The Source by Wolfgang Puck

4.7
3549 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
3 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great choice for our anniversary. Loved the food and service

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

Exceptional food! Taste was great, presentation great but most of all I’m still Intrigued by the best chicken ever!! It was crunchy on the outside and juicy roasted inside.. WOW! The best ever!

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KS
Washington DC
10 reviews
Dined on July 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was exceptional. The service and atmosphere were very nice as well. I particularly liked that the food was so inventive with unique flavors. Our waiter was kind of enough to agree to let me halve an appetizer when I wanted only a smaller portion than was offered on the menu. This kind of "over and above" service makes The Source stand out! Highly recommend!

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TM
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on June 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

As always excellent service with attention to detail, professional wait staff and delicious food. Would definitely recommend. It's also a very nice spot for birthday celebrations from personalized menus to special treats.

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OT
Washington DC
24 reviews
Dined on June 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Been here multiple times. Great food. Awesome service.

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LL
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on June 28, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 2ambience 4

We had been looking forward to going to this restaurant for a long time. We finally decided to go last week and boy, what a disappointing experience. I will start with the two good things about the place. The ambiance was very nice and our server was warm and welcoming. Everything else was shockingly mediocre. There was a young lady who was serving us water. She must have been new, she looked so terrified, I felt sorry for her. We asked for water with no ice since the AC was turned on high and it was pretty cold. She kept on giving us water with ice until another server had to come help her out. When they brought the glass of water with no ice, there was hair in the water. After we were done with the appetizer, the poor girl came to take away our dishes. She held the chopsticks at the eating end then decided we might need them and put them down for us to use. The main entrees came around and oh dear, a take away asian place has tasted better. The chicken was super salty, and the duck was also not that great. We couldn't finish that food. For all the money we had to pay, this was not a good dining experience. When we got in at around 7:45PM, we were surprised at how empty it was for a Friday evening. Now I guess I know why.

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Orlando
1 review
Dined on June 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I had them make a vegetarian meal with brown rice, tofu and vegetables. It was excellent.

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Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on June 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We were visiting from Philadelphia (a city that has set the bar for food high) and looking for a relaxing dinner after a day of traveling and museums. The Source was the perfect end to our day! Happy hour drinks and food were great. We then moved to our reservation on the outdoor patio, which was mostly shaded from the evening sun. It was perfect. The service was absolutely top notch, and the food was delicious. We love sharing and trying multiple dishes, so the family style dishes were ideal for us. We had dumplings followed by the duck for two, which is served in two courses, and we are still drooling over the bao buns we were able to construct with all of the trappings. Thank you to The Source for a lovely evening! Would definitely come back if we are in DC again!

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Washington DC
1 review
Dined on June 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The hostesses and staff were very friendly and attentive. They answered or questions explained the dishes very well! The service was quick and the food was amazing and so flavorful! We had a wonderful time!

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SP
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on June 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The Source has been a favorite restaurant of mine and my husband’s for a number of years. Within that time, we’ve gotten to know Executive Chefs and staff—all of whom have been absolutely wonderful, along with the imaginative culinary delights and top notch service. This visit was our first since Executive Chef JongJip came on board a few weeks ago, and we were thrilled to have had the same high quality dining experience as we’ve had with other ECs at the helm in the kitchen. We were there to celebrate my husband’s birthday. Prior to our visit, I asked him what restaurant he wanted to go to for his birthday dinner celebration. He very quickly and unequivocally said, “The Source!” Thank you, The Source, for making our special occasion extra special by accommodating our vegan diet with a delicious four-course meal and providing excellent service. We love you all!!!

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San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined on June 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Did the “secret” nine course tasting menu. Was awesome.

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Tampa
2 reviews
Dined on June 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The duck for two was delicious.
The shrimp & carrot dumplings were delicious.
The sushi was good but I've had better.
The creme brulee was different with blood orange and cardamom.
Great meal.

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SB
1 review
Dined on June 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The wait staff was very attentive without being intrusive. Our waiter answered all questions completely and very politely. I highly recommend this restaurant.

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DH
1 review
Dined on June 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food, wait staff (our wait staff was headed by Erica) were outstanding! Management made a point to come by the table as well. Just an overall outstanding experience.

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B
1 review
Dined on June 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our party of 4 was looking for a quiet place to spend a couple hours after Jazz in the Garden. We had a few requirements. Walkable from the National Gallery Sculpture Garden. Beautiful ambience where we could talk at length. VERY good quality and outstanding dishes. Excellent wine selection. Creative cocktails. Stellar service. It just so happens that The Source fulfilled every single stipulation! From the moment we walked in, we were greeted with joyful smiles, an offer to store our picnic baskets and blankets, immediately seated, and the service began with much attention to detail. Research on Yelp caused me to ask for the dumpling sampler. It was supreme! The presentation was pure art. I also requested sushi, not on the menu, but I was given 4 choices, and the dish was made as though a Japanese master resided in the kitchen! We will back next month after another visit to the National Gallery of Art.

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OT
1 review
Dined on June 13, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

Everything was top notch. The only reason for 4 stars was due to the length of time we waited for our food. The service was excellent. Great place, highly recommend for dates, business dinners, or special occasions.

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PS
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on June 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

AMAZING. One of my favorite places to eat. Impeccable service. Delicious food.

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JT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on June 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outstanding as always, the food is perfect and the service is beyond any expectation, we go there weekly and have never been disappointed, each experience is better than the last

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OT
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on June 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love the staffs

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JD
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on June 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We shared two of the dumpling appetizers (pork and shrimp). Both were delicious with just the right amount of heat.

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Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on June 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I enjoyed my experience at the Source. They got an interesting take on Asian cuisine, which I haven’t really tried. The staff are extraordinarily courteous and the environment is ambient. I like this atmosphere when it comes to having a proper dinner.

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Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on May 31, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Try the Patio. Manager a real professional with attentive care to every guest. Food outstanding

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JK
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on May 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

This was one of the best dining experiences that we've had in the better part of a decade. The meal was truly a phenomenal dance of texture and flavor, the presentation was lovely and all of the serving staff were a delight. Absolutely recommend for a great date night out or special occasion.

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MH
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on May 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Never fails to be spectacular!

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C
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on May 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The staff at The Source made our birthday celebration a memorable one! The food was delicious and had great presentation.

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JW
1 review
Dined on May 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Loved the entire experience food was incredible presentation picture perfect

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OT
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on May 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everyone was very accommodating and professional. The food was excellent and the prix fixe option was a great deal. The 3 delicious cookies at the end topped off a wonderful experience.

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DD
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on May 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great experience ! We loved the tasting menu every much

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JH
Washington DC
9 reviews
Dined on May 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

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I
San Francisco
15 reviews
Dined on May 16, 2019
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 on May 14, 2019
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 on May 14, 2019
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
16 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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Miami
16 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
2 reviews
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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