The Source by Wolfgang Puck

4.6
3430 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Asian
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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Private dining
Dining Style
Fine Dining
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Cuisines
Asian, Chinese, Dim Sum
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Hours of operation
Lunch:
11:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m., Tuesday - Friday
Closed Sunday and Monday

Dinner:
5:30 p.m. – 10 p.m., Tuesday – Thursday
5:30 p.m. – 11 p.m., Friday & Saturday
Closed Sunday and Monday

Bar & Lounge:
4:00 p.m. – 10 p.m., Tuesday – Thursday
4:00 p.m. – 11 p.m., Friday
Closed Sunday and Monday

Brunch:
11:30 a.m. – 3:00 p.m., Saturday
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Phone number
(202) 637-6100
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Business Casual
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Executive chef
Russell Smith
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Catering
For catering information, please contact Catering Sales Manager Mark Borghetti at (202)-637-6106 or source.events@wolfgangpuck.com. Thank you!
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
6th Street
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Public transit
Metro Accessible by Green & Yellow line: Navy Memorial/Archives station, or, Red line: Judiciary Square.
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Special events & promotions
For special events information, please contact Catering Sales Manager Mark Borghetti at (202)-637-6106 or source.events@wolfgangpuck.com. Thank you!
Additional
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Private Dining

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.

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What 3430 People Are Saying
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1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

The service was great. My duck dish was good, but I wish the duck would have been warmer. It was kind of cold. Other than that, the rest of the party had a great time. We enjoyed the desserts!!!

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AB
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 4

For a dim sum experience I missed the steaming hot small plates. What’s going on tonight oh yeah but Marty

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t
Washington DC
64 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Landed here for happy hour before an evening tour of the DC Monuments and boy are we glad we did! The Source did not disappoint. We feasted on bites from the bar instead of our planned big meal and everything was delish. We had the crab and lobster spring rolls, vegetable dumplings, beef dumplings and fried rice and everything was so flavorful, perfectly prepared and beautifully presented.

We can't wait to come back for the full dining experience. (We peeked upstairs at the dining room and it is so elegant and inviting!)

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OT
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful meal and a great location. Easy to find!

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Washington DC
19 reviews
Dined on December 1, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

The tuna tartare taste a bit too fishy, and that's not the first time it's come out that way, so I would recommend avoiding that dish. As is usual with restaurants like this, it's gone downhill from when it first opened. It's decent food, but not always consistent and not quite worth the price that's charged. Downstairs lounge is kind of nice, but the upstairs is a bit staid and boring.

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b
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on December 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The duck for 2 was almost an emotional experience, it was so good.

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1 review
Dined on November 30, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 4ambience 4

Food was bland, portions were small and underwhelming. Staff was nice and interior is cool but would not return.

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JP
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on November 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Work dinner

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London
1 review
Dined on November 24, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Food was great, our server Sean provided excellent service. We had a wonderful time.

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OT
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on November 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We went to celebrate our anniversary and had a wonderful time! The food was out of this world, and they added a number of personal touches to acknowledge our special occasion. Our server was so helpful and friendly and the ambience is great. Would go there again anytime!

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SD
1 review
Dined on November 18, 2018
Overall 1food 2service 1ambience 4

1:15 minutes until I receive my order and drink. Food was over priced. Not guided by the waiter that I needed to order sides separately. After my entree arrived, I was told rice was part of the meal, after another 15 min...

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Washington DC
1 review
Dined on November 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

This was the best meal I've had through Open Table in the last few years. My friend and I had trouble choosing among all the selections on the menu. The two main courses we shared, pork chop and halibut, were delicious - and unusual combinations of flavors and colors.

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k
Phoenix
95 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

Visiting and was looking for a nice meal out and intrigued to try a Wolfgang Puck restaurant that wasn’t in an airport. We were very excited to have Peking Duck again too. It did not disappoint, the Japanese steamed buns definitely beat the usual Chinese pancakes served with it. Stir fry course could have used more Bok choy. Enjoyed the atmosphere, but there wasn’t much about our experience that would encourage us to return, even if we lived in DC.

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OT
1 review
Dined on November 10, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 4

Umbiance is very nice. Hostess staff were very pleasant and super accommodating. The duck for two was amazing!! The food overall was ok but overpriced. Our waiter Sean provided excellent service!

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San Francisco
13 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Dining alone, fairly nice inside, but no view. Food was good but a bit pricy. The Shrimp fried rice was tasteless and had ruby chunks of a root in it (Jerusalem artichoke?). I did not eat it, but they credited the cost. The lobster potstickers were very good and the halibut cooked perfectly. I ordered the Rose’ wine which was very good, but the Sangiovese was thin and bitter.
Service was excellent. Overall a good experience.

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GL
Nashville
2 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

The food is amazing, atmosphere comfy and the service was goo, although we felt like a few things took a long time.

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W
Denver
16 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I’ve been there before but they have upped their game! Superb!

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EL
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 6, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

I have eaten at other Wolfgang Puck establishments. The Source did not disappoint. The menu has a major Asian influence. The restaurant offers about 5 different dumpling appetizers. We ordered the shrimp and carrot dumplings and the pork and cabbage dumpling, which were tremendous. For dinner, my son and I shared the whole duck, which was perhaps the best duck we ever had. Don't miss this gem in downtown DC.

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g
Miami
5 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Trendy, chic restaurant with a nice vibe and very good food. Went there for lunch. Pretty laid back, good service, sophisticated and tasty dishes. Would recommend!

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CG
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on November 4, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I went to celebrate my 25th birthday at The Source with some friends - we RAVED about the experience when we left. Food and drinks were impeccable, and the service was outstanding. They even had "Happy Birthday" printed on our menus, and they were sure to accommodate my vegan preferences. Awesome experience, I'll definitely go back!

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KV
Charlotte
1 review
Dined on November 3, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

We really enjoyed ourselves! Great atmosphere The Source by Wolfgang Puck!

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Chicago
1 review
Dined on October 31, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is a wonderful restaurant. My fiancée went on our second date here, we became engaged here, and most recently celebrated my (future) mother-in-law’s birthday here. The restaurant had a record of the table where my fiancée and I were seated when we became engaged, we were then seated at the same table when returning for the birthday celebration, the waiter (Jorge) was the same waiter we had months earlier and remembered us, and the restaurant prepared a special menu that had “Happy Birthday” printed at the top. And the menu is spectacular (especially the Whole Roasted Duckling for two). The interior of the restaurant is also elegant but contemporary. Incredible.

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NO
New Orleans
17 reviews
Dined on October 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent dinner in a very pleasant space that was quiet but lively. I will return for sure.

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C
Washington DC
22 reviews
Dined on October 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great experience. Food was DELICIOUS. It is SMALL PLATES for brunch (Saturdays) but the pace at which they bring the food is casual so you do get full. The service is always excellent.

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JS
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

outstanding restaurant with a creative asian-themed menu that is well worth a visit. I can't wait to return ....

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A
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 2

Service was top notch, food was ok, bread was excellent but ambiance is lacking. It doesn’t feel cozy or inviting and it should. This was my first time but I don’t think I would return.

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OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on October 20, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 3

Food was subpar. Not as good as it used to be.

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AW
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 5ambience 3

For the nearly 10 years I've lived in the DC area I've considered The Source my favorite restaurant. The modern and upscale interior combined with superb and unique food made this a place I always looked forward to dining at when the opportunity arose. It had been a year or so since my last visit so I took a friend there last night (10/19/18) to introduce her to the restaurant I always rave about.

Well, something changed since my last visit. The interior is starting to feel a little dingy and in need of updating and a deep cleaning, particularly the carpet. The menu has changed in a way that I find both odd and irritating. Like at many steakhouses in the area, sides are no longer included in the price of an entree. Oddly, all of the sides are listed under the category "from the wok". The options include drunken noodles, crab fried rice, and other items that seemed like odd sides to pair with the entrees. This was disconcerting. I ended getting a side of crab fried rice for $18. It was very good. However, that made the cost of my meal $50+ for a piece of salmon and a single side. I'm pretty sure that's way more than the previous pricing with sides included.

Service continues to be outstanding. Everyone is super friendly, as has been the case for the last decade. And the food was good overall. It just didn't have the same clean, upscale, modern feel for some reason, which diminished my enthusiasm. The construction outside the Newseum right now also meant the blinds were kept mostly closed. Maybe that's part of it.

There are lots of places in the area to get a great meal for two people with a cocktail for under $150. I'm not sure I want to spend that much at The Source again. It's still worth visiting at least once for those who have never been.

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k
Washington DC
15 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The staff really took the high quality dining experience over the top. Everyone was so attentive, from the hostesses to the bar staff. I’d enthusiastically recommend the Source to anyone looking for a fine dining experience in DC.

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TP
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on October 18, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 5

Limited menu. Small portions. Too many attempts to up-sell. Food was pretty good, but not great.

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Tulsa
1 review
Dined on October 16, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 5ambience 3

The food here is NOT worth the money. My husband and I travel all over and eat fine dining foods. This was truly a disappointment. We did have a server that was on his 2nd table ever that went above and beyond. Other than that don’t waste time nor money on the food.

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MM
1 review
Dined on October 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

I have been recently and in the past. The food and service have always been exemplary. I love the location, near the museums an Nation Gallery. The perfect place for business meals, celebrating with friends, treating out of town guest. I will be back.

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Denver
2 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 2

Surprised that the Saturday brunch menu was entirely “dim sum”. Actually small plates of this and that vaguely oriental. I was never sure what I was eating. It was IK but unremarkable. What was bad was the monotonous thumping music. Good wine.

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CG
1 review
Dined on October 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

An experience of decadent food and a warm atmosphere

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E
Atlanta
14 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Try the flight of dumplings. Different and absolutely delicious. Outstanding service.

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Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Great ambience and service

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San Francisco
1 review
Dined on September 18, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Great food... really small tables!

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1 review
Dined on September 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Tuna tartare and tiger shrimp dumplings were so good!!

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e
Miami
6 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Excellent service and fabulous food. One of our favorite restaurants

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New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always amazing!! One of our favorite DC spots! Food amazing, service amazing! Thanks Jorge!

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