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Oval Room

800 Connecticut Ave NW, Washington DC, DC 20006-2709
+1 202-463-8700
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  • Excellent58%
  • Very good27%
  • Average11%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
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800 Connecticut Ave NW, Washington DC, DC 20006-2709
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

This is a quaint and quiet little place in DC. The service is spectacular and the food delicious. However I would not recommend for a large function as the layout is strange and doesn’t accommodate for ‘mingling’.

Thank bmeT0015
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had a dinner here on a Saturday night and were one of five groups in the restaurant. The food was fine but nearly as creative and superb as our dinner two nights before at Mirabelle around the corner.

Thank Mary S
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

My extended family all came to D.C. for a reunion. There was 8 in total and 4 are self proclaimed foodies. The oval room is in a nice area with great ambience. We ordered wine and drinks but 1 of the drinks was incorrect. We...More

Thank Kevin H
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I did a lot of tourist walking last Friday, the day I came across the Oval Room. It was time to sit and relax. I didn't want dinner, just a cold drink and, if possible, some good conversation. I found both. John was working behind...More

Thank Keith T
Reviewed 18 October 2017

We had a large group occupying two large tables, and the service was impeccable - attentive, friendly, efficient. We had an assortment of appetizers to start, and the mini crab cakes and steak tartare stood out. I had the local tomato and watermelon salad, a...More

Thank sailor908
Reviewed 17 September 2017 via mobile

Great location and elegant and relatively quiet room. Appetizers, mains, desert excellent. So is the service.

Thank leidenaar
Reviewed 11 September 2017

This was our second visit in three weeks and once again it didn't disappoint. Everyones food was excellent: chicken liver pate with pecan granola and peach jam; Pan Roasted Hanger Steak Black Garlic Soubise, Aleppo Crusted Potato Confit. Watercress, Fennel, Sherry Vinaigrette; Pan Roasted Amish...More

Thank MPH
Reviewed 2 September 2017

This is the last of the Knightsbridge group restaurants on my list to try. It's right across the street from the Bombay Club (also Knightsbridge), on the ground floor of a contemporary office building with a bright alabaster exterior. The entrance kind of blends into...More

Thank paxa
Reviewed 21 August 2017

We have eaten at a couple restaurants owned by the group that owns the Oval Room, and they all have the same high level of quality, style/ambiance, and service, which is very high. The setting is near the White House and the DC downtown business...More

Thank ldtblitz
Reviewed 22 June 2017

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

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Linda L
26 October 2016|
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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
Romantic, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings
Open Hours
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 10:30 PM
5:30 PM - 10:30 PM
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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