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Blue Duck Tavern

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24 & M Streets, Northwest, Washington DC, DC 20037 (24 & M Streets NW)
+1 202-419-6755
Today
17:30 - 22:30
06:30 - 10:30
11:30 - 14:30
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Hours:
Sun - Thu 17:30 - 22:30
Sun - Sat 06:30 - 10:30
Mon - Fri 11:30 - 14:30
Fri - Sat 17:30 - 23:00
Sat - Sun 11:00 - 14:30
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New Rochelle, New York
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135 reviews
79 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My wife and went here for the first time five years ago after getting engaged so it is our go to restaurant for romantic dining when visiting D.C. The food is delicious no matter what we have ordered and the menu changes fairly often. For our most recent visit, we both had the lobster bisque, an interesting and tasty take... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Amazing food and great ambiance, service is fantastic and the restaurant is across the street from the Fairmont where I stayed.

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Chicago, Illinois
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10 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Eat here for breakfast often - very nice for business, wide menu, quick and helpful service. Great way to start out the day.

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Nieuwegein, The Netherlands
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21 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I came there without reservation. I had to sit in the bar. Tables there are impossible, no room for you legs, so the table is at least 1 foot away from you. The food I had was really good. Oysters as appetizer were small (size 4 I estimate), but you get 6 so a good portion. I had a glass... More 

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Arlington, Virginia
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56 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Although you can get a special afternoon (3pm) tea service by reservation, the normal brunch still allows you to order from an amazingly diverse menu of fine teas to accompany your meal. We really like the blood orange, as well as the jasmine flower green tea, which is visually and gastronomically enjoyable. The menu is seasonal, but I always enjoy... More 

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Annapolis, Maryland
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52 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We were so excited to dine at BDT but the trouble started upon arrival. Two hostesses at the door, neither said hello or greeted us or offered to take our coats until we identified ourselves as having reservations. Took our coats and said our table was not ready even though we had a reservation and we then watched them work... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Elegant ambience, friendly staff that well know how to deal with customers. Tables set at a fair distance from one another so as to allow easy conversation. A waitress even provided me with a small stool for my bag. Dined here in a family party of three taken care of by a professional and kind maître ready to respond to... More 

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Jackson, MS
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had Sunday brunch after church at the National Cathedral at Blue Duck. It is a contemporary space with a nice vibe...indoor and outdoor dining. Brunch fare was very good and service was exceptionally nice. Would definitely return to Blue Duck Tavern.

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I newly moved to D.C. and was excited to dine at this newly Michelin starred restaurant. I could see why the star was earned based on the amazing service - top notch. But I was disappointed in the food overall. The craft cocktails were so-so. I ordered the duck to try their signature dish and was very disappointed. It was... More 

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Arlington, Virginia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

There is a reason BDT has received a Michelin Star.Yes, the food is great, but what makes it stand out is the high quality of service from the staff.My husband & I went Xmas Day. Great food but the service from Gladis Ayala de Sanchez is what really made it an event to remember. We were treated like very special... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 40 - US$ 50
Cuisine
American
Meals
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Valet Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Bar Scene, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Romantic
Open Hours
Sunday
06:30 - 10:30
17:30 - 22:30
11:00 - 14:30
Monday
06:30 - 10:30
17:30 - 22:30
11:30 - 14:30
Tuesday
06:30 - 10:30
17:30 - 22:30
11:30 - 14:30
Wednesday
06:30 - 10:30
17:30 - 22:30
11:30 - 14:30
Thursday
06:30 - 10:30
17:30 - 22:30
11:30 - 14:30
Friday
06:30 - 10:30
11:30 - 14:30
17:30 - 23:00
Saturday
06:30 - 10:30
17:30 - 23:00
11:00 - 14:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 24 & M Streets, Northwest, Washington DC, DC 20037
    (24 & M Streets NW)
  • Public Transportation: Foggy Bottom Metro Station - Orange and Blue Lines Dupont Circle Metro Station - Red Line
  • Location: United States  >  District of Columbia (DC)  >  Washington DC
  • Phone Number: +1 202-419-6755
Description
Blue Duck Tavern, a contemporary neighborhood restaurant, invites its guests to gather and celebrate in good taste with a menu focusing on the freshest ingredients available from local purveyors and artisans. The menu notes every farm where the main ingredient for the dish was raised before its journey to the table. Dishes are genuine, time-honored and traditional -- slow roasting in wood embers, braising, preserving and smoking techniques bring the true flavors of America's great, simple and wholesome foods to the Blue Duck Tavern. The restaurant has an elegant residential feel through the open staff pantry and kitchen, wood-burning oven and the showpiece Molteni range.

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