The Source by Wolfgang Puck

4.7
3456 reviews
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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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New England
3 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and attention to details. All duck for two was amazing.

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New York Area
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Delicious food. The scallion bread is addictive. Great service by our server, Erica. Drinks were excellent, including mocktails, which is remarkable.

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DD
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 5

We love the Source and have been a few times. The appetizers were all great if a bit spicy, except for the sushi which was not at all. The soup and dumplings were great but a bit too spicy! The disappointment was the flounder. Because of the spiciness of the appetizers, we asked for the chili sauce to be separate from the fish and the fish was bland and tasteless. The carrot cake was good.

We love the service. It is always excellent!

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T
Washington DC
21 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 3

It was fine but nothing special.

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PZ
Washington DC
11 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

OUTSTANDING IN ALL THE ASPECTS!!GREAT FOOD!! Our server was Amazing, friendly and not intrusive at all. Will definitely come back. We loved the Ambiance. Only one little thing that they have to fix, one of the faucets in the bathrooms, too close to the sink, you cannot wash your hands easily, but still 5 starts overall...

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Philadelphia
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Stellar as always. One of our top favorite places in DC

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EL
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on January 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The Tiger Prawn and Pork dumplings, along with the chicken wontons are incredible. The Duck is the best you can get in DC. Chicken and Salmon main courses are incredible. Get the Green Tea cake for dessert -- amazing!

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EP
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on January 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We were thrilled with our dinner at The Source. The servers were knowledgeable and attentive but never intrusive, and the manager made us feel welcome.

The food was amazing and featured locally sourced ingredients and complex flavorings that were delicious and surprising in the best possible way. The tuna tartar appetizer is a favorite, and the side dish of shaved celery root eats like a savory noodle.

The chili oil founder was tender and perfectly executed.

I can’t say enough good things about the Pei Pa duck.

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OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on January 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The Peking duck is outstanding!

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Miami
5 reviews
Dined on January 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Remarkable mix of foods would never expect to see together. Truly creative. Every course was outstanding.

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Baltimore
24 reviews
Dined on January 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outstanding service, superb menu, and beautiful ambience. Truly fine dining. Potstickers are to die for!

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L
Washington DC
17 reviews
Dined on January 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food with great service. Had the the duck and it was fabulous.

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J
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on January 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Good for any occasion! Great food. Small menu though.

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RB
Las Vegas
9 reviews
Dined on January 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was delicious and the staff was outstanding. We will definitely be back

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EM
Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Always a great place - the team there is so nice and they do an amazing job!!!

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Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Absolutely lovely take on dim sum. Totally worth it.

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PL
New England
4 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food and service were fantastic!

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M
1 review
Dined on December 28, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 4

Was a great dining experience. Excellent service and yummy food and drink! Everyone cleared their plates. Yum!

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New Orleans
2 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Family dining out while visiting DC. The bronzino was excellent. Would definitely go back again.

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SP
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on December 27, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

The food was tasty, presentation creative and value excellent, but my friend's birthday went unrecognized.

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OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on December 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

loved the duck special. spectacular!

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KH
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on December 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a delicious seven course meal with wine paring. Everything was wonderful!

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TR
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on December 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Christmas cheer with friends!

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BJ
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on December 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great environment. Executive Chief Russell came over to the table and introduced himself.

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KG
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on December 15, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 3

Service was excellent. Food was okay. Location is less than desirable.

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T
Washington DC
69 reviews
Dined on December 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Beautifully seasoned food! Shrimp dumins were just perfect. The branzino was cooked to perfection and the sauce it came with was just the right amount of sweet and salty. My friend also had the beef noodle soup and said, he could eat it all day every day.

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n
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on December 9, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

The service was great. My duck dish was good, but I wish the duck would have been warmer. It was kind of cold. Other than that, the rest of the party had a great time. We enjoyed the desserts!!!

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AB
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on December 8, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 4

For a dim sum experience I missed the steaming hot small plates. What’s going on tonight oh yeah but Marty

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t
Washington DC
68 reviews
Dined on December 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Landed here for happy hour before an evening tour of the DC Monuments and boy are we glad we did! The Source did not disappoint. We feasted on bites from the bar instead of our planned big meal and everything was delish. We had the crab and lobster spring rolls, vegetable dumplings, beef dumplings and fried rice and everything was so flavorful, perfectly prepared and beautifully presented.

We can't wait to come back for the full dining experience. (We peeked upstairs at the dining room and it is so elegant and inviting!)

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OT
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on December 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful meal and a great location. Easy to find!

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Washington DC
20 reviews
Dined on December 1, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

The tuna tartare taste a bit too fishy, and that's not the first time it's come out that way, so I would recommend avoiding that dish. As is usual with restaurants like this, it's gone downhill from when it first opened. It's decent food, but not always consistent and not quite worth the price that's charged. Downstairs lounge is kind of nice, but the upstairs is a bit staid and boring.

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p
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on December 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The duck for 2 was almost an emotional experience, it was so good.

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OT
1 review
Dined on November 30, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 4ambience 4

Food was bland, portions were small and underwhelming. Staff was nice and interior is cool but would not return.

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JP
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on November 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Work dinner

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London
1 review
Dined on November 24, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Food was great, our server Sean provided excellent service. We had a wonderful time.

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Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on November 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We went to celebrate our anniversary and had a wonderful time! The food was out of this world, and they added a number of personal touches to acknowledge our special occasion. Our server was so helpful and friendly and the ambience is great. Would go there again anytime!

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SD
1 review
Dined on November 18, 2018
Overall 1food 2service 1ambience 4

1:15 minutes until I receive my order and drink. Food was over priced. Not guided by the waiter that I needed to order sides separately. After my entree arrived, I was told rice was part of the meal, after another 15 min...

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A
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on November 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

This was the best meal I've had through Open Table in the last few years. My friend and I had trouble choosing among all the selections on the menu. The two main courses we shared, pork chop and halibut, were delicious - and unusual combinations of flavors and colors.

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k
Phoenix
95 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

Visiting and was looking for a nice meal out and intrigued to try a Wolfgang Puck restaurant that wasn’t in an airport. We were very excited to have Peking Duck again too. It did not disappoint, the Japanese steamed buns definitely beat the usual Chinese pancakes served with it. Stir fry course could have used more Bok choy. Enjoyed the atmosphere, but there wasn’t much about our experience that would encourage us to return, even if we lived in DC.

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OT
1 review
Dined on November 10, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 4

Umbiance is very nice. Hostess staff were very pleasant and super accommodating. The duck for two was amazing!! The food overall was ok but overpriced. Our waiter Sean provided excellent service!

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