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Ulah Bistro

3.7
3.7
1077 Reviews
$30 and under
Contemporary American

Ulah Bistro will tantalize your taste buds with delectable American cuisine, such as fresh brick oven pizza, at our bistro in Washington DC. Ulah Bistro offers a wide variety of modern American cuisine for both dine-in and take out. Our experienced chefs prepare all of our foods fresh daily, and we utilize more than 20 years of experience to bring you delicious food, excellent service, and a good time! Ulah Bistro is pleased to announce our restaurant policy. Parties of six or more, one large check that may be split up over six different credit cards or cash payments. Parties of six or more, we will hold a table for no more than 20 minutes past your reservation time. The majority of the group must be present in order to be seated. Walk-ins are always welcome. We have two excellent bars for waiting and for full service dinner. We seat complete parties on the first come first serve basis.

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Menu

Small Plates

  • Asian Pear Crostini$11.00

    Brie cheese, baguette,honey truffle oil, micro-greens

    • Fruit and Cheese Plate

      Served with tasty accompaniments; choice of:

      • 3 Cheeses$12.00
      • 5 Cheeses$17.00
    • Crab & Artichoke Dip$10.00

      Served with wood-fired flatbread

      • Steamed Mussels$11.00

        Lobster butter, charred corn, dill, wood-fired flatbread

        • Flash Fried Calamari$10.00

          Flash fried calamari, marinara

          • Bistro Wings$10.00

            Choice of buffalo or traditional bbq served with traditional accompaniments

            • Smoked Gouda Mac N ' Cheese$9.00

              Aged smoked gouda & parmesan cheese, orecchiette pasta, served with homemade cornbread

              • Charred Octopus$14.00

                Cannellini beans, olives, caper emulsion

                • Ahi Tuna Tartare$14.00

                  Avocado, orange-sesame dressing, wasabi aioli

                  Soups & Salads

                  • Soup of the Day$7.00

                    Please ask your server

                    • French Onion Soup$7.00

                      Gratineè with gruyere cheese

                      • Bistro House Salad$8.00

                        Field greens, romaine, candied walnuts, cucumber, tomato, corn, sherry-shallot vinaigrette

                        • Roasted Beet Salad$10.00

                          Mixed greens, roasted beets, pistachios, bleu cheese crumbles, cumin vinaigrette

                          • Ahi Tuna Salad$14.00

                            Seared rare sesame tuna, red vine-ripe tomatoes, roasted red beets, string beans, cucumber, field greens, frisée, orange-sesame ginger dressing vinaigrette

                            • Classic Caesar Salad$10.00

                              Crisp romaine, shaved parmesan, croutons caesar dressing.

                              • Wood-Fired Chicken Cobb Salad$12.00

                                Grilled chicken, hard-boiled egg, tomato, bacon, gorgonzola, scallion, avocado, buttermilk dressing

                                • Grilled Seafood Salad$15.00

                                  Boston lettuce, calamari, scallops, shrimp, octopus, cilantro, avocado, lemon paprika vinaigrette

                                  Sandwiches

                                  Choice of bistro fries, petit salad, duck fat fries add $2

                                  • Bistro Burger$12.00

                                    Half pound ground beef, leaf lettuce, tomato, brioche bun

                                    • Grilled Vegetable$11.00

                                      Portobello mushroom, grilled onion, zucchini squash, roasted red bell pepper, parmesan, pesto, ciabatta bread

                                      • Buttermilk Fried Chicken$12.00

                                        Fried chicken thigh, corn aioli, chow chow, pickled jalapenos, lettuce, tomato, mini-challah

                                        • Salmon Blt$14.00

                                          Grilled atlantic salmon filet, bacon, lettuce, tomato, caper aioli, pumpernickel bread

                                          • Ulah Grilled Cheese$14.00

                                            Braised short ribs, caramelized onions, goat cheese, texas toast

                                            • Grilled Steak$15.00

                                              6 oz. N.y. Strip, leaf lettuce, tomato, port wine red onion, horseradish cream sauce,french baguette

                                              • Crab Cake$15.00

                                                Jumbo lump crab cake, leaf lettuce, tomato, old bay aioli, brioche bun

                                                • California Chicken$12.00

                                                  Grilled chicken, bacon, fresh avocado, alfalfa sprouts, mayo, pepperjack, ciabatta bread

                                                  • Turkey Burger$10.00

                                                    Ground turkey, cranberry mayo, leaf lettuce, tomato, brioche bun

                                                    • Fish Tacos$14.00

                                                      Grilled fresh mani-mahi, pico de gallo, guacamole, flour tortilla served with 3 tacos.

                                                      • Pulled-Pork Bbq$13.00

                                                        Slow-cooked pork shoulder,house-made bbq sauce, coleslaw

                                                        Entrees

                                                        • Fish of the Day

                                                          • Market Price
                                                        • Jumbo Crab Cakes$24.00

                                                          Fingerling potato and roasted pepper hash, braised collared greens with bacon, creole mustard sauce

                                                          • Seafood Linguine$23.00

                                                            Shrimp, mussels, scallops, calamari, octopus, pesto sauce

                                                            • Bistro Steak & Frites$26.00

                                                              10 oz. N.y. Strip, bone marrow au jus, red onion and green salad, duck fat fries

                                                              • Braised Lamb Fettuccini$23.00

                                                                Tender lamb shank, glazed root vegetables, port wine sauce, shaved parmesan, cherry tomatoes

                                                                • Pan-Roasted Fresh Salmon$22.00

                                                                  Sundried tomato polenta, lemon caper sauce, broccolini

                                                                  • Sesame Tuna$26.00

                                                                    Sesame crusted and seared rare, vegetable stir-fry, soy ginger glaze

                                                                    • Kansas City Style Baby Back Ribs$22.00

                                                                      House-made bbq sauce, southern potato salad, coleslaw

                                                                      • Short Ribs Papardelle$21.00

                                                                        Boneless beef short ribs, sweet peas, cherry tomato, short ribs ragut sauce

                                                                        • Blackened Sea Scallops$23.00

                                                                          Crayfish jambalaya, andouille sausage, roasted tomato butter sauce

                                                                          • Airline Chicken$19.00

                                                                            Warm couscous salad, braised cipollini onions, fig balsamic reduction

                                                                            Pizza From the Wood - Burning Oven

                                                                            • Margharita$12.00

                                                                              Fresh mozzarella, tomatoes, fresh basil

                                                                              • Ulah$15.00

                                                                                Tomatoes, olive oil, garlic, fresh basil, lump crab meat, shaved parmesan, marinara

                                                                                • Mediterranean$13.00

                                                                                  Roasted summer vegetables, artichokes, chickpeas, pesto sauce, feta cheese

                                                                                  • Roasted Pork Belly$15.00

                                                                                    Caramelized onions, gorgonzola, fig conserva, arugula, orange chili oil

                                                                                    • Wild Mushroom Pizza$13.00

                                                                                      Wild mushrooms, smoked scamorza, caramelized onions, herbs

                                                                                      • Carnivale$14.00

                                                                                        Prosciutto, sundried tomatoes, fresh basil, mozzarella, shaved parmesan

                                                                                        • Pepperoni$13.00

                                                                                          Marinara, fresh mozzarella, calabrian oregano

                                                                                          • Build Your Own$10.00

                                                                                            Choose your base: garlic and oil, marinara. Toppings: pepperoni, prosciutto, sausage, bacon, chicken, anchovies, gorgonzola, feta, shaved parmesan, mozzarella, red onions, red or green bell peppers, roasted red peppers, vine-ripe or sun-dried tomatoes, sautéed spinach, kalamata olives, mushrooms, artichokes, pineapple, fresh basil

                                                                                            Sides

                                                                                            Additional sauce or dressing $0.50

                                                                                            • Duck Fat Fries$7.00

                                                                                              Toasted in garlic, served with garlic aioli

                                                                                              • Seasonal Vegetables$6.00

                                                                                                Chef's inspiration from the farmer's market

                                                                                                • Petit House Salad$4.00

                                                                                                  • Petit Caesar Salad$4.00

                                                                                                    • Olive Oil Braised Spinach$6.00

                                                                                                      Golden raisins, toasted hazelnuts

                                                                                                      • Southern Potato Salad$4.00

                                                                                                        Last updated: April 26, 2019

                                                                                                        What 1,077 people are saying

                                                                                                        Overall ratings and reviews

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                                                                                                        3.7
                                                                                                        3.7 based on all time ratings
                                                                                                        • 3.8Food
                                                                                                        • 3.5Service
                                                                                                        • 3.6Ambience

                                                                                                        NoiseModerate

                                                                                                        91% of people would recommend it to a friend

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                                                                                                          AlexW

                                                                                                          Washington DC

                                                                                                          2 reviews

                                                                                                          4.0

                                                                                                          2 reviews

                                                                                                          Dined on July 25, 2015

                                                                                                          overall4food5service2ambience5

                                                                                                          I went to Ulah Bistro on Saturday to celebrate my 23rd birthday with friends and family. The food and the ambiance was lovely, my only problem was that the waitress was very rude to me at the beginning, and it made the rest of the time uncomfortable. I ordered the Western omelette, but the waitress wrote down Mediterranean. When the food arrived at the table, and I was given the Mediterranean, I told her that that wasn't what I ordered. She immediately told me I was mistaken and that I ordered the Mediterranean. I suggested that maybe she just misheard me, and then she proceeded to extend her arm and put her notepad in my face, showing me that she wrote down Mediterranean. When I told her I'm not sure what to say about what she wrote down, but that I did not want the Mediterranean she just shrugged at me and continued to argue. My friends sitting at my side of the table heard that I had ordered the Western, but she did not care, and continued to make the rest of my visit completely uncomfortable when she came back to our table. I even apologized when she came back and suggested maybe there was a miscommunication and that I was sorry if I came across as rude, but she just ignored me and continued to be rude. It wasn't a big deal that she brought me the wrong food, that was just a mistake, and I'm sure maybe there was confusion since 8 other people ordered before me, but she made it so much more of an issue. I have never been argued with before by a waitress about what I did and didn't order, but I don't appreciate that she was rude, continuously argued with me, then refused to fix the problem. I should have asked for the manager, but I figured that would just make the rest of the time more awkward.

                                                                                                        2. g

                                                                                                          goingouthealthydc

                                                                                                          Washington DC

                                                                                                          10 reviews

                                                                                                          vip
                                                                                                          5.0

                                                                                                          10 reviews

                                                                                                          Dined on July 4, 2015

                                                                                                          overall5food5service4ambience5

                                                                                                          I came here once for my boyfriend's birthday and for Fourth of July brunch, and the food was perfect at every level. Everything was delicious and filling, but not overwhelming. We were treated really well by staff and were given our table without a wait both times. Their menu is not too full, but you can find something that suits your palate without sacrificing flavor. Highly recommend!

                                                                                                        3. M

                                                                                                          Meesh

                                                                                                          Washington DC

                                                                                                          21 reviews

                                                                                                          5.0

                                                                                                          21 reviews

                                                                                                          Dined on June 27, 2015

                                                                                                          overall5food5service4ambience4

                                                                                                          Loved dining here for brunch even though it was not buffet-style. However, you could order an item and make it a flat rate of $25 for the unlimited mimosas. Who wouldn't want that??? The food was delicious especially the crab pizza. The dough was just perfect. Portions were heavenly. Now just sad that the place is no longer. Hopefully they will relocate so others can enjoy the experience.

                                                                                                        4. p

                                                                                                          pvann

                                                                                                          Washington DC

                                                                                                          18 reviews

                                                                                                          vip
                                                                                                          5.0

                                                                                                          18 reviews

                                                                                                          Dined on June 21, 2015

                                                                                                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                          I can't never go wrong with this place...def one of my favorite places to eat in DC and a place I always recommend

                                                                                                        5. b

                                                                                                          bqq777

                                                                                                          Washington DC

                                                                                                          11 reviews

                                                                                                          3.0

                                                                                                          11 reviews

                                                                                                          Dined on June 20, 2015

                                                                                                          overall3food3service3ambience3

                                                                                                          ok but really loud and they were out of my favorite drink. My prosecco was really flat. :(

                                                                                                        6. TI

                                                                                                          TyInDC

                                                                                                          Washington DC

                                                                                                          8 reviews

                                                                                                          5.0

                                                                                                          8 reviews

                                                                                                          Dined on June 14, 2015

                                                                                                          overall5food4service5ambience5

                                                                                                          The staff at Ulah was very accommodating to my party of 10. The brunch was scheduled for 1330; however, most of the party (with the exception to 2 guests) was late by over 30 minutes. The Ulah staff was able to accommodate us and not make us feel too embarrassed. I was extremely embarrassed that most of the party members were late and greatly appreciate the staff for making several accommodations for us: 1) extending the reservation time; 2) adding more seating; 3) changing the table when additional guests arrived. Also the food was excellent. A few guests of my party ordered the breakfast burrito and were very pleased. Regards, Tyra M. Beamon

                                                                                                        7. j

                                                                                                          justjoedesign

                                                                                                          New England

                                                                                                          3 reviews

                                                                                                          5.0

                                                                                                          3 reviews

                                                                                                          Dined on June 5, 2015

                                                                                                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                          This place has been one of our favorite places to eat and is definitely number one in the District. Good beer selections, great food and awesome service.

                                                                                                        8. F

                                                                                                          Frazier789

                                                                                                          Washington DC

                                                                                                          5 reviews

                                                                                                          5.0

                                                                                                          5 reviews

                                                                                                          Dined on May 24, 2015

                                                                                                          overall5food5service4ambience4

                                                                                                          I have been to this restaurant before and the food was great. I brought some out of town guests on tis visit, and they were throughly impressed with this spot.

                                                                                                        9. w

                                                                                                          wetcamper

                                                                                                          Washington DC

                                                                                                          2 reviews

                                                                                                          3.0

                                                                                                          2 reviews

                                                                                                          Dined on May 16, 2015

                                                                                                          overall3food3service4ambience2

                                                                                                          Rain storm clogged up our reservation as the outside diners took too many tables inside. Spoke w/ a friend who was just seated at the front door w/ rain& wind...he was not happy and complained. I was told there would be a short wait and was asked to wait at the bar. Saw our table getting readied and the next thing I see is the friend by the door being moved to this table. I was then informed that my table was ready which was then by the windy rainy door my friend above has just complained about. We took it in stride and they finally closed the wind and rain doors. Will not go there again unless the weather is nicer!

                                                                                                        10. s

                                                                                                          smcc

                                                                                                          Washington DC

                                                                                                          151 reviews

                                                                                                          vip
                                                                                                          5.0

                                                                                                          151 reviews

                                                                                                          Dined on May 16, 2015

                                                                                                          overall5food4service4ambience4

                                                                                                          We had a great time with good food and service. We had dinner before a Lincoln Theater performance and dessert afterwards. We recommend it and will go back.

                                                                                                        11. BP

                                                                                                          BethP

                                                                                                          Washington DC

                                                                                                          20 reviews

                                                                                                          vip
                                                                                                          4.0

                                                                                                          20 reviews

                                                                                                          Dined on May 16, 2015

                                                                                                          overall4food3service3ambience3

                                                                                                          I LOVE Ulah Bistro, have been here multiple times, and will continue to visit this place. Word of warning: If you go for the unlimited mimosa brunch, you WILL get smashed. They just refill those mimosas like they're water. In fact, I got more mimosa refills than water the second time I was there. I think part of that was because we were sitting outside where it was VERY busy. Our server was a bit slow to our table in general, which again I attribute to it being busy outside. I'll probably sit inside next time to see if it improves service.

                                                                                                        12. TX

                                                                                                          TXGirlinDC409

                                                                                                          Washington DC

                                                                                                          9 reviews

                                                                                                          4.0

                                                                                                          9 reviews

                                                                                                          Dined on May 10, 2015

                                                                                                          overall4food5service3ambience3

                                                                                                          I took my friends from out -of-town here for brunch recently and we all really enjoyed our food. Our meals were tasty and plated beautifully. Not to be missed is the bacon mac-n-cheese - you'll want to thank me later! Although I drove to the restaurant (street parking), the restaurant is located very conveniently mere steps from the U Street Metro. The only note I would have for this place is to do a better job of keeping an eye on drinks. My coffee wasn't refilled until we were all about ready to leave.

                                                                                                        13. S

                                                                                                          Sarasotagirl

                                                                                                          Tampa

                                                                                                          18 reviews

                                                                                                          vip
                                                                                                          2.0

                                                                                                          18 reviews

                                                                                                          Dined on May 3, 2015

                                                                                                          overall2food2service2ambience2

                                                                                                          We waited 8 minutes for any of the servers to acknowledge us. Had we waited 2 more minutes, we would've gotten up and left. In hind sight, I wish we would've.... When someone did finally come over to get our drink order, they made a mental note and then started cleaning up the empty table next to us instead of promptly retrieving our drinks! Thus is was an additional few minutes for a coke and a glass of water to be brought to the table since the waitress decided cleaning was more important than our beverages. I could go on about how poor the service was (we had to steal silver ware from a nearby set table as we were served food and never given utensils, etc) but I'll spare you the bashing. One final thing to note though, the food was tasteless (with the exception of the duck fat fries, those were VERY tasty). In the end, Ulah was our least favorite restaurant in DC.

                                                                                                        14. Q

                                                                                                          Quick

                                                                                                          Washington DC

                                                                                                          4 reviews

                                                                                                          4.0

                                                                                                          4 reviews

                                                                                                          Dined on April 26, 2015

                                                                                                          overall4food5service4ambience3

                                                                                                          I had a great time here for brunch, the french toast was amazing

                                                                                                        15. B

                                                                                                          Badkins

                                                                                                          Washington DC

                                                                                                          5 reviews

                                                                                                          4.0

                                                                                                          5 reviews

                                                                                                          Dined on April 19, 2015

                                                                                                          overall4food5service4ambience2

                                                                                                          i really love the food at Ilan bistro especially the duck fat fries. I've been here twice now and both times there has been unnecessarily loud 90s music though. Doesn't really fit the mood and makes it hard to talk over.

                                                                                                        16. OT

                                                                                                          OpenTable Diner

                                                                                                          Washington DC

                                                                                                          31 reviews

                                                                                                          vip
                                                                                                          4.0

                                                                                                          31 reviews

                                                                                                          Dined on April 19, 2015

                                                                                                          overall4food4service4ambience3

                                                                                                          We enjoyed the Angry Orchard on tap and shared the crab artichoke dip, mac n cheese w/bacon and a pizza. We did not realize the theme when we ordered but all three dishes contained a lot of cheese, and were wonderful. The mac n cheese was rich and delicious and our favorite, highly recommended with the dip not far behind, could have been a little crabbier and a bit more flavorful but that is just nit picking it was delicious as served.

                                                                                                        17. LN

                                                                                                          LuvNFood

                                                                                                          Washington DC

                                                                                                          1 review

                                                                                                          2.0

                                                                                                          1 review

                                                                                                          Dined on April 12, 2015

                                                                                                          overall2food2service2ambience2

                                                                                                          I chose Ulah Bistro for a girlfriend's birthday. The brunch was ok and the bottomless mimosas were watery. The service was okay. Not sure if this place is worth a second dining experience.

                                                                                                        18. LR

                                                                                                          LRWar

                                                                                                          Washington DC

                                                                                                          3 reviews

                                                                                                          3.0

                                                                                                          3 reviews

                                                                                                          Dined on April 11, 2015

                                                                                                          overall3food4service2ambience2

                                                                                                          While the food itself was delicious, the rest of the experience was more on the average side. My group had a reservation for six and when we arrived, we were the first larger party in the restaurant. For some reason, though, they sat us at a very crowded corner table. Both tables were extremely rickety and we had a hard time not spilling things throughout the meal. The music was pretty bad 90s music and the atmosphere just seemed more like a diner than a bistro. Our server was below average, at best. Our meal arrived and was placed on the table by food runners; the server herself didn't come back to check on us until we'd already eaten more than half our food. We were missing utensils for one person and the salt shaker didn't work; and our server was nowhere to be found so we had to grab utensils and a salt shaker from another table. If you're looking for good food at a reasonable price and you have zero other concerns, Ulah Bistro will probably satisfy your desires.

                                                                                                        19. OT

                                                                                                          OpenTable Diner

                                                                                                          Washington DC

                                                                                                          3 reviews

                                                                                                          4.0

                                                                                                          3 reviews

                                                                                                          Dined on April 3, 2015

                                                                                                          overall4food5service2ambience4

                                                                                                          The food was very good as usual but the service was much slower than the time I was there previously.

                                                                                                        20. FN

                                                                                                          FoodaNesta

                                                                                                          Washington DC

                                                                                                          14 reviews

                                                                                                          vip
                                                                                                          3.0

                                                                                                          14 reviews

                                                                                                          Dined on March 24, 2015

                                                                                                          overall3food3service3ambience3

                                                                                                          good bar scene. food okay. waiter did a lot of swearing, but i guess its a bar, so perhaps its okay...

                                                                                                        21. AA

                                                                                                          AllAboutTown

                                                                                                          Washington DC

                                                                                                          26 reviews

                                                                                                          vip
                                                                                                          5.0

                                                                                                          26 reviews

                                                                                                          Dined on March 19, 2015

                                                                                                          overall5food3service5ambience5

                                                                                                          The food and service at Ulah have always been great. That still continues. The only issue we had is that I brought a large group of business associates and suggested the fish tacos as one of the great things on the menu. Five people of our group ordered them. I'm not sure what has happened since the last time I ordered them, but when they brought the meal, they were two very small tacos and a little bowl of guacamole. It looked more like an appetizer. Luckily, I had ordered pizza and could share my meal. It was pretty embarrassing. Won't make that mistake again.

                                                                                                        22. L

                                                                                                          Lashea0307

                                                                                                          Washington DC

                                                                                                          11 reviews

                                                                                                          3.0

                                                                                                          11 reviews

                                                                                                          Dined on March 14, 2015

                                                                                                          overall3food4service3ambience2

                                                                                                          The special of the day ( stuffed salmon) was delicious. Eclectic mix of music.

                                                                                                        23. T

                                                                                                          Trez02

                                                                                                          Washington DC

                                                                                                          5 reviews

                                                                                                          5.0

                                                                                                          5 reviews

                                                                                                          Dined on March 8, 2015

                                                                                                          overall5food5service3ambience4

                                                                                                          Great ambiance, good food, and on Subdays they have live music. Definiately a place I would visit again for brunch.

                                                                                                        24. JJ

                                                                                                          JJM1

                                                                                                          Washington DC

                                                                                                          61 reviews

                                                                                                          vip
                                                                                                          5.0

                                                                                                          61 reviews

                                                                                                          Dined on March 8, 2015

                                                                                                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                          I love the food, the bloody Mary's are great and the mimosas are awesome. We normally have really good service. The last time we were there (Sunday, March 8th) we had Matthew as our server -- HE WAS AMAZING! Super nice, super attentive and just fun. We will request him every time! Thank you for making brunch so much fun!! (we are there next sunday under Rusty Trump - please give us Matthew as our server!)

                                                                                                        25. D

                                                                                                          Daveindc

                                                                                                          Washington DC

                                                                                                          17 reviews

                                                                                                          vip
                                                                                                          3.0

                                                                                                          17 reviews

                                                                                                          Dined on March 7, 2015

                                                                                                          overall3food2service5ambience3

                                                                                                          They have truly outstanding service at this restaurant. A great place to go before or after a show.

                                                                                                        26. OT

                                                                                                          OpenTable Diner

                                                                                                          Washington DC

                                                                                                          4 reviews

                                                                                                          4.0

                                                                                                          4 reviews

                                                                                                          Dined on March 7, 2015

                                                                                                          overall4food4service3ambience4

                                                                                                          I came here with a three friends and we had a good experience. Restaurant is right outside the metro stop, and close to a concert venue and other attractions. Food was decent enough, waitress was a little forgetful, but nothing horrible. I would return for another night on the town

                                                                                                        27. F

                                                                                                          Fito

                                                                                                          Washington DC

                                                                                                          15 reviews

                                                                                                          vip
                                                                                                          3.0

                                                                                                          15 reviews

                                                                                                          Dined on February 22, 2015

                                                                                                          overall3food5service5ambience3

                                                                                                          I went for brunch with two friends. The food and the service were excellent but the restaurant had a band playing and the noise level was already extremely loud. As soon as the band started we were not able to talk to each other. Without the band it would have been an excellent experience.

                                                                                                        28. E

                                                                                                          Enferno50

                                                                                                          Washington DC

                                                                                                          4 reviews

                                                                                                          4.0

                                                                                                          4 reviews

                                                                                                          Dined on February 14, 2015

                                                                                                          overall4food4service5ambience3

                                                                                                          If you like Rye, try the Washington Bullet. Steaks were perfectly prepared. Only drawback was parking - on street/hit or miss....typical D.C. problem.

                                                                                                        29. NV

                                                                                                          NoVaJAE

                                                                                                          Washington DC

                                                                                                          5 reviews

                                                                                                          4.0

                                                                                                          5 reviews

                                                                                                          Dined on February 10, 2015

                                                                                                          overall4food4service5ambience4

                                                                                                          This place is right by the U-Street Metro stop and right across from The Lincoln Theater. It is cozy with a dark warm ambiance. Friendly staff and a nice menu and good drink list. I had the scallops entrée which was surprisingly savory, due in large part to the andouille sausage (which threatened to overwhelm the scallops at times) but it was still very good.

                                                                                                        30. K

                                                                                                          Kris

                                                                                                          New York Area

                                                                                                          2 reviews

                                                                                                          vip
                                                                                                          5.0

                                                                                                          2 reviews

                                                                                                          Dined on January 31, 2015

                                                                                                          overall5food5service4ambience5

                                                                                                          We love this place! The food is great, and bottomless brunch is amazing! They were also very accommodating when we showed up late to our reservation.

                                                                                                        31. T

                                                                                                          Tony

                                                                                                          Washington DC

                                                                                                          7 reviews

                                                                                                          5.0

                                                                                                          7 reviews

                                                                                                          Dined on January 11, 2015

                                                                                                          overall5food4service5ambience5

                                                                                                          I've been to Ulah aroun 10 times and have loved it everytime! If I were to change 1 thing, it's that the brunch portions are a bit small. But that is being extremely nit-picky. The food is delicious! And everything on the menu is very well priced! I highly recommend coming back for any and all occasions! And the service! The people that work at Ulah are fantastic! Great bartenders and servers alike!

                                                                                                        32. AC

                                                                                                          ACakes

                                                                                                          Washington DC

                                                                                                          1 review

                                                                                                          5.0

                                                                                                          1 review

                                                                                                          Dined on January 10, 2015

                                                                                                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                          Eggs Chesapeake and Breakfast Burger were great. The Bloody Mary was excellent but the Irish Coffee wasn't anything special.

                                                                                                        33. A

                                                                                                          Aguy

                                                                                                          Washington DC

                                                                                                          1 review

                                                                                                          5.0

                                                                                                          1 review

                                                                                                          Dined on January 10, 2015

                                                                                                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                          Great brunch. Wait staff was attentive and extremely friendly.

                                                                                                        34. DC

                                                                                                          DCfoodie

                                                                                                          Washington DC

                                                                                                          26 reviews

                                                                                                          vip
                                                                                                          5.0

                                                                                                          26 reviews

                                                                                                          Dined on January 9, 2015

                                                                                                          overall5food5service4ambience3

                                                                                                          My boyfriend and I tried this place because I looked at the menu online and wanted everything!! We went on a Friday for dinner and the food did not disappoint- grilled octopus with cannelloni beans, ahi tuna, the most amazing couscous. The wine was also very nice. Service was prompt and the staff was very friendly. The setting doesn't quite match the very "foodie" cuisine- it feels a bit more sports bar with TVs and loud dance music. We enjoyed our meal very much and decided that perhaps the place would be much more enjoyable on a Thursday night with a group of friends for drinks. It was nice for a last minute date night though after a busy week! Would recommend to a friend and will be going back for sure- brunch menu looks incredible too.

                                                                                                        35. H

                                                                                                          Herbert

                                                                                                          Washington DC

                                                                                                          25 reviews

                                                                                                          4.0

                                                                                                          25 reviews

                                                                                                          Dined on January 9, 2015

                                                                                                          overall4food4service5ambience5

                                                                                                          This is a charming and elegant bistro with a lovely ambience, especially upstairs which is warner in winter. The menu was also excellent and most importantly our waitress Svetlana (Lana) was ouststanding -- she was attentive, efficient, always smiling and a real pleasure to talk to.

                                                                                                        36. MD

                                                                                                          MargoD

                                                                                                          Washington DC

                                                                                                          117 reviews

                                                                                                          vip
                                                                                                          5.0

                                                                                                          117 reviews

                                                                                                          Dined on January 8, 2015

                                                                                                          overall5food5service5ambience4

                                                                                                          I've dined here for brunch, lunch, and dinner and the food and service are always the best. The wait staff is very friendly and knowledgeable about the menu. The beer selection is limited, but I always find something I like. On this visit, I limited myself to the "small plates." The buffalo chicken wings were spicy and flavorful and the mussels were great. However, the standout (as always) was the mac n' cheese. It comes with a large piece of cornbread and you have the option of including bacon. (I always go for the bacon). This is one of the best dining places on U Street.

                                                                                                        37. TD

                                                                                                          TDIII

                                                                                                          New York Area

                                                                                                          14 reviews

                                                                                                          4.0

                                                                                                          14 reviews

                                                                                                          Dined on January 5, 2015

                                                                                                          overall4food5service4ambience4

                                                                                                          Although they seemed to be seating all tables near each other, there was still a great ambiance throughout the bar and tables. Delicious appetizers (tuna tartare and mac n cheese) and an amazing grilled cheese. Yes, there were definitely more appealing items on the menu, but I love a good grilled cheese, especially one with short ribs! Specialty drinks were pretty good. Staff was friendly. Would definitely come back to try some more of the menu.

                                                                                                        38. R

                                                                                                          Rico

                                                                                                          Washington DC

                                                                                                          60 reviews

                                                                                                          vip
                                                                                                          4.0

                                                                                                          60 reviews

                                                                                                          Dined on December 27, 2014

                                                                                                          overall4food4service4ambience4

                                                                                                          We were early for our reservation but was seated immediately. Our server was friendly, enthusiastic and energetic. The breakfast burger was delicious as usual and smoked salmon platter was the best. The greens on the salmon platter were dressed with a tasty vinagerette with chopped veggies and capers. The drinks are always well done and we were not disappointed. We will return.

                                                                                                        39. KC

                                                                                                          KCDC418

                                                                                                          Washington DC

                                                                                                          4 reviews

                                                                                                          1.0

                                                                                                          4 reviews

                                                                                                          Dined on December 20, 2014

                                                                                                          overall1food3service1ambience2

                                                                                                          One of the worst meals I have ever had in a restaurant. The bartender was actually our waiter and was so rude. There were absolutely no substitutions allowed to anything on the menu (wanted a tomato and cheese omelet, without peppers) and given peoples allergies, I found this unacceptable. I also asked for a bloodymary without horseradish and that couldn't be done because the mix for that was pre-made too. We had a party of 7 and a 20% gratuity was hand written on our bill at the end of the meal. It was a terrible dinning experience and I won't be back. I should have known when we walked in and the place was empty. I now know why, awful service.

                                                                                                        40. GP

                                                                                                          GuyP

                                                                                                          Washington DC

                                                                                                          19 reviews

                                                                                                          3.0

                                                                                                          19 reviews

                                                                                                          Dined on December 14, 2014

                                                                                                          overall3food2service2ambience3

                                                                                                          Service was extremely slow. We kept having to either hunt down our waitress or flag her over because she didn't check on us so we could ask for something. She got several of our orders wrong. She misinformed one of us about what was on the sandwich. The food/offerings just seemed subpar. I haven't been there in a few years and always remembered each time that I went there to be an enjoyable experience. So I suggested that my group go their for lunch before going to the Lincoln Theater for the show. I won't make that suggestion again in the future.

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