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Oval Room

800 Connecticut Ave NW, Washington DC, DC 20006-2709
+1 202-463-8700
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  • Excellent59%
  • Very good27%
  • Average10%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“duck” (15 reviews)
“cod” (8 reviews)
“panna cotta” (4 reviews)
Open Now
11:30 - 22:00All hours
American, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
800 Connecticut Ave NW, Washington DC, DC 20006-2709
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Reviews (260)
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1 - 10 of 251 reviews

Reviewed 6 days ago

We went for my birthday dinner, and though I've read great reviews about the Oval Room, we'd never diner here before. Now I see what we've been missing. The food was simply perfect, from the tuna appetizer to my husband's shrimp and grits to my...More

Thank clledbetter
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We sat outside. It is a quiet street with trees and flowers. Absolutely delightful. Service (Henry) was perfect. Food was exceptional. It is easy to understand why the rating is so high.

Thank HGraham186402
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Outstanding service, food and drinks! I was very impressed with their attention to detail. We had a party of 20 people in their Green Room. Everything was perfect! They were attentive but not obtrusive. The timing on each course was very well orchestrated.

Thank kgpena
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We always enjoy coming here, because you dine. The atmosphere is wonderful. We're always greeted as friends. Adnan is a superior server. We really enjoyed our meal--salmon belly crudo and cold cucumber soup for apps. Crispy skin salmon and scallops for our mains. We finished...More

Thank RonFG
Reviewed 24 May 2017 via mobile

What should have been an amazing dinner was made only adequate by inattentive / indifferent service. The food was good. The service did not match it. As tourists we felt under served.. one should not be served salads before cocktails.. (which were ordered much earlier....More

1  Thank Peripatetic1derer
Reviewed 23 May 2017

I was here for an event for 20+ people in a private room. The cocktail hour was wonderful with very attentive staff. The dinner was brilliant! Food was hot and delicious. I had a steak that was cooked to perfection. All hard to do for...More

Thank dejindc
Reviewed 28 April 2017 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...More

Thank Heatherdavistwin
Reviewed 21 April 2017 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"...More

Thank Stephen K
Reviewed 12 April 2017

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...More

Thank GRubinstein
Reviewed 11 April 2017

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...More

Thank Sharon F
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Questions & AnswersAsk a question
Linda L
What is the dress code?
26 October 2016|
Answer Show all 10 answers
Response from PJV1426 | Reviewed this property |
Hi I would say more dressed than casual. Cocktail dress, office work clothes, DC style. You want not to have your jeans on in there, it's nicer than that.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Valet Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Private Dining
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Local cuisine, Business meetings
Open Hours
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:30
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
  • E-mail
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