The Source by Wolfgang Puck

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3480 reviews
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Located at The Newseum in Washington D.C., The Source by Wolfgang Puck is the museum’s signature dining experience and features innovative Asian cuisine, paired with unmatched hospitality and service. The sleek and contemporary restaurant is spread out over three distinct levels.

Dining experiences include a casual and convivial bar & lounge area, an elegant main dining room and a subterranean private dining room. The modern design boasts floor-to-ceiling windows that line the restaurant and a two-story glass wine wall that holds more than 2,000 bottles of the restaurant’s impressive collection.

The bar and lounge area offers approachable dining in a casual setting with an array of small plates and Happy Hour Specials. The second-floor dining room is a fine-dining experience where servers will guide you through a menu with contemporary interpretations of Asian dishes and create a culinary experience just for you.
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Washington DC
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Some of the best service I've gotten in DC, definitely the best tasting menu

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Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our service was outstanding which only made the food even more enjoyable! Our server Lauren was very knowledgeable about both the food and beverage list, and made a great recommendation for a cocktail even though I was hesitant and indecisive. Mis en place were unobtrusively delivered throughout the meal and we noticed the level of care each member of the FOH team had during our meal. Each dish we tried was very impressive with flavors and presentation. We dined very late on a Friday evening due to the fact we are both restaurant managers and we greatly appreciated that even though we were the last table which we honestly hate to do, we felt like nothing changed in our experience. Thank you for taking such great care of us and we will highly recommend The Source as a wonderful dining experience to our friends and staff!

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AP
San Francisco
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

My wife and I went. My instinct was that any restaurant using a brand name chef is likely to disappoint. With reliance on the name - why make the effort on the food. However we were both simply delighted . The food was delicious. The dishes seemed original and imaginative. The waiter recommendation to have the cold plum sake with the creme brûlée style desert was original and a wonderful combination to finish a memorable evening. Yes the bill was quite large - but I thought it nevertheless represented value and look forward to going again.

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L
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

We are French and we live in Washington DC. This is one of the very few restaurants where we found the balance between quality of ingredients, quality and invention of dishes, quality of presentation and atmosphere and quality of service. It is not cheap but not overly pricy. In short our absolute favorite. Bon appétit

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New York Area
13 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

I was underwhelmed by the foos and service. My fish was ok but a little too greasy for my taste. We had to ask for the waiter a few times and I literally had to find the waiter to bring him my credit card. Glad I was not there with a client.

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BR
1 review
Dined on March 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This has been the best restaurant we have had the pleasure to dine at during our stay in Washington.
Elegant, but understated ambience; genuinely friendly and attentive staff; and the gourmet dishes were superb. Some of the finest food we have enjoyed anywhere in the world.
That’s why we are booked for dinner there again on our last night in DC.

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E
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I love this restaurant. The service is unmatched. Great food and perfect date night spot.

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S
Washington DC
65 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great lunch, tried the dumplings and the salmon, everything was delicious. The multi-layered carrot cake was worth the calories.

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JL
Miami
10 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Terrific food, responsive service. The only issue was a table of extremely loud young women next to us, but fortunately the staff were happy to accommodate our request to change table. The place is lovely, though the lighting was a bit on the dim side. Still overall, terrific meal and good service, so we will probably return. Though maybe at lunchtime!

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OT
Washington DC
15 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wow. First time there. An amazing meal with phenomenal wine pairings. The duck drunken noodles, the branzino, the dumplings? WOW. Just WOW. The service from Erika was about the best I've had in the city. We'll be back.

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LL
Washington DC
13 reviews
Dined on February 26, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

The flight of dumplings appetizer and the poached flounder were wonderful. The chicken salad was just OK - nothing special. Very pricey for what could have passed for prepackaged sliced bland chicken.

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RS
Richmond
1 review
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We celebrated a 70th birthday at The Source this weekend and had a wonderful experience. We ordered the 7 course tasting menu with premium wine pairings. The kitchen accommodated our party's special needs and the food was delicious. The sommelier was wonderful and created a custom pairing to meet our party's preferences. The entire evening was amazing! Thank you!

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PT
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic service. We went on our anniversary and they took wonderful care of us. Food as always was exquisite. One of our favorites in DC!

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CH
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Phenomenal. Start to finish. Best seats in the house. Great service. 40th Birthday Celebration was 110% on point. Bravo!

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JP
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The Source is the best Asian fusion restaurants in Washington DC. Its dishes are not only unique but also delicious. If you are into Japanese Whisky, The Source's selection is one of my best in my opinion. The service and the recommendation for the dishes and drinks are one of the best. I highly recommend The Source.

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b
Washington DC
33 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

The best dim sum anywhere !

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M
Baltimore
7 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 4ambience 3

Went for their Valentine’s Day with high expectations. Place has a very corporate vibe. Overall the food wasn’t worth the price, very fatty duck and wasn’t the quality I was expecting, don’t get me wrong I’m no snob but it just wasn’t as great as I was expecting, pretty basic food and tons of fat in the duck.

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K
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 2food 4service 3ambience 2

Sad to say but well past its prime. Although the kitchen still delivers, the restaurant is largely empty. Nothing undercuts a meal, especially on Saturday night, like the staff clearing tables because its 9:30 and the place has cleared out. Just no fun. Revamped menu seems like more of a money grab as well. Probably eaten here 10+ times over the year and thought the place had revamped a bit a few years ago but this time I could almost hear the death rattle.

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F
New York Area
32 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

We have been going to the Source for at least 9 years upon every visit to see our daughter. This is the first time we found the food not quite up to normal standards. Dumplings and wok foods had too much oil. Duck for two was excellent, but again the second preparation had too much oil. Didn’t ruin our night, but not up to normal standards.

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Austin
1 review
Dined on February 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I absolutely loved everything I put in my mouth! The presentation was wonderful and the food even better. A "must do" while in DC.

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Miami
12 reviews
Dined on February 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

the best brunch in DC, and impeccable service, food is our great quality

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SW
Washington DC
16 reviews
Dined on January 26, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

tasty food. didn't realize the brunch menu but the dishes were tasty.

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PL
New England
4 reviews
Dined on January 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and attention to details. All duck for two was amazing.

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New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Delicious food. The scallion bread is addictive. Great service by our server, Erica. Drinks were excellent, including mocktails, which is remarkable.

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DD
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 5

We love the Source and have been a few times. The appetizers were all great if a bit spicy, except for the sushi which was not at all. The soup and dumplings were great but a bit too spicy! The disappointment was the flounder. Because of the spiciness of the appetizers, we asked for the chili sauce to be separate from the fish and the fish was bland and tasteless. The carrot cake was good.

We love the service. It is always excellent!

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T
Washington DC
21 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 3

It was fine but nothing special.

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PZ
Washington DC
11 reviews
Dined on January 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

OUTSTANDING IN ALL THE ASPECTS!!GREAT FOOD!! Our server was Amazing, friendly and not intrusive at all. Will definitely come back. We loved the Ambiance. Only one little thing that they have to fix, one of the faucets in the bathrooms, too close to the sink, you cannot wash your hands easily, but still 5 starts overall...

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OT
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on January 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Stellar as always. One of our top favorite places in DC

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EL
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on January 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The Tiger Prawn and Pork dumplings, along with the chicken wontons are incredible. The Duck is the best you can get in DC. Chicken and Salmon main courses are incredible. Get the Green Tea cake for dessert -- amazing!

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EP
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on January 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We were thrilled with our dinner at The Source. The servers were knowledgeable and attentive but never intrusive, and the manager made us feel welcome.

The food was amazing and featured locally sourced ingredients and complex flavorings that were delicious and surprising in the best possible way. The tuna tartar appetizer is a favorite, and the side dish of shaved celery root eats like a savory noodle.

The chili oil founder was tender and perfectly executed.

I can’t say enough good things about the Pei Pa duck.

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OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on January 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The Peking duck is outstanding!

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Miami
5 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Remarkable mix of foods would never expect to see together. Truly creative. Every course was outstanding.

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Baltimore
24 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outstanding service, superb menu, and beautiful ambience. Truly fine dining. Potstickers are to die for!

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L
Washington DC
17 reviews
Dined on January 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food with great service. Had the the duck and it was fabulous.

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J
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on January 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Good for any occasion! Great food. Small menu though.

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RB
Las Vegas
11 reviews
Dined on January 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was delicious and the staff was outstanding. We will definitely be back

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EM
Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Always a great place - the team there is so nice and they do an amazing job!!!

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OT
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Absolutely lovely take on dim sum. Totally worth it.

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PL
New England
4 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food and service were fantastic!

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M
1 review
Dined on December 28, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 4

Was a great dining experience. Excellent service and yummy food and drink! Everyone cleared their plates. Yum!

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