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Darlington House

1610 20th St NW, Washington DC, DC 20009
+1 202-332-3722
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  • Excellent43%
  • Very good38%
  • Average14%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“brunch” (17 reviews)
“pasta” (22 reviews)
“tiramisu” (5 reviews)
Closed Now
09:30 - 22:00All hours
Italian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
€€ - €€€
1610 20th St NW, Washington DC, DC 20009
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Reviewed 4 June 2017 via mobile

Looking for somewhere to eat, we found Darlington House on 20th Street, which is both a pub and a restaurant. There is a small outside area to the pub, which serves a pub menu, but, also items from the full inside restaurant. Bolognese Nachos are...More

Thank mikesierra
Reviewed 16 May 2017

The food was pretty good although not terribly memorable. The service was slow and way more leisurely than DC area locals have come to expect. The decor is pretty (old stately row home) and the location is awesome -- just steps from the Metro, plus...More

Thank CherylH645
Reviewed 15 May 2017

I was looking for an Italian restaurant in or near Dupont Circle where we were staying for my mother's birthday and unfortunately, Darlington House turned out NOT to be the correct choice. It was a very un-memorable evening. We were seated in the bay window...More

Thank LaumaR2014
Reviewed 15 May 2017

My husband and I went in in the early afternoon and had the chance to order brunch. I had the Chesapeake Bay Benedict and he had a strip steak. The food was delicious but the service was over the top! Everyone was so kind and...More

1  Thank Ann P
Reviewed 3 May 2017 via mobile

Lovely location. Nice, quiet lunch with great service. Attentive but not intrusive. I will definitely use for another business lunch.

Thank Teresa C
Reviewed 23 April 2017

Great place in a converted brownstone, good service, you must have a pasta dish, all were fresh and delicious!

Thank Michael A
Reviewed 10 April 2017 via mobile

Darlington House is a good choice for Italian. The antipasto was great. The Cesar salad was one of the best I've ever had. The steak and pasta were very good. The service was exceptional.

Thank Delegal
Reviewed 9 April 2017

We enjoyed excellent service in the boisterous and popular Darlington House in the Dupont Circle district of Washington DC. An Italian restaurant, Darlington House offers a modest menu (not modestly priced but with a select number of offerings) of well-prepared and delicious dishes. We enjoyed...More

Thank STorvend
Reviewed 6 April 2017

On a sunny Sunday recently, a friend and I wanted to see an exhibit at the Phillips Collection, and after experiencing a comedy of errors, we decided to grab a bite to eat instead. Having parked nearby, we asked someone who lived close to Dupont...More

Thank Elsa F
Reviewed 2 April 2017 via mobile

An old row house just north of Dupont Circle just steps from the Metro transformed into a wonderful restaurant with an Italian-inspired menu. I experienced great food, a good wine pairing, and excellent service as a solo diner at the bar. It was the perfect...More

Thank riversandcreeks
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Nancy T
20 June 2017|
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Response from STorvend | Reviewed this property |
I agree with mikesierra: call the restaurant. I did see a party of close to 20 when there last.
Salvadore M
19 October 2016|
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Response from wagesq | Reviewed this property |
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$30 - US$30
Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Private Dining
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Business meetings, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Open Hours
09:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 23:00
11:00 - 00:00
09:30 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1610 20th St NW, Washington DC, DC 20009
    (Connecticut Ave NW)
  • Public Transportation: Right in front of DuPont Circle Exit North
  • Location: United States  >  District of Columbia (DC)  >  Washington DC>  > Dupont Circle
  • Neighbourhood: Dupont Circle
  • Phone Number: +1 202-332-3722
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