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The Source by Wolfgang Puck

4.6
3303 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Asian
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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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Cuisines
Asian, Chinese, Dim Sum
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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
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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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Catering
For catering information, please contact Catering Sales Manager Mark Borghetti at (202)-637-6106 or source.events@wolfgangpuck.com. Thank you!
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Neighborhood
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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 source.events@wolfgangpuck.com. Thank you!
Additional
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 3303 People Are Saying
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4.6based on recent ratings
4.6
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4.6
service
4.4
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4.1
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93% of people would recommend it to a friend
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5.0Dined on January 12, 2010

We found the staff very knowledgeable and eager to be of assistance in making choices among possible selections. The menu is original and not overwhelming, which makes it easy to find items of interest that are somewhat out of mundane. In this case the squash soup appetizer, lamb chops, and sorbets were superb. Other choices were very good as well, but not quite as memorable. The prices are high enough to limit this to a special occasion site for us where we can expect to well served with a variety of choices that will make add to the occasion.

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5.0Dined on January 11, 2010

We were there for lunch on a quiet day, and thoroughly enjoyed the food, the friendly service, and the spacious atmosphere.

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5.0Dined on January 9, 2010

The Source is a winner. This was our second visit. The place is hopping and the food is excellent.

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5.0Dined on January 9, 2010

We loved The Source. The Newseum is great, too!

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5.0Dined on January 9, 2010

The Source provided the perfect combination of good food and a comfortable, trendy atmosphere. The tuna tartare was delicious and I also enjoyed the homemade cookies for dessert. This trendy restaurant is a MUST for special occasions!

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3.0Dined on January 8, 2010

The food from the prix fixe lunch menu was nice, but not overly memorable.

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4.0Dined on January 2, 2010

The restaurant was nice and the food was EXCELLENT! I would definite recommend this restaurant to friends. I will also be back to dine at the source!

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5.0Dined on January 2, 2010

Dinner was amazing! Classic Rock in the dining room didn't match atmosphere and decor (and it was a bit loud), but the attentive service and incredible food made it not matter. (just an observation)

Highly recommend it and will be visiting often.

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2.0Dined on January 2, 2010

The Washingtonian rates The Source as the #3 restaurant in the city, but I don't buy it. The food is good, but not great and the noise level is so loud there's no possible way to carry on a conversation. The restaurant charges like it's one of the top restaurants in the city though, but it's definitely not worth the price of admission. I've eaten at The Source a few times now and feel no need to ever return.

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3.0Dined on January 2, 2010

While the food was good, the servings were small. You are paying for the ambiance and Wolfgang Puck's celebrity. The chocolate souffle was the stand-out.

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5.0Dined on January 1, 2010

We had dinner on New Year's Day evening - so downtown D.C. and The Source were almost deserted. We ate upstairs but the downstairs lounge/bar has a nice vibe too. The food was terrific! Four of us ordered a variety of appetizers to share as well as entrees and a couple of deserts. Everything was good. I would definitely go again.

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2.0Dined on December 31, 2009

Service was good, food was okay. Spent over $300 for tasting menu and wine and left feeling somewhat hungry. Portions were very small. We were also ushered through our meal very quickly. We will probably not go back.

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2.0Dined on December 29, 2009

Food portions were very tiny compared to the large prices you paid. The restaurant presents a very minimilast approach towards the food, and decor. The unusual aspect of the entire evening, for such a high end fancy restaurant they played top 40 music throughout, it just didnt fit.

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5.0Dined on December 29, 2009

We had a fabulous dinner at The Source. While a little pricy, the food was well worth it! The service was great and we would definitely go back again!!

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5.0Dined on December 28, 2009

The dining experience was excellent. Our waiter was very good and very pleasant without being pushy.
Even the valet parking guy was most helpful and nice.
Dr. Jocelyn Hicks

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5.0Dined on December 28, 2009

Elegant dining with a creative menu

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2.0Dined on December 26, 2009

Unfortunately.... over rated and high priced. The main courses were not particularly appealing so we tried combos of appetizers as main courses. Squash soup was a good bet..but others were just fair. Dumplings lacked flavor and the crab cakes had more filling than crab.
Chicken salad was your everyday chain variety. Dessert was also disappointing. With indifferent service and high prices, you can do much better in DC. Other than lending his name, Wolfgang seemed to have checked out.

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5.0Dined on December 24, 2009

Fantastic! We had the special Christmas Eve menu, and everything was served family style for our party of five. It even lived up to the expectations of two guests from NYC who are serious foodies. Moreover, the service matched the food.

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5.0Dined on December 24, 2009

Best food I've eaten in DC in a long time.

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5.0Dined on December 24, 2009

The Christmas Eve "family style" Chinese banquet was one of the best meals we have had in Washington. A wonderful variety of dishes with superb sauces. And the service was excellent. A great introduction to a great restaurant.

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5.0Dined on December 24, 2009

Some of the best food I have ever eaten!

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5.0Dined on December 23, 2009

Fantastic food and great service. The cocktails are very good. The only complaint we have is that later in the evening, the upstairs dining room empties out and you can hear the music from the bar and the music in the restaurant (different songs) at the same time. It's a little annoying.

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4.0Dined on December 22, 2009

We gave the service only three stars as th waiter neglected to inform us of the dinner specials. Other wise, the service was very good.

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4.0Dined on December 18, 2009

Everything was very good, but bring an extra arm and leg because that is what it will cost you.

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5.0Dined on December 18, 2009

waiter was great, food delicious

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4.0Dined on December 15, 2009

Have only eaten at restaurant for lunch and it was terrific

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4.0Dined on December 15, 2009

The Source is delicious with entrees that have multiple layers of flavors. Consistently very good.

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5.0Dined on December 14, 2009

Great service and wine list. Food is consistently good!

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2.0Dined on December 12, 2009

They ran out of the "evening special" , a lobster, before 8pm, which is what I had wanted. The service was not good, I'd try it again though, the food was good!

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2.0Dined on December 12, 2009

I had the scallops which were could to perfection but the peanut coconutsauce had zero flavor. We also had the warm chocolate cake,which was basically a lava cake that I have eaten with my grandmother at Applebee's. My husband had the porkchop which was delicious and cooked perfectly. The drunken noodles were good. The suckling pig appetizer was bland. We had to constantly flag down our waiter to refill our water and get drinks. We had been looking forward to eating at "the source" but were overall disappointed.

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4.0Dined on December 12, 2009

If you can deal with a large number of intoxicated and loud women screaming, yelling and cackling after one too many martinis, you can enjoy some pretty good asian fusion food. It's likely, however, that you will be able to find comparable dumplings and entrees at a nice chinese restaurant. The porkbelly dumpling were quite good, as were the organic chicken dumplings, though the latter were a bit heavy on the salt. The pork chop was cooked medium-rare, which was fine, but others should be aware. The whole sea bass was crispy and crunchy, and served with two types of sauce, but at $40, I couldn't help thinking that I wasn't getting my money's worth. Felt like I was paying a huge premium for the outstanding service, not the food.

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4.0Dined on December 12, 2009

excellent experience and the food was excellent. Highly recommended

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5.0Dined on December 7, 2009

Good food served in a friendly and interesting way. Excellent choice for lunch or dinner if you are downtown.

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4.0Dined on December 5, 2009

Excellent food and service and very accommodating to special requests. Somewhat pricey but the food was definitely worth it. Very vibrant but, for the 50+ crowd, the noise level was probably a little high. I suspect the same may be said for a romantic night out....unless the couple just want fabulous food and to stare into each other's eyes without talking. Definitely worth a visit.

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5.0Dined on December 4, 2009

Worth the money! We waited for our appetizer (not that we noticed) and the chef sent out a "taste" for us while we waited. That was unexpected and very much appreciated. The food was beyond wonderful. An overall great experience.

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4.0Dined on December 1, 2009

Pros and cons, but overall very good. As our table was right next to the stairs leading to the noisy bar, I had trouble hearing the server when he spoke. Service was slightly slow at first, as they were quite busy, but after that it picked up nicely. I wished they'd had vegetarian items actually on the menu, but instead one had to ask. The veg appetizers -vegetables in sesame miso cones - were full of flavor. However, I was glad that I eat seafood occasionally because the veg. special(rice with vegetables)sounded unimaginative and blah, not what one would hope for at such a spot. I had the Assam Prawns which were delicious, though kind of lukewarm. I really liked the ambience and the lighting - soft but not too dark. V. nice wines as well.

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3.0Dined on November 28, 2009

Food was nothing special....the food is not worth the price tag. the service was slow, and the restuarant wasn't even full. they brought the wrong dessert.

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3.0Dined on November 28, 2009

The service, presentation, wine list, and the ambiance were wonderful but the flavor was a letdown. It was inferior to the quality I experienced in May, 2009. It was still very good but that is a downgrade from my earlier rating.

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3.0Dined on November 28, 2009

Pretentious with rather slow and robotic service

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5.0Dined on November 24, 2009

I've been to The Source a few times and the food is always as good as the last time I was there. I tend to go for the price fixed lunch because I like the quality and quantity of food for the price.

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