

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Went here for a late happy hour / early dinner. They have changed a bit since the last visit. They had lounge seats in the bar area which they now use for regular seating. It greatly reduces the bar area, especially since they have also closed the second floor of the restaurant. We did sit in seating in the bar area. The service was good. They did have oysters, which were no long on the menu. The menu was also abbreviated, as they were in the slow season and their menu does rotate. We had a few of the small item which were good as the quality and menu execution is still great. I will check back in at some point to see if their menu expands back to the variety that it had.
  16. ED

    ErinD

    Washington DC

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 8, 2020

    overall2food2service2ambience3
    The Source has changed its lunch menu to be far less attractive. The new menu has limited choices, high prices for what you receive, and slow kitchen service. I would not recommend it for lunch, when previously I would highly recommend and regularly frequent it.
  17. b

    brianf

    Washington DC

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on January 4, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We've been to the Source probably two dozen times over the years. Every time we go we are treated to superb service (the staff is the best in DC; Jorge in particular always makes the evening special) and excellent food. Always something new to try as well as plenty of reliably great classic Source dishes. The wine and cocktail list is great; staff is extremely knowledgeable about both (and appropriate pairings). Great location, great ambiance, always a great night out. PS the Saturday dim sum brunch is a DC treasure.
  18. A

    1Aisling

    Washington DC

    7 reviews

    1.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on January 1, 2020

    overall1food3service1ambience1
    Wow, talk about mailing it in...we went for NYE and it was a huge letdown. We know a holiday reservation can be dicey but the effort put into this experience by the team at the Source was so shockingly low. I am removing The Source as one of my go-to DC restaurants. The servers could not describe the food as it was presented nor did they have a clue about the wine pairing. Plates were removed quickly and water was refilled but there was absolutely no engagement with us other than the barest minimum. When plates were clearly not enjoyed, nothing was said or mentioned ...just took the plate and moved on to the next course. The overall quality was fine but the effort placed in the dishes was the barest of minimums; the scallops might have taken the most time for preparation. If I were to read this location was closing along with the Newseum; I cannot say I would be surprised. Our last several dining experiences here have always been solid; NYE was a huge disappointment. You are not supposed to get in the Uber and laugh at just how terribly a +$400 meal went for 2 people. Will not return; Fiola will get my downtown DC dining reservations for the future.
  19. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 31, 2019

    overall3food5service2ambience2
    We dined for lunch on NYE, celebrating our courthouse wedding date and a visit to the Newseum on their closing day. I noted our special occasion in the reservation notes, and while the hostess mentioned it upon our arrival, we were seated at the least private table in the restaurant. Big disappointment, as the couple sitting next to us in the banquette, facing directly at us was dressed very casually and talking loudly about their New Years plans. Not a great environment to celebrate having just been married. Our server knew nothing about our occasion and was not very attentive at all throughout service. We consistently waited long lengths of time for basic things, and settled on a bottle of wine instead of having to flag him down constantly for cocktails. The food was amazing as usual, and did not disappoint, but overall, the front of house was extremely lackluster. Overall, we love the restaurant, but this situation left a bad taste on one of the happiest days for us.
  20. j

    jdiz

    Las Vegas

    4 reviews

    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on December 28, 2019

    overall3food4service2ambience4
    Please do not put your hands in the rice when serving to patrons.
  21. DS

    DavidS

    Washington DC

    50 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    50 reviews

    Dined on December 28, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    We did not have the best table in the house, but that’s because we made our reservations earlier that same day. That was our fault, not the restaurants. That we even got into a place with this level of service and outstanding cuisine, on such short notice was our great fortune. Perhaps it was the post holiday slump, but whatever the reason, the restaurant was still fully on game. The three of us shared a variety of Asian inspired appetizers as starters, followed by the duck. Everything was crazy good. The staff must have felt pity on our having a corner seat and comped us a chocolate soufflé. It was an all-around great evening. Next time I’ll be more timely on making reservations.
  22. DK

    DebbK

    Washington DC

    16 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on December 27, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Upscale Asian dining, cozy ambiance with lighting to make everyone look amazing and Shazam-worthy lounge music. Service was seamless. Unique, Asian themed cocktails. Unable to choose just one app to share, we opted for several apps and dumplings, and shared an entree. Relaxing and delightful post-holiday date night!
  23. n

    nashtnguy

    Nashville

    55 reviews

    5.0

    55 reviews

    Dined on December 26, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent innovative Asian cuisine in a hip, comfortable atmosphere adjacent to all of the tourist sites Pennsylvania Avenue has to offer. The Source offers a nice respite from touring without having a heavy meal. The prices are also quite reasonable.
  24. H

    Hagar1960

    San Antonio

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 25, 2019

    overall4food4service4ambience3
    Had just appetizers/small plates, all of which were very good. Shrimp and Carrot dumplings were favorites. Salad could have used some pizzazz.
  25. NB

    NehaB

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on December 21, 2019

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Well priced food n perfect portions . Service was excellent, we had a great date night
  26. S

    Sabrezfan

    Washington DC

    23 reviews

    5.0

    23 reviews

    Dined on December 20, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    An excellent experience. We had a wonderful holiday get-together and lunch. The cocktails and food were fabulous and the service excellent.
  27. c

    cedar

    Washington DC

    225 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    225 reviews

    Dined on December 17, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    I ordered the Hampshire Pork Belly Dump!ings but I'm pretty sure I got the Organic Chicken Wontons in error, because it was covered in Cilantro. Either way the dough was too think and chewy. The Tuna Tartare was very nice. The outstanding g taste was the Fragrant Chili Oil Poached Flounder! It was very good; the best thing I've had in a long time! The other nice dish was the Hong Kong style King Salmon; my wife was very happy. Needless to say the cookies at dessert were fabulous!
  28. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Sydney

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 13, 2019

    overall5food5service4ambience3
    Very noisy but excellent food and service
  29. B

    Bill

    Charleston

    32 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    32 reviews

    Dined on December 11, 2019

    overall4food5service4ambience3
    Duck was very special. Only drawback is it was very crowded and tables were right on top of each other had to get up tp let someone at next table get up.
  30. PT

    PTJPTJ

    San Francisco

    476 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    476 reviews

    Dined on December 11, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    I thoroughly enjoyed my dinner at this restaurant. The service was very attentive. The ambiance is nice but not cozy (it's a little on the corporate side), and it can be loud. The food is superb. I had cabbage and pork dumplings, Impossible potstickers, noodles and chocolate souffle for dessert. All were amazing!
  31. t

    tomtom

    New York Area

    40 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    40 reviews

    Dined on December 6, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Perfect for a group celebration or special night out. Share everything except your custom cocktail!
  32. HR

    HarryR

    Washington DC

    6 reviews

    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on December 3, 2019

    overall4food4service5ambience3
    The food was generous and excellent in quality. The tables are too close together. Tempura Tuna and Dumpling collection (one wrapper was dry)
  33. e

    enriquec

    Washington DC

    29 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    29 reviews

    Dined on November 30, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    We love dunking at The Source. The food is consistently delicious and best of all the service is the best in DC. It is wipes class. Want to highlight that the service at this restaurant ja outstanding and the main reason we return. We consider Jorge Martinez makes ia feel at home., he is very professional , attentive and provides superb advice. Encourage anyone to go. We always invite special guests and everyone has been presently surprised. Great foos and outstanding service. .
  34. KS

    KarenS

    Washington DC

    17 reviews

    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on November 29, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This is a fantastic restaurant that serves very original Asian fusion cuisine. The food is always fresh and delicious and the wait staff are terrific. It is a lovely ambience as well.
  35. DC

    DCdiner

    Washington DC

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on November 23, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I’ve been to The Source over a dozen times and it continues to be one of my very favorite restaurants! We started our evening at the sleek bar downstairs and I tried the bourbon drink and it was delicious! My mom and husband both enjoyed the pear drink. Once seated we started with our favorite appetizers, the tuna cones and the dumplings. My absolute favorite dumplings are the shrimp and pork. We also had the Pinot they recommended and we liked it so much that we bought some the next day. I love all the food but I do think this may have been one of our best orders to date..for our entree my husband and I split the filet, crab rice and vegetable stir fry and all was delicious!! For dessert my favorites are the carrot cake and cookies always! The service was also wonderful and our waiter Jorge was knowledgeable and charming and definitely was apart of making our evening a huge success! We will be back soon!
  36. n

    nicnic

    Washington DC

    13 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on November 17, 2019

    overall2food2service3ambience1
    I thought the food was subpar for all the hype. We had a horrendous table right next to the bathrooms and kitchen. Had to look both ways to avoid getting run over by staff when going to the restroom. Ambiance was ok. Not as great as written about online. All in all I'd say skip it and go somewhere else.
  37. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 16, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Went for birthday. Phenomenal service.
  38. MM

    MarioM

    Washington DC

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 16, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    I love this restaurant. I would recommend going to anyone looking for a place with excellent food, fantastic service and beautiful ambiance. It is pricey but good things are worth the money.
  39. L

    Larry

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 15, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Superb service. Excellent duck. Amazing overall. The drunken noodles were smoky and delicious
  40. GD

    GastronautDC

    Washington DC

    118 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    118 reviews

    Dined on November 15, 2019

    overall4food4service4ambience3
    Get the tuna cones and the duck for two. The duck is a thing of beauty. It can serve 3 if you have a starter.

FAQs

The Source by Wolfgang Puck does offer delivery in partnership with Postmates. The Source by Wolfgang Puck also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (202) 637-6100.

The Source by Wolfgang Puck is rated 4.7 stars by 3652 OpenTable diners.

Permanently Closed

This restaurant is permanently closed.

Additional information

  • Cross street

    6th Street

  • Neighborhood

    Penn Quarter

  • Hours of operation

    Lunch Tue–Fri 11:30 am–4:00 pm Brunch Sat 11:30 am–3:00 pm Dinner Tue–Sat 4:00 pm–7:45 pm

  • Cuisines

    Asian, Chinese, Dim Sum

  • Dining style

    Fine Dining

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Parking details

    Valet service by U Street Valet located at our main entrance on 6th St. for $8 cash.

  • Public transit

    Metro Accessible by Green & Yellow line: Navy Memorial/Archives station, or, Red line: Judiciary Square.

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Jaime Guevara

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (202) 637-6100

  • Catering

    For catering information, please contact Catering Sales Manager Jenna Bernard at (202)-637-6106 or source.events@wolfgangpuck.com. Thank you!

  • Private party facilities

    The Source by Wolfgang Puck has three distinct floors and offers a myriad of private dining layouts. Capable of hosting everything from a large company retreat to a private multicourse dinner for friends or colleagues, our private dining options make it the perfect location for your next event.

  • Private party contact

    Jenna Bernard: (877) 618-8580

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