Tula's Restaurant & Bar

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$30 and under
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Contemporary American
A Little Washington favorite among locals and visitors alike, Tula's Restaurant and Bar is an Open Table Diners' Choice Winner. Tula's dishes are created with a Southern American influence, featuring daily fresh oysters on the half shell and fresh seafood. Our cuisine pairs well with a variety of select local beers and wines. We are open for Lunch, Dinner and Sunday Brunch. Come visit us today!
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B
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Polite, unobtrusive service and great food.
Light Bloody Mary is outstanding.

LI
Washington DC
50 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience5

As a.ways the meal was delicious. The peanut soup, quite honestly, was about the best soup I have ever eaten. I considered cancelling my entree and just having more peanut soup, but nutritional,y that probably wouldn’t have been well balanced. Alternatively, I considered having peanut soup for dessert, but alas I was too full for even a cup after my huge crab cake and salad. As always the service was attentive and the restaurant quiet so it was easy to talk.

L
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Although the lunch menu is quite limited, my pumpkin soup and house salad were delicious. It would be nice to have a seafood option. Sadly, to me the peach pie was closer to grocery store quality. The noise level was low and the setting quite attractive and comfortable.

CC
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We recently enjoyed a pre-show dinner at Tula's and they helpfully adjusted to our late arrival and the need to finish in time for the show. The food was excellent and the prices reasonable. We would definitely dine there again.

J
Washington DC
23 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent! Every time we go to Tula's we leave satisfied and happy we chose to eat there. A great place to eat before a performance at the Theater in Little Washingtion.

KH
1 review
Dined on October 11, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

This is the second time we've dined here in different visits to Little Washington from our home in the Northwest. Food variety and quality is great. I still want to know how they turn those avocados into rosettes to top the crab cakes

b
Richmond
2 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Stopped by the night before our visit to The Inn at Little Washington. There aren’t very many options in the area, but regardless Tula’s was delicious and the portions were large.

We did a mussels special which was the best I’ve had in a couple of years. We then shared the scallops and shrimp with gnocchi. The last dish was our least favorite, but regardless still very good!

PJ
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on September 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food, great service, very friendly. Casual atmosphere.

TR
Birmingham
30 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Lovely dinner on the patio on a beautiful evening! Wedge and house salads were delicious. Crab cake was big and full of crab! The owners were delightful and engaged with guests. It was a lovely evening!

M
Raleigh
7 reviews
Dined on August 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What a hidden gem. Food and Service were excellent and while the menu is not deep, it had a reasonable variety. We will definitely visit again in the future.

BM
1 review
Dined on August 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Tula's was a wonderful experience. The food was very good and the atmosphere was really cute. I would highly recommend it.

SN
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We always enjoy our meals at Tula’s. Very pleased as always!

BP
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great burger and watermelon salad was outstanding. Large enough to share. Sat outside on patio. Little Washington is a quiet get away. Tula’s is always good.

JM
1 review
Dined on July 13, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience3

It was nice to find an actually "nice" restaurant sort of in the boonies. The food was great!

OT
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on June 16, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience4

The food was delicious but the service was not very attentive. And there weren’t that many of us in the dining room, so I’m not sure why we didn’t see our server more often. When I got up to get more toast, another patron got up as well to get more of something that needed. Bummer since I really enjoyed the food. I’ll go back to give them another shot...maybe they were short-staffed...but I do hope to have better service next time.

a
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on June 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

great food, creative, loved the pork and fig plate, and pimento cheese sandwich, great wine list also

LI
Washington DC
51 reviews
Dined on May 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent dinner with very attentive and pleasant service. The crab cake was delicious and my husband’s hamburger was cooked exactly as he wanted it. We were very pleased.

l
Washington DC
14 reviews
Dined on May 4, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful outdoor patio - fabulous atmosphere, dog friendly. Loved, loved loved our dinner here.

J
Washington DC
45 reviews
Dined on April 12, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Night before dinner at the Inn at Little Washington. Obviously different category but nonetheless excellent. Thoughtful menu, reasonable corkage fee, altogether nice evening. Highly recommended.

GH
Washington DC
41 reviews
Dined on March 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was fresh and delicious. Scallops with chipolte sauce was amazing! My wife had the chicken sandwich and she said it was fabulous too. Nice wine list too.

BP
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Second trip to Tula’s. Outstanding as expected. Crab cake is best anywhere and the caeser salad is easily shareable. Nice wine selection too. Looking forward to their patio dining this Sloan’s summer.

PB
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience2

The space tended to echo with noise and I was surprised by the total lack of ambiance in the dinning room, no pictures or artwork and zero textiles to absorb the noises from kitchen and other diners. Really surprising given the fact they have been there quite a while now.

BD
Washington DC
11 reviews
Dined on January 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our group had a great dinner at Tula's. Food was excellent, variety to suit everyone's tastes, great service. Highly recommended.

b
Washington DC
11 reviews
Dined on January 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Special - shrimp and grits was outstanding
It took a little while to get our food but it was worth it
Great beer selection
Service was personable and high quality

OT
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on January 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The owners, wait staff and chefs were amazing. If you are in Washington Virginia don’t miss this treat!

BP
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on January 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Outstanding meal, swordfish and crab cake. The Caesar salad was large enough for two. Reasonably priced, attentive service. We will definitely be b@ck.

KT
1 review
Dined on January 4, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We greatly enjoyed our quick dinner at Tula's before the movie on Friday evening. The service was great and the burgers and barbque were quite good. The fries are outstanding.

Z
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on December 29, 2018
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Quite good

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MB
1 review
Dined on November 26, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of the best lunches I ever had. Very relaxing. Outstanding food and service. Will be back often.

s
Philadelphia
14 reviews
Dined on November 23, 2018
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Very good customer service on a busy Friday night. Service was very good, made great recommendations for the food on the menu. overall, good experience.

KK
1 review
Dined on November 19, 2018
Overall1food1service1ambience1

We were very disappointed with our experience. The food was high priced but was awful. We heard the chef yell at waitresses. My crab cake wasn't fully cooked and my bun was burnt. My husband's pasta was oily.

G
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on November 17, 2018
Overall3food4service2ambience3

The quality of the food far exceeds the service. I have dined here many times, this was perhaps my last. The straw that broke the camels back was when I tried to flag down a server and the young lady in the open kitchen saw me, waved and grinned, and went back to work without asking a server to check in with our table. This stick in the eye was not appreciated. There were other failures of service but this was really over the top.

J
Washington DC
24 reviews
Dined on November 17, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent menu choices, well prepared and presented. Service was outstanding.

JJ
Baltimore
6 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was excellent! Quite a very nice find and great experience! Would highly recommend!

T
Washington DC
16 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2018
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Wonderful birthday dinner. Good selection of wines to chose from. Excellent tasting and creative meal. This was our second visit...we look forward to our next one.

HG
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on September 7, 2018
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We needed a bite on friday noght, after driving out from DC. We have been to Tula’s Many times, but this meal was the best we have had in quite a while. Crab cake on a green salad was just the right amount of food without seeming heavy. Very tasty. My husband had the pulled pork and go sandwich, and gave it good marks. Keep it up!!

j
Richmond
6 reviews
Dined on August 3, 2018
Overall4food4service3ambience4

We enjoyed our visit to Tula's. We were looking for a place to have a casual dinner, and it was recommended to us by the owner of the B&B we were staying at in town. Tula's definitely has a strong bar scene. We went on a Friday evening and the bar area was very crowded. The owner of the B&B said it is definitely a favorite hangout of locals. We were seated in the main dining area which was less crowded and quiet. I enjoyed the pork and fig sandwich. The fig chutney was very sticky on my fingers, but the sandwich was just yummy. My husband enjoyed the pimento cheese dip and a wedge salad. Our server was good and made sure we were properly attended to. I would recommend Tula's for a good, casual meal if you are in town.

CV
Central Coast
3 reviews
Dined on August 3, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our first-time visit to Tula's revealed a charming restaurant with some of the best food we've ever enjoyed anywhere! The staff was gracious and efficient, the entire experience wonderful!

DC
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on July 7, 2018
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Good and casual

DA
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on June 30, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a wonderful time at Tula's. It was a special occasion for my wife and I, and the staff was incredibly helpful in working with me beforehand to make everything just right. The food was terrific and the service was first-rate. I will definitely stop there again when I'm in town.