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About The Source by Wolfgang Puck
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.
Washington, DC 20001
Asian, Chinese, Dim Sum
Hours of Operation:
11:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m., Tuesday - Friday
Closed Sunday and Monday
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
11:30 a.m. – 3:00 p.m., Saturday
$31 to $50
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
For catering information, please contact Catering Sales Manager Mark Borghetti at (202)-637-6106 or email@example.com. Thank you!
Metro Accessible by Green & Yellow line: Navy Memorial/Archives station, or, Red line: Judiciary Square.
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
Special Events & Promotions:
For special events information, please contact Catering Sales Manager Mark Borghetti at (202)-637-6106 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Thank you!
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.
The Source by Wolfgang Puck Ratings and Reviews
Delicious meal. Great service. Airy but not noisy space perfect for quiet conversation. The seating was a bit awkward for a business meal--a corner sofa/banquette, small that kind if cuddled us together and was slightly too far from a table that was too heavy to easily pull toward us. And I wish it were not quite so pricey. But I love the place anyway and will be back.
I had high hopes, but the Source did not not meet expectations.
There were a couple of minor issues with service (we were seated after someone who had later reservations than us and our server did not bring over a wine list with the menus, and was unattentive). The food was decent, but not for the price we paid. We had shumai and the beef noodle soup. The shumai had an odd texture that was off putting but the beef noodle soup was the hightlight of the meal. I was extremely disappointed in the fact that the parsnips were not cooked through and the dan dan noodles had no flavor. The baked alaska was okay but not flambe'd table side which was disappointing.
It was just a disappointing meal overall.
My sister and I went for lunch after visiting the Nat'l Gallery as the location is perfect - connected the the Newseum and it's very convenient parking. We shared a variety of appetizers as well as the duck entree - all were excellent. Even the "house" wine was suprisingly good. Our waiter was five star - courteous, well informed, present without being at all intrusive.
I highly recommend.
The hostess was buying time in setting up the table by selecting flatware, napkin linens and glassware one at a time from other tables in the restaurant. It was a very slow process because she place one item on the table at separate times. Perhaps this was to keep the noise level down but she told us it was so she could buy time for the server. The server needed more time before we were seated. Please note we had reservations and arrived on time. Then the server; I prefer waiter it sounds much more professional to me than server, had no dessert recommendations when we asked if there were a dessert recommendation or popular dessert. “Neah”. It was uneventful and I suspect it is more for tourists than locals. Perhaps you’ll have a better experience. Good luck
My wife and I have gone to The Source a number of times, mostly for lunch when doing the DC museums. We are never disappointed. This particular time we conveniently parked across the street and arrive a bit early but no issues. The service was excellent: our waiter answered questions, made suggestions and was very attentive to our needs. The restaurant is spotless and all of the staff very helpful. The lunch menu selection was not exhaustive but certainly adequate for our desires, the prices moderately expensive but well worth it. There is construction across the street which did not improve the view but there was no noise from the construction site. Overall, we were delighted with the experience and will certainly return!
We absolutely loved the delicious and creative meals. We celebrated a birthday and received menus with signage saying "Happy Birthday!" Overall a great choice, though as we were selecting the wine, the waiter was fairly rude and asked us to more quickly decide if we liked the wine. The waiter appeared impatient during much of the dinner, so service was unfortunately not to the same par as the quality of the food.
This was my second dining experience at the restaurant. The first, which was shortly after opening, was disappointing. I vowed then that I would never dine here again but was taken in by an article which indicated that the menu had changed and the food had improved. While the appetizers are better, the main dishes remain a disappointment. There are MANY better options in DC.
Second time at The Source was the best time. The food and service were outstanding. We enjoyed the Whole Duckling, Spicy Tuna tartar and Stir fried squid ink noodles. The tuna tartar and whole ducking were the best. We were celebrating a birthday and the waitstaff did an outstanding job of making the birthday girl feel special. Highly recommend the Source
Wonderful food, gracious service, fine late dinner experience.
(Only flaw was loud table nearby that made our conversation more challenging than should have been. They seemed to feel they were the only ones left in the room, and we finally had to tell them they were mistaken.)
We entertained out-of-country friends on her birthday. We opted to go with the new tasting menu even though the regular menu had "Happy Birthday" printed on them, which was a nice touch. Added the roasted duck when a server brought it by mistakenly. The duck became the highlight of our meal, especially the stir fried duck with bok choi dish. A very Asian way with an American twist. We loved it.
Although we were hoping to go for lunch (it pays to look at the website of a restaurant before you go), they were only serving brunch because it was a Saturday. We were thinking of leaving. The waiter convinced us to stay and we are glad he did. Even though it was a "brunch" menu, there was plenty to find that would count as "lunch." Everything we had (mostly recommendations from the waiter) was tasty, beautifully presented, and bursting with flavor - some subtle, some fiery. The only negative is the coffee price. I ordered a cup of coffee and it was six dollars. Granted, they bring out a small pot of french press so it ended up being more than a cup of coffee. However, all I wanted was a cup of coffee and wouldn't expect to pay that much for it.
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