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Permanently Closed - Vidalia

3269 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Contemporary American
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  • Fit for Foodies
  • Special Occasion
  • Romantic

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This restaurant is permanently closed. Permanently Closed - Chef/owner Jeffrey Buben's Vidalia features an expanded bar with 25 wines by the glass, a beautiful private dining room for groups up to 40 people, our wine room and a soft contemporary dining room featuring warm, rich fabrics incorporated in new booths, banquets and comfortable dining chairs. We look forward to seeing you and also invite you to Chef Buben's other restaurants, Bistro Bis, located next to the Hotel George on Capital Hill and Woodward Table /Woodward Take Out located just one block from The White House . To find out more about Vidalia, Bistro Bis and Woodward Table visit our web site at , or
Dining Style
Fine Dining
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Contemporary American
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Hours of operation
Monday - Saturday Open for dinner daily at 5 pm.

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Phone number
(202) 659-1990
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Payment options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Business Casual
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Executive chef
Jeffrey Buben
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Private party facilities
Vidalia, a Washington favorite for its regional American cooking with a Southern influence, offers some of the best private dining fare in the city. We have exemplary private dining for the most discerning of palates and work with all different budget levels.
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Private party contact
Rachel Forester: (202) 659-1990
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Cross street
20th St NW
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Parking details
Valet parking available during our normal business hours Monday - Saturday $10.00 per car. Local parking in garages is also available.
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Public transit
Dupont Circle Red Line
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Special events & promotions
Please contact Rachel Forester at to assist you with any of your private dining needs.
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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Overall ratings and reviews
4.2  based on all time ratings
Noise · Moderate
92% of people would recommend it to a friend
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deicious (Washington DC)
5.0  Dined on December 14, 2016

Vidalia closed on the 15th after 20 some years. The fried chicken (and pecan pie) were the best in DC. I will miss it.

vipAJPNDC (Washington DC)
4.0  Dined on December 9, 2016

Great as usual! So sorry that they're closing after 28 years. I'll miss the food and the Lemon Chess pie.

vipOpenTable Diner (Washington DC)
5.0  Dined on December 8, 2016

Amazing mean. You will be missed

deicious (Washington DC)
5.0  Dined on December 8, 2016

Vidalia is closing next week so I took my friend Dick who had recently sold Rumors on the same block. Rumors outlasted Vidalia by about 20 years but was in a different quadrant of the food business. Vidalai's fried chicken is and always has been awesome. Ditto for the pork chops blackeyed peas and collards . And the Pecan Pie! Dick and I will miss it.

OpenTable Diner (Washington DC)
3.0  Dined on December 8, 2016

Apps came out fast but after that everything was a wait. My food was warm not hot and my coworker sent her food back and no one came to the table. Outside of the it was ok staff was nice

OpenTable Diner (Washington DC)
5.0  Dined on December 8, 2016

Vidalia is an excellent, excellent restaurant. The Washington, DC restaurant scene is about to be a lot poorer because of its closing.

vipMichaelW (Washington DC)
5.0  Dined on December 6, 2016

My recent dining experience at Vidalia's was bittersweet. Such a great place. I've been dining there for almost 20 years, and every single visit has been a treat. Alas, it's scheduled to close in the very near future. Please convey my thanks and best regards to the folks there.

DBLM (Washington DC)
3.0  Dined on December 1, 2016

Our server meant well enough, but the manager (the manager?) seemed surprised to be there and treated us like we were Julia Roberts in Pretty Woman.

OpenTable Diner (Philadelphia)
5.0  Dined on November 17, 2016

A very upscale restaurant in food and service. Attention to details very good.
And, above all, very quiet and excellent for conversation.

AnnieB (Raleigh)
5.0  Dined on November 15, 2016

Had been to Vidalia many years ago for work and had been wanting to take my husband there. It did not disappoint. Service was stellar, the food was delicious and the cocktails simply amazing! Warm intimate ambiance, but not stuffy. You can have fun and enjoy!