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The Source by Wolfgang Puck

3257 reviews
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$31 to $50
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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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Private dining
Dining Style
Fine Dining
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Asian, Chinese, Dim Sum
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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
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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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For catering information, please contact Catering Sales Manager Mark Borghetti at (202)-637-6106 or Thank you!
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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 Thank you!
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 3257 People Are Saying
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vipTweety (Washington DC)
4.0  Dined 3 days ago

We ordered the Wild Kanpachi Sashimi melts in your mouth it has a crunch to it with puffed rice toppings.
For entree’s we got the scallops and pork chops with a side to share of the drunken noodles! I absolutely loved my scallops. I think we got a couple glasses of the cocktails - Samurai Sword which were delicious.

OpenTable Diner (Orlando)
5.0  Dined on February 17, 2018

The duck was amazing, very good service, and good cocktail menu too.... is a very good spot to have nice food

vipOpenTable Diner (Washington DC)
5.0  Dined on February 17, 2018

Celebrating a new job!

RT1454 (Washington DC)
5.0  Dined on February 17, 2018

Overall, had an outstanding time here. Food was overall amazing and well-portioned relative to the price. Great service - I appreciated that they made sure that all dishes to be shared accommodated the number of people at the table (i.e., several apps usually came with 3 pieces but they added 2 pieces so all 5 diners could have a piece). I also appreciated that when I indicated that we were celebrating a birthday, they provided a plate of delicious fresh baked cookies for dessert. I was away from the table when they brought the cookies, but so maybe they asked, but I would have appreciated if they had circled round and asked if I wanted coffee when I returned to the table. One small demerit is that they did not offer to-go boxes when we had a few people with a significant amount of food left (we definitely overordered) but other tables had boxes brought. They cleared dishes too quickly for me to ask for one (not normally a detracting factor!).
A curious detail is that there was a very noticeable size difference in the wine glasses used at the downstairs bar (normal sized) and in the upstairs dining room (very large), though perhaps not in the amount poured.

vipTameraL (Washington DC)
4.0  Dined on February 16, 2018

I miss the chance to sit upstairs with so much light, for lunch. But The Source continues to offer a combo of comfortable seating, plenty of windows, and very good food. BUT TIME for its menu to change -- been too many years of the same choices.

OpenTable Diner (Washington DC)
1.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

While the restaurant is quite nice, and the food was good, I encountered a patron that was rude and thought he was above anyone. Thus, I kindly reminded him that he didn’t own the place, let alone that he wasn’t any better than my party and I. However, that wasn’t enough, then the fool decided that he wanted to take things up a notch. Therefore, so did I. Eventually he left, but my issue was with the staff, as he should have been escorted out immediately. He was extremely rude, disrespectful, and problematic.

Not sure if I’ll return to dine there, rest assure I am not going to recommend anyone to this establishment.

OpenTable Diner (Washington DC)
4.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

Valentine’s Day

AppreciativeDiner (Washington DC)
4.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

Very nice for lunch with Good menu choices. I had a deliciously flavored curry with duck and noodles ; companion ate great halibut dish. Staff was very attentive & helpful.

vipNomie (Washington DC)
4.0  Dined on February 10, 2018

The tiger shrimp and beef dumplings were delicious, definitely worth ordering both and sharing. My husbands whole branzino was boned and so delicious, what a wonderful way to serve it leaving you to totally enjoy without having to disect it. I real winner. Our friends both had the chirasi bowl and it looked very fresh generous. The barrel aged old fashions two of us had at the bar prior to dinner were also very good.

OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on February 9, 2018

The Duck was amazing!

vipSusan (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on February 8, 2018

Anton was wonderful and the food & drinks amazing

vipNutritionStudent (Washington DC)
5.0  Dined on February 7, 2018


OpenTable Diner (Washington DC)
4.0  Dined on February 7, 2018

Service was slow.

OpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on February 3, 2018

Amazing very tasty best duck ever

AllysonG (Washington DC)
4.0  Dined on February 3, 2018

Great place for a weekend lunch. The brunch portions are small but not too small (8 tastes is more than enough for 2 people).

vipGeorgeesq (Washington DC)
4.0  Dined on February 2, 2018

Great place for a special get together or just catching up with friends or colleagues.

OpenTable Diner (Washington DC)
4.0  Dined on January 31, 2018

I️ was there to celebrate my birthday with my husband. He was very pleased me on the other hand , was pleased but expecting a similar menu from the Dallas location. I️ truly appreciate the freshness of our meal.

The staff could be a bit more personable. The environment is very comfortable but your staff did not make me feel very comfortable.

vipOpenTable Diner (Washington DC)
3.0  Dined on January 27, 2018

Went there for birthday dinner and they ran out of the duck which was the whole reason we were there. Then they said they ran out of the filet too I was like they're having problems tonight.. But they found a fillet so I ordered that- it was too spicy for my liking. I didn't realize both the steak and potatoes would have a bunch of jalapeños- ask to leave that off if you're sensitive to spice. Tuna tartare app was delicious as always. Call ahead if to reserve the duck if you want to order it! For reference we sat down at 8pm which doesn't seem super late in the night but oh well. They sent out free scallion bread rolls as an apology those were good as well.

Jazz (Washington DC)
2.0  Dined on January 27, 2018

Food was uninspiring and salty. Not for the healthy heart

vipOpenTable Diner (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on January 27, 2018

Went for restaurant week and all the appetizers sounded so awesome that we decided to add an extra off the regular menu. Our server (Anton) suggested that we order the regular menu (larger sized) beef soup, which was a nice touch in service because not only did it offer more value for the money, but also it turned out to be our favorite dish of the meal, so we were glad to have extra! The "hot and numbing" catfish entree was also phenomenal, and per Anton's guidance, not too spicy as the title would have you believe. The miso glazed doughnuts and carrot cake were both tasty ways to round out the meal and offer very good flavor profiles.