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Vidalia Restaurant

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1990 M Street, Washington DC, DC 20036 (20th St NW)
+1 202-659-1990
17:00 - 21:00
Closed now
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Sun 17:00 - 21:00
Mon - Thu 11:30 - 21:30
Fri 11:30 - 22:00
Sat 05:30 - 22:00
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Lima, Peru
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239 reviews
181 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 87 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I have not been to Vidalia for many years, and the return was worthwhile. Service is impeccable, wine list very complete, and all options delicious, with emphasis on seafood and meats. Highly recommended.

Thank Gazap0
Phoenix, Arizona, United States
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17 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Excellent food and great service in an elegant, yet modern, Southern style. This was a perfect place to celebrate our 10th wedding anniversary.

1 Thank VirginiaA463
Akron, Ohio
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134 reviews
91 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Overall a good experience and some decent food. We were a large business group and they catered to us nicely. Great bread and scallops. My pork was a little dry and tough but tasted good.

Thank Ken D
Brussels, Belgium
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50 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Vidalia is a fantastic choice for anyone wishing to experience and taste traditional and organically-sourced Southern US cuisine. Staff are knowledgeable about the menu and attentive to your time and menu-choice needs. This is a welcome and quality slow-food experience. Menu changes regularly so there is always something new to discover. Pricey but worth it !

1 Thank romac48
Seattle, Washington
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101 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is one of those places that I count among a handful that has to be experienced at least once in a lifetime. I always plan a visit when in DC. Even the bread is to be experienced: a mixture of corn bread (sweet), biscuit, cheese Jalapeno muffin and focaccia. Started with a favorite of mine: foie gras. This version... More 

1 Thank lsdean
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53 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 August 2016 via mobile

We ate at Vidalia for the 1st time last night. What a great experience! Our waiter Will was very attentive, explained the menu changes and was always quick to refill our beverages. I really don't like pimento cheese comma but they serve complementary pimento cheese with flatbread. This is no ordinary pimento cheese, it is Smoky and delicious! They also... More 

1 Thank Angela G
Chicago, Illinois
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10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 August 2016

The waiter was rude and the food was not served at the correct temperatures. The gazpacho was warm and the pork chop was almost raw in the center.

Thank Latrice M
SallieBuben, Owner at Vidalia Restaurant, responded to this review

I am very surprised to hear about your experience. We do make mistakes but not usually so many. We would like to get some more detail and win you back as a customer. I would appreciate it if you would email my General Manager James Cecora at jcecora@vidaliadc.com and give him your contact information. We learn from our mistakes! Regards,... More 

Cary, North Carolina
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29 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 July 2016 via mobile

Oddly I gave 4 of 5 and strongly recommend, but still have some harsh critiques, why? Overall I would recommend to a friend based on good food and ambiance. However why a 4, due to service (excellent at the beginning of the evening but really tapered off to terrible by the end where we got the lowest level person attending... More 

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Sandy Springs, Georgia
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105 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 June 2016

Enjoyed a business dinner at Vidalia on a recent trip to DC. We had great evening filled with delicious food and excellent service. Great drinks from the bar, too. I had the shrimp and grits... best I've had in a long time. Great lemon chess pie as well. I grew up near Vidalia, GA (home of the famous onion), so... More 

Thank JulesinAtl
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80 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 June 2016

Our experience with Vidalia was hit and miss from the service to the dishes we ordered. When everything worked they got it right, but for the price point and reputation they have they had far too many misses. The foie gras starter was delicious, as was their signature shrimp and grits. However, the quail was not; when the plate was... More 

Thank nmeas1

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 40 - US$ 40
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Fine Dining
Good for
Groups, Romantic, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine
Open Hours
17:00 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:30
11:30 - 21:30
11:30 - 21:30
11:30 - 21:30
11:30 - 22:00
05:30 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1990 M Street, Washington DC, DC 20036
    (20th St NW)
  • Public Transportation: Dupont Circle Red Line
  • Location: United States  >  District of Columbia (DC)  >  Washington DC
  • Phone Number: +1 202-659-1990

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