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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 firstname.lastname@example.org. Thank you!
Metro Accessible by Green & Yellow line: Navy Memorial/Archives station, or, Red line: Judiciary Square.
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
Special Events & Promotions:
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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
You just know you have made a great choice for a meal when you get the most outstanding service and then it is followed by fresh, tasty food that will leave you full all day thinking about each dish you tried earlier. It was a good thing we decided to walk it off and see the monuments after we finished our meal. The staff was very friendly, and the food is served in a timely manner. The small plates will leave you more than satisfied. I suggest you try as many as you think you can eat. The turnip cakes were surprisingly good! The Source is worth the trip to DC!
Pleasant experience but pricey. Tons of servers waiting in the wings. We had the duck for two. That is a LOT of duck. It would have been helpful to have bee warned how much food there was and not to order sides and an appetizer. We were hard pressed to finish and had no room for dessert. I felt like quacking by the end. The cocktail was the best I have had in ages.
Initially I did not have much desire to visit The Source as I typically shy away from Celebrity Chef owned restaurants. The idea of running into Guy Fieri is what my nightmares are made of. My theory has always been to invest in places that earn their credentials on hard work and a quality experience versus fame inspired press. However, after glancing through the menu in depth I knew I couldn't resist any longer. Also obviously Chef Puck has legendary experience with fine dining and not solely capitalized in the airport restaurant business. But I digress; we had a hell of a good time here.
The restaurant is closely associated spatially with the Newseum and nearly on the National Mall. That will serve as your PSA that this location does bring in a fair amount of tourist. With that being said, we felt comfortable and welcomed in our second floor booth along the window. Out of everything surrounding this experience what stands out to me is the menu. I am a sucker for anything Asian, Chinese or Thai cuisine. I will choose a ramen shop over fancy French any day. This infatuation made limiting my choices to what my stomach could physically hold a difficult task. Ultimately, soft shell crab, dumplings and fresh fish were thoroughly enjoyed. Each option was a mixture and balance of sweet, spicy and savory. The soft shell crab in particular was incredible with its fried texture and buttery fatty interior. As if that's not enough the experience as a whole impresses not just the food. Communication and atmosphere are both just what is needed at this level of service. After a decade with the same head chef the newly appointed Chef Russel Smith is doing outstanding and inspiring dishes you should check out ASAP.
We can here to celebrate my 40th birthday. One of our party was not drinking alcohol. We thought the waiter
was being thoughtful when he brought a mock-tail by for that person. After we paid we saw we had been charged for the drink. We had to ask for our itemized check to see if they had charged tip for a party of our size. (6). All in all, for the chef's tasting you can do way better elsewhere. I can not recommend if you're looking to do a tasting.
In my opinion, the best dumplings in the U.S. This is coming from a couple who has dumplinged around NYC and SF. They serve an updated version of dim sum with great depths of flavor. The ingredients are high quality so you don't end up spitting out hard pieces like you have to do at some of the old school Dim Sum restaurants. The whole duck for 2 is fabulous particularly served aside their light bao. We keep coming back and have sent friends. Love this place.
Everything on the menu was wonderful and prepared to perfection, even down to the texture of the spring roll wrappers. Service was superb. The Hot Pot Bloody Mary truly IS the best Bloody Mary I have ever had -- the balance of flavors and spices was absolutely perfect. Highly recommended.
Salty, soooo salty. The appetizers were nice, but the entire streak and whole branzino were poorly prepared and so salty. The signature whole branzino was dry and appeared to not be freshly cooked - it was presented "pre-cut", not table service style. The accompanying vegetables were big oily bowls of salty mixed vegetables. The ramps, which are prolific in Washington, D.C. area I n the spring, appear on menus all over the city - The Source mixed only a few ramps in with sliced asparagus stalks, rabe and other unusual bits and pieces of greens - seemingly to hide the absence of ramps. Not a good meal and I would have sent the entries back if I hadn't been at a business dinner.
Seriously one of the best meals I've ever had. I started with the shrimp & lobster dumplings, but the star of my evening was the bronzino--a real taste-awakening unlike any fish I've had before. Also, we ordered Wolfgang Puck Chardonnay--an excellent wine for under $40, an incredible find in DC.
Service was quite good at the beginning...but once our entrees were served our waiter never stopped at our table again . After a lengthy wait we finally told a different server that we were ready for our check. Not a great way to end a meal.
We went for an after theater dinner. I expected this to be a bit factory-like as is the case with many of the famous chef restaurants in NY. We were blown away. Everything we ordered (and we had appetizers, entrees and dessert) was exceptional. It was a challenge trying to identify what we liked best.
Our waitress was attentive, but not intrusive. She was very helpful in answering questions and making good menu suggestions.
I would recommend this restaurant without reservation.
Normally I sit at the bar for the Monday Dumpling special but this time we had dinner upstairs. The ambiance is very modern and clean with a clear view of the wine cellar. The wine service is top notch. Our server Anton was amazing and attentive without being intrusive. The food was fantastic - we got the lobster special, a curry dish with mostly veggies and all the sides. All cylinders were firing on point here - food flavor, texture and serving size were all perfect.
I met an out-of-town business colleague at the Source. Because we were early, we were able to get the chef's special selection for the table, which consisted of 8 small courses. The tuna tartar, dumplings, and cod were especially good, but really all the dishes were delicious. I would recommend it. The service was efficient and helpful, though it was perhaps a bit too fast. The ambiance was perfect for conversation, quiet enough to talk easily, early on a Friday evening.
Aggie in the bar made 2 of the BEST cocktails I have had in a long, long time. Hello Kitty and the unique spin on the Negroni were soooo delish! And I am not even a rum fan but passionfruit rum?!?! Yes please! Our server Mo was beyond kind, helpful and fantastically fun! He really went above and beyond. The hostess Miss L was so kind on the phone and in person. You never expect this level of warmth from hot foodie type restaurants and I am beyond floored at what delicious food we had on top of all the love. I hope the manager takes note and gives these 3 a raise! :) Thanks again for incredible table side egg drop soup + special lobster only on the menu when it's fresh. So, so good and I will be back next time I am in D.C. FOR SURE!
Very underwhelmed regarding the whole expierence. The food especially was not to the level of of a fine dining restaurant at all. The flavors were lacking except for the heat of the added jalopenos on most dishes...which is not "culinary flavor". We were there for a special birthday and are Washingtonian who frequent "food focused" dining establishments and this will not be added to the list. I guess it's a tired restaurant!!
We all had different seafood dishes. All of which were very good to excellent. We had the dim sum platter as an appetizer which was fantastically prepared and delicious. We had the chocolate soufflé to finish off. It was a wonderful way to finish off the meal. It was not too sweet, so you could taste all of the elements in the dessert, from the souflle, sauce, crème anglaise. The service as usual is very professional but friendly. A lovely dinner experience overall.
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