The Source by Wolfgang Puck

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3521 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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JH
Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Truly a delicious experience. Some of the best food in town.

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I
San Francisco
13 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Simply the best... but be prepared to pay for it! We don’t mind the expense because the food is incredible!

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BK
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great dining experience!! The flavors were very one of the kind and interesting. We had a great south African wine. Our waitress was wonderful. I would recommend dining here.

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AS
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 3service 5ambience 5

Food was good but we felt like the tasting menu was not worth the cost. We did have a great time though and will be returning costumers! Thank you for making our anniversary special, service was exceptional!

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e
Miami
15 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

This is one of our favorite restaurants. The best service is always what makes us return, want to highlight that George is the BEST , extremely attentive , professional and make the dining experience a special one

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KL
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Sommelier was very helpful and kind. Greatly appreciate the attentiveness if staff.

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OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Every bite of food was amazing. Service was great. Fantastic brunch if you love dim sum, which we do.

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LJ
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on May 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great atmosphere, nice selection of wines, and some excellent wait staff. Food was very tasty, but a bit expensive. Overall, high recommend for return!

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e
Miami
15 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Birthday, Mother’s Day and every special occasion we want to celebrate, we always think about The Source by Wolfgang Puck! And George Martinez is our favorite waiter and host!! He is very kind, attentive and friendly.

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OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on May 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent service and amazing food. The experience couldn't have been better.

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C
County Durham
17 reviews
Dined on May 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We attended for Saturday brunch on our last full day in DC. Everything about the event made it a wonderful experience. We were advised to try eight dim sum plates between us and the selection gave us the opportunity to try a range of tastes and styles of cooking. Many of the items were unique I believe and made the experience. The service was outstanding and the ambience and decor lovely. Highly recommended.

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Raleigh
3 reviews
Dined on May 2, 2019
Overall 1food 5service 1ambience 5

I brought my boyfriend here to celebrate his birthday. We’re both industry and understand when you’re trying to close up shop but please don’t offer reservations at 8:30 if you can’t accommodate a full dinner service. We felt rushed the whole time. The service was terrible. This was supposed to be an amazing 35th birthday celebration and felt like a rushed casual dining experience.

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S
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on April 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great Peking duck.

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d
Washington DC
19 reviews
Dined on April 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had an amazing meal and experience. The cooking and waitstaff were five stars and we love you all

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MP
Washington DC
38 reviews
Dined on April 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was outstanding! Service was outstanding as well, waiter Andrey took excellent care of us, truly professional and caring! Thank you to All!

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MS
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 25, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 2ambience 4

Mediocre food...grossly over-priced. Whst more can one say?

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LI
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on April 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Extremely well pleased. Enjoyed celebrating my fiancé’s birthday. His name was printed on the Menu and the Manager called him by his name when he came over to wish him a happy birthday!🎂 ...and he was given a delicious carrot cake and ice cream dessert!! Had a great South African red 🍷.

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JB
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on April 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We went there for my wife's birthday. I noted that the occasion was for a birthday when I made the res on Open Table. When we checked in the host greeted us with a Happy Birthday as did all servers and managers we interacted with. They even had Happy Birthday printed on our menus.

Server was very helpful and offered great wine suggestions.

Food was excellent.

Will definite be returning here on our next visit to DC!

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s
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on April 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lovely experience—food, ambience, service. Definitely a place to return to and recommend

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FD
Denver
88 reviews
Dined on April 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our first visit. Food was well prepared and delicious. Service was attentive. A great evening meal.

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OT
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on April 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and service

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M
Washington DC
16 reviews
Dined on April 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Ericka waiter was great

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f
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on April 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We went for my birthday and the staff was absolutely lovely! So attentive and very delicious food. Highly recommend!

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MA
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on April 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I have wanted to come to this place for a long time. The source did not disappoint. We ordered the two Person Peking duck dish and it was delicious, tender and tasty. The accompaniments were well chosen and could be sweet, spicy, crunchy as one wished. The service was attentive. We would
recommend it and will come again for try their dim sum
Brunch.

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G
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 5food 3service 5ambience 5

Great service and ambiance - excellent food, albeit a bit unoriginal and not authentic.

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HH
Minneapolis
6 reviews
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The Source has been a regular stop when visiting our DC daughter - pleased to say they have even upped their already great service under a new manager who made sure everything was perfect.

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OT
Washington DC
13 reviews
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

One of the restaurants in the city with the BEST service. They know how to do fine dining right!!! Delicious food, wonderful ambiance and outstanding service that I don’t experience regularly (unfortunately).
I keep coming back for date night, girls night, etc......

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AG
1 review
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Wonderful food, as usual. The server was attentive, although a little formal and deferential than my preference. Not that busy on a Saturday night, which concerns me for their longevity, but I would highly recommend Source.

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OT
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on April 5, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 4

Amazing birthday dinner service; We celebrated my birthday here tonight and after reading serveral reviews, I was a bit iffy BUT I am a fan after dining with The Source.

We started with the shrimp and carrot pot stickers and were served piping fresh scallion house bread along with our appetizer. Let me tell you, my 2 years old neice is a very picky eater and she loved the bread. The pot stickers had chunks of shrimp in them and the carrots in the sauce paired very well. We thorougly enjoyed the bread and app and were ready and excited for mains.

For mains, we got the crab fried rice, chili icelandic cod (with XO fried rice) and Wok drunken noodles. They also refilled our bread basket which was duly welcomed. All three dishes were so yummy and fresh. The fish had a spicy rub and was melt-in-your-mouth buttery to taste. The accompanying fried rice was also fresh and very yum. We love spicy food so the chili cod was perff for us. The crab fried rice was also a hit given how fresh and sweet the crab meat was. Lastly, the drunken noodles was a small portion but very yummy. We loved all our dishes and were full by the end of the meal (our reservations were for 9pm so we had eaten a bit before womp womp).

The server still brought out their signature fifteen layer carrot cake because of my birthday and it was delicious (shared by us all). The perfect end to a great meal.

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WQ
Richmond
1 review
Dined on April 5, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

worth a try. the other reviews about lots of spices is spot on. the right amount of food, but expected more.

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HR
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on April 4, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

We had a 1:30pm reservation for 3 and were seated downstairs. It was noisy through half the meal. My guests seemed to enjoy the fish salad recommended by the waiter. I had the three-dumpling serving. One was dried out, probably from sitting around. The beef tartar was excellent. The two appetizers were just right. We ordered single scoops of ice cream and sorbet. The waiter was accommodating. Overall, enjoyed the lunch.

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RT
Miami
6 reviews
Dined on April 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Interesting Asian fusion menu. The crispy duck dish was fantastic. The potstickers great. The suckling pig appetizer was very good, but portions a bit skimpy.

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Des Moines
2 reviews
Dined on April 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 2

The tables were awkward small, and you sit insanely close to the table next to you, but the food was amazing!

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DD
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Food was delicious, staff extremely attentive and friendly wonderful dining experience

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MF
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on March 29, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 4

Food and specialty cocktails are delicious. Unfortunately, the time between each course took way too long. There have been some changes made to original menu [like the szechuan string beans that were delivered to table & replenished upon request] that have been removed with new chef. However, the offerings remain spectacular. I also had a horrendous experience with the Valet attendant on duty who should have been fired on the spot. The manager comp'd MY first drink for my trouble, not the first round for entire party of 2. This failed to take into account that my dining companion had to wait 30-40min as well to get our evening started. I felt the response, while management & waiter were very nice, was underwhelming given the incident.

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JA
1 review
Dined on March 29, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

we had a fabulous dining experience at the source restaurant. the staff was very attentive. we were looking forward to an elegant dinner that went beyond our usual dining experiences. we were not disappointed - the food was simply DELICIOUS! my only suggestion would be to make the diner aware of the 30 minutes needed for the soufflé at some point during the meal or when they are seated for dinner. Especially since the dessert menu is a bit limited and it was also the only chocolate option.

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S
Denver
58 reviews
Dined on March 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Probably one of the best meals I’ve had...chirashi bowl. Wait staff kind, friendly and attentive. Wonderful lunch with family.

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OT
Nashville
6 reviews
Dined on March 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Good for a business lunch. I always go for the salmon.

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FS
1 review
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 1ambience 4

The wine list included a bottle of rose with a list price of $3. This was likely an error on all of the lists. The manager offered a complimentary dessert for bringing it to his attention but I believe he should have honored the listed price.

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MP
Washington DC
38 reviews
Dined on March 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Excellent food, very creative appetizers, main dishes, and desserts!

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