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Watershed

3.6
296 reviews
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$30 and under
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Contemporary American
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  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Great for Outdoor Dining
  • Fit for Foodies

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About

Experience the taste of American cuisine at the Todd Grey's Watershed. Located within the Hilton Garden Inn, it is an elegant upscale dining establishment that offers comfortable indoor and outdoor seating.

Todd Grey's Watershed serves early breakfast, lunch and dinner. Its menu features farm deviled eggs and oysters, as well as hushpuppies and shrimp with grits. Some of its main entrées range from white bean gratin and swordfish with asparagus to skillet mac and cheese with baked salmon fillet. Visitors can also choose from a variety of soups and salads and finish their dining experience with desserts such as lemon merengue with coconut ice cream.

Todd Grey's Watershed also has a selection of craft beers and other alcoholic beverages.

Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Contemporary American
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Hours of operation
Breakfast:
Monday - Friday: 6:30 am - 10:00 am
Saturday - Sunday: 7:00 am - 11:00 am

Lunch:
Monday - Friday: 11:30 am - 2:00 pm

Dinner:
Monday - Saturday: 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Sunday: 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Happy Hour:
Monday - Friday: 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm
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Phone number
(202) 534-1350
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Smart Casual
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Executive chef
Joseph Paire
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Neighborhood
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Parking details
Use the Hilton Garden Inn Valet parking, or street parking if available.
Additional
Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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3.6  based on all time ratings
3.7
food
3.5
service
3.4
ambience
3.4
value
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vipMark (Atlanta)
1.0  Dined on May 6, 2013

The first impression is boring, followed by VERY slow service from start to finish. The food came out slow, and want' even close to being hot. Flavor was ok, but the overall meal was not very good. I wouldn't ever come back.

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OpenTable Diner (Washington DC)
4.0  Dined on March 27, 2013

Food was well prepared and presented. Abundant selection from menu.

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OpenTable Diner (Washington DC)
4.0  Dined on March 23, 2013

the food is always good. The mixed green salad is a meal in and of itself. The rolls are to die for. Great southern style food with a few other dishes mixed in. Tood has great menus and a nicely priced wine list. They need to work on the delivery and coordination of kitchen and staff. I think it is a real good value with terrific choices and reliable staples on the menu.

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vipkukala4 (Washington DC)
3.0  Dined on March 15, 2013

The food was good -- the calamari appetizer was excellent, cooked perfectly -- but the service was just stellar.

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vipRich (San Francisco)
3.0  Dined on February 13, 2013

This was recommended by friends and I like the style and feel of the place but it came off to me as not quote ready. The server was helpful but flustered. The shrimp and grits were oily from the andouille sausage and in an overly sweetened BBQ sauce. On the other hand, the mixed greens salad was excellent with a nice goat cheese filled roll. M friends mussels were good and she liked the broth and black eyed peas. I will try it again next time in DC to see if these items are ironed out.

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vipDCvisitor (Washington DC)
2.0  Dined on February 9, 2013

The food certainly was not bad--I had a good gumbo, and the shrimp and grits were tasty as well. My wife had a fried oysters appetizer that was heavy on the breading and low on flavor. Her shrimp mac & cheese was good. The service was pretty mediocre--the restaurant was not even half full when we went, but our waiter would disappear for long stretches, even after taking an order. The ambiance is also mediocre--the restaurant is inside a Hilton Garden Inn and it feels exactly how you would expect a restaurant in a Hilton Garden Inn to feel. I probably would not make an effort to return, but if you're in NoMA or staying at the hotel, you could do far worse.

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vipOpenTable Diner (Washington DC)
2.0  Dined on February 6, 2013

Went during Restaurant Week based on other Open Table reviews. I was disappointed by both the food and service. The mushroom "bisque" was puree of mushroom, not a delicate bisque, reasonably good taste but unpleasant to look at. The burger was dry. And it took 4 reminders for them to bring me my iced tea. That said, the staff were nice. Not much of a consolation. Open Table reviewers in DC really need to have higher standards.

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vipMrsK (Baltimore)
3.0  Dined on February 5, 2013

Restaurant Week 2013 - nice selection; the bread pudding was excellent!

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OpenTable Diner (Washington DC)
4.0  Dined on February 5, 2013

Pear Salad and Bread pudding were excellent!

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OpenTable Diner (Washington DC)
2.0  Dined on January 30, 2013

This restaurant should be Todd Gray's "watershed" moment to stop expanding restaurants which he does not have personal control over the kitchen. The ambiance of Watershed was befitting of the Hilton Garden Inn lobby from which the restaurant is perched above.

The food. I ordered the gumbo for a starter and the cobb salad for an entree. I had high expectations for a menu specializing in low country when I ordered my choices. The gumbo was so bland that I had to douse it with hot sauce,the quality and quantity of rice in the gumbo was poor, but the shrimp were great. The cobb salad was laden with blue cheese and the ranch dressing was below average. Our waiter was never around and we went without iced tea for most of our meal.

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