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Oval Room

800 Connecticut Ave NW, Washington DC, DC 20006-2709
+1 202-463-8700
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  • Excellent56%
  • Very good27%
  • Average10%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
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“duck” (15 reviews)
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American, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
800 Connecticut Ave NW, Washington DC, DC 20006-2709
Neighbourhood: Dupont Circle
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Reviews (256)
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Reviewed 4 days ago 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

Thank Peripatetic1derer
Reviewed 5 days ago

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 4 weeks ago 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
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...More

Thank Coccindy
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.

Thank Chloe B
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)...More

1  Thank DavidWashingtonDC
Reviewed 14 February 2017 via mobile

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

Thank williamcram
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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, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Private Dining, Valet Parking
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Business meetings, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
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