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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.

575 Pennsylvania Avenue NW
Washington, DC 20001
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Dining Style:
Fine Dining

Cuisines:
Asian, Chinese, Dim Sum

Hours of Operation:
Lunch:
11:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m., Tuesday - Friday
Closed Sunday and Monday

Dinner:
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

Brunch:
11:30 a.m. – 3:00 p.m., Saturday

Cross Street:
6th Street

Dress Code:
Business Casual

Price Range:
$31 to $50

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(202) 637-6100

Website:
http://www.wolfgangpuck.com/dining/the-source-washington-d-c/

Catering:
For catering information, please contact Catering Sales Manager Mark Borghetti at (202)-637-6106 or source.events@wolfgangpuck.com. Thank you!

Public Transit:
Metro Accessible by Green & Yellow line: Navy Memorial/Archives station, or, Red line: Judiciary Square.

Executive Chef:
Russell Smith

Additional:
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:
For special events information, please contact Catering Sales Manager Mark Borghetti at (202)-637-6106 or source.events@wolfgangpuck.com. Thank you!

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Details
Mon - Fri 5:30PM - 5:30PM

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.

The Source by Wolfgang Puck Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

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4.6

service

4.5

ambience

4.5

value

4.2

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93% would recommend it to a friend

Special Occasion (29)
Fit for Foodies (24)
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Creative Cuisine (23)
Romantic (17)
Business Meals (12)
Good for Anniversaries (11)
Good for Birthdays (11)
Fun (11)
Notable Wine List (9)
Quiet Conversation (8)
Tasting Menu (7)
Bar Seating (6)
Handcrafted Cocktails (6)
Pre/post Theatre (6)
Great for Brunch (5)
Worth the Drive (5)
Good for Groups (4)
Happy Hour (4)
Hot Spot (4)
Neighborhood Gem (4)
Quick Bite (4)
Tapas (4)
Good Vegetarian Options (4)
Authentic (3)
Great for Lunch (3)
Spicy (3)
Vibrant Bar Scene (3)
Cozy (3)
Casual (2)
Kid-friendly (2)
Healthy (2)
Late-night Find (2)
People Watching (2)
Scenic View (2)
Comfort Food (1)
Disabled Access (1)
Organic (1)
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on May 20, 2017

Our daughters law school grad dinner! Was fabulous!

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on May 20, 2017

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!

Tags: Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Fun, Casual, Good for Birthdays, Tasting Menu, Good Vegetarian Options, Worth the Drive
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 (Nashville)·Dined on May 19, 2017

Some dishes were great, others were just mediocre. The atmosphere was fine, but not special . All in all there is no real reason to go back.

Tags: Good Vegetarian Options
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on May 19, 2017

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.

Tags: Romantic, Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on May 17, 2017

Nice venting but even though it wasn't crowded, it was really loud and hard to hear. Food was interesting and tasty.

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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on May 14, 2017

Wonderful food. Not so great service. It was Mothers Day. Nice brunch menu. Understaffed. It took one hour to get our main course. The waiter consistently disappeared. Never offered anything while we waited.

Tags: Authentic, People Watching, Fun, Good for a Date
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on May 13, 2017

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.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on May 13, 2017

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.

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vip
 (New England)·Dined on May 13, 2017

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.

Tags: Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies, Bar Seating, Fun, Great for Brunch, Quick Bite
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vip
 (Charleston)·Dined on May 13, 2017

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.

Tags: Tasting Menu, Handcrafted Cocktails, Great for Brunch, Fit for Foodies
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on May 6, 2017

Great place for a weekend lunch, especially if you're in the area to visit museums. Service is consistently a little slower than I'd like, but the food is worth it.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Creative Cuisine, Bar Seating, Spicy
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on May 6, 2017

Always a great place to dine. Get Jorge as your waiter, he's top notch

Tags: Special Occasion, Tasting Menu, Good for Birthdays, Vibrant Bar Scene, Creative Cuisine
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on May 5, 2017

Had a wonderful meal, including the dim sum appetizer (a must) and the branzino. Highly recommend. Also, terrific wait staff.

Tags: Fit for Foodies
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on April 28, 2017

Didn't know what to expect before arriving. Was absolutely floored with the Asian-inspired foods with a high end flair. Great for date night, celebrations, or if you just want to spoil yourself or someone else.

Tags: Romantic, Cozy, Notable Wine List, Vibrant Bar Scene, Good for a Date, Healthy, Creative Cuisine, Pre/post Theatre, Good for Birthdays, Fit for Foodies
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on April 26, 2017

A-maz-ing!!!! We were a party of seven and everyone had a different appetizer, entree and dessert. Each one was more delicious than the next. You will never have a bad meal here!

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Romantic, Great for Lunch, Casual, Happy Hour, Creative Cuisine
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 (New York Area)·Dined on April 24, 2017

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.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on April 24, 2017

Attentive staff, innovative menu, lots of great surprising flavors.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Notable Wine List, Special Occasion
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on April 22, 2017

service was very weak. food was weld prepared, some served cool. when this happens the overall enjoyment of the evening is weakened. this just meant a fair evening experience. in the past the restaurant was much better.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on April 22, 2017

We came for my partner's birthday and were made to feel very special. We will definitely come back again.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Cozy, Fun, Fit for Foodies, Good for Birthdays, Romantic, Tasting Menu, Good for a Date, Disabled Access
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on April 20, 2017

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.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies, Notable Wine List
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 (New York Area)·Dined on April 15, 2017

We were at one of his restaurant in LA many years ago, it was great. But this one in Washington is not that good; I would not recommend it to any friend. It would be a waist of time and money.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on April 15, 2017

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.

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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on April 15, 2017

Love this restaurant.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on April 14, 2017

Good food but extremely pricy for what you get

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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on April 13, 2017

Catching up with a battle buddy from Afghanistan.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on April 13, 2017

First time experience was excellent! Service, food, ambiance. Noise level was moderate, but tables were not on top of each other. I'd go again.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on April 12, 2017

Food was ok. Cold soup, with the meat flavor covered up with lots of spice. Too much spice. Service was very good though. Very expensive for what you get.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on April 8, 2017

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.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Healthy, Spicy, Worth the Drive, Late-night Find
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 (Birmingham)·Dined on April 8, 2017

Before a day at the Newseum, we stopped in to The Source for a Saturday Dim Sum that was a wonderful collection of tasty dumpling style treats. A little pricy but worth every bite!

Tags: Casual, Sunday Lunch, Tapas
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on April 8, 2017

Absolutely the finest dining option in the DC area for Saturday brunch! Top to bottom, superb!

Tags: Authentic, People Watching, Creative Cuisine, Neighborhood Gem, Great for Brunch, Hot Spot, Happy Hour, Casual, Worth the Drive, Tasting Menu, Business Meals, Good for Groups, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Bar Seating, Spicy, Vibrant Bar Scene, Good for a Date, Fun, Fit for Foodies, Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (New Orleans)·Dined on April 6, 2017

Best Peking Duck ever! And the wait staff are amazing.

Tags: Good for Groups, Tasting Menu
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 (Miami)·Dined on April 6, 2017

Lived up to expectations. Nothing outstanding but everything solid. No complaints

Tags: Fun, Fit for Foodies
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on April 6, 2017

Wow what an amazing dinner. We told the restaurant it was our anniversary and received exceptional service. There are a lot of mid to high end restaurants in DC, but The Source was easily the most memorable of the past couple years.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on April 3, 2017

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.

Tags: Hot Spot, Creative Cuisine, Happy Hour, Authentic, Notable Wine List, Seasonal
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vip
 (Birmingham)·Dined on March 31, 2017

(Almost) Everything was great! The food, the service, the creative cuisine. My only gripe was the weird 80s music they played all night. Soundtrack from the way back when was somehow inappropriate for the rest of the experience.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Creative Cuisine
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on March 31, 2017

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.

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vip
 (Portland)·Dined on March 28, 2017

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!

Tags: Good for a Date, Business Meals, Tasting Menu
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on March 25, 2017

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!!

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on March 24, 2017

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.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Notable Wine List
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on March 22, 2017

Good modern Asian food. Ample portions that are affordable, but with just the right amount of exclusiveness. Excellent service. Just an overall pleasurable experience and I highly recommend the restaurant.

Tags: Comfort Food, Business Meals, Creative Cuisine, Good for Anniversaries, Healthy, Good for Groups, Romantic, Quiet Conversation, Casual, Worth the Drive, Late-night Find, Spicy, Authentic, Outstanding Value, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion
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