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Darlington House

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Dupont Circle
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1610 20th St NW, Washington DC, DC 20009 (Connecticut Ave NW)
+1 202-332-3722
11:30 - 23:00
Closed now
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Sun 09:30 - 22:00
Mon - Thu 11:30 - 23:00
Fri 11:00 - 00:00
Sat 09:30 - 00:00
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Had dinner last night and breakfast/brunch this morning and absolutely fine food. Remberto, Ernesto and not the least the excellent Natasha really took good care of us and we left with a happy experience. Trust them to figure out what would be ideal and take a chance for something new.

Thank Icelanderhj
New York
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259 reviews
117 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 February 2017

The food may be good, but we have no idea, because the place was so loud we had to leave before ordering. In particular, there was a rowdy crowd drinking at the bar which really detracted from the ambiance and was unexpected at a place like this. Maybe it's worth sticking it out for the food (or catching it on... More 

Thank RunrDave
Auw, Switzerland
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149 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 January 2017

We had a group dinner here (main course only as the appetizer were served in a different restaurant on our guided tour). The waiter was not very friendly and the food was average.

Thank GeorgUteFabian
Clarksville, Maryland
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212 reviews
154 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 85 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 January 2017 via mobile

I wish we lived closer. We would be here all the time. Friendly and professional service combined with very good food. Appetizers were all very good and they were very accommodating when we asked for grilled calamari instead of fried calamari. The homemade pastas are particularly good and a real value. The $20 corkage fee seemed very fair

Thank Bruce P
Morehead City, North Carolina
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30 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 January 2017

Me and a friend were in DC for New Years and had dinner on the 31st in the pub. Great food and they have a good bar. The bartender Jason was outstanding. Knows his business

Thank John W
Washington Dc, District Of Columbia
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20 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 January 2017 via mobile

My daughter and seven friends made reservations for a return visit to dine here on New Years Eve. She made reservations well in advance, and called a day before to confirm the reservations. She also mentioned that they were all under 21, and asked if that would be a problem. She was assured that it would not be. So when... More 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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54 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 December 2016 via mobile

We came to Darlington House on a visit to DC before Christmas. We had been here before once when we did an Italian tasting tour a few months ago. Sitting down for an actual meal was a so much better. We had the charcuterie and salads to start which were good. I had seafood pasta, my husband had carbonara and... More 

Thank Dawn C
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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22 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 December 2016 via mobile

Laid back and cozy townhouse environment. Terrific food (wide and varied menu) and service. We will be back.

Thank richard p
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15 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 December 2016

Darlington House is a true gem--homey, unpretentious, a favorite of locals. Tourists will love it too, of course. The moment you walk in you feel like you are in a family trattoria. Every dish we have had--and we dine there often--is beautifully prepared. Our waiter Remberto is exceptional--so warm and welcoming and knowledgeable about each course on the menu. Two... More 

Thank jerrboy1
Akron, Ohio
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 November 2016 via mobile

We happened to stop a food critic out front "Dave" . We wanted good food and this was the place he recommend. This was by far the best meal on our trip. The staff went out of their way for us. The second we walked into the door we were greeted by the upmost hospitality. Everyone was very attentive. This... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 30 - US$ 30
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Private Dining
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Romantic, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
09:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 23:00
11:00 - 00:00
09:30 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1610 20th St NW, Washington DC, DC 20009
    (Connecticut Ave NW)
  • Public Transportation: Right in front of DuPont Circle Exit North
  • Location: United States  >  District of Columbia (DC)  >  Washington DC>  > Dupont Circle
  • Neighbourhood: Dupont Circle
  • Phone Number: +1 202-332-3722

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?