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Oval Room

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Dupont Circle
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800 Connecticut Ave NW, Washington DC, DC 20006-2709 (H & I)
+1 202-463-8700
Mon - Thu 11:30 - 22:00
Fri 11:30 - 22:30
Sat 17:30 - 22:30
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114 reviews
82 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW 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 

Thank Coccindy
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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68 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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
Washingotn DC
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82 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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 

1 Thank DavidWashingtonDC
McLean, Virginia
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24 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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
Nashville, Tennessee
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40 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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 

1 Thank Betty R
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10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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.

Thank JUDY B
Bethesda, Maryland
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40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 November 2016

Had Thanks giving dinner...the stuffing was solo..my kids duck ws tough, my wife steak was hard on the outside and undercooked on the inside. The desserts were mediocre at best (bread pudding worse). On the good side, the salad was good, the service was very good...the food mediocre and the value, not worth it.

Thank cb1_10
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6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 November 2016

The Oval l Room Cobb Salad was barely edible. Strange, grey chicken coated in a dressing, 3 lumps of blue cheese tucked under lifeless green leaves, a few bacon crumbles. I treated a friend to lunch to thank her for a special favor. She had the shrimp salad, no comment either way. We had chocolate mousse for dessert, it appeared... More 

Thank Ilona F
London, United Kingdom
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91 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 November 2016 via mobile

all business venues were like the Oval Room: the cuisine is light and full of flavours, if not particularly creative, the service attentive and the decor bright and airy. Top marks for the Patagonia salmon. PS: bread is not such a hit, like many restaurants in town

Thank T V
River Forest, Illinois
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63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016

The Oval Room is a fairly modern, very high end restaurant in downtown Washington, DC, close to business and government offices and sites. Politico and other sightings are common. The food is exceptional, as is the highly trained and professional service staff. The menu changes, but there are few options where you can go wrong. The chef is adept at... 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
American, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Private Dining, Valet Parking
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, 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

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