The Source by Wolfgang Puck

4.7
3367 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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Mon - Fri 5:30PM - 5:30PM

What 3367 People Are Saying
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4.6
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3.0Dined a day ago

The food was nothing special, not the flavorful experience I had expected. Was also disappointed they didn’t participate in restaurant week so I could try a variety of offerings.

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5.0Dined 4 days ago

Duck special. Service friendly and efficient.

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5.0Dined 5 days ago

Excellent food and service. Would definitely return!

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4.0Dined 7 days ago

Amazing food. Only reason I have it less than five star is that it wasn’t kid friendly. I only knew what might be available by looking at another table with children.

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5.0Dined on August 7, 2018

Juan is an amazing server! Every time I come visit DC, he remembers my preferences, and is very personable!

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3.0Dined on August 4, 2018

Overall not bad but wouldn’t rush back. Feels like they are doing you a favor by letting you in the restaurant. Place was understaffed for Saturday Dim Sum and good was good nothing exceptional but good. Portions are small even for Dim Sum and no atmosphere at all

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5.0Dined on August 2, 2018

Was in town on a business trip and made reservations at this restaurant. The food was delicious. Great presentation. The staff was very pleasant and attentive. Would definitely eat there again.

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5.0Dined on July 31, 2018

Exceptional service from Jorge and the tasting menu was diverse and wonderful.

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5.0Dined on July 28, 2018

This is one of our favorite restaurants in DC. The food is expextacular , innovate and delicious , and the service is the best Highly recommend it

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5.0Dined on July 27, 2018

Best meal I have ever had!!!
We did the 7 course tasting meal.
Unbelievably good. A must do!!!

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5.0Dined on July 27, 2018

Anton was great, good food, good folks. They have a great special at lunch to include tickets to the Newseum which was an excellent value.

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5.0Dined on July 26, 2018

The Source was recommended to me by a friend who called it "one of the best dining experiences in her life." The food was inventive delicious Asian fusion and while my fellow Midwestern diners were a bit cautious about the choices, there wasn't any food left at the end of the meal. The wine list was sufficient to provide some great pairings. Service was attentive without being intrusive. Chef Russell Smith's hospitality make The Source an outstanding dining choice in DC and I look forward to dining there again.

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4.0Dined on July 25, 2018

Excellent food and service but very noisy

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4.0Dined on July 21, 2018

Amazing food as always! The Source never disappoints. A must if you're in the DC area.

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2.0Dined on July 17, 2018

Full atmosphere. Expensive yet unimpressive wine list. Food no better than Average with only one of four starters the Tuna tartar being truely innovative.

Service very unremarkable

Average meal at best

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5.0Dined on July 14, 2018

We haven't been to the Source for a few years. We always enjoyed the food and the ambience, but it's gotten even better over time. The modern décor is exciting, the service was excellent, and the food was first rate. We ordered 6 appetizers and 2 sides for three people (we didn't order any main courses), and there was plenty of food to take home at the end. Everything was superb except the scallion pancakes, which could have used more spices. We particularly enjoyed the lobster and beet dumplings, the drunken noodles, the stir-fried mushrooms, and the spicy tuna tartar cones, all of which were outstanding.

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5.0Dined on July 13, 2018

The food was just delicious.
It was a really fine meal from start to finish with gracious service.

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5.0Dined on July 13, 2018

As always, The Source never fails to disappoint. The food is amazing and the staff is wonderful.

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5.0Dined on July 12, 2018

It was good.

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5.0Dined on July 12, 2018

Great service! Amazing food!

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4.0Dined on July 6, 2018

This restaurant is next to the Newseum. It has modern decor. Business casual attire is recommended but most tourists who were there did not adhere to that. Service was superb. We had 2 vegetarian appetizers: pot stickers and scallion bread which were excellent and innovative. For some reason, had chirashi as main course which was dumb. It was good but there’s not much room to innovate there. I did taste someone else’s vegetarian fried rice and it was good with authentic SE Asian flavor (no mistaking it if you know what I mean). The wine list was good but price was too premium compared to other comparable restaurants.

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5.0Dined on July 6, 2018

Delicious Wolfgang Puck restaurant. Beautifully prepared Asian food. Lots of flavor. The soft shell crab sandwich was so good and the dumplings - yummy! Probably one of the best so far on our holiday. Will go again definitely and for lunch you can get tickets to the Newseum which is so interesting. A nice afternoon in DC.

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4.0Dined on July 5, 2018

Good experience as usual.

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5.0Dined on June 30, 2018

Very excellent food, service from start to ending. Wolfgang Puck The Source is a great place you will return, we did!*

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5.0Dined on June 26, 2018

The Source has once again changed its menu and it is definitely a HUGE improvement. I LOVE LOVE LOVED it when it first opened - the original menu was DIVINE! Then someone wrote an article about restaurants that hadn't changed their flavor over a period of time and the menu was adjusted, to the disappointment of my friends and I who frequented the place on am almost weekly basis. We knew the hosts, servers and bartenders very well until the menu change. Now it is BACK and better than ever. Great job Wolfgang Puck! LOVE IT!

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4.0Dined on June 22, 2018

Nice bar experience while waiting for our table, Sean was our bar server. Dinner was quite good with superb service.

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2.0Dined on June 22, 2018

The air vent was blowing on us constantly, and we were freezing. We asked the waitstaff to take care of the issue, but they responded that it was a central air issue. They should have offered to move us to a different table—instead we ate and got out of there as soon as possible.

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3.0Dined on June 20, 2018

Food was impressive however a bit on the salty side. Service was good.

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4.0Dined on June 17, 2018

Our server Jorge did a wonderful job: cheerful, solicitous and efficient. And with a good sense of humor as well!

Would also like to note Mohammed who has served us in the past and has always been polite, attentive and friendly.

Overall, really appreciated the care taken to help us celebrate my niece's graduation from High School.

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5.0Dined on June 16, 2018

This place is nothing short of amazing! The service was absolutely phenomenal. I went home thinking about the entire ambiance. Thank you!

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5.0Dined on June 15, 2018

Love this place. Great staff, amazing ambiance and the food is beyond stellar!!!!!!

Thank you!

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5.0Dined on June 13, 2018

It was a birthday dinner and it was perfect setting for the occasion.

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5.0Dined on June 8, 2018

Extraordinary cuisine and superb service.

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5.0Dined on June 7, 2018

What a great find! I googled “best carrot cake in DC” because we were celebrating my son’s girlfriend’s birthday and she loves carrot cake. Boy were we in for a treat! Not only the best carrot cake ever, but the food was amazing and our server Anton was extremely helpful with the menu and a delight to chat with! Will most certainly return!

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5.0Dined on June 7, 2018

Birthday, its so expensive.
Plus the ploy of offering “3” appetizers ensures One had to pay more for the 4th...

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5.0Dined on June 5, 2018

Wonderful menu, great service. Always a favorite. Hoping to visit again soon.

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5.0Dined on May 27, 2018

Amazing menu, service and quality from start to finish.

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5.0Dined on May 26, 2018

Best dim sum anywhere!!! Imaginative, tasty and lovely to look at and eat.

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5.0Dined on May 25, 2018

my one word for this restaurant is: civilized. You system wants me to write more. I thought in this case, less was more.

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5.0Dined on May 25, 2018

We thoroughly enjoyed The Source. The entire staff was extremely attentive, polite, and knowledgeable. Chef Russell's creations were outstanding!! It was our anniversary and no detail was left undone. We highly recommend that if you get the chance to visit DC that you do not pass up the opportunity to dine at this outstanding establishment.

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