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Oval Room

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800 Connecticut Ave NW, Washington DC, DC 20006-2709 (H & I)
+1 202-463-8700
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Closed
Hours:
Mon - Thu 11:30 - 22:00
Fri 11:30 - 22:30
Sat 17:30 - 22:30
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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

My sister and I were attending a show in DC. We planned to get a drink and perhaps an appetizer near the venue. At the first location, the entire bar section was full. With only about 3 tables seated in the restaurant section, they managed to find us a table. After 22 minutes and never seeing the server to make... More 

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95 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It ain't the White House and I don't even think it's oval but who cares. It's the meal that's the deal... There with approx. 20 other colleagues and not a bad word from any of them. Service was impeccable. Food was prepared to a "T" and beautifully presented. Almost seemed like a neighborhood joint but really classy. A place to... More 

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Thank Stephen K
Washington, DC
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42 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Oval room used to be a favorite downtown DC restaurant, but I had not been there since its recent overhaul. Finally returned in February for a trial lunch, followed by a dinner for three overseas guests. Anyone who remembers the Oval Room's comfortable if slightly dated earlier decor may at first be taken aback by its very contemporary look, but... More 

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Thank GRubinstein
Ames, Iowa, United States
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68 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My daughter found this gem & treated me during a recent DC trip. The food was excellent, the waitstaff friendly & well informed, and everyone there was helpful. Our waitress suggested a new salad which we tried & it was amazing, best salad I've ever had! Portion size was perfect, not to large. We arrived late due to catching the... More 

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Thank Sharon F
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119 reviews
85 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 March 2017 via mobile

Our wealth management VP took my husband and I to lunch along with his wife at The Oval Room in Washington DC. Lots of seafood offerings and tasty salads. One had a sushi appetizer which was very beautifully garnished. Most of us had salads. I had the chicken asian salad. The chicken was beautifully poached and the salad dressing deliciously... More 

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Thank Coccindy
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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72 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 February 2017

The service was impeccable and the food delicious. The salad was so fresh my companions commented on how wonderful it smelled. The seafood special recommended by the waiter was superb. Save room for dessert.

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Thank Chloe B
Washingotn DC
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70 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 February 2017 via mobile

It all begins with a passion for the finest ingredients and a restless creativity Very good is not good enough for Chef. For example nothing but the legendary Tasmanian honey deserves to be part of the cheese ( not any cheese but Amish Cave Aged) and dessert combo platter Pasta is elevated to an art form. Meats are roasted or... More 

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McLean, Virginia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 February 2017 via mobile

Wait staff very accommodating and attentive. Food was excellent every course was great no mediocre offering. Highly recommended.

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Thank williamcram
Nashville, Tennessee
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40 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 February 2017

My daughter and I came to DC to attend the Presidential Inauguration Ceremony. We drove 12+ hours in order to arrive in DC in time to pick up our tickets and check out where we were supposed to be the following morning, then headed over to The Oval Room for dinner. We actually arrived before they officially open for dinner,... More 

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Reviewed 27 November 2016

Had a superb dinner, memorable monk fish and vegetables were delicious. Service & ambiance were lovely, waiter should havekjnown the bar had ST GERMAIN.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
American, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Private Dining, Valet Parking
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Romantic
Open Hours
Monday
11:30 - 22:00
Tuesday
11:30 - 22:00
Wednesday
11:30 - 22:00
Thursday
11:30 - 22:00
Friday
11:30 - 22:30
Saturday
17:30 - 22:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 800 Connecticut Ave NW, Washington DC, DC 20006-2709
    (H & I)
  • Public Transportation: Faragut West (Orange and Blue Lines); Faragut North (Red Line)
  • Location: United States  >  District of Columbia (DC)  >  Washington DC>  > Dupont Circle
  • Neighbourhood: Dupont Circle
  • Phone Number: +1 202-463-8700

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